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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A card for an order

Hello sweet bloggers,
Well, the previous card I posted for a one year old was much liked. So thank you for all your lovely comments.
This card is made with a Hero Arts background stamp and I have used distressed ink for it. The sequins have been lying with me for over eight years but the lace is comparatively new - just a few months ago.
This was an order for Idul Fitri which is the Muslim New Year and is celebrated in a big way here and the country is closed for almost ten days. This card was also an order from a friend and she liked it.


I have some good news to share now - my card below was featured in my favourite challenge blog http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ last week. It sure did make my day :-)


I will enter my first card in the following challenges:

Wish you a pleasant Wednesday,

Monica 

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

For a one year old's birthday

Hello lovely blog buddies,

Here is my card for an order - for a little boy's first birthday. It had to be flat as it is going to be sent overseas. Frankly I am not so impressed with with what I have made - it seems a bit too busy to me. The stamp is a clear one from Paper Mania picked up from Hobby Craft in London this summer at a super price. I have coloured it in with my new Prisma pencils and the shiny paper came from Merry all the way from Australia - thank you so much, I love it. The printed paper is fancy gift wrap, the star and baby hippo are from my stash of 3D stickers. The candle which you see in place of the letter I is a sticker from EK Success.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - celebrations
 http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/ - animals
http://www.creativecreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes
http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com/ - birthdays

Catch you later.

Love,

Monica

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Sold another seven cards!!!

Hello sweet peeps,
A lady who lives in our complex ordered two cards from me last week and actually bought seven - now how kind is that!!! I am thrilled to bits and she sure made my weekend.
Here is my card to show you for today. It was actually made a few days ago for the challenge at LIM last week which was to make handmade flowers. The embossed piece had to be placed in this fashion as it was too long for my card. I have had it in my embossing drawer for many months now. The flowers are handmade out of punches and the flourishes have been cut into two from a corner die while the pearls are from my stash.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ - wedding/anniversary/congratulations


Happy Monday,
Monica 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

A card for a friend's farewell

Hello sweet blogging buddies,

I am a bit sentimental as one of my dear friends is leaving Jakarta for Vietnam since her husband is relocating. She was one of the first few ladies I met when we moved to Indonesia some six years ago and we hit it off instantly. Even though we would have liked to see each other more often than we did, it was always easy to feel comfortable in her company.

So here is a card I made for her in minutes this morning... the sentiment I thought was very apt. Sorry I cannot recall the name of the rubber stamp. The green flourishes are from a larger spellbinder die that I picked up at Hobby Craft in London. It took me forever to die cut it. I have randomly cut it into two and stuck it on the top and bottom of the card. The flowers have been cut from a lace and I have stuck matching confetti in the centres. 


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Wish you a pleasant weekend.

Love,

Monica 

Friday, 26 July 2013

More pink coming your way...


Hello sweet peeps,

Thanks for the kind words on my sales yesterday - you all have a big hand in this in every which way.
Here is a card I made yesterday with home made flowers and fancy gift wrap. The centre of the flowers have Kaiser gems and the ribbon is from my stash. No sentiment so as to make it versatile enough to sell easily.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/ - make your own embellies 
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/  - anything goes with ribbon

Happy to have Friday here again.

Love,
Monica 

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Sold 16 cards yesterday to two kind friends

Hello sweet blogging friends,

I had a great day yesterday as two of my friends bought 16 cards at one go from me. Can you believe how happy that made me??? It did wonders to my mojo which has deserted me of late. I have noticed that if I don't sell my cards often enough, that is what happens to me. So this sale was a God send for me. I seem to have raised enough to support three of the five children from last year and hope that I sell enough to cater for all five of them for this year.

Now to my card - it is kind of recycled as the striped paper you see is from a mini cake carton from the bakery we have downstairs. It was just too pretty for me to trash even though I had to try rather hard to retrieve it as there were ample chocolate stains on the paper. The cow print is a ribbon (I love it) and the stamp is from Penny Black while the embroidery floss is from my stash.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Off to visit my fave blogs now.

Love,
Monica 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

For Less Is More - handmade flowers

Hello sweet peeps,

I hope you are having a good weekend... out here it is already past 7 pm in the evening. Aleeza went back to school last week and Zeenya goes back in mid August. Aleeza was so happy to go back to her friends and normal routine and so was I.
Over at Less is More the challenge for this week is to make a card with handmade flowers. So here is mine made with my new Sizzix flower dies from Susan Tierney (bought with much excitement). It took me forever to place the flowers right and yet I was not too pleased with the result. Not sure whether I would be trying my hand at this again. The washi borders are from my stash and the sentiment is from Docrafts. By the way, the flower is a red poppy but for some reason my camera decided to give it a magenta-ish shade.


I will also enter this card in:

Off to visit and comment now.

Love,

Monica 

Friday, 19 July 2013

Clean and Simple

Hello blog buddies,

Here is my card to show you today made with a Kaiser Craft clear stamp and coloured in with Faber Castell water colour pencils. Rather simple card with not much ado but I do like it.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Wish you a pleasant and relaxing weekend.

Love,

Monica 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

I love this printed paper

Hello lovely peeps,

Here is my card to show you - it is for the challenge at http://www.comeandgetitchallenges.blogspot.com/ sketch
I loved this clean and simple sketch and here is my take on it. The papers came free with a magazine and the sentiment is from Hot Off The Press. The MS border punch fits in nicely, don't you think? The ribbon roses are from my stash.



I will also enter this card in the following challenges:


I hope you like my card... Would love to hear your comments.

Love,

Monica 

Monday, 15 July 2013

I love this image

Hello dear blog buddies,

Here is my card to show you for today made with the clear stamp that Sandra sent me. I love it and I took it along on holiday and coloured it in. The corner die is one of my new buys from London. The image has been layered on white card stock and I have used double side foam tape under it. The yellow rose at the bottom has been lying with me for 12 years and has lost it's gluing capacity. I have layered it on a punched green flower to make it look bigger.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Wish you a pleasant week ahead.

Love,
Monica


Sunday, 14 July 2013

Recycled from a wall paint brochure

Hello sweet peeps,

Thanks for the warm welcome back to blogland. I love the comraderie we share even though we have never met. Only a blogger would understand what I am saying. Sometimes it feels like a pen pal club except that we send do everything electronically.

Here is a card made with a Nippon paint brochure which my hubby had binned. Yes, I took it out of the dustbin and luckily it was in a plastic sleeve so was intact. It took for forever to place the feather and the leaf (my new buy from Michael's). The flowers have been punched and the paper for the leaf came from Merry from Australia. Thank you, Merry! The feather is from my stash - better use them up instead of stocking them.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Catch you later...

Love,

Monica 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Am back!!!

Hello sweet bloggers,

Ah my own pillow at last - East or West, Home is Best.
We are back from our trip over seven seas and back. We went to the US, yes all the way to the US from Indonesia, trust me it was not a small feat. We went to pretty San Francisco for a week and then to London where my inlaws are and do believe me when I say I survived it well.
San Francisco was lovely - the weather was good on most days. We walked a lot even though the city is small. And I thought walking would help my girth get smaller but obviously it did not as I ate too much there. Lol.
We visited two little towns by ferry called Sausalito and Tiburom (not sure whether I have the right spelling). We also walked to the crookedest street - Lombard Street which was lovely and hot, tiring and sweaty as well. The exploratarium was fun for all of us and so was the Golden Gate Park. The Alcatraz prison we saw from the bay as I had already done it the last time we were here. 
I managed to go to Michael's and have to say I expected much more. I do vaguely remember visiting Michael's with a dear friend many years ago. I bought my Prisma colour pencils from there and I was on cloud nine until I discovered that I had paid much more than what the price was at Blick. Never mind, done is done and I must start enjoying my new colours. In London, we did the Windsor Castle and saw a musical called Mama Mia. Good old ABBA music! And I managed to visit Hobby Craft and The Range - what a sweet way to round off my trip.
Down below are a few photos. I did not take too many pictures this time - just wanted to enjoy it all instead of being with my camera.

 Aleeza and her Dad at the bottom of the crookedest street

The butterflies above are so beautiful and they are blue inside when they open their wings - at the Rain Forest in the Golden Gate Park

Above is a hazy view of the skyline of San Francisco from Tiburom (spelling)


Above is a card I made with a butterfly die that my dear friend Sandra sent me. And the papers were sent by Merry of Unstampabelles. Thank you, dear kind ladies for all your generosity. The sentiment is my new buy... I love embossed sentiments.

I hope all of you have been well. I will come and do my visiting soon.

If you last through this text heavy post and manage to reach the bottom, I send you lots of love,

Monica