Sweetest Pea

Playing to the Color Throwdown Challenge #687 of lime green, aqua, and gold. I did some ink sponging with a Carabelle Studio stencil. Then I stamped and gold heat embossed the sweet pea filling in the petals with glossing accents and some gold Pearl-Ex was sprinkled. Voilà, that’s my take on the CTD687.

Thank you for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: DOX ink, Carabelle Studio rond concentrique, SSS Sweetest Peas stamp, Glossy Accents, Pearl Ex., Ranger Gold EP, Finetec watercolours

Flower Bud

My interpretation of the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #529 by Jen T along with the Color Throwdown palette #686. A touch of sage green in the word sentiment “bon anniversaire” (happy birthday) on cream card stock and purple for the flower bud.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: DOX ink, Simply Graphic dies fleurs de bouton & branches fine, twine, crimpler. WOW EP.

Pink & Gold

Having some fun with the Less is More Challenge #461. Some pink ink sponging and adding gold and water splatters. A little gold thread behind a tiny white bloom with a gold enamel center were glued to the center. “Un sourire” (smile) was also stamped in gold.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: DOX ink, Little B Bouquet flower die, Simple à Souhait word stamp, Delicata gold ink

Perfectly Metallic

Perfectly CAS Challenge #24 has us playing with a Metallic theme. I used the leaf die cut to create the metal focal point and to use as a homemade stencil to sponge a little delicata gold ink onto the card base. The word “amicalement” (friendly) was gold heat embossed along with the leaf die cut.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: delicata gold ink, WOW EP, Magenta word stamp, Simply Graphic feuillages ajourés

Thank you to the Perfectly Cas Designers for this very special shout out!

Simple Silhouette

Playing with the CAS AAA Cards Challenge Game #210 Sketch. I used a homemade frame stencil with a Sizzix Wildflower die cut in the window. I used a Gelli plate to apply the gold acrylic paint over my stencil. Before removing the stencil, I splattered some watered down black acrylic paint. Finally, I used the same die for the black flower silhouette and stamped in black, “Amitié” (Friends).

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Gelli-plate, Liquitex deep gold/black acrylic paint, Sizzix Thinlits wildflower stems #1, Artemio word stamp.

LIM 459

The challenging One Layer Card, always gets me. It’s a “Just One Word” theme over at the Less is More Challenge #459. I tried to give this one a twist 😛 …by die-cutting the edge and stamping the daffodil inside with Delicata gold ink ….adding glitter EP along the edge of the bloom. “Merci” (Thanks) was my word choice for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Memory Box small circle burst die, Simple à Souhait flower stamp, Artimio “merci”, WR Memorykeepers corner punch.

Daisy Fresh

Having fun with blues, greens, and gold AI’s on acetate for the Color Throwdown Challenge #679 and Kim’s design on the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #522.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Ranger Alcohol Inks; Simon Says Stamp daisy die; Altenew fine square frames; Simply Graphic border die


Such an interesting challenge over at CAS Mix Up hosted by Susan. I have to give this Cloisonne technique a try. I used some pattern paper, 2 different ones …just for fun. I first stamped the image on my card base, and the two pattern papers. I fussy cut and paper pieced onto the card to then gold heat emboss, thus ending up with two cards. The top of the cards were trimmed with a MFT stitched basic edge die and I added the floral pattern rectangle for the interior of the cards. A little stencilling was added for interest.

Hope you are well, do take care, HUGz Joanna.

Supplies Studio Light stamp; Lavinia stencil, MFT border die, Delicata ink, gold EP.

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

Dizzy Daisy

Such a beautiful image to play with over at the Just Us Girls Challenge #585. I’ve had this lace stamp since forever and never succeeded in using it well. I did some partial stamping, added watercolour…. staining the white pearl embossing so I decided to emboss again. No luck, the stain remained. Oh well, better go with it since there was some green shades in the photo. A little section of the Altenew burlap die in kraft card stock and a few die cut daisies completed the card.

I finally got my second vaccin and I am really excited to see our numbers going down. Hope is in the air. I sincerely wish that you are also seeing progress in your part of the world. Thank you so much for stopping by, do take care, HUGz, Joanna