No sentiment card, Something inbetween

The elegant card.

This is the third card in the card making kit series. Since I had to use the sketch, there was little scope for adding any dimension apart from what was provided. Hence it has plenty of pretty flowers and an intricate polka dotted butterfly.

I know, its very unlike me to keep a plain background but I prefered to keep a plain backdrop and fill color and design with the DP provided rather than keep a designed background and plain colored flowers and swirls.  All said and done, I think, this card is the highlight of the series.

Hope to read your thoughts on this card. 

I wish to enter this card in the following card challenges :-

Crafts and Me – #94 Anything goes

Inky ImpressionsSIO – dies/punches

Simon Says Stamp – anything goes

A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge 2W, 3E, SIO – #29 Flourishes/Swirls

Crazy Amigo Challenge – Free Theme (Week 2)

Creative Craft Challenges2W, 3E – Summertime (Week 1)

Jackson’s Digital Expressions – 3E SIO – Anything Goes

Sassy Cheryl’s – 1E, SIO – #125 Polka Dot’s Everywhere

The Stamping Boutique – Paper Piecing

Top Tip Tuesday2W, 3E – #81 It’s All About Circles (Week 2

Crafty Bloggers NetworkM, SIO – (July) Anything Goes (ends 29th July)

Love to Create 3E Spots and Dots

Make it Mondayalways Anything Goes

The Pink ElephantSummer

Platypus Creek Digitals2W, SIO (freebie available) – (2nd week) Things with Wings

Thank you for stopping by. Hope to see you again.

Naush

 

Friendship cards

3 tags.

I love how this card turned out ~ especiall with its rich and vibrant summery colors !  I have almost never used tags over tags so thats a first one for me. Ofcourse I have used border punch and the butterflies are also punches used with some Tim Holtz mist sprayed to add a dimension to them. It is also from the new card kit series.

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Thank you for stopping by today ~ I hope you return soon.

Till then, good bye !

Linking this card to the following card challenges :

Challenges, Friendship cards

Friends and sunshine.

Love the rich and royal blue about this card. Its such an eye catching color. The digital stamp of the window with the gorgeous flowers is ofcours a digital stamp as is the sentiment diecut. The pink bows are the only 3dimensional element since I felt the colors reached out so I did not feel the need for more 3D elements. The sky blue fabric paper is embossed with golden dots. All in all, I love this card and truly believe in the sentiment. Friends really are the sunshine of life 🙂

Here is the card :

 

This card enters the following card challenges :

Thank you for visiting me today. While your here, I hope you browse thru some of my previous creative adventures. And if you like something, please leave some love behind in comments.

Have an awesome weekend !

Naush

Challenges, Friendship cards

Friends and flowers.

Dear friends,

First off, I am so so happy to be back and connect with all of you’ll.

I know, I have been neglecting this blog for a couple of months but with good reason, I promise.

Not only the scores of restoration projects in the house but also in the courtyard and garage kept my hands full ~ literally ~ of spray paint and acrylics.  And then ofcourse, November/December are my peak months for craft classes as well as fairs. I have totally enjoyed the 6 fairs I participated it back to back thru out December ~ not to mention the greeting card orders that kept coming my way, until I had to stop being polite and refuse some of the orders. Ok so noooooow, I can hear some of you asking, how did I manage to stuff so many projects at one time ! Well, there you go ! Now you understand why this lovely blog, was being so neglected. Having said that, I now have heaps of projects to share with you’ll.

Well, for one thing, my newest best-est friends are power tools ! Yes, I mean, the electric jigsaw, sander and drill machine. Since almost two months, I have been having a complete blast chopping wood, sanding the pieces and drilling holes in them. I have been making wooden plaques and I just cant begin to tell you just how much fun it has been playing with paints and patterns. I have heaps of projects to show you but thats ofcourse for a later post. Again, I hear you, asking me, how I had the time to get involved in a new hobby !! Well, what can I say ??? Thats Naush for you. When the going gets tough, I get so enthused about trying out so so many creative avenues. To be very honest, I think, its  abnormal raging hormones ! 🙂

This new year brings with it a promise ~ a promise of change. Whether a change is for the good or for the worse is for time to prove and our own attitudes to see the glass half empty or half full.  But I have always felt, change, especially when it is not gradual, is always for the best and its easier to adjust. I look forward to making a few crucial decisions and I look forward to a few crucial decisions made FOR me by the Almighty.  And I totally look forward to making more and more new friends.

For some of you wondering, how come, I dont reply in the comment column. ~ well, I actually do. I write back personal messages to the person concerned on their email address which is supplied while she leaves a message for me.  These comments are very close to me and are food for my creativity.  You guys who visit me so often and leave so much love behind are priceless for me. Honest.

I had to submitt around 80+ new cards for samples and I wished to share some of the surplus designs that I had made in the past 2-3 weeks.

This card here, has such gorgeous colors. Nothing like the green grass and being sourrounded by spring flowers and jewelled butterflies. The cute angel mom/lady tending to her garden is a digital stamp from my dear friend Nikki of Melonheadz. The ribbon is one of my newer additions and so is the Martha stewart border punch. Awesome heart warming sentiment which is digi stamp cut by oval diecut.  I know, this could also be an ideal valentines card, which is just around the corner.  Imagine receiving such a lovely message from a friend.

Here is the card :

                                                                          

Here are the challenges, this card enters :

 
Monday :-
Crafty Bloggers NetworkSIO – Anything BUT Square
Craft Your Passion – Mythical Creatures (Show us your mermaids, dragons, fairies, gnomes, etc)
Cupcake Craft – Something New
Heart Song Inspirations1E, SIO – Border Punches/Turn Paper
Hooked on Crafts2W, SIO – (1st week) Try Something New (ends 21st Jan)
House of Gilli2W, SIO – (2nd week) Anything Goes
Karens Doodles1E, SIO – Valentine`s/Love
Lexi’s Creations2W– (1st week) Anything Goes (ends 21st Jan)
Magical Mondays 2W, mystical/fantasy image – (2nd week) Anything Goes (ends 15th Ja
Make it Monday – always Anything Goes
MyGrafico2W, SIO – (1st week) Love and Valentines (ends 21st Jan)
Scrappers DelightsM, 2E, SIO – (January) Anything Goes (ends 31st Jan)
Paper Creations Ink 2W – (2nd week) Die Cuts and/or Punches (ends 15th Jan)
There’s Magic in the Air2W, SIO – (1st week) “From the Heart” (ends 23rd Jan)
Truly Madly Crafty ChallengesM, 3E – (January) Anything Goes (ends 4th Feb
Whoopsi Daisy SIO – Colours: Pink and Green
Tuesday
Anything Goes Challenge2W- 1E– Anything Goes at Anything Goes Week 1
Bearly Mine2W, 2E, SIO – #26 Anything Goes Until 16th Jan
Paper Take Weekly – Die Cute Special (Use a Die Cut & Make it Cute)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge*Now 2W*, 1E, SIO – #51 Anything Goes Using Your New Stash Week 2
Top Tip Tuesday – *NOW 2WK* 3E – #67 Anything Goes Week 2
Crafty Creations – #152 something new
Flutterby Wednesdays1E, must include butterfly, fairy or angel – #185 bright colors
Freshly Brewed5E, SIO, M – #77 something new (all month)
Gingersnap CreationsM – #134 ribbon
Inky Impressions2W, SIO – #39 anything goes (2nd wk)
My Mum’s Craft shop3E – #39 girls
Simon Says Stamp – spots/stripes
Meljens DesignsSIO– Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times3E – Spots and/or Stripes
Rainbow Lady’s2E – “The many Faces of Women
Crafty Catz1E – Something New
Fairy Tale2W, 2E – Week 2, Something New
Totally Papercrafts – Spots and Stripes
Stampin With The Dragon 2W, SIO – Week 2, Frames
 
I hope you guys liked this card.  So I’m hoping you will leave some love here with your messages.
 
Have an awesome weekend and thank the Almighty Allah for all the blessings he has showered upon us.
 
With love
 
Naush
Eid Mubarak, Paper Piecing

Eid Greeting 3

And so finally, here we are at the third and final card that I designed for Eid. To know briefly about Eid, follow here.

About the card :-  Lots of elements in this one, included some border punches, two diecuts one of which is presented as a tag with the sentiment on it, brads, ribbons, and twine. The flower stamp is digital. The sentiment is by yours truly. Hope you guys like this one too.

These words below paper pieced words are arabic,  meaning:  Faith, knowledge, practise, prayer, deeds. They are a reminder of what we should hold onto to keep life simple, uncomplicated and a source of inspiration to others.

 I am entering this card in the following card challenges :-

Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you will return again. Till then, stay safe and keep having fun with creativity !

Naush

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

Teddy Love ~ Wall hanging.

Hello Ladies. And how have we been today? Well, I think by now, most regions of the world have gotten a glimpse of spring already, isnt it ? Well, going by how and whats going on with the world climate these days, just enjoy the Spring as best. Picnics, bbqs and lots of outdoorish stuff. In this part of the world, we are dreading summer which is already knocking on our doors.

Anyways, enough of the weather report !! So gladly, this will be the last project of the Trash to Wall hanging series for this month. This little wall hanging was made with a distressed young friend in mind.  Very simple message about sharing some affection and assurance to someone. The little lad with the teddy is a digi stamp, while there is a fabric teddy also, paper pieced next to the swing. 3 pretty green flowers with 3 brads, and 3 polka dotted ribbons embellish the project. The base is pale pink DP, embossed with tiny flowers. The sentiment is also digi stamp.

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And now, lets see, where this little plaque or wallhanging is going to compete in :

  • Crafts and Me – anything goes
  • Creative Card Crew – for a child
  • For Fun Challenges – 3E, C10 – flowers plus sentiment
  • Freshly Brewed – 5E, SIO – 2 or more embellishments
  • Paper PrettiesSIO -Spring
  • Crafty Creations –  in stitches (the teddy and the balloon)
  • Scrapbook Sisters – anything goes
  • Colour Create2W, 1E –  Pastels
  • Crafty Purple Frog – 2W, SIO – 2nd W -Green 
  • Delightful Challenges1E, SIO – Pastels and Ribbons 
  • Do You Stack Up? – 3E, SIO – Sparkles and bling bling 
  • Little Miss Muffet Challenges – 2W, 1E, SIO – 2nd W -Brads, Gems or Pearls 
  • Meljens DesignsSIO – Punches
  • Paper Crafting Journey2W, 1E – 2nd W – Use a Digi – Optional Up In The Air Theme 
  • Paper Play2E –  Distressing
  • The Rubber Cafe – SIO – Embossing
  • Southern Girls2W, 1E – Add An Animal
  • Stamp InsanitySIO – Punch It Out
  • Alphabet Challenge – 1E, JFF – “U” is for anything that goes Up in the air (balloon in teddy’s hands)
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge – 2W, 2E, SIO, must use a digi – back to nature
  • Card Makin’ Mamas – 2W, 2E – animals
  • Delicious Doodles3E, SIO – floral fantasy/loads of flowers
  • Fabulous Friday – reuse or repurpose things you already have around the house
  • Fairy Fun Fridays – 2W, SIO – Spring-themed
  • Fairy Knoll – 2E, SIO – happy!
  • Fairy Tale2W, 2E – green & pink
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – 2W, 1E, SIO – dots
  • Mami Doodles – 2W, SIO, JFF – celebrate Spring
  • Phindy’s Place3E, SIO – all about animals
  • Sew Many Cards – SIO – Spring fling
  • Simply Create – 2W – do it yourself
  • Stamp Something – something Spring
  • Stampin With The Dragon 2W – bring on Spring
  • Tellen’s Place – 1E, SIO – texture
  • Totally Papercrafts – cuddly & cute
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers2W, SIO – Spring
  • A Gem of a Challenge2W – 2nd W -Anything But Square 
  • Crafty Calendar – M, 1E – Love 
  • Crafty Emma – Die Cut Crazy
  • Little Claire’s  – 2W, 3E, SIO – 2nd W – Pink & Green
  • Our Daily Bread Designs – 1E, SIO – Frame It 
  • Wee memories –  Anything Goes 
  • Crazy Challenge2E – Sweet Teens
  • Creative Craft Friends2W – Spring
  • Make it Monday – Anything goes
  • Ooh La La Creations2W, SIO – Mother’s Day/Special Friend
  • Paper Playtime2W – Anything Goes
  • Stamp with Fun – Spring
  • Stamps R Us2W, 2E – Spring
  • Creative Inspirations Paint1E – Flowers
  • Pile It On – Cute
  • Sparkles Forum 2W – Springtime
  • Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Paper Piecing
  • Clear It Out! – 2W – Flowers, Flowers & more Flowers
  • Digital Tuesdayinclude a digital element –  For the Kids 
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Brown & Pink 
  • Top Tip Tuesday3E – Nature Inspired
  • Try It On Tuesday  – Alter it – Re-vamp a Frame
  • Thank you for visiting me. I hope you enjoyed my little creation and my little blog home. Please feel free to pop over again. Good bye 🙂

     

    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 🙂  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 😦   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) – 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) – monochrome
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) – birthdays
  • Off the Wall Craftiness – (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration (see below
  • Gate Fold Card, Love messages ~ cards

    Passion Tree

    Hello Girls !! And how have you’ll been ? I just saw The Tourist and felt so disappointed. One expects alot more from Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp 😦  He being one of my favorite actors. Thats also probably becoz I am so accustomed to watching him play very escentric characters what from scissor hands, chocolate factory, pirates of caribean  and so many more which arent acting up on the mind just now ! Seeing him as a normal everyday man was, perhaps unusual !

    Another thing, You know, I am not exactly your net savvy bug, I just get by around here.  However, I really wish I could also upload one of those “Live Traffic Feeds” so that I know where my visitors are from. Oh and I have tried to upload the code but everytime I paste the code in my widget in wordpress, when I view the updated profile, it shows the same code rather than being translated into the image !!  Thats exactly what happens when I paste one of ’em blog candies pictures too ! Nothing  !! Thats what happens ~ Nothing 🙂  I’m sure, I’m goofing up somewhere. Problem is most of my visitors are from blogspot and not wordpress so most of ’em really dont know how wordpress works. So if any of you’ll have an idea on wordpress, please…………  I’m all ears 🙂

    Ok so lets get on with the card, shall we  ?  My card today is a gate fold, love sentiment card.  Relatively simple. Stunning pattern paper !! Dont you just love the colors and patterns of this paper ? Both the stamps used are digital stamps. That tree has become my absolute favorite and is being used for the first time.  The diecut blue base for the tree is handmade paper embossed. It has this shiney texture to it, I hope it is visible in the close up pics.  3 Metal heart embellishments and thats it. I did’nt want to clutter it with, the “men-theme” in mind.  Naturally, this card can be given to men as well as ladies. Such a simple but REAL sentiment. And raise your hands, how many of us feel this sentiment ??? My hands already up 🙂  ~ DH is really an awesome guy 🙂  (who pays generously for all my craft toys 🙂  )

    I’ll leave you with that thought and this card :-

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    Did you notice Pepper my tabby, basking in the afternoon sun ? Not a care in the world !! I did not edit this pic deliberately so you could see him. He is the youngest of he children 🙂 

    Here are some of the challenges, this card enters :

    Sketch : Stampin moments 

     

  • Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown – any occasion (no glitter!)
  • Crafty Creations –  in the garden
  • Cards For Men (2W) – MASCULINE and a Recipe: 1 Image, 2 Design Papers, 3 Embellishments (either 3 the same or 3 different)
  • Craft Your Passion – Male card or project
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring
  • Incy Wincy Designs – use punches or dies
  • Karens Doodles (1E) – Masculine
  • Squigglefly – Digital Delights (use something starting with D)~ diecut.
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – Pink, pink and more Pink
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Hearts
  •  I Did It Creations – Anything Goes    
  •  Scrappy Frogs (3W) – Love
  • Cupcake Inspirations – Photo inspiration
  • Stacey’s Stamping Stage – Colour
  • 2 Sisters – Embossing
  • Allsorts – Inspired by nature
  • Bee Crafty (M) – DIGI and Hearts (freebie available
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – Love
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Use dies
  • Creative Inspirations – (2W) Distress
  • Ellephantastic (M, 1E) – Distressing, with a Love theme
  • ECP Challenges (2W) – Something for the boys
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) – Buttons, brads, beads, bows
  • Twisted Sketches – Heart
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge – (2W, 2E, SIO) – distress it
  • Crafty Ann’s – (2W, SIO) – love is all around
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – one for the men/boys
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Stamp Man – (2W, 1E/craft type) – hearts
  • Totally Papercrafts – use a digi
  • Off the Wall Craftiness – (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration
  • Forgotten Scraps – (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Drunken Stampers – Use a Die Cut
  • Cute Card Thursday – Shiny, Happy
  • Whoopsi Daisy– Free and Easy
  • Digital Tuesday – Use a Die Cut
  • Simply Create – Bright
  • Shelly’s Images – Terrically Thrilling Thursday – Anything Goes
  • Paper Crafting Journey – Anything Goes*
  • Digi Doodle Shop – Anything Goes
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    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) – flower card
  • Simply Create – (2W) – bold & bright
  • Totally Papercrafts – use a digi
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers – (2W, SIO) – punches
  • Charisma Cardz – (3E) – Spring 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 – Anything Goes!
    2. Stamps – Aprons, images from the kitchen 
    3. Embellishments – ribbon
    4.  Tools – border punches or die cuts
    5. Shapes – Squares
    6.  Color Mediums- distress ink and normal color markers

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day 🙂

    Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Make Me Smile.

    Hello there, back from all the hearts and red rushed week ?? I hope your week has been going well so far.  We had a holiday here in Dubai yesterday and my family and I actually managed to break a spell on my home of “not being able to go to a park for a picnic”. So we did make it eventually ~ absolutely enjoyed it and looking forward to another one this weekend, inshallah. 

    I made this card for some one speacial, some one close, some one I love, some one who really needs some encouragement or needs to be shown how much he/she means in my life. It has this digi image of a cutie bear looking rather sad or confused holding a fabric polka dot pink heart and wearing heart doted dungrees. The pattern paper is handmade embossed very light pink. Some border punching and a lovely lace sticker. 3 tiny sparkly glittery flowers and maroonish/brown ribbon tied to a sentiment saying “YOU make me smile”.

    Personally, I think, I ‘d love to receive this card. It really has a very simple look and I hope you guys like it.

    Here’s the card :

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    These are the various challenges this card enters :

     

  • Desert Island Crafters Challenge: Use 3 items from an itinerary (Border Punch, Sparkle,Only one pattern paper)
  • Paper Take Weekly – Glitter, sparkles, gems etc
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Craft Your Passion – Pink
  • Crafty Cardmakers  (2W) – Hearts
  • Cupcake Craft – I heart you – use hearts
  • Heart 2 Heart (1E, SIR) – Show us your heart
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Hearts and Flowers
  • Karens Doodles (1E) – Animal Friends
  • KB Cute monday – Love
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Bears
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – For someone special
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – be my valentine
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Pink
  • Woodware USA (1E) – embossing
  • Scrapmaster’s Paradise – COLOR – Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette
  • Aly’s Sunday Challenge (2W) – Bling Bling
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Hearts
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Hearts
  • Creative Inspirations Paint (1E) – Keep it Sweet and Simple
  • I Did It Creations – Bling it up
  • Paper Sundaes (3E) –  Use 2 of the following: Flowers, Lace, Distressing and the Colour Pink
  • Paperworks Co – Hearts
  • 2 Sisters – Hearts
  • Allsorts – It’s all about the sentiment
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – Love
  • Crafty Emma – Cute & Cuddly
  • ECP Challenges 2W – Love
  • Ellephantastic (M, 1E) – Distressing, with a Love theme
  • NEW Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • Sir Stampalot – (M, 1E/craft type, C6, posted on the 1st) – all creatures great & small
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W, SIO, posted on the 7th) – Valentines
  • Penny Black at Allsorts – (M, 3E, SIR, posted on the 1st) – say it with flowers
  • Karber Monthly – (M, SIO, posted on the 1st) – use a digital stamp & love & friendship
  • Creative Belli – (2W) – felt or fabric
  • Creative Card Crew – friendship
  • Creative Cottage – (2W) – fabulous florals / lots of flowers
  • Forgotten Scraps – (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Pixie Cottage – SKETCH (see below) and/or embossing
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – (2W, 3E) – in love with Valentine’s
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • Dude Time Doodles – (must be masculine) – inspiration (see below)
  • Whoopsie Daisy – Free and easy 
  • Catered Crop (2W) – Recipe challenge (many options, see blog for details :-
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    • Pattern Paper – geometric or repeating patterns
    • Stamps – Bear  or a sentiment about love
    • Tools – scallop die cuts
    • Embellishments – ribbon, sparkling gems, lace and Pink fabric heart.
    • Theme love/Friendship
    • Shapes hearts and scallops
    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 🙂 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 😦   )  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) – Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) – anything 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 🙂 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 🙂 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) – 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) – 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