Back fold card, Good Luck Cards, Good wishes Card

Lilac wishes.

This card is my first attempt at the backfold card. I really had fun working and letting my creativity play havoc with paper. The lace ribbon with that tiny line of gold is the first of its kind that I am using and if you notice closely, it has exactly the colors of the pattern paper. Three sparkling butterflies, 3 glittering green brads, a tag with a plaid ribbon, for leaving your personal message and a block with a simple sentiment digi stamp which could be given for a birthday, moving jobs, promotion, etc. The flower pot is also a digi stamp sitting on 3 scallop ovals.  This card was all about fun fun and more fun. It is such a super cool and easy project.

Oh and BTW, I saw Grown Ups today. Nothing like an adam sandler movie to cheer you up ūüôā¬† I wonder if any of you’ll have seen¬† Zohan ? Also an Adam sandler movie. One thing I could identify with in Grown Ups was how our newer generation of kids have been so tube-oholic !! DH wonders why his boys are not out in the playground instead prefer to remain in their study room, no not studying, but glued to their computer screens, playing their boyish games or its the playstation or its some cartoons !! But its almost never being outdoors !¬† What can I say, I take half the blame here, Have not been a great role model, what can I expect from these poor ones ; I too am tapping the keys of my laptop most hours of the day ūüė¶¬†¬† Its not like they never cycle or go out to the park, but its just not how it used to be in hubby’s¬†childhood. I’m sure we’re all wrong somewhere here. Anyway, just a thought .. any thoughts at your end ?

Ok, here’s the card :

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Following are the challenges this card enters :

Paper Take Weekly            All that scrap 

 

  • Crafty Creations –¬† in the garden
  • Forgotten Scraps¬†– (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Cooking It Up With Katie – (1E) – white, wings, wishes
  • Crafts and Me – (2W) – anything with wings, especially fairies & angels
  • Creative Cottage¬†– (2W) – fabulous florals / lots of flowers
  • Anything Goes – (1E, JFF) – Distressing
  • Freshly Brewed¬†– (5E, SIO) – ribbons and bows
  • Gingersnap Creations – jewel colors plus gold
  • ColourQ – COLOR Pear Pizzaza, Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue, Rich Razzelberry (below)
  • Little Red Wagon – animals
  • Paper Pretties – glitter
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – (2W, 3E) – ribbon and brads
  • Rubber Redneck – COLOUR (see below)
  • Color Dare –¬†COLOR
  • Desert Island Crafters Challenge: Monochromatic,¬† Only one pattern paper,¬† Sparkle
  • High Hopes Stamps SIO Female Birthday.
  • Partytime Tuesdays – Anything Goes
  • Scrap-Creations – Birthday Cards
  • Sweet Stamps – Flowers
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Incy Wincy Designs – use punches or dies
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Break Tradition (try something new)
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – Pink, pink and more Pink
  • Squigglefly – Digital Delights (use something starting with D)
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Pink
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – For the Girls
  • I Did It Creations – Anything Goes
  • One Stitch At A Time – Anything but square
  • Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Use Green
  • Allsorts – Inspired by nature
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Use dies
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) – Buttons, brads, beads, bows
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • Totally Gorjuss – We want to see checks on your entries. Now this can be paper, ribbon etc.
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge¬†– (2W, 2E, SIO) – distress it
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy¬†– (M) – animal, birthday wishes
  • ¬†Res-Q-Challenge¬†– make a card including something that makes you happy
  • Card Makin’ Mamas¬†– (2W, 2E) – happy birthday
  • Crafty Ann’s¬†– (2W, SIO) – birthday card
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) –¬†create something for a friend
  • Fairy Knoll¬†– (2E) – feeing a little green (use green)
  • Fashionista Friday¬†– purple
  • Guylou’s Inimitability¬†– (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Mami Doodles¬†– (2W, SIO, JFF) ‚Äď monochromatic green and add a bit of Irish (optional)
  • Paper Cutz¬†– Spring
  • Res-Q-Challenge¬†– boxes – use squares &/or rectangles
  • Stamp Something¬†–¬†something with flowers
  • Stampin For The¬†Weekend – (2W, 1E) ‚Äď monochrome
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) ‚Ästbirthdays
  • Off the Wall Craftiness¬†– (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration (see below
  • 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

    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 !)

    ~~~~¬†¬† ÔĽŅis 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 ūüôā¬†

    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.¬†

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

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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.

     

    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 ūüôā¬† : 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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    Inspirational card

    Once is Enough !

    Love these sentiments. I have waited for sometime now, to get an apt sketch to highlight this sentiment and voila,  Sweet Sunday came up with such a lovely sketch. I used bright cheerful colored stripes and a purple ribbon with two tiny bows to highlight the ribbon or it would be lost in the colored stripes. The accents on the right are woodsies. Gosh Love those !

    Here’s my card : such inspirational sentiments, isnt it ?¬† Thats what I like about card making, not only is it a way of being able to express creativity, but its a beautiful channel of bringing two people closer. We share sentiments, we speak volumes with may be just one sentence or two but it brings us closer, It helps in making up¬†relationships and binding ones that were¬†wavering off. ¬†Isnt that just what cards are supposed to do.

    Believe it or not ! I still have cards from my childhood !! They are special. Some for the sentiments shared by the giver and some for the occasions they shared. Some although arent all that good, I have framed them for their actual worth, which is priceless ! They are memories, which no amount of money can bring back.

    Ok ok ok so I got all senti !! Remember I told you ” I am that emotional fool! ” So anyways where were we ??? Oh yeah, my card !!!!

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    ¬†Here’s the sketch from sweet sunday :

    http://kgiron.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweet-sunday-sketch-challenge-98.html

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

    Cute Mouse Birthday Wishes

     

    It was slightly difficult for me to work on what the two colors and card patterns would be. In the end, it is predominantly orange, purple and green.

    The digital mouse is super cute. Just love him carrying all those presents.

    The sketch is from : card patterns at :

    http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2010/12/merry-christmas-sketch-96.html and the sketch is

    Here is my card :

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

    Baby Arrivals, Challenges

    Precious Child

    Its been quite some time since I made one of those baby cards that I enjoy making so much so much. Probably the most important period of a woman’s life. And nothing compares to what she feels when she holds those tiny feet in her hands for the very first time. But you all know that already any ways.

    So I thought a bright pink and blue in various shades would do some justice to the very cute tiny baby embellishments I have.

    The super cute sketch is from : skipping Stones at :

    http://skippingstonesdesign.com/ssd-057-happy-tuesday/

    The sketch is

    My take on this sketch :

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

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