Hello...... Seas the Day for Paper Players # 404
Thinking of You - Addicted to CAS #143

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a warm and sunny color challenge for us

I decided to go with a floral theme.  It's been a while since you saw a floral card from me :-)

I really wanted to ink up my Freesia set from Altenew and used my Copic markers to capture the Mango Melody and the Pumpkin Pie.  I also incorporated Pumpkin into the card base and used the Saffron as the stripes behind my floral.

Here's a closeup of the stripes... it's pretty subtle, but I hope you can see it

Freesia closeup (1 of 1)

It's much harder to see, but I did also use some in the coloring of the freesia.  Here's my full card:

Fresh Freesia (1 of 1)-2

I decorated the inside of the card, too:

Freesia inside (1 of 1)

And, of course, I had to decorate the envelope:

Freesia envelope (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us and play along this week.  As always, if you are looking for some inspiration, our fabulous design team have some great creations:

On a personal note:

I do have a couple of photos to share with you tonight.  The red bellied woodpeckers have had several babies this year and we have so enjoyed watching them teach the young how to feed.  They visit the jelly feeders and the oranges, but are also active removing insects from our trees.   I managed to catch a great photo of one of the redbellied parents:

Redbellied (1 of 1)-3

Don't you think the colors on the head feathers are perfect for the challenge this week? :-)  If you look closely on the right hand side, you can see the hole that he had been excavating!

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.



  • Stamps:  Freesia - Altenew
  • Inks: Copic Markers
  • Stencil - Watercolor Stripes - Altenew
  • Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie - Stampin' Up!, Neenah Solar White 80#