Sunday, May 15, 2016

Paper Players 295 Wild Thing

Happy Sunday, peeps!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, and I am the hostess today for our clean and simple challenge!  I chose "Wild Thing" as my theme:


I thought it was nice that Nance chose a giraffe as the graphic for the challenge, even though she didn't know that was my choice of wild animal!  (Hers sure to check it out!)  So here we go:

I really don't have many animal stamps, but I did get this cute little giraffe a while back from 100 Proof Press; I stamped him in Cajun Craze and did some fussy-cutting so that he would fit on this cute little diecut tag (Poppystamps' Greeting Tags):

I just love how that sentiment is at the bottom of the tag!  I also stamped the tag with Versamark ink and Timeless Textures before I adhered Mr. Giraffe!  I embossed a panel of Early Espresso with the Woodgrain EF, then mounted everything on some striped paper that I had embossed with a stitched die (Lil'Inker) and added a simple brad from my stash.  Not too many embellishments because it is a clean and simple challenge, after all!  I think this would make a great masculine card!

Now you must check out the rest of the design team and what they created, then share your own CAS creation with us as well!!!

And since we've got a wild animal theme going on, I thought I would share some bird photos from my back yard.....some are taken through my kitchen window screen so they're not real clear but hopefully you'll enjoy them nonetheless.  Meanwhile, I'm trying to find a telephoto lens for my old camera so I can take better pictures!

An indigo bunting....these only show up about one day, once a year, so I felt blessed to be walking in the backyard when this little fellow flew up from the grass!

A cheeky red-bellied woodpecker, who has almost pecked a hole in the roof of my poor old birdfeeder!

A sweet little male goldfinch, sporting his pretty summer colors:

I am pretty sure this is a purple finch...he had a really brilliant red spot on his back, but he wouldn't cooperate and turn around!

And my first little hummingbird!!  They have really worked on this nectar!

I also watched an oriole for about 20 minutes and saw a rose-breasted grosbeak on Friday, but didn't have my camera with me!  Bummer!  


  1. Ever since I went on safari I've love giraffes - they are such graceful animals! Your little giraffe tag is super cute LeAnne and I love all the little details you've used to add interest to your CAS card in terms of pattern and texture. Thanks for sharing the bird pictures too - you are so lucky to have such colourful visitors. We currently have a family of blue tits that have nested in our bird cam box hat have hatched this week; 7 babies that I can count. Such a hive of activity and we stream the camera through the tv - such fascinating viewing! A great challenge; enjoy your day!

  2. What a cute card
    Thanks for sharing the lovely bird photos

  3. Darling giraffe, fabulous little tag die and OH MY GOODNESS look at all your fabulous birds! How did I not know you were a birder? Great shots, LeAnne! Our Orioles feed from our hummingbird feeder that is hung right where I can see it at my desk! SO lovely...

  4. Great challenge LeAnne, and I love your giraffe! I'm sad to say I don't have one of those in my collection. But your bird photos steal the show! I'm not only impressed with the diversity, but also that you know all their names!

  5. What a cute tag.... love it! Your giraffe looks awesome on it,too. This was a fun challenge, and I can't wait to see all the cards in gallery.

  6. That giraffe really looks like he's saying "hello." I like how you put the background together with the wood grain EF over the patterned paper. It looks great. I see why you like the tag. It is a really cute and interesting one. Thanks for sharing the pretty birds too. Have a great Sunday.

  7. I like the patterns and texture background for you giraffe, this is cute LeAnne! Great bird sightings. Hubby would love to have been their with his camera!!

  8. LeAnne, I am so jealous of your indigo bunting! We are hoping that with the shrubs we have planted we might get them starting next year. They really are beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pics. I use this link to help me tell the purple and house finches apart:

    Now... to your card. I love your giraffe and the hello panel. I also love the texture and colors on the background. Fabulous card and fabulous challenge.

  9. What a fabulous tag! Love the bright colors and the sweet giraffe! and I love all your other wildlife pictures too!

  10. WOW, what an impressive little aviary you have in your backyard. Boy must have the best feeders around as these guys are gorgeous! Love your theme and am tickled pink that I used a giraffe--I had no idea you were using this cutie. Love him in orange on his dapper striped paper. Great card!

  11. LeAnne, I just love all your bird photos! You are very talented in many areas! I would sit and watch them all the time! They are so pretty! Especially the Indigo Bunting! I don't think I have ever seen one in GA!
    That HELLO panel is awesome for your beautiful giraffe! The woodgrain is perfect! Such a bright, cheery card! XX


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