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Ouch for Addicted to CAS Challenge #40

Hi Everyone.

Happy Saturday.  It's the fabuous Karen's turn to host our challenge at Addicted to CAS this week and she has a great code word for us.

My mind went into all sorts of different spheres - including the outer hemipshere - on this code word.  In the end, I needed a get well card for my dear friend who is going in for surgery on Wednesday.  Then I remembered my PTI Special Delivery stamp set and then I was all set.
Here's my transport card:
Atcas transport
I love the little ambulance speeding along on the tarmac road and, of course, I had to add a siren!  I know you can't see it, but I used my wink of stella pen on the headlight, the red cross, the inside of the siren and the stripes on the ambulance.  I think a little bit of shimmer is rarely out of place :-)
The design team have created some amazing cards, so please check out their blogs and don't forget to play along with us.  We'd love to see what YOU do with this code word.
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As this is the first challenge of the month, we also change out our Guest Designers.  We say a fond farewll to Darnell and say hello to Karen (Snippets) who is joining us as Guest Designer for the month of June.

On a personal note:

The weather has been glorious the last couple of days.  It's been in the upper 70s, the sun has been shining and, although it has been humid, it has been glorious. 

Things are moving along in the garden.  Some of the shrubs were planted today and, although we won't get full enjoyment out of them for a couple of years, they should still provide some food for the birds later in the year.  In a couple of years they will also provide shelter and a place to make their nest.

Let's take a look at some nature shots.

Here's a shot I got of Mommy and her babies.  My... how they are growing!  She really is a good mother!

Mommy and babies

I have to share a photograph of Niles and Daphne wandering through the grass.  Just before I took this shot, Niles had tried to kill his opponent who, just happened to be him!   I had forgotten to close the curtains in the basement and he saw his reflection in the window.   Lou and I were in the garage assembling furniture when I heard him calling and then THUMP.  THUMP.  THUMP.  It was such a forceful thump, that I could feel it in the garage, which is a long way from the back of the basement.  I rushed through the house and onto the deck to stamp my feet over his head and scare him off and then had to go and clean all the blood off the window.  I won't forget to close the curtains again!  

Niles and daphne in the grass

Now, this isn't a wildlife shot, but I did want to give a shout out to Lou.  The deck looks awesome!


Doesn't that deck floor look fabulous?  It's such a gorgeous rich color and he did a 1000 times better than the professionals who did it the first time!  This weekend we will be painting the railing and, hopefully, they should be coming in to do the underdeck next week.... hopefully.  The concrete is done and Lou is painting it, and that was the last thing we had to do to prep for the screening.

This shot also shows how the trees are in full leaf and are looking fabulous.  It really is wonderful to see so much green after such a looooooong winter :-)

I'll be back on Sunday morning with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, thank you for visiting and for your comments and emails.  I really do appreciate them.

Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Soft Sky, Basic Black.  (SU)
  • Stamps:  Special Delivery and Special Delivery sentiments (PTI)


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LOVE your card, Jaydee. I love your touches of glimmer and the use of the ambulance - I wouldn't have thought of that! I also had ducks visiting me this morning - mum, dad and baby. They are sooo cute!! xx


I so wanted to use an ambulance and thought I had a stamp but no! However your card makes up for this and I love the way you have created the road. Fab photos x

vicki dutcher

Fun way to interrupt the challenge!


That road looks awesome, love ur interpretation of the code word :)

Loll Thompson

Such a fabulous design Jaydee. You're right, a little bit of bling is never out of place :) LOVE our shots of wildlife in your back yard ... how wonderful to look out at that every day! :) Beautiful deck to sit and enjoy the view. Loll xx


Oh, my, where to start, Jaydee! I guess first of all I have to ask if Niles is all right, although I assume he is or you wouldn't have included that part. Those darn birds! You think they would have evolved to know what windows are by now and not keep flying into them or fighting their own reflections! Your outdoor shots are just stunning; what paradise it is there this time of year! And, goodness, yes, Lou is a keeper! That deck is divine!

Okay, your card! What a great challenge opportunity to use that darling ambulance as your DT card! Your road and siren rock! Your friend is going to love it. Luckily there aren't many stitches involved in modern-day surgeries, or the ensuing giggles might rip them out!

Thank you for the fond farewell and for the honor of playing with you at ATCAS! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Harriet Skelly

Sounds like Niles needed this ambulance Jaydee!! I'm sure your friend will love this card! I love the extra touches you put on it!

ColleenB. - Texas

What a great looking card and alittle glimmer always adds that special little touch.
The little ducklings are adorable and they do grow up fast.
Hopefully Niles didn't get a head injury and good thing he didn't break your window.
Lou, your deck looks Awesome and what a wonderful job you done. Looks about the same color as our porch.
Jaydee; thank you for bringing a bit of your nature to our computer screen. They are so enjoyable.
You both have a great evening and a wonderful weekend

Doris D.

Love this card. The road is so clever. And glimmer on an ambulance is so out there.
Your deck looks so comfortable and I really like the stain color or did you paint it? The view from the deck is magical. I know you will enjoy your time spent out there. We also have ducks this time of year and the dreaded geese making a complete mess of my yard!

Karen Bourke

What a great card Jaydee - although not a mode of transport I would actually elect to take!!! Hope your friend gets on okay. Fab photos of all your wildlife - but aren't birds silly? Hope there is no lasting damage, either to him or your window!

Karen x


First of all Jaydee - I'm loving that decking - well done Lou!! Secondly, I do hope your beautiful Niles is fully recovered from the shock. Now onto the card - absolutely LOVE the speeding ambulance with the touch of glimmer - such fun and as always, a perfect CAS design!

Hope your friend is well very soon - I'm sure this card will make her feel better!
Hugs, Sylvia x


Love the card, also think Lou is a keeper the deck looks fabulous! As always loved the nature shots, but I sure hope Niles has no lasting injuries & your window holds up from Niles!


Oh no! Poor Niles!!! Bless his heart! He and Daphne are so stunning, I hate to think of them damaging themselves in any way. :o( As for those delightfully fluffy ducklings...squeeeeeee!! So cute!

As always, Jaydee, I love your little details on your cards--the shimmer on the red cross, the little siren on the back of the ambulance, all of it. Your attention to those details truly make your cards "pop". :o)


Karen Dunbrook

Great happy to be the GD this month...exciting.


Hi Jaydee, what a wonderful stamp set and great take on the code word. As always thanks for sharing a little of your life with us and those gorgeous photos


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