Fairs & exhibitions in Dubai

Back after a break.

Hello friends. Am baaaaaaaaack !

I know I have been missing in action out here and the good news is that “its for a good reason”

The year has started off, very well but very busily for me.  I was lucky enough to have landed a large of greeting cards for  a highly reputed leisure company. Finally, not only are my cards going to adorn the display racks here in Dubai but will also be flaunted in Qatar and Kuwait. I am absolutely thrilled but as I have now realized, its really aloooooot of hardwork. Designing a card is pure a joy but replicating and multiplying  the same into 20 of them design, can really be, rather nerve recking ! This was a large order and I’m almost 90% thru with them. The experince has been nothing short of sheer exasperation. Needless to say, Sam and the boys have borne the brunt of it and they bore it,  oh so gracefully.

I have quite a few exciting news to share with you’ll but today, I’ll share a few pictures of my order.

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With all these cards, packaging, etc  ~ the studio is just going to burst from every nook and corner ! There are so many huge piles of my craft goodies scattered all over that tiny room, that one has to jump over things at some places inorder to reach somewhere  ! Yep ~ ” all ” the organization skills went straight out the window once I got started with my projects. I know I have hours and hours of organization to get back to in that room, but all in its time ~ for now, I’ve still got a last lot to complete. But I’m going to take photos of how the studio looks now and I keep some pics of how it will look, once I have cleared up some of the mess. And I’ll post that too later on. 

For those of you who had been visiting and leaving me personal messages of  concern, hopeand inspiration, thank you ever so much.  It really made me feel so loved and thought of ~ and it feels absolutely great being back !

For now, good bye and thank you for visiting me today 🙂 and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Naush

 

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. 

http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

 

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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.

 

Birthday Cards, Birthday Cards Feminine, Birthday cards kids, Birthday Cards Masculine, Challenges

Cute Mouse Birthday Wishes

 

It was slightly difficult for me to work on what the two colors and card patterns would be. In the end, it is predominantly orange, purple and green.

The digital mouse is super cute. Just love him carrying all those presents.

The sketch is from : card patterns at :

http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2010/12/merry-christmas-sketch-96.html and the sketch is

Here is my card :

http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

 

Baby Arrivals, Challenges

Precious Child

Its been quite some time since I made one of those baby cards that I enjoy making so much so much. Probably the most important period of a woman’s life. And nothing compares to what she feels when she holds those tiny feet in her hands for the very first time. But you all know that already any ways.

So I thought a bright pink and blue in various shades would do some justice to the very cute tiny baby embellishments I have.

The super cute sketch is from : skipping Stones at :

http://skippingstonesdesign.com/ssd-057-happy-tuesday/

The sketch is

My take on this sketch :

http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

 

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Birthday Cards, Birthday Cards Feminine, Birthday cards kids, Challenges

A Pretty Pink Happy Birthday.

Lovely sketch from Mojo Monday at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2010/12/mojo-monday-171.html and here’s the sketch :

This here is my all pretty pinky card : mostly suitable for the younger girly generation. Enjoy :

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Birthday Cards, Birthday Cards Feminine, Birthday cards kids, Birthday Cards Masculine, Challenges

Mushroom Birthday Wishes.

Somehow I have always had this thing for mushrooms and strawberries. I think it is the organic design that is so attractive. Here I have kept the digi stamp of the mushroom very soft colors. In general this card could suit young and old and male or female. Even the font used is very unisex.

Hope you like the card coz I sure do.

Sketch comes from Dont Waste youR Thursday at : http://dontwasteyourthursdays.blogspot.com/2010/12/dwyt-065-sketch.html

and here’s the sketch :

This here is my card for this sketch :

Birthday Cards, Birthday Cards Feminine, Birthday cards kids, Birthday Cards Masculine

Penguin Birthday Wishes

Another lovely sketch from Sasya sketches at http://sasya-sketches.blogspot.com/2010/12/ss42.html. Here’s the sketch :

My card :