Saturday, 24 February 2018

Sunny Birthday Wishes



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Well a week ago I requested this special digi from The Outlawz called Sunflowers by Sheepski Designs, owner and artist Andrea Norris. The Outlawz are celebrating their 7th birthday!!! Wishing them all the best for the coming year!
Since I thought I'll have ample time to play this week, but I didn't. Luckily I was forced to stay home today and used the time productively. Paper is is from Graphic 45 called French Country. I once had a friend whom was very fond of sunflowers. She used to say that when every she drives past pastures of sunflowers she thinks of how much the farmer loves his wife and that tend to stick with me whenever I see sunflowers. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Throwdown #380 - Sketch
Crafty Catz #405 - Anything goes
The Outlawz 7th Birthday Bash
Penny's Paper-Crafty #368 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Creative Moments #137



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It almost feels like heaven to have internet again....I just hope this time it will last much longer then the last time of 2 days! With my internet down I was also a bit reluctant to craft, though I did keep up on my DT projects over at Creative Moments. This is Gluteus Maximus from Dr Digi, one of our sponsors this fortnight. The theme is Tell a fairy tale or anything goes. Well since I only have boys, I'm not much into princesses, I'm much more into Asterix and Obelix. From there my choice of digi.
The designer paper is from W&M and I played around with different dies from Spellbinder and Marianne's design. My boy gave me the sentiment.

I used the following challenges as inspiration:
Cheerful Sketches - February
The Sisterhood of Crafters - A banner year
Colour Crazy Craft Wk8 - Anything goes
Aud Sentiment #197 - For a friend
Crafting with an Attitude #36 - Antything goes

Hope you'll pop by at Creative moments and come and tell your fairy tale.

Thank you for you visit!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Creative moments #136




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Cannot believe two weeks are done and dusted again! We all know that it is time for another Creative Moments challenge! The 1st of February was World Compliment day and on the 10th it will be National Umbrella day, some very interesting themes. I used one of Lia Stampz images that is called "Make a wish baby elephant"

My boy and I played around with some options and I decided I'll incorporate both themes. I used my umbrella dies from Poppy stamps. The rain drops I added as well as the sentiment. Paper is from Kaiser Craft's Paradiso.

I used Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch by Katie.

There are a few sponsors this week so pop by and join in the fun at Creative Moments!

Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Creative Moments #135 Anything goes



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This is a belated post, but I still want to give credentials to our sponsor from Paper Nest Dolls, whom is one of our sponsors this fortnight at Creative Moments. I used Hip Hop Sydney and I made it in these bright green and pink. This is a year where my eldest will celebrate his 16th birthday along with a lot of friends, so I am in preparation for some birthday parties to come. I used Cheerful Sketches sketch as inspiration.

Hope you will come and join us at Creative Moments, since you have another week to come and play on our anything goes theme!

Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Monday, 15 January 2018

Something new




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Hope you had a fantastic weekend and that you are full of energy for the coming week. I made this card on Friday, but was in and out the whole weekend. Luckily I still have time to join a few challenges from which I took my inspiration from. I used a new die from Ultimate Crafts called Magnolia Lane Wreath. A bit different from my usual dies and It fascinated me with the 2 ways that I can use it. In the beginning I started of with the top row of the Tic Tac Toe board, but ended up with the diagonal row from top left to right under, though it probable can fit the to row too. Papers are from my stash with a wood grain design.

Challenges I took my inspiration from is:
Deep Ocean #172 - Something new
Craftaholics R Us #2 - Patterned paper
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Frame it
Cute Card Thursday #512 - Something new
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge 10 January
Tic Tac Toe #30 - Left top to right under

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

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

New Beginnings with Creative Moment #134


The sponsor of my Digi Ant Hill is QKR Stampede and you can find it here.






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It is always fun and good when new challenges cross your path and I am very proud and excited to announce that I am now part of the very talented Creative Moments team! Diana contacted me during my summer holidays in December and I thought I'll give it a go. Hope you will all come and join in this week with our theme of "New Beginnings" Every day is a new beginning and needs celebration!
We have 3 sponsor this week: QKR Stampede, Sparkle 'n Sprinkle and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.

Mine is a celebration with a sadness on one hand and excitement on the other hand. My hairdresser will move to Cape Town at the end of the month and I am really sad since she was my hairdresser for the longest time, 6 years. She will start a new life with new hubby in Cape Town and I am very glad for her and wish her well. From there my choice of image as well. It looks as if the ant is saying good bye. I try to create a window like image withe Tim Holtz paper sanded after I used Marianne Design brick emboss folder. The sentiment is from Cards und more.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches  #435
Deep Ocean Challenge #172 - New Beginnings
The Outlawz Colour challenge 9 January

Thank you for your visit. Hope you'll pop in at Creative moments and see what everybody did for a new beginning!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 5 January 2018

Spring boot





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I have to admit I was really inspired by a few people lately and the idea of flowers just stayed with me. I used a bugaboo image called springboot and it just fit with the papers from True Romance from Kaiser Craft and Paper Flowers from First edition. The embellishments are from my stash and the sentiment is from my scrapbook stickers, quite by coincidence for the colours to match. 

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Catch the Bug B-I-N-G-O - Twine, Pearl, Bugaboo image
Creative Knockouts #227 - Celebrations
Craftaholics R Us #1 - Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday #511 - Anything goes

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