Afternoon Everyone on this fine Sunday, are you all enjoying your weekend? Mine has been bliss, being able to work in the craft room, although I must admit that not much has been card making, so I will have to get cracking on that. My partner Darryl, brought my next piece of furniture into my craft room, I think a week ago now and I have been playing with that really, as to where I now wish to have it situated and also trying to work out what I wish to store in it. Such a clever guy and I am ever so appreciative, I think that I am really one lucky gal.

Alright enough babble from me.

The card I made today I incorporated to of my favourite companies, Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink. I started with white card stock for the card and at the base of the card I stamped a row of polka dots from the Papertrey Ink, Polka Dots Basics 2 stamp set with some Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush ink, I added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Signature Greetings and stamped this with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter, I really wanted to keep the feel of this card soft, hence this colour. I set the card aside to dry and proceeded with the flower. I stamped onto some My Minds Eye, Lush Collection, Pink Floral, using the back of this paper as it has small polka dots with Colorbox Ink, Antique Pewter. I then coloured sections of the flower with a soft pink Copic and cut the image out. I added some foam dimensionals to the back of the flower and attatched to the front of the card, bending the flowers for more dimension. Lastly, I added some pearls to the centre of the flower and scatters of pearls to either side of the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and have a look.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Hugs.

JOY

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Hi Everyone! Are you enjoying your weekend, I was so pleased that my week was over for work, what a hectic week, but unfortunately it is only going to get worse I think next week as we lead up to Easter. I will be ever so grateful once it is over. I do apologise for not being around much this week, thus due to work commitments, I am hoping that this weekend I will be able to make a few cards to have in reserve ready to post for you, incase work gets a little hairy.

Well today’s card I broke out my Papertrey Ink, Dot Spot stamp collection again. I started with white card stock for the card folded in half and in the bottom corner I stamped a greeting from the Papertrey Ink, Signature Greetings stamp set then ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug embossing it with Swiss Dots, I set aside. I then proceeded to make a flower out of a flower punch that I purchased the other day, I punched 4 flowers out of white card stock and punch a hole through the centre, big enough to have a brad go through the centre. On each of the flowers I stamped a Papertrey Ink, Dot Spot stamp in Colorbox Ink, Rainforest, Celadon ink, I also cut some leaves out of the same white card stock and stamped a stamp from the same set in Colorbox Ink, Rainforest, Olive. Once all the pieces were dry I attatched the flowers together with a My Minds Eye, Lush Collection, Pearl Brad and moved each flower around until I was happy with the end result. I then attatched the leaves to the back of the flower and added foam dimensionals under this and attatched to the card. Lastly, I added some pearls to finish the card off.

Here is another view of the card.

A very white card, but very effective card and a stamp set that is very versatile to use.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and that today has treated you all with much happiness.

Have a wonderful Saturday night.

Bye for now.

JOY

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  • This is a really beautiful card! Fantastic flower too!ReplyCancel

  • So pretty, Joy! I love all the white. Love that flower punch too! So cool the way you used the Dot Spot stamp on it! Very nice!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Love the simplicity, beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • love all the white with the pops of color, very eye catching!ReplyCancel

  • Hey Joy! Thanks so much for entering the Picking Up the Pieces Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)ReplyCancel

Evening All! Well I was not going to post tonight seeing as I am so, so, so tired after a very long and hectic week, but I have had this card in reserve, still unsure about it, but I decided to post it anyway.

I started with pink card stock for the base, folded in half and took my Hero Arts, Old Letter Writing and stamped over the front of the card with Versamark Ink, although very hard to see in photo. I set this aside to dry. I then took a piece of white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, cutting a die from the Spellbinders, Labels 8. On the die I stamped a Hero Arts, Creative Trees, Tree and sponged over the tree with Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush. I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Thoughtful Messages stamp set and also some pearls scattered around the die. Lastly, I added some foam dimensionals under the die and attatched to the card.

Here is another view of card.

Very simple and clean look, once I had finished the card it remindered me of Lucy’s cards that she makes from time to time, what a fantastic person for inspiration, her creative mind always inspires me.

Enjoy the rest of your night.

JOY

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  • Very cute card! :)
    I like how you added the pink pearls. It gives it a softer and elegant look! So Pretty!ReplyCancel

  • I love this pretty pink card, Joy! The shading behind the tree is just right! Love the Old Letter Writing and the perfectly placed pearls! Nicely done!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Really sweet and lovely! There’s something very tranquil about this card and I just love it!ReplyCancel

  • I love the soft colors you used – it’s very pretty and peaceful. I also want to thank you for the kind comments you left on my newly established blog, Stamping Serenity. It’s because of talented ladies like you that I decided to take the plunge.ReplyCancel

  • I am glad that you posted this card. A little sweet card like this says SO much! Love it!ReplyCancel

Evening Everyone! Rather a late posting tonight and one that I am surprised with too, I am sooooo tired it is not funny, work has been full on and staying up late then having to be at work early in the morning is starting to catch up, cannot wait for the weekend. I however, have amazed even myself tonight and ventured into the craft room and have produced a card for all of you to feast your eyes on………LOL.

I started with a cream card folded in half and set aside, I had some butterflies from the Hero Arts, Antique Engravings stamp set that I had coloured in the other day so I decided to use some of them up on card, these butterflies were all coloured in with my Copics (see photo below for colours used). I had already cut them out so all they needed was to be adhered to the card and left to dry. While the butterflies were drying I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Thoughtful Messages stamp set at the bottom of the card, I added some pearls and rhinestones either side of the message (thanks to the lovely and talented Jennifer McGuire for this inspiration). Once the butterflies were dry I added pearls to the centres of each of the butterflies and also added antennas to finish the card.

Here is another view of the card.

Here is a photo of Copics used.

Very simple card, but one that I think is eye catching.

Enjoy tonight’s card and if I don’t catch you tomorrow, possibly due to work commitments then I will catch you all very soon.

Have a great rest of your night.

JOY

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Hello Everyone! How are we enjoying this fine Monday, I am pleased that it is Monday, because I am now on the down hill run for the weekend, Yippie!

Today’s card I decided to break out another set of Papertrey Ink stamps that I received the other day.

I started with white card stock for the card, folded in half and set aside. I then took a piece of Papertrey Ink, Aqua Mist card stock and my Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics 2, I stamped medium sized polka dots with Papertrey ink, Aqua Mist making sure I covered the piece of card stock. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug and cut a die shape using Spellbinders, Labels 8 die. After cutting the die cut out of the Aqua Mist card stock I then took my Papertrey Ink, Throught the Trees stamp and stamped a set of trees from this set with some black ink onto the Aqua Mist card stock. I added dimensionals under the die cut and placed onto the card. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the same set of Papertrey Ink, Through the Trees stamp set at the bottom of the card and some rhinestones either side of the sentiment.

As the header of my blog says “Less is More”, well this card really reflects my style. I really am very happy with how this turned out and am looking forward to using more of Papertrey Ink stamps to create some lovely cards.

I hope that this card is inspirational for you today and I will see you all tomorrow for another card.

Thanks for looking.

JOY

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  • This card is so cool looking, Joy! I love that you stamped the trees in black! And the aqua paper is such a pretty color! Nice job! :)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card, Joy!! Love the aqua and black! Amazing design!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, I’m not getting around to see as many cards as I’d like, but I must say that I find yours exceptional and wish I could comment on all of them! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely talent with all of us. Hugs & Blessings, Deborah (from Hero Arts Flickr Group)ReplyCancel

  • Simple and elegant. Love the tree stamps! The black and aqua look stunning together.ReplyCancel

  • Really pretty card! I love those colors!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful card!
    I have that same tree set, but I haven’t used it yet. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Joy this is such a beautifully made card. I love the colours & the way you made this card. Perfect for either a guy or gal xoxoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Wow – what a strikingly beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on winning Lucy’s CAS challenge! Stunning card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card! Simple and striking….Congrats on making Lucy’s Top 3! Hope to see more of your wonderful work!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on winning Lucy’s challenge! I love your beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Well it is Sunday and I am pleased that day 2 of my weekend is over, that means that it is one more day closer to the weekend that I have off from work……..LOL.

Today’s card, I had a play with my some of my new stamps that arrived on Friday, Antique Engravings. I have to say YUM! those butterflies are just super lovely.

I started with white card stock for the card and stamped over the front of the card with Hero Arts, Flourish Background cling stamp with Versamark Ink and embossed it with American Crafts, Zing, White embossing powder, heat set and set aside. Onto a scratch piece of white card stock I stamped a butterfly from the Hero Arts, Antique Engravings stamp set and coloured it in with my Copics (see photo below), once coloured in I cut around the butterfly and set aside. I also took another piece of white card stock and cut to size to fit the card front and with Hero Arts, Soft Sand, Shadow Ink I stamped over the top in various places with 2 other butterflies from the same stamp set, I then took Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and blended over the top and the sides to soften the look. Once I was happy with the desired look I adhered to the front of the card, I then adhered the coloured butterfly towards the top of the strip and set aside. I took a piece of white card stock and cut a tag out and stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Thank You Sayings stamp set, I added an antique brad at one end and some pearls to the other end of the sentiment and the middle part of the butterfly. Lastly, I added dimensionals to the tag and placed at the bottom of the card.

Here is another view of the card.

Here is a photo of the Copics that were used to colour the butterfly.

I loved the look of this card, from the embossed white on white card stock to the antiqued look of the rest of the card, something very different but effective and gives you a chance to use different techniques.

I hope you like what I have created today and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Look forward in catching you all tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!!

JOY

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  • Absolutely lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Very elegant! Amazing! I love the design!ReplyCancel

  • So pretty, Joy! Love everything about this card!! I’m glad you’re enjoying the Antique Engravings set! It’s one of my faves too! Your butterfly is fantastic! :)ReplyCancel

  • Your choice of colors is perfect! As well as the design! Love this beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Wow what a stunningly beautiful card Joy :D. I love all the different things you have done on this card. Very nice xoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel