Thursday, 18 May 2017

Baby boy on it's way




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Where did the time go!!! It has been exactly a month since I have last posted anything. We had a lot of public holidays and long weekends filled with hockey and rugby and I just didn't had time for anything else. Today I just decided to take some time of before I miss another deadline and before the little boy is born.
This is Chicken Run from Di's Digis and it is this month's progressive freebie at the Outlawz. With the lovely colour combo at the Outlawz Colour challenge the inspiration took over. The papers are from my stash and I used a Cuttlebug emboss folder for the diamonds(left bottom) and a Marianne's Design hearts emboss folder( my latest edition to my stash) The eyelets are from Fiskar and the sentiment is from confetti that my sister-in-law gave me as present when my eldest son was born, 15 years ago.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Crafty Cardmakers #188 - Add a sentiment
Tuesday Trowdown #343 - Texture
Ooh la la Creations#228 - Something starting with B (boy card)
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge 16 May
The Outlawz Monthly progressive challenge - May 2017.
Tuesday Morning Sketches #403

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

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

"Hello Dolly"




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Autumn is here in all its splendor. I have to admit that I am not fond of getting cold, but I can operate better in cooler conditions than scourging heat. Once again this is one of those projects that looked different in my head when I started than what it ended in. The designer paper is called Afri- Frans from Creative Talents. (Directly translated Afrikaans French) I bought this beautiful emboss folder this morning and could not resist playing with it. Digi is from Digistamp4Joy and is this month's progressive digi on their Facebook page. The rest came from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Allsorts WK411 - Sketch
Crafting when we Can #142 - One for the girls
Digistamp4Joy - April - Inspired by a Song - Hello Dolly from Louis Armstrong
Come and Get it challenge - It's a girl thing
Digistamp4Joy FB progressive challenge - April
Use your Stuff #260 - Eyelets and brads
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - Middle left to right

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

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Signs of spring



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It is a few days before Easter and everybody is super excited. Here too, but for different reasons. Except for religious reasons we are expecting our first real cold weather and this means we are well into autumn, my favourite time of year. Playing with spring colours makes it a challenge, though I love this image of Createful Heart digis called Hummingbird n morning glory flowers. It is the digi for this month's progressive challenge at The Outlawz. I used paper from Spring Drop by First Edition. The first time I used my butterfly border from Marianne's design.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Crafty Cardmakers #186 - Things with Wings
Digi Choosday WK15 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Colour challenge 11 April
The Outlawz Progressive challenge - April
Use your Stuff #259 - Flowers

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

Friday, 31 March 2017

Ruff times



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One good thing of a inspirational photo you can be very creative. When I first saw the colour inspirational photo the geometric strike me, but this morning when I saw this images from Digistamp for Joy I ended up with black and white with a dash of orange. My hubby is going through a rough patch at work and this is such a quit image that I thought I'll support him a bit. The paper is from my stash and the 3 paws are buttons that I have cut the loops off.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #396
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 28 March 2017
The Male Room #57 - Black, White with dash of colour
Aud Sentiment #176 - Any sentiment except Birthday wishes

Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Hoot of a birthday



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Spring just bring a new bounce in your step and vibrant colours does more or less the same for me. This lovely inspirational photo from The Outlawz tantalized my senses to play and with more inspiration from few other blogs I ended up with this project of mine. I used 2 images from Bugaboo and a third's sentiment. (BUGBird01, Hoot hoot hooray and BIRDGR bday hoot sent - all from Bugaboo) I have to admit I prefer PNG files before JPEG files since you can play around with PNG files and combine them much easier. I just had to extend the little branch from the big bird to the small one. The papers is from my stash and it was the closest I could find with stripes on it.

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Knockouts #186 - Spring is on the way
Double D challenge - Things that fly
Tuesday Morning Sketches #395
Catch the Bug - March Bingo - Gems, 2 images merged, stripes
Creative Moments #114 - Spring colours
The Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge 21 March 2017

Hope you enjoy the season, whether it is spring or autumn!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Pansy Sprite



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It is a public holiday in South Africa today. Between my normal day chores I played with this beauty. Pansy Sprite from Aurora Wings. I only got it 2 days before the challenge closed and could not make it in time, but it is never too late to play with any cutie. The papers are from First Edition's Hide Away stack. Unfortunately I only had coloured doilies, but the yellow is in the colour scheme. To fit the sketch I cut it in the middle and glued it together in a rectangular.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Use your Stuff  #256 - Doilies
Aurora Wings #46 - Sketch
Digi Choosday WK12 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - 1 Ribbon, 2 Patterned Papers and 3 gems
Stamps by Aurora FB challenge March - Green

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

Friday, 17 March 2017

Feeling Fabulous



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This is feeling Fabulous from Conie Fong which I won lately. Conie also has a progressive challenge on her Facebook page and the theme for March is anything goes or "green". Here the greens are changing into reds and browns, so not quite what she maybe had in mind. Well I found this beautiful piece of paper in my scrapbook stash and this kick started my creativity. I added bit and pieces and ended up with this. I want to give it to my friend, just to say thank you for her friendship.

Challenges I took inspiration from are:
Craft Rocket #35 - Make it feminine
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating women
Crafty Cardmakers #184 - For a special woman
Creative Knockouts #185 - Border time
My time to craft #341 - Sketch time

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga