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.


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Joanna Harty

Love your card! And it's always nice too see pictures from your garden!

Sarah G

Love these bright cheerful flowers and combination of patterned papers, Jaydee!


Your tag card is so adorable Jaydee! Love the mix of patterned paper ... those fussy-cut flowers are cute!! Amazing photos of nature ... thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful few weeks away. xx


Fun, bright and spectacular Jaydee.
Love your bold florals and fab design.

Barb Ghig

Love your take on this week's code word, Jaydee! Beautiful patterned papers and I love how you added sparkle to the pretty!
Thanks so much for the photos of the goldfinch and moth...great shots!!! Mother Nature sure is amazing!


Such a lovely tag card. It's sure to brighten up anyone's day.
Perdy bird as well.
That moth is amazing. Haven't seen nothing like it.
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
Have an enjoyable day


I enjoy seeing your delightful cards .... and I always look forward to the photos of the Lord's creations that you share with all of us.

Pat Jandacek

I started following your blog for your beautiful cards and now am even more hooked for your nature pictures and comments! I checked with my Golden Guide of Insects and find no picture of a moth with those colors, markings, or edge-of-wing shapes for that matter. However, there is a page dedicated to "Underwing Moths" with the picture of a closed-wing and open-wing of the Clouded Locust and this is an excerpt: "There are over 100 species of these attractive moths in the U.S., and a variety of underwings can be found in every locality."...."When the adult rests on bark with its wings folded, it can scarcely be seen. In flight, the bright colors of the underwings are in sharp contrast to the drab pattern of the forewings." I certainly have no trouble learning something new every day! When I lived in western N.Y. (about 60 years ago) there was a season when dandelions would seem to have popped up all over our expansive front yard - they turned out to be those beautiful little goldfinches. I love them, too. Thanks for all you do.


Jaydee, what a perfect combination of different patterns! Love the touch of glitter too. Thanks for sharing the nature's pictures, this is so refreshing for me living in a huge city of Moscow

anja curvers

Wow this is so beautiful love it.

bhavana kesarkar

Very bright and cheerful card :) loved it


Love your attention to detail on this card. Loving those vinyl flowers too. Great idea about the clouds behind the flowers. A gorgeous layout and beautiful colours x

Greta H

Love your nature pictures--I can never seem to get a good shot, but my goldfinches have been so active at the bird feeders lately--love them! Wonderful card--love the paste clouds & paper pieced flowers!

Doni High

Great card...I love the different blues and especially the sparkle in the leaves.

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