Hello and happy weekend

I have sad news to share today, this will be my last post for A Flair for Buttons, I have decided to stand down from this amazing team, it was a terribly hard decision to make, but for reasons I know it was the right decision, I love Shelley and I cannot thank her enough for asking me to join this fabulous team, with amazing Flair to play with, we have a great respect for one another and I know that I will return one day and I know that I will always be out there promoting her Flair, so Shelley, from the bottom of my heart I thank you girl :)

So before I get too sappy and sad, how about the card share I have for you..


I chose to work with the Love You flair, stinkin cute and I knew I wanted to pair it up with some older product, Story Teller from Crate Paper pattern paper, along with some October Afternoon 9 to 5 Ephemera, Allison Kreft Photo Corners and of course some wood veneer from a Gossamer Blue kit, plus I could not resist and had to add just a few enamel dots to complete..

Here is a closer look of the card..


If you get a chance swing by the blog as there is always amazing creations from the team and if you are interested in purchasing this beautiful flair, just head over HERE..

Thank you again Shelley and to my teamies, go get out there and ROCK it like you always do :)


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  • August 31, 2014 - 1:10 PM

    Shelley Haganman - I love ya girl! So happy we found each other! You are truly amazing and I look forward to following you in all you do my friend.ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 5:34 PM

    Michelle Short - Beautiful card Joy. I’m sure it must have been a hard decision stepping down from the DT xxReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2014 - 8:35 PM

    caryn - Gorgeous card Joy – it’s always hard stepping down from a great DT but you have to make the right decision for yourself! I’m sure you’ll be dearly missed xxxReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2014 - 7:11 AM

    Mary J - You’ve managed to take some vintage themed elements and still make it fresh and modern! Love it, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • September 1, 2014 - 8:20 PM

    Lizzy Hill - Awww….I can imagine how sad that decision would be….Shelley’s flair is AMAZING! LOOOVE your card….typewriters are one of my fave things:):)ReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2014 - 2:22 AM

    conil - I’m going to start calling you the Queen of Collage. This card with all its separate elements is fantastic. I’m sure Shelley is going to miss you.ReplyCancel

Hello again

If you are wanting to read the Getting to Know me post, just scroll down below this one..

Monday as we know around here is a new theme for La-La Land Crafts and being that most of our US friends kids are heading back to school, what a perfect theme, yep, Back to School..



I chose to create a card using Back to School Luka, I added him to pattern paper that I die cut the Binding Border die at the top of the pattern paper, tearing off the bottom half for added effect..

I then layered other pattern papers, cork embellishments and a sentiment sticker to complete the card…

Swing by the Blog to check out what my other teamies have whipped up this week, if you get the chance..

Hoping to get more creating done this week, to share here on the blog with you all..

For now, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


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  • August 26, 2014 - 7:15 AM

    conil - Aaaaw, this little guy is adorable with his litte skateboard & back pack. Love how you’ve layered your patterened papers.ReplyCancel

Hello happy Monday

So I have a bit of a different post today…I have been tagged by the lovely, super creative and well organised Michelle Short, you may know the name of her blog The Card Grotto..

This is rather a different blog hop, one where you don’t necessarily have to create cards, just have to answer a few questions, that becomes the part of Getting to Know Me :)

I want to thank Michelle for tagging me, if you have never had the opportunity to travel over to her blog, well there is a must, she is amazing artist, she is one of the sweetest peeps in the industry that of recently I have had the great pleasure of getting to know, her videos are exceptional too and you can view her You Tube Channel HERE

Let’s get started on the questions shall we..

What creative projects are you currently working on?

Well for me I have been working hard on DT projects, namely at present, Gossamer Blue and La-La Land Crafts cards…just recently joining the fabulous team over at Gossamer Blue, I get to work with some amazing kits each month, below in the picture you will notice some sneaks from the September Kits that will be coming into view soon, these also happen to be some of my favourite picks..


I am also working on some new release projects for La-La Land Crafts that I will be hopefully sharing next week with you all, so stay tuned for that :)

What inspires your designs?

Well so many things inspire me, mostly other different talented card makers out there around blog world, but really for me there is loads of things that inspire me, Pinterest for example has loads of inspiration for me and I pin quite frequently to get those juices flowing, here is a look at what I have been pinning lately…

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Pinning some December Daily inspiration, not sure if I will be tackling that this year, but always good for inspiration and also to start planning out those Christmas cards, that really the time is starting to loom upon us..

What method/process do you apply to each of your creative projects and how long does each project take to complete?

For me I don’t generally have a method or process, I suppose if I was going to say a method, then I would have to say that I like a lot of space and what I mean by that is I love to use a lot of white on my cards, I love the simplicity and CAS look, but I do love to add layers, but in my own CAS style…now how long does it take for me to complete a project, well depends really on what I am working on and if the mojo is in it’s current form of good :) I can create anything from a 15 minute card to maybe an hour, all depends…

If you had to describe your signature style, what would it be?

Well a pretty easy answer for me, it would definitely be CAS, I really love the look as I said in previous answer, a lot of white space, I do love to collage also, so I tend to swing between the both, but mostly it is the CAS style…


What three crafting tools/products can you not live without?

Well that is hard, narrowing down is always hard..for me it would definitely be White Card Stock, Ink, Stamps..but then I would need a paper trimmer and embellishments, but then again I couldn’t be without my computer either, so does that count as a tool LOL, my list is endless, I would just have to take my craft room where ever I would go…


Who shall I tag?

As this is a blog hop of a different kind, I decided to go with 2 people that I admire greatly of late, 2 people that have talent beyond words and 2 beautiful people in the industry that couldn’t be more kinder and generous…

I adore both their styles and artistry, something that I strive in my own style and work, 2 people I look up to greatly and hope one day I shall meet :)

The first of those ladies is..

Melania Deasy


You only have to look at the above card and your jaw would hit the ground, I mean talent or what??? whatever Melania turns her hand at creatively turns out to be a masterpiece, she inspires me in so many ways. Melania, owns her own digital line of stamps, which you can view HERE, she is also apart of many great teams, The Twinery and The Cutting Edge..she truly ROCKS!

The other fabulous lady that I wish to tag is..

Dawn Woleslagle


What can I say about Dawn, she is one of the sweetest, caring, kind, AMAZINGLY talented and beautiful people in this industry, she is the owner of WPlus9 and her stamp, die, ink and card stock line is a WOW!! Most of all, if you have not had the chance to witness Dawn’s water colouring ability, well you are missing out, she makes it looks so easy and inspires you to grab those water colours and paint away, to view her videos just go HERE….when I first saw Dawn water colour, it opened up a whole new world for me, one that I thought I would never be able to tackle, but with her teaching ability and sharing of her amazing talents, it has become fun…I have to admit I am a bit of a stalker when it comes to her You Tube Channel, waiting to see the next line up of artistry from her..

I am blessed to have gotten to know these 2 ladies and I thank each of them being apart of my life, love of craft and thank them for taking their time to blog hop along, thank you both Melania and Dawn, you are both such lovely ladies xx

Be sure to stay tune to their blogs, the following week, they will be sharing their Getting to Know Me posts..

Thanks for stopping by today and reading a little more about me..

Have a great day, I will be back later tonight to share a new creation for the week..


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  • August 25, 2014 - 7:49 PM

    Michelle Short - First of all, thank you so much for the kind words about me Joy. That is so sweet of you :) I loved reading your post and getting to know you more. Great choices on who you are tagging too! xxReplyCancel

  • August 25, 2014 - 8:51 PM

    Lizzy Hill - I looove reading about other crafters & how they go about their creative process….so it was fun reading yours….& I must say, your craft space….YUM!!!! I’m not a CAS girl [I do TRY at times!!!]…but I adore the style:):)ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2014 - 2:05 AM

    melania deasy - Hi Joy!! Thank you so much for tagging me!! I’m so honored :) because I’ve been one of your fans since long time ago. It’s been fun to knowing you better and LOVEEE your works! Hugs :)ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2014 - 7:29 AM

    conil - Nice interview. Loved the peek at your immaculate craft space. Actually, it was so perfect I kind of teared up….especially after looking at mine. I’m a BIG fan of Michelle’s & Dawn’s You Tube channels. Hang out there frequently. More recently, I’ve discovered Melania & her drool-worthy design style. What a treat. Thanks for sharing YOU with us


  • August 26, 2014 - 8:19 AM

    Ann - Love your post about ‘getting to know me’ Joy – I have been following your work for some time, and you have certainly inspired me! I have been card-making for about 2 years, I found you on Pinterest early on, and have been somewhat guided in my endeavours by your style – I say somewhat, because I can’t achieve the same light touch as you have, but I am definitely trying! I also love those two ladies you have tagged – Dawn has given me the confidence to try to watercolour for the first time (I acknowledged that on one of my recent posts) and I found Deasy just a week or so ago. Don’t you just love the community of card-makers? They are so generous with sharing their ideas and supporting others. You certainly are and I wish you the very best. BTW one of the first blogs I saw of yours was when you did a video of your craft room, and all the items Darryl had (or was going to) made for you – your room is beautiful now! Sorry about the length of this comment – just sayin’. Hugs, AnnReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2014 - 5:23 PM

    Dawn T - So cool to get to know a bit more about you Joy. Lovely post. So wish I lived near you so I could visit your fabulous studio and share some crafting time with you… that would be so inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • August 27, 2014 - 10:58 PM

    Dawn W. - Thank you so much Joy! I am overwhelmed by your extremely kind words! I am such a fan of your work and loved getting to know more about you. Oh, and if you wake up to find your craft room mysteriously disappeared…well, I just might have stolen it! LOL so jealous!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, we had a wonderful day with my Mum today, spending a nice lunch and a beautiful walk around the garden in the sun…Spring is certainly on the way :)

It has been a few days since I last posted and sorry about that, but I have many projects that I will be able to share with you soon, so between DT work and actual work/life, this little old blog had to take a back seat..

However, I am back to share a card using some Flair from A Flair for Buttons and some fun Simon Says Stamp products..


I figured, sometimes a girl needs a cheering squad and well sometimes we just need that bit of support, so this card goes out to any lovely ladies today that may need that extra bit of support..


I have all the products listed below this post as to what I used to create this card, just click on the links :)

Okay, think I may go take a bit of a nanny nap before dinner :)

Have a great rest of the weekend..


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  • August 24, 2014 - 12:46 AM

    Michelle Short - Great card Joy! I love it. I love how you have combined all the elements and what a great message xxReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2014 - 7:31 AM

    conil - Terrific encouragement card but, I’m going to need a larger size.ReplyCancel

Hi there peeps!

I was meant to post this card last night, but came home from work with a shocking headache and not feeling that crash hot, so here I am this morning feeling much better and posting my latest creation for La-La Land Crafts..

I have to say that the lighting on this card stinks and why I chose the colours I did, well must have been a brain fart of some sort as looking at this card now, I feel it is kinda butt ugly, but posting anyways, hoping someone will find inspiration in it :)

This week over at La-La Land Crafts we are all designing cards that have tags or tickets or even both on cards..


I chose to colour up Telephone Marci and pair her onto a pattern piece of paper that I cut down to look like a tag, adding other layers of pattern papers and die cutting Steampunk Border Die to add an addition to the tag itself..finishing off by adding a stamped sentiment, some twine and some gold enamel dots…

Pretty simple :)

If you get some time to swing by the BLOG and check out what the other amazing artists have whipped up, then I am sure there will be loads of inspiration to get you started this week..

Making this post short and sweet today..

Have a great day!


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  • August 20, 2014 - 3:04 AM

    Dotty Jo - Love your card – such fun! Jo xReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2014 - 12:48 AM

    Michelle Short - This is so NOT butt ugly Joy! It is gorgeous and I just adore your colouring xxReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2014 - 7:34 AM

    conil - Think you’re wrong. I’ve never seen a less ugly butt &, personally, I like the colors. So there!ReplyCancel

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