CTD #515

Capture d_écran 2018-10-18 à 14.54.16Jodi over at the Color Throwdown Challenge #515 has chosen the combo of green, kraft and white this week!  I made two cards but since I wasn’t sure that the first one, made using champagne and pesto EPs, respected the rules, well I went onto the second.  So my challenge card was die cut out of kraft card stock and embellished with green glitter.


Card #1 (Penny Black: Whirl Wreath, SSS: joyeux noël)IMG_3244

Card #2 (Penny Black: Whirl Wreath, IO: pine spring cluster die & noël stamp; Memory Box: Crisp Bow die)IMG_3243Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


CAS Mix Up October Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-08-27 à 11.01.14We’re already half way through the month, time flys 😉  This month at CAS Mix Up our host is Mac, who has challenged us with the METAL theme, with videos to get you started.  There’s still plenty of time to play, the linky closes at midnight (PDST) on Wednesday the 24th of October.

For this card I used 2 stencils: one, sponging cracks through a circle mask; and the second, to apply molding paste for the old watch (see photo).  I added different metallic 359A95B9-05E4-4A8B-9D76-B5937757CA06embossing powders and heat dried immediately.  Once done, I added some Glossy Accents to give a glass impression.  I added two heat embossed die-cuts, a gear from Memory Box and a tricycle from Tattered Lace.  “Prendre le temps” (taking the time) was stamped in black Versafine and clear heat embossed.


We would love for you to play along with us this month!  Check out the details at the CAS Mix Up blog and visit with the designers and our host PAT, to see their incredible creations.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,


Amour tag

Capture d_écran 2018-10-14 à 14.23.36A white romantic wedding tag is my take for the Less is More Challenge #382.  I die-cut a MFT stitched tag out of white card stock and, using my gelli plate, I added some iridescent medium.  Then I laced this piece with the Sizzix Mix Media #2 thinlits, fussing cutting the bottom outer edge.  I added the topping out of a piece or Origami paper, silver heat embossed “Amour” 3 times and backed the tag with some Tengucho paper.  A silvery ribbon was attached to the top and the tag was pasted onto textured white card stock.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3220

CTS #293

Capture d_écran 2018-10-12 à 14.13.52Playing with the Donna Mikasa Sketch #293 at CAS(E) this sketch!

It’s the same fall theme as yesterday’s card, with some die-cuts from my gelli prints.  The larger leaf is yellow ochre Brushos sprinkled on matte medium between two tissue papers pressed together.  The word die cuts are from Penny Black and the leaves are from the Sizzix foliage thinlits.  Three water drop beads to finish.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3216

Fall thanks

Fall here in the Laurentians are so colourful.  I went out for a walk and captured this image on my way:IMG_1405

Capture d_écran 2018-10-11 à 16.24.02Inspired by the Color Throwdown Capture d_écran 2018-10-11 à 16.24.18Challenge #514, I made gelli prints in orange, brown, rust and yellow.  Using the the Fall Foliage from Sizzix I cut, dry and heat embossed a wide variety of leaves.  Then using Karren‘s Freshly Made Sketch #358 I die two circles, one in vellum (painted yellow and orange), one in white card stock.  Both were stamped and white heat embossed.  The leaves were pasted at the bottom along with some rafia.  The Penny Black word die “thanks” was also cut in the prints.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3215
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Thank you Jen, from Freshly Made Sketches for choosing my card as an honourable mention.

Another big thanks to the Color Throwdown Down Challenge shout out 😀 !

CAS Colours & Sketches #293

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I love Jeanne‘s sketch Challenge #293 at CAS Colours & Sketches.  This card is double die-cutting using a gelli-print.  A little paper piecing, finished with some gold Liquid Pearls and the Happy Birthday word, die out of the same gelli-print.


Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3206


Capture d_écran 2018-10-06 à 16.25.09Playing with Color Throwdown’s #513 colour palette of Lime, Navy blue, and Green.  I started by stamping the Lovely Lily stamp from Technique Tuesday onto Bristol paper.  The frame wasn’t stamped since all I wanted was the heart of this beautiful bloom to start from.  This was white heat embossed and I watercolored the three colours and allowed them to flow, occasionally spritzing with water.

I also added some white details with a white gel pen.  Then I hand drew in the petals using the same tones.  Adding some spatters and matting the piece onto Navy blue card stock to finish the card.

That’s my take on the CTD’s challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3198Here’s a close-up 😀  IMG_3199