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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Hugs & Kisses

 Tuesday Morning Sketches

Inkspiration #5

Hugs & Kisses from Saturated Canary

Good Day

I took some time off this afternoon to create a valentine's card for my boy. Krista gave this cutie as a freebie last week. I printed her immediately and knew I would use her soon. The glossy striped DP is from the all about girls stack - DCWV. I used some glitter on the edges of the hearts and I have found these satin hearts in my stash.
Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #183 - Sketch
Dutch Dare Challenge # 202 - Tic Tac Toe - Bright colours, bling, ribbon
Inspirations #5 - Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy # 49 - Anything goes
Jen's digis - It is all about love

Thank you and may love past your way!
Hugs
Olga

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

When two hearts become one

 My project
Close up on hearts


Added glitter on embossed bells

Come and Get it Challenge


Good day

I've decided to make more wedding cards this year and suddenly a lot of people I know, decided to get married. This card was mainly inspired by all the gorgeous white on white creations in blogland and The Outlawz' Sunday CAS challenge. Though this is a CAS project that can take about 15 minute to create, I took almost two days to finish it, due to a lot of interruptions.
I've used 3 different white papers, star ribbon, butterfly spellbinder diecut, Cuttlebug bell emboss folder, some glitter on the bells, the butterflies on the background was recycled from the diecut. 

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Sunday CAS CAS012713 - White out challenge
365 Cards # 27 - Sketch
Come and get it challenge 27 January - Tic Tac Toe - Glitter, White, Ribbon
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything goes
UnstampaBelles Challenge #19 - Use one or more diecut

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Olga

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sympathy with JUGS inspiration

 JUGS inspirational photo
 My project
 Crafts 4 Eternity
Crazy 4 Challenges - Case a DT card - Silke Ledlow

Good Day

When I saw the inspirational photo from the JUG's girls yesterday, I couldn't wait to play. I have these exact colour roses in front of my crafting room. Though I had a wedding card in mind, this morning I heard a friend of our's mother past away, so it ended up a sympathy card.
The digi is from Joanna Sheen's the Pamela West collection. The ribbon is a multi colour brown and I added a brad to hold it in place. I've coloured the digi with H2O pencils.

Challenges I joining:
JUGS #173 - Inspirational photo
Colour me creative #60 - Favourite colour - Orange
Totally Gorjuss #168 - Flowers
Happy Campers #9 - Digital flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity #R108 - Tic Tac Toe - Sketch, Ribbon Flower (I've used the DT card as sketch)
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C170 - Case a DT card - Silke Ledlow
IDIC #144 - Ribbon & Brads

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Birthday cake?

The Outlawz Wednesday sketch
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge
 Catch the Bug January Bingo

Good Day
It is kind of weird to think, but my boys are growing big now. The first one got an invitation to a girl friend's birthday party and it is not a family friend. This gave me an opportunity to make a girl card. I've used one of my latest editions from Bugaboo. One of the challenge also requested to make your own designer paper out of strips of paper. At first I had more a weaving effect in mind, but decided against it and used this indiana paper. It is two different papers of which I've cut some strips. In the corner I match the same dotted paper from Garden Party from Dovecrafts. On the cup cake I added some pearl paint to give the icing a nice glimmer.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge #SC012313 - Sketch
The Outlawz Tuesday Challenge #CC0122  - Colour with twist of square
Catch the Bug Saturday 19 Jan - Bingo - Twine, Bugaboo image, pearl
Elke Kaarte Een feestje #151 - Use strips of paper to create your own designer paper
Digistamp4Joy #59 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a nice day!
Olga

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Tall or short cacao?




Good Day

I have been busy lately and I am super excited about things to happen, although there are some jackals in the vineyard too. I'll try to keep focus, since all obstacles have an expiring date. 

This time I've tried my hand to another CAS project. I've used Bugaboo's cacao cup.At first I had a red label, but it hide the image, so I change my mind and made an acetate label with some peel-off best wishes. 

Challenges I'm joining
CAS-ual fridays CFC86 - Long and short
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #46 - Red &/ hearts

Thank you for the visit and have a great day!
Olga

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Angels have wings






Good day

I was so inspired by the Play Date Café's colour combo after I saw the new freebie at CDAC, that I made time to play a bit. I tries my hand to something vintage, although once again it did not came out quite how I had it in mind. The freebie is from Shelly's images. My yellow rose designer paper is from Dove Craft's Garden Party stack and the rose peony paper from Crafter's Companion.

I used the following challenges as inspiration:
1. CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge - Anything goes
2. Shelly's images TTT - 1 Sentiment, 2 Patterned papers, 3 embellishments/bling
3. Cute Card Thursday #252 - Diamonds are forever
4. 4 Crafty Chicks #125 - Pearls
5. Sassy Studio Design #160 - 3R's - Ribbon, Roses, Rhinestones
6. Oozak #10 - Pink & bling
7. Divas by design - Make it girly
8. Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
9. Sketch n Stash #105 - Sketch + vintage
10. Play Date Café #165 - Colour combo

Thank you
Olga

Friday, 18 January 2013

Party! Party!

 Here come the boys
Good Day

This is my final submission for the Bugaboo week long birthday bash. They have provided this digi and asked to add some texture. My boy is invited to a party tomorrow and I decided this will just do. Boys love fireworks and a lot of action and I just added some confetti from my stash to compliment the digi.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug Friday Freebie + texture
Here come the Boys # 43 - Sketch

Hope you have a splendid weekend.

Olga

Happy & bright

Seize the Birthday

Aud Sentiment Bingo


Good Day

Thursday at Bugaboo's party they request a masculine card. I used Gus for my project and I digged out all my bright papers, because my association with beach, summer and fun is bright colours. I also added punched sea stars, triangles & a spade shape. The round paper-clip and charm are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug Thursday Challenge - Masculine
Aud Sentiment - Bingo
Seize the Birthday Challenge #2 - Sketch & Masculine
Charisma Cardz #2 - Punch it use at least 2 punches

Thank you
Olga

Thursday, 17 January 2013

I hate alarm clocks





Good Day

 When I chose this digi - alarm clock Stella - originally I had my stepdaughter in mind. She is no morning person, although she has chosen a career where she has to start at 5 o'clock in the morning. Wednesday challenge at Bugaboo request something funny. This is totally, but totally out of my comfort zone. But I have tried. Luckily you get a sentiment with the digi, that makes life easier. I have incorporated a clock stamp from Toga as embellishment. The twine and raffia are from my stash and paper is from Basis Grey's lime ricky pad.

Challenges I'm joining
Catch the Bug Wednesday Challenge - Make it funny
Digistamps4Joy #58 - Time flies
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge with twist of adding fibre
Sketch n Stash # 105 - Sketch - (I did not follow the theme of vintage though)

Thank you
Olga

Peeking in for your birthday

Party time at Bugaboo!
Little Claire's sketch

 My Project
Tuesday's 3 in a row

Good morning

I took some time off to finish my projects. Bugaboo has a week long party and bloghop. I do hope I can finish the week long challenge. They have posted this freebie with Tuesday's challenge. At first I had another digi in mind, but I got a request for a girl card and thought this one will suite best. I added her name on the envolope. I just struggled a bit with the embellishments and in the end I used 3 bows and brads. I added some glitter on my balloon brad. Paper was freebies from Crafter's companion in a magazine. Border punch is from Martha Stewart.

Challenges I'm joining:

Catch the Bug Tuesday challenge 3 in a row - I used almost everything in the block except for doodling.
Little Claire's #29 - Sketch
Lexi's creations #81 - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Make it Girly

Thank you
Olga

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Bugging around




 ABC Challenge - Inspiration Photo

Feeling Sketchy

Hallo

At the birthday bash over at Bugaboo Monday's challenge it is Black, White and a splash of colour. I'm currently playing around with Ladybugs for a friend of mine's daughter's baby shower. She is expecting a girl, but she is not into pink, ribbons and lace so she decided on Ladybugs for the baby room. Now, it is a challenge to make the baby shower in the same theme. Thou, my project is not for the baby shower yet. I'm still waiting for final request, but it is good to make the mind wander.
I played with some sentiment from Desert Diva and came up with this image. I've found washi tape at a local home store the other day and when I saw The Outlawz's Sunday CAS challenge for inspiration by music I thought this will do. I've just added a wooden Ladybug.

Challenges I used as inspiration for my project:
Catch the Bug Monday's Challenge - Black, White and a splash of colour
ABC Challenge #12 - Inspirational photo
Feeling Sketchy #42 - Sketch
The Outlawz Sunday CAS CAS011313 - Inspired by music
Digi Darla's Challenge #45 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit and have a super day!
Olga

Bubble pink




 Incy Wincy


Good Day

I'm on the roll today...still celebrating with Catch the bug/Bugaboo and super excited about things to happen in the next month or two. Hopefully my energy will last.
My digi is from Bugaboo and is Ruby taking a chocolate bath. My designer paper & tag are from First Edition's Spring Drop & Daydream stack, the punch is a Martha Stewart. Ribbon & lace are from my stash and I added 3 rhinestones and 3 brads as part of my three's, my round diecut is from Sissix.

Challenges I'm joining:
Stella say Sketch SSS128 - Sketch - Birthday theme & three's
Incy Wincy Challenge 14 Jan - Tic Tac Toe - Distress, Pearls or bling, Add a tag
Robyn Fetish #142 - Pink, purple & lace
Electic Ellapu Pink Team - 1 Diecut, 2 Patterned papers, 3 embellishments, ribbon
One Stitch at a Time #146 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a blessed day!
Hugs
Olga

Monday, 14 January 2013

30Th Golfer bash






Good Day

Wow, Monday once again. It sure feels as if time flies. I finally had time to make my friend's request for a 30th birthday card. I used this golfer, that I got from a internet colouring book and cut off all tags. Apparently he is a big golfer and this is the only digi that I have in my collection. The 3D golf sentiment and golf ball, I recycled from a card my husband received a while ago. The checked paper is from Hideaway stack from First edition. I used my Swiss dots embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and the numbers is done with a Sissix diecut. The sentiment in Afrikaans says happy birthday and I used the wet embossing technique

Challenges I'm joining:
Sketch Saturday # 241 - Sketch
365 Cards Day 11 - Colour Combo
Cards for Men #1 - Men at work....luckily these day playing golf is also a work.
Catch the Bug - Birthday Bash - Anything Birthday
Charisma Cardz #1- Happy Birthday

Thank yo and hope you have a wonderful week!
Olga

Thursday, 10 January 2013

For the love of Blue

The Outlawz Tuesday colour Challenge with the twist of texture
Tuesday Morning Sketches 

My Project

Good Day

We have experienced a heat wave the last few days, the school started and I was occupied with stuff. I did find the time to make this quickie.
My brother got engaged last weekend and as a crafter any reason to make a card is a good reason. I'm not hot on hearts and romance, though I'm a sucker for romance itself.
I've found this heart embossed blue paper in my stash. The heart border punch is from Fiskar. I've also used script embossing from Fiskar for the love sentiment. The centre border is from Spellbinder Damask accents. One of my new sets I bought in November last year and the first time to be used. I added a touch of glitter on the love as well as some rhinestones. A congratulations peel-off and heart charm finish the project.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge CC0801 - White, At least two shades of blue with twist of texture
Tuesday Morning Sketches #180 - Sketch
Elke Kaartje Een Feestje #149 - No Image
Cute Card Thursday #251 - Beat the blues
Cupcake Craft Challenge #224 - January Blues

Hope you have some clear skies where ever you are.
Enjoy the moment - it will not last forever!
Hugs
Olga