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


It’s a New Year, hopefully this one will be the promise of the light at the end of the tunnel. If not, I know that we will survive.

Best wishes for you all in the start of this new chapter in our lives, may mental health and physical health be with you throughout this season. Do take care, HUGz, Joanna

Ahhhhh – Tum

Bonnie over at CAS Mix Challenge is having us discovering the coolest organic technique. I’ve been pressing so many plants around the house, trying different varieties and enjoy each surprising outcome. This is truly fascinating, nature at its best. Autumn has to be the best hiking season where I live. The colours are breathtaking and so are the leaves I collected. Onto this card to play along with the OLC Autumnal Challenge over at Less is More #454 and, the gals over at CAS Mix Up October Challenge are getting us into botanicals PRINTS. I pressed with my embossing machine three different leaves onto 2 pieces of cardstock. I stamped and then gold heat embossed “bonjour!” and that was it. Isn’t that sooo COOL?

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


A slim line card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #504 and the Color Throwdown Challenge #661. Simply Graphic cat die cuts along with a Memory Box word die “Joyeux Anniversaire” (Happy Birthday) aligned with an antique cream heat embossed strip. Some cool black shades for the feline trio 😀

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Christmas Stash

Taking advantage of my craft room time to fill up my Christmas stash box. Playing with two challenges: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #503 hosted by Cécile and the CAS Christmas Card Challenge “Plaid” theme hosted by Colleen 😀

Three plaid stencilled squares with some gloss gel and sprinkled with some clear rock candy. A red Tattered Lace Poinsettia die cut embellished with some gold microbeads. Gold heat embossed “Noël” word die from Simply Graphic.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Stencils: TCW#835 Plaid Fringe; Memory Box Textured Mesh #88517; Finnabair Checker PRM960179

Autumn Colours

A beautiful sunny day here in the Laurentians, with Autumn one week away, YAY. The CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, hosted by Leslie, is all about Autumn Colours. After dropping some Daniel Smith colours of red yellow and green on water colour paper, I tilted the paper to allow for the bleeding into each colour. Using an Altenew Leaf die, I paper pieced the negatives and replaced or watercoloured with Finetec pearlescent in gold or black certain pieces. I also added some splatters or included some blanks. “Un sourire” (smile) was stamped with Versafine black and clear heat embossed.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Diamond Christmas

Two days in a row in my craft room… let’s just say that it’s been awhile 😉 OK so I really like the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #500 CONGRATS!!! and since I haven’t been making cards lately, I decided why not start on a Christmas theme. I used an embossing folder, a little Brushos spritzed with some Liquid Pearls Mist and a Velllum strip stamped “Joyeux Noël” (Merry Christmas) ….VOILÀ!!!

Hope you are all Happy & Merry, thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers embossing folder, blue vellum, Simple a Souhait stamp, WOW silver pearls EP, MFT Pierced fish tail die.


OMG it’s been awhile since I’ve entered my craft room. My oldest turns 40 and so I wanted to make something special. True CAS cards are my delight, so I’m playing with the AAA Cards #197 challenge. A one inch strip of silver ribbon, along with a foil silver paper 40. The “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday) Label was heat embossed with silver EP. I’m also entering in the TIME OUT Challenge #195 Colored Card Base.

Hope you are well, do take care, and thanks for stopping by, Joanna

Supplies: Altenew Bold Numericals and label dies; Simple à Souhait Bonne Fête stamp

Plein de Bisous

I love Elaine’s CASe Card over at Less is More Challenge # 448. A couple of frames to mimic the design and some orange blooms along with green leaves to play with her colour scheme. The sentiment “Plein de Bisous” (sending you kisses) was stamped in the same colour as the Liquid Pearls.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Spellbinders blooms, IO leaves die, Nellie Snellen frames, Zig clean color brushes, Liquid pearls

Vellum “Merci”

My first Saturday off since quite a while. Our vaccination center is slowing down and so I’m enjoying this weekend off. 😀 I managed to do some alcohol inks on the underside of a stamped white heat embossed eucalyptus branch. Using a stylus I added some yellows and greens, spritzed with alcohol, and cleaned the excess/edges of the leaves with a cotton swab dipped in 99% alcohol. This left a slight halo around the branch which pleased me. I folded one edge of the vellum and adhered this to a white panel and then onto a folded card. A Merci word die was also white heat embossed and completed the card.

Playing with the July CAS Mix Up Card Challenge theme and the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #494.

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you are well, HUGz, Joanna