August CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-07-18 à 15.25.55You still have time to play for the August CAS Mix Up Challenge.  All entries must be posted on the blog by the 24th.  Remember to visit the blog for DT inspiration and videos.

For this card I used an Andy Skinner shredded deco art stencil.  I created a mask opening on the card base and used blue Brushos with water on this stencil to mono print the texture.  The seahorse is from Spellbinders, so before removing the paper from the die, I added molding paste through the apertures.  Once removed I added Brushos to the still wet paste, sprinkled clear EP and heat set it.  I added a second coat of clear EP to get this yummy guy.  I also added a carnelian EP to embossed the coral and then blue embossed the seashell.  A white tag was stamped and heat embossed with the same carnelian EP along with the edges of the tag.  Shiney blue twine was added before adhering the tag.

Hope to see you in our gallery, thank you for stopping by, HUGz,



Pearlescent Orchid

Capture d_écran 2018-08-10 à 11.35.59Combining two challenges this Capture d_écran 2018-08-10 à 11.36.27morning: Using Color Throwdown’s Challenge #505 colour scheme, of gray, teal and pink, along with Karren’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #349.

I grabbed a gray strip of card stock and proceeded to stamp a Penny Black’s Gentle Whisper rubber stamp in pink and teal with oxide inks.  Their opacity helped in maintaining their original colour, especially over coloured card stock.  Once satisfied I stamped again with Versamark and clear heat embossed.  I added Liquid pearls for dimensions, let it dry and adhered to a white card base.  “Sending Hugs” was then stamped and white heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3054 - copie

CAS(E) this Sketch #283

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I do love all white cards and Donna Mikasa‘s design at CAS(E) this Sketch really caught my eye.  A simple card using dry embossed tissue paper with Alexandra Renke’s Labyrinth folder glue with matte medium on my white textured card stock.  Some stitching with pearlescent thread, to define the edges, and a torn strip of vellum, white embossed with the sentiment “Un bouquet de fleurs et de bons voeux” (a bouquet of flowers and best wishes).  A Pink Fresh studio floral square cut out of white glitter paper finished the card.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3039 - copie


Waiting to dry ;-)

Capture d_écran 2018-08-05 à 12.19.05It’s a hot humide Sunday, so I took time to relax in my crafty corner!  I really love Jen B.‘s Freshly Made Sketch #348.

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I first started with the MFT Color Challenge #98 using the tones of Lavender Fields,  Wild Wisteria, Peach Bellini & Coral Crush on my Snowman Quartet.  Adding Coral Liquid Pearls, Nuvo Glitter Drops (snow), Nuvo Clear Drops (nose) and Opal Liquid Pearls (window frost) to my Zig coloured snowmen, I then had to wait 😛  Even after die cutting the white textured card stock with the MFT Die-Namics Window die  …it still was not dry.

Capture d_écran 2018-08-05 à 12.18.39While waiting, I hopped on over to the Less is More Challenge #377 and made a stencil with four of the Impression Obsession Puppies dies for their PET theme.  I applied modelling paste over bristol card stock, added Champagne EP for the bottom right and White EP for the other three. As usually I heat embossed before allowing it all to dry.  A red embossed tiny heart was glued under the Champagne puppy and “Affection” was stamped and heat embossed with Champagne EP.

Now back to the first card 😀 …finally dry.  This was glued onto a 110 lb white card base and “Noël” was heat embossed with the same Lavender EP.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3034 - copieIMG_3030 - copie


Color Throwdown 504

Capture d_écran 2018-08-03 à 15.09.32The Challenge at Color Throwdown #504 is to use black, copper and white …or you can substitute rust for copper.
A gelli print card from a Mulberry Paper Leaf using a rust Distress Stain was pulled.  Then I inked the same leaf with black Versafine ink and clear heat embossed.  Making an oval mask window and leaf mask, I stamped an IO, cover a card, stamp in black.  I made a bow with the Barc Wood Tape to match the rust print, and added a white embossed “Bonne Fête” black tag (Happy Birthday).

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3028 - copie

August CAS Mix Up Challenge

Capture d_écran 2018-07-18 à 15.25.55Welcome back to a new August challenge at CAS Mix Up!  This month we’re tackling stencils, by using them as a mono print.  If you head on back to the blog you’ll discover lots of inspiration from the talented Design Team along with great videos.

I used a stencil which had a strip of daisies.  I masked the bottom part of my bristol paper by tearing a piece of paper.  Then I sprinkled Brushos of primary colours, spritzed with water to activate and, just like stamping, I placed the stencil to make an imprint on the Bristol paper.  I stamped in red archival ink “just pour toi” (just for you) where the mask was and die-cut with a MFT torn notebook.  Before matting this piece onto red card stock, I got back to using a hot plate and UTEE, (see our June layered embossing technique ).  The card stock became translucent since UTEE got underneath so I applied a coat of gesso to the back side of my piece so that the white sections would remain white.  I used the Penny Black border edgers die for the front bottom of my card base to finish.

Can’t wait to see your creations in our gallery.  Thanks so much for stopping by,JoannaIMG_2967


Kim’s Sketch

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A Birthday card for Kim’s Freshly Made Sketch # 347.  The Concord & 9th butterfly die cut was lined with white vellum, a little Liquid Pearls and aqua glitter for the body and, finally, some Wink of Stella for the wings.  The pink vellum square was dry embossed with an Alexandra Renke Level Curves folder and the “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday) word die was cut in pink glitter paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3011