bon anniversaire

Capture d_écran 2017-11-29 à 12.12.31Combining two challenges this week:Capture d_écran 2017-11-29 à 12.12.18 CASology Week 276 ROUND & Color Throwdown #471 of black, grey, gold and white!  I die cut a piece of grey card stock with a round stitched die.  A delicate gold leaf stem was adhered along with two leaf dies in glossy black card stock.  A flower die from Technique Tuesday was cut in both, glossy and textured white card card stock along with an outlined leaf.  “bon anniversaire” (happy birthday) was stamped following the curve with Versafine black and clear heat embossed twice.

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Winner Badge 277

A note of gratitude, this card was a weekly winner on the CASology Week #277 😀 Thank you for the recognition!

Bright Thanks

Capture d_écran 2017-11-25 à 15.31.23It’s that time of gratefulness, Capture d_écran 2017-11-25 à 15.51.07which is the theme at CAS-ual Fridays CFC187 & TIME OUT’s Challenge #97.  So I created this card with Color Throwdown’s countdown #470 palette.  Using a Crafter’s Workshop Aspen Stencil I added Brushos (lemon, orange & brilliant red) over a masked part of my Bristol card base.  I spritzed with water and came up with a Capture d_écran 2017-11-25 à 15.51.40colourful Capture d_écran 2017-11-25 à 15.32.01autumn scene.  Once dry, I applied a shiny layer of Distress Crackle Paint for the Less Is More Recipe #356 and waited for this layer to dry 😛  Then I blended in some Distress Ink vintage photo to allow the tree trunks and branches to appear.  Penny Black’s word die “thanks” was die cut in white and brown and adhered just under the forest.  Hope you’re having a joyful Thanksgiving, filled with love and family!

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Merci cuivré

Giving Narelle‘s sketch a whirl at Freshly Made Capture d_écran 2017-11-24 à 16.06.23Sketches #314.  I die-cut Penny Black’s framed fern 3 times, adhered them together and copper heat embossed twice.  This was pasted over a watercolour sheet previously painted in yellow and green and clear heat embossed.   Using a Polka dot border die from Papersmooches over a white card base, the whole fern frame was fussy cut and glued in place with some copper thread tucked under the bottom right portion.  The die word “Merci” (thank you) was cut using the same watercolour paper and placed under the fern over a copper piece of washi tape.  Hope you enjoy!  😉

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Chrissy’s Sketch #248

Over at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #248, Capture d_écran 2017-11-17 à 17.13.02Chrissy Larson has come up with a terrific sketch.  I applied Brushos (Turquoise & Ost. Blue) across the upper section of my card and then sprayed with my water bottle.  The I die cut a circle and cut the church die within this piece.  I heat embossed the circle with white puff powder, adhered it to my colourful night sky strip and then added the yellow coloured cross and windows.  “Joy to the World” from Papersmooches was stamped in black Versafine ink, then clear heat embossed.  That’s my take on the challenge.

Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to my American neighbours, thanks for stopping by, warm HUGz, JoannaIMG_2193 - copie


Monochromatic #469

Capture d_écran 2017-11-15 à 16.02.05The Color Throwdown Challenge #469 has a monochromatic palette of blue, light blue, and silver.  So out came the gelli plate and my Tombow brush pens of Blue#565, Light Blue#491 and a Grey#55.  Of course I used a wire mesh stencil and a crackle stamp from Impression Obsession to add texture to the light blue diagonally cut strip.  I then tore a sheet of paper (used it as a stencil) and made the dark blue diagonal print on my card base.  A double tag from MFT was cut and the frame in the cool grey was clear heat embossed after using my clear Wink of Stella pen to give it the silver tone.  A paper clip die cut was also tinted in the dark blue and clear heat embossed.  Then I stamped “Message Important”  (Important Message) in the cool grey\wink of stella combo.  I’d say it’s a masculine card ready to GO 😉

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Cas Mix Up November Reminder

Capture d_écran 2017-10-22 à 13.29.17Welcome back to the CAS Mix Up Challenge, you still have time to enter the November 24th deadline.  This month’s theme is hosted by Bonnie, “Stamping + Glitter + your choice” 😉 !

For this card I made a stencil with the Penny Black Christmas Kiss die and applied thick gloss gel adding silver glitter while wet.  Then I die cut Concord & 9th Layering Leaves die twice, in white and silver card stock.  A tiny white tag die was stamped “Bonjour” (hello) and heat embossed with Color Box’s Silver Sparkle.  To finish, silver thread was wrapped around the upper portion of the card and a silver eyelet attached the dies together.

The Design Team is joined by our talented Guest Robyn and there is plenty of wonderful inspiration to create from the team and from the gallery.  Can’t wait to see your creations 😀

Thanks for stopping by and your warm comments, HUGS joanna-cmu-signatureIMG_2165


CASology #275 -> SHARP

CASology’s cue card for week #275 is “SHARP”!  CatsCapture d_écran 2017-11-14 à 16.09.55 intrigue me in how sharp they are in seducing our love for them.  So I die-cut an Impression Obsession cat and a Technique Tuesday word die ” Lots of ❤ ” in gold to which I adhered to a rectangle piece of shimmery white card stock previously dry embossed with Couture Creations “Smooch” folder.  A white vellum rectangle was tucked underneath to frame along with two tropical leaves.  That’s my take for this week’s challenge.

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Christmas keys

A beautiful sketch created by Cécile from Freshly Made SketchesCapture d_écran 2017-11-12 à 16.53.16 #312.  On my card base, I applied red tissue paper on the bottom left corner with Mat Medium.  Then I used an Impression Obsession crackle stamp and gold sparkle heat embossed (from Color Box) over this area.  I also die cut three Cottage Cutz Christmas keys which I carefully heat embossed after colouring with my Zig Clean Color Brushes.  They were placed on a square die cut who’s edges were gold sparkle heat embossed.  The vellum square was stamped with the word “noël” (Christmas) and the whole card came together.

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A white Happy Birthday

I’m playing all white for the CAS(E) this Sketch #247Capture d_écran 2017-11-11 à 10.29.00.  Die cutting a circle mask I applied thick glossy gel over the bottom half with a star stencil onto my card base.  Once removed I added  clear Rock Candy Glitter and allowed it to dry.  A strip of white card stock was dry embossed with the Swiss Dot’s folder.  Another strip of vellum, slightly narrower was adhered over the card stock and pasted just above the textured card base.  “Bonne fête” (Happy Birthday) was die cut 4 times and pasted together.  This word die was heat embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder.  Then a tiny balloon was die cut twice for thickness and adhered to the “f” for a celebrating look 😉   Glossy Accents covers the balloon along with a strip on each side of the vellum edges to which I added more clear Rock Candy Glitter.

That’s my take on the challenge, thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_2179

Tiny Christmas

A tiny glittery Christmas tree for theCapture d_écran 2017-11-08 à 14.22.30 CASology Challenge: Week 274 “TINY”.  An Impressions Obsessions tree die cut from red glitter card stock was wrapped with green foil thread adding a green bell for fun.  A star die cut from a piece of shiny white ribbon was adhered to a partially dry embossed card base (Craft concepts “Grunge stripe” folder).  “C’est Noël“, It’s Christmas, was stamped and silver heat embossed.  Finally the tree was glued over the star.

The tiny tree is cut from glitter paper so I’ll put Capture d_écran 2017-10-22 à 13.29.17this in the  CAS Mix Up! gallery.

Happy card making!  Thanks for stopping by, Joanna