Hi there

Australia Day today and it has been a nice long weekend too..Darryl and I have had a nice relaxing couple of days..

I have had some nice time just creating in the craft room, for once only doing basic stuff around the house and spending time in there just creating, it has been nice, I have so much product and yes some are older, but never having the opportunity to create, for once I have and it was great..

Last night, I decided to create my Sister In Law’s birthday card, with her birthday at the end of the week, this will be winging it’s way in the mail and hopefully arriving in time, I am also hoping she does not read this post either :)


I chose to take out the Ruby Rose stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink, die cutting on white card stock and stamping the corresponding stamps in various ink colours, adding it to the Full Card Triangles die from Simon Says Stamp, finishing off by adding a Wet Paint, Celebrate die cut, that was die cut several times and layered together for dimension, another corresponding sentiment under and scattering of enamel dots to complete…

I sure hope she likes her card…it was fun to create..

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and having some crafty time..

Thanks for stopping by..


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  • January 27, 2015 - 5:33 AM

    Mary J - I had to come over from FB for a closer look and I love it even more here, Joy!!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2015 - 7:22 AM

    Kristie G. - WOW! Joyce, this is one amazing card! I LOVE it and I am sure your SIL will love it too!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2015 - 9:45 AM

    Jennifer - Beautiful card, love all the details. Your SIL will love itReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2015 - 10:56 PM

    Teresa - So lovely! The wet paint font looks perfect here, I love it in the coloured CS. The flowers look fun to stamp!ReplyCancel

  • January 29, 2015 - 6:50 PM

    Lizzy Hill - Wow! This is sooo pretty. Love the layers, even though it’s a sorta CAS card….the sentiment pops up so nicely like that & the sprinkle of enamel drops is gorgeous:):)ReplyCancel

  • January 30, 2015 - 12:41 AM

    ~amy~ - Super pretty!ReplyCancel

  • January 31, 2015 - 8:25 AM

    Sandy Ang - Such a lovely card and I totally understand how you feel about using up existing supplies. Inspired by your work to make a valentine card today!ReplyCancel


Hot, steamy weather here at the cottage, but when a package of new crafty goodies arrived, I just had to go into the craft room and play, even though it is too hot..


So whilst organising lunch for myself today, I was thinking about how I would use the new PTI goodies, I am still in love with the water colour look and seeing as most of the stamps and dies I received today were the wet paint look, I thought it would be fitting to create a water colour background using distress inks, then die cutting circle scribbles out of white card stock, layering the love die cut together 3 times to add height and then stamp a corresponding sentiment below, finishing with a scattering a clear sequins and  splatters of gold color shine, for a simple look..

I love when and idea that can pop into your head, actually almost works and looks like you were thinking..

I cannot wait to play more with these wet paint stamps and dies from PTI, so stunning…

Do you have the wet paint stamps and die collections? Would love to see your creations with them all..

I hope you enjoyed the card today and find some inspiration..

Thanks again for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments as you always do, so appreciated..


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  • January 22, 2015 - 5:14 PM

    donna mikasa - I’m a big fan of PTI’s Wet Paint series, too! Love how your card turned out–so pretty in pink!ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2015 - 6:45 PM

    Teresa - I adore this card Joy, it’s so pretty! So clever. xxReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2015 - 6:46 AM

    Amy Rohl - thud.

    Wowzer, Joy. This is gaw-jus!ReplyCancel

Hi there


Tonight I am sharing in the fun with another inspiration blog hop with the girls from Gossamer Blue…

You should have arrived from the fun and talented Jill Keller if you happen to loose your way you can head straight to the Gossamer Blue Blog, where the master list will be held, HERE..

So love is in the air coming up in the month of February and I adore to make these types of cards, although I don’t actually give them out, maybe I need to send more to friends to tell them how much they mean to me :)

So with the beautiful love theme additions inside the January kits, I created a simple layout…


Die cutting a heart background from pattern paper, then adding a small area of collage in the right hand bottom corner of the card, with some sewing thread, gold vellum heart, on top of the heart I added the XOXO watercolor alphas along with a vellum sentiment and a sparkly heart bling to complete..

I love the simplicity of this and was surprised at how easy it came together..here is a closer look at the card..



Now it is time to head on over to fabulous Katie Ehmann and see what talent she is sharing with us all :)

Have a great time hopping and thanks as always for stopping by…


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  • January 16, 2015 - 2:18 AM

    Katie E - Gorgeous, as always, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2015 - 2:53 AM

    amanda - This is gorgeous as always. You are so inspiring Joy.ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2015 - 3:02 AM

    Diane Payne - Joy, this is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2015 - 6:59 AM

    Sabrina Alery - This is a stunning card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • January 16, 2015 - 11:59 PM

    ~amy~ - I super LOVE your style…such a gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2015 - 2:07 AM

    Jamie Vanskiver - This is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2015 - 8:56 AM

    conil - Don’t know anyone who can combine disperate elements for one cohesive look like you can. This is truly lovely.ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2015 - 10:03 AM

    Lizzy Hill - I’m not really hopping….I just like seeing your creations! And this is a stunner….ADORE that bling!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2015 - 5:18 PM

    Dawn T - simply delightful Joy.ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2015 - 7:47 PM

    Therese - Oh so gorgeous Joy!ReplyCancel

  • January 18, 2015 - 4:06 AM

    janet - Hello Joy, what a gorgeous card :-) Love the “loose” application of the hearts die!
    It seems I have missed quite a few amazing posts – not sure why that happens!

    At least I have had a great “Joy” fest this morning ;oPReplyCancel

  • January 18, 2015 - 8:43 PM

    Eunyoung LEE - : ) every your card is so lovely~ I love this clean and romantic!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2015 - 2:01 AM

    Gisele - Love the softness of your project !ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2015 - 3:01 AM

    Rebecca Luminarias - I love this, Joy! Your cluster of words and thread at the bottom is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Back again with my final share of the new CHA release for 2015 of La-La Land Crafts products..

Before I jump into this post for the day, it is also a sad farewell to being on the La-La Land Crafts design team, I have chosen to stand down from the team, it has been a wonderful time with the design team and working for Irina and I cannot thank her and her husband Eric for the lovely and warm welcome to their little family, Irina’s generosity and kindness has been something that I will hold dear to me,  I hope one day that I can return :) I also wanted to send out a huge thanks to my friend Debbie who was my design team leader, she is amazing and I cannot thank her enough for all the support she has shown me over my time with this team, I want to wish all the girls on the design team all the very best, that I have loved working and getting to know each and everyone of you and many of who I have formed great friendships with, I will continue to stalk your progress…so as I bid my last farewell to La-La Land Crafts how about sharing my final creations with you all..

Some great masculine cards this time…

First up is Flamenco Luka, he is just the sweetest, I wanted to keep the card really plain, so added a die cut feature down the side using the Large Lacy Border and some strips of pattern paper, finishing off with a splatter of gold enamel dots…


The final card share, was perfect for any little boy or big boy in ones life, Handyman Luka, I coloured him up and added him to a Stitched Nested Circle, adding a Stitched Zig Zag feature to one side of the card along with die cutting little tools from the Tools Border…super cute right?


I hope that you will have some time to check out this week the fabulous creations from the latest release, you can do so HERE

Once again, thank you Irina and the rest of the team for the most amazing time spent with you all here at La-La Land Crafts, I will miss you all xxoo

Hugs for now

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  • January 13, 2015 - 9:37 PM

    KatieP - You will be missed–all of your talents. I love your two handsome young men, gorgeous coloring.ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2015 - 11:13 PM

    Teresa - Way to go out with a bang hun! These are adorable, gorgeous cards. I am especially fond of the handyman. ;) I love the tiny tools placed along the chevron. :) xxReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2015 - 7:51 PM

    Michelle Short - Love your cards Joy, your colouring is stunning. Sorry to hear you’ve stepped down from the DT, I can imagine that was a tough decision for you. Hugs :)ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2015 - 8:58 AM

    conil - Well, you’ve really gone out with a bang. As always, your coloring is perfection. Beautifully done and I know you’ll be missed on the design team.ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2015 - 5:20 PM

    Dawn T - I bet La La Lands will miss your fabulous creations on the team. These two are so cute and beautifully coloured.ReplyCancel

Happy Monday

So today the team at La-La Land are sharing day 4 of the new releases for CHA 2015, there have already been loads of inspiration over the last few days and today, team Monday get to share their projects with you all..

I am going to jump straight in and share 2 projects with you and the first I created using Paper Doll Marci – Spring Showers, along with dies Stitched Sun and Cloud as well as an older die called Whimsical Flowers Bunch to create a shaker card, I just adore these paper doll Marci’s and of course love to create shaker cards as they are so fun to put together..


The next project I created a kit project, using the Hinged Trinket Box Small and decorated it with some older pattern papers from Pink Paislee, added some pearls, flowers and more pearl trim, I could not resist but to add Masquerade Marci to the front as she is just too adorable for words, the dies I added were Stitched Nested Circles and Feathers and don’t you just love those feathers..


I think this release has been an awesome release and all our projects have been show cased at CHA, so if you are or have been there you may have gotten to view them in person, if not, the rest of the week we will be sharing them on our own blogs and also on the main Blog..

To see the full collection of the release, just see the pictures below…



Thanks for stopping by today and I will be back again tomorrow to share my other 2 projects with you all..

Have a great rest of the day!


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  • January 12, 2015 - 10:09 PM

    Mary J - These are both stunning, Joy! I love your shaker card and how you did the pearls with the feathers on the box!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2015 - 11:02 PM

    Teresa - The shaker card is adorable Joy, it’s super cute! The masquerade Marci is very mature, isn’t she?! The box looks fabulous. :)ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2015 - 2:32 PM

    Therese - Absolutely brilliant Joy, I’m heading back to take another peek!ReplyCancel

  • January 17, 2015 - 9:01 AM

    conil - I think you’re the best colorist, EVER. Both these cards are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

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