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!


  • 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, 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.



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.


  • 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

Hi Everyone! Hope you are enjoying your Sunday, we have had some much needed rain overnight, although I am pleased that we have not received the devastating storms that Melbourne has received.

Well today’s card I have decided to take the plunge into another challenge and this time with Caardvarks, I loved this photo so much that I tried to make a card that has my interpretation on it.

Here is a challenge photo:

I started with white card stock for the card, folded in half and set aside, I took a cream piece of card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, embossing it with the Jamara embossing folder, I cut 2 small strips of soft green card stock and adhered it either side of the embossed card stock, I then adhered the whole lot to the white card. Next, I cut a bird out on my Silhouette Machine with white card stock and sponged Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush over the top, spritzed it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl and set aside to dry. I had some left over leaves that I had cut the other day on my Silhouette so I decided to sponge them with some Papertrey Ink, Spring Moss and also set these aside to dry. While both die cuts were drying I took some white tissue paper and punch several layers out using my Ek Success 1 and half Inch and 2 inch Scalloped Punches and made 3 poofy flowers out of the tissue paper (thanks to Dawn McVey for the lovely tutorial on how to make these flowers). Once the flowers were made I spritzed them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl and left to dry. Once all die cuts and flowers were dry I assembled them onto the card using foam dimensionals and glue. Lastly, I added a pearl to the bird for an eye and also some scattered pearls over the rest of the embossed area, lightly blended the edges of the card with Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen to soften the card.

Here is another photo of the card:

I hope that this is a good interpretation of the photo, it turned out quite pretty, I only wish you could see the Glimmer Mist in the photos.

Enjoy today’s card.

Look forward in catching you all tomorrow.

Bye for now!


  • You did an awesome job with the photo inspiration! Love the flowers and the sweet bird! Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous card! Love your design! Thanks for playing along with us at Caardvarks.ReplyCancel

  • Where does your talent end, Joy?!! My gosh! This is so unbelievably gorgeous!! What a wonderful take on that beautiful photo!! I love the pink bird and your tissue paper flowers are so pretty!! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • So very pretty!! I love those tissue paper flowers. Thanks for joining us at Caarvarks!!ReplyCancel

  • PERFECT…Love the Pink bird and the Flowers are just Awesome…..ReplyCancel

  • Just found your blog via Flikr Silhouette group. Your cards are lovely (I’ve been going through past posts). Now I have to go see what Caarvarks is!ReplyCancel

  • Hi! I love your entry for this challenge! Super idea to place the bird over the beautiful flowers! Gorgeous card, Joy!


  • Oooh, very sweet! Beautiful flowers and great take on the challenge :-)ReplyCancel

  • This is gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    What an incredible card. The flowers, the embossing, the bird and leaves. Absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so pretty and those flowers are just gorgeous!! Love it!!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! How are you all enjoying your weekend? I have had to work this weekend so not much playing in the craft room as such, although I did manage to make a card last night ready for today. One of my all time favourite stamp companies that closed down a few years ago, I don’t know whether many of you remember Personal Stamp Exchange, I just loved their stamps and only wish the company was still in business along with wishing I had brought more of their stamps, but I have a few so I should be grateful for that.

I decided to colour in one of my favourite PSX stamps, tulips in a bucket, and if you know me you would know that tulips are my absolute favourite flower, followed closely by the rose.

I used white card stock for the card, folded in half and set aside, I then stamped the image onto some scratch white card stock and coloured my image in with my Copics (see photo below for copics used), I blended around the edges with Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and mounted it onto the card with some dimensionals, I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the Truly Appreciated stamp set at the bottom of the card and lastly, added some pearls to match along with slightly blending the edges with Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen to soften the card.

Here is a photo of the Copics used.

A great stamped image for practiscing my Copic colouring, for I need lots more practice…….LOL.

Enjoy your Saturday night and I hope to catch you all tomorrow before heading to work.

Bye for now!


  • Incredible coloring, Joy! Those tulips look like real ones! Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Joy! Your coloring and shading
    is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Joy, you DO NOT need more practice!! This is utterly amazing! The shading alone, on the gray pot is fantastic! And you shadow underneath the image is perfect! Those are the things I still need to learn how to do. Will ya teach me? (Lol) Seriously, this is an amazing work of art! WOW!ReplyCancel