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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Second entry for Casual Friday

Hello sweet bloggers,

While I was making the previous card, I went ahead to make this one as well since I had the background paper (hand drawn lines). The starts were die cut from packaging material and my younger one Aleeza coloured them with a cherry cobbler kind of red pen. I quite like the raindrop effect on them so I decided to put them on a card. The sentiment as you may have guessed is handwritten and two of the stars have been stuck with foam dots. I will enter this card in Casual Friday where they have a challenge with black, white and a pop of colour. 



Happy blogging,

Monica 

Monday, 29 August 2016

For Casual Friday

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today. For the stripes, all I did was run a thick calligraphy marker in black and red on a piece of cardstock and I stuck it over black paper. For the thinner lines, I used the thin side of the marker. The red beetles came from Sandra, my dear blog friend who has not been blogging for a while now and I miss her. To add to that, many of my blog friends have been quiet so I am kind of missing them. I will enter this card in Casual Friday where the challenge is black, white and a pop of colour.




I will also enter this card in the following challenges:
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.sg/ - black, white and one more colour
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.sg/ - anything that flies


Happy crafting,

Monica 

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Cling stamp

Hello dear peeps,

Here is my card to show you which I made with a cling stamp (Penny Black or Hero) and I used old paper distressed ink to stamp and Derwent water colour pencils to colour and my new aqua brush. The matching embroidery yarn is from my stash while the button came from Skye in Australia. The green water colour effect at the bottom of the image was done with Derwent water colour pencils as well. 



I will enter this card in the following challenges:


Wish you happy crafting,

Monica 

Friday, 19 August 2016

Yaay, I made the background on this card

Hello lovely peeps,

Here is my card to show you on this lovely Sunday morning. The mauve or lilac background was created by yours truly while playing with liquid chalks. And did it give me a time and a half because when it dried up, it was all powdery and flying everywhere. Since I did not have a medium to fix chalks, I took a paper tissue and rubbed it off and after about three attempts this is what I arrived at. I used purple, hot pink and blue liquid chalks (sprayed water over them) and somehow purple seemed to dominate, gently though. A wee bit of embossing and layered butterflies (the bigger one) and organza ribbon with white butterflies on it completed the card. I popped up the rectangular paper on foam dots and it looks quite elegant. No sentiment here as it would help sell it quicker. Yes, the doily was lying around on my table and I felt it would enhance the softness of the card. I promise the butterfly is blue but here it seems to look different. Why or why do cameras have a mind of their own?


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.sg/ - embossing heat or dry
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.sg/ - close to nature
http://casmixup.blogspot.sg/ - spray 


Happy crafting,

Monica

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Cute Panda

Hello sweet peeps,

So today was the day - summer holidays done and school begun. I had mixed feelings to see a 16 year old and an eight year old go back to school. The 16 year old is far too independent to be missed as she was busy this summer working and also travelling out of Singapore to do a photography course. I was a tad sentimental to see my eight year old whom I am clutching on to yet the day worked well for me. So here I am blogging without any distraction. 

I looked at the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch and found that my card below kind of fits the bill. Or so I think. Lol. The paper on this card came from a very special lady who lives in our complex and the image is actually from a diary cover which I have embossed and layered. The border punch was used to make it look leafy. The silver border is a sticky ribbon tape and oh what fun to have things to stick directly without applying glue. The hello as you may guess is recycled from cosmetic packaging.


I will enter this card in:
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.sg/ - punches and dies 

Happy crafting,

Monica

Friday, 12 August 2016

Happy Birthday Card

Hello bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today where I have used a Penny Black stamp (I think) and coloured it in with my Prismas. As you may notice, I did try and create some background colour there with my water colour pencils and a wet brush. The designer paper came from Terry and I have used to a border punch and the blue dots are actually fabric glue. 


I will participate in the following challenges:
http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes with birthday

Happy crafting,

Monica 


Happy crafting,

Monica 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Another Hello Card

Hello dear peeps,

Here is my card to show you, the background of which has been stamped with pearlescent Versamark. It is a pretty Itty Bitty stamp I have used from Unity. The round foil has been die cut from a yogurt lid while the hello sentiment has been die cut from a cosmetic carton. In real life, the pearlescent ink looks quite pretty. The polka dotted ribbon is from American Craft.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:



Happy crafting,

Monica 

Saturday, 6 August 2016

A Rakhi card

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card to show you which I made with very fancy designer paper that Terry sent me some years ago. Rakhi as I may have mentioned in an earlier blog post is a Indian festival that is celebrated by sisters in honour of their brother/s. The sister puts on a band on the wrist of the brother (similar to a friendship band) and prays for good health and wealth of her brother. The brother in return hands over a cash gift to his sister and promises to take care of his sister.

My card was a quickie except that the die cut letters took me a while to stick as I thought of giving a shadow effect with gold layering. I think I need to invest in a very fine tipped glue to help me stick tiny bits together. I have used gold tape across the paper and a die cut flourish to enhance the card. MS border punch helped too and I think I may have used the punch upside down. Still looks nice, though.


I will participate in the following challenges:

Happy crafting,

Monica 

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Hello

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a quick card I made while trying to achieve results with double embossing folders. Ihave been noticing in blogland, crafters trying all kinds of techniques so I tried my hand at something new for me. Unfortunately what I did was to snap my C plate (Cuttlebug) into two and that is it. I did manage to tape it up for the time being. Back to my card - I used two colours to sponge the embossed paper instead of two embossing folders, lol, which did not happen.
 My new Washi tape helped make the felt butterflies from my stash look more elegant. The sentiment is handwritten with a thin tipped Staedler marker and the nesties have been sponged too. I have no idea why I chose such a very bright background with bougainvilleas. Maybe I wanted to show the plant and how colourfully it is blooming. Lol.




I will enter this card in the following challenges:

http://cardsinenvy.blogspot.sg/ - flat card with wings


Happy everything,

Monica 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

My new thinlets


Hello sweet peeps,

I bought these thinlets some three months ago and did die cut them right away and found there was not much I could do with them. Sometimes, things look so good at the store and when you bring them home and try them out, hmmmm, the whole story changes. I got them with much excitement as roses are my fave flowers yet the results are different from what I expected. I have used old wedding card paper to die cut the roses and coloured them with Prisma pencils and went over them with Marvy brush markers. The nestie has been sponged with distress ink and the sentiment has been stamped with copper pearlascent Versamark ink pad. I have stuck pearls in the centre of the flowers to make them look more interesting.


I am going to enter this card in:


Happy crafting,

Monica