Hi Everyone! So how was everyone’s day? Mine was spent catching up on some computer work, a few house things and of course the most important, crafting. With that being said, I had a card idea in my head today and decided to try and see if it would turn out, and well would you believe it has, usually that never happens, so I was very pleased.

In Australia we rarely celebrate Halloween, although it is starting to find it’s way into our lives, as large businesses are starting to sell some products. Although, myself do not celebrate it, as it was never around when I was a kid, I think it could have been fun if it had though,anyways, I decided to make a card and maybe send it to one of my overseas friends :)


I created the card by first cutting a piece of white card stock and blending Ranger, Distress Ink, Black Soot, covering the entire piece of card stock. Next, taking the Hero Arts, Small Metal Flourish stamp, I stamped it twice over the card stock stamping it with some Archival Ink, Jet Black to form what would eventually look like a gate. I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the Cuckoo stamp set to the top of the card stock and set aside. I then went into my digital designs on my computer and opening up the digital set, Thanksgiving from Hero Arts I downloaded the pumpkin that was in this set and copied and pasted it several times in Word, also resizing some of the pumpkin, once I printed them out, I coloured them in with my Copics and cut them out. Next, I took some purple card stock and cut to size to form a card and stamped the Hero Arts, Flourish Background stamp inked with Hero Arts, Soft Lilac ink over the front of the card. Taking the stamped card stock, I adhered it to the front of the card using foam dimensionals and at the bottom I added the pumpkins also adhering them with more foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added some black rhinestones opposite the sentiment to finish the card.

Here is another view of the card:


Here are the Copics I used to colour the pumpkins:


Here are the products I used to create the card:

I really enjoyed making this card and was excited when it came together how I imagined.

I hope you enjoy viewing the card tonight and I will return tomorrow with more for you to feast your eyes on.




Hi Everyone! Well another day down and the road towards my holidays is getting nearer. Really looking forward to the long needed break.

So I wanted to share a quick post with you, showing another card that I use the technique Print and Cut on my Silhouette.


Pretty simple card, just loaded the image up on my computer and place white card stock in my printer and printed the image out, the placed the card stock on the cutting mat and hit cut. Once the image was cut out, I then added extra colour to the image by using my Copics and white gel pen for accents. I added a Hero Arts sentiment to the other side of the image and lastly, added some rhinestones and adhered to a pink card using foam dimensionals.

I really simple card, one that you could produce several in a row for a quick gift or just to send out a few cards to love ones.

Enjoy viewing the card and I hope to be back here tomorrow with more eye candy!




Hey Everyone! So last weekend was Operation Write Home and Hero Arts and the Flickr group ran a virtual card making party, that involved lots of wonderful and fun challenges. So tonight I wanted to share with you the cards that I made for some of the challenges. I will also be sending more cards out of my collection to this truly wonderful cause.

So without further ado, here are the cards that I made:

Blue and Silver Christmas Card Challenge

OWH Bash Blue and Silver Christmas Card

Resist and Distress Challenge

Resist and Distress

Three of a Kind Challenge

Three of a Kind

Free For All Card

Free For All

Here was a photo taken after I had created a couple of cards:

Craft Table after creating some cards!

Hope you enjoy tonight’s cards!

I am off to watch a little TV.



  • such beautiful cards….I love each and every one of them :) Esp the distress and resist challenge…it has sooo gorgeous colours… !ReplyCancel

  • All are great! And your stamping space is just wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • SO great! Love each one, expecially the butterfly one! The colors are brilliant and the label die looks perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Love all these cards you made for the cause, Joy! Fabulous job! Hugs! :)ReplyCancel

  • Looks like you had lots of fun making these lovely creations !! Great results ! Love them all, the one on natural paper is my favorit !
    you’re desk looks neat, I think, mine is a more desaster after and while I’m crafting, I always search for siccors, knife and so….
    Have a crafty evening, greetings, martina

  • Joy – these are sensational. Wow, admiring all your wonderful stamps and creative space…. TFS.

    Love seeing you featured by Jill too…. Woohoo! Congrats.ReplyCancel

  • Janice

    So happy to see your desk gets cluttered too in the card-making process! Now if only my cards turned out as lovely as yours!ReplyCancel

  • great cards!ReplyCancel

  • They are all such fantastic cards! I love the heart on the heartfelts wishes card and all the detail on that butterfly card…fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful cards Joy and congrats on being featured on Jill’s blog! Its going to be an awesome week of cards!! :)ReplyCancel

  • wow! gorgeous cards, Joy!! you are so talented!! i love them all!!!ReplyCancel

  • Love all your cards! Especially the butterfly, it’s so vibrant!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome cards Joy!! Love all of them….but the butterfly card is my most fave. xxxReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! WOW! What a busy week, just looked at the old blog and realised that it was Thursday since my last posting. I have spent the weekend catching up on house work, which was in much need and trying to craft for the Operation Write Home Bash, happening over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group. Dissapointed that I have not been able to participate like I wanted too, not being able to craft as much and not been able to comment as much as I would like to also, feel like I am being a bad Hostess! I am trying though! LOL.

So tonight I wanted to share another card that I designed for Purple Onion Designs. I love the feel of the post card look at present so I decided why not create a post card that could go on the front of a card.

Joy Taylor - Blossom Postcard

I took some pink card stock and formed a card, set aside and took some white card stock and stamped the Antique Ledger Background that was inked with Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen over the white card stock. Next, taking the Bare Tree, I stamped it to one side of the post card stamping it with some Colorbox Ink, Antique Pewter, adding stamped blossoms to the tree and under the tree from the Hang in There stamp set that was inked with some pink ink. To make it look more like a post card I added the stamp from the Vintage Postcard Stamp set, stamping the words Post Card in Colorbox Ink, Antique Pewter. Lastly, blending more Antique Linen distress ink over the top to make it more of an aged effect and adhering to the card using foam dimensionals.

Here are the products used to create this card:

I hope you enjoy tonight’s card, I look forward to be back here tomorrow to bring you the cards that I created for OWH, why not pop on over to the Hero Arts, Flickr Group and check out all the wonderful creations and possibly create something for one of the challenges, there is still time!

Have a great night and happy crafting!



  • Joy, this is one of the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen anywhere!! Thanks for the continued inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Joy this is just beautiful!!!! I absolutely love how you created fallen flowers on the ground. Such a small but huge impact detail! I think I might need those stamps too! :)ReplyCancel

  • So pretty! Love those pink little flowers on the tree!ReplyCancel

  • Great card! I LOVE the post card look too and that tree is fabulous! :)ReplyCancel

  • Joy, this is gorgeous! Wow! Love the colors and softness! Fabulous idea too!ReplyCancel


  • Joy , this one is suppper gorgeous :) Loved it :) The blossoms look so pretty with the distressing…ReplyCancel

  • This is gorgeous Joy! Love the soft colours and such a great idea :)ReplyCancel

  • Joy, this is absolutely stunning, your colours and the flowers are perfect! :)ReplyCancel

  • this is breathtaking, Joy! absolutely gorgeous! love love love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous



Hi Everyone! So yes I have been neglecting the old blog lately, getting back on track is proving to be quite a challenge, but I do hope that it will return to normal soon. In the meantime I found this photo on my computer and thought that I would share it with you.

I designed this card set for Scrapbook Boutique using the beautiful Petaloo Velvet Butterflies.


To create the set, I cut 3 cards the same size using white card stock, next using 3 different colours of card stock to match the butterflies I cut smaller then the fronts of the cards and ran each of them through the Cuttlebug, embossing each one with a different folder. I punched a circle out of each of the colour card stocks so that it would become a spotlight feature of each card. I adhered each of the colour card stocks to the front of each individual cards using foam dimensionals and then glued each of the corresponding butterflies inside the circle, adhering each with some Glossy Accents. Lastly, I cut tags for each of the cards, stamped sentiments on each, attached to the cards and added some matching rhinestones.

Here are some of the products used to create each card, you can purchase most of the products HERE.

Super quick set to create.

Before I sign out tonight, make sure you pop on over to Scrapbook Boutique’s blog and check out the latest challenge that is happening, you can win a fabulous voucher to spend in the store, unfortunately, this is only open to Australian residents.

Hope you all have a great night, please bear with me and keep returning to my blog to visit, I will be back on deck again soon.



  • Hope you feel happy soon! hugs:-)ReplyCancel

  • So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • What a pretty set of cards, Joy! Love the embossing and those fabulous butterflies! Hope you are well! Take care!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy, I am glad you found these cards and decided to share them – they are adorable. I may only be a new follower, but I hope you are okay – I read your recent tweet and want you to know I’m thinking of you. My year has been a right dismal one (understatement – I am being polite); it’s card making that is my therapy. Loving your blog! Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • How stunning are these Joy! I love this layout, beautiful colours! :)ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely set! Great colors and the embossed backgrounds really bring these cards to life. BIG hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, this set is adorable!
    I love the colors and the embossing and those adorable butterflies! Fabulous work!ReplyCancel

  • So gorgeous Joy – and so sorry you’re not on form. Sending HUGE hugs!!!ReplyCancel

  • These are great !! For a quick card, are these very effective ! You did great.
    Thanks for sharing, have a crafty evening,

  • What a great set of cards! Hope you feel better soon Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful monochromatic cards, Joy! Hope you feel better. :)ReplyCancel

  • I really love these cards! I especially like that I can use my cuttlebug embossing folders on them. The folders are a little too small for an A2 card, but using then this way is perfect!!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful cards Joy! I’m thinking of you and sending happy thoughts & hugs!!ReplyCancel

  • Hey Joy! This set is gorgeous! I saw your tweet the other day and I just wanted to say I hope you are ok and i’m thinking of you. I’ve had many days like that myself. Hope you feel better soon and take care :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy! Sorry to hear you’re not feeling the best. Lots of hugs! Your cards set is as beautiful as ever.ReplyCancel

  • hope you feel better soon! beautiful set of cards!! love the simple designs!!ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful set of cards! Love your scoring detail too!

Hi Everyone! So it is Fathers Day here today and even though I don’t have my Dad anymore, I think of him everyday and more so on days like today. I hope that all the Fathers out there have had a great day celebrating.

I created another card for my Aunt and Uncle and it seemed to be fitting for Fathers Day, so I thought that I would share it with you all.


I started by taking white card stock and stamped a stamp from PSX, I cannot remember the name of the stamp (I must get my old catalogue out so as to be able to give you the name of these wonderful stamps). I coloured the image in using my Copics and stamped a sentiment at the top of the white card stock from the Hero Arts, Leaf Prints stamp set. I adhered this to some blue card stock and set aside. I took Kraft card stock and cut to size to form a card, next, I ran the front of the card through the Cuttlebug embossing the front using the Sizzix, Hello Friend, I then attached the image to the front of the card using some foam dimensionals.

Enjoy today’s card, I unfortunately have to head for work now.



  • What a wonderful image! Perfectly coloured, too! Such a great masculine card!ReplyCancel

  • Great male card ! love your colouring !
    have a crafty day,
    greetings, martina

  • wow! your coloring on the truck is absolutely amazing, Joy!!! just gorgeous! love it!ReplyCancel

  • Great manly card! :) :) :) :) LOVE IT! Hope your enjoying your weekend!!ReplyCancel

  • Great colouring Joy! You are very good at getting all the shading just right. Hugs for you thinking of your dad.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy, gosh the truck has been coloured really great! and what a sneaky way to add flowers to a fathers day card :-) he heReplyCancel

  • Super card, Joy! I love your coloring!ReplyCancel

  • This is a great card. Wonderful colors.ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous image, Joy! Wow! Lots of work coloring but sooo worth it! Gorgeous results!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card Joy, that is a great image and you’ve done a fantastic job with it!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card and love the stamp image. Very fall feel to the card.ReplyCancel

  • Joy, your coloring on this card is absolutely stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • What a great Father’s Day card Joy! Your coloring is just amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, that is awesome! The colors and coloring are great!!ReplyCancel

  • This card is incredible Joy! Your colouring in perfect! I’m sorry about your dad. You made a great card in his honor though!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card Joy! I absolutely love the coloring in the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous coloring, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • A neat masculine design, Joy! I have a ton of old PSX stamps I just can’t seem to part with . . . I’ll bet your father was a wonderful gentleman! I adore mine, too! *hugs*ReplyCancel

  • Love it! The old-style charm of the car and how realistic did you make those tires look?! Love the rusted and gritty look to it!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a great card for father’s day Joy! So sorry about your dad. He would have loved this :) Hugs :)ReplyCancel

  • So sorry about your dad. Thinking of you, my friend.

    Now, on to your card. :) Do you realize how brilliant you are???!!! The coloring on this is absolutely, positively superb!!!