Sunday, 14 November 2021

Twisted pop up card fro a coffee lover






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One of my close friends celebrated her birthday lately and I made this twisted pop up card for her. She loves coffee, so I had to be creative since I do not have a mug die cut. So I used the bottom part of a dress with a piece of a swirl to create the mug/cup. I used some dry embossing with foil on the mug/cup and on the sentiment - that still come from my French days - I used some ink smooching on watercolor paper, - I used Alcohol ink in stream & Ruby and pearl in pearl & lake. I also used some glitter spray mist over all the inks - then I cut the center piece out with a label die after the paper has dried. I used a bigger die of the same lot and used an emboss folder from Marianne's design. Add it to the back and made a frame from a lighter blue that fitted insight the first cut. Added the mug/cup and the sentiment with some silver brads.
The inside I used papers from my stash and some Bugaboo digital images that I have coloured with my prisma pencils. 

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Crafty Catz #572 - Add some sparkle
Shopping our stash #458 - Tic tac toe - Ink smooching, stamps older than 3 years, foiling
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour 2 - 15 November - Colour wheel - 2 shades of blue + red

Thank you fro your visit.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

 

Monday, 8 November 2021

Happy Season Greetings




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This is a bit of belated post for our new challenge at Creative Moments. Barbara have found a new sponsor - Mirtillamente - and they have some fun images. I used Catherine Christmas for my project. I have coloured her with my Prisma Pencils. I used some papers from my Christmas stash and a die cut form Marianne's design. Added some green rhinestone 3x3 of them and a peel-off sentiment.

Challenges I'm joining:
Colour Crazy Craft Wk 44 - Anything goes
Crafty Calender - November - Anything goes
Cheerful Sketches - November sketch
Stamping Sensations - November - Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage #146 - Add some sparkle
Incy Wincy - All creatures  or spotted paper
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 4 - 10 November - Add something in threes identical

Hope you will come and join our anything goes challenge at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with Polkadoodles

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On the first Wednesday of the month it is time for a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We are sponsored by Polkadoodles this time!

Kathie has created to lovely and easy sketches this round and with Christmas around the corner I decided to make a few festive cards. Sometimes it is very difficult to make Festive Cards with all the available images. We are in the Southern Hemisphere and have summer holidays over the Festive season, so Snowmen and snow does not correlate with us. But I've used some animals that you do find here.


For my first sketch I used a normal image called Too cute owl love, that I coloured with my Prisma pencils, but use some papers from my Christmas stash as well as a bulb die cut from my stash with some ribbon. 
Challenges I'm joining:
Digi Doodles #44 - Christmas/Winter
Morgan's Art World #11 - Anything goes
Unicorn #71 - Christmas/Winter
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
Aud Sentiment #287 - Christmas
Incy Wincy - All creatures big & small or spotted paper.




For my second project I used Noël Christmas Mouse and again coloured it with my Prisma Pencils. I used paper from Rosy Cosy Christmas paper stack and some gingham from Sunny studios. I used a some recycled twine in my stash. 

Challenges I'm joining are:
Colour Crazy Craft Wk 43 - Anything goes
Inspiration Station #17 - Animal Attic - The red & green in photo & animal in challenge
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Digi Choosday Wk 44 - Anything goes
Crafty Creations #427 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join us with these fun sketches!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 8 October 2021

Creative Moments with Cute as a Button sponsoring






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We started a new challenge at Creative Moments and as usual our theme is anything goes. We are sponsored by Cute as a Button this round. I have used the image "Baby Boy" and is made my card for a friend's daughter whom is pregnant but do not know yet what gender it is. We all hope that it will be a little boy. I used paper from my stash and played with my Fiskar texture plate with hands and feet for the inserts. I then used some glittered wet/heat embossing on the dry embossed images. Sentiment is just best wishes for her time!

Challenges I'm joining:
Cute Card Thursday #693 - Anything goes
Crafty Catz #567 - Anything goes with twist of Girly 
Moving along with time #135 - Bingo - Image, Patterned paper, Glitter
Cute as a Button #73 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit and hope you will come and join us at Creative Moments!
hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 # 217 with Sheepski




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Here are my DT project for Sweet Sketch Wednesday2's second sketch for this month. I love decorating gift bags as alternative to cards since I can make it more personalised than what you would normally get in retail. For this one I went with a boy's theme and used Determination from Sheepski design. I have boys and I love adventure. Our lovely sponsor for October. Paper is from my scrapbook stash and I tried to extend the paper to the background of the image. I used some Fiskar hand punches for the feet and the hands. The sentiment is from TLC. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski Design FB - Challenge 64
Sheepski design #55 - Hot of cold colours
613 Avenue #11 - Anything goes
Crafty Creations #426 - Anything goes
As you like it - Favourite Non-card project

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

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 sketch #216





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This is a bit of belated post for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, but you have the whole month to play. Lovely Sheepski Design is our sponsor this month and with this project I played with Cat. This is such a versatile image since you can use it from teenager to an elderly lady. I made another gift bag, which is my favourite non- card projects since I can personalize it, with some papers and ribbon from my stash. Sentiment is from TLC. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski Design #55 - Warm or cold colours
Morgan's Artworld #10 - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #604 - Inspired by a Song - Lady in Red
As you like it - Favourite non card project - Gift bag
Colour Crazy Challenge Wk40 - Anything goes colouring
Sheepski Design FB - Challenge 64

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

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Turning 50 in style




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Another 50th birthday is on the cards. This time I made a gift card holder in a form of handbag. I have this lovely paper from my scrapbook stash and it just fitted the theme. I used a Beccy's place tutorial for this. I used a little piece of Velcro to keep the piece together. Further added a Afrikaans sentiment die cut in front and a little bow embellishment. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Knockouts #418 - Anything goes
Aud Sentiment #283 - Birthday sentiment
Digi Chooseday Wk37 - Anything goes

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

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Creative Moments sponsored by Pattie's Creations



 

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We have a new challenge at Creative Moments and this time we are sponsored by Pattie's Creations. I had Coconut Drink as image to play with. I have a longing to have a proper vacation like before COVID where you can just relax and enjoy the moment. My paper and sentiment are from Paradiso from Kaiser Craft. I used some cuttlebug dies for the flowers and leaves. Image was coloured with Prisma Pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
A Perfect time to Craft - September - Anything goes
Pattie's Creation #186 - Anything goes
Let's Craft and Create #175 - Anything goes with lots of layers
Colour Crazy Wk35 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join us at Creative Moments' anything goes.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Golden 50





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It is not often that I have time to play on a Saturday, but I just had to finish this project. This is the year where we and some of our very good friends celebrate our 50th birthdays. This colour combo is so in a 50th birthday celebration range. I used paper from Young & Chic from Creative Path added some wet embossed birthday sentiment and played with some golden papers from my stash. Added 6 golden epoxy dots.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Just Us Girls #600 - 6 of anything
Allsorts #640 - Someone you love

Have a beautiful day!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Friday, 3 September 2021

Talking to the moon




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I was inspired by a few challenges with this project! I used Conversations from Sheepski design and it came to mind when one of the challenges asked to make a birthday card for 2 people celebrating their birthday on the same day but like mile apart. The paper just suited the colour challenge choice. I used some dies from my stash and a star ribbon to add the final touch. The moon's subtle colouring is just not visible on the photo and darker background. I have fussy cut the image, since I was not sure if I can replicate the background paper. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Cute Card Thursday #692 - Anything goes
Craft Rocket #85 - choose one or more: Ribbon, bow or buttons
SheepSki Design Challenge #54 - Boys and girls come out to play

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

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

September has arrived at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2


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On this 1 day of September. Here we call it Spring day and slowly we can see new life creeping out and that makes me super excited! Even the temperature has risen. Hope the rain comes soon to settle the dust.

In the beginning of the month it is also time for new sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. We would have been sponsored by Bugaboo but the shop closed down unseeingly. The DT has decided that we will give away images as used by the DT as prize though. 

Image: Birdhouses

For this sketch I have turn it upside down and used paper from Marianne Design's Celebrations. I also used a Marianne Design die for the top and sentiment. Some rhinestones finished it off. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Creations #425 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Cards - 30 August - 12 September - Anything goes


Image: MLMS Banana
For this sketch I used papers from my stash and decided this will be a birthday card for my brother's daughter who will turn 1 year in October. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread #153 - Anything goes
Use Your Stuff #430 - Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #C4C599 - Local Farmer's market - Bananas
Double D - Anything with a tail

Hope you will join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 with some lovely creations!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Finding inner peace




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I quickly want to share a card I made for my son. The image Chibi Fawn is from Stamper's Delight and I got it from Digi Mojo in Facebook some while ago. I have printed it week ago and life happened. I just could not finish it. Finally I did, more maybe because my time ran out. My son starts with his prelims for his final exam at the end of the year. I just want to use this card to wish him good luck. He normally tells me to chill. The sentiment came with the image. I used papers from my stash and coloured the image with Prisma pencils. Added some Versa Magic Oasis Green on the edges. 

Challenge I took inspiration from:
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
Aud Sentiment #281 - Anything goes + sentiment

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

Friday, 6 August 2021

Cute as a Button sponsoring Creative Moments










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It is time for a new challenge at Creative Moments. We are fortunate enough that Cute as Button is sponsoring us this round. I played with School Books. I made this card for a young lady that love books and she will turn 16 at the end of the month. I have used dies from Nellie Snellen in circle, Marianne Design for the slimline and the suitcase die is from Kaiser Craft. Papers are from my stash. Sentiment is computer generated. 

Challenges I took inspiration from: 
Inspirations Station #11 - Colour my world - picture reminds me of school
2 Sisters on the Blog #53 - Add a bag (suitcase)
Use your stuff  #428 - Inspired by life - Books
613 Avenue - Flavours of fall - Pallette #1 - Greens & orange

Hope you will come and join us at Creative Moments with our Anything goes theme.
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB