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Sending a little Sunshine for Paper Players # 285

Gift for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

I hope you are having a great start to your weekend.

It's the fabulous Deepti's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge this week and she has a great word for us:

And... talking about gifts; our sponsor for this challenge is giving away a $10 gift voucher for the winner of our challenge.

I actually made two cards for this challenge and didn't make up my mind which to use until the very last minute :-) I decided to go with this fabulous image.  I mean, who doesn't like receiving a bunch of beautiful flowers as a gift?  I know I do.  Hint. Hint. Lou!
I stamped the image onto Xpress card stock and went to town with my Copic markers.  I really do find coloring immensely relaxing.  Once I was happy with the colors, I used my stitched rectangle die and cut around the focal image and mounted it onto Soft Sky card stock.
Here's my card:

Gift (1 of 1)

I made this card to send to a friend of mine who has just been diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and began chemotherapy this week.

I do hope you will join us on our challenge this week and, if you are looking for some inspiration, just check out the amazing creations from our design team - and the great card from our guest designer - Toni Maddox.

On a personal note:

Kelly - you have asked me a couple of questions and I wanted to answer them here for you.   Firstly, you asked me what camera I am using these days.  Last year I had to buy a new camera as my old one really had gone kaput.  I finally settled on this Sony Cybershot Camera.  The zoom is great for me - although it is sometimes very hard to get a crisp, clear image with the zoom and I'm not always happy with the aperture settings.   BUT... as an everyday camera it works really well for me and has helped me get some pretty cool shots of animals and birds that I would not have been able to capture with my old camera.  I decided on the kit as it gave me extra batteries, memory card, etc. for just $10 more than other vendors were selling the camera for!

Then.. you asked me which tag I used on this card.  The tag is from My Favorite Things Pierced Traditional Tag die. Like you, I am impressed with the smaller edging - it makes a nice change from the usual stitching.

Lou got back from Italy today.  When he left last week it was 63 degrees.  He arrived home to a snowstorm!  This morning I was bemoaning the fact that the wetland looked all brown and the snow had gone.  A couple of hours later I looked up from the presentation I was working on to find that it was bucketing it down with snow.  I'll share some photos with you tomorrow.

In the meantime, I thought you might want to see a photo of this lot!

Yep.. .  I know... I just can't get enough of these little guys!

Gift (1 of 1)-2

and... I can never get enough of these guys either!

Deer (1 of 1)-6

Don't they have the most amazing faces?  I love them.   Also... you can see how they will blend in with the longer grasses in the wetland.

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.   Colleen, you and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.




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You just can't beat the PB hedgehog for cuteness and birthday gifts Jaydee.
Perfect colouring and gorgeous design. Sarah x


This card is so cute...and your photos are beautiful, love that little bird!


This is so adorable and what a fabulous coloring :)

bhavana kesarkar

beautiful bouquet of flowers. Loved your take on the gift challenge


The card is beautiful, it will lift your friend's spirit . . . I'll pray for her, in particular at this Lent's period.

Marina . . . from far Africa


:) Cute and adorable! Absolutely love this sweet card, Jaydee!


I just cannot get over your photos - you have a real knack for photographing wildlife. I love today's pictures - the beauty of the birds is stunning and the deer - oh my! Even though it hasn't been a dreadful winter, I am sooo ready for spring...:

Kelly W.

Jaydee, your card is beautiful, light, and cheery. I know your friend will love it! And I'll send prayers her way. Of course you know I love the animal shots. The Downy looks like you're standing right beneath him, wow! I'm impressed with this gorgeous photo. And it's amazing how the deer blend into their surroundings, nature is so beautiful. Thank you for answering my questions, I do appreciate that. Hope your Sunday is delightful!

Barb Ghig

Absolutely gorgeous coloring and fabulous design, Jaydee! Your friend is sure to love it! Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos with us :)

Carolyn Bennie

The gift of flowers is so special - and it sounds like your friend really needs such a gift. I hope it makes her smile a little. Such a pretty card.

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