Thursday, 23 March 2017

Hoot of a birthday



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Spring just bring a new bounce in your step and vibrant colours does more or less the same for me. This lovely inspirational photo from The Outlawz tantalized my senses to play and with more inspiration from few other blogs I ended up with this project of mine. I used 2 images from Bugaboo and a third's sentiment. (BUGBird01, Hoot hoot hooray and BIRDGR bday hoot sent - all from Bugaboo) I have to admit I prefer PNG files before JPEG files since you can play around with PNG files and combine them much easier. I just had to extend the little branch from the big bird to the small one. The papers is from my stash and it was the closest I could find with stripes on it.

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Knockouts #186 - Spring is on the way
Double D challenge - Things that fly
Tuesday Morning Sketches #395
Catch the Bug - March Bingo - Gems, 2 images merged, stripes
Creative Moments #114 - Spring colours
The Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge 21 March 2017

Hope you enjoy the season, whether it is spring or autumn!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Pansy Sprite



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It is a public holiday in South Africa today. Between my normal day chores I played with this beauty. Pansy Sprite from Aurora Wings. I only got it 2 days before the challenge closed and could not make it in time, but it is never too late to play with any cutie. The papers are from First Edition's Hide Away stack. Unfortunately I only had coloured doilies, but the yellow is in the colour scheme. To fit the sketch I cut it in the middle and glued it together in a rectangular.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Use your Stuff  #256 - Doilies
Aurora Wings #46 - Sketch
Digi Choosday WK12 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - 1 Ribbon, 2 Patterned Papers and 3 gems
Stamps by Aurora FB challenge March - Green

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

Friday, 17 March 2017

Feeling Fabulous



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This is feeling Fabulous from Conie Fong which I won lately. Conie also has a progressive challenge on her Facebook page and the theme for March is anything goes or "green". Here the greens are changing into reds and browns, so not quite what she maybe had in mind. Well I found this beautiful piece of paper in my scrapbook stash and this kick started my creativity. I added bit and pieces and ended up with this. I want to give it to my friend, just to say thank you for her friendship.

Challenges I took inspiration from are:
Craft Rocket #35 - Make it feminine
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating women
Crafty Cardmakers #184 - For a special woman
Creative Knockouts #185 - Border time
My time to craft #341 - Sketch time

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Saint Patrick




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A quicky this time. I took a Prayer from the internet from Saint Patrick and used it as my focal point. I played with my new Nellie Snellen dies with papers from my stash. I used my Fiskar stripe emboss template for the embossing on the the brown.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #394
The Outlawz Colour challenge 14 March with twist of adding a clover
Use your stuff #255 - Dry embossing
Crafting by Design - For a man

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

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Spring window





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This month I have decide to play early in all the progressive challenges I'm following and it is always nice when there is some form of coincidence in it. This month Beccy's place is sponsoring the Outlawz progressive challenge with Spring Window and sentiment. Spring is always a colourful moment especially after a dull winter, although we are entering autumn that is also a colourful season. I have coloured the image with my aquarelles an played with my spellbinder dies. The paper is from Trendline from KARS and the Fiber stack from DCWV.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Progressive challenge March
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 7 March with twist of adding butterfly
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 8 March
Beccy's Place March Challenge - Anything goes with a Beccy's image
Crazy 4 Challenges #376 - Add a butterfly or moth

Thank you fro your visit!
Olga

Drool



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I took the day off on Friday and played with some paper and images. It was such a miserable day with definitely a hint of autumn in the air. This is Margy's image from Digistamp4Joy and is the March digi for the Facebook page's progressive challenge. Feeling proud to finish it off this early in the month. The papers are from the Pet Stack from DCWV and I used my Fiskar hand punch for the bone on one of the tags. The rest is all from my bits and pieces drawer.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digistamp4Joy FB progressive challenge March 2017
Tuesday Morning Sketches #393
Creative Moments #113 - Winter blues
The Paper Shelter #284 - Spot/ dots and or stripes

Hoop you have a fantastic day!
Olga

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Silver anniversary




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Today I'll share my favourite A Day For Daisies image for the last time on their challenge block. It was quite difficult to choose one image from the few I have from Tammy. Somehow Tammy gave her images just a bit of dreamy look. I opted for vintage rose and coloured it in very subtle shades of blue and white to fit the colour challenge. The designer paper is from Colorblok Fashionista pattern pack. Dies I used were Spellbinder Octagon stripes and accents, A2 modern stationary and the Heart is from Nellie Snellen. I used 2 different card stock in silver, the one is from The Twinkle Glints from DCWV and the other is from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #392
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 28 February with twist of wedding/anniversairy
Crafting by Designs March Anything Goes
A Day for Daisies - A celebrations of favourites
Crafty Creations #336 - Anything goes

Hugs from Affrica!
Olga