Monday 31 December 2012

Happy New Year ...

Sorry I've no card to share with you today. 
I've been spending my holiday trying to decorate my hall, stairs and landing. There's so much preparation that I'm fed up with it already and I've not even finished the first of three flours!

I have cheered myself up today though by spending some of my Christmas money on some more Copics!

We had a lovely break over Christmas and spent a few days with my sister and her family, Mum and Dad also joined us. It's always nice to have everyone together as it usually only happens at Christmas. Since coming back it's been lots of decorating, yuk!

Hope that you had a lovely Christmas and Santa brought you all the crafting goodies on your list.

We're having a quiet night in tonight.. 
I hope that you have a lovely evening, whether it's a quiet night in or an all night party. 
I'd like to wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year and thank you for all your support and lovely comments throughout the year.

Sending you Big Hugs,

Janine xx

Sunday 23 December 2012

Fairy Talva and A Very Merry Christmas to you all ..

Good morning blogger friends...

I just wanted to show you another Christmas card before the Christmas festivities begin.

But first I would just like to thank you all very much for following my blog, supporting me with your lovely comments and helpful hints and tips.

My card uses a super cute Mo Manning image called Winter Fairy Talva and the design papers are Raspberry Road's Christmas Thyme.

I really enjoyed colouring her, she's just so sweet. I've also coloured her in pinks, but haven't made her into a card yet. She's coloured with copics.

Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30
Turquoise: BG11, BG10, BG70
Wings, BV000, V000, BG10, BG70, C1, C0, C00
Hair: E34, E53, E51, E50
Chalks for the background

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I copied Jenny's great idea of making a little scroll. I thought this was such a sweet idea. I think it's also been used on pirate cards before too.

The snowball and wings have been given a bit of sparkle using some glamour dust.

Here's a little compilation...

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Mo Manning Challenge - Your favourite Mo creation
Joanna Sheen - With Love at Christmas

Wishing you all
A Very Merry Christmas
A Prosperous New Year.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Sunday 16 December 2012

LOTV Festive Fairy...

Good morning everyone. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Took Frazer to Sheffield Institute of Sport yesterday for a day of Volleyball training and whilst I was there I popped in to Meadowhall shopping Centre for a spot of Christmas shopping. Just a few more bits and bobs to get and then I'm there!

Another Christmas card to show you today. This one's a cute LOTV image - Festive Fairy. I've been wanting to buy here for ages and I'm so glad I did. This is her first inking and it will definitely not be her last!

The image was one of my first attempts at colouring with distress inks and I'm quitte pleased with the results. I must admit I've gone back to my copics for the moment, but I shall give DIs another go. Practice makes perfect, so they say.

Here's a close up of her. She's just such a cute image!

Distress inks I've used:

Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo,& Aged Mahogany
Clothes: Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany & Old Paper
Wings: Tattered Rose
Leaves: Peeled Paint & Forest Moss
Berries: Barn Door
Ribbon: Fired Brick
Snow: Weathered Wood
Outline: Tumbled Glass

I've used the lovely seem binding I got from Live & Love Crafts to finish off the tag and decorated the tree with some rhinestones and snowtex. I've never used that before, it's weired stuff, but very effective. I think I'm going to need to buy some more of those lovely Chrysanthemums from Live and Love Crafts because I can't stop adding them to my cards.

Tools Used:
Go Kreste Concentric Tags #1
Memory Box Holly Vine
Marianne Creatables Tree LR0136

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Lilis Little Fairies - Something New (Ribbon, Snowtex & LR0136 die)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Label/Tag big or small
Anything Goes Challenge #82 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge - So this is Christmas
Allsorts Challenge week 185 - Oh Christmas Tree

Thanks so much for dropping by and the lovely comments you leave.

Off to 'Santa Sunday Lunch' soon. Hope to pop round and visit you when I get back.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Big Hugs,
Janine x

P.S. If anyone can tell me how to get those lovely signatures with the flowers and butterflies that I keep seeing I'd love to make one - Mine's just plain boring!  Thanks x

Friday 14 December 2012

Good evening, it's Friday and I can't believe another week has flown by. I'm still no where near ready for Christmas, but I'm sure it'll all come together in the end.

I'm here to show you another Christmas card I've made. This is my first Wild Rose Studio stamp and it's called Feeding Robins.

I've chosen traditional reds and greens and the papers are Wild Rose too. They're from Anabelle's Christmas pad. The layout is inspired by Sketch n Stash #102 sketch by Sue.

The image has been coloured by copics and her are the colours :-

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30
Reds: R32, R35, R37, R39, R59 and tuscan red Prismacolour
Greens: YG00, YG61, YG63, YG67
Browns: E40, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, E53 and Dark umber pencil

The inside has been coordinated to match. All the papers have been distressed and inked with walnut stain. The tips of the flowers were also coloured up with a bit of victorian velvet so they weren't so stark.
The snowflake is  Marianne Creatable die No LR0185 and I've added a few rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes (Christmas)
Copic Marker Europe - A Christmas Card
Anything Goes Challenge #82 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge #40 - So this is Christmas

Thanks so much for dropping by, hope you have a lovely weekend.

Big Hugs, 
Janine xx

Saturday 8 December 2012

Trimming The Tree ...

Hi everyone. Hope you're having a nice relaxing weekend. 

I'm here to show you my first Christmas card. It's taken me ages to complete. I wish I wasn't so indecisive. Choosing the papers, embellishments etc has taken forever. There's no way I'm gonna have enough cards by Christmas. I'll just have to save homemade ones for 'special' people.  Looks like it's a trip to WHS for me!

I've used LOTV's Trimming the Tree along with papers from Authentique Paper's Wonder Collection.

They're so cute. They remind me of my three when they were younger.
Here are the Copic colours I've used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30
Red Clothes: R39, R37, R35, R32
Green Clothes: YG91, YG93, YG95
Brown Shorts: E43, E42, E41, E40
Dog: E43, E42, E34, E35

I've embellished the card with a ribbon from my stash and a cute tree charm from Live & Love Cratfs. The flowers are from WOC and Live and Love Crafts.

The image has been cut with a Nestabilities circle die and mounted on their scalloped circle. The holly leaves are part of Memory boxes Holly Vine.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lilis Little Fairies - Use 3 Dies or Punches
Crafts 4 Eternity - #101 Colour Recipe, Christmas Wishes
PaperPlay Challenges - Week 49 Christmas is coming

Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Big Hugs,
Janine x

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Saturated Canary - Honey

Hi blogging friends. Well it's almost midweek and I really just don't know where the time is going at the moment.

Hope you had a lovely weekend and managed to get lots of crafting done. Unfortunately I didn't manage any. Saturday was all chores and Sunday I was with Brandon at a swimming gala.

Yesterday Leonie and I went out and bought a new Christmas tree. We decided that the old one had to be replaced because  Brandon is now taller than it. We went for an 8ft one, that way no matter how much more growing he does he'll never be bigger than this one! Were hoping to decorate it tomorrow once hubby has put the lights on it.

My card today uses one of Krista's amazing digis called Honey. It's for a friend's daughter's birthday. It should suit her down to the ground, because she loves dance but she's also a bit of a Tomboy too.

I've followed the sketch over at Saturated Canary Challenge and coloured the image with Copics. It's lovely to watch these images come to life as you colour them, even if they do test your shading techniques.

The image has been mounted on  a nestabilities floral oval shape, these are just so pretty, and the design papers are by Raspberry Road. Some of the flowers are a recent buy from Live & Love Crafts and they're so pretty. I've coordinated the inside to match too.

Copics Used.

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E35, E43, E44
Skirt: R81, R83, R85, R20, E41, E42
Top: YR0000, YR00, YR02, YR12
Rabbit: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, R01, R000
Boots: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, W0, W5, W7

Papers: Raspberry Road TATAS Collection
Flowers: WOC and Live & Love Crafts

Nestabilities; Floral Oval
Cheery Lynn: Lace Corners
EK Success: Small Butterfly Punch

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Anything goes Excluding Christmas
Pile It on - Embellishments

 Thank you so much for dropping by. Hope to see you again soon.

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Monday 26 November 2012

Mini Bear ...

Well I'm feeling even older ...My daughter passed her driving test last week! She was so excited. At the moment my car is too big for her to drive and insure, but she's dropping lots of hits about us having a smaller car to share. Lol

I thought I'd mark the occasion by making her a card.

I've based my card on sketch #235 over at Sketch Saturday. The image is yet another LOTV cute image, mind you I think they all are. It's been coloured with copics.

The papers are from Nitwits Cottage Charm collection and the inside has been decorated to match. I've used the TimHoltz Hardware Findings die and the L plate is hand drawn.


Bear: E31, E35, E53, E50
Car: R39, R37, R35, R32
Trim: C7, C5, C3, C1 & C9 for tyres
Windscreen: C00
Ground: W00, W0, W1

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Anything Goes except Christmas
Pile it On #48 - Anything but a Christmas Card
Crafty Ann's Challenge #79 - Birds or Animals

Thank you so much for dropping by. I really do appreciate it.

Big Hugs,
Janine x

Friday 23 November 2012

Silver Wedding...

Hello lovely bloggers....

Hope you've all had a good week and have something nice planned for the weekend.

I can't believe that it's only just over 4 weeks to Christmas. I haven't bought anything yet let alone got organised to send any cards, or make them in the first place come to that. I'm sure everything will come together in the end.

Tonight's card is another wedding anniversary card. First it was my parents 50th and now in a couple of weeks it's my sister's 25th. How time certainly doesn't seem that long ago.

I've used LOTV's Wedding Couple again. I really must get some more wedding images, but I do love this one it's just so cute.

The photo's not great it makes the colours look more blue than silver. I've coloured the image with copics and distressed the edges of all the papers with weathered wood.
I've used my new Go Kreate dies that I bought at the Harrogate show recently. Can't wait to try them for a shaped card!
The rolled roses were a success this time. Last time I tried I lost count of how many ended up in the bin - then I gave up in frustration.

The inside has been decorated to match the front using Raspberry Road papers from their Always & Forever and appropriately named Mr & Mrs collections. The card is based on the Deconstructed Sketch #78.

Card Recipe.

Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
Morning Suit : C7, C5, C3, C1
Pinks : R81, R85, R56
Greens : YG00, YG61, YG63, YG67
Browns : E23, E25, E29, E31
Dress : C1, C00
Ground : W00, W1, W3

Tools :
Go Kreate filly square #5 standard & large
Marianne Design English Rose and LR0156
Doo Hickey So wrapped lovely heart
Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace

I am entering my card into the following challenges :-
Crafty Ribbons #33 - Use at least 2 ribbons
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Divas by Design #62 - Use 2 or more design papers
Papertake weekly - Ribbons and pearls

Thanks so much for dropping by and any comments which you may leave.
Have a super weekend.

Big Hugs,

Sunday 11 November 2012

MIC Anastasia...

Good afternoon Blogger friends..

Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Last night we went out for a lovely meal to celebrate my son's 16th Birthday. He loved his basketball card. Last year I never got around to making him a card and I felt sooo bad. So Christmas cards were been put on hold so I could make it. Looks like I will be buying Christmas ones again. 

I'm starting to feel old now. Brandon's 16 and 6 ft , Leonie will be 18 in March and Frazer who's 14 realised  yesterday (much to his delight) that he was taller than me!

Today's card is one I've made for my Mum's birthday which is in a few weeks. See I told you no Christmas cards were being made. Lol.

I've  used a gorgeous digi stamp from Make It Crafty. It took me absolutely ages to colour her. I used a great tutorial over at MIC by the super talented Alyce (Kit and Clowder). If you've not paid her blog a visit then you really should - her creations are beautiful and her colouring amazing.
Now my colouring is not on Alyce's level , but I'm really pleased with my first attempt.

So here she is ...

I really enjoyed colouring her. So much that I went and bought some more of their digis. 

Here's a close up of her.

I've used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday for my card.
The papers are all distressed with Walnut stain and the image is coloured with copics. I've used my new Tim Holtz 'On the edge Butterflies' die, and also bought the snowflakes one too.

I've also decorated the inside too..

Card Recipe.

Image & Stamps : MIC Anastasia and LOTV Vintage Sentiments Just to Say

Papers : Raspberry Road - Always & Forever and Timeless Victorian papers


Skin : E0000, E000, E00, E11 R30
Hair: E51, E25, E29
Eyes: YG61, YG63
Pinks: R81, R85, R59
Lilacs: BV0000, BV01, BV13
Blue: B23

I'm entering my card into the following challenges :-

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #233
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Raise the Bar Challenge - Birthday Theme
Totally Papercrafts - Cute and Girly
Penny's Challenges - #101 Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Until next time ... Have a lovely week.

Janine x

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Slam Dunk...

Good Evening Bloggers...

I know I've been a very bad blogger recently, but there just seems to be so much going on that crafting and blogging are having to take a back seat.

I have a card to share with you today that's for my son's birthday next week. I don't think he'll look at my blog - facebook and twitter are far more exciting than my little old blog.

It's a great image for a teenage boy and suits him just perfectly. If he's not swimming (which is most days) then he's playing basketball at school in lunch break.

Here is my card using Mo Manning's 'Slam Dunk' and a great sketch from CLP Challenge.

I've coloured the image with copics and distressed the edges of my papers using vintage photo.
The papers are Raspberry Road - Cowboy Cool.

Here's a close up of the image.

I used Doo Hickey flags and Tim Holtz Typeset dies to create the name banner at the top. The stars were made using Die-namics stacking stars dies. 

Here's a last look to show the 3d effect .

Card Recipe.

Skin: E000, E11, E00, R30
Basketball: W3, YR00, YR12, YR14
Blues: B000, B00, B91, B93, B95
Reds: R00, R22, R24, R27
Basket Rim: C1, C3, C5
Hair: E25, E29, E31

Doo Hickey Clouds & Flags
Tim Holtz Typeset
Die-namics Stacking Stars

I'm entering my card into CLP Challenge #52

Thanks so much for visiting and any comments you may leave.

Big Hugs,

Janine x

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Golden Wedding

Good evening blogger friends...

A big Hi to all my blogger friends out there. I know I've been missing for some time, but thanks for staying with me.
Sometimes life with all it's chaos just gets in the way of 'Me time'. I've been so busy generally, but even when I wasn't I didn't feel like crafting.

Last weekend was my Mum & Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary. I made them a card because my Mum would have been so disappointed not to have received a home made card.
I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed crafting and even better still the look on the recipient's face.

So hopefully I'm back. I've printed lots of Christmas papers off tonight and hope to make a start on some soon. So watch this space.

My card follows the CLP Challenge sketch and uses the ever so cute LOTV Wedding Couple. I think this has to be one of my favourite LOTV stamps...

I've coloured the image using distress markers and the papers are Raspberry Road - One Fine Day.
The papers have been stitched with a machine which I haven't done for ages. Had to look on Youtube to check how to thread it LOL.
The butterflies and flowers have also been distressed using a sanding block and the papers have been distressed with Vintage Photo.

Distress Markers:-

Skin : Tattered Rose & Aged Mahogany
Hair: Antique Linen & Vintage Photo
Dress: Antique Linen
Morning Suit : Pumice Stone & Black Soot
Flowers : Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss & Peeled Paint

Tools Used :
Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterflies
Marianne Designs Flower & Leaves LR0156
Doo Hickey Vintage Daisies & So Wrapped Lovely Heart
Nestablilities Floral Ovals.

I am entering this card into CLP Challenge # 51

Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comments. I've missed you. 
I've been taking a peak at all your lovely creations but haven't had time to comment. I shall be popping by to leave you a comment in the next few days.

Big Hugs,

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Tilda with Winding Flowers

Good evening Blogger friends...

I have a card for you today which I've coloured with Distress Markers. I was lucky enough to get some for my Birthday a few weeks ago. Thanks Mum & Dad :-)

I've coloured a few images with them, I think this was the second. I've really been enjoying using them, although I have a lot to learn. I find it very relaxing and I can pretend I've got some artistic talent because I'm holding a paintbrush. lol.

Today's card is the lovely Tilda with Winding Flowers...

Sorry about the photos, but I just don't seem to be able to get the right settings. Any tips on what settings to have my camera on would be appreciated.

The little tag at the top has a discreet '50' on it. A lady doesn't always want to broadcast her age does she? My daughter is giving it to her boyfriend's Mum.

The papers are Raspberry Road Antebellum except for the inside of the card where I used Raspberry Road Always & Forever. They've been distressed with Vintage Photo ink.

The flowers are from WOC. I did try to make my own, but I wasn't happy with them. First I tried rolled roses and then I tried hand made roses using five petal flower punches. Spent loads of time faffing about only to throw them in the bin and grab some WOC ones.

I think the lace is also from WOC and I've died it with black tea to give it an antique look. Pearls and ribbon are from The Hobby House.

Here's a closer look at Tilda.

I positioned the little butterfly to make it look like it was flying out of her hand.The larger butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die. 

I enjoyed making this card as I got to use lots of my new purchases I bought at the Whichcraft show recently.

Card Recipe

Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo & Aged Mahogany
Top: Worn Lipstick
Flowers: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade
Leaves: Peeled Paint
Shoes: Antique Linen & Worn Lipstick
Hair: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Grass: Bundled Sage, Forest Moss & Walnut Stain
Skirt: Bundled Sage
Outline: Tumbled Glass

Tools: Tim Holtz - Vintage Market; Cheery Lynn - Small exotic Butterflies, Olive Branches & Swedish Spring Oval frame (inside); die-namics - mini tabs quartet: Doo Hickey - So Wrapped Lovely Heart

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - #33 Sketch by Nadell
Deep Ocean Challenge - #28 Welcome Summer
Fairytale Challenge - #44 Soft Colour Tones
Allsorts Challenge- #160 Any die will do
Cute Card Thursday - #222 Here Comes Summer

I'd just like to say a big warm welcome to my new followers. Also a big thanks to everyone who has left such lovely comments.

Janine xx

Sunday 17 June 2012

Happy Times ...

Good evening blogger friends...

I thought I was never going to find the time to post this card today. 

It seems all I've done today has been chores. How is it that my kids seem to leave ALL their washing until Friday night, which means my weekend is spent washing and ironing :-(
I'm sure there was nothing left in any of their wardrobes!

I have edited my photos in Photoscape this time. I have bumbled my way through and they seem to have turned out OK. It looks like there are a lot of features so I just need some time (lol) to explore it.

I have had this card made for my Dad for about a week but didn't dare post it because he checks on my blog from time to time.

The card I've made uses the cute Lili of the Valley image - Happy Times.
I decided to make it a monochrome card, which I've never done before, after seeing a gorgeous Tilda card done in monochrome on Delphine's blog

I'm really pleased with the result. See what you think...

I've followed the latest sketch over at CLP Challenges

The image has been coloured with the Copic E shades, so there were plenty to choose from. The papers are Nitwits Cottage Charm & cottage charm too and they've all been distressed with Walnut Stain.

The sentiment is also from LOTV , the clock is Tim Holtz Weathered Clock and the branch is a Marianne Creatable die, Garden Branch.

Here's my arty farty compilation..

Card Ingredients.

Stamped using Momento Rich Cocoa Ink

Skin : E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Top: E59, E57, E55
Trousers: E79, E74, E70
Hair: E59, E39, E35, E34, E31
Slippers: E35, E34, E74, E70
Newspaper: E0000, E40, E41, E79, E73, E57
Chair: E44, E43, E41, E40, E57, E59
Present: E09, E07
Shadow: E74, E70 & blender pen

Tools: EK Success binding edge punch, Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die, Nesties Labelstwo and standard circles, Marianne Creatables Garden Branch die.

Papers: Nitwits Cottage Charm & cottage Charm too.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
CLP Challenge - Sketch #48
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Chocolate and cream
Simply Create Too - #15 Happy Father's Day
Dream Valley Challenges - For that Special Guy

Thanks for dropping by and any lovely comments which you leave. I love to come home from work,make a nice cup of tea and sit and read them :-)

Janine xx

Wednesday 13 June 2012

I'm Still here :-)

Good evening blogger friends...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm still here. 
I've been busy the last 2 weeks and not had much time to craft. I've had my parents over to stay for 10 days plus school holidays, so routine has been right out of the window. I did make a card for Father's day card for my Dad, but he looks at my blog so I can't post until Sunday.

My Mum, daughter and I went to the Stamp Magic show on Sunday and had a great girlie day out. Spent far too much. I only had a small wish list but came back having spent all my birthday money on lots of things I just couldn't resist :-)

So much to do and so little time. 

Hope to see you all very soon.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments I really do appreciate them.

Janine xx

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Never Too Old For a Cupcake ...

Hello blogger friends.

Hope the weather is still lovely where you are. It's been glorious here today.

I have a card  to show you today that I've made for my Sister-in-Law. I picked the papers first and then coloured the image to match.  I initially coloured the image with the greens and yellows swapped the other way around. I just didn't like it. Don't know whether it was having green icing that did it - but it went in the bin. I still wasn't sure when I'd finished it , but it's growing on me. I've never done a green/yellow scheme before so maybe it's a little out of my comfort zone.

Anyway enough of my waffle. Have a look and see what you think...

The papers are One Fine Day by Raspberry Road and the image is 'Never too old for a cupcake' by LOTV. I've coloured this cute image in with copics.

The sentiment stamps are also by LOTV. Recipe sentiments and Circular sentiments - For You. Thought the Birthday Recipe went well with the cupcake.
Just talking about cupcakes is making me hungry. lol.

The edges of the leaves and tag have been distressed with 'peeled paint' ink and the flowers are WOC

Card Recipe.

Image : LOTV - Never too old for a cupcake
Sentiments : LOTV - Recipe Sentiments & Circular Sentiments For You

Papers : Raspberry Road - One fine day

Copics :
Skin : E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair : E25, E23, E50
Yellows : Y13, Y11, Y00, Y000
Greens : YG63, YG61, G20
Greys : W0, W1
Blender pen

Outline : Chalks

Tools : Nesties - Standard Circle & Classic Scalloped Circles, Doo-Hickey - Vintage Tag, EK Success - Rock Fern.

I am entering my card into the following challenges :
Sketch n Stash - #88 Jen's Sketch
Sundays With Crissy - #29 Things with Wings
{PIN}spirational Challenges - #9

Thanks for dropping by and any comments you may leave.

We're switching broadband providers soon so if I'm missing it's because I don't have access. As soon as it gets sorted I'll be back and I won't be competing on a slow broadband with 3 teenagers playing games and watching youtube. :-)

Until next time..

Janine xx

Thursday 24 May 2012

Computer Guy ...

Good evening bloggers...

Well isn't the weather just fabulous. Hope it holds out for the weekend so we can make the most of it :-)

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. I do look forward to reading them when I log on.

My card for today is a male card so no flowers again. I think I might be getting withdrawal symptoms.

I've used a digital stamp from Mo Manning for my brother-in-law's card. If you knew him you'd think he'd posed for it :-)  He's a bit of a computer whizz so this is right up his street.

My sister will have a good chuckle when she sees this.

I've used First Edition Up, Up & Away papers. The blues and greens in this pad are perfect for masculine cards. The edges have been distressed in Walnut Stain ink.

The Birthday sentiment is from the new LOTV Vintage Labels - Occasions and is mounted on a sign cut with the Marianne Creatable sign and lamp die.
The tag is shrink plastic with a phrase from an old stamp I had from Clarity Stamps. Just love this saying for men. Mind you who are we to talk with all our craft goodies :-)
I tried twice to get the text clearer but to no avail - oh well.

The card has been finished with matching papers inside.

Card Ingredients.

Image : Mo Manning - Computer Guy
Sentiments : LOTV - Vintage Labels, Occasions & Clarity Stamp
Dies : Marianne Creatables - Lamp and Sign & Go Kreate - Concentric Tags #1

Copics :

Skin : E0000, E000, E00
Greys : C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, W7, W5, W3
Yellow : Y11
Jeans : B21, B97, B95
Browns : E44, E43, E42, E40, E79, E74, E70
T shirt : YG63, YG61, G20
Blue Screen : BG70, B00, BG000
Paper Tray : YG61,YG93, YG95, YG97

I am entering my card into the following challenges :
Mojo Monday - Sketch #242
SJ Crafts - Monthly Challenge #5 'All about the Boy'
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Days / Special Male (Thanks Mandy)

Ok. I'm off to bed now so that I can take my son Swimming training at 4.45am tomorrow. It's a tough sport - 4 early mornings (5 - 7.30am) and 3 nights (5 - 7.30pm). The things you do as a Mum :-)

I haven't been able to get around all your blogs recently, but I shall be paying a visit after work tomorrow.
Until next time. Enjoy the sun.

Janine xx