Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Cheers to Beauty






 Good day

It is time for a new challenge at Creative moments and we have a fun twist this month of summer fun. We are sponsored by Mirtillamente. I have used Le Gine: Dorothy. I have coloured her with Prisma pencils. She reminds me of warm summer holidays with cocktails at the beach and beautiful sunsets. I probable had a lot of ideas, but in the end I played with warm colours like green and red. The designer paper is from my Sea breeze paper pad from Marianne's design. I used a number emboss folder to go with my sentiment in Afrikaans saying each age has its own beauty. Cheers to beauty!

Challenges I'm joining:
Mirtillamente - June anything goes
Stick it down - July card sketch
Aud sentiment #294 - Summer and sentiment
Can you handle the pressure - Anything goes with emboss folder with twist of bird (did not play twist)
Inkspirational #267 - Use a digital element

Hope you will come and join us with your beautiful art at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 3 June 2022

With sympathy




 Good day

I made a quick sympathy card while hubby worked on the computer. Played with some of my favourite challenges. I used purple handmade paper. Used a die and with few flowers and sentiment die cut was the finishing touch.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Double D - White + one

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Guest designer at Twisted Thursday





Good day

I was asked to be a guest designer at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday. When I received the month's challenges my brain started to work in overdrive and I decided it is a perfect time to try some new techniques and started printing some of my few images I have from the sponsor.. Then I got the news they are closing down in mid June and there all my inspiration was drained. But I ended up making this project for a father's day card. I used fishes from Wink wink wink who is our sponsor this month.
I played with paper from all for men. Used some heat embossing on the tag and to fit the sketch I added staples.  I have printed 2 different sizes of the same image, one black and white and the other 
pre-coloured. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Moving along with times #143 - Masculine / Father's day
Digi Doodles #50  - Boys and toys 
Sheepski Design #63 - Checks and or stripes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 31 May - 15 June - Gray, blue, green twist Father's day

Thank you and hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

New sketches with a reminder

Good day

It is already June. For some of us we are all looking forward to summer holidays, for others, like me, we are in the middle of winter. Super exciting. Luckily our winter is more or less 3 months and then summer will arrive. I'm at the beginning of a new season of my life and have mix senses, but I'm super excited for the change. Hopefully by the end of the month I' have some more news.

Today is also the start of new sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. As always you can do with them what ever you love, though we do have a twist this month of red, white & blue in celebration of the Queen of England's jubilee.  
I did not do the twist this time around since I needed some other cards. 

For the first sketch I decided to use the image from Polkadoodles - Cute Cats and Kittens. This is also a reminder project for Creative Moments where polkadoodles are the sponsor. I've used some bits and pieces from my scrapbook stash from all about pets stash. 







Challenges I'm joining:
Daring Cardmakers: Flair not square
Polkadoodles Wk22 - Anything goes
Penny's paper craft #522 - Anything goes




For my second project I played with some die cuts from the Dada range from Nellie's choice, since my friend had a baby shower for her first grand child whom will arrive in July. The theme is all kinds of animals. I used kraft paper as base with some paper from my Safari stack from DCWV. I have personalized it a bit with the baby boy's name. Some brads and buttons was added as finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
Allsorts - #678 - Anything but Birthday
The Paper Shelter #514 - Inspired by a movie - Lion King
Moving along with times #143 - Masculine/Father's day
Crafty Friends #156 - Men or boys

Hope you will come and join us with your lovely creations at SSW2. 
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Baby shower bag



Image from Sheepski design - Mini me

 Good day

Today I want to share with a bag I made from a recycled paper bag that I got when shopping some clothes awhile ago. Lately I tend to keep most of the paper bags for recycling purposes. When I was looking at some images from Andrea at Sheepski Design this image called Mini Me just gave me the inspiration I needed for this baby shower bag I made for a friend's first grandchild. The theme is animals. I also found this paper in my All About boys scrapbook stack and it just fitted the theme, so I kept everything very simple. The base paper is brown mulberry paper golden paisley patterns on and it is like from ages ago. The sentiment is also scrapbook letter stickers, saying congratulations.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski design FB #72 - For the boys
C.R.A.F.T #639 - Recycle it

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

Monday, 16 May 2022

Let's make music!



Good day

This is another special requested project for a friend of mine's granddaughter. She loves pink and playing piano. I found this digi - Tori famous - from Kenny K in my digi stash that suited the request well. I played with papers from my stash and created one of my favourite theme projects: Music. I have coloured the image with my prisma pencils, though I still need some practice on a darker skin tone. Dies are from Crealies and Lea Crealies. I used a Cuttlebug piano key emboss folder on the pink down strip.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Sweet Stampin - Use book print/music sheet/maps
Crafty Calender - May - Anything goes
Inspirational - Use anything that you were gifted or were free. (My image was free)
Crafter's cafe #285 - Spots &/ Dots
Sheepski design #62 - For the girls
2 Sisters on the Blog - Sketch with I turned 90°.

Thank you and have a joyful day!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Polkadoodles sponsoring Creative Moments





Good day

On this lovely Sunday in the middle of the month we have a new challenge at Creative moments! This time we are sponsored by Polkadoodles - you can win 3 images from them. I used Holly Butterfly on this project. Used paper from a four season summer pack. It just suite the image so well. I also decided to make a window card with the image on the inside with an Afrikaans sentiment stamped in front with a little butterfly brad. 

Challenges I'm joining: 
Digi Choosday Wk 19 - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T #637 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #452 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join us at Creative Moments!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB