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

Windows

This card was made purely for the sketch which is from : Clean And Simple

www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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Naturally the challenge demands a very simplistic and a less-cluttered looking card. I really enjoyed this lovely sketch and the idea that popped to my mind, was one, I have been wanting to try out for sometime now.  I have used purple to give the card a strong base and added this handmade patterned paper.  The stamp on the tag is handstamped with a simple message and a couple of buttons to finish off the look. In my opinion, it is a “Male” oriented card. It really was over in a jiffy once I figured out what I wanted for the focal point, which is the pattern paper.  

The other challenges this card qualifies are :

  • Aly’s Sunday Challenge (2W) – For the guys
  • Corrosive Challenges  (2E) – Button it up
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Something for the boys
  • Dude Time Doodles (5th & 20th) – MASCULINE
  • Let’s Ink It Up (monthly) – NO DIGI and Anything Goes
  • Stamptacular Sunday (must stamp) – Whateva’!
  • Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
  • Crafty Emma – Bold & Bright
  • Alphabet Challenge – (1E) – “M” is for men
  • Tellen’s Place – (1E, SIO) – make it for the guys
  • AiFactory – (1E, SIO) – for the boys
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon (would buttons qualify as embellishments here ?)
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2nd week) – anything goes
  • Sisterhood of Crafters (2 weeks) – anything goes
  • Paper Players #32 – Anything Goes
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Happy birthday
  • Baby Bud (M, SIR) – Friends
  • Outlawz challenge – Clean and Simple
  • Until we meet again, ie., hopefully tomorrow 🙂

    Birthday Golfer Card !

    Wow ! Its been such a ” creatively productive”  weekend.

    On Friday I visited the Arte Fair at the Times Square and it was such a joy seeing some familiar faces and lots of handmade crafts. I will be filling you’ll with all the exciting and gorgeous craft wares in another post.

    And the other thing was that I managed to design 5 new cards.  I gathered exactly what I needed for various challenges and made a new attempt at leaving a few elements for each new sketch. So that the cards entered more challenges and got better response from all my crafting ‘sistahs’ !

    I cannot begin to tell you, how encouraging your kind comments are. I really look forward to switching on my laptop first thing after waking up to see who has what to say about one of my cards. It is such a joy and makes you want to design more creatively and experiment more.  Thank you again gals coz knowing you really mean what you say is all the support I need.

    oK, back to the Golfer Card. 

    The first card for today is naturally as the title says it all, for the golfer man. I have deliberately used only two base colors ~ Black and green. Embossed the green cardstock, made a tag, a couple of buttons and a couple of brads. Although the sentiment is rubberstamped, the golf bag is a digital stamp which has only been slightly colored.

    Cards for men is almost always an issue, colors as well as embellishments are so limited. Then again, there are fewer stamps to cater for men than women. I found a site which had a dozen good digital stamps ~ get this ~ FOR FREE !!!! Naturally I grabbed most of them. The golf bag is one of them. It is such a relief to have such ones, or else there are those with guys in cars or rollerskates or skiing or surfing. This one is a total savior !!!! I am using it for the first time. Hope you guys like it too.

     Have used the corner punches after soooo long ! And exactly as per my compulsive habit, I used it for another two cards too !!! All in all, I feel this card could make one golf fan or player very happy for his birthday. What would you say ??

    Here’s the card and following the images, I have mentioned all the challenges it qualifies.

     

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    Ok and the Challenges this card applies to are :

    Sketch : http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/2011/01/sss91-january-15-sketch-w-spin.html

    9 cards in one night !!

    Ok So I got a jump start on inspiration this Sunday !! I broke my own record of attempting to sit straight thru so many hours of a card making session. Althoug the back is alittle soar and complaining, I really had fun. Well, what can I say ??

    Its the last few days before school starts and the boys and I are back locking horns over studies issues and “THIS IS ” supposed to be the great “ME TIME” everybody is always talking about these days ! Isnt it ? Well, DH is not too pleased about it though. I sneaked out inbetween a movie time downstairs in the TV Room 😦

    Besides which there were heaps of sketches to choose from over at stamping when I can at :

    http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/search/label/Sketch%20Designs

    God, her site is so addictive, that I just got carried away !!! Such fabulous sketches and all my creative juices were having a race !

    So this is a pic of what I came up with … ofcourse, getting them all posted as individual posts as well as linking them to their individual challenges would be another number of hours for me ~ not a very blog savvy person here !! Anyways, here’s a picture of all my 9 cards : Some of them are entering two challenges each card, and just one of them is entering 3 challenges, which is also a first for me. And then the rest of them are just one challenge each.

    Oh and for close ups, please have a look at the individual posts after this posting.

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

    Thanks for visiting me. 🙂 Adios.

    Cute Mouse Birthday Wishes

     

    It was slightly difficult for me to work on what the two colors and card patterns would be. In the end, it is predominantly orange, purple and green.

    The digital mouse is super cute. Just love him carrying all those presents.

    The sketch is from : card patterns at :

    http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2010/12/merry-christmas-sketch-96.html and the sketch is

    Here is my card :

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

    Blue Best Wishes

    For what ever reason, I did not feel like playing with splashes of colors and kept the cardstock as well as the look of this card blue. Not only can it be used for guys and gals, but none of the elements used symbolize any gender. I have used a cake and a party hat to suggest that it could be used for a birthday.The dolly was a last minute change that I came up with ! For anyone remotely interested in tutorials on altered art and card making techniques, this address is soooo important. There are an amazing bunch of women with so much talent card making and papercrafts. Do visit their tutorials and workshops. It is amazing indeed.

    The sketch comes from : http://emmaspaperie.b logspot.com/2010/12/december-sketch-by-anabelle-omalley.html

    and here’s the sketch :

    December Card Sketch

    Here’s my take on the sketch :

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

    Mushroom Birthday Wishes.

    Somehow I have always had this thing for mushrooms and strawberries. I think it is the organic design that is so attractive. Here I have kept the digi stamp of the mushroom very soft colors. In general this card could suit young and old and male or female. Even the font used is very unisex.

    Hope you like the card coz I sure do.

    Sketch comes from Dont Waste youR Thursday at : http://dontwasteyourthursdays.blogspot.com/2010/12/dwyt-065-sketch.html

    and here’s the sketch :

    This here is my card for this sketch :