Friday, 16 December 2011

For Unstampabelles

 Hello bloggers,

I seem to have some free time at my hands so am blogging away.

I made this card a while ago while I was at Langkawi (Malaysia) as a tribute to the superb eco-friendly resort we stayed in...

I gathered most of the material from twigs and barks lying around the beach. 

Do not have the heart to sell it or give it away until I make some more of the same kind. 

I am going to enter this in Unstampabelles monthly challenge - Christmas

Close-up of the embellishments


Base card stock - handmade paper from India
Corrugated paper - from toothpaste packaging in the resort
Twigs - lying around near the beach
Bark at the bottom - same as above
Jute  string - from my stash
Bells -made with Carla craft punch using an old Indian wedding card
Crystal - from Prima
Leaves - made with Carla craft punch on construction paper

Do tell me what you think of my creation... I have to say I was pleased with it.




Crafty Cre8tions said...

WOW - what a great way to bring Nature into crafting!!!!!


Rose Petal said...

WOW Monica. This is just amazing and a fantastic idea. I am pleased that you are going to create some more of them, and I bet they will be great sellers.
Love it.
Sandra xxx

Shakti said...

очень оригинально!

jimlynn said...

FABULOUS!!! So unique and different and just wonderful!

ursula Uphof said...

Monica you are so clever, what a lovely card.

ursula Uphof said...

I forgot to say have a wonderful holiday, and a Blessed Christmas.

Helen said...

Wow, I love it, Monica! I knew we don't need those fancy machine and those expensive dies to make wonderful craft. You truly are a true crafter!

Sue said...

Its just gorgeous Monica,this is a keeper I think.They will go quickly when you make more.
Hugs Sue x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so unique Monica, I like all the different peices, fabulous!
Kevin xx

Merry said...

Oh wow Monica....this is so lovely bringing nature into cardmaking. Love all the textures. So glad you have entered this over at Unstampabelles. Thanks.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

lovely card Monica - I really like the rustic feel ;-) thanks for joining in UnstampaBelles Challenge this month.

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Monica .What a masterpiece !
Love how you bought so many natural elements to your work .
The card is beautiful

Loraine Arderne said...

Oh Monica this is gorgeous! Love the very natural feel of it. Have a wonderfull Christmas, hope you're going somewhere nice.

Dr Sonia S V said...

What an absolute gem of a creation-- I love it when you recycle Monica-- wanting to see more of such gorgeous unique creations! And congrats on your DT post at unstampabelles

Sasha said...

Such a gorgeous card, Monica. I love that you used natures gifts as your embellishments...Fabulous!!

Enjoy your break!

Sorry I haven't been around much lately.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! With a happy and healthy New Year to follow! xx

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh Monica you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations from nature! I love the twigs and the bark at the bottom! The handmade paper is so pretty with the toothpaste corrugated box!! Your amazing my friend! Merry Christmas and hugz!

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Aileen said...

Love your eco embellishments! So tactile. Merry Christmas x

Karin said...

A beautiful and truely unique creation! Have a wonderful time away and the happiest of holidays with your family :)

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Monica, you sweet lady! Thank you so much for the sweet words. You are so lovely to mention the papers you won from my blog. I can't remember some because the cards you've made are so marvelous - wow! I am glad your Bazaar was a success because you are a crafty young lady! I hope you and your family enjoy a very Merry Christmas and bountiful new year! ;-)

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

Beautiful card! The textures are just gorgeous. I wanted to take home an entire stump from the beach this past weekend.... lol! Illegal though -and then no one else would get to see it either. I can see why you cannot bear to sell this one. :)

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely card Monica - as always. Hope you have had a great holiday! Happy New Year!

Rae said...

Hi Monica, once again it has been awhile for me to visit. But I was thinking of you and wanted to see what you have been up to. I love, love, love this creation. It is wonderful!
A long time ago I made some cards using bits of tree branch that my son and I scoured the neighborhood for to make for father's day. You inspire me to try again.

Colleen Holmes said...

Hi sweet Pea! I wanted to wish you a happy new year with good health, love , joy and peace! Big cyber hugs sent your way!!