Laced Poinsettia

Playing to CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #487. An aperture to mimic the sketch over a little white tissue paper, textured on a card base and embellished with gold EP. Gold thread entwined over the center of a lacy poinsettia die cut. Joyeuses Fêtes (Happy Holidays) word die to title the Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Simply Graphic word die; MFT stitched horizontal strips; Tatterd Lace poinsettia die; WOW gold pearl EP; gold thread.



Playing to Hilary’s Gesso Stencil combo over at the CAS Mix Up September Challenge. For this card I made a gessoed panel with the Carta Bella Wander and Find stencil and then ink blended with Fossil Green OI. I then stamped and white heat embossed an eucalyptus branch. A little Finetec watercolour was added to the leaves and a scored background white card stock was used as the base.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Carta Bella Wander and Find stencil; Oxide Inks; White EP; Finetec watercolour; MFT horizontal Stitch Strip die; Score Board

Vellum Christmas

“Use Vellum” is the theme over at Less Is More Challenge #472. I applied this technique before and had so much fun I had to try it again, but this time with a die-cut. I used AIs on the underside of the vellum, glued the die-cuts and cleaned the edges with 99% alcohol.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Rangers alcohol inks; Simply Graphic dies; vellum; gold glitter cardstock.


A little Coucou to the gals over at CAS Mix Up Challenge. The theme for August is “emboss resist” so I alternated masking to each side of the die cut feather so I could stamp and white heat embossed each side with a different stamp. Some Ost. blue Brushos was sprinkled and spritzed with water. A little Schmincke AquaBronze rich gold powder was also added for some shimmer. After double stacking the feather some gold thread was wrapped around the stem and adhered to a white card base. “Juste une note” (Just a note) was stamped and gold heat embossed twice.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: SSS Feathers die-cut; Bushos; Schmincke AquaBronze pigment; White EP; gold thread; Simple à Souhait stamp; Hero Arts stamp K5445; Hampton Art Stamp DF2635

Butterfly overload

This poor flutter was heat embossed for I don’t know how many layers…hence the title. Never give up on an idea. Playing with CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #480 and Less is More Challenge #470. The sentiment “tu es unique” (you are unique) seemed suiting for this card 😉

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: IO Open Scroll Butterfly die, Simply Graphic Petits Feuillages, Wow heat EP, Bonnidee sentiment.

Soft Noël

A soft Christmas card for two challenges: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #546 & Color Throwdown Challenge #703. Baby Blue snowflakes and a Krafty Noël word die over cream card stock. A vellum circle to subdue the secondary flakes in the background.

Hope all is well and you’re having a great summer. Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Simply Graphic word die, MFT snowflakes, Lawn Fawn circle die, Wow EP, vellum

Barbe à Papa

This is not a natural approach to Christmas, yet I thought that the colourful feathers would bring a flimsical theme to the gnomes’ beards, hence a candy cane allure. I chose the feathers according to the Color Throwdown Challenge #698 of red felt for the hat & nose, the pink, yellow and green for the feather beards. Hard to see, but the shoes are die cut from glitter paper of the same colours. Noël was stamped in black.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Impression Obsession rubber stamp & dies; felt; glitter paper; coloured feathers


It’s a OLC over at the Less is More Challenge #467 “One Image”. Using the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #475 palette, I ink blended around the dry embossed tent and mask in tahitian tide and parakeet party. I stamped ” Le plus grand bonheur est celui que l’on partage” (The greatest happiness is the one we share). After stamping a heart in Sweet Sorbet…I thought about drawing tiny feet sticking out …but then not 😉

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: DOX inks; Simply Graphic Vacances nature die; Simple à Souhait sentiment stamp; Florileges Design heart stamp.



A father’s day card for the Masculine theme over at Less Is More Challenge #466. A small white rectangle to which I die cut the word PAPA (DAD) pasted over a silver heat embossed circuit grid and an underlayer slightly larger black rectangle to frame. Happy Father’s Day to all those special Dads.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Paper Rose Circuit Texture Metal Die, Honey Bee alphabet dies, WOW EP

For the Pleasure

Such a fun Photo Week over at the Just Us Girls Challenge #634. A pop of cycles and florals made me adopt a circular theme for this card. A few pink splatters along with the sentiment “Pour le Plaisir” (For the Pleasure) to sum it all up.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies Tattered Lace dies, Spellbinders bloom die, MFt Stitchable Dot Circle Stax, Florilèges Designs sentiment, WOW Sparkle heat embossing, Rangers Liquid Pearls.