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Stencils

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Hello bloggers,
Here is a card to show you today against a background which looked pretty matching with the card in real life. In the photo, it went haywire. Lol.  I have used a stencil and green distressed ink has been sponged in. The outlines have been coloured with a gold gel marker. This background was made a few years ago and when I found it, all the gold gel had disappeared like pixie dust all that was left was a brownish outline. I coloured in some bits of the sponged bits with a gold gel marker. Stuck a fancy gold washi tape and a ready made sentiment and the card was done.


I will enter my card in the following challenges:
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - washi, washi, washi http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Happy crafting,
Monica 

For Cas(e) this sketch

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is my card to show you for the challenge at  CAS(E) this sketch. The rose die cut is from Altenew and Aleeza has used acrylic paints to colour the water colour paper. I have used two kinds of washi tape on the card. The broader one is from 3M while the narrower one is a shiny tape from India. 



I will also take part in the following challenges: http://cleanandsimpleonsunday.blogspot.com/2018/11/ - washi tape http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Happy crafting,
Monica 

Choose happy

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Hello dear peeps,
Here is my card to show you today which has been made with fancy gift wrap. I stuck gift wrap on the entire card and did not know what to do with it. And thus it lay for many years - say six or more. Finally I tied a yellow ribbon and let it lay on my table. Aleeza suggested I use a tag which was lying on my table. I water coloured the tag and stamped the sentiment on it. It was attached to the ribbon with green embroidery yarn. Simple, yes, but it took years to complete. Anyway, all is well that ends well.

I will participate in the following challenges: https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/ - monochrome or rainbow
Happy crafting,
Monica

Anniversary card

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Hello bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today made with the bare minimum of embellishments. I had this embossed sentiment lying around for years and when I tried cutting it, it got damaged so I used my corner rounder to round off the areas which needed mending. The shiny washi tape, yes shiny like a twinkling star came from India. I rounded off the corners of the card stock to synchronise it with the sentiment.

I will participate in the following challenges: http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/  - rainbow or monochrome http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Happy crafting,
Monica 

Recycled card plus Aleeza's art and craft

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Hello bloggers,
Here is a partially recycled card to show you today. The two strips at the bottom were the waste bits of a Diwali paper craft. I added some shiny washi tape from India and another one with text to complete it. 


This is a rangoli design made by Aleeza at the India Heritage Centre open house

Down below is a little lamp decorated by Aleeza

Happy crafting,
Monica

Happy Diwali or Deepawali

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is a card to show you that I made many years ago - maybe 10 years ago. The image is from a fancy gift wrap paper from India and I have used fabric pop up glitter glue from India by the name of Fevicryl. I have also used red and gold sequins and I stuck them upside down so that the convex side was on the top to keep them from making a dent on the paper. The gold hand made paper below is also from India. It has been cut with scissors in an organic manner without using any lines or such. 

Below is a rangoli I made for Aleeza's Diwali celebration in class this morning. I used fresh flowers emphasising on Jasmine flowers for their lovely fragrance. The classroom did smell wonderful. I also related a story about Diwali and shared how it symbolised the victory of good over evil. I discreetly put in my two penny worth of wisdom about environment too which made me feel quite impressed with myself. Lol.


 I will enter this card in:
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.…