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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Teddy

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card to show you that Aleeza helped assemble after choosing the paper and die cut and embellies. The teddy seems to be cross eyed here but in real life, seems okay. I did most of the sticking and paid Aleeza two Singapore dollars for it and she was laughing that I did all the hard work and paid her for it. Well, I wanted her to get into card making so it was kind of a bribe. Lol.
Well, she did colour in the nose and mouth.



I will enter this card in the following challenges:

http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes
http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.sg/ - anything goes

Happy crafting,

Monica 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Froggie says hello

Hello lovely bloggers,

Happy first of the month. I remember as kids, we used to say to each other, "A pinch or a punch on the first of month' and how happy we felt at something as small as that.

Here is my card to show you today. I simply love this sentiment and the die cut frog has been made from printer paper that was given batik treatment - a technique which I learned from the art teacher in Zeenya's school and we made it together over 12 years or so. I actually saved this paper all these years. I coloured the frog with yellow colour pencils, stuck googly eyes and layered it on another frog in a different shade of green to give it another layer and some shadow. The washi tape is from my stock and that is that.

To those who are aware of my initiative called United World Sanctuary, we had another great event on April 26th with 9 ladies and we had a very informative talk on essential oils and their benefits. It was much appreciated and I too learned much about the uses of essential oils. 

I have also started conducting meditation sessions for individuals and groups and am getting a good response. 



I will enter this card in https://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.sg

Happy crafting and happy, happy happy,

Monica 

Monday, 10 April 2017

Happy...

Hello bloggers,

Here is my card to show you which has been made with primarily packaging material. The pearls came from Sandra. The second photo shows the inside of the card.





I will enter this card in:

http://conniecancrop.blogspot.sg/ - reuse, reduce, recycle



Happy crafting,

Monica 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

PARTY

Hello bloggers,

Here is a card to show you made with a wooden stamp that did not cost a mighty sum for a change. Packaging material was used to stamp on and it seems a wee bit creamy as compared to the base card. The famous silver Sakura gel pen was used to decorate the image and rhine stones which I picked up while we were in Spain last summer. The ribbon is from my stash. 



I will enter this card in:

http://lacysunshine.blogspot.sg/ - always anything goes

Happy crafting,

Monica 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Hello April

Hello bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today with a Kaiser Craft image which was stamped many months ago when we went to a beautiful island called Kota Kinabaloo in Malaysia. I have used Faber Castell water colour pencils to colour in the card and the nestie was used as a border to sponge around the image. There was a faux pas on the left while sponging hence the unannounced presence of the banner on the left. I tried to die cut the banners following the straight lines of the print yet I know I could have done better. The music signs were suggested by Aleeza and she also suggested I put "happy" on the top of the card and "birthday" inside. This is all that my little card could hold - lol.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Happy crafting,

Monica 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Very similar to the previous card

Hello kind peeps,

Here is another card to show you with the snippets that were left behind from the card yesterday. I added washi tape and a silver strip and a generic card was ready. Apologies for showing you an almost similar card to the one I posted previously. Just wanted to clear my table of little bits and pieces lying around. Infact all of last year, I have tried to use up stuff that I have been leaving half finished. 

On another note, I conducted a meditation focussing on relaxation response for 9 ladies at my place on Wednesday and it went quite well. As I may have shared with some of you, I launched an initiative called United World Sanctuary in May, 2016 whereby I host events and workshops for likeminded ladies. The first event was a healthy Indian food cooking session and the second was a talk on Detox by a doctor. The third event was a talk on Essential Oils and so on. The latest one was on meditation which has been my passion for 8-10 years now.   



I will enter this card in the following challenges:


Happy crafting,

Monica 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Black and silver

Hello sweet bloggers,

Thank you for your kind comments on my last post and here is another quickie to show you today. I was actually going to use a stamped image on this card but realized that the white background of the image was a tad cream so I opted to go with the paper alone which is quite dressy by itself. The silver dots were randomly added with a gel pen to hide a faux pas. I was trying to be very wise cleaning my scissors with my fingers and I calmly slashed my thumb it while doing so. And there were some tell tale marks which came on the card. So out came my trusted gel pen and I dotted the card.  Another wise thing I did was to use a silvery beaded mat as a backdrop for the card. Am left wondering whether it has taken the attention off the card. 



I will enter this card in the following challenges:

http://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.sg/ - black, white and one more colour

Happy crafting my friends,

Monica 

Friday, 24 March 2017

Hello again!

Hello sweet people,

Here is a card to show you today the image of which was stamped two years ago or more. I have coloured in the Kaiser stamp with Prismas.
Thank you, dear kind friends for not giving up on me. Your comments mean the world to me.






This is the same card against a darker surface.

Happy crafting and more,

Monica 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Hello with a baby card


Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a quick card for a baby boy. The sentiment has been recycled from a tea carton. The rest of it is pretty explanatory. The blue nestie under the sentiment came from Shirley-Ann while we used to live in Indonesia.


Happy blogging,

Monica 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Hello March!

Hello sweet peeps, 

It is already middle of March and this is my first post for March. Here is my little card to show you which was clicked in a rather creative manner. Lol. I did the background with liquid chalks and used Dervent colour pencils to make a border around the rectangular nestie. I have used Wink of Stella over the pencils and it looks quite pretty in real life. The decoupage stickers are from my stash. 




Wish you happy crafting,

Monica 

Monday, 27 February 2017

Hello from the other side


Hello dear bloggers,

Wow, life sure has been busy at my end and that is what has kept me from blogging. I do make a card or two every now and then though. I think I need to get my computer sorted as my phone camera and computer are having issues. 

Now to this card, it is a quickie. Washi tape and die cut which was a pastry box in it's previous avatar. It was such a pretty shade of pink or fucshia that I did not have the heart to bin it. Sorry for the twig on the left side that seems to be jutting out from my bougainvillea plant. I thought I was being creative by using a plant as a back drop. Lol.




Cannot wait to come and see what you all have been up to.


Happy blogging,

Monica 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Hello there!

Hello sweet bloggers,

I am back after a long back and trust me, as always, I have missed blogging so. Yesterday was Aleeza's 9th birthday so here is the card I made for her in school while I was waiting there to give cupcakes to her class mates. The balloons have been made upcycled from packaging material and the diecuts have been mounted on foam dots. Ribbon and washi tape and there it was. I did intend to put a die cut 'happy birthday' sentiment but there seemed little space. It looks nice, I thought.


Happy blogging,

Monica 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Hello and Happy New Year!

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is wishing you and yours a very happy new year. December just flew with our annual holiday to India of which I will post pictures soon. I am happy to get the chance to do a quick blog post. 

Here is a simple and self explanatory card to show you today. My older daughter is always happy to see simplicity on cards and she did mention that I could have added something more to it. Maybe I will and showcase it again. Lol.



Happy blogging and happy health and happy everything,

Monica