Alter Art, Altered Wall hanging, Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards, Mother, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

Right here for you.. .. .. .. wall hanging

This too, is from the trash to wall hanging series. It is the white board which was found dumped on the construction site. You may have to read my post, ” Mother ~ Wall hanging” , to get the full story on it. In short, it is recycled sheets that I have dressed up.

A¬†very simple idea and concept is used. Have always liked the idea of using a fish bowl, although I dont approve of an animals or birds being caged or living in an aquarium ūüė¶¬† ~~¬†Thats just not their place. Again, thats us, humans being selfish and self centered.

Such strong shades of blue and Orange are not exactly what I am comfortable with, but sometimes, when you actually work with it, somehow they look good when placed together. Both are handmade papers. The fishes are fabric. Some glitter for the bubbles, 3 brown buttons knotted with a yellow twine,  a simple but comforting sentiment, which is a digi stamp. The board is held up by  a satin orangish ribbon. I have made a deliberate effort at avoiding any flowery embellishments, becoz as always, I prefer the less-cluttered look.  Simplicity is always more striking and attractive.

Ladies, I would really like to take a moment here, to thank you all for all those loving comments that you leave behind for me. They are so encouraging. WOULD you believe, I feel, more inspired, to try out more, to try out different, to try out my best, becoz of those heartfelt comments. Thank you ladies. It means alot.

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Here are just a few challenges, I will enter this wall hanging for :

  • Paper Sundaes (3E) –¬† Keep it Simple
  • Crafty Cardmakers¬† (2W, 3E) – Fabric
  • Incy Wincy Designs – for the boys
  • Make it Monday – anything goes
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W, SIO) – It’s a man thing
  • Pollycraft – SIO – Teen Cards
  • The Outlawz – Sentiment plus Animals
  • Clear It Out!¬†– 2W – Buttons¬†
  • Going Grey With Scrap-Creations2E – Anything Goes¬†
  • Paper Take Weekly – 3 of Something¬†{3 buttons }
  • Desert Island Crafters¬†–¬†2W,–¬†choose 3¬†~¬†Not a Card!,¬†Buttons,¬†Unusual Sentiment (ie. not ‚ÄúHappy Birthday‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúBest Wishes‚ÄĚ etc),¬†
  • My Grafico¬†–¬†M,¬†– anything goes
  • Paper PrettiesSIO – masculine
  • Crafty Sentiments1E, SIO¬†– ¬†Animals¬†
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s BestSIO – ¬†Anything Goes¬†
  • Card Makin’ Mamas¬†– 2W, 2E – animals
  • Delicious Doodles3E, SIO¬†– dimensional project
  • Paper Cutz¬†– your choice
  • Totally Papercrafts – buttons
  • Secret Crafter¬†– Anything But a Card¬†
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon2W, must include ribbon
  • Sugar Creek Hollow¬†¬†– 3E, SIO – Anything Goes¬†
  • Totally Gorjuss¬†– Button It¬†
  • Our Creative Corner – ¬†Don’t Throw That Away
  • ¬†If the shoe fits ~ Aquamarine
  • One Stitch At A Time – Something for the Boys
  • Altered Photo Frame, Altered Wall hanging, Challenges, Mother, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

    M O T H E R Wall hanging.

    I have been blessed with one of the nicest men in this world for a husband. I could write a book on him (and it would include mostly all of his qualities with a dash of his clumsiness and this and that and …… ) {You get the picture, right ? } ¬†But dont worry, I am not going there, right now…. phew !¬†

    ¬†However one of the major reasons, why we have any friction between us, is mainly becoz, when I find something thrown in a healthy state, I prefer to adopt it, thinking I may be able to refurbish it at a later stage and dress it up prettily. {NO¬†I am not a hoarder¬†~ ok, maybe just a tad bit} ¬†However,”THAT” does not happen all the time. What does, however, happen, is that, I find a suitable space for the said item¬†in my craft studio or the jam packed¬†shed and then …………….. forget about it.¬†(not deliberately forget about it … well my plates full with so many more projects at hand, isnt it ??? )

    ¬†Now THATS where the problem arises. DH believes in minimilistic living, (he should’ave been born in Japan !!) ¬†while yours truly, hates things thrown out which can serve a purpose at some later¬†stage. Naturally finding that “some stage” is the issue.

    Well, I have done him proud on this particular occasion. Couple of weeks back, my car was parked near a construction area, and as we know, constuction areas are a treasure trove for crafters, not cardmakers or scrappers but definetly, crafters. So anyways, here in Dubai, everything is in excess even wastage ūüôā ¬†So there were heaps of cardboards and insultation packs thrown around. Thank God, Sam was not around, so I could ask one of the workers permission and just packed a few large white cardboard sheets in the car.¬†

    The guy kept looking at me as though I was an alien ~ an abaya laden women comes in a GMC truck and takes “garbage” ….. it would have made news headlines for sure in 7days newspaper.¬† He kept saying “karabish ~ karabish” meaning trash in Arabic. Silly guy, little did he know what I had in mind for that trash. He couldnt fathom the possibilites of finding a dozen odd uses for that sheet.¬† But I could.¬†

    Why bother to explain to him, that I am doing some good for the environment ?? He couldnt care less for the environment around him.

    So anyways, long story short. Turns out that thick large sheet is very light in weight but sturdy enough not to bend or break. Perfect for a altered frames or wall hanging or door signs. 

    I cannot tell¬†you just how much¬†absolute fun I had,¬†giving¬†a new lease of life to a dead object. I hope you guys¬†like it too. So for the next atleast 6¬†posts, your going to see the “trash to¬†wall hanging ” series.¬†

    This is how that white board was used after alittle sanding, polishing and distressing.

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    I have included a picture of the white board, just to give you an idea of what it looked like.¬† What a joy ! Oh and one of the photographs of the flower pot close up shot, is just : me trying out some new editing for pictures which did not turn out all that great ūüė¶

    Please do let me know, if you have ever picked something discarded shamelessly and created something functional with it.

    This wall hanging is going to enter the following challenges.

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    Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you return again.  Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

     

    Blog Candy, Challenges

    Candy time again.

    It seems March has been a delightful¬†month full of candy surprises on offer ! Here are the delicious offers by some wonderful, creative and generous ladies for friends and crafty sisters. As always, all you have to do is visit their site, leave a comment, leave your link as well and become a follower in most cases.¬†{www} Web ¬†Celebrations are all about connecting with like minded or skilled friends meeting and sharing our talents together.¬† All the best to you’ll with your draws.

    Just a reminder, friends, I have never been able to tackle my side bar issues so please excuse me when I havent posted your candy’s there and made a special post for your gorgeous candy’s.

    Have you visited Angelwood’s Crafting Corner lately? ¬†If not, you might just want to pop over there NOW as Angela is offering not one, not two, but THREE lots of FABULOUS candy. ¬†Just take a peek at the pictures below. She has three lots with 3 different chances to win!! There are so many items there which have been sitting in my wish list for so long, so I am keeping track of 18th April !

    First winner

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    And get this !! 3rd Winner !!!!

    Cheryl’s candy for 300 followers.

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    Ladies, thank you as always, for visiting my site. I hope you were able to find and join some of our crafty friends here.

    Have a creatively beautiful day !ÔĽŅ

    Naush

    Challenges, Daughter card, Easel Card, Inspirational card, Shaped Cards

    My Pot of Gold.

    I think, every once in a while, we tend to reach a plateau in any creativity field. And ofcourse, most of the time, alittle challenge can get us motivated. This time, I was challenging  myself with several folds and features. A little if-she-can-do-it-why-not-me inspiration is really healthy and infact essential at times. This past weekend, I wanted to get out of my lazy couch and play with some magic. I tried out different techniques and different folds in card making. Sometimes, we get too hung up on the challenges scenario, that most cards get created solely for serving only one purpose. I wanted to break that mold ~ and break I have done !!! I have tried to create something I just felt like with elements and colors and features that I felt I wanted to add. I really hope you guys like it.

    Some of the objectives, I had in my agenda were, to try out spotlighting, (was’nt sure, I could do it, but I am pleased with the first times results) Joy fold card, Tag card, back fold card, gate card¬†and a couple more. Over the week, I’ll keep adding them here. Please do revisit.

    I am really pleased with all of them but I want to get back to experimenting with more designs and added features. Ok, so thats that.

    This scarlet card is naturally for a daughter. Ofcourse an easel card in red base with some very pastel green and white swirls and flower designs in the pattern paper. The couch and the girl have been cut out and are a digi stamp. A ribbon, bow, metal heart, couple of brads and 5 gorgeous paper flowers complete this card. Border lace punch and a heart warming sentiment, “Daughter, You’re the end of my rainbow, my pot of gold.”

    I am a complete emotional fool and so I hear;  most creative people are !!! So the first time, I read this sentiment a couple of months back, I was really overwhelmed with a real maternal love for my boys. We really do tend to forget with the routine, school, soccer, house chores etc, how truly precious and valuable these little beings are. Really what matters most in life are not things but people. And at THAT, especially those we have bought into this world.

    There is one mother who will have moist eyes presenting this card to her prized child and one -young- very- pleased girl receiving this card. 

    I am so fortunate that I am involved in a field which is all about art and expressing feelings and bringing people closer. What say ??

    Here is My Pot of Gold Card.

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    Okay, so now lets see if this card qualifies any challenges !

    Sketch :

    Get Sketchy. 

     

      

  • Card Cupids¬†– buttons or ribbons – use punches or dies
  • Incy Wincy Designs
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – For the Girls*
  • Altered Alice¬†(M, SIO) – Dress form or Change in Form
  • I Did It Creations – Anything Goes
  • Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Use Green
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Use dies
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) –¬†Hearts
  • Twisted Sketches – Heart
  • Guylou’s Inimitability¬†– (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Mami Doodles¬†– (2W, SIO, JFF) ‚Äď flower card
  • Simply Create¬†– (2W) – bold & bright
  • Totally Papercrafts – use a digi
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers – (2W, SIO) –¬†punches
  • Charisma Cardz – (3E) ‚ÄstSpring has sprung
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – anything goes
  • Do You Stack Up?¬†– (3E, SIO) – dots
  • Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) –¬†anything goes
  • The Outlawz – Prisma & Other Mediums¬†– (no Copics) – anything goes;
  • Play Date Cafe¬†– combined challenge with CASE Study; COLOUR (see below
  • Shelly’s Images¬†– (SIO) – show us what you got/anything goes
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – use a punch
  • Creative Cottage¬†– (2W) – fabulous florals / lots of flowers
  • Forgotten Scraps¬†– (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Paper Pretties – card for a child
  • Digital Tuesday – (include a digital element) – Use a die cut
  • My Time To Craft – (JFF) – circles
  • Scrap-Creations – Spring Fever
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Desert Island Crafters¬†– (2W) – ,¬†Border Punch,¬†Only one pattern paper,¬†Red,¬†¬†Swirls,¬†Sparkle
  • Catered Crop (2W) – Recipe challenge
    1. Colors ‚Äď Anything Goes!
    2. Stamps ‚Äď Aprons, images from the kitchen¬†
    3. Embellishments ‚Ästribbon
    4. ¬†Tools ‚Äď border punches or die cuts
    5. Shapes ‚Äď Squares
    6.  Color Mediums- distress ink and normal color markers

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ūüôā

    Challenges, Friendship cards, GIFT WRAPPING, T A G S

    Goody bags for the School.

    This is one of the larger efforts that I put in every year around this time.¬† Gift packs for teachers and students in my boys’ classes.

    So a large part of last week was spent making dozens of tags and wrapping the gifts. What was really special¬†this year round, ¬†was that I let the boys help me out with it and you know, as “ms perfecty” as I am, I really enjoyed letting them have fun in the process !¬† My¬†boys chiped in happily and had a blast while at it ūüôā¬† It was purely a team effort.¬†

    This year we made alittle over 70 bags for students and 30 chocolate bars for teachers. .¬† I think the pictures explain everything ūüôā

    The gift tags are digi stamps except for just one of them which is handstamped. The small bags, I got in one of my trips to Malaysia. They are so cute. Wish I had got scores more ~ They are so handy.

    Well from what I hear, there was a riot in their class, with kids actually wanting to trade¬†in stuff, ¬†to get their hands on those goody bags !!¬† Wow ~ The boys are so excieted and having a blast. Makes all that effort worth it all ūüôā

     

     

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  • Gingerloft (2W) – The colour Red
  • Stamptacular Sunday– Lovin from the Oven (food related)
  • Stacey’s Stamping Stage –¬†Colour (
  • Baby Bud (M, SIR)¬†– Friends (ends 23/2)
  • One Stitch At A Time – make it Pretty
  • Allsorts – It’s all about the sentiment¬†
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • Less Is More -( C5) One layer
  • Sweet Stampin (2E, Must Stamp) – Love bugs
  • Card Makin’ Mamas¬†– (2W, 2E) – valentine
  • Fun with Shapes & More¬†– (JFF, must include die cut/punch) – love/heart
  • Fussy and Fancy – (2W) – use something edible on, or to go with, your project
  • Paper Cutz¬†– ladybugs, bees or butterflies
  • Stamp Something¬†–¬†something for your Valentine
  • C.R.A.F.T. –¬†Valentine’s
  • Delightful Challenges – (SIO) – get punchy/use punches or die cuts
  • Do You Stack Up?¬†– (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Pixie Dust Studio¬†– (SIO) – be my Valentine
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) ‚Äď scallops galore
  • Southern Girls – (2W, 1E) – blue & chocolate
  • Paper Pretties – inspired by Valentine’s Day colours but doesn’t have to be V-Day card
  • Simon Says Stamp –¬†anything but a card
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Sweet Cupcake.

    I think, with this card, I decided to distance myself from my comfort zone of¬† “PINK” and venture into very unknown territories namely loud dashing colors !! I have made a deliberate effort at using this loud¬†pattern paper¬†here becoz the sketch¬†is one where one can really show off the pattern. Like I always say, clean and simple is what I enjoy the most. Ofcourse¬†the experience was a¬†real fun one.

    Right from the time I was in school and when most of us gals used to exchange cards or tiny gifts, (sometimes even fancy erasers ūüôā I’ve ¬†really never believed in waiting for one particular day to express my love and affection for my husband, best friend, sister or neighbour etc. We can leave a small mark of love with¬†so many gestures, each day of the¬†year.¬†Hence I¬†do not make specific Valentines card but affection, intimate and love cards, with short and crisp messages. Afterall who has the time to¬†read paragraphs¬†and essays !! (including my own husband ūüė¶¬†¬† )¬† Two lines to say exactly what I am feeling and when I am feeling it.

     The cupcake is stamped while the sentiment is digi stamp embellished with two brads and completed with a ribbon. Voila !!

    Before you move on to viewing the card, I’d like to thank all of you’ll who visit me and leave so much love behind in form of your lovely heartfelt comments. Thank you so much for all the encouragement.

    And here’s the card :

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    The sketch comes from :

  • Allsorts – It’s all about the sentiment
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – Love
  • Crafty Emma – Cute & Cuddly
  • ECP Challenges 2W – Love
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • One Stop Craft – Love is in the air
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – Love is in the air
  • Totally Gorjuss – Love
  • Wee memories – Life/Living, Funny or Love themes
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge¬†– (2W, 2E, SIO) – romance
  • Card Makin’ Mamas¬†– (2W, 2E) – valentine
  • Crafty Ann’s¬†– (2W, SIO) – love is all around
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) –¬†Valentine’s/Love
  • Polkadoodle¬†– (C10) – that’s amore
  • Sew Many Cards¬†– (SIO) – Valentine
  • Simply Create¬†– (2W) – bold & bright
  • Stamp Something¬†–¬†something for your Valentine
  • Stampin For The¬†Weekend – (2W, 1E) ‚Äď Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) ‚Ästanything goes
  • Totally Papercrafts – clean & simple
  • C.R.A.F.T. –¬†Valentine’s
  • Crafty Purple Frog¬†– (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Create with Connie & Mary¬†– (2E) – COLOUR (red, pink, blue, green – see below)
  • Do You Stack Up?¬†– (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) –¬†love is in the air
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – clean & simple Valentine card
  • Pixie Dust Studio¬†– (SIO) – be my Valentine
  • Rainbow Lady’s – it’s all about love
  • Creative Card Crew – for a loved one
  • Scrapbook Sisters – my Valentine
  • The Paper Variety – (1E) – cupcakes
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar – (1E) – show some love
  • Bearly Mine¬†– (2W, 1E, SIR) –¬†for men & boys
  • Digital Tuesday – (must use digi)¬†– from the heart/Valentines
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Valentine
  • Karen’s Doodles Netherlands¬†– (1E, SIO) – Valentine
  • Tiddly Inks – (SIR) – love is in the air
  • Top Tip Tuesday – (3E) – frame it
  • Sukkersott
  • Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Red & Pink Love !

    This card was inspired mainly from the sketches. It has many to all the elements I use in card making except the button ! Stripes and Polka dots. Large flower, 2 small fabric flowers and three gems flowers. Can you find wheres another hidden pink¬†flower ? ¬†Hope its not too obvious ūüôā The heart is a darling pink fabric heart. A tag claiming the all-too-often heard “Love You”¬† This suits the valentines theme becoz of the obvious reds & pinks, the heart ¬†and the sentiment ofcourse. However I feel, it can be gifted to anyone we have feelings for not necessarily only the¬†girl/guy love thingy ūüôā Oh and both the stamps are digi stamps.

    So lets see it :

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    Okay so lets see where does this card qualify.

    Sketches :

      

    Monday Lunchtime sketch.

    Totally Gorjuss

    Card Positioning systems

    Unscripted Sketches

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  • Sukkersott
  • Wild Orchid Challenge
  • Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Girlie
  • Catch the bug
  • http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-challenge-for-catch-bug.html
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  • Crafty Cardmakers – Hearts
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Lots of Love
  • Cupcake Craft – Seeing red
  • Incy Wincy Designs – Love
  • Happily Scrappin¬†– Picture inspiration
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Ribbon
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – For someone special
  • Paper Playtime – Use Cupid or hearts
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – be my valentine
  • Scrap it with a Song – My life would suck without you
  • Stamp with Fun – Love
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Valentines
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – Love/Valentines
  • Woodware USA (1E) – Ribbon and/or bows
  • Aly’s Sunday Challenge (2W) –¬†Bling Bling
  • Crafty Hos’ – Love
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) –¬†Love is in the air
  • Creative Inspirations Paint (1E) – Hearts
  • Gingerloft (2W) – The colour Red
  • I Did It Creations – Love is in the air
  • One Stitch At A Time – Use a Digi
  • 2 Sisters¬†– The World is your oyster -optional Valentines
  • Allsorts – Love Love Love
  • Catch The Bug¬†(3E, SIO)¬†– Anything Goes
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E)¬†– Love
  • Crafty Emma – Red & Romance
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Valentines
  • ECP Challenges¬†2W – Love
  • ¬†Little Claire’s¬†¬†(M) Anything Goes¬†
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon¬†– (2W) RIBBON and Pink, Red & White
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – Spots and Stripes
  • Digi’s With Attitude! – pink/white or red/white
  • Do it With Digis¬†– (2W, 2E, SIO)- romance
  • Fabulous Friday¬†– pink, red, white only
  • Mami Doodles¬†– (2W, SIO, JFF) ‚Äď magic of love
  • Off the Wall Craftiness¬†– (3E, SIO) – pink, white, red
  • Polkadoodle¬†– (C10) – with hearts
  • Raise The Bar – hearts
  • Sew Many Cards¬†– (SIO) – anything goes
  • Simply Create¬†– (2W) – give your heart away
  • Stamp Something¬†–¬†use a digi
  • Stampin For The¬†Weekend – (2W, 1E) ‚Äď Valentine’s Day
  • Tellen’s Place¬†– (1E, SIO) – hearts
  • The Stamping Bazaar – (SIR) – anything goes
  • Totally Papercrafts – friendship
  • Crafty Purple Frog¬†– (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – Valentine’s
  • Do You Stack Up?¬†– (3E, SIO) – red hot
  • Guylou’s Inimitability¬†– (2W, SIO) – red
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – Valentine’s
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – love is in the air (use hearts)
  • Paper Play – Stamp It Out
  • Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes + Flowers
  • Craft us Crazy – Anything Goes
  • Stamping with the Dragon – Anything Goes
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – In love with valentines
  • Scrapbook Sisters ‚Äď my Valentine
  • Tiffany Doodles ‚Äď (2W) ‚Äď Valentine‚Äôs
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar ‚Äst show some love
  • sentimental sundays ~ red, pink, white
  • http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2011/02/challenge-42-red-pink-and-white.html
  • Challenges, Easel Card, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards, Shaped Cards

    Sweetie & Style.

    Hi there peeps ! How have you’ll been ?

    So anyways, I am back from my temporary hibernation. And what a lovely weekend so far ! So constructive and creative. Last night, I felt like a factory !! I churned out a good “FIVE” cards. Nearly four out of them are basically female themed. Lots of pinks, reds and blues … plenty of glitter and glamour too.

    The first card in this glamour series is “Your a real sweetie” Ideal for girls or guys to pop¬†this over¬† to one of their friends !! I feel I have given this card a very flirty feel, with the image, sentiment and the loud dash of colors !

    Again, this is my second attempt at the easel card. And I think, I am getting the hang of it. I tried a few variations like using the border punch and letting the two large flowers on either side of the sentiment act as a back up to the actual “stopper”.

    One thing I learnt from this card is if you use thick embossed paper for any of the nesties, then you can actually get a embossed inner circle/oval shape in addition to the oval cut as well. Notice the gorgeous red oval embossed paper in close up, that texture is just awesome. Both pattern papers used in this card are handmade papers.

    Lots of glamour, glitter and color here. Hope you like it.

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    This card enters several challenges.

         

  • Sukkersott
  • Wild Orchid Challenge
  • catch the bug challenge
  • Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Girlie
  • little Claires¬†~ Anything goes
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge¬†– (3E) – photo inspiration (see above)
  • Alphabet Challenge¬†– (1E, JFF) – “O” is for orange
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge¬†– (2W, 2E, SIO) – romance
  • Card Makin’ Mamas¬†– (2W, 2E) – valentine
  • Crafty Ann’s¬†– (2W, SIO) – love is all around
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) –¬†Valentine’s/Love
  • Paper Cutz¬†– ladybugs, bees or butterflies
  • Mami Doodles¬†– (2W, SIO, JFF) ‚Äď flower card
  • Off the Wall Craftiness¬†– (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration (see below)
  • Stamp Something¬†–¬†something for your Valentine
  • Stampin For The¬†Weekend – (2W, 1E) ‚Äď Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) ‚Ästanything goes
  • Winter Wonderland –¬†(1E/craft type) –¬†to the one I love
  • AiFactory – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/Love
  • C.R.A.F.T. –¬†Valentine’s
  • Crafty Purple Frog¬†– (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Delightful Challenges – (SIO) – get punchy/use punches or die cuts
  • Do You Stack Up?¬†– (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge¬†– (2E) – love is in the air / red, white, pink
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – clean & simple Valentine card
  • Pixie Dust Studio¬†– (SIO) – be my Valentine
  • Rainbow Lady’s – it’s all about love
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – pink, red, white
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) ‚Äď scallops galore
  • Stamp-N-Doodle¬†– (SIO) – red and/or pink, white plus 1 other colour
  • Creative Card Crew – for a loved one
  • Fab ‘n’ Funky – tempting texture/use texture
  • Paper Pretties – inspired by Valentine’s Day colours but doesn’t have to be V-Day card
  • Scrapbook Sisters – my Valentine
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • Claudia & Co – (1E) – COLOUR (pink, blue, brown)
  • Tiddly Inks – (SIR) – love is in the air
  • Digital Tuesday – (must use digi)¬†– from the heart/Valentines
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Valentine
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Lots of Love
  • Critter Sketch – Critters
  • Cupcake Craft – Seeing red
  • Incy Wincy Designs – Love
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Ribbon
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – For someone special
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – be my valentine
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show…¬†– Some Embossing
  • Stamp with Fun – Love
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Valentines
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – Love/Valentines
  • Crafty Hos’ – Love
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) –¬†Love is in the air
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon¬†– (2W) RIBBON and Pink, Red & White
  • ÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅPaper Play ‚Äď Stamp It Out
  • Paper Playtime– Anything Goes
  • Papertake Weekly ‚Äď Anything Goes + Flowers
  • Craft us Crazy ‚Äď Anything Goes
  • Stamping with the Dragon ‚Äď Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes Challenge – Butterflies
  • Digi Stamps4Joy – Flowers
  • Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Spring Flowers
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – In love with valentines
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar ‚Äst show some love
  • Now tÔĽŅhat I am done with linking these super fantastic challenges.¬† I guess I realize this list has really gone a whole lot looooong !! I think, I was lucky enough to make a card with a romantic feel to it¬† and coincidently, alot of challenges are asking for valentines or love based cards !! Wooopie¬† for me ūüôā

    Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards, Shaped Cards

    Purse Card

    This was my first attempt at creating a purse card. I just wish I would wisen up someday. If only I would have taken a template or measurements from somewhere .. but you know, when your just bubbling with inspiration at the craft desk, you dont want to run back to the computer and surf for some templates, it just kinda acts like a wet blanket. So I just improvised and used my own measurements. In the end, it turned out “not too bad”. I will surely want to try it out again, but differently and make a couple of more changes too. For now, this is my first purse card.

    I focused more on getting the design right so less emphasis is made on the embellishments and stamping etc.

    I’ll let you be the judge for this card.

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

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    This card was not inspired by any one purse card challenge as such, so it really does not fit anyone particular sketch challenge but there are some¬†random challenges, that it will enter. Luckily for me, due to the valentine season, nearing us, alot of challenges are either asking for the use of a valentines theme, hearts or an I{heart}U.¬†¬† ūüôā

  • Creative Cottage¬†– (2W) – just words (no images)
  • Creative Craft World – (2W) – love
  • I Love Promarkers –¬†anything goes
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty – (2W) – hearts a flutter
  • Simon Says Stamp –¬†love is in the air
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – (2W, 3E) –¬†anything goes
  • Penny Black at Allsorts¬†– (M, 3E, SIR) – say it with flowers
  • Claudia & Co – (1E) – unique fold
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – bag or box
  • Flourishes – Valentine
  • Fun With ATC’s¬†(2W, 1E, must be ATC) – hearts
  • Stamping Vacation – (M) – pick 3¬† ~I have chosen: ¬†Heart, border punch and the word “LOVE”
  • Top Tip Tuesday – (3E) – anything girlie
  • Tuesday Taggers – feel the lurve
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • Die Cut Dreams¬†(2W) – Lots of hearts but no sentiment
  • KB Cute monday – Use Hearts
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Valentines
  • Magical Mondays (2W) – Flowers
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – 3 of a kind
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show…¬†– Some Love
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Valentines
  • CD Sunday (JFF) -Love is in the air
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad – Be my valentine
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) –¬†Love is in the air
  • Creative Inspirations Paint (1E) – Love
  • Paper Sundaes (3E) – Valentines
  • Pile It On -Punch (border punch as well as circle punch in the purse.)
  • 2 Sisters¬†– Girls just wanna have fun
  • Craft Your Days Away¬†(2W)¬†– Love
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E)¬†– New Beginnings
  • Crafty Emma – Bold & Bright
  • Gem Of A Challenge¬†(2W)¬†-Ribbon and Lace
  • Marks Finest Papers – Valentine Card
  • Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – get punchy
  • Die Kreativen¬†~ Shape cards
  • Wild Orchid¬†~ Love is
  • Cute Daisy¬†~ any shape but square
  • Paper take weekly¬†~ anything goes + flowers
  • Party time tuesdays¬†~ Valentines with cupcake
  • Shellys Images¬†~ Love
  • Lili of the Valley¬†~ Romance
  • 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 !!! ūüôā¬†

    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.

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

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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 РAnimals  (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 РDIGI 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
     
     
    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 ūüôā¬†

    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) ‚Äď 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
  • ¬†

    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 :¬†ÔĽŅ