I wanted to pop in tonight and share new product with you all..

Michele from Purple Onion Designs has a new release designed by Stacey Yacula called Garden Blooms, swing past the website and check all the cutie pie stamps and the blog of course has amazing inspiration from the design team..

Michele, asked me to join in the fun this release and how could I say no, I have always adored Stacey’s work , so I am honoured to be back sharing some POD cards with you all..

The first share is using the stamps Riley and Petal, along with the Thanks Brush sentiment…


I stamped out the sweet little characters and then onto some masking paper, adding the masks over the stamped images, I applied Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive distress inks, taking off the masks and colouring in with my Prisma Colored pencils, once I was finished I chose to also stamp out the Umbrella and colour this also in, adding some white dots using a gel pen, adhering the umbrella so that Riley looked as though he was holding this and well that was it for the card, really simple but super cute little scene I think…

I will be back again soon to share another POD creation with you all..

For now, it is time for me to choose what I would like to eat for dinner..

Have a wonderful night..


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Happy weekend everyone!

Been busy lizzy on this end..work has been really busy and at times a little stressful, so it is nice to have some relaxation…

I plan on hitting the craft room shortly, but before I do, I wanted to pop in and share some news that Lil’inker Designs is having a Spring Sale, so be sure to click the picture below for more details and go have fun shopping :)

Carousel Spring Sale 2016

I wanted to share a card also with you that I created for the special sale, to give you a little inspiration, I also wanted to test out Taylored Expressions felt and I have to say that it is really good quality and super nice to work with, so that is my little bit of enabling for the weekend..


I designed the card around the flowers, having a back drop of Center Point Chevron and then adding a die cut Kraft card stock using the Stitched Rectangles adding a sentiment that I embossed with white embossing powder from Kite Flying stamp set, once this was adhered to the background, I then went about die cutting the felt from the Spring Flower dies and adding these to the card front, finishing off with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins..

Right, well I am off to craft and see what else I can whip up :)

Have fun shopping and creating :)


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  • janet

    Hello BIzzy Lizzy! Lovely card, the felt flowers are so pretty :-)ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Gorgeous Joy. Love the Lil’inkers dies but postage costs to NZ are so high I just have admmire them from afar. Your card is delightful. Those flowers are so pretty in the felt.ReplyCancel

Happy weekend!

So nice to have some down time, how is your weekend going?

We are having on and off rain here today, so Darryl and I are having some quiet time, that means some time in the craft room which will be nice..

Before I head off I figured it was time to share another card with you all..

This time using some Lawn Fawn sweetness, this card was created using the Hello Baby stamp and dies..


Stamping the sweet little bunnies on water colour paper and embossing with white embossing powder, colouring in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cutting out, also die cutting out little clouds, grass and a little heart, adding these all to a piece of white card stock and stamping out a sentiment to match, adding to a backing grey card stock and then onto the white card base..

Super simple and sweet little scene, perfect for a little girl, and in actual fact, we visited some lovely friends the other night and had a really lovely, relaxing dinner with them both and I took my cards for them to view, so this card is now being sent onto someone that I sure do hope that they like..

Right, I am off to get something done, enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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Happy Sunday!

Almost ready to head to work, sadly, but I have to say our morning together has been wonderful, Darryl and I took Bentley out for a swim at the river, literally 5 mins away from us and boy did he love it, on the way back home we ventured across some Koala’s sitting in the trees, thought I would share it with you my readers, I think that I am incredibly lucky to be able to have something like this in my backyard as they say..

This first one was a little baby koala sunning itself..


Next one was asleep and we kinda had to wake him up just to get him to turn his head for a shot…


Super sweet…

Okay, so how about a card share…


This card, was a card that I once again was able to have lots of goodies from various companies, using MFT, Adorable Elephants stamp and die set, water colouring the images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers…now the background feature I created a soft tone blending of Simon Says Stamp, Duckling and Hollyhock inks using the Stars and Dots stencil..adding a die cut sentiment using the Scripty Big Hugs die, die cutting several layers for dimension and the topping the sentiment off with some white glitter paper, adding my little elephant and the butterfly, finishing off by adding some layered cream card stock that I die cut from the Mama Elephant, Framed Tags-Madison Avenue and placed onto a pink card front..

I hope you enjoy viewing the card and the photos today…

Enjoy the rest of your day! thanks for stopping by as always you make me smile..


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  • Lindy

    Such a lovely card – I just love that stamp set.

    I’ve seen so many Koalas on Social media lately. Which makes me happy, but even before I read the comments I’m screaming in my head ‘It’s not a Bear’ … hahaha.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    gorgeous photos and fabulous card.ReplyCancel

  • Oh, this is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    How wonderful to see such an exotic animal in your “back garden”! I wonder if people wold think that if I posted a photograph of an armadillo – LOL

    Your photographs are amazing, and love your sweet card, so soft and dreamy!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Eipper

    wow – YOUR SITE IS AMAZING – and your cards are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Ann

    Right in your back yard? I want one:o)ReplyCancel


I trust you have been enjoying your day, for me I have had a relatively quiet day, nice chat and coffee out with a friend and then home to do some chores..hoping that I can go into the craft room tonight, but will see, the finger today is a little bit sore, so may not be best to push it..but will see..

Popping in tonight to share a card I created with loads of Pretty Pink Posh goodies as well as MFT, Lil’Inker Designs and Simon Says Stamp…got to love when you can combine some fabulous companies onto one card..


To start out, I die cut a white background feature for the main card, using the Lil’Inker Designs, Center Point Chevron Cover Up die, adding this to the front of the card and setting aside…next I worked on a panel that I wanted sitting behind the frame, blending together some Simon Says Stamp inks, Duckling, Hollyhock and Cotton Candy, blending until I was happy with the look..

I coloured in the Polynesian girl from the MFT, Polynesian Paradise stamp set, die cutting her out once coloured in with copics, realising I also needed her to have some flowers sitting around her, so did the same with those..

Putting together the card was pretty simple, die cutting Scallop Frames from Pretty Pink Posh out of Black Licorice card stock several times and adhering together for some dimension, adding the colourful panel to the back and stamping a sentiment from Birdie Notes also from Pretty Pink Posh…adding the little girl and flowers at the base and finishing off with some Clear and Ballerina sequins from Pretty Pink Posh..

I love how this all turned out, all these goodies working so well together..

Well that is me for the night, better go think about some dinner..

Have a fabulous day or night..


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  • Dawn T

    Totally agree it’s great when you can combine stamps and inks from different companies to make a beautiful card like this, Joy. She is so pretty against that gorgeous inked background and surrounded by the pretty flowers.ReplyCancel

  • so cute!ReplyCancel

  • KatieP

    Beautiful! Your little girl is darling. I love that die.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    FANtastic card Joy, the colouring and ink blending are amazing! Her positively gleams :-)ReplyCancel


I trust you have been enjoying the blog hop and release of the new product lines for Lil’Inker Designs, I must admit it has been really lovely waking up each morning and seeing your lovely comments, I so appreciate them, so thank you to each and everyone of you..

Today is day 3 of the blog hop and sharing more inspiration for you, you should have arrived from Heather’s blog, if you have lost your way, just look at the end of this post and you will find the list..remember there are prizes along the way, so be sure to comment for a chance to win, more on that at the bottom of the post also..

To give you a quick recap on the new lines for April..I put together the images for you to view below..just click on the image and it will take you to the shop for more details..

So enough prattle, time to share my creations with you all..today I have another 2 for you to view, this first one was kind of fun to create, I created a home decor piece, say for a little girls room or even just to give to a friend, using Kite Flying..

Now you will notice on my die cut images that the actual cut line is further away from the image itself, slight hiccup with manufacturing, but rest assured Laura has got the issue under control, so if you were choosing to purchase this won’t be the case for you, it will of course cut closer to the image like normal dies do..


So colouring in the cute bunny and chick, I then stamped out the kite all from the Kite Flying Stamp set and die cut them out from the Kite Flying Dies, adding them to a piece of white card stock, stamping a sentiment onto some soft pink card stock at the base and then die cutting a mat feature out of the Fringed Scalloped Rectangles Dies, placing them into a frame and a quick home decor piece is complete..

Here is a closer look at the project..


Moving onto the next one, I chose to create a masculine feeling card, these cards a lot of people struggle with, but I always find them quite easy to create and a simple layout that I used on this card is so achievable for anyone..


The little images from the Clean Lines for Guys stamps all that was really needed on this card, by colouring these up with my copics and die cutting out from the Clean Lines for Guys dies adding them to a die cut piece of white card stock from Stitched Mat Rectangles with foam tape, all the card really needed was to have some sentiments stamped and finishing off with additions of enamel dots..

Super simple and such a quick card to create..here is a closer look..


Now remember, there is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky person who comments along the way!  One winner is chosen for each day!!

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Here is the list to the blog hop for day 3, just in case you need..

LID Blog
Stephanie Gold
Lisa Henke
Heather Hoffman
Joy Taylor – Me
Chrissy Larson
Angel Rivera
Karen Baker
Jennifer Carter
Amy Kolling
Lea Lawson
Sarah Jay
LID Store

Now to jump on over to see what amazing creation Chrissy has for today…

Thanks for hopping along for the last 3 days and all the wonderful comments and congrats, it has been truly amazing..


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  • wow! two more great cards, Joy! Love them both, but I really love that guy card. I just love how you used all those images and laid them out. NICE!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, these are lovely. So clean and perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Canfield

    i love the framed card! i often find myself thinking, this is ART, not a card! so this is the perfect way to display projects.ReplyCancel

  • Elise Smith

    Your framed piece is super cute for a little girls room! I would’ve never thought to make something like that. I may have to buy the Clean Lines for Guys set. I love what you created with it. There are so many cute images for masculine cards and that’s an area where I struggle.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Wonderful creations and your coloring is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Cute as can be! Love the new stamps and dies! The bunny and chick are just adorable, and the Fringe Scalloped Rectangle dies are an absolute favorite! Great guy’s birthday card also!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann C

    Oh the white-on-white makes for a super cool, clean look!ReplyCancel

  • Carey Nusbaum

    Cute picture! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Godines

    Fabulous cards. Love the versatility of the images. TFSReplyCancel

  • Andrea Shell

    Your home decor project is super sweet! I love the colors you used, and that Fringe Scalloped die – I’m in love.ReplyCancel

  • Angela R.

    That framed art is So Adorable! And what a great masculine card!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Karolak

    Awesome cards! Love the framed one! 😃ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773

    CUTE frame & COOL card Joy!!!
    LOVE your ADORABLE kite flying bunny with the fringe scallop border, LOVE your masculine birthday card too, a great design that would be perfect for so many of the menfolk in our family!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Joy, I’m late to the party, but wanted to add my congratulations on your new DT position! I know you’ll make these wonderful products shine!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Well….here is another lovely comment Joy (lol)! LOVE, LOVE the framed project, and to be honest I like the look of the wider white border! Impeccable stamping!
    I think you and Lil Inker products go together like “rammalammabahdinadong” (or something like that! Brilliant :-)ReplyCancel

  • Laura Pryor

    The home decor is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I need to make one like it for my office! This is crazy cute. I really like how you showcased the For the Guys set too! You kept it simple but still so modern. Such great work, Joy! Thank you so so much!

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