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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Zeenya's card for her Dad's birthday



Hello bloggers,

I believe it is snowing in the UK - please do stay warm and cozy where ever you are...

Zeenya made this card in minutes with peel offs and some handcut clouds and green. It is for her Dad's birthday tomorrow. He loves golf so she thought it would be ideal to make a golf birthday card.

And of course your's truly did not make a card for the simple reason that I am a bit saturated with making cards after selling over 100 cards and collecting USD 250/. All I am trying to do is tidy up and when I try saving those small scraps of paper it gives me a headache... I am trying to save them in seperate folders but cannot get there. Any tips on organising my craft space are more than welcome.

Hugs,

Monica

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Christmas card

Hello bloggers,

It was real fun to watch my little one on stage this afternoon dressed up as a flower (not a bee as I mentioned earlier)! She was supposed to do a bit of swaying but she just stood there like a rock - never mind atleast she went on stage.

I am trying to make unisex cards as I always land up making very feminine cards. So this was my take on making a card for a man...

I got inspiration to buy this ribbon from one of Lynn's Christmas cards. Do visit her blog and look at the stylish cards she creates.

This is a simple card but as I said I always need numbers to sell...

The top green bit is an additional flap on top and then are another two layers which are not visible in the picture.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:


www.freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/ - winter, Christmas theme




Hugs,

Monica

Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas card for next batch of charity cards...



Hello bloggers,

Hope you are fine and enjoying the onset of the winter season... In Indonesia, we have plenty of rain, rain and more rain coming everyday.

Today my little one, Aleeza is going to be performing in her school concert - Lion King and all her classmates in Nursery 1 are going to be bees!!! We are excitedly waiting to watch them on stage...

Here is a card I made for my next batch of charity cards for sale...

It is a shimmery blue-grey cardstock with punched reindeer, holly leaves and ribbon from my stash. Rather simple but I do like it.

Am going to submit it for the following challenges:





Happy crafting with love,

Monica

Thursday, 25 November 2010

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Challenge then charity


Hi bloggers,

I made this card and a dozen more for a lady who stays in our complex who was kind enough to want to buy them...

It is a bit like the last card I posted... but I really like the colours here. 

As you can see my Cuttlebug is really coming in handy. The wine coloured circles have been die cut from handmade card stock. Pity  that this card looks much better in real life. 

Am going to enter this for the following challenges:

www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/ - circles

www.marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/ - circles

www.cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ -holiday

www.cardsformen.blogspot.com/ - Christmas card


Love,

Monica

Saturday, 20 November 2010

For challenges then for charity

Hello bloggers,

Thank you so much for your warm birthday wishes on Zeenya's birthday... what a lovely world blogland is!

I just happened to stumble upon www.cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/ and got inspired to take part in their latest challenge with this card.

Somehow this card looks much nicer in real life because I have used shimmery paper and the camera doesn't do enough justice to it. The circular shapes have been cut from my Cuttlebug die cuts on handmade paper and the snowflakes, holly leaves and reindeer are all from Carla craft punches. The sentiment is hand written because there wasn't enough space on the card to stamp it.

I am also going to enter this in the following challenges:

www.dcdchristmasclub.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

www.papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/ - bling and any colours you like

www.meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/ - glitter, rhinestone, sparkle


Hugs,

Monica

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Zeenya's birthday card

Hello bloggers,

Today is Zeenya's 11th birthday and silly me - did not think of making a card earlier... made this before midnight in a bit of a rush. She is not into pinks anymore so I had to think hard.

I could have stuck to blues but this teddy bear had browns in it and she does like browns.

This is a Penny Black stamp ( I think) which I coloured in with my water colour pencils. I coloured the mustardish paper with my wild honey distress ink and hand tore the paper.
The printed paper is from Terry's blog candy... oooh! I just love the papers I won in my blog candy.

By the way way, Zeenya is NOT into teddy bears anymore but I am... lol!
She did like the card when I gave it to her in the morning - thank God for that!

Love,

Monica

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Partly recylced


Hello dear bloggers,

Thanks so much for your motivating and kind comments... It makes me feel that there is so much love out there just waiting to be shared... I am so glad to be part of such a beautiful world.

These two cards are partly recycled because the  embossed metallic circle in the first card is actually a lid from some food packaging which was lying around in the kitchen - waiting me for me to do something with it! I remember Leigh - www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com/ mentioned embossing on yoghurt lid covers in one of her posts and it stayed in my mind. She is an amazing crafter, honestly! She has so many tips to offer...And plenty of love too! So thanks so much, Leigh, your idea came in so handy.

In the second card I have used a Ferraro Rocher chocolate wrapper for the round shape. I stuck the wrapper over another round piece so that it would have enough thickness to stand the pressure of embossing.  

The wine glasses are punched out from my new Hobby Craft punches that I got this summer. I waited for almost six months to use it... and it is such a nice punch, don't you think? 

I used shimmery card stock to make it look befitting for the occasion. The rest of the stuff is from my stash.

I am going to enter this for www.naturallymecreations.blogspot.com - Monique's lovely blog which holds a weekend linky party every weekend (the theme being recycled) 


and also for the following challenges:

www.sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - embossing

www.fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - forget me not

Hugs,

Monica

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sympathy card

Hello, dear bloggers,

Hope you are having a good weekend...

I made this card for Zeenya's delightful Art teacher who lost her mum recently. Ms Carter is an amazing art teacher... and you know what she tells the children? That she has ART in her name - now, that is so very true!

The roses are ofcourse handmade and as you can see my Cuttlebug is coming in handy. I have used a Carla craft jumbo punch at the bottom.

I am going to enter this for the following challenges:

www.fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - going around in circles

http://iris-zh.blogspot.com/- anything goes

http://www.theburtonesquedolls.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://www.naturallymecreations.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Hugs,

Monica

Yet another award from Sandra!


Hiya bloggers,


I am delighted  to receive my third award from Sandra... she always makes me smile. Am on top of the world... thank you Sandra from the bottom of  my heart for ALWAYS encouraging me.


I am supposed to pass it on to 5 people... here they are:

Lynn http://creativecraftsbylynn.blogspot.com/  for always leaving me motivated and charged up!


Shirley-Anne   http://www.shirley-anne-stampingforjoy.blogspot.com/  I admire her deeply for her values - so full of positivity.


Charitycrafter  http://www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com/  She is an amazing lady - spreading cheer every where.


Michelle  http://www.michelle-pinkpaperparadise.blogspot.com/  Another charming crafter with a heart of gold!


Marie  http://cardmakingbird.blogspot.com/  I love her wit and humour.


 Do visit their blogs and see their lovely creations.

Love,

Monica

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Another charity sale at Zeenya's school


Hello bloggers,

Thanks to all the love and encouragement from you ladies, I managed to sell 51 of my 68 cards at Zeenya's school. That makes a total of 91 cards that I sold in both the schools.

Yippee! I was thrilled to bits... Of course a lot of credit goes to the children and their mums who bought my cards.

The card above is actually recyled from an Indian wedding card... All I did was to cut borders out of the old card and stick some sequins and punch out a round shape from the new love of my life - my Cuttlebug!
Stuck everything on gold card stock to make it look even more rich.

Below are some pics of the cards for the sale.

 This was a quick make with 3D stickers and pop up punches that I got from Hobby craft in London.
 Oh my lovely Cuttlebug - the ladies who bought these cards simply loved the embossed effect. They thought that I had bought ready made embossed paper.
 These reindeer were left over from another card and this is what I did with them.

Zeenya distressed and stamped this teddy bear... happily taken by a small girl in school.
 This was a card for little boys.
 Card for men.
 Famous paisley card done by mum - Zeenya distressed the image. The very first card to be sold!
 Peace signs by Zeenya... she did not think it was worth selling but it sold!
Puppy card.

Everytime I have a charity sale and it does well, I am on cloud nine...


I am linking the very first card on this post to Monique's blog - www.naturallymecreations.blogspot.com/

Thanks again for your motivating and kind comments.

Love,

Monica

Recycled card from Ferrero rocher wrapper and wall paper sample



Hello bloggers,

I would like to share this card that I made for my charity card sale.

The Christmas tree has been die cut from a Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrapper on my Sizzix  and the bottom bit with the orange and gold squiggly design is an old sample of wall paper.

The distressed effect was done by Zeenya with rusty hinge distress ink and I stamped a Hero Art design block on it. The gold cord and the ribbon are from my stash.

I know it is just an ordinary Christmas card but it is recycled and that makes me happy... atleast I am trying to save the earth in my own little way.

It sold off at the sale today at Zeenya's school. I will do a new post of the sale soon. Been a hectic day for me. My mum left today so it is a bit quiet at home. Thank God for my new companion - my blog. It makes me smile and gives me so much joy. I have met such wonderful people here - all so warm and encouraging. And I have learned so much too.

I am going to submit this card for Michelle's Monday Linky party.

Love,

Monica

Sunday, 7 November 2010

For charity card sale last week



Hello bloggers,

I have had a busy and happy week as I had a card sale in my younger daughter's school ... The first set of cards was made by my Mum - she and her famous paisleys. But I marvel how she draws free hand. She made some tea light cards also.

The rest of the cards were made by me...

Managed to make 66 cards and am proud to say that 40 sold off! Am so chuffed.

Have another sale in my older daughter's school on Tuesday. We are trying to help the volcano tragedy victims with the sale proceeds. I know I don't make much money out my cards but it keeps me happy and it is my small way of paying back.

Have a nice day or evening where ever you are...

Love,

Monica

Monday, 1 November 2010

Chirstmas card for challenges and then to a good cause

Hello bloggers,

Hope all is well in your creative world...

Here is a simple card I made at the weekend with my new Inkadinkado clear stamp. It is rather childish compared to the gems that you lovely ladies produce out there. But I have an excuse - since I make cards to donate I need volumes, hence cannot spend too much time on one card. Sounds convincing, doesn't it? So that is my answer for not working so hard on my cards. Lol!

The gemstones that I have used are actually tiny "bindis" - the stuff that Indian ladies wear on their forehead.

I have got permission from my younger one's school to host a charity card sale on this coming Thursday and Friday - so am working away. Happily for sure!!!

Am entering this card in the following challenges as well:

www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

www.ellephantasticchallenges.blogspot.com/ - blue

www.fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - clean and simple

www.michelle-pinkpaperparadise.blogspot.com/ - not a challenge but a no - pressure inspirational weekly linky party.



Love,

Monica

Halloween pics of my two-and-a-half-year-old Aleeza

For Halloween - uncovered
and


covered!!!

My little one Aleeza wore her wings just after her shower and I thought I had to capture the moment.

She dressed up as a butterfly for the fancy dress in school.

Enjoy!


Charity cards for Caring Hearts Drive at Ling's happy place

Hi bloggers,

Hope you had a good Halloween weekend... My kids had lots of fun - maybe I will post their pics when I get a chance.

Here are the cards that I am going to send to Vera at www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com for Caring Hearts Card Drive. The deadline is November, 15th so hopefully they will reach before that... Thank you, Vera, for starting this wonderful drive!

These cards did not take very long to make which is just as well because I have a lot more to make.

The picture could have been better - anyway, I hope you like my cards. I love that poinsettia punch so much.

Love,

Monica