Fly Butterfly

Craftroom bound makes for a Happy Crafter. So I’m into the shades of Purple, starting off with Lilac. Playing to the tune of Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #428; Color Throwdown Challenge #586 and TIME OUT Challenge #158.

For this card I used Tombow Markers to shade some Vellum (yes it will curl 😉 ). Then I glitz heat embossed the two pieces of Lilac and Purple and die cut butterflies with Memory Box’s Pinpoint Butterfly Trio. I used an Altenew fine circle frame over some textured card stock. The white heat embossed sentiment is also from Memory Box call Big & Little Words over a strip of Tombow coloured card stock.

STAY SAFE, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Like most of the world we are confined to our homes. Hubby and I take daily walks and noticed all the rainbow artwork in the home’s windows. Talking to our twin granddaughters, they explained that this mouvement originated from a Lady in Italy who placed a rainbow in her shop window #çavabienaller (everythingwillbeOK). This reminds me of a Maya Angelou quote: “Every storm runs out of rain” 😀

Back to the card, lots of zig markers in rainbow colours for the heart stem bouquet (IO) along with a rainbow vase (Papersmooches). Of course, all were heated embossed in clear and glitz embossing powders. This was adhered to a doily die dry embossed card base with a silver gel pen contour where I hand wrote #çavabienaller. Sending this card to the girls and entering in the CAS Colours & Sketches #363 and Perfectly CAS Challenge #7.

Thanks for stopping by, STAY SAFE, Hugz, Joanna

Candy BDay

The multi colours in the TIME OUT photo Challenge #156 inspired this card using the design at CAS(E) this Sketch #362. I candied the Memory Box Chloe Stem with Zig markers covered with Nuvo Crystal Drops. For the base, I stencilled some Golden Iridescent Pearl acrylic paint using a Tim Holtz stripes stencil. A “Bonne Fête” word die by McCollection was pearlized and the banners were coloured repeating the same method as the bloom.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Maxi White Space

That’s the theme at AAA Cards Game #160. I do love white cards too. For this quick card, I dry embossed a circle die to create a frame. Then I stamped through a circle stencil, made from the same die, a very old Inka Meadow stamp and Platinum heat embossed. The sentiment “Amitié” (Friendship) was also Platinum heat embossed. To finish, I applied a thin coat of white pearl Starry watercolour within the embossed circle.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Winter Poinsettia

It’s a snow storm here, just over 30 cm of snow 😛 What better way but to spend it inside and make a Christmas card. I’m playing with CAS(E) this Sketch #361. My friend Bonnie sent me some precious “prills”! For a gal who loves flowers, they were PERFECT ….for the heart of my poinsettias 😀 Once the approach was decided, this was a fairly quick card to make. The base was dry embossed with an Alexandra Renke folder, and splatters of Starry Watercolour gold were added. An Altenew fine circle frame was pearl gold heat embossed as a starting point for the 3 Brusho Blooms, also splattered with gold. Two leaves were die cut in vellum (from the Tattered Lace Lavish Poinsettia set) so as to separate each flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Playing with the CAS(E) this Sketch #357 and the Color Throwdown #578 palette.

I first die cut the toque in red glitter paper and proceeded to heat emboss the pompom with two layers of puff white embossing powder. For the card base, I smooshed some light gray Tombow brushes and then splattered with some dark gray Tombow. The strip was glitz heat embossed. Then came the hard part, can I succeed to aline the MFT border strip twice, above and below, and get it even? Evidently, the answer was NO 😛 …so I added Nuvo Crystal drops and heat embossed with some white pearl powder. Careful, they do explode when heated, …just like an egg in the microwave LOL! …better to let them dry first! A light Christmas card for my stash 😀

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

tiny & few

The Simple Less is More Challenge #412 is tiny and few 😛 OK, …for this Valentine’s Day OLC, I dry embossed the largest Lil’Inkers Stitched Heart, then added GANSAI opaque gold watercolour. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed the heart stamp & Amour with several layers of gold sparkle EP.

I’m also entering my loved one’s V-D card to the “Affectionate” theme over at the TIME OUT Challenge #154 😀 …Along with the AAA Cards CAS Game #158Up to 1/3 + optional twist Hearts“! HAPPY VALENTINE’S

A quick card that I hope you’ll enjoy, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz Joanna