Hello Everyone! Sorry for the MIA situation again, I have had a lot going on in life over the last week and not all was good, but I am hoping that things are starting to get back on track again.

So today’s card has been made for the wonderful, kind and generous Jennifer McGuire, Michelle over at Flickr organised all us girls to make a card for her, to cheer her up a bit considering her Husband was caught in Germany due to the Iceland, volcano. So hence here is the card that I made for her.I started with white card stock, cut to size and folded in half, I stamped Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics 2 at the base of the card 2 times with Colorbox Ink, Rainforest, Celadon, I set this aside. I then stamped the largest butterfly from the Hero Arts, Cling, Three Butterflies stamp set onto some white card stock and coloured them in with my Copics, once I was happy with the end result I added some touches of Copic, Spica, Silver to the butterfly and cut each butterfly out. I mounted each butterfly to the card with some foam dimensionals between each layer of butterfly. Next, I cut a tag and stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter, I attached the tag to the base of the card with some foam dimensionals, lastly, I added some rhinestones and antennas to the butterfly to finish the card.

Here are some more photos of the card.

I know that Jennifer’s Husband is now on his way home, if not home, but I do hope this may cheer her day anyway and know that all us girls are thinking of her always. Thank you Michelle for being so kind and thoughtful and for arranging such a wonderful, kind thing.

So take a look at all the girls work over at Flickr and leave some wonderful comments for all these talented ladies.

Hope you all have a great day and I will catch you all tomorrow.

Hugs to you all.


  • Hi Joy! I love this card! Well, I guess I love all your cards!! It’s true…I do! This one is so fun with the large dots at the bottom! Love your coloring of the butterfly! And you placed the gems perfectly! Jennifer is sure to love it too! :)ReplyCancel

  • Pretty card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • That blue butterfly is so pretty. I love the polka dots too. I’m sure it will cheer Jennifer up a lot.ReplyCancel

  • This is absolutely delightful! That blue just melts my heart Joy!! Love it! Hope all gets back to norm for you soon!ReplyCancel

  • So pretty! I saw it on flickr and love the colors and the stacked butterflies!ReplyCancel

  • I love the simple elegance of your card! The colors are so soothing….I’m sure Jennifer will love it! I do!ReplyCancel

  • This is beautiful, Joy! I missed that thing with the cards for Jennifer… I hope everything will be better for you, soon! Take care!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! This is so beautiful! Love the blue against the white and gems!ReplyCancel

  • I love the rich, bold color of your butterfly! It really pops against the crisp white background! BEAUTIFUL card!ReplyCancel

  • Such a lovely simple card!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card!! What a lovely color and hue you use!ReplyCancel

Hi! So finally I am back, I have got the applications that I need for my new computer loaded on so I will be able to blog again as normal, thank goodness for technology.

So tonight I will share a photo of some craft goodies that I have brought whilst I was on my shopping venture the other day and also what I have received in the mail today.

Loving my new papers, including some October Afternoon paper pads, Grace Taylor paper pad this is really yummy and I think Pink Paislee, Queen Bee paper pad. I brought some more Zing embossing powder, got to love that stuff. New pair of scissors to cut ribbon with, a few more papers from the My Minds Eye, Quite Contrary collection papers, also loving the Jillibean stamps that I will use next year for Easter, they are so adorable, the other things are just some tape ribbon and rhinestones.

Hope you enjoy the photo of my little goodies.

I will hopefully be back tomorrow with a card to share.

Enjoy your night.



  • one word….YUM!ReplyCancel

  • I love the size of the October afternoon paper pads, they are so versatile. Cant wait to see what you do with them :-)ReplyCancel

  • Yummy goodies!ReplyCancel

  • So yummy! Looking forward to all beauties you’ll create with those things!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome haul, Joy! Love it all! And so glad you are up and running now on your new computer! Hugs! :)ReplyCancel

  • These are really delish Joy! I love Pink Paislee but have never bought them before and I can never get enough of OA, although I didn’t buy any of their most recent release..maybe next time, enjoy your goodies!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! WooHoo! have managed to figure out how to get a couple of applications onto the new computer to post a card for you, still a little ways off yet but at least I can do some basic work again.

I made this card for Scrapbook Boutique a few weeks ago, so thought that I would share it with you.

I started with straw coloured card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. Onto a piece of white card stock I blended some Ranger, Distress Ink, Faded Jeans at the top half of the white piece of card stock to form a sky, I then sewed around the edges of the blended card stock and set aside. I took some Basic Grey, Origins paper and formed 2 hills then distressed the edges and add some Ranger, Distress Ink, Peeled Paint to add extra tones, I adhered these to the blended white card stock with some foam dimensionals. Next, I took 2 flowers from the Basic Grey, Origins, Fabric Bloomers set and added some stems which were stamped onto some white card stock using Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers, these were coloured in with my Copics and cut out. I adhered these to the flowers and added them to the blended white card stock, the stems were added under the hills. I added some stamped ladybugs from the Hero Arts, Adorable Baby Girl stamp set and Lastly, made a tag from some white card stock and stamped a Hero Arts, Birthday Sayings sentiment onto tag and adhered to the bottom of the card with a button to finish the card off.

Enjoy today’s card, I will try to be back up and running to normal again soon.

Have a great rest of your weekend.


  • Love this super colourful card!! great job with the colouring:-)ReplyCancel

  • Glad your computer is up and running, apps and all! Love your card, especially your ink distressed sky.ReplyCancel

  • joy!! just fantastic ~ i love this!!ReplyCancel

  • This is so pretty, Joy! Love those flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, Joy! Fabulous card! I adore the way you formed the sky! Your flowers are so unique! Love this! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Joy! Love your ladybugs!ReplyCancel

  • Those little ladybugs are soooo cute! I’m glad you’re close to getting your new computer sorted out.ReplyCancel

  • This is so pretty and whimsical too, the happy flowers look like they are singing spring time and I love the hill with your ladybugs!ReplyCancel

Hi All! Just wanted to keep you updated a little, just to let you know that I am doing very minimal with my new computer as I am still watiting for virus protection, so I don’t want to risk it too much by being on the net blogging etc.

Thanks for understanding and thank you for all your wonderful comments, they are so appreciated.

Hugs to you all.

I will be back soon.



Hi Everyone! Short post tonight, just to let you know that if I am MIA for a couple of days then you will know why, I had to buy a new computer today, whilst I was on my little shopping expedition, I still have my old one but at present will only be able to do minimal things, so you may see me in patches. I need to do a few adjustments to the new computer before I am back on deck again, so keep checking in to see.

I do have a card to share, and will hopefully share this with you tomorrow, along with the little scrapbook haul that I got today, so stay tuned. I need to load a couple of applications onto the new computer to be able to complete my blog posts properly.

In the mean time here are a few bits and pieces for you to feast you eyes on:

Everyone go check out Libby’s new blog look, fabulous look.

Take a look at Dawn’s Blog, so many pretty cards and very inventive.

Loving Ashley’s beautiful card.

Lastly, I loved this card so much and had to share it, if you have seen this on Flickr you will know what I mean, love this.

Have a great rest of your night and I do hope your weekend is filled with lots of fun.

Hoping to see you all tomorrow.



  • Yay for new computers! I’m sure you’ll be up and running in no time!
    Have a great weekend, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy! Thanks for the warning. I might’ve been worried again! Get that computer running fast! I miss ya when you’re not around! :)ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on your new computer and hope you will be able to get it up and running soon, can’t wait to see your new card! Enjoy and have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Hoping your new software is here quick smart and your frustration at being offline comes to an end!! Can’t wait to see you back here with your gorgeous creations when you can. Hugs, Michey xxxReplyCancel

Hello Everyone! Again, I need to apologise for my absence, still trying to get over this rotten infection and trying to get my house back into living conditions again, also with just general life, it has just been a little busy this week to be able to sit and create and blog, so I aplogise.

Today I have made a card that uses paper piecing, I wanted to enter this flower card into the Moxie Fab World competition but ran out of time to put it together, so I thought that I would share it with you today. I have to also thank Cath Edvalson for the shout out on her blog for my little tree card that I entered into the Moxie Fab World, Picking Up Pieces competition, and to thank everyone that has left a comment on my blog congratulating me. Lastly, Congratulations to all the winners of the competition, you work was so creative and beautiful.

So onto today’s card, I started with a white card, cut to size and folded in half and set aside, I then cut a pink and cream piece of card stock slightly smaller then the card, I distressed each of the sides of the card stock with my scissors and then took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and blended over the edges of the cream card stock. I then took paper from the My Minds Eye, Quite Contrary Collection and stamped Hero Arts, Big Flowers Pattern, Flower onto 3 different pattern papers from the collection, I also stamped leaves from the same stamp set onto some patterned paper from the same collection, I cut each of the leaves and flowers out, making sure to cut one flower smaller then the other, I added some Glossy Accents to the largest flower, once this was dry I used foam dimensionals to add height between each flower and added a button to the centre of the flower. The flower was assembled and using some Ranger, Distress ink, Victorian Velvet I added some blending to the outer edges of the flower and set aside to dry. I then cut a strip of green card stock to form a stem and used some Ranger, Distress Ink, Forest Moss to change the colour to a deeper green, I also added the same ink to the leaves. I assembled the flower onto the cream card stock using some foam dimensionals and added the stem and leaves also. I added a sentiment to the bottom of the cream card stock using Hero Arts, Thoughtful Messages stamp set, stamped with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter. I adhered both cream and pink card stocks to the white card and then felt that the card was missing something so I added some stamping to form a background using, Hero Arts, Be Happy, Bee Trail stamping it with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Dusty Plum and lastly, adding some pearls to finish the card.

Here is another view of the card.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and that you find some inspiration to try out the technique using paper piecing, it really is a lot of fun and gives your card another aspect.

Have a great Thursday and I will hopefully catch you all tomorrow!

Don’t forget that you can ask me anything, just check out my side bar for Formspring and ask away, well within reason……..LOL.

Have fun!


  • This card really is a work of art, Joy! I love everything about it! From the flower, to the distressed edges to those fabulous little swirls you created with the Bee trail stamp! Such creativity! Love your work, and so good to see it again!! Missed you! :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy!! I am sorry you are still struggling with that infection! But I am glad to see this amazing creation! Your card is gorgeous! I hope one day I’ll own a Joy original- your work is fab!!


  • Wow, that’s really cool and very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Great card – love everything about it. Hope you are feeling better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Sorry to hear you are still not feeling the best!
    You have created a wonderful flower and card!

    Love how you place pearls on your card.ReplyCancel

  • So sorry to hear you are still not perfect. Hope you will be on the mend soon. This card is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous colors and dimension on this, wow! Love the bits of glossy accents to this flower too!ReplyCancel

  • This card is absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on being featured in HA Twitter. This flower does speak volumnes!ReplyCancel

  • Love this card!
    I absolutely love all the colors and the great dimension! Great job! :)ReplyCancel

  • Delightful card, Joy! I found it on Twitter, yippee! I pray you will be fully recovered soon, I’m thinking of you and praying for you.

  • Joy! This is sooo cute and perfectly pieced! I am so impressed! Congrats on the HA tweet!!!! VERY well-deserved!ReplyCancel

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