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Mr and Mrs

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Hello dear bloggers,
I had embossed this card stock many years ago and it lay with me patiently waiting to get a better life. I stuck three satin roses from Japan and a ribbon after stamping the sentiment and that was it. Of course I had to go over some parts of the sentiment with a black Copics marker to cover up some parts of the stamp. I have no idea why I punched the bottom of the card!


I will participate in the following challenges:
http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/ - ribbon http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/tag/challenge/ - anything goes http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/ - spring florals
Happy card making,
Monica

Partly recycled masculine card

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today for which is an ideal card for a man.  The tools have been die cut using foil from Ferraro Rocher chocolates.  The matt gold paper you see at the bottom of the tools is from a brochure from Singapore Airlines. There is washi tape on the top and a Hero Arts birthday stamp. Yes, for a change I did remember the name of the stamp. 



I will participate in the following challenges with my card: https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - boys and their toys https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Happy card making,
Monica

All blue

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Hello dear bloggers, 
Here is a quick card to show you. I have used a cling stamp with a border and a distressed ink was used to sponge the edges. Some parts of the sentiment were coloured with a blue Sakura gel pen. I have used corrugated packaging under the blue stamped card stock and the corners have been rounded off. Simple and ready to go in the post if needed.


I will participate in the following challenges with this card:
Arty Divas - anything goes http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes http://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Happy cardmaking,
Monica 

Hello plus too much gloss

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Hello dear bloggers,
This card was made many years ago but something went amiss with the glossy accents and there was an overdose of it on the stencilled flower. The card stock got warped and I stuck another one under it. Yet the layer of glossy accent was too strong. The sentiment is a die cut from a set of Sizzix dies. I am not sure whether I should even post this card since the sponging is a bit messy to add to it. The flower centre looks quite pretty in real life with the little dots I made with a blue metallic Sakura gel pen.
For the backdrop, I have used a sheet from last year's Singapore Airlines desk calender. I think that is the cool part of this photo. 


I will participate in the following challenges:
http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with dies https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
Happy card making,
Monica

A bauble for Christmas with love and light in it.

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Dear bloggers,
This card was designed by Aleeza. I used a die cut to make the ornament from a yoghurt lid and embossed it with a Christmas folder. Used a black ribbon and silver cord and that is it. Never mind that it took me forever to stick to the card. Just when I thought it was time to give up, I tried many layers of double sided tape and it worked.

I will participate in the following challenges:
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ - E, F, G (embossing, free bee, gold respectively) https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/ - circles http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://aaacards.blogspot.com/ - maxi white space + optional metallic http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/tag/challenge - anything goes http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Wish you happy cardmaking,  Monica 

Birthday wishes

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Hello dear. bloggers,
This card took me a long, long time to make since I die cut a big rectangular from Kaiser craft nestie out of a small piece of cardstock. 
To add to it, I insisted on using it, being the Queen of recycling.  After many months I finally found this die-cut butterfly from Kaiser craft in my stash. My steady friend, the famous Cuttlebug helped me as ever with all the die cutting here.
The paper I have used for the butterfly die is watercolour and I did some kind of smoosh technique on it.  The little pearls were used to make it elegant as well as to hide a few faux pas.  The sentiment was store bought from the UK many years ago while the doily is something I had won in a lucky draw many years ago in blog land.



I will participate in the following challenges:

https://artasticchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - monochromatic http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes Arty Divashttps://artydivaschallenge.blogspot.com/?
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.com/ - u…

Hand printed paper from India

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Dear sweet bloggers,
This card was made with hand printed paper from India and it looks really pretty in real life.  The shiny washi tape is also from India.  It took me a while to stick the washi tape as it was one of those that was pretty strong minded when it comes to sticking. Lol.


https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with patterned paper
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes



Wishes of health and well being,

Monica

Happy Birthday card this time

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Hello bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today. The cupcake topper was in my stash and I do know that I paid a bomb for it in Indonesia. The washi tapes are from Japan and Singapore. The rhinestones are from Kaiser craft while the sentiment banner is store bought. I am fairly pleased with this card. And yes, there is absolutely nothing recycled on this card for a change. 

I will submit this card in the following challenges:
http://2sistersontheblog.blogspot.com/ - spots and/or stripes https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with the option of monochrome http://mybestiesspanishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Happy card making and stay healthy,
Monica 

Another thank you! What???

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Hello dear bloggers,
This card was made in December when my older one was here from University over Christmas. 
I had these really cool stickers which had holographic circles. I took a couple and more of my flower punches and punched the flowers making sure the centre is aligned with the actual centre of the flower.  In real life, the flowers look really cool. The ribbon is really fancy and the sentiment has been die cut using black cardstock.

I will submit my card in the following challenges:
artydivas - anything goes https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.com/ - flower power

Catch you later,
Monica

I could make thank you cards for ever

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Dear sweet bloggers,
In May 2010, I will complete 10 years of blogging. That is a landmark and the joys that have come along with the kindest people I have met have changed my life. Anyway, I should save these golden words for the anniversary. Lol.
I got taken away there and now back to my card. This is the new die that I bought online from Sizzix, I think.  The sentiment is from a die and I have used packaging material for it. It had to be stuck right where it is since there was a strange stain from the distress inks.
Distress inks were used on the folder to colour the trees. Twine at the bottom completed the picture which has been knotted in two places as it seemed a bit stiff.  
Now let me see if I can find any challenges to fit in this card.




I will enter this card in the following challenges:
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with monochromes
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes



I love peacock feathers

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Hello dear bloggers,
So here is the 1st of March - wish you all a happy month ahead.  This card below was made for the Singapore Council of Women's Organizations (SCWO) to be used for the women's shelter as a thank you card to their many donors.  I have used bright gold washi tape and a satin ribbon with peacock feather print from Spotlight.  The little jewellery tag (which is actually the smallest nestie from a pack) is my new buy and I wrote 'thanks' on it. I tied the tag with a gold yarn to the ribbon.  I have to give myself a pat for this simple beauty.

I will submit this card for the following challenges:

https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - must include a sentiment

Happy card making,
Monica