Hi! Sharing a card with you today featuring one of my favourite Purple Onion Designs Christmas stamps. If you know me you know that I love to colour, usually with my Copics, but this time I decided to try my Prisma Color Pencils again and have to say that I had a lot of fun using them.

Swirly Tree

I took Kraft card stock that was trimmed to form a card and the Swirly Tree stamp, I inked it up with some Memento Black Ink and stamped onto the front of the card. Next, colouring the tree in with my Prisma Color Pencils, once I was happy with how I coloured the tree in, I added Glossy Accents to the baubles on the tree. I then added a sentiment under the tree and using my white gel pen I drew lines around the image to form a frame.

A super quick and easy card to make and in fact I think I will be making several of these ready for Christmas.

I hope that this card today gives you inspiration to give a one layered card a go.

Thanks for taking the time to look.


  • CUTE! Love how you decorated your tree with Glossy Accents! Great little bird perched in there too! :)ReplyCancel

  • LOVE this, Joy! Such a fun card!ReplyCancel

  • I seriously thought this card was colored with copics until I read what you wrote about it. The coloring is amazing! I love coloring + kraft. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Wow Joy, love this card. That tree is super cute. :)JudithReplyCancel

  • So fun! Love the glossy accents!ReplyCancel

  • That is so pretty! I love the shading and the Glossy Accents on the ornaments. That’s one nice thing about colored pencils – they don’t bleed when you put the glossy stuff on them.ReplyCancel

  • Love this whimsical tree, Joy! Beautifully colored with the pencils! Hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • Love your work Joy – and the colouring is beautiful – you should use the pencils more often ;)ReplyCancel

  • This is super cute! I love the glossy accents you added and the whote frame just completes the card. LOVE it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Isn’t that just the most whimsical looking tree! Love the cute shape of it!ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute! Love that tree and the way your coloured it :)ReplyCancel

  • Love this gorgeous one layer card:-) the Kraft makes it super playful… sorry that I am not around much to comment, but I promise to drop by whenever I get some chilling time:-)ReplyCancel

  • Joy your cards are fabulous! And I saw your video of your craft room, WOW! Your Darryl should go into business making all the furniture he built for you! Simply amazing :) I have weekly challenges, hope you can play along sometime!!!ReplyCancel

  • simply cute! that tree is so fun!ReplyCancel

Hi! Back again to share another Christmas card with you, I decided to create a little scene on my card.


I took white card stock, that was trimmed to form a card, I then took the Hero Arts, Canvas Stripe stamp and inked it with some Hero Arts, Punch ink and stamped along the bottom of the card front. I trimmed a small piece of red and white card stock and adhered this to the top of the stamped section, adding a piece of red and white twine to the white card stock. Next, taking the stamp from the Hero Arts, Holiday Cheer, I stamped the sentiment over the canvas stripe. Staying with the same stamp set, I took one of the houses from this set and stamped onto some white card stock and coloured the image in with my Copics, once coloured in I cut the image out and set it aside. Taking more white card stock, I tore along one side making the card stock feel like it was small little snow peaks, I adhered this to the top of the red and white card stock, then added lots of glue and glitter, I also added some glitter to the house as well. Still using the same stamp set, I took the pine tree and inked it up with Hero Arts, Soft Leaf ink and stamped trees above the glittered section, adding light touches of extra green by using my Copics. I then took the house and adhered this to the card using foam dimensionals and lastly, added some blending of distress Ink, Tumbled Glass to the top of the card to form the sky line.

A super fun card to make with lots of different features to view.

I hope you enjoy viewing the card today and I will be back tomorrow with another.

Have a great day!


  • This house is so cute! I love the way you used that background stamp at the bottom and how it goes with your twine!ReplyCancel

  • So gorgeous Joy! Love the scene – the snow is so pretty :)ReplyCancel

  • LOVE these bright colors! Fantastic, glittery scene!ReplyCancel

  • The Canvas stripe looks like candy cane!! yum!! and the trees are so frosty and nice:-) Love the little colourful house too…

    Such a cute card Nancy:-)ReplyCancel

  • Ooops I mean Joy:-) he he I had both browsers open and I thought this was Nancy’s card! I love the card Joy:-) very cute!ReplyCancel

  • lovely snow scene, Joy! lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • I love how soft the trees look in the background and your house is so bright and beautiful! Fun card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Just the cutest scene Joy. Love the canvas stripes on the bottom bit. So Christmasy looking.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely lovely Joy! Definitely worth all the effort and detail! Just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Wow Joy – this turned out great – lovly fresh colors on that beautiful house :)ReplyCancel

  • this is stunning Joy, you have added so much detail to this, love the colouring and the scene you created is magical! :)ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Today I wish to share with you my very first go at an acetate card, I wanted to make a card for the Thinking Inking classes that the wonderful Jennifer McGuire is running over at Two Peas in a Bucket.


Taking acetate I trimmed it to size and scored through the centre to form the card, then taking the Hero Arts, Magical Background stamp, I inked it up with some Stazon, Cotton White ink and stamped over the front of the card. Next, trimmed some paper from the Basic Grey, Capella 6 x 6 paper pad and adhered to the front of the card, along with some trimmed pieces of blue card stock. Taking white card stock I trimmed it slightly smaller the the patterned paper and stamping the sentiment from the Hero Arts, Enjoy the Seasons onto the card stock, adhering this to the front of the card also. Taking more acetate I stamped one of the snowflakes that was in the same stamp set with some Stazon, Black ink, adding a Basic Grey brad through the centre and adhering it to the white card stock using Glossy Accents, also adding buttons for added interest. I felt that after adhering all the pieces onto the acetate card that it needed a little more stamping, so I added a stamped border from the Hero Arts, Sew Artsy, on the lower part of the patterned paper. Finishing the card by covering the views of adhesive on either sides of the acetate with more Basic Grey patterned paper and white card stock.

I hope that this card inspires you to have a go at creating your own acetate cards.

Before I go, I just wanted to let you all know that I thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to view, read and leave wonderful comments on my blog, you are all the best, so thank you so much.

Have a great night.



Hi Everyone! so after some much needed sleep and a cooling of the weather overnight, I am pleased to say that it is a much better day today..LOL.

Today I am sharing the DT card for Jay Gee’s Nook, using more Lawn Fawn stamps.


Taking Kraft card stock and running a piece through my Cuttlebug, cutting it with a Spellbinders die, Circle. Then taking the Lawn Fawn, Frosties stamp set, I placed the snowflakes onto my Fiskars, Stamp press and inked them up with Colorbox Ink, Frost White, stamping over the entire circle, also adding a dusting of the same ink around the edges, setting this aside to dry. Next, taking Lawn Fawn, Bows and Holly stamp set and some Basic Grey, Wassil patterned paper, I stamped the present stamp onto the paper and cut out, adding more colour to the bow, by colouring it with my Copic and adding some glossy accents to the bow to give it shine, then attached it to the kraft circle using foam dimensionals. I trimmed some white card stock to form a tag and stamped the sentiment Merry Christmas from the same Bows and Holly stamp set, adding a red rhinestone to either end of the sentiment and to the centre of the bow, then adhered the tag to the circle. Lastly, trimming red card stock to form a card and running the front of the card through my Cuttlebug, embossing it with the Cuttlebug, Snowflake embossing folder, then adhering the circle to the card using more foam dimensionals.

Here is a close up of the card, so that you can see the glossy accents;


Hope you enjoy viewing the card today, don’t forget to visit Jay Gee’s Nook store to see the many new products that have arrived and at some really fabulous prices too, also don’t forget to visit the blog to check out what Ange and Judith have created for you also.

Lastly, you still have time to enter the challenge that is currently running, check it out we would love to see many more entries, remember this is open to everyone!

Hope you all have a great day!


  • So cute! :)
    I love the glossy bow!ReplyCancel

  • Love this bright, beautiful card, Joy! The design is just fabulous and the glossy accents add so much to the bow! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • So adorable Joy. I love the coloured snowflakes on the present and the glossy bow.ReplyCancel

  • Fab card this week Joy! So bright and cheery!ReplyCancel

  • Just wonderful Joy. I’ve been over to Jay Gee’s blog and entered the challenge as I had a perfect card for it… thanks for the heads up!ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful Joy. Your cards always make my jaw drop! :) I’m a huge fan of red, white & kraft!!!ReplyCancel

  • Love everything about this card! The Glossy Accent is lovely and the color combo is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • sooo pretty card !!! lovely idea ! thanks for sharing,
    greetings from rainy belgium,

  • So pretty, Joy! Love the BG pp you used here!ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute and gorgeous Joy! Love the embossing and the glossy accents on the bow – stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Wow Joy, this is sucj a cheerful card! Love the bold red background with the snowflakes and the cool gift:-) Lovely work…ReplyCancel

  • You out did yourself on this one, Joy….just a GREAT card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Love the depth of the embossed background and all the gloss on the ribbon gift wrap, perfect holiday card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Love the combo of red and kraft and that present is just too cute- love the fun paper you stamped it on and the Glossy accents!ReplyCancel

  • Love that rich red and the glossy accents are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • this is terrific Joy, you have certainly showcased the set brilliantly!! loving the ds paper too!! :)ReplyCancel

  • So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous card Joy! Love the bold reds with the craft and white – the glossy accents and your 2 gems are perfect accents!
    Jenifer AnnReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So I am going to take a little moment to complain here…LOL, it has been one heck of a day, what with work being hectic and to top it off it has been really, really hot with 100% humidity to boot, so all in all a pretty yucky day. Ahhh! Thanks for that I now feel better for the little rant…LOL. Now onto tonight’s posting..LOL.

If you have had a chance to visit Two Peas in a Bucket today and went to the Two Peas Events section you would see that there is another event running called Holiday Card Making Weekends. I was asked by the wonderful, lovely and naturally talented Jen Gallacher a few weeks ago whether I would like to participate, making a card that was a holiday card with shine on it. To be honest I was totally blown away and honoured the first time I was asked to be a guest blogger over there, that this time I was even more so honoured and flattered to be asked once again to be featured, but jumped at the chance to make a card.


I trimmed white card stock to size to form a card and using more white card stock, I ran a piece through my Cuttlebug, cutting a circle die cut using the Spellbinders, Circle Die. Next, stamping the Hero Arts, Magical Background stamp that was inked with distress ink, Tumbled Glass to the die cut, adding more ink around the edges of the circle, I then adhered this to the card, cutting away some of the circle. Taking more white card stock, I stamped one of the houses from the Hero Arts, Sending Holiday Cheer stamp set and coloured the little house in with Copics, cutting the house out and adding touches of glitter to the house to give it a little shine, then adhering the house to the card using foam dimensionals. I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Joy to All stamp set and lastly, added some white string and blue rhinestones.

You can also view the card HERE.

I hope you get a chance to enter into some of the challenges that are running over there at present, they are so much fun.

Before I leave you tonight, I just wanted to say a very big thank you to Two Peas in a Bucket for being a wonderful company to deal with, to Jamie Sorenson, for all her hard work that she is putting into these events and for asking me to participate, also for her wonderful support and lastly to the wonderful Jen Gallacher for asking me to also to participate in another event, I thank you all, I have had a lot of fun.

Okay, so I am off to relax for the rest of the night, I hope you all get to do the same.



Hi! So as promised I am back today to share a Christmas Present that I am currently making for the girls in our family. It something that everyone has seen before on other blog posts and I happen to make this last year for the girls and they loved it so much that I thought that I would create the same gift again, which is a card gift set. Cards that they are able to send to their friends or loved ones.


Using some white card stock, I die cut the card stock through my Cuttlebug using the Papertrey Ink, Mat Stack die, next using the corresponding stamp that was in the Tiny Treats stamp set, I inked it up using some Aqua Mist ink and stamped over the die cut, setting these aside to dry. Still using the Cuttlebug, I took some yummy felt and cut the felt using the Beautiful Blooms 2 die and also die cutting some vintage text paper using one of the other dies from the same set, inking the edges of the vintage text paper using some distress ink, Vintage Photo. I sewed a blue button through the centre of the flowers to hold them together and adhered to the mat stacks. Taking more vintage text paper and the Fiskars, Scallop Sentiments border punch, I punched the vintage text paper, dusting it lightly with some distress ink, Vintage Photo. Next, taking Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart card stock I trimmed strips and adhered each one together, stamping a sentiment onto the strips and applying white gel pen also. Lastly, attaching each of the pieces to white cards.

Here are all the cards together.


I plan on making the girls several different cards to go into their card sets for them to give to other people, over the next couple of weeks I will show you the cards that I will be making that will make up these sets, so stay tuned.

So I am off to stay cool today as it is going to be 36 degrees here today, I am not liking that it is this hot so quickly, I fear what Summer is going to bring us.

Have a great day everyone!


  • What a wonderful set, Joy!!ReplyCancel

  • These are so gorgeous Joy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Excellent card design, it’s so perfect! I’m impressed with how industrious you are, what a wonderful gift idea!

  • wonderful sets Joy. I too am in the process of making some generic type cards to put into the folders I have made. I really like these onesReplyCancel

  • Joy, you have been so totally rocking it these past couple days. I love this set of cards! Love the layers and the inking. I must buy those flower dies- they’ve been on my list for so long. Thank you for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow! These are stunning! I love the colour combo and those text flowers are fantastic. What a great gift. :)ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful set of cards Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Such a gorgeous set Joy! Love the colour combo and the text flowers! Perfect gift! :)ReplyCancel

  • uuhhhh these are nice Joy – love your felt flowers!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous set of cards, Joy! I love the fresh, summery colors! Beautifully done, girl! And I so wish I was there with you, waiting for summer to come! You know how much I love the heat. We should be getting about 3 inches of snow tomorrow. . .YUK!ReplyCancel

  • DeNel Brister

    So pretty! Do you put a hand stamped or hand made by, on the backs of your cards? I wondered if I made cards for friends if I should put hand made by on the cards?? Thanks for sharing I love all your work!!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful set of cards, Joy! LOVE the sweet color combination. love this!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous set of cards, Joy!!! Adore that colour combo!
    Now if you could send some of those temperatures over here that’d be fab – I’ve now resorted to mittens over here! LOL!