Hi Everyone! I have some exciting news to share with you tonight, that being that I was asked by Tiffany Richards of Tiffany Doodles to join her Design Team. I will be starting in January 2011 and working alongside some amazing and talented women, I am looking forward to working with these lovely girls and creating projects with some of Tiffany’s amazing designs.

The team will be having a blog hop that will be starting on Tuesday 7th of December and going for 3 days, this will give readers the opportunity to meet all the new gals and also have the opportunity for a chance at winning some giveaways.

From the 7th of December through to the 31st of December there will be a challenge running, in that time you will have 4 chances to win up to 7 digi’s of your choice, so make sure you participate, there are some great designs in store.

Lastly, as I will not be starting until next year, I won’t however have an entry for the blog hop or the challenge but please make sure you check down the side bar of my blog and click on the link to view the blog hop when it starts and in the meantime you can always visit the Tiffany Doodles, Flickr group, there are some wonderful creations from many talented ladies.

I also want to take this opportunity to wish all the out going DT gals all the best and I am sure that we will see all your wonderful and beautiful talents around the great world of crafting.

One more thing before I leave you tonight, I want to let you in on a little something that will be happening on my blog tomorrow..a little video share for you, and it is not a haul video either, so be sure to pop back in tomorrow and check it out.


  • Congrats Joy! I am really looking forward to seeing the lovely things you create with Tiffany’s digis! :)ReplyCancel

  • congratulations Joy! I know you will be a real asset to the team, will look forward to following your journey! :)ReplyCancel

  • Congrats Joy, it will be great working with you!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats, Joy! So excited to be sharing in this venture together!!!ReplyCancel

  • Big congrats to you, Joy! Thrilled to see that your talents are being recognized! So well deserved! Doin’ the happy dance for you! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats Joy! I can’t wait to see your creations! :)ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations and I’m really looking forward to working with you in the next year.ReplyCancel

  • Congrats Joy – delighted for you.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy! It’s going to be a great year at Tiffany Doodles! Wonderful to have you on board and I’m so looking forward to your work! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Big congrats to you! I love your creations & videos!ReplyCancel

  • Joy! I’m so excited that you said YES to join me! I look forward to all of your creations!ReplyCancel

  • Congratulations! Looking forward to working with you on this team!

  • Yah Joy! Fantastic news, congratulations. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Hooray that we are team buddies! Your cards are soooo cute! We should all have such fun together…be seeing your name a lot of our term!!

    I love that FELTIE giraffe card!!ReplyCancel

  • Yay! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy! So glad to be working with you on Tiffany Doodles!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats Joy! Yay! Im soo happy and excited about getting to work with you!ReplyCancel

  • congrats on the DT spot, Joy! cant’ wait to see what you make with their pretty images!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats Joy! How very exciting for you! Boy are you going to be busy!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Had a very lazy day today, watching and listening to the torrential rain falling. However, I did manage to create a card for Kimberly’s 12 Trendy Days of Christmas, today’s theme was to use bling, glitter and anything sparkly.


So with that being said, I decided to break out my silhouette machine and create a snowflake, I cut this out using white card stock, then adhered glue over the snowflake and added prisma glitter over the top, setting this aside to dry. Next, using the PTI, Limitless Layer Die and some Basic Grey patterned paper which I ran through my Cuttlebug. I then took my Scorpal and scored the die cuts, punched a small hole in the centre of the die cuts and cut one score line, then folding each score line to form half circles, once this was done to both, I then adhered the 2 half circles together and then to a small punched circle to give more stability. I stamped a stamp from the PTI, 2010 Holiday Tags stamp set that was inked with some Hero Arts, Soft Leaf ink onto white card stock, then punching it out using a circle punch, adhering this to the top of the rosette that I created from the patterned paper. Once all the pieces were dry I adhered the rosette to the snowflake using Glossy Accents and set this aside to dry. I trimmed Kraft card stock to form a card and using the Hero Arts, Magical background stamp that was inked with Colorbox Ink, Frost White I stamped the entire front of the card. Taking the snowflake and adhering it to the front of the card, adding a sentiment to the bottom of the card that was stamped onto white card stock that was trimmed and attached to the card also. Lastly, I added some brown and white twine and some rhinestones for more added shine.

Here is a close up of the snowflake.


Enjoy tonight’s card and don’t forget to jump on over to Kimberly’s blog to check out the rest of the links to some amazing creations.



Hi Everyone! Just home from work and hurrying to get this post done as I feel that some people maybe wanting to have a look at what I created.

A couple of weeks ago, my dear friend Kimberly Crawford asked me if I would like to participate in her 12 days of Trendy Christmas and of course I said I would love to, this is my very first project that I have created, I am hoping to be able to participate in some more days along the way and would love to see you all join in on the fun too.

There are quite a few other talented ladies participating in the 12 days so don’t forget to jump over to Kimberly’s blog or click on the icon below that will hopefully take you straight there.

So this being day 3 of the 12 days, Kimberly decided it would be fun to use Felt, I decided to use the yummy PTI felt on a card.


I trimmed a white piece of card stock to form a card and inking up the Hero Arts, Canvas Stripe with distress ink, antique linen, stamping it long ways on the card, next inking up the Hero Arts, Friend Definition with some distress ink, peeled paint, dabbing some parts of the ink off the stamp, stamping it also long ways over the top of the Canvas Stripe, I then added more blending around the edges of the card using distress ink, vintage photo. Taking PTI red and green felt, I ran the Tim Holtz, Tattered Florals through my Cuttlebug a few times and assembled the flower together using Glossy Accents to hold the flower together, applying more Glossy Accents to hold the pearls I added to the centre of the flower. Whilst the flower was drying, I trimmed a piece of white card stock and stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Joy to All stamp set, then adhered this to the front of the card. Stamping a border from the Hero Arts, Sew Artsy that was inked with some red ink. Once happy with the layout, I adhered the flower to the card using more Glossy Accents and lastly, adding scatters of pearls to finish.

I hope you enjoy viewing the card tonight and that you join me in viewing the other creations that can be seen from the links on Kimberly’s blog.

Have a great night, I am off to check out the other creations and relax.



Hi Everyone! After much needed sleep and still needing a little bit more, I feel like I am getting back to my normal self again and not the scary person I turned into yesterday…LOL.

As I write this post, I am sitting by the french doors in our lounge room watching the rain fall and although it is lovely to see, we are currently in the middle of Harvest and now with the rain on top, this will down grade what was to be a bumper year on the farm. I suppose that is Mother Nature for you and we cannot control that.

Okay, sorry drifting, lets get down to the card that I created for Purple Onion Designs, what with another favourite stamp set of mine.

Christmas Noteblock

Taking white card stock and stamping the ticket design onto the card stock using distress ink, vintage photo, and then stamping the words inside that was inked with distress ink, fired brick, I also applied more vintage photo over the top of the ticket designs and trimmed each one out, setting these aside. Next, trimming Kraft card stock to form a card and taking the Late 1800’s Script Background stamp that was inked with Colorbox Ink, Frost White I stamped over the entire front of the card adding a light dusting around the edges of the card to soften and set aside to dry. Taking more white card stock, I trimmed it to the size I was after and then stitched around the edge of the card stock using my sewing machine. I trimmed a red piece of card stock slightly bigger then the one that I had stitched around and adhered both of these pieces together. I took the tickets and adhered this to the stitched white card stock using foam dimensionals and then using more foam dimensionals I attached this to the front of the card. Lastly, adding red and white twine to the bottom of the card to finish.

I hope you enjoy viewing the card and I look forward to be back here tomorrow to share more with you.

Have a great day!



    My jaw is on the floor.

    Yep, still on the floor.

    YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun card, Joy! Love this! Fabulous distressing and those tickets are so cool!ReplyCancel

  • Great card Joy! I really love that font.ReplyCancel

  • This is so gorgeous! I love those tickets!! Stunning card Joy! I hope you are having a better day today – i hate having those types of days too :(ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous Joy! Like all of your creations ;)ReplyCancel

  • Love your ticket card, Joy!
    The background and the twine look perfect on it. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous, amazing card!!! LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • WOW i love it, love the twine and i love this stampset i don’t have a ticket one yet !!! LOL huggs AmandaReplyCancel

  • Great card! I love the colours. I check your blog very often. I just love how you put things together, you have the most amazing taste. Thank you for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • this is stunning Joy!! You have certainly showcased this set perfectly! :)ReplyCancel

  • this is so fun! love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica ML

    Really loving all you do! This one has inspired me to make my own holiday card using one of my ticket sets and various christmas sets. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Joy I have been saving this card in my reader! I just love LOVE it! The colors, the details…love it all! I am going to keep in in my reader! It’s such a fantastic card!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! It has been a very long day today and to tell you the truth not such a great day, in fact quite a lousy one. But what could be better then to come home to find wonderful sweet comments from you all, thank you so much for always cheering my day.

Today I wanted to share another Christmas card that I designed for Purple Onion Designs, love this new stamp set.

Christmas Stockings

I took the stocking stamps and stamped several onto white card stock, colouring them in with my Copic and trimmed out each one. Taking more white card stock and the Vintage Snowflakes, I inked the stamp up with some distress ink, antique linen and stamped over the entire white card stock, I added more ink to the edges of the card stock. Once I was happy with the over all look I added a stitching line around the edge of the card stock. I then attached the stockings to the card stock using foam dimensionals and stamped a sentiment from the Handwritten Holiday stamp set, adding rhinestones to either side of the sentiment. I adhered the card stock to a trimmed white card to finish.

Enjoy viewing the card, to see more of these cards being created, make sure you pop on over to the blog and also the the website to see many more new lines of stamps, right now they are having a 25% off sale, so it is so worth a look.

Make sure to check in this week around my blog as there is some fun projects that will be happening.

Have a great night!


  • Darn cute and SO christmas Joy – lovely colors on the socks and a perfect distressing ;)ReplyCancel

  • Veryyyy cute! I love your coloring on those stockings! So fabulous, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE it! Those stocking are too cute!ReplyCancel

  • WOW! Joy, the stockings just seem to GLOW! And your background is beautiful, too. So sorry to hear you’re having one of those days. Sending BIG hugs your way.ReplyCancel

  • Hang in there girlie. We love you and appreciate all the effort you put into every single creation you show. The Christmas madness & work ‘stuff’ won’t last forever.
    Gorgeous stockings. Another stunning creation. Sweet dreams for you. xxxReplyCancel

  • Joy, your background is gorgeous and I love how brightly you’ve colored the stockings! Wonderful dimension too! Love this!ReplyCancel

  • Sorry to hear that you had a rough day! I hope that things get better fast. What a great card, love the snowflakes in that color!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • This card is adorable! I hope you’re having a better day today Joy.ReplyCancel

  • So cute! Love those stockings :)ReplyCancel

  • oh this is adorable cute little stocking love it huggs Amanda hope your day gets better if my arms could stretch half way round the world to you, i’d give you the biggest hug!!!ReplyCancel

  • fabulous colours on the stockings, background is subtle, perfect combination! :)ReplyCancel

  • so cute and pretty! love the gorgeous and subtle snowflake background and those stockings are so cute! love the bold colors you used to color them. such nice contrast again the soft background. love love love this, Joy!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting this card today, I have been at work all day and to tell you the truth I am completely pooped. I am really ready for bed, but before I depart for the evening I am posting a card that I designed for Jay Gee’s Nook Challenge 2.

Us DT team were given another beautiful image to be inspired by to create a card and we hope that our creations along with this truly beautiful photography gives you inspiration to create a card to enter the challenge, here is what we drew inspiration from:


I do apologise for the photo, it certainly is not my best shot.

My eyes drew directly to the lace doily on the wrapping and I knew straight away that I wanted to use a Martha Stewart doily, which I stamped a PTI, Holiday Tags 2010 stamp that was inked with red ink and stamped onto some scratch white card stock. Once this was dry, I used a circle punch and punched out the stamped image and adhered this to the doily using foam dimesionals. Next, trimming some Kraft card stock to form a card, I took the Hero Arts, Large Plaid stamp and inked it up with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White stamping over the entire front of the card. When the ink had dried, I took some Japanese Masking Tape and ran 2 strips of the tape down the centre of the card, in the middle of the 2 strips of Japanese Masking Tape, I tied a piece of red and white twine. Lastly, adhering the doily to the top of the card using more foam dimensionals.

Don’t forget to pop on over to the blog to check out what Judith and Ange have gotten up to with creating their cards and also check out the surprise guest designer, I know that you will find plenty of inspiration.

Before I leave you tonight, I wish to make a correction in what I posted about my little present that I received from Nancy, I had meant to add that all of us wonderful hostesses had been given this truly beautiful little gift and in my haste to post last night I had missed stating this in my posting. So sorry to my other Hostess Sisters, please forgive me, call it a lack of sleep.

Enjoy viewing the card and I hope that this and the other DT cards give you some wonderful inspiration to participate in this challenge.

I am off to check out the other DT work and maybe see what I will be putting on my wish list as there are so many goodies in the shop and at fantastic prices, so be sure to check that out to.


  • Wonderful card Joy. Twine and tape look great and I love the doily.ReplyCancel

  • Wow this is so beautiful Joy! That doily is so gorgeous. Love this :)ReplyCancel

  • Joy this is a great take on Jay Gee’s challenge! I love the twine! And you pic looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Mmmmmm what a scrummy colour combo, Joy! Love the background stamping!

  • Wow, Joy! What a fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Love your mix of patterns and the fun red and white twine!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Joy! And I think the photo is great too. Ii hope I can find the time to play along with this fun challenge!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE this card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful, Joy! I love that color combo and your design really makes me happy!
    bless you…ReplyCancel

  • This is so pretty! I’m still loving that labels set so much but know I wouldn’t use it enough to justify the price. :/ I can’t believe the amazing impression you got with that red ink! What kind did you use? Lovely card as always, Joy.ReplyCancel

  • very very pretty Joy. Love the whole thingReplyCancel

  • I love this card even more then the ohters :) Like your interpretasion of the color scheme.ReplyCancel

  • Pretty crafting, great job,
    greetings, martina

  • Gorgeous card Joy! All the different elements have come together beautifully! xx AngeReplyCancel

  • I must ink up that stamp, you have made it look sooooooo good! :)ReplyCancel