Thursday, 23 February 2017

A friend



Good day

I decided to join the Outlawz' monthly progressive challenge. This month Bugaboo is sponsoring the image of  Friend Flower Doodle. The designer paper is from First Edition's Paper Flowers. I used some liquid pearls in the image.

Challenges I'm joining:
Stella Says Sketch #504
Creative Craft Cottage #82 - Tic Tac Toe - Pearl, image, butterflies (#2)
The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - February 2017
Cute Card Thursday #466 - Florals
Sunny Day Crafting #37 - Besties

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

The winds are blowing




Good day!

From a wet rainy day in South Africa. We are so thankful for the rain, especially after the drought where most of our dams were empty. I used the time well and made some cards. This one is with The Paper Shelter's Rose Ink digi. With spring on its way in the Northern hemisphere the winds will start blowing soon and the inspirational photo from the Outlawz' colour challenge wants to give me some hint of light that is accompany with spring. The image was coloured with Aquarelles and the designer paper is from Bo Bunny's Serenade collection. I used a Cuttle bug emboss folder on the left and the rest is from my stash. Unfortunately I only had black leather to add to the earthiness of the card.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Tuesday Morning Sketches  #391
Creative Craft Cottage #82 - Tic tac toe, Green, dies, butterflies or Green, Image, Ribbon
Incy Wincy Design : Leather or Lace
Crafting by Design: It's almost Spring
The Outlawz Colur Challenge 21 February - Inspirational photo

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

Monday, 20 February 2017

Hearts....almost forgotten



Good day

What a week!! With hubby away for Valentine's day and preparing for my mom's birthday and all the family visiting, I missed a few challenges. But here it is. The digi is from Digistamp4Joy and it is the February Progressive challenge digi on their Facebook page. I played with the Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge from 14 February - Middle top to bottom and Sunday Stamp's sketch SSC146. I tried to add layers, Though it is not that visible on the photo.

Hope you have a fantastic day!
hugs from Africa!
Olga

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Gamer






Good day

I'm doing some catching up on my teen cards. This image from Bugaboo, have been on my desk now for ages. With the colour challenge at the Outlawz it became reality. My boys are big into army or battle games from there the choice of papers from my stash. The back paper is fromDCWV's The gauze paper stack. Image was coloured with Aquarelles.

Challenges I used as inspiration: 
Sweet Stampin - Masculine
Colour Crazy Craft Wk6 - Anything goes

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

Friday, 10 February 2017

Seventy...and still going strong



Good day

This is one of those cards where you start of with a specific colour in mind and ended up totally different. I had turquoise in mind, but with the designer paper from First Edition's Spring Drop the pink just looked so much better. The digi is from Conie Fong and she celebrates her 1st year on Etsy shop and this is February's digi. My mom turns 70 next week and she loves flowers and plants, hope she'll love this.

I used the following challenges as inspiration.
Creative Knockouts #180 - Flower power
Tuesday Morning Sketches #389
The Paper Shelter #280 - For a special occasion
Crafting when we can #137 - Flowers
Conie Fong February Facebook contest

Hope you have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Par l'armour



Good day

I had a lot of inspiration this past week. So wish it can last forever and that I can have forever time to make it happen. I had some sad news this week. A day for daisies's challenge blog is going on an indefinite hiatus at the end of February, although their shop will still be open. I did enjoy their inspiration and their digis. But that is part of life. So for the last time I'll join them, although I'll still be using there digis definitely in future. This digi is Hepbern dress from ADFD. My papers are from True romance from Kaiser craft and Weathered Aspect from DCWV. I've printed the image in a gray tone to give it a faded look. I took inspiration from Tuesday Throwdown's challenge of "love note" from there the heart with music paperclip.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 - #106
Tuesday Trowdown #328 - Love Notes
Sweet Stampin - Love is in the Air
Come and Get it - Valentine's cards
Crafty Calendar February Challenge - Love is in the Air
A Day for Daisies - February - Anything goes

Thank you for the visit.
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Friday, 3 February 2017

Summer dream



Good day

I took some real me time the last few days and made a few cards. For those following me, yes it is my second post with the same sketch from Tuesday morning sketches. I bought this sea breeze die a few months ago and I finally had time to play with it. This a digi from A Day For Daisies called a skirt full of flowers. They are the sponsors for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches. In a sense she looks like someone thinking of the past summer. DP from Dove crafts. I used Faber Castell aqua pencils to colour the picture with some chalk in the back ground.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #388
Colour Crazy Craft #5 - Colour crazy challenge anything goes
Digi Choosday WK5 - Anything goes
Crafting with attitude #24 - Anyting goes

Thank you and have a great day!
Olga