Hugs for Paper Players #259
Thinking of You for Paper Players #260

Hello Tag for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.  I hope you are all having a great week.

It's the very talented Joanna's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week:

 I decided to go with featuring the color blue on my card.  It as a little green, but I wanted to make sure I focused on different shades of blue.

Here's my card:

Bluetag (1 of 1)

I used two different DSPs with blue - one for the "sky" background and one for the flowers.  I used a piece of green that I had overstamped with my SU Wonderfully Worn background stamp for the base.

The flowers are vinyl stickers placed over the DSP and then fussy cut.  I used Soft Sky ink to color the background of the Vanilla tag to add more of the "blue" to the card.  I also used a cloud stencil and some Embossing Paste to create a couple of clouds on the "sky".

All that was left to do was to  mount the fussy cut flowers and stamped my sentiment.  For a little shimmer and shine I placed the vinyl leaves onto some shiny glittery paper.

I hope you will join us for Joanna's Blue challenge this week.  If you play along with us, you have the possibility of winning $20 certificate from our wonderful sponsor:

I hope you will also check out the fabulous inspiration cards from our design team, as well as our guest designer's Linda.
On a personal note:
I'm going to be relatively quiet blogwise for another couple of weeks, but I promise I will be back with more regular posts after that.
I did want to share a couple of photographs with you today though.  Here's a shot I got of a goldfinch - he was perfectly positioned on the shepherd's hook bird feeder:
Goldfinch (1 of 1)
Isn't he just magnificent.  I love their bright yellow plumage with their black and white jackets.  However, it's their delightful songs that bring a smile to my face every time I hear them.  They really are wonderful little birds.
I went out onto the deck the other day and found a yellow leaf.  I thought it was a strange looking leaf - not quite like anything that we had growing in the garden.  I walked up to it to find this:
Moth (1 of 1)
Isn't that amazing.  The striations and strange outline would normally give him so much camoflage, but he was very noticeable on the deck but, as his shape is so different to a normal moth - it still wasn't obvious that he was a moth from a distance.   I never cease to be amazed by the wonders of Mother Nature.
I'll be back with my Paper Players card tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.