Saturday, 24 July 2021

Thank you card

Dear bloggers,

This is my card to share with you today. The background stamp is from Penny Black and the sentiment has been die cut using perfume packaging. 


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Happy crafting,

Monica 

Friday, 23 July 2021

Birthday card

Dear bloggers,

Here is a card to show you today which gave me much joy to create.
I did like the sentiment stamps with puns. 



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Happy blogging,

Monica 


Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Back after a gap

 Dear bloggers,


I have been on a break from blogging but definitely not from card making. I have been quite busy making lots of cards. I just parcelled a batch of 15 cards to a close friend in Melbourne who used to live in Jakarta. This lady was kind enough to buy my cards to help me raise funds for scholarships to educate Indonesian children in primary and secondary school. I was lucky enough to donate the money through the ANZA (Australia New Zealand Association) to support financially challenged children. 

The other good news is that I have been invited by the SCWO (Singapore Council of Women's Organizations) to celebrate National Day by conducting a card making for the residents of the shelter that I support. 

The card down below was one of the 15 cards I made for my friend. Indeed, it was a joyous experience to make cards for such a lovely friend. The balloons on this card have been die cut using packaging material.




 I will participate in the following challenges:

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

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

http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/ - geometric

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ - feminine

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


Monica 



Wednesday, 24 March 2021

I am on a hiatus

 Dear sweet bloggers,


I know I haven't done a post in a while now, say a few months and the reason is, well, the reasons are many. One of them is that I have been blogging since 2010 and it seems a bit mundane. 

A little bit about how blogging helped me heal my pain when my Dad passed away after a long battle with cancer which lasted over 6 years. 

To be honest, he did not die because of cancer, it was the chemo that made him utterly and totally weak. When he left, it was a kind of a blessing, if you know what I mean. Seeing him turn into the state that he was - all bones and so weak, moody and totally dependant (on diapers and bedridden). He had to be fed every meal and I give my mum much credit for taking such good care of him so patiently. My brother and sister in law also did their bit during Dad's last year for which I am very grateful. 

I don't know why I am sharing all that I am. Sometimes, we just gotta surrender to the keyboard and cursor and allow it to lead us. That is exactly what I did just now.

Coming back to the gist of this post, I seem to be a little done with blogging. It doesn't mean that I am not grateful for all that I have learnt in blog land. The love, kindness and sharing that I have experienced here are one of a kind and I am indeed very lucky. 

Most of my regular followers seem to have left blogging and that also makes me miss them and I kind of feel lost here. I seem to be wanting to explore new pastures such as my guided meditation workshops which are doing well. The other new thing that is coming together is my plan to teach cardmaking to the ladies at the shelter that I support with the sale of my greeting cards. My health condition has taught me much about healing oneself with diet and nutrition which tempts me to do something related to that field.


I am on a hiatus till I make up my mind about continuing with blogging or starting something new to share my ideas.  

I do share my ideas, thoughts and creations on Facebook though. 

My Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/monica.kapoor.988 

Do visit or follow me to know more about what I am up to.


Until then I wish you peace, health and abundance,

Monica 


Sunday, 3 January 2021

Partly recycled - SMILE

Hello dear bloggers,

I wish you a very happy, healthy and sparkly new year. May it fill us all with good health and may there be plenty of love and peace in the world. 

Here is a card that has been made with gift wrap and packaging material. The pretty cotton ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment has been diecut with the same kraft packaging material. As some of you may know, I am a Queen of recycling and take great pride in upcycling. 


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Monica