Hello peeps!

How was your weekend?  We had a relatively quiet weekend, which was nice, seeing as I am trying to establish if I have a virus of some description or something else, so rest was just the best…feeling a little better today, so hoping it was just a virus that has taken it’s time to depart the body..

So tonight I am sharing a card for La-La Land Crafts and this week the team are sharing their favourite stamp..


For me I have always loved Mad Hatter Luka, so it was an easy choice for me, I coloured him up and added him to some pattern paper, adding a die cut Steampunk Clock in the background, a sentiment and some enamel dots to complete..

I am hoping that my mojo is starting to return as this card came together relatively quickly, but I will knock on some wood somewhere just in case..

Be sure to check out the BLOG this week as there will be loads of inspiration..

For now, I am having an early night and heading for bed..


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  • November 20, 2014 - 9:30 AM

    conil - Glad to hear things are beginning to look up…of course, looking at all your wonderful cards, I couldn’t tell that they were down. This little guy is especially magical. Fabulously coloured and layered.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Been a few days since I last popped my head in here, I have not been feeling all that well and with work leading into our busiest time of the year, well sometimes things get put to the side..

I am headed to work shortly, but wanted to just relax and craft before heading off, so I took out one of the latest collections from Gossamer Blue called Gramercy Road, the name itself is fabulous and so is this collection..


I chose to do a little stamping and then went about adding layers of different products from the collection, of course I had to add a little bit of sewing thread as well to the card..

I adore the colour combo, it really is so pretty…

Here is a closer look at the card..


Leaving this post pretty short today, but all the links are provided below as to what was used on the card..

Hope you are having a great day and thanks for popping in here today..


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  • November 14, 2014 - 3:29 AM

    julie - Beautiful card–love those soft grays.ReplyCancel

  • November 14, 2014 - 10:45 PM

    Michele Kovack - This is lovely as always! I hope you are feeling better soon!ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2014 - 8:41 PM

    Lizzy Hill - I love how a bit of crafting can make one feel a little better! LOOOVE this card – the colours are gorg & the chevron stamp down the side….nice touch:):)ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2014 - 10:09 PM

    Joan B - i love cards made with bits and pieces of things. when I try I make a big mess, but you are able to pull together these elements and make them work beautifully! hope you feel better soon.ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2014 - 11:24 PM

    Linda E - This is gorgeous, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • November 17, 2014 - 1:38 AM

    Jamie Vanskiver - This is so pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • November 17, 2014 - 1:46 AM

    janet - Beautiful and very elegantly done, Joy – Take care :-)ReplyCancel

  • November 17, 2014 - 2:31 AM

    Lin - Hi sweet Joy! Sorry to hear you’re a bit under the weather; hope that goes away really soon.
    I LOVE your card, such wonderful elements! What a gorgeous mix! Must look into this Gossamer Blue – the name sounds like something I’d love :)ReplyCancel

  • November 17, 2014 - 2:59 AM

    conil - The color scheme is so soft and lovely…the collage effect is absolutely gorgeous. Hope you feel better soon.ReplyCancel

  • November 17, 2014 - 7:05 AM

    Marlene B. - Your card is so wondeful! Shapes, colors, details – just perfect!
    Best wishes, MarleneReplyCancel

Hi there!

I hope you are having a great day so far..

I have a special feature for you today and one that I am extremely happy about, because yesterday creating my card, the one you will see shortly, I think finally my mojo started to return, and I have a huge thanks to Dawn Woleslagle from WPlus9, I saw this video HERE that she created yesterday and I was like shrieking, because it was so flipping gorgeous, that girl has some serious talent and I drool each time I view, in fact I could watch her all day long..

Anyways, after seeing the card she created I wanted to create something similar…

Recently I was asked by Penny Black to create a few videos and cards for them as a guest and with no mojo, I will tell you it has been rather a struggle, but then I saw the ornaments from Most Wonderful stamp set and of course Dawn’s video and I was like I can create something like that with these..

I was having a huge amount of fun and for your viewing pleasure I have a video below for you to watch how my version turned out..

Here is a look at the card, I just adore water colouring, although have a huge amount of practice to perfect, but what I like about this card, was that it did not have to look perfect, the messy look I was really happy with..


Here is a close up picture..


To view other examples of using this stamp set, just go HERE..

Thank you to Penny Black for asking me to create these videos and creations, I will be back again soon, with another creation and video using more Penny Black goodies..


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  • November 7, 2014 - 10:33 AM

    Mary J - I love this Joy – thank you for sharing your technique – I gotta get my paints out again!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2014 - 11:01 AM

    Dawn W. - I love yours so much more!!! The soft bleed of color is one of my favorite techniques and you’ve nailed it!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2014 - 11:02 AM

    Jenny Martin (My Paper Epiphany) - Ohhhh! So beautiful! I saw Dawn’s video and you’ve mastered this technique!!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2014 - 12:55 PM

    Judy Jung - Love the watercoloring! You’ve colored the ornaments perfectly, too!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 7:52 AM

    Leni - Beautiful Joy! The “messy” look you talk about is just a perfect shadow! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 8:22 AM

    Leigh Penner - Oh, this is fabulous! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 6:20 PM

    Michelle W - Gorgeous! I really want to try this technique out. The results are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 10:41 PM

    Bette - Absolutely stunning and so much so that I went to the other video you linked to watch her make watercoloring fabulous! Thanks for the learning curve going up this morning!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 10:59 PM

    Therese - Absolutely fabulous Joy! You have really rocked Dawn’s fabulous design!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 12:01 AM

    AmandineC - Wow ! Fabulous ! Great job !ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 1:28 AM

    janet - Now, I’m shrieking – this is simply GORGEOUS ;-)ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 3:45 AM

    Deb - This is an absolutely wonderful watercolor!!!! Thank you for the share! Turned out so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 4:07 AM

    conil - Jaw-dropping gorgeousness. Love the “messiness” and the touch of pearly paint. If this is what you do without mojo, I’m in deep trouble.ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 9:07 AM

    CandyW - Joy, this card is beautiful!!! Just gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 11:04 AM

    Jen M - Joy, this is beautiful! But can I ask how/why you used the Distress Ink? Doesn’t it tend to bleed all over?ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 11:35 AM

    Maureen Chandler - Joy, your card is just lovely – thank you so much for sharing your talent!!ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2014 - 9:56 PM

    Marlene B. - Icredible awesom! ♥ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2014 - 4:04 AM

    Julie - Loved the beautiful watercolor ornaments and this stamp set. How did you create the sparkly white bands on the ornaments?ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2014 - 9:38 AM

    Lizzy Hill - Stunning ,gorgeous. looks sensational. Mojo is certainly flowing here…love the way the watercolours ‘run’ around the card:):)ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2014 - 10:10 PM

    Joan B - can we just have a moment here to say what an amazingly beautiful card this is!!ReplyCancel

  • November 19, 2014 - 3:15 AM

    Pat - Joy this is beautiful!!! What were you using for that shimmery white paint?ReplyCancel

Hello my friends

So I have a quick card share for you today, at the weekend, I tried with much strain to get some more mojo back and even though yes I produced a card, it is just taking way too long for me to create, I think I am trying too hard now to find my rhythm again, anyway I know you have read this situation so many times, I just got hope it returns and soon..

So I finally got a chance to dive into Gossamer Blue new collections and because Christmas is looming I chose to create with the Get Happy collection, it really does make you feel happy looking at all the yummy goodies..


Going with a simple format and know I love that Deer stamp, I wanted it to be the feature, so I trimmed down some Wonderful Life pattern paper (woodgrain look) and stamped and embossed with white embossing powder, I then added some wood veneer features and finished off by backing this pattern paper with Plaid Tidings to give an extra colourful feel..

Super easy and really you could mass produce these types of cards..

I am looking forward to bringing you more creations with these collections from Gossamer Blue and also December Kits, sadly the post stuffed up my November kits, so I have not been able to share anything this month for you all…

Hope you all have a fabulous day with lots of smiles..


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  • November 4, 2014 - 12:48 PM

    Teresa - What a super stamp! It looks great embossed on the DP! :)ReplyCancel

Happy Monday

That weekend went way too fast for my liking :) but alas it is the start of the week again and also the start of a new theme over at La-La Land Crafts..

This week the team are sharing creations using Kraft card stock..

I figured I would have a go at colouring an image on Kraft card stock using Prisma Color pencils, now I have coloured images on kraft card stock before and have enjoyed it immensely, but this time really stretched my ability, it was the first time actually colouring skin tones etc and it was more harder then I thought it would be, once again another thing learned and something that certainly needs a lot of practice..hats off to the colourist out there that can achieve amazing results that look realistic..

For me sadly I feel I failed dismally and it really looks like the dogs dinner LOL..but I am being brave and sharing my Krafty card with you all..


I chose to use Paper Doll Marci – Christmas Elf, adding a background stamping of white snowflakes, a free hand doodling line around the outside of the card and then finishing the card by adding a Heart Snowflake, sentiment and scattering of sequins..

I sure hope you will pop on over to the BLOG as there are some great cards all week..

Right well, I have a splitting headache so I am off to wind down for the night and have an early night..


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  • November 3, 2014 - 10:45 PM

    Michele Kovack - Such a darling card! I hope your headache goes away!ReplyCancel

  • November 4, 2014 - 6:24 AM

    conil - Totally disagree with your assessment of the skin tone. I don’t know any elves but I bet this is exactly the colour of their skin. Besides, the rst of the colouring is pretty amazing.ReplyCancel

  • November 4, 2014 - 8:53 AM

    Hannah - I don’t know how dog food looks in Australia, but I think this a rather cute card :-)
    Greetings from GermanyReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2014 - 12:26 AM

    Janet Wilson - Adorable, Joy – and I know I will always “doff my hat” to your colouring ;-)ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2014 - 1:58 AM

    Linda E - Dare I say you are being too hard on yourself. I love the vintage look you achieved by coloring on the kraft card stock. Great card!ReplyCancel

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