Baby Arrivals, Baby shower favors, D I Y, Decoupage, Dubai, Fairs & exhibitions in Dubai, Gift Ideas, GIFT WRAPPING, Party favors, Party Organization, Treat bags

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Hello dear friends !

I’m an erratic blogger ūüôā¬† (But¬†you already know that, by now ūüėČ )¬† There have been times when, you could¬†read three¬†posts, back to back and then there are times, when you see me once in three months. In the blog-world, consistency is VERY IMPORTANT.¬†¬†I am yet to play by the book !

Over the past 11 years, I have been fortunate enough to have a beautiful relationship with any and all forms of art.

I did not restrict myself to water colors or decoupage ~ I am a restless eager soul, I have experienced and enjoyed every craft.

What started from card making has just made it way thru to DIY and home décor.

Sometimes I find myself going on a spin in a perplexed state¬†when ‘newbies’¬† ask me what I fancy most.

The past 5 months have been remarkably fantastic and have helped me, better define myself.

I cannot thank Almighty Allah swt enough for his grace.

November and December 2014~ were months dedicated to a dozen or more craft fairs. I love fairs and all the planning, preparation and exhaustion, that comes with it !

January 2015 ~ Gulf News published an article about me and my work !  I was beside myself.

January 2015 ~ We completed a 3-Day Art and Craft workshop.

February 2015 ~ Organic Café and Foods Supermarket, displayed my handmade greeting cards.

February 2015 ~ Aspen House Gifts, got the much needed boost it so anticipated, with several baby shower favors and wedding favors orders.

March 2015 РI was requested to be chief guest at the Arts and design Faculty of the American University of Dubai. It was an honor beyond words !

Over the years, I have been blessed to accomplish, all the creative adventures, I dive into, thanks to Allah swt and a lot of patience from my better half and boys. However, there are times, when I question myself, if I am, more of a mixed media artist, or a craft teacher or a carpenter, a card maker or a business woman or a DIY enthusiast. Perhaps, the past 5 months, have given me a glimpse of all who I am.

An amalgamation of all these endeavors.

Today, Let me share with you alittle about Aspen House Gifts.

Dubai is an exceptional city. It is as modern as can be yet, adherently holds to its cultural roots. Arabs, have been known thru out history for their strong traditions and hospitality.

Aspen House Gifts was initiated alittle over a year ago, as a gateway to introducing the latest, most innovative and personalized party favors, party supplies, corporate gifts  and one-of-a-kind personalized keepsakes.

We personalize party favors and custom-design gifts to suit our clients personality and requirements.

I trust you will help spread the word in the blog-world and ‘like’ our facebook page too.

Blog :- Aspen House Gifts

Facebook :- Aspen House Gifts

Whatsapp :- 00971-50-4545049

Having a creative background gives me an edge in designing, understanding color statements, and packaging and having been in Dubai for 22 years, procuring my supplies is relatively easier for me.

Three of the key principles, I adopted from the hospitality industry, for over a decade are, professional attitude, punctuality and exemplary presentation.

Here is a collage of some of our creative assingments :-

Aspen House Collage1

Elegant, vintage, classic, formal, fun or floral, we can design and personalize it for you .

I’m glad that I was fortunate enough to share with you something personal and something professionally about me.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment.¬†¬†I really¬†appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week. ūüôā

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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.

 

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

A Pretty Pink Happy Birthday.

Lovely sketch from Mojo Monday at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2010/12/mojo-monday-171.html¬†and here’s the sketch :

This here is my all pretty pinky card : mostly suitable for the younger girly generation. Enjoy :

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Mushroom Birthday Wishes.

Somehow I have always had this thing for mushrooms and strawberries. I think it is the organic design that is so attractive. Here I have kept the digi stamp of the mushroom very soft colors. In general this card could suit young and old and male or female. Even the font used is very unisex.

Hope you like the card coz I sure do.

Sketch comes from Dont Waste youR Thursday at : http://dontwasteyourthursdays.blogspot.com/2010/12/dwyt-065-sketch.html

and here’s the sketch :

This here is my card for this sketch :

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

Penguin Birthday Wishes

Another lovely sketch from Sasya sketches¬†at http://sasya-sketches.blogspot.com/2010/12/ss42.html. Here’s the sketch :

My card :