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


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Yummy card - coffee and chocolate what else could a girl want.

jacqui x

coops said...

so stunning janine.gorgeous soft colours and design and i love the fab image :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Your card is beautiful Janine. I love the colour combination. How do you get your 4 photos in one photo? I would love to do this with my posts!

Sarah x

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card hunnie, love the monochrome effect too! looks stunning with your gorgeous image and what a lovely layout...stunning hun!

Kelly Lloyd said...

hi janine...

This is gorgeous.. Loving the monochrome colour..
All of the elements you have used would brilliantly together with that stamp..
Great male card.

Hugs Kelly

Sharon said...

Love your card Janine. The colouring is superb. You will love photoscape. I have been using it for a while now and there is still so much on it that I havn't looked at yet.
Love Sharon. x

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Janine: Your card is just great for our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. A big thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Janine. Fabulous colouring. Thank you for joining in at Chocolate,Coffee & Cards this time.
Debbie x

Unknown said...

Hi Janine, what a wonderful card - your colouring is perfect and love the layout!

Thanks for playing along with us this time at Dream Valley.,


Sherry said...

What a lovely vintage card. Thanks for joining us for Gingerloft Challenge. Hope to see you again.



marion82 said...

what a lovely card!! love lotv stamps
Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!

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Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, your colours are fabulous too, huggles Pops x x x x

Carrie said...

This is amazing!

Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley this fortnight.

Carrie x

TRACEY MO said...

That is such a very cThanks for joining us at cute sweet stamp I do love your colours.

Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft

Tracey DT

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is really pretty great colours too, thanks for joining us at CLP Challenge this time huggles Pops x x x

Stampin'Piper said...

Beautiful card, love these brown colors!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces, hope to see you again!

Hugs Tanja