Hi there

Are you all enjoying your weekend, we are having some beautiful warmish Autumn days, so it has been really lovely being out to enjoy the sun..

I am popping in here quickly before I head of to make some lunch to share that I am up over at the Gossamer Blue Blog today, sharing how I put a card together from start to finish using the May Kits..


Pop over to check out my process if you get a chance..

Have a great rest of the day!


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  • May 18, 2015 - 2:41 AM

    conil - Saw this on Instgram and I “adore” it. Love the color scheme.ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2015 - 2:52 AM

    Leigh Penner - Oh, this is gorgeous, Joy! I just love your style!ReplyCancel

  • May 20, 2015 - 9:23 PM

    Petra - Another stunning creation, Joy!!!! Thanks for taking the time to show how you made it!! You make it look so easy!!!! Must be fun to work with these kits!!!
    Have a lovely day!!!

Hello there

Last month I was not able to participate in the inspiration blog hop for Gossamer Blue, due to going away on holidays, but I am back again this month along with the rest of the team to share some inspiration for you all, using the May Kits..which by the way some are still up for purchasing..


You should have arrived from Jill’s blog..if not you can check out the master list HERE..


I chose to layer up several pattern papers, adding little additions, like the beautiful gold paper clip and word sentiment stickers, true love you may say, to give to a loved one, the only other additions to this card were the wood veneer hearts and camera, can I just say EEEEEPPPP! super cute and this girl loves her wood veneer :)

Here is a close up of the card that I created..


Okay, time to jump on over to Katie’s blog to see what she has installed for you all..

For those of you working or just receiving your May kits, I hope you have super fun creating with them all and to those sitting on the fence about purchasing, you are Mad not to get you hands on these, they are brilliant..

Have a great day! It is night time here and I am about to lay my little head down for some much needed sleep..


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  • May 15, 2015 - 10:59 PM

    Michelle Short - Stunning card Joy, I love how you have combined the different elements xxReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2015 - 2:00 AM

    conil - Now there you go again, making those stunning collages of yours. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2015 - 2:15 AM

    Julie - Love all the layers and details on this card. I “collect” wood veneer pieces in my stash and then find myself not using them b/c I always think I need to paint or finish them, when really they look great just as they are.ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2015 - 8:11 PM

    Dawn T - stunning Joy. Your card is simply amazing with all the layers and texture.ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2015 - 8:17 PM

    Teresa - Just lovely Joy, I love the layering and bits and pieces, so fun!ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2015 - 10:12 PM

    ~amy~ - Such a fun card, love all the details!ReplyCancel

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  • May 20, 2015 - 9:17 PM

    Petra - Love how you have combined all the little bits and pieces to make a stunning card, Joy!!! Very creatively done!!!


Cold day here at the cottage, so Bentley and I are snuggled up inside, I know I need to clean up the kitchen and then it will be play time in the craft room..

First things first, time to write another post and share a card with you all..


This time using Tiddly Inks, Wryn Hanging Around, love Wryn images so I kept this one pretty plain and simple, just colouring the image and leaving an embossed edge on the white card stock, stamping a sentiment and adding some sequins to complete..

I know Christy has been working very hard to set up a new website, so if you have a chance to check it out, head over HERE, it is brilliant, there are some new images and she also has some freebies, if you wish to try your hand at a digital…

Well that is me in a nutshell today, I am headed off to get these jobs done so I can go play..

Have a great day!


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  • May 13, 2015 - 7:36 PM

    Petra - Hi, Joy, just wanted to pop in quickly to let you know that I really enjoy your posts and your lovely cards!!!! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I really enjoy your great work!!!!! You are a great inspiration for me, even though I know I will never be able to make such stunning cards as you do!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 13, 2015 - 8:03 PM

    Dawn T - just adorable Joy. Such a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • May 13, 2015 - 9:16 PM

    Marlene B. - A very lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • May 14, 2015 - 1:41 AM

    conil - Amazing coloring on that adorable image. Stay warm.ReplyCancel

  • May 14, 2015 - 6:30 AM

    Chris Baker Cox - This is adorable!! I love the sentiment with this image. Can I ask what set that is from?ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2015 - 8:19 PM

    Teresa - Squeeeeeee! She is the cutest, love this adorable card!!ReplyCancel


Before I share the card for today, I wanted to thank everyone that passed on by my blog and left such sweet comments about Bentley and of course the card :)

I have another Gossamer Blue share for you, this time creating using the On My Desk collection, such a fun and funky line that I love to work with..


I have been longing for awhile now to use those badges on my card and so it was happening on this one, I kept the card fairly simple, just adding little additions of stickers, pattern paper, badges of course and acetate overlay..

Love adding little collages like this together, draws the eye all over the card and makes it fun..

You will also notice that I have done a little staging in my photo, I love seeing how my friends Debby Hughes and Danielle Flanders stage their photos, so much talent wrapped up in these two lovely ladies, I know I don’t even come remotely close, but thought I would try my hand at it and add some extra interest, as their cards always catch my eye even further with that little bit extra..

Well my washing machine has just finished beeping and even though it is a cold day outside, there is a fair bit of wind, so here’s hoping I can get at least some of the moisture out of the clothes..

Have a fabulous day!


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  • May 7, 2015 - 3:47 PM

    Therese - Another gorgeous design Joy! Your card and your photo ‘staging’ are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2015 - 2:53 AM

    conil - What a great card! All those elements pulled in to make someone smile. Think you’ve aced the “staging”, as well.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2015 - 5:44 PM

    Dawn T - Joy, you have such a great eye for details. The elements on this card just all fit together beautifullyReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2015 - 5:34 AM

    Leigh Penner - Oh, I love this!ReplyCancel


Haven’t had much time in the craft room of late, but that isn’t for the lack of not wanting to craft, we have a new family member, I announced this a couple of weeks ago and figured it was time to share our news here on my blog for those that may not follow me elsewhere..

Please welcome our new little bundle Bentley…



When we lost Roly last year, it just about broke me in two and I think there will always be times where I miss him incredibly, but I am sure that Roly had a part in helping us choose, well at least I would like to think so…our first little boy we chose, sadly passed away and we both thought that we were not destined to have another dog, but then a black labrador Mum gave birth to 3 healthy golden boys and we knew that we were meant to have this little one come into our world..


He has grown even over the last couple of weeks, giving cheek and back chatting and really coming alive with his own personality, puppy stage is hard, the sleepless nights, the going to the toilet by myself I feel is over as I have a constant companion LOL and a constant little shadow, but it is so worth it..I know our boy Roly would approve :)

Now that I have introduced him to you all, how about a card share.

I have been meaning to share some of my latest cards that I created for Darkroom Door, I know I did share one with you, but figured it really is time to share the next..


This one was probably my favourite, as I love anything travel and postal, so when Rachel designed the Postcards Texture stamp I was so pleased to have it in my hot hands and from there I whipped up this card..

There are so many new stamps in this latest release, if you haven’t had a chance to check them out you can do so HERE..

Well I am off to check on Bentley..

Have a great night!


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  • May 6, 2015 - 10:53 PM

    Dawn Gordon - I cried tears of happiness for you. I cried when Roly passed. He knew what a good mum you were and sent Bentley. As a mum to 6 cats, I do know what it means to have no privacy in the bathroom!

  • May 7, 2015 - 1:14 AM

    conil - Oh dear me, Bentley is adorable…there’s something about labs. It’s plain to see that he’ll be devoted…personally, I haven’t been to the bathroom alone for more than 15 years. Enough of that! This card is pretty wonderful, as well. Love anything to do with postage. You, once again, have created a terrific collage that’s close to my heart.ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2015 - 2:07 AM

    Lin - You had me at that first picture – I’d do anything for those eyes! Our one and only dog was part yellow lab, so I’ll love watching Bentley grow up and hearing all about his (mis)adventures! Our Brandy is still remembered because he chewed the corner of a little chair-side cabinet when he was a puppy, leaving his mark there forever! Enjoy him!ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2015 - 3:31 AM

    Brandi Hall - Cute pup and great card!ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2015 - 6:19 AM

    Chris Baker Cox - Bentley is ADORABLE! We lost of yellow lab, Bruno, almost 5 years ago, and I still tear up when I think about him. He was such a good dog. Now we have 2 black labs, Tucker, 3, and Bear, 2. The puppy stage is so exhausting, but absolutely worth every moment!ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2015 - 6:20 AM

    Chris Baker Cox - Oh yeah, the card is gorgeous, as usual!! I love everything you do! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2015 - 7:05 AM

    vicki dutcher - Awww he is TO CUTE FOR WORDS! Nothing beats a cute puppy face :) What did you name him?ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2015 - 5:42 PM

    Dawn T - I’m a bit behind commenting Joy… just love the photos of Bentley. He is very adorable. Just love the card too… very classyReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2015 - 5:34 AM

    Leigh Penner - Oh, your new puppy is so cute! And such a great name, too!
    And your card is fabulous, Joy! I love it!ReplyCancel

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