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Hugs and Kisses for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulously talented Deepti's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a perfect code word for this time of year. 

Now, when I saw this code word I was originally drawn to creating a Valentine's Day card... but... I realized that I needed a couple of thank you - thinking of you cards - for the winter season.  Considering that we are still deep in winter, I decided to bring out a set that is normally used for Christmas and use it as a winter set instead :)

Before I show you my card, I wanted to remind you to cheek out the fabulous cards from the design team and the amazing card from our Guest Designer - Julia.  Her card is fabulous.

I had such fun coloring this card - and used some paper piecing for items on the little critters.  Of course, I had to use my Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles :-)  

Here's my card:

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I used Copic markers to color the critters - as well as the sky background and love the way it turned out.  I do hope that you will join us for this challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create.  Remember... that we have fabulous prize for our winner.  Here's a reminder:

Prize is 3 digis from the store
Prize is 3 free digis

 Absolutely fabulous prizes :-)

On a personal note:

 Oh... I am so pleased it is the weekend and Lou and I intend to relax and do some fun things - including going to the movies.  Last week we saw Paddington and it was amazing..... it's such a part of my childhood that it was really wonderful come to life and we smiled all the way through it :-)  This week we are off to see something a little more serious :-)

I also have some wonderful new goodies to open up and show a little love.  These are my early Valentine's goodies.  I don't know what it is about little brown boxes, delivered by my man in brown... but they bring me lots of pleasure :-)

I also have to do some research this weekend.. well more research.  I am currently half-way through researching my father's army service in Burma.  I really wanted to do this in the hope that it would help me to understand my father more and, I can honestly say, that it has absolutely helped to do that! Dad served in the army from 1937 to 1946 and spent 4 years in Burma.  Dad never spoke about his time there but suffered terrible "episodes" for many, many years after his return.  It's only many decades later that I realized Dad was suffering from PTSD.  However, back in the 40's and 50's, men were not allowed to show their emotions and no-one had ever mentioned PTSD to us.  

Lou asked me what I was going to do with the information that I am uncovering and it took me a while to decide.  In the end, I decided that I would document Dad's service, the conditions in which he served and  I want to do it to honor his service and I wish that he was alive to tell him that now I understand and how proud I am of him.  

I plan to also do an art journal page to honor Dad.... but I am not sure, yet, what form that will take.  I need to spend a little time thinking about it and planning it :-)

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



Card recipe:

  • Card stock and DSP - SSS card kit
  • Stamp set: Simon Says Stamp
  • Inks:  Copic Markers


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Julia Aston

How fun to get hugs and kisses from this cute group of critters! so nicely colored!


Awww these critters are so cute, lovely coloring !


Such a cute and fun lovely card.
What a wonderful tribute that you are doing of your dad.
You and Lou have a wonderful and great weekend


This trio always makes me smile! I love the way you've colored and paper pieced them. How wonderful that you are delving into your father's service and honoring him that way. I'm sure he's smiling down on you. Hugs to you too.


Love your card, Jaydee. That trio looks like butter wouldn't melt in their mouth, lol. You are doing a wonderful thing for your dad and yourself. I have watched documentaries on PTSD and it is a terrible thing to go through - understandably!!! I get so emotional when I go and visit the Australian War Memorial in my home town just thinking about what those men and women went through. I have also travelled to Thailand and toured the Bridge over the River Kwai and the cemetary's there. People like me can only 'imagine' what it was like but we will never, ever know and hopefully never will have to go through anything like that in our lifetimes. Blessings to you xxx

Joanne James

Such a cute card Jaydee - makes me want to hug someone lol! We went to the movies to see Paddington this afternoon too - such a fun movie, reminiscent of my childhood too.

Loll Thompson

Hi Jaydee. LOVE this sweet image. Looks so adorable with the paper pieced elements and your fabulous Copic colouring! Loll xx

Shana Gaff

Awe, so sweet! Your coloring is wonderful! I love the little bits of paper-piecing on the animals. Very clever!

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