Hello again

Today, I am late getting this post out, just got home from work, so I am now quickly typing this post up to share release day 2 for La-La Land Crafts..

For this blog post I get to share Beach Babe Marci, one of the newest addition to the Marci line up..


I went with a simple format of letting her be the feature, adding just a touch of pattern paper behind to create a little scene and adding the Birds die cuts onto the card also..very beachy feeling..

I hope you are enjoying the latest release, the other girls from the team will be sharing their creations all this week, so be sure to always swing by the BLOG to see what amazing creations and colouring that they have been doing..

It is rather chilly here tonight so I am going to make myself a hot chocolate and settle in to watching the Tour de France :)

Enjoy the rest of your day!


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  • July 23, 2014 - 11:29 PM

    Michelle Short - Stunning card Joy, your colouring is awesome and I love your whole design xxReplyCancel

  • July 24, 2014 - 7:34 AM

    conil - You always choose the perfect background papers for your designs. These are, again, the best for enhancing this beautifully colored Marce.ReplyCancel


Back again with post 2 of the day, so if you are checking out the latest creation and release for La-La Land Crafts, be sure to scroll down under this post…

Some of you may be aware that the Tour de France is in full swing and some of you may be aware that I said I would be back to share the blog event with you all, well my dear friend Libby, held a blog event last year based around the Tour de France, she decided to have guests be featured on her blog and create a card in honour of the Tour.

I was thrilled that she asked me to join in on the fun again this year and so today is my day to share my card with you all…

Today is a day of rest on the Tour and well deserved one for all those tired and beat up racers, there have been numerous crashes with lots of rain and slippery surfaces to bear, I don’t envy them one bit, but am in awe of their ability to get up and keep cycling, well at least most of them have been able to be patched back up and cycle on..


So of course I had to put a bicycle onto my card, I chose to use lots of different products on my card, some have come from Gossamer Blue and Studio Calico past kits..

Some pretty Bokeh pattern paper from Glitz, Hello Friend collection, this being fitting as many people have been taking photos of the peloton to get that great shot, finishing off by adding a banner die cut, wood veneer, glittery die cut sentiment as well as a stamped sentiment..

Here is a closer look at the card..


I hope that you will hop on over to Libby’s blog and share some love and see the other creations that have been made by some super talented ladies.. Libby will be featuring more peeps and more from herself until the end of the Tour..

I cannot wait to have the Tour start up again tomorrow, after today’s rest, Libby and I can get back to tweeting, we are both dying to see the devil :) and if you watch the Tour you will know exactly what I am talking about :)

Have a great day and be sure to scroll down under this post to view the latest creation and release for La-La Land Crafts..

I will be back tomorrow with another creation..


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  • July 21, 2014 - 11:27 PM

    Libby - Absolutely LOVE your beautiful card, Joy! So many wonderful details! Thanks so very much for joining me again this year!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2014 - 1:33 PM

    Linda McClain - Wow . . . absolutely stunning. Glad to be on the tour with you – this is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • July 22, 2014 - 11:04 PM

    Leigh Penner - Oh, I love this! Is that little bike a die? If so, who makes it?ReplyCancel


Monday again, how quick are these weeks flying by..scary actually to think we are now half way through the year..

Digressing sorry :) so tonight is usually a new theme for the week over at La-La Land Crafts, but this week we have something special with the new release of Luka, Marci and new Dies..all of which are just so stinkin cute..

So tonight I get to share my first card with you that I created using Surfing Luka, seeing as my brother is a surfer, well he likes to surf should I say, I knew I wanted to colour this sweet little Luka up..


I added him to a card with some pattern papers from Carta Bella, Ahoy There, just loving this paper collection, so it was a given for this card, along with adding some new die cuts, Wheel and Anchor and Birds..

To check out the whole release, you can view them below..



You can also take a swing by and check out the BLOG, to see what the other Monday girls have created using the new release too, some awesome inspiration..

I will be back later tonight with another card share for you, yep that is 2 cards to feast the eyes on..

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and I really hope you have one amazing start to your week..


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Hi there

Sunday here at the cottage and quite a freezing one, so all heaters are on to keep warm…

Today here we celebrate my one and only Darryl’s birthday, I truly hope that he has a wonderful day, love him dearly..

Here is the card that I made for him..


He loves to go fishing, so I went with a more nautical theme, and well I love nautical themed cards, so I really had a lot of fun creating it, I chose to use the main feature of pattern paper, using the Carta Bella, Ahoy There, adding layers of die cuts using MFT and La-La Land Crafts dies and finishing off with a sentiment and something I need to do more of, stamping with another colour other then black, both sentiment and the ink were from Simon Says Stamp..

Super fun and I just know he is going to have a great day!

Have a wonderful day my man xxxooo

I also hope you all have a wonderful day and maybe sneak some crafty time in too..

I am off to do some washing and possibly make a card before heading to work..


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  • July 20, 2014 - 11:27 AM

    Teresa - Truly an awesome card Joy,the elements are all so perfect together! I am certain that Darryl loves it to bits. Happy Birthday Tolsh!! :)ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2014 - 2:54 AM

    conil - Saw this last night on Instagram…loved it then but love it more now. The way you assemble all those patterned papers is fabulous. Happy Birthday to your guy.ReplyCancel

  • July 21, 2014 - 6:38 AM

    zenzazy - j adore ta carte un grand bravo

  • July 22, 2014 - 12:37 AM

    ~amy~ - I such a fan of nautical and absolutely LOVE this.ReplyCancel

Happy Friday!

Been busy here at the cottage today, raced around this morning to do quite a few errands and then got out of the cold, the wind was whipping through today, so it was definitely snowing on the hills :)

I spent the afternoon playing in the craft room, finally the mojo returned enough for me to get some deadlines completed, still have a few more to complete and I will be up to date :)

I also managed to do a little more organising too and more purging, that always makes me feel better..

This week has seen the new release over at Darkroom Door, have you had a chance to check out the yummy new stamps?? you can so HERE..

The new line consists of some more Texture stamps and also a new favourite of mine which are called Line Art stamps, these are gorgeous woman with fun different looks and perfect for any style creating, of course for me I love to colour so I found it a hoot to colour up firstly the Flower Lady..

I am up on the Darkroom Door Blog today, so if you wish to head on over there to not just see my card but also the card the actual designer of the stamps has created as well, I just know you will love..

I wanted to share the news here and share the card that I created using the Flower Lady stamp and also the new Texture stamp called Splatter..


I cannot wait to play more with these stamps, they have so many possibilities …

Here is a close up..


I will be back to share another project created with another Line Art stamps soon, a different twist on what I normally create..

Enjoy your night!


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  • July 19, 2014 - 2:43 AM

    conil - Well, I’ll say your mojo has returned. She’s gorgeous. Your coloring skills knock me out. Saw what the stamp designed did, too. Very dramatic and impressive.ReplyCancel

  • July 19, 2014 - 5:25 PM

    Dawn T - It’s a fabulous card Joy. You’ve coloured her fabulously. LOVE the splatter background. Makes it simple to get that fabulous look so easy.ReplyCancel

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