Loose Silver

Playing to the tune of the Color Hues Challenge #33 of Silver and White along with the gals over at CAS Mix Up for the Loose Watercolouring Challenge. Stamping, silver heat embossing, vellum and some Finetec watercolours using a brush and a straw 😉

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz Joanna

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Be Kind Stamp, Hampton Art newsprint stamp, Wow EP, vellum, pearl, Finetec silver watercolours, Altenew die

FMS 518

Wishing a creative New Year for the gals over at Freshly Made Sketches. Here’s a quick card of stamping, heat embossing and die cuts for this special CAS design over at Freshly Made Sketches #518.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: MFT’s Hip Clips die; MFT’s wild greenery, Simply Graphic flower stamp, Simple a Souhait birthday stamp, DOX ink


It’s a New Year, hopefully this one will be the promise of the light at the end of the tunnel. If not, I know that we will survive.

Best wishes for you all in the start of this new chapter in our lives, may mental health and physical health be with you throughout this season. Do take care, HUGz, Joanna

Christmas Gift

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve crafted and I felt I needed to take a little moment before the end of the year to greet you. I love the CAS designs over at Less is More Challenge and this photo inspiration #457, with all the texture, got my mojo into gear. A quick card made up of die cuts with a little watercolour shimmer.

I never thought that my contribution to this Covid war would exceed the end of 2021, but it seems this virus hasn’t finished with us. Here’s to wishing you all a Merry Holiday Season with your loved ones and a very healthy New Year filled with delightfulness. Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Altenew Fine Square Frames, Simply Graphic Gribouillis, Memory Box Crisp Bows, Finetec Pearlescent colours.

Ahhhhh – Tum

Bonnie over at CAS Mix Challenge is having us discovering the coolest organic technique. I’ve been pressing so many plants around the house, trying different varieties and enjoy each surprising outcome. This is truly fascinating, nature at its best. Autumn has to be the best hiking season where I live. The colours are breathtaking and so are the leaves I collected. Onto this card to play along with the OLC Autumnal Challenge over at Less is More #454 and, the gals over at CAS Mix Up October Challenge are getting us into botanicals PRINTS. I pressed with my embossing machine three different leaves onto 2 pieces of cardstock. I stamped and then gold heat embossed “bonjour!” and that was it. Isn’t that sooo COOL?

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


A slim line card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #504 and the Color Throwdown Challenge #661. Simply Graphic cat die cuts along with a Memory Box word die “Joyeux Anniversaire” (Happy Birthday) aligned with an antique cream heat embossed strip. Some cool black shades for the feline trio 😀

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Playing with the Less is More Challenge #452. A home made stencil made of three aligned hexagons was used to ink blend some grey ink over a lacy mesh. A Simply Graphic yellow flower die cut embellished with yellow liquid pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Christmas Stash

Taking advantage of my craft room time to fill up my Christmas stash box. Playing with two challenges: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #503 hosted by Cécile and the CAS Christmas Card Challenge “Plaid” theme hosted by Colleen 😀

Three plaid stencilled squares with some gloss gel and sprinkled with some clear rock candy. A red Tattered Lace Poinsettia die cut embellished with some gold microbeads. Gold heat embossed “Noël” word die from Simply Graphic.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Stencils: TCW#835 Plaid Fringe; Memory Box Textured Mesh #88517; Finnabair Checker PRM960179


A great Christmas theme, …for me, with this Less Is More Challenge #451. Using a Simply Graphic fir tree die as a stencil, I applied some super heavy gel and then added some clear rock candy. I finished the card with a red glitter paper star and word die “Joyeuses Fêtes” (Happy Holidays).

Thank you for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna.

Autumn Colours

A beautiful sunny day here in the Laurentians, with Autumn one week away, YAY. The CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, hosted by Leslie, is all about Autumn Colours. After dropping some Daniel Smith colours of red yellow and green on water colour paper, I tilted the paper to allow for the bleeding into each colour. Using an Altenew Leaf die, I paper pieced the negatives and replaced or watercoloured with Finetec pearlescent in gold or black certain pieces. I also added some splatters or included some blanks. “Un sourire” (smile) was stamped with Versafine black and clear heat embossed.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna