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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Sold another 4 cards

Hello sweet bloggers,

Today I attended a raw food class and it was amazing - the instructor taught us such tasty and healthy dishes like green smoothies, almond milk shake, pasta made out of zucchini served with cashew nut cream and sun dried and fresh tomatoes. It was a fun class and I learned so much without having to cook anything.



The card above is a stencilled image which I sponged in with Worn Lipstick - touched it up with water colour pencils and my Sakura gold pen. Pity you cannot see the gold outline around the flowers.
I have tried to distress the card and sponged it as well. I wanted to use a brighter ribbon but this seemed to match. This is another flat card which can go easily through the post.

I am going to submit this to:

Love,
Monica


Saturday, 24 November 2012

For Less is More - glamour and glitz

Hello sweet bloggers,

Am here with my second post for Less is More - glamour and glitz. I have always wanted to be the first one to submit my entry and this is my day... lol.
I made this card for an order a couple of days ago... 
I have used one of my newest folders... Embossed it on pearly white card and stuck it on a red card base. The hearts are punched on hand made paper and lots of glitter glued on to them. Some bling on the flowers and hearts alongwith a couple of ribbon on either side.


Have a pleasant weekend.

Love,
Monica 

Friday, 23 November 2012

Sold another 13 cards...

Hello lovely bloggers,

The bazaar on Thursday was a delightful affair... one of my dear friends invited me to share my cards on their table in the bazaar which was organized at the Singapore House here. I managed to sell 7 cards there and sold another 6 to friends. I am so happy that I have managed to raise enough funds to sponsor education of fourth child. Now my target is to go for a fifth child - let us see  how that goes.
Here is a card I made a few days ago - love it so much that I don't have the heart to sell it. And little Aleeza suggested that I keep it at home if I liked it so much. So that is what I am going to do.



I have used a Penny Black stamp and have coloured the doves with glitter glue. Went over the sentiment with my red fine tipped Staedler and coloured the leaves as well with the same medium. Used my green Sakura pen for the stems. The snowflakes have been punched from a variety of shiny papers, some of which have been embossed. The ribbon and gold cord are from my stash.


Above is a picture of the bazaar. My cards are right behind, close to the bags. Sorry that the picture quality is not the best but I wanted you to have a peep. I am the second from right - the short haired one.

Going to submit this card to:
 Delicious Doodles - something that flies
Crafty Anne's - birds or animals
Wags 'n Whiskers - Christmas
The Artistic Stamper - anything goes
and that's enough... need a cuppa now.

Have a happy weekend.

Love and gratitude,

Monica

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Thank you, Sandra

Hello sweet bloggers,

I have been busy trying to make more cards to sell. Am so happy that I have been able to sell so many cards. A sweet friend has invited me to a special charity bazaar to sell my cards on Thursday so am trying to make more numbers.
Here are two cards which sold off last week. 



I have used pink card stock and doilies for both cards along with my new EK Success border punch. I have used both pearls and liquid pearls. The bow in the second card is handmade and the sentiment has been sent by dear Sandra to me - thanks so much, Sandra. I have used it like wild this year and all the cards that had this sentiment SOLD. 


I am going to enter these cards into the following challenges:


Much love,
Monica

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Monochromatic red for an order

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope you are having a good weekend... My older one, Zeenya turns 13 tomorrow. Gosh, how I am holding on to her while she is this Miss Independent wanting her own life. What did I know that they grow up so quickly???????? Thank God Aleeza is still little and I will try and not be so shocked at her growing up quickly.

I have made this for a friend who wanted wedding cards with red in them. I am so into making white on white cards for weddings but she was not unduly taken in with that colour combo and insisted she wanted red hearts. So here is my card... I do so hope she likes it.


I have used red card stock, embossed it and layered pearly white and red paper on it with two hearts die cut with Sizzix minis. The hearts have been embossed and I went over them with my red Sakura pen. The double ribbon has been hand tied and the organza roses, crystals and ribbon with Happy Wedding sentiment is from my stash. 
Am going to submit this card for

Here is a random something I liked on Facebook so thought of sharing it with you all just like my friend Shirley-Anne does.


Much love,
Monica

Friday, 16 November 2012

For Casual Friday - Blue

Hello sweet bloggers,

The challenge over at Casual Friday is blue for this week and here is my card..
I have used white card stock and stuck blue and white striped as well as polka dotted paper on it. 
The cupcakes are an Ek Success border punch. The little flowers have been cut off from a longer ribbon. The blue ribbon is from my stash and the crystals are from Prima.


Incidentally this card sold as well...
Thanks for all your love and encouragement,
Monica

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sold another 16 cards...

Hello sweet bloggers,

I sure have been missing in action - what a busy week but enjoyable nonetheless... On Monday there was a Diwali party in Aleeza's school where the teachers are ever so keen to showcase different cultures. I will try and share the photos soon to let you have a peep into all the fun we had. For those of you who are wondering what Diwali is - it is the festival of lights and it signifies the victory of good over evil. There is lots of eating, celebration and fireworks too.
Some good news to share - I sold another 16 cards to two kind friends today who love to buy my cards to help me raise funds for charity.


I have used light grey card stock for this card and the border has been on the top apart from some scoring. The sentiment is from Penny Black (I think) and the snowflakes have been punched using silver paper which was embossed as well. The ribbon is from my stash and I have gone over the embossing and sentiment with a silver Sakura pen.

This year, I have been raising funds to sponsor financially challenged primary schoolers. I am proud to say that with the kind support of all those who bought my cards, I have managed to donate enough to educate three children for the entire year. And lots of thanks goes to you lovely bloggers for all that you done for me - ever so thankful and grateful.

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

Much love,
Monica

Saturday, 10 November 2012

For Less is More - houses

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my second post for the day - a feat I have rarely achieved! Lol.
The theme for Less is More this week is houses.
Rather simple card stamped with Hero Arts stamp using salty ocean distress ink. Sentiment is handwritten.


Wish you a happy Saturday.
Love,
Monica

Friday, 9 November 2012

Some more quickies

Hello sweet bloggers,

I have very good news to share - have managed to sell 27 cards in the past week. I was beginning to feel a bit nervous about my cards as I don't sell them in school any more. But at the UN day in school, one mother bought some and at the baby shower I sold a serious lot. 



These two cards were made in minutes with a set of clear stamps from Inkadinkadoh (I think).
I have used pickled raspberry in the first card and peacock feathers and salty ocean in the second.
The first card was embossed and both cards were glittered. Added gold ribbon on the second to dress it up.

I am going to enter the pink card in the following challenge:
In the pink - CAS and lots of pink space

Wish you a pleasant weekend.

Love,
Monica

Thank you, dear Terry

Hello dear bloggers,

It has been a busy week for me - I was volunteering in school for the UN day on Wednesday which was a very touching experience. To see different countries come together showcasing their yummy cuisines and culture can make one quite sentimental.
And then I was invited to a baby shower yesterday which was another enjoyable experience. 

My dear blog pal, Terry sent me parcel with such awesome goodies in it and here is a card to say thank you to her. 


The butterflies on the card are from Terry - aren't they sweet? I am just so grateful for the love I receive from blogland - sometimes words are too frivolous to explain how it feels.

I would love it if you visit Terry's blog and leave her some blog love. 

The sentiment is from Penny black and I rubbed Brilliance pearlescent purple over the Spellbinders nesties - they look quite shiny in real life. The papers are fancy gift wrap while the ribbon is form my stash. Sorry for the poor background, though. It is a cloudy day here with lots of rain so this was the best shot I could manage on the swing in the balcony. It is actually a dull shade of green but looks rather unappealing in the picture.

Thank God it's Friday once again.
Love,
Monica



Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Less is More - 3rd entry

Hello sweet bloggers,

This is my third entry for Less is More - what's up with me??? Lol.

The card stock for this card is a pretty pearly cream (cannot be seen in the picture) and the poinsettia image is an A.muse cling stamp.
 I have used worn lipstick distress ink to stamp it. 
Stuck pearls in the centre to give it some life. The sentiment is from Penny Black. Did some scoring and voila, the card was ready. I am getting quite confident in stamping directly on to paper.
Do tell me what you think of it? 

Off to do some blog commenting now. 

Love,
Monica 

Monday, 5 November 2012

For Less is More - 2nd entry

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope all is well with you and yours. Thanks so much for all the compliments on my previous card.
Here is another card I have made for Less is More this week. Again a quick and simple creation which requires no explanation really. I do hope it has the necessary amount of pink, though.


I will also enter this card into
Make it Monday - anything goes as always
Unstampabelles - Monochromatic
Have a nice Tuesday.
Much love,
Monica 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

For Less is More - pink

Hello lovely bloggers,

Hope you had a lovely weekend...
A warm welcome to my newest follower, Sarah.

Here is my card for Less is More which is all about pink this week.
I have used a stencil for the image and coloured it in with water colour pencils. The sentiment is from Docrafts - had it like forever in my drawer. The crystals are from Prima. I hope there is enough white space in this card or else I am in trouble ;-)


I have made a similar card like this a few weeks ago but this is even simpler. 

Wish you a happy Monday.

With love,
Monica

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Flat cards for Christmas

Hello lovely bloggers,

My heart goes out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy... and there is a hurricane in the South Eastern coast of India as well. Mother Nature needs certainly needs to calm down and be kind to her children on earth.

Here is a Christmas card I made for a friend who wanted flat cards. Now I have to own up that I find it rather boring to make such kind of cards even though they are envelope friendly. I had this divine looking tissue paper with silver poinsettias which I carefully stuck on cardstock,  ran it through my Cuttlebug and put silver ribbon on the top. Added silver glitter glue on the edges of the Spellbinders diecut and stamped a Merry Christmas sentiment (kind courtesy dear Lynn). I went over the sentiment with a silver Sakura gel pen.


And guess what? My friend loved this card and bought it at first instance. So I kind of feel good that she liked what I created for her.

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

http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - festive
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/christmas-is-just-around-corner.html - Christmas
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


I could not visit you for the past two days - just been a bit caught up. But will catch up for sure.

Thank God it's Friday!

Love,
Monica