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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

God's time is the best

 Seems a Little Sketchy

 Catch the Bug Colour Challenge

My project:

Good Day

This is one of the digis at the last round at the Crafter's Digital Art Centre and is from Just some Lines and is called Little Girl Big Hat 2. I found her cute and just wanted to use her, but I just did know in what colours. At first I wanted to do her in red, but when I found this small flower paper from W&M, I knew this will do. I added a small button to her hat and the flowers is done with a new diecut from Docraft. The swirl in parchment paper, was on my table that I did not used on a previous project. The sentiment I have taken from Facebook.

Challenges I'm joining:
CDAC round 18 - cdacpc18, JSL - Summer Sizzle - Little Girl big hat 2
Totally Gorjuss #133 - Something new - Flower diecut, Digi from Just Some lines buttons and designer paper from M&W
Catch the Bug's colour challenge 26/5 - Pinks and blue
Die Cuttin Divas #67 - Anything goes with diecut.
Seems a Little Sketchy # 14 - Sketch
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #12 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit!

Olga

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Ended up....

 Sketch I've used.

 Colours I've used.

Project.

Close-up on sentiment.

Good day
Hope you all have a tranquil Sunday morning. I've been spoiled in bed with coffee, by my two beautiful sons. So, before I start preparing Sunday lunch, I want to share my card I made for a few challenges. It is the last round in the Progressive Challenge at Crafter's digital art centre and as the last few months we've received 5 digi from which we must at least make one card. It is ending the last day of May. This is the tooth fairy from A Day For Daisies. Such a cutie pie, but I had to make some adjustments, since I do not know many youngsters that have lost some teeth recently, so I've added some confetti stars on the teeth images. I had an older lady of  50+ in mind for this card. The Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge is having such fun colours, though my yellow is a bit pale. I think sunsets over the world is extravagant, but it can never beat a dust filled African sunset and these colours, besides red, are my favourite favourite. At first I wanted to use some black as highlighter, but in the end I ended up playing with only the base colours. The polka dot glitter papers is from First Edition's Daydream series and I used some amber pigment to distress it. The sentiment from Douglas Adam: "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be". I so true for most of us.
Challenges I'm joining:
CDAC round 18cdacpc18, adfd - Theme: Summer Sizzles
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge #CC0522 - Sky splash pink, Sunset Orange and sky bright yellow
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #155 - Sketch
Crafty Creations # 171 - Pastels, pearls and lace
Charisma Cardz #20 - No flowers allowed

Thank you and have a blessed day!
Olga




Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Something new, something blue

 From the outside, used the sketch from a Gem of a Challenge

The easel card


Close up on the ribbon and charm.

Good Day

Winter came with a bang......sniffing and coughing. That is not the PART of the winter that I like. Luckily it can only last 2 weeks and hopefully it will past sooner, than later.
A wedding card, so not me, but Alison does these kind of cards so beautiful, that I decided to try it a bit and there are some weddings coming up this summer. I've started off with iris blue and orange, but I prefer to do it in a subtle touch. The stamp is from Magnolia and I thing it is the very first time I've used it. I've used different white papers to add a bit of dimension to the card. Used a embossing plus: Blooming Bouquet, from Cuttlebug on the blue parchment paper. The flowers is left overs from a previous project and the embellishments is from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining
A Gem of a Challenge #46 - Sketch
Charisma Cardz #19 - Metal Charms
Totally Gorjuss #132 - Charmed
Crafty Creations #171 - Pastels, pearls, lace and stamp
Shelly's image TTT 17/05 - Anything goes
One Stich at a time #114 - Anything goes
Robyn's Fetish #108 - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. challenge #155 - Easels cards
Divas by Design #36 - Fabulous Flourish

Thank you and have a beautiful day!
Olga

Monday, 21 May 2012

Gotcha....under my skin




Good Morning

It is has been so windy the last few days, I can almost revive a coal mine if I hold up a wet towel. The season also changed a bit since I was in blogland. It is a bit frisky.

I've started this card on Friday with a digi from Crafty Cardmakers with the theme of a male card. A bit simple, like the shark. I have found these crab eyelets at a shop and thought this will do the trick for today and added the fish brad to give it a bit colour.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Cardmakers #170 - Male cards
Chocolate, coffee & cards #13 - For the boys
Just us girls #137 - Colour challenge - Blue, White & yellow
The Outlawz - Wednesday sketch SC051612
Robyn's Fettish #108 - Anything goes
Southern Girls # 44 - All about boys

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga

Friday, 18 May 2012

I'm purfect!

Ruby's Sketch #28

Play Date Café #132

My project

Good Day

I've won this digi lately from Meljen's design and I just had to use it.She looks so chic. Designer paper is from the All-dressed-Up-stack from DCWV and has some silver glitter on it, though not visible on the photo. I've found this embossed paper stock with the shade of yellow with black, in my stash, added some mulberry paper, used a bit of 3D gold paint on the necklaces and on the hat's trimming. The sentiment says: You've no idea, Darling, how hard it is to be me. I've taken it from one of the blogs. It suites this image so good. So, hopefully it is not an offence.

Challenges I'm joining:
Meljen's design #110 - Black
Ruby's Rainbow #28 - Sketch
Anything goes challenge # 67 - Black plus one (mustard yellow)
Play date cafe #PDCC132 - Black, white and splash of mustard yellow
Shelly's image TTT 05/17 - Show us what you got (Anything goes)
I'm also showcasing my card on Patricia's blog: The old back porch, she is trying to make a card a week and asked anyone just to showcase your card for more exposure, so it is just for fun.

Thank you for the visit and have a blessed weekend.
Olga

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Wine, the drink of Fairies




Good Day

A second post for today. Quite in contrast with my first one. Something to brighten your day. Digi is from Broken box and is called: Wine Fairy. The designer paper is from Toga and all the rest are card stock from my stash. I've used a swiss dots emboss folder on the yellow. The grape embellishment is a sticker from a scrapbook collection. The yellow daisies is a ribbon from my stash. Hope you will find this interesting and that you will come and join in the fun at the Outlawz. All new faces are welcome! All you need to do is sign in, which is free, and join in the challenges available on a weekly basis with some great monthly prizes.

Challenges I am joining with this project:
Broken Box 11 May - Polka Dots
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge CC051512 - Citrus Yellow, Madarin Orange, Apple Slice White with twist of a fruit print or embellishment
Stella Says Sketch #110 - Sketch
The Pink Elephant TPE148 - Polka dots and stripes

Thank you
Olga

Blue Peacock



Good Day

It seems winter has arrived. There is a crispness in the air that makes your nose running. Not that my family is as excited about it, as I am.
With the cooler weather my mojo was ignited. I really struggled these last few days, didn't even want to be in my craft room, but I believe all of us do struggle with it, from time to time. To celebrate, I did something out of my comfort zone. I am not very fond of making white cards. I tend to fill the empty spaces. Maybe it is too clinical for me. My digi is from Meljen's design and I used a Fiskar leave border punch and added some baker's twine with a leave brad.
Challenges I was inspired by: 
CAS-ual Friday CFC52 - Bird(s)
CR84FN #54 - Colours - Mint, blue & white
Simon Says Stamp 16 May - Clean & Simple
Paper Sundaes #120 - Things with wings


Thank you
Olga



Friday, 11 May 2012

Give Thanks


                                            
                                          Colours Seaweed, Algae, Goldfish, black
                   
                                                        Totally Gorjuss Sketch #130

Good Day

This is just a quick post to join a few challenges. I'm a bit occupied with some other projects, which I'll show you soon. The designer paper is from First Edition paper - New Leaf and the digi is from JenLee and it was a freebie from the CDAC round 7. The diecuts are from spellbinders, the corner's from cuttlebug and the centre piece is from Marianne's design's creatables. I've used some chalk for the distressing.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digistamp 4 Joy #41 - An attitude of gratitude
The Play Date Cafe # TPDC131 - Seaweed, Algae, Goldfish & Black
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #9 -  Show me your Punches & Diecuts
Crafts & Me #83 - Punches & Diecuts
Inky Impressions 5/9- Thank you
Freshly Brewed Challenge FBC #95 - Thank you
Crafty Creations Challenge #169 - Frame it
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT051012 - Anything goes with bingo - Die cuts, ribbon, flowers
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #130 - Sketch

Thank you and have a fabulous weekend.
Olga

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Mother's day request




Good day

I had a special request for a Mother's day card. This is what I came up with. This is a freebie from Meljen's design and I thought it will just do the colour combo good. The designer paper is from First Edition and is called Spring Drop. I've used a Martha Stewart border punch, added a bit of beads and a butterfly with confetti flowers as finishing touch.
Challenges I've used as guidance:
Cardabilities #54 - Sketch
CR84FN colour challenge #53 - Colours Pink, Aqua and White.
Meljen's Design # 108 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit.
Olga


Monday, 7 May 2012

Pique-nique à la Française




Good Day
Hope you had a lovely weekend and that you are looking forward to this new week. Here, summer seems never-ending. I know some of my fellow countrymen would hope for a never-ending summer, but I do wish for a bit of winter.
When I opened my blog this morning Cupcake Craft Challenge has an Ooh La La challenge. That can be just French. Since I had some great memories of our stay there in the mountain areas and probably our favourite favourite way of relaxing were walking in the mountains and having a picnic next to a small stream, where my boys can play in. The French love walking in the mountains and to have picnics were they come.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to do another card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC138, this time the card has a bit more meat around the bone. The digi is from Shelly's image and is called wine basket and it have all the real good French picnic stuff: wine, cheese and baguette, oh and fresh fruit. The sentiment is from Desert Diva, I've just changes the background colour with Photoshop. Father's day is just around the corner. The dotted paper is from DoCrafts, that I got with Papercard essentials magazine.Used a cuttlebug emboss template on the red and used a torn ruler for the torn edge of the white that I distressed with chalk and I used my Crafter's companion ultimate pro to make the ribbon, it makes life much easier. I know the flag of France is vertical, but for my card I've turn the ribbons horizontal.
I'm entering in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness MMSC138 - Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge #191 - Ooh la la - Something French
Craft Your Passion #109 - Torn/Distress
Come and Get it Challenge 6/5 - Let' hear it for the boys
The Craft Place Challenge 29/4 - One for the boys
Sparkles Forum Monthly Challenge # 31 - Men only
Incy Wincy Challenge # 144 - Dots and spots
Shelly's images TTT 3/5 - Don't punch me
Cards for men #10 - Kicking back - something to relax
Robyn's Fetish #106 - Blue, Buttons and bow

Thank you for your visit. Have a blessed day.
Olga

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Going Green!




Good day!
Finally the idea strike me, yesterday afternoon while I was busy watching rugby. The Outlawz colour challenge this week is: New grass green, Classic Green Lime and Prairie Sage with the twist of a leave(CC050112). Not that I have a problem with the green, but nothing would come together. The peacock is the freebie at the new Digistamp4Joy. They are under new management and they have a few very talented artists in their group.....so pop over and join them. The other challenge I really wanted to join, which I tend to forget, since they moved monthly, is Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC138. Luckily they have a CAS style option as well, though I'm still playing with options on the alternative sketch as well. The papers is from my stash and I used a cuttlebug border emboss folder. The peacock, is maybe to small, but I wanted to keep the card a bit CAS, was coloured with aquarelles and then I used some perfect pearl  in forever green and purple. Dotted some glitter in peacock blue as a final touch. The peel-off sentiment says Best Wishes.
Other challenges I'm joining is:
Shelly's images TTT 3/5- Don't punch me - no punches or diecuts.
Divas by design # 33 - Monocromatic
Sunday's with Crissy #29 - Things with wings
2 Sister's Challenge Blog #90 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit. Hope you have a peaceful day!
Olga

Thursday, 3 May 2012

New arrival



Good Morning

I have a list of chores to do....and I then ended up in my craft room. There are such a lot of challenges that makes my head working overtime, that I do not really know where to start. In the end the Play date café's colour challenge just got the final vote. It is round 17 at the Crafter's Digital Art centre and they have the theme of "You've got the cutest little baby face". This digi is from designed2delight and is called baby buggy. Have to admit that baby cards are currently not my favourite, since my babies are almost teenagers and I do not know a lot of mom's to be. The buttons on the Play date café's inspiration picture, did inspire me to use these buttons that I have found between my bead stash. I've used some rose emboss powder on my sentiment in Afrikaans saying: Congratulations. I also found these cute teddy bears in my stash that I added on my tag.

Challenges I'm joining:
CDAC round 17 - cdacpc17,d2d
The Outlawz - Wednesday sketch -  SC050212
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #153 - Buttons
Play Date Café PDCC#130 - Colour challenge
Freshly Brewed FBC 94 - Tic Tac Toe - Die cuts, ribbon, buttons
Always Crafting Creative Mondays # 7 - Anything goes
Robyn Fetish #105 - Cards for a new baby

Thank you and have a splendid day!
Olga