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Friday, 30 September 2016

Monkeying around

Dear bloggers,

Thank you for the kind words on my previous card and here I am to show you another card. The brown background is actually from a box of Lindt chocolates. I trimmed it down and put it through my cuttlebug and the image was found monkeying around in Aleeza's room. The little monkey had a hole in his tail which was covered with a handmade bow while his face was coloured with pigment ink which made it a tad messy or so I think. Two kinds of washi tape and ribbon from my stash completed the picture along with a die cut sentiment.




I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes and a sentiment
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes with ribbon/lace

Happy day,

Monica 


Monday, 26 September 2016

For Less is More - thread

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is a quick card (well not really quick as positioning the baker's twine took me all of ever) to show you which I made this morning. The printed paper is from Kaiser craft while the balloons and sentiment have been die cut from the packaging carton of Marks and Spencer extra strong tea. The balloons have been mounted on foam dots. The blue colour on the sentiment and balloons looks really nice in real life while in the photo it seems a tad dull. Since it is a male card, I am okay with that. Lol.



I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Happy day,

Monica 

Friday, 23 September 2016

I love roses

Hello bloggers,

Here is another simple card made with stickers and embroidery yarn. The sentiment is from Hero Arts (I think) and I love it's font. The pink button came with a stash of art supplies all the way from Skye who lives in Australia. She herself makes lovely cards and is taking a break from card making as she is busy with other things. I am lucky to belong to such a caring and sharing community of crafters and honestly, every form of encouragement takes my creativity to a whole new level.

I am building a collection to sell for the charity in my older one's school called, 'Kids For Cambodia.' I will share more details when Zeenya lets me know exactly what they do with the funds. I have been wanting to post good news about the sale of 20 cards to Zeenya's friend's mum. I was amazed at her spontaneous and generous support. Thank you to that lovely lady.



I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.sg/ - always anything goes

Thank God it's Friday,

Monica 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A simple thank you card...

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a quick card made with washi tapes and a sentiment that was die cut from a Lindt chocolate box. The gold tape is really sparkly in real life and it looks really pretty.



Down below is a card which was made by Aleeza for a friend. She coloured in the image (which she stamped on her own) with my Derwent metallic pencils and the sentiment is handwritten. Over the sentiment, Aleeza used a silver gel pen to add glitz and the pink flower is handmade. The picture was taken while we were in a taxi so please pardon the quality. I am surprised at my generosity toward her by way of letting her have my prized art supplies. Lol.



I will enter my card in the following challenges:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.sg/ - always anything goes

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Another Christmas card

Hello dear peeps,

Here is another Christmas card to show you made with my new die cuts ( I have thrown away the packaging ). The bauble has been die cut from Aleeza's colour pencils and layered on to another layer of the die cut in grey to give it a slight shadow. The embossing and ribbon along with the gold cord completed it and I stuck the embossed layer with foam dots on to the card stock. 


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes with a bow

Happy crafting,

Monica 

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Hero Arts Stamp

Good morning sweet bloggers,

It is a lovely Sunday morning with a clear blue sky in Singapore and soon I will be taking Aleeza to the SPCA to see animals. She has joined SPCA in school as a service since she simply loves animals. 

Now to my card, a simple beauty made with corner stickers and and a Hero Arts wooden stamp that I had to pull out from its wooden head and glue it back as it would not stamp in a straight line. Oh how accomplished I feel now. I mounted both the white layers of cardstock on foam dots and voila! My card was ready. 




Happy crafting,

Monica 

Friday, 16 September 2016

Christmas cards

Hello dear bloggers,

Here are two cards which I made last week to start building on my Christmas cards... I have coloured the inside of the embossing folder by which I mean the flat side. Bisque Versamark is what I used to colour and I also ran the stamp pad on the edges of the card stock. The embossed image was stuck with foam dots and the flowers were coloured in with Wink of Stella. The pretty ribbon is from Indonesia and the centre of the flowers was dotted with another shiny brush pen called Wink of Luna which doesn't shine as much as I would think. The second card is quite the same as the first one except that I added bisque pearls to the flower centres and used another ribbon.




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Wish you a happy weekend,

Monica 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Flower tutorial AT LAST !!!

 Hello dear bloggers,

This tutorial was lying in my drafts since July 2011. I am finally posting it without captions as the pictures speak for themselves. I know the flowers are dated and there are many tutorials out there on youtube yet I am sharing it. Enjoy...

































I still have some of the flowers left with me and have kept them very safe since I have not been making these as often as I used to...

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes

Happy crafting,

Monica 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Partly recycled

Hello sweet peeps,

I have been wanting to share that I am getting cards ready to sell for my older daughter's service project in school which is called "Kids for Cambodia" and I am excited.

Here is a quick card made with my younger one's colour pencils carton. The banner and the sentiment are both from the carton and they give a nice glossy look because of lamination. Not much explanation here except that I stuck the embossing on the card stock and the banner has been put up with sticky foam dots.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:



Happy crafting,

Monica 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

I coloured the background here

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is a card that I wanted to post yesterday and could not find it in my iphotos. Well today, I did manage to. It is a new embossing folder (bought a few months ago) and I cannot remember the name. I sponged the flat side of the embossing folder with a Versamark stamp and see the result. I LOVE it because I am a big fan of cherry blossoms above everything else. 
At the bottom, the colouring went a bit fuzzy as it was my first effort at this. There is a way to close the embossing folder which I will master with practice. I saw this technique on Pinterest and fell for it. I have tried using distress ink stamp pads but the result is not as brilliant as this. 
The crochet ribbon tape is from my stash and the MS butterflies have been layered for more dimension. I went sentiment free to aid the sale of this card. A part of me wants to keep this card for life, though.




I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes


Happy crafting,

Monica 

Monday, 5 September 2016

Upcycled

Hello sweet peeps,

I am here again with another card which in my words is a simple and sweet beauty made with tissue box packaging. The diecut was done with the same paper and so was the heart.
I embossed the packaging to add more interest to it and slapped it on cardstock. That was pretty much it, really. It took me some time to cut through the thick paper though and I had to use the Sizzix machine two to three times back and forth to ensure success. And the embossing of course was done with my famous Cuttlebug.


I will enter this in the following challenges:


Happy Monday,

Monica 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Baby girl card

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a baby girl card to show you today which I coloured in with Faber Castell pencils. The ribbon and stash is from my stash and the bow on the baby elephant is a punched one.



I will enter this card in the following challenges:

http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.sg/ - new beginnings

Happy crafting,

Monica