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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Summer time - BBQ time

It's summer time and a good time to be outdoor for a BBQ. Unfortunately my picture display is not a BBQ but rather a more tradional style of preparing food in Africa namely "potjiekos". I bought this stamp when we were on holiday in South Africa and it always give me some nostalgi to use it.
I have made this card a while ago when we invited some French people over for a more traditional South African dinner. I coloured the little man with aquarelles and used a small square red ripple cardstock to bring in some colour contrast with the brown cardstock and of course a small South African flag that I have cut from my sticker supplies.
We had such a lovely day and night and everybody enjoyed it! So all the preparations was a pleasure.
As the French say Profitez bien!

Olga

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

So Chic

This one is for all the chic ladies at Cupcake Craft Challenges who made it a success in this 2 years and who succeeds to make such beautiful cards week after week. You are all an inspiration for my soul.


As for the challenge this week to celebrate 2 years it is 2 ribbons, 2 flowers and 2 papers. I had this 3D image almost a year now and it was haunting me lately, so a good time to get crafting. Since it is such a impressive picture I decided to give it centre stage and used only plain black and pink paper and not to use to much bright colours in my flowers and ribbons. I have used a fiskar punch and just threaded the ribbon through and the silver ribbon gives some glitter to the card.
So this is to another 200 years of Cupcake Crafting.
Have a creative day!

Olga

Thursday, 12 August 2010

What a great achievement!

From a bit of drizzled france a great good morning!

Although I don't feel like celebrating on this rainy day, I did enjoy making this card for a friend. I do not know her father but I thought that Edwin from the Magnolia series will do good on this special celabration, so is blue a very stately colour, and I belief that a person that reach such a age is very stately too. I have used paper from lime rickey paper pad and a vellum frame which I embossed using a Marianne Design template finishing it of with a peel-off sentiment.
Hope you have a day of celebration.

Olga

Monday, 9 August 2010

A bit of vintage


Hallo Everybody
It is still summer holidays in France and we do enjoy the beautiful warmer days, although it seems as if the weather is a bit upside down in the world. So to keep a bit of sanity I have made a new 3D card. A bit of different this time where it is only blocks that give you the 3D effect. I just loved this image and immediately decided that this one will be for my father in law, for I always have a bit of nostalgia when I see old steam trains. I have embossed the words on the blue vellum and finished the card of with some peel-offs.
A bit on the plain side, but it is sometimes the plain things that brings back the nostalgia and keeps lingering.

Have a perfect day!

Monday, 2 August 2010

A card for a rugbyman.

Hallo Everybody, after a very nice summer break we are back into crafting.
This card I have made just before we left, in the mist of the Soccer World Cup, but it was for a rugby man. So I had to search through my scrap stash.  I have found this cardboard rugbyball and post, with which I have used silver emboss powder. The cup, shirt and tocks is just sticker that I had and I have finished it of with blue jelly dots in the corners. It is a bit of a plain card with not much technique.

Hope you have a wonderful inspirational crafting day!

Olga