May CAS Mix Up 2019

Capture d’écran 2019-03-19 à 13.34.59Welcome back to our Baby wipe technique for the May CAS Mix Up Challenge.   Bonnie is attacking the Baby wipes.  As usual, there is plenty of inspiration from the Design Team, our guest designer, Berry, along with videos to kick start your creativity.

For this card I inked up a baby wipe with Ecoline (a transparent/liquid watercolour paint) in the three primary colours.  I stamped baby feet several times with this improvised ink pad.  I also smooshed another piece of card stock directly onto the saturated baby wipe to get a background piece.  While still wet, both card stocks were heat embossed with glitz EP.  The vellum matting was also stamped and glitz heat embossed with a stripe background stamp.  The fine line die, cut out of a left over, was heat embossed as well.  The Nellie Snellen fine frame was also added.

Hope you’ll join in on the fun.  Don’t forget to pop over to the challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,





Victor turns “3” so this is his birthday card! Capture d’écran 2019-05-13 à 17.14.46 Following the “Just us Girls” Trend Week #487 with BOLD Letters and the CASE(E) this Sketch #321 designed by Brian King,

Capture d’écran 2019-05-13 à 17.15.07I used Spellbinder’s Die D-Lites Little Guy Etched Die and tried to reproduce this little guy’s favourite trucks’ label.  His name in BOLD letters following the sketch were heat embossed several times using Ranger’s black puff EP.

That’s my card for today, thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_4139

May CAS Mix Up

Capture d’écran 2019-03-19 à 13.34.59Welcome back to a new technique Challenge at CAS Mix Up!  We’re playing with Baby Wipes 😛 hosted by Bonnie.  You’ll find lots of inspiration on the blog from the Design Team and, of course, the videos.  Our Guest Designer this month is Berry and also has a special card for you too.

These twin cards are for my twin granddaughters who turn 3 next week.  I used Distress Oxides on photo paper then did some baby wiping to get these beautiful colours.  I die-cut the giraffe out of this lovely paper, added some white gel pen, some glitter heat embossing and a smart bow to the neck.  On the white textured card base, I stamped an old Studio Calico numbers border and added Glossy Accents to cover the “3” and then added some same tone glitter.  Once the giraffe was adhered, I added some silver pearl black to the eyes.

Hope to see your scrumptious creations in our gallery.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugz,



April CAS Mix Up Reminder 2019

Capture d’écran 2019-02-11 à 11.30.37Welcome back to our layered stamping with heat embossing CAS Mix Up Challenge.   Susan is attacking Layered Stamping with Heat Embossing.  As usual, there is plenty of inspiration from the Design Team, our guest designer, Bozena, along with videos to kick start your creativity.

For this card I die-cut 3 diamonds and heat embossed each with a different colour of EP.  Then I placed an Altenew Floral Frame stamp in my Misti and stamped my card base with Versamark heat embossing with Champagne EP.   IMG_3751The 3 heat embossed diamonds were placed over the prepared card base, to be stamped with the leafy branch again with Versamark.   Each diamond was also heat embossed with the same Champagne EP.  I die cut two vellum pieces with the smallest butterfly from Penny Black’s Flutters, heat embossed the body with Champagne EP and glued this flutter onto the card.

Hope to see your scrumptious creations in our gallery.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs,


I also made a quick Easter card too.  The egg die cuts are heat embossed with different colours of EP, then I added textured stamping and silver heat embossed them.  A white felt bunny and some coloured feathers were added for interest.  “Joyeuses Pâques” (Happy Easter) was heat embossed in silver. IMG_3772

Pop it UP :D

Capture d’écran 2019-04-06 à 16.17.54The Inkspirational Challenge #184 theme is “Pop it Up“.  To pop up my mix media inchie, I cut it out of thick cardboard and then applied a layer of Gesso, plaster’s tape, acrylic inks in iridescent white and gold, a heart rhinestone, several layers of clear embossing powders with a few gold glass beads & crackled glass in-between.  To frame my tiny piece I gold heat embossed an Altenew fine frame along with a Stampendous mixed media stamp.IMG_3952




Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3951


Capture d’écran 2019-04-04 à 16.10.15The CAS(E) this Sketch #319, designed by Brian King,  made me want to play.  So, I made a stencil from an Alexandra Renke Branch Wreath die, added modeling paste to the card base along with some silver pearl EP.  Of course I heated this right away.  Then I die cut a Little B Bouquet bloom in vellum and the outline in white card stock also heat embossed with silver pearl.    Masking my wreath, I used an MFT grid background stamp for the bottom half,heat embossed, and then sprinkled/spritzed Turquoise Brushos.  Once dry I added my flower with some turquoise twine, plus I added some little flower sequins.  That’s my take on the sketch.

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i’d pick you!

Capture d’écran 2019-04-02 à 13.22.44A sunshine card for a dear and special Capture d’écran 2019-04-02 à 13.22.26friend.  I heat embossed in Apple Green, several times, a Technique Tuesday Poppy Sentiments stamp.  Then I watercoloured in Gorgeous Grape the poppy petals.  I also applied some glass beads and some Liquid pearls over the blooms.  Finally, I added a speech bubble die cut in Grapefruit Grove card stock and stamped “if friends were flowers i’d pick you!” in white embossing powder.   This card is for the Less is More Challenge #392 and the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #315.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3940