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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Autumn scene



Good Day

Though almost everybody in blogland is celebrating autumn, we are celebrating spring, though I have to admit that our current weather is a bit odd. It is still kind of cool, round 20-22°C maximum. I do hope the weather will sort it out this coming month so we can have some summer in December.
It is time for a new colour challenge at the Outlawz and I just could not resist these lush colours and their cute inspirational photo! The digi is from Beccy's place....can't remember, but I think it was a freebie a while ago. I've coloured it with H2O and I used pigment ink for the distressing. The papers is from my stash and the leave swirls is done with a Marianne's design Creatables.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday 30/10 - Colour combo with twist of adding a pumpkin.
Jackson's Digital Expression #29 - Inks and such - anything goes
Anything goes Challenge #79 - Anything goes
Celebrate the occasion #86 - Fall
Pattie's Creations #55 - Fall colours
Cards und more #68 - Fall / Halloween
Seems a little sketchy #25 - Sketch

Thank you
Olga

Golfer Lady


Tuesday Morning Sketches

Good Day

I played with some of my coloured digis on my table this morning. It was fun to play with some fresh spring colours for a change. This is a digi that I took from a online colouring book( sorry can't remember which one) almost a year ago for a challenge and I just never used it.....you know one of those action of I want to do this, but by the time I can finish it, the challenge had expired. The striped paper is from First Edition's Spring Drop and the rest is left overs in my stash. I just added some charms as finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #170 - Sketch
Penny's Paper'Craft #100 - Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown #122 - Sport Spirit
Deep Ocean Challenge #37 - Sporty and outdoor

Thank you
Olga

Monday, 29 October 2012

Fall photo inspirations

 Fall fairy from Digistamp4Joy

 Side view on Perfect pearl used on the wings

 Sketch Colour's Sketch

 The Ribbon Girls Photo Inspiration

Craft Your Passion's Photo inspiration

Good Day

Currently I'm occupied between school activities and preparations for our annual Christmas market. So, another 2 week of running around before I can relax and think of the end of the year preparations.

Hubby spoiled me with new Creatables from Marianne's design and I really looked for a reason to use them and a nice autumn card was just the right reason. This is a fall fairy digi from Digistamp4Joy, I used H2O and some Perfect Pearl powder from Ranger for the wings, to colour it. All the papers is from stash and the card stock from Mahé. I used 2 ribbons on top of each other on the orange mulberry paper. Gold pearls, 3 orange brads and the leave diecuts, finish the picture.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #34 - Anything goes
Craft your Passion #134 - Photo Inspiration
The Ribbon Girls - Photo Inspiration
Sketchy Colors #137 - Sketch
Addicted to Stamps #42 - Things with wings
The Squirrel and Fox #29 - Use a ribbon
Incy Wincy Design - Recipe - 4 Papers, 3 Brads, 2 Ribbons, 1 Image

Thank you and wishing you a wonderful creative week!
Olga

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Little birdie told me.....



Good Day

Saturated Canary had a freebie over the weekend and I just could not resist bringing her to life on paper and while I joined Tuesday Morning Sketches last week and they invited me over to Theresa's virtual party, not only celebrating her birthday but also because she is a survivor. I just could not resist with this beauty! She looks so fragile with the newly born birdie on her side. This time I really had to dig deep into my stash. I used this rose vellum paper of which I am very stingy as well as the ivory cardstock. The Spellbinder diecut laid on my table from a previous project for which I did not used. The corner is done with a Cuttlebug template. and the flowers and pearls are from my stash and the digi was coloured with H2O pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sketch 'n Stash #99 - Sketch
Die Cutting Divas #88 - Shimmer, Glimmer and gloss (hope it includes glitter too)
Flourishes #192 - Make a birthday card
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Theresa's virtual party
Through the Craftroom door #41 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit.
Olga

Monday, 22 October 2012

Special day celebrations


Good Day

Since last week Wednesday I played with ideas on how to join the Play Date Café's big birthday bash! Last night it started to take form in my head and I had a moment to put it to paper this afternoon. The only difference is that my Best Wishes rubber stamp saw the end of its life, so I had to improvise with something else. In the end I used my Inkadinkado stamps fro the swirls and for the sentiment. I also used some glitter heat embossing on the sentiment. Added a ribbon for a finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Play Date Café #154 - Purple, Mulberry & flame
Charisma Cardz #41 - Clean and simple
Fashionista #8 - Anything goes

Thank you
Olga

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sea you around




Good Day

This time I played around with my favourite all-time technique. I used to do a lot of decoupage or 3D cards in the past, but with digital medium I became spoiled. For today I've combined the two. This pelican were a freebie at the beginning of the month at Digistamp4Joy. Their new challenge started on Wednesday, with anything goes with the twist of a masculine card. As all challenge blogs, they prefer to see their own images. I played with a few option and then I remembered this 3D papers I have and thought this will do. Create a sea frame. I kept the papers neutral, with only embossing and a touch of a gold glitter pen. I have a scrapbook template for the sea star, but had to modify it to fit to the project and then just added some peel off sentiment.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digistamp4Joy # 53 - Anything goes with a masculine twist
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #176 - Sketch 
One Stop Craft Challenge #201 - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #74 - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Don't worry be happy

Thank you for your visit!
Olga

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Typical SA male diet

 Di's Digi's Grill King
 The Outlawz Tuesday Colour combo with twist of cooking
Sketch Twisted Tuesday with the twist of using glitter/shimmer spray

Good Day
Traditionally in South Africa we love to have a barbecue over weekends. We love meat and a lot of it too. We also tend to joke to say a typical male diet in our country is a piece of meat in the one hand and a beer in the other. With Outlawz twist I played around with a few options but in the end this Grill King Digi from Di's Digis just had the head sart. I used paper from my stash and on the striped green paper I used some shimmer mist. Hope it is visible on the photo. For the first time in ages I used my star corner punch and added some star brads in the corners.
Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday 10/16 Colour combo with the twist of cooking
Sketch Twisted Tuesday 2TC28 - Sketch with the twist of shimmer mist
Digistamp4Joy #53 - Anything goes with the twist of masculine card.
Daring Cardmakers - Don't worry be happy

Thank you and have wonderful weekend.
Olga

Friday, 19 October 2012

Bon Voyage

 My project

 Close-up on heat embossing


Good Day

Just a quick post before I have to put off the computer. This was a special request that I had to make. So I combined the sketch and colour combo and, again I digged through my stash. I had these scrapbook papers also almost forever now. I did a cross cut and folded it open. The stamp is from Magnolia, which I cutted out and mounted with some 3D foam and the earth tag was done with a Artemio stamp. I had to improvise for a sentimen, so I used a Fiskar shapeboss alphabet to emboss the sentiment and then I used clear sparkle powder in heat embossing on it.

Challenges I'm joining:
Addicted to  Stamps - Sketch Challenge #3
Colour Throwdown CTD214 - Colour Combo
365 Cards Day231 - You raise me up - Lift something on your card
Lady Anne's Challenge - Sentimental Fridays Anything goes

Thank you
Olga

Stay awesome


Sketch from Incy Wincy

Good Day

While I was busy crafting, the weather changed drastically. From a bright sunny day to a threatening thunderstorm. In a a sense I am said, since my boys will not be able to go to a swimming party.
Now, for my card. This digi is from Digi Darla called cute girl and the sentiment I've taken once again from Facebook. This time I played with a colour combo of pink, orange and yellow, that seems not to pop until I've started to dig through my stash. I had this indian multi coloured paper since I do not know when and it just fit into the colours without being to harsh. I've used a Marianne's design scallop diecut, Nellie Snellen round diecut and my favourite fiskar border punch for the centre daisy chain. I used a Cuttlebug tag for the sentiment. The flowers are from my stash.
Challenges I'm joining:
Incy Wincy Design  - Sketch
Penny's Paper Crafty #98 - Girls
Ladybug Craft - Embossing & Flowers
365 Cards Day 229 - My favourite 1) Colour Pink, 2) Tool - Fiskar Borderpunch, 3) Designer Paper - I tend to love plain paper, but this multicoloured paper is very subtle.
Paper Crafting Journey  - Add some bling
Freshly Brewed FBC118 - Orange, Yellow & Pink
Digi Darla's Challenge #33 - Alphabet challenge - A for Awesome

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Olga

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

P is for pumpkin peace


Tuesday Morning Sketches

Colour Q combo

Good Day

This time I bring to you a fall card. The digi is from Digi Darla and the sentiment is from Meljen's design. The papers is from First Edition's New Leaf stack. The black is not that obvious, but the card base is black and I have found a piece of raffia to give the finish touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #168 - Sketch
Colour Q #159 - Colour combo (my first time to join them)
Digi Darla's #33 - Alphabet challenge
Use it Tuesday #41 - All about Fall
Die Cutting Diva's #87 - Pumpkins
Kaboodle Doodle #141 - Pumpkin patch or anything fall
Crafty Cardmakers #77 - Autumn festivals

Thank you and have a nice day!
Olga

Sincere condolences


 Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Colour combo

Sketch from Paperminutes

Good Day
As I mentioned before, I am using today to do some catching up on crafting and I do not have a lot of sympathy cards. This is a digi from Digistamp4Joy and is called Floral cross. I've coloured it with aquarelles and used some chalk for teh distressing on the edges. The designer paper is from First edition's Spring drop stack. The sentiment is computer generated and I added a ribbon and a flower from my stash. For a change I used a fineliner to make a border.

Challenges I'm joining:
Chocolate, Coffe & Cards #23 - Colour combo
Paperminutes #239 - Sketch
Craft Punked #41 - Deepest Sympathy

Thank you for your time and effort of visiting my blog.
Have a nice day!
Olga

Hang on tight....




 Good Day Everyone

We had some rain last night and though the weather forecast said more rain with a lot of clouds we woke up to a crisp fresh sunny day. Everything look so clean this morning. You almost feel like working in the garden and be outdoor. I have to finish some projects on my table though, since my time is running out.
This time I was inspired by the sketch and colour combo. It is so girly and delicate and I tried to reflect it with my addition of these layers of lace and a butterfly diecut from Marianne's design. The sentiment I've taken from facebook, once again. A bit of encouragement for someone whom might feel a bit under the weather.The designer paper is from First edition Leaf collection and I used a spellbinder butterflies diecut on the back. All goodies from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
CR84FN65 - Colour combo
365 Cards Day 228 - Super Sketchy Sunday
Tuesday Throwdown #120 - Tea with Granny (Grannies are always soft and delicate)
Crafty Creations #192 - Get well

Thank you and hope you have a creative day!
Olga

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Fairytale mushrooms


Good Day

I'm between taxi drives, so I thought I'll start this post. It is round 22 over at the Crafter's digital art centre's freebie progressive challenge. This time we had the choice between 2 digi's. My first choice is one from Digistamp4Joy. I know in the Northern hemisphere the search for edible mushrooms is on. I just love the flowers in this digi. I used papers from a magazine and a Marianne's design diecut for the bigger flower circle.The smaller flowers were done with a x-cut daisy diecut and I finished it of with peel-off sentiment and some red pearls.

Challenges I'm joining
CDAC round 22 - cdacpc22b, ds4j
A Die for a Sketch #5 - Sketch
Crafty Cardmakers #77 - Autumn
Lady Anne's Monday - Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything goes
Jackson Digital Challenge 27 - CAS 2 die for - use 2 dies

Thank you for your visit. Have a fun day!
Olga

Friday, 12 October 2012

Friends



Good Day

I  am not that hot in monochromatic cards, but I just felt like one. This time it started as blue in my head but ended up green on paper. The digi is one from A Day For Daisies. The paper is from W&M and the black from my stash. The sentiment is a rubberstamp and says Happy Birthday.

Challenges I'm joining this time:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 175-69 - Sketch
Tammy's Scrappin Challenge #31 - Friendship
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #176 - Monochrome
My Heart's Pieces - Monochromatic
Divas by Design #56 - Anything goes

Thank you
Olga

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Ride along with time

Project
Sketch
Shopping your Stash Tic Tac Toe
The Otlawz Colour Challenge


Good Morning

Gus came riding in and I just had to put him to paper. This time in the colour combo of the Outlawz Tuesday colour combo and I was guided by Stella Says Sketch #121 and Shopping Your Stash made me use brads and bling. The designer paper is from All about Boys Stack from DCWV, I used a Fiskar border punch on the black and the glitter, confetti and silver brads are from my stash and a Spellbinder label 18 was used.

Thank you and have a fabulous day!

Olga

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

You are so special


 The Shabby Tea room inspirational photo

Good Day

With October being Breast Cancer awareness month I thought I'l join in the fun with this digi from Saturated Canary. She looks like such a confident lady. The papers is from W&M and is a leftover from a previous project. The sentiment is from Desert Diva and all the embellishments are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
1.  Mojo Monday #262 - Sketch
2.  The Shabby Tearoom #135 - Beautiful Romance - Pink, Green, White & Lace
3.  Lexi Creations #75 - Pink
4.  Digi Makeover 8/10 - Think Pink
5.  Bunny Zoe's Challenge October Challenge - Pink, pearl, lace
6.  Tuesday Throwdown # 119 - 1 Image, 2 Diecuts, 3 Buttons
7.  Tuesday Alchemy #35 - Anything goes
8.  Crafty Sentiment 9/10 - Anything goes
9.  The Stampin Boutique #53 - Pink Ribbons
10.Totally Gorjuss #152 - Anything goes


Thank you
Olga

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Sharing moments



Good Day

I manage to produce a card yesterday afternoon, through my chores. The digi is from Precious Moments. The designer paper is from First Edition, Daydream collection and I used two different diecuts, one from Spellbinders and the other from Simply 2 die 4. The flowers, ribbon and pearls is from my stash. Amazing sometimes how a sketch can attract you and you just have to use it. Well the 365 Cards's sketch day 221 did just this and as usual I had to join in the fun with the Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge, though I slide in on a banana skin and the other challenge that gave inspiration to this project is Tammy's Scrappin Corner's Friendship challenge and for fun I'm joining in at Craft your Passion's Hip to be Square.

Thank you and have a lovely day.
Olga