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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Hold on to your peace...

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card for CAS(ual) Friday this week where the theme is Kraft and Text.
The stamp an itty bitty one from Unity and I do like the words, I have to say.
I am slightly unsure whether it needed more embellies or not. 
Would love to hear what you think of it.



Wish you a pleasant weekend.

Love,
Monica 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Feathery indeed

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a quick card I made at Aleeza's request... No stamping here, just feathers and ribbons.
Life is a bit hectic - Aleeza is a bit poorly so is home instead of enjoying her new school and that means less crafting. Never mind, they grow up so fast so I should actually relish every moment of it. 


I will enter this card in:
365 days - day 235 - no stamping


Love,

Monica 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Pretty floral arrangement from a friend

Hello lovely blog buddies,

Life has been rather busy of late... there is a lot happening, we have had to move Aleeza to another school for reasons that were causing us much stress. Anyway, she has taken the transition really well. It was her second day today and I feel proud of my little girl that she is handling the change so well. She was rather well settled in her old school and I have much gratitude for all the positives she gained there but change her school we had to.

Here is a picture of a floral arrangement that a dear friend got home to lunch. I LOVE flowers and I was delighted with it so I thought I must share it on my little blog. This lovely lady actually has a passion for flowers and does her own flower arranging. She has done a diploma in floral arrangement and is really talented as you can see.


Down below is a card similar to one I had made a few weeks ago. It is a Paper Mania stamp and I have used my Prisma pencils to colour the image. The three presents are stickers from my stash.



I wish you a pleasant Tuesday.

Love,

Monica 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

For CAS(E) this sketch

Hello bloggers,

Here is my take on the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch this week. What is it with the white black and red combo that I just keep going back to? I just love it and no matter how many cards I make with it, there's no tiring me. I have used a cling stamp from Unity, an Ek Success border bunch and red sequins that I bought in India many, many years ago (nine). I do like how this card turned out even though there is a slight over dose of sequins.





I will also enter this card in:

Wish you a super weekend.

Love,

Monica 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

With all my love

Hello lovely peeps,

This is a quick card I made today in the midst of my busy schedule today...
I have used my new MS border punch with Washi tape and a Spellbinder's label - my life is all about dies and punches still. The sentiment has beens stamped with a clear stamp sent by Sandra to me. I love it, Sandra. I have stuck the red gems to make it more glam.


I will also participate this card in:

Off to bed now...

Love,

Monica 


Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Second entry for CAS(E) this Sketch

Hello sweet blog buddies,

Here is my second take on the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch this week. The sentiment (from Wonder House) is my new buy - you should have seen me break into a happy dance when I spotted it at the craft store. I have used pearlised paper to die cut the sentiment and punch the hearts. The butterflies are plain confetti!!! My long love affair with die cuts and punches continues...



Down below is the photo inspiration at Just Inspirational


I will also enter this card in:

Wish you a pleasant Wednesday.

Love,

Monica

Monday, 19 August 2013

Choose happy

Hello lovely peeps,

Here is my take on the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch... These wooden beads have a history to it. Aleeza made a necklace in her last year's art and craft class with them but decided to break it open to play with the beads and before she could even realize where they disappeared, I put them on this card. I wanted to string them through the yarn but they did not look elegant enough. So this is what I did manage after much thought. This sentiment from Hero Arts is my new buy and I love it.  



I will also enter this card in the following:
http://natalieandamy.blogspot.co.uk/ - celebrate
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes

Have a wonderful Monday,

Monica

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Sweet baby card

Hello sweet blog buddies,

Here is a card that Aleeza asked me to make with the new embellies (the bib, the baby sentiment and the tiny yellow flower) I bought last week. She even guided me through with the design except that I placed the flower the way I wanted it. She seemed pleased with the result and so did I. The green scalloped nesties have been die cut out of paper that was spritzed with water and then crumpled before putting a layer of pearly acrylic paint on it. Zeenya and I did this many years ago (like seven to be precise) and we had lots of fun doing it. The lace is from my stash and the leaves have been punched from the same paper as the nesties.


I will enter this card in the following:

See you later as am off to catch a movie now which is a pure luxury here as we don't get good Hollywood cinema here.

Love,

Monica 

Friday, 16 August 2013

For Sunday Stamps

Hello lovely peeps,

Here is my take on the sketch at Sunday Stamps - I have used my almost new and hardly used Ek Success border punch to make the orange border. This punch was bought with much delight and excitement but poor guy has not seen much light. The round nesties have been sponged with TH peeled paint (they have been stuck with foam dots) and the little gifts are my newest dies. The printed paper was sent to me by Merry - thanks so much. The sentiment is handwritten - I did have a stamp with the same sentiment but I found it easier and quicker to write it with my hands!





I will also enter this card in:
http://www.2creativechicks.com/ - anything goes for kids

Thank God it's Friday once again.

Love,

Monica 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Recycled from a Wedding Favour

Hello sweet bloggers,

I had received this lovely wedding favour and did not have the heart to bin it so I took wall paper and covered up the text on the box. The ornate border was part of the design so it kind of matched quite nicely with the round nestie and the punched flower which were both made from wall paper. Then I made a quick card with more punched flowers out of the same paper to along with it. The card stock was sent to me by Shirley-Anne. I have stuck foam like clay in the centre of the big flowers. In real life this paper has a lovely texture with a pearly touch to it.


I hope you like my recycled project which was rather quick and enjoyable to make.

I will enter this in the following:
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - monochrome
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/ - monochrome

Off to enter the challenges now.

Love,

Monica

Monday, 12 August 2013

A really bright baby card

Hello lovely bloggers,

Here is my card for the challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches. Only after making the card did I read the fine print which said you HAVE to use a stamp. Never mind, atleast I made a card in the bargain. I have used my latest die which is a Japanese make and it works like butter, so easy and smooth to die cut with. The blue scalloped nestie and round one are my new purchases as well. Thought I should inaugurate them instead of waiting for weeks, months and years, lol. I have painted the nesties with acrylic paint in a dab, dab fashion. The printed paper was sent by Terry and so were the gems. Now let me share a secret here - the gems were used to hide some flaws on the round nestie. And guess what I forgot to colour the eye of the bird.  


I will enter this in the following:

See you later.

Love,
Monica 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

For CAS(e) this sketch this week

Hello lovely bloggers,

Here is my card for CAS(e) this sketch this week. It is rather similar to the card I made a few days ago but all the material was lying handy on the table so I went for it. The only difference is the border punch this time and yes, the sentiment which is my new acquisition from the art and craft store in town. I have stamped the sentiment with bark and I went over it with my Sakura brown metallic pen. 




I will also participate in:

Hope you are having a good weekend,

Monica 

Friday, 9 August 2013

A thank you card

Hello lovely bloggers,

A very warm welcome to my newest followers - thank you for joining my little blog.
This is a thank you card I made for a newly made friend who called us home to a lovely meal...She has a seven month old son whom Aleeza (my five year old) adores. 
The printed paper for a change is not gift wrap, lol. It was sent all the way from Australia from Merry and so was the paper for the leaves. I ran the printed paper through my CB and the lace is from my stash. The punched flower with a tiny confetti flower for the centre was made with the extra bit of the yellow embossed paper.


I will enter this card in:

Wish you a happy Thursday,

Monica

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Birthday card for a male

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is my masculine card for today made in a jiffy since time is at a premium with schools shut for the entire week. I have used my Prima clear stamps for the first time and the sentiment is from Hot of the Press (clear stamps too). Incidentally, these stamps have been gathering dust for over two years. The edges have been sponged with TH salty ocean and the crystals are from Kaiser Craft. The printed paper is gift wrap again and I am really resisting the urge to buy more. Also the realization is dawning on me, that I have been penny wise and pound foolish. And never mind the space it occupies in my craft room.


I will submit my card in the following:
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ - male card and atleast six months old

See you later then.

Love,

Monica 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Queen of Recycling is here...

Hello lovely people,
Hope you are having a warm and sunny Tuesday... mine was rather busy with the kids being at home since everything is closed here for a week for the festival of Eid. Hubby went to golf so we went eating out and shopping. If he can play golf three days in a row, I can have a nice time too. Lol.

This card is for the challenge over at CAS on Sunday which is to tag it. This tag has been recycled and I thought it was just too pretty to be binned. I have covered up the text with the little thank you chip board sentiment that came from Sandra. The daisies have been punched and their centres have been made with a clay similar to Amos clay which belongs to Aleeza. I pinched some clay while playing with her to make the centres of these flowers. I do like my flower centres and the idea of recycling but am not too sure of the layout of this card. It looks a bit bland at the bottom, doesn't it? I have embossed straight lines on the card with my scorer and scoring board but it doesn't show in the picture. I think I may liven it up a bit more at the bottom - comments welcome :-)


I will also enter this card in:

Off to do some commenting now.

Love,

Monica 

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Dried leaves...

Hello sweet blogging buddies,

Here is my card that I made last night... these leaves were picked up like three years ago when we visited France. And I forgot all about it since I did not dry them in my flower press. Zeenya (my older one) found them in her novel after all this time and handed them to me. I could not let my eyes off them until they were on a card.
The papers on this card were sent to me by Terry some three years ago and I have used this MS border punch since it was lying handy on my table. It just seems to match so nicely, don't you think? I was looking for twine but what I had was a wee bit too thick so I used this woolen yarn instead.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Wish you a happy Sunday.

Love,
Monica 

Friday, 2 August 2013

Teddy bear, teddy bear, give those flowers...

Hello lovely peeps,

I made this very flat card this morning just before taking Aleeza to school. I am trying to make cards that can be sent in the mail.
 The teddy chipboard image has come all the way from the UK from my very dear blogging friend, Sandra and I love it. All the previous cards that were created with this image sold like hot cakes. The paper came free with a magazine and the die cut is from Spellbinders (wish it was easy to use this die) which I cut into two to fit the top and bottom. I have used an MS border punch on the printed paper and embossed the pink and black paper together. I seem to be getting comfortable at last with using black on my cards, ha ha. 


I will enter this card in:

Thank God it's Friday!

Love,
Monica 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Flowers...

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card for today where I have used my new rubber stamp from Stampendous and have coloured the image with Prisma pencils. It looked rather pretty until I thought of being super creative by going ahead with embossing it. I wanted to emboss with my Swiss dots folder but used this one instead and the whole image actually got washed out. By the way it looks much nicer in real life and the black and white polka dotted ribbon does not stand out like a sore thumb!!!

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://www.inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://www.ladyanneschallenges.com/ - anything goes

Wish you nice Thursday.

Love,
Monica