Peace for Paper Players #224
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From our Family to Yours - for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday.

I hope you have had a great week.  Me?  I am so looking forward to the weekend!  

It's the fabulous Shana's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a code word which is so appropriate for this time of year. 

 There are so many ways to go with this code word but, as it is so close to Christmas, I decided that this was the way I wanted to go.  

I inked up one of my favorite SU Christmas stamp sets - Beauty of the Season.  My regular readers will know that I love the Cardinals in winter, consequently, I love this set:-)

I usually stamp onto Whisper White card stock, but decided to use some Soft Sky instead.  I then colored the cardinal with copic markers and added just a little touch of black enamel accents onto the eye of the cardinal.

I didn't have an appropriate sentiment, so used my word processing software to create the sentiment tying in the red from the cardinal with the sentiment.  

Of course I had to use my Lil Inker stitched rectangles and circles - I really am in love with the stitched dies - they really do help to frame the focal elements.

I mounted the focal layer onto the base layer with double sided tape to add a little dimension. 

Here's my card:

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I hope you will join us at Addicted to CAS this week, we'd love to see what you do with this code word. Our winner this week will win 5 digis from our wonderful sponsor


The design team have create some wonderful projects for your inspiration and I hope that you will pop along to Addicted to CAS to check them out.

On a personal note:

I am so glad it is the weekend and that I have a couple of days to spend with my hubby.  He has been away for the last two weeks traveling to both Costa Rica and China with just a day at home between and it's always wonderful when we get to spend a little time together doing what we don't get to do for so much of the year - just enjoying being together and doing the normal day to day things. :-)

I'll be back on Sunday with another project for you and am hoping that I will get to spend some time in my craft space this weekend giving some love to my new SU goodies :-)

In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



 Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Soft Sky - SU.  Neenah Solar White
  • Stamps:  Beauty of the Season - SU
  • Inks:  Memento Black.  Copic markers
  • Sentiment:  created in Apple Pages


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I love you used the blue background and your colouring is superb x


Jaydee, I love that you stamped onto cardstock that wasn't white. I NEVER think to do that. It worked beautifully showcasing that amazing cardinal. Have a wonderful time with hubby! Merry Christmas, my friend xx

vicki dutcher

My favorite bird ever! Lovely card


Hi Jaydee. LOVE that you stamped your cardinal on soft blue ... looks amazing. I never think to stamp and colour on anything but white --- so clever! The cardinal is gorgeous ... great colouring! Loll xx

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