Morning Everyone. I just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of the first round of the Hero Arts competition, there was some amazing creations and everyone should be very proud of their works. To the girls that have won, enjoy your prize. Good luck to everyone for the next round.

Well decided to post early today as I have the rest of the house work to get done and make a card for a lady that will be here to pick it up this afternoon, so best get cracking.

Before you even say it, I know another Distress card, I can hear all the sighs………LOL, sorry guys just on a roll with that yummy stuff at present…..LOL.

I started with green card stock for the base of card, then on a scratch piece of white card stock I stamped Hero Arts, Long Leaf Flower Border with Versamark Ink 3 times and each time masking the previous one already stamped, I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I then got my trusty Ranger, Distress Inks, Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick and started to blend into the middle, this as you all no is embossed resist, once I was happy with the result, I distressed the edges of the image and added some more Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy. I also decided that I needed to have a little something else to the image so I stamped Hero Arts, Good Fortune, Butterfly in 3 different spots on the image. I added some dimensionals to the image and added it to the card. At the bottom of the card I stamped Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed it with some American Crafts, Zing, White powder. Lastly, added some black pearls either side of the embossed sentiment.

I hope you like today’s card, I will try and stay away from the Distress Inks today, I won’t promise anything, because you have to admit that it is very addictive………LOL.

Have a great Friday everyone.


  • Hi Joy, I think that this is so pretty, you must be on a roll with those yummy inks. I say if it’s working for you then stick to it ;). Well till at least you want to do something different.ReplyCancel

Hi! Well talk about a busy day, getting groceries, trying to catch up on some blogs that I have not been able to view lately, clean part of my house and trying to do a card for today’s posting, it really has been quite a day.

I decided to keep going with my blending tools seeing as they were out and make a male card. I started off with some Kraft card stock, as you can guess, one of my favourite card stocks….LOL. I then took my blending tools and blended Ranger, Distress Inks, Brushed Corduroy and Antique linen around the edges, to finish the look I took my Hero Arts, Design Block Tree stamp and stamped with Versamark Ink over the top and set aside to dry. I then took some scratch white card stock and stamped Hero Arts, Birds and Butterflies stamp with Colorbox Ink, Rainforest, Moss Green and cut around the image, I added some Ranger, Distress Ink, Shabby Shutters around the edge of image and attatched some dimensionals and placed it onto the card. Lastly, I added a sentiment from Hero Arts, Birthday Sayings to the bottom of the card and some bling.

Something that was very quick and yet easy to make at the same time.

As I said at the start of this post that I would share my little scrapbook haul that I got the other day. I received my parcel of goodies from Scrapbook Boutique. I cannot wait to try out the Binderie Punch and the new Embossing Folders for my Cuttlebug that have been exclusivly made for Australia, I also brought some more Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to try out and yes you guessed it some more Kraft card stock, along with a pink pack of card stock, a girl can never have too many products……….LOL, there are a couple of other items in my haul but I won’t bore you too much with the details, the photo should speak for itself.

I hope you all have a great evening and I will catch you all tomorrow.


  • Another gorgeous card,Joy!
    woohoo….enjoy your goodies! Looking forward your next project!ReplyCancel

Hi everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your Wednesday, another lovely day here today and I have been stamping away.

Today’s card I started with a lighter version of Kraft card stock, I cut it to the desired size and sewed around the edges of the card stock, I then took my Ranger, Distress Inks, Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen and blended the edges and also distressed them as well, I then stamped Hero Arts, Design Block Flourish in Versamark Ink over the top and set aside. I took some scratch white card stock and stamped 2 flower images along with 3 leaf images from the Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers stamp set and coloured them with my Copics and cut the images out (see photo below for what colours I used). Once the flowers were coloured and cut out I then spritz them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Marshmallow and set aside to dry. When the flowers had dried I assembled them altogether onto the card with some dimensionals. Lastly, I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the, Truly Appreciated stamp set, then added dimensionals under the card stock and attatched it to a cream card.

Photo of Copics used.

I am really happy with how this turned out today, so I do hope that you find some inspiration in my design.

I also just wanted to say a big thank you to all, for your lovely comments that have been left on my blog and Flickr, but also for everyone that has taken the time to come and visit my blog.

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


  • Such a beautiful beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • OH MY! This is just beautiful! Congrats on the tweet from Jennifer McGuire!!ReplyCancel

  • It’s beautiful! I’ve been playing with that flower in black and gold….and loving it. It’s time to try a pretty bright color, for a change.ReplyCancel

  • That is stunning Joy. Love the flower and how the colours pop off the kraft card.ReplyCancel

Hello! Not much news to report in today apart from the weather being beautiful, cannot wait for Autumn to arrive. Anyway, enough small talk lets get straight into the card for today.

I started with playing around with my distress inks and some watercolour paper, I decided to place Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Dusty Concord and Shabby Shutters all at separate times onto my non stick craft sheet and spritz with water using my Ranger Mini Mister and place my watercolour paper over the ink to soak up, I let all 3 pieces of paper to dry and thought now what will I do with them? So I decided why not stamp an image of a flower over them to make instant colour onto the stamped image, hence I reached for my Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers stamp set and stamped several times over the inked paper with the small flower and the little leaf that is in the set. I then proceeded to cut each piece out along with some additional leaves, I set these aside.

For the cards I used Spellbinders, Labels 1 largest die in the set and cut Kraft card stock 6 times to make fronts and backs for cards , I then stamped Dots background stamp from Darkroom Door in Versamark Ink and used clear embossing powder and heat set. I attatched the fronts and backs together to form a card, once the cards were made, I blended some Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy around the edges, I then attatched the flowers and leaves on all 3 cards with some dimensionals and glue dots and went on to make 3 tags with white card stock, blended the edges with Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy, added a sentiments on each using Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings, Thank You Sayings and Birthday Sayings stamps. I finished the tags of with a little twine on the end of the sentiments and added dimensionals and placed onto the card.

I hope that you enjoy today’s posting, I will be back tomorrow for another one.

Have a great night everyone!



Afternoon everyone! I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend as well as Valentines Day. I had a short day at work today so it was nice to come home and relax a bit.

Today’s card I had made an extra sentiment tag yesterday whilst making the card that I have posted about on post below this one, so I decided to put it to use and make an extra card for today’s posting.

I started with Papertrey Inks, Chocolate Brown card stock for base of the card, I then took some Colorbox Ink, Frosted White and stamped the Hero Arts, Dots and Flourishes stamps in 3 different places onto the brown card, set this aside and went onto making a poofy flower (Dawn McVey has a great tutorial on this) I spritz it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pearl and left it to dry, once dry I added a K & Company, Hannah, Brad through the centre to hold it together. I added some dimensionals under the flower and added it to the card where the 3 stamped flourishes joined in the middle, I added some rhinestones to the flourishes and lastly, I added my sentiment tag with dimensionals to the bottom of the card along with a few more rhinestones. The sentiment tag I had cut 2 small strips of Papertrey Ink, Aqua Mist card stock and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts, Thank You Sayings in black ink, and added dimensionals.

I hope that you find todays card inspirational and I do hope that you all have a fabulous Monday night.

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Awesome card, Joy! I’m glad you explain them on here. I hadn’t even noticed the dots and flowers stamped in the background. When I look close-up, I can see it, and it looks great! Love that Aqua color with the brown! :)ReplyCancel

  • Incredible! That flower is breathtaking & the white stamping with the gems. Pure Gorgeousness!ReplyCancel

  • Ok this card is just beautiful!!! So glad I found your blog from Hero Arts!ReplyCancel

Afternoon Everyone! Are we all enjoying our Sunday? It is a lovely day here, not too hot and not cold either, so a good day to carft in in craft room.

The card that I have made for you today, I started with Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate card stock for the base card I folded in half and set aside. I then took a scratch piece of Kraft card stock and stamped a flower from the Hero Arts, Artistic Borders stamp set in Colorbox Ink, Frost White all over the kraft card stock, blended the edges with a bit more of the Frost White ink added some Ranger, Stickles, Diamond to the stamens of the flowers, set aside to dry, once dry I added dimensionals under the stamped image and attatched to the card. I then cut 2 small strips of Papertrey Ink, Melon card stock to make a tag for the Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings sentiment that I stamped in black, lastly, added some bling to the ends of the sentiment and dimensionals to both pieces of the melon card stock and attatched to the bottom of the card.

Here is another view of the card, I tried to capture the stickles in the light, not a very good job unfortunately………LOL.

Enjoy the card for today and also the rest of what is left of your weekend and your Valentines Day.

Have a great day!

Catch you all later.