Une fleur parmi les fleurs…

Capture d_écran 2017-06-22 à 15.57.07Capture d_écran 2017-05-13 à 21.20.11This one layer card was the inspiration from 3 challenges: TIME OUT Challenge #86 #Celebrations (one layer option) + Color Throwdown #448 colour palette of purple, mint green, hot pink and teal, and finally Freshly Made Sketches #293
with Karren‘s sketch!Capture d_écran 2017-06-22 à 15.57.20

Using the Penny Black stamp “gentle whisper” I proceeded by using the purple for the stamen, teal for the contour, hot pink for the petals and mint green for the stems.  I stamped this orchid onto a 110lb white folded card base by mimicking Karren’s curve in her sketch.  The flower was then clear heat embossed to give it some shine.  The sentiment ” Une fleur parmi les fleurs” (A flower amongst flowers) was heat embossed in mint green, in celebration of a very special friend!  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1914

Maguerite II

Capture d_écran 2017-06-19 à 12.48.45Capture d_écran 2017-06-19 à 12.48.55Do you ever get hooked on a die and just can’t put it down.  Using Fleshly Made Sketches #292 by Cécile along  with Color Throwdown #447 colour palette I used this pretty daisy die from Memory Box 😛  …again (in navy and aqua)!  A kraft circle die cut was passed through my Cuttlebug with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix thinlits.  Another circle vellum die cut was dry embossed with Swiss Dots folder.  The lime green leaf is a die from McCollections.  “Coucou!” was stamped in lime green and glitter embossed.  That’s my card for today, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1908


Capture d_écran 2017-05-13 à 21.20.11Capture d_écran 2017-06-17 à 17.36.02A quick card for 2 challenges:  TIME OUT Challenge #85 AND CAS(E) this Sketch #226!  The two rectangle frame die cuts in birch wood and vellum are from Impression Obsession.  Then a “hi” die cut is from Papersmooches.  This was adhered to a dry embossed rectangle with a We R Memory Keepers weave folder.  The daisy (marguerite) die from Memory Box was cut out twice in glossy paper, the contour left in white and the inlaid petals with alcohol inks.  An aqua rhinestone was added for the center of the bloom 😉

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1897


June Case MIX Up Reminder

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There’s still time to play at CAS Mix Up!  The theme this month is embossing pastes or gels.  Lots of videos can be found on the blog to get you going.

For this card I used both.  The blue dragonfly was made with gel mixed in with the same ink used for the flower and the iridescent paste was mixed with the green used for the stem.  I had an Inkadinkado meadow flower stamp, which I heat embossed with silver pearl onto the card base.  Then using this same flower I stamped the Sizzix Wildflower die cut in blue, using Tombow brushes #476 & #493.  The stems were also stamped with Tombow’s green #158.  Blue twine was attached just under the largest flower and allowed to curl around the stem.  This wildflower was adhered to the card base once the gel and paste was dry.

The Design Team also have great CAS designs to inspire you, do stop by 😀  Warm HUGs


FMS #291

Capture d_écran 2017-06-08 à 11.43.50Jen B at Freshly Made Sketches came up with a lovely design #291.  I pasted a rectangle of Japanese paper onto some 110 lb white card stock and added a cut white strip from a Penny Black GEOMETRIC BORDER die.  Using a Spellbinders MAKE A WISH Etched die I cut off the stem on the white card stock and vellum.  Using gold Liquitex acrylic ink! I dotted the round sections of the top die.  A white eyelet holds this blossom to the card base.

Hope you enjoy, have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1887

Anty :D

Capture d_écran 2017-06-06 à 12.05.34Capture d_écran 2017-06-06 à 12.05.20Insect is the theme at CASology Week #252, so I used CAS Colours & Sketches #226 palette of  Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky!  The hibiscus die cuts (Memory Box) were cut in watercolour paper and some salt was added to the Coral colour to add some texture.  Embossing paste was tinted with Soft Sky and was stencilled onto the the white card base.  Then the ants (Lawn Fawn) were stamped in Crumb Cake and clear heat embossed… stamping little dots here and there.  Finally, two linen canvas leaves were added (Spellbinder).  Today’s card is also posted on the June CAS Mix Up ChallengeCapture d_écran 2017-03-23 à 15.09.42

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1872

CASColours178Weekly Winner

A big thank you to the CAS Colours & Sketches team for choosing my creation, what a fun challenge… truly appreciated 😀

Fête des Pères

Capture d_écran 2017-06-05 à 15.06.3557e0248d5257c4052766941CAS(E) this Sketch #224 with the Simon Says Masculine Challenge were applied for my card today 😀  Sunday June 18th is the big day for DADs, “Happy Father’s Day” guys!  I heat embossed in gold, silver & copper three of the Memory Box DELUXE GEAR SET Craft Die set.  The white card base was white heat embossed with a Kaisercraft Texture Stamp – Arty.  On a Technique Tuesday Marquee label die cut in black, I white heat embossed “Bonne Fête des Pères” (Happy Fathers Day) and added a red heat embossed heart.  Finally, I finished the center of the gears with black eyelets and a brad.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1871