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

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

For my mother


With permission of a friend of mine I share with you this photo of a cosmos field in the Free State. 

Good day

I played with the freebie from Pattie's creations for April called cosmos. I played with some die cuts and embossing that was on my table from Marianne's design. Since it was cosmos season in March and April in South Africa all along our national roads you saw all the delicate flowers. I took inspiration from there delicate soft colours. 

Challenges I want to join:
Morgan's Art world #5 May anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #76 - Pearls /bling
Pattie's Creations #193 - Anything goes

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

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 May's challenge

Good day

On the first Wednesday of the month it is time for new sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! We have 2 lovely and easy sketches. The ladies did some lovely work with beautiful creations. You can see seasons are changing since brighter colours do become more visible. We do have an optional twist of April showers bring May flowers, but that is optional.





For my first sketch I used this image from Passionate Paper Creations. This was a special requested birthday card for a young lady who do not like pink whatsoever. This really has a island vibe to it, but somehow I struggled to find paper in my stash. I used different dies from Crealies and Nellie Snellen. Papers are from my stash. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Double D - Birds, nest, cages
Incy Wincy 1 - 25 May - Use a die cut / punch
Crafty Friends #155 - Animals / birds




For my second sketch I used an image from Bugaboo. With Mother's day around the corner I decided to do a bit more feminine card with paper from Mintay's Graceful stack. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils and I added some lilac pearls for a finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
As you like it challenge: Favourite sketches - I love SSW2 sketches by Kathie and a sketch is most of the time my starting point for a project.
The Sisterhood of Crafters - April showers bring May flowers
Stamping Sensation May - Anything goes with twist of flora & fauna
Unicorn challenge #76 - Pearls / Bling
Sweet Stampin - Rainbows & Rainy days

Hope you will come and join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this month to get your creativity on the go with a sketch or two! 
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Hope your birthday rocks





Good day

This is a quick post of another teenager card. Though 19 is a bit more difficult, but I find music is an universal theme for any age. I used a Bugaboo image - Johnny Sing. Further I used bits and piece from my stash and a Spellbinder music embossing folder. Image was coloured with Prisma Pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Male Room #161 - Dry embossing
Just us Girls #628 - Red, white & black

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

Monday, 18 April 2022

Things with wings at Creative Moments





 Good day

Hope you had a blessed Easter weekend. We had our children home, so we had some family fun. 

Today I want to share a card I made for Creative Moments' Things with wings challenge that started the 15th of April. I had the sentiment from Mirtillamente - To Dream no1, to play with so I kept it kind of simple with a border die from Marianne Design. I just added an additional dragonfly in the lavender to give it a really spring feeling. The sentiment I printed in green and used some chalk in the background. The pink butterflies are part of the border set. 

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Craft Catz # 591 - April shower of Anything goes
Stick it Down - April Card Sketch
Let's Craft & Create #182 - AG or butterflies
Use your Stuff #446 - Spring / Easter
Mirtillament #8 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join in our Things with wings or Anything goes at Creative Moments!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB

Monday, 11 April 2022

17



 Good day

I got this special request last week for a card with neon colours for a 17 year old girl. I had this image - My Music - from Sheepski design on my table for ages now and it fit a girl of 17. The paper is from my children when they were in the primary school and needed neon papers for a project. I decided to go with the orange and yellow for something different. I used a Nellie Snellen die for the background and some Afrikaans sentiment on the yellow with a 17. I fussy cut the image since the original die size did not fit on the card. Image was coloured with my Prisma pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski Design #61 - Make it cute
Crafty Catz #590 - Anything goes
Polka Doodles - Wk15 - Anything goes

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

Belated April SSW2

Good day

There is some new sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and the ladies did a wonderful job showcasing the sketches. There is also an optional twist of earth day (22 April).
For both my sketches I used Sheepski Design images. 


I made this card for my friend's grandchild. She is currently doing gymnastics and love pink. I have coloured the image with my Prisma  pencils and used a memory box corner die in pearly paper with some ribbon and gems.
Challenges I'm joining:

Sheepski Design #61 - Make it cute
Creative Knockouts #447 - For the girls
Crafty Catz #590 - Anything goes
Gem of a challenge - Anything goes






 For my second card I made a birthday card with these lovely peonies from Andrea. I really wanted it to pop so I used the black and white paper from my stash with a red ribbon and an afrikaans sentiment. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Morgan's Art world #4 - Anything goes
Sheepski #70 FB - Optional twist of CAS
Sweet Stampin - Mood board Easter/Spring -
Colour Crazy Wk14 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join us at SSW2 with one or both sketches!
Hugs from Africa!
OlgaB


Monday, 4 April 2022

Another boy card




Good day

I played along with a few challenges ending up with another boy card. I just love boys, elf/fairies and green, especially this vibrant yellow green, for me it is a symbol of growth. I used a Marianne's design star emboss folder on the back. Then I used some alcohol inks for the triangle. Coloured this mage, Candy Elf from Alicia Bel with Prisma pencils and fussy cut it and dropped the candy part and add a airplane die to go with my theme for a boy. 

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Can you handle the pressure - Emboss with twist of green
Morgan's Artworld #4 - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - 1 April .... I love....
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch - 30 March - 12 April
The Outlawz Paper a la mode - 26 March - 8 April - Spring colours

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