July CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-06-06 à 15.48.31We’re half way through our July challenge at CAS Mix Up, but you still have up to the 24th to play along.  This month we’re colouring our die-cuts + stamping + your choice from the sidebar list.

I placed acrylic paints of coppers and blues onto my gelli plate, to pull off a marble impression on an Alexandra Renke die-cut flower.  I cut it again, so I could take the negative to be used as a stencil.  I placed my homemade stencil onto my card panel and added modelling paste.  Before this dried, I added sapphire EP and proceeded to heat set.  This left me with this bubbly texture.  I adhered my die-cut over this texture and stampedC’est ton jour!” (It’s your day) in Versamark, heat embossing with the same sapphire EP.

Don’t forget to check out the videos and lots of inspiration from our Design Team.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,



July CAS Mix Up

Capture d_écran 2018-06-06 à 15.48.31Welcome back 😀  The July CAS Mix Up Challenge theme is to “Colour your Die-cuts” + stamping + Your Choice.  For the watercolored poinsettia, I used Penny Blacks Joyful die cut.  I used reds and greens, Daniel Smith paints, and once dry I added a second coat.  Then the flower and stem were clear heat embossed twice.  On the white card base, JOYEUSES FÊTES (Happy Holidays) was stamped and gold heat embossed, plus, a gold heat embossed strip was added to the left side.  A smaller rectangle was cut out of pearly/shimmery card stock and a partial aperture, from Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 die, was added to the top right.  Once the whole card assembled, I added gold liquid pearls to the center of the bloom and a few speckles on the card stock.  Some glitter was sprinkled over this before it dried.

CAS Mix Up always add several videos to get you started and lots of inspiration from the Design Team.  Hope you’ll have some fun and join us in our gallery.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,


Bits Box

It’s been a while since I’ve been in my crafty corner.  So today my mojo got inspired by 3 challenges:

Less is More #374 “Bits Box”  Color Throwdown #499  & CAS Colours & Sketches #278
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The yellow embossed Memory Box branch & the gelli plate blue print of Alexandra Renke Magic Blossom dies were both in my UFO box (Less is More).  So I grabbed 110lb card stock and cut it to make a top folding card.  Then I used a Sizzix Mix Media #4 to create the diagonal bottom for the #278 Sketch Challenge.  Since I needed green (Color Throwdown) and a rectangle (CAS Colours & Sketches), I used my Mark It Alcohol markers to create a green vellum piece.  I assembled the card together and gave the vellum a spritz of 99% Alcohol to get the spotty appearance.  A quick card with no fuss.

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June CAS Mix Up Reminder

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Welcome back to the June CAS Mix Up challenge using embossing powders!  There’s more inspiration to be found with our creative Design Team PLUS VIDEOS to help you through this technique.

For this card I die cut a large feather in thick card stock and place this onto a non-stick craft sheet and my electric fondu plate.  I added various green embossing powders and once cooled off, using Versamark, I stamped the feather with an old Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrop chevron stamp.  This time I added gold embossing powder and heat embossed with my heat gun.  Using my crimpler, I diagonally dry embossed one corner of my card panel and cut it slightly smaller than my card base.  Gold thread was wrapped around the end of the feather and was adhered to the panel.  “Il était une fois” (Once upon a time) was stamped at the opposite corner and heat embossed using one of the greens in the feather.

WARNING: this technique can get very addictive 😉  Hoping to see you in our gallery, the challenge finishes on the 24th.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz



A summer coucou!

A little pearly pastel coucou! card for a dear friend.  I guess you captured the puzzle theme.  Before die cutting my puzzle pieces (a die from Frantic Stampers), I added pearlescent medium on my coral, aqua, yellow, and green card stock.  While this dried, I stamped my card base with the an IO background puzzle stamp and heat embossed the silver pearl powder.  Using a Technique Tuesday Marquee label die, I stamped in broken china oxide distress ink “coucou!” and clear heat embossed.  The five puzzle pieces were also clear heat embossed before assembling together and embellished with pearls.  The inspiration for this card came from three challenges:



UPDATE: Thank you Anna for the Honorable Mention at CASology 😀


CASology Week #304: PEARL   Color Throwdown #497 & Freshly Made Sketches #341

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Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_2844

Au meilleur des Papas

“Au meilleur des Papas” …to the best of Dads 😀  Capture d_écran 2018-06-13 à 14.22.32I know, Father’s Day is this Sunday, and this is the last minute.  I must say the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #276 definitely inspired this card.   I made a stencil out of the Sizzix Mixed Media #4 brick thinlit.  I then applied a thick layer of modelling paste, removed the stencil and add a little bit of black, copper, silver, gold and yellow embossing powders.  While still not dry, I heat embossed and got this rocky texture.  I nearly stamped “Daddy Rocks” on the black card stock, but my daughter preferred, to the best of Dads, after all, it is her dad 😉  So silver thread and a shiny red heat embossed heart were pasted on top and the card was done.  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all you great DADs out there!

CASColours178Weekly Winner


So happy, my card was a winner Callenge #276 at CAS Colours & Sketches, a WARM THANKS 😀

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Black & Gold Christmas

Capture d_écran 2018-03-25 à 12.30.58LAYERED Embossing Powders at CAS Mix Up, I mean this technique can really get addictive 😛  I started by adding gold modelling paste onto my card base with the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil.  While it dried, I die cut a black piece of card stock, added clear Wink of Stella and clear heat embossed 3 times.  Trying my good friend Mac’s approach, while the EP was still hot, I stamped “Merry Christmas” inked up with Delicate Gold Pigment Ink.  To seal the gold inked sentiment, I added another layer of  clear EP.  A gold string was threaded through one of the perforated edges, looped and glued to my card base.  Three black enamel dots were added as an embellishment.  Don’t forget to pop over, the Design Team and videos will certainly inspire you.

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