Thursday, 14 September 2017

Outside




Good day

With the warmer weather and everything turning green or spreading sweet smell all around of new blooms you just have an urge to go outside. With the colour challenge's twist I could not resist to play with this digi called Cat from Anne Fenton. It is this month's freebie at the Outlawz progressive challenge.The designer paper is from a stack, Scrap booking paper, that I bought at our local cheep store. It just fitted the theme so well. I used a sizzix square die and a Marianne's design Creatables' for the butterflies.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Cheerful Sketches - September
Penny's Paper-Crafty #346 - Anything goes
Shopping our stash #320 - Emboss like a boss
The Outlawz Colour challenge 12 September with twist of Outside
The Outlawz Progressive challenge - September

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

Monday, 11 September 2017

Feeling of autumn



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It is always difficult when you stay at the other end of the world and the seasons is a bit different. We are experiencing summer with lovely temperatures of 30° Celsius, though we are still waiting for our first summer rain.
Well this is Digistamp4Joy's digi for this month's progressive challenge on Facebook. And I have finally had time to finish it, though I intended to finish it before the WE, but was pulled down with a terrible headache. The paper is from Colorbök's Splendor pattern pack. I used a Fiskar leave border punch and a die from Sizzix. For the final touch I used a brad and ribbon and peel off sentiment.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Use your Stuff #279 - Fall is in the air
Crafty Friends#66 - Dies/punches
Digistamp4Joy #140 - Warm colours
The Crafty Addicts #40 - Brad or button
The Outlawz Colour challenge 5 September 2017 - Twist fall
Aud Sentiment #188 - Anything goes with sentiment

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

Friday, 1 September 2017

Spring morning





Good morning

Spring is in the air and it is surely an uplifting for my soul. Not that our winters is that long, but it has been very dry and I had a cold now for 3 weeks. Although I started to train again this morning. Hopefully I can continue now without any further hick ups.

With the spring feeling I had to play with some of my favourtie challenges and most definitely my favourite color combo. Though it is sometimes more of a challenge to make the white on white a wow factor. All the papers are from my stash and I used Spellbinder's butterfly circle, Nellie Snellen's Shape dies and Couture Creation's magical butterfly.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #418
Double D - It's all white
Tic Tac Toe challenge #13 - Circle, Flower, Lace
Deep Ocean Challenge #162 - Favourite colour combo

Thank you and Carpe Diem!!

Olga

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Swiss tangled by Jean Chaney



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Can't believe it is the last day of August!!! Tomorrow is spring day in South Africa, though there are already a few signs that spring is in the air with all the fruit trees that are blooming, even the temperature has risen. Really looking forward to summer.

This is The Outlawz progressive challenge image from Jean Chaney and is called Swiss Tangled. I used bits and pieces from my stash. I used a Fleur de Lis Square die from Spellbinder and Sea Breeze from Couture creation dies for the shells. Finished it of with some peel off borders.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Creative Craft Cottage #94 - Let's get sparky
Crafty Cardmakers #194 - Under the sea or at the beach
Crafting by Designs - September anything goes
The Outlawz August Progressive challenge

Thank you and have a great day.
Olga

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Up, up and away




Good day

I've been a bit under the weather lately with the change of season in the air. Yesterday I started to feel as if I am winning.
This is a image from DigiStamp4Joy and is this month's digi at the progressive challenge. The paper is from First Edition's Man Made series. The orange ended up to be a burnt orange and not a red orange, but I just could not find the exact colour. Lace is from a box I received about a year ago and I added some metal corners to finish it off.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Southern Girls - Smash your stash
Tuesday Throwdown TT357 - Use metal
Cheerful Sketches - August
Digistamp4Joy #139 - Twist Summer
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 22 August - Twist add lace

Thank you and have a great day!
Olga

Friday, 11 August 2017

To be needed




Good day

Can't believe another week is done and dusted. Here there are already signs of summer and most definitely the wind has started to blow.
Today I played with a very interesting sketch from Tuesday Morning sketches. I took the quote from my Inspiration Station book and in a sense it is a very inspiring quote for all kind of events.
Papers are from J'Adore from First Edition. I used a Marianne Design die and some flowers and a heart shell charm to finish it of.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Use your stuff #274 - Use an inspirational quote
Tuesday Morning Sketches #415
The Crafty Addicts #39 - Make it girly
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge with twist of vintage

Thank you and have a fun weekend, I '' spend it with guest from France!
Hugs from Africa
Olga

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Thank you





Good day

After a weekend of  birthday celebrations I finally have time to share this thank you card I made. I bit out of my comfort zone, but in the end I 'm satisfied with the product. Played with all my old stash like handmade paper and a dried leave.

I took my inspiration from the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #414
The Outlawz Tuesday Morning Colour challenge 1 August - Monochrome
Double D - Neutrals with texture
Cute card Thursday #489 - Charms

Thank you and may you have a blessed day!
Olga

Monday, 31 July 2017

Dog by Anne's digital art



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This is sliding in on a banana skin for the Outlawz Progressive challenge for July. This time Anne's digital art has sponsored this image and it's called dog. Though my dog do not play ball he just love to walk and can get very agitated if he does not get his daily walk. I used paper from my Pet stack from DCWV and added thread to it.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Progressive challenge - July
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday  27 July - Anything goes
TicTac Toe #8 - centre left to right - circle, linen thread & birthday

Thank you and have a lovely evening.
Olga

Sewsun



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I made this card for my mother in law who will celebrate her birthday this coming weekend. Her passion is sewing and this image, from Bugaboo - Sewsun - I have printed almost a year ago and was intended for a needlework box, but it is still just an idea. Since we visited my parents in law this past weekend I did not had time to spend on a lot of ideas. Papers, ribbon and buttons are all from my stash. I used a Spellbinder border die for the scallops and a cuttlebug border emboss folder.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug - Recipe challenge - 3 layers, scallops and bright pink
Just us Girls #404 - Wild card use something old
The Outlawz Colour challenge 25 July - Top row left to right

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Olga

Sunday, 23 July 2017

50... still young and in love




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In the middle of winter it is very difficult to think summer and all the colours going with it. This is a digi from Digistamp4Joy and is July's progressive challenge on Facebook. Well I think you can almost do anything with an image, though this one looked like a wedding card I opted for a special birthday card and since I have a friend whom will celebrate her 50th soon, I thought just maybe this can be a fun idea. She and her husband sometimes looks like newly weds, from there my sentiment.
Paper, ribbon and rhinestone are from my stash.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #412
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 18 July
Digistamp4Joy #139 - Anything goes or special birthday
Crafty Catz #380 - Party time
Colour Crazy Craft challenge wk 29 - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage:#92 - Anything goes

Thank you and hope you enjoy your season!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Christmas in July




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After a few days in the eastern part of our province visiting markets, shows and the Kruger park we are back.
Tuesday Morning sketches has a month long birthday celebrations and I slipped in on a banana skin with this quicky. This are made up with all kinds of bits and pieces of Christmas stash that I have collected through the years.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #411
The Outlawz Colour challenge - 11 July - Purple, pink & red
Catch the Bug - Christmas in July


Thank you and have a lovely day.
Olga

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Dancing in the sun





Good day

Another quick post before I prepare tonight's event. The is Eleanor & Pickles hula and it is from Lacy Sunshine. With all my northern hemisphere friends whom are enjoying summer and holidays this digi came to mind. At first I struggled with the backing paper and in the early mornings I remembered these papers from DCWV 's pebbled stack. The dies are from spellbinder and memory box.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Creative knockouts #201 - Summer fun
Crafting with Attitude #29 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 4 July
Crafty Cardmakers #192 - Tic, tac toe, diagonal from left top to bottom right
Cheerful sketches - July sketch
Koala T Crafts - July - red/blue/stars

Thank you and a have a great day!
Olga

Carpe Diem




 Good day

Something a bit different than my usual stuff. Just love the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and they are celebrating their birthday for the whole month of July. Unfortunately I'll not be able to play along in all 4 weeks, but I definitely going to try with those sketches that I'm available. I played with dies from IO Stamp, the hats and mustaches and the sentiment is from Nellie Snellen, also a die. The green pastel were more of coincidence than anything planned. I used different textures of cardstock and in the end I might have  put it closer together but that was a choice only after I have glued everything together.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Double D - Pastel Party
The Male Room #64 - Add Texture
Craft Rocket #39 - Anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #410

Thank you and have fun in the sun!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Butterfly enchantress




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I just love the current challenges with all its bright and sunny colours. It sure uplift my soul since we are in the middle of winter where everything is a bit dull and grey. This is Butterfly enchantress from Lacy Sunshine and I got her from facebook. Heather is hosting a nature challenge on her Lacy sunshine color 'n craft club's facebook page this month. I used my Marianne's design butterfly emboss 'n cut die for the corner's, coloured the image with my aquarelle and added a bit of glitter. Used a ribbon with printed sentiment.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Crafting with dragon flies #84 - Dies & punches
Crafty Catz #377 - Anything goes with optional twist of embossing
The Outlawz Colour challenge 27 June - Add texture
The Outlawz Sketch challenge 28 June
Creative knockouts #200 - For the girls
C.R.A.F.T #422 - Ribbon & sparkle

Thank you for your visit. Have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 23 June 2017

Elegant lady




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This is a digi from Sheepski designs and is the freebie for this month's progressive challenge at The Outlawz. Well I had a few ideas for her, but somehow it ended up in this and I thought this will do for a wedding card or maybe for the bride's maid as thank you card. The paper I bought a while ago and is from the happy thoughts range from Theresa Collins. These are my favourite colours!

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Crafting with an attitude #28 - Anything goes
Double D challenge - June is wedding month
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #115
Aud Sentiment #182 Tic Tac Toe with sentiment - Die cut, Digi, Ribbon
The Outlawz June Progressive freebie

Thank you and have a fun weekend.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Spring donkey




Good day

The boys' sport is on hold now for a few weeks. With this is mind I took time off everything around me to play a bit. The image is from Digistamp4Joy and is this month's progressive challenge image on facebook. I used a gift bag and brighten it up. Papers are from Especially for you. Die is from Nellie Snellen.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Digistamp4Joy June - Anything goes with butterflies
Crafting by design - Animals
C.R.A.F.T. challenge 22 June - Animals
Tuesday Morning Sketches #408 - Sketch
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 20 June with twist of anything but card.

Thank you and have a fantastic WE.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Sunday, 4 June 2017

B & W with dash of red




Good day

This is almost a belated post, but with some new inspirations I'll share it with you. The digi is from Digistamp4Joy and it was May's digi on Facebook. Somehow I only discovered it 2 days before the end of May. But with the black and white challenge at Crafting when we can it just seems right to use it anyway.  The papers are from my stash. The oval is a die from Sizzix and the hearts are dies from Nellie's multi frames. The ribbon I used in a dress form.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #405
Sunny Day crafting - June - Tic Tac Toe - Middle left to right
Just us Girls  #396 - Die cuts
Crafting When we can #145 - Black & White with splash of colour
Digistamp4Joy June - Anything goes

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

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Work


Good day

Another quick post for today. I need some male cards and I bought these Crea-lies dies in the beginning of the year. Scrolling through my digital images this one from Bugaboo called WorkGus caught my eye. With a few engineers in my circle of friend this will just do. I tried to stick with the black and white theme, though I used a little flesh. All papers are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Stella says Sketch #510
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Black & White
Penny's paper-crafty #331 - Anything goes
Creative moments #119 - Anything goes / Birthdays

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