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

Hi there!


Something fun to share today, the team over at Gossamer Blue have decided to share some more inspiration using October kits in the form of a blog hop…

So you will see an array of all crafting projects on this hop, something to suit everyone..

You should have arrived from Jill Keller’s amazing blog…if by chance you have lost your way you can head over the Gossamer Blue main blog to see the master list HERE..

To inspire you and get you in the mood for Halloween, I created a Halloween card, when creating my DT work for the month of October so many kits to choose from, I never got the opportunity to create with the Life Pages Themed Add On and I suppose another thing, is sadly us Australian’s don’t really celebrate Halloween, it has started to creep in but not like my fellow US friends..


I love that I can always adapt at using Journal cards from these fabulous kits on my card creations, usually using them as a base for adding other additional elements, like I did on this card, all used from this kit, apart from a little bit of bling that I just had to add, which were the sequins..


Gossamer Blue kits for me are always so inspirational, I love that a lot of the products match so well and are super easy to create with, not to mention so many gorgeous products are contained in the kits also, not that I am trying to enable you, but they are so worth the look and possibly the signing up *wink* LOL…

What is even better this month, there are some goodies that you can still get your hands on to create with, just take a look below, if you want to know more just click on each photo and it will take you directly to the details on website…





It is now time to head on over to the talented Katie Ehmann….

Thanks for taking the time to hop along today and see loads of inspiration, that hopefully are inspiring you to create..


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  • October 15, 2014 - 11:54 PM

    emily (justem) - I am always blown away by your cards. This is just awesome!!!! Love it. :)ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 12:39 AM

    Brenda Weaver - Joy, your cards are always so perfectly put together! I love your style, and this card is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 4:41 AM

    Heather Leopard - Cutest Halloween card evah!ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 4:49 AM

    Sabrina Alery - Love, love, love this so much! Halloween is the best :)ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 5:58 AM

    bckueser - Oh Joy…you are so so good!! You have never made a card I didn’t like!! :)ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 6:18 AM

    Anabelle - This is adorable! Love the cute pumpkins.ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 8:52 AM

    Jill - Joy–your cards amaze me! Adore your work :) Hugs from Kansas, USAReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 9:08 AM

    Julie - Great Halloween card–i love all the design elements.ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 3:15 PM

    Brande @ Scrapstorian - wow, what a card! (both this one for the blog hop, and the one we scrolled past for Christmas – I scrolled very slow, its beautiful!)ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2014 - 4:53 PM

    Rebecca Luminarias - Super-fun card, Joy! I love using journaling cards on my cards, too–they are so perfect for layering. Yours has so many little details–and I’m a sucker for that sort of thing :)ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2014 - 2:30 AM

    Danielle Flanders - What a fun Halloween card! Thank you for the sweet comment, I always love to see what you are making too – you’re an inspiration! I’ll be in touch with you about my blog question, sorry got busy yesterday and forgot about it. ha Thank you for offering your help!

  • October 17, 2014 - 12:14 PM

    Diane Payne - I love Halloween and this is such a fun card!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2014 - 7:21 PM

    Teresa - Squeeeee! How cool is this card! I totally love those pumpkins!! Maybe we should just exchange Halloween cards for the heck of it Joy!!! :D xxxReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2014 - 11:01 PM

    Mary J - I love this Joy – you’ve used all of the elements beautifully!ReplyCancel

Hi there

I have been MIA for a little while from here, sorry about that…lets just say that not a lot of crafting sadly has been happening, super frustrated that it seems to be taking me the earth to create, so the flowing of mojo is not at capacity, hoping that changes soon, I really really do..I know a lot of us at times experience this…

It is Monday and that certainly means it is a new theme for La-La Land Crafts and this week the team are sharing creations of the different kind, being Shaped Cards..

So I had the concept of a circle card, as I love circles, but I am also loving the shaker cards too at the moment, so why not combine the two..


I coloured up Birthday Cake Marci in soft pastel tones, trimmed out the circles needed to create the front and back of card and also the inside of the shaker and started putting together, finishing with a banner to match her sweet dress, some sequins for a bit of bling and of course a super fun sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp stamp set..

I won’t tell you how long this card I created took to put together, but if you read the first paragraph in this post you will certainly be able to measure just how long :)

Okay, big day tomorrow so I am off to settle down for the night and maybe have an early night..

Have a great day!


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  • October 17, 2014 - 7:28 PM

    Teresa - Super sweet card, such pretty colours – love! I can’t get enough of shaker cards right now!!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2014 - 5:19 AM

    conil - Don’t card how long it took to make because it came out so very awesome. Know I’ve said this before but your coloring leaves me drooling. And then you make it into am adorable shaker card. I’m simply dumbstruck. If this is what you do without mojo, I’m is serious trouble.ReplyCancel

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