Vellum “Merci”

My first Saturday off since quite a while. Our vaccination center is slowing down and so I’m enjoying this weekend off. 😀 I managed to do some alcohol inks on the underside of a stamped white heat embossed eucalyptus branch. Using a stylus I added some yellows and greens, spritzed with alcohol, and cleaned the excess/edges of the leaves with a cotton swab dipped in 99% alcohol. This left a slight halo around the branch which pleased me. I folded one edge of the vellum and adhered this to a white panel and then onto a folded card. A Merci word die was also white heat embossed and completed the card.

Playing with the July CAS Mix Up Card Challenge theme and the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #494.

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you are well, HUGz, Joanna

Gratitude (Merci)

The warm weather has arrived here and I am thankful for life’s gifts of rebirth with the impact of our vaccination. We are returning to a new normalcy here and new beginnings to our social lives. Hope you can see the light ahead. Playing to the Freshly Made Sketches #488 and CAS Colours & Sketches #422 Some masked ink blending, stamping, heat embossing, vellum and a word die.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Cat Spotted

It’s a Lucky dip over at the LIM Challenge #444, I do love embossing powder over embossing paste …especially when it bubbles up 😀 As for the heart spots on this adorable cat die cut from Simply Graphic, I thought it suited the wild card theme over at the JUGS Challenge #586. The mixed media stamped ground is from Stamplorations. I add the embossing paste over layered die cuts, glue a final die cut on top, add the EP and heat it with my gun. I took a close-up photo to show the result 😉 .

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Dizzy Daisy

Such a beautiful image to play with over at the Just Us Girls Challenge #585. I’ve had this lace stamp since forever and never succeeded in using it well. I did some partial stamping, added watercolour…. staining the white pearl embossing so I decided to emboss again. No luck, the stain remained. Oh well, better go with it since there was some green shades in the photo. A little section of the Altenew burlap die in kraft card stock and a few die cut daisies completed the card.

I finally got my second vaccin and I am really excited to see our numbers going down. Hope is in the air. I sincerely wish that you are also seeing progress in your part of the world. Thank you so much for stopping by, do take care, HUGz, Joanna

Birthday Bouquet for AAA

The design team over at AAA Cards is celebrating their 7th Anniversary “Happy Birthday to you”. My card is for you ladies, a special bouquet for your 190th challenge. Lots of prizes to be won and some emoji hunting.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: cork, watercolour, Tattered Lace flower die, Papersmooches vase die, clear Distress Crackle paint.

Maman’s Bouquet

Color Throwdown’s Challenge #643 is deliciously zen, I love it! Playing to the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #486 interesting sketch completed my Mother’s Day card. 😀 Some ink blending on a partial masked stencil and this adorable boy die from IO. A little liquid pearls on the blooms and I sincerely wish you all a very belated Happy Mother’s Day. 😉

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: DOX inks, Lavinia Flora stencil,IO boy with flowers die, Ranger liquide pearls, “love” 🙂

Teal Peacock

Playday is like payday 😀 I’m so happy that I’m part of the solution for this terrible pandemic. I left the CAS Mix Up design team to help another team, here in my part of the world, at the vaccination clinics . Sadly I haven’t been able to blog as much, but I’m always excited to get back in my crafty corner. Today I’m playing to the Less is More #443 sketch #26 theme along with the Color Hue #18 of purple and teal ….to match my new blue gigs in the photo.

Hoping you are now vaccinated or on the path of being so. Take care all and thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Crackle paste, Brushos, Penny Black tweets, Andy Skinner stencil, feather, Copics

Tulip Time

Orange and red tulips were theme in my garden this year. Here’s to spring blooms in their glory. Playing with Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #484 and Color Hues #17.

Have a great day, thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Simply Graphic, Tonic Studio Nuvo drops, tissue paper, gelli-plate, DOX inks, Simple à Souhait, Altenew label, white wax crayon 😛

Gold Wings

A quick CAS card for the Perfectly CAS Challenge #14 on the theme WINGS. Using some Christmas ribbon for the skeleton wings and gold cardstock for the frame of the Memory Box Drifting Side Butterfly. A little paper crimpling and the card was done.

Thank you so much for taking a peak, stay SAFE and HEALTHY, do take care, HUGz, Joanna

Fishy Rainbow

Ink blended fish in rainbow tones over an ink blended stencilled background in blues. Playing to the Less is More Challenge #442 Sea Creatures theme along with the CAS Mix Up May Stencil Challenge of Rainbow Ink blending or colours.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Lavinia Flora stencil, Simply Graphic graphic fish, Papersmooches word die, DOX inks, Distress Glaze, Wow EP