Eid Mubarak, Paper Piecing

Eid Greeting 3

And so finally, here we are at the third and final card that I designed for Eid. To know briefly about Eid, follow here.

About the card :-  Lots of elements in this one, included some border punches, two diecuts one of which is presented as a tag with the sentiment on it, brads, ribbons, and twine. The flower stamp is digital. The sentiment is by yours truly. Hope you guys like this one too.

These words below paper pieced words are arabic,  meaning:  Faith, knowledge, practise, prayer, deeds. They are a reminder of what we should hold onto to keep life simple, uncomplicated and a source of inspiration to others.

 I am entering this card in the following card challenges :-

Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you will return again. Till then, stay safe and keep having fun with creativity !

Naush

Alter Art, Altered Photo Frame, Challenges, Daughter card, Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

Amna

2 things first !!

1). How did you like the new look of the blog ?? Unfortunetly, WordPress does not have a whole lot of quirky, funky or scrapbooking related themes .. this was the closest I got. Love the faux stitch border though and the chocolate brown base color.

2). My husband is going to be operated upon on monday for complications in his remaining kidney so this may be my last post to you’ll for a week, begining Monday, hopefully, if all goes well, then we’ll be back home, and I’ll be posting more of my remaining projects here.

And this project is about : A girl child in my sons class in grade 3, has been the target of alot of indifference and verbal abuse. Sometimes, children can be cruel, they have not mastered the art of diplomacy like we adults have. They see what is real and can be candid and and sometimes very rude.  Manu says they dont talk to her, avoid her in the playground and dislike her for no “ACTUAL” reason. Having witnessed the same for Buddy and sawaabi, I know how this child must feel. There have been instances when  the teacher has  also been annoyed with her becoz she is slow.

I have been acquainted with her family. She is a pretty child, very shy, has a loud voice, speaks english with an asian accent. She yearns for acceptance and longs for someone to be a friend to her from what I hear of her from Manu.  Manu has seen how actively I was involved when his brothers were physically abused in their classes so he keeps wondering and asking me, why I wont do anything for this child.  Manu has been complaining about the treatment met out to her for nearly 6-7 months now.

I wish I could explain that these things are not as simple as this little chap of mine, thinks. They are so complicated. I really wish to help this little girl and I even briefly bought this to the notice of the child’s mother on sports day. Perhaps not as firmly as I should.

Ofcourse Manu, being how he is, has started paying more attention to her, and even baits his classmates to be nice to her, if he shares his lunch with them !

Before the holidays started, we made a pretty little frame for her. It read her name, and the digi stamp by Nikki, Melonheadz was the focus image of a cute little girl angel. (Does’nt she just make amazing digi stamps ???!) I maintained a very spring like feel to this frame so she could keep it for all the seasons.  A large diecut flower with a bright yellow button in the center and a couple of blue glittery butterlfies. Her name on some tags with polka dotted ribbons tied to it. And another lovely digi image of this really awesome sentiment saying “You are Special”

I stuck a note for her from me, telling her how “I” was so proud of her class achievements. We didnt want to address it from Manu, lest they misunderstand.

She was beside herself with joy. Manu was so glad and she kept showing everyone what Eman’s Mom had sent for her. Only problem now, is that He is being cornered for another few more frames for other friends !! Kids, I tell you !!!!! The biggest negotiators on earth !!

Tell me, how do you handle such a situation ? Talk to the parents ? Parents say she does not express herself easily ! Talk to teacher ? He’s going to wonder where ‘ I ‘  fit in the picture ?? Its difficult for me to sit back and do nothing. All children are different. Heck, I have three boys and each reacts in a different manner to a given situation. What do I do ? What would you suggest ?

Here is the picture frame, which is actually a recycled cardboard desk calender frame from 2 years back. Didnt want to dump it coz it never ever got used even when it had the calender stuck to it. Looks as good as new.

Here is that little gift that made the day of a little girl.

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These are some of the challenges, I’d like to enter this frame in :

  • Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  • Crazy Challenge2E – Just Add Flowers
  • Kaboodle Doodles1E, C10 – Lets get girly
  • Make it Monday – Anything goes
  • Paper Playtime2W – Anything Goes
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show… – anything but a card!
  • Stamping Scrapping Central 2W, 1E – Sparkle
  • Squigglefly – “They’re only words”
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar1E – Tons Of Texture
  • Clear It Out! – 2W –  2nd W – Flowers, Flowers & more Flowers
  • Going Grey With Scrap-Creations2E – Pick 3: Ribbons, Flowers, Button.
  • Paper Take Weekly – Anything Goes + Optional – Something New 
  • The Stamping Boutique – 2W, 2E, SIO – 2nd W – Hand Made Flowers 
  • Tuesday Throwdown – Spring
  • Anita Be Stampin’ – SIO – Colour*
  • ABC Challenge – C5 – R is for Ribbon
  • Flutterby Wednesdays1E, must include butterfly, fairy or angel – open challenge
  • Freshly Brewed – 5E, SIO, M – flowers
  • Aud Sentiments Challenge – 2W –  A sentiment/card for a child.
  • Crafty Purple Frog – 2W, SIO – 2nd W -Anything but Square.
  • Do You Stack Up? – 3E, SIO – Follow the yellow brick road (use lots of yellow).
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge – 2E – Spring has sprung.
  • Paper Play2E –  Critters galore.
  • CASE Study Challenge – CASE the sample card*.
  • Card Makin’ Mamas – 2W, 2E – embellish it.
  • Fashionista Friday – Spring.
  • Fussy and Fancy2W – Card for a child.
  • Mami Doodles – 2W, SIO, JFF – Use a punch or die cut.
  • Stamp Something – Something sassy or with circles or with sassy circles.
  • Stampin With The Dragon 2W – Spring Cleaning.
  • 2 Sisters – Spring
  • Allsorts1E – Anything but a Square
  • Card Creations & More By C – 2W, 1E –  Spring related – till 16th April
  • Crafty Calendar – M, 1E – April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
  • Shannon’s Sentiments  – SIO – Include an Animal
  • Stamping Vacation – M – Special Things About April
  • Wiff of Joy ~ Anything but square
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    Dear friends, I do hope you keep visiting me and perhaps leaving me a line or a note to tell me how you find my works. It really has such a healing effect.

    Kindly make a prayer for my darling husband who has endured so much thru out last year with his kidney cancer. He is my answered prayer ! He is such a blessing in all our lives. Please pray for him.

    With that note, I bid farewell.

    Much love,

    Naush

    Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Mother, Proud of You, Teacher Cards

    No One Like You.

    When I began with the concept of this card, it was really supposed to be something for a friend, perhaps could be used for valentines or just a special reminder to a good friend, neighbour, classmate … but turns out, it could also stand for a mother/daughter card too.

    The elephant image is digital stamp and Ohhhh I just love those two cuties, arent they adorable ??  Ofcourse the pattern papers are from my new “guilt trip” buys. There’s some lace sticker, a cutie tag and a few fabric flowers with buttons over them. Doesnt green and pink, just appeal to the eye ? I found them so attractive but not ideal for the male cards. I made a deliberate effort at placing a black and white ribbon dividing the background papers. Just wanted to experiment the look ! 

    This card enters several challenges which I have mentioned just after the picture slideshow.

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    And here’s the fabulous challenges, this card enters :

    Sketch qualifies for both sketch challenges this week !

     

    Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. & 
     http://krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-challenge-62.html
    Belli Challenge   P for pink.
    Color Throwdown  green beige pink
    http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/         animal magic 
    Fresh Brewed                 love or valentines theme.
    My Grafico                           anthing goes
    Penny’s Challenges         anything goes
    Southern Girls              totally loved up
    The Pixie Cottage          sketch or who do you love ?
    http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com/           candy pictures !
    AiFactory                         anything goes
    Cute Card Thursday           1,2,3 ( 1 tag, 2 patterned paper, 3 flowers )
    Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
    http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/                     anything goes
    Pixie Dust                   buttons
    http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ flowers
    If the shoe fits…             friendship
    Inky Impressions Challenges   ribbon
    Paper Cutz                  anything goes
    Stamp Something                     Cute something
    Basic Grey     flower power
    High Hopes challenge       ~ anything goes
    Secret Crafter      2 peeps in image
    Creatalicious Challenge (15th)                         ribbon and love
    the beary Sweet   celebrate friendship or love
    http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/            ribbon and lace
    Creatalicious challenge          love theme & ribbon
    http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots/dots
    Challenges, Get Well soon ~ Card

    Get well soon with flowers.

    The sketch is so simple yet you can actually put in an entire drama stage with the only two images there. Its really very versatile.

    I decided to use the image of ‘get well soon’ with a very pastel pink and purple. I meant to use some cheerful colored flowers and a few shimmering butterflies, but then the flowerpot idea just sprung up and voila !

    The  and This sketch comes from :

     http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2011/01/reader-ideas-week-of-122011.html

    My cards :

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    And here is the sketch that I followed :

    Challenges, Love messages ~ cards

    Love Message 1~my heart led me to you.

    This card enters two sketch challenges :

    1)  From Lucy’s at Hedgehogs and lady birds. She’s hosting a challenge each day and I think What I really liked most is the simplicity of the sketch and the message it spoke of . http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/2010/12/sketch-week-day-1.html

    2) Shirley at Friday Mashup would like to see some valentine themed cards with Colors in red/pinkor peachish/blue/pastel yellow.

    http://fridaymashup.blogspot.com/2010/12/mashup-25-sweet-on-hearts.html

    So here’s my take :

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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    here’s the sketch :

    Microsoft Word - Sketches

    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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