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Saturday, 15 June 2013

The perfect pear

Hello sweet peeps,

We are leaving for a vacation tomorrow and get back in the first week of July.
So before I go here is my card to show you for the sketch at CAS - colours and sketches.
The image is a rubber stamp from Hampton Art (coloured in with my Faber Castell water colours) and the lace is from my stash while the butterflies were added as a last minute resort to add more life. I have used liquid pearls in the centre of the butterflies to add life. 


I will enter enter this card in CAS on Sunday - black white and one more colour


I will see you all after our break and wish you a lovely summer full of peace and health.

Love,
Monica

Friday, 14 June 2013

Happy Birthday card

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is another quickie from me - the chipboard image and sentiment were sent to me by dear Sandra. All I did was embossing and layering to offset the image. The Ek Success border has been backed with vellum and it looks quite nice in real life. I have stuck three silver stars on the right to add charm.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

And it is Friday again - thank God for that :-)

Lots of love,

Monica 

Thursday, 13 June 2013

For Clean&Simple

Hello lovely bloggers,

I am so glad to have new followers joining me onboard - thank you.
Here is a card I made this evening with the same paper as the previous card. I did some fussy cutting and stuck the feathers on the card stock. It took me a long time to do the cutting. It is a simple card but I do like it. The organza ribbon is actually creamy but for some reason decided to acquire magical powers and change itself to this pale, pale green. When the card was ready, I realized it would fit the sketch at Clean&Simple.





I am off to do some commenting now.

Love,

Monica 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Always and forever

Hello sweet bloggers,

It is summer holidays and that is sure keeping me busy...
Here is a quick card I made yesterday with a chipboard sentiment that my dear friend Sandra sent me. I love the sentiment and thanks so much Sandra for your kindness. The paper is fancy gift wrap and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash. The red paper is recycled from an old invitation and I have added liquid pearls on the punched hearts and on the top of the red diamonds. I feel I could have done a better job with this card.


I will submit this card in the following challenges:
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ - creative card crew
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ - anything goes


Catch you later.

Much love,

Monica

Saturday, 8 June 2013

To have and to hold...

Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is my card for CASE(e) this Sketch this week. I seem to have a love and not love relationship with this card...
I have used a vellum strip under the Ek Success border punch which looks quite pretty in real life. The feather, ribbon, hand made bow and pearls are from my stash and so are the liquid pearls. The sentiment came from my dear friend Sandra from the UK. Thank you!!!



Hope you are having a nice weekend...

Love,

Monica 

Friday, 7 June 2013

Sing like no one's listening

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card I made for a Monday challenge (Techno Stampers Challenge) and finally had time to post it on to my blog this evening. By the way the silvery embossed paper you see on the left was part of a lid of a takeaway box. I have used an Inkadinkadoh stamp and have stamped it with Brilliance pearlescent orchid on black card stock. To add more shimmer I have glittered the bird and the flower. The glittery music note stickers are from Jolee's and the white feather is from my stash. I am not too pleased with the way I placed these two elements though.



Down below is a picture of Aleeza and her class mates at the Annual Concert doing an eightees dance to Foot Loose. Apologies for the poor picture quality but the dance was just too cute for words. 



I will enter my card in the following challenges as well:

Catch you later.

Love,
Monica 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Happy Birthday card...

Hello sweet bloggers,
Thank you for your kind comments on my last card... Glad you liked that card as I did too.
Here is my card for today - simple and sweet. The happy birthday sentiment is a ribbon and I have used a two toned paper to punch the border which is from Ek Success. The brown blobs have been added for texture.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Off to do some commenting now.

Love,
Monica 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Going around in circles here...

Hello sweet peeps,
Here is a card I have made for Addicted to CAS - circles. I could not have had more circles than this, could I? Lol... The lady bird (coloured with water colour pencils) is a foam stamp which has no name but I think it is from Japan while the sentiment is a ribbon stamp from Hero Arts.
I have layered some of the round nesties and hearts and propped them on foam dots. The ribbon is from my stash. I do hope this card is not a wee bit busy, though.


I will also enter this card in Cas-ual Friday and Make it Monday (anything goes) this week beside Make my Monday (lace or ribbon) and Pause Dream Enjoy (use foam tape).

Catch you later.
Love,
Monica 

Monday, 3 June 2013

For a baby girl

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today... it is a baby girl card and I have used Penny Black slapstick stamps with a matching sentiment. I have had this set of cling stamps for over a year and am glad to air them. I think this card could have been made more interesting but I was thinking of entering this into Addicted to CAS so I did not want to add too much. I have stamped the buttons in Brilliance pearlescent orchid and the ribbon is from American Crafts while the buttons are from my stash. By the way the ribbon came about to help me cover a flaw - I had stamped the sentiment on the image of the buttons but it seemed to look tacky hence the ribbon.


I will also enter this card in Make it Monday - use ribbon

Wish you a healthy, happy and crafty weekend ahead.

Love,
Monica 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Second entry for CAS(E) this Sketch and Cas-ual Fridays

Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is my second card for CAS(E) this sketch and Cas-ual Fridays this week. The background stamp is from Hero Arts and I have used pearlescent rust to stamp it. The embossed strip says Enjoy and PS I love you. I positioned it in my CB in such a way to get this sentiment on it. The textured strip below is from a wall paper roll and the buttons are from my stash. I feel the picture quality is not the best and apologies for that.


Hope you are having a decent weekend.

Love,
Monica 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Celebrate...

Hello bloggers,

Here I am with a card after a long gap as I just did not feel like crafting. Yes, my mojo has deserted me and I had to kind of force myself to create a card.
Over at CAS(E) this Sketch is a lovely sketch this week and here is my take on it (I should have been a bit more careful with the layout).
 I will also enter this card in Less is More - the challenge there is create a card after the colour of your house door. And at CAS-ual Friday this week it is all about a clean and simple congratulatory card. I thought this card was a bit bland but my critique Zeenya approved it and off I went with it. The stamp is from a set of Hero Arts ribbon stamps which have hardly ever seen any light. I have cut the stamped section with  
decorative scissors and mounted it on another piece of card stock which has been stuck on that  textured ribbon. I have used pearlescent beige to stamp the sentiment and the beige ribbon at the bottom from my stash. 




Down below is Aleeza with her teacher and some of her friends. They all gathered to sing a song called, "Count on me" by Bruno Mars. I could not take pictures of the show as they were dancing and singing against a white background.


Wish you a pleasant weekend.

Love,

Monica