Hi Everyone! So it is Day 4 with Jennifer and what fun week we are having so far, I am so enjoying seeing what she has created with the same stamp and to see all your wonderful comments, this is certainly one way to put a smile on ones face.

So today we create a card using the Hero Arts, Cuckoo stamp set, I love this unique set, it is such a versatile set that could be used to create female or male cards and I think that is value for money.

So you will find today that I am on a roll with using paper piecing and also using the white gel pen…LOL, I really did not do this on purpose it just seem to be the things that I happen to grab for and well before I knew it here was a card that was similar to what I had created before, but I gotta say I love how soft and pretty it turned out.


I took the Basic Grey, Cappella 6 x 6 paper pad and using 4 different patterned papers, I stamped the large cuckoo clock onto each paper, I cut each section out that I wished to use and I adhered each section together and set aside. Next, taking some cream card stock to form a card, and the Hero Arts, Flourish background stamp, I inked it up with some Hero Arts, Soft Sand ink and stamped over the front of the card. I added dots using my white gel pen and taking the cuckoo stamp once again, I stamped it onto the front of the card. I then took the paper pieced clock and attached it to the clock that was stamped onto the card using foam dimensionals. Next, taking some white card stock I cut a piece that fit across the card and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set, I adhered a piece of soft pink card stock that had been punched with the Ek Success, Scalloped Scallop border punch to the white card stock and then adhered this to the card.

Here is another view of the card:


Here are the products that were used to create this card:

So I hope that you enjoy the card and that you will forgive me for using the same background…LOL.

So don’t forget to check out Jennifer’s blog to look at her amazing creation.



  • Beautiful! Gorgeous paper pieced clock!ReplyCancel

  • Love this! Your and Jennifer’s take on this set are so different and that is fantastic! Cute!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi

    What a lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Love both your styles. I’m really inspired by the different looks from the same sets. Margaret K.ReplyCancel

  • too cute! i love the clock!ReplyCancel

  • Such a wonderful card – and wonderful week!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I’ve enjoyed every day. Hope you do it again soon. :)ReplyCancel

  • Love your background with the white dots…looks so gorgeous and the paper pieced clock is amazing !Love it..and both of your works are so distinct….ReplyCancel

  • I love the soft colors in this card! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • I love the colors you used and the paper piecing on the clock!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Forgiven!!! It is beee-u-tiful!
    Loving the team challenge this week.
    (fellow Aussie residing in the US!)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Both of you are so extremely Talented. I have enjoyed both all week.

  • I love the background! The colors in the clock are so pretty and it’s so beautiful with the background of the card. Love this!ReplyCancel

  • great card….love the whimsical feel of it….ReplyCancel

  • Love your clock! The papers you used are amazing. Those little white dots on the background are a neat touch.ReplyCancel

  • This card is beautiful, Joy. I love the soft, almost antique colors. I look foward to seeing what you and Jennifer have done each day for this challenge. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Love the paper pieced clock! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary S.

    So Cute!!! Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Great card, love the details ! Great job;
    Have a great weekend,

  • Love your card, Joy! I recently bought that very same ink and am happy to see how great it looks. When you added the white dots, it sent it to the top!! I’ve surely enjoyed this concept that you and Jennifer have been displaying this week. Thanks for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve been loving all the fun this week. Thanks to you and Jennifer for all the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Just love your style, girl! So glad to have found your blog and really LOVE this card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so pretty-love the extra detailing you did on it!ReplyCancel

  • Love what you’ve done with this set! You are very talented!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Great card—such great use of the clock!ReplyCancel

  • The cuckoo clock is great. Love the card.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Love it! Can’t believe all of the details from using the different papers. I would never have thought of that!ReplyCancel

  • oh, I just LOVE this! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE the soft colors and the white gel pen does adds some fab touch to this!ReplyCancel

  • Simply gorgeous!!
    – April WReplyCancel

  • Very nice card…I just love the cuckoo clock!!ReplyCancel

  • Barb M.

    Love how you used the patterned paper. I am going to barrow your idea. Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • You have such a pretty, delicate style! I love the dimension that your paper piecing gives to the clock and the lovely, peachy floral pattern you used! Just beautiful, Joy! :)ReplyCancel

  • I really like this card…the colors and the way you laid it out. And I love how you used the word MOMENT! Clever.ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE the card you created! That clock stamp is just too fun! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Beauitful card,love this stamp.ReplyCancel

  • I’m glad I’m not the only one who grabs the same background stamp over and over! Great card, the Cappela paper is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • iheartart

    Oh, your card is so pretty. I really want that flourish background stamp. I just love how you add white dots to it.ReplyCancel

  • Tina

    love how you used patterned paper!!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, this card is great. I love the clock image. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • I have really enjoyed your samples this week. Each one is just as creative as the next one. The clock today is adorable. What a cute set of stamps! I hope you and Jennifer do this challenge again since it’s so much fun to see the variety from the same set of stamps. You should be so proud of yourself!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • Joy – it has been a pleasure getting to know you. I love your clock card, it is absolutely gorgeous and a great inspiration. Thank you for sharing all your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Such a cute card, Joy! I love what you do with
    the white pen and paper piecing.ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Very pretty! Love this clock in muted tones, I think you’re the first person I’ve seen to use light colors on the image, it looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Great card, Joy! Love the simple design. :)ReplyCancel

  • Love this cuckoo clock set and great job with this one.ReplyCancel

  • I love the background and the paper piecing on this. The BG paper is so pretty! Great card!ReplyCancel

  • I have been loving the cards that you and Jennifer have made. This one is no exception. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Hi…so cute! just told Jennifer I have missed seeing this set in my HA stamp hunts…wow…another must have…love the soft colors of yours…and your accenting! ty for sharing, cher
    hilly77 at comcast dot netReplyCancel

  • Joy, this is beautiful! I’ve never seen a prettier cuckoo clock, and I lived in Germany — the cuckoo clock capital of the world — for several years. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute! It’s been a treat each day to see the fun cards from you and Jennifer! Love that cuckoo clock!ReplyCancel

  • Oh, this is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sheetal

    Beautiful card. Very nice put together. Its’ so inspiring to see all the detailed work you have done.. What a brilliant use of stamp.ReplyCancel

  • Popping back in to ask if you would mind if I link your blog on my sidebar list of favorites? I’d love to help promote such a great blog and talented artist!ReplyCancel

  • sweet card–love the pp for the clock!ReplyCancel

  • ah… WOW! love it, sweetie!ReplyCancel

  • Love your card (as always!) Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Joy – you’ve done a fabulous job with this stamp and that is a perfect sentiment to go with it! And it has a very soft look to it – love it!ReplyCancel

  • I love the paper-pieced clock — the clock face, especially is just gorgeous on that paper.ReplyCancel

  • Oh your card is so cute too! It is so much fun to see different interpretations of the same stamp set. I know what you guys are up to. It’s working!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Love your card design and what a cute stamp set.ReplyCancel

  • Great card! Love that background stamp too…. it’s on my wish list!

  • Hi Joy, love your card–it is gorgeous. It sounds like it was a lot of work, but worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Great card! beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Kuzniak

    Such as soft and pretty card Joy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Really elegant. I keep forgetting to stamp om patterned paper. JeanReplyCancel

  • mariah a

    Wonderful card. Thanks for giving a step to step explanation of how you did it. I love when bloggers do that. Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Robin W.

    The pieced clock turned out so well, and I love the background. I think that will be the next stamp I get from Hero Arts–thanks for the enabling! :)ReplyCancel

  • Both beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • So nicely done, Joy. As I’ve said, the clock stamps had me stumped now thanks to you and Jennifer I have been inspired :)ReplyCancel

  • WOW I just love how you used this stamp Joy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • so simple and beautiful! love that fabulous pieced clock!ReplyCancel

  • What a classy looking card! I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Mendi Yoshikawa

    Love the 3D look of this stamped twice and popped up! Such a nice, soft color scheme too. :)ReplyCancel

  • I love your card. So many times I just stamp a flat image and don’t think about making parts out of different papers so it looks more realistic. I am so happy Jennifer McGuire introduced me to you. Love your creative cards!ReplyCancel

  • Susan DR

    Love this card! The dots on the flourishes are great. Can’t wait to try that! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Love it! I love paper piecing!

  • Cathy Pulickal

    Love the background and beautiful colors! Such “timely” elegance! :) I’m truly enjoying yours and Jen’s creations this week!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous Joy! Love the elegant feel to this card. Sure love that stamp. You are my inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • awesome Cuckoo clock card, really cool!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful card!.. love it!.. :)ReplyCancel

  • this is great! love the soft colors, so pretty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Love the cards you have done and the differences with the same stamp. I’ve added you to blogs that I will review frequently. The internet is a wonderful thing since I may never be in your home town, but this way we can all share ideas. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    What a lovely card! I love your use of the gel pen on that background flourish Joy!

    Janice M.
    Saint Augustine, FL.ReplyCancel

  • Love the layers!! Great card!!ReplyCancel

  • Oh, your card is so beautiful. I love the soft colors. This stamp set is awesome. Have a wonderful day!
    xoxo, ChristineReplyCancel

  • very cute, lovely subtle colors.ReplyCancel

  • This is a great stamp set. I love your project.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Joy, What an elegant card you made! I love how you stamped on patterned paper…why haven’t I ever thought to do that? lol Also, this week you’ve shown how effective it is to layer your stamped elements; I love how you’ve done that! It’s very inspiring to me. Thanks for sharing your cards with us this week.

    Pam K.ReplyCancel

  • Brianna B

    Very cute card! Love the clocks!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card! I love the the paper piecing and background you stamped with the gel pen white dots.ReplyCancel

  • OhMy….Absolutely Gorgeous!Wonderful paperpiece!
    oh wait….dots detail….I Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Great card. Love the detail and colors!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful card. I’m headed over to Jen’s to see her creation. Both of you ladies are very talented.


  • Wow! Another wonderful card!!! Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • I do like the way you finished off the clock face. Clever!ReplyCancel

  • Very pretty card! Thank you both for an incredible week :o)ReplyCancel

  • Love your card and love this set of stamps! Thanks for the chance to see both of your styles all week. This was a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • awww! You chose the cuckoo clock. That’s the one I would have chosen.ReplyCancel

  • This is a set that has been in my radar since it’s release, but I can’t find it locally. You have created the best cockoo clock card, and I love how you pieced it. Just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • This is too cute. I love how you piecing the pattern paper and the soft color. Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • This is so pretty Joy! I love how you paper pieced the clock and the soft colours are so beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So Jennifer and I are back again to share with you Day 3 of our challenge together this time using the wonderful set from Hero Arts, Cupcakes. I mean who doesn’t love a cupcake??


I wanted to create a card that had punches of colour and a creation that was fun to look at. So I started with pink card stock to form the card and on the front of the card I stamped the Hero Arts, Flourish background stamp that was inked with Hero Arts, Soft Pink, once this was stamped I set aside to dry. I took some white card stock and stamped a cutie of a cupcake twice and coloured it in with my Copics, adding a little white gel pen and also some Glossy Accents, I cut the image out and on the second coloured image I cut the flower out only and adhered it to the flower on the cupcake using foam dimensionals, then reached back for the card, whilst my white gel pen was still out, I added white dots to the front of the card for more added interest. I took more white card stock and cut a strip the length of the card, I also adhered some SEI, Happy Day patterned paper to the white strip and attached to the front of the card. I added a sentiment from the cupcake set and lastly added my cupcake using some foam dimensionals.

Here is another view of the card:


I wanted to create a card that was very simple yet as I said before fun to look at with all the colour.

Here are the products that I used to create this sweetie of a card

Products Used

So I am heading over to Jennifer’s blog now to check out her wonderful creation.

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments again and I hope that you will all return tomorrow for Day 4.



  • fabulous! that background is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • totally awesome!

    that cupcake looks good enough to eat!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card Joy! I love how you added the white gel pen to the background flourish, it really changes it up a lot. That cup cake looks yummy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card, Joy! Such happy colors!ReplyCancel

  • wow..love the pink with the dash woh that beautiful white gel pen !And the cupcake looks so yummy !!!! :) Loved it !ReplyCancel

  • What a cute card. I love the white accents. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • What a terrific card, Joy. Especially love all the white dots, they really add that “Je ne c’est quoi” :o)ReplyCancel

  • Oooh – yummmmmy. Love the pink and polka dots. Delicious card Joy.ReplyCancel

  • ADorable. Love the cheerful colors and that background is too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Such a pretty card, and so fun! :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow…I love the pink and dot detail! Fabulous card,Joy!ReplyCancel

  • What a happy card. This has been a fun week for us to see your creations.ReplyCancel

  • Robin W.

    I love what adding the white dots did for your background. Something so simple really adds a beautiful pop! Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Cute card. I love all the clever details!!!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute card! So fun and cheerful!ReplyCancel

  • You definitely succeeded in making a card that is fun to look at! Love the colors and all the added white dots! Fabulous, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • So FUN, Joy! This has happiness written all over it….such fun little details too, love those white dots and that wonderful strip of paper. Love this!

  • This card is so cute. I love how you add the dots on the background.ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Punches of colour and a creation that was fun to look at??? You did just that, Joy! What a YUMMY delight!ReplyCancel

  • aww.. this is just cuteness! :)ReplyCancel

  • very sweet! Love it!

  • I just found your blog through Jennifer M. LOVE your creations!! I’ll be back for sure.ReplyCancel

  • love the card today and yesterday. this week with you and jennifer has been really great! thanks!ReplyCancel

  • SUPER cute card; love the white dots on the pink background and the cupcake – LOVE the pop of color with your cupcake – oh socute!!ReplyCancel

  • This is so yummy and soooo fun! Love the colours and that cupcake is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • JOY! Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your cards – they’re fabulous and I love your instructions too! Very user friendly for beginners. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • How pretty! I love how you went with bright, happy colors, rather than the traditional pastels for cupcakes. And your shading on that liner is positively perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Love the colours you used on the cupcake:-) so bright and cheerful!!! The little white dot accent is so pretty:-) Cant wait for tomorrows card!!ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet card! Love the colors and your details!ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE this card! And, since I finally took the plunge and bought my first few Copic’s, I’m going to sit down and make a few of these for my card stash! (It never hurts to have some extra, generic b’day cards around!) Thanks again for all the wonderful inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Sweet card! And there’s background stamp I want so much…. Definitely have to get that one!

  • mariah a

    That card screams happy! Thanks for all the tips and trciks you used.ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for posting pictues of all the items you used in making your projects. This is so helpful and gives encouragement to us with tired brains! ha! Love your card! Nelda in TN
    neldamc 765 @ charter.netReplyCancel

  • such a sweet card! love the colors, sparkle, and the great background with the little white dots! perfect!!!ReplyCancel

  • so sweet! love all your dotty details you added! lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • What fun! Great to see that background stamp is so many different colors.ReplyCancel

  • Brianna B

    Cupcakes-loove them!ReplyCancel

  • The little white dots really make everything pop! Fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Love the white dots added to that background.ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So if you have visited Jennifer’s blog today you would have seen that today is a very important day and it is the Lawn Fawn Blog Hop for Cards for Kids, so we decided that we would skip a day so that this important event could take place, but stay tuned as we will be back again tomorrow with another creation for you all to feast your eyes on.


So for tonight I wanted to share a card that I created with some more paper piecing. I have had the Hero Arts, Kiss from the Sun stamp set for awhile and have not inked it up yet, until now. I used a Hero Arts, Eggshell note card and stamped the Hero Arts, Graph Background that was inked with Hero Arts, Soft Sand and covered the front of the card. I cut a Spellbinder, Label 8 die and stamped the Hero Arts, Cloud stamp using some Hero Arts, Soft Pool ink over the die cut. Once this dried I took the branch with the birds on it, the branch and the bird house from the Kiss from the Sun stamp set and stamped them onto the die cut and whilst these stamps were out I stamped the bird house and the birds on the branch onto some SEI, Happy Day patterned paper. The birds and the bird house were cut out and set aside. I took my Copic markers an coloured the branches and leaves in on the die cut and then took each patterned paper images that were cut out and adhered them on the ones that were stamped onto the die cut using some foam dimensionals. I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Mi Casa stamp set and attached the die cut to the front of the card using more foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added some white string to the base of the card to tie it altogether.

Here are the products used to create this card and don’t forget to keep scrolling down for some other Bits and Pieces.









I am loving the Graph Background stamp at present and I could find myself using it on every card if I allowed myself..LOL.

So I hope you like the card tonight and don’t forget that Jennifer and I will be back again tomorrow to share more with you, but for now I wanted to leave you with some Bits and Pieces also for tonight:

So as you know Lawn Fawn is having a blog hop for Cards for Kids, so pop over there and leave some sweet comments.

Don’t forget also if you are an Aussie resident that you have a few more days left to enter the challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique.

Here are some creations that have caught my eye lately, Vera super sweet, Sarah Gorgeous layout and the last creation from Michelle really loving the idea of a pocket and sweet card inside on the front of the card.

So I hope that you will join both Jennifer and I again tomorrow.



  • Joy Stunning card. I was pretty inspired by Jenifer and bought this graph background stamp from hero arts. Would you be able to share some tips on how you get a perfect impression with it everytime?


  • What a sweet card Joy! I’m loving that graph background stamp. It’s going on my wish list.ReplyCancel

  • I love your card! It’s gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely, Joy. Your cards are always precision sharp :o)ReplyCancel

  • I love your cards & techniques .. stunning
    I’m enjoying the recent double takes from you and Jennifer ..
    it’s such a JOY :)

    Best wishes all the way from UAE

  • Love this charming card! Just lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • I just knew you were going to love the Graph Background stamp! I do too, and have been using it so much! Isn’t it fun!? Love your paper piecing! That paper is so cute and I adore this sweet card! Big hugs! :)ReplyCancel

  • You have one terrific blog here! I found my way here from the Scrapbook Boutique! I think your creations rock…if you have any tips on using the Silhouette pens, I am all ears. I find that when I tested it, my image would get drawn (ones that I had purchased even) but then the pen would scribble all over it right before it was ejected out of the machine…how frustrating! Thanks in advance for listening to me go on!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun card Joy- love those paper pieced birds and I love that graph stamp too!ReplyCancel

  • Love this sunny, fun card Joy. Great paper piecing and love that Graph stamp. Definately on my wish list!!ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute, love the layering of the birdies on the branch, the paper piecing works really well for these images!ReplyCancel

  • this is super cute, Joy!! LOVE the patterned birdies! so fresh and fun!! love this!ReplyCancel

  • Gill

    I too like the background stamp. Your card looks really fresh & fun.ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet and pretty card! I was really admiring your graph paper background until I scrolled down and saw that you made it! So cool!ReplyCancel

  • Love the pattern paper birds!!! wow! and I really need that grid background stamp:-)

    Such a cute card, love that there are two corners filled with stamping.. great design!ReplyCancel

  • great fun, love those birds!ReplyCancel

  • Joy what a beautiful card. You are giving me some wonderful ideas thanks ;) xoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Aw…Joy…this is so cute!!! Ha! I love those background stamp too! and can’t stop using them LOL! and and thanks for share my card link, hugs to you…ReplyCancel

  • Lovely card. I own the cloud stamp but don’t use nearly enough. Need to get it out and put it on my table. I love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • This involved some serious cutting out! Wow! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • This is so fun! Gorgeous card Joy! Always love seeing your cards :)ReplyCancel

  • OMG! This card is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Love this card Joy! The birdies are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Terrific card! Love it! The little birds bring a smile….

  • This is fantastic! I’m going to add you to my Google Reader, your work is breathtaking!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So it is day 2 of the challenge between Jennifer and myself and I have to say that this has started out to be a really fun experience, I felt like a kid last night at Christmas time waiting in anticipation for the big reveal of Jennifer’s card and WOW! what a card it was, that girl certainly knows how to create a masterpiece and one that draws you right in with all it’s delicate features, so if you still have not had the chance to check it out you can do so HERE.

I also wanted to take the time to thank everyone for their wonderful comments both on Jennifer’s blog and mine, I am so glad that this is inspiring you all and that you are enjoying what we are bringing to you, I hope that you will enjoy today’s blog post and again I will act like a kid and wait again to see what my wonderful friend has created.

So tonight we bring to you a card created using the Hero Arts, What’s Cooking Stamp set:




When I created my card I decided that it was time to delve in and start using my patterned paper that has been sitting and sitting in my collection and not being used so I took the Apron from this set and stamped it first onto some white card stock that was cut to size and then onto some patterned paper from October Afternoon ( I think that this companies paper truly has to be my favourite right now, just love it) I cut the apron out and adhered it to the apron that had been stamped onto white card stock using some foam dimensionals, I also stamped the pockets another piece of October Afternoon patterned paper and cut them out and adhered them onto the apron also. I took Copic Sketch Pens and coloured the hearts and the ties in on the apron to match. Next, taking the sentiment from the set I stamped it at the bottom of the white card stock and set aside. I took more October Afternoon patterned paper and cut a piece slightly larger then the white card stock and adhered each of these together using more foam dimensionals. To form the card, I cut some Kraft card stock to size, folded in half and using the Hero Arts, Cling Dot background stamp I inked it up with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White and covered the entire front of the card, once this had dried I adhered the other card stock and patterned paper to the front of the card using foam dimensionals.

A great way to use up patterned paper that you have on hand and paper piece images, really fun!

So now I am off to check out Jennifer’s blog and see what wonderful and inspiring creation she has created today, why not follow me :)

I also thought that I would change the way I do blog posting, I have seen a number of blogs that show some if not all of the products that they use to create their project and I felt that this is such a wonderful idea that I thought it would be fun to start this on my blog, so here are some of the products that I used to create this card:

Hero Arts, Cling Dot Background Stamp:


Colorbox Ink, Frost White:


October Afternoon Patterned Paper:

Paper Pad Cover 2

Paper Pad Cover 2

Looking forward to bringing you another fun blog post tomorrow!



  • Oooh this card is fabby!!! Love your paper piecing, I too have a huge stash of papers that I haven’t touched so thanks for reminding me!

  • Wow! Beautiful card! LOVE the apron and the pp you used for it!ReplyCancel

  • Oooh – LOVE this!! Love seeing you and Jennifer use the same stamp to create such sweet cards – BOTH are gorgeous and inspiring and perfect. Love the little red pockets. :)
    Can’t wait for tomorrow….ReplyCancel

  • Great card, lovely idea to work with paper ! Great, love it,
    have a nice day,

  • wow…the card is sooooo cute…loved the colours…absolutely stunning ! You and jennifer rock :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • So cute, Joy! Wonderful use of such pretty paper! Following you right over to Jennifer’s blog! Hugs, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • can’t believe how we used the same images! SO FUNNY!
    i adore adore adore your card, sweetie!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE that apron in that gorgeous pattern paper! You did an awesome job, Joy!!ReplyCancel

  • Wow this is gorgeous Joy, love the apron colours and those cute polka dot pockets.ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous work, once again!
    I’m loving this apron card! So fun! :)ReplyCancel

  • Aw…So cute,Joy! Love…love the apron so much!
    Can’t wait for tomorrow!!!ReplyCancel

  • What a delightful card…love the papers and the wonderful retro colors. You are doing a fabulous job with this “challenge”!
    bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Very cute card. Love how you popped the apron up for some added dimension!!ReplyCancel

  • Another precious card! I really like that you’re starting to include some of the product you use – makes it so much easier to use your posts as “enablers” >big wink!< For example, I *really* think I need that polka dot stamp and the papers….ReplyCancel

  • Wow! the paper peicing is so cute, perfect paper for this card, love the layered doily paper too..
    Love this card Joy!!ReplyCancel

  • SO cute!! I love how you choose the paper and piecing the apron.ReplyCancel

  • Super cute, Joy! Love your paper pieced apron–love the red pockets! Great minds do think alike!ReplyCancel

  • Too cute, that apron really is the perfect image for paper piecing!ReplyCancel

  • I would so love an apron like that! Beautiful card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Sooo cute!! Love it :) :) :)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Really, really love your cards! I’m a new stamper and your work is so inspiring! Thank you!

    So CaliforniaReplyCancel

  • This is such fun! What a great card! And Jennifer’s, too! Thanks for including us in your fun inspiration project.ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous card – love it!!
    Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Joy this card is just FABULOUS!!! I love the paper you chose for the apron…it’s just sweet perfection!! You are really making me want this set!ReplyCancel

  • Another awesome twosome Joy… both your card and Jennifer’s are so good. Like that both of you had similar ideas.ReplyCancel

  • this is so sweet! love the pieced apron!ReplyCancel

  • Alamo Girl

    Totally cute-tacious!
    I just can’t decide whose card I like better.
    Love them both!ReplyCancel

  • OK, now I’m getting into this challenge you both are doing! I just became a fan and follower last night…and I am having fun waiting till the next one! I love what you gals are doing! Totally inspiring! Thanks! till manana!! Jules:)ReplyCancel

  • Mendi Yoshikawa

    Ooh! Is that the perfect patterned paper for an apron, or what?! Love it! Thanks for the reminder to pull out patterned paper with my stamps–it just makes them that much cuter! :)ReplyCancel

  • I love this Joy! Such a cute card and the paper pieced apron is fab! :)ReplyCancel

  • Love that thrift shop paper so much. This reminds me of an apron from back in the day. Love it Joy! Great layering too.ReplyCancel

  • Such a fun stamp set. Love the paper piecing and layering you did on your pretty card.ReplyCancel

  • Ok, I had to smile big when I saw your card today! Our minds seem to work alike a bit :)) Last week I sent away a card that was accepted for the CARDS magazine and I used this apron stamp with exactly this Thrift Shop paper!!! Ha, when the mag comes out everybody will think I cased your card!
    Can’t wait to see your next card!ReplyCancel

  • So FABULOUS joy, so happy for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Really cute card, and big congratulations at getting to work with Jennifer, Wow and again WOW. absolutely love your work, I think you should think about instructional videos too.

  • Joy, I love the apron with the patterned paper! Super cute card!!ReplyCancel

  • Love this, and Jennifer’s card… would be a perfect card for so many fun things.ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE that paper that you chose for the apron!!! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Great card! Love the paper choice and the dot background on the kraft paper!

  • The detail on the apron is amazing!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So I have big, exciting news, this weeks blog posts I will be doing something a little special. I will be sharing the week with Jennifer McGuire, we have decided to show case 6 cards together, using 6 different stamps. I am super, super excited about this event and I could not be more honoured to have this opportunity to do this.

I have been a great admirer of Jennifer, who inspires me every time she creates, she is a truly wonderful, kind hearted and generous person, one in which I am grateful is a part of my life.

I hope that we inspire others out there this week to create and have fun!

The first card I will be sharing with you today shows one of the techniques that Jennifer uses in some of her creations, which is emboss resist.


I took the stamp Flowing Flowers and Leaves from Hero Arts and stamped it onto several pieces of white card stock using Versamark Ink, I then embossed with clear embossing powder. Once this was embossed I took Ranger, Distress Ink, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters and covered each piece of the white embossed card stock heavily with each of the inks. I took a 1 inch Fiskars circle punch and punched several circles out of each colour. Next, taking more white card stock, I cut it to size, folded in half to form a card and using the Score Pal I scored 3 lines down one side of the card. I adhered each of the punched out circles down the other side of the card using some foam dimensionals and with some left over white card stock I cut a tag and stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Leaf Prints stamp set and adhered this to the card using more foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added some rhinestones either side of the sentiment to finish the card.

A card that is quite simple to make and even though a lot of white, the punch of colour makes the card quite eye catching, so don’t be afraid to use white, there is so much that you can do with it.

Okay, so make sure that you all go on over to Jennifer’s Blog and check out what she has created with this wonderful stamp.

I look forward to the week ahead with Jennifer and with you my fellow bloggers and stampers.

Hugs to you all!


  • How exciting for you Joy! Your card is lovely – very crisp looking with the white and the bold circles. Off to check out Jennifer’s blog now!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – what a stunning card. Love the brightness of the colours against the white. Gorgeous. And what a FAB idea – will be checking in with you both all week. :)ReplyCancel

  • WOW! I love love love love your card!
    I think it is cool we both did resist with distress inks! love you.ReplyCancel

  • Love the card you created now to go check out Jennifer’s card.ReplyCancel

  • ooooh, I love your clean and striking card!!!!! The colors are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! Love the bright colors, clean design, and wonderful white space! What a fun challenge the 2 of you have going!ReplyCancel

  • Wow…How Fun!!!!
    This is simply Gorgeous,Joy! Now…go to Jennifer’s blog!ReplyCancel

  • Love this design, Joy – so fresh and clean!ReplyCancel

  • What an exciting week ahead!! Cant wait to check both of you girls posts:-)

    The red in your card really makes it ‘pop’, super design, love the CAS look.. and the scored lines are such an elegant touch:-)ReplyCancel

  • How beautiful! Tons of pop for using white.

  • Turned out beautifully! And looking forward to more!ReplyCancel

  • This is so exciting, Joy! WOW! I can’t wait to see what you both come up with this week!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card! This is going to be such an exciting week!ReplyCancel

  • very cool, would never of guessed it was the same stamp as Jennifer used!

  • Really beautiful Joy, the colours pop and the white brings elegance. Enjoy your week!ReplyCancel

  • Wow!! Simply stunning!! You have inspired me to tryout more techniques when I stamp. Hugs, CarlyReplyCancel

  • Your card is lovely!!! I know you and Jennifer will have lots of beautiful ideas for us this week! Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful design Joy and love the splashed of colour!ReplyCancel

  • Bold, bright and beautiful! The score marks along the side really pull the whole thing together. Nice job!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous card! Love the circles!ReplyCancel

  • Love how you cut the image into circles, Joy! Fabulous design and beautiful colors! What a fun week it’s gonna be with the two of you! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • This is a simply stunning card Joy, love the simplicity of the white background with the gorgeous pops of colour. Jennifers card is so different and using the same stamp. Very inspirational!!ReplyCancel

  • Very fun Joy, love your embossing and the circular elements are always a welcoming look on a card!ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow, I love your clean and beautiful design, Joy! What a wonderful way to use the challenge stamp…and how different from the way Jennifer used it too! This is such a great idea and I’m looking forward to inspiring work from both of you!

  • …………….THUD!!! This is gorgeous! I feel a CASE comin’ on, girl! Love it! Ooh, LOLLY, do I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, what an exciting week! :)
    Your card is so fabulous! I can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Wow this is just gorgeous Joy love the white space along with the splashes of color!!!!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun challenge for both of you! Love the circles! Looking forward to the whole week to see what you come up with!ReplyCancel

  • Mendi Yoshikawa

    This is GORGEOUS! I never would have thought of using this background to punch out circles. It’s such a fun, clean look and makes me look at this stamp of mine in a whole new light!ReplyCancel

  • this is so beautiful, Joy! love the colors and the simple design! looking forward to see more!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful–love the colors you chose.ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow! Not only is this fabulous and the colors wonderful but it is a great way to see what those different stamp pad colors really are!ReplyCancel

  • How very AWESOME and exciting! I will be watching out for yours and Jennifer’s posts!!! LOVE LOVE this, Joy!! You and Jennifer are so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • super neat card! who’da thunk to piece these together in little circles? joy you are so creative! looking forward to the rest of the week :)ReplyCancel

  • Lovely card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Love this look! I think it’s such a fabulous new way to “see” that stamp!ReplyCancel

  • This is so exciting Joy! I’m soo happy for you! Your card is stunning and I can’t wait to see what you both come up with the rest of the week :)ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so simple and clean, I love it!!! Can’t wait to see your work for the 7 day challenge!!ReplyCancel

  • I love the simplicity of this card. It’s so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • HOW wonderful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely fantastic Joy. What a great idea. I’ll be looking at your posts when I get back to catch up on all the rest of the week. EnjoyReplyCancel

  • Love, love, love this card!! Everything about it. I’m so excited you and Jennifer are doing this event this week – you are my two favorite bloggers! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • What a great week we’re all going to have – and what a fabulous card this is!ReplyCancel

  • I love this card so much! Will have to try my version of it :)ReplyCancel

  • I love this! Totally gonna CASE it :)ReplyCancel

  • Really pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Great card! I bought Wild Honey Distress ink because of this! Love the colors you used!

  • Love the bright colors against the white, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So today’s card seems to be appropriate as it has been raining here all day. I created a card using another digital image, this one was also from The Greeting Farm called Rain Rain.


So I downloaded the image and resized it to the size that I was after, I printed it out onto some white card stock and coloured the image in using my Copics, once the image was coloured I cut her out and set her aside. I took more white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, cutting a circle using the Spellbinders, Circles die. I then inked up the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp with Hero Arts, Soft Pool ink and stamped over the top of the circle. Taking the coloured image I adhered her to the circle using some foam dimensionals. Next, taking some American Crafts patterned paper (which has been in my collection for I don’t know how long..LOL) I cut it to size and sewed around the edges, I also took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and distressed the edges, I also decided to add some distress ink to the outer edges of the circle as well, I then added a sentiment at the bottom of the patterned paper using the Hero Arts, Sweet Wonderful You stamp set. I then took more white card stock and cut it to size and folded in half to form the card, lastly, I adhered the round circle with the image on it to the patterned paper using more foam dimensionals and then adhered the patterned paper to the front of the card.

Here is another view of the card:


I really enjoyed making this card tonight and I hope it inspires you out there to have a go at using some digital stamps.

So that is about all for tonight, but before I go I wanted to let you know to pop back here tomorrow and check out the big event that will be starting tomorrow, looking forward to bringing you a surprise :)

Have a great night!



  • Joy… this is adorable. I love the colours you chose – and the Copic colouring in is stunning. Those new pens have come into good use!ReplyCancel

  • Grat card ! Love the shiny part in your colouring ! My I invite you to visit my fresh blog
    and feel free to leave a comment or become a follower. It will be much appreciated !
    Have a nice sunday, greetings, Martina

  • Oh so cute! I love the colouring, and that graph stamp is great too!ReplyCancel

  • shes the cutest, I always admire your colouring!ReplyCancel

  • Don’t ya just love that Graph Background stamp?! Adorable card, Joy! Love your coloring. . . you’re so darn good at it!! Hugs to you, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Gosh I love love love this!!! Sooo cute, the little circle with the girl is so adorable:-)

    And dont get me started on how fab the American Crafts Patterned paper is!! wow!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gill

    Hi Joy,

    I have been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now. Thank you for all the inspiration.
    I have been put off using digital downloads as the couple of times I have tried, I get an enormous image & don’t know how to downsize it. Would it be possible for you to include some instructions on your blog, or at least to refer me to some info. Many thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Very cute, love the yellow and blue!!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable! You are definitely a Copic master!ReplyCancel

  • Aww this is so cute! Your colouring is always amazing – soo jealous! :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy, this is adorable – the colouring is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute, Joy! Love your coloring, too!ReplyCancel

  • I enjoy your creations on Scrapbook Boutique. This is a fab colour combination and I love the graph stamp too!ReplyCancel

  • Sweet! So cute in those yellows and blues!ReplyCancel

  • awww… this is so sweet, Joy!! love your coloring on Rain Rain! lovely card!ReplyCancel

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