Barbe à Papa

This is not a natural approach to Christmas, yet I thought that the colourful feathers would bring a flimsical theme to the gnomes’ beards, hence a candy cane allure. I chose the feathers according to the Color Throwdown Challenge #698 of red felt for the hat & nose, the pink, yellow and green for the feather beards. Hard to see, but the shoes are die cut from glitter paper of the same colours. Noël was stamped in black.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Impression Obsession rubber stamp & dies; felt; glitter paper; coloured feathers


It’s a OLC over at the Less is More Challenge #467 “One Image”. Using the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #475 palette, I ink blended around the dry embossed tent and mask in tahitian tide and parakeet party. I stamped ” Le plus grand bonheur est celui que l’on partage” (The greatest happiness is the one we share). After stamping a heart in Sweet Sorbet…I thought about drawing tiny feet sticking out …but then not 😉

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: DOX inks; Simply Graphic Vacances nature die; Simple à Souhait sentiment stamp; Florileges Design heart stamp.


A father’s day card for the Masculine theme over at Less Is More Challenge #466. A small white rectangle to which I die cut the word PAPA (DAD) pasted over a silver heat embossed circuit grid and an underlayer slightly larger black rectangle to frame. Happy Father’s Day to all those special Dads.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Paper Rose Circuit Texture Metal Die, Honey Bee alphabet dies, WOW EP

For the Pleasure

Such a fun Photo Week over at the Just Us Girls Challenge #634. A pop of cycles and florals made me adopt a circular theme for this card. A few pink splatters along with the sentiment “Pour le Plaisir” (For the Pleasure) to sum it all up.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies Tattered Lace dies, Spellbinders bloom die, MFt Stitchable Dot Circle Stax, Florilèges Designs sentiment, WOW Sparkle heat embossing, Rangers Liquid Pearls.

Joyful Thanks

My goodness, this card took forever… after awhile, the mojo gets rusty when you’ve been away from the craftroom 😛 The rainbow theme over at Less is More Challenge #645, the Fusion Card Challenge -Rainbow Plates, along with Judy’s sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #537 made for great inspiration. I scored the card base to keep this card CAS. Colourful stamping on vellum and then glitz heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies Martha Stewart score board, Altenew fine circles die, Penny Black word die, Altenew stamp, Memento inks.


It’s the season for AMOUR (Love) and brides and grooms 😉 I’ve had these Technique Tuesday charming heart tag dies and thought, maybe the tag is not too small for the Less is More Tag Challenge #464. Lately, I’ve been using Winsor & Newton’s gold metallic bronze ink, just because it shines beautifully…and that makes me happy 😀

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Technique Tuesday Charming Hearts, Magenta stamp, MFT Stitchable Dot Circle Stax, gold thread & bead

May BD

Paying to the tune of the Paper Players PP588 for an outdoorsman birthday card. Three watercoloured squares dry embossed with a new EF with a gold embossed Happy Birthday word die. That sums it up.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: cream card stock, McCollection word die, Wow EP, Sizzix 3D leaf veins EF, Daniel Smith watercolours.

42 ans

A birthday card for my son-in-law’s 42nd BD was created for the Less is More “Off Centre” OLC challenge #463. Gold heat embossing for the LARGE 42 numbers followed by the use of DOX ink for stamping the crowded numbers. A little gold finetec inks to give an accent to the overlapping.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Recollections large number stamps, mixture of gold EP, Hero Arts stamp, DOX faded jeans

Une pensée

Some repeat stamping to colour scheme over at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #466. A flutter lined with tinted japanese paper and the sentiment “Une pensée” (A thought…) to embellish.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Studio light leaf stamp, Martha Stewart scoring board, Memory Box drifting side butterfly die, Altenew sentiment die, Simple à Souhait sentiment stamp, Ranger Antique white EP

Special Delivery

It’s the Delivery Man to the rescue for the Less is More Challenge #462 “Occupations”. A special Christmas delivery for this card 😀 and a little bit of foiling to garnish the theme and sentiment “Des Cadeaux pour les tout-petits et pour les plus grands” (Gifts for the little ones and the older ones).

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: DecoFoil, KesiArt sentiment stamp, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Little Guy Etched Dies