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Thank you, Skye

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Hello sweet bloggers,
There is some good news to share - I sold five cards last week to a dear friend and the proceeds would be going toward the education of the kids I support in Indonesia. Here is a Pinterest inspired card made on pearlised paper.  The die cut has another pearlised layer underneath which was sent to me by Skye from Australia. Thank you, Skye for sending me such lovely papers and embellies. The sentiment is from an embossing folder from Tim Holtz I think and the lace on the top and bottom of the pearlised paper is from my stash as are the pearls on the heart.


I will submit this card in the following challenges:
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ - monochromatic http://pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-60-optional-theme.html - neutrals

Happy crafting,
Monica

Thank you

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today made with my new die cut. I have used pearly vanilla paper which I picked up from Paddy's market in Sydney some 12 years or over. 
The little pearly flowers came out a pretty heart shaped die cut. I could not but add them to this simple card.
I have followed the sketch at http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/ for this card.


Beside the above challenge I will also enter my card in the following challenge: https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://a2zscrapbookingblog.com/ - anything goes

Happy crafting,
Monica

Wild blooms

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Hello sweet peeps,
Here is my card to show you today made out of Sizzix thinlets and the inspiration is from Pinterest.  I have coloured the flowers with watercolours.  The ribbon looks too bulky, I know yet I just let it be there. When I need broad ribbon, I use narrow and vice versa. Lol.  Anyway, over all I quite like how my card turned out.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/ - summer, sunny days http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/ - birthday http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ - June blooms http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Happy crafting,
Monica 

Thank you card for a man

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is my offering for today - a thank you card for a man. Apologies that I cannot recall the die that I have used here and neither the name of the embossing folder. The steel grey paper is quite shiny in real life and is from an envelope while the blue paper is from a tea carton from Marks and Spencer. The thank you die cut is from Kaiser Kraft. Thank heavens I remember that. Lol.

I will enter this card in the following challenges: http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://cropstop.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ - monochromatic

Happy, happy crafting,
Monica

Happy Birthday card

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is my quick card to show you made with fancy gift wrap and the sentiment is a rubber stamp from Hero Arts.  I have used a pink versamark ink. The washi tape and rhine stones are from my stash. That is pretty much it, really.



I will submit this card in the following challenges:
https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://cutencraftychallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - birthday theme
Happy crafting,
Monica 

Food colouring for smoosh technique

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is another card made with the same fern die from Sizzix. Green and yellow food colours were used to produce the colours for these two ferns. I made them in different lots to make the leaves have another shade. The base was also with the same food colours but the yellow food colour would not mix with water and I like the bokeh like effect it produced. The sentiment is from Kaiser Kraft and the embossing folder I am not sure. 

https://a2zscrapbookingblog.com/ - monochrome https://a-step-in-the-darkness.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://www.happylittlestampers.com/ - anything goes with dies
Happy crafting,
Monica

Celebrate

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Hello sweet peeps,
Here is a card to show you today where I have created the background with a lavender Brilliance pearlescent ink pad and it looks much better in real life. The fern has been die cut from a yoghurt container. The sentiment is a diecut and the rhinestones are from my stash. I wish my cardstock would not get warped inspite of being so thick. I try and use glues that are quick drying and yet this happens. I do like this card but am not sure of the sentiment.


I will enter this card in the following challenges: http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ - anything but white https://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Happy crafting,
Monica

Celebrate

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is another card made with the famous smoosh technique with distress inks after which the paper was die cut with a Sizzix die. I found the right side quite empty so die cut sentiments from Echo Park and stuck them on. 

I will enter this card in the following challenge: https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - sentiment http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ - girls birthday http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Happy crafting,
Monica

Water colour background plus butterflies

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Dear bloggers,
Here is a card to show you that has been made with the smoosh technique. The butterflies were die cut from a water colour paper on which I did smoosh with a transparent plastic bag. A sentiment could have been added but a friend said that there is enough happening on the paper already. 


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
creativecraftsbylynn.blogspot.com - anything goes https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes https://cutencraftychallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - summer time
Happy crafting,
Monica 

Addicted to CAS - rainbow

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Hello bloggers,
This is my second card for the day which I will enter in Addicted to CAS where the theme is rainbow. I took a piece of white card stock and coloured it in the form of a rainbow with Derwent water colour pencils over which I went over with a water colour brush. The happy birthday sentiment has been die cut from the rainbow paper. The tape at the bottom is from 3 M.

Happy crafting,
Monica

Water colour leaf

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Pinterest is taking a lot of my time these days and this particular card got it's inspiration from there. The leaf has been die cut from water coloured paper which was the handiwork of Aleeza, my younger one. I have used almost the entire little sheet of foam dots to raise up the white paper and the leaf. Embroidery yarn has been used to fill up the empty space at the bottom.  I quite like how this card turned out.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes https://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes
Happy crafting,
Monica

Thanks

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card where one of the feathers and the sentiment has been die cut from a laminated lid of a yoghurt container. The royal blue and purple feathers have been die cut from water colour paper after my younger one painted them with Sakura acrylic paints. The background has been created with Versamark Brilliant pearlescent ink in lavender as well as a tiny bit of distressed ink (lucky clover). Rounded off the edges and my messy preparation was ready. Lol.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with a sentiment http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes

Happy crafting,
Monica

Hello

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card made on printed cards tock.  The rose has been made with my Altenew layered rose die. The doily is from my stash and so are the pearls. I have used foam dots to adhere the rose and the leaves.  The hello sentiment has been die cut using packaging material. That is pretty much to this card and I quite like how it turned out. I did add more pearls after photographing it though.

I will submit this card in the following challenges:
 Creativecraftsbylynn.blogspot.com - anything goes https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Happy crafting,
Monica