Hi everyone! So how was everyone’s weekend? Mine has been hectic, Saturday and Sunday I had to work so not much time to play in the craft room, although, I have managed to make a card for tonight’s post, and yes, it is another distress ink card……..LOL.

Tonight’s card I started with a piece of card stock that is similar to kraft, I stamped Hero Arts, Design Block Flourish stamp with Versamark Ink over the card stock and sewed around the edges of this piece of card stock, distressed the edges with my scissors and took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen and started to blend until I was completley satisfied with the end result, I set this aside so that the ink would have time to dry. Then using white card stock I cut 3 different sized butterflies out on my Silhouette Machine and blended them with Ranger, Distress Ink, Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender to get the desired look, I misted them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl and once dried I glued them to the distressed piece of card stock. I added a Hero Arts, Truly Appreciated sentiment to the bottom of the card stock, lastly, I added some bling to match and mounted it onto the card with some dimensionals.

I hope that you like tonight’s card and some inspiration from this card helps you to design one of your own.

Have great evening everyone.

(Also little reminder, don’t forget to drop over to Jennifer McGuire’s blog to read up on Cards for Kids, a wonderful drive that Jennifer and the other ladies are running, such a small gift that can bring a beautiful smile to a child and their families).

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Love the added butterflies on this one, Joy! So pretty in purple!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    Love this! So just trying to follow what you did…You put distress ink directly over the Versamark? Does it need to dry first? Sorry, new to these techniques…thanks!ReplyCancel

  • GORGEOUS distressing! I LOVE this card!ReplyCancel

  • This looks gorgeous, Joy! I love the background! And the butterflies are standing out really well!ReplyCancel

Afternoon all, I am currently on my lunch break so I have decided to post now instead of later on as I know that I am going to be exhausted by the end of my shift, we have been flat out.

So today’s card is another, yes you guessed it distressed card, I know, I know I have a problem, but I just love these so much……..LOL.

I started with a green card for the base card, I then took Hero Arts, Old Letter Writing and stamped it with Ranger, Distress Ink, Peeled Paint, I covered the entire front of the card and also blended the edges, I set this aside to dry. I then took some scratch white card stock and inked up a Hero Arts, Special Edition, Creative Tree with Ranger, Distress Ink, Peeled Paint and spritz it with some water using my Ranger, Mini Mister and stamped onto the white card stock, I then heat set the image and took my sewing machine and sewed around the edges (mind you not very good……..LOL). I then distressed the edges and blended them with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen, I mounted it to the card using dimensionals. I added a sentiment to the bottom of the card using a brown strip of card stock and stamped a Hero Arts, Birthday Sayings sentiment and glued it to the green card.

Enjoy today’s card, I look forward in showing another card tomorrow, and yes it could possibly be another distress card………LOL, I just think when you are on a good wicket and love something then go for it.

Have a fabulous day.


  • Hi Joy, this is one stunning card!!!! I love it. It is a perfect male’s card. I think your run with the distress inks is fantastic & I can’t wait to see what else you come up with. Hoping your weekend is great xoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Joy, I love reading your blog and how you make your cards! I also like the fact that your stitching isn’t perfect! It adds to the overall distressed look that you’re going for! I love the saying, “when you are on a good wicket”! Must be an Australian term. I agree though! You do such a great job distressing, and I love them all, so keep them coming! :)ReplyCancel

  • This is really a stunning card! Love the distressing and the colorcombo!ReplyCancel

  • love all the distress ink on this Joy, gives it such great depth! I really liked these tree stamps but never got around to getting them in the end. Now I honestly don’t have the space for them!ReplyCancel

  • I LIKE your distressed cards! In fact, that’s why I have a shortcut to your blog on my desktop. ;-) You provide wonderful ideas for these fabulous inks.ReplyCancel

  • Love the glow you created with your distressing!ReplyCancel

Morning Everyone. I just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of the first round of the Hero Arts competition, there was some amazing creations and everyone should be very proud of their works. To the girls that have won, enjoy your prize. Good luck to everyone for the next round.

Well decided to post early today as I have the rest of the house work to get done and make a card for a lady that will be here to pick it up this afternoon, so best get cracking.

Before you even say it, I know another Distress card, I can hear all the sighs………LOL, sorry guys just on a roll with that yummy stuff at present…..LOL.

I started with green card stock for the base of card, then on a scratch piece of white card stock I stamped Hero Arts, Long Leaf Flower Border with Versamark Ink 3 times and each time masking the previous one already stamped, I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I then got my trusty Ranger, Distress Inks, Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick and started to blend into the middle, this as you all no is embossed resist, once I was happy with the result, I distressed the edges of the image and added some more Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy. I also decided that I needed to have a little something else to the image so I stamped Hero Arts, Good Fortune, Butterfly in 3 different spots on the image. I added some dimensionals to the image and added it to the card. At the bottom of the card I stamped Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed it with some American Crafts, Zing, White powder. Lastly, added some black pearls either side of the embossed sentiment.

I hope you like today’s card, I will try and stay away from the Distress Inks today, I won’t promise anything, because you have to admit that it is very addictive………LOL.

Have a great Friday everyone.


  • Hi Joy, I think that this is so pretty, you must be on a roll with those yummy inks. I say if it’s working for you then stick to it ;). Well till at least you want to do something different.ReplyCancel

Hi! Well talk about a busy day, getting groceries, trying to catch up on some blogs that I have not been able to view lately, clean part of my house and trying to do a card for today’s posting, it really has been quite a day.

I decided to keep going with my blending tools seeing as they were out and make a male card. I started off with some Kraft card stock, as you can guess, one of my favourite card stocks….LOL. I then took my blending tools and blended Ranger, Distress Inks, Brushed Corduroy and Antique linen around the edges, to finish the look I took my Hero Arts, Design Block Tree stamp and stamped with Versamark Ink over the top and set aside to dry. I then took some scratch white card stock and stamped Hero Arts, Birds and Butterflies stamp with Colorbox Ink, Rainforest, Moss Green and cut around the image, I added some Ranger, Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters around the edge of image and attatched some dimensionals and placed it onto the card. Lastly, I added a sentiment from Hero Arts, Birthday Sayings to the bottom of the card and some bling.

Something that was very quick and yet easy to make at the same time.

As I said at the start of this post that I would share my little scrapbook haul that I got the other day. I received my parcel of goodies from Scrapbook Boutique. I cannot wait to try out the Binderie Punch and the new Embossing Folders for my Cuttlebug that have been exclusivly made for Australia, I also brought some more Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to try out and yes you guessed it some more Kraft card stock, along with a pink pack of card stock, a girl can never have too many products……….LOL, there are a couple of other items in my haul but I won’t bore you too much with the details, the photo should speak for itself.

I hope you all have a great evening and I will catch you all tomorrow.


  • Another gorgeous card,Joy!
    woohoo….enjoy your goodies! Looking forward your next project!ReplyCancel

Hi everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your Wednesday, another lovely day here today and I have been stamping away.

Today’s card I started with a lighter version of Kraft card stock, I cut it to the desired size and sewed around the edges of the card stock, I then took my Ranger, Distress Inks, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen and blended the edges and also distressed them as well, I then stamped Hero Arts, Design Block Flourish in Versamark Ink over the top and set aside. I took some scratch white card stock and stamped 2 flower images along with 3 leaf images from the Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers stamp set and coloured them with my Copics and cut the images out (see photo below for what colours I used). Once the flowers were coloured and cut out I then spritz them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Marshmallow and set aside to dry. When the flowers had dried I assembled them altogether onto the card with some dimensionals. Lastly, I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the, Truly Appreciated stamp set, then added dimensionals under the card stock and attatched it to a cream card.

Photo of Copics used.

I am really happy with how this turned out today, so I do hope that you find some inspiration in my design.

I also just wanted to say a big thank you to all, for your lovely comments that have been left on my blog and Flickr, but also for everyone that has taken the time to come and visit my blog.

Have a great day everyone and I will catch you all tomorrow.


  • Such a beautiful beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • OH MY! This is just beautiful! Congrats on the tweet from Jennifer McGuire!!ReplyCancel

  • It’s beautiful! I’ve been playing with that flower in black and gold….and loving it. It’s time to try a pretty bright color, for a change.ReplyCancel

  • That is stunning Joy. Love the flower and how the colours pop off the kraft card.ReplyCancel

Hello! Not much news to report in today apart from the weather being beautiful, cannot wait for Autumn to arrive. Anyway, enough small talk lets get straight into the card for today.

I started with playing around with my distress inks and some watercolour paper, I decided to place Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Dusty Concord and Shabby Shutters all at separate times onto my non stick craft sheet and spritz with water using my Ranger Mini Mister and place my watercolour paper over the ink to soak up, I let all 3 pieces of paper to dry and thought now what will I do with them? So I decided why not stamp an image of a flower over them to make instant colour onto the stamped image, hence I reached for my Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers stamp set and stamped several times over the inked paper with the small flower and the little leaf that is in the set. I then proceeded to cut each piece out along with some additional leaves, I set these aside.

For the cards I used Spellbinders, Labels 1 largest die in the set and cut Kraft card stock 6 times to make fronts and backs for cards , I then stamped Dots background stamp from Darkroom Door in Versamark Ink and used clear embossing powder and heat set. I attatched the fronts and backs together to form a card, once the cards were made, I blended some Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy around the edges, I then attatched the flowers and leaves on all 3 cards with some dimensionals and glue dots and went on to make 3 tags with white card stock, blended the edges with Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy, added a sentiments on each using Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings, Thank You Sayings and Birthday Sayings stamps. I finished the tags of with a little twine on the end of the sentiments and added dimensionals and placed onto the card.

I hope that you enjoy today’s posting, I will be back tomorrow for another one.

Have a great night everyone!