Sunday 10 February 2013

Best Mate After Chocolate !

Hello blogger friends. 

Firstly I just want to give a warm welcome to my new followers. I hope you enjoy coming to visit and hopefully get some inspiration along the way. I love to read all the comments that you leave and I appreciate them very much. xx

Hope your having a super weekend with lots of crafting going on.  Not much crafting for me this weekend. Too much ironing and ferrying the children around.

It's Chinese New Year Happy New Year!


My card today is not a Chinese New Year card but an 18th Birthday card I made for Leonie's best friend Laura. I suppose it was a bit of a commissioned card. Leonie chose the image , the papers and the colour scheme. The jury's out on this one for me. It's much brighter than my usual cards.

I followed Tina's sketch over at Live and Love crafts and made the card 8x8 so we didn't have to squash it all in. The little BMAC pennants stand for Best Mate After Chocolate which is how they refer to each other. It's a bit of an in joke, so Leonie wanted it on the card.

The image is 'Secrets', a Saturated Canary image and has been coloured with Copics.

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85
Greens: G20, YG03, YG05 and G20, G21, G24
Browns: E40, E41, E42, E43
Grey/White: C00, C0,C1
Cans: C0, C1, C3, C5

The '18' and the little heart charm were made using shrink plastic. Leonie painted these and shrunk them. She's always loved shrink plastic. I don't think the fun of shrinking things ever stops.

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

Live & Love Crafts #8 - Tina's Sketch
Brown Sugar Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #38 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Moving Along with the Times - Only Girls Allowed
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Ok I'm off now for a 150 mile round trip to pick up Frazer from his Volleyball training weekend. May get some time to craft this evening. Fingers crossed!

Happy Crafting,
Hugs, Janine xx


Kelly Lloyd said...

This is gorgeous. Love the colours and cute image and embellys
Hugs Kelly

Eileen said...

Janine this is gorgeous. You may think it's bright but it's perfect for a teenager. Love the Krista image and so perfectly coloured. Great design and layout and fab papers. Love it
Eileen x

Vicky said...

Oooh gorgeous as always hun...and lovely layout too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Janine. The image is so sweet and beautifully colored. I love the colours and layout too.
Lorraine x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Janine. I love this image and so beautifully coloured. The embellishments are fab and love the colour combo. Such a lovely personal card for your daughters friend. Hope your round trip wasn't too bad.
Hugs Sharon. x

coops said...

so gorgeous Janine..really sweet image and details and your colour combo is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Nathalia O. said...

This is lovely! I love all the different elements you were able to incorporate. Thanks for playing along with us at CYDI?!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and so cute too.

Qie said...

Great card and so cute.. I love the sweet images and colour. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

Desire Fourie said...

Oy wow this is gorgeous. Your colouring is amazing and I love the flowers.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Creations by Shirl said...

Super Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

Kathy Bradley said...

Totally adorable card and images!! Your coloring is exceptional. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It!

Elin said...

Such a cute card with great colors, and the girls are just adorable :) Thank you for joining in on LLC's challenge with Tinas sketch :)