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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

It's my party




Good Day

This is a birthday card for a friend of mine. She loves blue, purple, white and a touch of pink. It is a bit of a challenge to make blue girly, but with a few challenges I've came up with this project. The digi is a freebie at Sassy Studio designs' monthly progressive challenge on Paper Craft Planet. Darlene made a beautiful project and I decided I also want this digi too. Somehow though, ever since I saw this image the song of "It's my party" stuck in my head. Somehow I wanted to incorporate a cocktail and when I saw the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches it all came together. The designer paper is from Papermania's Capsule collection. The dies are from Spellbinder and the cocktail glass from Sizzix. I've cut three layers, one of acetate and assembled it into a cocktail, with some glitter on the edge for the frosty look. Sentiment is from Cards en Scrap. Peel-offs and pearls finished everything off.

Challenges I'm entering:
That Craft Place - It's a girl thing
Sassy Studio Design - Dare to be Sassy 187 - Happy hour/ add a coctail
Tuesday Throwdown #158 - Birthday party
Anything goes Challenge #98 - Coffee break/ food
Cards en Scrap Challenge #178 - Use one of their sentiments
Tammy's Scrappin #73 - Use a digi
Tueday Morning Sketches #209 - Sketch
Sassy Studio Design Monthly progressive challenge #3 - Freebie

Thank you and have a splendid day
Olga

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Something different

 Tuesday 30 July Colour challenge at the Oultawz


Good day

This is my last day as guest designer at the Outlawz. They did had me in a corner with the twist.

One of my bible study friends lost her husband last week and I decided to make a small box with little tags in, where all the rest could write some message of condolences on and to put it in the box, so she can take her own time to read through them all.

I have found these beautiful green handmade paper at a shop on Saturday and it triggered everything. The dig is from Digistamp4Joy and the flowers are made with the use of a Sizzix die from Susan's Garden, called Poppy Flower. I used a glossy tissues paper for the petals. I added a ribbon to keep the box in tack and 3 pearls.

Challenges I was inspired by:
Pattie's creations #72 - Recipe use 3 embellishements
One Stop Craft #236 - Add ribbon & flowers
Tammy's Scrappin #73 - Use a digi
Eureka Stamps #50 - Anything goes
Digistamp4Joy SA #72 - Fancy folds plus handmade flowers (hope a box is a fancy folded item)

Thank you
Olga

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wedding/anniversary card





Good Day

We all have something sometimes that just trigger inspiration. Today, I want to share one project with two inspirations. Firstly the colour combo at Dynamic duos and the sketch from Sketchbook Saturday are two challenges that triggered this project and then all the anniversary challenges. I've taken a Irish blessing as sentiment and can either be used on a wedding or as anniversary. For a change I've dig out some clear stamps and gave it some ink with some clear embossing on the left. I've added some black, which I embossed with a piano motif. On the right I used the faux embossing method, which is actually very easy. You use the cut out pieces from the die cut and glued it to the surface. I used my butterfly die cut from Spellbinder. The butterfly is from Marianne's design and I used Fiskar tear edger for the shape.

Challenges I'm joining:
Dynamic Duos #62 - Coral Orange and basic black
One Stop Craft Challenge #235 - Make your own background
Glitter 'n Sparkle #42 - Weddings/Anniversaries
"ABC" Challenges ABC37 - Double embossing
Craft-room Challenge #56 - Heat Embossing
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing for a punch
Random Acts of Creativity #101 (Sketchbook Saturday) -Sketch
Little Claire's Design #35 - Weddings / Anniversary
Di's Digi Designs - Wedding/Anniversary

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

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Christmas in July at the Outlawz




Good Day

It is Christmas in July in blogland. On the one hand it forces us to get all the Christmas cards ready, but on the other hand, who is thing about cold snowing weather when everybody is lying on the beach and enjoying the sun.....I meant almost everybody. Here in the southern hemisphere it is cold and probably just the right weather to get crafty.
This time I went to my 3D stash and got out this image that I've cut and put together. The image already had some glitter on it....to fit the twist for this week. I've found this Indian paper with the glittered snowflakes in my stash. Never thought I'll use it.

Challenges I'm joining:
Robyn's Fetish #169 - Christmas in July
Clear iStamp CiSC3 - Christmas in July
Creative Corner #28 - Let it sparkle
Fairy tale Challenge#72 - Christmas in July
Card Crafter's Circle #84 - Sketch

Thank you and hope you'll find time to pop in at the Outlawz to join in the fun.
Olga

Friday, 19 July 2013

Day 7 Catch the Bug week long Christmas in July




Good Day

It is the last day of the week long CIJ challenge at Catch the Bug. This time they have a recipe challenge. Ribbon, bow, 3 layers, sparkle and cream. Have to admit the cream trend to bowl me over. Then I've found this piece of paper in my Christmas stash and it had cream and glitter on it. So I was halve way there. I used SF presents. Added some glitter on the hat. Used some embossing on the bottom border and the sentiment is from my forgotten Christmas stash with glitter ribbon and bell.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug Day 7 - Recipe
As you like it challenge #6 - Your favourite special occasion and why - Just love the magic of Christmas,                                                   being a child again
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas in July
Shelly's Images July Challenge - Christmas in July
Happy Campers #19 - Bling
Delightful Challenge - Celebrate with glitter bling and sparkling things
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #215 - Sketch

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.
Olga

Day 6 Catch the Bug Week long Christmas in July


Good day

With Thursday's challenge at Catch the bug, the challenge us to make a project with tags. I've decided to incorporate it in a card and have found this lovely sketch from ART Card Challenge just appropriate. I've used Santa in tube, found this lovely card stock in my Christmas stash and the piece of embossed card stock was on my table, from a previous unforgotten project. I added some snowflake eyelets and brad and some ribbon. Christmas will always bring out the child in me, even now, where we are back in a summer Christmas. I just love the magic that goes with the season.

Challenges I'm joining:
As you like it Challenge #6 - Favourite special occasion and why.
Catch the Bug Day 6 - Tag it
A.R.T. Card challenge - Sketch
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas in July
MilkCoffee Challenge - Emboss it
Crimbo Crackers #46 - Anything goes with Christmas

Thank you
Olga

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Day 5 Catch the Bug week Long Christmas in July




Good Day

There is a new technique challenge - mix media - at the JUGS and you can find the tutorial here. Unfortunately I only had a Pine Needles green and Weathered Wood grey/blue, Distress ink and I used a Buff Titanium (cream) base acrylic paint. It came out a bit like a bad weather day. That gave the inspiration for the sentiment. As contrast I used Buried Santa from Bugaboo and tried to create a tropical scene in the right corner. For the most of you, Christmas is associated with snow, grey skies and cold weather. Where I stay we celebrate Christmas in the middle of our Summer holidays, though we had bad weather too, from time too time. 

Challenges I'm joining:
JUGS #197 - Mix Media technique
Catch the Bug Day 5 - Humorist Christmas
Anything goes #97 - Anything goes

Thank you
Olga

Day 4 Catch the Bug Week long Christmas in July

Day Catch the Bug Tic Tac Toe - Ribbon, Bugaboo, Sentiment

My Project with Bubbles Present from Bugaboo

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Good Day

My second post for the moment. This time I used Bubbles present from Bugaboo for this Christmas card. Once again my sentiment I've taken from Desert Diva. Both my die cuts are from Spellbinder and the sentiment die cut from Marianne's Design. The DP is from the Mistletoe collection from BoBunny.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug Day 4 - Tic Tac Toe - Ribbon, Bugaboo image and sentiment
Tuesday Morning Sketches #207 - Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown #156 - Anything goes
Cutting and Stampin #28 - Christmas in July

Thank you
Olga

Day 3 Catch the bug week long Christmas in July

Monday Day 3 Colour combo

Come and Get it C&S Sketch

My project

Close-up on sentiment and brads

Good day

I'm a bit behind posting. This is Monday's challenge at Catch the Bug. My raspberry is probably a bit lighter than requested. I took the sentiment from Desert Diva. I've used a Fiskar border punch and added some twine and stickers to form the lights. I had to adjust the colours of the brads, so I used some copper emboss powder for the notes.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug Day 3 Christmas in July - Raspberry, cream, brown
Come and get it - C&S Sketch
Creative Belli #174 - Christmas

Thank you
Olga

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Day 2 Catch the Bug Christmas in July


Sunday's sketch at Catch the Bug

Good day

I'm still a few days behind on the week long Christmas in July challenge over at Catch the bug. This time I used AKV girl xmas from Bugaboo. My spotted DP is from the Hide away collection, First edition. The lower DP and center peice are from Special Delivery from Helz Cuppleditch. I've used my pearl oval from spellbinder and added a peel-off sentiment and striped ribbon.

Challenges I joining:
Catch the bug Christmas in July Day 2 - Sketch
A Gem of a Challenge #88 - Spots and/stripes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #133 -Trees please
Crafting when we can #48 - Christmas in July

Thank you and have a splendid day!
Olga

Day 1 Catch the bug Christmas in July





Good Day

Saturday was the start of the 3rd annual Christmas in July and blog hop at Catch the Bug. Last year I have won the Tropical Santa collection, so it is a great way to start of this year's week long challenge. This lovely inspirational photo with a relaxing Santa, will hopefully inspire you to join us. With Saturday's challenge they want some Santa's on the projects. I've used Tropical Santa drink on my project. Found some peel-offs in my scrapbook stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug - Week long Christmas in July
My Craft Spot #104 - Christmas in July
Eureka Stamps #48 - Christmas in July
C....is for Challenges #2 - Summer
Sketch Saturday Week #267 - Sketch

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga

Something blue

Bide and groom freebie digi from Beccy's place 
The Outlawz Tuesday colour Challenge with the twist of wedding

Sketch
 Tic Tac Toe - Lace, pearls, die cut

The Shabby Tearoom inspirational photo

Good day

It is Tuesday and it is time for another colour challenge over at the Outlawz Tuesday group. They came up with the most beautiful wedding cards with these colours. Please take time and pop in and share some love. They are a bunch of great girls.
My digi is a freebie from Beccy's place and I've coloured it with Aquarelle pencils. The DP is from Capsule Collection from Papermanie, Docraft. I've used a oval Sizzix die cut and added a Marianne's design LR0241, underneath on the top and bottom side. A fiskar border punch was used on top in two different colours and I added lace, ribbon and pearls to it. I tried to used the tangerine as an accent colour. Flowers, heart pin, ribbon and lace are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Created with love #50 - Anything goes
Card Mania CMC#25 - Pearls & / gems
A Die For a Sketch #14 - sketch
Cards and Scrap #58 - Ribbon and lace
A Little bit Crafting - Die-ing for it
Digi Makeover #97 - Tic Tac Toe
The Shabby Tearoom #175 - Romantic Photo inspiration

Thank you and have a fantastic day
Olga

Friday, 12 July 2013

Ready for a Christmas party

 My project
Sketch from Incy Wincy

Good Day

Officially it is the last day of our winter school holidays. Today I was inspired by the Christmas in July challenges. I wanted to do something with snowflakes(since it is a rear commodity in my country), but not the normal thing, so I'm joining in with the ruby red from Die Cuttin' Divas. A bit of contrast. I saw some great ideas in blogland that I wanted to try out. Though It is not so visible on my photo. I used heat glitter embossing on my snowflake corners and then added some glitter all around the edge of the red designer paper from the mistletoe collection, from BoBunny. The border emboss & punch is from Fiskar. I also used a frosted paper for my frame, made with die cut - Fleur de Lis Rectangles from Spellbinder. The digi is Ballroom Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs and she looks ready for a Christmas party. I'll also use the opportunity to join Patrice at her Old Back Porch for some more exposure. Hope you'll join too.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sassy Studio Designs Dare to be Sassy #185 - Christmas in July
Incy Wincy Design - Sketch
LEJ Designs #61 - Christmas in July
Die Cuttin Divas #123 - Ruby Red (second entry)
Inky Impressions #116 - Christmas in July
Fab 'n Funky #179 - Christmas in July
365 Cards Day191 - Glamour (second entry)
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas in July

Thank you and have a fabulous weekend.
Olga

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Rock Star Tracey


 Good Day

I am celebrating with Tuesday Morning Sketches. They became one of my favorite sketch challenge blogs. They are celebrating 4 years and I sure wish them well for their future! I used the right top sketch for my project. My digi is from Kenny K and is called Tracey Chapman, a freebie a while ago. Not that I know whether today's teenagers know who she is. My designer paper is from Teresa Collins. I added some star glitter on the background.

Challenges I'm joining:
Southern Girls #73 - No Spoolin
365 Cards Day 191 - Glamour
Kenny K's Krafty Krew #150 - Teenz Rock
Sisterhood of Crafters - Black, whire and ons Accent colour
Tuesday Morning Sketches #206 - TMS is 4 years old

Thank you and happy celebrations!
Olga

Ladybugs in my strawberry field


Good Day

It has been quite awhile since I played with Stella says sketch over at Catch the bug blog. This time I used the ladybug stack, but I combined it with another challenge about strawberry farms. I had to improvised and be very creative. In the end, I think it came out ok. I did not had any strawberries, but I had some material hearts. I used a flower die-cut, I have cut it in two for the top of the strawberries and added some 3D paint for the dots. The chevron paper is from the Mistletoe collection from BoBunny and the dotted paper from Simple Stories' Sn@p color vibe. I turned the sketch a bit and you almost get a strawberry feeling with the papers.

Challenges I joining:
Stella says Sketch #139 - Sketch
Party Time Tuesday #128 - Wing it
Can you digi it #39 - Summer smiles
Creative Card Crew #40 - Great outdoors
Shopping our Stash #109 - Summer theme or colours
Die Cuttin' Divas #123 - Ruby Red
City Crafter Challenge #167 - Strawberry Farms

Thank you and have a great day!
Olga

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Bouquet of tulips

 My project as GDT for The Outlawz Colour Challenge July 9

The Deconstructed sketch

613 Avenue Create your own challenge 
Colour combo for the Outlawz Colour challenge July 9

Good Day

It is Tuesday and it means another colour challenge at the Outlawz, this time Laurian added the twist of using leaves. It is my second card for this month as a GDT. At first I had something different in mind, but ended up using a digi from Digistamp4Joy. My designer paper is from Garden Party - Dovecraft. I used some glitter on the confetti butterflies and the brad. I saw a tutorial of how to make different bows, last week on blogland and thought I'll give it a try. This is a double loop bow.

I used the following challenges as inspiration for my card:
613 Avenue Create - Image, Patterned Paper, sentiment, any sketch, stickles, bling, ribbon
Deconstructed sketch #108 - Sketch
Sweet Stampin - Butterflies and bows
Love to create #73 - Ribbon & bling
Paper Makeup Stamps #96 - Anything goes using a digi
Craft-Dee Bowz: July Challenge - Make a handmade bow
Artistic Inspirations #49 - Bling

Thank you and have yourself a fantastic day!
Olga

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Caring sharing person inside



Good Morning

I'm on a mojo wave, so I want to get the most out of it, before it disappear. This time I'm playing with a a digi from Saturared Canary. The sentiment is from the Path of positive challenge, paper from First Edition's J'adore.
This time I'm celebrating the friends I have in my life. They are my biggest treasures and keep me going in the toughest of times. Most of all they are my spiritual support, when I am at my lowest. Thank you to them all!

Challenges I'm joining:
Saturated Canary Challenge #47 - Celebration!
Charisma Cardz #6 - Lace
Divas by Design - Cute
Path of Positive Challenge #4 -Caring
A.R.T Challenge #4 - Colour combo
Creative Moments #20 - Flowers
Crafting with dragonflies #5 - Vintage with layers and lace
Crafting for all seasons #55 - Make it Girly
Cards en Scrap #174 - Sketch

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Olga