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.

 

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

 thursday

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

Somewhere last year, the owl’s were leading a riot. Everyone “WAS” crazy about them ! Me ? I still am crazy about them ! They are just so adorable. Perched up on a branch looking down sheepishly at the rest of us, having thoughts and opinions about the whole world ! No wonder so many disney productions portray them as the “Wisdom birds”.

There is another sketch challenge at  krista-kris-challenges: with a similar sketch as my previous sketch from :  Priscilla styles.

Since I loved this entire triangular division look, so much, I decided to make another one in similar design with different images and embellishments.

The pattern papers are new from my “guilt trip” shopping spree. The flowers are also from a new buy. The tiny green flower is diecut with a button over it. There are four glittering brads to go with it.

Imagine, what mom doesnt have her heart all melted up when she receives a card like this ??

Truly amazing !! I like it 🙂

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This card enters the following sketches :

http://krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-challenge-62.html

Belli Challenge    P for pink.
Crafty Creations  birds, polka dots green
http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/    cute,green,brads
Color Throwdown  green, beige pink
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/    animal magic
http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/         glitter needed
Fresh Brewed           love or valentines theme
My Grafico                   anything goes
Penny’s Challenges             anything goes
http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/  with wings
Southern Girls                     totally loved up
The Pixie Cottage               sketch or who do you love ?
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com/            inspiration from candy pic !
Truly Scrumptious     brow, pink, green
AiFactory                         anything goes
Cute Card Thursday           1,2,3   (1 button, 2 patterned paper, 3 styrofoam flower centers !)
Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/                 anything goes
Glitterbabes             anything with sparkle and pink.
Pixie Dust                   buttons
Simon Says Stamp          bingo post  (Button, flower, glitter)
AiFactory                         anything goes
If the shoe fits…             friendship
Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
Paper Cutz                  anything goes
Stamp Something                     Cute something
Basic Grey     flower power
High Hopes challenge        anything goes
BBTB2                     bird or armadillo
EAD Color             green, pink, brown
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots / dots

No One Like You.

When I began with the concept of this card, it was really supposed to be something for a friend, perhaps could be used for valentines or just a special reminder to a good friend, neighbour, classmate … but turns out, it could also stand for a mother/daughter card too.

The elephant image is digital stamp and Ohhhh I just love those two cuties, arent they adorable ??  Ofcourse the pattern papers are from my new “guilt trip” buys. There’s some lace sticker, a cutie tag and a few fabric flowers with buttons over them. Doesnt green and pink, just appeal to the eye ? I found them so attractive but not ideal for the male cards. I made a deliberate effort at placing a black and white ribbon dividing the background papers. Just wanted to experiment the look ! 

This card enters several challenges which I have mentioned just after the picture slideshow.

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And here’s the fabulous challenges, this card enters :

Sketch qualifies for both sketch challenges this week !

 

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. & 
 http://krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-challenge-62.html
Belli Challenge   P for pink.
Color Throwdown  green beige pink
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/         animal magic 
Fresh Brewed                 love or valentines theme.
My Grafico                           anthing goes
Penny’s Challenges         anything goes
Southern Girls              totally loved up
The Pixie Cottage          sketch or who do you love ?
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com/           candy pictures !
AiFactory                         anything goes
Cute Card Thursday           1,2,3 ( 1 tag, 2 patterned paper, 3 flowers )
Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/                     anything goes
Pixie Dust                   buttons
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ flowers
If the shoe fits…             friendship
Inky Impressions Challenges   ribbon
Paper Cutz                  anything goes
Stamp Something                     Cute something
Basic Grey     flower power
High Hopes challenge       ~ anything goes
Secret Crafter      2 peeps in image
Creatalicious Challenge (15th)                         ribbon and love
the beary Sweet   celebrate friendship or love
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/            ribbon and lace
Creatalicious challenge          love theme & ribbon
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots/dots

Teacher’s card

I have a load of these quotes digi stamps which I just love to collect. This card has three different designs complimenting eachother and three different colors too ! I liked the idea of playing with dots, stripes and distressed looking paper. I feel, its come out to my expectation. And  I also think, its going to make one lucky teacher very happy.

This lovely sketch is from Our Creative Corner  which you can find on the following link :

http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2010/12/occ-sketch-challenge.html

The sketch is as follows :

And here’s my card inspired from this sketch :

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.

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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Pot full of posies… for a card challenge.

 

A very simple card.  I only had to work on the coloring details of the flowers and the rest was just so easy to match with a green patterened paper. Love the flow of this card. Simple and Elegant ~ Leaves ample space to decide what thoughts you want to use it for. The challenge mentions a criteria that there should be use of gems,  therefore I have placed mine on the corners of the card.

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This card enters the Pear Tree Designs Blog. Here is their link : http://peartreedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/challenge-28-sketch-with-twist.html