Chrissy’s Sketch #248

Over at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #248, Capture d_écran 2017-11-17 à 17.13.02Chrissy Larson has come up with a terrific sketch.  I applied Brushos (Turquoise & Ost. Blue) across the upper section of my card and then sprayed with my water bottle.  The I die cut a circle and cut the church die within this piece.  I heat embossed the circle with white puff powder, adhered it to my colourful night sky strip and then added the yellow coloured cross and windows.  “Joy to the World” from Papersmooches was stamped in black Versafine ink, then clear heat embossed.  That’s my take on the challenge.

Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to my American neighbours, thanks for stopping by, warm HUGz, JoannaIMG_2193 - copie



Christmas keys

A beautiful sketch created by Cécile from Freshly Made SketchesCapture d_écran 2017-11-12 à 16.53.16 #312.  On my card base, I applied red tissue paper on the bottom left corner with Mat Medium.  Then I used an Impression Obsession crackle stamp and gold sparkle heat embossed (from Color Box) over this area.  I also die cut three Christmas keys (sorry don’t remember the name) which I carefully heat embossed after colouring with my Zig Clean Color Brushes.  They were placed on a square die cut who’s edges were gold sparkle heat embossed.  The vellum square was stamped with the word “noël” (Christmas) and the whole card came together.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_2182 - copie

Memory Box Challenge #30

Autumn is a time of gratefulness.  This year has Capture d_écran 2017-11-07 à 15.30.32been filled with challenging adventures for me, and I’m so thankful that, for the most part, all had happy endings.  I’ve entered my thank you card into the Memory Box monthly challenge #30 “Thank You” or “merci” 😉   I first started by sprinkling Brushos of purple and leaf green onto Strathmore watercolour paper and spritzing with water.  Once dry I die cut Memory Box’s Long Stem Lavender die in the appropriate colours.  White gel pen added accents for interest.    With two circle dies I made a wonky ring out of lavender pattern cardstock and cut a circle of vellum paper dry embossed with the WeR Memory Keeps Gemstones folder.  The Memory Box Word Die “merci” was die cut several times and adhered to finish the theme.

57e0248d5257c4052766941I’m also adding my “thank you” card to the SSS Thanks/Thanksgiving Monday Challenge 😀


Thanks so much for stopping by, Hugs, JoannaIMG_2170


CAS Mix Up November

Capture d_écran 2017-10-22 à 13.29.17It’s a new challenge at the CAS Mix Up Blog for November hosted by Bonnie, “Stamping + Glitter + your choice” 😉 !

I started by using some coarse texture gel on 140lb watercolour paper and applying it with a plastic gift card.  While wet I sprinkled some aqua blue glitter and allowed it to dry.  With a brush, I loosely painted some vintage photo distress ink over the paste and let it run off onto the watercolour paper.  The stamping was done with the same distress ink using MFT’s Art Expression Text clear stamp.  Then I die cut the Heart Parade die from SSS adding the same glitter.  Some cheese cloth was tucked underneath this die before adhering it over the paste.  Finally I added a thick coat of Crackle Accents with in the largest heart and the card was done.

IMG_2144IMG_2145Be sure to check out what the rest of our talented Design Team and Guest Designer, Robyn Oliver, have done.  Can’t wait to see your creations 😛

Thanks so much for stopping by, Hugs joanna-cmu-signature

Health Pause

Just a note to say thank you to the CAS Mix Up Capture d_écran 2017-09-03 à 13.38.42Design Team for their encouraging support.  It’s been a while since my last post and I promise I’ll most likely be back in November after my “health pause”.  Family is the most precious jewel we have and my time belongs with them right now.

Using the Criss Cross Die from Papersmooches, I die cut a piece of left over scrap from the July Tissue Paper CAS Mix up Challenge as my background.  Daniel Smith’s “Iridescent Gold” luminescent watercolour was applied as a wash over a piece of Strathmore watercolour paper.  This piece was die cut using the largest square duo from Nellie Snellen’s Multi-Frame Die Set- Photo Frames.  The vellum hydrangea petals from SSS dies were cut and threaded together using a gold bead for the stigma.  A Technique Tuesday stamp was white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock… “even miracles take a little time” 😉

On that note I say “Au revoir” (until we see each other again) and may your hearts be blessed.  Thanks so much for stopping by, warm hugs



June Case MIX Up Reminder

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There’s still time to play at CAS Mix Up!  The theme this month is embossing pastes or gels.  Lots of videos can be found on the blog to get you going.

For this card I used both.  The blue dragonfly was made with gel mixed in with the same ink used for the flower and the iridescent paste was mixed with the green used for the stem.  I had an Inkadinkado meadow flower stamp, which I heat embossed with silver pearl onto the card base.  Then using this same flower I stamped the Sizzix Wildflower die cut in blue, using Tombow brushes #476 & #493.  The stems were also stamped with Tombow’s green #158.  Blue twine was attached just under the largest flower and allowed to curl around the stem.  This wildflower was adhered to the card base once the gel and paste was dry.

The Design Team also have great CAS designs to inspire you, do stop by 😀  Warm HUGs


Anty :D

Capture d_écran 2017-06-06 à 12.05.34Capture d_écran 2017-06-06 à 12.05.20Insect is the theme at CASology Week #252, so I used CAS Colours & Sketches #226 palette of  Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky!  The hibiscus die cuts (Memory Box) were cut in watercolour paper and some salt was added to the Coral colour to add some texture.  Embossing paste was tinted with Soft Sky and was stencilled onto the the white card base.  Then the ants (Lawn Fawn) were stamped in Crumb Cake and clear heat embossed… stamping little dots here and there.  Finally, two linen canvas leaves were added (Spellbinder).  Today’s card is also posted on the June CAS Mix Up ChallengeCapture d_écran 2017-03-23 à 15.09.42

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_1872

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A big thank you to the CAS Colours & Sketches team for choosing my creation, what a fun challenge… truly appreciated 😀