Sunday, 15 December 2019

Bugaboo Holiday Critter Chaos Day 2



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As usual at Catch the Bug on a Sunday it is sketch time. With the Critter Chaos we also have a lovely sketch for you! I used Reindeer Trio. I used paper from Hetz Cuppleditch's Special Delivery and embellishments from my stash.

See you at the Bugaboo Holiday Critter Chaos.
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Creations in Pink #17



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Creation in Pink has another lovely challenge in mainly pink for December. If we were home for Christmas I would have had a Pink Christmas this year, but lately we do not spend Christmas at home but with the family and there I do not have a choice of colour. I opted to make a support card instead of a Christmas Card. I used different dies for a change and some ribbon and rhinestones. I used Cheerful Sketches as inspiration!

Come and join with your pink creation.
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Bugaboo Holiday Critter Chaos Day 1



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Here it is!!! We all have been waiting for the Chaos week to begin at Catch the Bug! Out first challenge is to create a project with a critter and snow! I have to admit, staying in the Southern Hemisphere were we have a summer Christmas with lovely 30°C outside it is very difficult to make a project with snow on it. So it was a lovely challenge for me this whole week. I have used Winter Bird Trio for my project. I have a drawer with all kinds of Chrismas stuff. The designer paper and snowflake peel-offs come out of that drawer.

Come and join the fun!
Season Greetings from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 13 December 2019

Bugaboo Friday Freebie


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It is Friday and Bugaboo has another Friday Freebie to give away. We are in a holiday season so here is another lovely holiday image called Candy cane bear. Hope over to the blog, click on the image and it will automatically download.

Enjoy it and come and show it off during our Chaos week!

Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Bugaboo Annual Holiday Chaos


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It is almost time for Bugaboo Stamps Holiday Critter Chaos!!

It starts on Saturday 14 December!!!

Some lovely prizes to win!!!

Come and join in the FUN!

See you there!
OlgaB

Monday, 9 December 2019

Belated post for Creative Moments #182


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I had the opportunity to spend a lovely long weekend with my hubby alone. We spend some time in the Kruger Park with diverse weather from a sunny 45°C to a wet 19°C and all the impala has some newborn babies, we even saw some newborn cheetah and warthog. With all the preparations I did a scheduled post but it went alive 3 days befor the actual challenge and I had to delete the post. So here we go again.
It is time for another lovely challenge of anything goes at Creative Moments. One of our lovely sponsor is Dr Digi. Though most people are in a festive mood, I opted for a birthday card for a freind of ours. We are all in our mid life crisis and he started taking up long boarding at an age of 50. When I saw this image, he came to mind. The image is called Skater Stanley. I coloured the image with Prisma pencils and even tried to make little rosset with bits and pieces.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
The Outlawz Sketch Wednesday 27 November - 11 December
The Male room #125 - Inspired by Ugly Sweaters
Crafty Calender - December - Anything but Christmas but add ribbon
Crafty Catz #486 - Anything goes

Thank you and hope you'll join us at Creative Moments!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Custom made wedding card




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It was a very hot summer this far and suddenly we have a lovely rainy day with half of the temperature than yesterday. Much welcomed. December is also peak wedding season here in the Southern Hemisphere and I had a few cards, then a lady came in and bought them all. I made a personalised one for a wedding couple. I used their invite as inspiration. I played with a few dies from Spellbinder, Sizzix and Marianne's Design. Paper is all from my stash.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Feeling Sketchy #230
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge 3 - 16 December - Left top to bottom White Lace, flower & gold
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 28 November - 4 December - Anything goes
The Outlawz Festive Friday 29 November - 12 December - Weddings
Lemon Shortbread #108 - Anything goes

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

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Special couple



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After almost a week I finally finished another wedding card. This time I played with some glitter white card stock. The first time I used this background die. The image is from Sheepski and I coloured it with Prisma pencils. The ribbon sliders I had to colour with a permanent marker to make it black. I used green as my +1 since the wedding that we are going to is a green & white wedding.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Incy Wincy 18 -30 November - Black & White +1
Feeling Sketchy #229
Crash your Stash - Ribbon Sliders
Sheepski Facebook #42 - Twist glitter & sparkle
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 15 - 28 November - Weddings
Crafty Cardmakers #246 - No Patterned paper

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

Happy Anniversary



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I'm celebrating 21 years of marriage! πŸ’–And I will do it all over again if I can do it with my husband. I made this card for him. I used Stella Love with this lovely setiment as a Oldie but Goodie Thursday show case. Paper is from Spring pad from First edition and I coloured the image with my Prisma pencils.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Tuesday Throwdown #445 - Punny Sentiment
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 19 November - 2 December
Crafty Catz #484 - Spots and or stripes

Thank you and have a lovely thanksgiving, for those who celebrate!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Catch the Bug - November Bingo




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Saturday means there is a new challenge at Catch the Bug and it is time for one of my favourite challenges namely B-I-N-G-O. I used Gus Birthday - golden years, though I got mixed up with the sentiment, which is also from Bugaboo. Papers are from First Edition's Leaf Pad. I used an arrow emboss folder and used some miniature buttons.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge 13 November - 26 November
Creative Knockouts #324 - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #608 - Festive
Crafty Catz #483 - Anything Goes / Birthdays

Hope to see you at Catch the Bug's BINGO theme for November
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 15 November 2019

Hedgehog wishes



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My first post as designer at Creations in Pink, which is a monthly challenge with an anything goes theme in mainly pink. I made this card for my friend's birthday. She was quite facinated by hedgehog stamps when we went shopping, so I digged out my polymer stamp from Penny Black called Hugs, which I coloured with Prisma pencils. I used my new Kaiser Kraft window die and paper from Lady Pattern Paper's Twinkle Toes.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - November
Craft Rocket Challenge #65 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Calender November - Cute & Girly
A Perfect time to Craft - November Anything goes

Hope to see you at Creations in Pink
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Catch the Bug Thursday Oldie but Goodie




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I have accepted the invitation to stay on Catch the Bug's design team of which I am very honoured to be part of. We had a project of supporting people in our drought stricken Karoo, they are suffering a six year drought now, and I wanted to add this special card in my packet. I hope the receiver will have a little upliftment in hope when she receives it. I used paper from Lady K Patterned paper twinkle toes. Ribbon and button from my stash and image was coloured with Prisma pencils.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Gem of a Craft Challenge Wk22 - Anything goes
Feeling Sketchy #228
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 7 - 13 November - pleated ribbon
Creative Craft Cottage #124 - Ribbon and or buttons

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

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Celebrating love







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It is the 7th of a new month and that means we have a new challenge at Creative Moments. One of our sponsors is Sheepski Designs and it is one of my favourite artist. I used Just Married. I know most people are preparing for winter or had their first taste of winter 2019 and that brings the feeling of Christmas too. But here in the Southern tip of Africa we have summer and it is also time for weddings. We also have a wedding in December. My childrens' very first real wedding. I used paper from W&M and Spring Farm House from Prima Marketing inc. Dies used is from Marianne Design and Spellbinder. I used some ink on the edges for a more vintage look and for the die cuts to be a bit more visible. Image was coloured with Prisma Pencils. As final touch I added a heart pin with 2 flowers and voile ribbon.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski Facebook Challenge #41 - Warm colours
Sweet Stampin - Celebrations
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 5 - 18 November 
Double D - Neutral Fall Colours
Cheerful Sketches - November
Cute Card Thursday #607 - Anything goes

Hope to see you at Creative Moments with all your lovely creations!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Thanks



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I don't often do CAS cards but I had such lovely inspiration from the net and needed a Thank you card urgently. I played with bits and pieces in my stash and used a Sizzix flower die for the flower and a Cuttlebug die for the sentiment.

Challenges I'm joining:
Just Us Girls #512 - Thanks
Allsorts #544 - Own flowers
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Catrds 28 October - 11 November - CAS
Tuesday Morning Sketches #528

Thank you
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Kitchen tea cards


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I had a few request for some kitchen tea cards. These are a bit small than my usual 16x16 cards. Though I decided that irrespective of the size, the energy is the same. I only get a change to play with my small dies. In the first one I used paper from First edition leaf collection. Added a olive green lace and turquois pearls. Sentiment was computer generated. I used Di's digi's Bride.



Challenges I'm joining: 
Colour Crazy Craft Wk 42 - Anything goes






For my second card I used Serenity from Sheepski Design. I have coloured with Prisma Pencils and used paper from my Touch of Foil Stack from DCWV.

Challenges I'm joining 
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 16 October - 29 October
Cute Card Thursday #605 - Sparkles
Sheepski Facebook Challenge #41 - Anything goes or warm colours
The Outlawz Festive Friday 18 October - 1 November - Anything goes



The 3rd project I used some of my fvourite designer paper and is from W&M. These petite flowers in shades of pink and a dash of green leaves is just my favourite favourite. When my big sheets was finished I was quite upset and last year I found some 16x16 blocks and then I bought 2 of them. Sentiment is from Digistamp4Joy. I added some striped ribbon with the same colour coding in the back. 
Challenges I'm joining:
Creations in Pink #15 - Anything goes
As you like it Challenge - Favourite paper and why



My last project was actually the first of the 4 I made. I used a dressmaker spellbinder die of which I have cut of the bottom part and added some voile. The designer paper is parchment paper from W&M.
Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #526
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Make it Clean & Simple

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

Hiding from Fitness







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On this lovely Saturday. I had a lovely teenager party last night and it is almost clean again. Today I want to share my last project as guest designer at Catch the Bug! I really enjoy all Jodie's images. Today I played with Gertrude Hiding from Fitness. I used some odd papers in my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #526
Use Your Stuff #379 - Stamp, Red, Blue
Crafty Catz #480 - Anything goes

Thank you and hope to see you at Catch the Bug!
πŸ’ from Africa!
OlgaB

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