Alter Art, Altered Wall hanging, Challenges, Mother, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce.

Not for wimps !

Hi friends, How was the week end ? Hope everyone is enjoying the summers. I loved this weekend. After what seems like ages, we went to movies and saw Transformers. I really dig GM cars and I love how the entire transformaion process happens to the cars in the movie but the graphics and stunts in this transformers was simply “OUTSTANDING”

The boys enjoyed a good many hours at the Dubai Ski. They have a new super pass for dhs 200 each child, that entitles them to four of the more adventurous rides in addition to the regular snow park. I loved watching the boys going crazy in the snow when the temperature outside was 45 C ~ Yukh to that.

  • Boys are amazing  ~ they never tire ~ first they talk about whats going to happen in the movie endlessly, BEFORE we see the movie.
  • Then they talk hours together about how the action scenes took place, how the helicopters fell, optimus prime, the kid etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc …… if you were actually counting those etcs then you know how annoying it can be when they go on and on and on …..
  • The weird thing is …. while the movie was on ….. Their 3D glasses were glued to them and their heads in just one direction for the whole 2 hours !!! Not a word out of them !!  ~~~~ While mom kept going,” wow”, “awesome”, “did you see that ???”  “Holy moly, now whos going to save them”, “Oh fish, his arms gone …… ”  Writing this right now, I know, they must feel the same way about me while they were excietedly watching the movie. Ok, I get it, Role reversals right ?? Ok Ok, I got it. I talk when they watch, they talk when I watch them !

Ok so lets get into what I have gotta share with you today ~~~~

This here, is a relatively simple plaque on foam board, with a simple message and two different period Moms. The office going/shopping away, confident mom dressed in bright summery colors while the other happy- at- home, super efficient homemaker, sewing away with all her worldly wisdom. Both with equally difficult and demanding jobs. Cooking, kids, office, deadlines etc. Not an easy task by any measure. Hence I really took to this sentiment.

Buttons for the homemaker and brads for the Career mom. Both the digistamps are from my friend Nikki from Melon Headz. Please remember to drop over at her site to pick some out-of-the-world free digital stamps.  The sentiment on the die cut  is also digital stamp, however, unfortunetly, I dont recall, whom does it belong to.

Love the check base DP ~ love the colors used in this project ~ truly timeless. The ribbon is satin.

 Here is the wall hanging.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I am linking this plaque to the following challenges and linking parties :

Saturday
My Scrappy Gifts – Scrappy Saturdays
Sunday
Alter Art, Altered Wall hanging, Makeovers, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Teacher Cards, Trash to Treasure

Baker’s Delight ~ Wall Hanging.

Hello Friends, Your going to see me more often this following week, coz I have heaps of projects up my sleeves for you. This one being one of my favorites coz it is functional and recycled !!

There is this one particular teacher in Sawaab’s school who is excellent at baking and is even generous with sharing some of her deliciously delicate creations with the kids, much to their delight. I wanted to thank her in some form, with a handmade gift ~ ofcourse you can call it a “oh- too- late-a- bribe” !! lol.

Jokes apart, I had once seen this plaque somewhere on the internet which had the words Eat, Bake and Love on it. I decided to make something similar. Only problem was that I had forgotten how it looked except that the words seemed really unusual at that time. Well heres what I came up with.

For the first time I have used lace since it is so popular these days and in my own opinion, lace, has somehow always been synonymous with purity, grace and femininism for me. I feel it gives the project alot of finesse and adds a vintage touch to it. Ofcourse I will try to experiment more with it in my forthcoming projects. But heres a question for you, why do you use lace in your projects ?

For those of you who are wondering what the plaque/white board is … … Please follow this link, for the interesting story 🙂 In short, this white soft board is recycled from a building construction site !!!

I am using my favorite colors of pastel pink and purple (blue not being my favorite) and how I am enjoying coloring with my newly bought copics !! Man !! They are just awesome. I find myself asking “what did I do before them ??” I mean the colors just smoothen out themselves. Hey and talking of which, does anyone know which company used that tag line for their product ???? Any guesses ????? ( “what did we do before them ??)

  There are three main DP, several ribbons coordinated, these gorgeous aquamarine flowers and the blue paper is embossed lightly. I love cupcakes and have really enjoyed coloring these digi stamps in rich delicious copics. Although I wish I could’ave but I have’nt driven myself insane adding heaps of embellishments here. Just a few { like the metallic cherry with the tiny ribbon tied  } while keeping the focus on the sentiment. Ok, So I wont write more about the project and let you enjoy the slide.

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

And now for the list of lovely challenges this plaque will enter :

 thursday

Liking parties :
 
 the Rubber Cafe – 1E, SIO – Make a gift.
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 :

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

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 Doorhanger, Altered Wall hanging, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

Teddy Love ~ Wall hanging.

Hello Ladies. And how have we been today? Well, I think by now, most regions of the world have gotten a glimpse of spring already, isnt it ? Well, going by how and whats going on with the world climate these days, just enjoy the Spring as best. Picnics, bbqs and lots of outdoorish stuff. In this part of the world, we are dreading summer which is already knocking on our doors.

Anyways, enough of the weather report !! So gladly, this will be the last project of the Trash to Wall hanging series for this month. This little wall hanging was made with a distressed young friend in mind.  Very simple message about sharing some affection and assurance to someone. The little lad with the teddy is a digi stamp, while there is a fabric teddy also, paper pieced next to the swing. 3 pretty green flowers with 3 brads, and 3 polka dotted ribbons embellish the project. The base is pale pink DP, embossed with tiny flowers. The sentiment is also digi stamp.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

And now, lets see, where this little plaque or wallhanging is going to compete in :

  • Crafts and Me – anything goes
  • Creative Card Crew – for a child
  • For Fun Challenges – 3E, C10 – flowers plus sentiment
  • Freshly Brewed – 5E, SIO – 2 or more embellishments
  • Paper PrettiesSIO -Spring
  • Crafty Creations –  in stitches (the teddy and the balloon)
  • Scrapbook Sisters – anything goes
  • Colour Create2W, 1E –  Pastels
  • Crafty Purple Frog – 2W, SIO – 2nd W -Green 
  • Delightful Challenges1E, SIO – Pastels and Ribbons 
  • Do You Stack Up? – 3E, SIO – Sparkles and bling bling 
  • Little Miss Muffet Challenges – 2W, 1E, SIO – 2nd W -Brads, Gems or Pearls 
  • Meljens DesignsSIO – Punches
  • Paper Crafting Journey2W, 1E – 2nd W – Use a Digi – Optional Up In The Air Theme 
  • Paper Play2E –  Distressing
  • The Rubber Cafe – SIO – Embossing
  • Southern Girls2W, 1E – Add An Animal
  • Stamp InsanitySIO – Punch It Out
  • Alphabet Challenge – 1E, JFF – “U” is for anything that goes Up in the air (balloon in teddy’s hands)
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge – 2W, 2E, SIO, must use a digi – back to nature
  • Card Makin’ Mamas – 2W, 2E – animals
  • Delicious Doodles3E, SIO – floral fantasy/loads of flowers
  • Fabulous Friday – reuse or repurpose things you already have around the house
  • Fairy Fun Fridays – 2W, SIO – Spring-themed
  • Fairy Knoll – 2E, SIO – happy!
  • Fairy Tale2W, 2E – green & pink
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – 2W, 1E, SIO – dots
  • Mami Doodles – 2W, SIO, JFF – celebrate Spring
  • Phindy’s Place3E, SIO – all about animals
  • Sew Many Cards – SIO – Spring fling
  • Simply Create – 2W – do it yourself
  • Stamp Something – something Spring
  • Stampin With The Dragon 2W – bring on Spring
  • Tellen’s Place – 1E, SIO – texture
  • Totally Papercrafts – cuddly & cute
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers2W, SIO – Spring
  • A Gem of a Challenge2W – 2nd W -Anything But Square 
  • Crafty Calendar – M, 1E – Love 
  • Crafty Emma – Die Cut Crazy
  • Little Claire’s  – 2W, 3E, SIO – 2nd W – Pink & Green
  • Our Daily Bread Designs – 1E, SIO – Frame It 
  • Wee memories –  Anything Goes 
  • Crazy Challenge2E – Sweet Teens
  • Creative Craft Friends2W – Spring
  • Make it Monday – Anything goes
  • Ooh La La Creations2W, SIO – Mother’s Day/Special Friend
  • Paper Playtime2W – Anything Goes
  • Stamp with Fun – Spring
  • Stamps R Us2W, 2E – Spring
  • Creative Inspirations Paint1E – Flowers
  • Pile It On – Cute
  • Sparkles Forum 2W – Springtime
  • Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Paper Piecing
  • Clear It Out! – 2W – Flowers, Flowers & more Flowers
  • Digital Tuesdayinclude a digital element –  For the Kids 
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Brown & Pink 
  • Top Tip Tuesday3E – Nature Inspired
  • Try It On Tuesday  – Alter it – Re-vamp a Frame
  • Thank you for visiting me. I hope you enjoyed my little creation and my little blog home. Please feel free to pop over again. Good bye 🙂

     

    Alter Art, Altered Doorhanger, Altered Wall hanging, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

    Disturbed Wall Hanging !

    Wacky title for a post, eh ? But dont worry, its still me and its still, yet another wall hanging from the Trash to Wallhanging series. Yes, there are many more coming up 🙂

    The sentiment is a funny and serious one at the same time, so I focused on the sentiment alone. I wanted to give it a male look thus I have not added any embellishments.  The DIGI stamp image is enhanced by the fabulous textures of both the handmade papers which are embossed. Have used a twine to tie up giving a very rough look.

    This slideshow requires JavaScript.

    These are the challenges this wall hanging enters.

  • Tuesday Throwdown – Anything But A Card 
  • Crafts and Me – anything goes
  • Scrapbook Sisters – anything goes
  • Creative Card Crew – no stamps
  • Sisterhood of Crafters2W, 3E – masculine
  • Stampavie and MoreJFF – masculine
  • Meljens DesignsSIO – Punches 
  • The Rubber Cafe – SIO – Embossing
  • Stamp InsanitySIO – Punch It Out
  • Fabulous Friday – reuse or repurpose things you already have around the house
  • Simply Create – 2W – do it yourself
  • Tellen’s Place – 1E, SIO – texture
  • Off the Wall Craftiness – 3E, SIO – picture/colour inspiration*
  • Pals Paper Arts – Embossing
  • The Rubber Cafe – SIO – Embossing
  • Crafty Purple Frog – 2W, SIO – 2nd W -Green 
  • Paper Play2E –  Distressing
  • Stampin’ B’sJFF – Masculine Card 
  • Stamp Man2W, 1E/craft type – anything Tim
  • A Gem of a Challenge2W – 2nd W -Anything But Square 
  • Our Daily Bread Designs – 1E, SIO – Frame It 
  • Wee memories –  Anything Goes 
  • Gingerloft2W – Die Cuts or Punches
  • Cards For Men2W, must be masculine – Embossing
  • Make it Monday – Anything goes
  • Paper Playtime2W – Anything Goes
  • The Outlawz Sentiment – favourite image, colour or sentiment
  • There She Goes – No markers to be used
  • Woodware USA2E – clean and simple
  • Craft Couture

     linkingpartybadge copy

    Keeping It Simple

    Alrightio ladies. Thats all for today. I hope you liked what you saw and perhaps even got alittle inspiration from my petite creation. Do come back again. Till then. Goodbye.

     

    Altered Wall hanging, Makeovers, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Trash to Treasure

    Ms Fashionista ~ Wall hanging.

    I’m going to turn 40 this July but I am still a real sucker for anything girly, swirly, flowery, blingy and just plainly “pink”. I know, by now, I should start telling myself to grow up and grow up  old gracefully but nah, I think, I wanna hang onto this very flirty bright colored feeling. Its so cheerful and probably comes naturally to women anyways.

    This wall hanging is also a part of the Trash to Wall hanging series. I know your wondering, how many more have I stamped out !! Answer : MANY. lol  To get the full story of what the base of this frame is and how I procured it. Please visit here.

    This plaque/wall hanging carries true spring colors ! Aquamarine base, green, pink,and yellow colors. The dress is a glorious digi stamp !! Oh my !! When will I ever be able to fit into something like that ?? Ah Like Never !!!! 😦  The three fabric purses are one of my favorites too with the tiny flower brads  embellished over them. I have had this tiger print ribbon stacked somewhere in the draw for  like forever and never created such a bold card/creation which called for it. I think, its looking awesome against the blue backdrop. You would think, so many colors just dont fit together in the color wheel and yet somehow, when you piece them, they just tie in beautifully.

    One thing I realized is that I have totally gone addicted to destressing any and all my projects. Its fun, it leaves a lovely look and feel to the projects and I think, It also helps kill the empty look of a border.

    Incase you havent noticed, there is this really cute butterfly charm tied to the ribbon. Ofcourse the highlight is the sentiment. Such a dashing and bold statement. Love it completely.  

    This slideshow requires JavaScript.

    Here are the challenges, I am entering this wall hanging for :

  • Crafts and Me – anything goes
  • Creative Belli2W – “C” embellishments {Butterfly charm}
  • Flutterby Wednesdays1E, must include butterfly, fairy or angel – open
  • For Fun Challenges – 3E, C10, JFF – flowers plus sentiment
  • Freshly Brewed – 5E, SIO – 2 or more embellishments
  • Claudia & Co2W, 1E – Use at least three – Butter/Yellow, Rose/Pale Red, Pale Green, Lavender.
  • Little Red Wagon – butterflies
  • Simon Says Stamp – Mother’s Day/girlie
  • High Hopes Stamps – 2W, SIO – Use Fabric 
  • My Time To CraftC3, JFF – Ladies Day
  • Paper Take Weekly – It’s a Mom thing, or Just Be Girly
  • Tuesday Throwdown – Anything But A Card 
  • Creative Craft Friends2W – Spring
  • Die Cut Dreams – 2W – Mother’s Day or Special Friend
  • Kaboodle Doodles1E, C10 – Yellow, Blue, Pink and Green
  • Tuesday Taggers ~ 1 or 3 inches (3inches is the die of the dress)
  • http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/
  • Karens Doodles1E, SIO – 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 brads/gems
  • Make it Monday – Anything goes
  • Ooh La La Creations2W, SIO – Mother’s Day/Special Friend
  • Shabby Tea Room – 2W – Bingo*
  • Brads, flowers, ribbon
  • Card Cupids – Spring Inspired
  • Crafty PadSIO – Use a Digi
  • Sentimental Sundays – must include a Sentiment – Sentimtent as main focus
  • Craft Your Days Away  – 2W –  For Mom or a Special Lady 
  • Little Claire’s  – 2W, 3E, SIO – Pink & Green
  • Our Creative Corner –  Don’t Throw That Away 
  • Secret Crafter – Anything But a Card 
  • Sugar Creek Hollow  – 3E, SIO – Anything Goes 
  • Delicious Doodles3E, SIO – dimensional project
  • Fairy Tale2W, 2E – green & pink
  • Fashionista Friday – aquamarine
  • Paper Cutz – your choice
  • Stamp Man2W, 1E/craft type – Mother’s Day/floral
  • The Outlawz Copic Challenge1E, must use Copic/Promarkers – Mother’s Day / Spring
  • AiFactory1E, SIO – Things with Wings 
  • Crafty Purple Frog – 2W, SIO – Green 
  • Delightful Challenges1E, SIO – Show us some Green
  • Paper Crafting Journey2W, 1E – Use a Digi – Optional Up In The Air Theme 
  • Pixie Dust Studio – SIO – Go Green
  • Southern Girls2W, 1E – 2nd W – add an animal
  • Stamping VacationM – Nestabilities – runs till April 17th 
  • Stamping Vacation ~ Dress Up.
  • Wild Orchid  ~ Diecuts
  • Simply Create Alford candy – using below colors.
  • [linkingpartybadge copy[5].jpg]

    Thats it for now. For all of you, who are going to be graced by the beautiful and colorful, spring. Have a fantastic time enjoying this precious time. And for those of you who are still stuck in the snow, like my cousins in Canada, please remember to still be thankful that your blessed with snow and not a tsunami. Please keep the people of Japan in your prayers and lets hope for the best for them.

    Alter Art, Makeovers, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., Something inbetween, Trash to Treasure

    Wall hanging

    Like in most of my projects, there is always some element of recycled material used. This entire wall hanging is made of recycled stuff. Plenty of tiny bits lying in my stash and the cardboard itself, is recycled from cereal box. See that wide smile on your teachers face when he/she receives something like this 🙂

    This slideshow requires JavaScript.