Hi Everyone! How is everyone’s Tuesday going? Well I had a very early start this morning, so have not had a chance to make a card today and am feeling rather tired today, so sorry about that, but I do have a card a made quite awhile back to share with you.

I started with white card stock for card, then took another piece of white card stock and stamped Hero Arts, Designer Woodgrain stamp with some Versamark Ink and clear embossed it. I took my Ranger, Distress Inks, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade and blended over the top of the embossed card stock until happy with the end result, I corner rounded the edges and set aside. I used my Silhouette Machine and cut 2 die cuts out in brown card stock, I added dimensionals under the birthday die cut and placed it onto the embossed card stock, I then ran the other die cut through the Xyron 250, removable adhesive machine and glued it also onto the embossed card stock. Lastly, I added dimensionals under the card stock and attatched to the main card.

Quite an effective card and quick and easy to do using the Silhouette Machine, I think a must have tool in anyones craft room.

Enjoy today’s card.

Hopefully catch you all tomorrow.


  • A perfect male card! I love how you worked on the color of the bg! And those cut outs look great on 3-D pop-dots!ReplyCancel

  • What a perfect card for a male….love this!ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic card! Love how the woodgrain looks behind the raised letters!ReplyCancel

Afternoon everyone, I do hope that your Monday was a good one, I had a short shift at work today which was good. Still playing nurse maid to my partner Darryl, who hurt his back over the weekend, he had today off and it looks like he will be off work tomorrow, play it by ear I suppose.

Enough blabber from me, onto today’s card.

I brought Sassafras Lass Blossoms awhile back and never really knew what to do with them, so hence they just sat in my stash waiting to be used and used I did last night.

I started with white card stock for the card, then stamped Papertrey Ink, Everyday Button Bits, Flower Pot that was in this stamp set with some Colorbox Ink, Chestnut Roan 4 times across the card, then with my Sassfrass Lass Blossoms, Spring Sprout and Homegrown, I added 4 to the tops of the stamped image, I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings set at the bottom of the card, along with adding some rhinestones either end of the sentiment and I stamped butterflies from the Hero Arts, Good Fortune stamp set around the flowers. Lastly, I added a border of black dots around the edge of the card to frame it.

Very, very easy card to make and fun.

I hope you enjoy today’s card.

Will be back tomorrow with another card, hope to catch you all then. Have a great night!

Thanks for stopping by!


  • This is so cute, Joy! Just love those flower pots!! Can’t wait to see similar ones on my deck!ReplyCancel

Afternoon All! Are you all enjoying what is left of your weekend? I have enjoyed the weekend, only wished it didn’t end so quickly….LOL.

Well today’s card I wanted something just a little different from the usual blending affair, so I made a little card perfect for a little girls birthday.

I started with kraft card stock for card folded in half and set aside. I stamped an elephant 3 times onto some white card stock out of the Hero Arts, Happy Day Animals stamp set in Tuxedo Memento black ink, I took my Copics and coloured the images in until I was happy with the end result (see photo below for Copics used). I cut all 3 images out and set aside. I then took a piece of pink card stock and stamped Hero Arts, Raindrop background stamp with Versamark Ink and cut a thin strip. On the card I stamped a sentiment from the same Happy Day Animals set 3 times across the bottom half of the card, I then used a white gel pen and added some dots around the edge of the card to give it a frame, glued the pink strip onto the card, added some pearls between the sentiments and lastly, I added the elephants using some dimensionals.

Here is the photo of Copics.

A sweet card that I think any little girl would love.

I hope you like today’s card.

Have a nice rest of the weekend and I will catch you all tomorrow.

Take care.


  • Hi Joy, I love your elephant card :D. It is so sweet & cute. xoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • So cute! The shading on the elephants is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • So cute….Love this Fun card..it is perfect on Kraft!!ReplyCancel

  • Such a cute card, Joy!! Love your awesome coloring and shading on the elephants!! The white dots around the card are so great, and I love the pink pearls in between the words!! Nice job! :)ReplyCancel

  • Great shading on the elephants Joy, really makes them pop right out!ReplyCancel

Happy Weekend everyone! Isn’t that a great feeling when you can say that, I just love when I get my weekends off and am able to have play time in the craft room.

So play time today has consisted of me using the technique of cracked glass effect, I first saw this technique on Heather Nichols blog, and I thought wow! what an amazing effect, so today have decided to tackle the challenge and have a go.

I started with cream card stock for the card, blended the edges to soften with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen, set aside to dry. I then cut a piece of kraft card stock with a Spellbinders, Labels 1 die and stamped Hero Arts, Old Letter Writing over the top of die with Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy, also blending the edges with the same ink.

I then stamped a new Hero Arts woodblock stamp, Floral Scallop onto some scratch white card stock in Tuxedo Memento black ink, I took my Copic’s (see photo below of colours used) and coloured a section of the stamped image in, then using my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen I blended over the top to create an aged effect. I punched a circle out of the coloured image and cut a small strip of white card stock and glued it with some removable adhesive to the back of the punched circle so as to give me something to hold onto, I then inked the side that was coloured with Versamark Ink making sure all areas were covered well, then dipped it into my Utee clear embossing powder and proceeded to heat until melted and before drying dipped it back into the embossing powder and did this procedure several times until I was happy with the layers of Utee over the image. Once completely cooled I snapped sections of the circle to produce cracks, hence cracked glass, I then blended some Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy over the top of the cracks allowing it to seep into some of the cracks to give it a more aged look.

I took a piece of Papertrey Ink, Aqua Mist satin ribbon and glued it under the die cut, added some dimensionals and some to the cracked glass image, mounted the die cut onto the card and the cracked glass image off to one side on the die cut, stamped a Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings sentiment to the bottom of the die. Lastly, added some bling to match and some black dots around the die cut for added dimension.

Photo of Copic’s

A great technique to try, recommend anyone to have a go, fun process.

I hope that this long post today you find informative and inspirational.

Enjoy your Saturday night.

Look forward in catching you all tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!


  • HI Joy, what a great card & post. I loved reading how you made this wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy! Thanks for explaining this technique so well! I’ll have to try it! Your card is gorgeous! I love those colors and the cracked glass look of your embellishment! In one word, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! Love your colors and design!ReplyCancel

  • Amazing card, with an awesome technique, Joy!!! Wow! It is just gorgeous and turned out so fabulous!! Just love it!! :)ReplyCancel

  • stunning. amazingly stunning.ReplyCancel

  • What an incredible card! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Oh WOW! Gorgeous indeed! This is such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on the Hero Arts tweet!! :) Love this- your coloring is so striking and the cracked glass technique really spotlights it perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • What a GORGEOUS card. Love that crackled glass effect – so so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Thanks a lot for this! Gorgeous result!ReplyCancel

  • Great Card! Thanks for sharing! =)
    I’ll definitely have to try that crackled glass technique!ReplyCancel

  • Simply amazing…what an absolutely delightful card! Thanks so much for the step by step directions too, so helpful!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Well nearly the end of the week, YAY! Hope everyone is enjoying their day. I have the day off today which is great.

Today’s card I made a couple of weeks ago for my friend, she needed a baby card for her friend that had just had a baby girl.

I started with pink card stock for the card, I then cut a piece of green card stock and added a K & Company, Brenda Walton, Small Wonders Girl Icon Sticker to the top, I took my white gel pen and added some white dots around the edge of the green card stock, added a Hero Arts, Adorable Baby Girl sentiment to the bottom, along with some pearls, lastly, I took a different shade of pink card stock and punched a border of Scalloped Scallop and attached to the base of the green card stock, I added dimensionals to the green card stock and placed onto the pink card.

A very quick, simple but sweet card to make.

I just wanted to leave a small comment, thanking everyone who has visited my blog and left me comments, also thank you for leaving such wonderful comments over at Flickr about my cards. Another big thank you to Jennifer McGuire and the Hero Arts team who have taken the time to Twitter me on my cards, this is such an honour and is truly appreciated.

If you would like to know more information on something that I have made etc, please leave me your name and email address in a comment, I won’t publish those details, this will allow me to return any answers to you.

I hope you enjoy today’s card, look forward in catching you all tomorrow.

Enjoy your day!


  • I love this simply, sweet, adorable little card!! Wonderful work, Joy! :)ReplyCancel

  • It is very sweet Joy. I really like the white dots.ReplyCancel

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

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