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Monday, 15 October 2018

Cheese and Wine with Digistamp4Joy



Morning

 After 'n lovely weekend away with hubby and some lovely spring rain a new week starts. I was asked by Margy at Digistamp4Joy to be guest designer this month with their lovely free image. This is such an honour. I used designer paper from Kaiser Craft's Paradiso stack and some odd and ends from my stash with a spellbinder die and memory box die to make this project.

I took inspiration from these challenges:
Craft Rocket #53 - Autumn
Colour Crazy Wk41 - Anything goes
Crafty Calender - October - Autumn
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch 101018
The Outlawz Thursday Twist - Autumn holiday

Thank you and have a fantastic day. Pass by at Digistamp4Joy to grab the freebie and join in the fun!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Decoupage flowers




Good day

I must confess this is not my most favourite time in blogland, since I do not celebrate Halloween, but I do love all the autumn colours.
I made a 3D card. This is my favourite technique and I used to make a lot of these projects and I still have a lot of Images. It is only a bit time consuming to cut all the pieces. Though I have to admit that this one did not take more time than a normal card to assemble. I used kraft cardstock for the base and kept it simple. Sentiment is a stamp from Purple Magnolia.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #474
Aud Sentiment #214 - Halloween/ Fall
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge - Yellow, Orange & Green
Tuesday Throwdown #413 - Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Celebrating Columbus day




Good day

We are exploring the world at Creative Moments. I was sponsored by Creative Bug with this image of a father and son that went fishing. With my travels I have met a few fishermen in my life and it is another world with all the recipes and gadgets. Luckily my husband is not a fisherman as such, though we did go on fishing trips.
I have used paper from World Travel Collection from BoBunny and some Spellbinder dies and Martha Steward punches.

Challenges I'm joining:
Feeling Sketchy #202
Crafty Friends #94 - More than 1 die
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 4-10 October - Circles and Stripes
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 5 October - Male card

Thank you and pop by at Creative Moments.
Hugs From Africa!
Olga

Friday, 5 October 2018

Bluer than blue




Good day

I just love music cards, whether it is by theme or inspiration. This time my eye caught the challenge at Aurora Wings. So I Googled some songs and ended up with Bluer than Blue by Michael Johnson, and this Primrose Sprite just suited it so well. Then I had to see if you do get blue primroses and got this nice image too. The designer paper from Paper Touch just brought everything together. I used my Prisma colour pencils to colour the image and add the touch of lace with buttons to finish it off.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Crafty Cardmakers #219 - Lace or ribbon
Aurora Wings #71 - Inspired by music
Incy Wincy 1-13 Oct - Blue and button
Creative Knockouts #266 - Lots of layers
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge
Colour Crazy Craft #40 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day. Hopefully not so blue.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Guinea fowls




Good day

With school holidays on hand I escaped a bit and did some crafting. Playing with a few of my favourite challenges. This was probably my very first stamp and it has been ages since I have last used any stamp. It came to mind, though I had to search for it. The designer paper is from L'aquarelle Designs from Ultimate Crafts. I used some spellbinder dies with a feather as the twist.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #473
Use your stuff #332 - Forest Frolic
Unicorn Challenge #37 - Autumn/Halloween
Crafting by Design October - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge with twist of a feather

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

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Autumn Colours



Good day

It is Wednesday and it is time for another challenge at Creative Moments. With fall in the Northern Hemisphere it can only mean we have to play with fall colours. I was privilege to be sponsored by Digistamp4Joy and got this Aloe image. I duplicate it and coloured it with my Prisma Pencils. The designer paper is from BoBunny's Dreams of autumn collection. Is is the first time I have used the windmill die cut from Creative Talents. All the other papers are bits and piece.
This is a common scene in South Africa, since it is not a very water rich country. And aloe can be planted in the gardens or they just grow wild in nature. 

Challenges I'm joining:
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Autumn colours
Cheerful Sketches - September (2nd entry)
Digistamp4Joy - Spetember flower frenzy
The Male Room #95 - The great outdoors
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - In the Garden
Crafty Friends #93 - Autumn Colours

Hope to see you in all the splendor of autumn at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Kick up heels



Good day

I'm trying to catch up with a few girly cards. I used heels from Bugaboo. The papers ares from All About Girls stack from DCWV. I used a few different spellbinder dies and a corner punch and a fiskar border punch.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Stella says Sketch #615
Sweet Stampin: Dies/punches
Southern girls - Spots and dots
Crafting with Dragonflies #113 - Anything goes
Double D: If the shoe fits (2nd entry)
Creative knockouts#264 - 2 or more designer paper

Have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 21 September 2018

Irish wedding blessing



Good day

This cardstock have been on my table quite awhile now. I have started the project with the border cut, but had a mind change. Finally I could finish it. This time with an Irish blessing, that I got from the internet. I used some swab that I have coloured with some distress ink and finished it of with some embellishments from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #471
The Paper Shelter #354 - Sentimental
Lemon Shortbread #76 - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #410 - Texture

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Hugs From Africa!
Olga

Girls stuff




Good day

A bit more of a feminine card. I played with another Bugaboo image called heels and accessories. Paper is from Scruffy Little cat pad from Crafter's companion. Coloured the image with my Prisma pencils and added some embellishments from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining: 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 #145
Cute Card Thursday #548 - Monochrome
A Gem of a Challenge #227 - Girls
Double D: If the shoe fit (1st entry)
Incy Wincy 18-29 September - Sweet and Sassy

Thank you and have a lovely weekend
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wedding card



Good day

I played with a few challenges for another wedding card. Here in South Africa it is the beginning of the wedding season, since spring has arrived. This time I have played with a Bugaboo image called Congratulations. I used odds and ends from my stash and a sentiment from Digistamp4Joy.

Challenges I'm joining: 
Penny's Paper-Crafty #398 - Anything goes
Catch the Bug September Bingo - Sentiment, Sparkle & Image

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

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Autumn Wedding Card




Good day

I do love challenges, especially when it gives you some interesting creations. I have a request for a few wedding cards. This is the first. Though it is spring with us, blogland celebrate autumn in full colour. In the end I made a wedding card in autumn colours. Paper is from BoBunny's dream of autumn. Ribbon & flowers from my stash. First time ever I used the Fiskar stamp from the wedding collection.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Crafty Cardmakers #218 - Autumn Colours
Feeling Sketchy #201
Crafty Catz #429 - Pearls
Moving along with times #80 - Ribbon
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 13-19 Sept - Pearls
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 18 Sept - Autumn Colours
The Outlawz Festive Fridays - Wedding card.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Tag along with Creative Moments





Good day

Can not believe three weeks have gone bye since our last challenge at Creative Moments. We had some fabulous entries. This time we were challenged to make some tags. We have some lovely sponsors again. I had the privileged to have an images from Rick St Denis and its called Queen of hearts hat. She needed to be red with the hearts and I had some scrapbook paper for quite a while that was screaming to be used. I used a Marianne's design heart emboss folder on the black and the die on the tag. I made a smaller version of the image to add on the tag. Thought this would be nice for somebody that loves to read.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Cheerful Sketches - September challenge
Southern Girls - Tags
Unicorn Challenge #36 - Add charm
Creative Craft Cottage #111 - Ribbon and or lace
The Paper Shelter #353 - Embossing of any kind
Crafty Friends Challenge #92 - Wet/dry embossing

Hope you challenge yourself to make some wonderful tags, especially with Christmas around the corner and join Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Monday, 10 September 2018

Some inspiration



Good day

It has been such a long time since I have played with a Digistamp4Joy image. But with Spring knocking on our doors this image(JA7-DS4J) was just the thing to use. I made this card for a friend of ours that has been diagnosed with lung cancer and it is more for encouraging. The sentiment I took from Desert Diva. She has a lot of sentiments to choose from.  I have experimented with textured card stock this time around and coloured the image with Prisma pencils. Papers are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digistam4Joy - September - Flower Frenzy
Colour Crazy Craft #36 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Add 3 of something

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

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Spring is here





Good day

 It is the 1st of September and there is a new vibe in the air....here the birds have started to sing early in the morning and new fresh leaves have giving us a lift in spirit. Always good to have a new season on hands. In blogland there is also a change of scenery, though a bit more to autumn than spring. Since I'm building on girly cards again with a few 16 birthdays on hand, I played with the Paper Shelter's Spring Attitude. The designer paper is from First Edition's Hide Away, gingham paper for the border, from Sunny Studio and I coloured the image with Prisma pencils. Used some washi tape/ribbon with an Afrikaans sentiment from Purple Magnolia and Crealies dies.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #468
Moving Along With Times #79 - Gingham and / or with button
Aud Sentiment #211 - Bingo + Sentiment - Die cut, Stitch, ribbon
Crafting with Dragonflies #112 - Spring has sprung
The Outlawz Colour challenge 28 August - Tag, stamp, stitch
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 30 August - 5 Spetember - Anything goes.

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

Friday, 31 August 2018

Guest designer at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2





Good day

Life is a bit in the fast lane lately. This is a almost belated post. I was asked to be guest designer at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for this fortnight. One of my favourite sketch blogs and they have Bugaboo as a sponsor, so how could I not resist to play along. I used BUG Beauty and coloured her with my prisma pencils. My designer paper is from L'aquarelle design from Ultimate Crafts. Final touch of brads and eyelets from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch The Bug - Colour challenge
Southern Girls - Bit of metal
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Birthday
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #34 - Anything goes

Hope you'll join in with the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Dreams of summer




Good day

This is just one of those days where I came to hide from the world since I really do not know how I feel. Somehow I just feel sad without real reason for. At least I used the negative energy a bit more positive. I used this cute digi from Andrea from All Dressed Up and I have found this beautiful complimenting paper in my Sweet Romance bloc from Marianne's design. I've coloured the image with my Prisma pencils and added these flip flop buttons with some twine to end it all off.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Creative Knockouts #260 - Twine
Cute Card Thursday #554 - Just for girls
All dressed up #84 - Anything goes
All Dressed up Facebook August challenge - Girls
Tuesday Morning Sketches #467
Craftaholics R Us #34 - Paradise
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge

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

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Just a note at Creative Moments





Good day

Seasons are busy changing, here the winds have started to blow and that is a very good sign, spring is not that far away. With my image from My Stitch back in Twine I really had a feeling for spring especially when I saw the nice crisp colours at Just us Girls. I have played with bits and pieces in my stash and coloured the image with my prisma pencils. Hope you will pop by at Creative Moments for this fortnight with the option of music.

Challenge I'm joining:
Crafty Creations #373 - Anything goes
Just Us Girls #454 - Colour combo
Crazy 4 Challenges #448 - Sketch
The Sisterhood of Crafters  - Bloomin Flowers

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