Hello there

Been quite awhile since I was last here, sadly on Easter Monday, I fell down the stairs at work and injured myself, so have not been able to craft and really I needed to rest as well, so sadly my blog took the back seat…

I figured now that I am back to crafting again and am away on a girly weekend, with some lovely ladies, now was a good time to share my April kit cards with you all…I have been working away with May kits and these will be up for show very soon..

These first 2 cards were created with the Scrapbook kit…



This next card was created using the Bits and Pieces and Life Pages Themed kits, I just loved that wood veneer birdie, super cute and had to land on a card..


The last card share was created using elements and pattern paper from the Main Scrapbook kit and Bits and Pieces…this card I felt could be given to someone that needed some support or encouragement..


Well I will leave the post short and sweet and let you look over the cards, remember you can always pop on over to Gossamer Blue and check out kits, design team work and also peruse the blog for loads of inspiration..

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back again soon to share some more creations with you all..


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  • April 25, 2015 - 11:22 PM

    Betty - gorgeous cards as always – all are so classy! hope you heal quickly from your fall – falling is my greatest fear these days – probably ’cause i’m a lot older than you:-)ReplyCancel

  • April 26, 2015 - 1:00 AM

    conil - Once again, WOW! Your talent for layering knocks me flat. You create such amazing texture and dimension. WOW!, again. No other word will do.ReplyCancel


Easter Sunday morning here, just having a nice relaxing day with not a lot going on…maybe a little crafting..

I created a card for my Mum that she loved by the way and you may remember an Instagram photo of the Clearly Besotted bunny from Woodland Pals that I shared a couple of weeks ago, I promised I was going to create a video, but time has not allowed, but if you are still interested in a video, I will be on holidays soon and should be able to manage, just let me know if you would like to see how I coloured this little sweetie in?


I went about a simple format to the card, making the bunny the feature, adding a sentiment under the bunny from Fresh Flowers also from Clearly Besotted, die cutting a stitched rectangle on both the coloured image and also a Smoke piece of card stock that this was backed to..

I then chose to use Sea Glass card stock, that I added a soft white inked feature using the Funky Florals stencil from MFT and finishing the whole card off with a little white enamel dot..

Simple and clean card to create..

I do hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend, spending time with family and friends and if traveling please be safe..


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  • April 5, 2015 - 6:18 PM

    Michelle Short - So cute! Just adorable! Wishing you a very happy Easter Joy!ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2015 - 6:30 PM

    Dawn T - so adorable Joy. Happy Easter to youReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2015 - 7:11 PM

    Peg - This is gorgeous! If you find time I would love a video please!ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2015 - 7:21 PM

    Lizzy Hill - What a lovely card! So cute…I can see why your Mum liked it:):) happy Easter to you too…..finally stopped raining here, so that’s a bonus!!!!ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2015 - 10:05 PM

    marg irvine - Very cute and sweet card love the muted colour. Happy Easter hugs Marg.ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2015 - 11:46 PM

    Teresa - Adorable card Joy, what a cute cottontail! Love the colour scheme. :)ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2015 - 11:46 PM

    janet - So soft and beautifully done, Joy :-)

    Have a wonderful holiday!ReplyCancel

  • April 6, 2015 - 1:13 AM

    conil - Of course, a video is in order. The coloring of that bunny is masterful. Love the soft, sweetness of the card.ReplyCancel

  • April 7, 2015 - 12:39 AM

    nancy faith - This bunny is adorable. The card itself is just so great for the Easter holiday. hope you are feeling better after your unfortunate ‘tumble’ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2015 - 4:13 AM


Can you believe that by the end of the week it will be Easter, before we know it, it will be Christmas again, just flying by..

Before my day really kicks into gear, I wanted to pop in and share a creation made from Gramercy Road, Gossamer Blue..


I love the collage bits and pieces together and so using this collection of goodness and fitting that it is Autumn here, I decided to use some of those beautiful die cut leaves from this collection, adding them to a die cut butterfly and a sentiment focal point, backing onto pretty pattern paper…

I think having a collection to work with as a whole helps when maybe mojo is missing or struggling to pull a design together, if you have everything that works well together it does become a lot easier to create..

I hope you all have a fabulous day today…


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  • March 31, 2015 - 11:06 PM

    Anabelle - Love this so much, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2015 - 3:47 AM

    conil - You are most definitely the Queen of Collage, You never fail to impress me with how you assemble these elements in such a lovely way.ReplyCancel


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

  • March 28, 2015 - 7:50 AM

    KatieP - Beautiful card. Glad you like the Misti. Looks like a great tool to have.ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2015 - 7:31 AM

    cards by cara - Love this card!! And so happy you got a MISTI – it is a truly invaluable tool. I love the fact that you can restamp for a mor saturated darker look of ink as well. I’m sure you will continue to find new uses for it … it’s the best!! Oh, and you should join the Facebook group MISTIfied for tips and tricks.ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2015 - 4:06 AM

    Sara Mac - Stunning and elegant card. I love the soft stone with white. I just got a MISTI and love it too.ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2015 - 11:55 AM

    Kate S - Love this card Joy very feminine and pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2015 - 11:41 AM

    Danielle Flanders - This is gorgeous as always!! I just bought a MISTI too!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

  • March 30, 2015 - 12:51 AM

    Michele Kovack - This is absolutely darling!!ReplyCancel

  • April 18, 2015 - 6:36 AM

    Valerie Breingan - My fave stamps,,Birdie Brown,mixed with my fave card,shaker…this is just perfectReplyCancel

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