Monday, 15 January 2018

Something new




Good day

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.






Good Day

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





Good day

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 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

New Morning




Good day

First of all hope you have a fantastic New Year full of enough and creativity in abundance!

A new year always have new beginnings and challenges and I won this image last year from Frabika Fantasy called Sea Sunrise and it so much tell of our summer holiday just before Christmas that I really looked for a reason to use it. The paper is from Celebr8 - Hello Summer and it some of my new stash that I bought during my holidays. The die cut is called sea breeze from Couture Creations. I finish it off with some golden pearls.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Penny's Paper-Crafty #361 - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #373 - Silver/Gold
Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 - Favourite of 2017
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 2 January - Teal, burned orange gold with twist of scallops
Fabrika Fantasy #16 - New Beginnings - Every day is a new day!

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

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Gertie Sweet Urchin




Good day

After a few weeks of summer holidays and a family Christmas we are home again and I took a day of getting a bit of craft done and I had a good excuse too, I have a friend celebrating her birthday tomorrow. This is Gertie Sweet Urchin from Lacy Sunshine and Heather gave her away in November/December for a challenge on Facebook. So she was one of my want-to-do-list. The designer paper is from Me to you - Especially for you and the rest are from my scrapbook stash. Used some confetti snowflakes to finish this one off.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Cute Card Thursday #501 - Anything goes
Cheerful Sketches - December
The Outlawz Colour challenge 26 December - Winter wonderland in shades of blue
Craftaholics R Us #51 - Birthday

Thank you and hope you have a very creative and blessed 2018!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Thank you pillow box





Good day

It is almost a week now, that I wanted to make some of these boxes to put in a few candy as thank you gift, but with the weather came a flu bug which had to stop by me. Feeling better I used the opportunity to play. I used corrugated board from my stash as well as flower, buttons and ribbon from my stash.

I used the following challenges as inspiration:
The Outlawz Colour challenge 21 November with twist of thanksgiving - Orange, brown and winter white
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 16 - 22 November - Buttons, bows, brads
Tuesday Morning Sketches #430
Crafty Cardmakers #200 - Anything but a card
Crafty Creations #355 - Anything goes

Happy thanksgiving to all the people celebrating it!
Hugs from Africa!
Olga

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Each and every petal



Good day

This is an image - called vintage rose - from A Day for Daisies and they are sponsoring Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, so I just had to use it with papers from J'adore stack from DCWV. Circles are done with my spellbinder dies. Sentiment was taken from a quote book.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Aud Sentiment #193 - Anything goes with sentiment
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #125
Penny's Paper- Crafty #355 - Anything goes
Tic Tac Toe #24 - Circle, Elegant, Greeting

Thank you and have a great day!
Olga