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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Second entry for Less is More - Wedding and Marriage

Hello sweet bloggers,
Welcome to my newest follower - thank you!!!

I made this card this morning to overcome my disappointment with my new Quickcutz dies... I used a different kind of paper and lo and behold it worked. Happy bunny me. :-) It is going to be my second entry for Less is More - Wedding and Marriage.

It is a rather simple card - the hearts have been punched and embossed with smaller hearts stuck on them. The embossed sentiment and hearts have been mounted with foam pads.
The medallion is from Quickcutz - I love it but it often refuses to do a good job and I have wasted much paper with it. The tiny pearls are from my stash.
I quite liked how this monotone CAS card turned out - no colour, no glitter, just white paper and a few pearls really.


Wish you a nice Sunday - healthy, happy and crafty.

I am also going to enter this card in Make it Monday linky party - anything goes

Love,

Monica

For Less is More - Wedding and Marriage


Hello lovely bloggers,

I had a quiet and relaxed Saturday - coloured in a few stamps and did grocery shopping. It is my husband who does it  generally and manages to forget the most important things. So when I get a chance to go, I just feel so much the better for it because I know exactly what we need.

The challenge at Less is More is Wedding and Marriage this week so I turned out this card after many a failed attempts with some Quickcutz dies. 
I have embossed this and have used Sizzix minis for the hearts. The hearts and flowers are a pearly cream but they seem a pale yellow in this picture. I have stuck tiny pearls on the hearts after running them through my Cuttlebug. I should have waited until the morning to take a better shot but I so wanted to post this card this evening. 


I hope you all are having a decent weekend... it is almost 9 pm as I write this so it is the end of the day here for us while it may be the beginning or the middle for many of you.

Love,

Monica


Friday, 28 September 2012

For Casual Friday

Hello bloggers,
Today was Aleeza's sports day and it was great fun for both parents and children. When they are this little, they are really lovely. 
Since my girls have a huge age difference between them ( aged 12 plus and 4 plus) I seem to understand better how sweet this age is ( I mean four plus) They are just so innocent and now I know what people mean when they say, 'Enjoy them, now'.

Below is a card I made this evening for Casual Friday, the theme this week is to be inspired by your blog header. But my card is a bit too busy for Casual Friday I think! And I never seem to tire of this sentiment!!! Used it a million times and inspite of that the cards sell with it.



Below is a picture of Aleeza's sports day - she is in the orange t-shirt in the centre. They are singing the inaugural song here.

Catch you soon. 


Lots of love,

Monica

Thursday, 27 September 2012

This one sold instantly!!!

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope you are having a decent day/evening which ever part of the globe you are in.
I had a lovely day with some friends over, we had a yummy potluck lunch and lovely conversation along with it. I don't know what it is about potlucks but they are such fun.

Now to my card, I have used a Hero Arts block to stamp the background in Aqua and then went over it with my green and yellow water colour pencils. Also glittered some of the flowers in the image. Stuck a butterfly and a flower alongwith some pop up glue over which I dabbed some silver nailpolish.


Am going to submit this card for the following challenges:

Crafting for all seasons - Things with wings
For fun challenges - Use a stamp
Paper shelter challenge - Anything goes

Tomorrow is Aleeza's sports day and she has been soooo excited about it since the last three weeks... But this afternoon, when I remarked, "Tomorrow is sports day, Aleeza, aren't you excited?" Pat came the answer, "No, I am not". And when I asked why, she responded, "Because I have been excited all these days, today I am not!!!" Some logic there...

See you soon.

Love,

Monica

Monday, 24 September 2012

Sold another 21 cards!!! Yay...

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope you had a good weekend... 

This is a card I made in seconds this morning following the sketch at Clean and Simple but did not quite get it the way it was meant to be so am not sure whether I will submit it at all.

Just used three different kinds of  laces from my stash, stamped the sentiment and that's it.

And yes, am so glad that I have sold another 21 cards in hubby's office. Have to get down to Christmas cards now.


Gotta go as Aleeza has just got back from school. She is watching Charlie and Lola (one of her fave shows) but I just gotta remind her when time's up. 

Love,

Monica

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Autumn leaves

Hello sweet bloggers,

Hope you all are having a relaxed and pleasant weekend...
I have just come returned home from grocery shopping, had my cuppa and Aleeza and I indulged in some fun stamping.
Now to blogging - here is a card that I just stamped randomly with Hero Arts clear stamps. Used distressed ink to stamp the images and coloured them with water colour pencils... Not as good as you do but this is almost my maiden attempt with such kind of stamps. 
The panel at the bottom was embossed and sponged with distressed inks.
The sentiment is handwritten on punched labels propped on foam dots. 





Am going to enter this card for Casual Friday - the theme being Fall.

Catch you later.

Love,

Monica

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Shades of pink and white

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card I have made for Annabelle Stamps Blog - the challenge being shades of pink and white.
I have used my latest Sizzix embossing folder, sponged it and added touches of white in the embossed image with my Uniball white pen. I have stuck the embossed paper with foam dots to give it dimension.
The flowers have been punched and stuck foam pads as well.
Zeenya (turning 13 this November and who speaks very little) acknowledged that the card was attractive and I think so too.


Gotta finish my lunch and get Aleeza from school.

Will come and visit later.

Lots of love,

Monica


Wonder...

Hello lovely bloggers,

Here is a card I made a few days ago... I think it is an Inkadinkadoh stamp that I have used. It has been stamped with Brilliance pearlescent orchid. 
The background papers were sent to my by dear Terry which I have been hoarding for say over a year now. 
The feathers, pearls, flowers and butterfly are from my stash. The flourish is a Sizzix embosslit.


I am going to enter this card for the following challenges:
Try and on Tuesday - anything goes
Pin And Tack - anything goes
Through the Craftroom - anything goes

Stay well and lots of love,

Monica

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Some quick cards

Hello sweet bloggers,

First of all, I must apologize for not welcoming my new followers. A very warm welcome and many thanks to all of you.

This morning I attended a talk by a visiting psychologist on "Pressured Children" at my older one's school and it proved to be very useful. It kind of made me feel good about my parenting style - like not pushing my kids for high grades!!! 

Below are some cards that I made in a jiffy with the flowers and sentiments that Karin sent me. I have used my new embossing folder from Quickcutz as well. The flourish is from Sizzix - saw it in Singapore and grabbed it for dear life. Lol.
Am going to submit this card the monthly challenge at Unstampabelles, the theme this month being embossing.





Off to get some dinner now...

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my previous cards.

Love,

Monica

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Less is more and Casual Fridays

Hello sweet bloggers,

Am back with another card for Less is More this time - the theme is ovals this time.
I am also going to enter this for Casual Fridays - black,white and another colour.

I have used my scalloped oval punch and punched three windows and stamped the teeny tiny ladybirds on the inside. I bought this ladybird stamp on my last visit to Singapore - so small is it that it has no name on it. But it sure is pretty!
The red dots on the ladybirds have been done with my Sakura red gel pen.
The ribbon and crystal are from my stash.




Below is a picture of the inside of the card.

Now I must run to the supermarket to get some groceries.

Catch you later...

Love,
Monica

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Casual Fridays

Hello sweet bloggers,

Gosh, this week flew by soooooo quickly - just don't know where it went???

I have been making cards but have not been able to blog and how much I have been missing that.

Here is a card that I put together for Casual Fridays - the theme this week being black, white and one more colour. 
I was just stuck on using red with black and white instead of trying another variation.
Such an easy theme but my mojo was not with me so here is what I turned out - with my Ek Success border punch and a piano key ribbon. 
Could have added a sentiment but decided to leave it clean and simple.


Wish you all a pleasant weekend - may the weather behave and children, pets and partners as well, lol!

Love,

Monica

Monday, 10 September 2012

For less is more - foliage

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope you had a nice weekend...

I managed to make a few cards with great ease and that made me happy!!!

And now to this card that I made this afternoon for Less is Morehttp://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/ - just before I went to pick up Aleeza from school.
The two pictures are of the same card but the second one was clicked on the high density mode - see the difference.

I put it through my Cuttlebug and then stamped the leaf in the centre as it kind of looked a bit blank in the centre. The leaf is from a clear Hero Arts stamp set and it was stamped in Olive vine. I sponged it with Tim Holtz crushed olive and wild honey. 
The sentiment is handwritten with a brown Staedler pen and Sakura gold gel pen over that.
I went over the embossed outline with Sakura gold gel pen and it looks really nice in real life.






Will come and visit a little later on...

Love,

Monica

Friday, 7 September 2012

Out and About...

Hello sweet bloggers,

I have coloured in these two images with water colour pencils while I was stamping with Aleeza... 
I have used this stamp umpteen times, yet haven't fallen out of love with it.
The two cards have the same colours but I have sponged them with different inks.
The embellies vary as well...
This is a Penny Black stamp and the first card has been hand torn. All the embellies are from my stash. 

Am going to enter these cards for the following challenges:
The Poodles Parlour - Here come the girls
Inspire me Fridays - Anything goes







The quote above touched my heart - saw it on Face book and thought I should share it.

Taking Aleeza for her swimming class now - seems a tough task as she is trying her best to get out of it. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Love,

Monica

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wooden it be nice...


Hello lovely bloggers,

Here is a card that I made a  short while ago and am going to enter it for Shopping our Stash the theme being - Wooden it be nice. Anything wooden will do - faux or real or anything similar.
For my card, I have used a textured card stock and have used a stencil which has been coloured in with distressed inks and sponged as well. 
The teddy is from Inkadinkado and the wire mesh has been sitting in my drawer for say, 12 plus years!!!
The braid border at the bottom is an Ek Success punch. 
I forget where the photo corners are from - maybe Ek Success.



Rather plain card but I do like browny cards, wonder why???

Catch you soon, gotta go and get something to eat.

Love,

Monica

Monday, 3 September 2012

For less is more - pink and brown

Hello sweet people,

Here is a vey quick and simple card for Less is More - the challenge being pink and brown this week.

I have used baby pink card stock and have stamped a Hampton Art cupckake in Brilliance fast drying coffee bean. 
The mesh border is from Hero Arts while the sentiment is from Penny Black - all stamped with the same ink.
I have coloured in the cupcake with a pink water colour pencil and also the mesh border. Stuck some pink gems and voila my card was ready.



Would love to hear what you feel about this card... a bit too basic isn't it?

Off to do some housework now - to dry the laundry actually.

Love,
Monica

Aleeza's card for her classmate

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card that Aleeza stamped by herself for her buddy. The owl stamp came from my dear blog buddy cum soul mate - Sandra. And the sentiment stamp is from Penny Black.
She kind of made a mess at the bottom so I stuck the black and white ribbon to hide the flaws.
She also stuck googly eyes with some help from me. I tried colouring the balloon and the dots on the owl's hat with a metallic gel pen but it looks a bit untidy, doesn't it?



I have some good news to share - I sold 11 cards to a few friends today so am so happy...

Thanks for all your support and kind words of encouragement.

Hugs,

Monica