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

    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,



    1. Hi, Naush! I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s illness. I’ll keep him and your family in my prayers. I’m also sorry to hear that bullying is apparently a problem in Dubai just like it is here in America. It has become a very big problem with some children resorting to suicide because of the harsh treatment they receive from their schoolmates. It’s so nice to hear that your son is doing all he can to defend this little girl, Amna. It shows what a wonderful mom you are and he will grow up treating other people with kindness and respect, something the world needs more of. I do like the new blog and hope that your husband recovers quickly so you can get back to your crafting and your online friends.


    2. Hello Naush

      I sincerely hope you husband’s recovery is swift.

      You are such a lovely lady to care about the plight of this poor child. How kind of you to make this special gift for her.

      The frame is so beautiful, she will treasure it always no doubt.

      Thank you for sharing over at make It Monday this week.

      Michelle 🙂

    3. Oh my, this is so special! I’m sure she will love it. thanks for playing in Squigglefly’s challenge! I hope you will play again!

    4. Your blog looks great.
      I hope your husbands surgery goes well and you are back to crafting and blogging soon.
      And I love your card! Beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing it with us at Clear It Out.

    5. Naush,
      I’m so sorry to hear about your husband, and will have your family in my prayers (as always 🙂 ). Your sons are so blessed to have you as an example, and to learn the way to treat others! You are awesome.
      I love the frame you made for sweet little Amna. How fun that she loves it so much. Thank you for letting me play a tiny part in it. Good luck on keeping up with your orders for more…lol.
      Keep me posted on how you’re doing! I’ve missed you!
      xox and loves,

      PS, the new blog looks great!

    6. Aww…This is such a cute card! great image and lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at The ABC CChallenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine/sari

    7. Such a beautiful and thoughtful gift.It’s difficult as a Mother to stand back and see any child go through this but heartbreaking as it is it’s really down to her parents to deal with.Maybe you could try talking to her Mother again.It’s lovely that your son has befriended her is encouraging his classmates to do likewise. Hope the operation goes well too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion 😀
      Lisa x

    8. Sweet card and kind to take notice of her. She’ll love her card. Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.

    9. Will keep everything crossed for your husband!!

      I hope everything goes well at school for the little girl children can be so cruel!! No wonder she loved her frame its adorable and so special!!

      Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

    10. Big hugs! Hope all goes well with your husband. Your frame is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

    11. A lovely card, the flower and image are fab
      Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
      Hugz Fleur xXx

    12. What a pretty frame. I think that was very sweet of you to make it for that little girl. Thank yoy for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! 🙂

    13. What a beautiful creation!! I just love the frame and your colors. Sweet little girl image.

      I am praying for your husband as well as your family. I am so sorry that your husband and family are fighting this dreadful disease!

    14. Such a kind gift for what sounds like a deserving child 🙂 The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week – Thank you!

    15. Oh wow!! This is such a gorgeous project!! Love your images, flowers and colors!! The sentiment circle is lovely too!! 🙂 Thanks so much for joining our Squigglefly “They’re Only Words” challenge…hope you’ll play again!! Smiles, Vicki

    16. What an amazing story behind your card. You are such a great person. Thanks so much for sharing and for joining TSB challenge!

    17. The card is absolutely lovely. So is your and your son’s support for this child going though a very had time. Good thoughts for your husband full recovery. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

    18. What a lovely gift you have made for that little girl. You must be proud of your son for helping and seeing that the girl is in need of some help. Its hard to know whats right but i am with you that its hard to sit and watch!
      I hope your husband has a quick and comfortable recovery.
      I have kidney disease and have lost one kidney also so i can underdstand the worry you must be under. Fingers crossed all goes well!

      Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!

      Lynne x

    19. Very sweet card….will keep your hubby in my prayers, too.

      Thank you for visiting my blog and I’m glad you are enjoying the freebies.

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