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I sold this one as well

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Hello lovely bloggers, Welcome to my newest follower - Monica! I was trying to visit her blog but the profile sadly did not show her link.
TGIF!!! Tomorrow I don't have to put contacts into Zeenya's eyes at 6.30 am! Yes, she has started wearing soft lenses at almost 12... I know it is a bit early but she wanted them so bad.

Here is very quick card I made with stuff lying around on my table and it sold - so happy. So far the count is 62 cards and I have to make another ten for a Diwali order for a dear friend.

Supplies:
Base cards stock - red Punches - MS and Ek Success on maroon coloured cardstock Flower - made by your's truly with Ek Success scalloped round punch and distressed with Tim Holtz soot black

Hugs and have a nice weekend,
Monica

For Less is More

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Hello bloggers,
Thanks for the encouraging words about my last post...
Here is a quick card I made for Less is More. Actually I had stamped Happy Birthday but the stamp shook and I had to stick this boring Best Wishes embossed sentiment which was lying in my embossed sentiment case.



Supplies: Base card stock - white Rounded edges - Ek Success punch Pale Green nestie - Spellbinders White embossed cupcake stamp - Cuttlebug White gems - Prima Sentiment - Cuttlebug
It looks much nicer in real life... must learn to take better pictures!
Hugs,
Monica

Another one that sold

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Hello lovely bloggers,
I sure have been having a busy week...sold 62 cards so far considering it was a bit slow because I did not take up a table in school. Am planning to take up a stall in one of the Christmas bazaars in town. So I better get moving since I don't have many cards ready.
Here is a card that sold off a few weeks ago but I did not post the picture because I thought it was rather simple... 



Supplies: Base card - off white Stamp- Hero Arts (I think) touched up with my Sakura gold metallic pen Distress around the sides - Tim Holtz rusty hinge Dull gold embossed paper for layering at the bottom - fancy gift wrap Corners -  from a wall paper sample

Am going to enter this for the following challenges:
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://www.cardcupids.org/blog/ - fall
http://www.gettingcricky.com/ - fall, autumn
http://www.gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/ - vintage, distressed
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/ - something that sparkles

I will surel…

Oshibana workshop

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Hope that you are having a lovely Saturday. It is almost 9 pm as I write this post and I am ready to go to bed since I had a full day! I was lucky enough to attend an Oshibana workshop last Tuesday. Oshibana means 'pressed flowers' in Japanese and this class was rather interesting to say the least.
Here is a card I made with the pressed flowers that were supplied to us in a kit.

Below is a book mark.

The workshop was great fun for me and I had a really stimulating morning. Such luxury to find something like this in Jakarta. Indonesia is so very rich in ethnic art and craft but there are not many structured workshops and classes that one could attend.

Will visit your blogs tomorrow...

Hugs,

Monica

Another one for sale...

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Hello bloggers,
This is a card I made yesterday with the same teddy stamp that I have used in the previous post. Zeenya asked me why the teapots were there below the teddy. I replied, "because I find the teacup punch so cute  and cute things go well with teddies!"


Supplies: Base paper- light creamy yellow Flourish design on paper -Used a mask from Prima and coloured it in with my Plaid chalks Stamp - Inkadinkadoh stamped with Amercan Craft clay Border punch- MS (love it!) distressed with old paper and filled in with Sakura gold pen Distressed inks - Tim Holtz rusty hinge, walnut stain Teapots - from punch Sentiment - Penny Black
Am going to enter it for the following challenges:
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/ - fall http://digistamps4joy.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://www.ibrakeforchallenges.blogspot.com/ - fall http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/ - fall
Will come and visit you all later... 
Hugs,
Monica

Partly recycled card

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Hello dear bloggers,
Hope you are having a good week...
A warm welcome to my new followers - Jane and Sasha. Delighted to have you on board!
Here is a card I made late last night for a friend who has undergone a surgery.

Supplies: Base card stock - multishaded mocha Teddy stamp - Inkadinkadoh, stamped with Amercan Crafts clay and popped up with foam dots Border punch - MS, distressed with Tim Holtz wild honey Printed orange patch at the bottom - recycled from a Starbuck take away cup Orange rose - made by me with coiled paper, distressed with peeled paint Small flowers -punched from MS border punch Leaves - punched from leaf punches and distressed with Tim Holtz wild honey and crushed olive
I am going to submit this card for the following challenges: http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ - for kids/teenagers http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ - fall
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - punches and dies
http://incywincydesigns.blogs…

Helen's new Etsy store

Hello bloggers,


You know Helen of  www.helenmade.blogspot.com has opened her new Etsy store with her beautiful handmade crafts.
She is an amazing crafter and makes great paper craft - a visit to her blog will endorse what I am saying.
Do check out her new store if you have a moment: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HelenCreations

Hugs and have a nice week ahead,
Monica

This one sold as well...

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Hello sweet bloggers,
First of all, I am sorry that I have not been around much. We were away at the weekend to a special friend's 40th birthday. It was loads of fun, laughter, champagne and good company all the way!!!
The card that I am posting is the one that was randomly picked up by the same lady who ordered 20 cards. Incidentally, she was kind enough to buy 26 cards in all and was I on cloud nine! So far I have sold 43 cards for Japan red cross...



Supplies: Base card stock - white distressed with Tim Holtz wild honey and crushed olive Embossing on card stock - CB Stamped background - Hero Arts block done with Tim Holtz rusty hinge Dragonfly - Inkadinkado stamp heat embossed with matt gold  Distress around dragonfly - crushed olive and rusty hinge Gold flowers - punched with Carla craft out of a very fancy brochure and that means I recycled! Brown leaves - embossed and decorated with Sakura gold pen
I am going to submit this card for the following challenges: http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogs…

My third set of cards for order

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Hello lovely bloggers,
I got 10 cards delivered to the lady who ordered them and I was a bit nervous... but yaaay, she liked them all.
Now here is the next set - hope they are well received, too.









Supplies: Base cardstock - black with green inner Orange paper - stamped with Hero Arts block using Tim Holtz distressed peeled paint and forest moss Green paper with black print - stamped with another Hero Arts block using Tim Holtz soot black and distressed with chalks, peeled paint and forest moss Large butterflies - from K and company Small butterflies - stickers from stash (saving them for the past 12 years!!!) Border punches - MS Embossing - dear CB Ribbon - white and distressed with peeled paint - you are impressed, aren't you???  Mosaic (only on one card) - from stash

I am going to enter this for the following challenges: http://digistamps4joy.blogspot.com/ - fall colours
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/ - butterfly
http://www.ibrakeforchallenges.blogspot.com/ - background
http://anythingc…

Still making more cards for order

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Hello lovely bloggers, Thanks for the kind comments on my last post. Here are another five cards I have made for the lady who ordered 20. I just sent her 10 cards this morning. I do hope she likes them. Am on my way to make the rest of the cards now...



Yippeeee! Order for 20 cards...

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Hi bloggers,

Welcome to Corinna - my newest follower.
Just to give you an update... so far I have sold 17 cards for Japan red cross and I have got a new order for 20 cards. Down below are the first five cards that I managed to make since yesterday.The lady who ordered them chose the designs  from my blog and did not want any sentiments on the cards.



Down below are the pictures of the individual cards. 





Supplies:  Base card stock - different colours  Background stamp - Hero Arts block with Brilliance pearlised lavender and pearlised blue stamp pads Small metallic butterfly - from the book store close by Big metallic butterfly - die cut with Sizzix using kitchen foil (Yaaaay, I recycled!) Dragonflies - Carla craft punch and glittered with metallic blue and silver Sakura pens Metallic paper - Paper chase tissue Ribbon - from stash
Hope you are having a good weekend. I am going to see the movie, "The Tree of Life" this afternoon so I am very excited!
Will come and visit you soon and thanks f…

Getting more cards ready for Japan redcross!

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Hello bloggers,
Wowsie! It is Friday again and thank God for that. I have to say this week went so fast.
Here is a card I made while Aleeza tried her best to snatch away my glue, distress inks and sponges. Somehow I managed to keep my cool.
I have followed the sketch by http://mytimemadeeasy.com/blog/ (you can see it down below after my card)
The layout is a tribute to 9/11 and as you can guess it resembles the American flag.
Here is my card - I think it looked better without the touch of bling. I created my own paper - yaaaay! And I distressed it with Tim Holtz old paper - as usual the real colours cannot be seen well.

Supplies:
Base card stock - white distressed with Tim Holtz old paper (I love how it turned out) Printed paper - Hero Arts design block stamped with Brilliance graphite black Leafy panels - MS  border punch distressed with Tim Holtz soot black Heart stamp - from Hobby Ideas, India, stamped in graphite black and distressed with Tim Holtz fired brick Heart punch on stamp - Carla cr…

Distressing printed paper!

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Hello bloggers,

First of all, a welcome to my new followers, Marlena Pedussi and Dusty Davi  - it makes me so happy to see my list of followers grow!
I made this card to participate in the challenge hosted by http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/ the theme being a sketch. Sorry, am too lazy to copy and paste the sketch.
I have done a lot of distressing here and that kinda of de-stressed me... lol!



Supplies:

Base card stock - red Black stock - light weight card Printed paper - new wrapping paper,distressed with Tim Holtz fired brick Red embossed paper - distressed with Tim Holtz soot black Sentiment - embossed with CB and distressed with Tim Holtz fired brick Heart shaped border - MS and distressed as well with fired brick Black Ribbon - American crafts
I am also going to submit this for the following challenges: http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ - vintage/shabby http://ribboncarouselchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/ - embossing of any kind

Hope you like …

Another card today!

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Hello bloggers,
Life is good because I am getting to blog to my heart's content... what else does a little blogger like me want!!! Lol.
Here is a card I made yesterday and finished off today. 




Supplies:
Base card stock - light blue and distressed with grape (American craft pigment stamp pad) White strip - punched with MS border punch and distressed with grape and Tim Holtz broken china
Also coloured in with Sakura metallic purple and silver pen  Pop up butterfly border at the bottom - with a pop up punch and glittered Flower - homemade by me using Sizzix flower dies and Carla craft punches - glittered as well Flower centre - rhinestone from stash Flourish stamp - Inkadinkado and stamped with Tim Holtz broken china

This is a closeup of the flower - a pretty hopeless picture!!!
Am entering this card for the following challenges:
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes (my second entry this week) http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ - flowers http://craftybootschalleng…

Less is More

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Hello bloggers,

Here is a card I made for Less is More - the theme being metal. Getting a decent picture was the hardest thing - to say the least!


Supplies:
Base card stock-  beautiful metallic dark blue (sorry, that it kind of looks deep grey and that makes my heart grey, lol!) Presents - punched with Jeff  on metallic mauve  Lilac metallic tissue paper - Paper Chase Metallic ribbon - Anchor Rhinestones - from stash Glitter - purple and silver from stash
I am also going to enter this card in Michelle's MIM - Make it Monday Linky party.
I think this is a rather uncreative card but the card stock looks really nice in real life and that adds some charm to it's otherwise staid look.
Hugs,
Monica

Karin's blog candy

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Hello dear bloggers,

Hope your week has started on a good note...

Karin at "With an i for paper"  is having her 2nd blog anniversary and she will be giving away stuff every week.
Here is what she is giving this week - Spellbinders dies!

Do hop over to her lovely blog and see the finer details of the blog candy. And also see her wonderful cards!


Hugs,

Monica

Partly recycled card

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Hello bloggers,
Hope you are having a relaxed and happy weekend... I am getting to craft and blog so am a truly content being!!!
Here is a partly recycled I made with a paper mat with a cane print.


Supplies: Base card stock - white Brown faux cane mat effect paper -recycled table mat from a restaurant (I pinched it in the name of Aleeza!) Designer paper- kind courtesy Terry Leafy border - MS punch (love my new acquisition to bits) Black and brown border at the bottom - new gift wrap (I hoard gift wrap and then I complain I don't have enough space in my card room) Sentiment - Hero Arts on white paper and distressed with Tim Holtz wild honey and crushed olive Ribbon - originally white but distressed with  Tim Holtz crushed olive  Beads - from Hobby Craft
Am going to enter this card for the following challenges:
http://challengeupyourlife.blogspot.com/ - for a man http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ - vintage, shabby chic or primitive, trash to vintage http://suchins.blogspot.com/ - simply sentim…
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Hello bloggers, Thanks so very much for all the encouraging comments on the black and orange card... I felt so motivated that I thought of taking part in a sketch challenge...

So here is my take on the sketch - more shabby and less chic!!!


Supplies: Base card stock- white and distressed with American Crafts stamp pad in aqua Doily - punched out a circle, used Paper Mania doily stamp in pearlescent blue (Brilliance Archival)  I distressed the stamped doily with lavender (American Crafts) which kind of ruined it! Borders - MS punch Butterfly- K and Co (pretty acetate butterfly) Flowers - made by me Leaves - leaf punch Sentiment - Hero Arts Ribbon and glitter - from stash

And down below is the sketch http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/



I am also going to enter this card in the following challenges:
http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/ - purples, blues and greens http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/ - no designer paper http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/ - make your own flowe…

Another thank you card!

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Hello bloggers,
I just don't seem to stop making thank you cards - for some reason they are a hot favourite!!! Sorry if I am boring you with the same old sentiment...while you guys inspire me with so much variety.
It was not very easy to make this card... I like to use black only with a few other colours such as red or white. So here I have been a bit adventurous, you know.
Supplies:
Base card stock - black (not high grammage, so used a heavy inner card) Border punch - MS Embossing - CB DP - made by me using  Hero Arts design block ( stamped it on orange printer paper with Tim Holtz peeled paint and distressed it with the same ink to tone down the orange) Image - glossy sticker stuck on handtorn orange paper (which was distressed as well) and then on to black card stock Sentiment- handwritten (surprise, surprise) directly on to paper Card inner - used a pale green (the exact colour cannot be seen in picture)

Am going to enter this card for the following challenges:

http://alotarubberstamps.blo…

Featured blogger

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Hello bloggers,

Hope you are doing well...

I have been missing in action as we were away for a short trip to Vietnam - time permitting I will try and post some pictures.

Now to the featured blogger of the month - it is Charlene of http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/

She makes awesomely clean and stylish cards and often includes  yummilicious recipes of food in her posts just to name a few. Her cards are one of a kind and I simply love them.

Do visit her and take a tour of her blog  - you will be the richer for visiting her lovely blog and surely you will find something that interests you. 


I will come and do my rounds soon - since I plan to sort out the laundry later rather than sooner (knowing me!!!) Lol.

Hugs and TGIF,

Monica





It is Charlene's blogaversary this month so I have just copied her post to share the details of her rather tempting blog candy.


Charlene's blog candy
Now onto the blog candy I promised you!  I forgot that my blogaversary was this month!!  Birthdays = prese…