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Fine Feathers meets Feathered Woodcuts for Casethissketch

Friends are like.... for Unscripted Sketches and a little blog candy

Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday.  I hope you all had a great weekend and are staying much warmer! :-)

Instead of the other Paper Players card I made for the challenge this week, I decided to share with you the card that I made for the Unscripted Sketches challenge.

The minute I saw the sketch, I knew what I was going to do for it!  It called out my name to use a neglected stamp set from MFT called Umbrella as well as my poor SU Cloudy Day embossing folder.  This sketch, the embossing folder and the sentiment seemed like a match made in heaven.

Here's my take on the sketch:


I don't know why it's coming across blurred!  I promise it's not :-)

I created the rainbow from Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Island Indigo and Night of Navy card stock.  I cut each piece to 1/2" wide and adhered them onto a spare piece of Whisper White card stock.  That allowed me to get the straight and cut them to the size I wanted after they were adhered. 

I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered it over the rainbow.  The rainbow was then adhered to the Cloudy Day card base using dimensionals.  Of course, I then had to do the inside!



I really wanted to make the inside bright and cheerful and Daffodil Delight certainly is bright and cheerful!  I carried the rainbow theme across to the inside via the hearts.  Each heart was individually colored using the same color inks as I had used on the cardstock for the outside.  I added a little sparkle on the inside by using a gel roller over the hearts to give just a little spot of bling.  I was really pleased with the card and like how all the elements tie together.

I know the team at Unscripted Sketches would love you to play along, and you really should check out the great inspiration cards they have for you.

On a personal note:

Another long day at the office, but at least the sun was shining and I had some good company.  Charlie, my little shadow is generally never very far from me.  I have a chair in the office that is "his" chair.  I caught him soaking up the rays this afternoon.


I have no idea how that was comfortable.... but he certainly was!

Now.... how about a little blog candy to kick off the new year?  As my regular blog readers will know, Lou and I were away for New Year.  We took a little trip.

The first person to correctly identify this particular landmark will win some Stampin' Up! blog candy.  A little grab bag of goodies.  Now, why am I offering up blog candy?  Well, that's because it gives me a way to say thank you Friday at 1/17 7pm CST to all of my regular blog readers and commenters.  :-)  You have until to leave a comment on this post and I will pull out the names of the blog-landers who correctly identified this landmark.  I will then put the names into a hat and have my wonderful helper draw a name.


So, where on earth was Jaydee when she took this photograph but, more importantly, what's the building in the distance?

I hope you will have some fun and play along!

Thank you to all of you who left comments or sent me emails hoping for a speedy recovery.  I must admit I am feeling so much better and just waiting to shrug off the residual cough that still seems to be plaguing me.  That's the problem with getting on a plane at this time of year; lots of people in a very confined space and you are guaranteed that many of them have some sort of bug!

Colleen... you asked me what stamp set the leaves are from on this card.  It's from a Papertrey Ink set and I need to go down to the my craft room and check out the name for you.  I promise I will tell you in the post tomorrow night.

As always, thank you so much for your visit - and your comments.  I'll be back with another card tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card ingredients:

  • Stamp:  Umbrella (MFT)
  • Card stock:  Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Whisper White (SU).  Card base: 120# Gina K
  • Tools:  Cloud Day Embossing Folder (SU



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Jaydee, I'm sorry to say I don't recognize the landmark, but here is a helpful tip for YOU: rub Vick's Vapo-rub on your feet and pull on some snuggly sox as you get into bed for the night. My daughter swears by this cough remedy! Hope it helps!


Thanks Jaydee for the explanation on the silicone craft sheet.

Now for the landmark, I happen to google Buckingham Palace and sure enough that looks like it. How wonderful it is to visit.


Forgot to comment on the card...I like the color choices for the rainbow. Bright and cheerful inside and out.

Jean Fitch

Don't ask me why but my brain whispered Buckingham Palace and then I came across this shot online -
Funny because years ago I had a thing about finding unusual views (back door basically) of famous places. Guess it stuck in my mind. Love your rainbow. Perfect timing as Saturday we had an unexpected rainbow on the drive home from an event. Love the simplicity and the joy this card shares. Hope you are over the "bug" soon. Maybe joining Charlie in the sunshine will help dry the last of it out of your system. Cats really can get comfortable in the darndest positions can't they? One of my former fur companions used to sleep practically upside down on her head hanging off the back of the couch. Hugs and thanks for sharing.


what a great cheerful looking card; easy, quick and gorgeous which reminds me of the song 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'.
Wonderful sentiment as well.
I would be so stiff and sore sleeping the way Charlie is but then cats sleep in the weirdness positions sometimes. Cute photo of him tho. Thank you.

Your photo was taken at St. James Park by Buckingham Palace.

Seeing your card brought a bit of cheer to my life this morning.
Yesterday, shortly after turning on my oven to get it preheated I heard some crackling sounds. Turned around and sure enough I had an electric show going on inside my oven and the smoke alarm was going off. I quick turned the oven off, turned on the kitchen ceiling fan, opened up the front door and burned some candles to get the smell and smoke out.
My heating element in the oven burned clear through. Easy fix. Just have to buy a new element; take out the old and put in the new.
Would you believe that with the noisy smoke alarm going off my hubby didn't even wake up. He works nights so he was still in bed at 10:30AM. That was enough excitement to last me for awhile. At least I don't have to buy a new stove but I am totally at a lost when it's out of commission.

Jaydee, good to hear that you are feeling somewhat better. Get plenty of rest and drink lost of liquid and take some Alka Seltzer. That always seems to help my hubby when he's feeling a bit down.
Enjoy your week

Ann R

Love your card! And yes, the photo is St. James Park at Buckingham Palace. Beautiful. I'm glad you're feeling better but I'm here to say that your cough might last a bit. Getting over the crud myself! Take good care.


Boy, your other friends who leave comments are much smarter than I am! lol Not a clue where this scene is, but note there is no snow. Love your rainbow card, btw. Hugs.


You lucky girl spent some of your vacation time in London, looking at Buckingham Palace. Lucky lucky you. Long way to go, but it looks like the weather was nicer than what we had across N. America!

Missy Smith

Love the card Jaydee! I have never been to London to see the Buckingham Palace but would love to go! You & Lou are so lucky to be able to do that!


Great card. Love the embossing and the gel pen hearts idea! After Goggling, I think your photo was taken in St. James Park by Buckingham Palace.


Jaydee, I simply love the rainbow stripes on ur card and I really couldn't recognize the landmark but ur cards are no less than a landmark :D

Kimberly Wiener

Love the Rainbow card, so wonderful for this sketch!

It was a 'Why didn't I think of that?" moment!!!!!!

Thanks for adding this wonderful card to the Sketch it Saturdays sketches Challenge on the US Blog!!!


Well now, doesn't this card just scream, "RACH!!!!" LOOOOOOOOOOVE the rainbow!

I'm chuckling at Charlie as he reminds me of one big ol' lump of black kittyness that resides in my house and stakes claims to MY stamping chair. Except, he's camouflaged and tries to get himself sat upon. ;oP


Tammy F.

Love your rainbow card! I really like the pop of color on the white card base!

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