Hi Everyone! Well it is Sunday morning and the last day of relaxation before the week begins again. I am hoping to finish of the house work today and get into the craft room.

Well today’s card I started with soft blue card stock for the card, folded it in half and set aside. I then took a cream piece of card stock and a piece of kraft card stock and cut to the size that fit the card. On the kraft card stock I stamped Hero Arts, Cling Flourish Background stamp in Colorbox Ink, Frost White, I also blended the edges of the kraft card stock with the same ink, I then took my white gel pen and added some white dots over the stamped image. Next, I took some soft green card stock and punched 27 butterflies out with my Martha Stewart, 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly Punch, I then adhered a layer of butterflies onto the kraft card stock to form the pattern that I was after and proceeded to add another 2 layers on top of each butterfly to give them dimension, once these were dry I added feelers to each of the butterflies and a rhinestone to the centre of each. Each of the kraft and cream card stocks were adhered together with dimensionals and added to the blue card. Lastly, I added a Hero Arts, Truly Appreciatd sentiment to the bottom of the card along with some more rhinestones to finish the card.

Here is another view of the card to see the dimensions of the butterflies.

This card reminded me of Spring when all the butterflies come to fly around the garden.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and that your weekend is great!

Catch everyone tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by.

JOY

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  • This is so lovely, Joy – the soft green and blue against the kraft are wonderful together! And I love your dotty touches and the pearls that kind of pick up on that!ReplyCancel

  • Love your use of the buttterfly punch and the Flourish background! Very inspiring!
    PS: 27 butterlies!! WOW!! Love them all! I may have to get that punch, too. I have the other butterfly one from MS!ReplyCancel

  • Love this one, Joy! The dimensional effect of all those butterflies is wonderful!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow…you really do beautiful work! I love all of your creations!ReplyCancel

  • Very pretty! I half expect the butterflies to lift off of the card!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a beautiful card ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous! Those butterflies look amazing on that background! I love your layered butterflies!ReplyCancel

  • This is just sooo lovely! I can’t get enough of it!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card – love that punch, too!ReplyCancel

  • I just get wait to get my Flourish stamp!!! You used it so beautifully! And your butterflies are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness!
    Your card is so pretty!
    I love how you layered each of the butterflies. Such a clever idea. Nice work! :)

    ~ Ayana
    http://www.ayanaposadas.typepad.comReplyCancel

Afternoon Everyone! How are you enjoying your weekend? Those words are always music to my ears, I love to be able to have the weekend off work and play all day in my craft room, and of course clean the house………LOL.

I made a set of cards today that you could give to any child.

I started with white card stock and cut 6 die shapes using the Spellbinders, Labels 1 Dies, these were all then put together using small strips glued at the top on the inside to hold the fronts and the backs together. I then cut kraft card stock 3 times using a different size Labels 1 Die and stamped over the top of the shape with Hero Arts, Raindrop Background stamp using Versamark Ink, I set these aside to dry. Whilst they were drying I stamped onto some scratch white card stock a hippo and giraffe out of the Hero Arts, Happy Day Animals and also a frog from the Hero Arts, Froggy stamp set and coloured each of the images in with my Copics ( see photo below for what colours I used). I cut each of the images out and mounted with dimensionals onto another Labels 1 Die that I had also cut out with white card stock and had blended with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters, Faded Jeans and Broken China. Once the images were all mounted onto the various dies I added dimensionals to each one and they were attached to the kraft card stock die then more dimensionals were added to these and placed onto the card. Lastly, I added some sentiments to each cards from the Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings and also the Valentines Sayings stamp sets.

Here is the photo of Copics used.

These turned out to be quite sweet and had a fun time putting them together.

Enjoy the cards today as well as the rest of your Saturday night.

Hope to catch you all tomorrow for another card.

Take care!

JOY

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  • Such cute little cards! They look so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy!!

    What a fantastic set of cards!! I love the kraft on white! Your coloring really is amazing! I love all three images, especially the frog!! (something about that big smile)I also love the distressing you did too! Great job, Joy! So cute!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous Joy. You are slowly making me want lots of Copics although I swore to myself I would not go there!ReplyCancel

  • Hey Joy! What a great set of cards! Love them all! Congrats on being featured in HA Twitter!ReplyCancel

  • How sweet! Love this set and your coloring is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Star

    I LOVE these cards. They are cheerful.Hope you don’t mind, I think I am going to try and make soime like these. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

Morning All. Well I have been woken up early again this morning with noise across the road and I suppose it did not help when I did not go to bed until 2am this morning, I came home from work and worked on today’s card……….LOL, when will I ever learn………LOL.

So today’s card, I started with white card stock and ran the front of the card through the Cuttlebug, embossing it with Swiss Dots. I then took a piece of white card stock and stamped Hero Arts, Artistic Borders, Flower 4 times on the white card stock, I also stamped the same flower another 4 times onto some scratch white card stock, along with some leaves from the Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers stamp set. I coloured all the images in with my Copic’s (see photo below of Copic’s used). I then blended over the top wth some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen. Once this had been blended to the desired look I cut the smaller flowers out of the images that were stamped on scratch white card stock and the leaves, attatched the leaves to the backs of the smaller flowers and added dimensionals under them and mounted between the other flowers that were already stamped on the white card stock. I added some white dots with my white gel pen throughout the blended areas, I also added some blending to the edges of the coloured card stock with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy and I cut 2 strips of a teal coloured card stock and glued them either side of the coloured card stock, I then added some dimensionals to the back and attached to the front of the card. Lastly, I added a Hero Arts, Everday Sayings sentiment and some pearls to finish the card.

Here is another view of the card.

Here is a photo of the Copic’s used.

I hope that you like today’s card and that you find a little inspiration in what I have created.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

JOY

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  • Thanks for teaching me such a simple but great and beautiful card!!!!
    love all your card!!! ^_^ReplyCancel

  • Wow, Joy, this is sensational! Really vibrant!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, this is B E A U T I F U L!!! Your coloring is so perfect on the flowers!! I really love that you added the white dots in the background! And the little touch of teal on the edges is fabulous!! Wonderful card, girl!! :)ReplyCancel

  • This is a MASTERPIECE!!!! I really love your cards, you are so talented!!!ReplyCancel

  • This is beautiful…love how it turned out.ReplyCancel

  • Amazing!!! This is really fabulous! You keep inspiring me, Joy! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Maria L. (Canada)

    Woow !! that is a card and a half.
    Love the color combination….it’s screaming ….”SUMMER” to meReplyCancel

  • I think the busy-ness of the flowers is off-set so well with the white swiss dots. Well done!ReplyCancel

Morning Everyone! I am posting early this morning as I have just been woken up with a delivery at my door and there is so much noise going on in my street I had no hope in going back to sleep, so thought I might as well sit here and post this little card that I made, yes, late last night. After washing what seemed like hundreds of towels that we used when the storm happened on Sunday, I had put them through the dryer and so had to wait until the cycle had finished to be able to go to bed, even though I was very tired I made a card whilst I was waiting …………LOL. Between you and me I think that I will be having a nap before heading to work today………LOL.

So today’s card I started with brown card stock for the card, I then stamped Hero Arts, Raindrop Background stamp with Versamark Ink over the top and embossed with clear embossing powder. Next I cut a Spellbinders, Label 1 Die Cut and stamped a Hero Arts, Artistic Borders, Corner Flower onto one of the corners of the die cut, I coloured the image in with my Copics (see photo below for what Copics I used), I blended some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen over the die cut and set aside to dry. Onto a scratch piece of white card stock I stamped the image again and this time coloured only the flower in, I cut the flower out and mounted it over the top of the stamped flower on the die cut with some dimensionals, I added some Ranger, Inkessentials, Glossy Accents to the edges of the flower. Next I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings in the opposite corner to the flower, I punched some little butterflies out of some watermelon card stock with a Martha Stewart Punch, Classic Butterfly 3 and adhered them to the centre of the die cut. Lastly, I added some black stitching around the edge of the die cut, added some pearls to the centre of the flower as well as the little butterflies and corner rounded the corners of the card.

Here is a photo of the Copics used.

I hope you like what you see today.

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

JOY

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  • Joy, I love this card! The dimension of the flower is great! Love the watermelon-colored butterflies and the stitching finishes the whole card off beautifully!! Nice job!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Joy this is such a pretty card. I’m sorry to hear about your troubles. We’ve had that much rain here on the Sunshine coast parts have flooded & our worms where all comming out of the ground as they where drowning. Hope the insurance company pays up soon for you xoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Beautiful coloring, as always! Such a simple yet great card!ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely card! Thank you for the inspiration and for the details on how you made it.

    Wishing you blue skies in the days ahead.ReplyCancel

Afternoon Everyone! Have you enjoyed the start of your week, mine is hopefully settling down for the time being. Darryl and I finally got a hold of the Insurance Company so we have lodged our claim and now we wait.

I am sorry but do not have a card for you tonight, still a wee bit tired so have decided to share some links that I now call Bits and Pieces, I have been surfing the net and have found some things that I think you all need to check out.

First off how about this from Jennifer McGuire using the Silhouette Machine and Hero Arts stamps, check it out HERE Isn’t she so talented!

How about this for a card, simply beautiful from Virginia, HERE is a fantastic card.

How about another sweet card, this time from Tiffany, you can view it HERE So adorable, love your work Tiffany.

Also these adorable cards from Lucy, they are just too sweet. Click HERE to check them out! Love your style Lucy.

Lastly, how about this for an amazing layout, simply beautiful, you can view this HERE.

Just a few little things that have caught my eye whilst I have been surfing the net, I do hope that you check them all out, so worth a look.

Have wonderful night everyone, I do hope that I can return tomorrow with another card for you. In the mean time take care!

Bye for now.

JOY

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Hello Everyone! How has your Monday been? Mine has been rather tiring, last night at work we had a huge storm that passed over our town and caused a bit of damage, our store was flooded out and what looked like a river floating down the aisles, I have never seen anything like it, we all spent the 4hrs that I was there sweeping water out of the building, an absolute mess. It got worse, once I got home I found out that we had water that came into our dining room and cracked the ceiling, along with water on my beautiful antique side board and it was damaged also, so now the task is to get a hold of the insurance company. So hence after all that I am feeling very tired tonight, so hoping for an early night.

But I did manage to make a card for you just about an hour ago.

I started with white card stock for card, on the front of the card I stamped Hero Arts, Pattern Flowers in Tuxedo Memento black ink 2 times onto the white card and also 2 times onto some scratch white card stock, I then coloured the images in with my Copics (no photo of Copics too many used to show in photo). Once all coloured in I cut 4 of the flowers, the larger head ones out and added dimensionals to these and adhered to the same images on the card front, I added some stamped Hero Arts, dragonflies from the Good Fortune stamp set at the top of the card above the flowers adding some extra interest to the card. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings set to the bottom of the card, making it look like it was wrapping around the card and some pearls between the sentiments.

I hope you like today’s card.

Catch you all tomorrow with hopefully another posting.

Enjoy your night.

JOY

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  • Oh I’m sorry to hear about the flooding – I hope your antique can be saved. :(ReplyCancel

  • You go from an elegant, soft card one day, to a bright, cheerful, fun card the next! I love how you are able to do that, Joy! This card really is fun! Love the colors! :)ReplyCancel

  • I like looking at your blog for inspiration…hope you don’t mind. I also hope that you dry out soon. Being flooded is such a mess.ReplyCancel

  • That’s a very pretty, cheerful card considering your crummy day! Hope the rest of your week goes better.ReplyCancel

  • Wow Joy, I can’t believe you managed to make such a gorgeous card while dealing with flood damage. I hope you get sorted out soon. Great idea with the word wrapping.
    Lesley RReplyCancel

  • Beautiful!!ReplyCancel