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Moon Lake for Paper Players #244

It's all about the birds... for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulously talented Jan's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a code word that was right up my alley!

When I saw the codeword, I knew it was time to bring out one of the stamps that Lou bought me when he was Down Under in Australia.  I absolutely love this Emu stamp... and it was such fun to color.  I did have to extend the emu's neck with my Copic markers, but it was easy to do.

Here's my card: 

Addictedtocas birds (1 of 1)


You can see that I cut out a frame for him and mounted the frame over the focal image.  I then used some sticky-backed linen for the sentiment.  A couple of enamel dots and a black card base were all that I needed to finish off the card.

We have a great sponsor for our winner this week and there is a $20 gift certificate on offer :-)


We are also thrilled have have Monika (Monika's Blog) joining us at Guest Designer for May.  You really should check out her fabulous blog and then don't forget to play along with us this week.

On a personal note:

Spring continues to spread her wings and I love this time of year.... it's warm but hasn't gotten humid yet... there are occasional cool mornings.... glorious!

Daphne continues to visit us and loves digging her long beak into the soft soil on the wetland.  We watched her chase off some deer who wandered too close to her!

Daphneeating (1 of 1)

 The Goldenrod Coneflowers are coming in..... we can't wait for them to flower

Goldenrod coneflower (1 of 1)

The only pop of color we have in the garden right now are the Prairie Smokes... they are such a soft pink and when the fully flower have a soft whispy extension from the center of the flowers.. which is why they are called "smoke" - they haven't quite reached that stage yet - they are still budding:

Prairiesmoke (1 of 1)

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 tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Basic Black.  X-press it Copic marker paper
  • Stamp:  Stamp-It Emu XL
  • Inks:  Memento Black.  Copic Markers


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I LOVE this image Jaydee ... he is so fun!! Great job with the colouring. Looks like you've added some glossy accents to his eyes - looks fantastic! xx

Lynn Hayes

Jaydee, this will absolutely keep me laughing all day long! That emu is darling! Cute, cute card!


Ok, I have to admit, I laughed out loud when I saw your card. He's adorable. Or is it a she?


Well, I HATE emus but I LOVE yours! As a kid, we used to go to a nature reserve called Tidbinbilla and the emus would even put their necks into the car if you had the window down looking for food. Then if you were having your picnic lunch, they would steal our sandwiches LOL LOL. I have a bit of a phobia about them now and lucky they aren't just walking down the street on a regular basis ;) Your card is really cool! xx

Doris D.

Love, love. love this card. The image is just precious. And the frame around it is the perfect touch. Spring is definitely in the air at your house. We are starting to show signs of summer here in VA.


:} Great looking card using such a cute stamp. The emu looks like it's having a bad hair day :}
Happy Mother's Day Everyone
A Mother's Love
Of all the special joys in life,
The big ones and the small,
A mother's love and tenderness
Is the greatest of them all.

Barb Ghig

Such a sweet image and your coloring is just beautiful, Jaydee! Love how you framed him out, too!
Thanks so much for sharing all of these great photos with us...Enjoy your spring weather :)

Monika Skinner

Hi Jaycee. This emu has such a cheeky face. It surely made me smile! Thanks for having me as GD. Have a lovely day! X


What a fun and fabulous card, Jaydee! Love that emu that looks like he's peering in the window at me!

Valentyna Komisarenko

Such a fun card! Love this adorable guy!


Had to check you for this wonderful design - my first visit here and I feel like I've found a treasure trove! I adore your Emu - worth travelling Down Under for I think!

vicki dutcher


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