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Me and my flowers!!!

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Hello bloggers,


I am back again with another card... and I do like this one.


The roses were made by me (you did not have to guess that, lol!)
I just took plain mauve coloured construction paper and went over it with watery acrylic paint in silver to give it a shiny look before die cutting the flowers. 


The sentiment is a folder from Sizzix embossed with my Cuttlebug (love of my life, really!)
I did the scalloped border with my Martha Stewart border punch on metallic papers.
The sticker with leaves and pot is from my stash.
The sprigs are from a tree punch by Jeff.
The tea pot border punch is really cute - cannot recall it's name. I put a silver ribbon at the bottom of the punched out teapots to make it look glamorous.


Hope you like it. Would love to know what you think about it.


Am entering this in the following challenges:


http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ - die cuts (my roses are made out of mini Sizzix flower dies)
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/ - spring ( I hope my roses re…

More cards for Japan Redcross

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Hello bloggers,

I hope you all are well and happily crafting away...

I made this card two days ago. I wanted to stamp the sentiment which says "Kick off your heels and have fun" but there was no room left on the card... I have made cards in the past with this sentiment and they looked so full of fun.

The shoe stamp is from Hero Arts - I went over with Zeenya's nail pen over it and then I distressed the image with barn red.  The satin roses and ribbons are from my stash.
The black sprigs are from my Carla craft punch.
The swirly silver and black sticker is from Ek Success.
Embossing done with my Cuttle bug - the white paper has been distressed mildly with barn red as well.
The silver swirls on the left have been painted with fabric pop up glitter glue.
I am not very sure of this card - there is no focal point to it, really.

Off to make some more cards... just sent off 30 cards to sell to a sweet lady who lives in our building. Let us see how many she buys.

I am going to …

Thank you card for a special friend

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More cards for Japan Redcross

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Crochet cards with my new woolen yarn

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Hello bloggers,

While I was in Singapore I bought lots of woolen yarn from Spotlight - like a typical hoarder ... and made plenty of flowers when ever I got the chance...

So here are my flowers... the paper roses too are home made from a Carla Craft punch.

The lovely papers on the first two cards are from Terry's blog candy. I have finally come to terms with using those wonderful papers now... Might as well enjoy them and not leave them for my grand-children throw away... lol!!!


The leaves and stems in the second card have been cut manually and the crochet flower centres are actually coffee beans... aren't you impressed???

The third card is partly recycled as the foil is from the kitchen shelf and all the other scraps of paper on it were lying around on my table...

I am going to enter the first card for:

the linky party at Monique's - www.naturallymecreations.blogspot.com
http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ - ribbons and roses
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blo…

The versatile blogger award

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Thanks so much for the joy - no wonder I love blog land! Full of loving, caring and sharing.
I am supposed to share 7 things about my self  in order to receive this award. I think most of you would be bored to death by now about my waffle with each and every post... But I will give it another go:
1. I have a dream to write a book ( I know I have mentioned this earlier on and not much has progressed since then... Somehow I feel that by putting it down in writing I just may move a step closer to my dream!) Lol!

2. I am one of those people who cannot be compelled to do something that I do not enjoy doing.

3. If I like something I cherish it for dear life... and if I don't I quietly walk away.

4. I have met the nicest people through blogging and it has become the most pleasant distraction of my life... so much so that I am busy blogging away when I should be getting cards ready for my charity batches.

5. When I go out to the cinema or for dinner with my family, I always carry some crafting …

I am back

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The stamp on the card above is from an art and craft store called Hobby Ideas in India - this is a craft store which is fairly similar to Hobby Craft in the UK. I have to say that I do miss it because there is no such place like this in Jakarta. You would be amazed if I tell you that I paid a pittance for a set of such stamps in India while in Jakarta, I have to fork out crazy money for such stuff - something like five times the actual price of the stamp. Even Singapore is pretty expensive but still cheaper than Jakarta. Okay, that was enough rambling about the pricing bulletin of stamps.
I have used clay coloured stamp pad again with a Darwent water colour pencil in dark brown on top and went over it all with a metallic copper Sakura pen to make it more interesting.
The long patch of mocha you see behind the stamp is actually an earthy chalk from Plaid.
The sentiment is handwritten.

Card for my aunt

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Card for Haeli

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Hiya everyone,


While I was doing my blog rounds, I read the following on  Charlene's latest post:


This week'sTeapot Tuesday Destination is a sweet little 6th grade girl named Haeli who is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.  If you have a minute, please readHaeli's story here.



Here is my card for the very arty - crafty Haeli. I hope it brings her cheer and makes her spirits better.






Materials used:


Solid creme coloured cardstock


Stamp: Penny Black - 'Out and About' coloured by Zeenya (my design consultant) with Darwent water colour pencils. 


Distress ink : Faded jeans


Flowers : you don't need to guess - my home made ones


Sprigs :actually from a tree punch!!!


Fiskar's border weave punch 


Ribbons - turquoise and royal blue from my stash


Gems - Papermania




I am going to enter this for : 


Michelle's Monday Linky party


www.squigglefly.blogspot.com/ - spring theme


www.cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ - pile on the flowers


http://www.alyssundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anythin…

Out of scraps lying on my table

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Hiya everyone,


Hope you all are having a decent weekend... 


It is 11.25 pm as I write this post... frankly I ought to be in bed like a good being but blogging beckons me. Lol!


This is a card I made with literally scraps lying around on my table. Even the three black spiral roses were made by me from paper sitting on my table.


A very simple and easy card but creating it brought me lots of joy. 


I have stuck hand torn silver tissue paper on to a rich red, metallic card stock.


The black polka dotted ribbon was on my table as well.


The spiral roses were created in minutes and their stems have been cut from kitchen foil as I could not thing of anything else to match for the stems. 


The three gems on the left came with a Prima stamp.


The sentiment is handwritten.




I am going to submit this for the following challenges:


http://sarahhurleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - flowers


http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ - clean and simple


and am going to post this on http://www.ggcaa.com/ which is a green blog


C…

Preparing for my next Charity card sale

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This is another variation of the same card... used Brilliance ink in pearlized beige on shimmery blue cardstock to stamp the cherry blossom tree from Hero Arts. 


The strips at the bottom are bits of ribbon and pearlized papers from scraps lying around on the table. The tiny white shimmery flowers are from my stash. Don't know whether this looks like a perfect "thank you card"... looks more like a "sympathy card" I think!


The sentiment is handwritten... I seem to be getting back my confidence to write with a pen...


Hope the daffodils are beginning to smile...




I am going to enter in the following challenges:


www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com - anything goes


www.aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com - vintage or shabby (I hope the first card is shabby!)






Hugs to a very special lot of crafters,

Monica

My delightful goodies from Sandra

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Look at this stunning card Sandra sent along with such a loving message. 


I kept admiring the card for hours just marvelling at it's beauty. Sadly, it looks far prettier in real life. 


If you would like to see more of her lovely stuff, do visit her blog. Amazing work! 
Sandra designs super stuff for Tellen's place as well. 


Thank you, Sandra, for making my day! Bless you!


Hugs,
Monica

Baby boy card

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Hiya everybody,


Both Aleeza and Zeenya are asleep so I thought I would post another card... 

This card is rather simple but you will not believe how long it took me to complete - FOREVER!!! 



Materials used:


White cardstock


Ribbons and woolen yarn: all from my stash


Embossing done with Cuttlebug pram 


Distressing with Jim Holtz Ranger distress ink - broken china


Rounded the corners of the rectangular patch with Ek Success corner rounder


Used double sided foam to give the pram more dimension


Sentiment - printed ribbon which I cut and pasted
Ribbon weaving - with my Fiskars border weaving punch (love affair gets stronger...lol!) 







Am going to enter this card in the following challenges:


www.ynschallenges.blogspot.com/ - feeling blue (no I am not, lol)


www.alyssundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes (my fave challenges when it is anything goes)


It is a simple card but they do seem to be in demand at my charity sales, you know.


Hugs,


Monica

Leigh's birthday blog candy

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Hi bloggers,
It is dear Leigh's birthday (www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com/ ) on March 22nd and her friend Debbie will be giving out a blog candy for her. How sweet is that...


It is dear Leigh's birthday on March 22nd and her friend Deb will be giving out a blog candy for her. 

Green and yellow monkey card

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Hello bloggers,


It is almost 7 pm in th evening as I post this card...


Zeenya made the yellow-green circular background with her Staedler flourescent markers on plain card stock - all she did was draw circles in green and yellow in  a zig zag way. And I stuck 3D stickers on top.


I had to get this card ready for a sale and Zeenya said that it would never sell...But it sold instantly to a little boy's mum at Aleeza's school.


I was going to submit this card for the following challenges:


www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/ - four legged animals


www.meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/ - animals


www.sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Love,


Monica

Card with Leigh's delightful goodies

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