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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Baby shower card for a friend

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope you had a good weekend... A very warm welcome to my new follower and a big thank you. 

I have been invited to a baby shower this week so here is a quick card I put together in like 8 minutes - with a printed ribbon,  dry embossing, teeny weeny bit of stamping (Hampton Art stamp) and a ready made bow. 
Since the baby's gender is not known I left it at silver and white. And be prepared for a lot of silver and white Christmas cards that I am making. 


I seem to be loving silver and white these days... wonder why??? And I am kind of making flatter cards  as a friend of mine has asked for them. She wants to post them overseas so doesn't want 3D stuff on them. At first I felt a bit restricted, but now am enjoying the idea of creating such cards. 

I am going to enter this card for the following challenges:

http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - always anything goes
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - glitter and bling
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - monochromes
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/ - use a ribbon

Wish you a pleasant week ahead.

Love,

Monica

Saturday, 27 October 2012

For Less is More - sketch

Hello sweet bloggers,

Hope you are having a decent weekend... 
Here is a card I made this evening for Less is More the theme being a sketch this week.


Rather simple creation with tiny snowman that were pretty hard to punch through 200 gsm along with punched snowflakes. The red squares have been stuck with dimensional foam dots to make the card look more interesting. Added pearls in the centre of the big snowflakes to finish the picture.
Now I have to share something funny - this picture was taken on the bath mat in the bathroom as I thought it would match with the colours of the card - such are the mad confessions of a crafter, lol. What a sight I looked sitting on the floor of the bathroom trying to capture my latest creation. Luckily Aleeza was fast asleep!!!

I like the way Less is More stretches my imagination in the most CAS manner.

Love,

Monica

Friday, 26 October 2012

Sold another 9 cards...

Hello lovely people,

Hope you all are well and enjoying autumn... For us it is the beginning of the rainy season - not that it doesn't rain otherwise but officially our rainy season here in Indonesia is from October to April. Since it is tropical weather, we don't really get to experience any seasons.

Over to my card... my second Christmas card for the season. The printed paper is fancy gift wrap in pearly white and shades of purple.  I have used a Penny Black stamp and a white stamp pad. Coloured in with water colour pencils and went over the outline with my silver Sakura gel pen. Added sparkle to the doves with Zeenya's silver nail polish. Also went over the leaves with a green Sakura gel pen.  Stuck silver snowflakes randomly around the image. This card is rather flat as one of my close friends wants to mail them and wants no 3D embellies. Almost my first time at making such a flat card.

 

I was lucky that a close friend bought five cards and another four were sold at hubby's office.

I am trying to make some speedy cards using the same stamp to get my momentum going...

Love,

Monica


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

For Created with Love

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here I am with a very simple card which I am going to enter in Created with Love Challenges  - something sweet. I have used my Sizzix die for the strawberry and popped up the green bit. Ran it through my CB and embossed the white background as well. Added some stickles on the strawberry with an MS border punch, red ribbon and some pop up glue in red. Completed it with three gems at the bottom of the strawberry.



Actually this card was made while I was playing with Aleeza so it is a bit childish but I like it's simplicity. I love CAS cards because that way I can make numbers, you see.

Love,

Monica

Monday, 22 October 2012

Happy to be back

Hello lovely bloggers,

We had a lovely vacation in Melbourne - little Aleeza loved visiting the aquarium, zoo, botanical gardens and the beach. 
Zeenya loved buying shorts in neon colours and I was besotted with the pretty flowers in the botanic gardens.

Down below are some pictures...







These frogs below (spotted at the aquarium) are not plastic!!! I was fascinated with their colour.



Aleeza feeding the lambs - it was a thrilling experience for her and she fed them thrice. The lambs looked so cute and they were really hungry - so much so that they almost snatched the bottles from the kids. It was like a tug of war...



Aleeza looked so focussed and dedicated - she even forgot to smile!



Petting rabbits...



 At St Kilda's beach



I have a busy day today but will try and visit you all. 

Much love,

Monica

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Going to be away for a week...

Hello lovely bloggers,

First of all - a very warm welcome to my new followers. 

We are going away for a week as my older one has her autumn break... It is simply ages since we took a decent vacation. So you may not see posts from me for a few days. However I will come and visit if I can...
Down below is what Aleeza made in her art and craft class in school - I am sure there was lots of help from the teacher but I just felt that I had to share the brightness of this creation.



Do forgive me if I am not regular with my visits in the coming week.

Stay well, healthy and happy...

Love,

Monica

For Teacher's Day...

Hello lovely bloggers,

Here is a card I made yesterday as Aleeza's school wanted us to make something for the teacher as an appreciation... The images have been sent to me by my dear blog buddy, Sandra - thanks ever so much
Actually I was going to make this card to sell but thought I would give it to Aleeza's teacher instead. The ribbon looks a bit wonky but in real life it is fine.



Below is a quick poem for Ms Dorothy - the teacher. I used to love writing verses as a child! 


Catch you soon...

Love,

Monica

Monday, 8 October 2012

Casual Friday - second entry

Hello lovely people,

I am trying to better my art of colouring stamps - thanks to all the inspiration I am receiving from blogland... Here is a Hero Arts cling stamp that I stamped and coloured with water colour pencils. I cut it out and stuck it with foam dots on cardstock which I ran through my Cuttlebug.
I have used a MS border punch for the leaves and a pink shimmery tissue paper below that which has been hand torn and crushed. Stuck a strip of vellum over the black leafy border to tone down the effect of black and a couple of crystals from Prima on the sides to hide the glue marks.

Below is a the same card without the vellum strip - which one do you like more? The black is a bit over powering, don't you think?



Am planning to enter this in Casual Friday - celebrate the women in your life.
Wish you a happy Tuesday.

Love,

Monica

Sunday, 7 October 2012

For Less is More - Silver

Hello lovely bloggers,

Over at Less is More they have silver as the theme for this week. I just did not seem to be in the mood to make a silver card but suddenly remembered that I had made this card a few weeks ago... and it just seemed to fit the bill. It is a Laundry Line clear stamp (I think) and I have used a silver stamp pad. Went over it with a 3D glitter glue in silver to make it pop and pop it certainly did. Punched an MS snowflake border in vellum and  applied the same glitter glue in the centre.


Less is More is good for my hands - in minutes I can produce something without much labour.
This is going to be my first Christmas card for the season - I better get my act together and produce some more.

Lots of love,

Monica

Saturday, 6 October 2012

For Casual Fridays - celebrate the women in your life

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope you are having a relaxed weekend...
Here is a card I made with my new Prima mask which I sponged in with distress inks and coloured it later with water colour pencils. Distressed the sides - which is not very visible and backed it with pink paper. Added some pearls and pink ribbon to make it more interesting. As usual it is sentiment free as it makes it easier to sell.


Am going to submit this card for Casual Fridays - celebrate the women in your life. It may be a wee bit too busy but I do like the way I coloured it... Would love to know what you think of it.

Will come and visit later.

Lots of love,

Monica


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

For Less is More - third entry

Hello lovely bloggers,

This is my third entry for Less is More this week - Wedding and Marriage. I am just so in love with white on white cards... I thought I would make an Indian card this time but could not go anywhere beyond white so here I am with yet another white card. Hope it is not an overdose of white for you all.
I just ran the cardstock through my Cuttlebug, added some lace and handmade roses, leaves and liquid pearls in the centre of the roses and on the embossing. 

I will also enter this card in Card Mania -handmade flowers


Today I am going to take Aleeza to a very special kiddie's place along with her best friends so she is rather excited about it. 

Love,
Monica

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Thank you, Sandra

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope you are well and enjoying the beginning of October... Aleeza is on autumn break while Zeenya's school breaks later. So when Aleeza goes back to school, Zeenya is on vacation. That is what you get when your kids go to different schools. Never mind, Aleeza is still little so it is okay, I guess.
Zeenya had a rough two days - she was down with gastro-enteritis and she had the worst stomach aches ever which came and went at their own sweet will. Her threshold of pain is pretty high so I felt really sorry to see her cry. Anyway this morning was much better and she even went back to school so all is well now.

I have made this card with a chipboard image sent by my dear blog buddy Sandra. Isn't the teddy the sweetest? Did some embossing on cardstock and used some printed paper from my stash. Stuck a butterfly from Petaloo to finish it off. Thank you, Sandra, this made such a quick make and am sure it will sell well.


Am going to submit this card to
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ - for a kid

Today is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday - may their be peace and goodwill in the world.

Lots of love,

Monica