Friday here and a nice quiet one before I head back to work tomorrow, the last 2 days have been go go go..

I shared a sneak peek of this card below on Instagram the other day that I created using the Misti Tool and Papertrey Ink, The Sweet Life


I love the layered look to these roses and the leaves and it was so easy to create when using the Misti Tool…I kept it almost white, apart from the roses and sentiment, just adding texture by adding the Inside and Out Stitched Diagonal Rectangle die and enamel dots that were white also..

I created this card so my dear Mum could give this to her neighbour as she was celebrating a milestone..

Now before I end this post for the day, I have had a couple of people ask me my thoughts about using the Misti Tool

  • I love that when stamping a sentiment, if it did not stamp correctly, you can of course ink up and re stamp, as the stamp is still in the same position to do so and no trying to eye ball it..
  • I love that when there is a look to layering eg. the roses from The Sweet Life, you can do so with ease and get them in perfect order, with different colours..
  • It is compact so no large tool to operate or store..
  • The grid helps for perfect alignment..
  • Now if you live out of the USA, it can be rather expensive, but like me being in Australia we pay the price to have these types of products, shipping has always been rather expensive, but even so, if a store here were to have these types of products well then we would be still paying the extra as they increase the price to sell it to make a profit. The AU dollar being low does not help us out either, but I guess if you really wish these types of products, you will pay to have them..this just happens to be the sad reality, I wish it was different but it is not..
  • I think as a whole that if you were to invest in such a product, this would definitely be worth it..Believe you me, my friend, tried to convince me at first I needed it, and I was like it is just another tool I don’t need, then I saw videos from Jennifer McGuire and I was like darn it, I do need this tool…I have not regretted paying the price for this tool, but it may not be for everyone…

I hope this gives you some insight as to whether you think it will be a good purchase or not, I did purchase mine from My Sweet Petunia, and she was fabulous, I purchased the tool itself, 3 x Grid Paper, 2 x Magnets and of course the cleaning solution…

I know that this tool will be a fantastic addition to my stamping..

Well time to go hang some washing out, I will be back again tomorrow to share another card with you all..


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  • March 27, 2015 - 2:30 PM

    Wendy Goundrey - I am so happy that you received your MISTI and like it. I think My Sweet Petunia is a genius and I thank heaven for her every day as I use my MISTI! I won’t stamp without it. It saves me so much time and money because I don’t waste card stock anymore, due to poorly stamped impressions. Your layered flowers are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • March 27, 2015 - 3:07 PM

    Diane Payne - Beautiful Joy! I just got this tool too. It had me going through all my things and looking for my old layering stamp sets. I’ve only tried it to test it out on scrap paper but it has me excited to start stamping more again!ReplyCancel

Hello peeps!

Long day here at the cottage and rather depressing that there was no time in the craft room…running errands all day has seen me exhausted at the other end, I was so pleased that it was grab what you want for dinner tonight..

Darryl, is almost asleep in the chair whilst we watch TV and I decided it was time to share another card with you all..

I have been having a blast playing around with product that I have purchased over time and yet never having the time to play, you know those times where you just have to have the product and then sadly it just sits and looks at you, well yep! I am so guilty of this…


I took out the Birdie Brown set called Sweet Birthday Wishes from MFT, so stinkin cute, although after colouring her in, I did feel that her dress was kinda the wrong colour I was looking for, but am sharing this card anyways as I think she is adorable and well frankly I was pretty happy with how the rest of the card turned out..

Being the fact that I am currently obsessed with shaker cards, I chose to do something different to me, die cut the word Celebrate down the side of the card and adding a sequin and micro bead filling, all the card was needing was the little girl and a sentiment that I stamped and embossed with white onto kraft card stock…

Simple but super fun to create…

I am looking forward to more creating of older products and sharing them here in my little space on the net…

I sure hope these inspire you to create :)

I am off to make the man some sandwiches for lunch tomorrow and settle in for the night..

Have a wonderful rest of the day..


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  • March 25, 2015 - 9:27 PM

    Michelle Short - Stunning card Joy! I love the little girl and I think your colouring and choice of colour are great. Love how you have done the sentiment with the shaker! xxReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2015 - 6:58 AM

    Therese - Oh so sweet Joy, love love love everything about this card but especially how you created the sentiment, I would love to try this technique (one day in my spare time lol) if you are ok with that. Thanks for the inspiration yet again, pinned!ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2015 - 8:01 AM

    conil - Adorable. Especially like the placement of your sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2015 - 9:48 AM

    KatieP - I think it is quite cute! Love how you did the shaker.ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2015 - 4:30 PM

    Dawn T - what a super cutie she is Joy. Just love they way you made the shaker.ReplyCancel

Hello there

Did you all enjoy your weekend?  I plowed through and got a heap done in the craft room, mostly my DT assignments, I only have 1 left to take care of and then I can sit back and play with goodies..

I shared a sneak of this little card that I am sharing here today on Instagram, you may have seen part of it already, well here is the full reveal..


I just adore the Mama Elephant stamps that I have purchased of late and it was time to create another card using the Just Hatched and Carnival Cupcakes, I thought it would be cute to add the little Dinosaur to the top of a cupcake, so I coloured him in with my copics and also the top of the cupcake, adding this to a die cut base…I left the card pretty plain and simple, just adding the main image to In and Out Stitched Diagonal Rectangles die cut from white card stock and then adding this to a piece of pattern paper cut from the Index Labels die, which I also stamped a sentiment from the Surprise Sentiments stamp set…completing the card by adding a sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh sequins..

Well short and sweet today, I will be back again tomorrow with another share for you all, hope the start of your week is going well..


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  • March 24, 2015 - 1:48 PM

    Therese - Totally uber sweet Joy!ReplyCancel

  • March 24, 2015 - 2:54 PM

    Teresa - Super sweet card Joy, the soft pink base looks lovely with the featured colours. :DReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2015 - 4:34 PM

    Dawn T - so very pretty and cute Joy.ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2015 - 3:32 AM

    KatieP - He is SO cute. Great card!ReplyCancel

Hi There

How is your day going?

Hoping that this post goes out as scheduled, I am popping in to start the share of some creations made with some of the new release from Darkroom Door, have you had a chance to check them out, if not you can head on over HERE..


When I first saw the Measuring Tape Texture Stamp, I knew instantly what I wanted to create and I love that it turned out exactly what was in my head..

Just by stamping and embossing onto card stock, adding Picked Raspberry over the top, spritzing with water and adding a die cut dress form that I add silver thread to the back of and completing this simple yet elegant card, by adding a sentiment from the Paris Vol 2 Wordstrips and scattering of pearls..

Darkroom Door stamps are always fun to play with and if you are into mixed media these are all awesome for this use too..

Hope you all have a great rest of the day…I am sure I am home now from work and got the feet up watching some mundane TV..


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  • March 20, 2015 - 2:18 PM

    KatieP - LOVE this. Everything about it is perfect. I used to sew a lot when younger. Don’t do much at all lately.
    Thanks for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • March 20, 2015 - 7:52 PM

    Dawn T - this looks amazing Joy. Love the pink resist on the centre of the card. And the pearls on the mannequin is a perfect look.ReplyCancel

  • March 20, 2015 - 8:55 PM

    Teresa - Pretty perfection!ReplyCancel

  • March 21, 2015 - 8:45 AM

    Lizzy Hill - I always think of Darkroom Door as slightly grungy/vintage, so it’s a JOY [sorry!] to see the stamps used in a light, ethereal way.Thank you:):)ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2015 - 3:27 AM

    Marlene B. - AWESOME! I really love how your card turned out ♥ReplyCancel

Hi There

Quiet day here at the cottage today, it was just nice to do a few jobs around the house and then I sat and watched a movie, nice to relax before having to head back to work tomorrow..


I have been meaning to share this card I created with Gossamer Blue, On My Desk products, pretty simple card showing more of what can be done with pattern paper, adding a section to the base, with a curved edge, on the curve edge adding wood veneer…The design then allowed me to add something towards the top of the card, using the Circle Scribbles die to cut more pattern paper with a double butterfly, adding more wood veneer to the centre..

This was a card, that I still feel does not cut the muster, but I am sharing it with you all anyways, proves that we all have moments where we doubt our creations…

Darryl and I have just finished dinner, so as this post is written and ready to share with you all, I think it is time to decide whether to go and create or watch another episode of Pie in the Sky..

Have a great night


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  • March 18, 2015 - 9:37 PM

    Linda E - No doubts here. I love this beautiful card and am pinning it for inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 6:52 AM

    conil - Why do you think it doesn’t pass muster. Think your use of patterned paper on it is clever and extremely eye catching.ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 8:49 AM

    lizzy hill - How CLEVER! Looooved the curved edge & the busy pp against the CAS rest of the card. Looks lovely:):)ReplyCancel

  • March 20, 2015 - 7:53 PM

    Dawn T - lovely design Joy. Love the curved edge with the scripty PP below.ReplyCancel

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