Awning card, Different Card Folds, Thank you card, Window display card

Handmade Greeting Cards in Dubai ~ 11

valentines cards in Dubai

Have you ever walked past, a cupcake/pastry store ? Well here, I have ‘tried’ to recreate the look of a store display with some cupcakes and an awning.  Trust you will like it.

Awning card in Dubai 4 Awning card in Dubai 5 Awning card in Dubai 6

This Thank you card, has several things going for it, including, bling, border punch, dry embossing, copic markers, nesstablilities diecut, a tag and the awning. The sentiment is digital stamp while the cupcakes are rubber stamped. There are two design papers, the pearl white one is embossed but its shine does not radiate in the photos 😦   The awning card does take a bit longer to work around becoz without the appropriate measurements, the awning itself, can ruin the card. But if it fits well, its a fab.

I am sharing this card with the following challenges :-

 

 
 Thank you for visiting and taking a peek at my card. Before you leave, can I request you to subscribe to my blog using any of the following media or simply ‘like’ me or ‘join’ me on the various platforms below 🙂

                 

DB Signature

 

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 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
Banner Card, Eid Mubarak

Eid Greetings 2.

Dear friends, thank so much for all your lovely comments to my previous post on Eid Greetings1.  Truth be told, I have been so busy with several gift packaging orders and altered art projects that card making has just not been much focused upon. I go thru these “waves” when suddenly I get inspired to a certain craft and take to it like a fish to water ! Say for instance, last entire month, I have been designing party favors and gift baskets, then for months before that, I was so engrossed and enjoying altering plaques and before that, it was bookmarks and paper crafting !! Its a weird thing with me 😉  but I suppose, there must be “others” weird like me who also find a certain craft style so enchanting that they just have to try it and once they try it, they are hooked onto it !   So anyways, I think, the only greeting cards, I have made in a while are these three Eid greetings.

Alittle about the card, It is a simple yet elegant card with a bit of paper piecing for the “sentiment over the cupcakes, some diecuts/punches and a bunting on it. Needless to say, I love the pink pattern paper ~ Pink being my very favorite of colors !  Ofcourse the cupcakes are digital stamps while the sentiment is done by yours truly on microsoft word.  A little ribbon and we are off with a pretty card. I have actually stopped saying that I have distressed the edges becoz I dont think, I have done ANY projects WITHOUT distress ink in the past couple of years  !!!! I am virtually addict to it.  So please do share with me how you found my Eid Greeting card.

Here it is :

  

The card is entering the following card challenges :-

Easel Card, Get Well soon ~ Card, Guy cards {non birthday}, Paper Piecing, Technique

Checkered Get well wishes.

Yeeeeeellow Ladies !!! And how was the month of May for you ? I hope with all the chaos in the world, we creative souls are taking good refuge burried under a pile of DS, copics, stamps and … list is too long.. {you get the picture, dont you ??}

Jokes apart, honestly, sometimes, its such a relief that ” we  ”  { ladies who are nurturing and devoloping  our creative desires} are so blessed to have found a fullfilling channel to keep us occupied constructively and help us release our emotions. I cant imagine how time consuming and boring it must be to sit infront of the idiot box for hours or worse, spend hours gossiping in social kitties or perhaps even worse, not be able to enjoy or afford any hobby at all !! 

I have found so many dear friends thru the www world that have reached out for my friendship and really kept me going when at times you feel so lost and in despair.

Also many thanks to the scores of dear friends and visitors for always leaving such thoughtful comments behind. I look forward to them and read each one of them. They are such a joy. Infact, I know alot of people give out blog candies for number of hits on their blog, or the number of followers, they have, but for me, those comments make all the difference. Infact I think, it is getting time to probably make a candy, one of these days, probably when I reach xxx number of comments !!!! 

The last two weeks have been so gratifying (artistically speaking !!) I have a heap of completed projects that I am going to share with you very soon. Some altered art, some wall hangings, some bookmarks, some new techniques and some cards. Ofcourse they will follow in posts, one after the other.

For today, I have a Get Well Soon, easel card with plenty of layers. I completly love the design paper which I am using for the first time. I used a lovely sketch from Mojo Monday which, I did not realize would be alittle tricky, but in the end, I am quite pleased with the effort. [ and ofcourse I am too late to submit my card for that challenge 😦  ]  A beautiful fence digital stamp with two flower pots paper pieced to it. 3 Brads and a simple ribbon knotted around the sentiment. Ofcourse this is my new MS border punch, which I have absolutely completely insanely fallen-in-love with !! For those of you who own it, isnt the design simply fabulous ? and for those who havent picked them up so far, whats keeping you from them ???

I have made a deliberate effort at keeping the look more masculine with more muted colors and lots of distressing.

I hope this card brings a smile to the souls feeling under the weather.

Here is the slide :

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This card enters quite a few challenges. However since I am guest DT for Clear It Out! – I am entering this card for their paper piecing challenge.

 And here’s a list of the other many challenges, this card enters :

I hope you liked this card. Please feel free to browse thru more of my projects. And ofcourse if you would leave a comment, it would add to my joy 🙂  Thank you for your lovely visit.

Cheerio then  Friends. Will be seeing you soon !

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 🙂

    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 🙂  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 😦

    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.

     

    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
  • 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 🙂

    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 🙂  !! 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 😉 I suppose its better that blue or even worse yellow … actually I think, I’ll try yellow in my next image 🙂

    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) – 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) – Spring 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) – 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 🙂

    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