Happy Weekend..

So I am just home from work and I wanted to pop in and share the card that I created for Gossamer Blue this month, I created an Inspired By feature that was on the main blog HERE, if you care to take a quick look..

I should have posted it here sooner, but the month of Feb has seen me chasing my tail constantly and constantly trying to keep my head above the water line so to speak, hopefully March will be a lot more easier..

So my card was inspired by this lovely layout that Eyoung Lee created using the Gramercy Road collection, I was drawn by the focal point at the top of the layout and all the tags and features hanging along the paper line edge..

img_1415ps_originalHere is the card I created using pieces from the February kits…


Don’t forget that the March kits will be up for purchase soon and here is a sneak peek of just a snippet of what is contained, I have also been sharing sneaks over on my IG feed too, so if you wish to catch them, you can view them HERE..

gbmarch15sneaksI will be back soon, hoping to share a video with you all soon too..


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  • March 2, 2015 - 4:34 AM

    conil - Love the more graphic look you’ve created, here.ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2015 - 6:48 PM

    Dawn T - what a lovely card. I really love the way you layer your embellishments.ReplyCancel


Hot humid day here at the cottage today and after a long overdue massage, I have spent some of the day in the craft room to occupy the mind…more sharing of those a bit later..

I promised about a week ago now that I would be back to share the other 2 cards I created from the February Gossamer Blue Kits..


These I combined several kits to complete each of the cards, the first one is more feminine style, I just adored the One Little Bird script word paper that was in this months kit and was almost having anxiety having to cut into it, but it was screaming to be used and so, with just a snippet I added it to some pattern paper layers, along with a die cut thanks from Mama Elephant and a butterfly die cut from Simon Says Stamp that I added a little brad to the centre…


This next card, is still in the retro feel and took me back to those lazy days that were spent watching the cartoons and laying in the bean bag, so with lots of layers I chose to create a more boy style with this card, so fun..

I hope you are enjoying your day, I am off to get some dinner on and maybe finally jump into playing with more crafty stuff :)

Have a great night!


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  • February 19, 2015 - 4:31 AM

    conil - You are the collage Queen. Such clever layering and pattern mixtures.ReplyCancel

  • February 19, 2015 - 5:24 PM

    Dawn T - Simply gorgeous Joy. Love the butterfly centre on your first card and totally agree, the second one is more boyish. Just love the layers.ReplyCancel

Happy weekend to you all!

Are you all busy crafting or just enjoying a relaxing weekend? Sadly I am working, but have a little time today to have some down time..

The other day, I was trying to make a card and well it was just all going blergh!

So I left the room and returned a little later, I decided to do some organising instead, and label my newest dies and stamp sets that had been sitting on my table for awhile, whilst in the process, I came across the Lawn Fawn, Year Four, stamp and die set and set myself a challenge to create with what was on my desk, as I adore hippos, this is what I chose to create with..



I kept the card fairly simple, but colouring each of the stamped images I wished to use and die cutting them out, adding them to a die cut stitched rectangle also from Lawn Fawn, stamping the sentiment that was in the set and once they were all on the card, I felt it really needed something else, so pulled out the clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, adding a scattering of these around the images…

Simple yet a sweet little birthday card for someone special..

Well, time to go hang out the washing and maybe think about some lunch..

Have a great rest of your weekend..


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  • February 15, 2015 - 5:13 PM

    d - too cute Joy. What a gorgeous little hippo.ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2015 - 11:45 PM

    Sarah G - What a super sweet card, Joy – your colouring is perfect and I love the clear sequins!ReplyCancel

  • February 16, 2015 - 12:56 AM

    ~amy~ - oh sooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • February 16, 2015 - 5:10 AM

    conil - What a sweet, happy card. Love that little hippo.ReplyCancel

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  • February 16, 2015 - 9:13 PM

    AmandineC - Beautiful card ! So cute ! <3ReplyCancel

  • February 16, 2015 - 9:56 PM

    Ruth S - Lovely card Joy – those cute birdies and hippo make a great card. A perfect answer to your desktop challenge ;) RxReplyCancel


Are you all having a great day? It will be a quiet day here at the cottage, still receiving rather hot weather and I am counting the weeks down to Autumn..

I figure with the hot heat there may be some time to sneak away and go create in the craft room, doing something always distracts me from the heat…

Before I head off to do so, I wanted to start sharing my creations for February using the Gossamer Blue kits..

Sharing 2 cards today, these were both created using the main scrapbook kit…


I love cameras and circles and well of course collaging bits and pieces together..


This second card, I went with more of a retro card, the designs of pattern paper in this months reminded me of the days when I was a kid, now that is starting to show my age LOL…but I remember those days where we all owned the brown box TV, who is with me? Can you remember those days?

Well I will be back again soon, to share the rest of my creations using the kits for this month, these kits are full of fun to create, I urge you to go check them out HERE..

Have a fabulous day and create like no mans business :)


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  • February 12, 2015 - 8:16 PM

    Dawn T - Beautiful cards Joy. Love the embellishments on themReplyCancel

  • February 12, 2015 - 8:46 PM

    Lizzy Hill - What gorgeous cards! The colours are so yum & the retro look is simply brill:):) REALLY too hot and humid for me too!!!ReplyCancel

  • February 13, 2015 - 2:46 AM

    Vicki dutcher - I just love the layering u do on your cards looks quite fabulousReplyCancel

  • February 13, 2015 - 9:03 AM

    marg irvine - Hi Joy I love both cards I like to layer I think it brings the card to life. Being from Tassy I cant complain about the weather but I hope you get a cool change soon. Hugs Marg.ReplyCancel

  • February 13, 2015 - 6:56 PM

    Marlene B. - Wonderful cards!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Today, I spent more time in the craft room, rounded up all my deadlines and then I had time to do some organising and a some play time with new stamps and dies from Mama Elephant..

I have been a big big fan of Mama Elephant for a long time and was honoured to be apart of their very first release when the company first went live, but as time went on and my DT responsibilities took over, plus general life, I was finding it more and more harder to just find that time to play and that meant with any companies products…

Now, that I have that little bit of time, I am jumping back in and having fun just creating for me and it feels so good…


So with that being said, here is a little baby card I created using Just Hatched, Carnival Cupcakes, Nursery Deco and Basic Borders…

Stamping out all the images I wished to play with, I took distress inks and water coloured each in, die cutting the images out and adding to more water colour paper, that I had stamped a banner, stamping out a sentiment and feeling like it needed a little something else, I took one of the border stamps and stamped along the bottom of the card..


I have been placing more Mama Elephant in my cart and itching to purchase more, I must try to resist but some days it is just hard, right? LOL

I hope that you love the card as much as I do and find some inspiration, as always I have all the products linked at the base of this post..

Once again thanks so much for stopping by..


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  • February 8, 2015 - 6:55 PM

    Dawn T - Just adorable Joy. Love these really cute animals. Love the soft watercoloured look you have achieved here.ReplyCancel

  • February 8, 2015 - 8:38 PM

    Ruth S - Looks so fab Joy – those softly coloured cuties are perfect for your new baby card ;) RxReplyCancel

  • February 8, 2015 - 10:03 PM

    Teresa Xanthos - I’m so glad you had a chance to play today, this card is super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • February 8, 2015 - 11:17 PM

    Ellie - This is sooooo cute :)ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2015 - 12:06 AM

    Julie - This is just so cute Joy. I love the colouring and the layout.
    I’m with you…they are hard to resist! Difficult to justify now that the dollar is lower!ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2015 - 12:16 AM

    Michelle Short - SO cute Joy! Love this! xxReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2015 - 4:31 AM

    conil - Saw this on Instagram and immediately fell in serious like with it. Great layout and coloring…that little border at the bottom is a perfect touch.ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2015 - 5:33 AM

    Jamie Vanskiver - This is such a sweet card! Your watercoloring skills are amazing :)!! I adore Mama Elephant and cannot get enough of there adorable stamps and dies either!!! I just got the Just Hatched stamps and dies in the mail last week and was sooo happy to see your post today!!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration:)ReplyCancel

  • February 9, 2015 - 11:28 AM

    Pam - I so agree with you, Joy. I love ME products, too. Your card is so sweet. Love your watercoloring.ReplyCancel

  • February 10, 2015 - 3:39 AM

    Marlene B. - Such a lovely card ♥ReplyCancel

  • February 15, 2015 - 11:47 PM

    Sarah G - Adorable! The soft watercolouring is perfect for a new baby card. I know what you mean about resisting temptation – when it comes to Mama Elephant it is even harder :)ReplyCancel

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