Saturday, 19 October 2019

Magic inside us




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It is time for Catch the Bug's weekly challenge with my favourite bingo! and I have joined them once again as guest designer. This time I have played with a Harry Potter collage, I was searching for some real adventures paper that will go well with the image and for my son, who will celebrate his birthday next week. Then this piece popped up. I have coloured the image with Prisma pencils and added some bling with gel pens. I used the bottom row left to right.

Challenge I took inspiration from:
The Male Room #122 - Halloween
Cheerful Sketches - October challenge
Colour Crazy Craft challenge#41 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Festive Friday 18 Oct - 1 Nov - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #604 - Spots & Dots

Thank you for your visit and hope to see you at Catch the Bug's bingo challenge!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Happy Fall Y'all at Catch the Bug



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It is Saturday and I have the honour to play along at Catch the Bug as Guest Designer again. Out theme is Happy Fall Y'all. I love autumn colours, though we are in the beginning of Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere. Since end of autumn is also the start of the hunting season, I thought I'll use Gus Hunting. My papers is from my stash. I have also used some handmade paper that was made with wild animal dung. I bought it some years ago at a local paper shop. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - A "wood related" theme autumn
Incy Wincy 7-19 Oct - Autumn colours
Crafty Calender October - Autumn/Halloween

Hope you'll come and join us at Catch the Bug with your fall creations!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Monday, 7 October 2019

Creative moments




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There is not much time left in this year. Can't believe we are in October. It is the 7th today and it is time for a new challenge at Creative Moments the theme is make something Spooky. This time around we are sponsored by Creative Bug. I choice "Twiggs", since I do not do spooky or Halloween. I decided to challenge myself for a one layered card and to player with some watercolours. I used some wet embossing on the snow flakes and some glitter on the snow, though that is not quite visible.

Hope you will come and join us.
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Guest designer at Catch the Bug


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I got one of those very nice mails late last month. This time from Tammy Miller from Catch the Bug. She asked me to be guest designer at Catch the Bug and I just love Jodie's images so I had to say yes. This Saturday is my first project and it is a nice and easy challenge - Anything Goes. I used Gus Birthday - Recount.  The desinger paper is from Marianne design's Seabreeze.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Male Room - #121 - Stay CAS

Hope to see
πŸ’from Africa!
OlgaB

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Lasting memories



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This image - Taking Pics from Sheepski - has been on my table for quite a while now. Everytime I want to start it, life happens. I used designer paper from the World Traveler collection from BoBunny, though the middle strip is from a scrapbook paper. I made this for a friend who loves taking pictures with his camera and of course travelling. Image was coloured with Prisma Pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafting with an Attitude #56 - Anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch
Sheepski Design #31 - Autumn (I only used the autumn colours)
The Outlawz Monday Greetings 30 September - 14 October - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
Olga

A chirpi autumn





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When I saw the orange challenge at Double D, my eyes saw this image on my desk and it said it wanted to be coloured in orange. I think the biggest challenge was her hair, luckily you do get ginger heads as well. The gingham is from Sunny Studio and the rose vellum from my stash. I've coloured the image with Prisma pencils and the sentiment was embossed with some glittered powder. Some sequinces add the final touch with a glittered flower.

Challenges I'm joining:
All Dressed Up #97 - Anything goes with ADU image
Double D - Orange & white only
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 24 September - 7 October - Diecut,Glitter, Embossing
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge - 2 October - 15 October
All Dressed Up Facebook October - Autumn/ Halloween
As you like it - Favourite Style - Something Fussy and Fancy, but not quite Shabby Chic.

Thank you and have a great day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 20 September 2019

Playing with Dies


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My boy is leaving for a religious retreat and I wanted to send some love. I made this miniature (7x10cm) I played with Creative Impressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson. I used Kraft stock as back ground since they are going to a place in the dessert. I used odds and ends in which the dies fitted.

Challenges I'm joining:
Cute Card Thursday #600 - Dies & Punches
Crafty Sentiments - Fall colours
Creative Knockouts #316 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 20 Sept - 3 Oct - Anything goes
Double D - Focus on sentiment

Thank you
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

H'lo



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Our children is going on a religious retreat and I wanted to send some love. I made this miniature card (7x10cm) with some W&M paper and some embossing. I used Ranger Weathered wood on the edges with some flowers.

Challenges I'm joining:
Aud Sentiment #236 - Anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #521
Double D - Focus on sentiment
The Outlawz Monday Greetings 16 - 29 September - Distressing ink/paper
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 12 - 25 Spetember - Rounding corners

Thank you and hope you have a great day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 13 September 2019

Call me "Cool"



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Another quick card with some of my music paper stash. I used a Cuttlebug emboss folder with some Tim Holtz cardstock and sanded it a bit to emphasise it. I used a Spellbinder die and Johnny Cool from Bugaboo. Finishing touch of a note charm and some rhinestones.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #520
Catch the Bug - Spetember Anything goes (#2)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Rounding the corners
The Paper Shelter #397 - Embossing
Creative Knockouts #315 - A Charmed Life

Thank you and have a great day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
Olga

Johnny Music



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My son's friend is celebrating his birthday tomorow. I have to admit teenager cards are currently very difficult for me, but I decided music is a univerasl theme, and I just love making music cards. I used Johnny Music from Bugaboo. Designer paper is from Marianne design's Just fro Men.I used a few Spellbinder dies and the notes is from a Nellie Snellen die.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Catch the Bug - Sptember Anything goes
Stella Says Sketch #714
The Male Room #119 - Autumn (I just took the autumn colours)
Tuesday Throwdown #440 - Pile it on
Use Your Stuff #374 - Mood board
The Outlawz Monday Greetings 2 - 15 Spetember - Lots of Layers
Crafty Sentiments - Die/Punches

Thank you and have a fantastic weekend.
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Autumn





Good Morning

We had our first Spring rain, though a few drops, but it had just washed all the dust from the leaves and the air is cleaner. My boy is busy with a Sevens rugby series, from there my late post.
It is time for a new challenge at Creative Moments. I received this cute birdie from one of our sponsors - Besties - to play with. Though our challenge is an Anything Goes we love to see some seasonal colours too. I have coloured the image with my Prisma pencils. Designer paper is from BoBunny's Dreams of Autumn collection. I used a Martha Stewart border punch with the leaves in 2 different card stock. The leaves are donr with Impression Obsession dies as with the sentiment I used a Spellbinder leave die and a Marianne Design Swirl.

Challenges I'm joining:
Allsorts Wk 536 - Autumn
Tuesday Morning Sketches #519
Aud Setiment #235 - Autumn & sentiment
Crafty Calender - September - A lot of Layers

Hope to see you at Creative Moments
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 30 August 2019

Irish blessing



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We are on our way to a wedding this weekend. I just love to make white on white wedding cards and if I can find a lovely blessing, like this Irish blessing, even better. I used different white cardstock and a Spellbinder corner die. Addes some liquid pearl and gems.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #518
Double D - Gems, rhinestones or pearls
Creative Knockouts #313 - Something to say

πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Bird-day




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Our spring is on its way and all the signs is already there, although we are still waiting for rain. With the lovely inspirational photo from Catch the Bug, it sure looks like spring. My image and sentiment are also from Bugaboo. The paper is from Marianne design's Celebrations stack. I used a few Spellbinders dies and a new emboss folder from Kaiser Craft.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug August Photo inspiration
Stella Says Sketch #713
Crafty Creations #397 - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Festive Friday 23 August - 5 September - Birthdays

Thank you and have a lovely day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Love my blue shoes




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I was priviledge to win this image from Sheepski design called I love my shoes. It really looks like a typical teenager image and my friend's daughter loves blue. So when I saw the inspirational colour palette at the Outlawz this all came together. I used some Spellbinder dies with faux stitching on the squares. The paper with its sentiment printed on it, is from Celebrate 's Beyoutiful stack.


Challenges I took inspiration from:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #165 & #166
Colour Crazy Craft Week 34 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge 27 August to 9 September
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 29 August - 11 September - Stitching real or faux
Penny's Paper-Craft #445 - Anything goes
Sheepski Design Facebook #39 - Squares

Thank you and have a lovely weekend.
πŸ’ hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 17 August 2019

New experiences stretch the mind



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I played a bit out of my comfort zone. I used dies and effen got my stamps and embossing powder out for this one. I used a Kaiser die and some Spellbinders. The tag and post is stamps in my stash. Paper is from First edition's Man Made.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #516
The Outlawz Crash your Stash - Embossing Powder
Inspirational Challenge #193 - Travel

Thank you and have a lovely day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Signs of spring



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When I saw this sketch the first thing that came to mind was this little punch of mine. It has been ages since last I used it. And then there was the challenge of your favourite colour combo - Blue & Orange of Green & Pink. For those who follow me, know I love any colours and a lot of it. Though this time I opted for the Pink & Green, since Spring is in the air here in the Southern Hemisphere! The image is from Sheepski Design and it was on my table, printed a while ago. Paper is from W&M and I just had to finish it with some gems and pearls. The flower was on my table from a previous project.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk 32 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 7-20 August
Sheepski Facebook Challenge #38 - Favourite Embellishments - Ribbon & Gems
The Paper Shelter #39 - Dies & Punches
Creative Knockouts #311 - Bling & Shine
Creations in Pink #13 - Anything Goes Mainly in Pink
As You like it challenge - Favourite Colour Combo Pink/Green or Blue/Orange

Thank you and have a great day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Obey all rules




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The season is changing and there is a bit of warmth in the air. The birds is also a bit more loud in the early mornings. Maybe that brought some uplifting in my spirit.
I bought some new dies for my birthday and I took some time off to play with them. I really took out some old favourites like rubber stamps and emboss powders too.
Witht his project I used paper from Marianne's design's Just for Men. The bottle and glass dies are from Marianne Design Creatables and the circles are from Spellbinder. I went for a blue, craft and orange colour combo this time a round since I only have men in my house and two of them love orange and the other one love blue.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
As you like it Challenge - Favourite combo Blue /Orange or Pink/Green and why
Feeling Sketchy #223
Cute Card Thursday #595 - Add a quote
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Craft + 2 with twist (mine is dies)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-namic

Thank you and have a lovely day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Miniature #2




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Instead of tags, I made some miniature cards. They are 7 x 9 cm. A very nice size to used some of my bits and pieces. This time the image is fro All Dressed up, one of our sponsors at Creative Moments this time around. The designer paper is from W&M. The sentiment is from Crealies Text dies and image was coloured with Prisma pencils. I used some glitter on the butterfly.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #166
All Dressed Up July challenge - Anything goes with ADU image
The Outlawz Monday Greeting cards 5 - 18 August - Glitter
Digi Choosday Wk32 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Miniature #1


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I made two miniature cards in stead of tags for kitchen tea gifts. The first one is an image from Conie Fong - one of my favourite girl images - I coloured it with Prisma pencils. I used left over from previous projects for these cards, since they are only 9 x 7 cm. Designer paper is from Moon Child - Prima Marketing. For the first time I used my X-Cut flower punch with a finishing touch of pearl.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #515
Crafting by Design - August Anything goes
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 26 July - 8 August - Anything goes
Conie Fong Facebook Challenge

Thank you and have a great day!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Creative Moments #174






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It is already a new month and the year is speeding away. It is time for a new challenge at Creative Moments and as always it is anything goes. One of our sponsors are Morgan's Art World and I used this beautiful vase with daisies. The paper is from Graphic 45's Secret Garden and bits and pieces of scrap for the corner decorations. Images was coloured with Prisma pencils. Sentiment is from Crealies Text dies.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Unicorn Challenge #46 - Fully loaded or CAS
Morgan's ArtWorld #08 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Colour challenge 30 July - 12 August - Monochrome Yellow
Feeling Sketchy #222
The Outlawz Crash your Stash July - August - Photo corners

Hope you come and join us at Creative Moments.
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Thursday, 1 August 2019

With Sympathy



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Time had come to say good bye to a friend whom had lung cancer. She finally said good bye last night. In a sense it was less than a year since she was diagnosed, but everybody suffers in the end with an illness where only death wins. But I know she is cured now, since she is in heaven.
I used a chevron emboss folder and found the frame in my forgotten scrapbook stash. The sentiment is from Crealies words.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Digi Doodles Studios #19 - Spots and or dots
Tuesday Morning Sketches #514
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 1 - 14 August - Chevrons or Geometrics
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 26 July - 8 August - Anything goes

Hope you have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB