Afternoon Everyone! Firstly, just want to wish all the Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day, including my Mum and Darryl’s Mum. I do hope that you have all enjoyed your day.

Feeling rather weary today, I spent a long night in the craft room creating, and had a rotten sleep so today not much is getting done around here….LOL.

So whilst I was making the card yesterday I decided to also use another one of my new stamps and create with some more distress inks.


I started with white card stock, cut to size and folded in half. Next I took my Hero Arts, Friend Definition stamp and stamped over the front of the card with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter, I set this aside to dry. I then took some water coloured paper and stamped the Hero Arts, Starburst Lace with some Versamark Ink and embossed it with some American Crafts, Zing, White embossing powder. I took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Barn Door, Rusty Hinge and Tumbled Glass and blended over the top of the embossed image. I took some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl and spritzed over the top until the colours slightly blended together, and me being impatient I heat set the image. I cut around the Starburst Lace image and adhered to the front of the card with some foam dimensionals, adding a pearl to the centre as a added feature. Lastly, I added a sentiment to the top of the card using Hero Arts, Thoughtful Messages stamp set and some extra pearls to finish the card.

Here are some more views of the card.



I also wanted to add here a very big thank you to everyone that has taken the time to view my videos and make some sweet comments on my blog, I must say that Darryl is also excited about receiving lovely comments.

I have a couple of other photos to share with you today also. This morning I went for a walk around my garden and realised that the trees out the front of our house were in true Autumn colour, so could not resist in sharing this with you. The colours are amazing, just wished the photo reflected this.




Well enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you all back here tomorrow.



  • Joy, I love your card…that Starburst Lace with the distress inks is so gorgeous. Great tip to spritz with glimmer mist, love it! What a lovely design too with the Friend definition for the background. I’m loving your fall foliage too, such beautiful color on your trees…thanks for sharing these great photos!
    bless you,

  • Hi Joy, Wishing you a very Happy Mothers Day :D. I love the card that you have made, it is so pretty. As are the photos of the trees around your house xoxoxoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Happy Mothers Day!! :) :) Love this!!!!ReplyCancel

  • The Starburst Lace is beautiful. I love the multicolour effect of the lace. Your trees also look fabulous. I think adelaide has skipped autumn and gone straight to winter!ReplyCancel

  • Great card Joy… the colours are stunning on the Starburst. Your trees look awesome changing colours as well….ReplyCancel

  • Happy Fur-Mother’s Day to you! ;)

    A beautiful card – as usual. Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card, Joy! Love how you’ve used the starburst stamp! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Great card! The Starburst Lace reminds me of a game that I used to play as a kid called “Spirograph”. Brings back nice memories!ReplyCancel

  • Love the colours on the Starburst!ReplyCancel

  • I have enjoyed so much my journey through your blog. Thank you for letting me visit.

  • Joy, this is such a gorgeous card!! Love the distressing on the lace stamp!! You do such amazing things with your cards! Thank you for sharing the photos of the trees!! They are filled with such beautiful colors!! Although I’m glad it’s you experiencing the fall season and not me! I’m loving spring here in Minnesota! Big hugs! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Joy! And your photos are great – I always forget that you have autumn over there right now, I am so happy about spring!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful Photos and I adore that card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning array of colors on your starburst, so summery looking – makes me happy!ReplyCancel

Hello everyone! Well it is the weekend here and it is so nice to be able to take the time to do some relaxing and crafting.

This morning I have caught up on a little of house work and also watched a few Youtube videos, namely Jennifer McGuire’s that she did for Creating Keepsakes. After watching this wonderful video I was so inspired that I went into the craft room and decided to have a go at the technique that she used, with one of my new stamps that arrived yesterday. Although, with a slight twist.


I started with cream card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. I then took some water colour paper and measured a piece slightly smaller then the card front. I stamped the Hero Arts, Silhouette Grass with some Versamark Ink and embossed it with some American Crafts, Zing, White embossing powder. Next I took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass and added the 3 colours heavily over the top of the stamped image. Now here comes the twist, Jennifer used Perfect Pearls in water, but I decided to use my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl, I sprayed quite a lot over the inked image so that the ink would start to run and that the paper was moist. I am impatient when it comes to drying (a bit like Jennifer is) so I heat set the paper with my heat gun. I then distressed the edges of the paper with my scissors and lightly inked the sides with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Tea Dye. I added a sentiment to the top of the stamped image, using Hero Arts, Essential Messages. Lastly, I added some pearls and added some foam dimensionals under the stamped image and attached to the front of the cream card.

Here are other photos of the card.


I tried to show here the glimmer on the card, I hope that I captured it.


I really had a lot of fun with this technique, so thanks Jennifer for sharing, this really made me smile today.

Well I do hope that you are all enjoying your weekend and I hope I will catch you all tomorrow.

Have a fun day everyone!



  • Wow great distressing job!! Love the card.. :-) I too caught Jennifers video:-)ReplyCancel

  • I think this is probably my favorite technique! Love your card and the gradation of colors….very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Joy – this is perfect. I got the stamp earlier this week and can see it is going to be so versatile. Love how you did you background. Jennifer’s video was so cool… I’m off to try it now.ReplyCancel

  • I love this cord and the technique used – I’m getting itchy to get in my craft area! :)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! I love the shimmery effect and those colors blended together are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Great card Joy! The distress inks blend together so well!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely shimmery effect with the Glimmer Mist!ReplyCancel

  • wowowowoowowow!ReplyCancel

  • Love that~ great stamp!!!

    Beautiful work1ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So today I finally got my Silhouette Machine and it’s software loaded onto my new computer, had a go at it and I don’t know, nothing seemed to gel at all, really not much at all flowed well today, hoping that the weekend will improve in the way of crafting……well that is my whine for the day!

So I bring you a card that I played with after tea tonight and finally something came together, although not a great card but I thought that the fish was cute.


I started with kraft card stock cut it to size and folded in half, set aside. I then took a piece of white card stock and cut it slightly smaller then the card front, I took my foam blending tool and covered the entire white card stock with Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass, I set this aside to dry. Whilst the card stock was drying I took some more white card stock and stamped the large fish from the Hero Arts, Oceans of Joy stamp set, I coloured the fish in with my Copics and cut the fish out. I took the piece of card stock that I had covered with distress ink and stamped some seaweed from the same stamp set with some Color Box Ink, Rainforest, Moss Green. I took the large fish again and stamped onto the distressed card stock and added the cut fish over the top with some foam dimensionals. I added some bubbles from the fish, coloured them in and put some Glossy Accents over the top. Lastly, I added a sentiment from the same stamp set and a googly eye to the fish, adhered the piece of card stock to the front of the kraft card with some foam dimensionals.

Enjoy the card and I will catch you all later!

Have a great night.



  • This is so cute,Joy! Love this scene!ReplyCancel

  • I think it’s very cute! Love all the bubbles!

    Isn’t that the pits when you have looked forward to something new, and then things just don’t gel? I’m sure you’ll get the bugs worked out and be back giving us even greater creations with this new toy!ReplyCancel

  • That fish is very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Wow thats really fab!!Love the fishy, so bright:-) so great you used Kraft, dont see you using much usually..ReplyCancel

  • SO cute, Joy. You’re tempting me with you Copic use. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Adorable! Love this cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Ahh! This is sooo adorable!!!
    I absolutely love it!ReplyCancel

  • And congrats on being featured in the Hero Arts Twitter!ReplyCancel

  • Love this so cute Joy!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)ReplyCancel

  • Joy I am having a hard time not being jealous of you and your new sillhoette! :> Lucky you! I love this fish card! So cute! I actually just got it too! :> Can’t wait to see your silhouette creations!ReplyCancel

  • How fun is this guy?! That is one brightly colored happy fish and he looks so good in his perfectly blended watery environment. Love this, Joy. I’m impressed, I always have trouble with little characters like this.

  • This is absolutely darling, are you kidding me?! Your coloring and design is always perfect, even with simple cards too! I love the little fishy! And the shading in the background is so smooth looking.ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE this card! I’m a huge underwater fan and the colorful fish is so cheery!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Thought that I would give you another little treat and film another video for you, this time a sneak peak into my craft room. You have of course, if you have been following my blog have seen a photo of this, but this time I wanted to share a video, showing this wonderful piece of furniture that my partner Darryl built me.

So sit back and enjoy.

I know that I am still a bit of a novice behind the camera, so please bear with me, I am determined to one day get this down pat……….LOL.

I do hope that you enjoyed the video, I will be back tomorrow with hopefully a card.

Have a great day!



  • You did a wonderful job with the video and I love that storage unit! He did an awesome job with it and having those slide out shelves makes it even better. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Wow you are so blessed that he built you such a wonderful craft furniture! It is really amazing! It looks so proffesional and it has such great storage and I love how it holds lots of stamps on top! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Wow that was a treat thanks for sharing:-)Loved exploring your craft room… So this is what you get up to when its stormy outside? he he

    Love your storage Darrel built you, today I too got a little treat from my husband, he got me a shelf done over my table and installed my Clip it up and also a homemade larger clip it up:-)ReplyCancel

  • wow..what a great space! i love how everything is visible and you can see what you have. thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • What a FABULOUS craft heaven you have! Love it. Thanks for sharing, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Great stamp collection! And Darryl has done a wonderful job! Looks like you have plenty of storage space and all within arm’s reach!
    Thanks so much for sharing! Great video! :)ReplyCancel

  • This is such a great storage center! Everything looks so nicely organized and easy-to-access! I especially love that the shelves slide out – what a clever touch! It is so sweet that he made it for you – makes it that much more wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Wow. You are very lucky and Darryl is very talented! What a fabulous crafting space. When I come to visit I may not want to leave!ReplyCancel

  • Thanks so much for sharing this video, Joy! I LOVE how large the furniture piece is! You have organized it beautifully! I especially love the three tiered shelves on top! So nice to be able to actually SEE the stamps you have! I also think the pull out shelves are brilliant!! Way to go Darryl!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Now that is one brilliant little piece of storage, how fabulous to have all the wood blocks standing to see them so easily, wish I had that! Wonderful video, once again Joy! Love it, keep it coming, love to hear sweet you!ReplyCancel

  • JosieK

    Darryl Rocks!!!
    Very organized and inspires me to go and clean up my work space. Thanks for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • WOW Joy!!!!! Lucky Girl…I sure wish I had everything right in front of me…this Rocks!!ReplyCancel

  • WOW! You are one lucky woman! Love how everything is right there when you get ready to use it. This is GREAT!ReplyCancel

  • Very cool, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • What a wonderful craft area you have! Thanks for sharing! And making me turn green with envy….ReplyCancel

  • I see *several* of the classic PSX stamps that I love (and have as well) on your shelves. YOu must have been stamping for quite a while now. Loved the stamping area set-up. I am a visual person too – I just don’t have room for everything to be out on display right now. I like the tiered look. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to see more of your room :-)ReplyCancel

  • Daryll did an AWESOME job! I am so impressed! Your space is so well organized and a delight to look at. Love seeing where you make your awesome cards. Very inspiring- I want to organize and stamp! :)ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Thought that I would share a card that was a very quick and easy card to make using one of my new embossing folders from Sizzix.


I started with white card stock cut to size and folded in half, I ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug, embossing the front of the card with Sizzix, Hello Friend embossing folder. Next I took some yellow card stock and used my Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics 2 stamp set and stamped several rows of polka dots with some Colorbox Ink, Swell, Banana Custard. Once this was dry I punched a large flower out of the stamped card stock and using a piece of cream card stock I punched a smaller flower out, I placed a mini glue dot between the 2 flowers and adhered together. To finish the flower I adhered a red button for contrast on the centre of the flower. I then took my cream card stock and cut a large strip and a small strip of card stock, I stamped a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink, Signature Greetings stamp set with some Colorbox Ink, Chocolate & Blueberries, Charcoal onto the larger strip on card stock. I adhered both strips to the front of the card and lastly, I adhered the flower with a foam dimensional along with some added red pearls.

Here are some more views of the card.



Yellow is not usually a colour I reach for, so this was a nice change for me, a card I thought would cheer someones day.

Well I hope you enjoy what is left of your weekend, think of me having to go to work soon.

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



  • Joy what a wonderful card. Those sizzix embossing folders look lovely xoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy. This is just delightful. I like the brightness of the yellow with the red. Nice design too.ReplyCancel

  • Lovly, lovely color, Joy! I Love this simple yet so sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely, simple card Joy. Yellow isn’t high on my go-to list either, but it is a refreshing change sometimes. Loving the flowers. Hope work wasn’t too much of a drag for you. :) xxReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card! What are those little red dots made of?ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card! I love that embossing, it’s so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Joy! LOVE the embossing folder and the pop of red on your card. I think I’m going to have to add some new ones to my list!ReplyCancel

  • Love it! Sooo pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Love that folder you’ve used Joy! And that colorful flower, the little gems, and the sentiment, everything flows so well in this card!ReplyCancel

  • I love this folder! Your card is gorgeous – that flower and all the details are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun embossing folder this is! I love the great textured look it gives! Such a pretty card, Joy! You have a wonderful sense of design! I love the pretty buttery colored flower! The touch of red with the button and pearls is fab!! :)ReplyCancel

  • This is a beautiful card!!! Love this embossing and the yellow flower!ReplyCancel

  • love this embossing folder! it’s a winner!ReplyCancel

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