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Thanks

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card I have put together for CAS(E) this Sketch very similar to the one I posted a few days ago. The squares were die cut in a lopsided manner to make them look unusual before the water colour paper was coloured with water colour pencils. I tried to obtain an effect similar to cling wrap but this is what I got. I did not want to throw anything away so every single square was used - positive and negative. The black sentiment was die cut from a fancy real estate brochure.

I will submit this card for the following challenges:
https://creativfusion.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativfusion.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Monica

10 years of blogging and a happy card to celebrate

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Dear lovely bloggers,
Honestly, it is a long, long time since I have expressed gratitude to my blog and you lovely souls who come and visit me, leaving such beautiful words for me. Thank you for it means the world to me. It makes up for so much else, you know.  I remember when I was just two-three-four years into blogging, I used to consistently express my gratitude but over the years it became a thing of the past. 
I have completed 10 years of blogging this year in May and it all started when my dad passed away in 2010 and a close friend suggested that I start something related to writing. Blogging about my cards is what I could think of. My cards were so, so, so simple in them days and I am still learning so much from all of you. Yet I feel I have come quite a long way. 
Thank you so much for all your help and support in every which way. I still have the supplies you sent me since some of you sent me a lifetime of them. Papers, stamps, embellies, paper cutter, your name it and I ha…

Water colour squares

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Hello dear bloggers,
I hope you are staying healthy and happy where ever you are. Here is my card to show you today. The shades of green were achieved with cling wrap and water colour pencils on water colour paper.  This is a pretty self explanatory card as you can see.  The smile is die cut with a rhinestone on the dot.  The brain behind this whole design was Aleeza and I am glad that I remembered to own that up. Lol.


https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/  - anything goes
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
https://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com - monochrome green
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/ - make it masculine
https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/ - for the men/boys


Monica

Thank You

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today which was made a few weeks ago. The big tag has been recycled and I have stuck a tiny store bought tag on it after colouring it with Staedler markers. At the bottom of the recycled tag, colourful washi tag was used to add intensity of colour.  Matching embroidery yarn was used to bring in more colour. The background has been made from strips of paper - it is quite a thing to stick these slim strips of paper yet there is something very calming about it.

I will enter in the following challenges with this card:
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/ - rainbow https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Monica

My new horse die

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card made with the new horse die that has been lying with me since last November. I finally realized that the best way was to use black paper. Underneath is a little shadow of kraft which is what I used earlier to die cut the horse. It lay around for months and finally black it was. Washi tape from my stock was used to match the kraft die cut and I think it somehow it manages to match with the black die cut. I would be more than happy to receive tips on how to use this die which I picked up on ebay most excited.

https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/ - black and white
Monica 

Masculine card

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Hello peeps,
If you recall, a few weeks ago I made a card with a patisserie packaging for women. Here is the rest of the packaging and it is just right for a masculine card. I have done the red layer with my Prismas. I am fairly pleased with it. I hope you like it, too.





http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/ - make it masculine http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Monica

Another one for Less is More

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Hello dear bloggers,
Thank you for your kind comments on my totally recycled card. Somehow to me my recycled cards are more precious than the ones I make with commercial material so I NEVER give them away. Well, that is me. Lol.
This card has been created for both Less is More and CAS(E) this Sketch. The pearlized paper was bought at Paddy's market in Sydney which we visited  some 15 years ago for the first time.  The butterflies have been die cut from a hammered paper that is used for making visiting cards. Obviously, when I put the paper in Cuttlebug, it got totally flattened out and the texture went out of the window.


Below is a closeup of the card...

I will take part in the following challenges:
Arty Divas: anything goes http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - anything travel related http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/ - must use dies



Monica