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.



Well hello everyone, hope you are having a great weekend so far, I know that I am, we are currently having some much needed rain, so that is always nice.

As promised last night I said that I would show you the rest of the card set that I made, this can be used as individual cards or made into a card set, either way they are super quick to make. I just wanted to mention that the inspiration came from Jennifer McGuire for these, from her butterfly card set that she made a few weeks ago, although mine are very different.

If you are wanting information on how these were made please read post below. The only thing different about how they are made is the different Cuttlebug and Quickutz embossing folders used and of course different sentiments.

Here is a group shot of the cards.

These are the individual shots, I decided to include these into tonight’s post so you can then see each of their details. I have not included the one from last night though.

I hope you gain some inspiration from these cards and that you like what you have seen tonight.

I will be back tomorrow with another posting for you, have a great evening everyone.


  • Joy, this set is so pretty! I love all the white embossing and the simplicity of each one – very nice!ReplyCancel

  • what a great set of cards. bundled up and gifted out, just perfect! OzReplyCancel

Hello everyone, again I apologise for the late posting as I have been at work all day and did not knock off until very late tonight. I hope you have enjoyed your Friday, I am incredibly glad that it is finally Friday, I now have the weekend off and if I get my house work done, I will be able to go into the craft room and play.

Onto tonight’s card, I made this late last night before going to bed, I decided I would make a collection of these cards, this will be a sneak peak of one of them, I will show you the rest tomorrow. I gained inspiration from the talented Jennifer McGuire.

I started with white card stock for the base card then ran it through the Cuttlebug, using the Swiss Dots embossing folder, set it aside. I then grabbed some scratch white card stock and stamped one of the designs out of the Hampton Art, Circle Birds stamp set with Colorbox Ink, Sky Gray, then punched the circle out using my Fiskars, 1 1/2 inch circle Squeeze Punch, I also punched another circle out of grey card stock using my 1 3/4 inch Ek Success Punch, I glued the stamped circle and attatched it to the grey punched circle. To finish the card I cut a strip of the same grey card stock along with some cream card stock and glued both strips together, I added a sentiment from Hero Arts, Thank You Sayings stamp set onto the cream card stock, this was then glued to the card along with the punched circles using dimensionals, lastly I added some bling underneath the sentiment.

Hope you like what you see and I will show you the rest of the same set tomorrow, something that is quick and easy to make for a gift.

Enjoy your Friday night and I will catch you all again tomorrow, I am off the watch Julie & Julia once again, just loved this movie anyone else watched it?

Have a good one.

Thanks for stopping by.



Evening everyone, sorry about the late posting tonight, it has been incredibly hot here today and my craft room has been as well, so I have not felt like sitting in there to work on a card, but once the sun went off that side of the house I was able to go in there after tea and create one for you.

I started with white card stock for the base card, set it aside and reached for another piece of white card stock, I then grabbed my Ranger, Distress Inks, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood and Dusty Concord and blended the piece of white card stock to the desired affect that I was after, I then spritz it with Tattered Angels, Glimmer Mist, Pearl to give it a sheen. I stamped with black ink, butterflies from the Hero Arts, Birds and Butterflies stamp set over the now coloured card stock rounded the corners and added dimensionals under the stamped card stock and attatched to the card. I cut a small strip of purple card stock and punched a border with my Fiskars, Scalloped Sentiment border punch, I cut a small strip off the white card at the bottom then attatched the purple punched strip to the edge that had been cut, I added some purple bling to the scallops and lastly, I added a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Truly Appreciated stamp set and rounded the corners of the top of the card.

Here is another view of the card so that you can see the Glimmer Mist, it is hard to see in a photo but it does give the image a beautiful sheen.

Enjoy tonight’s card along with what is left of your evening.

Hope to catch you tomorrow.

Have a great night.


  • I have been admiring your work on the Hero Arts Flickr Group and am glad to see you have a blog. This card – and all of your others – are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Maria

    This is so beautiful Joy! Such a beautiful design and your background looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Joy this is so beautiful…I need to add that mist to my wish list…THANKS for the inspiration and enabling :)ReplyCancel