Challenges, Engagement Cards, Good Luck Cards, Good wishes Card, Wedding Anniversary Cards

2 peeps 1 life !

By the end of 2009, I was on a “high” for gatefold cards and then suddenly like most of the other whims in my life, I just stopped making em !!  Last week was experimentation week, remember ? So naturally, after making the purse card and the square easel card, I felt, I could try out a  gatefold card. This card was not made with any sketch in mind so it will not enter any sketch challenge. Unless something pops up today or tomorrow !!! 🙂 

Just wanted to make a very bright and colorful card with lotsa fanciful flowers and ofcourse, that butterfly digi image is really a darling. Its something that really suits any happy occasion. The sentiment is lovely for wishing two people getting engaged or married.

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There are a few challenges, this card qualifies, which are :

Some Odd Girl – Scallops
Creative Belli – ‘P’ is for Pink
Fab ‘n Funky – Go Digi
Creative Craft World – Cute and Cuddly
Penny’s PaperCrafty – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps – Animal Antics (butterflies )
Stampavie – Love
Stamps R Us – Animals  (butterflies)
Bunny Zoe – Love is in the Air
Aud Sentiments – Love theme
Stamptacular Sunday – Whatevah (Anything Goes)
Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
Stampin’ B’s – Inspired by the song:( flying colors:chris de burg.)
CES – Bold and Bright
Crafty Purple Frog – Distressing (3 of 3)
Stamping Vacation – Occasions Oasis
Karber Weekly – DIGI STAMP and use something old (used a very old technique ~ gatefold card)
Paper Playtime – Anything Goes with a Digi
Gingerloft (2W) – Things that fly
Outlawz challenge – Clean and Simple
 
 
Birthday Cards, Birthday Cards Feminine, Birthday Cards Masculine

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This card was made purely for the sketch which is from : Clean And Simple

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Naturally the challenge demands a very simplistic and a less-cluttered looking card. I really enjoyed this lovely sketch and the idea that popped to my mind, was one, I have been wanting to try out for sometime now.  I have used purple to give the card a strong base and added this handmade patterned paper.  The stamp on the tag is handstamped with a simple message and a couple of buttons to finish off the look. In my opinion, it is a “Male” oriented card. It really was over in a jiffy once I figured out what I wanted for the focal point, which is the pattern paper.  

The other challenges this card qualifies are :

  • Aly’s Sunday Challenge (2W) – For the guys
  • Corrosive Challenges  (2E) – Button it up
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Something for the boys
  • Dude Time Doodles (5th & 20th) – MASCULINE
  • Let’s Ink It Up (monthly) – NO DIGI and Anything Goes
  • Stamptacular Sunday (must stamp) – Whateva’!
  • Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
  • Crafty Emma – Bold & Bright
  • Alphabet Challenge – (1E) – “M” is for men
  • Tellen’s Place – (1E, SIO) – make it for the guys
  • AiFactory – (1E, SIO) – for the boys
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon (would buttons qualify as embellishments here ?)
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2nd week) – anything goes
  • Sisterhood of Crafters (2 weeks) – anything goes
  • Paper Players #32 – Anything Goes
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Happy birthday
  • Baby Bud (M, SIR) – Friends
  • Outlawz challenge – Clean and Simple
  • Until we meet again, ie., hopefully tomorrow 🙂

    Friendship cards, Inspirational card

    Swirls & a good friend.

    Hello Ladies, Hope you had a pleasent weekend. Me ? Yeah, it was pleasently creative. My mojo continues in full swing, gladly 🙂

    Amazingly again, last night was fruitful enough to keep me churning out another 6 cards, that is, till the wee hours of the morning ! Yes, Feel like I am on top of the world. Its been that good. This weekend, I had this urge not only to create cards for the challenges but also to experiment with different designs and textures. You’ll see the results in the following posts.

    This first card is really special to me. I think I would rate it a good 7/10 !! And that itself speaks volumes coz I really am, very critical about all my own projects. Nothing is really ever good enough for me, including my own handwritting. Thank God laptops and keyboards  🙂

    Like I always say, the simplistic designs are always the most attractive ones. This card is ideal for both genders although It does sport a large flower. Amazingly this card carries 4 differnt handmade papers. I have tried to take close up pics of the flower to get you to see the textures.  Remember, I told you about how I managed to open that new stack of handmade paper bought atleast a year or so before ?? Well, all this is spilling out from there.

    The ivory paper is embossed with swirls, the Flower itself has two different, thick paper diecut with a button in the center, a tag with a friendly message and two butterflies. How simple can it get ?? This simple 🙂  The card, itself, is in very pale ivory, white, and green tones, except for a little dash of red.

    This is a general card which you could present for valentines or an all-year-round-card for any friend/collegue/classmate/neighbour.

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    The sketch for this card comes from :

     Waltzingmouse Sketch.                      Get Sketchy 72 

     

    Other challenges this card qualifies for are :

  • Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
  • MyTimeToCraftChallenge  Emboss
  • Crazy4Challenges Shabby Chic element
  • SSDS Challenge  Punch
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – flowers
  • Fairy Knoll – (2E) – flowers
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best –  swirls
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E) – your favourite things”( tags, layering, embossing and using buttons/brads : they are all my favorites)
  • Colour Create – (2W, 1E) – COLOUR: lemon, green, white. Optional: charms
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E) – patterned paper
  • Paper Play – (2E) – layer it up (the flower is 3 layered)
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon
  • Southern Girls – ( 1E) – dry embossing
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2nd week) – anything goes
  • Cooking It Up With Katie – use a sketch from another current challenge, add texture, use a punch
  • Sisterhood of Crafters (2 weeks) – anything goes
  • Anything Goes (2 weeks) – Butterflies
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – “my favourite thing”( tags, layering, embossing and using buttons/brads : they are all my favorites)
  • My Time To Craft – embossing
  • Top Tip Tuesday – fabulous flowers
  • One Stitch At A Time – Pic color or Lucky
  • Paper Minutes – Flowers
  • Paper Variety – friendship
  • Wild Orchid – Let’s Get Sentimental
  • Craft Your Passion – 2 designer papers
  • Crafty Card Makers – Flowers
  • Stamptacular Sunday (must stamp) – Whateva’!
  • Crafty Emma – Bold & Bright 
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    Well, thats it. See you in a bit with the next project/card.

    Challenges, Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Thank you card

    Blessings & a light house .. .. ..

    Hello Ladies .. I am still continuing with the fourth card from my “Mojo Jolt” series. I am quite certain, I get possessed certain days of the week and the result of which are all these bits and pieces on these fabulous papers !

    Getting back with the lighthouse card, well, some cards just have a way of getting transformed themselves.  I feel most of the time, it is the pattern paper and the sketch that should get all the credit. This card is close to me becoz it has such a quiet charm and appeal.. The pattern paper is again from my GUILT TRIP.  The sketch is gorgeous and I have made a few alterations to house the ribbons here. 

    If you have read any of my previous posts, then you know, that I have a ‘thing’ for simplistic and clean looks. ( in terms of card making )

    Love this digi image and have used it earlier too. But it is just so versatile. It conveys a very strong image and can carry just about any sentiment with it. I have chosen “Count my blessings” on a tag. Since I love having tags somewhere/anywhere. I have used the eyelet to attach the tag to the diamond shaped image so actually, it can move around, upwards and downwards.

    Three tiny buttons with three ribbons. What is it with ribbons and buttons !! I am playing with reds and pinks for the first time and I was apprehensive in the begining but I am very pleased with the final look. Probably becoz the pink is full of strong tight patterns.

    The list is endless when it comes to who the recipient of this card could be. To a son, father, husband,brother ….. again, it could very easily be given to ladies as well. A sentiment like this on valentines would be so so ideal and ‘real’.

    I was inspired by the sketch from http://michelleperkettstudio.blogspot.com/ and ironically I was late in linking it to them and I missed the bus 🙂 

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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  • Creative Belli (2nd week) – anything beginning with “P” pink & pattern paper.
  • Fab ‘n’ Funky – use a digi
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2nd week) – anything goes
  • Sisterhood of Crafters (2 weeks) – anything goes
  • Stampavie and More – love
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar – Valentine’s
  • Flourishes – add some hardware to your card
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd monday) – Love is in the air
  • Ooh La La Creations (1st week) – 3 of a kind
  • Lexi’s Creations (1st week) – Valentines
  • Aly’s Sunday Challenge (1st week) – For the guys
  • Paper Sundaes (3 entries) – Distressing
  • Pile It On – Love is in the air
  • Allsorts – for a male/boy
  • Challenge Up Your Life (2nd week) – clean & simple
  • Craft Your Days Away (2 weeks) – love
  • Totally Gorjuss – hot colours
  • Simply Create (2nd week) – use your punches
  • AiFactory – (2nd week) anything goes 
  • Crafty Purple Frog (2 weeks) – distressing
  • Do You Stack Up? – pattern papers
  • Ann’s Creative Nook ~ unusual image for love card.
  • http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots and dots
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    Until my next card/project.

    Be safe and pop over again. See ya !

     

     

    Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Infinity & Beyond.

    I had already completed 3 male oreinted cards before this one, so I wanted to go all out and out to flare up some dazzle and color with this card. The sentiment’s so sweet and I have used this digi stamp before too. The color scheme is Pink and purple and all the other embellishments are added to bring contrast, some sparkle and delight.

    Here it is :

    

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    The sketches this card qualifies are : 

       

     
    Birthday Cards, Birthday cards kids, Birthday Cards Masculine, Challenges

    Monkeying Birthday Wishes

    Hello ladies. ( you mean, why not ladies and guys ??  )
    Well,  I doubt, alot of men find themselves scanning around card sites ~ its a rare “phenomenon”. I think, the majority of them  are only ” emotionally forced ” to procure a card for their partners for anniversaries or birthdays. But imagine, how religiously, the same man, made such huge efforts in sending cards (with proper sentiments and not just the “I Love you” types) and flowers and gifts and what not before marriage and in the later years , its become a thing of the past. 
     Well, I have nothing to worry about in that area, DH knows exactly which shop to buy which punches/stamps for moi  🙂  Why spend on flowers or chocolates, when a bag of copic markers can keep me happy for months and months on an end. If only they had copics here in Dubai 😦   That is right up there in my wish list. 
    Okay anyways, one thing leads to another and my reason for this post is left behind.
    I have never tried a banner card. This is a  first time for me. I dont think, I have done 100% justice to this banner, still, I feel, its not too shabby. The color theme was Blue and red. The main elements was : 3 in a row, number, banner, party/birthday card, with a monkey/animal somewhere.
    These are the criteria’s I had, and this is what I came up with.  I have used my new fiskars apron punch which I got in my GUILT TRIP,  the monkey’s are new rubber stamps too. The alphabet beads are so old but still they add a playful cheery element to any card or project whenever used. They are so so cute. A ribbon, paper lace and 3 buttons are the added other embellies here.
    So do you think, a two year old would be delighted to get this card with monkeys, banners and beads to play around with ??
    Here it is :
    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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    And here are the challenges this card will try and qualify :
    Sketch :
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    Just Magnolia ~ Sketch                  Bo Bunny blog       Waltzingmouse: sketch #31
          
           The Sweet Stop Sketch SSS92               http://skippingstonesdesign.com/
    Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog  for the bingo play, I have used punches, ribbon, embossing.
    Sunday’s with Crissy   – Ribbon Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog for distressing 

    Pairie Fairy Fridays ~ Happy Birthday
    http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/  anything goes
    Creative Inspirations Challenge  celebrate
    http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/  3 of a kind : 3 monkeys.
    http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/   anything party related
    http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/  sentiments
    Cards for Men  lets party
    Creative Stamp Friends       lotsa shapes in card
    Stamp with fun blue and brown
    Karen’s Doodles (special image) – buttons galore
    Karen’s Doodles Netherlands (special image) – card for a man/boy
    Stamps R Us (1st week, 2 entries) – Animals
    Woodware USA (1 entry) – Anything Goes
    Aly’s Sunday Challenge (1st week) – For the guys
    Anyone for Anya – use 2 images
    I Did It Creations – Card for a child
    Crafty Calendar (monthly, 1 entry) – New Beginnings
    Ellephantastic (monthly, 1 entry) – new beginnings
    Secret Crafter – it’s a couple thing (2 characters in your main image)
    Fuzzy Wuzzy (monthly) – animal, anything goes
    Mami Doodles (2nd week) – mostly blues
    Sew Many Cards – monkey business
    Stamp Something – cute somethings
    AiFactory – (2nd week) anything goes
    Charisma Cardz (3 entries) – numbers
    Delightful Challenges – celebration
    Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – anything goes
    Pixie Dust Studio – buttons
    Stampin’ B’s – use a banner
    Creative Belli (2 weeks) – beginning with “P” ~ Party ! 
    Creative Craft World (2 weeks) – Cute & Cuddly
    Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2 weeks) – anything goes
    Creative Card Crew  – new beginnings
    Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2 weeks) – Bright and Cheerful
    Cards For Men (2 weeks) – MASCULINE and Let’s Party
    Craft Your Passion – Button up
    SSDS – Anything Goes
    http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ ~ monochromatic
    http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/week-87-maleboy.html~ male card
    http://cutie-sunday.blogspot.com/  anything goes
    This list has gotten a tad bit long here !  If your still reading, thanks alot for popping over.  Hope you liked what you saw and would leave a few lines to tell me how you felt about my card.
    There are 4 more cards coming up, so see you again !
    Dad/Father Cards, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Sail Boat For Him !

    OKAY !! so Mr Mojo is back !! And ho boy ! Did he come back with a jolt !!!!!

    Yesterday was phenomenal. I made:

    •  a love card for the men in our lives,
    • a friendship/love card for men again,
    •  a love card for the ladies,
    •  a funky party kinda boyish birthday card,
    • a sympathy card

    AND AND AND get this,

    • ” A purse shaped card” !!!!  (that was a complete first timer and that too, without a template.. just estimates and ideas )

    I mean, was that a JOLT or what ??????? So so happy. But having said that, I have now begun to realize that creating or designing cards is the easy part.

    • Photographing each one in different angles,
    • uploading them on the computer,
    • shortlisting, editing /resizing them, ( photoshop is not exactly my best friend, you know) 
    • making a blog post on each one of them
    •  then linking each one to several challenges ( which is another 2 hours of time finding challenges that the card qualifies !)

    ~~~~   is ALOOOOOOT OF work !!! 

    How do you guys do it ?? I mean, if anything Mr Mojo was the root cause why I did not help out sawaab with his book review last night !! Too many ideas, designs and images in my mind, have to put them down quickly on my card … kids ? who ? whats that ??????  Okay, the boys are only too happy when I am glued to the design studio. Their escape from the study room 🙂 

    Really,  How do you guys manage fullfilling all your responsibilities and domestic chores and still have the mojo to create scores of mindboggling cards. Especially the design team members who are at times, as I have now noticed,  members with so many other sites too ?? You guys really amaze me.   

    Okay back to my card : The few things that stands for is that : A card for men.  Mainly for the 25+ guy. (someone slightly mature)  Why ? The warm green and orange colors, the simplicity, and ofcourse the image.  One of the unusual elements about this card is the background paper, which is handmade and new. I got a large batch of them in one of my winter trips to India.

    For those of you’ll interested in handmade paper in India, Jaipur in Rajasthan is the place to track and get some gorgeous stuff at. They are the manufacturers with retail outlets as well there. The paper is then distributed all over India and abroad too. For any crafter, visiting India, please make sure, Jaipur is also included in your itenary.

    Okay so back to my card. If you see carefully, I have’nt used any other pattern paper except the handmade orange with white flowers on it, in the background.  The rest of them are all plain colored paper. I wanted the image and embellishments to do the talking, and not so much the actual sentiment. But it all fit in well. A tag, a new digi image of the sail boat, couple of brads, couple of buttons, a new fabric anchor embellishment and a lovely green ribbon, Some paper layering. And there you have it !

    For once, I really loved how this card got pieced together beautifully.

    In my last photo session, I realized placing the cards between some of my grassy pots added an extra pleasent ‘feel’  to the card.  Went ahead with the idea and I am glad that some of you’ll liked the look.

    You see, this is the full bloom season in Dubai. As you know, we dont receive alot of shower in this part of the middleeast so maintaining a flourishing garden is quite a task here but the brimming colors in my garden are a real payoff right now. Its just the perfect weather ! All about that in another post !

    I must confess, your comments are so comforting and I can see that some of my creations are reaching your hearts and your opinions too. Thank you ladies for you gorgeous comments and encouragement. They are my real motivation right now.  

    So here’s the card ideal for the man/men in your life, Dad, hubby, partner, son , grand-dad too. 

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    Ofcourse this card enters a few challenges

    To begin with the sketch is from :

    Dutch Dare  sketch
    Let’s Ink It Up:  Anything Goes
    Sundays With Crissy:  Ribbons
    Wild Orchid Challenge:  Let’s get sentimental
    Lexi’s Creations (fortnightly)  valentines
    http://karberschallenges.blogspot.com/    ribbon
    Whoopsi Daisy  valentine and love
    My Grafico           anything goes               
    Penny’s Challenges   anything goes 
    Simon Says Stamp       Bingo : button, brad, diecut.
    AiFactory      anything goes
    Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
    http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/          anything goes
    http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/   old and new. ribbon,brad,button:
    Creative Craft Challenge        monochromatic theme.
    Stampin’ For the Weekend       getting warmed up
    All Sorts       boy/male card
    Drunken Stampers                warm colors
    Aly’s Sunday Challenge      boycard
    Cutie Sunday challenge   anything goes
    Ann’s Creative Nook unusual image love card.
    the beary Sweet   celebrate friendship or love
    Creatalicious challenge          love theme riibbon
    SSDS – Anything Goes
    Craft Your Days Away – Anything Goes
    Glitterbabes – Anything Goes with glitter
    The Stamp Man – Distressing
    Crafty Purple Frog – New Things
    http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/  hot colors.
    Pixie Dust Studio – buttons
    A Spoonful Of Sugar – Valentine’s
    http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ warm drink/color/season.
    http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/  color and sentiment.

     

    Challenges, Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Mother, Teacher Cards

    Truly Amazing !

    Somewhere last year, the owl’s were leading a riot. Everyone “WAS” crazy about them ! Me ? I still am crazy about them ! They are just so adorable. Perched up on a branch looking down sheepishly at the rest of us, having thoughts and opinions about the whole world ! No wonder so many disney productions portray them as the “Wisdom birds”.

    There is another sketch challenge at  krista-kris-challenges: with a similar sketch as my previous sketch from :  Priscilla styles.

    Since I loved this entire triangular division look, so much, I decided to make another one in similar design with different images and embellishments.

    The pattern papers are new from my “guilt trip” shopping spree. The flowers are also from a new buy. The tiny green flower is diecut with a button over it. There are four glittering brads to go with it.

    Imagine, what mom doesnt have her heart all melted up when she receives a card like this ??

    Truly amazing !! I like it 🙂

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    This card enters the following sketches :

    http://krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-challenge-62.html

    Belli Challenge    P for pink.
    Crafty Creations  birds, polka dots green
    http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/    cute,green,brads
    Color Throwdown  green, beige pink
    http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/    animal magic
    http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/         glitter needed
    Fresh Brewed           love or valentines theme
    My Grafico                   anything goes
    Penny’s Challenges             anything goes
    http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/  with wings
    Southern Girls                     totally loved up
    The Pixie Cottage               sketch or who do you love ?
    http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com/            inspiration from candy pic !
    Truly Scrumptious     brow, pink, green
    AiFactory                         anything goes
    Cute Card Thursday           1,2,3   (1 button, 2 patterned paper, 3 styrofoam flower centers !)
    Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
    http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/                 anything goes
    Glitterbabes             anything with sparkle and pink.
    Pixie Dust                   buttons
    Simon Says Stamp          bingo post  (Button, flower, glitter)
    AiFactory                         anything goes
    If the shoe fits…             friendship
    Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
    Paper Cutz                  anything goes
    Stamp Something                     Cute something
    Basic Grey     flower power
    High Hopes challenge        anything goes
    BBTB2                     bird or armadillo
    EAD Color             green, pink, brown
    http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots / dots
    Inspirational card, Something inbetween

    Make Your Happiness !

    This next card is something I made purely from experimentation.  Have had this stamp for so long. The image is so versatile. You can use it for male oriented cards, for the elderly , for formal cards like in the office, sympathy cards. It is only limited by our own imagination.

    This card is inspired by the challenge over at Little Red Wagon  : to made a single layer card. Instead of using water paints or acrylics which I would generally, I opted for sponging pigments. I wanted to keep it as simple and clean so I have not overwhelmed the image or the background.

     A very inspirational sentiment. ” Make your own happiness ” which again can be interpreted into several thoughts.

    I came up with a couple :

    Today is precious, Make your own happiness today.

    Dont wait for anyone to make it happen, make your own happiness.

    Find happiness everywhere in everything …

    and ofcourse I’m sure there are many more….. If you do come up with any, please enlighten me too.

    www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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    This card enters just a couple of challenges listed below :

    http://www.stampinmoments.com/  stamping emboss resist
    http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/  clear as mud
    All Sorts       Boy/male card
    Paper Cutz                  anything goes
    AiFactory                         anything goes
    Little Red Wagon      one layer wonder
    My Grafico                anything goes
    Penny’s Challenges  anything goes.
     Design Dollies   handdrawn: doodle, drawing, or faux something
    Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Mother, Proud of You, Teacher Cards

    No One Like You.

    When I began with the concept of this card, it was really supposed to be something for a friend, perhaps could be used for valentines or just a special reminder to a good friend, neighbour, classmate … but turns out, it could also stand for a mother/daughter card too.

    The elephant image is digital stamp and Ohhhh I just love those two cuties, arent they adorable ??  Ofcourse the pattern papers are from my new “guilt trip” buys. There’s some lace sticker, a cutie tag and a few fabric flowers with buttons over them. Doesnt green and pink, just appeal to the eye ? I found them so attractive but not ideal for the male cards. I made a deliberate effort at placing a black and white ribbon dividing the background papers. Just wanted to experiment the look ! 

    This card enters several challenges which I have mentioned just after the picture slideshow.

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    And here’s the fabulous challenges, this card enters :

    Sketch qualifies for both sketch challenges this week !

     

    Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. & 
     http://krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-challenge-62.html
    Belli Challenge   P for pink.
    Color Throwdown  green beige pink
    http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/         animal magic 
    Fresh Brewed                 love or valentines theme.
    My Grafico                           anthing goes
    Penny’s Challenges         anything goes
    Southern Girls              totally loved up
    The Pixie Cottage          sketch or who do you love ?
    http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com/           candy pictures !
    AiFactory                         anything goes
    Cute Card Thursday           1,2,3 ( 1 tag, 2 patterned paper, 3 flowers )
    Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
    http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/                     anything goes
    Pixie Dust                   buttons
    http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ flowers
    If the shoe fits…             friendship
    Inky Impressions Challenges   ribbon
    Paper Cutz                  anything goes
    Stamp Something                     Cute something
    Basic Grey     flower power
    High Hopes challenge       ~ anything goes
    Secret Crafter      2 peeps in image
    Creatalicious Challenge (15th)                         ribbon and love
    the beary Sweet   celebrate friendship or love
    http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/            ribbon and lace
    Creatalicious challenge          love theme & ribbon
    http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots/dots
    Dubai, My Favorite Stores in Dubai

    A Guilt Trip !

    My Mojo has not been at its highest lately. Some personal issue disturbing me … and no its not “the husband issue” if thats what your thinking. Perhaps thats why I really havent utilized this weekend, how I would have wanted to.  Just been down and out in the dump … okay sorry, this post is not about me and my ” pity party ” !!

    Last Monday, after picking Eman from School, I just felt like I hadda pop over and have a quick look at some more paper. You know what I meant by ” that urge when you want to just have a look ? dont you ?”

    Okay so long story short, we came back home with a bunch of goodies. And what a great feeling that was ! You know “THAT” feeling too, dont you ? Anyways here’s my sugary treat for myself for “NOT HAVING GONE WILD ON MY LAST SHOPPING TRIP LAST WEEK, I MADE UP FOR IT THIS MONDAY !!! ”

    You know, although I am feeling so ashamed and guilty, I am just loving it. What a strange combinaton of feelings !!!  Have given myself a couple of strong reasons, why I “SHOULD” buy, but I know if you had one close look at my design studio, you’ll be knocking me down for being, wasteful. For now, let me just enjoy my guilt trip 🙂

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    Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Thank you card

    Thank you sunshine !

    A couple of themes / elements that were the real inspiration for this card was one where, we hadda use a K for Key, and one where the project had a moving part and one which asked for pink, coffee brown and blue and one which asked for monochromatic colors.  So basically, this card was an attempt at meeting all these criterias and a few more.

    Love Pink !! Always will.  Like some one once mentioned “Pink is an attitude !”  But seriously, its an easy color to please and lets almost colors gel in, especially if it has this gorgeous rushed pattern to it. I have incorportated, tiny flowers, and 3 very cute pink glassy butterflies. The rubberstamped  tweety bird is a real winner with me. He is so ideal for just about every sentiment except sorrow perhaps !  (He almost looks like he is singing outta joy !!!)   A pink wire is wrapped around the mettalic key. 

    The digi stamp sentiment, is super cute. This card is so versatile. Its ideal for almost all relationships. Mom/Dad to eachother, lovers, Kids to parents, parents to kids,  to teachers, great friends, collegues, classmates. Its a nice card to keep handy when you really want to show how much you appreciate someone in your life.

    Down below is the set of challenges it enters but right now is the card itself. 

    Before I get on with the card display ~~  Ladies, again, I would really like to thank, all of you’ll wonderful souls, who left such heart warming comments for my previous, first time attempt at easel cards. Darlings, How would you know how much a tiny comment from you,  causes a ripple effect of inspirations upon inspirations. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting me and liking my creations.

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     The key is tied to the spiral wire so it actually hangs however the above picture is scanned and I could not get the key in its actual position falling downward coz it was in a scanner. To get a better idea, please see the slideshow.

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    This Pink sunshine enters following challenges: