A little Coucou to the gals over at CAS Mix Up Challenge. The theme for August is “emboss resist” so I alternated masking to each side of the die cut feather so I could stamp and white heat embossed each side with a different stamp. Some Ost. blue Brushos was sprinkled and spritzed with water. A little Schmincke AquaBronze rich gold powder was also added for some shimmer. After double stacking the feather some gold thread was wrapped around the stem and adhered to a white card base. “Juste une note” (Just a note) was stamped and gold heat embossed twice.

Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: SSS Feathers die-cut; Bushos; Schmincke AquaBronze pigment; White EP; gold thread; Simple à Souhait stamp; Hero Arts stamp K5445; Hampton Art Stamp DF2635


May BD

Paying to the tune of the Paper Players PP588 for an outdoorsman birthday card. Three watercoloured squares dry embossed with a new EF with a gold embossed Happy Birthday word die. That sums it up.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: cream card stock, McCollection word die, Wow EP, Sizzix 3D leaf veins EF, Daniel Smith watercolours.

Sweetest Pea

Playing to the Color Throwdown Challenge #687 of lime green, aqua, and gold. I did some ink sponging with a Carabelle Studio stencil. Then I stamped and gold heat embossed the sweet pea filling in the petals with glossing accents and some gold Pearl-Ex was sprinkled. Voilà, that’s my take on the CTD687.

Thank you for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: DOX ink, Carabelle Studio rond concentrique, SSS Sweetest Peas stamp, Glossy Accents, Pearl Ex., Ranger Gold EP, Finetec watercolours

Just a Flutter

It’s a rainy day here so I’m spending my time in my crafty corner and playing to the Just Us Girls Challenge #624 with the colours of Ivory, Soft Rose & Sage Green. This is a one layer card using a butterfly stamp in Soft Rose and a branch stamp in Sage Green over Ivory Card Stock. I heat embossed a circle by tracing a circle die with a Versamark pen.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp BE KIND, Penny Black Butterfly Trio, WOW EP, Finetec watercolor, Clear Nuvo Drops


For me, the Color Hues challenges are synonymous with CAS cards. Lindsay’s programmed Color Hues Challenge #36 had to be honored. So, I pasted a rectangle of tengujo japanese paper (a stronger version of tissue paper) onto my card base to add some texture and then added a triple layered Altenew Hanging Garden die cut. The die cut was heat embossed three times in green and gold before adhering. Liquid pearls were added to the berries and splatters of gold watercolor.

Thank you for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Altenew hanging garden die set, WOW EP, tengujo (tengucho paper), Finetec-pearl watercolours liquid pearls.

Cloisonne II

A second version of Susan’s Cloisonne theme over at CAS Mix Up. After visiting Loll’s blog I had to try my Finetec pearl watercolours too. This time I stamped some sticking EP to add some gilding flakes to these eucalyptus twig. Then I popped a Bonne Fête (Happy Birthday) word die to finish. I’m glad I gave this a second try.

Thanks for stopping by, take care, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: SSS stamp, gilding flakes, Finetex watercolours, Lime Citron word die

Loose Silver

Playing to the tune of the Color Hues Challenge #33 of Silver and White along with the gals over at CAS Mix Up for the Loose Watercolouring Challenge. Stamping, silver heat embossing, vellum and some Finetec watercolours using a brush and a straw 😉

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz Joanna

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Be Kind Stamp, Hampton Art newsprint stamp, Wow EP, vellum, pearl, Finetec silver watercolours, Altenew die

FMS 518

Wishing a creative New Year for the gals over at Freshly Made Sketches. Here’s a quick card of stamping, heat embossing and die cuts for this special CAS design over at Freshly Made Sketches #518.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: MFT’s Hip Clips die; MFT’s wild greenery, Simply Graphic flower stamp, Simple a Souhait birthday stamp, DOX ink


It’s a New Year, hopefully this one will be the promise of the light at the end of the tunnel. If not, I know that we will survive.

Best wishes for you all in the start of this new chapter in our lives, may mental health and physical health be with you throughout this season. Do take care, HUGz, Joanna

Christmas Gift

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve crafted and I felt I needed to take a little moment before the end of the year to greet you. I love the CAS designs over at Less is More Challenge and this photo inspiration #457, with all the texture, got my mojo into gear. A quick card made up of die cuts with a little watercolour shimmer.

I never thought that my contribution to this Covid war would exceed the end of 2021, but it seems this virus hasn’t finished with us. Here’s to wishing you all a Merry Holiday Season with your loved ones and a very healthy New Year filled with delightfulness. Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Supplies: Altenew Fine Square Frames, Simply Graphic Gribouillis, Memory Box Crisp Bows, Finetec Pearlescent colours.