Alter Art, Altered Photo Frame, Challenges, Daughter card, Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

Amna

2 things first !!

1). How did you like the new look of the blog ?? Unfortunetly, WordPress does not have a whole lot of quirky, funky or scrapbooking related themes .. this was the closest I got. Love the faux stitch border though and the chocolate brown base color.

2). My husband is going to be operated upon on monday for complications in his remaining kidney so this may be my last post to you’ll for a week, begining Monday, hopefully, if all goes well, then we’ll be back home, and I’ll be posting more of my remaining projects here.

And this project is about : A girl child in my sons class in grade 3, has been the target of alot of indifference and verbal abuse. Sometimes, children can be cruel, they have not mastered the art of diplomacy like we adults have. They see what is real and can be candid and and sometimes very rude.  Manu says they dont talk to her, avoid her in the playground and dislike her for no “ACTUAL” reason. Having witnessed the same for Buddy and sawaabi, I know how this child must feel. There have been instances when  the teacher has  also been annoyed with her becoz she is slow.

I have been acquainted with her family. She is a pretty child, very shy, has a loud voice, speaks english with an asian accent. She yearns for acceptance and longs for someone to be a friend to her from what I hear of her from Manu.  Manu has seen how actively I was involved when his brothers were physically abused in their classes so he keeps wondering and asking me, why I wont do anything for this child.  Manu has been complaining about the treatment met out to her for nearly 6-7 months now.

I wish I could explain that these things are not as simple as this little chap of mine, thinks. They are so complicated. I really wish to help this little girl and I even briefly bought this to the notice of the child’s mother on sports day. Perhaps not as firmly as I should.

Ofcourse Manu, being how he is, has started paying more attention to her, and even baits his classmates to be nice to her, if he shares his lunch with them !

Before the holidays started, we made a pretty little frame for her. It read her name, and the digi stamp by Nikki, Melonheadz was the focus image of a cute little girl angel. (Does’nt she just make amazing digi stamps ???!) I maintained a very spring like feel to this frame so she could keep it for all the seasons.  A large diecut flower with a bright yellow button in the center and a couple of blue glittery butterlfies. Her name on some tags with polka dotted ribbons tied to it. And another lovely digi image of this really awesome sentiment saying “You are Special”

I stuck a note for her from me, telling her how “I” was so proud of her class achievements. We didnt want to address it from Manu, lest they misunderstand.

She was beside herself with joy. Manu was so glad and she kept showing everyone what Eman’s Mom had sent for her. Only problem now, is that He is being cornered for another few more frames for other friends !! Kids, I tell you !!!!! The biggest negotiators on earth !!

Tell me, how do you handle such a situation ? Talk to the parents ? Parents say she does not express herself easily ! Talk to teacher ? He’s going to wonder where ‘ I ‘  fit in the picture ?? Its difficult for me to sit back and do nothing. All children are different. Heck, I have three boys and each reacts in a different manner to a given situation. What do I do ? What would you suggest ?

Here is the picture frame, which is actually a recycled cardboard desk calender frame from 2 years back. Didnt want to dump it coz it never ever got used even when it had the calender stuck to it. Looks as good as new.

Here is that little gift that made the day of a little girl.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

These are some of the challenges, I’d like to enter this frame in :

  • Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  • Crazy Challenge2E – Just Add Flowers
  • Kaboodle Doodles1E, C10 – Lets get girly
  • Make it Monday – Anything goes
  • Paper Playtime2W – Anything Goes
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show… – anything but a card!
  • Stamping Scrapping Central 2W, 1E – Sparkle
  • Squigglefly – “They’re only words”
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar1E – Tons Of Texture
  • Clear It Out! – 2W –  2nd W – Flowers, Flowers & more Flowers
  • Going Grey With Scrap-Creations2E – Pick 3: Ribbons, Flowers, Button.
  • Paper Take Weekly – Anything Goes + Optional – Something New 
  • The Stamping Boutique – 2W, 2E, SIO – 2nd W – Hand Made Flowers 
  • Tuesday Throwdown – Spring
  • Anita Be Stampin’ – SIO – Colour*
  • ABC Challenge – C5 – R is for Ribbon
  • Flutterby Wednesdays1E, must include butterfly, fairy or angel – open challenge
  • Freshly Brewed – 5E, SIO, M – flowers
  • Aud Sentiments Challenge – 2W –  A sentiment/card for a child.
  • Crafty Purple Frog – 2W, SIO – 2nd W -Anything but Square.
  • Do You Stack Up? – 3E, SIO – Follow the yellow brick road (use lots of yellow).
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge – 2E – Spring has sprung.
  • Paper Play2E –  Critters galore.
  • CASE Study Challenge – CASE the sample card*.
  • Card Makin’ Mamas – 2W, 2E – embellish it.
  • Fashionista Friday – Spring.
  • Fussy and Fancy2W – Card for a child.
  • Mami Doodles – 2W, SIO, JFF – Use a punch or die cut.
  • Stamp Something – Something sassy or with circles or with sassy circles.
  • Stampin With The Dragon 2W – Spring Cleaning.
  • 2 Sisters – Spring
  • Allsorts1E – Anything but a Square
  • Card Creations & More By C – 2W, 1E –  Spring related – till 16th April
  • Crafty Calendar – M, 1E – April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
  • Shannon’s Sentiments  – SIO – Include an Animal
  • Stamping Vacation – M – Special Things About April
  • Wiff of Joy ~ Anything but square
  •  

    Dear friends, I do hope you keep visiting me and perhaps leaving me a line or a note to tell me how you find my works. It really has such a healing effect.

    Kindly make a prayer for my darling husband who has endured so much thru out last year with his kidney cancer. He is my answered prayer ! He is such a blessing in all our lives. Please pray for him.

    With that note, I bid farewell.

    Much love,

    Naush

    Altered Photo Frame, Altered Wall hanging

    Altered Frame Project.

    Hello friends, I am back from my Umrah in Saudi Arabia. And what a fantastically enlightening pilgrimage it was ! I have the entire story in my other blog, so if your interested, please pop over to view the pictures and read about the short but this amazing trip. (I will be posting it in a day or two.)

    Before I left last wednesday, I had completed a project of altering a picture frame into something pleasing. This frame had been sitting in the large ikea bucket for like . . . . forever, until I noticed alittle of dressing up could do it some good. I have also kept the before and after pictures too.

    Becoz there is spring in the air and flowers blossoming all over, I decided to embellish this frame with what the flowers attract the most ~ butterflies obviously ! The altered frame has loads of texture with different papers used to punch out butterflies from. Ofcourse I have used the butterfly punch. A matt kraft color for the background against all the bright and loud colors of the butterflies. And again, a very pale floral green is cut to fit a frame behind the images. For whatever reason for me, butterflies symbolize peace, fluttering feelings and softness.  I hope and trust, you guys are going to like the look of this frame. Here it is :

     

    This slideshow requires JavaScript.

     

    I’d like to enter this project into the following challenges :

    I do hope you guys leave me some comments to know how you felt about this creative frame. I know alot of women, dont really like butterflies, but I do. And almost all children that I know of, love butterflies. So I am hoping, you too will find them attractive in this frame.

    Please remember, a comment can be the difference between starting the day on a good note or a grumpy one 🙂 (atleast in my case !)

    Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time viewing my projects here. Hope you like them and will return again.

    C ya !

    Naush