Friday 4 April 2014

Friday Focus

Good Morning! Can't believe I'm posting again already, but I had a lovely morning crafting yesterday and decided to strike while the iron's hot.

Today's card uses the pretty colours from Color Throwdown and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches.  Initially I made the card to match the sizes on the sketch, but my CAS brain wanted me to shrink it down and I couldn't help myself preferring the smaller look.

The flower stamp is my favourite from Uniko Studio - it just ticks all the boxes for me.  I stamped it onto patterned paper - and yes it was from my doodlebug pad again - then cut it out and mounted it onto pads for dimension.

I also put the background card through a cuttlebug embossing folder to give even more dimension and some texture. The pool coloured card has texture too and is left over from a holiday scrapbook album.

Finally I added an olive coloured pearl and my card was done.


Stamps: Uniko Studio, Flower Power #3
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Paper: doodlebug, kraft in color; AC cardstock, pool
Embossing: Cuttlebug
Embellishments: doodlebug, mini pearls Spring assortment

So here we are in April already and I decided to make my 1st of the month journal a little more exciting by going out for the day.  Turns out it was a great decision as the weather was amazing and Kedleston Hall and its grounds really beautiful. 

Still ended the day with comfort television, but I'm always so impressed by the versatility and imagination of the sewers on the Sewing Bee. 

Here's my pages:

And yes James did eat maltesers for breakfast!

Thanks for dropping by today.  Have a great weekend.



  1. Your simple flower,is,so,sweet! Love the white texture background! Thanks for,joining us at FMS!

  2. Your Uniko flower is simply stunning here, Jane! The wood grain background is the perfect canvas for this little beauty, and the pearl adds an extra zip of pizzazz! Awesome! (My entry will not be elegant *grin)! Your journal pages: fun!

  3. Great projects Jane. Love the pretty card. The dry embossed panel look great with the sweet flower. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  4. Yes, I agree you really make the Uniko stamps shine!!!!
    You rocked this one for me and ticked all my boxes on this design! ---love your layouts too Awesome sauce girl!!!!

  5. Beautiful CAS card! The neutral tones with the pop of color really makes for a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. You have combined the challenges beautifully...your card is fabulous!!! Love your pages, too...looks like you had a wonderful day!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  7. Beautiful--I love that Uniko flower image, too! It looks great stamped on patterned paper. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  8. Great layout, Jane! It does look like it was a wonderful day! And I adore your pretty card! That little flower cut from patterned paper is just the sweetest!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Such a beautiful card; I just love that flower! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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