Mojo Monday 500

Capture d_écran 2017-06-05 à 11.23.54Julee’s last sketch for Mojo Monday 500.  A farewell, leading to another horizon, that’s why my card says “COURAGE“!  That’s the best part of LIFE, we take steps forward to new worlds and like Albert Einstein said: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”  Mojo Monday was my weekly kick start for the past year.  Thank you Julee for these great challenges and good luck in your new adventures.  This is my take on your last sketch 😉

->embossing folder We R Memory Keepers; bamboo sprig die Memory Box; lace bird die Simon Says Stamp, stamp Magenta, card stock 110lb Recollections, purple vellum IMG_1870

June CAS Mix Up Challenge

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A new month, a new challenge at CAS Mix Up!  It’s time to take out those embossing pastes and gels.  Don’t forget to take a look at the videos to get you inspired 😀

A Penny Black’s IRIS flower was die cut in watercolour paper.  The iris was painted with Daniel Smith watercolours.  The flower was then die cut again in a piece of card stock to create a stencil for the white modelling paste which was applied to the white card base.  Once dry, the watercolored flower die cut was pasted just slightly below, adding a heat embossed tag stamped “jolie Pensée” (a pretty thought) tied to the stem with yellow twine.  Some green and yellow splatters were added for interest and some of those splatters were covered with Nuvo glitter drops.

Hope you join us with your creative CAS designs.  Don’t forget to take a look at what the dynamic Designer Team has come up with.  The challenge is open until the 24th of June, can’t wait to see your entries.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGs

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Simple Hello

Capture d_écran 2017-05-18 à 14.07.06A quick card to for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #223.  Fiona’s colours are Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand & Sweet Sugarplum.

My first panel in Sahara Sand, was die cut with a Sizzix Thinlit die.  Peaking through the apertures is a Sweet Sugarplum card stock heat embossed with sparkling powder.  This was then adhered to a slightly bigger panel in Rich Razzleberry card stock.  For the sentiment, the “Hello” word die was die cut 3 times in Rich Razzleberry for dimension.  All was adhered onto a Sahara Sand card base.

That’s my take on the challenge, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz JoanaIMG_1803

Less is More #328

Capture d_écran 2017-05-15 à 10.13.01Less is More #328 is featuring Spots & Stripes.  Yup a one layer card, I had skipped that part the first time around.  So I die cut a flower and leaves mask to ink blend my colours and then I stamped in Versafine black the Spots & Stripes.  Some Clear and Sparkle heat embossing to give some shine, the heart of the flower was heat embossed with white puff embossing powder.  “En toute amitié” (in friendship) was stamped as the sentiment.

Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1797

May CAS Mix Up Reminder!

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It’s the CAS Mix Up reminder card  CAS Mix Up challenge is “SPATTERING” 😉 + Stamping + Your Choice!

The card base is watercolour paper which I completely wetted and added splatters of Maganese and Ultramarine blue while very wet.  While waiting for my piece to dry I also watercolored the hydrangea die cuts.  Once everything was dry I added splatters of the same watercolours plus diluted white & silver acrylic paint to the base.  I also stamped the flowers with a French Script stamp.  A white ticket tag was stamped and heat embossed “Pour toi” (for you) and blue twine was attached.  Two leaf die cuts in white were also adhered to the collection.

Hope to see your scrumptious creations in our gallery, take a look at the design team’s inspirational cards, including our guest designer’s.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs joanna-cmu-signature

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Funky Flower :P

Capture d_écran 2017-05-13 à 21.20.11A fun card to match Hannelie from Desert Diva CASE card from the TIME OUT Challenge #83.  Featuring SSS products, the  black embossed large Quadrangle Frame die + the Whimsy Flower die were cut in 110lb white card stock. The black dots and stripes partial stamping added some pizazz, I think 😉   A little partial glitter embossing, some orange & yellow ink blending and the card easily came together.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1794

Donna’s Sketch!

Capture d_écran 2017-05-12 à 17.15.15This week at CAS(E) this Sketch #221, Donna‘s creation inspired my card.  Dry embossing was done for the bottom strip, flattered with teeny pearls 😉  Then I added a slit with my craft knife so that I could slip 5 hearts from the IO’s die heart stems, which were heat embossed with sparkle embossing powder.  Pearls were also added to this heart bouquet.  Another heart ring was heat embossed twice with silver pearl and wrapped around the stems for stability.  Hope you enjoy 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1790