FMS #291

Capture d_écran 2017-06-08 à 11.43.50Jen B at Freshly Made Sketches came up with a lovely design #291.  I pasted a rectangle of Japanese paper onto some 110 lb white card stock and added a cut white strip from a Penny Black GEOMETRIC BORDER die.  Using a Spellbinders MAKE A WISH Etched die I cut off the stem on the white card stock and vellum.  Using gold Liquitex acrylic ink! I dotted the round sections of the top die.  A white eyelet holds this blossom to the card base.

Hope you enjoy, have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1887

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Anty :D

Capture d_écran 2017-06-06 à 12.05.34Capture d_écran 2017-06-06 à 12.05.20Insect is the theme at CASology Week #252, so I used CAS Colours & Sketches #226 palette of  Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky!  The hibiscus die cuts (Memory Box) were cut in watercolour paper and some salt was added to the Coral colour to add some texture.  Embossing paste was tinted with Soft Sky and was stencilled onto the the white card base.  Then the ants (Lawn Fawn) were stamped in Crumb Cake and clear heat embossed… stamping little dots here and there.  Finally, two linen canvas leaves were added (Spellbinder).  Today’s card is also posted on the June CAS Mix Up ChallengeCapture d_écran 2017-03-23 à 15.09.42

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1872

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A big thank you to the CAS Colours & Sketches team for choosing my creation, what a fun challenge… truly appreciated 😀

Fête des Pères

Capture d_écran 2017-06-05 à 15.06.3557e0248d5257c4052766941CAS(E) this Sketch #224 with the Simon Says Masculine Challenge were applied for my card today 😀  Sunday June 18th is the big day for DADs, “Happy Father’s Day” guys!  I heat embossed in gold, silver & copper three of the Memory Box DELUXE GEAR SET Craft Die set.  The white card base was white heat embossed with a Kaisercraft Texture Stamp – Arty.  On a Technique Tuesday Marquee label die cut in black, I white heat embossed “Bonne Fête des Pères” (Happy Fathers Day) and added a red heat embossed heart.  Finally, I finished the center of the gears with black eyelets and a brad.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_1871

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