Monday, 6 February 2012

DT card for Unstampabelles

Hello dear bloggers,

Thank you very, very much for all those kind and loving wishes... 
Soon I should be on the mend.

Here is my DT card for the 
February challenge of UnstampaBelles 

 Theme - 

Recycle, Eco Craft, Frugal bonus technique Paper Bead.

Any form of paper creation will be accepted as long as NO STAMPS (Digital or Rubber) have been used (this includes sentiments).

IDEAS: quilling, parchment, stickers, boxes, books, cards, scrap pages, etc.
You can find our rules here for further information.

Our sponsor this month is the lovely Anne from 

For the DP, I have recycled a newspaper print of a special kind of Batik (which is a type of hand printing on fabric with wax and natural colours.) This Batik was on display at the Jakarta Textile Museum last year and I have been saving the newspaper cutting for over six months... not too long considering I can hoard for as long as 10 years if not more!!! Lol.
The edges of the paper have been hand torn and the round nesties have been punched out of scraps of paper lying around on my table. The smaller nestie was the same size as the bigger one but I have used my deckle edged scissors to trimit to it's new size. 

The flowers are handmade as you can well guess and the leaves have been cut manually from scrap crepe paper. The ribbon is from my stash while the crystals are from Prima.

Incidentally this card was made before I developed problems with my hand - just to confirm that I am obeying the doctor's orders. Lol.

Will come and visit you soon - am trying to get some physio-therapy appointments so that my hands can be sorted. Am getting serious withdrawal symptoms without being able to blog.

Thanks for bearing with me...




Sasha said...

Hi Monica,
Your card looks so rich. I love your batik paper, it was well worth the wait to use it? I love your gorgeous flowers, too:)

So pleased to see that you are able to follow your love of crafts once more x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Monica. Absolutely beautiful and those flowers are just amazing.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Elizabeth said...

This is a lovely card, Monica!
I'm so sorry you are having hand problems again! =(

jimlynn said...

Monica, this is just amazing! I don't know how you take things like this and make it so beautiful! Love the batik newsprint paper and of course your flowers and leaves! All is just wonderful!

Take care of that hand and hopefully all will be ok soon. Thinking about you.


Dr Sonia S V said...

I was so happy to see your card at Unstampabelles-- thought your hand was ok soon. It is a beauty and following my dearest theme of recycling!

Helen said...

What a gorgeous flowers, Monica! Love those papers and the torn make the card even more unique.

Sue said...

Hello Monica,a fabulous card,I love the colours and patterns.Good girl for being good.
Hugs Sue xx

Shakti said...

просто супер красиво!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Glad to hear you are following Dr's orders Monica, your card is beautiful I like the paper and the gorgeous flowers.
Kevin xx

Merry said... great to see you glad you were able to create this before your hand was sore. I sending positive vibes for speedy recovery.

Karin said...

Those flowers are postively amazing! Gorgeous paper too :) Hope you heal quickly!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous flowers too Monica!

Bea said...

hi Monica - glad to hear you are behaving!! the paper is gorgeous and you wouldn't know what it started out as - fab card. - take care

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Sorry to hear about your hand issues :( I wish you a speedy and full recovery!!!

Wow - those flowers are awesome!!!

Glad you are obeying Dr.'s orders too!!

see you soon :)
rest up!