Saturday 12 January 2013

Checking FB...

Hi Everyone...

Hope you're having a lovely weekend, so far.

Well,  it was back to work for me this week. I had a lovely Christmas break but I have to admit I'm kind of enjoying be back in my usual, all be it hectic, routine.

The second coat of paint on the top landing has done the job. It doesn't look anywhere near as bad as with just one coat. It's not perfect, but the thought of having to put lining paper up and then paint was giving me shivers. Onto the middle landing now!

I've not made any New Year Resolutions as such but I've set some goals. I'm working on 3 at a time.

My first is to de-clutter my house. Which is no mean feat. I've given myself till the end of the year to complete it. Yes it's that big a job!

My second is to exercise 3 times a week. I've set myself till June to be in a regular routine of 30 minutes 3 times a week. So far so good - Monday 30 mins on an exercise bike. Tuesday 1 hour swimming and Thurs 30 mins Run/Walk and yesterday 45 minutes swimming
The third is to be more organised. I've put everything into a diary on my phone. That way it's always with me. I've blocked out chunks of time for blogging, housework, exercise etc. I want to plan meals too so that I don't open the fridge and think what on earth can I make for tea tonight! Hopefully, if I'm super organised I'll get more time to play in my craft room. Yay!!

Enough of my waffle's today's card.


My card is made using a fabulous Mo Manning image 'Checking FB' which really reminds me of my very good friend Janice. She is so organised - she's a real whiz with spreadsheets. I've not coloured this image before, but when I saw it I thought of her immediately.

I've followed this great sketch from over at Addicted to Stamps.

She's been coloured with my usual Copics.

Copics Used :

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30, R21, BV31
Nightie: YG63, YG61, G20
Purple: BV13, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000
Peach: E97, E95, E93
Hair: E39, E37, E35, E33, E21
Background: W00, W0, W1, BV0000

The tag was cut using Vintage Tag from Doo Hickey and its sentiment is from LOTV A5 Verses.
The sentiment on the card is also from LOTV (Vintage Sentiments Occasions).
I've just added a few little flowers, from Live and love crafts and Wild Orchid Crafts) to the bottom left corner. It just looked bare without them. The leaves are cut using Marianne Creatables die LR0156.
Lastly the papers are by First Edition from their 'Daydream' 6x6 pad.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge - Something New (new digi)
Avenue 613 Challenge - Anything Goes
ATCs With Attitude #31 - Add a tag or sentiment/Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #122 - Anything Goes


Jane said...

Love the card Janine and oh boy you shame me with your new year resolutions!

Linda Breedlove said...

Oh my goodness... this is just fantastic. LOVE all your layers and your image is awesome... love it!!!!!!!!! I saw you over at MIM and came for a better look. Glad I did!

Bananastamper said...

Such a fun card! Love it! Good luck with the de-cluttering - it is indeed a lot of work, but feels so good!
Shanna :)

Vicky said...

Beautiful work Janine..and loving this fab sketch too hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

HopkinsStudio said...

This is great ...I think its me on my laptop!!! Love all the layers. Thanks for sharting at 613 Avenue Create.

lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card love the mo manning image and gorgeous papers...fab design too
hanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

coops said...

love this janine.really stunning image and your colours and design are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Tracy said...

Wonderful! Fabulous papers and coloring too. Wish I could stick to organization. LOL Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's!

Pop's Cards said...

Wowzers!! This is just gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card. Love the layout and colours.
You have some gorgeous cards on your blog.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Hi Janine, oh my this is just stunning! Gorgeous colouring and your layout is wonderful.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Berry said...

Superb work thanks for entering our DT call at Divas and good luck hugs Rebekah xx

Sharon said...

Hi Janine.
This is gorgeous. Love the image and the Papers and layout are stunning. Good luck at Diva's DT call. Would be lovely to see you there.
Hugs Sharon. x

xxcalamityxx said...

Lovely card, looking forward to working with you xhugsx Nikki

Sandy said...

Fab card, just found your blog and have joined as a follower. Love the sketch and your colouring of that fab image.

Marlies said...

A beautiful card! Lovely papers and a fab image! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

Bubleeing Colors said...

A beautiful card using an equally beautiful image. thanks for joining us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

Unknown said...

Great card. Love the colours and the sentiment on the tag, gorgeous :-)
Thanks for joining us over at ATSC

Katie said...

Beautiful Janine! I love your take on the sketch and all those yummy layers :) Hugs, Katie

Jenny said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the image ;) Jen xx