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Be a Lighthouse for Paper Players

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a theme challenge:


This was the perfect challenge to use a set I purchased from Altenew's new release called Be A Lighthouse.  I love the images in this set and they were really easy to use to compose this little scene.

I wanted the focus to be entirely on the focal images and kept the rest of the card very simple. The cross-stitch frame was the perfect thing to draw attention to the image - without detracting from it.

Here's my card:

Pplove (1 of 1)-2


Generally, I take photos of my cards in the dining room in the afternoon as it provides the best light almost all year round.  However, I finished my card too late yesterday and it was too dark to take a photo.  This morning.... it's also too dark... so I had to use the kitchen countertop..... not the perfect backdrop - so I might end up re-photographing it later this afternoon:-)   Fixed..... photo is much better now :-)

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On a personal note:

I'm off to play in my craft room and am looking forward to some crafting therapy.  This week is going to be a very tough week for hundreds of us this week and I am hoping that time spent in my craft room today will prepare me for what is coming.  It's amazing how paper, ink and stamps can be such wonderful therapy and really allow you to focus and clear your mind.  I'm working on my next batch of cards for the two charities I am supporting this year - Cards for Hospitalized Kids and Card Care Connection.  I really do enjoy creating cards for them and it helps to put life into perspective when you realize who you are creating cards for.

When I am down there, little Charlie sits on his perch on his climber.  This is HIS space and he sleeps there quietly until it's play time.

Charlie (1 of 1)

It's a big climber for such a little cat and it takes up a corner of my craft room - but I am more than happy to give up some real estate for my little shadow :-

Charlieperch (1 of 1)

I'll be back later in the week with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.




Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Be A Lighthouse - Altenew
  • Inks:  Tombow Markers



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Deanne @ Three Trees

Such a serene and wonderful scene! Oh yes, in the winter it gets dark here at 430. Most of the time I have to take my card to work to get a decent photo of it in the day time :)


Beautiful; and so very masculine of a card. The stitched frame sets it all off nicely.
Have an enjoyable weekend.
Stay warm. Was so nice here the other day so planted a few bare root strawberry plants

Nance Lempinen-Leedy

Calm and serene--such a beautiful card, Jaydee. Love the scene that you colored and I adore the cross stitched frame--just perfect to frame your lovely sentiment and scene. Hugs to you!

Joanne James

I love this calm and tranquil seascape Jaydee and the sentiment is such a good choice for a Valentine - great job! Love the stitched frame too, just beautiful.


Wonderful masculine Valentine's card, Jaydee! Image is beautiful and white frame goes wonderfully with it.


Beautiful card, Jaydee. I love the serenity of the lighthouse and I love the cross-stitched frame around it. Perfect!! I hope your week isn't as bad you think. Your cat is beautiful.


Your cards are always so beautiful! Can you say if tge frame is a die, or already made? Whichever, it is just lovely. Lucky person who gets it!

Your kitty has one heck of a tower! Lucky kitty!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this is beautiful! I LOVE IT! This set created a fabulous card. SO creative to made a non-traditional Valentine! The sentiment is lovely! SO hoping your week will be great! Charlie is beautiful! He is watching over you as you create! Thank you for making my challenge shine this week, My Friend! XX


Jaydee I had my eye on this stamp set and I think you sealed the deal for me! Such a serene scene you've created, a perfect masculine card. Charlie is one lucky kitty to have such a fancy condo!

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