Friendship cards

Handmade Greeting cards in Dubai 9

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Some of the best friends, I have made over the years,  are from my college days.  What’s truly amazing,  is how our friendship withstood all the time lapses,  life threw at us.   Marriages, children, deaths of parents, accidents, illnesses, bankruptcies and even some, sainthood, thrown in, for added measure !!

We have been a very closely knit group of friends who have harbored our friendship, outside the realm of religious beliefs, language, upbringing and distances.  I am deeply honored to have had my favorite group of friends in SABNIK.

While I live in Dubai, the rest reside in India but not a year goes by when I am not remembered on my birthday and when I am not a part of the developments in their lives.  We may not Skype or whatsapp every other day, but there is a deep sense of satisfaction, knowing that we have eachother for guidance, support and occasionally, a kick up one’s backside 🙂 (when needed !!)

In an age, where, speed and technology has taken over our lives, I still find solace and a sense of belonging with these friends, who have stood by me, through hail and storms.

I’d like to dedicate card # 9 in the series of 14 cards – 14 days to Sabnik. My BFF’s when the term was not even coined !

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Highlights include :- Pattern paper, diecuts, acrylic stamps (quote + Chinese lanterns), twine. Naturally none of my cards are dressed up without some distressing 🙂

I am entering this card in the following challenges :-

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Handmade greeting cards in Dubai 8

Hello friends ! I’m back with my 8th card today.

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I must confess, for someone who is accustomed to posting and linking one project a week, 14 projects in 14 days is really a Challenge for me !! Designing a card is such a fun and elevating experience for me, however the post production process is rather time consuming ! ( photography, editing, posting, linking )

In Dubai, we are blessed with a daily dose of fresh and radiant sunshine even in the make-belief winters !  The sun never seems to disappear in the day time and hence, virtually no flash assistance is required in any photography for outdoor shootings.

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About today’s card :-

This is a bright and sunny card, in one of my favorite colors with some of my favorite elements ~ Mason jars !!

I love playing with mason jars in cards, don’t you ?

Highlights of this card include :- Polka dots, digital stamp (mason jar + sentiment ), 3 mason jar, 3 fabric hearts, distressing. (None of my cards are complete without being distressed)

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This card is entering the following challenges :-

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Handmade greeting cards in Dubai 5

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Hi Friends !! So glad you’re visiting me today !

This is the 5th card in the series of 14 cards in 14 days.

Some pattern paper ( DP ) just bring out the best in a card. Such is the case here. I have used sober colors hence it is an ideal masculine card.

Element included are :- 2 die cuts, DP, Lace, hearts, DS (digital stamp : Tree ), and Rubber stamp (love you) and Martha stewart border punch.

I am joining the following card challenges :-

 

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Handmade greeting cards in Dubai 2

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Hello friends. This is the second card in a series of 14.

Over the years, I feel, I (like most of you out there)  have evolved as a crafter. We all develop our own skills and feel comfortable with a particular style.

I like CAS (Clean and simple) but with more embellishments rather than layers and layers of paper. I love using ribbons and love to add metallic features. With some cards it gels well, sadly, with some, it just does not. Luckily this card turned out just how I wanted it to look.  I hope you like it too.

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I’m so glad you’re visiting me today. I hope you’ll stay a while and browse thru my other creative adventures.

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Fabulous Friend.

My last post was about the preparation involved in setting up a craft exhibition at home. Well, I’ve got 3 days more to go and I have still not even scratched off 3 things out of the 15 tasks in my list 😦   OKAY, so I’m exaggerating !! But still, I am struggling with packaging of the embellishments which is such a tedious task, seems its taken F O R E V E R inspite of having help from the boys. So like I said in my previous post, plan much in advance. Few things have materialized like the advertising, posters, mailing friends and collegues etc.

I am hoping to be able to pick the spray paint for the racks and the hooks also for the racks today. I have 3 projects on my work station, 2 wall hangings and 1 small banner. They will have to take a back seat at the moment.

The project today is a card for the “CLEAR IT OUT” card challenge blog which is hosting the theme of CAS ~ clear and simple. I have come up with an extraordinarily simple card. Strangely its really difficult for me to play with the theme of CAS. I have to resist the temptation of adding elements, embellishments or stamping more than once.

I dont know about you guys but keeping it clean and simple also means that one has to know just which paper to play with and how to keep the focus to a bare minimum which is really difficult, if you ask me.  Although I have done such cards in the past, I somehow never felt comfortable enough to post them. Lets see what response this fabulous friend gets !

Here it is :

With all thats happening right now, I am not going to link this card with alot of challenges.

Here are the very few :

Thank you for visiting me today. Have a lovely week.

Naush

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3Flower Pots for the Guest DT project.

Hello again my dear friends,

Truly, I was delighted by the turn out of such loving and concerned comments that came my way from all of you’ll for my ridiculously painful toothache episode. It really felt good to know, that I am not the only silly cow who frets and fumes over toothaches. This one being especially nasty since it was my wisdom tooth.

And guess what !!! It gives me immense pleasure to tell y’all that I have joined Clear It out challenge as guest design team member. Being a part of a team is always a special feeling for me. And to have my card featured on their challenge website is even more thrilling !!  I have designed this card with the theme in mind as per the challenge. I have used copics ie the first 4 that I bought yet !!!

I liked using the sentiment of “You are my Sunshine” for the 3 flowers potted in these cute dotted pots. Hence I have used a spotted DP too. 3 metallic butterfly charms and a ribbon knotted in the side. I hope I have done justice to the challenge. There are two different digital stamps here.The digital stamps of the flower pot is from Melon Headz.  The flower pot is repeated thrice while the sentiment is digitally stamped and die cut and layered over another larger diecut. Yes, plenty of layers in this card !

One thing I found strangely unique about this card is, that it can be gifted from a daughter/son to their mom or vice versa, or even from a husband to his wife or can be exchanged between best friends too !!

Here are the pics :

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This card is entering the following challenges :

Yes, these are quite quite a few challenges, that my card will participate it. Lets hope I win some too.

I’d like to leave you with a quote that I often turn to. This quote inspires me, reminds me and humbles me.

“You are right where you Should be”.  

Life is a journey not a destination ~ we grow, learn, change and experience our entire life ~ it will only get as beautiful or difficult in proportion to the effort, compromises and sacrifises we put into it.  

Thank you very much my dear friends for taking the time to read my posts and leaving your comments. I look forward to each comment.

Regards

Naush

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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 :

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  • 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