capture d_écran 2019-01-19 à 12.05.01Had some left over Gelli printed tissuecapture d_écran 2019-01-19 à 11.03.54 paper in the Color Throwdown Challenge #526 tones, so I used the Less is More gratitude sketch Challenge #387.  I pasted the tissue, heat embossed the dragonfly in silver pearl and sapphire EP.  I then attached the cheesecloth with a beaded thread adding a vellum MERCI (THANK YOU) tag to the tail.

Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna



January CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-11-10 à 12.50.04Welcome back to the mid month Nancy’s Bokeh reminder at CAS Mix Up!  There’s still plenty of time to play, the linky closes at midnight (PDST) on Thursday the 24th of January.  Add stamping and your choice listed on the blog’s sidebar and show us your take on the Bohek experience 😀  The video’s posted will surely get you going along with our special guest designer, Viv.  Our talented host, Nancy, will be moving to the new CAS Stencil Card casstencilChallenge, we will definitely miss her at CAS Mix Up!

This is a new technique to me which got me trying so many approaches.  For the first card, using my Misti, I stamped the Penny Black Dreamy flower in light pink.  This aloud me to follow the bloom section.  I used an old stamp set from SSS called lots of dots and stamped this whole area in different pinks.  Once satisfied, I sponged this whole surface with the light pink ink.  Finally I added the white pigment ink, but with the saturated paper I just couldn’t get any white ink definition, so I added some white EP.  To finish, I restamped the flower with Versafine ink, maintaining the heart clean.  This was silver heat embossed and left me with this result.img_3587

For the second card, I used a black 5,5″x7,5″ piece of card stock, a homemade stencil and my gelli plate.  Using Pébéo acrylics in the colours of turquoise blue, primary yellow and azo pink, I covered the entire card stock so that I could chose parts where the result was the best.  Once finished I sponged some ColorBox white pigment ink using the same DIY circle stencil.  My mojo wasn’t very creative so this card’s design is one I’ve made in the past …yup I got boggled by the darkness of my Bokeh 😛   My black panel was then die cut with MFT’s Die-namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows and paper pieced  into white textured card base previously die cut.  I used my Misti to stamp Around the Edge by Dylusions with Versamark.  The inserts were carefully removed so that I could black heat emboss the white card stock and white heat emboss the black Bokeh.  Using a black Zig marker, I shaded the white leaves and added some Wink of Stella to the black leaves.   A thick coat of Glossy accents was applied after the inserts were mounted on 4 layers of card stock and paper pieced into place.  Seven tiny black sequined flowers were adhered.  Sorry for the long resumé, but I have to admit, it was a fun journey.

Remember to pop by the CAS Mix Up blog for delicious creations from the team and our Guest Designer.  Do join us on this fun technique.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz,





Black & Brown

capture d_écran 2019-01-14 à 11.49.14A quick CAS card this morning, capture d_écran 2019-01-14 à 11.48.54to two challenges.  Color Throwdown #525 colour palette of black, brown and white along with Jen’s sketch #370 at Freshly Made sketches.  Some repeat stamping with an IO script stamp in brown and black.  Two tone sentiment stamping for the ” Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday).

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joannaimg_3591

Make a Wish

capture d_écran 2019-01-05 à 10.49.04It’s the water theme at LESS IS MORE, so I went with the infamous Make a Wish Daisey (Fais un voeu)!  Hope yours comes true in 2019 😉hedgie heart

Die: PENNY BLACK -> main focus so I’m entering in the PBSC

Stamps: Deep Red & Kesi Art

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joannaimg_3581

January CAS Mix Up Challenge

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Welcome to a New Year, may 2019 bring love, health and kindness …and many more card making adventures!  This month at CAS Mix Up we’re starting with the Bokeh technique.  There are plenty of videos for you to try this technique, plus so many incredible creations from this great design team.

For the first card, the bokeh was created by sponging PanPastels through a DIY circle stencil in the colours of Light Gold, Rich Gold, Silver and Pewter.  I also added frost white Colorbox pigment ink at the end.  For the Penny Black flutter Vellum die cut, I stamped and silver heat embossed a Technique Tuesday stamp called Fanfare.  The body of the butterfly was gold heat embossed several times.

For the second Bokeh card, I sponged Memento Ink in blues and greens through my DIY stencil.  I finished with white Colorbox pigment ink and decided to add glitz EP.  A white glitter paper penny farthing die cut from Tattered Lace was added.  The sentiment, “Pour toi… que j’apprécie” (For you… who I appreciate) was stamped and also glitzed 😀

Do join in on the fun with Bokeh + stamping +*Your Choice.  There’s plenty of inspiration and videos to get you started.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz,


December CAS Mix Up!

Capture d_écran 2018-09-25 à 15.07.41Welcome back for our last 2018 CAS Mix Up Challenge.  This month of December Loll is attacking “EMBOSS RESIST” + stamping + your choice listed on the side bar.

Please NOTE that the December challenge will run Dec. 2 – 15, closing at at midnight (PDST), to provide two well deserved weeks off for all Design Team members during this busy time of year.  Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on December 18th.

For this ornament, I splattered generously, slightly watered down, matte medium onto 140lb watercolour paper.  While still wet, I covered with clear EP and heated, this creates a resist of the droplets.  I then sprinkled and spritzed Ost. Blue Brushos.  Once dry, I die cut the SSS hydrangea blooms and also cut them out of vellum paper.  The bow is a Penny Black die and the thin frame circle is from Altenew.  Of course I stamped the Tengucho paper with the Penny Black Woodland stamp and white heat embossed.  Before adhering all the pieces onto my textured card stock, I added a few sprinkles of the Ost. Blue Brushos to bring out the white embossed stamping on the Tengucho paper.

Be sure to visit the blog to see what fantastic inspiration the design team has created.  Our talented guest Bozena has something special for you.   Don’t forget to visit their blogs, you may find new discoveries 😉

I hope that the Festive Season will bring you all a time of family gathering filled with love and peace.  May this period be MERRY for all and let there be plenty of KINDNESS!   Thanks for stopping by, warm Christmas HUGz,







Time Out Guest -2-

Time Out Challenge 123Back again as a guest Time Out Challenge Guest Designer Badgedesigner for the Time Out Challenge.  The theme is “Black + White + 1 Colour” with the optional twist of being One Layer 😛 .   I think I succeeded on the OLC.  For this card, I stamped the girl, in Versafine black, from the Charlie & Paulchen “Lantern Children” set, and clear heat embossed.  I grounded her by adding a hand drawn line of black ink.  Then, with a circle acetate die-cut placed over the moon, I sprinkled Turquoise Brushos and spritzed this with water.  I allowed this to air dry.

Hope to see you in the Time Out gallery, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3297