Tuesday 19 October 2021

Mindfulness and Card Making Workshops for an NGO

Dear Bloggers,

I am so happy to share that I did two Mindful Card Making Workshops (30th September & 7th October) for the staff of Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS) which is an NGO that provides support and restorative services to women who have been through sexual and dating violence. They are organizing a run in November to raise awareness regarding this cause and the cards were made as appreciation for the participants of the race.

Below are pictures of the cards as well as the workshops I conducted for the staff of this very special NGO. 


Down below are pictures of the Zoom workshops

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Happy card making all,


Monday 20 September 2021

Heart flower

Dear bloggers,

Here is a card to show you today which has been made from embossed heart die cuts that came from Shirley-Anne who lives in Australia. Her blog is https://shirley-anne-stampingforjoy.blogspot.com/ and I am so honoured to share that from time to time, she has been sending craft goodies to me since the past 11 odd years that I have been blogging. Now, how kind is that?

Under the main flower, a sheet of kraft designer paper was stuck after being embossed and cut at a slant. For the centre of the flower smaller punched flowers were layered for more interest.

I will take part in the following challenges:

https://avenue613.blogspot.com/ - anything goes plus option school daze
https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything goes with optional twist: use two or more designer papers

Happy cardmaking and happy everything to you,



Monday 9 August 2021

Singapore National Day

Today is Singapore's 56th National Day. On the 6th, I was privileged to host a card making session for the residents of the shelter (that houses abused women) as part of the celebration. The activity was conducted on Zoom hence I had to leave the supplies at the centre a few days in advance. It was indeed a nice evening for all. 

Down below are the cards I designed for the ladies and children to make. We kept red and white as the theme, keeping the colours of the flag in mind.

Thank you, Shirley-Anne for sending a box full of cards as a gift for the shelter. As you can see, the box came in rather handy as it was the perfect colour for the occasion. Your kindness is deeply appreciated as always.

Down below are the supplies that I delivered for the activity.


The lovely red box that came all the way from Australia. Thank you, Shirley-Anne.

I will participate in the following challenges:

Happy cardmaking,


Monday 2 August 2021

Live Love Laugh

Hello dear bloggers,

Here is my card to show you today. It is partly recycled as the hearts and the kraft frame around them have been die cut from packaging material. I have actually used a cake base to die cut the hearts. The sentiment has also been die cut using food packaging. 

I will participate in the following challenges:

http://welove2create.blogspot.com/ - anything creative/mixed media

Keep creating,


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. 

 I will participate in the following challenges:

Happy crafting,


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. 

 I will take part in the following challenges:

Happy blogging,


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


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,


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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