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Saturday, 22 January 2011

I am not so regular...

Hello bloggers,


Somehow I have not been able to devote much time to card making - instead have been tucking into some Japanese sweetmeats brought by one of the ladies in our complex. She came to tea and brought this lovely box that she advised was pretty rich in calories and that it would be best if I share it with others. And can you imagine what exactly yours truly did??? I gobbled it all down myself - it was one of the tastiest sweetmeats that I have ever laid my hands on. But was it rich in sugar! And since I finished the last of the lot I have been trying to go exercise regularly to keep guilt pangs away... I hope that helps.


Okay, enough rambling there... 


Now to this card - it is a Hero Arts stamp that I purchased from Kinokunia - which is the name of the book store in the mall close by. It sounds like a tongue twister (doesn't it?) and it took me a long time to get it right! 


I have stamped these flowers with Brilliance pearlized lavender on red card stock. Wish my picture quality was better... It looks quite nice in real life. 


I do so like this swirly Happy Birthday sentiment by Penny Black.


The red strips at the bottom were extra trimming from red card stock and I thought I would fill up the space at the bottom. Looks okay, doesn't it?


 I am slowly getting bolder and trying black as the base in my cards. I would not have gone anywhere close to black some time ago. See, blogging is bringing about so much change in me. Thank you, bloggers!


Hope you like my simple and clean creation...


Hugs,


Monica

9 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Monica. This is so beautiful, very effective. Love the pink flowers. Gorgeous. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous stamp Monica! Great job on this card.

jimlynn said...

WOW Monica....this is STUNNING!!!!! Love the red and black...oh, so pretty. GREAT JOB!
Lynn

cardmaking bird said...

Hi there. Good to see something from you! Really beautiful card, Monica. In fact, I think it's the best one you've made so far! Hugs, Marie x

Merry said...

Such a terrific combo black and red...beautiful layout too.

Colleen Holmes said...

Your card is gorgeous!! Love both of the stamps and the color of your paper. I need to get me the Happy Birthday stamp! Hugz

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

This card is magical x Love the fact you eat the sweatmeats x you go girl! x Leigh x

Crafty Creations said...

This is one of my favorite Hero Arts stamps! I've done about 3-4 cards with it on my blog.

Love the black mand red!

Glad you enjoyed the sweetmeats!
Maria

Loraine Arderne said...

Gorgeous card Monica! So striking in those colours.