Snowflakes sparkle.....
Santa's List for Paper Players #173

Deck the Halls..... for ATCAS

 Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

I have a card that I made for Addicted to CAS this week.  Now, this isn't some ordinary card.  This is my first card as the newest member of the Addicted to CAS Design Team.   I was absolutely thrilled when Kylie invited me to become a member of the team.  :-)  As y'all know, I love Clean and Simple and the ATCAS design team is a very talented group of crafters and I am honored to be a part of that team.  So, big thanks to Kylie :-)  I really hope you will play along with us.

The cool thing about the ATCAS challenges is that they are based on code words.  The code word from the fabulously talented Vicki is right up my alley!

Now, there are many places you can go with this theme, but, considering it is the holiday season and my cats tend to get a little crazy with Christmas decorations, I decided it was time for Bailey to make an appearance... well, not Bailey himself, but his alter ego, Fluffles.

Some of my long time blog readers may remember this photograph of Buzbee and Bailey.  Mmm... I think it's almost time for Buzbee to return!   Here's a reminder:


This photo of Bailey and Buzbee is the inspiration for my inaugural ATCAS card.

I have had this Fluffles stamp for about 3 years, but have rarely used it.  In fact, it was in my crafting cupboard and I had forgotten all about it!

I inked it up and had great fun coloring it in with my Copic markers.   Here's my PET code word Christmas card.


Isn't that fun?  I love this image and the cats are the major reason we don't have a Christmas tree in the house.  I can just imagine what they would get up to with baubles and ornaments on a Christmas tree.  Mind you, I don't imagine that the Christmas tree would stay upright for too long either!

The other great thing about the ATCAS challenges?  They are sponsored and the winner of the challenge this week is:

You should really check out these adorable designs - and Kylie's card from this week's challenge using a DigiDarla stamp!

The design team have really created a fabulous set of cards to inspire you for the challenge this week and you can check out their designs here.

I stamped Fluffles onto Whisper White card stock, colored him with Copic markers and then added a little shimmer and shine with some gel rollers.  I popped up the focal layer on some Stampin' Dimensionals and mounted it onto Always Artichoke card stock.  A perfect green for Christmas.

On a personal note:

Well, getting invited by Kylie to join the design team was a great start to my week!  The fact that Monday is my last day at the office for a week, is also great :-)  I'm hoping to get some time to play in my stamping space and get ready to decorate the house and the yard on Black Friday.  Some people go shopping.... but we are going to decorate.

Colleen - I hope you aren't too cold down there in Texas!  Rach, sorry your Angel Gabriel took two days... but your tree is going to be wonderful.  Marina... Paris.  Sigh... I'm envious!  Diane... so glad you have been enjoying the cards recently.  :-)  Missy, good to hear from you!  Cam, isn't it great that SU finally printed the colors on the back of the DSP!!! Nancy... I love that you are decorating your library with your Santa collection.  Don't forget to send a photo!  Charlotte I have visited your part of the world and love it!

I'll be back with my Paper Players challenge card tomorrow - and will be answering more of your comments.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.




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Christine Drogt

Hehe, how funny (and cute with the picture of your furr-ball.
Great coloring also - and cool how you put the focus on the top of your card.


What a coincidence one of my little doglegs is called Bailey how cool is that ! Loved your card as soon as I saw it made me smile but how did that kitty get up there !!!! A hinge welcome to the ATCAS team so lovely to have you along with us and your fabulous creations.



Firstly, it is wonderful to have you join the team Jaydee! Thank you so much for your lovely words and I am so glad you are excited! Your card is just soooooo funny! I love it because I can relate to it so much. My cat turns 8 next month and still acts like a kitten. Gets into everything that gets brought out of a box etc. Your card is wonderfull coloured and wonderfully CAS. Welcome to the team!! xx

vicki dutcher

WELCOME to the Team!! What a fabulous first challenge card -- that hanging kitty is coloring brilliantly, and is too cute!

Sandy M

Oh my gosh what a cute picture and what a great card! Love that stamp! I don't have anything cute stamps with kitties on it. I really must do something about that.

Sandy M

Oh and congratulations on becoming part of the DT at ATCAS! They are fortunate to have you!

Lynn Hayes

Big congrats on the new design team!!!

Love your card and that precious image. Fun and cute!


Loll Thompson

Hi Jaydee. LOVE this card ... so darn cute!! :) Welcome to the team!! Loll xx

Karen Bourke

Oh Jaydee, this card made me laugh so much! And then when I saw Bailey I so totally got why you'd used this stamp.....perfect! A very warm welcome to the DT.

Karen x


Congrats from me too! It will be great to see you on both your teams. I remember Buzbee and look forward to seeing him again. Smiles and hugs to you, Jaydee.


Congratulations on becoming a member of the design team.
What a cute card and Bailey is adorable. Such a pretty cat.

Enjoy your weekend and Jaydee, in case you're wondering; I'm freezing my hiney off down here. Have some cold strong winds and expecting some freezing drizzle this evening and into tomorrow :{ I'm ready for Spring.


Congratulations on the design team post! You are a wonderful addition! I love this kitty and have to smile every time I see this image. Cats and Christmas trees are a real treat! Ours never pulled the tree down, but the snowflakes were always all over the living room each morning!

Harriet Skelly

Welcome Jaydee - your an an awesome add to the team! I absolutely love Fluffles - I have a few holiday stamps that I need to get out and use - you reminded me of that! Your Bailey is such a gorgeous cat! Hugs, harriet


Hi Jaydee! Firstly - a huge welcome to the Team, secondly I absolutely LOVE your Pet card - it's great fun! I am in love with fluffles - he's gorgeous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx


That is the cutest card ever and your real cat is adorable.
Congrats on your new DT position. Fun, fun!

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