Friday, 31 December 2010


Dear all,
As I mentioned in my first post, this blog is for both: you and me. So I'm starting something new and thrilling in my blog - it's FASCINATING FRIDAYS!!!

Every Friday, starting from January 2011, will be a special day where artistic crafters will be spotlighted in my blog. Whether you're a cardmaker, a scrapbooker or any kind of crafter; you're surely most welcomed.
So if you believe you're talented and want to share your creations with us then don't hesitate to mail me at showing your interest.


Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Friend,, You're so special!

Here's a new distressed card with lots of stamping. I'm so addicted to distressing nowadays and am planning to get more distress inks :)
As you see, I colored only one flower in the Floating Blossoms (Hero Arts) stamp image. The word 'Friend' is from Curly Alphabet stamps and the sentiment from Card Messages stamps from Hero Arts.

This card is entering for:

Have you noticed the two blings: one on the flower and the other on the alphabet - i. Here's my card from a side:

That's for now. See you soon!!!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

thank you

It's a new addition to the 'simple cards' category :) however I spent so much time with it!!! Actually I tried scoring the cardstock to make a diamond pattern but because it's black it didn't show much :( I'll try again with a different color then give you the technique details...
I used Black Regards thickers and moda bella pp both from American Crafts. Then finished the card with a bright red ribbon...

This card is entering for:

I really love the bow knot which I recently learnt from a youtube tutorial, HERE is the link. And this is my card from an angle:

Thank you too for passing by and leaving some love :):):)

Thursday, 23 December 2010

welcome sweet baby

Its boring to always make a blue card for a baby boy and a pink one for a baby girl!!! So this time I made a colorful and fun card that is suitable for both :)

This card is entering for:

These banners from sassafras nerdy bird collection are so fun to play with. The banner and the "sweet" stamps are from warble collection from Dear Lizzy + American Crafts. Those tiny brads have been waiting so long to be used because they always looked weird in my cards, however, here they've just fit so well :)
The inside carries the same patterned paper with a pre-cut border :

BTW this card will beautifully go with the colorful fruit bouquets in Edible Arrangements!!!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, 22 December 2010


Among the most-selling cards at Edible Arrangements are "Congrats" cards so I'm making more of these ones. Today's card contains some of my favorite colors: pinks and purples. The label was hand-cut from a print out :)

This card is entering for:

I tried shaping the borders with scissors to give an old-touch and two borders were rolled too. Here's a closer look:

The alphas were colored with Copics and flowers finished with pink rhinestones from Kaisercraft.
Thanks for paying a visit and see you soon!!!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Gift tag...

Here's a new project for Blackleaf Studios. It's a gift tag using a patterned paper from Tinsel Town Papers and Warble stamp set from  Dear Lizzy + American Crafts. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado Southern Belle collection.

Checkout the whole post HERE. Thanks for visiting!!!

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Not so bad :):)

After viewing Jennifer's video, I tried making flowers many times but yet not so happy with the result. I didn't emboss it however, but its not so bad yeah :)

This flower was made from a newspaper and then distressed with red and old paper ink. The leaves pattern was colored with Copics. Here it is from an angle:

Checkout this Jennifer McGuire's tutorial for steps. And if you have time see the Holiday Thinking Inking series (they are just so amazing!!!)

Thanks for visiting!!!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Just for You

Happy Weekend everybody!!! Today's card is quite simple :) I think I love simple cards...

This card is entering for:

As you see, I colored the circle from Artisan Elements (pinkpaislee) with Copic marker (frost blue B00). Then inserted a ribbon inside to tie a bow.

I always forget to design inside the card but this time my memory has improved :) Here it is:

Thanks for visiting and have a nice time!!!!!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Fascinating Fridays' Team Members...

So I'm here to announce the fantastic team for Fascinating Fridays. This team will spot those artists who are creative and talented in any kind of crafts!!! Who knows they may spot you, so keep an eye on them :):)

The Team Members are:
Noor Nahdi (me)

Thanks ladies for joining my team!!! Surely Fridays will be loaded with fun...

Thursday, 16 December 2010


I really loved today's monochromatic card. I distressed the papers from Parisian Anthology Collection (pinkpaislee) with old paper ink. The center paper was ink resisted with the same ink. What else will leave a wonderful final touch than a Prima flower!!!

This card is entering for:

See this beautiful ink resisted pattern and the stunning Prima floral:

Here is the lightly distressed lace and the Copic-colored alphas:

Thanks so very much for passing by!!!

sending you smiles

What can I say?? Am I happy, happier or happiest person now?? I was so ecstatic to know that I passed my licensing exams!!!! Finally I'll look for a JOB :)
So I'm here to "send you smiles" with this card for Blackleaf Studios

This butterfly stamp is from Unicorn Stamps Set available at their shop. And one more thing they have a new ETSY SHOP too. Check them out!!!
Thanks for lookin!!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Hot Hot Products!!!

Finally I'm done with my licensing exams!!! Now, I'm desperately waiting for the results *worried*
I just browsed for new hot products and found these (they are pretty amazing!!!!) Love the PP color, the ribbon is eye-catching RED and the new Hero Arts 2011 stamp is one-of-a-kind...

Snowdrift Die Cut 12X12 Midnight Frost Collection Paper
By Bo Bunny Press

Sleigh Dear Lizzy Christmas Ribbon Card
By American Crafts

By Hero Arts

Thanks for stopping by and see you with a DT project soon!!! 

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Two simple cards...

My blog has been quiet for sometime just because I'm currently busy with my career life. I pray that everything goes well and settles soon to resume to my favorite hobby - cardmaking... 
Today I'll show you two simple cards that are for different occasions. Here is the first card for a new born-baby:

The stamped flowers have been colored with Copics and that cute flower embellishment is from Lil Bee's November kit

This second card uses a patterned paper from Delovely Collection and the stamping as well as alphas colored with Copics too

Ok that's for today. Hope you liked it and see you soon...

Sunday, 5 December 2010


As part of my DT duty, I had to create a card based on this week's sketch. I used a cute stamp from Unicorns Stamp Set available at Blackleaf. I know my coloring is not perfect as I'm yet a beginner :) Got to work more with Copics!!!

 TFL and see you soon...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

oh so edible...

Aren't they so gorgeous?! Edible Arrangements' bouquets are just as tasty as they look. Truly "oh so edible... and wonderfully unforgettable!!"
BTW they can be a source of inspiration too :) Checkout more bouquets HERE 

Monday, 29 November 2010

Remembering Eid

One of my Eid cards has been complaining for not featuring it. So I decided to bring back the wonderful Eid memories and show the card to you all!!!

 This card is entering for:

The card is so bright as I used Cosmo Cricket's Delovely Collection paper. I colored the alphas and Artisan Elements circles (Pink Paislee) with Copics. Then finished the card with coordinating flowers...
Hope you liked it as much as I did :)
Happy day!!!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

happy thoughts for DeNami Design

It's my first entry for the DeNami Design Blog. Their stamps, design team creations and challenges are so fun and amazing...
So I made a cute card based on this week's sketch, here is my card:

And here is the sketch:

Hope you liked it. See you next time!!!