Today I bring you another release of amazing product and today MFT starts the countdown of the November goodies..


Heads up, you will want to start and save the pennies as this is a fabulous release..


My card for today I went about creating a little scene…die cutting white card stock with the Starry Circle, adding distress inks and setting aside..I then went about stamping out a cute little penguin and tree from the Chill Wishes stamp set, die cutting these out also..staying with the die cutting I die cut some icebergs that I turned into hills using the Icebergs dies, I added these to the base of the Starry Circle, adding my penguin and tree and all the card needed was a stamped out sentiment also from the Chill Wishes stamp set, die cutting this out using Blueprints 13, to finish I added some googly eyes to the penguin for a little fun..

Time to head on over to the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the team has been up..

I will be back tomorrow with day 4 for you all to view..

Thanks for taking the time to swing past today..


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  • Linda Carson

    Oh how adorable! Fabulous and creative scene….beautifully colored too!ReplyCancel


Final day for Lil’inker Designs October Release and I have more creations to share with you all..


Firstly, you should have arrived from Stephanie’s blog, remember you can always follow your way with the list at the base of this post..


So my first card today uses lots of sparkle…I stamped out one of the stamps from All the Christmas You’ll Ever Need 2 with Versamark ink right into the centre of a trimmed white piece of card stock, embossed with white embossing powder and then went to town adding loads of distress ink, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans, I flicked water over the top to allow the ink to wick and once that was dry, I took my white gel pen adding lots of white dots to create stars in the sky, to finish this simple one layered card, I added glittery snowflakes and clear sequins…


My next card I kept a more formal look to this card, I chose to die cut the Diamond Lace cover plate over a piece of trimmed white card stock, setting aside, I then die cut the Merry Christmas Word die several times out of white card stock and the last layer out of some gold foil card stock, adhering each of these together, I then stamped out the holly from Rustic Christmas stamp set and added the word die and holly to a trimmed piece of white card stock, that I then backed with some pattern paper, adding this to the Diamond Lace background and then onto a card..

Really super simple cards that you could replicate for mass producing..

Now, remember to comment on all blogs along the way and on all the days of the hop for your chance to win the entire October Release…see details below..


Now time to head on over to Lisa’s blog..below is the master list..

LID Blog
Chrissy Larson
Karen Baker
Amy Kolling
Jennifer Carter
Stephanie Gold
Joy Taylor
Lisa Henke
Jessica Frost Ballas
Sarah Jay
Heather Hoffman
Angel Rivera

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments that I have received on my blog over the last few days, it has been such pleasure reading each and everyone of them..

I will be back tomorrow with another creation..


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  • Monica Rohr

    Love your cards and the versitilities of the new products!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Oh wow!!! Gorgeous cards!!! Love them!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy B

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Wow!!! Stunning Joy!!! Love these both, but that first card is such an eye catcher.ReplyCancel

  • sano

    Your night sky is beautiful! Your second card is WOW. I totally see myself making something similar!ReplyCancel

  • {vicki} in ga

    the first card is my faveReplyCancel

  • Joy, that Diamond Lace makes such a pretty border for a card! Lovely projects! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Another great release from Lil Inkers! kReN@afourthlifeReplyCancel

  • Beautiful cards! I especially love the background on the first card! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Myrna Whitworth

    This whole release is just adorable, Oh how I would love to have any of it. Santa is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • renee milner

    More lovely cards! I really like the background you made on the “good night” card and the little snowflake sequins are the perfect touch. The peppermint border on your second card is another especially nice detail. Really enjoyed seeing all your cards–y’all have been very busy! :)ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous cards! Beautiful inking and I love that diamond lace cover plate!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D.

    Beautiful cards! Love your gorgeous night sky, and the Diamond Lace die is fantastic and makes for a really cool background. TFS!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Breathtaking night sky card with a fabulous sentiment! I’d frame that one if it showed up in my mailbox! Gorgeous! And I love the layers and textures on your Merry Christmas card!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Gorgeous sparkly card! The background on the second card is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Shell

    These are beautiful! Love the starry sky, but the second card is my favorite. That die in gold foil on that background is gorgeous and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Love your night sky! So beautiful! Your second card is classy Christmas! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • These are lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    What great use of the new release-need to get started on those holiday cards.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Wow your background on the first card is just stunning and your layout and design on the second is so inspiring:)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Wow! Love the blue one!! Those snowflakes are so pretty! Love the Merry Christmas die, too!ReplyCancel

  • Amrita

    Pretty cards! The distressed background is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Connie G

    These new products are fabulous!! Love what you have shared the last few days.ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Wonderful cards. I really like the background on the first one.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Joy, both of your cards are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful background.ReplyCancel

  • Enna

    Man, I finished my holiday cards this year much too early! There are so many of these products that I want to use, I might have to invent some more friends and family!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Fabulous backgrounds!!ReplyCancel

  • Love the night sky card.ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous cards!!!!ReplyCancel


Welcome to day 2 of the Lil’inker Designs Release Day 2..


I hope you all are having fun hopping around..so today I get to share more creations with you and today I have a total of 3 to share so let’s jump right in..

You should have arrived from Jessica’s blog f not I have a list at the bottom of this post for you to follow along..


My first card is using one of the most fabulous dies of this release…Script Christmas Word dies, I am in love, these are nice and big but just the right size, so I decided to die cut several layers out of white card stock and a top layer out of gold glitter paper.. I then stamped out one of the cute trees from the Filled Christmas Tree, now these stamps are pretty much 2 in one, if you look at these closely, there is a large tree  and then the top half of the tree, you can die cut it out using the Stitched Christmas Tree and it becomes a small tree, which I used on this card..



By stamping out onto Vellum using Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder…with the back ground of the card, I blended some blue ink to give a soft hue, added my tree along with the script word and to give it sparkle I added some sequins..feeling as though the base of the card needed something, so I added a strip of gold glitter paper to finish..


Now onto the next card, this one is cute as can be and the sentiments in this set are just hilarious, the stamp and die set are called Moody Santa…I stamped out the Santa and coloured in with Copics, before die cutting I went to the stamp set again and in this set there are face expressions that you can add, picking out one, stamping and then die cutting the Santa, I added him to a trimmed piece of white card stock that I also ran through the die cutting machine with Quilted Stitched Spirals and then picked out the sentiment, which is a hoot…I added the Merry Christmas Border die that was die cut out of red card stock and backed this onto some pattern paper then onto a stone card base..I needed one other accent and that was to take the holly out of the Rustic Christmas stamp set and colour in with Copics, die cut and add to the top left hand corner..


My last card was using the die Baubled Wreath and what a fabulous die, you can do so many things with this die, I chose to die cut several coloured card stocks and one in white, making this a die cut inlay process, by adding the white back in and then adding the colours in various sizes back into the wreath, adding a sentiment from the Rustic Christmas set some twine at the top of the wreath and finished off with some teeny tiny clear sequins..

Now for the fun stuff..bigger and better news today, Laura is giving one lucky person a chance to win the entire October Release, be sure to comment along the way, see the details below..




Time to head on over to Heather’s blog to see what she has installed for you today and if you have lost your way, just see the list below..

LID Blog
Jessica Frost Ballas
Joy Taylor
Heather Hoffman
Karen Baker
Chrissy Larson
Angel Rivera
Lisa Henke
Amy Kolling
Jennifer Carter
Sarah Jay
Stephanie Gold

Will be back tomorrow for the last day of the release..


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  • Oh my, they are so so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Super gorgeous cards Joy – LOVING this release!!!ReplyCancel

  • Monica Rohr

    Loving the nontraditional Christmas colors for cards this year!ReplyCancel

  • Apple

    That Santa card is way too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy B

    Love the inlay wreath. And that Santa makes me smile every time I see him.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Faucher

    The trees, the words and that wreath… oh my!!!!ReplyCancel

  • sano

    I love your cards especially the wreath card. The colors are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • sano

    Your wreath card is fab. Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Oh wow!!! Absolutely adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Leech

    These cards are GORGEOUS!! Another beautiful Believe card with perfect blending!!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • I love, love, love, LOVE the softness of the first card! Very beautifully made.ReplyCancel

  • Oh, that baubled wreath is absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE your color choices!!ReplyCancel

  • lizb

    these are great, I am in love with the ‘moody santa’ set!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley

    Wonderful cards,
    loving the last
    wreath with the
    inlaid work.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Great cards. I really like the magical look of the first one.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Fabulous holiday cards! The first one is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful, soft coloring and that lovely tree stamp and die! That is a must-have set for me! Darling Santa card and wreath too! Great colors and details!ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous cards!! Love the new dies!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb L

    Some really great items in this releaseReplyCancel

  • Cassandra

    The vellum over the soft blue shading is a wonderful technique. Beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! They are so fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda McCain (McStamper)

    Wonderful cards. Love the beautiful tree.ReplyCancel

  • Festive cards! Love the emboss resist and gold together.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Rendino

    This is a fabulous release! I love everything you’ve created with the new items! THe Santa card is my favorite!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    You showcased all these products so beautifully! I have so many cute products to add to my wishlist!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Andreoglou

    Wow! Amazing cards. LOVE them! You are very talented!ReplyCancel

  • All cards are beautiful. The first tree card is so elegant with the believe word die and I love the colours for your wreath card.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Shell

    These are fabulous! I am so loving this release and the designers’ projects!ReplyCancel


    Joy, your cards are beautiful! I love the snowflake, the word Believe and the strip all in gold! And the sentiment for the Santa card is hilarious! The bauble wreath with the inset colors is perfect. I can’t pick a favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    I adore each one of these fabulous cards Joy! I actually adore your creative style! Follow you on Instagram!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Wow, you really made these sets come alive! Love the first one!!ReplyCancel

  • Kari VanNoy

    Your bauble wreath card is amazing! I love the colors you used!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card, Joy, as always! Love your colors, papers and backgroundReplyCancel

  • renee milner

    Wow, your cards are just gorgeous and so beautifully made and colored! I keep saying it–this is such a great release :)ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Gorgeous cards!! Love the santa one!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Love the wreath! All the cards are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous cards!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    So pretty! Definitely a fave!!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda McCain (McStamper)

    Great cards. Love the tree.ReplyCancel

  • Enna

    I love the softness of the first card, the fun and brightness of the second, and, of course, the third CAS card is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    These cards are wonderful. All different, so talentedReplyCancel


Today starts the latest release for Lil’inker Designs…I always adore Christmas releases and boy are you in for a treat with this release..


To start the blog hop off today, you should have come from the LID Blog, I will have a list at the base of this post for you to view and find your way..

I have a couple of cards to start you out today, lots of colouring and pretty much a one layered card for this first one..


Stamping out the beautiful stamp Ti’s the Season, I coloured the whole image in with Copics and restamped the whole image again, this time only colouring in the banner part, which I stamped a sentiment on it, I trimmed this piece out and added some foam tape to this then back onto the sentiment to finish the card, I added a scattering of sequins..


The next card, was from one of my favourite stamp sets this month, called Rustic Christmas…I just adore the whimsical feel to this set and I pretty much wanted to use the whole stamp set on one card LOL, but refraining and stamping out some snowflakes first up onto some grey card stock, embossing with white embossing powder, I then went about stamping out the little city scene onto water colour paper, to give it that rustic look, I added splashes of colour to each of the houses using distress inks…I also stamped out the trees and added this to a piece of white card stock, that I ripped to give a snow bank, adding this to the grey card stock, finishing off by stamping a sentiment at the base which was also embossed..

I can’t wait to share more creations with you all this week..for now it is time to head on over to Amy’s blog to see what amazing creation she has for you..

Don’t forget to comment along the way for a chance to win a $15 instore credit..

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Here is a list of participants for you to follow along..

LID Blog
Joy Taylor
Amy Kolling
Jessica Frost Ballas
Chrissy Larson
Stephanie Gold
Sarah Jay
Jennifer Carter
Heather Hoffman
Karen Baker
Angel Rivera
Lisa Henke

Have a great day!


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  • Love these, Joy! Bright and cheerful! :-)ReplyCancel

  • sano

    Beautiful cards. Cannot wait to get mine!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, your coloring and design is perfection. :)ReplyCancel

  • Janelle

    Love these cards! Your coloring really makes the image pop!ReplyCancel

  • Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! Love these new products!ReplyCancel

  • Dee earnshaw

    beautiful work and so creative – love the ripped panel in front of the houses – very clever:)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Shell

    Beautiful cards! I love the coloring on the first one and the non-traditional colors of the second!ReplyCancel

  • Joy your coloring always amazes me! I love the way you’ve colored the bird and then with a totally different technique, love the watercoloring on the buildings too! Very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very pretty. I like the coloring on both cards.ReplyCancel

  • Gilda McCain (McStamper)

    Beautiful coloring on the bird and I love those little buildings.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Can’t believe that silly bird can be so cute love your 2nd card too.ReplyCancel

  • Pretty cards and coloring.ReplyCancel


    I love your artwork! The bird in the Santa hat holding a sprig of holly is adorable! The second card looks like the day after a blizzard with deep snow in front of all the buildings. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful cards!! I love what you did with the little buildings in the Rustic Christmas set. So clean and fresh and the torn paper is the perfect touch!ReplyCancel

  • Ericka Strange

    Great cards. Love the little houses and the splash of color!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous cards with beautiful coloring! The ‘Tis the Season stamp is so pretty! And I love the little scene you created with the Rustic Christmas set!ReplyCancel

  • Such beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Lovely card!!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous colouring and LOVE your watercoloured houses Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Apple

    Such a great release and love your designs!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy B

    What a great release. Love the cards.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Faucher

    The coloring is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Amazing cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Leech

    This release is awesome and I love the inspiration you have provided, especially your Belive card!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Fabulous card Joy – love the “sketchy” feel to these images – and coloured so beautifully :-)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous cards!! The bird image is so sweet, love it!!ReplyCancel

  • renee milner

    Fantastic cards! These are great new sets.ReplyCancel

  • Joy, your cards today are gorgeous! Love the christmas town :)ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra

    These are lovely cards. Love the use of torn paper for snow.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    Beautiful holiday cards! I’m super-excited about these new releases!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful cards! I love that Rustic Christmas stamp set!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Beautiful cards! Love how different they are.ReplyCancel

  • Kari VanNoy

    I love that Rustic Christmas set!!ReplyCancel

  • Love, love, love the Believe die and that circle wreath. Super designs! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Another great release from Lil Inkers! kReN@afourthlifeReplyCancel

  • Great cards! Love the coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Gorgeous creations! The stamp in the first one is amazing, and the simplicity of the second card is so refreshing!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Both cards are outstanding! Really love Tis the Season set! You colored it beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Enna

    Great restraint on these cards!ReplyCancel


I have a fun post for you today and something that I am proud to be apart of..

The Hero Hostesses have joined together again to bring a blog hop and share our passion for Hero Arts products..


For me when I first started researching online more to do with stamping and card making even though I knew quite a lot, well at least I thought I did until that world opened up a whole new level to my crafting that was when Hero Arts came into play and was where I met so many wonderful crafters and became apart of an amazing group of women who not only enjoyed one another’s creating, but also became a great support system, I found a place I belonged where people actually got what I was doing and that I did not have to explain it..I have met the most amazing friends through the gift that Hero Arts brought to me and where my first stepping stone to the wonderful design teams and guesting posts I have been on…Hero Arts will always play a special part of me..

So the hop begins today and you should have arrived from Arlene’s Blog, if you have lost your way, there is a list at the bottom of this post..

I spent the weekend creating and one of those cards was this Christmas card..


I chose to stamp out the Antique Poinsettia and emboss with white embossing powder, I then went about watercolouring the flower in using distress ink, Candid Apple, I die cut this out and went about stamping out the Holiday Pine Branches in various colours of ink, die cutting those out also..next was to assemble them onto a piece of white card stock that I trimmed down, adding a sentiment from the Color Layering Wreath..to give the collage a little boost, I adhered some Cement Gray card stock to one side of the trimmed white card stock..finishing off the card by adding a scattering of clear sequins..

Your next stop on the blog hop today is to head to Suzanne’s blog

Make sure to comment along the way as there will be prizes to be won…comment by Sunday Oct 30 by 11:59pm PT for that chance to win…

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and thank you Hero Arts for being an amazing company and thank you for the journey that I hope will continue forever..


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  • stampersuzz

    Beautiful Joy! Love the stunning arrangement of flower and branches in your lovely design!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Daugherty

    Lovely design!ReplyCancel

  • Wow stunning card, Joy! Your poinsettia and foliage arrangement looks amazing! It has been great fun hopping with you:)ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh my goodness Joy, this is stunning! Absolutely STUNNING!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my word. THIS is WOW. I was just looking at that stamp yesterday…you have me simply INSPIRED.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Elmore

    Such a pretty card! Truly a stunning and yet simple design!ReplyCancel

  • Lee Ellen Chinn

    This is absolutely beautiful, matter of fact it’s past absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Joy, I love this layout for a card–having the upper layer over to show other color of the card blank on the left side as a strip. Add a bold design element to your card. Great coloring on the image and isn’t that a wonderful image! Great project and thanks for the inspiration! kReN@afourthlifeReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    Beautiful card. I love that poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Love how elegant this card is!ReplyCancel

  • Kailash

    Absolutely breathtaking, I can’t take my eyes of this beauty:-)))ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liimatainen

    Joy each card you make is like a tiny masterpiece. I spend hours just looking at the fine details you add to each one. You are so talented my friend. Love, love this so much!ReplyCancel

  • […] Lu Emily Leiphart Sue McRae Sarah Moerman Nancy Krueger Tiffany Ervin Arlene Pagent McClung Joy Taylor Suzanne Czosek Heather Doran Hero Arts <– you are […]ReplyCancel

  • diana

    Great card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Oooh, STUNNING card! Love!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy H

    Joy, this bouquet of flowers is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Isabelle

    Your card is very elegant, really beautiful ! The coloring is incredible.ReplyCancel

  • paperpicnic

    This is breathtaking, Joy! I love the poinsettia layered over the foliage elements! So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Beautiful. I like the white embossing and watercoloring and how you arranged the pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous poinsettia with greenery, Joy! Just love how you arrange all the elements along the cement card!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    What a beautiful poinsettia! I love your collage effect.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen B

    Wow…your poinsettia card is totally stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne in Cali

    Love your style! That flower bouquet is stunning. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    Love the layers.ReplyCancel

  • Wow, this is a stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BM

    Wow, what a stunning card – just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican

    Gorgeous card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndee Scholet

    Wow! Your poinsettia just really pops off the card. You did a great job with the coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Melynn

    That is one beautiful card-lots of color and detail. WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Nina

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Lindar C

    Beautiful poinsettia, one of my favorite flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Linda S.

    Your poinsettia is just stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Debrah Binard

    I love your card Joy. I am new to stamping and amazed at the creativity out there!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Kiley

    Gorgeous card! Love this so much! So llovely and elegant! Thank you for sharing this with us!ReplyCancel

  • Janie Mundy

    I hate to say this, but I love your cards the most. BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is my absolute favorite. Love everything about it!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous layering, Joy, and an amazing design! You Monday sistas set the bar high for us Tuesday girls!ReplyCancel

  • Linda M

    This is my favorite card in the hop. Its absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, your card could not be more amazing! Your coloring and design are both sooooo gorgeous! It’s been fun reuniting with you and all the hostesses! Hugs to you! ♥ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! Love the color combos!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Berry

    Poinsettias just yell out the season in so many different ways…bright red, pink, delicate white and of course, poinsettias with variegated foliage. I haven’t tried embossing and then water coloring in the leaves as a technique yet, but this card example encourages me to try it. Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • WOW Joy your card is stunning, I love how you have coloured the poinsettia, so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Wow wow WOW! This is the most gorgeous card I have come across in this very talented blog hop! Thank you SO much for sharing your talent with us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Thompson

    Love that great bunch of greenery!ReplyCancel

  • Gasp! That poinsettia is SO GORGEOUS, Joy! So proud to be hopping with you…ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    Simply gorgeous card, Joy!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Didier

    Such a lovely card!!ReplyCancel

  • Ericka.O

    The layout you used is great for using this stamp set. Good job.ReplyCancel

  • This is gorgeous. I love all the greens behind the poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley

    Such a gorgeous
    card! Love all
    the stamping
    and coloring.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Lori King

    Oh my gosh that cards is amazing! You are very talented, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely beautiful – I really need that poinsettia stamp now!! So glad to be hopping with you again, my friend!!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    Gorgeous card. Love that beautiful poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Wow, this card is GORGEOUS – the layering of the floral bouquet is just so inspiring. Thanks for the ideas:)ReplyCancel

  • Vicenta Ghylin

    What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Dolores

    Simply beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Geri S.

    Gorgeous! Love the dies!ReplyCancel

  • Louanne Collins

    What a beautiful card – your pointsettia is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay S

    Love the branches behind the poinsettia!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, this is incredible, Joy! You make me want to buy every set you used on this card. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!ReplyCancel

  • Your poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – what a beautiful card – I looooove your painting, especially, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • barbara lassiter

    Your card is festive and very beautiful. Poinsettias are a favorite of mine and you’ve created something special with this one.ReplyCancel

  • Such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Joyce

    Your card is gorgeous. I love the poinsettia, it is so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • this card is amazing, so clean and elegant at the same time. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Diann :)

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Loving the poinsettia :)ReplyCancel

  • Kori M.

    Your card is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • JohannaM

    What a stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Chandler

    Your card is just lovely and it looks like fun to make with the fabulous new stamps & dies! Thanks so much for sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy C.

    So vibrant and stunning!!! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • carol

    Joy, your poinsettia cluster is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! The colours, the arrangement…stunning! You’ve set my festive spirit soaring…


    Such a stunning design! Love the colors you chose. So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hall

    The poinsettia spray is beautiful. I used Hero Arts poinsettia stamps on my Christmas cards one year and everyone raved about them.ThanksReplyCancel

  • Julie McMillin

    That poinsettia almost looks real!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    The poinsettia is beautiful.
    There is so much depth to the petals.
    thanks for sharing a great card.ReplyCancel

  • Virginia L.

    Your artistry is amazing, Joy! Love your masterpiece…it is so beautiful! Happy to be hopping along with you!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card. tfsReplyCancel

  • Linda Duensing

    Awesome card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.ReplyCancel

  • gorgeous card Joy – my favorite on the hop so far!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda R

    Very beautiful card! You made a wonderful arrangement with that poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Buttner

    Such an elegant card to send to special family and friends at Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    Beautiful card, love when die cuts overlap the card!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Moerman

    WOW, Joy! Your card is absolutely STUNNING! Love the colours you pulled together!ReplyCancel

  • Naama

    That is gorgeous!! The coloring of the Poinsettia is just perfect ❤ReplyCancel

  • Talitha Wright

    Such a pretty card! Love the color of the poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Godines

    Your flower is stunning. Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Emily P.

    This card is gorgeous! What a beautiful poinsettia!ReplyCancel

  • Jan O

    Love the Antique Poinsettia!ReplyCancel

  • Just gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Love your card is just gorgeous. Love the embossing and watercoloring on the poinsettia. Colors are beautiful.


  • Nadine Dunker

    wonderful cardReplyCancel

  • Denise Candelaria

    The pointsettia is beautiful, the card is gorgeous wonderful job.ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Absolutely beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Sigrid Queman


  • Christy Q

    Wow!! such a stunning card with the crispness of the white background and your beautifully watercolored poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Davis

    Beautiful card! Your design is fabulous and the colors are phenomenal.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon L.

    Beautiful card with just the right colors and arrangement. TFSReplyCancel

  • Karen Carlson


  • Amy Cooley

    Beautiful poinsettia with greenery!ReplyCancel

  • Keena

    Wow! Your card is stunningly gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle H.

    OOOHH…this looks like a Christmas corsage! Beautiful details, beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • WOW! Such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    The most beautiful poinsettia coloring and colors with the greens. Thank you for coming back and sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sheri K

    Love the white embossing on the poinsettia–gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Very well done card! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Zuly S

    Beautiful! So simple, yet so elegant. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Margarita Navarro-Rivera

    Love, love, love that poinsettia! Magnificent!ReplyCancel

  • Farley

    Your card elicited an out loud “ooooooh!” Stunner card.ReplyCancel

  • Susan R K

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card. Great ideas for creating a holiday poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Carla from NC

    What a beautiful poinsettia!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karine

    Nice card !!! The poinsettia came out great !!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara gabel

    Very pretty card, I really must get the greenery stamps, dies! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Kim McLaren

    Love your poinsettia – the colours are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Love this beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Cobb

    Your card is just lovely. I really love the Antique Poinsettia.
    Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Rema DeLeeuw

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Camille

    Beautiful, loved your layout and arrangement.ReplyCancel

  • Annie W

    Beautiful card! What a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Crafting!ReplyCancel

  • Robin

    Beautiful card. The water color technique used on the poinsettiaReplyCancel

  • Beverly K

    This is just a gorgeous card! The white embossing on the poinsettia makes it really stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Gresham

    Your color choices are stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth R.

    Great card. I really like how rich and bold the poinsettia looks on the card.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so pretty. I love all the floral elements.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy

    Lucious cardReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    Such a beautiful and stunning card! Love your Winter arrangement!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Wow, this poinsettia is striking beautiful. Gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful coloring of the Poinsettia.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”ReplyCancel

  • So elegant and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • virginia

    I love this card it is truly beautiful.
    thank youReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Awesome coloring of that gorgeous poinsettia! Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Love the combination of the poinsettia and sprigs.ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia

    Love your poinsettia card!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy Walters

    So bright and prettyReplyCancel

  • Denise Kasbohm

    Very elegant and pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Carolee McCaslin

    Your card is beautiful!!!! Love it and Hero Arts:)ReplyCancel

  • So beautifully done.Beautiful colors on the poinsettia. WOW! The card design absolutely enhances the the image.

    So glad to be hopping today with youReplyCancel

  • Darlene Fellows

    Love your card. Simple and elegant is always so beautifulReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Just breathtaking flower arrangement! I love the sequin accents too!ReplyCancel

  • Jean Bullock

    This is beautiful. I love your color scheme and your watercoloring. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • Pai Meng


  • Lisa D.

    Wow!! Stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth Krakowski

    Your card is so beautiful, so much detail. It looks like it was a lot of work with the coloring. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie

    Really nice😊ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    I like how the colors match so well with the grey/silver background.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie

    Gorgeous….I love the antique poinsettia stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Lesley S

    Love the classic look of poinsettia and greenery and the colours look wonderful together.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Swanson

    The recipients of your cards are some very lucky people-such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • E Nelson

    Beautiful poinsettia. Just wish it came in a photopolymer stamp.ReplyCancel

  • Norma

    Beautiful Christmas Bouquet! The ponsetia and the asymetric setting is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Pennie Artz-Glasser

    Really creativeReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    Such a lovely card. 💟ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Nikkila

    Very Christmassy.ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful card! That poinsettia is so gorgeous and your arrangement is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Karen rider

    Oh wow, gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    Beautiful poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • clara hanni

    It’s a card that’s a “keeper”. You keep it to inspire.
    Great card anyone would be wowed by it.ReplyCancel

  • Karen L K

    Wow that flower looks great! All of the leaves and branches behind it look super nice too!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is stunning! Gorgeous coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Vesta

    Lovely layering of the foliage under the poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Marie


  • Gorgeous card! Great how you put all this together, you’re so good at that!ReplyCancel

  • Katarina

    Beautiful card, your colouring of the flower is gorgeus.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Visotski

    Very festive cards. LovelyReplyCancel

  • Chantal

    What a beautiful card.. love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Amazing card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Simply stunning! What a spectacularly beautiful card, Joy! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Stasiewski

    Beautiful card, Joy. I love my Hero Arts stamps and dies.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley C

    Simply gorgeous card!! Love the pine branches set.ReplyCancel

  • Pam B

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning! I love poinsettia’s and you did a fabulous job. The colors are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Arlene S

    Your card is absolutely stunning. Adding dimensionals and the sequins makes it stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Gail Dacken

    Love the vintage feel of this, perfect for this stamp! Beautiful card❤️ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Friedrich

    Gorgeous Christmas card, love your watercolored poinsettia!ReplyCancel

  • Mary

    Your card is so beautiful!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Love the watercolor, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful card Joy. Love the poinsettia and the greenery… great layering.ReplyCancel

  • Daria Zender

    Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the layering and the way you watercolored the poinsettia is so life-like!ReplyCancel

  • This is stunning!! Love the poinsettia!! Nice and festive!
    Moxie CraftieReplyCancel

  • Julie H in MN

    Such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Nana Griffin


  • Elaine Weberg

    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Amber McGary

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Faucher

    Stunning! That woodblock poinsettia is the Master of all poinsettias!! Love the layers of branches/leaves tooReplyCancel

  • Sherry Lowmaster

    beautiful! love the poinsettia!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love the poinsettia stamp and dies.ReplyCancel

  • Bea

    Beautiful card, I like the white embossing on the flower. Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Bea

    Beautiful card, Love the white embossing on the flower. Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara S

    Your blog may be titled “simple by design”, but that poinsetta is anything but simple – maybe simply awesome – great card, I love it.ReplyCancel

  • I adore poinsettias! Superb!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card Joy! Love the layering of the greenery with the poinsettia!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    You made a stunning card with so many details. I love how you added the gray to your card – it really adds interest to your work.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and description of how to make a similar card.

  • SandraA

    I love, love, love Poinsettias and can never have enough poinsettia stamp sets! I love the layering of your card. Just beautiful. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyD

    What gorgeous layers! I love the look of white embossing the stamps. It really keeps the card soft looking. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy A

    Stunning projects Joy xReplyCancel

  • Tasha Dawson

    I like the dimension of this card! It is absolutely lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Oh my gosh what a stunning card!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Wilson

    Love, love, love the Poinsettia card!ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    Wow fantastic~!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Peabody

    Love your water coloring of the beautiful poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Shell

    What a gorgeous card! I adore that poinsettia stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Carissa Brownlee

    WOW. That poinsettia is amazing. I love how you embossed it with white and then colored it. (I need to try that)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy

    Love this beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • bev p

    Beautiful! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea A

    Oh, I love that poinsettia!!! Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Krueger

    Wow, that poinsettia is gorgeous! I just love your beautiful card-making style, Joy, you always inspire me! So happy we all got the chance to hop together again!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene

    Beautiful card, love the way it falls off the edge ofthe card.
    Thank for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • OH just beautiful! Your water coloring is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Small

    Lovely card, the poinsettia is so dimensional!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, your card is drop-dead gorgeous! Love everything about it! It’s been such fun hopping with you again!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy

    Absolutely in love with your card, Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Harms

    STUNNING! love this card so much. Beautiful coloring work.ReplyCancel

  • Pat

    Loved the flower coloring! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub

    Love your coloring on the flower.ReplyCancel

  • This is absolutely stunning! Your coloring is gorgeous–LOVE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Booth

    GORGEOUS!!!!! Love this card you are Amazing xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • This is an AMAZING holiday card! It’s so bright and festive!ReplyCancel

  • Sandym

    Oh my goodness I am totally in love with this card! Your poinsettia bouquet is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Liz mca

    Oh, your poinsettia is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel


    Gorgeous card, Joy! I love how you used the berries/leaves/pine needles from a different stamp/die set to the poinsettia. I also love the banner of grey on the left side! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Maria B

    A lovely winter boquet.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is really beautiful. I love the way the flower looks like it is going to pop of the card.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Whitaker

    I love this card! It’s beautiful, the poinsetta is GREAT!! The layout fantabulous. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • I just love this spray of flowers on the card and think this would look stunning in real life as the centre piece on the table at a Christmas function! Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)ReplyCancel

  • Nan Leiker

    I love your card! Your colors are so beautifully done. Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary

    This is a very beautiful and elegant card.ReplyCancel

  • Marisol Benitez

    I love your poinsetta.ReplyCancel

  • Carol K

    love th depth of this card. . . . beautifulReplyCancel

  • CathyL

    Your card and watercoloring are exquisite, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Kulseth

    Beautiful card – love that poinsettia.ReplyCancel

  • Kari VanNoy

    Your card is gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly

    Love the layering of the poinsettia and leaves on your card, so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow, your poinsettia card is amazing! I’m in awe of such a creation! Thank you for sharing this awesome creation with us!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, this is SO GORGEOUS! WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte Canning

    This card is just gorgeous! I love the watercolor look and the way you layered all the elements. Inspirational!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner

    GORGEOUS poinsettia and I love the clustering, this is just so pretty!ReplyCancel

Happy weekend!

I hope you all have had a great weekend, I have been busy crafting today, trying to get deadlines done before heading back to work…

So tonight, I wanted to pop in and share a simple layered card using pattern papers and card stock, along with Pretty Pink Posh dies and stamps..

I have been starring at these Blissful Butterflies since they arrived at my door and I just needed to find that time to play, well I did the other day and finally I get to share with you all..


I stamped these butterflies out onto Vellum and embossed with white embossing powder and then re stamped again but this time with Memento Tuexedo Black ink, this I coloured with Copics..I die cut them all out with the coordinating die, then went about die cutting a tag using the Stitched Essentials 1 out of pattern paper, sticking with the die cutting I die cut some Kraft card stock, using the Stitched Border 4…next was to have a sentiment, so I chose to use a stamp from the Birdie Notes, stamping with Versamark ink and embossing with white embossing powder, onto a piece of pattern paper that matched the other papers..

I went about layering these all onto the card front and finished off with scattering clear sequins around the card..

I hope I have inspired you to get a little creative mixing dies, stamps, pattern papers and card stock together..

I will be back with another card share with you all tomorrow..

Thanks for taking the time to pass by today!


Joy Signature




  • Bliss! You are a master at collage design Joy – love your layers, all so thoughtfully chosen and arranged. This card is pretty, soft and stunning!ReplyCancel

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