Sunday, 14 November 2010

DAY 2- NADIA ADAMS

It's the second day of Eid celebration!!! Today will feature a special crafty lady from South Africa. Please welcome with me - Nadia Adams....

NADIA ADAMS

Meet Nadia:
Hello, I’m Nadia Adams from Cape Town, South Africa. If you follow my blog, Crafty Muslimah, you will know me as Washi. As a child, my Mom taught me to knit and embroider. I was amazed that I could create something from a few strands of yarn or thread; but only developed a love for crafts much later. In 2004, I travelled to Saudi Arabia for Haj, and there my fascination with all things crafts was reawakened. I was very taken with the stitch-craft that the Saudi ladies occupy themselves with behind their high walls; plus was drawn to the Arabic calligraphy and sculpture on display in Makkah and Madinah. On my return, I asked a friend to give me a quick lesson in cross-stitch, and that was when the love affair began. I started going to craft fairs, and not only revived my love for knitting and crochet, but developed an affinity for all paper-crafts. Once I started making my own cards, it was a natural progression to learn origami, calligraphy and quilling in order to make my own card toppers. My signature style card toppers are almost always stitched, from cross-stitch motifs to miniature crochet amigurumi toys. 

These are some of her awesome Eid creations:

 Eid Mubarak card with the greeting cross-stitched onto dark green perforated paper, with matching origami backing paper on shiny card stock.


Big lilac card with Adha Mubarak calligraphy greeting. The Arabic script was penned with a 2.2mm manuscript nib and black india ink on shiny fern green origami paper, with transparent vellum parchment as a backing. 
 

Thank you Nadia for the eye candies. You are truly inspiring to me with your sweet, simple style.
That's for now. Visit us tomorrow to meet another creative girl....
xoxo

7 comments:

Sabrina said...

Nadia, adding the cross-stitch to a card is definitely a briliant idea. It turned out good!! I love it. Simple but yet wonderful :)

washi said...

Sabrina, I'm glad you love it! I believe in card-making sometimes less is more ♥

With love, Nadia

Mannayah said...

Nadia .. thank you so much for sharing your cards with us .. Noor too for organizing it
I fell in love with your first card .. cross stitching huh .. at first glance I couldn't believe it but it's true ..
beautiful work my dear .. and happy to get the chance to see your lovely work :)

Amna

Radwa Bayoumi said...

WoooooooooooooW another great lady.
Nadia your card is amazing .I adore calligraphy.Thanks again Noor for the chance to meet those talented girls ;)

Amalia said...

They are beautiful cards masha'allah

Happy Eid to you!

Blue Pearl said...

Wow very nice designs...i love them both!

Noor Nahdi said...

Welcome Radwa...
I know the team is shining masha Allah!!!

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