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Jaydee
In a parallel universe where I get to stamp all day!
Stamping and travel addict. The only mammal not having a bad hair day when this picture was taken, was "Fox" the camel!
Interests: music, travel, stamping, history, cooking, reading, photography, philosophy, nature, poetry, crafting, trivia, biographies, art, chocolate, tea, shopping, cruising, our madcap cats, friends
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Hi Everyone. As it was drizzling, grey, wet and cold again today, I did manage to spend a little time in my craft room and played along with a couple of challenges. Here's the fabulous color theme from Color Throwdown And here is the theme challenge from Simply Less is Moore: It took me a couple of minutes to work out what I was going to do for geometric - as I really don't have many geometric stamps. Then I remembered the New Day Card Kit from Altenew had some geometric wood elements that I really didn't know what to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Stampin! with Jaydee
Karen, thank you :-) Ah! Good question about the cold pressed vs hot pressed. I generally go for the hot pressed purely because I like that it has much less texture than the cold pressed. The cold pressed soaks up a lot of water, so if you need a heavier water application for your coloring, then that is a good choice. I generally don't use a lot of water, and like the fact that I can emboss better on the hot pressed (because it has less texture)... so that's why I like it. Oh... and it's still drizzling and grey and cloudy here :-) I bet you are loving your warmth and blue skies in Florida. hugs jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a wonderful CAS theme for us. Well, this was a challenge that was right up my alley. The only problem? I couldn't work out which of my butterfly stamps I should use. In the end, I went with the IndigoBlu Big Butterfly stamp. I love how big and bold this stamp is and decided that I would use a simple watercolor technique with silver embossing. Here's a closeup of the watercolor: I love the mix of the blues and greens... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us: Now, I have to admit..... this was a tough challenge for me. The one thing that I have realized over the years is that I am not a primary colors sort of gal! I love them... but I just don't use them. So, it took me a while to come up with something that would fit this challenge. It was the orange and red that was tripping me up. Now, my esteemed design team members have helped... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. For tonight's Addicted to CAS challenge I decided to make a card for my bestie. So... because of that - and because she hasn't received it yet - I will not be showing you the inside - and the sentiment :-) When Pammie was a little girl, I was always jealous of her pink tutu and ballet shoes. She also did tap and can still do a mean Charleston :-) Me.... nah... I was the athletic type, never the elegant ballet type. When I saw the Hero Arts April card kit, I knew that I absolutely... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Popping in to share a card I made for Inkspirational challenge, using the casethissketch challenge, too. I saw this photo at Inspirational and was really inspired by the colors (the greys, brown and white feathers. What an amazing photograph that Marina took. However, I needed a sketch - and, once again, the sketch at casethissketch was perfect. and here's the sketch: It took me a little while to work out how I was going to accommodate the multiple elements of the photo challenge and then realized that I had an old Papertrey Ink set called Feather Finery -... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Quickly dropping in to share a card I made this weekend using three - yes, three - challenges :-) and finally, It's very rare that I get to combine two challenges - never mind three! I love the Case sketch and the yellow and grey colors from Less Is More is one of my favorite color combos and how could I not play along with the Curtain Call theme :-) I had this idea in my head to use the dragonfly from SU's Dragonfly dreams. However, I wanted to do something other than florals for the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I have a "sweet" card for you tonight! It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a theme for us: Now.... as this is a "sweet" challenge, I was tempted to put a photo of my Charlie Cat on my card, but thought that might be a cheating a little.... mind you... he is very sweet! Instead, I went with a clean and simple birthday card that could work for either gender. It was also a great excuse for me to pull out my new Altenew stencil to... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Monday I have a card to share with you today using the Freshly Made Sketches sketch, the Color Throwdown colors and the theme from Less is More :-) It's not often I get to a three challenge combination. Sadly.. I missed the submission for FMS. Before I share the card and details with you - I wanted to say a huge thank you to the LIM challenge for showcasing this card. I loved making the card and am grateful for their recognition :-) and I used some of the flowers from the Altenew Garden Treasure stamp set... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a tic-tac-toe challenge for you. I decided to go straight across the bottom: Pink, Leaves/Leaf, Flower. I began with one of my favorite Altenew sets - Amazing You. I stamped and die cut the leaves and one of the flowers and colored them with some Polychromos pencils to add detail. I prepared the background with a stencil and some Novo Mousse. Yes.... again :-) I love the subtle texture and shine it gives to the base of a card. Once the mousse... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's my pleasure to host the Addicted to CAS challenge this week and my code word is: there are many ways to go with this word, but I decided to go with a spilt coffee feel and this card is for my dearest hubby who has been gone for the last week. He is my personal barista :-) Lou bought an espresso machine just so that he could make me cappuccino's when he is home - so I thought this would be the perfect card for him. Of course I had to stamp on the inside:-)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Tonight's card was created for the really creative challenge across at Inkspirational. Isn't that cool? I actually love graffiti art and love visiting cities where they value it. Oh.... and I am Banksy fan I wanted to do something clean and simple and had this image in my head that involved my crafter's workshop brick stencil and an image from my favorite SU set - Beautiful You. I began by using my altenew inks and and lighlty stenciling over the bricks - I wanted it to look as though some brick was exposed and the rest was plastered.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. It's not often I get to play along with two challenges - but the sketch at Freshly Made and the photo inspiration at Time Out really piqued my interest. The sketch is a very unusual sketch and really made me think hard. When I saw the photo inspiration at Time Out, I realized that the two elements on the sketch would work beautifully with butterflies. The clock on the wall on the photo inspiration got me thinking about my clock stencil from Tim Holtz. Once those ideas came together - the rest was easy. I used the clock... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Sandy's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch for us. It's a very versatile sketch and you can go with so many different genre of card, but I decided to do a fairly clean and simple take on the sketch. I began with a strip of SSS woodgrain cardstock and adhered that to my card base. I cut a stitched rectangle for the focal element and stamped the dots from the Dragonfly Dreams set in the top left and bottom right corners with a soft grey... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Thursday. I managed to play along with the fabulous team across at Just Us Girls this week and they have a soft and feminine color challenge: At first I thought - for sure this was going to be a floral card, but there was something inside that said... nah.... take it in a different direction. Which is a fine thought. BUT... what direction?! For some reason I thought butterfly. However, my final card was nothing like I had originally imagined. I went with a grungy butterfly theme - I thought that would be a good contrast with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. Oh.... I couldn't wait to play along with the Card Concept challenge this weekend. Their inspiration photograph is just gorgeous Isn't that gorgeous? For my card I was inspired by the blue vase, the white gyp and, of course, the butterflies! I began with a Soft Sky base (what.... not using white!!!!!!) and repeatedly stamped one of the flowers from the Altenew Adore You stamp set onto the Soft Sky base with Versamark and heat set with puffy white embossing powder from Hero Arts. I then colored the inside of the flowers with a white Prismacolor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Oh... .I had so much fun in my craft room today. I spent several hours there just playing with stamps, ink and paper and loving every minute of it. I also got to play along with a couple of challenges, so will have some cards to share with you this week. The first one is a clean and simple watercolor card made using the Stampin' Up! Beautiful You set. I REALLY love this set - and made 4 cards with it today. All of them VERY different, which goes to show how versatile this set is.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a clean and simple theme challenge for us: When I saw this challenge I really wasn't sure what I was going to do. In my mind I went through the list of stamps that I had and couldn't think of anything other than a children's set that had a vehicle on it. Mmmm... what to do? In times like this, I sort out things, tidy up things and re-arrange things. It was then that I realized I had my new Stampin' Up!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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HI Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Doni's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge and she has a colorful code word for us: We hope you play along with us this week as there is another great prize from our sponsor Create a Smile Stamps and they are offering 15€ as a prize for the winner! If you are looking for some great inspiration, you have to look no further than the cards from our fabulous design team - and our very talented guest designer for this week - Rahmat. For my card, I was really tempted to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Stampin' Up@'s Beautiful You is my feature card tonight. The fabulous Joanne choose an unusual color combo for our Paper Players challenge this week and, if the design team cards are anything to go by, it's a very versatile color scheme :-) Mint Macaron is a fabulous color, but I find it just too bright and Perfect Plum is one of my least favorite SU colors. So, this color scheme was a little challenge for me, so I decided to pare down the colors and realized that my new SU set would work beautifully for that pared down... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. Don't know about you all, but I am so looking forward to the weekend and it is shaping up to be a WONDERFUL weekend weather wise. It's going to get into the 70s! Yes... Oh boy... and if we have some rain, then things should start greening up really soon :-) I got the chance to play along with the Less is More challenge this week. ETA: I was also told about the AAAcards challenge which is Shiny spring... look at this wonderful badge and how bright and sunny it is! So, I will be adding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I did :-) I got to spend a little time on Saturday in my craft room playing with my new Gelli Plate. I have never gotten onto the Gelli Plate train, but was inspired by a recent video from the amazingly talented Shari Carrol. After watching the video I realized that this was a great opportunity to use my acrylic paints and stencils - and move away from the very many cards that I have created recently which are all white.....so immediately ordered a plate. Oh...what fun it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a very timely challenge for us: Initially I had intended to use the bunny stamp from my recent Simon Says Stamp kit - but decided to go in a slightly different direction. After all.... what is it that the Easter Bunny brings? Yes.... eggs... yummy, pretty, fabulous little eggs. However, these ones are low calorie :-) ETA: grrrr.... my typepad crashed several times whilst trying to create the post. It was only 10 hours later that I noticed it had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone Happy Saturday. I hope you are all enjoying this April Fool's Day weekend :-) It's the fabulous Susan's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge and she has a perfect word for us: I must admit it is a gorgeous day to smile today... it's going to be 61 degrees here and sunny and my early morning alarm this morning was the ring knecked pheasant calling in our little woodland. What a great way to awake from my slumber! For my card today, I went back to my CAS ways - single focal point and lots of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. My card post is very late for the challenge this week. Lou and I have just returned from celebrating my big birthday on a surprise cruise in the Caribbean and, although I thought I had created the post and scheduled it.... it seems that in my haste to get packed and ready to go.... I hadn't saved the post! Luckily, I did have my card already before I left. So, because I am so late, I will make this a really quick post and share a little about our vacation - and some photos - later... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Stampin! with Jaydee
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