Bluish Fall

A quick card made with the Color Throwdown #562 tones of cobalt blue, aqua, gray, and black along with Freshly Made Sketches #404 by Amy.

Some cobalt blue and aqua Brushos spritzed on a card base, along with a maple leaf aperture made with an IO die on white textured card stock. Some gray outlining on the leaf and the popped up rectangle edges. Finally, a Penny Black thanks die cut and black heat embossed. I added UTEE in the window of the leaf and cracked it.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz Joanna

Thank you Cécile at Freshly Made Sketches for the recognition and positive comments, it is indeed an honour.


A tricycle ride into the autumn colours for a CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #339 (Terracotta tile, So Saffron & Pretty Peacock) to the Freshly Made Sketches #403 by Narelle.

I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Ribbons and Chains in the above colours and aligned them to Narelle’s Sketch. Then I grabbed the tricycle die-cut from Tattered Lace His Transport in black card stock and also black embossed several times. Bon Anniversaire (Happy Birthday) sentiment was stamped in black Versafine and clear heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Thank you Freshly Made Sketches and CAS Colours & Sketches for the recognition!

Using one third or less ;)

There’s a new CAS challenge called Perfectly CAS, their first theme is FLOWERS. Of course the rule is to use 1/3 or less. LOVE IT! I’m also using the Less is More Challenge #404 – Typography.

For this Alexandra Renke Magic Poppy die cut, I heat embossed several times in white pearl EP. Using the negative of the die-cut I sponged some blue and green Memento Inks, added some sticky EP, applied Pearl Ex white micro pearl powder and reheated to fix the powder. Then, for typography, I used the same inks and I stamped “Une petite attention JUSTE POUR TOI” (A special something just for you), added sticky EP and again applied micro pearl powder. I finally glued with matte medium the poppy die-cut and the card was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

September CAS Mix Up Reminder 2019

We’re half way through the month at the CAS Mix Up Challenge! The theme is INCHIES, we’re working on tiny little tiles to compliment any and every card. There’s so much inspiration to be found on the blog, videos, creative design team, along with our special guest, Stephanie (my Ink well)!

For this simple card I wanted to used an old stamp set from Technique Tuesday called Chickadees. On a thick card stock inchie, I stamped the smallest of the birds and heat embossed three times. I then stamped the other two onto my card base. All three were watercoloured in cobalt and rose madder pigments. I also added some cobalt blue to ground the chicks. Iridescent medium was added to the surface of the inchie and the sides were painted with cobalt blue and then sealed with clear EP to avoid any transfer once gluing it to my card base.

I hope you’ll join us in our gallery for this simple challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by,

Musical Christmas

Using the CAS(E) this Sketch #339 by Chrissy Larson along with the TIME OUT Challenge #144, I concluded that HOME is where Christmas warms our hearts.

I stamped a Hero Arts music score background in black Versafine and heat embossed with Glitz EP. The Spellbinders Nestabilities rounded square dies were used to cut this musical sheet, to mat and to create the aperture. “Joyeux Noël” was stamped on the card base with black Versafine and with Glitz EP. The holy was die cut in green glitter card stock with the Sizzix Holiday Greens die.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Metallic Strip

CAS(E) this Sketch #338 is going back in time with sketch #58 😛 …well so am I, with this glue gun technique and METALLIC embossing powders to match the theme over at Less Is More Challenge #403. “Joyeux Anniversaire” was stamped in black and copper EPs. Yay, a one-layer card 😉

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

September CAS Mix Up! 2019

I’m the host this month at CAS Mix UpChallenge and we’re featuring inchies. As usual there are videos and plenty of inspiration to be found by our creative design team and our special guest Stephanie (my Ink well).

Everyone’s approach to these unique tiles can be either organized or abstract. This is also the opportunity to grab those small unused pieces in your scrap box adding this and that, without any previous planning OR to create from scratch. The INCHIE(S) are brought together according to your style.

For this card I started from scratch. I die cut thick card stock and adhered with matte medium: torn print, tissue paper, kraft paper, dry wall tape, string and parts of stitched frame die cuts. I had seen homemade wax paper here and wanted to give a try. I hoped to get a “faux encaustic” allure. On my card base, I stamped a Kaisercraft chicken wire BG stamp in black, then in brown and finally heat embossed in silver pearl EP.

Hope you’ll get inspired to give this old crafting process a try and show us your creation in our gallery! Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,