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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Grateful...

Hello lovely bloggers,

Happy Halloween to all those who celebrate it. We will have a trick or treat in our complex tomorrow and I have to be ready to receive like 50 kids. I did not buy candy, bought sweet wafers instead to help them preserve their teeth. Lol. I know they won't be very pleased with me.

Here is another quick card to show you made with my clear stamps from Inkadinkadoh. I have coloured in the image with Prisma pencils. The sentiment and little leafy border is also from Inkadinkado I think.  The edges have been sponged with rusty hinge and the card stock is actually a negative. The polka dotted ribbon is from my stash.That little flower came from Karin and I have used some pressed stalks (or whatever they are called) that were lying scattered around on my table.  The centre of the flower has been adorned with a pearl sent by Lynn. Not too sure if I like the arrangement of the flower and this dry stuff. Any way here it is.

Down below is Aleeza's ex-teacher from her previous school all dressed up with face paint. She is a professional face painter. Sorry that this photo quality is not the best as it was taken on her phone.


I will enter this card in:

ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com - always anything goes

Catch you later,

Monica 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Is this scary enough for Halloween - not!!!

Hello kind bloggers,

I have some more good news to share - a close friend has asked me to make 30 Christmas cards for her. As I have all ready met my target of supporting the same five primary schoolers as last year, I may look at another charity.

This card you see below was made in a real jiffy - except that the cat and flower stickers which are really 3D and cute had lost their sticking power so had to keep pressing them down with my fingers only to realize that the best way to have them stay on the card was to use glue. And they stayed after that. The fence is my new die from Wonder House, Japan and the washi tape at the bottom is from my stash. The clouds have been punched from a new punch as well. I know this card does not look scary enough for Halloween. Somehow I am not the scary card making types. Lol.
I am going to pop this card in the mail box in Aleeza's class. Yes, her teacher has made a mail box and has asked parents to drop in mail for the kids. What a nice way to revive snail mail...




Catch you later,

Monica

Monday, 28 October 2013

My Diwali order of 20 cards is done

Hello lovely bloggers,

Have I been occupied!!! It was cultural week in school and Aleeza's class was representing Papua so they all dressed up as tribals thanks to one of the talented mums who made them tutus and necklaces. The same week was the UN day celebration as well which is the most touching event of the year where all the children from different nations come together to parade with the flags of their countries and perform cultural dances. This year we had a total of 62 nations - how nice is that to have children from so many countries bring in harmony and peace. May this radiate to the entire world...

Now to this card - yes, another Diwali card for you to see. I have almost completed the entire order of 20 cards. I have used my new Ek Success border punch which was beckoning to be asked out. The shiny paper is from dear Terry and the two kinds of shiny ribbons are from my stash while the sequins are from India.


Down below is Aleeza's class with their teacher on the UN Day



 Aleeza dressed up as a Balinese girl for the UN Day

Here are the tribals from Papua :-) Aleeza is fourth from left

I will enter my card in:
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes

I will come and visit your blogs soon... do bear with me.

Wish you a pleasant week ahead,
Monica 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Stencilled image

Hello sweet bloggers,
Life has become rather hectic since Aleeza joined her new school, more so because I volunteer quite often in school. 
Here is my card to show you - this time with a stencilled image from India coloured with Marvy Brush markers and I went over that with my Sakura gold marker. The striped printed paper is screen printed and made in India but bought in Blick at San Francisco!!! I have used pop up fabric glue in gold around the image and inverted sequins (from India) on the four corners along with a small gem from Paper Mania. Scoring on the right side finished it off.


I will enter this card in:

Wish you a happy Wednesday,
Monica 




Monday, 21 October 2013

Blue is the colour...

Hello sweet peeps,
We were away for the weekend to a breathtakingly beautiful island near Bali called Lombok. It was just so therapeutic to see just the sea and water. It is fairly untouched compared to Bali and that made it even more enjoyable. We stayed in a resort that had all natural decor and that made it even more befitting. 
Now to my card - this is another Diwali card for an order. The lady ordered seven cards but has increased them to 20!!! I bought these Anne Griffin papers from the scrap booking store last week and have added some silvery dots on the paper and a sequined paisley which seems slightly mismatched in the picture. In real life how ever it looks quite nice.


 Down below is a picture of the ocean that I clicked from the car on the way back to the airport.

Another shot of the mountains and the sea from the car...

I will enter my card in the following challenges:

Wish you a happy Monday,
Monica 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Sold another 7 cards...

Hello dear bloggers,
First of all, a very warm welcome to my newest follower, Joni.
I sold another seven cards to Aleeza's ex-teacher - bless her soul and yours as well :-) Looks like my target of providing education for all the five children I supported last year will be achieved. But trust me, it is not me alone who should take the credit. You all have been a big blessing to me in every which way and have a big way to play in my success. And of course all those kind people who buy my cards as well.

Here is another Diwali card for an order... Diwali cards are fun to make because no amount of bling is considered too much. So the dressier the better. The paper for this card was sent all the way from the US by dear Terry. If you take a quick tour through her blog you will see how talented she is. This paper has a glittery look and is far prettier in real life. The gold sequins on the sides were sent by my friend Sandra and the rest of the embellies are from my stash as is the ribbon.



I will enter this card in:
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes
http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes
http://creativecraftchallenges2.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Wish you a happy Thursday,

Monica

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Dream a Little Christmas Magic...

Hello lovely peeps,

Those of you who visit me frequently would be saying under your breath, "What, another white on white Christmas card!!!" Anyway for better or for worse, here it it is. Really easy peasy to make and sell. Added white liquid pearls for interest since there is little effort here and yet it looks elegant, doesn't it? The sentiment is a clear stamp that was sent to me by my dear blog buddy Sandra who is on a sabbatical from blog land (I miss her dearly).


I will enter this card in:
http://www.kis-challenge.blogspot.ca/ - all is white
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas is coming

Am trying my best to survive the Autumn break :-)

Lots of love,

Monica 

Monday, 14 October 2013

A very bright Diwali card

Hello bloggers,

 Gentle warning - you may need sunglasses to view this card...

Here is a card for Diwali - the Indian festival of lights. Diwali is all about colour and glitter so I tried and made this card as bright as could be. The little Indian embellishment you see with sequins and a gem in the centre is from India and so is the very metallic orange paper which has been embossed. The paper went was done with my fave Swiss dots embossing folder.  The tear drop gems are from Paper Mania and the gold ribbon is from my stash. 



Down below is Aleeza pulling a funny face at her teddy bear's picnic all in the comfort of her room :-) I thought picnics were always in a garden, never mind! Lol.


She made these flowers out of play dough entirely on her own... they looked so pretty in real life that I had to photograph them - sadly it is not the best picture (it shook a bit).


I will enter my card in the following:

Catch you later,

Monica 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Peace On Earth

Hello sweet bloggers,
Autumn break has begun and I do hope that Aleeza will not be up at the six in the morning as she does at most weekends. Oh how I wish I could sleep late on some mornings...   :-) 
 AnywaHere is another card for Christmas, made with my Penny Black stamp (made a similar one a few days ago). I have coloured the image with Sakura gel pens and the big snowflake is my new MS punch. The small gold snowflakes were embossed after being punched. I have distressed the image with TH brushed corduroy. The printed paper and ribbon is from my stash.


I will enter this card in:
http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com/ - Christmas
http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/october-challenge.htmlhttp://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything goes

Wish you a pleasant Sunday,

Monica

Friday, 11 October 2013

Joy !!!

Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is another White on White card which I will enter in LIM for their current challenge. Just a few hours to go before it closes so better try and make it on time. I love this very simple creation which requires no explaining at all so off I go to enter.



Wish you a very happy weekend,

Monica 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Peace, hope, love, light, joy and cheer

Hello sweet bloggers,

It sure is a busy life out here but my day cannot be done without a wee bit of blogging.
Here is my card to show for today and can you believe that I may receive an order for 16 cards  for this design???
The snowflakes have been punched out of browny gold paper and the ribbon is from my stash. The metallic centre of the MS snowflake came from Sandra. 


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Off to visit you all now,

Monica 

Monday, 7 October 2013

White and Gold

Hello sweet bloggers,
A very warm welcome to my newest followers - so nice to see them grow.
Here is a quick post from me to show you another Christmas card. The sentiment is from Penny Black - gosh, I seem to tirelessly enjoy using it. The flourish like stamp below the sentiment is from Prima. The brownish gold paper is from my stash as well as the cord and ribbon. The sequins were sent to me by dear Sandra all the way from the UK.  


I will enter this card in the following:

Happy Monday,

Monica 


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Another White on White

Hello bloggers,

Here is another entry for LIM - white on white Christmas and I will also enter this in CAS(E) this Sketch this week. I have used punches and flat pearls as well as liquid pearls on the snowflake centres. The sentiment is a die cut from WonderHouse.


I will also this card in http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ - die cuts/punches

Wish you a cheerful Sunday,

Monica 

White on White for Less is More

Hello lovely peeps,
Here is my quick card to show you for the challenge over at LIM is white on white this week. And I have been wanting so to make a white on white Christmas card. So here is my card made with my TH Alterations embossing folder that I picked up last year and am using it for the first time this year.
I have added a little ribbon and white dots with liquid pearls and voila, my card was done. 


Wish you a restful weekend,

Monica 

Friday, 4 October 2013

Yes, Christmas is coming soon

Hello sweet bloggers,

I have an order for seven Christmas cards so am trying to complete that. So here is yet another one with my new clear stamp from Technique Tuesday. I have used sparkly printed paper and shiny ribbon which matches the design of the printed paper. The image has been touched with my silver Sakura gel pen to let it sparkle even more. A small crystal gem in the centre completes the picture.



Down below is a birthday cake I ordered as a surprise for Aleeza's previous class teacher. And I called her home and we had a tiny celebration with the surprise cake.

Here is Aleeza and her ex teacher with the cake. Aleeza seems a bit tired after a long day at school.

I will enter my card in the following challenges:


Wish you a very nice weekend,

Monica 

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Yet another Christmas card...

Hello sweet peeps,
Yet another Christmas card to show you - with a Penny Black stamp coloured with Sakura metallic gel pens in gold, red and glitter. The edges of the oval nestie have been sponged with brushed corduroy and the gold oval is very pretty handmade paper from Indonesia. The bow is handmade and the tiny gold dots (done with fabric 3D glitter glue) you see at the bottom actually hide some stains. 


I will enter this card in:

See you later,

Monica 


Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Smiley Snowman

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is another card for Christmas made with my Hero Arts clear stamp set. It was bought last year and am using it for the first time. I have coloured him gently with my Prisma pencils. The printed paper with sparkly squares is fancy gift wrap and the glittery snowflakes are punched. There is glitter at the bottom of the snowman and I have used glitter glue dots for the effect of snow. The die cut sentiment from WonderHouse is new as well. It was quite a task to get a decent picture with all the glitter, you know.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/ - anything with a sentiment


Will come and visit later.

Love,

Monica