Saturday, 19 December 2020

Christmas Card

Dear bloggers,

I was lucky to get an order for five Christmas cards two days ago. As you may be aware, I raise funds for a shelter that houses abused women in Singapore through the sale of my cards.
 The popped up ornament here was bought in Sydney many years ago and I layered it on to a nestie under which was stuck corrugated cardboard. A gold cord was tied on the top of the bauble and it was carefully stuck at the back. A layer of washi in gold and the picture was complete. This simple beauty was much appreciated.


 I will enter in the following challenges with this card:


Monica 



Monday, 14 December 2020

Partly recycled

Dear bloggers,

I have used fancy gift wrap on this card that came from a very special person so full of kindness and compassion. Cotton lace, matching pink ribbon and a die cut sentiment completed the show. I do believe in simplicity and this card bears testimony to that belief. 


 I will participate in the following challenges with this card:



Monica 


Sunday, 13 December 2020

Choose happy

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card I made for a dear friend whose birthday we celebrated during our previous United World Sanctuary meeting. I put up a birthday banner, two of the ladies got cake and the rest of us got gifts for the birthday girl and it was indeed an afternoon well spent.
We also watched a talk by Eckart Toile and did a meditation on the dining table before we ate lunch. The food did taste nicer after that - honestly.
Coming back to this card, a simple one but bright and surely a happy one.


 I will enter this card in the following challenges:

arty divas - anything goes


Monica

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Happy Birthday for a male

Hello dear bloggers,

Blogging has taken a back seat as I try my best to recover, eat healthy and exercise. 
Here is a card to show you today which has die cut candles on it. The candles were cut with watercolour paper which was treated with pearlised watercolour gel crayons from India. I do like the effect here. 
The sentiment was embossed using a part of an embossing folder and I have popped it up on corrugated cardboard. I have used similar coloured washi tape as those in the candles for added interest. A clean and simple card!


 I will participate in the following challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with optional twist - critter


Monica 



Sunday, 29 November 2020

Commissioned card for a 50th birthday

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a CAS card for a friend's 50th birthday. The matte gold numericals were die cut and painted with gold poster colour as was the larger nestie while the smaller nestie was die cut out of kraft. The light blue embossed cardstock is actually pearlised and looks quite nice in real life even though it is for a man.


 I will participate in the following challenges:



Monica 

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Partly recycled thanks card

Hello bloggers,

I have been busy with some health issues and ofcourse the Meditation workshops for parents in school which are held at my place.

The card down below was made with very pretty screen printed paper from India. It was actually an envelope which I had saved from over 10 years ago. The invitation card was from a ceremony which is called 'Mundan' which means the shaving off of a toddler's hair. There is a scientific connection here as it is believed that the first crop of hair should be removed to allow healthy hair to grow. 



 I will participate in the following challenges:

https://aaacards.blogspot.com/ - along the edge + optional twist snowflakes

Monica


Friday, 13 November 2020

Smile plus Guided Meditation Workshops

 Hello bloggers,

I have been away due to some health issues which are certainly on the mend. As I may have shared earlier, I host Guided Meditation/Science of Happiness workshops for parents in my younger one's school. I hosted the first session of a five week long course at home last Monday. We had to keep the numbers at no more than five. I have to say it went well.
This card was designed by Aleeza many months ago and I randomly put hydrangeas on the heart to bring more life to it. The filigree heart and sentiment has been die cut using paper that was treated with smoosh or something similar. The background paper was also done with water colours many months back. 


I will participate in the following challenges:

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

artydivas: anything goes

https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - dies/punches

https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 



Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Commissioned card for a music lover

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a quickish kind of card for a music lover who loves pink besides music. The embossing, sponging, and layered flower left me feeling quite happy.
I don't know whether I shared the news regarding the sale of 20 cards to the Parent Association in my younger one's school. This was three weeks ago and another reason to feel chuffed.


I will take part in the following challenges:

Arty Divas: anything goes

https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ -anything goes

https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ - embossed

http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 



Thursday, 29 October 2020

For my daughter's 21st

 Dear bloggers,

Here is a card that I have put together for my older one's 21st birthday which is on the 19th. I am so grateful for the lovely human being she has turned out to be. In fact I learn so much from her. She is studying overseas and I am sure she will have a nice time with her friends. 
The pink polka dotted designer paper is a local brand from Singapore while the light pink printed paper is from my stash. I had won it almost 10 years ago in a lucky draw. 
The ribbon is from my stash as are the numbers. The little white nestie was embossed with the polka dots embossing folder to match it with the designer paper. The nesties were layered for more interest but on second thoughts may be I could have let the outermost layer be. My older one loves pink so I think she will like this card.
 

 

I will participate in the following challenges:

https://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/ - anything goes

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ - anything goes

artydivas - anything goes

https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ - embossing

https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot.com/ - girl power


Monica



Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Comissioned happy birthday card

Dear sweet bloggers,

Here is a commissioned card made with a Penny Black rubber stamp. I stamped the image many years ago when I was still learning how to colour in and somehow was not too impressed with the colouring.

I have paper pieced the baker's cap and had to cover an ink mark with the pink hand tied bow. The designer paper is from a local Singapore brand and I do so like it even though it is a tad formal for the cute image. I have used ribbon on the right with a printed sentiment on it.
The lady who ordered it wanted me to make something related to baking for her friend who is a baker. So I thought this card was perfect. 


 I will take part in the following challenges:

Monica 

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Live Love Laugh


Dear bloggers,

This card has been made with the same gift wrap that I have used in the earlier cards that I have posted. I managed to make three cards out of the same paper. The die cut sentiment was made from handmade paper from India. There is washi tape on either side of the card and that pretty much completes it.


I will participate in the following challenges:



Monica 

 

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Masculine card

Hello dear bloggers,


Here is a card made with a birthday embossing folder, die cut balloons and baker's twine. The balloons have been popped up on thick cardboard.  


I will participate in the following challenges:

https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with optional twist hats

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ -anything goes

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes



Monica 

Friday, 23 October 2020

Partly recycled thank you

Dear sweet bloggers,

Here is the third card I have made with the last bits of a wrapping paper that a lovely friend used to pack a gift for me. Behind the image, is a green layer that has been painted with acrylics and behind that is designer paper in grey with Chevrons. The paper is a Singapore brand. The gold cord has been hand tied and the sentiment has been die cut from a pair of gold paper party goggles. I hope you like this card as I much as I did. 


 

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/ - fall/autumn 

http://stinkininkers.blogspot.com/ - fall colours

http://livelaughstamp.blogspot.ca/ - autumn/fall

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Arty Divas - anything goes

https://paperminutes.blogspot.com/ - fast and easy



Monica 


Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Partly recycled card

Hello dear bloggers,

This printed paper on this card was a fancy gift wrap in it's earlier life. A sweet friend brought me a gift wrapped in this paper and I told her that I would make a card with it. I sponged the edges with distress ink and stuck three layers of cotton lace at the bottom. The sentiment is a die cut and recycled packaging material that was painted a dark shade of green was used for it. 

Over at Unstampabelles, the challenge is to share how you got inspired into card making with a twist of Thank You. Well, I was inspired by my Mum to start making cards when I was 10 years old. I made a card for my uncle when he had multiple fractures in his wrist. I remember that card so clearly - I drew an apple, coloured it in and fussy cut it and the caption I wrote was, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". I thought was super creative. Coming back to the inspiration I have received from my mum and I continue to receive it to this day. I remember she would draw daffodils and fill them up with crushed glass and glue. I thought that was really creative. 


 I will participate in the following challenges:

https://unstampabelleschallenges.blogspot.com/ - say thank you with a card or tag
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/ - anything creative/mixed media goes

Monica 

Monday, 19 October 2020

Commissioned card for an 80th birthday

Hello bloggers,

Someone asked me to make a card for a man's 80th and this man loves golf. So this is what I turned out with Japanese embellies bought in Indonesia many years ago. After sticking them on, I realized that the cost of the embellies was far more than the price I offered. Never mind. The paper inside the reverse of the white nestie is pearlized blue. It looks like a shop window to me. Aleeza helped greatly with the layout and the embossing as well as the sentiment. She advised that I don't put the numbers to make the recipient feel young. Lol. 


I will participate in the following challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - anything goes/ winged things

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/ -anything goes

http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/ -anything goes

https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - embossing

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ -anything goes



Monica 

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Thank you card

Hello dear bloggers,

This card has been made for the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. A Kaiser Craft clear stamp has been used here and I have coloured it with Faber Castel watercolour pencils and a water brush. The designer papers are a Singaporean brand and I do love these chevrons and polkas. The sentiment is a Kaiser Craft die and it was coloured with acrylics before die cutting.


 I will also enter this card in the following challenges:
https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything colouring goes
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Monica

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Happy Birthday card by Aleeza

 Hello dear bloggers,

This card was made by Aleeza, my younger one who is 12. She locked herself in her room while I was busy in my own craft space and gave me strict instructions not to come into her room. Finally, when she did come out, this is what she had in her hand. She made the ice-cream cone on her own and fussy cut it after colouring it in with Lyra pencils. 

The sentiment was handwritten as well and a strip of washi tape was stuck at the bottom.

I thought Aleeza did a pretty good job on this one.



I will enter the following challenges with this card:

https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ -anything goes

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/ - paper strips instead of ribbon


Monica

Friday, 16 October 2020

For my mum's 80th birthday

Hello dear bloggers,

Today is my mum's 80th birthday and I am so grateful for her. She is one of the kindest, wisest and funniest people all rolled into one person, not to mention how young at heart she is. I made this card at 5 am this morning for her. She lives in India while we are in Singapore. I am waiting patiently to give it in person to her.
The background of this card has been made with Camlin gel crayons which are sparkly so it really looks nice in real life. The roses have been die cut using Alte New rose dies and the leaves have been cut using a Spellbinder die from a set. The papers that have been used to die cut the roses and leaves have been coloured with acrylics and watercolours respectively. I have used scraps of water colour paper for the leaves.  The numericals have been die cut as well. I sent the photo of the card to my mum and she really liked it.
 

I will participate in the following challenges:

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/ - birthday + optional topping scraps


Monica 


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Hello

 Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card to show you embossed with my new embossing folder from Tim Holtz. The flowers were so pretty that I left them the way they were. I put a sheet of corrugated cardboard under the embossed cardstock for added interest.
 A double ribbon in yellow and black/white at the bottom and a die cut sentiment completed the card. 

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

 http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - keep it simple

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.com/2020/ - anything goes

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://allfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 


Wednesday, 14 October 2020

You're Tea-rrific

 Dear bloggers,

This card has been made with a Kaiser Craft clear stamp and I have coloured it in with two shades of Prismas. 
The flower with a little rhinestone in the centre was made by me many years ago and it seemed to fit in nicely. 
The leaves have been punched and were coloured with green food colour. 
The ' you are Tea-rrific' sentiment is part of the stamp while the 'happy birthday' sentiment has been handwritten. 
I rested the first Spellbinder nestie on another one for more interest.


I will participate in the following challenges:

Arty Divas: anything goes

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/ - sketch

https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot.com/ - girl power

https://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.com/ - everything goes


Monica 



Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Hello

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card I have made for the challenge at https://aaacards.blogspot.com/ which is 'corner' plus optional twist 'cosy'. It is a Kaiser Craft clear stamp that has been used here and the image has been coloured with Lyra pencils. Distress ink has been used to sponge the corners of the image. 
The bow is hand tied and the sentiment is handwritten. The layer beneath the image was painted with acrylics and the sentiment was written on the same paper.


 I will participate in the following challenges:
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with optional twist 'wings'
https://allfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes, no limit to entries, yaaay!
http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ - anything goes, optional Halloween
https://www.welovechocolatebaroque.uk/ - stamping as focal point


Monica  


Monday, 12 October 2020

Happy Birthday

Hello sweet bloggers,

Here is a card to show you which has been made with snippets lying on my table. The designer paper is a Singapore brand while the embossing folder is a Tim Holtz one. The baker's twine and ribbon are from my stash. The gifts were propped on thick cardboard to give them dimension. The sentiment is handwritten and yes, the thin white strip right on top the card was stuck to hide a boo boo.


 I will take part in the following challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - anything goes/option wings
https://aaacards.blogspot.com/ - one corner + optional twist


Monica 


Friday, 9 October 2020

Best wishes

 Dear bloggers,

The clear stamp that I have used on this card is from Kaiser Craft and I have coloured the image with my daughter's colour pencils. The designer papers are from my stash. A Kaiser Craft die has been used to cut the sentiment which was coloured with Pentel watercolours after being die cut. 
There was a boo boo on the right hand side of the card hence I had to do some bandaging with the designer paper on both sides to make it appear symmetrical. 



I will take part in the following challenges:

https://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ -dies and punches

https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes using rubber or clear stamps

https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/ - feminine

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://artasticchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - use flowers

http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with patterned paper

https://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 




Thursday, 8 October 2020

Partly recycled thank you card

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card that has been made from the packaging of "Merci" chocolates and a Kleenex tissue box. The slim layer on the very top is fancy washi tape. I quite like the stylishness of this card.  


 I will participate in the following challenges:


Monica 

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

You are my happy

Hello bloggers,

I put together this card today. The die cut was a piece of kraft packaging and I went over it with green acrylic paint and gold poster colour. It was many months ago so I am not sure what I did. The layer below was done with an embossing folder with a blank oval in its centre. I positioned the die cut in a way that it would cover up the oval. 


 I will participate in the following challenges:
Arty Divas - anything goes

Monica 

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Happy we have each other

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card to show you made with a Unity cling stamp set. I coloured in the stamp with Faber Castell watercolour pencils. The paper on the left is from a Berger Paints magazine and on the right is designer paper from my stash. 



 I will participate in the following challenges:

https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - use up your scraps (hope I qualify)

http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://pathofpositivitychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes/ girl power

https://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 

Monday, 5 October 2020

Hugs

 Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card made with watercolour paper and some kind of smoosh with brush markers. The sentiment is a negative layered over black cardstock and propped up on recycled cardboard. I think I could have added something more to this card but let it be the way it is.



I will take part in the following challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - anything goes/ optional things with wings

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com/ -anything goes

http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 



Sunday, 4 October 2020

Dance like no one is watching...

 Dear bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today made with a Penny Black rubber stamp and my new  Tim Holtz embossing folder. The designer paper is from my stash and I have sponged the embossed cardstock as well as the sentiment with Spun Sugar distressed ink. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash as well. Wow, for a change I managed to list all of my supplies. Lol.



I will participate in the following challenges:


Monica 

Saturday, 3 October 2020

You're my cup of coffee

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card to show you today made with a solid rubber stamp. The stamp is too far away to get its name and thank you for bearing with me on that.
The die cut banner has been done with Camlin brush markers using the famous smoosh technique and there might have been an overdose of water there. Yet I was happy with the result.
The deep red layer below was done with acrylics. 
The fabric tape is from my stash. 


I will participate in the following challenges:

http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/ - sketch

https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything colouring goes

https://colourcrazychallenge.blogspot.com/ - use a die cut

https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with mainly pink

http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 



Friday, 2 October 2020

For CAS(E) this Sketch

Hello lovely  bloggers,

This is my take for the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch this week. My younger daughter, Aleeza (aged 12) did the layout for this card. The feathers have been made from Ferraro Rocher chocolate foil and I ran them through an embossing folder for added interest. The sentiment is handwritten and the gold border is from my stash. The background of the card has been done with yellow acrylic paint. I covered the front and back with yellow and it looks quite colourful. 



I will also take part in the following challenges:

Monica 


Thursday, 1 October 2020

Baby boy card

Dear bloggers,

Here is a card for the challenge over at https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/. A clear stamp has been used to stamp the giraffe which has been coloured in with Prismas. I have used designer paper on the left and two layers of washi tape next to it. The sentiment has been handwritten.


I will take part in the following challenges besides Freshly made sketches:

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ - anything goes

https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes (must have animals)


Monica 


Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Watercoloured roses

Hello bloggers,

 I have used a Kaiser craft clear stamp for the roses and have coloured in with Aleeza's Faber Castell's. This was done two summers ago when we visited beautiful Hokkaido in Japan.
 The image has been layered with pink cardstock and I have used designer papers from my stash. The thin pink divider that you see between the two papers is floral ribbon. 
The sentiment is handwritten and I quite like its scraggy look which happened by fluke as my Copics black liner seemed to be drying out.


I will also take part in the following challenges:

Arty Divas: anything goes

https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.com/ - use layers



Monica 

Monday, 28 September 2020

For CAS(E) this Sketch

Hello dear bloggers,

This card has been made for the weekly challenge at Case this Sketch . The two rectangular strips were stencilled and embossed with homemade embossing paste and a few distress inks were used over it. The die cut flowers were coloured with Camlin brush markers using smoosh. The sentiment is handwritten.



 I will take part in the following challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - anything goes / option - use a charm
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/ - anything creative/ mixed media goes

Monica 


Sunday, 27 September 2020

Balloons

Dear bloggers,

Here is a card I have made with a Sizzix 3D embossing folder which I have sponged with Pistachio distress ink. I have so many embossing folders and could certainly do with more ideas as to how to use them. Since I like to make cards and sell/donate them to charity, I do like numbers. So long winded, time consuming cards are not for me, to be honest. Whenever I use an embossing folder, it looks so pretty and it is so tempting to leave it just embossed or maybe with a sentiment. Yet, I know in blog land, that may be too simple to display. Back to the card, the balloons have been die cut and embroidery yarn has been tied around them in a knot. I let the die cut sentiment cover the strings of the balloons so that they would not fly. Lol.


 I will participate in the following challenges:

http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes/ stitching, real or faux

Monica 

Saturday, 26 September 2020

Thanks

Hello dear bloggers,

This card was heat embossed with gold metallic powder after using a clear stamp and Versamark embossing ink. Maybe I overheated the embossing powder which made it rather dark. It looks much prettier in real life but this is how the camera decided to be. I tied a gold ribbon to highlight the gold in the embossed image and used thin strings of gold cord to tie the little strip with the sentiment on it. The sentiment has been handwritten. And yes, the embossed image has been propped on a smaller piece of cardboard for added interest. I am trying to stay away from foam dots to help the environment.


 I will participate in the following challenges:

http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/ - thankful thoughts

https://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/ - anything goes

https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/ - sketch

https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - make a mess



Friday, 25 September 2020

Aleeza's card

 Hello bloggers,

Here is a card that Aleeza, my 12 year old made totally on her own while I was giving an art/card making class to a student. She made it in minutes, smooshing with distress oxides, a happy die cut sentiment and Birthday written in her handwriting. I thought it really turned out well. Maybe I can take a class from her. "The child is the father of man" or rather to be politically correct and in my words, "The child is the mother of women". Lol.


I will take part in the following challenges:

https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with a sentiment

https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/ - all occasions

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/ - staying in the background

https://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/ - anything goes

http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/ - celebrate

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Hello card + Our visit to SCWO

Dear bloggers,

Here is a card to show you today which has been made with my new dies (unbranded) from Ebay. The pink rectangular strip is watercolour paper which I painted over randomly with a brush and water colours. The sentiment is handwritten.
Down below are pictures of our visit to the SCWO (Singapore Council of Women's Organizations) which runs the shelter that I support with the sale of cards. 


I am very grateful to have been abled to raise monies for a women's shelter from the sale of cards.


 
Here are some cards that I left behind to be used for birthdays at the shelter.


This is the card I wrote for Nicole, who is an Art Therapist and takes care of such projects at the SCWO. 

It was a pleasure to meet her. 


I will enter the card above in the following challenges:

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/ - anything goes

https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - make a mess

https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Monica 

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Partly recycled - thank you card

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card which has been made out of an Indian wedding invation card. The light blue metallic paper was also an invitation card for an Indian ceremony where a toddler's hair is shaved off. This has a scientific basis to it which says that removing the first crop of hair is healthy.  The paper has been with me for over 12 years and finally, I did something with it. The sentiment and the light blue dots have been die cut from the same paper. I have used my trusted Cuttlebug for the bigger circles. For the tiny light blue dots, I took a hole puncher and cut out these circles for added interest.


I will take part in the following challenges:



Monica 


 

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Thank you

Hello bloggers,

Here is a thank you card to show you today. I had this piece of cardstock that I had painted with acrylics in blue and green. I cut it diagonally for more interest and die cut the sentiment from thick packaging material which was painted with shades of green and gold. 


 I will participate in the following challenges:

https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

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Monica 

Monday, 21 September 2020

Self painted flowers

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is a card I have made after watching, 'Calligraphy by Mukta' on Youtube. She is an amazing watercolour and calligraphy artist.
I have used Pentel watercolour tubes here and the flowers and leaves have been painted with brushes directly on to watercolour paper. No pencil work here. The layer below the flowers was done with acrylics. It just so happened to come together. Ephiphany I call that.


 I will participate in the following challenges:

Monica