LIM #383

Capture d_écran 2018-10-27 à 11.47.56The Less is More Challenge #383 wants dimension.  So I die-cut and layered this lovely Alexandra Renke Magic Poppy, 4 times, in red card stock.  Then I filled the apertures with molding paste, added ruby red EP and heat embossed while still wet.  The final white die-cut was heat embossed with Glitz EP and pasted over top.  This is for a special friend who just retired so I added beads and flower sequins.  The sentiment “Une Pensée pour Toi” (A thought for you) was stamped in smokey grey Versafine.

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Deep Red Poinsettia

Another Christmas card 😛  to the CAS(E) this Sketch #295 Capture d_écran 2018-10-25 à 16.15.00Challenge.  I used cream coloured card stock to which I edged with a a Gummiapan stax square old paper die.  Yup “square“, so I cheated a little 😉 to keep the rectangle shape.  I took out my old paper crimpler, remember that thing?, to work the left upper corner after gold heat embossing with an IO script stamp.  The deep red poinsettia is a Tattered Lace die cut, the stamen was heat embossed in antique white …to match the paper.  A ruby coloured rhinestone along with gold thread were added to embellish.  This panel was matted to a deep red card stock.

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Autumn Mushrooms

Capture d_écran 2018-10-24 à 11.48.15Playing with the Color ThrowdownCapture d_écran 2018-10-24 à 11.48.01 #516 palette of Dark Teal, Rust and and Cream along with Amy’s beautiful Sketch at the Freshly Made Sketches # 360 Challenge.  Some cream coloured card stock using a MFT scalloped frames for the interior rectangle.  The oval was torn from Japanese paper and stamped with rust coloured ink and a Stamplorations Mixed Media  Grunge stamp.   The Alexandra Renke mushrooms were die cut, heat embossed with a teal EP and the rust specs were added to finish.  An eyelet was painted in the rusty colour along with copper thread.  That’s my take on these two challenges.

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T-O #120

Capture d_écran 2018-10-23 à 10.06.50Another quick colourful Christmas card for theme on the TIME OUT Challenge #120.  Three primary colour ink drops spritzed with water on watercolour paper.  The Impression Obsession Sled die was used and heat embossed with Glitz EP.  The sentiment was stamped in light blue and also heat embossed with Glitz EP: “Tout comme un flocon de neige tu es unique” (Just like a snow flake you are unique) 😉 .

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Thank you to the Time OUT Challenge design team for the recognition of my card as the TOP win, I am truly grateful 😀

CAS Christmas Card October

Capture d_écran 2018-10-19 à 14.46.25The CAS Christmas Card Challenge theme this month is BIRDS.  Sometimes you create a card on an impulse, it comes to you and makes you smile.  Blue Brushos Birds on a wire (Penny Black silly birds die) and Memory Box Holiday Hats, red embossed & flower soft.  The “season’s tweetings” from Lawn Fawn was stamped in black Versafine and clear heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, SMILE 😉 ,

JoannaIMG_3250 2

CTD #515

Capture d_écran 2018-10-18 à 14.54.16Jodi over at the Color Throwdown Challenge #515 has chosen the combo of green, kraft and white this week!  I made two cards but since I wasn’t sure that the first one, made using champagne and pesto EPs, respected the rules, well I went onto the second.  So my challenge card was die cut out of kraft card stock and embellished with green glitter.


Card #1 (Penny Black: Whirl Wreath, SSS: joyeux noël)IMG_3244

Card #2 (Penny Black: Whirl Wreath, IO: pine spring cluster die & noël stamp; Memory Box: Crisp Bow die)IMG_3243Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

CAS Mix Up October Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-08-27 à 11.01.14We’re already half way through the month, time flys 😉  This month at CAS Mix Up our host is Mac, who has challenged us with the METAL theme, with videos to get you started.  There’s still plenty of time to play, the linky closes at midnight (PDST) on Wednesday the 24th of October.

For this card I used 2 stencils: one, sponging cracks through a circle mask; and the second, to apply molding paste for the old watch (see photo).  I added different metallic 359A95B9-05E4-4A8B-9D76-B5937757CA06embossing powders and heat dried immediately.  Once done, I added some Glossy Accents to give a glass impression.  I added two heat embossed die-cuts, a gear from Memory Box and a tricycle from Tattered Lace.  “Prendre le temps” (taking the time) was stamped in black Versafine and clear heat embossed.


We would love for you to play along with us this month!  Check out the details at the CAS Mix Up blog and visit with the designers and our host PAT, to see their incredible creations.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,


Amour tag

382 TagsA white romantic wedding tag is my take for the Less is More Challenge #382.  I die-cut a MFT stitched tag out of white card stock and, using my gelli plate, I added some iridescent medium.  Then I laced this piece with the Sizzix Mix Media #2 thinlits, fussing cutting the bottom outer edge.  I added the topping out of a piece or Origami paper, silver heat embossed “Amour” 3 times and backed the tag with some Tengucho paper.  A silvery ribbon was attached to the top and the tag was pasted onto textured white card stock.

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A warm thank you to the LIM team for showcasing my LIM tag! An appreciated recognition!

CTS #293

Capture d_écran 2018-10-12 à 14.13.52Playing with the Donna Mikasa Sketch #293 at CAS(E) this sketch!

It’s the same fall theme as yesterday’s card, with some die-cuts from my gelli prints.  The larger leaf is yellow ochre Brushos sprinkled on matte medium between two tissue papers pressed together.  The word die cuts are from Penny Black and the leaves are from the Sizzix foliage thinlits.  Three water drop beads to finish.

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Fall thanks

Fall here in the Laurentians are so colourful.  I went out for a walk and captured this image on my way:IMG_1405

Capture d_écran 2018-10-11 à 16.24.02Inspired by the Color Throwdown Capture d_écran 2018-10-11 à 16.24.18Challenge #514, I made gelli prints in orange, brown, rust and yellow.  Using the the Fall Foliage from Sizzix I cut, dry and heat embossed a wide variety of leaves.  Then using Karren‘s Freshly Made Sketch #358 I die two circles, one in vellum (painted yellow and orange), one in white card stock.  Both were stamped and white heat embossed.  The leaves were pasted at the bottom along with some rafia.  The Penny Black word die “thanks” was also cut in the prints.

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Thank you Jen, from Freshly Made Sketches for choosing my card as an honourable mention.

Another big thanks to the Color Throwdown Down Challenge for the recognition 😀 !