Hello peeps!

Sorry I was MIA for yesterday’s post for La-La Land Crafts..down and out really sick yesterday, feeling only slightly better today, so hoping as the day progress’s it becomes better..

So this week the girls from La-La Land Crafts had the opportunity to challenge themselves with an anything goes theme..


I had an idea of what I was going to create, so taking out Artist Marci, colouring her up and adding her to some pattern paper backgrounds from the Pink Paislee, Hello Sunshine papers, I also die cut the Fancy Bracket out of more pattern paper and added it to be a feature at the bottom of the card, finishing off by using a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp, Color and Sunshine stamp set…

Figured this could be a fun card to send to one of my crafty friends..

I hope you have had the opportunity to check out the other Monday gals creations, if not you can head over HERE..

I will be back later tonight with another post and a GIVEAWAY! so be sure to pop back in, because you are going to want to see this post..

So I will make it short and sweet for today, just going to rest a bit before heading for work for the day..


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Happy Sunday!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Today I am hoping to achieve many jobs around the cottage, that is if things go to plan..


First off though, I wanted to pop in and let you all know that I am guesting over at my friends Els Brige blog today, she has had some awesome and talented ladies sharing some weekend guest posts for her…I met Els through the crafting community when we both worked for BasicGrey and she is just the sweetest person and ever so talented…

Please if you have a free moment this weekend, pop on over to her blog and peruse through many of the beautiful projects from other guests and Els herself…


Here is a snippet of what I created for her, to see full reveal check here blog HERE..

Have a great rest of the weekend..


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  • July 27, 2014 - 9:15 AM

    Lizzy Hill - Hey there Joy…just popped on over from Els….. Loooove ur CAS style…stunning card:):))ReplyCancel


Less then appealing day here at the cottage today, so I am snuggled down in bed for a few more minutes before I venture to start my day..

I wanted to pop in here first before my day got started and share some exciting news with you all…

As you are aware, if you read my blog, you will see my creations that I create with the kits from Gossamer Blue, I was also honoured to be a guest over there earlier on in the year, well a few weeks ago, Lori the owner asked if I would join her card kit team, I mean seriously how could I not say yes, I have loved her kits for awhile now and she is just the sweetest person..

I am beyond thrilled and honoured to be working for her and what will be an exciting year for GB, I am also thrilled and honoured to be working alongside the most talented group of ladies..I cannot wait to get started on my first kit and share with you all…still pinching myself :)

Lori, is expanding GB in so many ways and I am so elated for her and to be apart of it..She has 3 new collections coming out that will be apart of GB and if you haven’t set your eyes on them, well here is a pic of the 3 new lines…swoon material!





To mark the occasion I have created a card using the July Main Kit…oodles of yummies!


Seeing as I adore butterflies and I hope you do to, I could not help but add one to this card, going with a softer palette of pattern papers, layering together, then adding accents of sewing thread, label stickers, puffy stickers and cork circle sentiment…

So much fun, here is a closer look at the card..


I sure hope that you will join me in my excitement today and if you can spare a few minutes, pop on over to the BLOG to see the line up of amazing artists that will inspire you each month..

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your beautiful comments that I adore to read…you are the best group in the world!


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  • July 26, 2014 - 2:12 PM

    Kate - Congrats Joy on Gossamer Blue monthly card kit, the kits look great. Can’t wait to see moreReplyCancel

  • July 26, 2014 - 6:28 PM

    zenzazy - superbe rea j adore

  • July 27, 2014 - 9:17 AM

    Lizzy Hill - CONGRATULATIONS… It’s always great to DT for a product you believe in & already know & use….loooove your card:):)ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2014 - 5:57 PM

    Simone Naoum - Oh wow!! Huge congratulations sweet girl! Your creations are always absolutely amazing so this is soo well deserved!! I can’t wait to see your GB designs! Soo happy for you sweet friend! xoxReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2014 - 7:24 PM

    Teresa - Awesome news Joy, So happy for you!!ReplyCancel

Hi there!

Almost the weekend! YAY!! hopefully lots of card making will be happening..

So I am about to head to work shortly and figured I still have a little bit of time, plus I had not had a chance of late to open and play with my July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp..

Loving all the mail icons, stamps and pattern papers in this kit and so it was super fun and easy to whip up a card..

You can purchase monthly kits as they come out each month or my suggestion would be to sign up HERE so that you know that you will automatically be allocated one, you just never know when they may be run out :)

So here is my creation using the kit..


Lots of layers with pattern papers, puffy stickers which are just way too adorable and some stamping..I added some vellum also, which was not in the kit, just to tone down the pattern paper slightly..

Here is a closer look at the card..


Also if you are wondering what you can get in these kits for those that may be interested and have not seen inside one, here is a closer look….


Right, well had better go iron some clothes and get organised..

Have a great day!


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  • July 25, 2014 - 12:36 PM

    Teresa - You know how to rock the card kit Joy! Totally cute and fun to see you change up the card orietation, the vellum addition works well. xoxReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 4:43 AM

    conil - Oooh…lovin’ all the dimension. Those puffy stickers ARE way too adorable, like you said. But the best part is your layering of all these elements. WOW!ReplyCancel

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

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