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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Gratitude towards Blogland

Hello sweet peeps,

I just feel so much gratitude towards blogland, it is like a pick-me-up pill. It makes me feel that is all is well in the world inspite of all that is happening around.

Here is another card I made a few days ago with ribbon that I purchased at Michael's last summer. The card candy and stars are from my stash while the sentiment is a Hero Arts Stamp. I have to say that I like this card much. 


Thank you to all of you for your kind words and encouragement,

Monica 

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Hello after a long absence

Hello sweet .bloggers,

It seems such a long while since I blogged and trust me when I say that I have been missing it so.
Life has been rather busy of late with some great challenges which have kept me from blogging. On the good side, Aleeza's arm is healing well and my Mum is here to visit. 

Here is my card to show you - a rather humble card since the rose has been by yours truly with an ordinary paper napkin. The sentiment is hand written and and the flourishes as well as the tag has been die cut from a carton. Recycling and me often strike a happy medium.



I am yearning to come and visit your blogs and I hope I can find time to do that soon,

Monica 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Keep Calm and Drink Wine

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card I made to beat the stress - just right, isn't it? Except that wine is terribly expensive here. The clear sentiment stamp was bought at The Range in the UK (cannot recall the name) while the oval frame with the vine and grapes is from Hero. I thought I must use these Keep Calm series before they become passe.
I have coloured in with my Prisma pencils and the flourishes have been sponged with Milled Lavender while the green sponge has been done with Old Paper - it kind of looks too green in the picture. The flower is handmade and the paper came from Terry a few years ago. I had to add the pearls to cover up some faux pas. I quite like this card but the pink paper??? 


I will enter this card in:
http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ - anything goes
http://vintageudfordring.blogspot.no/ - vintage

Happy Easter to those celebrate it,

Monica 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

After a long gap

Hello sweet bloggers,

I have good news to share and that is Aleeza's heavy cast is off and now she has to wear a special sleeve for another month to help her heal totally. She is back to school and my life is resuming slowly.

Here is a quick card I made two nights ago for a special person on her birthday who is going through a challenging time at work. The embossing folder came from dear Helen all the way from the States. Thank you, Helen!  By the way, Helen is a multi-talented crafter and her talent will amaze you for certain.  
As I did not possess an appropriate sentiment I wrote love, peace and happiness inside the card with a gold pen. 
Aleeza did not seem very pleased with it and suggested I put in gold on some of the leaves to break the monotony of white. I did do that but could not take a photo of the revised card. 
I have to say it did look pretty with the shimmery gold leaves. I bought the gold charms from the haberdashery store close to home. Hoarding them yet again ;-)



See you soon hopefully,

Monica 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

For Less is More - a touch of turquoise

Hello kind peeps,

When I went to the super market this evening, I decided to spoil myself with some craft goodies and here is the card I made in seconds from my new Penny Black stamp. I have been eying this stamp at the bookshop for a while now and today was the day when I gave in to my temptation. The first attempt at stamping straight on to the card stock was a messy affair. But I was determined and did manage to get it right. I have outlined the bird with my Prisma turquoise pencil and have stuck turquoise rhinestones as well to add more interest. In my earlier times, I would be uncomfortable with such a simple, no frill card but now I am rather confident. That means I have come a long way with CAS and the credit goes to LIM for that. Thank you, LIM!


Here is lil' Aleeza at her second art class with her left hand.


This is her finished art work - I think she could teach me how to shade and stuff. Lol.


Since she has been home for a month now, a friend came over to play. They are doodling on her cast which is coming off tomorrow. Yaay!!!


Oh happy childhood - no inhibitions, only fun, fun and more fun.


Wish you a happy Sunday and I will come and do some visiting when I have more 'me' time,

Monica 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

For Less is More again

Hello sweet bloggers,
Thank you for not giving up on me even though I have been rather slow with my visits. Aleeza sure keeps me busy and I wish I could do with adult company sometimes. Never mind, this too shall pass. And time has passed rather well, I have to say. Her hard cast comes off on April 7th and then she has a bandage to wear for another two weeks. 
Here is another card with the lovely rub-ons that Lynn sent me. Aleeza and I did them together had lots of fun. I had to add those dainty pearls to cover up some unwanted marks that appeared from almost no where. Funny how cards some times attract stains at the most prominent places. The ribbon sentiment is from Hero Arts and I have had it for two years or more. The more I see it, the more I love it. Rekindled romance for sure here. Lol.
I know it is a bit late to submit this card for the challenge at LIM this week yet I am going ahead.


It doesn't seem like a Friday for some reason - anyway TGIF!

See you later,

Monica 

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

For Less is More - round and round

Hello sweet bloggers,
Happy April Fool's Day! Oh what fun it was as a child to make a fool of friends and family and laugh on and on about it. 
We were away to Lombok (an island close to Bali) for a two day break and it was a welcome change indeed. It was our second time there and we loved it.
Here is my card to show you today for the challenge at LIM where the theme is round and round.
I have used a ribbon stamp for the sentiment and have die cut circles out of card stock - stuck felt hearts on them along with sequins to add a little sparkle.


Will come and do my visiting soon,

Monica