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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Searching for a golf ball



Good Day

Gus has been lying on my desk now for ages. When I saw the sketch at SSW, I had a "aha" moment. I just had to put everything together. I made a gate fold card. I've tried to be creative by cutting circles and use my Swiss dots emboss folder, all from Cuttlebug, to make the effect of a golf ball. I also saw this piece of canvass as I went through my stash searching for the papers. Image and sentiment are from Bugaboo.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #221 - Sketch
Aud Sentiment #88 - Any sentiment
Shopping our Stash #116 - For the Boys
Cards for men #17 - Funny Birthday
The Male room challenge #3 - Great outdoors
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything goes Die cuts
Crafting With Dragonflies #9 - Cards for guy

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga

A Fairy in my Spring Garden


 Love to Scrap bingo - Bling, Embossing, Ribbon

Tuesday Morning Sketch #213

Good Day

For those who follow me will know that spring is in the air in South Africa. I've celebrated it already with a few post. This time, I have one for my boy's girlfriend. Today I have played with a Stampin Boutique digi that I have won over at the Outlawz. My first time that I have used it. My designer paper is from Dove Craft's Garden Party. My die cut is from Spellbinder - Label Two. The border emboss folder is Organic Flourish from Cuttlebug. On the wings I used blush and perfect pearl from Perfect Pearl, Ranger. I've added silver embellishments and a peel off sentiment with some glitter.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #213
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #174 - Rectangular cards only
Crafty Sentiment - Make it girly
Creative Craft Challenge2 #17 - Not Square
Love to Scrap #12 - Let's play bingo
Anything goes Challenge #100 - In the garden, add some butterflies
Dutch Dare Challenge #232 - Birthday Cards
Cute Card Thursday #284 - Things with wings
Sweet Stamps #132 - Birthday

Thank you
Olga

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Courageous travelling



Good Day

I have dig out some of my stamps for this project. The sassy lady in her car is from Leeré Aldrich, distributed by Stampavie and the map is from the travel collection from Scrappy Cat. The sentiment is from A Piece of Heart. The gingham paper is from Serif's Picnic in the Park paper stack. All the rest from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge CC0827
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge SC082113
ABC Challenge ABC42 - No Flowers
Glitter n Sparkle #47 - Transport
Come and Get it Challenge - Lets go on holiday
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Journeys, Travel or destination
Crafts 4 Eternity #138 - Time to go
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #77 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Olga

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Spring is in the air!!!




Good day

Though we are still wrapped in jerseys and jeans, there are certain signs of spring. We have a Cape Wagtail in our garden and after he lost his partner last summer, he has found a new love and they are busy building a new nest. There are also a new growth to be seen on the trees and shrubs. Though we did not had a harsh winter what so ever, but I am always super excited for a new season coming.
You can see it in my project too. I've used some vibrant spring colours from my First Edition Spring drop papers. The digi is from Saturated Canary and Kristy gave it as a freebie a while ago. My die cut is from Spellbinder and for a change I've used washi tape instead of ribbon. I also decided not to add the gems in a row but rather in a cluster on my flowers punched with a clip punch.

Challenges I was inspired by:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #220 - Sketch
Card Crafter's Challenge #89 - Bright Colours
Polkadoodles and Studio12 week34 - All things bright and beautiful
Sister Act Card Challenge #21 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga

Friday, 23 August 2013

bit of metal works


Good day

It is Friday evening and my men are occupied together. Not often dad can spend some time with his boys. Now, I'm using the time to post my latest creation. Not quite my style....steampunk. I even had to borrow a emboss folder from a friend. I did some distressing on the emboss folder with sandpaper and some ink. The designer paper is from First Edition's New Leaf collection. I bought a piece of faux ostrich leather on a sale once and I picked some pieces of metal out of my stash. On the rectangular spellbinder die cut I printed a metal works border from Carmen. It was a freebie a while ago. The image is Amelia from Sassy Studio Designs on Paper Craft planet. Their new progressive challenge started with the theme of steampunk.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge #4 - Aug15 - Sept15
A Die for a Sketch #15 - Sketch
Pattie's Creations #74 - Anything goes
Nutcrafters Challenge #50 - Spot &/ Stripes (my spots are in stripes)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Challenge - Use a piece of metal        
Happy Campers #21 - Use a stamp
A.R.T Card Challenge #11 - Anything goes + Guest designer

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
Olga

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Let your dreams take flight



Good Day

I did struggle a bit with today's project. For somehow the blue just didn't want to come together. In the end it didn't came out to bad. I wanted to try something vintage, but that was after I've printed the image and sentiment on white card stock. Luckily there is chalk and distress inks. The digi was a freebie from Whoopsi Daisy. Just love this little dancer and sometimes I just feel like dancing all night long. So careless. Sentiment is from Desert Diva. My papers are from Graphic 45 's French Country and Secret Garden. I used a Cuttlebug music emboss folder on the cream. The 2 die cuts are from spellbinder, Grommet Tags and Adorning Squares.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge SC0820
Cards und More #88 - Song inspiration - I could have dance all night - Julie Andrews
Just us Girls #202 - Colour - Blue
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss #197 - Die cuts and punches
ABC Challenge #41 - Lots of Layers
Dream Valley #63 - Monochrome
Wordplay Saturday - Childhood
Sugar Creek Hollow #67 - A Child's play
Lexi's Creations #97 - Sparkle and shine

Thank you
Olga

Monday, 19 August 2013

Sympathy Bear

 The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Good Day

It has been a while for me joining the Outlawz Wednesday sketch challenge. This time I've made a condolence card for a friend whom lost her mother. My image is from Beccy's place and my designer paper is from First Edition and the rest from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Wednesday sketch Challenge SC081413
C...for Challenge #4 - Animals
There she goes TSG221 - Fur Friends
Aud Sentiment #87 - Anything but birthday
Robyn's Fetish #173 - Frame it
Cute Card Thursday #282 - Button up
Sentimental Sundays #168 - With Sympathy

Thank you and have a great day!
Olga

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Hallo Bunny






Good Day

Today I've taken time off to do some admin. It is way behind, but hopefully it will be up to date soon. Part of the admin is also some crafting. There are a few birthdays ahead, as well as some other cards, like today's project. The sentiment is one of Meljen's freebies and I used a Digistamp4Joy border. Designer paper are from First Edition's Hide away stack. The flower was made with dies of X-Cut and Marianne's Design. I've added twine instead of a border punch on the edge, for something different.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 13 August 2013
Come and get it Challenge - Sketch
Incy Wincy Design - recipe - 4 papers, 3 brads, 2 ribbons/twine, 1 image
Whimsical design - Bingo - Die cuts, Stickles, ribbon
Meljen's design #173 - Frame it
Cards en Scrap #180 - One flower
Craft your Passion #175 - Don't get your twine in a tangle
Crafty Cardmakers #97 - 1 image, 2 Designer paper, 3 embellishments
Crafty Sentiment - Dies and punches

Thank you and have a fantastic week!
Olga

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A Gift Card Tag



Good Day

The coming weekend is a long weekend in South Africa. We are celebrating Woman's day and we will be celebrating with the family from far away, that are visiting SA currently.

We decided to give a gift card and I decided to make a little tag envelope to put the card in. I played with the Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge - just could not resist. I made some flowers with my Clip punches. The digi is from Digistamp4Joy, whom is sponsoring the colour challenge this month. The paper is from "le P'tit Bloc" from Toga.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 6 August
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #74 - Anything goes with a music theme
Digistamp4Joy #73 - Make your own embellishments
Tuesday Throwdown #159 - Don't be square

Thank you and have a splendid day!
Olga

Twilight Saga

 Kenny K's Facebook contest with Edward from Twilight Saga

Sketch from JUGS

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I have to admit I am not a Twilight follower. I actually had to go and Google to see who this guy is and how he looked in the movies. With the twilight theme I thought about black as base colour. These papers from Graphic 45 - French Country, fitted so well with what I had in mind. I used a shapeability - Diamond Strips and accent from Spellbinder for the behind piece and a nestability - A2 Locking loops, also from Spellbinder for the front piece. I used a ochre chalk for the distressing. In the end I hand cut the banner with the sentiment to fit the project. I used 3 black brads and 2 bronze ones, that I had for ages now, as finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
Just us Girls #200 - Sketch Congratulations Ladies...you're all wonderful!
Crafty Boots Challenge - Die cuts
Cards for Men #16 - Heavy metal
ABC Challenge #39 - Monochrome
Oldie but Goodie Challenge - Boys/Men - old stuff are the brads

Thank you and have a splendid day!
Olga