Wednesday 23 May 2012

#118 Janet 18

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - die cuts (digi cutters allowed too)
Sponsor & prize this week - Die Cut Dreams

Gosh, doesn't time fly? The years shoot by in no time at all which leads me to my card for today as I have made this one especially for my son's girlfriend who is now celebrating her 18th birthday.  The image from Stamp Fairy is called 'Lenny 5' and is just perfect for celebrating - especially a milestone birthday.  I did of course use him not long ago on a card but this time I have made it all more 'girly' with my colour scheme, not to mention the pink champagne!  I coloured my image entirely with Promarkers other than the tiny bitzy bubbles fizzing away at the top of the champagne which are dots of white gel pen.

The image has a frame cut using my Silhouette which I did of course, make myself too, as were the dual-layered flags of the bunting (spelling out her name) hanging from my pink & white twine.  The design sketch I decided to use was based on the CLP challenge last month (April) but I could see this working nicely for me so used it even though it isn't applicable to the current challenge. The layout had a fancy element down the right hand vertical strip which I interpreted, again using my cutter, this time using letters to spell out her age. The cut out shapes making quite a lacy border too, I thought.

Inside the card.

The inside of the card has quite a few layers too, though not too many as I need the card to close! LOL. Here, I replicated the pink frame but rather than an image it contains the kind of sentiment 'Eighteen box frame' I made on the PC leaving a nice, broad white space in the centre where I intend to write just before I give the card to her.

As this was a special card I made it a box to complete a matching set & have used Stamp Fairy's image of 'Lenny 5' yet again. Not recognise him? Well, this is him in a cut down form peeping over the top of the cut out name. Instead of holding the champagne glass, I used my craft knife along the edge of his hand so that he actually has his hand over the top.  The image was of course again coloured with Promarkers.

The card in the box.

Having made my own geometric frame for the card, I altered & welded it to include Janet's name across the front too.  I then nearly replicated the bunting on the card front, but this time omitted the lettering as it wasn't needed having spelled out her name on the frame instead. It still is two layers of cut work for each flag though.

Box includes a sentiment on the liner too.

Having made the box itself, I then turned my attention to the liner, typing out my sentiment on the computer before printing & cutting an appropriate fancy zig-zag edge to complement the frame and adding it to the box.  I have added the sentiment I used onto here, changing the colour to black if you would like to use it on your own projects but I thank you for leaving a comment if you do decide to copy it.  Should work as usual, by clicking on it to enlarge & then Save Image As etc.

Tine :)

Passion for Promarkers - birthdays
Hotshot - die cuts
Pollycraft - photo inspiration (colour)
Truly Scrumptious - pretty in pink
Crafty Catz - let's hear it for the girls
Joanna Sheen - happy birthday
Craft Your Days Away - all creatures great and small
Forever Friends - use 2 images
PanPastel - pastel colours
Creative Card Crew - dimension
Ooh-la-la - ribbon/twine or both
Simply Create Too - either Mother's Day or feminine
Sentimental Sundays - whimsical (def: playfully quaint or fanciful, esp. in an appealing & amusing way. - reckon this fits!)
Bearly-Mine - anything goes


  1. So beautiful Tine,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. This is such a sweet card, I love the image and the colours and that bunting looks fabulous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  3. Wow. This card is outstanding! Love all the little extra efforts you put into it. I'm sure that Janet will LOVE it. Thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew "dimension" challenge. You rocked it.

  4. I think your card is beautiful, it is glowing with a lot of love(I hope this correct english)
    And Jane is lucky to receive this card!

  5. Tine: Your entry is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our Challenge #13 - Mother's Day [or Feminine] Challenge. And, don't forget to come back this Friday for another great challenge!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. Tine, you knocked it out of the ball park. Janet is gong to be so thrilled to get this card. She will most certainly know; you think a lot of her. The shades of pink you chose are prefecto. Thank you for sharing. XXX - Debbie

  7. Beautiful card. Love your image.
    Thanks for joining us at PfP this week. Hugs :o)

  8. Awww, totally gorgeous card & box set. Perfect for an 18th. x

  9. What a sweet bear with pink champagne! Thanks for joining us at the Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - Lisa (DT) x

  10. Wow! This is fabulous TIne!

  11. This is a great card. I love the color, texture, and dimension. Thanks for joining us this week for the Sentimental Sundays "Whimsical" challenge. Join us again soon.

  12. Awwww this is so cute and gorgeous too.

  13. This is so cute, such a gorgeous keepsake for a special birthday. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
    Diane x

  14. Oh Tine, this is awesome! :) Love how you have chopped Lenny for peeking over, and such glorious colours on the whole creation. Fab use of dies - you are dangerous with that digi-cutter! lol :)



  15. Really nice project fits our theme perfectly thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week.

    Kerry DT Leader

  16. A gorgeous card and matching box set. A great image and I love your design and colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  17. Gorgeous creation. You have so many wonderful details in it.

    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  18. Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

    Hugs sarah x

  19. This is absolutely gorgeous I love the image so much the colours, papers and design are so bright and cheerful, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Bearly Mine
    Lorraine x

  20. So beautiful love the image and the colours

  21. just loving this so pretty in pink love your use of twine for the banner, so glad you joined us at Oll this week

  22. Hi Tine, this is so lovely and your son's girlfriend will treasure it I'm sure. Cute image and love the banner.
    Hugs Sue W.

  23. what a lovely card you have made here. That little bear is a cutie. It fits perfectly for the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog. Thank you for taking part in this challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx