Hi Everyone! How is your Friday going, I have had a busy day cleaning and trying to make cards and feeling very, very tired considering I didn’t have much sleep last night, but anyway I thought that it was time to share a creation with you.

This is another card that I designed for Purple Onion Designs, using the Bare Tree stamp, this happens to be one of my favourite POD stamp at present.

Joy Taylor - Blossom Tree

Taking the Bare Tree stamp I inked it up using Colorbox Ink, Antique Pewter and stamped onto white card stock. Taking the blossoms from the Hang in There stamp set I stamped over the branches of the tree using Soft Lilac ink and adding some blossom under the tree as if some had fallen off. After the image had dried I added a sky line and grass section, sponging blue and green ink. I added a Thank You sentiment under the image and more sponging of green ink under the sentiment. I adhered this to more white card stock that was cut to form the card.

Here is what I used to create the card:

I also wanted to add here again tonight just a little reminder that if you would like any questions answered please email me of Formspring me which you can find in the side bar of my blog, please do not leave this in the comments section as I cannot reply. Thanks!

Hope you all have a great night!




Hi Everyone! So it is the first day of Spring here today and you can definitely feel that it is truly nearly here as the weather is starting to warm up, although today it is over cast and we are expecting rain.

Anyways, I don’t have a card to share with you today but I wanted to share a video on some yummy goodies that arrived in the mail.

Enjoy watching!

Hope to return tomorrow with a project for you.



  • Thanks for sharing this Joy! I love getting happy mail and seeing what others get! Love those Echo Park paper packs – i’ve had my eye on them for a while! :)ReplyCancel

  • I couldn’t quite make out the manufacturer of the Toadily stamps. I would be interested in getting some too. My sister collects frogs!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, loved the video!!! totally love the lawn fawn stuff:-)ReplyCancel

  • I want the ‘Life is Good’ packet too! Can’t get enough of Echo Park!ReplyCancel

  • I’m drooling!
    BTW..I emailed you yesterday….I’m waiting for you to send me your address…you won my stamps!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So it is Monday and it is back to work again..BOO! but the good thing for me is I only have 4 more weeks left of work and I am on holidays..I am so looking forward to being at home catching up on house work, garden and also painting out my craft room in it’s new colour, that I am hoping to share with you all in a video :)

So tonight I wish to share with you a card that I designed for Purple Onion Designs. I love the Baby Noteblock Set, such a sweet set.

Baby Boy Noteblock

I stamped the baby boy noteblock onto white card stock using some blue ink and cut it out. Next, taking a piece of Kraft card stock that was put through the Cuttlebug and cut using a Spellbinders, Classic Scallop Square, I added white dots over the die cut using a white gel pen and attached the baby boy block image. I took a piece of blue card stock, cut it to size to form a card and adhered the die cut to the front using foam dimensionals. I added a sentiment to the bottom of the card stamping it with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White and also some blue pearls to match. Feeling that the card was missing something, I took my white gel pen again and added white dots around the edge of the card to match the dots on the Kraft card stock.

Here is a list of products used:

The baby block set is cute and really says it all! Check out the rest of the noteblock sets.

So I am off to catch up on a little commenting around the blog world and Flickr.

Have a great night!




Hi Everyone! So it is the weekend and it is great, I love being home with Darryl and Roly and even though we were both doing different things today it was nice to know that we were off for the weekend together. It was also nice to know that my mojo hadn’t quite left me altogether, although how I felt when I woke up this morning (feeling like the bus had run over me) I did have concerns that it may have departed, so was nice to know it was still intact.

So I have a few cards in which I need to make for my Aunt and Uncle and one of those happens to be my other Aunties birthday card, so I thought that I would share with you what I created for her.

I decided to break out my Papertrey Ink, Tea for Two and Tea for Two Additions stamp sets and dies, I have had these sets for awhile now and had not had the chance to use them, so this was the perfect time to break out these sets and create the card.


I took white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, cutting the die of the teapot and the teacup, I then took the corresponding stamp and inked the teapot up with Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush and stamped over the die cut and then inked the teacup stamp with Papertrey Ink, Spring Moss and stamped over the corresponding die also. Using more white card stock I took the label stamp that was in the same set and stamped this onto the card stock using Colorbox Ink, Antique Pewter, I punched this out using a 1 1/4 inch circle punch. Going with the same card stock colour white, I cut a piece that was large enough to fit all the die cuts and stitched around the outer edge, I then distressed the edges and lightly dusted it with Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen. Once I was happy with the dusting of ink, I adhered all the pieces to the card stock and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set at the base and adhered this to the front of a light green card using foam dimensiionals.

Here is another view of the card:


Here are the products used to create this card:

I was really happy with the out come of this card, I love the colours of soft green with light pink, they match so well together and I always feel that it really gives the look of shabby chic and feminine touch. So hears hoping that my Aunt likes the card!

Well I am off to have some tea and watch some TV.



  • Hi Joy,
    just bought some tea and coffee stamps myself ! Thanks for the idea ! Great card !
    Have a nice day,
    greetings, Martina

  • ooh love the soft pink and green, I remember seeing these dies in a video you did a while back:-) I remember going ga ga over the little teapot.. Gorgeous card you made with this set Joy:-)ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely card, Joy. This stamp set is adorable too!ReplyCancel

  • I’m lovin’ the pink and green, Joy! (my fave combo) Adorable card! :)ReplyCancel

  • I just found your blog via J. McGuire’s blog last week and since I have visted at least a dozen times.
    You are so talented. Love, love, love your cards and thank you for sharing your creations with us.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my, very sweet and love the beautiful and delicate colors, wonderful distressing on the edges!ReplyCancel

  • this is gorgeous, I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • these sets are on my list, too! such a beautiful card, Joy! love the soft colors and the slightly distressed look! love it!ReplyCancel

  • I love this card Joy! Love those colours together and the distressed edges :)ReplyCancel

  • The soft colors, distressing, stitching, dimension, they all add up to one BRILLIANT card! This is really eye-catching, my friend!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So alass it is Friday, and I am ever so pleased, what a week! So any major plans for the weekend? I have much cleaning, washing and hopefully crafting to do, but on Sunday I will be attending a baby shower, so looking forward to that.

Today I wanted to share a card that I created for Scrapbook Boutique using the sketch pen for the silhouette machine. This was my first time at using the sketch pen and I have to say it was really easy and lots of fun, this also allowed me to colour in the image as well and seeing as I am right into my Copics it was perfect.


Taking my blade holder out of the machine and inserting the sketch pen, I downloaded the image that I wanted to sketch from my library and open it up on the Robo Master page, I sized it to fit on the card and hit cut on the computer, instead of cutting the machine sketched out my design. Once the machine was finished sketching, I coloured the image in with my Copics and cut the image out, I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Essential Messages stamp set. I cut pink card stock to form the card and adhered the sketch image using foam dimensionals.

A very quick and simple card to make, but still allowing me to use my favourtie technique, colour.

So I also wanted to share some Bits and Pieces tonight:

Scrapbook Boutique are running there second challenge and if you are an Australian resident you are able to enter the challenge, so why not pop on over to the blog and check it out.

This card by Jill blew me out of the water when I saw it, you can see it HERE, amazing talent that inspires me each time a card is created.

Also Vanessa created a card using Tim Holtz products…beautiful work, view it HERE.

How about this stunning design by Maile…love the colours…check it out HERE.

How about this truly beautiful creation by Tami.

I fell in love with Deborah’s sweet owls.

Lastly, this sweetie of a card by Libby.

So hopefully next week I will have some goodies to share with you again, I was a little naughty and paid my layby out sooner then expected so it is on it’s way and I am also excited as I will be receiving my first lot of Lawn Fawn and Amuse stamps, I found a place online that was fantastic and I cannot wait to get my goodies to start inking them up.

Okay so I am off to watch a little TV before heading to bed.

Oh and nearly forgot, I have had a few people again asking me questions through the comments section, I cannot comment back to you if you have left this, please email me, I think one was from someone called “Kimz” so if this is you please email me, you can find this on the side bar of my blog. I also had a lady ask me if they could link me on their blogs, go for it and thanks! Please contact me if you wish to ask something, I will try and reply as soon as I can.



  • My oh my this is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • this is so so pretty! if i could find my silhouette cutting mat, i’d be ON this! LOLReplyCancel

  • What a pretty, elegant card !!
    Greetings, Martina

  • Wow, Joy, this is gorgeous! I think I need to get the pen for my Silhouette ASAP! TFS this. :) xxReplyCancel

  • This is Stunning…..Joy! The colors are beautiful too! Thanks for sharing those fabulous link!ReplyCancel

  • This is just beautiful, Joy! LOVE the soft colors!ReplyCancel

  • Wow great colouring,love the pink base too, soo pretty! till now, I didn’t know a sketch pen existed:-) I have been living under a rock all this time:-) LOLReplyCancel

  • Wonderful! Wow, that is one gorgeous flower, love it in this delicate pink shade! Have a fun weekend and enjoy the baby shower! It’s been ages since I’ve been to one of those!ReplyCancel

  • JOY!!! This card is Gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card, joy! also enjoyed looking through the links you shared. great post! :)ReplyCancel

  • This is absolutely gorgeous, Joy! Love it! Have a beautiful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely pretty card Joy. Does it give a different look to just printing the image out?ReplyCancel

  • Wow, this is beautiful, Joy! I didn’t know you could use a pen in your Silhouette–such a cool concept!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness!!!! This is AMAZING! I SO want those sketch pens. Been sitting on my wish list for a while… Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Joy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • This is simply beautiful! I am in awe! I so totally don’t have a silhouette but gee it would be great to have one!ReplyCancel

  • this is amazing, Joy! what a beautiful image and your coloring is perfect! love this gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, this is amazing!!! I own a Craft Robo and know it is possible to use a pen-holder. You make me want to try this sooo much! Thanks for the shout-out, you are so sweet! Happy Weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Wow this is gorgeous Joy!ReplyCancel

  • It’s this so pretty!!! I love using this image with my Silhouette sketch pens. Please do tell what pinks/salmons you used as I am going out to order them ASAP! beautiful card my dear sweet friend.ReplyCancel

  • OKAY…where does your talent end???!!! Seriously, the coloring on this is outstanding! I love the way you shade your images and make them come to LIFE!ReplyCancel

  • See…..now I understand and am truly amazed!!! Maybe next year when I move and get a bigger crafty space I may just think about adding this to my stash too.
    Another gorgeous card lovely. I’m with Jill on this one – where does your talent end…..I hope we never find the answer to this one.
    Hugs, M xxxxReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So how was your day? Mine was a day inside as it was freezing here and raining, not that I mind as it gave me time to play in the craft room, although not much happened in there either, it seems as though a little bit of my mojo is deciding to leave, I hope it doesn’t go altogether.

So today I am sharing with you another Cuckoo clock card that I had made for my week challenge with Jennifer, but decided not to use it, and thought that I would share it with you today.


Taking the Hero Arts, Cuckoo stamp set, I stamped the clock onto white card stock twice and coloured it in with Copics, I cut one of the clocks out and the other I cut the flower and the centre of the clock out on the second one, I adhered both of these pieces to the main clock, also adding small dots of white gel pen for added interest. Next, taking a Hero Arts, Lilac note card I stamped the entire front of the card with the clock face that was in the same stamp set using Hero Arts, Soft Lilac ink. Once I was happy with the front of the card I stamped the cuckoo clock on the card and added the coloured cuckoo to this using foam dimensionals, I also coloured pendulums. I added a sentiment from the same set to the bottom of the card and also some rhinestones to finish.

I love how one stamp set can be used for so many different stamping techniques, like creating your own backgrounds, so why not try something like this using one of your stamp sets.

Here is what I used to create the card and you can buy most of the products HERE.

So I am off to watch a little TV.

Have a great night!



  • What lovely colours… ! And the card is very very pretty ! Love it !ReplyCancel

  • Love the background you created here Joy! Fabulous! Beautiful coloring too!ReplyCancel

  • awesome Cukcoo Clock and love that background too, very cool!!!ReplyCancel

  • Love this set Joy. I have it too! Thanks for sharing! Loads of new cards over at my blog! Thankful we met!ReplyCancel

  • Wow..Joy..this Fantastic! I love how you made the background, and love the colors too! Love ..love everything in this card!ReplyCancel

  • Love that cuckoo stamp what a great image. Love the colors you used also.ReplyCancel

  • Your background is too cute! Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Very beautiful colors! I love this clock set!ReplyCancel

  • I could spend HOURS looking at your work, Joy. I just love to gaze upon your cards and see each little detail and how you used each stamp. The subtle background on this is perfect. And those colors you chose for the clock? BRILLIANT! I am your biggest fan, my friend!!! HUGS!ReplyCancel

  • Love your background here, Joy! And your cuckoo clock is colored beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Sooo cute, love it!!! :) :) :) Great bg!ReplyCancel

  • Oh My!!! I love the Cuckoo Stamps.. And You did it… ♡ much your Card.ReplyCancel

  • Simply perfect, I love it!!! Your use of the clock face for an all over background is genius!ReplyCancel

  • This is gorgeous! Love how you used the clock face as a background stamp! :)ReplyCancel

  • What a cool background!! love love love this:-)ReplyCancel

  • LOOOOOOOVE the stamped background!! fabulous card, Joy!! love it!ReplyCancel