little doll cold weather and a sneak peak

This blog is dead or what , for the last couple of days i have under some kind of spell i guess , there are tons of emails left untouched , a few matters not responded i must catch up with that As soon as possible.
Today it is a relatively cold day here in pakistan , it seems that it will rain but still no sign!.
Anyway here is a sneak peak into my next illustrative work , it is total expression of myself . How i am getting influenced by outside and how i feel ! thanks for looking!

Its been Eid and I've Been Busy

We had Eid celebrated for 3 days ! so the days were quite busy . This Eid is all about Food and Meat ! so me and Murad after tucking the kids in the beds had our little BBQ arranged in our backyard ! and had a fun little party of our own at our backyard. !
And now today back at work ! you might have already noticed few new images at the ETSY store! while uploading the clipart set of Nautica to ETSY i borrowed the little sample card by Print Me A Party store i just loved it check it out
Print me a Party is a new store in our 180 Network the site is still under construction but i can assure you that you will not be disappointed when it did !
here is the set that i created

This will be soon available through AIF STORE but still you can get it from ETSY store if you like!.

Cyber Monday Sale! 50% off!! Yikes!

Getting on the Cyber Monday Fun i have some fun discount offerings for your at the Aifactory Store! 
At the Aifactory Official Store you will get 50% off on all your orders! this included licenses as well !! but hey you don't have much time this sale is for 24 hours only ! and the coupon will also expire in one day! . You dont have to do anything extra just place your order and you get 50% off at checkout! .
At the Aifactory Store at ETSY you can buy one and get one free item of lesser value just convo me when you place your order with what item you would like to have.
So dont waste time here now go on make some purchases which you have been saving for a while now ;)

Little Rock and roll Girl

Oh i loved working on this one! this one was a custom request from a friend Kimberly her inspiration came from a clothing line she wanted to have similar images to .

And then she was generous enough to offer it for resale through the store! so just added it to Etsy,

Win a Gift Certificate from AiFactory

Hi all , this week has been quite busy for me , i had few fun projects which just got me busy too much even to look at the store ! . One of them was a mascot illustration for BITCH inc. Read all about it over at my illustrations and Design blog AiVAult .Where i created this fun looking cute girl riding a bike.

Then after this i have i have a $15 to spend to give away to one of my lucky readers all you have to do is head over to my etsy store and then leave a comment letting me know what you would like to receive as a gift if you won and why?!

And if you talk about it at your blog too then you get one extra point for doing so! cant wait to give it away! so comment awayyyyyyyy......





Good thing : Recipie for a flu remidi

As per my last post i am under the flu attack but one thing that saved me from flu turning to cough and a longer illness is a recipe which i have found very practical and i thought it is a good thing to share with other too.
For kids all ages over 2
1 tsp honey
pinch cinnamon powder
small pinch (bearable) black pepper
1/2 tsp ginger juice , (can be obtained by crushing 1/2 inch piece of ginger and then pressing between your CLEAN fingers)
Mix and give 2 times a day.

Cinnamon and ginger have expectorant qualities and black pepper and honey help sooth the throat while drying up the flu.
The Ultimate Flu Prevention tea
Mix all the above ingredients , instead of cinnamon powder add 1 stick of it , instead of crushed ginger add 1inch piece of it and a few noncrushed black pepper seeds. Add water bring to a boil and leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes take this tea as many times as you can
it is Very effective. Try it let me know if it worked for you !

Product update :- Not much happening still loadz!

I have down with flu and temperature for the last couple of days and i think during this time i have created more colorful graphics than the usual days :) . While browsing my latest find is a very yummy blog which i think i found at just the right time when i am exploring colors and trying to find inspirations. The blog is Simply Hue . Although i haven't browsed through the past posts but the flickr collections of color inspirations are just so very lovely!.
Maybe i will get some more inspiration and create some color swatches from these collections later on.
Latest on the store front has been a few products additions which i would really love to share with you . The one that took a little time for me to create is the Calender 2010 photoshop brushes set.

Creating a calender is just so easy with this one with unlimited possibilities! and if you are a bit crafty soul , print them out , cut them out punch a hole on top and hang it anywhere!
And after this two new additions are brand new sets set for the holiday season "Tis the season" Added to the Etsy store check then out here.


Hi there !
I just wanted to clear a small little copyright issue for which i was contacted . I will have this point updated on the site as well , on the blogs too.
If you receive or download a free image from the site , which you have not paid for is of personal use only , in any case you will not hold the rights to the image . you are not allowed to redistribute the image , you are REQUIRED To link back to Aifactory site wherever you showcase your work created with this image , you are not allowed to sell work created with free images . And Aifactory holds the right to showcase your work created using Freebies on AIF site , AIF blog OR Aif Community.
You must ADD credit on your creation ie , card of anything where the image has been used , ie on the picture beside your own blog link you must add graphics by or by Aifactory . These terms are subject to change without further notice to any member using Free images anytime please keep yourself updated through site terms.
Just wanted to clear this out as i received an email from a person using a freebie to remove the image of her creation from my site! which also includes no link back! on the image iteself. Duh!
Thank you for your time and understanding , don't want to be harsh with rules but this is in favor of us all , so i keep giving out free image and you keep enjoying free images! :)
thank you
owner AIF

Follow the Color Challenge # 2

Ok Time for another Challenge! , For the last color challenge i managed to create two clipart sets themed at Christmas.
This time i will be working towards a rather fresh color scheme . Sea creatures , sea and water , This time i have a little inspiration piece as well this is from ETSY shop Only Design. See the cute birds on coral Just love this little piece.
So! Here is Today's Follow the Color Challenge #2
As usual i challenge you to create ANY piece of Visual Art , graphics , illustration , card , media whatever on the color scheme and share your works!
This Week i also decided to add a little incentive for people who would like to join is the winning prize yes a AIFactory Kit Club Membership for one month to everyone who participates!
Here is the link to Swatch set which you can download directly from Kuler
Deadline is 1st sept 2009
Submit your images to the Flickr Group HERE tag them with FTCCHAL1
And if you have posted your work on your blog or site Share your links here!

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Follow the Color Challenge# 1 update

Created this graphics set which will be available to the AIF Club Members . this oct! Will be uploading to the store shortly ! And is available for sale through ETSY shop

Just finishes uploading some new content to ETSY!

Follow the Color Challenge # 1

While coming up for a new clipart set or stock image for stock illustration sites One of my biggest challenges had been the color scheme . And mostly i have followed me instincts and my own eye.
While during the past week i have found many inspirational color swatches over at kuler which i would love to use in my next creation. And since many or few of you might know that i create cliparts for my own store AiFactory and for stock agnecies i need to follow some inspiration . So i am starting to challenge myself with color schemes . I hope to create more thematic , colorful and lively images while following these challenges i do hope that i will also sharpen my eye for color.
So here is the deal ! I will challenge myself and you the reader to create any form of creation ! it can be an imagery , a graphic design project , a clipart or illustration project  , a scrapbooking project OR any creative media! . You and me will have a week to come up with something and post the link over here !.
I am not expecting at the moment that many people will be interested in this but for me this is a quest to exploring colors and sharpening my skills . I will have a round of 15 to 20 challenges and i will post what i will be creating with it ! you are welcome to join me in this quest!. Here is Todays Follow the Color Challenge #1

Here is the link to Swatch set which you can download directly from Kuler
Deadline is 25th OCT 2009
Submit your images to the Flickr Group HERE tag them with FTCCHAL1
And if you have posted your work on your blog or site Share your links here!

AiFacory Challenge 7

I have been pretty lazy in creating cards or taking part in challenges! , but this time the challenge at Aifactory challenge blog is very interesting . i really liked the idea of creating a card following a sketch! so here is what i created using Alicia & Ivan digital Stamp Alicia & Ivan on the moon

Dont forget to take a peek at what the DT has come up with this time

Baby Willy background digital papers /graphics

Just listed this cute A4 size digital background papers set is ideal to create backgrounds for invites , baby invitations , birth announcements , or any other related theme graphics . On sale today through ETSY Store!

Sports for kids cliparts & Graphics set

Just finished a brand new cliparts and Graphics set for Kids Sports! available through etsy store will soon be listed in Aifactory Store matching digital stamps collection also created for this one!

Special Promotion at ETSY store!

Buy one get one free! and digital stamps at 1.99 value!
check out the store for more info , read the announcement for details.

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Special Promotion at ETSY store!

Buy one get one free! and digital stamps at 1.99 value!
check out the store for more info , read the announcement for details.

it is late at night and the electricity black out!

Yes! in my part of the world we are still facing electricity blackouts , and this is just too frustrating! . Just placed my kids to bed and have plenty of stuff to do!
Finished shifting the AIF official blog from the url . Things were getting too confusing with too many url names to handle . Poor Visualbitts has already seen three concept changes ! .
I have this looooooooooooooong list of custom works to deliver and have so much small time frame . First in line is a mascot and a dear friends custom birthday invites. so i will get back to work now , just wanted to post my latest work updates. thanks for visiting!

Halloween is almost here! we have some crafty ideas for you!

Yes with Halloween arriving just around the corner we have plenty of Halloween Craft ideas for you and our design team is working on even more! This is my entry for the DT challenge this week the challenge is to create something Halloween related .I have created these labels for cocktail glasses by printing and cutting them out these are the digital stamp is from AiFactory. By taking part you can win this digital stamp from the Store

Check out the DT for some more awesome inspiration!
Annamarie Cordova
AiFactory Challenge Blog (LINK POSTS HERE)
Read more about these ideas at AIF blog

Little monsters , oh they are grumpy!

Little monsters , oh they are grumpy!: "More addition to the HALLOWEEN CLIPARTS SERIES

aren't they cute? i wonder if someone can digitize them and use in embroidery project i would love to see something like that


Custom Illustrations & cliparts

Custom Illustrations & cliparts: "


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AiFactory's First Design Team Challenge

AiFactory is hosting its first Design Team Challenge and i am super excited!! . The Team has created so cute and adorable arts that i just cant simply love them enough. The design team was provided Cowboy set to play along with and the theme was anything goes!. Here is what i have created

I used the Cowboy set available through aifactory . My Creation was entirely directed towards my son's birthday coming next week and i am thinking of creating a Cowboy themed party. Get more ideas and inspiration by visiting  The Challenge Post .
As a special mention Laurie Wilson Of Clearly Deslightful created t'his Soooo very adorable card! don't you just fall in love with this one!! check it out at Laurie's blog How she created it ! Here is her creation

Now it's YOUR turn! Post your challenges from AiFactory Challenge Blog post by Monday, September 7th at midnight EST. You could win this adorable set if you win! Check out the DT for some awesome inspiration... and speaking of the Design Team, we are still growing! If you are interested in becoming a part of this up and coming group, check out this post. The winner will be announced on Tuesday when the new challenge is posted.

AiFactory also has it's own community! Check it out and join to upload your images there as well, along with great information and creative ideas! If you upload your creation to an on-line gallery, please use AIF001.

Go check out these ladies for some inspiration!
Ashley (Challenge Coordinator)
De(DT & Challenge Coordinator)

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