Madame Butterfly

Capture d_écran 2018-02-06 à 16.41.08Thought I’d make a Butterfly card today for the CASology theme: Week 286 along with the CAS Colours & Sketches colours for Challenge #258.  Capture d_écran 2018-02-06 à 16.41.18I died Japanese paper in Wild Wasabi green where I nested a Powder Pink Papillon with a Berry Burst Body.  (PPP & BBB 😉 ..having fun)  The Butterfly, given to me by my friend Bonnie, was clear heat embossed then heat embossed again with Sparkle EP.  White Vellum was adhered to the back and then fussy cut.  Liquid Pearls were used for the body and lastly, three pink rhinestones were added.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna xxIMG_2405


Black & Gold

Capture d_écran 2018-02-04 à 20.44.48A quick card for the TIME OUT ChallengeCapture d_écran 2018-02-04 à 20.44.31 #102 and Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #322 by Cécile. Four rectangles out of Glitter, or Glossy pattern card stock assembled together to create a rectangle.  The white heart was stencilled with modelling paste, sprinkled with clear rock candy glitter, and the die cut “LOTS OF ❤ ” , out of gold foil card stock, was added to the bottom left to balance.  A rectangle vellum piece was embossed with a Swiss dots folder to frame it all.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_2398


February CAS Mix Up!

Capture d_écran 2018-01-15 à 13.04.05I’m here to present the February challenge over at CAS Mix Up and I’m delighted that it’s my turn to be your host.

This month we’d like you to use either Felt, Cork OR Canvas (but you can use more than one) PLUS use Stamping and one option of  YOUR CHOICE.  These materials can be tricky when die cutting so you’ll find plenty of videos on the blog to give you tips and tricks.

I hand cut a piece of coral canvas, fringed the edges and stamped it with Frost White pigment Color Box Ink using IO’s French Script Cling Stamp.  On my textured card base, I stencilled with modelling paste and splattered some Heidi Swapp gold color shine.  Once dry, a gold foil label was die cut and placed atop using two white eyelets.  The canvas was adhered and a white felt heart, embellished with the left over fringes, was glued on top.  Then the “love” die word from Papersmooches was added just below.  Happy Valentine’s 😉 !

Hope you’ll join the creative team at CAS Mix Up, can’t wait to see your designs.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz




AUjourd’hui (Today)

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Today (AUjourD’Hui) I made a card for two challenges: TIME OUT Challenge #101 and Global Design Project #122.  I opted for a white on white card using GDP’s sketch challenge and turned it clockwise 😉 .  I applied Iridescent Medium with a snow fall stencil onto my card base.  Then I die cut a strip of white vellum with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax and another strip out of white card stock to which I die cut again with A Sizzix Thinlit Mix Media #4.  Cutting and glueing together a Penny Black Framed Fern die cut twice, I painted the iridescent medium on the top layer.  A tiny tag cut out of textured white card stock was attached with a bow to which the sentiment “AUjourD’Hui”  (Today) was stamped to honour TO’s “inspired by words” challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


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Yay, got HONOURS at TIME OUT Challenge 😀


Color Throwdown #477

Capture d_écran 2018-01-24 à 16.18.54The colours this week at Color Throwdown Challenge #477 are Aqua, Orange & Gray!  I die cut Lil Inkers Flip Flops in white card stock, clear heat embossed with an old Inkadinkado Floral background stamp and ink blended the Orange Memento Ink.  Then I heat embossed again using clear glitter embossing powder.  I Copic coloured in Gray the pearl and strip over the sandal, adding a little white flower for cuteness 😉  I then stamped in AquaThinking of YOU” onto a stitched square die cut, clear heat embossed and then dry embossed the piece with a Tide Lifestyle Crafts folder.  Before adhering this piece onto my white card base, I ink blended the Aqua with torn paper to create a ragged edge.  The Flip Flops were added along with a piece of Aqua ribbon.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_2373

You’re PURRfect

Capture d_écran 2018-01-24 à 13.01.59A Valentine’s card for Capture d_écran 2018-01-24 à 13.01.47the OLC CUTE Challenge #363 at “Less is More” and the CAS Colour & Sketches Challenge #256 SKETCH.  Dry embossing with a stitched postage die for the Papersmooches sentiment “you’re purrfect”; heat embossed in Martha Stewart ladybug powder.  The CUTE cat was stamped with Versafine black onyx and heat embossed in clear twice.  Masking the sentiment plus a round aperture, I ink blended in red, yellow and blue.  Using Copic greys, I added some dimension to the postage and circle outline. This colourful one layer card is my take on theses challenges.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_2368

CASology “LATE”

Week 284 - Late

CASology is one of the challenges I so often participate in because they seek “making the complicated, SIMPLE” and that’s the defeat I try to work by.  I’ve been graciously invited as their Guest Designer this week, truly an honour.  The cue word this week is LATE“!  A little die-cut and a bit of stamping make for a CAS card atop a white card base is my idea of keeping it simple. Guest Designer Badge

Using a left over piece of painted watercolour paper, dried with cling wrap, a die cut was made using MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles STAX.  Before adhering the die cut to my white card base, I melted some UTEE to give it some shine, adding a few grains on the card base.  Once glued, using a circle punch, I cut a groove out of the front top of my card to then add an eyelet and a tinted cheesecloth bow (I wanted to make sure that it would nicely fit in an envelope 😀 ).  Finally I stamped and gold heat embossed the dots and sentiment “Je suis un peu en retard…” “I’m a little late…”  for a special late Birthday Card.  I used white enamel accents on the die cut to imitate and repeat the stamped dots.

I hope you’ll join this lovely team over at CASology for this week’s challenge.  I wish to send a warm thanks to this talented group of card makers.

Thank YOU so much for stopping by, hugs, Joanna