Un “merci” printanier

Capture d_écran 2018-04-18 à 16.06.20A spring thank you card Capture d_écran 2018-04-18 à 16.06.33using CAS Colours & Sketches palette of daffodil delight, pool party and flirty flamingo along with Freshly Made Sketches #333 designed by Nacelle.  One circle die cut was laced with Sizzix Media #4 thinlit die, heat embossed in white and heat embossed again with Flirty Flamingo EB to create an ombré effect.  The second circle of vellum was embellished with a Technique Tuesday flower, watercoloured in Daffodil Delight and also clear heat embossed.  I then used some Martha Stewart flowersoft in Pool Party for the stamen.  For the sentiment, a MFT circle tag was stamped with “Merci” (Thank you) in Pool Party.

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Casology #296

Capture d_écran 2018-04-18 à 10.26.16It’s the Parent theme over at CASolgoy Week 296. On a deckled rectangle die cut, I stamped in pink, grey and desert sand with Waffles Flowers Layering Marble and then clear heat embossed.  Using Penny Black’s Shall We Dance flower die onto pink vellum I adhered the duo onto my panel and added pink sequins.  Maman (Mom) was stamped in grey and clear heat embossed under the silver thread.

A quick card for a new Mom or Mothers’s Day, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_2592

Less is More #369

Capture d_écran 2018-04-15 à 15.36.24The Less is More Challenge #369 wants us to “Bring Something Back” from our card making stash.  Lots of great suggestions on the blog to get inspired.

On a Bristol paper card base I added sprinkles of Brushos ( Ost. Blue & Orange) so that my felt die cut boy, with his hidden bouquet of Martha Stewart flowersoft, could be grounded.  A twice heat embossed “Pour Toi” (For You) was stamped to the right.

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April CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-03-04 à 16.06.39We’re playing around with the Rubber Band Technique at the CAS Mix Up April Challenge.

For this card I used an acrylic block wrapped with rubber bands and stamped onto my piece of card stock, previously  masked off, using Versamark, so I could clear heat embossed the exposed area.  Then, with the mask still in place, I proceeded to ink blend green and blue Distress Oxide Inks.  The little fishes die cuts, from Impression Obsession, were heat embossed with 2 different embossing powders of green and blue.  I threaded them with green twine and attached them through two green eyelets positioned at the opposite corners of the background.  “Bonne fête Papa” (Happy Birthday Dad) was stamped with Versafine Black Ink and clear heat embossed to prevent the ink from smearing off the already clear embossed areas.

Don’t forget to take a look at all the inspiration from our Design Team including technical videos.  The Challenge ends on the 24th, so you still have time to play 😀  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_2472

Spring Birthdays

Capture d_écran 2018-04-12 à 16.48.03May is a birthday month Capture d_écran 2018-04-12 à 17.49.11in our family, so here’s a card to play along with Freshly Made Sketches #332 along with Color Throwdown’s #488 Yellow, Green, Aqua and White scheme for this week’s challenge.

This is a quick card with a strip of green cork, die cut from the IO circle Birthday Cutout Set, along with a MFT stitches border die.  The gift was embellished with Martha Stewart aqua iridescent glitter and the “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday) was die cut in yellow glitter card stock (a white word die was added to create highlights underneath).   The base is textured white card stock from American Crafts.

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Blue Rose

Playing along at Less is More Challenge #368 CASE Card by Aileen.

I started with 300 lb watercolour paper by die cutting it with the Penny Black Rose Die, and adding Cobalt Blue on the edges (wet on wet) of the rose.  Once dry, I added some paint splatters and clear heat embossed twice, finishing with a coat of Sparkling EB.   I also die cut a piece of silver foil card stock and added the stem, leaves and a section of the rose.  “juste pour toi” (Just for you) was stamped and silver heat embossed twice using my Misti.


I’m also entering my card to the SSS Monday Challenge “Mythology/Inspired By A Storybase on the Chinese legend of the Princess and the Blue Rose that you can read here.

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Spring Sunshine urges me to create floral favourites for me.  I waterolouredCapture d_écran 2018-04-05 à 15.47.01 on Bristol Paper using the same stencil from this card.  But before placing the stencil I had die cut the front panel with three octagon apertures respecting the CAS(E) this Sketch #266.  The bottom section was dry embossed with a Lifestyle Craft folder.  Once all was dry, I hand drew the petal contours with a sepia Micron pen before adhering the front panel.  I added Liquid pearls in bronze, silver and marigold to various parts in each aperture.  “simple joys” was stamped in Versafine sepia and clear heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna