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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Hello there!

Hello bloggers,

Every time I wanted to make a card or blog, something got in the way and that is how it has been. Gosh, helping settle a teenage daughter in her first week of a new school can sure be an experience.

Yesterday being Saturday, I decided enough is enough and managed to bring togther a card made with an image that has beens stamped (Penny Black) like four years ago. The designer papers were bought from the local craft store here and yes, after over a year of having them, they have seen the light of the day.
The black nestie behind the white one is a clothing tag and the rose is from my stash while the leaves are Spellbinder diecuts. I have used Marvey brush markers to colour the image and glossy accents over the hearts to make them pop. I quite like the serenity emanating from this card. Lol.




I will enter this card in the following challenges:


Wish you a happy weekend and I hope I can visit soon,

Monica 

Saturday, 8 August 2015

"Rakhi" card

Hello sweet bloggers,

My older one, Zeenya is going to be entering Grade 10 and a new school yet again. After we moved from Indonesia last year, this will be her second school. Aleeza who will go to Grade 2 will continue in the same school as she is on a waitlist in the new school. However Zeenya's school will not require much time from me so it should work out fine as far as volunteering activities go. Or so I guess!!!

Today I am sharing a commissioned card for "Rakhi"which is an Indian celebration where the sister lovingly ties a friendship band (they are very ornate and often made of pure silver) on her brother/s. The brother/s spoil her by showering cash or gifts on her. The meaning of this ceremony runs deep implying that the brother will always protect and take care of his sister. It is indeed touching and sweet to watch the sister tying "Rakhi" on her brother. "Rakhi" is the name of the friendship band in Hindi. This card was ordered by someone I know and I had lots of fun making it. 

The 'oh so pretty' paper red and gold  on this card were sent to me by Terry some three years or so ago and I have used a gold cord and an actual "Rakhi" which has two beautiful rhine stones on it. The paper looks royal in real life and I wish the photo looked as nice. 

 Down below are pictures of the River Cruise that Aleeza and I went to. It was a fifteen minutes long scenic cruise.



These are pictures of water hyacinths that I saw along the walk way.


 I found this blossom so pretty that I had to picture it. The shades of pink on the petals are just so mesmerising for me. It reminds me of the paper flowers that I used to make.



 Wishing you health, happiness and crafting,

Monica 


Monday, 3 August 2015

Hello

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today made while I was drawing and colouring with Aleeza. Yes, we both made the same owl and this is what I drew and coloured with her. I was quite impressed with myself and how this card turned out. The diecut leaves are from Spellbinders while papers are from my stash, probably Bo Bunny. I so easily over look using designer papers on my cards and it is a wonder that I remembered. Lol. I touched up the owl with my loyal Sakura gold gel pen which NEVER fails to lift up what I have created. The tiny sequins you see on the left are from my stash. I have tried to distress the edges of the image and have sponged it too. The sentiment is handwritten with a Staedler marker. 





 Below is a closeup of the owl with gold touches.




I will enter my card in the following challenges:
http://www.2creativechicks.com/ - showcase really of anything
http://craftandsmash.blogspot.it/ - orange, yellow, kraft


Happy crafting,

Monica