Happy Wednesday!

Finally finished 4 days straight at work and that means I can finally have a little bit of down time and hoping for mojo return, so keep your fingers crossed..

I have a little card share for you all, I was playing around with one of the newer Simon Says Stamp sets, well at least new to me LOL and super fun, Party Animals

My Nephew turned 15 the other day and I created this card for my Mum to send to him, sadly it never made it to the mail, but I certainly wanted to share it all with my readers..



I coloured up the cute cow with copics and added it to a Black piece of card stock that I die cut with Index Card die and added a stencil feature over the top using the Ring Cluster with White Pigment Ink

I knew it needed a little more colour, so I trimmed a piece of Sea Glass Card stock to add as backing and then to a trimmed white card, finishing off by die cutting a Talk Bubble, adding a sentiment from the Tilted Banner stamp set and some sequins from Lawn Fawn, Sunshine..

I am sure this card will come in handy as it is pretty cute…

Well I hope you are all enjoying your day, we have a nice day here so I am off to hang a load of washing out in the sunshine and the wind..


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  • October 30, 2014 - 5:29 AM

    Michelle Short - I love it Joy … the cow, the background, the colours … I love it all! xxReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2014 - 4:42 AM

    conil - I’ll say it’s pretty cute. Love these critters, love the way you’ve coloured this cow, too.ReplyCancel


Well it has been rather a hectic few days around here, I returned to work at the weekend, after having 3 weeks off work for holidays and landed back to a busy time at work, so hence no craft time at all and really not much time to surf around the net either..

I do have a card I had created for the latest theme for La-La Land Crafts and boy was it a curly one for me to create..

It was based on the Recipe that you see below and being a CAS card maker this really was hard for me to pull together, not to mention mojo lacking, but eventually I got there and in my own style..



I chose to colour up Christmas Ornament Marci and add her to a design of the 3 squares and circle that I trimmed and die cut out of pattern papers from my collections, adding a snowflake die cut from white card stock and adhering together, then placing a button on top, lastly adding a sentiment coming out from the snowflakes from the Christmas Angel Marci with addition of some enamel dots and a scattering of stars that I die cut from silver glitter paper from the Stitched Elements die set…

I thought the card over all turned out pretty good, considering I had to wrack the old brain to get the layout I was going for :)

Sorry that this post did not go up last night, but after a really busy day at work yesterday I was just too pooped to sit and concentrate to write the post, but better late then never I guess..

If you are looking for most of the products used on this creation, just click on the links below..

Be sure to swing past the blog this week, to see more creations with the theme Recipe..

Have a great day and thanks for taking the time to pass by this little neck of the woods..


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  • October 28, 2014 - 11:48 PM

    Janet Wilson - “Pretty good”? It’s downright fabulous :-)ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2014 - 4:02 AM

    c - Honestly, I think you’re brilliant using a recipe like that and coming up with a truly sweet Christmas card. And one so well coloured, too. I’m continually amazed by how you can put so many disparate elements together and come up with a wonderful cohesive creation.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2014 - 11:50 AM

    janet - Wow! What amazing colouring, Joy! Love the recipe “formatting”!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2014 - 6:27 PM

    zenzazy - un tres jolie carte j adore

Hello there

Hope you have all had a wonderful day, it has been a stinker weather wise here and the way it is looking it really is going to be rather a long Summer sadly..

So I have a little card share with you tonight, a card for my sweet nephew who turned 15 today, where does the time go, seriously, time just flies by these days, anyways a huge happy birthday shout out for him today..

I had created another card for my Mum to send to him, but sadly we missed fired and did not get that in the post, but I did have a the one that I created for him, so my Mum got added to it..

He adores playing the x-box and into computers, so I figured this was a fitting looking card for him..


Using the Simon Says Stamp All Boy stamp set for the main images, adding a touch of washi tape and completing the card by adding some twine, enamel dots and a sentiment from From Us stamp set…

Love creating masculine cards and I really hope this card gives you some inspiration..

Have a great rest of the day and thanks for stopping by..


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  • October 24, 2014 - 1:40 PM

    Teresa - Great card Joy, your nephew will love it! Funny story, I pulled out this stamp out yesterday and made a card for my son’s gamer buddy. I might even blog it. ;) xoxoxReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2014 - 2:31 PM

    Lizzy Hill - Yup, it sure does give me inspiration & it’s such a ‘spot on’ card for that age group!!! TFS:):)ReplyCancel

Hi there

Popping in tonight to share my latest creation for La-La Land Crafts, this weeks theme is all about Halloween or Fall…


I chose to create using the Flying Witch Marci, super cute flying her broom and I just had to create a little scene, adding a swirl background, embossing the purple card stock, then creating a moon feature, die cutting a stitched circle and adding lots of colour using distress inks..

Finishing off the card by adding Eerie Bats a spiderweb border to the edge of the card and a sentiment to complete…

Short and sweet post for tonight, but I sure hope that you will take some time to pop on over to the BLOG and see the other teamies creations..

I will be back again soon to share some more creations with you all..

Thanks for stopping by..


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  • October 22, 2014 - 4:37 AM

    conil - Golly girl, you really know how to color. Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

Hello again

If you are after the blog hop for Gossamer Blue, please scroll down under this post :)

I wanted to pop in today to share a Christmas card with you all..

I got to have some fun with a couple of new dies from Simon Says Stamp..

I really adored the Ring Frame when I first laid eyes on it and love the fact that you can add so many elements to each of the circles as I did on this card..



I figured I would die cut the Poinsettia Parade out of some silver and grey glitter paper and stick with the more grey tones, using some Smoke Gray card stock from Simon Says Stamp as the background feature and below that, die cutting some vellum for a soft touch..

I then had fun, putting various pattern papers in each of the circles of the die cut Ring Frame, along with the poinsettia and enamel dot snowflake, rounding out the card by adding a sentiment from Inside Holiday also from Simon Says Stamp..


So many options using these dies and it was fun to create, I just know I will be creating more of these styled cards for Christmas..

Are you in the creating mood for Christmas card making? I know I have a stack to do, so I hope this card gives you some inspiration to get started..

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today..

Have a great day!


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  • October 16, 2014 - 8:19 PM

    Dawn T - stunning Joy. The colours are so beautifulReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2014 - 7:26 PM

    Teresa - This is a beautiful and elegant Christmas card, heightened by the use of neutrals. Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2014 - 8:31 AM

    Sarah G - Oh my, this is beautiful Joy! Love the soft grey colour tones and way you have combined the patterns. I had never really noticed that SSS die before but your card has really inspired me :)ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2014 - 4:40 AM

    Betty - wonderful card Joy – love how you used the die and patterned papers – think i might NEED that die!!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2014 - 5:03 AM

    conil - Whoa! You are masterful at creating collage efects & mixing petterned papers. Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2014 - 1:11 AM

    Ellie - Fantastic card :-) I love the tone and texture.ReplyCancel

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