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Christmas Bells for Freshly Made Sketches #412

Christmas Cardinal for Paper Players #469

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us.



I decided it was time to ink up my favorite SU set - Christmas Cardinal.  I haven't used it for a few weeks.  I went with a red base this time - so unusual for me!


Christmas Cardinal (1 of 1)

I paired the image with some Christmas Toile DSP and, of course, had to frame the base layer with my stitched frames dies.  I have no idea what I would do without these!

I hope you will join us and play along with Joanne's challenge this week.  As usual, the design team have some wonderful inspiration for you.

On a personal note:

I managed to get into my craft room yesterday.  Charlie and I spent a good couple of hours.  He mostly slept - and I crafted.  We do have occasional breaks to play "chase the tail" on his climber.  He runs up and down the climber and I try catching his tail.  He just loves the game, but then gets tired out and needs a sleep.  He normally curls up right at the top of the climber.  He really is an absolute cutie.  During the week he spends most of the day in a chair in my office.  At this time of the year, the sun comes streaming in and he loves to stretch out in the sun:


This morning, we awoke to the tail end of what must have been a beautiful sunrise.  I tried to capture a view of it with my phone... sadly, it doesn't really do it justice - but it really was beautiful.


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



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Christmas Cardinal - Stampin' Up!
  • DSP:  Christmas Toile - Stampin' Up!
  • Cardstock:  Schoolhouse Red - Simon Says Stamp.  Neenah Solar White #110


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Wanda Cullen

Lovely monochromatic design! The red is so striking!

Joanne James

Jaydee that fabulous cardinal is beautifully majestic and I love the abundance of festive red on your card this week - I love it!

Ann Schach

Beautiful, Jaydee! Cardinals are one of my favorite birds. I love the stamping behind this one. It really sets him off! Have a wonderful week!

Claire Broadwater

Oh Jaydee, I LOVE all that gorgeous red! My favorite color! That beautiful cardinal looks like the one that visits me every day. I always say it is my Daddy stopping by to say hello! Everything about this card is stunning! Charlie sure looks like he is enjoying spending time with you! The sunrise is absolutely stunning! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, My Friend! XXX


I love your cardinal on the red background...showcase that gorgeous color! And he is a beauty too! Great way to use the DSP as well!

Anne Marie Hile

This cardinal is gorgeous, Jaydee! I just love how elegant he looks on the rich red base, as well. How fun to spend some time in your craft room with your sweet helper Charlie. He looks to be very content in the warm sunshine.

Windy Ellard

I like how you added the branch in the background behind the cardinal! Sweet Christmas card!

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