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Stitched Poppies for Addicted to CAS

 Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulous Ceal's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a code word that is very close to my heart.   I mean.... how often do I not make a card with "stitches" on it :


If you are looking for some inspiration - check out the amazing creations from our design team - including our wonderful guest designer:  Guest Designer: Maria Tchotcheva

If you are the lucky winner of our challenge this week, we have a great prize from our sponsor this week a Five Euro gift voucher from:






I needed to create a birthday card and used  a new stitched rectangle die that I absolutely love.  I paired it with a couple of new stamp sets from Altenew - Poppies and Label Love.   Here's my card:

Stitched (1 of 1)-2

On a personal note:

The temps certainly dropped this week - down to 41 as a low.  All of our summer birds have already left  - really early!  I was speaking to someone who lives in the northern part of the state yesterday and they had frost up there this week and, even the geese have flown south.   Now... that is REALLY early!  So, we are all guessing that we are in for a long and cold winter.

Last night we had the most amazing storm and pure orange skies afterwards.  I went out to the front to take a photograph. This photograph is totally untouched - but looks as though it is in sepia.  The sky really was amazing.

Sepia garden (1 of 1)

This is what the garden normally looks like:

Non sepia garden (1 of 1)


What a difference!

When I took this particular photo of the Oriole - I had no idea that this would be the last photograph I would take as they had all disappeared - poof - gone - by the next morning.  I miss them immensely and can't wait for them to return to our garden in Spring.

Bottoms up (1 of 1)

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 - including my bestie, Pammie.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Painted Poppy - Altenew.  Sentiment:  Label Love - Altenew
  • Inks:  Archival Red.  Greens, Reds and Yellows - mini inks - Altenew
  • Stitched rectangle:  Studio Katia