Health Pause

Just a note to say thank you to the CAS Mix Up Capture d_écran 2017-09-03 à 13.38.42Design Team for their encouraging support.  It’s been a while since my last post and I promise I’ll most likely be back in November after my “health pause”.  Family is the most precious jewel we have and my time belongs with them right now.

Using the Criss Cross Die from Papersmooches, I die cut a piece of left over scrap from the July Tissue Paper CAS Mix up Challenge as my background.  Daniel Smith’s “Iridescent Gold” luminescent watercolour was applied as a wash over a piece of Strathmore watercolour paper.  This piece was die cut using the largest square duo from Nellie Snellen’s Multi-Frame Die Set- Photo Frames.  The vellum hydrangea petals from SSS dies were cut and threaded together using a gold bead for the stigma.  A Technique Tuesday stamp was white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock… “even miracles take a little time” 😉

On that note I say “Au revoir” (until we see each other again) and may your hearts be blessed.  Thanks so much for stopping by, warm hugs




July CAS Mix Up Reminder

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I’ve been playing a lot with this tissue paper July CAS Mix Up challenge.  Great discovers and loving all the possibilities.  So, I decided to create little frames with layers of die cuts.  Then I applied speckled tissue paper over these little frames with Matte Medium.   For my 3 cards, I used MFT’s STITCHED SQUARE SCALLOP FRAMES die and STAGGERED HEART Border die plus Penny Blacks’ FLUTTERS  Creative Die.  On the reminder card, the frame was adhered over a square of yellow tissue paper matted onto my white card base.  I stamped in black Versafine ink “Tout simplement” (Simply) and clear heat embossed.


The middle and right cards were filled with self levelling gel to which I added acrylic inks.  These were also matted over a square piece of coloured tissue paper (red for the hearts and gold for the butterfly).  The third card is the skeleton of the first card, I just had to recycle 😉 FullSizeRender 2

What a great challenge to have plenty of fun, come see what the Design Team has created to get you inspired + plenty of videos too …can’t wait to see you in our Gallery.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs


July CAS Mix Up Challenge

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This month the July CAS Mix Up Challenge is working with tissue paper.  Lots of great videos on the blog to get you all excited to give it a try 😛

Using white tissue paper and Matte Medium, I adhered it to a large piece of Bristol Paper.  After allowing it to dry I really liked all the texture left on the paper so I decided to leave it as is and die cut a rectangle along with a square window for my stamped and bronze heat embossed butterfly.  The Memory Box SKETCH DAISY die cut was heat embossed 3 times with Sapphire.  The flower/leaves have a coat of white embossing powder, then a coat of clear embossing powder leaving a ceramic look.  The card came together by adding a little bronze thread.

Do join in on the fun!  There’s plenty of Design Team inspiration to be found on the blog.  Hope to see you there 😉  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs



Une fleur parmi les fleurs…

Capture d_écran 2017-06-22 à 15.57.07Capture d_écran 2017-05-13 à 21.20.11This one layer card was the inspiration from 3 challenges: TIME OUT Challenge #86 #Celebrations (one layer option) + Color Throwdown #448 colour palette of purple, mint green, hot pink and teal, and finally Freshly Made Sketches #293
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Using the Penny Black stamp “gentle whisper” I proceeded by using the purple for the stamen, teal for the contour, hot pink for the petals and mint green for the stems.  I stamped this orchid onto a 110lb white folded card base by mimicking Karren’s curve in her sketch.  The flower was then clear heat embossed to give it some shine.  The sentiment ” Une fleur parmi les fleurs” (A flower amongst flowers) was heat embossed in mint green, in celebration of a very special friend!  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1914

Maguerite II

Capture d_écran 2017-06-19 à 12.48.45Capture d_écran 2017-06-19 à 12.48.55Do you ever get hooked on a die and just can’t put it down.  Using Fleshly Made Sketches #292 by Cécile along  with Color Throwdown #447 colour palette I used this pretty daisy die from Memory Box 😛  …again (in navy and aqua)!  A kraft circle die cut was passed through my Cuttlebug with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix thinlits.  Another circle vellum die cut was dry embossed with Swiss Dots folder.  The lime green leaf is a die from McCollections.  “Coucou!” was stamped in lime green and glitter embossed.  That’s my card for today, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1908


Capture d_écran 2017-05-13 à 21.20.11Capture d_écran 2017-06-17 à 17.36.02A quick card for 2 challenges:  TIME OUT Challenge #85 AND CAS(E) this Sketch #226!  The two rectangle frame die cuts in birch wood and vellum are from Impression Obsession.  Then a “hi” die cut is from Papersmooches.  This was adhered to a dry embossed rectangle with a We R Memory Keepers weave folder.  The daisy (marguerite) die from Memory Box was cut out twice in glossy paper, the contour left in white and the inlaid petals with alcohol inks.  An aqua rhinestone was added for the center of the bloom 😉

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1897


June Case MIX Up Reminder

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There’s still time to play at CAS Mix Up!  The theme this month is embossing pastes or gels.  Lots of videos can be found on the blog to get you going.

For this card I used both.  The blue dragonfly was made with gel mixed in with the same ink used for the flower and the iridescent paste was mixed with the green used for the stem.  I had an Inkadinkado meadow flower stamp, which I heat embossed with silver pearl onto the card base.  Then using this same flower I stamped the Sizzix Wildflower die cut in blue, using Tombow brushes #476 & #493.  The stems were also stamped with Tombow’s green #158.  Blue twine was attached just under the largest flower and allowed to curl around the stem.  This wildflower was adhered to the card base once the gel and paste was dry.

The Design Team also have great CAS designs to inspire you, do stop by 😀  Warm HUGs