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Friday, 25 May 2018

Happy 50th


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Another birthday card for a friend turning 50 soon. He loves his motorcycles. I used a Couture creations emboss folder and the motorcycle die is from Hobby Solutions. The sentiment is from Mr Digi. I kept it simple this time, although it was a project that was on my table for almost 3 weeks and I just did not had enough time to finish it. Sad but true.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #454 (2nd entry)
Moving along with times#72 - Black & white with 1 other colour
4 Crafty Chicks #404 - Masculine birthday
C.R.A.F.T #469 - Father's day or male cards

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

Curious Cats





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This is just a special card that I made for a friend that had her birthday yesterday. When I chose these images from Bugaboo shop I knew these will do just fine with her and she appreciated it too. I have combined 5 digis from Bugaboo, the 4 cat digis and the I too the cupcake celebrate frame for the outer frame and sentiment. I am very thank full for the PNG and Jpeg files that Bugaboo give. The designer paper is from Marianne design's fleurique stack and I used Jo Jo from Couture Creation's emboss folder. Ribbon and rhinestones from my stash. Images was coloured with Prisma pencils.

I took inspiration from:
Creative Knockouts #247 - Furry friends
Tuesday Morning Sketches #454
The Outlawz Colour challenge 22 May 2018 
Catch the Bug May Bingo - Sparkle, images merged, embossing
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge WK12 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a blessed weekend.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Humorous cards at Creative Moments



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Something different today. A humorous card is not a favorite of mine, though I do enjoy other people's projects. Maybe because I do not always know what a good punch line would be. This time I used an image of Dr Digi, one of our lovely sponsors this week over at Creative Moments. I also browsed their site for a suitable sentiment and since a good friend of ours are turning 50 in a week's time I thought this image and sentiment will just suite him fine. He loves his motorbike and lately they started to tour with it as well. I remembered when spring started in the Northern Hemisphere the bikers could not wait to start driving. Papers are from First Edition's Man Made and the stripes are from W & M. I coloured the image with my Prisma pencils.

I used the following challenges as guide:
Craftaholics R Us #20 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #245 - Humorous cards
Aud Sentiment #203 - Cute + sentiment
C.R.A.F.T #467 - Birthday bloghop
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #136
A Gem of a Challenge #219 - It's a man's world
The Crafty Addicts #48 - Spring is in the air

Thank you for your visit and hope you'll pop by at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Creative Moments # 142 Mother's day





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Another Wednesday and it is time for Creative Moments' new challenge, although it is an anything goes challenge as usual, we also have an alternative of making a mother's day card. My image is from Bugaboo and it resembles most moms, I believe. Moms are miracle creatures that has a lot of hands and talent. The designer paper is from Nellie's choice - Botanic Vintage. All the embellishments are from my stash.


I took inspiration from:
Catch the Bug - April Colour challenge
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes May edition
Cute Card Thursday #527 - Pretty in pink

Hope to see you at Creative Moments, there are some wonderful inspiration from my fellow designers!
Hugs from Africa!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Green eyes





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Sometime there is a challenge that just draw your attention and this time it was Mitzi at Aurora Wings that draw my attention with her Black & white with the option of dash of colour. There are some amazing projects from the DT and I just could not resist. Mitzi also have a very special talent to add emotion to her digi's eyes. I used her Sisterhood image. I colour the image with my prisma pencils and played with some pearl accent paper and with just a touch of lime green ribbon and some rhinestone on the metal part. I used a Marianne design Creatable LR0483 die.
I have to confess that these days there are people that have some very unusual pets and in South Africa there is a place in Nieu Betestha that is called the owl house and there used to stay a lady that had an obsession with owls and some how this image have a sense of royalty, where they have eagles as pets.

I took inspiration from the following challenges:
Aurora Wings #66 - Black and white with choice of colour or not
Allsorts #465 - All about pets ( she looks as if she is an owl lady)
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 24 April - Emboss, ribbon & die cut
Tic Tac Toe #45 - Metallic, free, stripe
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge 25 April - sketch

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

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

70 and looking for my balls






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This was a quick request of a friend who's husband is turning 70 soon. He is a big golfer so it made Gus Golfer from Bugaboo my obvious choice. I used paper from Marianne design's Fleurique paper bloc and normal cardstock from my stash. I used circle dies and a tag from Sizzix

I took the following challenges as my inspiration:
Tuesday Throwdown  #389 - Anything goes
Cath the Bug April Bingo - I think I only could not add the ribbon & stitching
Stella Says Sketch #608
Crafting with Dragonflies #102 - Dies/punches
The Paper Shelter #336 - Dies

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

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Creative moments # 141 - Two or more flowers




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It is Wednesday and time for another challenge at Creative Moments. Since all the signs are there that spring is on it's way in the Northern Hemisphere our challenge is to add two or more flowers on your project. I just love poppies and it will always remind me of our time in Europe. The image is from My Stitch back in twine called Oz Poppy and I used designer paper from BoBunny's Serenade collection. The red & black is from my stash. I used a Martha Steward punch for the ribbon and the sentiment is a new die from Country Crafts.

I used the following challenges as inspiration:
Cheerful Sketches - April sketch
Cute Card Thursday #525 - Brads
Creative Knockouts #241 - Lots of LAyers
Allsorts Challenge Wk463 - Spring flowers or showers
Crafty Calender April - Buttons or bows
Crafting with dragonflies #102 - Diecuts &/ punches
The Paper Shelter #335 - A Birthday Card

Pop by Creative Moments and come and join in the fun. We have 2 great sponsors.
Hope you have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga