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Friday, 29 March 2019

Partly recyled

Hello dear bloggers,

I have great news to share. As I may have mentioned in one of my previous posts, the school shop allowed me to place my cards there and two cards sold. Yes, two and I am very grateful for it. They do take a mark up yet I am happy that I have a platform to sell. I will also find out more about bazaars and take a table there to make my presence felt. Beside, I am thinking of opening a dedicated face book page talking about my recycled as well as other cards. Lots to do and much excitement too.

Back to my card which is partly recycled. I cut out the image from a birthday card that is 20 years old and popped it on foam dots. The flowery strip you see has been cut from the card as well. Under the strip is another nestie that I cut with a paper cutter.  

The crushed pearlised paper below is handmade from India. I stuck it on white card stock covering it totally. I am telling myself to hoard less and use more. This paper has been with me for 15 years and only a card maker would realise what I am talking about. Lol. 



I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:



Happy card making and happy everything,

Monica 

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Baby boy card

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is a card I have made for CAS on Sunday. The theme is baby. I think the blue pot seems to have taken over the entire photograph. I have used two kinds of ribbons and that is pretty much it. I hope you like it. 



I will also enter this card in:
https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes / monochromatic

Happy everything,

Monica 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Bee happy

Hello dear bloggers,

You know I really miss my old followers since the time I began blogging in 2010. I have come across such a lovely community of people here. So kind and so generous and so encouraging and so loving and so so so. It could go on and on. I am grateful for my friend, Aparna who suggested I start blogging when I lost my dad and I was facing some personal challenges. 

Back to this card - the bee has been hand drawn and coloured by Aleeza, who is 11 now. She made it on printer paper and I had to give it much backing to make it suitable for a card. But use I had to since the bee is so cute. I wrote a hand written sentiment some 10 times only to give the idea as a sentiment did not fit with the layout. I have popped the embossed background on foam top as well as the nestie with the bee. The washi tape on the left completes the card. I doubled it to make it look more striking.

The background here has been water coloured on water colour paper by me.


Down below is the same card on a black and white background - which one do you fancy?


I will enter this card in the following challenges: 



Happy card making,

Monica 

Monday, 11 March 2019

Yellow rose of Texas

Hello sweet peeps,

Here is my card to show you today which was embossed and coloured with chalks a few weeks ago.  

The yellow ribbon is from my stash and I have used pop up foam dots to adhere the layer with the roses on to the card.


I will participate in the following challenges:



Happy crafting,

Monica

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Hello toucan + good news

 Hello sweet peeps,

I have some good news to share today - the shop at my younger one's school agreed to keep my cards. So I handed them 33 cards in all. 

Now to the cards below. The first one was made by me while the second one was done by Aleeza. The green strip on the left was coloured with food colouring while the Sizzix die cut was painted with water colours pencils.





Down below is Aleeza's card. The strip on the left was done by Aleeza with acrylic paints. The die cut was painted with water colour pencils.





Happy card making,

Monica