Lime Citron Défi #3

This is the third week for a paper crafting Musical Tournament sponsored by Lime Citron using their Products.  We have to include a song for which we fumble the lyrics, in other words, a secret “kitch” song of mine.  I love it simple because it does get everyone up and dancing, especially the younger ones, La Danse des Canards (The Duck Song) 😉

Following the musical theme, this week’s rules are:

  • A symphony of couleurs;Capture d_écran 2018-05-15 à 13.42.29
  • Circular layout;
  • No photo but an excerpt of the lyrics
  • White texture paste;
  • Lime Citron products.

Enigma: Musical sign, found at the beginning of the stave.  What am I?

ProductsLime Citron stencil made with Dotted branche die; Watercolour Paper 140 lb.; Clear EP; Stamps ->  NK Studio Wired Cling Rubber Stamps, Marianne Design Clear Stamp Set – Hetty’s Ducks; Brushos in Yellow, Orange, Scarlet, Leaf Green, Ost. Blue & Purple; Colouring with Copics; Dies: double arrow, MFT notes & Alexandra Renke Branch Wreath; Liquitex modelling paste.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna



Less is More – Guest Designer

371 YellowBlueGreyHello everyone, I have the LIM Guest Designerhonour of Guest Designing for the new challenge #371, Yellow, Blue & Grey, over at Less Is More 😀     I started by adding Yellow  and Ost. Blue Brushos to 140 lb watercolour paper and spritz with water.  Once dry, I die cut two Tim Holtz wildflowers 2 thinlits die by Sizzix.  Each flower was stamped with an IO scratches stamp, the yellow in grey Memento and the blue in Colorbox white pigment.  On my textured card base, I smooshed some grey and then stamped in fog Memento ink with a script cover-a-card by IO.  The flowers were adhered with Matte Medium and “Encouragement” (Comfort a sympathy card) was stamped in grey and clear heat embossed.

Hope to see you in the Less is More GALLERY, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_2569




Sweet Friend

Capture d_écran 2018-05-10 à 12.26.32I wanted something soft so I Capture d_écran 2018-05-10 à 12.26.44opted for tones of grey, silver and silver pearl for my creation.  Inspiration from the TIME OUT Challenge #109 and the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #271.  I used Bristol paper to stamp my Around the Edge by Dylusions in Fog Memento Ink and then restamped to add Clear Glitter EP.  My panel was then die cut with MFT’s Die-namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows so that I could water colour each three windows with Gansai Tambi white gold along with a homemade greyish blue from Daniel Smith’s primary colours.  Some splatters were added and then the three pieces were popped up by layering 4 die cuts, inlaying them into place.  Tiny silvery Japanese paper flower die cuts, to which I added a pearl center, were added.  A “hello SWEET FRIEND” from Technique Tuesday Chickadees was stamped-silver heat embossed on a vellum MFT HIP CLIPS Die-Namics die cut, along with another bloom.

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Lime Citron Défi #1

Playing in a Musical Tournament for Lime Citron using their Products.

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This year it is a musical theme and the rules for week #1 are:

  • White base
  • Use a humide medium
  • Centered
  • 2 word Sentiment
  • Add splatters or stains
  • predominant colours: Turquoise & Purple 
  • Lime Citron products.

ÉnigmaWhether wind or string, made of wood, plastic or metal, it’s use is always the same. Who am I? …I included a FLUTE for my entry, hence using Kokopelli.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Products: Lime CitronBonne Fête” word die & Leafy branch; American Crafts white card stock, White Vellum, Daniel Smith watercolours, DeSerre watercolour paper, Papersmooches Kokopelli Stamp and Die, WOW Silver Pearl EP IMG_2717

Un “merci” printanier

Capture d_écran 2018-04-18 à 16.06.20A spring thank you card Capture d_écran 2018-04-18 à 16.06.33using CAS Colours & Sketches palette of daffodil delight, pool party and flirty flamingo along with Freshly Made Sketches #333 designed by Nacelle.  One circle die cut was laced with Sizzix Media #4 thinlit die, heat embossed in white and heat embossed again with Flirty Flamingo EB to create an ombré effect.  The second circle of vellum was embellished with a Technique Tuesday flower, watercoloured in Daffodil Delight and also clear heat embossed.  I then used some Martha Stewart flowersoft in Pool Party for the stamen.  For the sentiment, a MFT circle tag was stamped with “Merci” (Thank you) in Pool Party.

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Less is More #369

Capture d_écran 2018-04-15 à 15.36.24The Less is More Challenge #369 wants us to “Bring Something Back” from our card making stash.  Lots of great suggestions on the blog to get inspired.

On a Bristol paper card base I added sprinkles of Brushos ( Ost. Blue & Orange) so that my felt die cut boy, with his hidden bouquet of Martha Stewart flowersoft, could be grounded.  A twice heat embossed “Pour Toi” (For You) was stamped to the right.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_2589



Spring Sunshine urges me to create floral favourites for me.  I waterolouredCapture d_écran 2018-04-05 à 15.47.01 on Bristol Paper using the same stencil from this card.  But before placing the stencil I had die cut the front panel with three octagon apertures respecting the CAS(E) this Sketch #266.  The bottom section was dry embossed with a Lifestyle Craft folder.  Once all was dry, I hand drew the petal contours with a sepia Micron pen before adhering the front panel.  I added Liquid pearls in bronze, silver and marigold to various parts in each aperture.  “simple joys” was stamped in Versafine sepia and clear heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna