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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Kingfisher




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I played around this week with another male card. This is a digi from Delicious Doodles call Kingfisher in the Rushes. I used some textured paper from The Pebbled stack and The Gauze Paper stack both from DCWV. Coloured the image with my Prisma pencils and added a Afrikaans Sentiment stamped from Magnolia stamps.

Challenges I took my inspiration from is:
Allsorts Challenge #480/1 - Boys to men
Crafting with Dragonflies #111 - Guy Card
Moving Along with times #78 - Texture
The Outlawz Colour challenge 14 August with twist of masculine card
The Oulawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 15 August
The Male Room #92 - Wild and free

Thank you and hope you have a great day!
Olga

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Life time traveller



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Just a quick post before all the family arrive for the big celebrations. I played with a image from Delicious Doodles called in the harbour. One of my latest images with which I just had to play. It all started with my FIL big 80th this month and it came to me that he has been a life time traveler and somehow these boats resembles something of it. They probably have to with stands storms and sunshine, like we do on our life path. Al the papers are bits and pieces from my scrapbook stash. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils

I took inspiration from the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #372 - Anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 # 1 August
Sweet Stampin - Travel
Unicorn Challenge #35 - At the beach
Just us Girls #452 - Word week - Beach
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 2 - 8 August - Travel

We are having a long weekend. Hope you have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

When the cat is gone....





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Well our August winds have started on time, so it is dust where ever you go. It is always a good sign since summer is on its way.
With the new month it is also time for a new challenge at Creative Moments. This time the theme is cats, not my favourite pet, though I know enough people that are cat people. At first I thought I'll rather play with the anything goes option, but browsing through my stash I have found these precut images that I still bought in France some 8 years ago. I think it was more the intention for my boys for school, then I started playing around with the idea with the cat. In the end I made a gate fold card with the image of the hamster from Creative Bug, my sponsor for this fortnight. Papers are from DCWV's Pet Stack.

I took my inspiration also from the following challenges:
The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 1 August
Crafting with Dragonflies #110 - Gate fold cards
A Perfect Time to Craft #8 August - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown TT404 - Anything goes

Hope to see you at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Golden years


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As mentioned we have a few birthdays in this month of which my father in law is turning 80. We will have a big family gathering celebrating this milestone. I used Gus from Bugaboo and my paper is from Bo Bunny World Traveler series.

I used the following challenges as inspiration:
Cheerful Sketches - August
Catch the Bug - August - Anything goes
The Male Room - #91 - Birthday
C.R.A.F.T #478 - Add a number
The Crafty Addicts #51 - For the boys
Moving along the Times #77 - For the boys

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

Tulips




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It is August and half of the in laws are celebrating their birthdays in this month. This one will go to my mother in law who celebrate her birthday today. We will only see her on Wednesday though.
I used a Bugaboo image and used some washi tape and bits of pieces scrap for the sentiment.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches # 464
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 31 July 2018 - Monochrome red
Double D - Don't bug me
Aud Sentiment #209 - For the girls
CRAFT Rocket challenge #51 - Anything goes

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

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Feet in the sand with Creative Moments


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After 2 weeks of another great African holiday I came back to a very busy schedule were my boys have won there hockey league last Saturday and are preparing for play offs this weekend and I am preparing for a fundraising event this Friday evening, but I just had to take time off for this week's fun challenge at Creative Moments. We were challenge to make a shaker card, well I have to confess that I think this is my second shaker card ever made. I saw the sentiment somewhere on the internet and this was where I got my idea of adding sand in the shaker card. I was sponsored by Scrap 'n Dipity with Natasha at the Beach. Papers are from Hello Summer by Celebr8. Dies are from Sizzix and coloured by Prisma pencils.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Craty Catz #426 - Dies/Punches
Sweet Stampin - Rough it up
Cheerful Sketches - July Sketch
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Swimsuit, Sand, Seashells
A Gem Of a Challenge #224 - Summer
Use your Stuff #322 - Sentiment

Thank you and hope to see you at Creative Moments!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Summer is here with Creative Moments.



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Just before I leave on a new Africa adventure I want to share my DT card for this fortnights challenge at Creative Moments. Rick St Denis is one of our lovely sponsors and I used this lovely lady that looks as if she can dance all through a summer's night. Paper is from Botanic Vintage from Nellie's choice. With some spellbinder dies.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #139
Crafty Creations #39 - Anything goes
Crafty Catz #422 - Beautiful blooms
Digi Choosday Wk26 - Anything goes

Thank you and pop in at Creative Moments for a summer fun challenge.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Monday, 25 June 2018

Hobby & Skippy



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Today I just played, because I am inspired by everybody's beautiful creations. I played with Hobby & Skippy from Lacy Sunshine. Somehow he reminds me of our time in Europe and in these times there were also musical festivals and then you would find these street musicians on the corners of the street and on the plains. The designer paper is from First Editions' Leaf and I really took bits and pieces from my old stash, found the lovely green vellum and used a spellbinder music emboss folder. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Cheerful Sketches June
Di Digi's - Summer fun
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge with twist of a circle
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 25 - Anything goes.

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

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Stitching real or faux with Creative Momnets



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Time passes so quickly lately, can't decide whether it is because I'm busy or because I'm having fun.
It is time for another fun challenge at Creative Moments. This time to add stitching real or faux. Well I ended up doing the faux version. I was sponsored by Eureka stamp with this lovely cross with flowers. I used odds and ends of my craft supply and though yellow is probably not a sympathy colour I do like the end result.

Challenges I used for my project inspiration is:
A Gem of a Challenge #221 - Yellow
Tuesday Morning Sketches #457
Crafty Creations #368 - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #69 - Anything goes

Thank you and see you at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Unknown dancers




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A travelling weekend have passed but this morning I had some creative moments to spare. I took some great inspiration from a few of my favourite challenges and used a digi from Sheepski designs, that I have won lately. It was just one of those that I just could not resist ever since I saw it the first time. And what better way to use it in red. I used my Prisma pencils to colour. The paper clip I had to colour with permanent markers since I did not had a red one anymore.

Challenges I'm joining:
Allsorts Challenge #471 - Girls night out
Craft Rocket #49 - Birthdays
Moving along with times #73 - Girls birthday
Tuesday Morning Sketches #456
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 8 June 2018 - Birthdays
Double D - Teal and red

Thank you and have wonderful week.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 8 June 2018

Lillies





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It is a lovely winter's Friday ahead of another sporting weekend with our boys. This time they have hockey playoffs. Yesterday my eldest's rugby team lost their finals, but they had a brilliant game, so super proud of them all.
I made a card for friend this time. I used Bugaboo's Lilly trio and papers from my stash.

I took inspiration from quite a few challenges:
Use your Stuff #315 - Butterflies
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 # 138
Angie's digital images#21 - Bingo - Blue, glitter & metal(flower brad)
The Crafty Addicts #49 - Say it with flowers
C.R.A.F.T #471 - Ribbon & glitter
Catch the Bug 2 June - Anything goes
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 5 June - Bingo - Blue, green & diamonds

Thank you and have a blessed weekend.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Use a animal at Creative Moments




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Alternating Wednesdays means only one thing it is time for another challenge over at Creative Moments and this time the challenge is to add an animal. One of the lovely sponsors are Cute as a Button and I had the privileged to play with New Year Sassie Yorkie. I used paper piecing technique on the tea cup. Paper is from Marianne design's Sweet Romance. Last finishing touch is three flowers and pearls.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #137
Sweet Stampin: Paper Piecing
A Gem of a Challenge #220 - Use three of something (3 flowers and pearls)
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 24 May - Anything goes

Thank you and see you at Creative Moments!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 25 May 2018

Happy 50th


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Another birthday card for a friend turning 50 soon. He loves his motorcycles. I used a Couture creations emboss folder and the motorcycle die is from Hobby Solutions. The sentiment is from Mr Digi. I kept it simple this time, although it was a project that was on my table for almost 3 weeks and I just did not had enough time to finish it. Sad but true.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #454 (2nd entry)
Moving along with times#72 - Black & white with 1 other colour
4 Crafty Chicks #404 - Masculine birthday
C.R.A.F.T #469 - Father's day or male cards

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

Curious Cats





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This is just a special card that I made for a friend that had her birthday yesterday. When I chose these images from Bugaboo shop I knew these will do just fine with her and she appreciated it too. I have combined 5 digis from Bugaboo, the 4 cat digis and the I too the cupcake celebrate frame for the outer frame and sentiment. I am very thank full for the PNG and Jpeg files that Bugaboo give. The designer paper is from Marianne design's fleurique stack and I used Jo Jo from Couture Creation's emboss folder. Ribbon and rhinestones from my stash. Images was coloured with Prisma pencils.

I took inspiration from:
Creative Knockouts #247 - Furry friends
Tuesday Morning Sketches #454
The Outlawz Colour challenge 22 May 2018 
Catch the Bug May Bingo - Sparkle, images merged, embossing
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge WK12 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a blessed weekend.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Humorous cards at Creative Moments



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Something different today. A humorous card is not a favorite of mine, though I do enjoy other people's projects. Maybe because I do not always know what a good punch line would be. This time I used an image of Dr Digi, one of our lovely sponsors this week over at Creative Moments. I also browsed their site for a suitable sentiment and since a good friend of ours are turning 50 in a week's time I thought this image and sentiment will just suite him fine. He loves his motorbike and lately they started to tour with it as well. I remembered when spring started in the Northern Hemisphere the bikers could not wait to start driving. Papers are from First Edition's Man Made and the stripes are from W & M. I coloured the image with my Prisma pencils.

I used the following challenges as guide:
Craftaholics R Us #20 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #245 - Humorous cards
Aud Sentiment #203 - Cute + sentiment
C.R.A.F.T #467 - Birthday bloghop
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #136
A Gem of a Challenge #219 - It's a man's world
The Crafty Addicts #48 - Spring is in the air

Thank you for your visit and hope you'll pop by at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Creative Moments # 142 Mother's day





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Another Wednesday and it is time for Creative Moments' new challenge, although it is an anything goes challenge as usual, we also have an alternative of making a mother's day card. My image is from Bugaboo and it resembles most moms, I believe. Moms are miracle creatures that has a lot of hands and talent. The designer paper is from Nellie's choice - Botanic Vintage. All the embellishments are from my stash.


I took inspiration from:
Catch the Bug - April Colour challenge
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes May edition
Cute Card Thursday #527 - Pretty in pink

Hope to see you at Creative Moments, there are some wonderful inspiration from my fellow designers!
Hugs from Africa!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Green eyes





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Sometime there is a challenge that just draw your attention and this time it was Mitzi at Aurora Wings that draw my attention with her Black & white with the option of dash of colour. There are some amazing projects from the DT and I just could not resist. Mitzi also have a very special talent to add emotion to her digi's eyes. I used her Sisterhood image. I colour the image with my prisma pencils and played with some pearl accent paper and with just a touch of lime green ribbon and some rhinestone on the metal part. I used a Marianne design Creatable LR0483 die.
I have to confess that these days there are people that have some very unusual pets and in South Africa there is a place in Nieu Betestha that is called the owl house and there used to stay a lady that had an obsession with owls and some how this image have a sense of royalty, where they have eagles as pets.

I took inspiration from the following challenges:
Aurora Wings #66 - Black and white with choice of colour or not
Allsorts #465 - All about pets ( she looks as if she is an owl lady)
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 24 April - Emboss, ribbon & die cut
Tic Tac Toe #45 - Metallic, free, stripe
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge 25 April - sketch

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