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

Plenty o hearts to go around.

Hello friends,

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

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

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

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Sharing this card in the following challenges :-

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

Kind regards,

Naush

Birthday Cards, Birthday Cards Feminine, Challenges

I’m back with 3 cupcakes.

Hello friends !!! How have you all been ?

How I have missed all the fun of card challenges and my blog home  !!!

To all the moms out there, who are new mums, expecting moms and those whos nests are now empty and to those who are presently enjoying the many bliss and drama of being a MOM ~ A very happy Mothers day to you. May your loved ones always stand by you, reciprocate your affection and support you.

Its been alittle more than a month since my last post. Thank you to all those of you who prayed so earnestly for my hubby to recover from his surgery. Well, I have really good news. He is improving with each new day.

I suppose somewhere inbetween tending him,the boys and a large effort in trying to reorganize a couple of rooms in my home,  I had really lost my mojo to create anything. So I just let slumber and laziness get the better off me instead of using my night time (thats the time when I generally create) more constructively. But I had been visiting all my regular friends at their blogs and am so glad that we have been in touch.

Right, so as always, when I’m inspired ~ I tend to shut the door on everything outside my craft studio and let loose the creative bull in me !! And so It was yesterday that finally I broke the spell ~ Churned out 4 reasonably decent cards ! And heres the first one.

Unlike most of you, I dont decide what theme I want to use, I just focus on the sketch and the pattern paper and let the rest follow. So too, I wanted to experiment with this cord wrapping technique that I had seen some time back. I think, it looks good and simple. The super cute cupcake image is a digi stamp by Nikki from Melon Headz. Amazingly cute designs ! The circular sentiment is also a digi stamp.

Love the pink polka dot DP. These cute ceramic flowers in bright cheerful colors adorn the cord.

Voila ! I hope you like this card ! Just one question though, do you think this card could be given to a male friend/relative etc ? I mean, I think, the only real feminine element is the flowers but I feel this card can be presented for males as well. Your say ladies !

  

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I would like to enter this card in the following card challenges :

 

🙂 Thank you for popping over and leaving some love in your comments.

Regards

Naush

Challenges, Easel Card, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards, Shaped Cards

Sweetie & Style.

Hi there peeps ! How have you’ll been ?

So anyways, I am back from my temporary hibernation. And what a lovely weekend so far ! So constructive and creative. Last night, I felt like a factory !! I churned out a good “FIVE” cards. Nearly four out of them are basically female themed. Lots of pinks, reds and blues … plenty of glitter and glamour too.

The first card in this glamour series is “Your a real sweetie” Ideal for girls or guys to pop this over  to one of their friends !! I feel I have given this card a very flirty feel, with the image, sentiment and the loud dash of colors !

Again, this is my second attempt at the easel card. And I think, I am getting the hang of it. I tried a few variations like using the border punch and letting the two large flowers on either side of the sentiment act as a back up to the actual “stopper”.

One thing I learnt from this card is if you use thick embossed paper for any of the nesties, then you can actually get a embossed inner circle/oval shape in addition to the oval cut as well. Notice the gorgeous red oval embossed paper in close up, that texture is just awesome. Both pattern papers used in this card are handmade papers.

Lots of glamour, glitter and color here. Hope you like it.

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This card enters several challenges.

     

  • Sukkersott
  • Wild Orchid Challenge
  • catch the bug challenge
  • Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Girlie
  • little Claires ~ Anything goes
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge – (3E) – photo inspiration (see above)
  • Alphabet Challenge – (1E, JFF) – “O” is for orange
  • 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
  • Paper Cutz – ladybugs, bees or butterflies
  • Mami Doodles – (2W, SIO, JFF) – flower card
  • Off the Wall Craftiness – (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration (see below)
  • Stamp Something – something for your Valentine
  • Stampin For The Weekend – (2W, 1E) – Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) – anything goes
  • Winter Wonderland – (1E/craft type) – to the one I love
  • AiFactory – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/Love
  • C.R.A.F.T. – Valentine’s
  • Crafty Purple Frog – (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Delightful Challenges – (SIO) – get punchy/use punches or die cuts
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge – (2E) – love is in the air / red, white, pink
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – clean & simple Valentine card
  • Pixie Dust Studio – (SIO) – be my Valentine
  • Rainbow Lady’s – it’s all about love
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – pink, red, white
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) – scallops galore
  • Stamp-N-Doodle – (SIO) – red and/or pink, white plus 1 other colour
  • Creative Card Crew – for a loved one
  • Fab ‘n’ Funky – tempting texture/use texture
  • Paper Pretties – inspired by Valentine’s Day colours but doesn’t have to be V-Day card
  • Scrapbook Sisters – my Valentine
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • Claudia & Co – (1E) – COLOUR (pink, blue, brown)
  • Tiddly Inks – (SIR) – love is in the air
  • Digital Tuesday – (must use digi) – from the heart/Valentines
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Valentine
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Lots of Love
  • Critter Sketch – Critters
  • Cupcake Craft – Seeing red
  • Incy Wincy Designs – Love
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Ribbon
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – For someone special
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – be my valentine
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show… – Some Embossing
  • Stamp with Fun – Love
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Valentines
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – Love/Valentines
  • Crafty Hos’ – Love
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Love is in the air
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon – (2W) RIBBON and Pink, Red & White
  • Paper Play – Stamp It Out
  • Paper Playtime– Anything Goes
  • Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes + Flowers
  • Craft us Crazy – Anything Goes
  • Stamping with the Dragon – Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes Challenge – Butterflies
  • Digi Stamps4Joy – Flowers
  • Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Spring Flowers
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – In love with valentines
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar –  show some love
  • Now that I am done with linking these super fantastic challenges.  I guess I realize this list has really gone a whole lot looooong !! I think, I was lucky enough to make a card with a romantic feel to it  and coincidently, alot of challenges are asking for valentines or love based cards !! Wooopie  for me 🙂

    Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards, Shaped Cards

    Purse Card

    This was my first attempt at creating a purse card. I just wish I would wisen up someday. If only I would have taken a template or measurements from somewhere .. but you know, when your just bubbling with inspiration at the craft desk, you dont want to run back to the computer and surf for some templates, it just kinda acts like a wet blanket. So I just improvised and used my own measurements. In the end, it turned out “not too bad”. I will surely want to try it out again, but differently and make a couple of more changes too. For now, this is my first purse card.

    I focused more on getting the design right so less emphasis is made on the embellishments and stamping etc.

    I’ll let you be the judge for this card.

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

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    This card was not inspired by any one purse card challenge as such, so it really does not fit anyone particular sketch challenge but there are some random challenges, that it will enter. Luckily for me, due to the valentine season, nearing us, alot of challenges are either asking for the use of a valentines theme, hearts or an I{heart}U.   🙂

  • Creative Cottage – (2W) – just words (no images)
  • Creative Craft World – (2W) – love
  • I Love Promarkers – anything goes
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty – (2W) – hearts a flutter
  • Simon Says Stamp – love is in the air
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – (2W, 3E) – anything goes
  • Penny Black at Allsorts – (M, 3E, SIR) – say it with flowers
  • Claudia & Co – (1E) – unique fold
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – bag or box
  • Flourishes – Valentine
  • Fun With ATC’s (2W, 1E, must be ATC) – hearts
  • Stamping Vacation – (M) – pick 3  ~I have chosen:  Heart, border punch and the word “LOVE”
  • Top Tip Tuesday – (3E) – anything girlie
  • Tuesday Taggers – feel the lurve
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • Die Cut Dreams (2W) – Lots of hearts but no sentiment
  • KB Cute monday – Use Hearts
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Valentines
  • Magical Mondays (2W) – Flowers
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – 3 of a kind
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show… – Some Love
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Valentines
  • CD Sunday (JFF) -Love is in the air
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad – Be my valentine
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Inspirations Paint (1E) – Love
  • Paper Sundaes (3E) – Valentines
  • Pile It On -Punch (border punch as well as circle punch in the purse.)
  • 2 Sisters – Girls just wanna have fun
  • Craft Your Days Away (2W) – Love
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – New Beginnings
  • Crafty Emma – Bold & Bright
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) -Ribbon and Lace
  • Marks Finest Papers – Valentine Card
  • Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – get punchy
  • Die Kreativen ~ Shape cards
  • Wild Orchid ~ Love is
  • Cute Daisy ~ any shape but square
  • Paper take weekly ~ anything goes + flowers
  • Party time tuesdays ~ Valentines with cupcake
  • Shellys Images ~ Love
  • Lili of the Valley ~ Romance
  • Challenges, Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Thank you card

    Blessings & a light house .. .. ..

    Hello Ladies .. I am still continuing with the fourth card from my “Mojo Jolt” series. I am quite certain, I get possessed certain days of the week and the result of which are all these bits and pieces on these fabulous papers !

    Getting back with the lighthouse card, well, some cards just have a way of getting transformed themselves.  I feel most of the time, it is the pattern paper and the sketch that should get all the credit. This card is close to me becoz it has such a quiet charm and appeal.. The pattern paper is again from my GUILT TRIP.  The sketch is gorgeous and I have made a few alterations to house the ribbons here. 

    If you have read any of my previous posts, then you know, that I have a ‘thing’ for simplistic and clean looks. ( in terms of card making )

    Love this digi image and have used it earlier too. But it is just so versatile. It conveys a very strong image and can carry just about any sentiment with it. I have chosen “Count my blessings” on a tag. Since I love having tags somewhere/anywhere. I have used the eyelet to attach the tag to the diamond shaped image so actually, it can move around, upwards and downwards.

    Three tiny buttons with three ribbons. What is it with ribbons and buttons !! I am playing with reds and pinks for the first time and I was apprehensive in the begining but I am very pleased with the final look. Probably becoz the pink is full of strong tight patterns.

    The list is endless when it comes to who the recipient of this card could be. To a son, father, husband,brother ….. again, it could very easily be given to ladies as well. A sentiment like this on valentines would be so so ideal and ‘real’.

    I was inspired by the sketch from http://michelleperkettstudio.blogspot.com/ and ironically I was late in linking it to them and I missed the bus 🙂 

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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  • Creative Belli (2nd week) – anything beginning with “P” pink & pattern paper.
  • Fab ‘n’ Funky – use a digi
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2nd week) – anything goes
  • Sisterhood of Crafters (2 weeks) – anything goes
  • Stampavie and More – love
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar – Valentine’s
  • Flourishes – add some hardware to your card
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd monday) – Love is in the air
  • Ooh La La Creations (1st week) – 3 of a kind
  • Lexi’s Creations (1st week) – Valentines
  • Aly’s Sunday Challenge (1st week) – For the guys
  • Paper Sundaes (3 entries) – Distressing
  • Pile It On – Love is in the air
  • Allsorts – for a male/boy
  • Challenge Up Your Life (2nd week) – clean & simple
  • Craft Your Days Away (2 weeks) – love
  • Totally Gorjuss – hot colours
  • Simply Create (2nd week) – use your punches
  • AiFactory – (2nd week) anything goes 
  • Crafty Purple Frog (2 weeks) – distressing
  • Do You Stack Up? – pattern papers
  • Ann’s Creative Nook ~ unusual image for love card.
  • http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots and dots
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    Until my next card/project.

    Be safe and pop over again. See ya !

     

     

    Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Infinity & Beyond.

    I had already completed 3 male oreinted cards before this one, so I wanted to go all out and out to flare up some dazzle and color with this card. The sentiment’s so sweet and I have used this digi stamp before too. The color scheme is Pink and purple and all the other embellishments are added to bring contrast, some sparkle and delight.

    Here it is :

    

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    The sketches this card qualifies are : 

       

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

    Monkeying Birthday Wishes

    Hello ladies. ( you mean, why not ladies and guys ??  )
    Well,  I doubt, alot of men find themselves scanning around card sites ~ its a rare “phenomenon”. I think, the majority of them  are only ” emotionally forced ” to procure a card for their partners for anniversaries or birthdays. But imagine, how religiously, the same man, made such huge efforts in sending cards (with proper sentiments and not just the “I Love you” types) and flowers and gifts and what not before marriage and in the later years , its become a thing of the past. 
     Well, I have nothing to worry about in that area, DH knows exactly which shop to buy which punches/stamps for moi  🙂  Why spend on flowers or chocolates, when a bag of copic markers can keep me happy for months and months on an end. If only they had copics here in Dubai 😦   That is right up there in my wish list. 
    Okay anyways, one thing leads to another and my reason for this post is left behind.
    I have never tried a banner card. This is a  first time for me. I dont think, I have done 100% justice to this banner, still, I feel, its not too shabby. The color theme was Blue and red. The main elements was : 3 in a row, number, banner, party/birthday card, with a monkey/animal somewhere.
    These are the criteria’s I had, and this is what I came up with.  I have used my new fiskars apron punch which I got in my GUILT TRIP,  the monkey’s are new rubber stamps too. The alphabet beads are so old but still they add a playful cheery element to any card or project whenever used. They are so so cute. A ribbon, paper lace and 3 buttons are the added other embellies here.
    So do you think, a two year old would be delighted to get this card with monkeys, banners and beads to play around with ??
    Here it is :
    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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    And here are the challenges this card will try and qualify :
    Sketch :
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    Just Magnolia ~ Sketch                  Bo Bunny blog       Waltzingmouse: sketch #31
          
           The Sweet Stop Sketch SSS92               http://skippingstonesdesign.com/
    Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog  for the bingo play, I have used punches, ribbon, embossing.
    Sunday’s with Crissy   – Ribbon Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog for distressing 

    Pairie Fairy Fridays ~ Happy Birthday
    http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/  anything goes
    Creative Inspirations Challenge  celebrate
    http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/  3 of a kind : 3 monkeys.
    http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/   anything party related
    http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/  sentiments
    Cards for Men  lets party
    Creative Stamp Friends       lotsa shapes in card
    Stamp with fun blue and brown
    Karen’s Doodles (special image) – buttons galore
    Karen’s Doodles Netherlands (special image) – card for a man/boy
    Stamps R Us (1st week, 2 entries) – Animals
    Woodware USA (1 entry) – Anything Goes
    Aly’s Sunday Challenge (1st week) – For the guys
    Anyone for Anya – use 2 images
    I Did It Creations – Card for a child
    Crafty Calendar (monthly, 1 entry) – New Beginnings
    Ellephantastic (monthly, 1 entry) – new beginnings
    Secret Crafter – it’s a couple thing (2 characters in your main image)
    Fuzzy Wuzzy (monthly) – animal, anything goes
    Mami Doodles (2nd week) – mostly blues
    Sew Many Cards – monkey business
    Stamp Something – cute somethings
    AiFactory – (2nd week) anything goes
    Charisma Cardz (3 entries) – numbers
    Delightful Challenges – celebration
    Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – anything goes
    Pixie Dust Studio – buttons
    Stampin’ B’s – use a banner
    Creative Belli (2 weeks) – beginning with “P” ~ Party ! 
    Creative Craft World (2 weeks) – Cute & Cuddly
    Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2 weeks) – anything goes
    Creative Card Crew  – new beginnings
    Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2 weeks) – Bright and Cheerful
    Cards For Men (2 weeks) – MASCULINE and Let’s Party
    Craft Your Passion – Button up
    SSDS – Anything Goes
    http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ ~ monochromatic
    http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/week-87-maleboy.html~ male card
    http://cutie-sunday.blogspot.com/  anything goes
    This list has gotten a tad bit long here !  If your still reading, thanks alot for popping over.  Hope you liked what you saw and would leave a few lines to tell me how you felt about my card.
    There are 4 more cards coming up, so see you again !