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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Going solo for Christmas




Good day

I am abnormally late for our challenge at Creative Moments this time..... had bit of other stuff to attend to. This time around the challenge is Creepmas, something between Creepy and Christmas. Luckily there is always an "Anything goes" option too. I played with Solo from Sheepski Design.
The desogner paper is from BoBunny's Mistletoe collection. I took diecuts that I have cut but never used for previous projects. It just came in handy this time around.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Cheerful Sketches December challenge
Sheepski Design #21 - Celebrations
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 4 December - Monochrome red
The Crafty Addicts #55 - Anything goes/ Christmas
Crafting by Design - Holiday Anything goes

Hope you'll pop by at Creative Moments
Since this will be my last post for this year I hope you will all have a very blessed festive season.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Monday, 3 December 2018

Pink and purple Christmas




Good day

It is summer holidays and my boys are at home....or would I say, it depends on where home is for the moments since they are in between friends...
This is a freebie from All dressed up in the Kit and Clowder Avent Giveaways. There is going to be a lot of fun this month, so go and join Alyce and the group. The designer paper is from Special Deliver by Helz Cuppleditch and the gingham is from Sunny Studio Stamps. I have found some nice confetti to add as embellishments. Sentiment is from TLC.

Challenges I'm joining:
Feeling Sketchy #206
All Dressed Up - November 2018 - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - December - It's Christmas time
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Tic tac toe - Middle row - Pink, sentiment, purple
Crafty Friends #98 - Christmas

Thank you and enjoy your day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

World "Hello" day!





Hello

It is world "Hello" day! Music is such an universal language and personally I just love music. This is Derek Clapton from Dr Digi - House of Stamps. They are one of our wonderful sponsors at Creative Moments this fortnight with the theme of Hello. I used papers from my stash and a Spellbinder Music emboss folder. Added some silver brads and note to compliment the ribbon used.

Challenges I'm joining:
Cheerful Sketches - November
Crafty Cardmakers #222 - Lots of Layers
Incy Wincy 19 November - Square cards
Lemon Shortbread #81 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 20 November
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - 1 image, 2 designer paper, 3 embellishments

Thank you and hope you make contact with somebody with whom you did not had contact recently and join us at Creative Moments.

Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Monday, 19 November 2018

20 years of marriage




Good day

By the end of the month I'll be celebrating 20 years of marriage. I must admit that it was good years and he is still my soulmate and lover. I do thank God for him everyday.
I used Stella and Gus from Bugaboo with digital papers from We are 3. I added a butterfly and beads charm.

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Knockouts #272 - Thankful thoughts
The Outlawz Colour challenge 13 November with twist of add a butterfly
Stella says Sketch #619
Catch the Bug November Bingo - Sentiment, bugaboo image and charm
Crafting by Design - Give thanks or autumn colours

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

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

As much white as possible with Creative Moments

Good day

It is time for another Creative Moment challenge. I had the privilege to play with 2 image of two of our sponsors. This time around we were challenged to used as much white as possible. Personally I just love whit on white cards, though this time around with the images it was a bit of a challenge. 
I did add them to different challenges, so please scroll down.

With the first project I used bits and pieces of my stash with an image called New Hope from Cute as a Button. The sentiment is from Desert Diva. You can browse around, since she had quite a lot to choose from. I added some confetti snowflakes with some glitter. 




Challenges I'm joining with the above creation:
Creative Craft Cottage #113 - Christmas is coming
Unicorn Challenge #38 - Use a sentiment
C.R.A.F.T #489 - Winter
Incy Wincy 5-17 Nov - Christmas


With my second project I played with paper from The Touch of Foil stack and The Twinkle Glints stack from DCWV. I used a Martha Steward leave border punch. A leave die for the corner leaves and some peaarls. Image was coloured with Prisma Colour pencils. Image is from My Besties and is called Christmas Puppy....one of my wishes too...




Challenges I'm joining with the above creation:
The Outlawz Festive Friday 1 November - Christmas
My time to Craft #383 - Sketchy time
The Crafty Addicts #54 - Make it girly
Crafting by Design - November anything goes

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

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Some flowers?




Good day

I had a very disturbed day, but I tried to focus on something beautiful. This is an image from Lilly of the Valley. I got it with cards magazine some years ago. Finally it came alive. I used odds and ends from my Hide away stack from First Edition and a spellbinder die.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #148
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 6 November with twist of adding lace.
Allsorts Challenge #492 - Pretty Papers
Lemon Shortbread #80 - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Craft Wk44 - Anything goes

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

Friday, 2 November 2018

Get well




Good day

Something different for a change. I do not do "get well" cards often. The image is from Bugaboo and was coloured with Prisma colour pencils. Paper is from my stash and the sentiment is done with a clear stamp from Inkando.

Challenges I'm joining:
Colour Crazy Craft Wk44 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge - Yellow, red and blue
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch
Penny's Paper Crafty #404 - Anything goes

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

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Tulips



Good day

Just a quick post before my day starts. Yellow such a bright and sunny colour but not often used in my creations. I used an image of Sheepski with paper from Graphic 45's Secret Garden. Dies are from Crafter's Companion and Memory Box.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Cute Card Thursday #553 - Sparkles
Allsorts #491 - Pearls and Gems
C.R.A.F.T #448 - Monochrome
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch 24 October
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 25 October - Anything Goes
Festive Fridays 26 October - Anything goes

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

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Creative Moments #155




Good day

Can't believe two weeks have past. In two month's time it is Christmas. Creative Moments are celebrating Halloween. Luckily there is always an anything goes option too, for those who does not celebrate Halloween like me. Lisa from Decosse Dynamite Doodles is one of our fabulous sponsors and I used some of her digital papers. First time I've tried an almost full digital project.

Challenges I'll join for the fun is:
Lemon Shortbread #79 - Anything goes
Digi Choosday Wk43 - Anything goes
Double D - Stripes and spots (Hope the earth paper falls in that category)

Hope you'll join us at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Coffee... a magical substance




Good day

I made a card for a special friend of mine whom will celebrate her birthday soon. Luckily she does not follow my blog. She just love coffee. JJ with her coffee mug was just the perfect choice.

I used the following challenges as inspiration:
Double D - Spots and stripes
Catch the Bug - October Bingo - Gem, Die/punch and ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #552 - Food / Drink
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch 17 October 2018
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Something sweet
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge - Monochromatic blues

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

Monday, 15 October 2018

Cheese and Wine with Digistamp4Joy



Morning

 After 'n lovely weekend away with hubby and some lovely spring rain a new week starts. I was asked by Margy at Digistamp4Joy to be guest designer this month with their lovely free image. This is such an honour. I used designer paper from Kaiser Craft's Paradiso stack and some odd and ends from my stash with a spellbinder die and memory box die to make this project.

I took inspiration from these challenges:
Craft Rocket #53 - Autumn
Colour Crazy Wk41 - Anything goes
Crafty Calender - October - Autumn
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch 101018
The Outlawz Thursday Twist - Autumn holiday

Thank you and have a fantastic day. Pass by at Digistamp4Joy to grab the freebie and join in the fun!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Decoupage flowers




Good day

I must confess this is not my most favourite time in blogland, since I do not celebrate Halloween, but I do love all the autumn colours.
I made a 3D card. This is my favourite technique and I used to make a lot of these projects and I still have a lot of Images. It is only a bit time consuming to cut all the pieces. Though I have to admit that this one did not take more time than a normal card to assemble. I used kraft cardstock for the base and kept it simple. Sentiment is a stamp from Purple Magnolia.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #474
Aud Sentiment #214 - Halloween/ Fall
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge - Yellow, Orange & Green
Tuesday Throwdown #413 - Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Celebrating Columbus day




Good day

We are exploring the world at Creative Moments. I was sponsored by Creative Bug with this image of a father and son that went fishing. With my travels I have met a few fishermen in my life and it is another world with all the recipes and gadgets. Luckily my husband is not a fisherman as such, though we did go on fishing trips.
I have used paper from World Travel Collection from BoBunny and some Spellbinder dies and Martha Steward punches.

Challenges I'm joining:
Feeling Sketchy #202
Crafty Friends #94 - More than 1 die
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 4-10 October - Circles and Stripes
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 5 October - Male card

Thank you and pop by at Creative Moments.
Hugs From Africa!
Olga

Friday, 5 October 2018

Bluer than blue




Good day

I just love music cards, whether it is by theme or inspiration. This time my eye caught the challenge at Aurora Wings. So I Googled some songs and ended up with Bluer than Blue by Michael Johnson, and this Primrose Sprite just suited it so well. Then I had to see if you do get blue primroses and got this nice image too. The designer paper from Paper Touch just brought everything together. I used my Prisma colour pencils to colour the image and add the touch of lace with buttons to finish it off.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Crafty Cardmakers #219 - Lace or ribbon
Aurora Wings #71 - Inspired by music
Incy Wincy 1-13 Oct - Blue and button
Creative Knockouts #266 - Lots of layers
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge
Colour Crazy Craft #40 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day. Hopefully not so blue.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Guinea fowls




Good day

With school holidays on hand I escaped a bit and did some crafting. Playing with a few of my favourite challenges. This was probably my very first stamp and it has been ages since I have last used any stamp. It came to mind, though I had to search for it. The designer paper is from L'aquarelle Designs from Ultimate Crafts. I used some spellbinder dies with a feather as the twist.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #473
Use your stuff #332 - Forest Frolic
Unicorn Challenge #37 - Autumn/Halloween
Crafting by Design October - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge with twist of a feather

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