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 ūüôā¬† 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 ūüė¶¬†¬† 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 :

Paper Take Weekly            All that scrap 

 

  • 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) ‚Äď 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) ‚Äď monochrome
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) ‚Ästbirthdays
  • Off the Wall Craftiness¬†– (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration (see below
  • 2 peeps 1 life !

    By the end of 2009, I was on a “high” for gatefold cards and then suddenly like most of the other whims in my life, I just stopped making em !!¬† Last week was experimentation week, remember ? So naturally, after making the purse card and the square easel card, I felt, I could try out a¬† gatefold card. This¬†card was not made with any sketch in mind so it will not enter any sketch challenge. Unless something pops up today or tomorrow !!! ūüôā¬†

    Just wanted to make a very bright and colorful card with lotsa fanciful flowers and ofcourse, that butterfly digi image is really a darling. Its something that really suits any happy occasion. The sentiment is lovely for wishing two people getting engaged or married.

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    There are a few challenges, this card qualifies, which are :

    Some Odd Girl – Scallops
    Creative Belli – ‘P’ is for Pink
    Fab ‘n Funky – Go Digi
    Creative Craft World – Cute and Cuddly
    Penny’s PaperCrafty – Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamps – Animal Antics (butterflies )
    Stampavie – Love
    Stamps R Us РAnimals  (butterflies)
    Bunny Zoe – Love is in the Air
    Aud Sentiments – Love theme
    Stamptacular Sunday – Whatevah (Anything Goes)
    Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
    Stampin’ B’s – Inspired by the song:( flying colors:chris de burg.)
    CES – Bold and Bright
    Crafty Purple Frog – Distressing (3 of 3)
    Stamping Vacation – Occasions Oasis
    Karber Weekly РDIGI STAMP and use something old (used a very old technique ~ gatefold card)
    Paper Playtime – Anything Goes with a Digi
    Gingerloft (2W) – Things that fly
    Outlawz challenge – Clean and Simple
     
     

    Everything Wonderful.

    Another fantastic sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday at : http://sketchfrenzyfriday.blogspot.com/2010/12/sff122410.html

    Here’s the sketch :

    I loved keeping this card straight and non chaotic. Lots of symmetry was complimented by those little single flowers placed sideways to add a little dimension. The buttons too were only to add alittle color similar to the ribbon colors. And here’s my card :

    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 :

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    Made my day !

    Again another card where I worked from front to back deciding which colors, I wanted to overlap with the border punches. Usually I would never mix these colors, especially the textured purple with marroon. But I liked the effect and so it is. The coloring of the pooch could have been better, unfortunetly I dont own any copics, which I hear off so much ! I have seen some phenomenal copic tutuorials and It is there right on top in my wish list ! 

    This card is especially dedicated to all those lovely folks who pass by my site and leave some love behind with their comments. For someone who is far away from where the “REAL” action is taking place (US,Europe,Australia), lil ol’ Dubai does not have a large ring of card makers like there and therefore, getting some appreciation from ya’ll really makes my day. Thank you all again so much.

    I am entering this card for the card challenge at : card patterns at : http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/        and the sketch is as follows :

    This here is my take on this sketch. I dont generally like to drift afar from the original sketch as it is quite evident in almost all my cards that enter the card challenges.

    Birthday Card ~ Masculine.

    I think I am really begining to enjoy all the excietment involved in these card challenges. Its really fun to use a sketch and later find out what and how another person interprets the same sketch in his own way.

    I felt, this card was more ¬†“male oriented”.¬† Probably I would’nt¬† give a lady friend, a card with yellow/rust combination unless it had very feminine embellishments or notes in it, which this card does not have. Except probably for that little¬†beige bow.¬† Which I hoped I could use for a card challenge which called for a bow !!

    I have used paper piecing, buttons, bow, tiny metallic star embellishments, threads, rust colored ribbons with stripes of gold, and ofcourse spellbinders nestabilities dies.

    I have entered this card for the following sketch : Charisma Cardz

    http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/2010/12/challenge-week-48-sketch-with-twist.html

    Cupcakes & sweetness

    Had never tried this orangish / blue combination and strangely I fell in love with the manner in which they compliment eachother. The cupcakes are digital stamps. The message too. Hope you like it.

    I am entering this card for the card challenge at : inspirations challenge no:51

    http://inkspirations-challenges.blogspot.com/2010/12/inkspirations-sketch-challenge-51.html

    following is their sketch.

    Dont give up.

     

    I loved this digistamp and was waiting to use it and voila this challenge popped up ! love the sketch .. leaves room for endless possiblilites. Again I have used the green patterned paper but used Black to highlight the small orange message box. Placed brads on the corners and  3 little metal stars under the message box.

     Hope you guys like it too. Am sending this card for the Paper take weekly challenge. Please follow this link to their site : http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2010/11/sketch-51.html

    here’s the sketch :

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