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:

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Review #Alhamdulillah For Series

Another Blogger Friend of mine kindly sent me a copy of her latest book. #Alhamdulillah For Series (A Muslim's Mini Gratitude Journal) for me to review for her. Of course I was very pleased to be able to help. is actually the work of two sisters.

I have followed their series from when it first started and love seeing their posters online, whether that is via facebook or their instagram account.  The passage below is from the website explaining briefly what the ~Alhamdulillah Series is about.

'When you say Alhamdulillah, you accept all the baggage that comes along with it. You praise Allah and thank Him with all your heart. Because the more the attitude of gratitude you develop, the more the blessings shower on you – or maybe it’s just that you’ll start seeing the blessings in so many places you never saw before.
This is the reason why we started the #AlhamdulillahForSeries. So we could show praise and gratitude towards Allah in tiny little things even. Things that we sometimes don’t even associate with Allah. It’s a fun series that could be used as great reminders on how important positivity is in our lives.'

The book itself is divided into 4 main categories.
1) Alhamdulillah For Basic Necessities
2) Alhamdulillah For Ties that Bind
3) Alhamdulillah For Islam
4) Alhamdulillah For Everything

The journal covers a calendar month and I personally think this would be ideal for the month of Ramadan, or of course any month. There is a lovely watercolour painting for each day which would appeal to both adults and young children. I really like the layout and the designs in this book and would definitely recommend you having a look at this book.

The book is available to purchase as an E-Book and a paperback version should be coming soon.  If you want to read more about this wonderful book, here is a link to their website.

To purchase this E-book, here is the link: