Monday, 7 February 2011

Aleeza's Birthday card

Hi bloggers,

We just got back from Singapore last night after a whirlwind of activity...

Thanks to all of you for asking after my husband - he is faring much better and on the road to recovery.

I managed to find time to gets lots of crafting goodies for myself - yippeeeeeee!!! 
Singapore for us is like a haven because everything is just so easily available. 

Here, in Jakarta I have to struggle to get craft supplies but in Singapore it is the opposite. 

Still not like the States or the UK but good enough! 

And the food is pretty good, the air is clean, the public train and bus system is a breeze... It is truly the Switzerland of Asia! 

Saw how much I could waffle without even being asked a single question!

I have made this card for Aleeza's birthday today - she turns three and it seems like she was born yesterday!

Material used:

240 gsm cardstock in creamy yellow for the base.

Blue cardstock stamped with Hero Arts flower stamp with Jim Holtz distress ink - broken porcelein.  

Scalloped Martha Stewart border punch used at the bottom of the blue card stock before sticking it on to the base cardstock.

Hero Arts little girl stamp stamped with Stazon permanent ink and coloured in with Darwent water colour pencils.

Blue and off white lace from my stash.

Organza roses in yellow, blue and mauve from my stash, too.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is handwritten with Sakura metallic pens.

I was quite pleased with the way the card turned out even though the picture seems a bit blurry.

Hope you like it - Aleeza did!  : )

I am going to enter this card for the following challenges: - anything goes - anything girlie ( I love that coz' I always seem to struggle with making men's cards.) - anything goes 

I promise I will come and visit you all as soon as I have opened all my bags - luckily there is not much laundry this time as we went only for 3 days.




Acornsales said...

beautiful art work, you can hve more innovative art rubber stamps from

jimlynn said...

A darling little card - and I can see why she liked it! So very cute. Glad you're back and your husband is doing well.

cardmaking bird said...

Great card - I'm glad Aleeza liked it. And good news your husband is on the mend! Take care. Hugs, Marie xx

HelenR said...

Lovely card :) Thank you for joining us for Little Claire's very first challenge! x

Helen said...

Now, how could I had missed this card. The card is so cute just Aleeza.

Vee said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Unknown said...

This is beautiful such a delicately pretty look, I particularly like the way you have layered the borders and lace x I am so pleased hubby has recovered well and you enjoyed Singapore x sounds like you had some shopping fun! Come on Monica what did you buy? show us! show us! he! he! x Leigh x

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

So glad to hear about your husband!!
The card is beautiful! I"m sure your daughter loved it!!!
I love the Hero Arts little girls. I have a few of them myself!!!
Glad you were able to pick up some goodies in Singapore too!!

Loraine Arderne said...

How how cute! I'm sure she loved it, just right for a little princess.

Michelle said...

Hi Monica

Glad to hear that your Hubby is recovering well.

Your card for Aleeza is very pretty, such a sweet image and you have coloured it beautifully.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Blissmade Designs said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the lacey borders, and the stamping/coloring looks great! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog and leaving such nice comments! I look forward to seeing more of your blog posts and cards!

Unknown said...

Very cute card, love all of the layers. I am going to make some Thank You's, so I came over to look around! Have not done much for 2 weeks -ugh! First getting ready for a trip, then being away on the trip. Just a week, to be away, but it was really fun. We went to Maui, have not been there since April 2001! Love this card.

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

Oops! There I go again, signed in as my son "db" I actually made the comments about the b-day card & Maui!