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Thursday, 26 November 2015

Summer in Paris



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It is summer school holidays in South Africa!!! Yes, we celebrate Christmas in summer!!! Everybody is preparing to go on holiday, except us. We had such a bad experience last year that we did not plan anything this year. But, I plan to get my motorbike licence tho.
This is a digi from The Paper Shelter. I used some real summer colours. The DP is from First Edition's Hide Away and the Eiffel tower is done with Sizzix Hero Arts' Style is Eternal set and I used Frills emboss folders from Cuttlebug. All papers are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #255 - Use something from your stash
Crafty Creations #303 - Paris
Creative Knockouts #117 - Festive Fun
Aud Sentiment #145 - Anything goes with sentiment (#2)
Incy Wincy - Tic, Tac, Toe - Flowers, Free(Summer), Girly (#2)
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing

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

Healing touch





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In the mist of festive cheer and summer school holidays finally here, a friend of ours received some very sad news. Her mother past away, just a few days after her visit. So some comfort in the sad news, she did see her lately since they are about 1500 km apart.
This is what I came up with in all my stash and bits and pieces of off cuts. My sentiment is from my Inspiration Station by Betsy Flot.

Challenges I used as guidance:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #328
The Outlawz Color challenge 24 November 2015 - Kraft paper, soft pink, cream with twist of no stamping
Aud Sentiment #145 - Anything goes with sentiment
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe - Kraft paper, Flowers, Die - Spellbinder A2 Modern Stationary
Shopping Our Stash #229 - No digi or stamp
Artistic Inspirations #145 - Pearls

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

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Make dreams come true



Good day

I'm doing the happy dance. My internet is alive after 5 days and some lightning later. Luckily we had a serge protection plug!
This is an image from Crafts and me and has been on my desk for a couple of months now. While my boy is studying for exams I played with it. Somehow it beg to be in pink. The designer paper is from Especially for you by carte blanche. I used some handmade paper and for the corner dies I used Nacre cardstock. Confetti butterflies and buttons finished it off.

Challenges I'm joining: 
Penny's Paper-Crafty #254 - Anything goes
Glitter 'N Sparkle #163 - Die cuts
Crazy4Challenges C4C321 - Button birthdays
Feeling sketchy #133
Lacy Sunshine #71 - Tic Tac Toe - Hand coloured image, Die Cut, Digi
Crafting by designs - Times 3 ( Three butterflies with heart buttons)

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

Monday, 9 November 2015

You are in my prayers




Good day

It hasn't been a good time lately, since we lost a colleague on Friday. He had cancer.
This time I used a digi from Bugaboo and my paper are from Daydream stack from First Edition. I used some odds and ends from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Stella says sketch #317
Lacy Sunshine #71 - Tic, tac, toe - Use digi, Ribbon/lace, Pattern paper.
Craft your Passion #287 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - November Anything Goes

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

A sent of a vintage rose




Close-up photo of DP to show the texture

Good day

This is the last of my birthday cards for our Bible study ladies that will celebrate their birthday in the following month. I used a Day for Daisies image called Sent of a Vintage rose. And the Designer paper is from J'adore from First Edition and glitter paper from my Glitter stack from DCWV. I also added a dash of glitter on my image. The sentiment is from a peel-off.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Throwdown #269 - Tic tac toe - Tag, Digital image, Glitter
Penny's Paper-Crafty #252 - Monochromatic
Creative Knockouts #114 - Lace / ribbon / Twine
Come and Get It #194 - a Lot of Sparkle

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

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Veels geluk!



Good day

Something different for a change. No digi this time, only die cuts. I used some old and new papers from my stash. The double sided cardstock are new and I was tempted to try it out. I used a Sizzix die for the letter as well.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #325
Crafty Sentiment - Purple and white
Crafting by Designs  - Anything goes - November edition
Penny's paper-crafty #252 - Monochromatic
Get Creative #27 - Birthdays
Creative Knockouts #115 - Ribbon/twine/lace

Thank you and a have a great day!
Olga

Bloom & Grow




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With autumn in the northern hemisphere I can play with my favourite warm colours! I used a digi from Beccy's place called Scarecrow. Papers are all from my stash. I used 4 different Sizzix dies and a cuttlebug emboss folder. The sentiment are brads I bought a while ago. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Aud Sentiment #144 - Bingo - Emboss, Digi, Die cut
The Paper Shelter #226 - Layer on layer
Digi Choosday Wk44 - Red, orange & brown
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall is in the Air.

Thank you and have a fantastic Day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Sincere condolence 2



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My second condolence card. This time it is a friend whom have lost her sister. I used a Digistamp4Joy digi. The DP is Joy Crafts' Condolence paper bloc and I used some liquid pearl on the sides. I started of with Spellbinder's A2 Modern Stationary die and continued with it, though I had to use a bit more initiative.

Challenges I am joining:
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch SC102815
One Stitch at a Time #249 - Remembering the dead
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Pile it on #93 - Anything but square of rectangular
Glitter 'n Sparkle #161 - Anything goes

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

Sincere condolences 1



Good day

It hasn't been a good week that has past. We had some death in our Bible study group. We lost a young lady whom had problems with her kidneys. I opted for shades of green this time, since I knew she used to love green. I took the sentiment my Inspiration Station book. The DP is from Joy crafts' condolence paper bloc and the cardstock are from Tim Holtz Kraft - Core nostalgic collection. My angel is from Sandy Hugget.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Crafting by Designs - Angels
Feeling Sketchy #132 
Crafting when we can #106 - Distress it
One Stitch at a Time #249 - Remembering the dead
The Outlawz Colour challenge C1103 - monochrome

Thank yo and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Very Happy Birthday!



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I ran out of birthday cards lately and I have a few ladies whom will celebrate their birthdays soon. Here is my latest edition. My DP is from ColorbOk pattern pack - Fashionista. The digi is from Bugaboo and sentiment from Aud Sentiment:

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 - #73
Aud Sentiment #143 - Birthday
Cute Card Thursday #397 - Sparkles
Alphabet Challenge - "S" for Sweet treats
Polkadoodles Crafting #44 - Add sparkles, bling or glitter
Creative moments #80 - Anything goes
Crafting for all seasons #113 - All dressed up/girly

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

Get well soon



Good day

This was a quick card for a friend of my boy who had an appendix operation this past week. As usual he didn't gave me a lot of time. It is spring here in SA and we had some lovely rain too! I used it in my inspiration for the choices of my papers and colours!  The DP is from First Edition - Spring drop and the rest are from my stash. I added some bugs to bring it all together! Digi is from Digistamp4Joy.


Challenges I'm joining:
Fussy And Fancy #151 - Flowers
As You Like it Challenge - Favourite Brights or pastels & why (Since only have boys I tend to balance the pinks & blues in my life)
Crafty Creations #301 - Colourful
Tuesday Morning Sketches #324

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

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Be your own kind of beautiful.....




Good day

Today, 5 years ago, we started our journey back to South Africa. Quite a journey it has been!

A birthday card for one of my boy's friends. My digi is from Art of Miran and is called Pretty Molly. Papers from Spring Drop from First Edition and Back to basics IV from Dovecrafts. Die from Crafter's companion - chantilly lace stamping frame. Sentiment from A Piece of my Heart.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 13 October 2015
Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 #71
Creative Moments #79 - Spots &/ Stripes
Digistamp4Joy #117 - Anything "b" - birthday
Digi Choosday Crafting #41 - Feeling sentimental
Art by Miran Challenge #42 - Anything goes
Incy Wincy Challenge - Personalize your project

Thank you for your visit!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 2 October 2015

30....old?




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This is a quick post before I go and fetch my children for the holidays.
I used a Bugaboo image called Gus in a rocking chair. Paper from Man Made from First Edition.

Challenge I used as inspiration:
Tuesday Morning Sketch #320
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge - Flag of South Africa
Penny's Paper Craft #247 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #109 - Lots of layers
Cute Card Thursday #393 - Masculine

Thank yo and have a great day!
Olga

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Mother love




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This is a digi from A Day for Daisies and is called Flower Monkey. It is such a cute image. My papers are from White Fern and Weathered Stacks from DCWV.

Challenges I'm joining:
A Day for Daisies #130 - Frame it
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #68
The Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge
Crafting for all seasons #110 - Layer it up
Penny's Paper Craft #245 - Use a Bow
Crafty Creations #298 - It takes two
Incy Wincy - only Digi


Thank you and have a great day!
Olga

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Summer....coming or going



Good day

The last card of my order and I decided to do a shabby chic one. Played with neutrals and a dash of pomegranate, that fit the theme of saying good bye. Image from Day for Daisies called Pearls in her hair. Papers are from DCWV's White fern and The Pebbled stack. I used some of my forgotten mulberry paper.

Challenges I'm joining:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #102 - Make it feminine
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C302 - Saying good bye to summer (though summer is only starting here)
Papertake Weekly - Things with wings
Sketchy Colours#255
Allsorts Challenge #327 - A lot of layers

Thank you and enjoy your day!
Olga

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Viva spring!


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It is kind of chilly but not because of winter but our first spring rains have fallen and we all rejoice. To pass time I used it to make this little project as part of my order for teenager girl cards. I used a Art by Miran image and re-coloured it is grey. I used a Crafter's comapnion Chantilly Lace Stamping frame, Virtuoso Music from Memory box and Spellbinder Large deckled rectangles dies. I used a saucer to cut the big circles. Flowers, ribbon and musical brads are from my stash!

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #316
Digi ChoosdayCrafting Challenge wk 35 - In the Pink
Creative Knockout #105 - Flower power
Sweet Stampin - Let's get musical
Art by Miran #40 - Anything goes
Crafty Calender September - Anything goes
Craft for the Craig September Challenge  - Anything Square of rectangular

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

Friday, 4 September 2015

Wishing you the best of seasons





Good Day

I wanted to play with this image from Aurora Wings, for quite a while now, and I really had a urge for something blue, so when The Outlawz had this beautiful inspirational picture everything came together. The backing paper is from Graphic 45's secret garden and Tim Hotlz & Ranger's Distress collection with a white piece from my stash. I used a cuttlebug swirls for the embossing. Sentiment taking from Aud Sentiment. I opted to use the glasses as inspiration for my silver lace. Dies used are from Spellbinder called Labels eighteen & A2 Locking loops.

Challenges I'm joining:
Aurora Wings #17 - Things with wings (2nd entry)
Crafting by Design - September Anything goes
Crafting when we can - Anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #2-66
Creative Moments #76 - Use a Sentiment
The Paper shelter #217 - Embossing
The Outlawz - colour challenge - 1 September
Penny's Paper-Craft #243 - Use a sentiment
Crafting for all seasons #109 - Tic Tac toe - Die Cuts, Digi images, Sentiment

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

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Joie de Vivre




Good day

Today is just one of those days, where I felt like only crafting....though we all know that is not possible in a mom's life. But I did finished this project. My digi is from The Paper Shelter. My designer paper is from Graphic 45 called french country and the rest are bits of piece in my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Robyn's Fetish challenge#278 - Use a digi
Tuesday Morning Sketches #315
A Gem of Challenge #151 - One for the girls (#2)
Digi ChoosdayCrafting wk34 - Used 2 or more papers
The Outlawz Colour - twist add stones to focal image
Crafting when we can #101 - Ladies night (#2)

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Olga

Monday, 24 August 2015

Dani & Taylor



Good day.

I digged out this sweet polymer clear stamp from Mo Manning called Psst Danie & Taylor. Thought it would make another teenager card look good.
I played with papers from my stash and even tried to make a small purse that looks like on the paper instead of a flower for the corner.

Challenges I'm joining: 
The Outlawz Paper Ala Mode 8/22/15- 8/15/15 - Just around the corner
Craft your Passion #276 - Anything goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle #151 - Happy Birthday
613 Avenue #138 - Girl's night out
Crafting when we can #101 - Ladies night
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #65
A Gem of a Challenge #151 - One for the girls

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga