Saturday, 17 August 2019

New experiences stretch the mind



Good day

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!
💝 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!
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

Obey all rules




Good day

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!
💝 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!
💝 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!
💝 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.
💝 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

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Friends don't wine alone



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Just a quick post between some hockey games. I finally started to finish some projects on my table. This is an images of Bugaboo, coloured with Prisma pencils. Designer paper is from BoBunny's Autumn dream. I added some Gems on the earings for some glam.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Sweet Stampin: You've got to have some friends
Stella Says Sketch #712
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 16 - 29 July - Yellow, Ribbon, Red
The Outlawz Monday Greetings 22 July - 4 August - Gems
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes

Have a great day!
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Pretty woman



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My friend is turning 50 soon and I know she loves Blue and red, but somehow I do not have paper with both those colours for a woman. I ended up using this denim colour scheme, which I believe she will also love.
In this card I used Dottie Celebrate and sentiment from Bugaboo. The designer paper has a bling on it and it's from W&M. I have found this strip of faux leather and it melted in with the colours. I finished it of with some brads.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug - July theme challenge - Inspired by a Film - Pretty woman
Sweet Stampin - Wonderful woman
Time to Craft #401 - Check it out.
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge 10 - 23 July

Thank you and have a lovely day!
💝 from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 12 July 2019

Holy cluck....




Good day

The designer paper is from First Edition. Image & sentiment from Bugaboo. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #511 (2nd entry)
Catch the Bug - July Anything goes
Colour Crazy Craft Wk27 - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T #521 - Ribbon & Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays (2nd entry)
Aud Sentiment #231 - Bingo - Die Cut, Image & Ribbon

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

You are a blessing




Good day

I used Curvy Katrina from Sheepski in this project with plain cardstock. A Spellbinder border die for the edge. Sentiment is from Create with TLC. Image was coloured with Prisma Pencils. I added the birthday wish in the inside.

Challenges I'm joining:
Feeling Sketchy #220
Crafty Creations #394 - Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
Penny's Paper-Crafty # 438 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Festive Friday 12 - 26 July - Birthdays
Sheepski Facebook Challenge #37 - Black, White + one/sentiment

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

Princess of the day



Good day

I had a request for another bride to be card. My designer paper is from W&M. Image is from Bugaboo and sentiment is from Digistamp4Joy.  The rest from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Cute Card Thursday #590 - Pink
Crafty Catz #470 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #306 - Summer fun
Tuesday Morning Sketches #511 (Entry #1)
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 4-17 July with twist of adding Twine
Catch the Bug July - Anything goes

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

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Bloom in your Garden





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We are in the middle of winter here in the Southern Hemisphere. Our school holiday is almost done and dusted and it is the 7th of July! It means we have another challenge at Creative Moments with an anything goes theme. One of our sponsors are Sherri Baldy's Besties. They are such cute images to play with. I have used Garden Fancy Pants Dreaming and I had a friend of mine in mind when I made it. She recently started gardening and she is turning 50 in a few days time - luckily she's not a follower on my blog. The image was coloured with Prisma pencils and I used some chalk on the background. I added the small watering can and spade brads in the corner, that I also had for ages now as well as the brad sentiment on the flower pot. Papers are from my stash.

I took inspiration from the following challenges:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge 2-16 July 2019 with twist of adding flower
Stamping Sensations - Earth laughs in flowers
Creative Craft Cottage #120 - Summer
Sherri Baldy My Besties Facebook group Celebrating summer
Tuesday Morning Sketches #510

Hope you pop by at Creative Moments.
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 5 July 2019

Chase your dreams




Good day

Another card I made with a Sheepski image called "Hello". I used a Spellbinder die for the scallops and added some pearls. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils. I used chalk for the background.

Challenges I'm joining: 
Double D - Tropical
Sheepski Facebook Challenge 37 - Anything goes or Black & White with one colour/sentiment
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 26 June - 9 July
My Time to Craft #400 - I like to be next to the seaside
Aud Sentiment #230 - Anything goes with a sentiment
Crazy 4 Challenges - Tribute to Joanne Grzelak

Thank you and have a lovely day!
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Talking about recycling....



Good day

I finally finished this image, that has been on my table for a few weeks now. It probably did not end up as I originally had in mind, but I think she doe snot look to bad in the pastels. I had the sticker ribbon since I came back from France and that is like ages ago. It just fitted the image so I had to look for paper (from W&M) that will go with it. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 53 -
Cute Card Thursday #589 - Anything goes
Crafting by Design - July Anything goes
Stella Says Sketch #711
C.R.A.F.T. #520 - Inspired by a film - Bridget Jones's Baby

Thank you for your visit!
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

A wedding card with matching envelope


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I deciced to make a custom made wedding card for a couple that will get married in a month's time. I have heard she just love hearts, so my initial idea did not qute worked out, but in the end I used my trusted Spellbinder heart die for the centre. It is a gatefold card. I used the same name design on the envelope and stamped some hearts with heat embossing.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C490 - Trifold card
Just us Girls #494 - Fancy folds
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Any occasion
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 28 June - 11 July - Wddings/Anniversaries
Allsort - Week526 - Perfect Pairs

Thank you and hope you have a fantastic day!
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Pearls in my hair




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I had my Friday so differently planned than what actually happened. Since both my boys were on a Land Service Camp I thought I'll use the time catching up on crafting. There are a few challenges that I really would love to join. Then I got this phone call at 7 o'clock the morning: Please come and fetch your boy, he is in severe pain. So I went to fetch him, at the doctor we were informed it is beleived that it is his appendix. So we went to the surgeon. Scan shows nothing, so we had to wait until Saturday morning for blood test. It then showed he has infection and the had to operate to take out his appendix. He was released this morning. At least everything went smoothly and he only needs to recover now.

In this project I used an image from A Day for Daisies called Pearls in my Hair, that I picked to play with when I heard the sad news of Tammy closed her shop, and I just had to play along in the 10th anniversary of Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Paper is from Bo Bunny's Dreams of Autumn collection. The leave and ribbon was from my stash.

Challenges I want to join:
A Gem of a Challenge Wk12 - Anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  - Anniversary
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Three "B"s
The Outlawz Festive Friday 14-27 June - Birthdays
Monday Greetings 10-23 June - Wings
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 18 June - 2 July

Thank you and hope you have a bit more time for crafting.
💝 from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Feeling Sketchy Guest Designer


                                   





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What a surprise when Andreja contacted me to be a guest designer at Feeling Sketchy. I am really honoured. They are one of my favourite sketch blogs. We are sponsored by Ike's Art this fortnight and I had this sweet blossom image to play with. Since I had a lady that turned 60 and she loves red, it all came together. The paper is from Creative Talent clled Boere Retro. I used a spellbinder die for the frame and Country Craft dies for the sentiment. Image was coloured with Prisma Pencils.

I also want to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiment #229 - Anything goes with a sentiment
A Gem of A Challenge Wk11 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Festive Friday's 14 - 27 June - Birthday

Hope you will join us in this lovely sketch.
💝 from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 7 June 2019

Creative Moments #170





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Another month has past so quickly and it is time for another challenge at Creative Moments where it is alway anything goes. We have three sponsors this time around. I had the opportunity to play with one of All Dressed Up's images called Looking Good. Papers are from Celebr8's beautiful and W&M. Since the paper have such a nice sentiment I did not add one too. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Feeling Sketchy #218
Crafty Sentiment 4 June - Bling and/or pearls
All Dressed Up - May #93 - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #119 - Eileen's anything goes
Creative Knockouts #301 - Anything goes

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