A bouquet for Bonnie

July 2019This is a special BIRTHDAY card for my dear, sweet friend, Bonnie.  She is, also, the important other half, behind the CAS community scene.

The Papersmooches vase die was dry embossed onto 140lb cold press watercolour paper.  I masked the top rim to be able to stamp MFT‘s silhouette flowers, with my Misti, of course.  I used Daniel Smith watercolour paints and then embellished with my white & glitz gel pens.  A piece of Japanese lace paper was die cut and adhered with matte medium onto the card.  A Technique Tuesday stamp “you are amazing” was stamped and silver heat embossed along with part of the sunflower stem to ground the bouquet.

Do join in on the “flower bouquet” challenge at the CAS Watercolour blog.

Happy Birthday sweet Bonnie!

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_4266


Pink Bloom

A rainy day is a craft day, heck everyday is a craft day 😛 . The TIME OUT Challenge #139 “Inspired by Words” fit my pink, gold and black card, the colour scheme at Color Throwdown #551 Challenge.

I pasted two layers of pink tissue paper on my card base and allowed it to dry. Then, I stamped, in black Versafine, the flower from Kesi’Art. This was WOW clear heat embossed after adding a little Gansai Tambi Starry gold watercolour. I die cut a frame made with Nellie Snellen square stackables which I also gold watercoloured and clear heat embossed. “Juste un petit mot” (Just a little note) …of encouragment inside, was stamped and clear heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, have a HAPPY day, HUGz, Joanna

You Make it Happen

July 2019This card is for the special lady behind the CAS scenes.  Thank you Loll for instigating all of this collective creativity and stimulating new avenues to card making.  Your talent goes beyond card making, in fact, YOU make it happen.  This CAS Watercolour bouquet is for You!

I used the hydrangea in Penny Black Blooming Garden stamp set over Bristol paper.  Memento Inks, Daniel Smith watercolours, white gel pen, clear & gold pearl heat embossing, IO word die, MFT sentiment and some gold speckled tengujo tissue were used to make this card.  The CAS Watercolour Challenge would like to see your bouquet for this summer 😉

Thanks for stopping by, warm HUGz, JoannaIMG_4296

Blooming Bouquet

July 2019This is a special BIRTHDAY card for Darnell.  It’s a sunflower duo from the Penny Black Blooming Garden stamp set.  This bouquet was watercolored with Daniel Smith paints onto 140 lb cold press paper, then clear heat embossed.  Some Japanese Tengujo tissue was added, with matte medium, to mute the BG around the blooms, and to add some texture. The Technique Tuesday stamp “simple joys” was gold heat embossed onto a leaf die cut.

Do join in on the CAS Watercolour challenge, this month, the theme is “bouquet of flowers“.

“Happy Birthday dear Darnell”

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_4267

Pastel summer

Capture d’écran 2019-06-21 à 10.39.12Today is the first day of SUMMER 😀 Capture d’écran 2019-06-21 à 10.39.26Somehow the pastel palette at Color Throwdown #548 just seemed fitting for the IO Doodle Flowers BG stamp.  I heat embossed this in an aqua EP and coloured in with Zigs in  PinkAquaLavender and Mint.  I glued some Aqua and Mint jewelery twine to mimic Lee Ann‘s Freshly Made Sketches #393 and adhered the floral panel.  An IO “Thanks” word die was cut out of a left over piece.  This garden Capture d’écran 2019-06-23 à 08.22.21of doodle flowers also fits the theme over at the Inspiration Challenge #189!

Hoping my cards brings some sunshine in your part of the world today.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_4243 - copie


Capture d’écran 2019-06-14 à 09.01.59Using Color Throwdowns #547 colourCapture d’écran 2019-06-14 à 09.01.49 palette challenge I applied Gelatos onto Concord and 9th Flourish stamps, spritzed and stamped onto Bristol paper.   The card base had been previously dry embossed with an MFT frame die and then masked.  The white space between the blooms was filled in with green Gelatos.  With a Micron black pen, I added some doodling to emphasize the petals along with some white gel pen for few anthers. Then I pressed my Versamark pad onto this masked area and added layers of glitz EP (hard to see 😉 ).  The three die cut flowers are from the Penny Black Shall We Dance, which I adhered with a pearl, to mimic Jacquie’s design for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #392.  “Juste pour toi” (just for you) was also handwritten to finish the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_4220

Blue Button

challenge icons-BlankAn ombré flutter for the Memory Box Challenge #50 “Cute as a Button” and the June CASCapture d’écran 2019-05-24 à 14.18.32 Mix Up Ombre Challenge.  For this card I used Memory Box’s Distressed Wyndham Collage for the card base and the MB Drifting Side Butterfly.  The vellum shadow die cuts were coloured with various blues of Gelatos and subsequently glitz heat embossed.  The outline was also heat embossed in sapphire blue several times and the trimming was heat embossed with Wow’s Midas touch.  I also added this embossing powder to the center of the flower button attached by silver thread to the card base.  To cover a smudge, I added white EP to the left edge of the card panel.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna IMG_4195Thank you Memory Box for the shout out on the BUTTON challenge!