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Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas card that sold

Hello sweet bloggers,

Hope you all are well and happily tucked away in the comfort of your crafting haven.

I am busy trying to bring some semblance of  decency to my craft room. Thanks so much Kevin, for giving me the idea about converting a wardrobe... That gave me some confidence and I went to the home store in our city and picked up a chest of drawers along with a mini cupboard. That helped to some extent but then I realized that I needed another chest of drawers which will take another 3 days to arrive at the shop from the warehouse. Till then, things are a serious mess but this time I am confident that I will come out more organized.
I also am trying to organize my clear stamps in files which will certainly help. Also have got a rack with shelves as I mentioned last time to keep my MS and EK Success punches. So things are certainly looking up! Lol.
 Okay, that was a lot of waffle there...

Glad that you all had a happy thanksgiving...

Down below is a card that I made for one of the bazaars. I do like the way it turned out and sold pretty quickly at the second fair. Rather simple card but it looked quite effective. I spread silver glitter glue over the white bells to match them with the card.


Off to do some more organizing now...
Sorry if I have not been regular with my visits. Trying to be a good mum beside being just a good blogger! Lol.

Am going to enter this card for
Less Is More - bling
Make It Monday - anything goes



Hugs,

Monica

Friday, 25 November 2011

This one sold as well...

Hello lovely people,

Friday is here all too quickly and we are at the end of November... soon it will be Christmas and New Year!

Here is a card I that sold as well... This picture was taken in broad daylight and I do wish it was a bit better.
I have made the flowers and have touched their edges with my Sakura gold pen - they looked really pretty in real life. The printed paper is fancy gift wrap! The maroon rectangle is from a free wall paper sample... and so is the strip of paper on the top of the card.



This evening I went to a home store and bought a rack with five shelves which I will keep inside my craft room cupboard to organize my supplies. I have these plastic drawers to store most of my craft items and they are not all that brilliant. First I had thought of getting a custom made cupboard but that may take a while since I have to come up with a practical design for it. Wish there was something like Ikea here!

Happy crafting and will come and visit soon.

Hugs and a very happy thanksgiving to the ones celebrating it this weekend,

Monica

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Sold 146 cards so far...

Hello sweet bloggers,

It was lovely to have so many of you come and visit me and leave all those lovely comments. Thanks so much for all your support in every which way. It means the world to me. No wonder I love blogging so much - get to see such fantastic creations, learn, get inspired and encouraged as well.

Here is a card that sold , the flowers are made by me - surprise, surprise!  The sentiment is handwritten and everything else was from my stash.


A sweet Japanese lady bought it at the second bazaar and she seemed quite happy with it.

I sold 20 cards at a lunch today - can you believe that??? So the count is 146 cards in all. 


Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog buddies who celebrate it. I am grateful for you all...

Hugs,

Monica

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The bazaars were good...

Hello lovely bloggers,

I took part in a bazaar on Saturday and Monday... phew! That kept me busy - happily though! 
Thanks for all your good luck - I had a sale of 54 cards. I shared a table with two other ladies so we had some fun and laughter. The second bazaar did better than the first and thank God for that.
Here are some pictures we took on our phones, so do pardon the quality.


Above is a picture of my partners and me (I am the one in blue) with our table at the first bazaar.

 This is a picture of my cards at the second bazaar.


And here are the three partners in crime at the second bazaar - wishing peace and joy to everyone.

DH was kind enough to take care of Aleeza so I could manage to stay away from home for such long hours.

Just to give you an update - so far I have sold a total of 126 cards since the last sale. 
I will soon be sending the money via e-pal to Japan Red cross. Hubby's secretary will help with sending the money through epal. Bless her for all her help.

Will come and do my rounds soon.

Hugs,

Monica

Friday, 18 November 2011

Some more cards to sell

Hello bloggers,

Friday again... how quickly time flies... this week went by soooo fast.

Tomorrow is one of the Bazaars at school and it is Zeenya's 12th birthday as well. Guess we will go out in the evening to celebrate as I will be out all morning and part of the afternoon.
She wants to have a quiet birthday - fair enough! What a change from the past when she wanted to invite every child under the sun to her party and I would be so busy getting everything together. \How quickly they grow up and it all changes... Gosh and next year she will be 13!

Here are two cards made out of the same paper. I found these lovely Peace ornaments at a local craft store suggested by one of the teachers at Aleeza's school. 



Below is another card with the same paper with some stickers, crystals, glitter and ribbon on it.

Have a nice weekend where ever you are...

Wish me luck for the Bazaar tomorrow... I have something like 105 cards ready to sell.
Hugs,

Monica

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Silvery monotone Christmas card




Hello lovely bloggers,

Here is a card I made some time ago... As usual it looks better in real life. 

 Supplies:

Base card stock - metallic silver grey
Stamp - clear stamp, cannot recall the name
Sentiment - kind courtesy Lynn, thanks so much!
Border - MS border punch, used textured paper 
Silver ribbon - from stash
Crystal - Prima


Hope you like it... 
Am going to enter this in MIM - just love that simple, no frill challenge.

Lots of love,

Monica

Reunion after 4 years!

Hello bloggers,

Hope you all are fine and happily crafting away...

Remember I mentioned in my last post that I was going to Singapore to meet up with a friend and give her a surprise... here are the pictures. The lady in blue is another wonderful friend of mine and we used to hang around together in our previous posting. And she is an amazing host! So it was actually a reunion for the three of us.

My friend was so happy to see me and so was I. The three of us went out to dinner to a Mexican restaurant and had lots of fun and heard good music as well.




Below are pictures of her daughter (centre) and mine on the left and right.



This picture below was clicked at Universal Studios in Singapore... it was pouring cats and dogs but our flimsy rain capes kept us dry. The girls had lots of fun inspite of the rain on all those dizzy rides.


I have been so busy that I haven't had time to do a post but will do one soon. I get withdrawal symptoms if I don't blog, you know. Lol.

Hugs and thanks for the regular visits to my little haven,

Monica

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Fun cards for the bazaars

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here are some fun cards I made for kids or even adults who are kids at heart (I am one of them, lol)

The first card is made out of a new pack of paper napkins I bought at the super market. Aleeza wanted to use them but I safely hid them in my drawer to make cards. Stuck a birdie and mushroom sticker (kind courtesy Lynnalong with a MS  border fence. The flowers are hand made by yours truly.




This card does not need any explanation... the base card stock has been covered by gift wrap. And I stuck left overs on the top. The cat is a sticker and the sentiment is hand written. The leaves have been punched with my MS leaf punch.


TGIF!

Off to Singapore for the weekend to meet a very dear friend after 4 years. And she does not know that we are coming to Singapore - so it will be a surprise for her.

Have a nice weekend.

Hugs,

Monica

Monday, 7 November 2011

Christmas card for the bazaars



Hello bloggers,

Gosh! I have been busy for sure... 

Here is a card I made a few days ago. The card stock is metallic and I have heat embossed the image with bright gold glitter. Heat embossing and me are not great buddies as of now but I will surely get back to it.

Hope you lovely people out there are doing well.

Thanks for all your love.

Hugs,

Monica

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Featured Blogger of the month - Merry

Hello sweet bloggers,

Thank you so much for the joy you have brought in my life... it has filled it up so nicely. I kind of behave strangely when I don't get enough time to blog and when I do, I get that feeling of being grounded.

It is already November the 6th and I am a bit slow to do my monthly post on the Featured Blogger of the month.

Well, it is Merry of http://merrymadecardscrafts.blogspot.com/

Merry is just like her name - she leaves me the most sunny and cheerful comments and makes such sweeeeeeeeeeet cards. I love her style as much as reading her posts which are just so natural and witty at the same time.

Have a nice weekend,

Monica

Fun crafting with friends

Hello bloggers,

We have very close friends over for the weekend from Malaysia - yaaaaay! And guess what? They wanted to make a card... See them below in action.


My friend with her oldest son (a very well brought up boy of ten) - both happily crafting away


My friend with her card


A fuzzy close up of the card - isn't it lovely? She just used stuff that was lying around on my table and came up with this...

Her son made a fantastic card as well but I forgot to take a photo. Trust me!!!

Have a nice weekend,

Monica

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Some for the Christmas Bazaars...

Hello lovely bloggers,

Thanks so much for the kind words on my last card... you made my day!

Here are some more cards I made in a jiffy. Rather simple - just some lace and MS butterflies stuck with 3D foam dots. I have been a big fan of foam dots for many years. They just make everything looks so nice.
I have added pearls in the centre of the butterflies which don't show but that makes them look a bit more interesting.

These cards looks MUCH nicer in real life... believe me. Lol.







Hope you like them.
Wish you a lovely Wednesday.

Hugs,

Monica