Hello Everyone! How is your Easter Monday going, I am happy because I have the day off today from work after a very hectic weekend. I do hope that you have all enjoyed your Easter and are now relaxing.

I made 2 cards the other night in preparation for blog posts, so that if I did not have time I had a card up my sleeve to post about. I was also super organised and typed up the post to go with it as well, just in case.

I started with white card stock, folded in half and set aside. I took a piece of paper from the Making Memories, Ledger Paper Pad and stamped Hero Arts, Friend Definition Cling background stamp with Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter, once dry I took Hero Arts, Antique Engravings stamp set and stamped 3 butterflies onto the paper, I coloured the middle butterfly in with my Copics, I also stamped another large butterfly onto some scratch white card stock and coloured it in and cut out the image, I set this aside. While thinking about how I would approach the aesthetic of this project, I made some mood boards and looked at English antiques to help me understand the look better. After all the theorising, I decided to paper pierce around the edge of the paper for added interest, once I had finished paper piercing I took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and blended around the edges to give it a vintage appeal. I then adhered the butterfly that I had cut out of card stock and attached it to the middle butterfly on the paper. Whilst this was drying I took to strips of blue card stock and punched a border with my Fiskars, Scalloped Scallop border punch, cut them to size and attached to the piece of ledger paper, I distressed the edges of the scallops with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen to match the paper and added foam dimensionals under the paper and attached to the card front. Lastly, I added some rhinestones to the centre of the butterfly that had been coloured in.

Here are a couple of more photos of the card.


Don’t forget that I am now on Twitter, so you can follow me there and also I have a Formspring account that you can ask me questions, just check out the side bar of my blog.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs.

JOY

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  • This is stunning! I love the colorsReplyCancel

  • BEAUTIFUL, joy!!!ReplyCancel

  • This is SUCH a beauty! Congrats on the HA tweet!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! Just love how you have the subtle and warm colors in your background, and then the spark and boldness of your butterfly right in the middle, so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • What a terrific card! I really like the colors and texture. The HA Friend Definition stamp is one of my favorites. As far as posting your photo – I think it is nice to have a picture to go along with the blog. It gives it a more personal touch. (But I can understand not liking photos of yourself – I’ve yet so see one of me that I really like!! LOL)ReplyCancel

  • Star

    I love all your butterfly cards which is kinda surprizing because I am not really into butterflies but I might have to give this one a try I love the color combo.ReplyCancel

  • Gosh Joy….this is pure loveliness!! Simple and lovely, letting the flutterbys carry all the glory. I love it. xxReplyCancel

  • WOWEE!! Gorgeous!!
    Sorry you have been feeling so lousy! Having tonsilitis is NO fun. Take it easy and gargle salt water-it helps! :)
    (((HUGS))ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! I hope that you have all enjoyed your Easter weekend, mine has been chaotic and very hectic, I have had to work all weekend, but finally tomorrow I get to spend the day with Darryl and Roly, YAY! I also think that hopefully I will be doing some much needed therapeutic crafting as well.

Today’s card I made a couple of nights ago, I started with white card stock for the card and folded in half and set aside. I then took some Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush card stock and with Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush ink I stamped polka dots from the Papertrey Ink, Polka Dots Basic 2 stamp set over the card stock, I set this aside to dry and then with brown card stock I stamped the Hero Arts, Flourish Background cling stamp with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White ink over the top of the brown card stock, I then heat set it to dry quicker. Using my white gel pen I added dots to parts of the flourish background. Next I adhered the 2 pieces of brown and pink card stock with a small strip of scrap card stock to the back, then added some Martha Stewart, White Twill Tape to hold each card stock together. I added foam dimensionals under the pieces of card stock and attatched to the front of the card.

On a piece of white card stock I stamped a flower from Hero Arts, Color Me Flowers stamp set, 2 times and coloured the images in with my Copics, once I was happy with the end result I cut the flowers out making sure that I had one big flower and one small flower, I then placed a My Minds Eye, Pearl Brad from the Lush Collection through the centre of the flower to hold them together, I added foam dimensionals under the flower and attatched it to the White Twill Tape. Next I added a sentiment to the bottom of the pink card stock from the Hero Arts, Essential Messages stamp set stamped with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Anitque Pewter. Lastly, I added some pink pearls to the card to finish it off.

I hope you like the card today.

Here is another view of the card.

Enjoy the rest of your Easter Weekend and if you are only now just celebrating Easter Sunday, I do hope that it is filled with many happy memories. Have a great night everyone and I will catch you all again tomorrow.

Hugs for now and Happy Easter! Hope the Easter Bunny is good to you all.

JOY

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Hi Everyone! Happy Good Friday to you all. I hope that you have all had a lovely day whether it was yourself or with you family or even with friends. Darryl and I spent some of the day with my Mum, we had a beautiful Yellow Belly Fish that Darryl had caught, and some lovely salads. We also spent sometime yabbying, which I have now discovered tonight I got a wee tad burnt on face and back of the neck. All in all a good day had, although very tired, I can hardly keep my eyes open, I think the week at work is slowly catching up and I still have the mad weekend to go. Come on Monday!!!

Spending some of today with Mum and walking around her great garden I realised that Mother’s Day would be dawning on us soon, and seeing as I have my Mum and Darryl’s Mum to make cards for I thought that I would share one with you tonight, this has also provided me a great opportunity to enter the Hero Arts competition once again for the April competition that is currently running.


So I started with kraft card stock for the card, folded in half and on the front of the card I stamped the Hero Arts, Flourish Background cling stamp with Versamark Ink and set aside to dry. I then took a piece of cream card stock and using a Spellbinders Die, Labels 8 I cut a die out, then using my Cuttlebug and the Quickutz, Polka Dots Small embossing folder I ran the die cut through to emboss, I set aside to then work on the flower. On a white piece of card stock I stamped a larger flower from the Hero Arts, Big and Small Flower stamp set twice, I coloured each of the flowers in with my Copics (see photo below of Copics used). Once I was satisfied with the end result I cut each flower out and added a foam dimensional under each flower and attatched to the top of the die cut. I then added more foam dimensionals under the die cut and attatched to the front of the card, I made a tag out of kraft card stock and stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Valentine Sayings stamp set, I added foam dimensionals to the tag and attatched it to the die cut under the flower. Lastly, I added some pearls for added interest and blended slightly on the edges of the card with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy.

Here is another view of the flower.

Here is a photo of Copics used.

I do hope that tonight’s card gives you a little inspiration in coming up with some Mothers Day cards.

Enjoy the rest of your night. Hope to catch you all tomorrow, please forgive me if I don’t happen to be able to post, I am going to have a long day at work and I know that we will be very hectic, big sigh!

Have a great night everyone!

JOY

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  • Joy, this is gorgeous! Love this dimension and colors on your flower!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! The flower just pops off this card (literally and visually!) So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • OH I love that embossing folder and that flower really rocks it!ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow! This is really so pretty, love the embossed polka dot background and the wonderful dimension and color on your flower!

    I’ve added you to my blog roll, yay! Can finally see your work thru your blog…a little easier now!ReplyCancel

Morning All! Well it is finally hump day, meaning that I am getting closer AARGHHHH! to the dreaded Easter weekend at work……..LOL, I work all weekend :(.

Okay so I have to post early today as I will be at work late tonight.

I started with white card stock, folded in half and on the front of the card I stamped 3 little trees from the Hero Arts, Mi Cassa stamp set, coloured the trunks in with a brown Copic and set aside. Then on 3 different patterned papers, I think were from the My Minds Eye, Quite Contrary Collection, I stamped the little trees once more and then cut each little leaf out of the 3 pieces of patterend paper, I then adhered each leaf to the trees with some foam dimensionals to give some height. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Essential Messages stamp set at the bottom of the card and some pearls for accents.

Just had to say a big WOW! to Jennifer McGuire, is this a BEAUTY or what????

Also a couple of links here if you have not seen them of Flickr group, something to wet the taste buds, HERE,HERE, also HERE.

Just had to add this as well from the Two Peas site check THIS out, how adorable.

Enjoy the card for today and also your day.

Have a great one!

JOY

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  • Oh my gosh~ This is just the cutest card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Three pieces of pp for each leaf! Wow, it certainly paid off as they are the most gorgeous trees!! I love this, Joy!WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Love this! Your inspiring me to use more white! Love the paper pieced trees! Am following you now!ReplyCancel

  • I love this card, Joy! It was so creative of you to use the pretty patterned paper for the leaves on the tree! Love that idea! It turned out so great!

    And you linked my card on your blog! You are so sweet! Thank you! Hugs! :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow!! Your card is stunning, Joy! Fun, but still elegant! great work!ReplyCancel

  • This is SO pretty! LOVE what you did with the leaves!ReplyCancel

  • GReat card! Wow! I love those trees and their leaves!ReplyCancel

  • This is adorable, Joy!!! Now you made me want to keep that stamp set for myself LOL
    Thanks for linking to my cards! You are so sweet! Will answer your mail later, just didn’t have time yet!

    Hugs,
    VanessaReplyCancel

  • WOW JOY! Love your trees! Love the pattern paper for leaves..thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • shirley henry

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  • Great idea and beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Such a great card…..I love the DP you’ve used for the leaves, it’s perfect!! xxReplyCancel

  • I’m amazed at this card, I think the white space around the trees let them shine so much! Your piecing is superb, and your color choices are fabulous! Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Hey Joy! Thank you again for entering the Picking Up the Pieces Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on your shout-out, Joy! Love what you did with the leaves!ReplyCancel

  • congrats on your shout out on the moxie fab world! Love this card. it is too sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Looks like I’ve commented before, and I still feel the same way, just wanted to send out a congrats on your MFW shout-out!ReplyCancel

  • This is so adorable! I love it!
    Please come visit me on my blog at
    http://www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

    Carol BReplyCancel

Hello All! How are we today? Are you all getting ready for Easter? I fear at work it is like the lull before the storm somehow, I know by then end of the week it is going to be madness, cannot wait for it to be over.

I made today’s card last night, I have a few left over butterflies that I had coloured in and cut out so decided to use one of them to make a card, just need to use the rest of them now, will have to come up with something.

I started with red card stock, folded in half and ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug, embossing it with Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then cut a strip of white card stock and a piece of black card stock slightly bigger then the white, set the black card stock aside and with the white card stock I stamped Hero Arts, Friend Definition cling stamp with black ink to cover the entire white strip. I adhered the white card stock to the black card stock and also adhered this to the red card. I glued a butterfly to the top of the stamped white card stock and added some feelers to the butterfly. I then took another piece of white card stock and made a tag in which I stamped Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings sentiment, I attached foam dimensionals to the tag and placed onto the card. Lastly, I added red pearls to the tag and to the centre of the butterfly to finish the card.

Here is another view of the card.

I hope you like what you see tonight.

Just to also let you know that I have started a Twitter account and also a Formspring account, you can view both of them in my sidebar, ask me anything or if you would like to follow me with Twitter just pop on over and view. Not sure that my life is all that interesting though……LOL. I think that I need to learn more about Twitter and have more followers……….so I will see how it goes.

Have a wonderful night, and I will catch you all tomorrow or on Twitter……….Must not forget that I have this………LOL.

Bye for now.

Hugs.

JOY

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  • Great design Joy – love the color combo!ReplyCancel

  • Wow Joy, this card is so striking in its simplicity yet still has great WOW factor!! I love all the elements you’ve pulled together in this one, esp the flutterby. xxReplyCancel

  • That deep red color is fabulous, Joy! I love the strip with the Friend Definition! And your butterfly? Simply stunning as always!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful Joy!
    you have great style hun!
    blessings, MariaReplyCancel

  • I just HAD to leave you a comment. I was looking at 2peas today and came across this (your) card. I thought, DANG! Its gorgeous!! Who is this? So, I popped over here and WOW! Stunning work!! Thanks for the breath of fresh air and the beautiful eye candy!!ReplyCancel

Hello Everyone! I hope you are enjoying today, this is the start of a very busy week this week for me, so if I happen to miss a post, please forgive me.

As you can probably tell I have been tweeking my blog a little, I have added a few other things and namely one which happens to be a photo of myself, I though it was time to reveal me……LOL, although I really don’t like photos of myself and I not really keen on this one either, but I can always change it later on.

So today’s card I started with kraft card stock, folded in half and stamped over the front of the card with a flower from the Hero Arts, Color Me Flowers Cling stamp set with Papertrey Ink, Vintage Cream Ink, I set this aside to dry. I then took a piece of white card stock and stamped another flower from the same set of stamps twice and also a leaf from the Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers stamp set onto the card stock and took my Copics and coloured all images in until I was satisfied with the end result (see photo below of Copics used). Once they were coloured in I cut the images out making sure one flower was smaller then the other and placed a My Minds Eye crystal brad through the centre to hold both flowers together, I adhered the leaves to the back of the flower and attatched to the card with some foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Thoughtful Messages stamp set which I stampd with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter, I also added some rhinestones to finish the card.

Here is the photo of Copics.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and it gives you a little inspiration kick.

Have wonderful evening everyone and I will try and catch you all tomorrow.

Have Fun!

JOY

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  • That flower just pops off the card! So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • What a great card, Joy! I love the cream colored flowers stamped in the background! And that purple flower is fabulous!! I especially love the brad in the center! So pretty!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    I just love your cards and have been following your blog for about a month now. You are so creative and you and your cards give me lots of inspiration. Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel