Health Pause

Just a note to say thank you to the CAS Mix Up Capture d_écran 2017-09-03 à 13.38.42Design Team for their encouraging support.  It’s been a while since my last post and I promise I’ll most likely be back in November after my “health pause”.  Family is the most precious jewel we have and my time belongs with them right now.

Using the Criss Cross Die from Papersmooches, I die cut a piece of left over scrap from the July Tissue Paper CAS Mix up Challenge as my background.  Daniel Smith’s “Iridescent Gold” luminescent watercolour was applied as a wash over a piece of Strathmore watercolour paper.  This piece was die cut using the largest square duo from Nellie Snellen’s Multi-Frame Die Set- Photo Frames.  The vellum hydrangea petals from SSS dies were cut and threaded together using a gold bead for the stigma.  A Technique Tuesday stamp was white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock… “even miracles take a little time” 😉

On that note I say “Au revoir” (until we see each other again) and may your hearts be blessed.  Thanks so much for stopping by, warm hugs




June Case MIX Up Reminder

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There’s still time to play at CAS Mix Up!  The theme this month is embossing pastes or gels.  Lots of videos can be found on the blog to get you going.

For this card I used both.  The blue dragonfly was made with gel mixed in with the same ink used for the flower and the iridescent paste was mixed with the green used for the stem.  I had an Inkadinkado meadow flower stamp, which I heat embossed with silver pearl onto the card base.  Then using this same flower I stamped the Sizzix Wildflower die cut in blue, using Tombow brushes #476 & #493.  The stems were also stamped with Tombow’s green #158.  Blue twine was attached just under the largest flower and allowed to curl around the stem.  This wildflower was adhered to the card base once the gel and paste was dry.

The Design Team also have great CAS designs to inspire you, do stop by 😀  Warm HUGs


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 😀

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


May CAS Mix Up Reminder!


It’s the CAS Mix Up reminder card  CAS Mix Up challenge is “SPATTERING” 😉 + Stamping + Your Choice!

The card base is watercolour paper which I completely wetted and added splatters of Maganese and Ultramarine blue while very wet.  While waiting for my piece to dry I also watercolored the hydrangea die cuts.  Once everything was dry I added splatters of the same watercolours plus diluted white & silver acrylic paint to the base.  I also stamped the flowers with a French Script stamp.  A white ticket tag was stamped and heat embossed “Pour toi” (for you) and blue twine was attached.  Two leaf die cuts in white were also adhered to the collection.

Hope to see your scrumptious creations in our gallery, take a look at the design team’s inspirational cards, including our guest designer’s.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs joanna-cmu-signature


Color Throwdown #438

Capture d_écran 2017-04-12 à 16.06.18Just waiting for the warm weather to arrive, so I made a blossom card for Color Throwdown’s #438 Challenge ->  coral, yellow, leaf green and white 😀

I die cut Memory Box’s Lorelai Leaf Outline Die to create a stencil thus allowing me to leaf green colour the light modelling paste and applying it to my card base.  A Sizzix wild flower die in Bristol paper was tinted here and there with Coral Zig Clean Brushes.  A tiny IO butterfly was die cut 3 times in yellow vellum and tied together with thread.  Yellow watercolour splatters were added before adhering all the die cuts.  “Je pense à Toi” (Thinking of You) was stamped in black Versafine ink.  That’s my card for today 😉  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1659