Art & Craft Ideas, Bookmarks, Gift Ideas

Corner Bookmark 2

Hi there friends !

Becoz these corner bookmarks are so simple and easy to make, how could I just resist, not making, more !

So here are a couple of more ideas with design, color and pattern.

I am sharing these bookmarks with the following parties :-

Crazy Amigo Challenge -Anything But A Card (Week 1)
Creative Craft Challenges2W, 3E -Anything Goes (Week 2)
Party Time Tuesdays3E (2E anything goes wk) – PTT #87 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door 3E – Alway’s Anything Goes!
Lexi’s Creations2W – (2nd week) Make a Gift – Anything but a Card
Love to Create 3E Anything Goes
Make it Mondayalways Anything Goes
Stamp and CreateM, 1E/week – (Sept) Anything Goes (ends 30th Sept)


I’m so glad you visited me today.  Have a beautiful day !!
Art & Craft Ideas, Bookmarks, Gift Ideas

Corner Bookmark 1

Hello friends,

For someone who is rather lazy busy with “back to school” choas, surprisingly, I am keeping my end of the deal to post the 7 latest projects, I took up in september.

Here again are two corner bookmarks. I just love how they sit at the edge of a book showing their lovely colors against craft pages ! I am sure, you can find ther tutorials on Pinterest, however if you would like a tutorial, please do let me know and I can post it here. Honestly ~ It is super easy !! So here goes :-

These make excellent gifts between friends and neigbours as well. Just pop them over in tiny cellophane baggies and tie a ribbon/twine/raffia across the opening and Voila !! Not only are they so easy to carry around but imagine a gift which will remind your friend of you, everytime he/she opens a book and dives into its world ! 

I would like to link this post to the following parties :

It’s so Very Cheri
Me Making Do
Making the World Cuter
Marketplace Monday
Motivate Me Monday
Making Monday Marvelous
Make it for Less Monday’s

Make the scene Monday

Crazy Amigo Challenge -Anything But A Card (Week 1)
 Creative Craft Challenges2W, 3E -Anything Goes (Week 2)
Party Time Tuesdays3E (2E anything goes wk) – PTT #87 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door 3E – Alway’s Anything Goes!
Lexi’s Creations2W – (2nd week) Make a Gift – Anything but a Card
Love to Create 3E Anything Goes
Make it Mondayalways Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you have a lovely day ahead !!


Bookmarks, Gift Ideas, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce.

Love Story Bookmark

I’ve always enjoyed making things with stuff lying around. There is just such a genuine joy knowing you were able to create something with bits and pieces. So is true with this very simple yet pretty (if I may say so myself !) bookmark.

The cardstock, DP and circle diecuts are leftovers of other projects ~ and I tell you, I have heaps where these came from 😉

This bookmark is really quite simple and relatively easy to make. Ofcourse I start out with a firm grey colored cardstock and glue some nice polka dotted mustard paper over it. A diecut or two with a lovely digital stamped quote and alittle ribbon/twine to complete it.

And yes, I truly believe in the saying, True love stories never have endings.

Here are the pictures :-

I’d like to join the following parties with this bookmark :-

  Weekend Link Parties

Weekend Wander Weekend Wrap Up Party  Sunday Scoop Weekend Wrap Up A Vision to Remember    Not Baaad Sundays Show and Tell Saturdays Think Pink Sundays

 Saturday:   Saturday Spotlight @ Craft Envy, ,Lovely Crafty Weekends

Sunday: Just Something I Whipped Up @ TCG

Giveaway Linkies

Thank you for dropping by today ! Have a beautiful day !!



Back from blog hibernation.

Hello friends.

I’m so glad to be back. I know, Doodle Buddies has been MIA here but I assure you, its for good reason infact several reasons.

I havent been able to be as consistent in my posts, as I would want to be for various reasons. Some of which are that, towards the begining of this year, I had joined a very elite company in designing greeting cards for them. The order being as large as it was, took nearly a couple of months before all of them were submitted. These here are not even 1/10th of the actual production !!

The summer holidays came and went …. and its unbelievable how quickly that time flew by !!! Between the blessed month of Ramadhan and house hunting ~ we barely had time to prepare for the mammoth task ahead of me. Whats that ? you ask … … … what comes after house hunting and before moving !!! Naturally packing. Inspite of nothing being finalized yet on the house front, I am already ” trying so very hard ” to just pack my studio and three weeks and 22 cartons later, I have still not touched the west end of my studio !!!!

One great news that I wanted to share is that Eman (my youngest) qualified his entrance exam for year 5 in Bilal and sawaab’s school. So thats, one huge worry off my shoulder ! Its such a relief knowing I dont have to run around for the pick and drop. And that, now I can manage holidays which coincide with all of their schedules unlike before where there were too many variables which constantly played havoc with our plans.

Around June, I also got the Silhouette Cameo and as thrilled as I was to receive it, I am so ashamed to report, that inspite of having it all connected et al, I am yet to start working on it. There’s this real invisible glass between me and digital technology !! I suppose, I am one of those freaks who prefers to leave it intact, rather than fear damaging it.

Between all this, ofcourse, I did manage a couple of baby showers and was guest designer for two sites.  How I managed that ???  . . . . . . . was another story, what with all my supplies enjoying their vacation in the cartons that are flooding almost all my rooms !!!! 

Its been a good year so far. I am grateful to Allah swt for giving us all good health and keeping us together. I am thankful that we are safe and have less time but are still blessed with creativity in our lives.

So now that I have broken the MIA spell, I look forward to filling you guys up with some of the “creative and unusual things happening lately” in the forthcoming posts.

Till then,

thank you for visiting me.