Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Humorous cards at Creative Moments



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Something different today. A humorous card is not a favorite of mine, though I do enjoy other people's projects. Maybe because I do not always know what a good punch line would be. This time I used an image of Dr Digi, one of our lovely sponsors this week over at Creative Moments. I also browsed their site for a suitable sentiment and since a good friend of ours are turning 50 in a week's time I thought this image and sentiment will just suite him fine. He loves his motorbike and lately they started to tour with it as well. I remembered when spring started in the Northern Hemisphere the bikers could not wait to start driving. Papers are from First Edition's Man Made and the stripes are from W & M. I coloured the image with my Prisma pencils.

I used the following challenges as guide:
Craftaholics R Us #20 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #245 - Humorous cards
Aud Sentiment #203 - Cute + sentiment
C.R.A.F.T #467 - Birthday bloghop
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #136
A Gem of a Challenge #219 - It's a man's world
The Crafty Addicts #48 - Spring is in the air

Thank you for your visit and hope you'll pop by at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Creative Moments # 142 Mother's day





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Another Wednesday and it is time for Creative Moments' new challenge, although it is an anything goes challenge as usual, we also have an alternative of making a mother's day card. My image is from Bugaboo and it resembles most moms, I believe. Moms are miracle creatures that has a lot of hands and talent. The designer paper is from Nellie's choice - Botanic Vintage. All the embellishments are from my stash.


I took inspiration from:
Catch the Bug - April Colour challenge
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes May edition
Cute Card Thursday #527 - Pretty in pink

Hope to see you at Creative Moments, there are some wonderful inspiration from my fellow designers!
Hugs from Africa!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Green eyes





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Sometime there is a challenge that just draw your attention and this time it was Mitzi at Aurora Wings that draw my attention with her Black & white with the option of dash of colour. There are some amazing projects from the DT and I just could not resist. Mitzi also have a very special talent to add emotion to her digi's eyes. I used her Sisterhood image. I colour the image with my prisma pencils and played with some pearl accent paper and with just a touch of lime green ribbon and some rhinestone on the metal part. I used a Marianne design Creatable LR0483 die.
I have to confess that these days there are people that have some very unusual pets and in South Africa there is a place in Nieu Betestha that is called the owl house and there used to stay a lady that had an obsession with owls and some how this image have a sense of royalty, where they have eagles as pets.

I took inspiration from the following challenges:
Aurora Wings #66 - Black and white with choice of colour or not
Allsorts #465 - All about pets ( she looks as if she is an owl lady)
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 24 April - Emboss, ribbon & die cut
Tic Tac Toe #45 - Metallic, free, stripe
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge 25 April - sketch

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

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

70 and looking for my balls






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This was a quick request of a friend who's husband is turning 70 soon. He is a big golfer so it made Gus Golfer from Bugaboo my obvious choice. I used paper from Marianne design's Fleurique paper bloc and normal cardstock from my stash. I used circle dies and a tag from Sizzix

I took the following challenges as my inspiration:
Tuesday Throwdown  #389 - Anything goes
Cath the Bug April Bingo - I think I only could not add the ribbon & stitching
Stella Says Sketch #608
Crafting with Dragonflies #102 - Dies/punches
The Paper Shelter #336 - Dies

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

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Creative moments # 141 - Two or more flowers




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It is Wednesday and time for another challenge at Creative Moments. Since all the signs are there that spring is on it's way in the Northern Hemisphere our challenge is to add two or more flowers on your project. I just love poppies and it will always remind me of our time in Europe. The image is from My Stitch back in twine called Oz Poppy and I used designer paper from BoBunny's Serenade collection. The red & black is from my stash. I used a Martha Steward punch for the ribbon and the sentiment is a new die from Country Crafts.

I used the following challenges as inspiration:
Cheerful Sketches - April sketch
Cute Card Thursday #525 - Brads
Creative Knockouts #241 - Lots of LAyers
Allsorts Challenge Wk463 - Spring flowers or showers
Crafty Calender April - Buttons or bows
Crafting with dragonflies #102 - Diecuts &/ punches
The Paper Shelter #335 - A Birthday Card

Pop by Creative Moments and come and join in the fun. We have 2 great sponsors.
Hope you have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Feeling Spoil




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This lovely digi from All dressed up called feeling spoil has been on my table for quite a time. Finally I had time to finish her. Used paper from Marianne design's fleurique and the purple is from my stash. Brads and corners also from mys stash.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Crafting by Design - Elegant ladies
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - #134
Craftaholics R Us #15 - Purple
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 10 April
Tuesday Throwdown #387 - Creative corners

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

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Creative Moments - No homework day




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Can't believe it is two weeks past again. Than can mean only one thing. It is time for another challenge at Creative Moments and we have a fun challenge of no homework day, so anything you spend time on in leisure time. I love to read and so does my step daughter and she celebrates her birthday soon. I used Paper Nest Dolls - Back to School Ellie with sentiment from Desert Diva. The papers are from my stash and I used my Prisma colour pencil to colour the image.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Double D - Twine
Crafty Catz #410 - Old Stash
Crafting by Design April - Anything goes

Hope you'll come and join in the fun at Creative Moments!.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

First day of Spring #139 Creative Moments




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It is time for another challenge over at Creative moments. Though it is always a anything goes challenge we also have a theme if you need a challenge and what better than First day of Spring!

Spring is associated with new life and growth but unfortunately we tend to forget about death that is part of the cycle. We received some sad news over the WE, so my spring project ended up in a sympathy card. My image is from Bugaboo called roses and butterflies. I really scratch through my bits and piece to put this project together with different dies to glue it together. Image coloured with Prisma pencils.

Challenges I took my inspiration from
Stella says sketch #606
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 20 March - Shades of green
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Tic Tac Toe - Die cuts, free space, any shade of green
Use your stuff #304 - On the border
Sweet Stampin' - Use your scraps

Hope you'll come and join us in our lovely spring projects at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 16 March 2018

So French



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Since I am on a roll, I'll just carry on using all my creativity, since I'm not always sure how long it will last.
Today I played with SI Belle Ink from The Paper Shelter. I used my Prisma pencils. Designer paper is from Graphic 45 - French Country stack. It suited this image so well.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Aud Sentiment #199 - Bingo + Sentiment
Colour Crazy Craft wk11 - Anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #444
The Paper Shelter #330 - Hot or Cold colours
Creative Craft Cottage #105 - Make it feminine.

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

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

There's a kind of hush






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I took inspiration from Blogland's spring creations. I saw some lovely soft green projects lately that I just had to join in the fun, though I ended up using some blues too. My image is from A Day for Daisies called Pearls in my hair. I used papers from my stash. A Swiss dots emboss folder and Dies from Nellie Snellen and Memory box. For a final touch I added rhinestones in her hair.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Tic Tac Toe #38 - Green, Square, Polka Dots
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch 7 March
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge 13 March - Blue, white, Green with texture (dots)
Use your Stuff #303 - Use dies
Sweet Stampin - Inspired by a song - There's a kind of hush - Carpenters
Allsorts  #458 - Fairy Tales & nursery rhymes - Snow white
My time to craft #366 - Easter/Spring

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

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Primrose




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It has been quite a while playing with one of my favourite artist's designs - Aurora Wings. I follow her on Facebook and am quite inspired by all her creations and the designers colouring the images. It is amazing and I just love the detail. I used Primrose Sprite today. I had to Google to see how a real primrose flower looks like and the soft colours looked so delicate. Though mine did not ended up as delicate. The designer paper is from Paper Flowers from First Edition. Die is from Spellbinder A2 Locking Loops and the swirl is from Marianne's design. I used the thread to add the beads and butterfly.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Aurora Wings #64 Bingo - Lace, Die, Thread
The Crafty Addicts #46 - Mother
Cute Card Thursday#520 - Mothers
Creative Knockouts #235 - Dies / punches
The Paper Shelter #329 - Let it be spring
Cheerful Sketches March

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

Substitute for experience



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As previous mentioned in one of my post this is the year for 16! So I played with Casual Girl from Bugaboo. The designer paper is from Scruffy Little Cat from Crafter's Companion. The rest is from my stash. I used my Prisma Colour pencil to colour the image.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Catch The Bug 3 March - Anything goes
Stella Says Sketch #605 - the circle did not fit the image.
Penny's Paper-Crafty #370 - Anything goes
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #2 Tic Tac Toe - Purple, Die Cut, Ribbon
Digi Choosday Wk10 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

#138 Creative moments - It's all about women




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It feels so good to be on time with my fellow DT members over at Creative Moments. With my internet problems of the last two months it was quite frustrated not to be on time. This week we are celebrating international woman's day on the 8th of March. So we want to see project for women or with women on it. I image is Abigail Sunflower Fae from Scrap 'n Dipity one of our lovely sponsors this fortnight. I used some Perfect Pearl from Ranger on her wings and coloured her using my new Prisma colour pencils. Played with papers from my stash.

I took inspiration from the following challenges:
The Outlaws Tuesday Colour challenge with twist of adding bling
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #131
Incy Wincy Designs 5 March - 19 March - Ultra violet
Creative Craft Cottage #105 - Make it feminine

Thank you and pop over to Creative Moments to join in the fun and maybe won a prize from our lovely sponsors.

Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 2 March 2018

A wedding card



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Well it has been a hectic week and still a lot to do for the weekend too. We are attending a wedding on Saturday and it will be my boys' first wedding. They are excited, hope they will enjoy it.
I did play around with different papers and I used a digi from Art by Miran called Lily & heart. The sentiment is from Digistamp4Joy.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Craftaholics R Us #9 - Sequins
Creative Knockouts #235 - Fancy Flourishes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Metallics
Tic Tac Toe #37 - Floral, Gold/Silver, Sequins
Craft Rocket Challenge #46 - Something new
Digistamp4Joy March - Being Young

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

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