Morning all, how is everyone today being that it is the end of the week? I am hoping for another day in the craft room creating, I had a late one last night creating, but when the creative juices flow I think you just have to go with it.

As my heading for today’s blog post says Sunshine and Happiness, this card reminded me of spring when all the butterflies come out to play and the flowers begin to shine, I can only say this at present as we are now in Autumn and I saw my first sign of that yesterday, with the 2 big trees out the front of our house have some deep purple leaves on them already, so it is definitely on it’s way.

Well enough blabbering from me, here is today’s card.

I started with white card stock for the card and ran the front cover through my Cuttlebug, embossing it with my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then took another piece of white card stock and stamped along the bottom of it with grass from the Hero Arts, Stamp a Garden stamp set in Colorbox Ink, Rainforest, Fresh Green, I also added more highlighting over the grass with my Copics. From the same set of stamps I took a flower and stamped at one end of the card stock, I then took my Stampin Up, Bashful Blue ink and blended to form a sky, once I was happy with the end result, I proceeded to colour my flower in with my Copics (see photo below for all Copics used). From the Hero Arts, Good Fortune stamp set I stamped some little butterflies and added some trail work with a black marker. I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Thoughtful Messages stamp set and some rhinestones to either side of the sentiment. Once everything had been stamped and coloured on the white card stock I cut another strip of purple card stock to match and adhered it under the coloured card stock, I also added dimensionals and placed onto the white card.

Here is a photo of Copics used.

I thought that today’s card turned out rather cute and I love how it looks like a scene.

Let’s hope it gives you a little of inspiration to create one of your own.

I also wanted to share with you today, some stamps that arrived this morning, I have been longing for these and I cannot wait to get using them, I love those little owls, they are so sweet!………LOL.

Well enjoy your day today and I hope that it is filled with much crafting from you all.

Catch you all tomorrow and thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

JOY

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  • Love your post today, Joy! That card just makes me smile! I love the Cuttlebug background, the butterflies are so happy floating around and my favorite part is the sky! Amazing blending skills, girl!! Fantastic job! :)ReplyCancel

  • How pretty….that card is so amazingly wonderful. I still have a bit of Thursday left but I’m looking forward to more time to create on Friday too! I just got the Antique Engravings set and I’m having so much fun with it…I’m sure you’ll have those clear stamps inked up quickly. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card, Joy! It screams spring to me and makes me smile! Enjoy your new stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet scene on your card! Plenty of beautiful details and perfect coloring! Enjoy your new goodies!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful work and springy!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! How are you enjoying your day, mine has been great, I have 2 days off, the only down side to that is I have to work the weekend, but at least these 2 days gives me a chance to play in my craft room, which anyone would agree is always fun.

I made this card the other day using Martha Stewart punch.

I started with cream card stock for the card, cut and folded in half and set aside. I then took some kraft card stock and cut 3 little squares out of the card stock, just big enough to fit across the front of the card, I then took my Hero Arts, Cling stamp, Flourish Background and stamped over the top using Papertrey Ink, Vintage Cream ink, I also blended the sides with the same ink and heat set the ink, as I have found that Papertrey Ink takes a little longer to dry then most other inks. Whilst the kraft card stock was having a little bit more time to dry, I took my Martha Stewart, Classic Butterfly 3 in 1 punch and punched butterflies out of some pink, green and blue card stock (these colours always remind me of spring), I glued each of the butterflies to the kraft card stock and added pearls to their centres. I added some foam dimensionals under the kraft card stock and attatched to the cream card. Lastly, I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the Valentine Sayings stamp set and stamped this with some Hero Arts, Shadow Ink, Soft Sand, I also added some pearls either side of the sentiment to finish off the card.

I hope you like what you see today and I will be back tomorrow with another creation.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

JOY

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  • I love reading your blog :)

    Wonderful card today, Joy! Love the kraft squares and your sweet little butterflies! And you always know right where to add a couple extra pearls! So pretty!! :)ReplyCancel

  • So clever, simple and beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE this, Joy – it reminds me of Lucy’s earliest cards, and I adore this style. Will be lifting your idea for personal cards for sure, as I have this MS butterfly punch, too! Thanks for sharing this great idea!ReplyCancel

  • MAGNIFIQUE !!!
    Merci pour cette carte printannière très raffinée :-)ReplyCancel

  • I love how pure your cards are!ReplyCancel

  • Love the pastel butterflies! So light and delicate.ReplyCancel

Morning All! Well quick post this morning, I have a rotten headache and it is leaning more toward a slight migraine, but I didn’t want to dissappoint everyone by not having a card here today.

I started with pink card stock for the card, folded in half and set aside. I took a small piece of white card stock and stamped a little flower from the Hero Arts, Artistic Border stamp set, I coloured the image with my Copics (see photo below for what colours I used), once the image was coloured I then stamped another flower onto some scratch white card stock and coloured the image in again, then cut the flower heads out and set aside. I blended the background over the image with some Papertrey Ink, Spring Moss and Aqua Mist, once I was happy with the blending effect I added foam dimensionals under each of the cut flower heads and placed them over the top of the flowers that had the blended background, I added a pearl to each of the flower centres and set aside. I then took a piece of kraft card stock and using a Spellbinder, Square Classic Large die I ran it through my Cuttlebug and cut it out, I adhered the card stock with the stamped flower image onto the front of the die cut and added dimensionals underneath and placed onto the card. I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the Valentines Sayings set and lastly, I added some extra pearls.

Here is a photo of what Copics I used.

I hope you like today’s card.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

See you all tomorrow.

JOY

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Hi Everyone! Well I got to break out my new Papertrey Ink stamps today and I have been having some fun with them, cannot wait to do more cards with these awesome products.

I have been asked by a work colleague to make a 21st birthday card for him, so I decided to try something that had a little bit of a funky side to it. I would love the feedback, as I am not really sure about the card.

I started with white card stock for the card and then broke out my new stamp set from Papertrey Ink, Dot Spot, I stamped over the front of the card using Colorbox Ink, Sweet Sixteen, in Peony, Turquoise, Teal and Pink, I set this aside to dry. Whilst the front of the card was drying I took some raw chipboard numbers and alphas and covered the chipboard with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Black Soot making sure that all the surface was covered with the ink. Once all items were dry I assembled the chipboard onto the card with some foam dimensionals. Lastly, I rounded the corners to add to the funky look of the card.

I really hope that the young girl that will be receiving the card will like what she see’s.

I hope that you are enjoying your day today and that maybe you have had a little time to do some stamping.

Take care everyone and I will catch you all tomorrow.

JOY

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  • FWIW, I really love the dots, but I’m not sure about the lettering. I doesn’t really stand out. I would put the caption in a little box ( maybe white cardstock framed with a peony and turquoise outline) by itself in the lower right quadrant. I would do the lettering in teal or peony, not black.

    I really love your creations!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a cool, funky, fun card, Joy!! I really love it! It’s definitely not your usual style, but it’s fantastic! I love the way it turned out! So colorful!! The circle stamps are so neat looking! Love the way you did the “21st” too! Just awesome!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Totally brilliant – funky and yet such a simple design, what a combo!!! Jo xReplyCancel

Afternoon All! Are you enjoying the start of the week? Mine was a very early start this morning, I had to be at work by 6am and with only 2hrs sleep last night it is now becoming a very long day.

I am sharing a little stamping haul that I got when I came home from work today, I ordered quite a substantial amount of products from Papertrey Ink and I am super excited to be able to have a play, but if I don’t happen to get a card done tonight to post well I will leave you with a photo of my goodies that I received, it’s just I have the assessor coming later this afternoon to check out the damage that occurred here the other night with the big storm so need to tend to that first. But after that if I can muster the energy and I have not fallen asleep in the process you might get to see a card that I have made with some of these goodies.

Thought that I would also share some links with you to keep you going for the moment.

How about these for beautiful cards, I spotted these over at Two Peas, check it out, you gotta love that girl, she makes some incredible things.

Isn’t this just so sweet!

This is just simply stunning!!

Love this, so unique and simply lovely!

Have great afternoon everyone.

Hope to catch you all tomorrow.

Bye for now.

JOY

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  • Wow Joy, Nice haul!! I cannot wait to see all your wonderful creativity from these fun stamps, buttons and ribbon! Thanks for sharing! Love Papertrey Ink! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lots of great stuff from Papertrey Ink!
    Luckyyyy!!! LoL. I’m waiting to place my order, because a couple of the things I want are already out of stock. :( Hopefully they’ll get more shipment soon.
    I just came across you blog today.
    I love your work. Just letting you know that you have a new follower. :)

    ~ Ayana
    http://www.ayanaposadas.typepad.comReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Well it is Sunday morning and the last day of relaxation before the week begins again. I am hoping to finish of the house work today and get into the craft room.

Well today’s card I started with soft blue card stock for the card, folded it in half and set aside. I then took a cream piece of card stock and a piece of kraft card stock and cut to the size that fit the card. On the kraft card stock I stamped Hero Arts, Cling Flourish Background stamp in Colorbox Ink, Frost White, I also blended the edges of the kraft card stock with the same ink, I then took my white gel pen and added some white dots over the stamped image. Next, I took some soft green card stock and punched 27 butterflies out with my Martha Stewart, 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly Punch, I then adhered a layer of butterflies onto the kraft card stock to form the pattern that I was after and proceeded to add another 2 layers on top of each butterfly to give them dimension, once these were dry I added feelers to each of the butterflies and a rhinestone to the centre of each. Each of the kraft and cream card stocks were adhered together with dimensionals and added to the blue card. Lastly, I added a Hero Arts, Truly Appreciatd sentiment to the bottom of the card along with some more rhinestones to finish the card.

Here is another view of the card to see the dimensions of the butterflies.

This card reminded me of Spring when all the butterflies come to fly around the garden.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and that your weekend is great!

Catch everyone tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by.

JOY

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  • This is so lovely, Joy – the soft green and blue against the kraft are wonderful together! And I love your dotty touches and the pearls that kind of pick up on that!ReplyCancel

  • Love your use of the buttterfly punch and the Flourish background! Very inspiring!
    PS: 27 butterlies!! WOW!! Love them all! I may have to get that punch, too. I have the other butterfly one from MS!ReplyCancel

  • Love this one, Joy! The dimensional effect of all those butterflies is wonderful!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow…you really do beautiful work! I love all of your creations!ReplyCancel

  • Very pretty! I half expect the butterflies to lift off of the card!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a beautiful card ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous! Those butterflies look amazing on that background! I love your layered butterflies!ReplyCancel

  • This is just sooo lovely! I can’t get enough of it!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card – love that punch, too!ReplyCancel

  • I just get wait to get my Flourish stamp!!! You used it so beautifully! And your butterflies are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness!
    Your card is so pretty!
    I love how you layered each of the butterflies. Such a clever idea. Nice work! :)

    ~ Ayana
    http://www.ayanaposadas.typepad.comReplyCancel

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