Friendship cards

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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

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 🙂 (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

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

Right here for you.. .. .. .. wall hanging

This too, is from the trash to wall hanging series. It is the white board which was found dumped on the construction site. You may have to read my post, ” Mother ~ Wall hanging” , to get the full story on it. In short, it is recycled sheets that I have dressed up.

A very simple idea and concept is used. Have always liked the idea of using a fish bowl, although I dont approve of an animals or birds being caged or living in an aquarium 😦  ~~ Thats just not their place. Again, thats us, humans being selfish and self centered.

Such strong shades of blue and Orange are not exactly what I am comfortable with, but sometimes, when you actually work with it, somehow they look good when placed together. Both are handmade papers. The fishes are fabric. Some glitter for the bubbles, 3 brown buttons knotted with a yellow twine,  a simple but comforting sentiment, which is a digi stamp. The board is held up by  a satin orangish ribbon. I have made a deliberate effort at avoiding any flowery embellishments, becoz as always, I prefer the less-cluttered look.  Simplicity is always more striking and attractive.

Ladies, I would really like to take a moment here, to thank you all for all those loving comments that you leave behind for me. They are so encouraging. WOULD you believe, I feel, more inspired, to try out more, to try out different, to try out my best, becoz of those heartfelt comments. Thank you ladies. It means alot.

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Here are just a few challenges, I will enter this wall hanging for :

  • Paper Sundaes (3E) –  Keep it Simple
  • Crafty Cardmakers  (2W, 3E) – Fabric
  • Incy Wincy Designs – for the boys
  • Make it Monday – anything goes
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W, SIO) – It’s a man thing
  • Pollycraft – SIO – Teen Cards
  • The Outlawz – Sentiment plus Animals
  • Clear It Out! – 2W – Buttons 
  • Going Grey With Scrap-Creations2E – Anything Goes 
  • Paper Take Weekly – 3 of Something {3 buttons }
  • Desert Island Crafters – 2W,– choose 3 ~ Not a Card!, Buttons, Unusual Sentiment (ie. not “Happy Birthday” or “Best Wishes” etc), 
  • My Grafico – M, – anything goes
  • Paper PrettiesSIO – masculine
  • Crafty Sentiments1E, SIO –  Animals 
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s BestSIO –  Anything Goes 
  • Card Makin’ Mamas – 2W, 2E – animals
  • Delicious Doodles3E, SIO – dimensional project
  • Paper Cutz – your choice
  • Totally Papercrafts – buttons
  • Secret Crafter – Anything But a Card 
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon2W, must include ribbon
  • Sugar Creek Hollow  – 3E, SIO – Anything Goes 
  • Totally Gorjuss – Button It 
  • Our Creative Corner –  Don’t Throw That Away
  •  If the shoe fits ~ Aquamarine
  • One Stitch At A Time – Something for the Boys
  • 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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    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