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Saturday, 30 July 2016

You need sun glasses here... Lol

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is my card to show you today which has been created with a background I made many years ago (almost seven) with my older one while playing with food colours and paper. I took a sheet of tissue paper and we put in vegetable colour randomly on it. Since I carefully removed the other two layers of the tissue paper, it was a very thin leaf I had left behind. So I took a rectangular piece of paper and folded the paper behind and stuck it too. The vellum sheet has been recycled from an old invitation card and the sentiment is one of my faves. I know I have been using it all too often. The striped banner was lying around on my table since months and I did not know what to do with it. It looked a bit crushed so I put in the whole arrangement in my new embossing folder. Sandra, my blog friend sent me these happy chappy dragon flies and this one seemed to match perfectly. 


I will enter this card in the following:


See you later,

Monica 

Friday, 29 July 2016

Hello

Hello sweet bloggers,

This is the life, really, when I can blog every other day. Aleeza (my younger one and all of eight) asked me why I like blogging so much and my answer was that it makes me happy to see so much creativity and be part of such a loving crafting community as well. So I have decided this pampering is important for me and blogging.

This cow image (Penny Black) was stamped a few years ago in red and I don't know why I chose red. So to get rid of the red, I went over it with my black Pilot pen and coloured the hearts with my Marvy markers and am not sure what it did to the hearts. I could have coloured in the nose pink. Could have and should have !!! Lol.
The Hello sentiment has been die cut from a cosmetic carton and the flowers are leftovers from another die cut (part of a yoghurt lid). The designer paper is from my stash and was bought at the local stationery store called Popular. I decided to air my MS border punch and it just so happened to match with the hearts on the cow.



I will enter my card in:
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes with a sentiment
http://inthepinkchallenge.blogspot.sg/ - rubber stamp to be coloured pink

Happy crafting and happy everything,

Monica 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Choose happy

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is a card I made today while Aleeza was hanging around in my art room. I had hand drawn this image while we were watching a you tube tutorial (sorry, that I cannot recall the link)and coloured it with my Prismas. I have sponged the image with scattered straw to match the designer paper which was sent to me by Terry some six years ago. Yes, I am trying to un-hoard the stuff I have been stocking. Lol. I stuck a googly eye and a ribbon around his collar to dress him up a bit. Aleeza was not impressed with my drawing but I seem to like it. The sentiment is from 7 Gypsies which I love.




I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.sg/ - animals
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.sg/ - make us smile
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.sg/ - anything with a bow

Happy crafting,

Monica

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

LIfe is better when you are laughing

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card to show you which has been made from designer paper that was given to me by a sweet lady who lives in our complex. Actually it was a big circle and I cut it into half and stuck it on to my card stock. The intricate oval die cut is one of my new buys from Spotlight and the chip board sentiment is store bought. The paper for the die cut was part of an Indian wedding card and is a lovely muted gold and looks much prettier in real life.





I had to share this picture below as I was very impressed with the reflecting colours of the lamp on the ceiling. I clicked it in Bali some months ago.



I found the two paintings so vibrant and colourful (from Bali as well)







I will enter my card in the following challenges:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.sg/ - stitching real or faux

Happy crafting,

Monica 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

It's your Day

Hi sweet peeps,

Here is a card I made last night with an American Girl journalling book that belonged to my older on. I have used the cover and the inside front page to die cut all the circles and have embossed most of them until I realized I needed more such and had to use the un-embossed circles. The silver foil is actually the lid of a yoghurt container which I have embossed as well. The sentiment is a die cut from my stash. The strip of paper you see under the biggest circle is the biggest patch of paper I could manage without any text on it. It all looks easy here yet it took me almost one and a half hour to put all this together. Can you believe that? I do like the way it turned out particularly because I am a big fan of all the colours here. 




I will enter this card in:
http://brokenfairychallenge.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes with embossing (dry or heat)

Happy, happy crafting,

Monica 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Partly recycled

Hello bloggers,

Here is my card to show you which has been embossed and punched on cream pearlized paper which was actually an Indian wedding card.  I have followed the sketch at CAS(e) this sketch.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://casethissketch.blogspot.sg/ - sketch
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.sg/ - repetition

Happy crafting,

Monica

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Upcycled card

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card with an image that was actually a brochure in its earlier avatar. The sentiment has also been salvaged from the text on the brochure. I did layer the sentiment on to black paper to give it formality. I chose a matching embossing folder to make it look unique. Lol. The red stripe too was part of the image which has been layered on black paper to give it more definition. The kraft like card stock is what I have used as a base. 


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Happy crafting,

Monica 

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Partly recycled card

Hello lovely bloggers,

We were away to Spain for two weeks and it was indeed a much needed vacation for us. We spent threee days in Barcelona and then went around visiting old and historic villages some of which were 1000 - 500 years old. I have to say that I find much beauty in antiquity. It was memorable to see how the old town centres and churches have been preserved inspite of random modern structures here and there. The ornate gold carvings and vibrant colours  in the cathedrals stole my heart. 

I will try and post pictures next time as I had used my hubby's phone to take pictures since my phone and wallet along with other stuff got picked in Barcelona. The good side was that I felt very free on this holiday with no bag or nothing. Lol. It was a very light a carefree feeling and I enjoyed that. To top it all, when we visited the police station and realized that there were many others in the same boat as us. Lol.

Now to my card which is partly recycled as the banners have been die cut out of packaging material. The sentiment too is part of the same stuff. The stars are from my stash and that is pretty much it. I think this would make a neat male card.



I will enter my card in the following challenges:
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.sg - anything goes
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.sg/ - CAS
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.sg/ - repetition


Happy crafting and happy everything,

Monica