Evening Everyone! How is your weekend going? I had to work all day today, so no crafting as yet, but I am hoping to venture into the craft room shortly, if I am not too tired after blogging..LOL.

Today’s card I played with more of my new crafting supplies, and made a card for a friends son. I hope that he likes it.


I started with kraft card stock cut to size and folded in half, on the top half on the card I stamped Hero Arts, Raindrop background stamp with Versamark Ink and heat set and set the card aside. I then took a piece of white card stock and stamped a monster and balloons from the Hero Arts, Monster Fun stamp set, I coloured each stamped image in with my Copics and cut the images out. I cut a strip of patterned paper from the October Afternoon, The Thrift Shop 8 x 8 paper pad and a piece of white card stock. On the white card stock I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Monster Fun stamp set, I then adhered the patterned paper to the front of the kraft card and also adhered the white card stock. I added foam dimensionals to the monster and to the balloons and placed onto the card. Lastly, I added some hand drawn strings to the balloons and also a googly eye to the monster to finish the card.

Here are some other views of the card.



This card turned out pretty sweet.

Enjoy your night and hope to see you back here again tomorrow.



  • Great card Joy! The shading on the balloons and monster is fantastic. That is such a cute image!ReplyCancel

  • What a cute card! I love the one eye!ReplyCancel

  • It’s a great card for a lil’ monster Joy!! Awesome colouring on those balloons, almost looks real. xxReplyCancel

  • What a great coloring! Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic colouring!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun card, Joy! Such a cute lil’ monster!! I love the design and your coloring is fantastic!! Great dimension too! Hugs! :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy what a stunner of a card!!! I love the shading that you have achieved & the use of kraft & colours is just perfect xoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • So sweet and enjoyable to look at! Your coloring is perfect!ReplyCancel

Hello, I hope you are enjoying your Friday night, for me I have been crafting today, with some of my new goodies and also adjusting things on my computer, but naughty me, has not done much in the way of house work……LOL.

Before I plunge straight into today’s card, I just wanted to thank everyone who has left me a message or twittered me with their support on my first video. I must say that it was fun in someways and in others it was a little daunting, but hey you have to start somewhere. We will see how the next one goes. Just remember that you can view my videos, under this posting.

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So I started with black card stock, cut to size and folded in half. I then took a white piece of card stock and stamped a high heel from the Hero Arts, High Heels stamp collection in the bottom left hand corner of the white card stock, I also stamped a sentiment from the same set in top right hand corner. I took my pink Copic, Spica pen and coloured the entire high heel in, giving it a very sparkly feel (unfortunately, you cannot quite see this in the photos). Once coloured in I added some hot pink rhinestones over the shoe for some added interest. I felt that after I had coloured the shoe in that it really needed something else, so I added 2 partial flourishes from the Hero Arts, Dot Flourish to 2 corners of the white card stock and added some pink Spica to the flourishes. Lastly, I cut a smaller piece of bright pink card stock and adhered the white card stock to this, then added some foam dimensionals under the pink card stock and placed it onto the black card.

Here is another view of the card.

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A very simple, quick yet effective card. I hope you enjoy the card and that you have a great Friday night.



  • Love this card, Joy! Such a fun stamp set!! Your coloring of the shoe is fab! Love the sparkle and the added flourishes!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Love, Love, LOVE this fabulous card! The colors are perfect, so chic!
    bless you,

  • I think the floishes add the perfect touch to this card! Loved your video btw you have a great accent!ReplyCancel

  • So fun and very girly! Love all of that shine and bling on the shoes! You know, I have this set too and I’ve had it for the longest time…have never used it, you’ve inspired me to take it out and do something with it!! ;)ReplyCancel

Second video is now viewable, hope you enjoy!

Hi Everyone! Well I have a surprise for you, I have a video for you to watch, this is my first time at a video and thought that I would produce a video on my scrapbook goodies that I received in the mail yesterday. Something went strange with my camera, so I had to end up doing my haul in a 2 part series, so part one is done and I will upload second part for you to feast your eyes on shortly.

So without further ado, here it is.

I hope you enjoy.

Still uploading the second part, so stay tuned.



  • Oh, what a lovely haul you have! I enjoyed the thrill of looking at your new toys and goodies! And your voice is so charming….Will come back later for part 2!ReplyCancel

  • Great video Joy! You voice sounds fantastic. My voice always gets really high whenever I do something like that, probably why I never do it!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely video, thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Love the video, Joy! It is so fun to hear your sweet voice! Adore the Aussie accent! I know it’s not an accent to you, but it is to me, and I love it!! Great haul! Looking forward to part 2! :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi, You got the poppy stamp and the row of houses!! how cool!! love your haul..ReplyCancel

  • LOTS of FUN stuff in your videos!
    Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • I’m so thrilled I got to hear your sweet voice!! Oh, you are such a doll! Lovely video and I love all the fun goodies you got too! I’m inspired to make a video someday if I ever figure out how to work my camcorder…someday!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy, I love all of your new purchases, what an eye you have. How fun to hear your voice too, almost like you’re not on the other side of the world. Have fun playing with your new loot, can’t wait to see what you create!
    hugs and blessings,

  • Just watched part 2 and I cannot wait to see what you create with some of those awesome stamps!! Still lovin’ your voice! Makes me smile! :)ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! How is your hump day going today, so pleased that after tonight at work, I have 2 days off. So today I have been busy creating in the craft room, trying to make another Mothers Day card for the Hero Arts April competition.


I started with white card stock for the card, I then stamped Hero Arts, Flourish Background with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter over the top of the card front and set aside. Then on another piece of white card stock I stamped the Hero Arts, Large Flower twice and coloured the flowers in with my Copics. I cut one flower out to be the base flower and with the other flower I cut segments of the flower and then re attached each segment with some foam dimensionals and then adhered it over the matching segment, adding dimension throughout the flower. Once all the segments of the flower were adhered I then placed a Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses brad through the centre of the flower. I added foam dimensionals under the flower and adhered to the card front. At the base of the card I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Truly Appreciated stamp set and lastly added some pink rhinestones under the sentiment to finish the card.

Here some other views of the card.



I hope you like today’s card and that it gives you a little inspiration to go and create.

I will be back tomorrow with more and also hopefully something special for you to feast your eyes on.

Have a great day.



  • What an amazing card, Joy! Wow! I am going to have to try this! I love that you cut just certain sections of the second flower! Fabulous coloring, as always! Thanks for inspiring me!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card, Joy! (as always!)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful coloring – amazingly done!ReplyCancel

  • This is so so gorgeous, Joy! You make me want that stamp!!! Love it!

    Vanessa xReplyCancel

  • Lovely colouring! soo pretty:-) You always make such elegant cards…

    I need to make a mothers day card too, but completely out of ideas right now:-(ReplyCancel

  • Such a beautiful card – any mum would love to receive it. I love the big brad in the middle and the way you’ve only used parts of the flower on top – very creative!ReplyCancel

  • Joy – this is just so special. Wonderfully done and quite inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • OHMY….This is Amazing!!! Stunning in everyway…! Love it much,Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful, Joy! Such an exuberant flower, isn’t it? Love that big brad in the center – perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card Joy! Love the idea of only adding some parts of the flower for dimension.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! This is absolutely stunning, Joy! Congrats on being featured in HA Twitter!ReplyCancel

  • This is a beautiful card Joy! I have those stamps, so you’ve inspired me to get them out and get some cards made! :) Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, this is so beautiful! You and I must be thinking the same because I just posted a card with the same background on Flickr. You know what they say about great minds thinking alike….Your flower is such an amazing focal image on this card, that brad is the perfect embellishment. I love it!

  • Beautiful as always Joy! You continue to out-do yourself!ReplyCancel

  • This is so very beautiful, really love the pop of color on that flower, elegant and sophisticated!ReplyCancel

Hello Everyone! I trust that you have enjoyed your long weekend, I had the weekend off, but had to work today until lunchtime, but have had some time in the craft room to make some cards, I still have a couple of more cards to make for some of my family members, but thought that I would have a little break and share the card that I made for one of my family members who is turning 21.


I started with purple card stock for the card, measured to size, folded in half and set aside. I then cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the front of the card and took my Papertrey Ink, Dot Spot stamp set and proceeded to stamp several images onto the white card stock with different Colorbox Inks,Tulip Field, Lilac and Violet and from Muted Moods, Dusty Plum, making sure that I covered most of the white card stock, each time I stamped an image I embossed it with some clear embossing powder. I then adhered the stamped white card stock onto the front of the purple card and cut a small piece of white card stock, stamping a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink, Signature Greetings stamp set along with using 21 from the Hero Arts, Bird Branch Alphabet. Lastly, I added slight inking to the edge of the sentiment tag along with some rhinestones.

Here is other views of the card.



I thought I would share some photos that I took yesterday in our garden, the last flowering of our Alstromeria and it is definitely Autumn here, what with the trees out the front of our house starting to turn rich shades of purple and red, cannot wait to share photos of these trees once they have fully changed.



I hope that you enjoy the card today and that the rest of your long weekend is relaxing, I will be back tomorrow with another card.



  • Oh Joy…this is Stunning! I love the background so much!ReplyCancel

  • Hi sweet Joy! Loove your super card! Super colors, I bet she’ll love it!


  • Wonderful card, Joy! Love the background with all the yummy colors! Thanks for sharing the photos of your “alstro” and tree! Beautiful!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Wow Joy! Love the burst of chocolate and lavender colors, very pretty circle elements on this card!ReplyCancel

  • Love the dots – just right for someone turning 21. I’ve got a neice turning 21 at the end of the month so this is a great idea,ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Stunning card!
    The colors look so bold and vibrant!
    Very pretty! And your photos look great too!ReplyCancel

Afternoon Everyone! Hope that you are enjoying your weekend. I have been catching up on work around the house and computer work.

Whilst doing some computer work, I came across some old photos that I had taken of some Christmas presents that I made last year for the girls in our family, thanks to the lovely Jennifer McGuire, her inspiration for cards sets, I decided to make some for the girls to have to give to their friends or family. So thought that I would share a couple of photos of them. Sorry about the photography, not that great.

Also sharing some photos of my trip I took with a friend last September to Coffs Harbour. We visited another friend who had just had a baby boy, she took us to many places around Coffs Harbour, but this one was my favourite, the Butterfly House. I don’t know if any of you have been to one, and if not you must go when you get a chance, we got to walk inside the house and have the butterflies land on us and watch them feed, such an amazing experience, would definitely do that again.

These last 2 photos were my favourite butterflies that we saw on the day.

I hope you enjoy, the photos today and that the rest of your weekend is fabulous.


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  • Your photos are fantastic – so clear and crisp. What a beautiful place the butterfly house must have beenReplyCancel

  • Great set of Card,Joy! Wow…Beautiful butterflies!ReplyCancel

  • Love your photography Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Great cards Joy!! Wow those are some great butterfly photo’s too!! Happy Sunday!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome set of cards, Joy! I’ll bet the ladies in your family loved them! I love all the embossed backgrounds!! And those butterflies….AMAZING! That is such a fun thing to do! We did this when our boys were little and it was awesome! You took some fantastic photos! So glad you shared them!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Great set of cards Joy! And your photos are amazing – I love butterflies and use them for decoration on my cards when ever I can! Hugs SanneReplyCancel

  • Wow, those butterfly pics are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful sets of cards. Love the embossing.ReplyCancel

  • Love these!! Great! And love those butterflies they are so pretty!! ps: i have a new challenge on my blog if you want to come play :DReplyCancel

  • Your card sets here are beautiful… but my goodness, those pictures look AMAZING!!!
    They are so close and clear!
    Hopefully I can get my new camera soon, so I can take fabulous pics like yours! :)ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, its a small world!

    I live in Coffs, but have never been to the butterfly house (keep meaning to!)

    gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel