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Smile

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is another leafy card made today. The leaves were cut from super thick packaging material and as I shared in my last post, I marvel at how I kept running my Cuttlebug over and over again. Lol.
I coloured the kraft side of the packaging with water colours and a plastic bag which I wore on one hand like a glove and put colour on the palm. Water was sprayed on the paint and I went over the packaging sheet with this.   Green, blue and a fluorescent yellow were used to obtain this result. I learned of this plastic bag technique on Pinterest. A zip lock bag is what was used in the tutorial but I chose to use a humble plastic bag as I did not deem fit to spoil a zip lock bag. I actually wash my zip lock bags and dry them before reusing them. That is how far my love affair with the environment goes. My children laugh at me but it is okay. Lol. Coming back to the card, the die cut black sentiment was also cut from packaging material. I used a square die to cut a win…

Thank you to a special teacher

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Soon my younger one will go to Middle School and here is a card I put together for her class teacher. I also repurposed a box to house little tokens of gratitude. On this card is gold matte paper from India. I really like it's crushed texture and the white oval die cut was also packaging material in it's previous avataar. The sentiment is a die cut as well and I popped up the white nestie on foam dots and added a gold cord for interest. The cord goes all the way inside and ties into a pretty bow. This teacher was such a lovely and kind soul and I quite like how this simple thing came about.


I will enter this card in: http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Monica

A very green hello

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a very green card to show you today. The leaves were die cut using packaging material some of it so thick that I had to go over it a million times in my cuttle bug. To add to that there was lamination on the sheets so it took me even longer. I wish I was as persistent in areas where I need to be. Lol.  I coloured the paper with water colours and an acetate sheet before die cutting it. I tried to be creative with the photo but I know there is too much empty space on the top. Too late now.


I will participate in the following challenges:
https://creativecraftcottage.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.com/ - summer time http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with dies https://thehappycraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Happy card making,
Monica 

Partly recycled for a man

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is my card to show you that was made a few months ago. I have used a yoghurt lid to die cut the tools and the jagged edged paper is handmade from India and quite shiny in real life. It looks like coal, as my older one remarked. The birthday sentiment is a sticker. I quite like this simple piece of mine. 


I will enter this card in: https://creativfusion.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://takeaword.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/ - man http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/ - masculine https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - man/father http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ - anything goes Happy card making,
Monica 

For a 96 year old

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a commissioned card for a 96 year old. I have used pearly cream paper as the background and the heart has been die cut using hand made crinkled matte gold paper from India. I stuck very pretty crystals on the heart and the numbers have been die cut using the same matte gold paper. Very simple but much appreciated but by the person who bought it. It could have been a better picture if I had used another backdrop.


I will participate in the following challenges:
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/  - anything goes http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/ - birthday  http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Happy card making,
Monica

Peacock feather card

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Hello dear bloggers,
I just completed an order of 21 cards in 10 days or so. First the lady ordered 15 cards and topped it up with more and more cards. This was the first time I had to make multiple cards with the same kind of design which was easy but not so creative. Anyway the good news is that I have begun to raise money for the abused women's shelter. So am feeling grateful.
This card was stamped with a peacock stamp with a pearlescent beige brilliance stamp pad. Over that I went over with my Sakura metallic green. For the centre of the feather, I used pop up fabric glitter glue and Sakura metallic pens in gold and blue. I also used glossy accents to give more interest to the feather. Finally the stamped white card was stuck on the crushed matte gold paper handmade in India. And yes, the customer was suitably impressed. She ordered two such cards and topped them with another three. 


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot…

Sizzix wild flowers

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Hello bloggers,
Here is my very bright and cheerful card done with water colours to show you today.  It wishes you happiness, good health and plenty of laughter. 

I will enter this card in the following challenges: http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativfusion.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - summer colours http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - lots of flowers

Happy card making,
Monica

Yellow rose of Texas

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is a simple embossed card where the roses have been coloured with distressed ink while the leaves I have used a Derwent water colour pencil. The background is a water colour paper which I coloured with water colour pencils.

https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ - feminine or embossed
Happy card making,
Monica 

Leaves and more leaves

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card made with an embossing folder and coloured with milled lavender. The die is a Kaiser craft one and I did smoosh and many other techniques to colour the paper before die cutting it. The bright blue background is a canvas that Aleeza and I painted with acrylics. It is bright as you can see.


I will enter this card in:
http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/ - die cuts


Happy card making,
Monica 

This is bright!

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Hello bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today which has been die cut from one of my new Sizzix dies (which comes in a set) using a paper on which Aleeza made a design with her magic markers. The sentiment has been die cut with the same paper using Kaiser craft dies. The rectangular paper has been given a smoosh ombre wash. 


I will participate in the following challenges: http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com/ - orange http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - something new http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Happy crafting,
Monica

For CAS watercolours - blue

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is my card to show you for CAS watercolours which is all about using blue and water colours. My background has been done with watercolours in various shades of blue and some amount of purple may have secretly crept in as well. The die is from Sizzix and I have been sitting on it for a while now. Simple card but quite effective I feel.



https://caswatercolour.blogspot.com - blue water colour background http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://colouringinscrapland.blogspot.com/ - anything goes or water colours

Happy card making,
Monica

Colourful card with magic markers and acrylic paint

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Hello sweet bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today for which the credit goes to both my lovely girls. Zeenya who is 19 and in University made the purplish blue design with Hamley's magic markers. Aleeza made the design on the leaf with the same pens and I die cut the leaf with a Sizzix die.  The green background for which you need really dark sunglasses has been painted by me with acrylic paints in yellow and green on water colour paper. On the sides of the green card, I have used magic markers to cover up for the green card. I am quite pleased with the way this card turned out.





Singapore is an amazing place, where all festivals are celebrated with much fanfare. On Wednesday, is the Muslim festival of Hari Raya and down below is a decoration of the chocolates bought for the staff in our complex. 16 families got together to contribute and I put it all together. I loved it!


I will enter my card in the following challenges:
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/ - anything go…

Strawberry nice

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Hello dear bloggers,
This is a card that for which I have to give credit to Aleeza. She hand drew the strawberries as a background on white paper and coloured them with pencils. When I asked her if I could use them on a card, she generously let me and even fussy cut them for me. This is what I made with them. The oval nestie has been die cut using a paper that was sent to me nine years ago by Terry. Terry doesn't blog anymore but she is one of the kindest people I know in blogland. I miss her and her lovely comments.
This card is for Less is More and CAS on Sunday but I maybe late for the former.



I will also participate in the following challenges: https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ -  e is for embossing https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/ - always colouring and anything goes http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/ - embossing

Happy card making,
Monica