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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Any age calls for a celebration




Good day

Can't believe October is almost done and dusted. This is my last Tuesday as Guest designer at The Outlawz Colour challenge. Always a sad moment, but most definitely not the last time I'll take part in their lovely colour challenges with interesting twists. This time Penny has chosen this lovely inspirational photo. When I saw it at first, a male card came to mind. But then I had a birthday coming up and the lady just love red. I played with a image of Squigglefly, that I have won lately. Such a sweet image and it just give you the impression that any age calls for an celebration. It is not very clear on the photo, but I used chalk on the white for distressing and then used my scalpel for the edges of all the squares. The square cut is from Sizzix and the border is from Spellbinder, the swirl is done with my favourite Marianne's design. I used some foil on the confetti and added rhinestones on the border.

Challenges I used as inspiration are:
Card mania #58 - Buttons
Crafty Cardmakers #126 - Cut it out.
Incy Wincy - Buttons and bling
Love to create # 139 - More than one fold
Squigglefly #43 - Frame it
Aud sentiment #118 - Any 2 to 3 word sentiment
Lacy Sunshine #45 - Include a hat

Thank you and hope you'll come and join us at The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge.

Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Perfect....50!





Good day

My friend will be celebrating a half century soon and I really wanted to make her something special. It also has been a while since I joined the Sassy girls, but I was kicked started with their Back in Black challenge. The digi I used is Josephine Steampunk and i have given her a bit more colour than the usual black. All papers are from my stash ad the circle paper fold embellish is from Graphic 45 - French Country. I used a EK success round punch and corner punch and Sizzix square and a the corner are from Marianne's design. The sentiment was taken from my Inspiration Station.

Challenges I'm joining:
CRAFT #281 - Recipe
Craft your Passion #236 - Bingo - Flowers, Gems, Die Cuts, Brads, Pins
Crafty Sentiment - Use a sentiment
Sassy Studio Design #251 - Back in black ( I've only used green since I interpreted it as or and not and)
Digi Choosday WK42 - Birthday bash
Incy Wincy Design - Sketch
Papertake weekly - Black, white & green

Thank you for your visit!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Dream








Good day

With Tuesday on our hands, it is time for another challenge at The Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge. This time we were given these lovely colours with the twist of lace. I had a special friend in mind when I started this project. The designer paper and sentiment are from True romance from Kaiser Craft. Die cuts are from Spellbinder. The butterfly laid on my table for some time now and all the rest are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
One Stitch at a time #222 - Anything goes with a butterfly
Crafty Calender October Bingo - Pink, Sentiment, buttons
Paper creator's craft #31 - Pink or blue with buttons
My Heart pieces - Button and ribbon
Brown Sugar #116 - Ribbon & buttons
Crafting for all seasons #88 - Buttons and bows
Party Time Tuesday #186 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a lovely day.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Thursday, 16 October 2014

And the angels sang




Silent night, Holy night,
All is calm, All is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.


Silent night, Holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia;
Christ the Savior, is born!
Christ the Savior, is born!


Silent night, Holy night,
Son of God, Love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.


Good day


It's my boy's birthday soon and then we all know Christmas is around the corner. This month I've decided to make my DS4J's progressive Christmas challenge card a bit earlier. Margy was so generous to give us this sentiment to play with. With the twist at Tuesday Morning Sketches of holidays and Merry Monday's Silent night I had angels in mind. Unfortunately I have no angel paper in my stash, so I had to play with my confetti angels and Fiskar eyelets. The designer paper are from Hot of the Press - Forever Christmas Cards paper stack and Helz Cuppleditch - Special delivery.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #271 - Twist of holidays
Digistamp4Joy Christmas Progressive Challenge - October
Merry Monday #130 - Silent night (2nd verse)
Aud Sentiment #117 - Anything goes with sentiment
Deep Ocean #88 - Christmas in October


Thank you and have a great day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Spring moment



Good day

Can't believe it is Tuesday again and as usual it is time for another colour challenge at The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge. This time we give you another free hand of choosing your own challenge with only one colour given. I used a digi from The Papershelter and I used the lavender with baby blue and soft pink and opted for a "shabby chic" look. I found some stick-on lace and used a Spellbinder die. Papers are from Weathered Aspect Vieilli Desgastada from DCWV and Le P'tit Bloc from Toga.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #30 - Sketch
Penny's Paper-Craft Challenge #198 - Dotty
The Papershelter #177 - Shabby Chic
MilkCoffee Challenge - Lots of layers
Southern Girls - Shabby Chic
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - October9-14 - Outdoor theme

Thank you for your visit and hope to see you at The Outlawz
Hugs from Africa.
Olga

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Whoop whoop of we go!





Good Day

Though it is already good evening where I stay. I had a lovely day taking my mom to shop. We are in the process of building a new house. Though I am super excited about it, there also a lot of things that keeps your mind occupied. Still a nice experience!
So, now I have time to tell you my other super exciting news. I'm the guest designer for October at my favourite colour challenge - The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge!!! The have these super nice colours to play with the twist of vintage..... a bit more of a challenge for some of us. Unfortunately my boys took the batery charger and I had to take a photo with my cellphone. I opted once again to make another male card. The image and sentiment are once again from Squigglefly. The designer papers are Weathered Aspect Vieili Desgastada Stack and The Pebbled Stack, both from DCWV. I used some of my Tim Holtz metal pieces.

Challenges I joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-29 - Sketch
Mema's craft - October - Tic, tac, toe - Ribbon, Brads, Image
Shopping our stash - #172 - The most colourful time of the year
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Taking a ride
Squigglefly #40 - Leave me be ( I opted for taking a ride :))

Hope you'll pop in at the Outlawz to join us.
Thank you for your visit
Hugs from Africa
Olga

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Proper poise


Crafty calender challenge
Tuesday Morning sketches

Good day

Happy Card making day! Hope all of you had some time in your craft room.
Here is mine. I decided to make a male card for a change. I used a Squigglefly digi and sentiement that I have won lately. The designer paper is from the  New Edition stack called New Leaf. Dies are from Nellie Snellen and Sizzix and Cuttlebug. I used some chalk for the distressing.

Challenges I'm entering:
The Paper Shelter #176 - Pearls
Crafty Calender Challenge - Bingo - Pearls, sentiment, die cuts
Tuesday Morning Sketches #269 - Sketch
Digi Choosday Wk39 - Vintage
Squigglefly AFC3914 - Dotty
Polkadoodles WK 40 - Anything but square

Thank you and have a great day.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 3 October 2014

Spring tea


 Crafty Sentiment Bingo challenge


The Outlawz Colour challenge

Good day

With spring in the air, though we are still anxiously waiting for rain, this colour palette just made me want to play.
The digi is from Bugaboo and the papers from my stash, a bit more of a challenge not to play with designer paper. I used my almost forgotten Fiskar Shapeboss for the embossing on the pink, digged out some brads and found this metal flower. I used Adorning Square die from Spellbinder.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafting by Designs - October Anything goes
Crafting When We Can #79 - No designer paper
Glitter 'n Sparkle #104 - Add some flowers
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge with twist make it tea time
Crafty Sentiments Design - Bingo - Embossing, Die Cut, Flowers
Sketch 'n Stash #148 - Sketch
Fairytale Stampers #45 - Ribbon & Flowers


Thank you and have a fantastic weekend.....and don't forget world crafting day 4 October!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 26 September 2014

Owl Christmas




Good day

With 3 months to go to Christmas, I'm progressing with my Christmas cards. This is  Digistamp4Joy September's image as part of their progressive challenge. It is my first time to use my New Martha Stewart Twig punch. I've punched the paper double sided to give it a branch effect. The designer paper is from Authentique papers and the green is from my distress collection by Core'dinations and I used my Arch Sizzix die. The gems and ribbon are form my Christmas stash.

Challenges I was inspired by:
Crafting by Design - Get ready for Christmas
Crazy4Challenges #254 - Sketch
Merry Monday Christmas challenge - Bingo - Pattern paper, Ribbon, Punch
Digistamp4Joy Christmas progressive challenge - September
Cute Card Thursday #340 - Dies & Punches
Moving Along the Times - 3-2-1 Recipe (1 image, 2 papers, 3 colours -red, green & gold)

Thank you for your visit
Hugs from Africa
Olga

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Puppy love


Good day

Another birthday card for a friend. This time in more spring like colours that suites her so well. The image is from Aurora wings. Striped paper is from Back to basics IV - dovecrafts and the purple is form Weathered Aspect Vieilli Desgastada - DCWV. The square die is from Sizzix and the other is Fleur de Lis Squares from Spellbinder.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sketch 'n Dies #14 - Sketch
Glitter 'n Sparkle #102 - Must use a punch
Di Digi Design - Add stripes or checks
Pattie's creation #99 - Cat or dog
Sister Act Card #74 - Anything goes
Aurora Wings Facebook September - Anything goes

Thank you and have a great day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Apples in Spring



Good day

This cutie is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Cider Sticky Wings and is part of the Facebook contest. Since we had an open choice at the Outlawz colour challenge I decided to use some spring colours with the tiger glow yellow. Quite contraire to the image of apples. The paper is from Garden Party form Dovecraft. The flourish die from Marianne's design and all the rest of the dies used are from Spellbinder. Ribbon, buttons and ladybug are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #52 - Anything goes with addition of button(s)
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch SC091014
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour CC0909 - Tiger's glow, fresh green and pink with twist of buttons
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT091114 - Twist of adding a ladybug
Fab 'n Funky #228 - Cute as a button
Lacy Sunshine Facebook contest

Thank you and have a great day.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Rose





Good day

Temperatures have risen lately, it almost on average at 30° C. Though here in Africa we believe it is still spring since the rain hasn't arrived yet. Hopefully, it will rain soon, since everything is so dried out after winter.
Have won some digis lately at The Paper Shelter and I just wanted to make this for a friend for her birthday. The printed paper is from Burleigh Blue from DoCrafts and the embossed blue is from my stash. The die is Gold Ivy from Spellbinder. I used some wet embossing on the butterfly.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digi Choosday wk36 - Monochoromatic
Tuesday Trowdown #212 Recipe - 1 image, 2 papers, & 3 flowers
Crafty Cardmakers #122 - Make an impression - Dry embossing
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Charisma Cardz #20 - Lace & pearls
The Paper Shelter #173 - Embossing of any kind

Thank you and have a great day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 5 September 2014

You colour my life




Good day

Finally I've finished this project, since Monday I've started it. The digi is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Eleanor and PIckles. The bow paper is from Special Delivery from Helz Cuppleditch and the dotted paper is from the Mistletoe collection from BoBunny. Dies are Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame from Crafter's Companion, Circle and square are from Sizzix and the swirl is from Marianne's design LR0120. The sentiment is from Aud Sentiment.

Challenges I'm joining:
Stuck on U sketches August 29 Sketch
Lacy Sunshine #41 - Include a window
Aud sentiment #114 - Any other sentiment as Happy Birthday
Creative Knockouts #53 - Tic Tac Toe - Stamp, sentiment, ribbon/twine
Robyn Fetish #227 - Use a digi
Crafting by Design September Anything goes

Thank you for your visit.
Hugs from Africa
Olga

Friday, 29 August 2014

Red bow




Good day

This lovely digi is from JenLee from Digistamp4Joy and is August's progressive challenge digi. Paper is from Special delivery by Helz Cuppleditch. There are some stripes on the background and on the images. The new is the bell on the bow. Die is from Spellbinder.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #264 - Sketch
Digistamp4Joy August Christmas progressive challenge
Crafts4Eternity R#191- Tic tac toe - Add some bells,use some die cuts, add something new
Completely Christmas #26 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge CC0826 with twist of adding stripes
Christmas Stampin all year round #25 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a lovely weekend.
Hugs from Africa
Olga

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Happiness is....



Good day

Happiness is....like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne. Such lovely words and it fitted the image (Butterfly Belle), from Jen Leefling from Digistamp4Joy, so well. The designer paper is Burleigh Blue from Do Crafts. The dies are from Marianne's design LR0111 & LR0112, probably some of my very first dies I ever bought. Finale touches of glitter and brads. I did finished the card on Tuesday afternoon, but due to a power failure of more than 26 hours I could not post it.

Challenges I'm joining:
Glitter 'n Sparkle #99 - Butterflies
The Outlawz Wednesday challenge August 20-26 - SC082014
Marianne's Design Divas - Anything goes with minimum of 3 Marianne's products
The Crafter's cafe #79 - Dies and punches
Crafting for all seasons #84 - Monochromatic
Freshly Brewed - August challenge 2 - Glitter galore
Tan-Tastic Tuesday #50 - Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - Use your stash

Have a great day.
Hugs from Africa
Olga

Friday, 22 August 2014

One summer evening....



Good day

We have a typical winter's day here, today. Bright blue skies but with a chill wind cutting right through you. Ideal day to craft. This is Victorian Octavia Muppet from Lacy Sunshine. It is a freebie for the Facebook contest. My designer papers are from True Romance from Kaiser Craft. The two memory box dies are Virtuoso Music & Climbing Vine. I used some glitter on her hair and for something different I added some confetti butterflies with flowers from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Craft Cottage #26 - Colour & Sketch
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #49 - Square cards - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy #23 - Die-cuts and flowers
As You Like It - Favourite 2 embellishments - Dies, flowers and bit of bling
The Crafter's Cafe #77 - Square Cards
Little Red Wagon #251 - Confetti
Lacy Sunshine Facebook contest - Victorian Octavia Muppet

Have a blessed day.
Hugs from Africa
Olga