Playing with the Less is More Challenge #452. A home made stencil made of three aligned hexagons was used to ink blend some grey ink over a lacy mesh. A Simply Graphic yellow flower die cut embellished with yellow liquid pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Christmas Stash

Taking advantage of my craft room time to fill up my Christmas stash box. Playing with two challenges: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #503 hosted by Cécile and the CAS Christmas Card Challenge “Plaid” theme hosted by Colleen 😀

Three plaid stencilled squares with some gloss gel and sprinkled with some clear rock candy. A red Tattered Lace Poinsettia die cut embellished with some gold microbeads. Gold heat embossed “Noël” word die from Simply Graphic.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Stencils: TCW#835 Plaid Fringe; Memory Box Textured Mesh #88517; Finnabair Checker PRM960179


A great Christmas theme, …for me, with this Less Is More Challenge #451. Using a Simply Graphic fir tree die as a stencil, I applied some super heavy gel and then added some clear rock candy. I finished the card with a red glitter paper star and word die “Joyeuses Fêtes” (Happy Holidays).

Thank you for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna.

Autumn Colours

A beautiful sunny day here in the Laurentians, with Autumn one week away, YAY. The CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, hosted by Leslie, is all about Autumn Colours. After dropping some Daniel Smith colours of red yellow and green on water colour paper, I tilted the paper to allow for the bleeding into each colour. Using an Altenew Leaf die, I paper pieced the negatives and replaced or watercoloured with Finetec pearlescent in gold or black certain pieces. I also added some splatters or included some blanks. “Un sourire” (smile) was stamped with Versafine black and clear heat embossed.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Diamond Christmas

Two days in a row in my craft room… let’s just say that it’s been awhile 😉 OK so I really like the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #500 CONGRATS!!! and since I haven’t been making cards lately, I decided why not start on a Christmas theme. I used an embossing folder, a little Brushos spritzed with some Liquid Pearls Mist and a Velllum strip stamped “Joyeux Noël” (Merry Christmas) ….VOILÀ!!!

Hope you are all Happy & Merry, thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers embossing folder, blue vellum, Simple a Souhait stamp, WOW silver pearls EP, MFT Pierced fish tail die.


OMG it’s been awhile since I’ve entered my craft room. My oldest turns 40 and so I wanted to make something special. True CAS cards are my delight, so I’m playing with the AAA Cards #197 challenge. A one inch strip of silver ribbon, along with a foil silver paper 40. The “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday) Label was heat embossed with silver EP. I’m also entering in the TIME OUT Challenge #195 Colored Card Base.

Hope you are well, do take care, and thanks for stopping by, Joanna

Supplies: Altenew Bold Numericals and label dies; Simple à Souhait Bonne Fête stamp

Plein de Bisous

I love Elaine’s CASe Card over at Less is More Challenge # 448. A couple of frames to mimic the design and some orange blooms along with green leaves to play with her colour scheme. The sentiment “Plein de Bisous” (sending you kisses) was stamped in the same colour as the Liquid Pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Spellbinders blooms, IO leaves die, Nellie Snellen frames, Zig clean color brushes, Liquid pearls

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