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.

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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.

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June CAS Mix Up 2019

Capture d’écran 2019-05-24 à 14.18.32This month at CAS Mix Up, Mac has an OMBRE theme for you.  As usual there is plenty of inspiration from the design team, our special guest Bobby and lots of videos.

For this card I used and IO script BG stamp through a homemade window stencil and applied three different shades of green.  Before removing the stencil, I sponged a little of the ink around the edges.  Then I die cut some Alexandra Renke snowdrops blooms adding some green to the stems and foliage.  This was then heat embossed with some glitz EP.  Before paper piecing the flowers I added some pink shading and covered the whole flowers with some Glossy accents and applied some Liquid Pearls for the petals.  I tied the bouquet with some iridescent embroidery thread and glued them on the ombre panel.

Can’t wait to see your take on our OMBRE theme this month.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugz,JoannaIMG_4168

Spring Blossoms

Capture d’écran 2019-05-29 à 12.16.28We’re having a late springCapture d’écran 2019-05-29 à 12.16.10 here, so I brought the spring blossoms inside 😉  Loving the succulent colour scheme at Color Throwdown #545 and the CAS design at CAS Colours & Sketches #323.  I watercoloured some 140 lb hotpress paper in the colours of Raspberry, Lavender and Green and quickly die cut some Papersmooches flowers, glued them together as displayed on the card.  The white glitter paper “hugs” die cut was adhered to vellum and fussy cut.  The kraft paper Memory Box Woodland Branch die cut was the seat of the whole flower cluster.

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May CAS Mix Up 2019

Capture d’écran 2019-03-19 à 13.34.59Welcome back to our Baby wipe technique for the May CAS Mix Up Challenge.   Bonnie is attacking the Baby wipes.  As usual, there is plenty of inspiration from the Design Team, our guest designer, Berry, along with videos to kick start your creativity.

For this card I inked up a baby wipe with Ecoline (a transparent/liquid watercolour paint) in the three primary colours.  I stamped baby feet several times with this improvised ink pad.  I also smooshed another piece of card stock directly onto the saturated baby wipe to get a background piece.  While still wet, both card stocks were heat embossed with glitz EP.  The vellum matting was also stamped and glitz heat embossed with a stripe background stamp.  The fine line die, cut out of a left over, was heat embossed as well.  The Nellie Snellen fine frame was also added.

Hope you’ll join in on the fun.  Don’t forget to pop over to the challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,




Victor turns “3” so this is his birthday card! Capture d’écran 2019-05-13 à 17.14.46 Following the “Just us Girls” Trend Week #487 with BOLD Letters and the CASE(E) this Sketch #321 designed by Brian King,

Capture d’écran 2019-05-13 à 17.15.07I used Spellbinder’s Die D-Lites Little Guy Etched Die and tried to reproduce this little guy’s favourite trucks’ label.  His name in BOLD letters following the sketch were heat embossed several times using Ranger’s black puff EP.

That’s my card for today, thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_4139


Capture d’écran 2019-04-04 à 16.10.15The CAS(E) this Sketch #319, designed by Brian King,  made me want to play.  So, I made a stencil from an Alexandra Renke Branch Wreath die, added modeling paste to the card base along with some silver pearl EP.  Of course I heated this right away.  Then I die cut a Little B Bouquet bloom in vellum and the outline in white card stock also heat embossed with silver pearl.    Masking my wreath, I used an MFT grid background stamp for the bottom half,heat embossed, and then sprinkled/spritzed Turquoise Brushos.  Once dry I added my flower with some turquoise twine, plus I added some little flower sequins.  That’s my take on the sketch.

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