Challenges, Daughter card, Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Mother

Plenty o hearts to go around.

Hello friends,

Trust we all have been enjoying our creative projects in our little worlds !  

This post is a continuation of my previous post where I am sharing the outcome of my new Card Kit.  I love various elements in this card, such as :- 

  • The pastel shades
  • Mixing red checks with florals.  
  • The different shapes and sizes of  diecuts for the hearts.
  • The word stickers which are just perfect for the half banner
  • EK edge shaper gave a terrific look on the red check dp.
  • Polka dots will never be out of fashion !

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Sharing this card in the following challenges :-

Thank you for visiting me today. I would love to hear what you feel about my little creative world. Please leave a comment so I could visit you too.

Kind regards,

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

Challenges, Friendship cards, Inspirational card

God’s Plan.

Hello ladies, Am so delighted that my recycled projects are being so appreciated. I feel a larger sense of accomplishment when one of those projects is completed and even more happier, when they are appreciated. Thank you so much ladies.

I havent really been inspired enough to make cards past couple of weeks. But then, I just wished to use this sentiment for a card and found some similar sketches which it could fit. And now its here  !

I have used yellow, 3 shades of purple, cream and a dot of green brads.  One element that I used after ages is the skeletal leaves. Love those leaves. Had picked them up in my trip to Malaysia, and oh btw, that is one huge haven for crafters !!

 This is a male oriented card again ~the color, the design, elements and embellishments. Scallops galore, love the look of the purple cardstock after being embossed {LOVE swirls}, the black and white colored ribbon & bow, was used to add alittle contrast to the card. The key and the lock are such cute charms, arent they ?  The sentiment is a digi stamp.

This is one sentiment, very close to my heart. God has a plan for each one of us. But it is up to us to reach out and fulfill it. Unfortunetly, most of us, sit back and wait for things to “happen”. Does’nt work like that, does it now? Even if you want to win a lottery, you have to make that effort of going out to buy the ticket, isnt it ? 

I am certain, this card will lift the spirits of the person receiving it. I know, coz I am a sucker for such senti cards 😉

Well girls, here are the images :

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Here are the challenges this card enters :

Sketch :

Mojo Monday 

Cards and things challenge

Craft your passion

  • Crafty Cardmakers  (2W, 3E) – Fabric {does ribbon count ?}
  • Critter Sketch – Monochromatic
  • Stamp-N-Doodle – SIO – at least 2 things starting with “G” ~ green and God !
  • There’s Magic in the Air – SIO – monochromatic
  • Going Grey With Scrap-Creations2E – Anything Goes 
  • My Time To CraftC3, JFF – Keys 
  • Paper Take Weekly – 3 of Something ~ 3 brads./ 3 shades of purple.
  • Bling It On – M, 3E, C10, posted on the 1st – Anything goes with an added extra or a charm
  • Creatalicious Challenges – M, posted on the 15th – Two tone colours
  • Desert Island Crafters – 2W, choose 3; Black & White, Unusual Sentiment , Charms, No images
  • My Grafico – M, posted on the 1st – anything goes
  • ABC Challenge – C5 -Q is for quote
  • Color Throwdown – color*
  • Paper PrettiesSIO – masculine
  • Stampin’ Royalty3C –  dry embossing
  • Art Impressions Stamps Challenge – 1E, SIO – Punches or Die Cuts 
  • Charisma Cardz3E –  Use Die Cuts 
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s BestSIO –  Anything Goes 
  • Do You Stack Up? – 3E, SIO – Add a Bow
  • Paper Play2E –  Embossing 
  • The Rubber Cafe – SIO – Monochromatic Colour 
  • Shelly’s Images – SIO – Show us What you Got 
  • Stamp InsanitySIO – Gold or Metalic 
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge – 2W, 2E, SIO, must use a digi – back to nature
  • Simply Create – 2W – monochromatic
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon2W, must include ribbon
  • Sugar Creek Hollow  – 3E, SIO – Anything Goes 
  • Creative Cowgirls 2W, 2E – Monochromatic
  • Crafty PadSIO – Use a Digi
  • One Stitch At A Time – Something for the Boys
  • Paper Sundaes3E, C10 –  Embossing
  • Sentimental Sundays – must include a Sentiment – Sentimtent as main focus
  • Incy wincy challenge ~ Embossing
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    Well thats it for now.  Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you liked what you saw and hope you will visit again.

    A warm goodbye from sunny Dubai 🙂

    Alter Art, Altered Doorhanger, Makeovers, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

    Fairy Doorhanger.

    This is the second creation in the Altered art series this week. Ideal for the little princess’ room.  Everything bright and cutie to make her smile and ofcourse, that fairy is just so adorable. It is a digi stamp ofcourse. I’m glad I got to use up those bits and pieces of ribbon lying around. The round punch has been used to create the circle in the cardstock.

    Ribbons in shades of pinks, greens and yellows adorn the cicle.   A few sparkling brads, two sweet pink flowers and the sign of ” is sleeping” is done by ‘yours truly’.

    One little girl is going to be so pleased to have her own little door hanger 🙂 How little girls fancy these room accessories while little boys are far in their own world of pirates, military, cars and what have you !!

    Here are the pictures :

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    This project enters the following challenges :

  • Stamp Fairy – Anything but a card
  • Paper Playtime – Anything goes with a Digi
  • My Partner in Crafting Crime (2W) – Baby
  • House of Gilli (2W, SIO) – Green
  • Incy Wincy Designs – spring is in the air
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Here comes spring
  • Craft Your Passion – Girly
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad – Anything but a Card
  • Paper Sundaes (3E) –  How charming
  • Card Creations & More By C (1E, 2W) Sparkle
  • Challenge Up Your Life (2W) – Fairytales
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Flowers
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) – 2nd week – Buttons, brads, beads, bows
  • Cupcake Inspirations – Photo inspiration (see below)
  • One Stop Craft – Spring Flowers
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – create something for a friend
  • Fairy Knoll – (2E) – feeing a little green (use green)
  • Paper Cutz – Spring
  • Stamp Something – something with flowers
  • Crafty Purple Frog – (2W, SIO) – a touch of magic
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E, SIO) -Spring
  • Delightful Challenges -Use Your Scraps
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – Spots/Dots
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) -Anything Goes
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) -anything goes
  • Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) – anything goes
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – Anything goes
  • Pixie Dust Studio – (SIO) -Create a card/project using Summer colors
  • Shelly’s Images – (SIO) – Ribbon
  • Southern Girls – (2W, 1E) – Brads, gems or dewdrops
  • Crafts and Me – (2W) – anything with wings, especially fairies & angels
  • Creative Belli – (2W) – felt or fabric
  • Creative Card Crew – fantasy
  • Creative Cottage – (2W) – fabulous florals / lots of flowers
  • Creative Craft World – (2W) – use a square
  • Forgotten Scraps – (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – (2W, 3E) – ribbon and brads
  • Stampavie and More – (JFF) – welcome
  • Digital Tuesday – (include a digital element) – Punches
  • Partytime Tuesdays – Anything Goes
  • Tuesday Throwdown – 3 D
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – Pink, pink and more Pink
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Pink
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – For the Girls
  • Cooking It Up With Katie – (1E) – white, wings, wishes
  • 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, 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 !!! 🙂 

    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.

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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 – Animals  (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 – DIGI 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
     
     
    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 !)

    ~~~~   is 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 🙂 

    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. 

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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.