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Partly recycled / Froggie says thanks

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Hello dear bloggers,
I had extra leaves die cut from the packaging of a bottle of perfume and this frog was lying handy on my art table. It does seem too green but I just put them together. The sentiment has also been die cut from some packaging. The butterfly (die cut from a pamphlet from the Japanese embassy)  is a leftover from a card I made some days ago.
I think I should rename my blog and call it something similar to, "The Charity Recycling Queen".



http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/ - die cuts as the main sentiment Arty Divas - anything goes http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - four legged friends

Monica 

Recycled flowers and leaves from a fancy envelope

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card I made from a super pretty envelope. The flowers on the envelope were fussy cut and I die cut leaves from the same envelope as well. The sentiment is store bought. 



Down below is a close up of the flower to show you the sparkle. 

I will participate in the following challenges:
https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes https://creationsinpink.blogspot.com/ - anything goes mainly in pink https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - for the girls http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ - flowers http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/ - sketch

Monica 

Partly recycled and homemade embossing paste

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Hello dear bloggers,
I keep hoping that this virus will leave us sooner than it came. So this card is a tribute to it in advance. I hope this lockdown results in an open up and we find the key to our freedom. All puns intended in the hope of reality.
I have used my homemade embossing paste and a die cut lock and key from a die set. A brochure has been used to cut the dies.


I will enter this card in the following challenges:
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ - die cuts/punches http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/ - upcycling http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/ - must have die cuts https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/ - 

Monica

Recycled card for a man

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a masculine card to show you which has been lying on my art table for the longest time. 
I wanted a sentiment for it and finally decided to handwrite it except that that exercise had to be repeated because the first time around the sentiment was written upside down. I had to handwrite it all over again and stick it over the previous one.  The gold cogs were cut of Ferraro Rocher chocolate wrappers and the brown background was achieved with a Basic acrylic paint tube.  The brown paper was embossed and the leftover circles from the diecut cogs were used to fill up the embossed cogs.



I will participate in the following challenges:
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - boys https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - birthda…

Thank you/ partly recycled

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Hello dear bloggers,
This card has a rose border punch at the bottom. The sentiment has been die cut from a cake box and the pearls are from my stash. 

I will participate in the following challenges:
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ - roses http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes Arty Divas - anything goes https://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/ anything goes

Happy card making,
Monica 

Sparkle!!!

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Hi bloggers,
Here is a card that is partly recycled yet again. I have used a very old piece of wallpaper sample (19 years and over if you want to know) to die cut the butterflies.  Over the butterflies, a Sakura gel pen was used to give a special effect.  I had to cover a faux pas hence the rose gold washi tape (bought from Typo - an Australian stationery chain of stores that is much loved by teens). The sentiment is also a washi tape.



I will participate in the following challenges with this card:
https://aaabirthday.blogspot.com/ - dots and stripes http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/ - things with wings
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/ - add a butterfly http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/ - upcycle
Monica

Partly recyled circles

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card I made a couple of nights ago with recycled foil which I embossed. The green paper is actually visiting card paper. The black circles have been die cut from recycled paper.  Simple and happy! 

I will participate in the following challenges with this card:
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/ - CAS plus sparkle https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://crafterscastle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/ - upcycle
Monica

Partly recycled/ Dream

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today which is partially recycled. The background has been made with sparkly Camlin pastel crayons and it looks quite pretty in real life. This is the best I could get with the camera. The rose has been die cut from an Altenew die and I have used watercolour paper to cut it. I have used Camlin brush markers and an acetate sheet to achieve this effect on the roses. One of the layers had a coating of glitter glue and I chose to go for it.   The green leaves have been die cut from the packaging of an old perfume bottle. It is a form of pearlized pistachio or something similar. The sentiment is a washi tape, which I simply love.


I will participate in the following challenges with my card:
https://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/ - diecuts, our beautiful earth https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
https://trimmiescraftchall…

Recycled thank you

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Hello bloggers,
Here is a card I made a few days ago with a cupcake box. Their cupcakes are the most delicious to say the least and I have collected a serious number of boxes. So you may see plenty of it in the coming days. Lol.  The black paper is also from an old file that belonged to Aleeza so this card is pretty much recycled.
I have used a die that I ordered from ebay a few months ago for the nesties. I have used them earlier and quite like it.  The thank you sentiment has been cut from a card stock. I know I use it often which bears testimony to the fact that I LOVE it.
I will participate in the following challenges with my simple beauty:
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ anything goes https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - always anything goes http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Monica 



Thanks

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card I made a few weeks ago with a rubber stamp I bought in 2017 from the US. I took two-three stamp pads for more effect and went over them with Sakura gold pens. The gold cord on the side is from my stash. Both my girls felt that this card needed more zing, so I thought of the cord. The sentiment is handwritten.

Down is a closeup of the gold touches on the leaves. Looks quite nice to be honest. 


I will enter in the following challenges with this card:
https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/ - CAS https://laviniaworldchallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything using rubber/ clear stamps https://kraftychickschallenge.blogspot.com/ - CAS
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes


Happy cardmaking,
Monica 

Wedding card

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card to show you made with a die I purchased on ebay a few months ago. I have used pearlised paper to cut the flowers. Wink of Stella was used to make it more sparkly and I think it would make a sweet wedding card. 
I am not a big fan of the sentiment, 'best wishes' but it was lying on my table so off I went with it.


Down below is a close up of the flowers with Wink of Stella - she is one of my bestest friends.


I will participate in the following challenges with my card:
Arty Divas - anything goes https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ - CAS https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - florals

Happy card making and happy staying safe, 
Monica 

Choose joy

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Hello bloggers,
This is a plaque that I made with a stencil. The stencil paste was made at home with baking powder, talcum powder, glue and water. When the paste dried up, it appeared peach in colour so I used my Sakura gold gel pen to go over it. I do like the texture of the paste. Very 3D.
I mounted it on an old wedding card to give it more depth and character. This wedding was a very special one. It was a Dutchman who married an Indonesian girl after he lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Marriot Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. What struck me most was how his enthusiasm and inspiration to carry on seemed to get stronger. His mum and dad were present and their smiles were full of love and endurance.



Down below is the plaque without the recycled mount.

I will enter the following challenges:
https://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/ - anything but a card
http://qkrstampe…

I love feathers

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Hello sweet peeps,
I made this card a few years ago, maybe in 2018 when Zeenya my older one graduated from school.  I don't think I have posted this one so far. I really like the way it turned out.  This is my fave feather die and I have used the famous smoosh technique with water colours here. The sequins are from my stash. I bought them when we lived in Mumbai, from a tiny little craft shop that had the sweetest craft supplies.  


http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/ - anything goes

Happy card making,
Monica 

Have a great day!

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card that my mum made. She hand drew it and coloured it with markers. I went over the image and flowers with glitter and it looks quite bright and sparkly in real life.  All I did was stamp the sentiment and put washi tape on the right to cover some faux pas. Bright and cheerful and may it bring joy to our lives very soon.


I will participate in the following challenges: https://aaabirthday.blogspot.com/ - birthday card, dots and / stripes https://artsystamperchallenge.blogspot.com/ - things with wings https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/ - add flowers

Happy card making,
Monica

The key...

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Hello dear bloggers,
Here is a card I made a while ago. I have used Camlin brush markers from India to create this smoosh like effect. The key has been die cut from a fancy brochure. The sentiment has been stamped with black Stazon. 


http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes https://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes http://blog.dare2bartzy.com/tag/challenge/ - anything goes
Happy card making,
Monica