Friendship cards

Friendship & a chick !

So like I said in my previous post , I had to experiment with the new papers that I got. I had been playing around with this particular stamp of this really cute bird with a cute sentiment to go with it for many months unable to find the right fit for it.

The right colors never came to mind and like 3001 other projects, that too has been sitting on the backburner. Until I decided that I was going to use this really swirly elegant distressed pinkish paper. I have given it shades of blue just to compliment it or else it would really feel very pale. So we have 3 different types of paper, all used for the first time !! The stripes, blue thatched print in the foreground and ofcourse the base as the pinkish swirls ! Nice, I am already feeling good about this card. I designed the layout according to the sketch and then worked on devoloping the different elements. I have used brown as the highlighting frame for all the pieces. I have a picture to show you how I let the pieces rest before I finally lay them together. Ofcourse, like most my cards, there are brads, buttons, flowers and lace to highlight the card.

This card enters a few challenges  :

The sketch coincides with several challenges with similar design of sorts:

 

with a glitter (the blue brads are gleaming 🙂  : http://fridaymashup.blogspot.com/2011/01/mashup26-sketch-with-twist.html

 http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/our-first-challenge.html

http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-136-sponsored-by-pink-cat-studio.html

http://cropstop.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-1-sketch.html

http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-48-dreaming-of-summer.html

Sketch :http://iheart2stamp.com/2011/01/01/kicking-off-the-new-year-in-style/

http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/2011/01/sss90-january-8th.html

http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/01/sunday-sketch-challenge-51.html

Something New : http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/dare-to-be-sassy-thursday-54.html

Something New :  http://creativecottagechallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-30-something-new.html

Something New : http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-7-new.html

Something New:   http://rainbowladyschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-134-its-all-new-to-me.html

Something New : http://www.cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/

Old stash and New stuff : http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-80-ring-out-old-ring-in-new.html 

With wings : http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/

With wings : http://alyssundaychallenge.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2011-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-06%3A00&updated-max=2012-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-06%3A00&max-results=2

Use Digi stamps : http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-digi-day-challenge.html

Creatures :  http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-18-all-creatures-great-small.html

colors : http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2011/01/color-throwdown-123.html

colors :http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/2011/01/curtain-call-color-challenge-act-64.html

color ~ tone on tone : http://kjsstamppad.blogspot.com/

Color : http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

color : http://www.thescrapmaster.com/search/label/Color%20Combos

color : http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/crazy4challenges-c4c69.html

Texture : http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-116.html

layers and buttons : http://stampfairychallenge.blogspot.com/

flowers : http://stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.com/

Lace/Ribbons : http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/

And here is that lovely card that will make one lucky person feel very special up

on receiving it.

http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

 

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My Favorite Stores in Dubai

Holding back the Shopping Bug ! Another craft store.

Two days back, we went over to Zaks in Jumeirah to collect Manu’s trousers.

Over 7 years back also, when we used to visit the Beach Center, I’d make it a point to hop over at Wasco. Its a large well stocked store with every banner, chart, stamp, kit, book etc that a teacher or school needs. I felt, the price is the only drawback becoz they import directly from US, the prices are not very competitive. The owner is an elderly Indian lady.  Earlier they had another store alittle further in the same mall, where they sold party wares, stationery and art and craft supplies.  For a crafter like me, It is a struggle to keep resist hoarding my already crammed up studio !

So anyways, this time, we visited Beach Center after nearly a year and I was curious to have a peep into the store that stacked party ware. And well what do you know ???? They too have caught up on the trend and stocked up with rubberstamps, printed cardstock , punches and scores more ! Hey how come, nobody told me ????  Had it not been for Samie’s presence, I would have gone overboard as usual but with a twinkle in my eye and a shy and sweet smile, I got away with just a few papers and a rubberstamp kit on birthdays. Its really quirky and cute.

For all those of you’ll in Dubai, check out this store. The prices for the scrapbookers/card makers is relatively competitive. Have a peep and tell me how you felt and what you bought.

Here’s my buy, being veeeeery conservative. Then again, that too, coz just 5 weeks back I got a pile of stamps, nestabilities, and scores of paper. So I guess, I can deal with holding back the shopping bug, just this one time.

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