I’m still into AIs and Triple Thick making rainbows on die cuts, this time using Tutti Designs Fairy. 😀 On the card base I applied gloss gel over a Dyan Reaveley star stencil and added some clear rock candy glitter. Once both were dry the card came together. This card is for the Inkspirational Challenge #220 where the theme is rainbows

Thanks for stopping by, stay SAFE, HUGz, Joanna

Ultramarine & Gold

I applied a good layer of Triple Thick over a BoBunny flutter die cut and add a few drops of Ultramarine and gold AIs…waiting for the magic to happen and, of course, allowing it to dry. I also die cut a film strip from Kesi’Art out of gold origami paper for the card’s horizontal strip and then added the butterfly. This is being entered in the As You It Challenge #233hues in twos” ; Just Us Girls Challenge #551butterflies” and the AAA Cards CAS Game #173 sketch + Optional twist “at the movies”!

Stay SAFE & take care, HUGz, Joanna


Well this was fun, Less is More Challenge #427 is about “Chalkboard“. Since I had the Altenew Floral stamp still on my desk I white heat embossed the bouquet onto black card stock. I took out my Polychromos colouring pencils and began to colour in the focal point of the stamp. I added a little glitz gelly roll pen on the second bloom and shaded the perimeter with a white pastel crayon. Clear Nuvo drops were applied onto the berries. Although this is not the birthday card sent to my dear friend Nancy, I’m sending her virtual birthday wishes for a day filled with love and hugs. “Happy Birthday”!!!

Stay SAFE all & do take care, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Fairy Garden

Ok, I’m going out of my comfort zone and leaving little white space on this card …plus using blue-green card stock. Altenew has a Photo-Sketch Challenge for August 2020 and I had to dive in. Inspired by the greenery I used the olive branches and dots from the Altenew’s Floral Stamp set. The olive branches were green heat embossed and using a white gel pen I filled in the leaves on the coloured card stock and Zig gray on the white card stock. Trying to keep it clean here, so I used an Altenew fine circle frame along with a Memory Box “merci” word die and gray heat embossed, backing it up with vellum. The dots were stamped and clear heat embossed ….hmmmm not sure 😉

Stay SAFE & take care, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Back to School

Time to play with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #450 and the Color Throwdown Challenge #608. I’m liking the coloured card stock backgrounds 😀 so peach it is. I did some repeat stamping with IO background stamps the note page and the flowers with the orange, pink, yellow and peach inks. The Penny Black playful posies were clear heat embossed and layers. The rectangle was cut with a Technique Tuesday notebook border die and also distressed on the edges. “Juste une note” (just a note) was stamped in Smokey Gray Versafine and also heat embossed.

Stay SAFE & take care, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Purple, Yellow and Blue are the palette for the Color throwdown Challenge #607. Using Hero Arts paint brush stroke stamps and Tombow markers, I spritzed and stamped onto my card base. Then I die cut 3 yellow and 1 white daisy from Elizabeth Craft Design flower power die. Before adhering to the card base, I added some Glass Beads with yellow EP and took this to the heat gun. Here’s a close-up 😉

Stay SAFE & take care, HUGz, Joanna

Flower Skies

I do love N@Ali’s sketches over at CAS(E) this Sketch #386. Inspired by the As You See It Challenge #232 reference colours I made a word die card. BONNE (Happy) are MFT alphabet die cuts using pattern paper over 4 layers of yellow card stock and clear heat embossed several times. The yellow “fête” (birthday) was heat embossed in WOW clear glitz EP. Finally the Lucys flower sequins were threaded with cajun beads on yellow twine.

Thank you ladies over at As You See It Challenge for the honourable mention and recognition.

Stay SAFE, take care, HUGz, Joanna

Delicate Hibiscus

Who couldn’t love those tiny hibiscuses on that pink and blue surf board over at TIME OUT Challenge #168 😛 Some AI’s on vellum spritzed with alcool spray and then die cut with the beautiful Memory Box hibiscus flower. A little white vellum ferns and some WOW glitz heat embossing on the stamen.

Stay SAFE and take care, HUGz, Joanna

Colourful Flutters

Using the CAS Colours & Sketches #384 palette along with the Freshly Made Sketches #449 by Cécile I made this OLC with the Bella Blvd Fly Free stamp set. Some stamping, heat embossing, Zig shading and clear Nuvo drops were used to make this card.

Stay SAFE with a little crafting to lighten your days, HUGz, Joanna

August CAS Mix Up Reminder 2020

Welcome back dear card makers. Loll has a fun summer watercolour theme for you over at the CAS Mix Up Blog. Don’t forget to visit for inspiration from our special guest Brenda and the design team.

This was a quick fun card of die cuts doing watercolour gradation with Zig markers. I made the glass out of Alcohol ink and acetate for some jazzing up. The background was Zig watercolour smooshing and then dry embossed with a fishing net die cut. The flip flops were first stamped with an Inkadinkado “Flowers and Butterflies Background” and then white heat embossed. Glitz heat embossing was done on the glass frames and tongs on the flip flops.

For the second card, I’ve had this NBUS stamp set since forever and this beach theme was the perfect time to get it out. I stamped with desert sand Memento Ink onto Bristol paper and proceeded to paint with Daniel Smith watercolours. Once done I heat embossed the purse and suntan lotion in clear EP and the hat with some glitz EP. I die cut an aperture onto white card stock to create a frame, added silver pearl heat embossed olive branches from Creative Expressions and added the sentiment “Bonne Journée” (Have a nice day) in silver pearl EP.

We would love for you to join us!  All you have to do is make a CAS card using the above theme and link it up to our challenge HERE.  Don’t forget we like to see lots of white space on your card. Thanks for stopping by,