Time Out Guest -2-

Time Out Challenge 123Back again as a guest Time Out Challenge Guest Designer Badgedesigner for the Time Out Challenge.  Thank you for the recognitionThe 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

LIM #385 “Holiday”

385 HolidayAnother One Layer Card for me 😉  The theme at Less is More #385 is “Holiday”!  I started by trying Jennifer’s Embossed Impressions with a Sizzix Holiday Greens holly die.  I used gold EP for the die impression.  Then, using my Zigs, I coloured the interior embellishing with my Wink of Stella instead of a water brush.  Noël, from Bonnidée, was stamped and embossed with Ranger’s Red Tinsel EP several times.  I finished with clear Nuvo drops for the berries and covered, while wet, with red glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3344

Time Out Guest :D

Time Out Challenge 123Oh so grateful for being Time Out Challenge Guest Designer Badgea guest designer at the Time Out Challenge, what an HONOUR! …and recognition!  The two week theme is ” Black + White + 1 Colour” with the Optional Twist of being One Layer.  This last concept is still a big challenge for me but I did it, YAY!  For this card I used Liquitex Inks in gold and black.  I placed 2 drops of each colour on Bristol paper and lightly spritzed with a small water bottle.  I patiently allowed this to air dry completely.  Then I made a stencil using one of IO’s deer trio.  I added Liquitex flexible embossing paste and, before it dried, I added some WOW white puff embossing powder and zapped that with my heat gun, giving some volume and texture.  Finally, I stamped “Joyeux Noël” (Merry Christmas), from Kesi’Art,  with Versafine Ink and heat embossed with black EP.

Can’t wait to see you in the T-O gallery, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3296

November CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-09-05 à 14.47.25Welcome back to the CAS Mix Up November Reminder, the theme is  “EMBOSSING FOLDER” hosted by our very talented Bonnie.  You still have time to play.  The linky will close at midnight (PDST) on Saturday, November 24th.

White on white cards are one of my favourites to make.  This technique is perfect for tone on tone cards.  I started with the Lawn Fawn scalloped circle stackables and then embellished this die cut with the MFT stitchable dot circle die. This piece was them dry embossed using a Couture Creations embossing folder.  Iridescent medium was applied using my Gelli Plate.  A Spellbinders flower power II die cut was also highlighted with the same medium, along with the Altenew Fine Circles Frame.  A MFT tag of vellum was stamped “Bisous” and heat embossed with silver pearl.  A tiny iridescent butterfly die cut was added and a thread with some beads tied to the stem. IMG_3139

With Christmas just around the corner, I made a second card using the Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder – Snowfall/Speckles on the card base.  I cut 2 vellum banners and stamped on each “Ho Ho Ho!” & “C’est Noël”, white heat embossed the top and black Versafine on the bottom to give a shadow effect.  Snow-tex medium was added to the top, Nuvo drops,  along with a white glitter paper IO Town Builder, a MFT Lucky Star Die-namic and a felt IO Deer.IMG_3142Stop by the CAS Mix Up blog to see what the team and our very special guest Cornelia have created to get your mojo inspired.  Can’t wait to see your scrumptious creations in our gallery 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,


Silver Ginkgo

Capture d_écran 2018-11-12 à 08.00.33At Less is More the Challenge #384 theme is METALLICS.  I do love my IO Ginkgo die which I cut out of heavy card stock 3 times and glued together.  Gave it quite a few coats of silver embossing powder and, while hot, I pressed the die into the hot EP to get this impression.  Then all it took is two circle pieces of Origami and Japanese paper to highlight my metal piece.  Of course I added silver thread and silver beads for interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by HUGz, JoannaIMG_3330

Color Throwdown #518

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Using the Slate Blue, Orange, Brown and White colour palette at the #518 Color Throwdown Challenge, I stamped with some leaves I gathered from my morning walk.  Using brown and blue ink pads, I soaked up the back veins of each leaf, stamped on a separate piece of paper and then kept the ghost stamping.  Then I added brown and orange Brushos which I spritzed with water.  Lots of splatters were also added along with a little diluted Gesso.  I popped the white frame and stamped “smile” in sepia Versafine ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3307

CAS Santa

Capture d_écran 2018-11-04 à 11.16.18A SantaEmbossed card Capture d_écran 2018-09-05 à 14.47.25for both CAS Christmas Card & CAS Mix Up Challenges.  I embossed the card base with a Sizzix EF.  The gold foil square frames, the holiday hats and the holiday beards are all from Memory Box.  The beards are heat embossed with WOW white puff EP.  Plus, there is felt trimming on Santas’ gold foil hats.  “Ho Ho Ho !” was stamped and heat embossed with gold EP.

Happy Sunday, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3258

November CAS Mix Up

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Welcome back CAS fans to another CAS Mix Up November Challenge, the theme is  “EMBOSSING FOLDER” hosted by our talented Bonnie.

Using the Penny Black’s Framed Fern, I cut out of an AI left-over scrap from this post.  I adhered the fern onto an embossed textured card stock with the Sizzix 3D cobblestone folder and fussy cut the contour.  The aperture was cut through the card base and textured card stock, using my paper cutter.  The vellum was stamped with the IO crackle stamp, white heat embossed and sandwiched between the 2 layers.  The MFT stitched rectangle frame, cut 3 times, was adhered together to give dimension.

We hope to see you play along with us this month!  Check out the details at the CAS Mix Up blog and visit with the designers to see their incredible creations.  Can’t wait to see what fun you’ll have once you post your savoury creations in our gallery.IMG_3121

This second bonus card is the negative of the first.  I die cut foliage branches in vellum, which I dry embossed with the Swiss Dots folder, and some of the left AI card stock.  Hello was stamped in black Versafine ink.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz,