Art & Craft Ideas, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Boards, Poster, School projects

Islamic poster for year 5

Brotherhood in Islam, was the topic for the poster, manu had to make. I gave him a printed copy of the various hadiths pertaining to this topic and asked him to make a verbal presentation of it.

Manu being manu ~ he is always in a hurry to get things finished, so that he informed me about this project the very day, the task was given out ~ and we had nearly 5 days before submission !!! He wanted to help as much so he could feel like it belonged to him ūüôā

We decided to give it the look of a garden, with flowers speaking the hadiths (things said or done or approved by prophet Mohammed sas. We used bright happy colors and sadly, I did not have a large poster in white so we went with what was in hand, brown. Luckily the contrast of bright colors against brown was stunning !! The cloud shapes were used for larger hadiths, while the flowers were used for Quran quotes and one liners quotes. Manu is a perfectionist. He can take a long time just to write a paragraph becoz he wants all his letters to be placed properly and all the work looking neat and tidy. That can quite a challenge for a restless mom like me. Hence all the writing work was done by yours truly.

Since there were so many flowers, Manu did the cutting and I guided him with where it had to be pasted. In just two days, the poster was ready for presentation !! Although, Manu was not still ready with his oral presentation !! So we waited till he was prepared and then he handed the poster to his Islamic teacher and gave an oral presentation. Needless to say, he felt he was on cloud 9 !!! All his friends were talking about it and his teacher actually approached me, at the following PTA meeting to thank me for encouraging him and making the poster.

A happy manu makes a happy mama !!
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Brotherhood in Islam poster.
Brotherhood in Islam
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Sharing this poster with the following parties :-

1. Blog Stalking Thursdays

2. 36th Avenue

3. The Shabby Creek Cottage

4. Thursdays Are Your Days

5. Fire flies and jelly beans

6. All Things Thursday

7. Show and Tell Wednesday

8. Thursdays Treasure Linky Party

9. Tutorials Tips and Tidbits

10. Time Travel Thursday

11. Keep Calm and Link Up

12. Tutorial Thursdays

13. Artsy Corner Link Party

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

 

A W A R D S, Birthday Cards, Challenges

Guest Designer & A Card Making Kit.

May is always a busy month of the year for me¬† ~ two birthdays, closing in of exam dates and a need for¬†venting my creative energies ! Strangely enough, I find that I’m always super charged creatively more than ever¬†when I am under pressure and short of time¬†!

This month, I am also sharing some good news with you’ll.¬† I am so ¬†happy to have been chosen¬†the Guest Designer for Pretty Paper Studio.¬† They are a relatively new online store who specialize in Scrapbooking kits, cardmaking kits and various other products related to paper crafting. They offer monthly sketch challenges for both Layouts and Cards.

I was delighted when the kit arrived nicely packaged with everything neatly enclosed.

Most designer‚Äôs turn to inspiration from paper, dies etc however little motivation is needed, because with one of these kits, ¬†it’s easy to create your own handmade greeting cards with a healthy mix of their beautifully coordinated papers, embellishments, rub-on sheet, stickers, twines, and rubber stamps, which are included in these creative paper craft kits. These kits called “a little something” are for AED 225 / AED 205 for subscribers.


You’ll need to have a paper craft adhesive on hand when making your cards. Typical scrapbooking adhesives work very well for card making applications. Glue dots, glue sticks, double-sided tape, and tape runners are all good options.

The June card kit called “a little something ” was a breath of fresh air and I, all but painted the town red !!! Playing with the various elements : colors, designs and embellishments was such fun.¬† I was so overwhelmed, feeling that I had so many possible ideas with all these gorgeous papers and I just didn‚Äôt know which idea to start with ! I am sure, you will be smitten with the contents as well !

I have posted only 5 of the cards here which I will be posting individually in 5 different blog posts, describing the elements and details, at a later stage.  

 

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Thank you for visiting my blog home today. I hope you enjoyed your stay and visit me again. Please drop me a line and share your thoughts too,  so I could visit you as well.

Best Regards

Naush

 

Alter Art Cookie Tins, Art & Craft Ideas, Baby shower favors, Gift Ideas, GIFT WRAPPING, Makeovers, Party favors, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., T A G S, Trash to Treasure, Treat bags

Valentine Gift 2

Hello friends and welcome back again to another idea of giving simple and easy gifts to friends and family.

There are a growing number of people who believe that its the effort and the thought behind giving a gift that counts the most. Hence people appreciate handmade or also homemade gifts more. (not that I would’nt be flying high if I received one of my favorite perfumes, or a camera or¬†a car or a …. or a …….!!¬† yeah I know you get the point !!¬†Thats little ol’greedy me ūüôā ~ nothing wrong with a little bit of daydreaming ~ what say ??

Ok, lets come back from my dreamy world ~ truth is, I feel one large gift once a year or tiny pieces of gifts every now and then are both heart warming and thoughtful.  My previous post Valentines Gift 1 and this post are not neccessarily about valentines gifts only, they are about gifts and the charm of making a simple homemade gift.

I have used a very easy idea here. Not only is it ecofriendly but for a cat owner, its a huge relief, knowing one buy is fullfilling two purposes ! Heres what I mean : ~ yes, you got it. A can. Turn a can into a gift container.

  • Be it as an Easter basket or
  • Baby shower favors, sweet baskets or tiny socks & mittens
  • Return-gift container for birthday parties.

These are so simple to fit in anywhere for any uses.

Personally with two cats in the house, I have heaps of them and I use them alot.

  • As containers for my craft embellishments to sort out the buttons, beads, crystals, pearls etc ,
  • for my little lunch bag joke¬†notes to the boys,
  • to keep all my¬†design paper “tiny” cut outs for “THAT” particular square or rectangular need that often pops up,
  • to¬†stuff the ketch up sachets that we get so often in our takeaway meals from Macdonalds and BK,

I have heaps stacked up for different uses and the above is not even scratching the surface of uses !  These here are, just to name a very few.

Ofcourse the most important thing is to wash these cans with a strong detergent to get rid of the smell ~ Since we are in the sunny Gulf, I also like to give any and all the projects, that I recycle, alot of natural sunlight. Helps.

There are a little over a thousand ways of decorating these little cans. I am sharing here a very simple one. I have used ModgePodge to cover the entire can with some design paper. Added a little lace ribbon around it to perk it up. Poked two holes with my punch and tied a paper/satin ribbon as a handle. A simple die cut tag with a message does the trick.  What you wish to fill in them is your choice ofcourse, but If I prefer to place open jelly bellies or candies, I would line the inside of the can with a pretty dolly.

Ofcourse, you can add flowers and ribbons and bows and the works to decorate these cans, but because, I have 3 boys with 25 students in each class and generally, I would make for EVERY student, (I dont like the look on a childs face when the others are getting candy gift bags and he isnt )  I keep the decoration bit simple and not too fancy.

I do hope, some of my tips have inspired you enough, to get ahold of some cans and paint the town red !

Heres what all the fuss is about :

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Here are some of the challenges and links, this can enters :

Thursday

. Tatertots & Jello
3. I {heart} Nap Time
7. Funky Junk InteriorsThe DIY Show Off
Think Pink Sundays
The House in the Roses
Boogieboard Cottage
Today’s Creative Blog
Momma Hen’s Coop

MONDAY
The DIY Home Sweet Home
It’s so Very Cheri
http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/
Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds

Mad Skills @ Mad in Crafts
Made with Love @ Sew Chatty
 
Am so glad you’re visiting me today ~ would be happier if you would leave some love in¬†your comment behind for me.
 
Have an awesome weekend.
 
Naush
Challenges, Different Card Folds, Easel Card, Eid Mubarak

Eid Greetings 1

Hello friends, today I am sharing something you probably have not heard of. For those of you who are wondering what “Eid Mubarak” is, here’s¬†a tiny explanation :-

Muslims follow the lunar calender and fast in the holy month of Ramadhan. The month could last for 29 or 30 days depending on the siting of the moon. When the new moon is seen, the following day is celebrated as Eid, which is the celebration for having been blessed with the holiest of all months, Ramadhan. As in all cultures and traditions, lots of sweet dishes are prepared and its a totally family oriented affair. Here in the middle east, exchanging of sweets amongst friends and collegues is practised, however for those over seas, cards are sent. This year, I was requested to design 3 Eid cards by Noor the coordinator for paperie designs which they wished to feature in their blog.

 Here is the first card that I made.

It is an easel card and I am completely in love with the DP. It has the gorgeous vintage touch to it. And dont we already know, how crazy I am, about any shades of pink. The window is a digistamp and so is the oval sentiment. Plenty of diecuts used here.

 

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This card enters the following challenges :

 

Well folks, thats it for now. Thank you for visiting me. I hope you return again.

Till then, stay safe and keep being creative.

Naush

 

 

Alter Art, Altered Wall hanging, Makeovers, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Teacher Cards, Trash to Treasure

Baker’s Delight ~ Wall Hanging.

Hello Friends, Your going to see me more often this following week, coz I have heaps of projects up my sleeves for you. This one being one of my favorites coz it is functional and recycled !!

There is this one particular teacher in Sawaab’s school who is excellent¬†at baking and is even generous with sharing some of her deliciously delicate creations with the kids, much to their delight. I wanted to thank her in some form, with a handmade gift ~ ofcourse you can call it a “oh- too- late-a- bribe” !! lol.

Jokes apart, I had once seen this plaque somewhere on the internet which had the words Eat, Bake and Love on it. I decided to make something similar. Only problem was that I had forgotten how it looked except that the words seemed really unusual at that time. Well heres what I came up with.

For the first time I have used lace since it is so popular these days and in my own opinion, lace, has somehow always been synonymous with purity, grace and femininism for me. I feel it gives the project alot of finesse and adds a vintage touch to it. Ofcourse I will try to experiment more with it in my forthcoming projects. But heres a question for you, why do you use lace in your projects ?

For those of you who are wondering what the plaque/white board is … … Please follow this link, for the interesting story ūüôā In short, this white soft board is recycled from a building construction site !!!

I am using my favorite colors¬†of pastel¬†pink and purple (blue not being my favorite) and how I am enjoying coloring¬†with my newly bought copics !! Man !! They are just awesome. I find myself asking “what did I do before them ??” I mean the colors just smoothen out themselves. Hey and¬†talking of which, does anyone know which company¬†used that tag line¬†for their product ???? Any guesses ?????¬†(¬†“what did we do before them ??)

¬†¬†There are three main DP, several ribbons coordinated, these gorgeous aquamarine flowers¬†and the blue paper is embossed lightly. I love cupcakes and have really enjoyed coloring these digi stamps¬†in rich delicious copics. Although I wish I could’ave but I have’nt driven myself insane adding heaps of embellishments here. Just a few { like the metallic cherry with the tiny ribbon tied¬† } while keeping the focus on the sentiment. Ok, So¬†I wont write¬†more about the project and let you enjoy the slide.

 

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And now for the list of lovely challenges this plaque will enter :

 thursday

Liking parties :
 
 the Rubber Cafe Р1E, SIO РMake a gift.
Challenges, Friendship cards, Guy cards {non birthday}

World’s Best Bud.

What a day !!! Actually a nightmarish day. For someone who is petrified of dentist, the sight, sound and smell of a dentist’s clinic is nothing short of turning me hypertensive ! And to think of it that finally after suffering for over a year¬†with repeated infections in my wisdom tooth, I finally gave in to my doc, to have it removed !! Not in my wildest dreams did I know that It would turn out all so painful. Well the procedure was not so bad ~ what with two bouts of anesthesia and my tooth breaking in pieces¬†half way thru¬†!! ¬†But for whatever reason, 2 hours later, when the anesthesia was all drained is when the real pain dawned. And ho boy ! Did I wail and cry like a baby !!! For someone who has undergone 3 caesarians and battled alot of physical pain, tooth ache may seem small but honestly, It causes excruciating pain. And this is the point when your wondering, what has tooth ache gotta do with the world’s best bud !!!!! Well actually, nothing. Hey c’mon now, I just gave up my wisdom, I am bound to talk this way now ūüôā¬† Jokes apart. With a stronger dose of painkillers, I am much better now. Please feel free to share with me, your tooth removal¬†experiences. Why ? Well, it may make me feel better that I am not the only one who cries like a big baby over tooth ache !!

Ok anyway lets get on with the business of card making.

This is a relatively simple card. Super gorgeous flowery design paper. A cutsie old beetle car digi stamp image from Nikki and a simple message ~ which is what boys generally like. The ribbon is wrapped backwards with a simple button. While the front layer is embossed and attached with 3 blue brads. Somehow, inspite of the huge range of spellbinders in the market, somehow I am finding myself more attracted to the simple circular diecut, which I have layered here. The base of the circle die is a soft handmade blue paper with gold dots embossed on it. I would say this is a typically guy card. Subtle tones, check ribbon and button, and a short and crisp message that generally stands good for boys.

Here is the image :

 

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This card enters the following card challenges :

 

  • So thats that with the World’s best buddy. I’m going to say goodbye now. I hope you enjoyed your short visit in my blog. Thank you for stopping by.

Best Regards

Naush

Altered Photo Frame, Altered Wall hanging

Altered Frame Project.

Hello friends, I am back from my Umrah in Saudi Arabia. And what a fantastically enlightening pilgrimage it was ! I have the entire story in my other blog, so if your interested, please pop over to view the pictures and read about the short but this amazing trip. (I will be posting it in a day or two.)

Before I left last wednesday, I had completed a project of altering a picture frame into something pleasing. This frame had been sitting in the large ikea bucket for like . . . . forever, until I noticed alittle of dressing up could do it some good. I have also kept the before and after pictures too.

Becoz there is spring in the air and flowers blossoming all over, I decided to embellish this frame with what the flowers attract the most ~ butterflies obviously ! The altered frame has loads of texture with different papers used to punch out butterflies from. Ofcourse I have used the butterfly punch. A matt kraft color for the background against all the bright and loud colors of the butterflies. And again, a very pale floral green is cut to fit a frame behind the images. For whatever reason for me, butterflies symbolize peace, fluttering feelings and softness.  I hope and trust, you guys are going to like the look of this frame. Here it is :

 

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I’d like to enter this project into the following challenges :

I do hope you guys leave me some comments to know how you felt about this creative frame. I know alot of women, dont really like butterflies, but I do. And almost all children that I know of, love butterflies. So I am hoping, you too will find them attractive in this frame.

Please remember, a comment can be¬†the difference between starting the day on a good note or a grumpy one ūüôā (atleast in my case !)

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time viewing my projects here. Hope you like them and will return again.

C ya !

Naush

Altered Photo Frame, Altered Wall hanging, Challenges, Mother, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

M O T H E R Wall hanging.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This wall hanging is going to enter the following challenges.

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

 

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

My Pot of Gold.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is My Pot of Gold Card.

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

Sketch :

Get Sketchy. 

 

  

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

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day ūüôā

    Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Proud of You

    Proud of You 2.

    This card has only one theme in mind, to show how much you value that someone has tried or someone IS trying his best. Its really all about achievments in small or large doses or atleast getting there.

    It could be from a mom to a daughter or vice versa, again from daughter to dad, or between friends, collegues or relatives. Its not only about achievements like graduation or a job promotion¬†but also really realizing that some one has been there supporting you and you wish to tell them just THAT ; that your proud of them ūüôā

    Ofcourse I am back to my comfort zone of Pink with a large punch of red. The image as well as the sentiment are digi stamps and arent they just super cute ūüôā¬† !! I have border punched both the outside edge and the inside too. Blue, pink and Red are predominently the colors here on this card except for what the senorita is wearing.¬† I have realized I have been coloring most of the girl hair images in orange. Is there something wrong with me or do I have a fetish for orange on girl heads ūüėČ I suppose its better that blue or even worse yellow … actually I think, I’ll try yellow in my next image ūüôā

    The large die cut flower is so gorgeous. It is handmade paper and if you notice closely in the slide, you will observe how glittery this paper is.  A red button in the center and two pink and white flowers on either side. A red ribbon, and three glittery brads and voila we have a very happy girl/guy receiving this card.

    Here’s the card :¬†

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    The sketch :365 Cards                                                                Friday Sketchers  

           

     

    ¬†Priscilla’s Style¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Just Add Ink¬†– SKETCH¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

     

    Sew Many Cards¬†— SKETCH

    Various challenges this card enters are :

  • Alphabet Challenge¬†– (1E, JFF) – “P” is for paper piecing
  • Guylou’s Inimitability¬†– (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Mami Doodles¬†– (2W, SIO, JFF) ‚Äď flower card
  • Simply Create¬†– (2W) – bold & bright
  • Stamp Something¬†–¬†something funky
  • Totally Papercrafts – use a digi
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers – (2W, SIO) –¬†punches
  • Charisma Cardz – (3E) ‚ÄstSpring has sprung
  • Cute Card Thursday – shiny happy cards (include something shiny)
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – anything goes
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge¬†– (2E) – sparkle/glitter/bling
  • The Outlawz – Prisma & Other Mediums¬†– (no Copics) – anything goes;
  • Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) –¬†anything goes
  • Paper Play – (2E) ‚Äď add shine
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – buttons, ribbon and lace
  • Shelly’s Images¬†– (SIO) – show us what you got/anything goes
  • Creative Belli – (2W) – felt or fabric
  • Forgotten Scraps¬†– (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Your Next Stamp Challenge¬†– (2W, 1E, SIO) – paper piecing
  • Paper Shelter Challenge¬†– (SIO) – buttons & bows
  • Digital Tuesday – (include a digital element) – Use a die cut
  • Scrap-Creations – Spring Fever
  • Desert Island Crafters Challenge: Use 3: buttons, border punch, color red
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Craft Your Passion – Pink
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Pink
  • Scrapmaster’s Paradise – COLOR
  • Voila and thats it. Thank you for stopping by, until next time, see ya ūüôā

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

    Goody bags for the School.

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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  • Do You Stack Up?¬†– (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Pixie Dust Studio¬†– (SIO) – be my Valentine
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