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Monday, 30 September 2013

My second Christmas card

Hello bloggers,
Here is my card to show you for today which is my second creation for Christmas. I cannot remember the name of the cling stamp as I have thrown away the packaging. However I love this stamp no end. I stamped it with a Docraft red stamp pad and coloured it over that with my Prismas. I have sponged the sides lightly with TH Old Paper. The sparkly ribbon is from American Craft and the gems from Paper Mania.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Wish you a healthy and peaceful week ahead,

Monica 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Sold another 17 cards...

Hello sweet bloggers,

I have good news to share which is I have sold 17 cards. And I have got an order for seven Christmas cards and seven Diwali cards.
My card to share with you is my first Christmas card of the season. The gold ribbon and cord is from my stash while the stars were sent to me by Sandra. The dull gold embossed paper is fancy gift wrap and the sentiment is from Penny Black. I have stamped that pattern under the sentiment with my Prima clear stamp using my Brilliance ink in pearlescent beige.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://www.lisasomerville.com/ - bling it on
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com/ - sentiment is the key
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://thecraftylaydee.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-beginnings-of-frugal-christmas.html - frugal Christmas

Catch you later.

Love,

Monica

Friday, 27 September 2013

Hold on to your peace

Hello dear bloggers,

I just LOVE this sentiment from Unity Stamps and could use it over and over again. The printed paper is fancy gift wrap and I like it immensely. Did some faux stitching, added two cords and a shell button and it seemed ready. Had to go over the sentiment with my white gel pen. 


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com/ - sentiment takes centre spot
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Wish you a happy and relaxed weekend,

Monica 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

White with some colour

Hello sweet peeps,
Here is my card to show you today - white with some colour. The image is a stamp from India which I have coloured in with my Prisma pencils. An embossed sentiment with a die cut corner and my card was ready. Trying to better myself at making flat cards slowly but surely.


I will enter this card in:

Wish you a lovely Thursday,
Monica 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Happy Birthday card

Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is a card I made with my new clear stamp from Dove Crafts. I have coloured the image with my Prisma pencils and have added glitter glue to the flowers, icing, strawberries and cherries. The ribbon is new and the gingham was lying around on my table.



Down below is a bee that Aleeza copied from the internet and coloured it with pencils. I had to share this happy picture with you :-)


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with a bow

Wish you a happy Tuesday,

Monica

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Happy We Have Each Other

Hello lovely peeps,

This is a card I made at the weekend with my Unity Itty Bitty cling stamp. I have used Versamark bark to stamp the image and coloured it in with my Prisma pencils. The chevrons print is a washi tape and the printed paper came from Terry. The sentiment is also from the same set and I have lightly sponged the edges with TH Antique Linen. Used embroidery yarn and wooden beads for added interest.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Wish you a pleasant, arty crafty week ahead,
Monica 

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Another card with a doily

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today - the flower embellishment came from Terry and the doily and lace at the bottom is from my stash. I have used glitter at the edge of the doily and scored the top of the card.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
Inspire me Fridays - always anything goes

Wish you a pleasant weekend,

Monica

Friday, 20 September 2013

Stencilled image coloured with water colours

Hello kind bloggers, 

Many thanks for the kind wishes and sure they worked. 
Here is my card to show you for today. It is a stencilled image coloured in with my Faber Castell's and I actually went over it with a paint brush dipped in water which made the image look much nicer. I landed up sticking three ribbons instead of two as I thought two looked a bit scarce. The printed paper is fancy gift wrap that I had picked up when I visited Prague some four years ago. I have distressed the sides of the image and sponged it with TH Antique Linen.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with ribbon
http://happycamperscc.blogspot.co.uk/ - show us your flowers

Thank God it's Friday once again :-)

Love,
Monica 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

I love you berry much

Hello sweet bloggers,

I have been absent from blogland  as I was down with a horrible bug that gave me fever, cough, diarrhea and headaches. The good news is that I am feeling better, much better.
And I have missed blogging so, you cannot imagine how much.
Here is a card I made today, I simply had to make a card to cheer me up and it did do that for sure.
The chipboard image came from dear Shirley-Anne and so did the red nestie. The gingham paper, the washi tape and buttons are from my stash. 
I will certainly come and visit your lovely creations soon. Thank you for all the sweet comments on my previous cards.


I will enter this card in:


Saturday, 14 September 2013

White on White and loving it...

Hello kind peeps,

My card today is all white which I always love to create. Doily and heart die are from my stash and I have added tiny pearls as well as liquid pearls for interest. The lace and ribbon are from my stash as well. Am off to a stand up comedy show and hope I get to laugh a lot. 


I will enter this card in:

Wish you a pleasant weekend,

Monica 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

U rock!!!

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today - the paper is from my stash (from a Japanese thrift store in Singapore) and the cute chip board teddy came from Sandra while the dark blue nesties came from Shirley-Anne. The photo corners were also sent by Shirley-Anne. The border was punched with my Ek Success punch and the sentiment is handwritten with an American Craft permanent black pen and I went over it with my Sakura silver gel pen. Actually, I wanted to write, "U r a star" but my fingers had a mind of their own and this is what they chose to write. Lol.



I will enter this card into:

Thank God it's Friday - yaay don't have to wake up at 530 to send kids to school.

Love,
Monica 


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Getting comfortable using doilies at last

Hello dear blog buddies,

Here is my card to show you for today... no stamping but I made every bit of the flower (with punches and dies) including the blue lace at the bottom of the flower. I glittered the flower to make it look sparkly and also added glitter around the doily which is from my stash. Some scoring on the top and my card was done. I did like how it turned out.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Wish you a happy Tuesday.

Love,

Monica


Monday, 9 September 2013

Now how simple could a card get???

Hello kind peeps,

Here is my card to show you - I started with something totally different but ended it up like this. And I seem to like it as it is quite unisex (more male though). I do have a doubt about the font of the sentiment which is a bit informal compared to the layout of the card. The sentiment is actually a ribbon. The dark blue ribbon is from my stash and so is the creamy label while the blue die cut was sent to me by Shirley-Anne which I have embossed to add texture. 




The card below was made entirely by Aleeza - from folding to cutting with her deckled edged scissors. She made the heart background and stuck this embossed panel over the striped paper. She has coloured over the embossing and she even cut of the corners saying she was rounding them off. Lol. And this card was lovingly handed over to her Dad by her.


I will enter this card in the following:
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes
http://hobbycutzchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/ - it's raining men

Wish you a nice Monday.

Love,

Monica 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Spot the difference...

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card that I made in precisely 5 minutes. I had this lovely paper from an Indian wedding - pearly shade of blue green (it sparkles gently in real life) and all I did was stick these screen printed butterflies on it. I put glitter on the butterflies and popped up one of them. And I added two crystal gems on the popped up butterfly. After clicking the picture I realized, it may need a sentiment and I put on this sticker sentiment and that kind of put me in some doubt. 


 The same card below with a sentiment... which one do you prefer? I prefer the first one.
I will enter this card in the following:


Wish you a great Sunday.

Love,

Monica


Thursday, 5 September 2013

Now & Always

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card to show you for today made with my new stamp from G studio that I bought at Michael's over summer. I love it to bits and the sketch over at The House that Stamps Built was ideal for it. I have used Black Stazon ink to stamp it and have used my new nesties while the silver grey paper is fancy gift wrap. The bow has been created out of tissue paper and it was fun to make it. The little plastic hearts, I am not too sure about, well, this is the only way I could place them. Wish they were together though. Anyway, am pretty pleased with the way this card turned out.



The sketch over at The House that Stamps Built

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I will also enter this card in:

Phew, that was the maximum number of challenges I have ever entered.

Catch you later.

Love,

Monica 

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Kraft and Text at CAS(ual) Friday

Hello kind crafting buddies,

Here is my card to show you for today which I will enter in CAS-ual Fridays which is all about Kraft and text. Now this card has been made from a clothing tag and I actually clicked a picture to show you the proof, lol.  Those little wooden beads were introduced to me by Aleeza's ex teacher and I just love them. So off I went to the store and bought a few small packs. I added black photo corners to match with the black eyelet and the sentiment is from Wonder House which is also my new buy. I have sponged the punched paper from a scrap with Tim Holtz Antique Linen and the text has been given the same treatment.
I have to say that I had lots of fun creating this card :-) and hope you like it too.


Down below is the tag...

Here is a card that Aleeza's present teacher showed me to admire... sent to him by his mom who makes greeting cards in Canada. It is so beautiful and it looks brilliant in real life with the tiny diamonds on the flowers. I thought I must share it with you :-)

I will enter my card in the following challenges:

http://blog.oozak.com/ - anything goes, diecuts/punches

Have a pleasant day,

Monica 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Thank you Sandra and Shirley-Anne

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is my card to show you for today... These cute chip board teddy was sent to me by Sandra and the brown scalloped die cut came from Shirley-Anne. Thank you soooo much. I wove the ribbon around the holes in the die cut and tied a bow at the bottom (which is a bit wonky I'm afraid). The sentiment is a ribbon and the buttons are from my stash. 

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Catch you later,

Monica 

Sunday, 1 September 2013

For Less is More - water colouring

Hello sweet bloggers,
Thank you for your comments on my last card and I will leave it as it is...
The card I have to show you today is for the challenge over at LIM which is water colouring. 
I had this stamped image (from Hero Arts clear stamps) which I had coloured with my water colour pencils. I fussy cut the image and popped it on foam tape to make it look more striking.  Much as I wanted to use a sentiment I refrained so that this card is saleable. I have used one of my fave border punches from Ek Success and the kraft that you see under the brown cardstock is packaging material.


I will also enter this card in:

See you later.

Love,
Monica