Happy Hellos!

My name is Anna and I'm a Pole living recently in Airdrie (near Calgary in Canada), hopeless in love with paper. Usually sitting in my studio between 8pm and midnight, if my energy lasts that long after another day with a toddler Jakob and a baby Lisa. I love to share my crafts with you, please be my guest!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

I found....

...a new very interesting sketch challenge from Norway- Skissedilla! Check this out! Also I will enter the LO for my favorite challenge Bird is the word, this time using the key word: WONDER!

This is my interpretation:

And another entry for the Bird is the Word with the key word TIME below:

I wish you very nice holidays and very inspiring and creative New Year 2012!

Your kANNAdyjka from Cape Town

Monday, 12 December 2011

The DREAM came true, withhin one week even twice!!!

VERY happy Hellos,

as you can see in the greeting I am VERY excited! I have two reasons for that: I got on 2 (!!!) DESIGN TEAMS within 7 days. So much good news in such a short period! I just say: my dream after years scrapbooking/card making came true! I feel so much acknowledge and proud.....!!!

One team, which I am a part of,  is from Beyond the Door Scrap Challenge: once a month you get a picture of a part of a house as an inspiration and  you can go wild with your fantasy!!! I played few times with them and found the pictures very well chosen and a month is a enough time to create something reasonable, particularly, if you a busy person, like me with a toddler and a baby! Also the design team (for example former members like Lou and Cathy etc.-I found the blog through her) were doing such a great job, you feel so much inspired that you just want to sit down and scrap. That was my case! Speaking of design team, I can't belive that my name is listed next to big names in the scrapbooking world like:
The second good news about the design team membership came from Enmarc Crafts, which are making great white board products, I felt in love with, when I came to South Africa. My dear friend Nolene told me about the DT call and I decided to apply without any hope for success. And guess what, the guys from Enmarc Crafts loved my LOs and invited me to join them.
You can imagine me dancing in my living room for days! My husband was laughing at me or with me, becuase he didn't see me so happy for a while.

Below you can see a LO for the December inspiration for Beyond the Door Scrap Challenge and of course with some chipboard from Enmarc Crafts: bird houses!

The inspirational picture of a porch is beautiful and I am sure, you will also make a beautiful LO based on it! Looking forward to see all the creations from you folks!

See you next time,
happy kANNAdyjka

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

New interesting challenge: 123 Challenge

always looking for nice juicy challenges and I found this time: 123 Challenge, where you have to scrap according to 3 criterias. This time: gray/word-please/unusual stamping, in my case-stamping on velum and ribbon.

That what I came up with: I scrap a picture of my husband Maik on his 36th birthday.

The Lo is  bit dark, but I still love it!


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Lisa in Fuchsia, Raspberry and Sunflowers!


the Summer in South Africa is almost there, we have now June weather here! So why not to show you very summerly layout of my girl!

The layout is based on TCR palette #85 and I am using a keyword from the Bird Is The Word: Adore (my handwriting in the left corner at the bottom).

Hope, you like it!

Tommorrow I will be back with something masculine!


Saturday, 26 November 2011

A great mix: Beyond the Door Scrap challenge+Bird Is the Word Challenge

Happy Hellos,

thank you sooooo much for your warm words to the last post. Everyone was amazed by the picture of the sweet tiny feet of my daughter, hold in my hands, few hours after she was born 5 months ago. Therefore I decided to scrap this picture one more time. Sorry, I can't help it!!! I could eat her feet, they are so cute!

I used for that the photo inspiration of the scrap challenge Beyond the Door and the words on the LO match the Bird Is The Word challenge: Trust (me). So much fun to combine two fabulous challenges!

The color blue doesn't belong to my favorites, but I have to admit that I really enjoy to work on this LO, maybe because of the picture, hahaha!

See you next time and thanks in advance for leaving some love on my blog (always appreciated!!!),


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Tiny cute feet of Lisa

Happy hellos!!!

I just say one: "Summer in South Africa"-love it!!! We spent today the whole day in the pool! It was awesome!!!Over 30 degrees Celsius!!! Way to go!

Few days ago I worked on a LO for 2 challenges: Kraft It Up! with creative ways to display the journaling... and Once Upon A...Sketch (what a original title of the challenge!)-1st time with this challenge.

The sketch from Once Upon A...Sketch was very helpful and the journaling about ANY female in your life: in this case my new daughter,  is hidding in the rolled message with the ribbon (creative way ;), next to the Prima Marketing rose. The small letter to Lisa is very personal, but I can tell you that is talking about how she changed my life with her presence since June 2011.

Thanks for stopping by and some feedback,
kANNAdyjka in hot South Africa

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Parenthood and overwhelming tiredness

it has been a while since I was blogging. My excuse: overwhelming tiredness. I came to the conclusion, that the parenthood would be so much easier without tiredness feeling, which lately overwhelmed me. OK, my hubby was on biz trip for two weeks. During this time I went to bed an hour after my children were in bed. That's early for me!

Juz dawno mnie tu nie bylo. Moje usprawiedliwienie: przytłaczające zmęczenie. Doszlam do wniosku, że rodzicielstwo byłoby o wiele łatwiejsze , gdyby nie towarzyszylo temu wieczne zmęczenia, które ostatnio mnie scina z nog. Do tego mój maz był na wyjezdzie sluzbowym na dwa tygodnie. W tym czasie chodzilam spać godzinę po tym, jak moje dzieci były w łóżkach. To dla mnie naprawde wczesnie, normalnie jest typem sowy!

So I am back with a Sketchy Thursday 11.10. challenge (I hope, it's not too late for entering!) and colors from Tuesday Trigger: Fall is in the bag from Moxie Fab World:

Przybywam  z powrotem z LO na Sketchy Thursday 11.10. (mam nadzieję, że nie jest za późno na zameldowanie!) i uzywam kolorow Tuesday Trigger z Moxie Fab World:

Jakob playing with hose=never ending Fun! He is all the time on mission, that's for sure!

Jakob bawiacy sie  z szlauchem ogrodowym= nigdy nie kończący się zabawa! On cały czas ma misję, to nie ulega watpliwosci!

Some details: 

Thanks for visiting,

Dziekuje za odwiedziny,

Sunday, 30 October 2011

New start...: Sketchy Thursdays & Beyond the Door Scrap Challenge

Happy hellos,

I think my mojo is slowly back. My fingers are itching again, this time for Sketchy Thursdays sketch and inspiration picture with shelves full of books (my world!) from Beyond the Door. I created a LO, showing a row of books, the first books we bought after the disaster with the container. The container travelling on a ship arrived from Canada in South Africa with 4 feet of ocean water. You can just imagine the damage to everything we had: furniture, bedding, personal stuff and .....all the BOOKS! That hurts! So we had to decided to wipe the tears and start over again to collect the books.
My mom in Poland is doing great job, sending me the Polish titles! Thanks Mom! That is so important for me here, because here I don't have anyone to speak the language, so at least reading will help to keep my Polish alive;)) I also found a good source for good titles: a blog of a Polish librarian www.godsavethebook.blogspot.com, where she is writing reviews. When I found the blog and started read, I was amazed about the style of her writing! Absolutely s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g!

Myślę, że moje mojo powoli wraca. Moje palce ponownie swedza, aby wykombinowac jakies LO, tym razem dla Sketchy Thursdays i dla Beyond the Door Scrap Challenge ze zdjeciem -inspiracja z półkami pełnymi książek (moj świat!). Stworzyłam LO za zdjeciem szeregu naszych nowych książek, ktore kupiliśmy po katastrofie z kontenerem. Jak pisalam wczesniej nasz konterem, ktory przybyl z Kanady do RPA, byl wypelniony woda. Można tylko sobie wyobrazić szkody, jakie ponieslismy: meble, pościel, osobiste rzeczy i ..... wszystkie książki! Bol! Zdecydowalismy się otrzec łzy i zacząć od nowa kolekcjonowac książki.
Moja mama  jest niezastapiona, bo przesyla mi polskie ksiazki do RPA! Dzięki wielkie! To jest tak ważne dla mnie, bo niestety nie mam nikogo tutaj aby moiwc po polsku,a tak przynajmniej czytanie uratuje moj polski ;)) Znalazłam również dobre źródło dobrych tytułów: blog polskiej bibliotekarki www.godsavethebook.blogspot.com, gdzie pisze ona recenzje naprwade dobrych pozycji w literaturze. Kiedy znalazłam ten blog i zaczelam czytać, byłam oczarowana jej stylem pisania! 

A note: Beyond the Door Scrap Challenge has a Design Team Callout! 
Please take a look at the very cool (again!) a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays, how could I pass it on this, heh?

See you later,

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Together-LO & some wonderful news!

Hello bloggers,

I'm back with the LO made for the challenge Bird is the word-Together. The sweet kiddies on it are my cousin'. I think, they are most beautiful children in the world (except mine of course, hahahaha!). I miss them a lot, but unfortunately the distance between us is too big to see each other on regular basis. But I love them anyway!!!

Now to the wonderful news, which made my day, week and month! I was featured on The Color Room (second time already!) That should push my creativity for sure!

Take care and see you soon (still waiting for my mojo coming back from vacation ;0)


Saturday, 22 October 2011


Halo tu i owdzie,

znalazlam Art--Piaskownice i tam dziewczyny organizuja przepyszne wyzwania. Chyba sie tam zahacze na dobre!

Zaczne od Foto wyzwania z Drzwiami. Moje ulubione zdjecie drzwi, ktore niedawno zeskrapowalam. Niestety nie moge znalezc originalu zdjecia, a wiec postanowialm zglosic zdjecie drzwi na LO. Chyba nikt nie bedzie mial nic przeciwko temu, na takim art blogu?

Drzwi znalazlam na jednej z ulic Kapsztadu, nie moglam przejsc obok, musialam je uwiecznic, no i ma sie rozumiec zeskrapowac. Ciekawe, co sie za nimi kryje?

Do uslyszyska,
kANNAdyjka w Kapsztadzie

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Mojo-come back!

Hello bloggers,

bad news for me: no mojo, a nasty cold, tiredness..... I just keep saying: it's temporary!

I tried to make a LO with the pictures of us: my son and me on the South African beach in the winter: between 15-20 degrees Cel, hahaha!. Great time!
The palette was very interesting, so I wanted to see how is it to make something with lack of inspiration with the great combo of colors. Honestly: the result is not that bad. My hubby said: I have seen better LOs of you.  Yes, I know, but sitting in my studio gives me also a balance and a new energy, doesn't matter how good the LO or card becomes. Even when I clean my desk only, I am happy in my little crafty corner!

I will enter the LO for the TCR #80 and Bird Is The Word challenge, with the title You & Me:

I hope, I didn't hurt your eyes ;)

Take care,
kANNAdyjka in Cape Town

Monday, 3 October 2011

Organizing ribbons-mission accomplished!

Hi there,

EDIT: This LO below was featured on the Play Date Cafe Challenge blog, yupppi!!!

I don't know, who could pass on this challenge, but I could not: The Play Date Cafe #101 with these pictures as an inspiration. I knew immediately which picture has to be "framed". It was taken on my Birthday recently in a Caribbean Cafe Shop in Cape Town. The whole ambiente was inspiration enough for me, despite the cocktails on the menu.Well I couldn't drink them (I am breastfeeding right now, so the cocktails have to wait at least half a year!), but the atmosphere was delightful!

This is my interpretation-I hope, you like it!

I also found through Cathy Cafun the new monthly(!) scrapbooking blog, which I think, it's pretty cool and I can imagine to play there on regular basis: Kraft it up! 

This month you need to create a layout using one of the following styles...
* Monochromatic
* Minimalist
* Vintage/Romantic/Shabby Chic

Guess which one, I have chosen....???? Of course Vintage! I tried to make also a minimalistic LO, but I have to work on this techinique, there are so many fun things you can add to the LO.

Yesterday I promise you to show, how I organized my ribbons. What do you think? I have to say, that's the method until now, that works the best for me. I tried different kind of stuff, but this is the real McCoy! The three pretty glasses contained Jacob's instant coffee before. I have to drink more coffee now to have more of them to accommodate other colors ;)))) No problem with that, cause I confess, I am a coffee junky!!!

Now I have to run and learn French (my target during the maternity leave!)


Sunday, 2 October 2011

Mojo Monday #208

after a big organizing project of my studio, mostly ribbons, (next time I promise pictures of the end effect),  I managed to make a card based on Mojo Monday #208 sketch. I did the rectangle shape though as you noticed, because I have 1000 ;0) envelopes in this shape and no square ones. 

Hope you like. Now I have to run, cause someone has to take control of the chaos here, hahaha!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Catch up- The Color Room

Hi bloggers,
because The Color Room has their own gallery, I didn't post the LO's for awhile on my blog. I owe you some of them, exactly 5! WOW! Let's get started with the newest.Be prepared- a lot of pictures!

I am dying to know, which one do you like mostly. Please let me know!

See you next time!


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Moxie Fab World challenge-mania

Hey there,

I am soooooo glad to find Moxie Fab World, so many gorgeous  pictures, so many interesting articles, and what I like mostly are their challenges: Tuesday Trigger my favorite and now the square, horizontal and vertical challenges. Cath, the editor, is full of ideas! WOW!

I play the square (although my cards are a kind of rectangle-I don't have the square envelopes to send them...=0(....) and horizonal:

 The sketches for the challenges look like this. I just say: endless possibilities. I keep the sketches in my "archive" ;0)

Take care and thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Waltzingmouse at the Play Date Cafe

Hello my dear bloggers,

please take a look at the card, which I entered for the Waltzingmouse Sketch (#64) and the Play Date Cafe (#98) challenges:


I really like, how the card turned out, particularly the background.

Have a great rest of the week,

The messy Sketchy Thursday 9.8.


you may wonder lately about my LOs, why they are so "messy". I am experimenting a little bit with my style right now ;0)

This LO is about Jakob pretending flying our Piper. He is a little pilot already! He sees everywhere airplanes and helicopters. That's his world!

I had a lot of fun with the Sketchy Thursdays Sketch 9.8 sketch, using my fave Basic Grey design papers:

Hugs from Cape Town,

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Book inspiration challenge-CAS-ual Fridays

Hi there,
my both passions are reading and scrapping/card making. Therefore I couldn't miss the challenge from CAS-ual Fridays (CFC #18), which is card inspired by a book in red, black and white. Lately I had a lot of good reads like The Help or The Water for Elephants. I had chosen the Water for Elephants as an inspiration: the main character Jacob (like my son) Jankowski of Polish origin during Depression (my favorite period in the literature).  I really like the structure of the book, which reminds me a little bit of The Stone Angel of Margaret Laurence.

Please have a look at my card. This time very simple.That's a real pleasure to make such a CAS card.Usually I spend up to 2 hours for a card. I think, I will stick with this challenge.

What is your favorite read, looking forward to see your comments,



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