Eid Greetings 1

Hello friends, today I am sharing something you probably have not heard of. For those of you who are wondering what “Eid Mubarak” is, here’s a tiny explanation :-

Muslims follow the lunar calender and fast in the holy month of Ramadhan. The month could last for 29 or 30 days depending on the siting of the moon. When the new moon is seen, the following day is celebrated as Eid, which is the celebration for having been blessed with the holiest of all months, Ramadhan. As in all cultures and traditions, lots of sweet dishes are prepared and its a totally family oriented affair. Here in the middle east, exchanging of sweets amongst friends and collegues is practised, however for those over seas, cards are sent. This year, I was requested to design 3 Eid cards by Noor the coordinator for paperie designs which they wished to feature in their blog.

 Here is the first card that I made.

It is an easel card and I am completely in love with the DP. It has the gorgeous vintage touch to it. And dont we already know, how crazy I am, about any shades of pink. The window is a digistamp and so is the oval sentiment. Plenty of diecuts used here.

 

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Well folks, thats it for now. Thank you for visiting me. I hope you return again.

Till then, stay safe and keep being creative.

Naush

 

 

Checkered Get well wishes.

Yeeeeeellow Ladies !!! And how was the month of May for you ? I hope with all the chaos in the world, we creative souls are taking good refuge burried under a pile of DS, copics, stamps and … list is too long.. {you get the picture, dont you ??}

Jokes apart, honestly, sometimes, its such a relief that ” we  ”  { ladies who are nurturing and devoloping  our creative desires} are so blessed to have found a fullfilling channel to keep us occupied constructively and help us release our emotions. I cant imagine how time consuming and boring it must be to sit infront of the idiot box for hours or worse, spend hours gossiping in social kitties or perhaps even worse, not be able to enjoy or afford any hobby at all !! 

I have found so many dear friends thru the www world that have reached out for my friendship and really kept me going when at times you feel so lost and in despair.

Also many thanks to the scores of dear friends and visitors for always leaving such thoughtful comments behind. I look forward to them and read each one of them. They are such a joy. Infact, I know alot of people give out blog candies for number of hits on their blog, or the number of followers, they have, but for me, those comments make all the difference. Infact I think, it is getting time to probably make a candy, one of these days, probably when I reach xxx number of comments !!!! 

The last two weeks have been so gratifying (artistically speaking !!) I have a heap of completed projects that I am going to share with you very soon. Some altered art, some wall hangings, some bookmarks, some new techniques and some cards. Ofcourse they will follow in posts, one after the other.

For today, I have a Get Well Soon, easel card with plenty of layers. I completly love the design paper which I am using for the first time. I used a lovely sketch from Mojo Monday which, I did not realize would be alittle tricky, but in the end, I am quite pleased with the effort. [ and ofcourse I am too late to submit my card for that challenge 😦  ]  A beautiful fence digital stamp with two flower pots paper pieced to it. 3 Brads and a simple ribbon knotted around the sentiment. Ofcourse this is my new MS border punch, which I have absolutely completely insanely fallen-in-love with !! For those of you who own it, isnt the design simply fabulous ? and for those who havent picked them up so far, whats keeping you from them ???

I have made a deliberate effort at keeping the look more masculine with more muted colors and lots of distressing.

I hope this card brings a smile to the souls feeling under the weather.

Here is the slide :

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This card enters quite a few challenges. However since I am guest DT for Clear It Out! – I am entering this card for their paper piecing challenge.

 And here’s a list of the other many challenges, this card enters :

I hope you liked this card. Please feel free to browse thru more of my projects. And ofcourse if you would leave a comment, it would add to my joy 🙂  Thank you for your lovely visit.

Cheerio then  Friends. Will be seeing you soon !

My Pot of Gold.

I think, every once in a while, we tend to reach a plateau in any creativity field. And ofcourse, most of the time, alittle challenge can get us motivated. This time, I was challenging  myself with several folds and features. A little if-she-can-do-it-why-not-me inspiration is really healthy and infact essential at times. This past weekend, I wanted to get out of my lazy couch and play with some magic. I tried out different techniques and different folds in card making. Sometimes, we get too hung up on the challenges scenario, that most cards get created solely for serving only one purpose. I wanted to break that mold ~ and break I have done !!! I have tried to create something I just felt like with elements and colors and features that I felt I wanted to add. I really hope you guys like it.

Some of the objectives, I had in my agenda were, to try out spotlighting, (was’nt sure, I could do it, but I am pleased with the first times results) Joy fold card, Tag card, back fold card, gate card and a couple more. Over the week, I’ll keep adding them here. Please do revisit.

I am really pleased with all of them but I want to get back to experimenting with more designs and added features. Ok, so thats that.

This scarlet card is naturally for a daughter. Ofcourse an easel card in red base with some very pastel green and white swirls and flower designs in the pattern paper. The couch and the girl have been cut out and are a digi stamp. A ribbon, bow, metal heart, couple of brads and 5 gorgeous paper flowers complete this card. Border lace punch and a heart warming sentiment, “Daughter, You’re the end of my rainbow, my pot of gold.”

I am a complete emotional fool and so I hear;  most creative people are !!! So the first time, I read this sentiment a couple of months back, I was really overwhelmed with a real maternal love for my boys. We really do tend to forget with the routine, school, soccer, house chores etc, how truly precious and valuable these little beings are. Really what matters most in life are not things but people. And at THAT, especially those we have bought into this world.

There is one mother who will have moist eyes presenting this card to her prized child and one -young- very- pleased girl receiving this card. 

I am so fortunate that I am involved in a field which is all about art and expressing feelings and bringing people closer. What say ??

Here is My Pot of Gold Card.

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Okay, so now lets see if this card qualifies any challenges !

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  • Card Cupids – buttons or ribbons – use punches or dies
  • Incy Wincy Designs
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – For the Girls*
  • Altered Alice (M, SIO) – Dress form or Change in Form
  • I Did It Creations – Anything Goes
  • Stampin’ Sisters in Christ – Use Green
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Use dies
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Hearts
  • Twisted Sketches – Heart
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Mami Doodles – (2W, SIO, JFF) – flower card
  • Simply Create – (2W) – bold & bright
  • Totally Papercrafts – use a digi
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers – (2W, SIO) – punches
  • Charisma Cardz – (3E) – Spring has sprung
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – anything goes
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) – dots
  • Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) – anything goes
  • The Outlawz – Prisma & Other Mediums – (no Copics) – anything goes;
  • Play Date Cafe – combined challenge with CASE Study; COLOUR (see below
  • Shelly’s Images – (SIO) – show us what you got/anything goes
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – use a punch
  • Creative Cottage – (2W) – fabulous florals / lots of flowers
  • Forgotten Scraps – (2W, 1E, SIO) – Spring or flowers
  • Paper Pretties – card for a child
  • Digital Tuesday – (include a digital element) – Use a die cut
  • My Time To Craft – (JFF) – circles
  • Scrap-Creations – Spring Fever
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Desert Island Crafters – (2W) – , Border Punch, Only one pattern paper, Red,  Swirls, Sparkle
  • Catered Crop (2W) – Recipe challenge
    1. Colors – Anything Goes!
    2. Stamps – Aprons, images from the kitchen 
    3. Embellishments – ribbon
    4.  Tools – border punches or die cuts
    5. Shapes – Squares
    6.  Color Mediums- distress ink and normal color markers

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day 🙂

    Sweetie & Style.

    Hi there peeps ! How have you’ll been ?

    So anyways, I am back from my temporary hibernation. And what a lovely weekend so far ! So constructive and creative. Last night, I felt like a factory !! I churned out a good “FIVE” cards. Nearly four out of them are basically female themed. Lots of pinks, reds and blues … plenty of glitter and glamour too.

    The first card in this glamour series is “Your a real sweetie” Ideal for girls or guys to pop this over  to one of their friends !! I feel I have given this card a very flirty feel, with the image, sentiment and the loud dash of colors !

    Again, this is my second attempt at the easel card. And I think, I am getting the hang of it. I tried a few variations like using the border punch and letting the two large flowers on either side of the sentiment act as a back up to the actual “stopper”.

    One thing I learnt from this card is if you use thick embossed paper for any of the nesties, then you can actually get a embossed inner circle/oval shape in addition to the oval cut as well. Notice the gorgeous red oval embossed paper in close up, that texture is just awesome. Both pattern papers used in this card are handmade papers.

    Lots of glamour, glitter and color here. Hope you like it.

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    This card enters several challenges.

         

  • Sukkersott
  • Wild Orchid Challenge
  • catch the bug challenge
  • Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Girlie
  • little Claires ~ Anything goes
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge – (3E) – photo inspiration (see above)
  • Alphabet Challenge – (1E, JFF) – “O” is for orange
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge – (2W, 2E, SIO) – romance
  • Card Makin’ Mamas – (2W, 2E) – valentine
  • Crafty Ann’s – (2W, SIO) – love is all around
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Paper Cutz – ladybugs, bees or butterflies
  • Mami Doodles – (2W, SIO, JFF) – flower card
  • Off the Wall Craftiness – (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration (see below)
  • Stamp Something – something for your Valentine
  • Stampin For The Weekend – (2W, 1E) – Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) – anything goes
  • Winter Wonderland – (1E/craft type) – to the one I love
  • AiFactory – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/Love
  • C.R.A.F.T. – Valentine’s
  • Crafty Purple Frog – (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Delightful Challenges – (SIO) – get punchy/use punches or die cuts
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge – (2E) – love is in the air / red, white, pink
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – clean & simple Valentine card
  • Pixie Dust Studio – (SIO) – be my Valentine
  • Rainbow Lady’s – it’s all about love
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – pink, red, white
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) – scallops galore
  • Stamp-N-Doodle – (SIO) – red and/or pink, white plus 1 other colour
  • Creative Card Crew – for a loved one
  • Fab ‘n’ Funky – tempting texture/use texture
  • Paper Pretties – inspired by Valentine’s Day colours but doesn’t have to be V-Day card
  • Scrapbook Sisters – my Valentine
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • Claudia & Co – (1E) – COLOUR (pink, blue, brown)
  • Tiddly Inks – (SIR) – love is in the air
  • Digital Tuesday – (must use digi) – from the heart/Valentines
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Valentine
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Lots of Love
  • Critter Sketch – Critters
  • Cupcake Craft – Seeing red
  • Incy Wincy Designs – Love
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Ribbon
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – For someone special
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – be my valentine
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show… – Some Embossing
  • Stamp with Fun – Love
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Valentines
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – Love/Valentines
  • Crafty Hos’ – Love
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Love is in the air
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon – (2W) RIBBON and Pink, Red & White
  • Paper Play – Stamp It Out
  • Paper Playtime– Anything Goes
  • Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes + Flowers
  • Craft us Crazy – Anything Goes
  • Stamping with the Dragon – Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes Challenge – Butterflies
  • Digi Stamps4Joy – Flowers
  • Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Spring Flowers
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – In love with valentines
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar –  show some love
  • Now that I am done with linking these super fantastic challenges.  I guess I realize this list has really gone a whole lot looooong !! I think, I was lucky enough to make a card with a romantic feel to it  and coincidently, alot of challenges are asking for valentines or love based cards !! Wooopie  for me 🙂

    Birthday Boy !

    This here is my first attempt at the easel card ! Yeah, can you believe it ?? Well, since my mojo is on a real high, I wanted to experiment alittle beyond my range and frankly, as most crafters, we only realize our boundaries are limitless when we try to push it a little further .. we can stretch it with motivation and thats exactly what I am, right now ~ Motivated !

    Making this card was not only fun, but I realized something strange.  Being someone who feels more comfortable with symmetry, square cards provide alot of channels for me. I felt more easy with dividing in halfs and finding center focals !  My general style of card layouts are rectangular landscapes. So, yeah, I think you really will be seeing more of these here on !

    Like I mentioned in my previous post, I rediscovered the corner punches (and perhaps got carried away a wee bit !!) Ofcourse I havent used any embellishments becoz, I wanted the paper colors, punches and the stamp, which is a digital stamp,  to be the focal point. The card is supported by an oval sentiment in the inside of the it.    I am pleased with the outcome and I feel, I have done a good job.

    One young lad is going to be very happy for his birthday especially if he likes to ski !   🙂

    And now, its your verdict time guys !

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