Friday 31 January 2014

Friday Focus

A couple of projects to share today.

First up a card using the colours from the current ColourQ challenge.  Since they were so pink I decided to make new baby girl card to complement the baby boy card from the other week.  I did intend simply to do a pink version of the blue card, seen here, but in the end it looked completely different. 

I stamped the congratulations panel in pale pink first and built the other panels around it.  Somehow the pale colour meant the sentiment was getting lost, so I tried the darker pink on a piece of scrap, which I luked much more.  Then I wondered what it would look like with the pale pink stamped slightly to one side, a sort of shadow effect and I liked that even more.  So that's what I went with.


Stamp: Uniko Studio, All Occasion Sentiments #1
Ink: Memento, angel pink, rose bud
Embossing: Cuttlebug, swiss dots & baby pram
Embellishments: twine

Next I want to share my envelope calendar I made ages ago for 2014.  My idea was that I would be able to store photos and memorabilia in each pocket as the year progresses.  I chose my favourite Tilda stamp for the cover and aqua, lemon and kraft as a peaceful colour combo. I think these colours come a close second to my favourite purples and pinks.

And here's a peek inside:

So throughout January I've added a couple of receipts and my first ever attempt at crochet - more about this in coming weeks. I chose a photo and added a favourite quote and then decided it just had to have a little journalling so I made a card and added a few key things about this month.

So here's my January pocket and a closer look at some of its contents.

Thanks for dropping by today, hope you've enjoyed reading about what I've been up to!



  1. What a sweet baby card, Jane, love how you used the colors! Glad to see you here at the colourQ this week, thanks for playing with us.

  2. Super sweet baby card - love that embossed pram...I've never seen that before and the stamped sentiment looks wonderful with the dots. Your envelope calendar is just gorgeous too! Thanks for playing along with Colour Q this week!

  3. Hi sweetie, wow such amazing creations hugs Pops x x x

  4. Wonderful baby card design Jane and what a fun calendar.

    Hugs diane

  5. beautiful creations!! specially love the little calendar!! I have blog candy...I hope you can join in!


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