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Age is just a number - Addicted to CAS #49

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.  

It's the fabulously talented Kylie's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has an awesome codeword for us.

 Now, I had all sorts of different ideas for this one, but then, serendipitously, sitting on my desk - staring at me... no... shouting USE ME! was a brand new stencil I had ordered for my art journaling.  I looked at it and realized it was just what I needed for my card. :-)

I started with  Island Indigo card stock and I placed the stencil on top of it.  I had a bottle of Dylusions spray on my desk - also one of the new things I bought for my art journaling - and realized it was the perfect color to provide a tone-on-tone look for Island Indigo.    It's messy... but it was worth it. 

I let it dry and then used my SU Banner framelit to cut out a piece of the stenciled numbers that I had created.   I didn't have the sentiment I needed, so opened up my word processing software and created the sentiment and printed it out onto vellum.

I had a little piece of the stenciled numbers left, so created a third banner from that and added it to the card.  After all, you know I HAVE to do things in threes!

I used my Lil Inkers stitched rectangles (again!) for both the card base and the mat layer.  I really do love the way they frame everything up so nicely. 

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I finished off the card with a couple of enamel elements in black and white.  I like the little touch they give.   I also love that this color scheme is neither masculine nor feminine.  I mounted the banners - and the mat layer with dimensionals to give them just a little lift and to give the card a little more dimension.

As it is a new month, we have a new guest designer at Addicted to CAS this week.  She's a very talented lady from a country that I love - and spent 20 years living in.  Welkom Hannelie, bly te kenne.  Suid-Africa is 'n wonderlike land :-)

If you play along and are chosen as the winner for our challenge - our fabulous sponsor whimsy stamps has another great set of digis for you to win

On a personal note:

I have a nature photo to share with you tonight.   We haven't had many visits from these guys for the whole summer, but they did grace us with their presence a couple of times these past few days.

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We had a rafter of about 6 of them in the woodland and underneath the river birch trees that we planted earlier this year.  They spend ages scratching around for food and then quietly wander off.

I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Island Indigo.  Whisper White
  • Sentiment:  created on my word processing software
  • Stencil - used to create the numbered banners:  Crafter's Workshop Number Collage Small
  • Inks:  Dylusions spray


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Love the color of your card as well as the layout.
Nice to see that your wild turkey's are out and about.
Have a wonderful and enjoyable day


i love the colour scheme and the spray worked beautifully on the Island Indigo cardstock. Those enamel dots are gorgeous! When you get a chance, let me know please how you adhered your vellum to the card without anything showing through! xx


love this design and a great way to show how to use a stencil and you have to use new toys as soon as poss!


Fabulous color scheme and what a cool stencil! You know, I never think to get out the word processor to do sentiments...You're constantly showing me ways to move outside my comfort zone--thank you!

The turkeys are delightful--I'm so glad they returned for a visit!


P.S. Happy Saturday, Lou! I hope you have a chance to catch a breather! :o)

vicki dutcher

Love that stenciled banner!

Hannelie Bester

Thanks for the warm welcome Jaydee! I really appreciate it!
So interesting to learn that you spent so may years in my beloved country!
Love your inspiration card, gorgeous fresh colors!


Love this card Jaydee!! Perfect stencil for your sentiment and beautiful done with the spray. Gorgeous colors of indigo and white .. so striking! Loll xx

Hannelie Bester

... vergeet om te se... ek is so beindruk met jou Afrikaans! Goed gedoen!

Karen Bourke

Great card Jaydee. Love the tone on tone on your banners.

Karen x


Fabulous banner, fabulous colour! The Lil Inker dies complete the layout perfectly (must put them on my wish list - love'em)!!
Sylvia x


Love your card Jaydee and the double stencil banner is a great idea, I couldn't agree more about the colour scheme, beautifully done as always. How wonderful to live surrounded by such nature , you are one lucky lady.


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