Birthday Stencil for AAA Cards and London Blog Candy Winner
So... what was at the end of my lens?

Inlaid Die Cuts for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulous Sarah's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a wonderful challenge word for us:


The great thing about this key word is that there are so many different types/shapes/styles of dies that you can use to create your card.  I decided to go with the - probably obvious choice - of flowers and combined the dies with DSPs for the background, the flowers and the stems.

If you play along with us this week and are chosen as the winner - there is a fabulous prize from our wonderful challenge creator - Kylie from Happy Little Stampers. 


We also have our new guest designer joining us - and I hope you will pop along and check out her wonderful creations.  Welcome - or should I say - G'Day - to Shawna:  of thegrandstampede

 Now... I guess you might want to have a look at my creation for the challenge:

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 I used some black Irresistibles for the center of the flowers but thought it needed something more, so I brought out my Uniball White pen and added little dots into the Irresistible enamel centers.

I hope you will play along with us this week and, if you are looking for some inspiration, don't forget to check out the amazing cards from our very talented design team.

On a personal note:

Ann - I had to check out your ancestor buried in Westminster Abbey... what an awesome thing!  I found we had a connection that extends just beyond my blog.... we aren't related - but your ancestor was born in my home town!  To thank you for letting us know who it is... I have a little stamping pressies on its way to you :-)

So, what do you have to do to win the final blog candy of my birthday week.... we'll... truthfully it's not quite my birthday week - let's think of it as an E-X-T-E-N-D-E-D birthday... by almost another week.... I have one last challenge for you...... 

Want to know what it is?  It's pretty simple.... Here is a photograph I took on Tuesday this week.  Looks pretty normal for our winter woodland/wetland view.... except.... there.... hidden... not in normal eye-sight.... is one of the most amazing subjects I have photographed since we arrived here......   Because I have such an amazing zoom on my camera I was able to capture the photo.

But..... I zoomed back out - to the normal view - and this is the view.   What you have to do to earn this prize is guess what is at the end of my zoom!

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What do you have to do to win the blog candy....... guess what is at the end of my zoom lens!  

Leave a message on this blog post telling me what you think is at the end of my zoom.    You don't have to have the correct answer to win.  All responses with a guess will be added to the draw.  Just have fun with it ... and take a guess.

The prize?   A Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin package.  How about that?!  worth a guess, I think!  I can't wait to hear what you think it is :-)

Thank you to all of you for helping me to celebrate my birthday.

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:

  • stamps and dies:  Artful Flowers - Simon Says Stamp
  • cardstock:  black recollections #110
  • inks:  Black Licorice - Fun Stampers Journey
  • DSP:  Simon Says Stamp card kit - part of a 2015 kit



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Great use of pattern papers. Beautiful card.


Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos with us, Jaydee, along with your great creations! I am going to guess a bluebird. Happy Birthday!

Diane Durbin

Don't I see a dinosaur way back there in the distance?


Vibrant, funky, fun and striking Jaydee
Great use of the technique and a brilliant design. Sarah

Kay Bechtol

Could not find "your mystery guest" but the picture is beautiful. Like your card, too. My birthday is also in March, but I start my "Birthday Season" at the 1st of January. Might as well make the most of it.


Love the gingham! Great inspiration card!

Barb Ghig

Hi Jaydee ~ Happy 'Extended Birthday'! Beautiful take on the Code Word! I love your pink and white plaid flowers against the bold background! Love how you created your flower centers, too!
I studied your photo for a while, and I don't see anything in the sorry! I'm definitely going to check back for the reveal :)

Linda Duensing

Love your card and the gingham flowers. The first thing that I saw was something that looks like a turkey with the long neck, but I am probably seeing something else. Isn't it interesting how we can all see something different. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.


I love your card with the bright colors. My guess is a turkey. Can't wait for next post to find out what it really is. Love the pictures of your property.

Beth Wilhelm

Great card as usual, Jaydee! I don't see anything, but I will guess little tiny green leaves starting to come out on the trees! I love all your beautiful nature pictures!!


I was actually looking for a woodpecker, a crane or egret and thought I had spotted a deer instead.

Jeanne H

Love, love your card. I have a lot of gingham ribbon and never can think of how to use it. Some ideas now...thank you. I cannot see anything in your picture, so am just guessing...a child.


It looks like a bear hugging the tree!

C. D.

Looks like a bear cub in a tree near center of photo.


it looks like a bear hugging the tree

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