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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



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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

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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!



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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