Birthday Elephant

Three Pastel colours (Less is More #322) & no dies (CAS-ual Fridays #170) were my challenge for the CAS(E) this Sketch #215! I stamped an elephant duo in Versamark and silver heat embossed my image.  I coloured using grey and a touch of pink in Clean Color Brushes to give a splotchy look.  Using the same pink, I coloured light modelling paste and stenciled using a heart shape of hearts.  Black & White Enamel Accents were used to embellish the eyes and the tusk.  Then I tore a white Vellum strip, silver heat embossed “Bonne fête” (Happy Birthday) AND using the third colour, lime green, I stamped the grass strip on the underside of the vellum.  That’s my card for today, have a terrific WEEKEND 😀

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1609

April CAS Mix Up Challenge

Welcome to our April CAS Mix Up Challenge. This month it’s capture-decran-2017-02-04-a-20-18-00stamping + inlaid die-cutting and your choice.  I’ve got smooshing left overs from Loll’s March Challenge, so I decided to use one made with IZINKS acrylic pigment ink for this card.  I grabbed the Penny Black Framed Fern die-cut it out twice, once on white card stock and once on my green smooshed piece.  All was paper pieced together for the inlay, but certain pieces were taken from the white die-cut fern.  Yup, I omitted the bottom left corner so that I may stamp and clear heat emboss “Amitié” (friendship) in black Versamark ink on my white card base.  A tiny butterfly was die-cut X 3 out of white vellum and attached together using shimmery green thread.

Now, do go over to see what great designs our creative team came up with so you can join us in our awesome gallery.  Can’t wait to see your scrumptious cards.  Thanks for stopping by, happy card making, HUGz joanna-cmu-signatureimg_1444

CAS Colours & Sketches #216

Capture d_écran 2017-03-31 à 17.19.49A spring card for CAS Colours & IMG_1607Sketches #216.  A little scoring inspired by the Sketch, some orange & yellow ink sponging for some colour.  The flower was die cut in orangish canvas and repeatedly die cut 3 times in yellow vellum.  A small script stamp was used for the top canvas die cut and “Molto Bello (Very Beautiful)” was stamped with Black Versafine ink on the white card base.  A tiny black bow was tied at the stem.  Hope you enjoy 😀

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1605

Mojo #490

Capture d_écran 2017-03-27 à 13.28.45Another card for Mojo Monday Challenge #490.  Only pink on white for this beautiful design by Julee Tilman.  A Papersmooches flower die over a pink heat embossed rectangle with a scratches stamp.   A piece of thread to attach the blossom and a pink vellum butterfly to embellish.  This was matted over a pink vellum rectangle.  Before adhering to the card base, I die cut a pink frame to which I added a pink heat embossed butterfly border.  The flower and butterflies were also watercolored in pink 😉  A little pearlescent Liquid Pearls here and there and the card was done.  Hope you enjoy!

Have a great week, thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1597

Less is More #321

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The use of a FRAME is the Less is More 321 Challenge.  A quick and easy card, a green frame over floral card stock, over yellow vellum.  A flower die cut for one corner of my frame and a clear embossed grey word die “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday) as the focal point.  The white card base was white heat embossed with a background stamp.Capture d_écran 2017-03-26 à 17.26.24


I’m also entering my card in the CAS(E) this Sketch #214 !


Have a great week, thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1596

CASology #241

Capture d_écran 2017-03-21 à 17.13.31You know winter has finished when those tulips start popping up 😉  …even through the snow.  A Penny Black tulip stamp and watercoloured with Zig Clean Brushes, then some masking to add the snow.  A little glass beads for the blooms and Gossy Accents for the stems.  A “smile” word die, that’s what the tulips evoke once they show their beautiful colours.  That’s my take on CASology #241 “MELT!

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1588

Mojo 489

Capture d_écran 2017-03-21 à 12.25.41A white & silver card for this week’s Mojo #489, all inspired by Julee’s sketch.  A lot of dry embossing done with a doily die and some scoring.  Two tag die cuts with some silver heat embossing.  A white felt flower with a coiled silver wire for the stem and a silver eyelet for the center adding some silver thread to tie it all together.  Hope you enjoy 😀

Have a great week, thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1583