Hi There

Where did Monday go?? I was suppose to add a post here yesterday and my apologies, I came home from work after a long day and I mean a very long day seeing as I had been awake from 3am, I ate some dinner and well had no energy so just climbed into bed and crashed..

So we will call this post for La-La Land Crafts, Post Monday..



Now, I have to admit, I am truly not a fan of the card I created this week, I think the whole layout is what I don’t like, however, if there were to be some good points, well I was pretty happy with how I coloured Marci on a Swing…I am no expert and have learnt to use copics all by myself with no classes, but I think the more practice you have the better you see the results coming along, I feel that with this image..

I added a little touch of Washi tape, which I know I have a tonne of and have recently loved using it again, a little wood veneer banner addition over the top of the Washi tape a sentiment from the Beautiful Day Sentiments and a scattering of enamel dots to complete the somewhat just okay card :)

I hope you will have a little time to pop on over to the blog this week to see some amazing creations from the team..

For now I am off to shower the body and maybe prepare something for dinner as I have another long day at work..


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Hi there

Almost the end of the week for which I am grateful..update on my Mum, she is doing okay, we have gotten results of tests back and although not great they were better then what we were expecting, so all in all pretty good…things may just return to normal :)

How about a card share…I shared a sneak peek on Instagram of a custom 21st birthday card that I was asked to create and now I am sharing it here too..



I chose to use loads of Simon Says Stamp goodness on this card…the colours were to suit the recipient, as she loves blue and so do I, I found it was easy to pull together, adding my signature theme a butterfly, for which I die cut using the Bitty Butterfly die from some Sea Glass Card Stock, then stamping the polka dot butterfly onto some vellum and die cutting to overlay on the Sea Glass..

More vellum die cutting the Clustered Leaves to create a back ground effect for butterfly and of course I couldn’t help but add some sewing thread too :) going for more softness on the main card stock, I used the Heidi Swapp, Confetti Stencil to add some sponged hearts..

Finishing off the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment from the Friendship Messages, adding a die cut glitter heart to the centre of the butterfly, some thickers to add the 21 to the card and a scattering of sequins and pearls..

The family I have to say were delighted with the card and well that made smile :)

Okay I am off to jump on into the craft room, I have something like 13 cards to create before the weekend is out, so had better get cracking..

Have a great day


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  • September 18, 2014 - 11:50 AM

    Annette Allen - wow gorgeousReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2014 - 1:25 PM

    Jenny Martin (My Paper Epiphany) - No wonder they were delighted! It’s stunning and a real keepsake!ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2014 - 9:36 PM

    Michelle Short - Absolutely stunning Joy! I love it! xxReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2014 - 8:49 AM

    KarrenJ - This is beautiful! I’m sure the recipient loved it!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2014 - 10:49 AM

    Robyn - What a beautiful Card!!! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2014 - 11:36 AM

    Maureen Chandler - This is a beautiful card – I just love it. Thanks so much for showing this lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • September 19, 2014 - 9:57 PM

    Lizzy Hill - Seriously DELIGHTFUL….looove the colours & the vellum leaves look fab:) I can imagine them being absolutely pleased to get this one!!! THIRTEEN….man! Hope you have time to sleep, LOL!!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2014 - 2:43 AM

    Candy - Joy, this is gorgeous, as usual!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 20, 2014 - 1:36 PM

    Teresa - This is such a classic look Joy, so very pretty indeed! I love the embossed flutterby on vellum. :DReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2014 - 6:48 AM

    Leni - Love this card ! Vellum leaves….yummy, and the color of the hearts is great with it. Love the double butterfly!ReplyCancel


Gosh has been a few days since I popped my head in here, sorry about being away so long, my poor Mum took a turn for the worst…we are waiting for more results to come back, but she is on the mend and we are all thankful for that, but alas some things just had to take a back seat, which sadly was my little old blog..

I am now playing catch up and one of those things to catch you up with is the new theme for La-La Land Crafts for this week..I was super happy because it was to use Washi Tape…and I can certainly say I have a huge collection to choose from :)


I chose to paper piece Kimono Marci and add her to more pattern paper, along with of course washi tape and some sweet little Cherry Blossom Flowers die cuts, with some jewels in the centre..

I just adore the fresh greens combined with the grey tones, I also gave the ombre stamping a go on the sentiment, stamping one half of the stamp with a lighter green ink and the other half with darker green ink, super fun and gives a great look to a stamped image..

I hope that you have some washi tape in your crafting arsenal that this card gives you some inspiration to use some of it on a project..

For more inspiration be sure to swing by the BLOG to see some amazing creations..

I am off to see what I can find for dinner and snuggle in for the night, it has been rather a very long day..


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  • September 16, 2014 - 6:54 PM

    Dawn T - Sorry to hear about you Mum Joy, but pleased to hear she is improving. Love your little Marci card today. It is beautiful done and the colour combo is so soothing.ReplyCancel

  • September 17, 2014 - 7:21 PM

    Lizzy Hill - I hope your Mum keeps getting better – the older we get, the older they are….it ain’t easy! LOOOVE your card, especially the sentiment….looks fabulous:):)ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2014 - 3:07 AM

    conil - Saw it on Instagram and fell in love…Love the color choices, as well and Marci is just too adorable for words. Hope you Mum is feeling better…wish her “a happy day” for me.ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2014 - 9:33 AM

    Hannah - Sorry to hear that your Mum is not well. All the best for her from Germany :-)
    Lovely card, the colour combination is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • September 18, 2014 - 9:38 PM

    Michelle Short - Gorgeous card Joy, I love the colours and great use of washi tape. So sorry to hear about your mum, I hope she is ok xxReplyCancel


After running many errands today and not really feeling up to doing much house work, I mean who seriously does? LOL

So after lunch I went into the craft room and took out the latest Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp, having a little play around..

I fell for all of what was contained in this kit..


I normally take everything out of the box and flick through everything, as I am flicking through I see what I want to try and use and then take other pieces to match..so if you are ever interested in how I pull a card together, especially kit ones, that normally becomes my process, from there the design takes place, with lots of tweaking :)

Here is the card I created..



I loved the pattern papers in the kit, so I decided a simple format of using inchies, punching out 1 1/4 inch squares, adding additional elements from the sticker sheet and wood dots, finishing it out by adding some stamping to one side of the card..

Simple and CAS card that I love, here is a closer look at the card..


Well washing machine is beeping, so best go hang it out and at least I can say I did achieve something around here..

Enjoy your visit and thanks for stopping by :)


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  • September 11, 2014 - 8:10 PM

    Lizzy Hill - Oh, maaan…..just LOVE the way you create—& the results!!! LOVE those little wooden dots in there, too…..very neat:):)
    BTW…I have had such a BALL using your Giveaway goodies:):)ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2014 - 10:40 PM

    Lin - Love this card, Joy, and the way you displayed some of the sweet images on the papers!ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2014 - 6:35 AM

    conil - Obviously, your process works well for you…love this card and you’ve reminded me about inches, too.ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2014 - 8:59 PM

    Nicole Parmentier - Beautiful card! I love the white space and combination of the elements, balanced so well!! Love it!ReplyCancel

Happy Hump Day!

A very very quiet day at the cottage here today, a little catch up on some sleep and some reflecting, a little cleaning and crafting..

I thought I would pop in tonight with a quick share for you, I have had this card in a folder on my computer to share with you all..

Funny thing was I shared a sneak peek on Instagram and thinking it actually was my first shaker card, well I do tell a fib, I do remember creating one a couple of Christmas’s ago, but I think I can safely say that this really is my first proper one :)


I took out an older Lawn Fawn set called Admit One, with just recently ordering the dies to match this stamp set, I knew I wanted to water colour the Ferris Wheel (don’t look too close, I am sure I coloured it in wrong, but went with it anyways) I also added a water coloured sky background to the inner part of the shaker card, just giving it a soft touch…punched out some clouds from white card stock, then added the sequins, sealing with some acetate.  I then stamped a matching sentiment and my Ferris Wheel and added lots of white, my favourite :)

Now if you can ignore the double sided tape, this gives you a closer look at the beautiful sequins I added to the inside..


I had fun creating this card and I just know I will be creating more shakers in the future..

Well after rather a long long day I am headed for bed to watch some You Tube..

Have a great rest of the day and thank you as always for stopping by, I so appreciate it..


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  • September 11, 2014 - 8:19 PM

    Lizzy Hill - Super cute! I can safely say I’ve never made one…..looks like a LOT of effort…up there with fussy cutting in my eyes, which is a bit ‘errrk’…but I DO like yours!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 11, 2014 - 9:21 PM

    ~amy~ - This is so pretty…love the soft colors.ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2014 - 6:56 AM

    conil - Love the soft, gentle colors you’ve used. Simply lovely.ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2014 - 7:51 AM

    Tracy Ercole - So Beautiful Joy. Love the water colouring and the colours of those gorgeous sequins.ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2014 - 6:23 PM

    Shona Chambers - Absolutely beautiful!! I love how you coloured the ferris wheel and the clouds inside the shaker are a fantastic idea. So pretty and feminine, its gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

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