November CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-09-05 à 14.47.25Welcome back to the CAS Mix Up November Reminder, the theme is  “EMBOSSING FOLDER” hosted by our very talented Bonnie.  You still have time to play.  The linky will close at midnight (PDST) on Saturday, November 24th.

White on white cards are one of my favourites to make.  This technique is perfect for tone on tone cards.  I started with the Lawn Fawn scalloped circle stackables and then embellished this die cut with the MFT stitchable dot circle die. This piece was them dry embossed using a Couture Creations embossing folder.  Iridescent medium was applied using my Gelli Plate.  A Spellbinders flower power II die cut was also highlighted with the same medium, along with the Altenew Fine Circles Frame.  A MFT tag of vellum was stamped “Bisous” and heat embossed with silver pearl.  A tiny iridescent butterfly die cut was added and a thread with some beads tied to the stem. IMG_3139

With Christmas just around the corner, I made a second card using the Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder – Snowfall/Speckles on the card base.  I cut 2 vellum banners and stamped on each “Ho Ho Ho!” & “C’est Noël”, white heat embossed the top and black Versafine on the bottom to give a shadow effect.  Snow-tex medium was added to the top, Nuvo drops,  along with a white glitter paper IO Town Builder, a MFT Lucky Star Die-namic and a felt IO Deer.IMG_3142Stop by the CAS Mix Up blog to see what the team and our very special guest Cornelia have created to get your mojo inspired.  Can’t wait to see your scrumptious creations in our gallery 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,



Silver Ginkgo

Capture d_écran 2018-11-12 à 08.00.33At Less is More the Challenge #384 theme is METALLICS.  I do love my IO Ginkgo die which I cut out of heavy card stock 3 times and glued together.  Gave it quite a few coats of silver embossing powder and, while hot, I pressed the die into the hot EP to get this impression.  Then all it took is two circle pieces of Origami and Japanese paper to highlight my metal piece.  Of course I added silver thread and silver beads for interest.

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Color Throwdown #518

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Using the Slate Blue, Orange, Brown and White colour palette at the #518 Color Throwdown Challenge, I stamped with some leaves I gathered from my morning walk.  Using brown and blue ink pads, I soaked up the back veins of each leaf, stamped on a separate piece of paper and then kept the ghost stamping.  Then I added brown and orange Brushos which I spritzed with water.  Lots of splatters were also added along with a little diluted Gesso.  I popped the white frame and stamped “smile” in sepia Versafine ink.

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CAS Santa

Capture d_écran 2018-11-04 à 11.16.18A SantaEmbossed card Capture d_écran 2018-09-05 à 14.47.25for both CAS Christmas Card & CAS Mix Up Challenges.  I embossed the card base with a Sizzix EF.  The gold foil square frames, the holiday hats and the holiday beards are all from Memory Box.  The beards are heat embossed with WOW white puff EP.  Plus, there is felt trimming on Santas’ gold foil hats.  “Ho Ho Ho !” was stamped and heat embossed with gold EP.

Happy Sunday, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3258

November CAS Mix Up

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Welcome back CAS fans to another CAS Mix Up November Challenge, the theme is  “EMBOSSING FOLDER” hosted by our talented Bonnie.

Using the Penny Black’s Framed Fern, I cut out of an AI left-over scrap from this post.  I adhered the fern onto an embossed textured card stock with the Sizzix 3D cobblestone folder and fussy cut the contour.  The aperture was cut through the card base and textured card stock, using my paper cutter.  The vellum was stamped with the IO crackle stamp, white heat embossed and sandwiched between the 2 layers.  The MFT stitched rectangle frame, cut 3 times, was adhered together to give dimension.

We hope to see you play along with us this month!  Check out the details at the CAS Mix Up blog and visit with the designers to see their incredible creations.  Can’t wait to see what fun you’ll have once you post your savoury creations in our gallery.IMG_3121

This second bonus card is the negative of the first.  I die cut foliage branches in vellum, which I dry embossed with the Swiss Dots folder, and some of the left AI card stock.  Hello was stamped in black Versafine ink.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz,


LIM #383

Capture d_écran 2018-10-27 à 11.47.56The Less is More Challenge #383 wants dimension.  So I die-cut and layered this lovely Alexandra Renke Magic Poppy, 4 times, in red card stock.  Then I filled the apertures with molding paste, added ruby red EP and heat embossed while still wet.  The final white die-cut was heat embossed with Glitz EP and pasted over top.  This is for a special friend who just retired so I added beads and flower sequins.  The sentiment “Une Pensée pour Toi” (A thought for you) was stamped in smokey grey Versafine.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3280 - copieIMG_3279 - copie

Deep Red Poinsettia

Another Christmas card 😛  to the CAS(E) this Sketch #295 Capture d_écran 2018-10-25 à 16.15.00Challenge.  I used cream coloured card stock to which I edged with a a Gummiapan stax square old paper die.  Yup “square“, so I cheated a little 😉 to keep the rectangle shape.  I took out my old paper crimpler, remember that thing?, to work the left upper corner after gold heat embossing with an IO script stamp.  The deep red poinsettia is a Tattered Lace die cut, the stamen was heat embossed in antique white …to match the paper.  A ruby coloured rhinestone along with gold thread were added to embellish.  This panel was matted to a deep red card stock.

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