Tuesday, 8 June 2021

My best friend turns 50 today!



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Today my best friend turns 50! Of those 50 years I was lucky to spent 24 with him. He loves his motorcycle and have a KTM, so I just had to use orange, black and white, and we love to see the world, not necessarily with the motorcycle though and we are children of Africa, kind of earthy. This image from Dr Digi called Flossie's day out I have found quite suitable for this memorable occasion! I have coloured it with my Prisma pencils and some chalk for the distressing. I used paper from my DCWV Safari chic paper stack. I used kraft paper as base paper, thought it will enhance the earthy feeling. The sentiment I have found some while ago on the internet. As embellishments I added the 50 peel off stickers on the side car. I used a Acacia  tree die and add a bear brad, though there is not bears in Africa, but it is the only animal I have in my stash and the coulr fitted the scene. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Craft Rocket #82 - Birthday
Sweet Stampin - Masculine makes
Stampin Sensation - I love... I'm not sure where in the spectrum I'm in, since I do not do CAS, but shabby chic sometimes is a bit overdone for me. 
C.R.A.F.T #600 - Masculine
Incy Wincy - For the men and/or Kraft paper 
Creative knockouts #404 - Recipe - 1 digi, 1 sentiment, 2 pattern papers, 3 embellishments
Crazy 4 Challenges #587 - The Great Outdoors
Aud sentiment #276 - Anything goes with sentiment

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

Morgan's Art World sponsoring Creative Moments




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Yesterday a new challenge started at Creative Moments. This time we are sponsored by Morgan's Art World. I got this lovely though delicate image of Fairy Child forget me not. My designer paper is from Prima Marketing's Moon Child and I added a soft pink in the border with some ribbons from my stash. Image was coloured with my Prisma pencils. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Morgan's Art World #6 - Anything goes
Creative Craft  #141 - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #147 - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Craft Wk22 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join at Creative Moments' Anything Goes
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 4 June 2021

Bee you






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While I was struggling to finalise some ideas on some projects I decided to finish my bee project with few of my favourite challenges. These bees cut with Xcut dinky die has been on my table for a couple of weeks now. Every time I was to late to finish it for a challenge. Horrible when life happens. I took inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches and Double D to start the project and  it just felt right to finish it. 

Thank you for the visit and hope you have wonderful day!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Bugaboo is sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2






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Here winter has officially started. Some snow on the mountains in the central part of the country and the rest has a cold wind reminding us of the snow. But in blogland summer has arrived at most places according to all the projects that are posted. 
In the beginning of the month it is also the start of a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Kathie has given us 2 fun sketches to play with.  Bugaboo is our sponsor and the winner will receive 4 images.
I used close knit friends in my first project. I bought some lovely dies (By Lene dies BLD1241) lately that has some hand craft objects like knitting pens, wool, thread bobbins etc. I have a few friends whom love hand craft, so hopefully I'll use them a lot in future. My paper is from Dreams of Autumn by Bo Bunny. So everything just fell in place for this one. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Morgan's Artwork #6 - Anything goes
Crafty Creations #422 - Anything goes

For the second card I used Gus Fish Whisperer. I found this paper in my Eline's ocean stack from Marianne design. I decided to play with the elements on the paper and used a die from Cuttlebug for the fishes. My friend's husband love fishing.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski Design #51 - Layer it up
Digi Doodles #39  - Boys to men

Hope you will come and join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 28 May 2021

Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug



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On a Friday there is always a Freebie at Catch the Bug and today is no exception. Today we have Deacon cake and you can find it at Catch the Bugs homepage a bit later. I used teatime paper from W&M. I have fussy cut the image after I have coloured it with Prisma Pencils and used a Afrikaans sentiment die saying Happy Birthday.

Challenges I'm joining:
Allsorts #625 - Bright birthdays
Colour Crazy Craft Wk21 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a splendid day. Stay Safe!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Wine someone?



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This is bit of belated post for Catch the Bug's Friday Freebie - Chef Pierre Wine. This time I have played with some of my wine dies from Sizzix and Marianne Design. I had some of it for quite a while now, but it is the first time using it. My papers are from First edition New Leaf. And the leaf emboss folder from Cuttle Bug.

Challenges I'm joining:
Morgan's Art World - May - Anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Spots & Stripes

Hope you will go and grab the lovely freebie here
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Dream of a Matric farewell

 



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Today I want to share this special card I made for my boy's lady friend. He wants to ask her for the Matric farewell. In these uncertain times with COVID and social distncing, there will always be the dream of this last big social event and I sincerely hope they will have one. I think it is probably the second biggest day of a young lady.
I used unknown dancers of Sheepski Design. The designer paper is Grunge - Dark tones from Craft Consortium, the first time I'm using it. I used dies from Crealies and Marianne design. Flowers and ribbon is from my stash. The image was coloured with Prisma Pencils, my preferred medium of colouring. I just feel more comfortable in blending the colours and I have not find proper paper for alcohol marker here around me. I used some black chalk for the blending/distressing of the background. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Allsorts #624 - Anything goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - May - Anything goes
Aud Sentiment #275 - For the girls + sentiment
As You Like it Challenge - Favourite Colour medium
Crafty Friends #152 - May Sketch

Thank you, keep safe and have lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB