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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Umbrella painting


Hello bloggers, hope you are all well out there... it has been a bit stressful for me as my younger one (two and a half) has been down with high fever. Got her tested for dengue - thank God it was negative but she has does have a viral infection. It is the third day today (it seems like 3 years!) and luckily she seems to be on the mend. That's enough of my sob story! Indonesia has shortage of good medical facilities so falling ill here is not much fun.

In the midst of all this, my mum and I went to attend an umbrella painting class. As you can see the yellow umbrella is hers (she seems to be a paisley specialist LOL!) I was strapped for ideas so I just picked up some leaves and stamped with them in different hues on that reddish umbrella...

Hope you like them.

It was theraputic to attend the class because it took my mind off my little one for a while and I needed that break.

I have not been upto making cards but will do that soon.

Love,

Monica

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Mum's free hand card

Hiya everybody, today is a clear day after all that rain yesterday... it poured buckets and buckets non stop! Some parts of the city were flooded, to say the least.

Here is one of the cards that is my mum's creation (she is visiting us...) The paisleys have been drawn free hand and coloured in with Sakura pens and glitter glues. It looks better in person than in the post. Hope you like it.



I will be posting it to a wonderful lady who also makes cards for charity... any guesses? Don't want to give out her name in this post because it is meant to be a surprise.


Thanks for having a peep - I would love to read your comments.

Love,

Monica

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Owls ... for the wise or otherwise ;)

Hi blogger friends, hope you are having a nice weekend... it is 1.17 pm, Sunday today... These are rather childish cards but I fell in love with the owl print gift wrap at the book shop and had to buy it.

The first cardstock is made of pearlised paper (which cannot be seen here) and I have cut out the owl from the gift wrap. Have added pop up glitter fabric paint to dress up the owl. The blue and brown ribbon and gems are from my stash.
In the second image I have chalked the image in pearlised blue (Docraft chalks) and the yellow paper is from Cardmaking and Paper craft.

The  uneven strips of  shiny teal have been cut by hand. Have added glitter on the owl and faux crystal on the eyes. The yellow polka ribbon is from my stash and the flowers are my creation.


Wonder if you will like them?

Sarah Hurley Challenge - Autumn

Hello blogger friends, I am back after a 4 day break and it seems like forever! Thank you for all your lovely words of encouragement for my last post. It means the WORLD to me...

I have got inspired by Shirley-Anne (I am a big fan of her's) to submit this for Sarah Hurley Challenge - Autumn...
I am not a great one for taking part in challenges but for once ...

The gold paisley paper on the base is from India while the orangish paper leaves are from a pound store in London. The flowers are homemade OFCOURSE... :)  I went over with gold glitter to make it look fancy.

The cream and gold mulberry leaves in the background have been cut manually from paper from my stash.

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

For UK Aid, with love!

Hi everybody, thanks for your lovely words of encouragement...
These are some cards I have made in the last few days for donation to UK Aid. Hope you like them.


Am in the process of packing 20 cards for UK Aid which I will be sending to Leigh - and she will do the needful.
Thank you Leigh, for suggesting their name.



And below is a collection of all 20 cards!  
Happily crafted with lots of love and joy...

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Dog with handmade flowers

Hello there, it is 4.26 pm, Sunday as I post this card. I am not a big fan of Sunday because it is a reminder of Monday which comes all too soon. This dog stamp is from Indadinkado. (Gosh! I could barely read the name on the stamp - asked my daughter to read it for me because it was soo... tiny)

The flowers are NOT roses for a change but are home made scrunchie flowers which have been shaped with a quilling tool. The flowers are made of handmade matt gold and wine coloured paper.

Here is another dog image on handmade textured paper stuck on handmade cardstock as well. The dried leaves are from Bali and the flowers are obviously handmade by yours truly. The sentiment 'Best wishes' is from Do crafts - Whisper words.

Some change seems to be coming over me... am making cards instead of flowers - thank the good Lord! LOL!
Close up of my famous flowers.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Gold skeleton leaf

Hello dear friends, am back to making cards...

The skeleton leaf (from Paper Chase) has been stuck on handmade card stock. The flowers have been made by me.

The green leaves that are peeping out have been pressed in my flower press.

The gold border has been drawn manually with a Sakura gold pen.

I am getting my cards ready for another charity donation... if only I would stop making flowers and make more cards.

B is for Bali

B for BALI


Hello, dear blogger buddies, these are the flowers I made while I was holidaying in Bali... and ofcourse I swam and had lots of fun in the pool and by the beach. For once I did  not eat like a pig - instead ate soups and salads to help my flab from getting flabbier!
More flowers... crazy me... but my blogger friends will understand.
I cannot show you pictures of Bali because yours truly has misplaced the charger for the camera!!! Doh! These pics have been taken on my mum's camera (she is visiting us).

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Beautiful handmade roses by Helen

It is midnight, rather past midnight and I am still blog hopping and surfing... it is addictive, to say the least. I better go to bed after this post.

I had to share this exciting information that I happened to stumble upon -

I came across Helen's blog -
www.helenmade.blogspot.com/ while I was at Michelle's . I was delighted to see that on the left she has a rose making tutorial...

For those of you who are as crazy as me about making flowers, do visit her blog.

I have been struggling to post a flower making tutorial myself but I think it may take me a few years to get there... just kidding! :) I need to get more savvy at blog stuff.

Good night for now, my dear blog buddies.

Love,

Monica

Monday, 6 September 2010

Make it Monday Linky party

The credit for this card goes to my blogland buddies (Loraine in particular who gave me the blog address of the lady who made these flowers, which I have sadly misplaced) and You tube tutorials.  Sorry, Loraine!

You could see one of the tutorials here. Sorry, I am still not good at all this... I'm afraid, still learning...

When you reach this site, go to tutorials on the top right and look for spiral roses.

I have made the yellow flowers by swirling them and ofcourse some trial and error.

The leaves have been cut manually from crepe paper. The green stamp on the background is from Hero Arts. I have coloured the pot ( made from Sizzix mini die cuts) brown with crayons to make it look natural. Ran over the edges of the card with green Versa stamp pad.

Am entering this for Michelle's Make it Monday Linky party.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Handmade flowers

Oh, me and my famous handmade flowers... I just don't seem to stop!!!

This paper was given by my daughter's Japanese friend and I love it. The leaves at the bottom have been punched out from my Carla craft mini punch. Have added pop up glitter glue to the flower centres to make it look more attractive.

Instead of making cards, all I do these days is make flowers, flowers and more flowers!!!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Embossed tea pots

I have manually embossed these teapots with a stencil from Spotlight. The flowers on the bottom right have been made by yours truly... while the blue flowers on the top left have been cut out from a ribbon.
I ran over the teapots with chalk and glitter glue (which is not visible inspite of using hubby's camera).
I wish my blog friends lived close enough so that we could sometimes share a cuppa together.
Never mind, I am lucky enough to know such a wonderful bunch of ladies... and that is enough to be grateful for, I guess.