WPLUS9_STAMPtember-2018-Customer-Favorites_1080-01-735x735Just made a quick THANK YOU card using WPlus9 “Summer Blooms” clear stamps set.  I stamped using my Misti using Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink embossed with clear Glitz EP, Versamark with Silver Pearl EP and Silver EP.  The “THANK YOU” was stamped and silver embossed 3 times to give dimension.

I’m entering this in the Simon Say’s “We Love WPlus9” Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3153IMG_3151


September CAS Mix Up Reminder

Capture d_écran 2018-08-14 à 13.55.15Welcome back to our September CAS Mix Up Reminder, you still have time to play.  The linky will close at midnight (PDST) on Monday, September 24th.  This month it’s Bonnie’s time to host and she has a great technique for us.  Inking up our stamps with Markers + Stamping + Your Choice.  For this card I used a Technique Tuesday Woodland Inspirations stamp.  I coloured the three tones with Tombow Brushes (493; 565 & 636) using my Misti.  Since the ink was pearling I added a coat of Versamark and then brushed on the colours onto 140lb Hot Press Arch cotton paper.  Once satisfied, I spritzed the cleaned stamp with water and pressed down until all the pigment blended into the paper.  Then I clear heat embossed.  I also use the same markers to colour the Memory Box Woodland Branch die cut.  The aqua feather was glued onto my white card base with Glossy Accents, followed by a square die cut of lacey Japanese paper, then the branch followed by the bird on a branch stamp.

Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, along with our super talented Guest Designer Chrissie!IMG_3081

Scripted Rose

Capture d_écran 2018-09-08 à 13.01.04Using Color Throwdown #509Capture d_écran 2018-09-08 à 13.02.42 colors of Orange, Blueand Red I made an orange and red AI background on Yupo paper so I could try the Alcohol Lift Ink on my Rose background stamp from MFT.  The stamped background you can see in my next post 😉  Once I sponged away the imprint, I also added Blue Deco foil, but this didn’t turn out to be a big success …not to my liking anyways.  So I die-cut a photo frame to follow Donna’s CAS(E) this Sketch #288.  I stencilled modelling paste, adding clear Rock Candy, in the aperture.  Finally, I die cut a Papersmooches rose in blue foil.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3127


Capture d_écran 2018-09-05 à 11.29.40Using 110lb water colour paper, Capture d_écran 2018-09-05 à 11.29.25I painted with Indian Inks in the tones of CAS Colours & Stetches colour Challenge #288, hosted by Samantha.  I then die cut a Pink Fresh Studio floral square, added three clear flower sequins and clear heat embossed.  I also stamped thanks, in several languages, in a muted black ink, to mimic Brian’s CAS(E) this Sketch #287 design,  and also clear heat embossed.  Finally, I adhered the die cut square, adding flower sequins in the same Night Navy, Crushed Curry, Gorgeous Grape tones.

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Un Sourire…

Funny how one can make a one-layer cardCapture d_écran 2018-09-03 à 11.54.35 unintentionally and, for me, succeed 😀   I used Oxide Inks for stamping and ink blending in: Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick & Spiced Marmalade (love these inks since they are so forgiving)!  I was inspired by the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #287 hosted by Karen. The sentiment, Un Sourire… pour ensoleiller ta Journée (A smile… to bring sunshine to your day), is stamped in Versafine Smokey Gray.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Juste un petit mot

Capture d_écran 2018-08-25 à 12.15.03Tried something new 😀 ! Capture d_écran 2018-08-25 à 12.14.34 After watching Joggles on YouTube, I had to give this a try.  I applied lime green, green, eggplant, and aqua AI’s for Lori‘s Color Throwdown Challenge #507 and came up with two gelli prints.  The Penny Black Sun Fire die was cut in the eggplant/aqua tones and the leaf, from Waffle Flower greenery dies, was cut in the lime green/green tones.   Some Liquid Pearls were applied for the stamens and, once the die adhered to the card base using Natalie‘s CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #286, I added an outline of clear sparkle gel pen.  “Juste un petit mot” (just a little thought) was stamped in black Versafine ink.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3084

La fête de mon grand :D

Capture d_écran 2018-08-21 à 09.56.48My oldest is a high school teacher and turns 37 just before he goes back to school 😉   So I made him this card using the CAS(E) this Sketch #285.  The pencil is a Papersmoochers die cut stamped with “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday).  The “37” is also Papersmooches dies.  The three fine frames are from the Altenew die and the three stapled tissue papers are die cut with an MFT Mini Album Torn Notebook STAX.  The background stencilling is from Crafter’s Workshop call tiny circles embellished with Rock Candy.   I’m entering my card in four challenges:


Sim57e0248d5257c4052766941on Says: Back to School Capture d_écran 2018-08-21 à 11.29.33

AAA Cards: CAS Game #122

And finally the MFT Card Challenge called: “The Birthday Projet

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Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_3078