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Friday, 18 September 2015

Hello after a week

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card to show you which was made for the challenge at Less is More last week but I decided not to link it as it was not a single layer card. The clear stamp is one of my faves from Kaiser craft and the best part is that I did not have to spend a bomb to get it. Lol. There are two versions here as the first version met with a high level of disapproval from Zeenya. She can talk, considering she does little art these days. Lol. On the good side, she has taken up Art as a subject this year and hopefully she will come back to herself.

The die cut sentiment has been layered as there was lots of glue in the first attempt. I do like the layering even though it may have taken attention away from the flat image. I did touch up the mug with Prisma pencils to make it more vivid. Rhinestones came to my rescue to make it glam. The backdrop is a hand woven batik from Indonesia. My lovely Indonesia. I would have preferred 'warm wishes' on this one but that is all I had and it sounded better than 'best wishes'.


Close up of the highlights with Sakura gold gel pen. 

Down below is the card that met with disapproval from Zeenya.



Wish you health, happiness and crafting,

Monica 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Owl be there

Hello bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today which I made a few weeks ago. The owl is a clear stamp from Kaiser and I have coloured it with my Prismas and the paper is from a pack that I bought at the local stationery store. I have worked a little bit harder here by using my MS border punch on the designer paper. Lol. The double ribbon bow is also hand tied by yours truly.


I will enter my card in the following challenges:
http://lauralcraft.weebly.com/dragonfly-dreams-challenge - girly
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - owls


Have a lovely day,

Monica 

Friday, 4 September 2015

Hello!

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is my card to show you today for LIM  which is spritzing. I have used Maya Mist (sand) and for the sentiment and hearts it is a stencil that I have never used in the 10 years that I have owned it. 

I thought it would look prettier than this but this sentiment looks a bit behind (or dated), I feel. In real life and in proper lighting the misted part looks subtle and shiny except that in the picture it looks plain subtle. The white and gold organza ribbon is from my stash and so are the sequins. The white nestie has been popped up with dimensional sticky pads. Over the sentiment and the hearts I did an etching kind of motion with my trusted Sakura gold pen and outlined everything too. And yes, last but not the least some glossy accent was used over the sentiment and heart to give it more depth. The picture with the glossy accents did not look becoming and I had luckily clicked a picture without adding them and that is what I am sharing with you. Better run to enter the challenge as it is 11 hours left for the deadline. Lol.



Found these pictures on FaceBook - so pretty that I had to share.



She or he seems to be saying something here. 


Pleasant weekend,

Monica 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Sold 18 cards last weekend

Hello sweet bloggers,

I have great news to share which is that I sold 18 cards last Friday to the ladies who live in our complex. I gathered enough courage to take a little cane box filled with cards to the pool and just casually showed the cards around without putting any kind of pressure on anyone and lo and behold!!! Cards just flew. Ofcourse it helped that some ladies were drinking wine and it kind of encouraged the sale, if you know what I mean. Lol.

To top it all, I got an order for 15 Rakhis which are actually friendship bracelets that a sister ties on a brother's wrist as a mark of love. So yes, all this money will go to Nepal Redcross and I feel truly blessed and lucky.

Thank you all for not giving up on me. Lol.

Here is a wedding card I made with new dies I bought at Spotlight and another paper crafting store called Paper Market. It is a simple card and could be mistaken for a sympathy message but I think the sentiment which has been embossed (not too happy with that) shouts loud and clear. My older one also asked me to glitter the ferns to make it more celebratory in nature. I like it, I have to say.

I will enter my simple beauty in the following challenges:




Wish you a happy crafting time apart from good health and laughter,

Monica