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For Unstampabelles

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Hello bloggers,
I seem to have some free time at my hands so am blogging away.
I made this card a while ago while I was at Langkawi (Malaysia) as a tribute to the superb eco-friendly resort we stayed in...
I gathered most of the material from twigs and barks lying around the beach. 
Do not have the heart to sell it or give it away until I make some more of the same kind. 
I am going to enter this in Unstampabelles monthly challenge - Christmas


Close-up of the embellishments



Supplies:
Base card stock - handmade paper from India Corrugated paper - from toothpaste packaging in the resort Twigs - lying around near the beach Bark at the bottom - same as above Jute  string - from my stash Bells -made with Carla craft punch using an old Indian wedding card Crystal - from Prima Leaves - made with Carla craft punch on construction paper
Do tell me what you think of my creation... I have to say I was pleased with it.

Hugs,
Monica

Am travelling...

Hello lovely people,

Just to let you know that I am travelling for the Christmas holidays and will be back in January... so I may not be able to visit your blogs. 

I will try and catch up when I get back...

Meanwhile here is wishing you all a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.
Catch you soon.
Hugs,
Monica

Aleeza's Christmas crafts in school

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Hello lovely crafters,
Before Christmas is over, let me show you what Aleeza made in school.  I am sure the teachers helped a a great deal.  But as you can see below, Santa has a kind of squint - so it must be her handiwork. She would not allow me to hang it on the Christmas tree so I thought I would just take pictures and show them to you.  For the life of me, I could not understand why she would not allow me to hang it on the tree!!!



 Below is a wreath - most of the berries (red crepe paper) and gold fell off ... and it is the same story here about Aleeza not allowing me to hang it on the tree!

 Hope all your Christmas cards and gifts are done with...
I would have loved to send out Christmas cards but it would take well over a month from here and I am kind of saturated with card making for the time being...
Hugs,
Monica

Dream...

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Hello lovely bloggers,
Here is a card I made to sell and it did... The floral sticker is from K and Company while the leaf punch is a MS punch. The ribbon has been coloured with Crushed Olive. Used CB to emboss and glittered it up. The paper is from Terry's blog candy.
Will come and visit your blogs soon.

Hugs,

Monica

I made this a while ago...

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Hello bloggers,
First of all a very warm welcome to Cathy for becoming my latest follower - thank you so much for following my little blog.
Can't believe that Christmas is just round the corner...  there is an air of joy and it feels so good. And soon we will be welcoming 2012!!! This year just went at top speed, cyber speed, internet speed, virtual speed what ever one might want to call it. Now to my card -  I made this with the paper I won at Terry's blog candy. Isn't the paper lovely with such meaningful text on it ? I thought it needed little embellishment since the words said it all. The flowers have been recycled from an old Indian wedding card.  I have used my Sizzix mini and Carla craft punches for the flowers. Ran them through my darling CB.
The leaves have been made using my leaf punch. The blue ribbon is a RAK fromLynn - thanks so much. This was the first card that sold in my last batch .

I am so chuffed to be on the Design Team of Unstampabelles - my very first time a…

This one sold at the first bazaar!

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Hello bloggers,
Hope all is well with you and yours... I had like my fourth or fifth physio-therapy session for my fingers and fingers crossed, there is some improvement. It just feels so nice to keep my fingers under heat and then have them massaged.
Here is a card that I was not very pleased with but it sold off at the first bazaar and the lady who bought it seemed quite happy with it. I wanted to stick a bow on it but Zeenya said no. So I let it be the way it is.

On Wednesday is Aleeza's class Christmas party and I have to take a snack, knowing me I would rather take some paper and ribbon!!! Wish paper and ribbon could be eaten instead of food... lol.
My craft room is almost done but not quite - wish I had more time to post pictures.

Hugs and have a pleasant week,
Monica

Snowflakes...

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Hello lovely bloggers,
Hope you are having a nice and relaxed weekend... I did some craft retail therapy and bought myself some stamps. Hopefully, I will not store them until next year or later!!! Lol.
Here is another card that I made  for the bazaars but it sold much later... The total count is 167 cards so far and I am rather chuffed. I was quite happy with the way it turned out - CAS!

Supplies:
Card stock - white with slight texture Aperture - Ek Success square punch Red square - Another Ek Success punch Big snowflake - metallic white paper MS layered two snowflakes with foam dots Crystal - Prima Small snowflakes - white punched with the same metallic white paper as the big snowflake Silver dots in the centre of each snowflake - pop up fabric silver glitter glue

Am going to enter this card in Less is More - snowflakes.
Off to put Aleeza to bed, she napped in the afternoon so she seems all bright eyed and fresh now.
Hugs,
Monica

This one sold as well

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Hello lovely bloggers, My craft space is looking better and better. All I need to do is to clear out the little bits and pieces scattered around. I feel like just putting them in a box for the time being.
Here is a quick card I made for sale which sold quite quickly...

Supplies: Base card stock -  metallic white Printed paper - paper napkin (from Zeenya's friend's birthday party) Embossing - CB Sentiment - handwritten
Will come and visit soon.
Lots of warm, sunny wishes for those who live in cold climes,
Monica

The count is 161 cards!

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Hello lovely people out there,
Thanks for the kind comments on my previous post... here is a card that sold for USD 4 which is a rather big achievement. One of my Japanese friends bought it quite happily. She loved the black and white faux Wedgewood oval embellishment. Thanks, dear Leigh for the same. As you can see the sentiment is handwritten.

Have sold a total of 161 cards to date and it amounts to an approximate of  USD 500/- So I think it is time to send the money off to Japan Red cross.

Have a nice Wednesday!
Hugs,
Monica

Cute kitty!

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Hello bloggers,
Hope winter is not coming on too strong in some parts... wish you lots of sunshine.
Here is a card I made for the sale... the lovable kitty is from dear Sandra. The ribbons are from my stash. I stamped the flowers on baby blue paper with pearly Brilliant inks in pink, blue and beige. I cannot remember the name of the stamps.  The mauve felt heart next to the kitty is kind courtesy Lynn and I stuck a Paper Mania heart on it along with some more around the page. The ribbon says Happy Birthday but it could not be captured in the photo even though the picture was taken in broad sunlight.


Sunny wishes,

Monica

Featured blogger of the month

Hello lovely bloggers,
Hope you are having a nice and relaxed weekend... 
I am still trying to organize my craft space - it is 80 percent done. Thank God for that.
Here is the featured blogger of the month - Lovely Sasha at  http://sashas-inspirations.blogspot.com/
I fell in love with Sasha's cards at the very first visit and she has been a great source of inspiration for me. I love the way she uses soft colours to make her stunning cards.
When you visit her blog, you may have to scroll down to find her cards as her latest post dated November 29th talks about a nasty fall she had recently.
 I hope Sasha gets better soon so that she can create those beauties.
Happy weekend and thanks for all the love,
Monica

Commissioned card

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Hello lovely people out there,
When I don't blog I feel strange as though something is missing from my life. Wonder if  you feel that way as well.
Here is a card I made for someone... I don't remember the stamp but I bought these clear stamps with lots of cars on them. The twine, wool and mosaic are from my stash. I have sponged the embossed paper with fired brick.  The little 3D dots are pop up fabric paint in brown.                                                                                                                                                                       

I collected another chest of drawers this afternoon and hopefully I will be able to stock the rest of my supplies in there.

I am sorry that I have not been regular with my visits, but will certainly drop by soon.

Hugs until then,

Monica