Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Eid Mubarak 2016




  • May the day delight and the moments measure all the special joys for all of you to treasure. May the year ahead be fruitful too, for your home and family and especially for you. Happy Eid Mubarak To You!



Monday, 4 July 2016

Ramadan 30 Days of Inspirational Posters 21-30

This Ramadan I wanted to do something different for each day and I decided on sharing an inspirational poster for each day of Ramadan using my own photographs. I will share all 30 photographs into 3 posts during this month. These are the last batch of photographs, 21-30.


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Poster 21 - The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you've come.

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Poster 22 - Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

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Poster 23 - Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behaviour does.

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Poster 24 - To admit you were wrong is to declare that you are wiser now than you were before.

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Poster 25 - Never get so busy making a living, that you forget to make a life.


Poster 26 - Rather than aiming to be perfect, just aim to be a little better today than you were yesterday.

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Poster 27 - Don't change so that people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

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Poster 28 - Stop thinking of what could go wrong and start thinking of what could go right.

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Poster 29 - Don't give up because of one bad chapter in your life. Keep going, your story doesn't end here.
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Poster 30 - To be rich is not what you have in your bank account, but what you have in your heart.

Previous posts are:
Posters 1-10
Posters 11-20








Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Ramadan 30 Days of Inspirational Posters 11-20

This Ramadan I wanted to do something different for each day and I decided on sharing an inspirational poster for each day of Ramadan using my own photographs. I will share all 30 photographs into 3 posts during this month. These are the second batch of photographs, 11-20.


Poster 11 - It can be hard to move on and never look back. But once you do, you'll realise it was the best decision you ever made.


Poster 12 - You can't be good enough for everybody, but you will always be the best for the one who deserves you.


Poster 13 - When you feel like quitting think about why you started.


Poster 14 - The biggest challenge in life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.


Poster 15 - Somewhere someone else is happy with less than you have.


 Poster 16 - Being strong doesn't always mean you have to fight the battle.  True strength is being adult enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high.


Poster 17 - It is important to know when to stop arguing with people and just let them be wrong!


Poster 18 - Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.


Poster 19 - I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength.



Poster 20 - Mistakes are proof you are trying.


If you want to see the first 10 posters I designed, here is the link: http://www.karimascrafts.com/2016/06/ramadan-30-days-of-inspirational.html



Friday, 24 June 2016

Ramadan 30 Days of Inspirational Posters 1-10

This ramadan I wanted to do something different for each day and I decided on sharing an inspirational poster for each day of Ramadan using my own photographs. I will share all 30 photographs into 3 posts during this month. These are the first 10 photographs.


Poster 1 - Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest.


Poster 2 - The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up.


Poster 3 - The moment when you want to quit, is the moment when you need to keep pushing!


Poster 4 - Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.


Poster 5 - When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top!


Poster 6 - Sometimes the people around you won't understand your journey. They don't need to, it's not for them.


Poster 7 - Starting today, I need to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next.


Poster 8 - Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame that all can see, it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly, "You got this, keep going".


Poster 9 - Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.


Poster 10 - Life is about moments. Don't wait for them, create them!





Thursday, 23 June 2016

Best Arts and Crafts Blog Award Winner


This month I was nominated for a Muslimah Bloggers Award. I am pleased to say that I won in the 'Best Arts and Crafts Blog' Award category.  See below for all the nominations and other winners categories.

http://muslimahbloggers.com/muslimah-bloggers-2016-award-winners/



Wednesday, 22 June 2016

More Inspirational Posters 22-30

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This is my 4th Post sharing some inspirational posters I have designed using my own photographs.  The first three posts I shared 7 but to round it upto 30 I will share 9 posters in this post.  I hope you like them.  Poster 22 is shared above. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." (Henry Ford).

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Poster 23 "Until you spread your wings, you have no idea how to fly." I took this photo of a piece of art at Sunderland marina.  

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Poster 24 "Having a sister is like having a best friend for life" I took this photo of my 2 daughters at a local beach.

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Poster 25 "Sometimes you have to just hang on and trust that life's storms are carrying you to better shores". (Jane Lee Logan). I took this photo at a local beach.

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Poster 26 "I had to forgive a person who wasn't even sorry... that's strength." I took this photo in my friends back garden.

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Poster 27 "Respect those friends who find time for you in their busy schedule.  But really love those friends who never see their schedule when you need them" I took this photo in a family member's home.

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Poster 28 "Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed and rearranged to relocate us to the place we are meant to be" I took this photograph in Switzerland.

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Poster 29 "Life is like the ocean. Waves will try and knock you down and push you back to where you started but once you fight through them, the entire ocean is yours" I took this photo of the waves at a local beach.


Poster 30 "On particularly rough days, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%, and that's pretty good" I took this photo in Algeria.

I hope you liked these posters.  If you missed my previous posters you can find the links below.

http://www.karimascrafts.com/2016/01/inspirational-quotes-7-posters.html

http://www.karimascrafts.com/2016/01/more-inspirational-posters.html

http://www.karimascrafts.com/2016/02/more-inspirational-posters-15-21.html



Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Ramadan Mubarak 2016


Wishing everyone Ramadan Mubarak.  I hope everyone gets to spend time with their family and friends in this blessed month. In our house I always try and get my children to feel involved and we normally always do something craft related to Ramadan.  If you haven't already seen my link to my '30 Days of Ramadan Crafts' project I did a couple of years back then please go and have a visit as there are so many different ideas of crafts you can do with your young children with a Ramadan theme. The link below will take you to my post which shows you all 30 crafts.

http://www.karimascrafts.com/2013/08/30-days-of-ramadan-crafts-roundup.html