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!

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!



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