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Memoir Photo Book 1

Hey blogger friends I have just uploaded a video of my new Memoir Photo Book, a beautiful and compact Photo Book which can store over 75 - 4 x 6 pictures. The book is highly interactive with pages that open and create interest while you sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful memories.

In this world of digital photography it will be a wonderful experience to enjoy turning the pages of a Photo Book while sipping a cup of hot tea or coffee

So sit back and  enjoy the video, please do not forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel. Also do leave comments as we all love reading them

Lots of Love

My Artworks available on Society 6

Hello friends, I am so happy to announce that my exclusive artworks are now available as art prints, iPhone covers, iPod & iPad skins, Laptop skins, Tote Bags, throw pillows, Wall Clocks, Frame prints, Canvas prints. Please click here and go to my store lots of products, some quick gift ideas for the seasons. Click here to go to my store.

My Art Print's available online

Good News !! I have just started my online Art Print store on Society6. Yes its a fabulous opportunity I have just uploaded my first artwork for prints. So please visit my store and support me to create more and more artwork.

Lots of Love, Murtuza

Guest Designer Zoya creates a Beautiful Tag

Hi Readers,

This weekend the young artist for the blog decided that she wants to create a Tag. She cut the Tag using the MFT dies Tag Stax, using the Neenah White Card Stock.

After cutting the Tag she used various Tim Holtz distress inks to create the background. She then splattered a few drops of water on the background to add texture.

After that the young artist created her own stencil using a small punch and piece of scrap card stock and then layered embossing paste on the tag to create a selective texture.

Next she used the image from MFT stamps and colored the image using Copic Markers (Thank you Online Card Classes for grooming her). 

She stamped the sentiment from 'I love Donut' stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp to finish of the tag. She adhered the images to the tag using some Foam tape.

Will catch you soon with an update on all cards created using the 'I love Donuts' stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.


Online Card Classes - Copic markers for Card Makers

I have just created a page for the new Online Card Class I have just started called 'Copic Markers for card Makers' This class has an amazing line up of teachers - Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Sandy Allnock, Kathy, Kelly, Laura. Wow what an illustrious list of teachers at one place all together. I have been following them for years now and have constantly learnt from them. Copic has been very intriguing for me since the first Copic I bought, I did not know where to start so bought some colours that I liked. Now I am learning how to intelligently buy Copics and use them effectively.

My page will be updated daily with the homework assignments that we get to do, the class is highly interactive and a loads of fun.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn the secrets of Copic, this is the place to be in. Come join the fun.


PS The guest designer posts and other updates will follow soon, I had some technical challenges, now sorted so will be updating soon.

I love you and Donuts by a Guest Designer Zoya

Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to a new card maker on my blog. She is a young enthusiastic kid studying in Class IV yes you read is correct CLASS IV. She is Zoya Charania a bubbly, budding artist who loves sketching and now has taken on the art of making Cards, what I am showcasing here is a card she has designed and created.

The card is a beautiful A2 size card using the Simon Says Stamp Stencil, Distress inks and the new Stamptember set from Simon Says Stamp - 'I Love Donuts'. 

She started by securing the top folding A2 card with some washi tape on a craft sheet.

Then she placed the Stencil on the front and started coloring using the Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Crushed Olives and Peacock Feathers. She used the Tim Holtz mini blending tool. 

Once completed she used the Ranger Archival ink to Stamp the Donut and then used the Rose Red ink from Stampin Up for the goggles and Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink for the sentiment and the heart. 

A Fun quick card under 2…

Teacher Appreciation Card

Today is the 5th of September the day we appreciate and thank our teachers for all the effort they take in grooming us. Since I have started getting involved in Card Making there are a lot of teachers who have helped me learn the idea behind creating wonderful cards. I have learnt Techniques, Fancy Folds, Layouts, Layering, Inking, Stamping and the list just goes on. I want to take this opportunity to Thank each and every one of my Teachers.

Today I spent some time with the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for the month of September 2014, it has amazing set 'To Thine Own Shelf', some pattern paper, Washi Tape, Stickers and a mini distress ink pad, an absolute mix of fantastic products.

To create the cards I started with a standard A2 size card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 closed). Using the Simon says stamp Stencil and embossing paste I created two different backgrounds one using the Moroccan Window Stencil and the other using the large dots stencil. Once the background was created I let it dry for …

Shaker Cards - Simon Says Stamp July 2014 & August 2014 Card Kits

Weekend was great, had some time and was highly inspired by my youtube brigade to give a shot to the all popular Shaker cards this season.

Also I had seen Kristina Werner's 1 stamp 1 Card Friday Focus video and was highly inspired by it, so decided to create 2 Shaker Cards one with the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit and the other with the Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit.

The difference or the USP of these cards is that I have use every element from the Card Kit, including the Shaker elements. I decided to stamp and cut the elements like envelopes from the SSS July 2014 Card Kit and the Ice Cream sticks from the SSS August 2014 Card Kit

The SSS July 2014 Kit has this lovely stamp of a small envelope, I stamped that with Ranger Archival Black ink and then coloured the envelopes using Tim Holtz Distress Markers and applied wink-a-stellar glitter to give it some character. I used a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch standard A2 size Card base. I created the back panel with Tim Holtz water col…

Will be Back Soon on You Tube and on my Blog...

I have been away for so long, it has been over two years and you have started seeing some activity on my log. You will soon see more activity happening and this blog will be alive again (Inshaallah). I have just uploaded a video to let my friends and followers know that I am back and you will soon see interesting Videos, tutorials, Hauls and a lot of fun things.

Requesting you all to please leave comments as to what you would like to see on my You Tube channel and also here. I will try and fulfill all your wishes (at least try).
Feeling happy to be back.

Simon Says Stamptember® is here its just 48 hours away...

Its almost there, yes the day when Simon Says Stamp will reveal its Stamptember® collection. From all the sneak peaks that I have seen on Instagram, Blogs, twitter I am super excited for this launch.

It has the most amazing stamp sets that have images of fruits, Donuts (I love Donuts), snowflakes, fabulous collections and one stamp set for the Christmas season with outline image with a baby Jesus in hand is to die for. Looks like I am going to be broke this September or should I say broke in Stamptember...

Erin Condren Life Planner

Erin Condren Life planner is the most amazing planner that I have seen, its not only attractive, cute, well designed, practical and super fun. It has this fun mix of space, colors and elements that you can use and customise and organise your life. I am just waiting for my planner to arrive... thought I would share a discount (Click here) code offered to me by Erin Condren, and be entitled to a $10 off on your order (that's an awesome deal). Go now and get your 18 month planner...

Tag You're It - Challenge No. 2

This is my 2nd post for the day, but the first entry for this challenge Tag You're It


My Take on the Inspiration:

Simon Says... Spots and Dots

I decided to share my first card after a long 2 years gap for the Simon Says Stamp blog Wednesday challenge. This time the challenge was to incorporate SPOTS AND DOTS on the card. I used the Tim Holtz water colour paper and created a background with the Distress Spots/Minis and then stamped the greeting using the Simon Says Stamp July Kit #SimonsaysstampJuly2014kit. The kit is super awesome.