• Art,  Crafts,  Painting

    Handmade Greeting Cards

    I always like making greeting cards by hand, I actually like giving as many personalized things as possible because you can make them to suit the person that you’re giving them to.  It’s something that I’ve done since I was in grade school .  For this first card, I actually used embroidery thread with folded together and trimmed washi tape to make the cute little bunting.  I then pulled out my old embossing label maker and punched out the greeting. This next card was made for a friend’s new home.  I decided to use water-proof pens to draw the cute little house and then colored the image in using water…

  • Art,  Crafts

    Calligraphy Name Pillows

    Happy New Year everyone!   I know that I’ve been MIA from the art section of my blog, I know that I’ve also said that I’d try harder to be posting more numerous times in the past few months but I resolve to actually do it now.  I have been creating a lot of things and posting most frequently on Instagram but the blog has been truly neglected. One thing that I’ve been working on for a few months now are some calligraphy name pillows.  I’ve been trying my hand at hand lettering because I think the modern style of calligraphy is really beautiful and then these manifested and seem to…

  • Art,  Crafts

    Gold Foil- Eid Cards

    So I think I found yet another new obsession, gold foil! I love shiny things (if you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I love to use gold foil on my paintings) I just didn’t know how to get it onto such delicate designs like I have with the cards below.  Thank goodness for the school of You Tube- I’ve learnt so much on that platform aside from just arts and crafts.  For instance, did you know that there’s a fairly inexpensive way to gold-foil using a toner printer, a laminator, and foil.  For the first set of cards that you see below I used gold…

  • Art,  Crafts

    Aug 2018 Weekly Planner Spread

    Here’s the weekly planner page for the month of August.  As always, it’s been made in the same format as the Big Happy Planner pages and I’ve made the document to the 8.5″x11″ format but if you have a different sized planner you can adjust the document to suit your needs and print it to the size of your page.   This month starts with Monday August 6th because the two page spreads cover the span of an entire week and the first few days of August fell in the same week as the last days of July so August 1st to the 5th are in the July pages.  The August spread…

  • Art,  Crafts

    July 2018 Weekly Planner Spread

    Here’s the weekly planner page for the month of July.  As always it’s been made in the same format as the Big Happy Planner pages and I’ve made the document to the 8.5″x11″ format but if you have a different sized planner you can adjust the document to suit your needs and print it to the size of your page.   Click on the PDF link below to download the document. 07_2018_weeklylayout_july.pdf File Size: 240 kb File Type: pdf Download File ​© Ammara Cokar 2018