Hi there

Well yes it has been a few days since my last post again, I have a tonne of cards that I have created but have not had time as yet to photograph, however, all is not lost I do have some done and edited all on my computer, it is just a matter of finding the time to sit and share with you..

Sadly, my poor Mum is having a battle again with her Parkinson’s, it is a horrible disease, so I have had to have more time off work to spend with her, we are in the trial stage again with new medication and I am hoping and praying that this works for her, really would like her to enjoy life a bit more then she is right now..any prays and thoughts are always welcome..

Okay, as a lot of you knew from my Instagram feed, I spent some time away in Melbourne, catching up with family and friends, my friend Teresa and I did a lot of shopping, site seeing, catching up with crafty gals in Melbourne and then we did a road trip down to our friend Jenny in Bairnsdale and had a crafty weekend..

I didn’t make too many card, but I had a lot of fun with a stamp set of Jenny’s, a Mama Elephant set called Reindeer Games..


I chose to do some background blending with Simon Says Stamp, Spring Rain ink, attempting a graduation of colour, not sure I was too successful, but I still like the background, I stamped out some stars using the little stars from Believe in Magic and added some white gel pen to add some additional star feature, setting it aside to dry..I went about stamping out the reindeer’s and embossing them with white embossing powder, colouring them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, die cutting some white card stock using the Stitched Hillsides from Lawn Fawn and adding the sentiment to the lower snow bank..adhering this all to a white card and adding rhinestones to complete..

I loved this so much I ended up ordering this set prior to leaving Melbourne, LOL, got to love crafty friends who enable :) yes that is you Miss Jenny and Miss Teresa xx :)

Right, I have prattled on enough for you now, so I am going to sign off, go and ring my Mum and see how she is doing..

Hope you all have a great night or day, where ever you are :)


Joy Signature


  • Teresa

    This card is gorgeous Joy, even more so IRL. Funny that we all own this set with matching and accompanying dies now! Too easily enabled and obsessed. You do your own fair share of enabling too Miss!!!
    Sending hugs to you and your mum. xoxoxReplyCancel

  • Joy this is such a cute card. I love all of it, the background, hills and the cutest little reindeer. I am so tempted to get this set myself. It must be great to get together with friends and create, everyone needs a bit of me time.
    So sorry to hear about your mum, getting older can be so rotten. My mum has started on the road of Alzheimer’s and it is truly heartbreaking.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is simply adorable! I love the background color and star technique! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Janice M

    Such a cute card Joy! Sorry to hear about your mum. I will be sure to keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you from Florida!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    way too cute Joy. Sorry to hear your Mum has not been well. Hoping the new medication helps.ReplyCancel

  • Very cute reindeers. I think your background looks great! Sorry to hear your mum is unwell xxReplyCancel

  • nancy faith

    Love this cute card. I especially like your background : )ReplyCancel

  • Oh, this is such a cute card, Joy!!!!! Love it!!!
    So sorry to hear about your mum – hope she’ll be better soon on the new medication!!!!
    Sound as if you had a lovely time with your friends!!!!
    Have a wonderful day!!!!ReplyCancel

  • MicheyMoo

    Oh my word!! How darling are these lil cuties!
    And I love the background, Joy. I think you’ve added the gradient colour perfectly and the starry night background is divine! I need to try to do this!!ReplyCancel

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