Hi everyone! Extremely late posting tonight, I had to work until 10pm tonight, so am just about to head to bed, so thought I would post this quickly then go. I hope that you have all had a great day, I have 1 more day left of work, cannot wait for the weekend to arrive.

Tonight’s card I started with white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, cutting 2 Labels 8 die cuts with my Spellbinder Die, I then stamped in 3 different places on one edge of the front part of the die cut card stock, Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers stamp and also 2 times onto some scratch white card stock, along with a few leaves, I coloured the images with my Copics ( see photo below of Copics used). I cut out the 2 images of the flowers and the leaves that were on the scratch white card stock and mounted the cut out images over the main images on the die cut. I took my Hero Arts, Truly Appreciated stamp set and stamped a sentiment on the other side of the stamped flowers and leaves. I added some black stitching lines to the outside of the die cut, soften the edges with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and lastly, added some pearls to the flowers and the die cut and glue both die cuts together to form the card.

Photo of Copics.

I hope that this posting makes sense…..LOL, rather tired tonight, please excuse any mistakes.

Well off to bed, have a good one!


  • Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for including the step by step instructions. Hugs, Julie <3ReplyCancel

  • Joy! This is so pretty!! I just love how you made this card!! Take a look, (again) at the Hero Twitter page! Yup, you are mentioned again with this one!! You are on a roll!! Love it!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! Love the elegance of your card!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning card! Your craftsmanship is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, Joy, this card is beautiful! I love the colors and the subtle distress on the edges. I have that stamp set ordered and now I have some wonderful inspiration for when it arrives..thanks so much for sharing!!

  • This is so pretty! Your colouring is beautiful!

  • I’m glad I found your blog through Jennifer McGuire’s post…(HA Blog, perhaps?)….. you inspire me. I am not a detail person, and generally I wouldn’t be interested in a stylized floral image. That is, until the new HA flowers came along. I LOVE this floral image, and you have provided some wonderful inspiration for me.ReplyCancel

Evening everyone! Very late post tonight, sorry about that, I have been at work and then had to come home and finish the card off, was feeling rather tired tonight, so took me a little longer to get motivated to finish the card.

I started with green card stock for card, I stamped Hero Arts, Design Block Flourish in Versamark Ink over the front of the card, set aside to dry, I took some pink card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, cutting it with my Spellbinder Die, Scalloped Square, I then cut a cream square of card stock to fit the centre of the die cut, glued the card stocks together and added dimensionals and placed onto card. I had some left over butterflies that I had cut of on my Silhouette machine the other day so I decided to colour them in using some Stampin Up, Certainly Celery ink, I then glued all 4 butterflies together making them appear to be dimensional (Jennifer McGuire used this technique). I spritzed the butterflies with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl and left to dry, once dry I added some pearls to the centre of the butterfly and glued to the cream card stock, I then drew the feelers on. Lastly, I added a Hero Arts, Valentines Saying sentiment stamp to the bottom of the card along with some pearls.

Another view of card.

Enjoy tonights card, something a little different to what I have been doing lately. A sweet card for any wonderful friend.

Have a great night for what is left. I will hopefully catch you all tomorrow.


  • Joy, this has got to be my favorite of your cards so far!!! WOW! I absolutely love the colors and 3-D butterfly!! Just gorgeous!! :)ReplyCancel

  • This one is so beautiful! Love its simplicity!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is very pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful creation, Joy! Congrats for being featured in HA Twitter!ReplyCancel

  • Your green card is very cute. This is so beautiful! The Butterfly style is very nice. The background of the card is very meaningful. Your card is very pretty!ReplyCancel

Evening All! I gather that everyone had a good day today, being the start of the week, or did everyone have Mondayitis…LOL. It has been rather a warm, muggie day here today, thought that we might have received more rain, but nothing at present, keep wishing I suppose.

Well tonight’s card, I decided to make another flower card, I started with pink card stock for the base card. I took some white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug embossing it with a Quickutz, Polka Dots Small folder, I then took my Ranger, Distress Inks, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen and blended over the top of the embossed card stock until I was satisfied with the end result, I corner rounded the corners and set aside to dry. Whilst the card stock was drying I took another lot of white card stock and stamped a flower from the Hero Arts, Aritistic Borders and a stem from the Big and Small Flower stamp set with my Tuxedo Memento Black Ink, the flower I stamped 3 times and the stem once, I then coloured the images in with my Copics (see photo below for colours used) once coloured in I cut the stem and 3 different sizes of the flower and mounted them all together, this gave the image a layered look, I mounted the flower and stem onto the blended card stock with dimensionals and lastly, added a sentiment form the Hero Arts, Birthday Sayings stamp set at the bottom of the card and mounted the blended card stock with dimensionals to the pink card.

Here is a photo of the Copics used.

I hope that you are enjoying your evening, I will be back tomorrow with another post.

Thanks for stopping by!


  • One of my favorite flowers! You’ve given it a nice fresh look; must go dig it out again……Love your colors!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome, Joy!! Love it so much!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Love it! Just a simple flower over this beautiful background!ReplyCancel

Hi everyone! So how was everyone’s weekend? Mine has been hectic, Saturday and Sunday I had to work so not much time to play in the craft room, although, I have managed to make a card for tonight’s post, and yes, it is another distress ink card……..LOL.

Tonight’s card I started with a piece of card stock that is similar to kraft, I stamped Hero Arts, Design Block Flourish stamp with Versamark Ink over the card stock and sewed around the edges of this piece of card stock, distressed the edges with my scissors and took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen and started to blend until I was completley satisfied with the end result, I set this aside so that the ink would have time to dry. Then using white card stock I cut 3 different sized butterflies out on my Silhouette Machine and blended them with Ranger, Distress Ink, Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender to get the desired look, I misted them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl and once dried I glued them to the distressed piece of card stock. I added a Hero Arts, Truly Appreciated sentiment to the bottom of the card stock, lastly, I added some bling to match and mounted it onto the card with some dimensionals.

I hope that you like tonight’s card and some inspiration from this card helps you to design one of your own.

Have great evening everyone.

(Also little reminder, don’t forget to drop over to Jennifer McGuire’s blog to read up on Cards for Kids, a wonderful drive that Jennifer and the other ladies are running, such a small gift that can bring a beautiful smile to a child and their families).

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Love the added butterflies on this one, Joy! So pretty in purple!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Love this! So just trying to follow what you did…You put distress ink directly over the Versamark? Does it need to dry first? Sorry, new to these techniques…thanks!ReplyCancel

  • GORGEOUS distressing! I LOVE this card!ReplyCancel

  • This looks gorgeous, Joy! I love the background! And the butterflies are standing out really well!ReplyCancel

Afternoon all, I am currently on my lunch break so I have decided to post now instead of later on as I know that I am going to be exhausted by the end of my shift, we have been flat out.

So today’s card is another, yes you guessed it distressed card, I know, I know I have a problem, but I just love these so much……..LOL.

I started with a green card for the base card, I then took Hero Arts, Old Letter Writing and stamped it with Ranger, Distress Ink, Peeled Paint, I covered the entire front of the card and also blended the edges, I set this aside to dry. I then took some scratch white card stock and inked up a Hero Arts, Special Edition, Creative Tree with Ranger, Distress Ink, Peeled Paint and spritz it with some water using my Ranger, Mini Mister and stamped onto the white card stock, I then heat set the image and took my sewing machine and sewed around the edges (mind you not very good……..LOL). I then distressed the edges and blended them with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen, I mounted it to the card using dimensionals. I added a sentiment to the bottom of the card using a brown strip of card stock and stamped a Hero Arts, Birthday Sayings sentiment and glued it to the green card.

Enjoy today’s card, I look forward in showing another card tomorrow, and yes it could possibly be another distress card………LOL, I just think when you are on a good wicket and love something then go for it.

Have a fabulous day.


  • Hi Joy, this is one stunning card!!!! I love it. It is a perfect male’s card. I think your run with the distress inks is fantastic & I can’t wait to see what else you come up with. Hoping your weekend is great xoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Joy, I love reading your blog and how you make your cards! I also like the fact that your stitching isn’t perfect! It adds to the overall distressed look that you’re going for! I love the saying, “when you are on a good wicket”! Must be an Australian term. I agree though! You do such a great job distressing, and I love them all, so keep them coming! :)ReplyCancel

  • This is really a stunning card! Love the distressing and the colorcombo!ReplyCancel

  • love all the distress ink on this Joy, gives it such great depth! I really liked these tree stamps but never got around to getting them in the end. Now I honestly don’t have the space for them!ReplyCancel

  • I LIKE your distressed cards! In fact, that’s why I have a shortcut to your blog on my desktop. ;-) You provide wonderful ideas for these fabulous inks.ReplyCancel

  • Love the glow you created with your distressing!ReplyCancel

Morning Everyone. I just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of the first round of the Hero Arts competition, there was some amazing creations and everyone should be very proud of their works. To the girls that have won, enjoy your prize. Good luck to everyone for the next round.

Well decided to post early today as I have the rest of the house work to get done and make a card for a lady that will be here to pick it up this afternoon, so best get cracking.

Before you even say it, I know another Distress card, I can hear all the sighs………LOL, sorry guys just on a roll with that yummy stuff at present…..LOL.

I started with green card stock for the base of card, then on a scratch piece of white card stock I stamped Hero Arts, Long Leaf Flower Border with Versamark Ink 3 times and each time masking the previous one already stamped, I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I then got my trusty Ranger, Distress Inks, Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick and started to blend into the middle, this as you all no is embossed resist, once I was happy with the result, I distressed the edges of the image and added some more Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy. I also decided that I needed to have a little something else to the image so I stamped Hero Arts, Good Fortune, Butterfly in 3 different spots on the image. I added some dimensionals to the image and added it to the card. At the bottom of the card I stamped Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed it with some American Crafts, Zing, White powder. Lastly, added some black pearls either side of the embossed sentiment.

I hope you like today’s card, I will try and stay away from the Distress Inks today, I won’t promise anything, because you have to admit that it is very addictive………LOL.

Have a great Friday everyone.


  • Hi Joy, I think that this is so pretty, you must be on a roll with those yummy inks. I say if it’s working for you then stick to it ;). Well till at least you want to do something different.ReplyCancel

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