Hi Everyone! So today I have one sad event taking place and one good one, the bad one is that this is the final week of my Guest Blogging with A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies, the last month has been a fun and exciting time, I have enjoyed my time, Linda has made me feel like I am apart of the team and I cannot thank her and the other girls at A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies for this time and experience.  A big thank you goes out to you wonderful ladies and to all the people that have have checked out the blog and commented, thank you all!

The good news for today is that I picked up my dear friend that I have known for over 20 years and am sharing a fun time with her and catching up, I love that even though we don’t chat everyday, that when we do or see one another it is like where we left it from the previous time, that is what I call true friendship and I love her for that, the next couple of days is going to be so fun.

So after all of that introduction I wish to share with you tonight what I created for my last week for A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies. I wanted to change things up a little and decided to create some Christmas tags using this wonderful set.


For more details on how I created these little gems, please visit the blog.

Well I am off to enjoy my time with my friend, I hope you all have a great night.


  • Gorgeous tags, Joy! Absolutely LOVE them!ReplyCancel

  • These are so classy and timeless. Your distressing makes them seem to glow with the warmth of Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, these tags are just beautiful! Gorgeous images and shading! So beautifully done! Hope you and your friend have a fantastic time! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • I love these tags, Joy. So Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – love these tags Joy – love the distressing and the images are great!
    Glad you had some fun time with your friend!ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!! these are just GORGEOUS!!!ReplyCancel

  • WOW! Amazing distressing on these tags, LOVE them! Really mesmerizing look!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness. I love this! Checking out your blog right now :)ReplyCancel

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE the tags!!! That stamp set is on my wish list. One of these days I will splurge and buy it :)ReplyCancel

  • Joy I love these! Another stamp set I am going to have to buy!!!ReplyCancel

  • awww… this looks so easy for you! gorgeous tags, Joy! LOVE THEM!ReplyCancel

  • OMG – I just LOVE these Joy. what an amazing set.ReplyCancel

  • So pretty Joy, love them. :) :) :) :) :) :)ReplyCancel

  • These are gorgeous Joy! Love these :) Hope you have a wonderful time catching up with your friend :)ReplyCancel

  • These tags are gorgeous! I haven’t even started my Christmas stuff yet, yikes!!ReplyCancel

  • Wow these are so pretty, I love the distressing on the edges, gives such a gorgeous glow:-)ReplyCancel

  • love these tags Joy!!! so vintage!!!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Quick post today as I am in the middle of a mad dash clean through the house before my friend arrives tomorrow.

I haven’t shown any of the goodies that I have purchased over the last few months in a video and thought that I would leave you with this today for you to feast your eyes on.

Enjoy watching and I will be back tomorrow with my final Guest Blogging project.

Have a great day!


  • my oh my Joy… what a lovely haul… you will be busy to use all of those goodies.ReplyCancel

  • I could listen to you talk all day!! :)ReplyCancel

  • I’m so jealous of all the goodies you bought! Especially the stamp sets. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Ohh I ordered some of that tape and a different pure innocence stamp today! I’m guessing we will be seeing a lot of Christmas work from you now with all of those great Christmas stamps. :)ReplyCancel

  • What fun it was to watch you show all your goodies! I agree with Kimberly, I could listen to you talk 24/7 :o)ReplyCancel

  • WOW!! Awesome haul Joy!! Makes me want to go and give the credit card a work out now! lol. Can’t wait to see what you create with all those fab goodies :)ReplyCancel

  • Holy moly Joy! what a fantastic haul (lucky you went back to work this week! LOL) xx AngeReplyCancel

  • Yummmmm! Wonderful assortment of goodies! Have fun! Can’t wait to see you play…ReplyCancel

  • Yay for shopping!!!!ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!! you will be soooo busy Joy…waiting to see your lovely collection on the cards. TFSReplyCancel

  • I could watch your video’s all day, I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lots and lots of fun stuff, Joy! :)ReplyCancel

  • that’s like, 90 stamps sets! i wanna be your next door neighbor ;)ReplyCancel

  • Seeing you showcase your purchases is {almost} as much fun as getting them myself…thanks for sharing your loot! I’ll be tuning in for the creative output that follows…blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Fun video and great loot! How about a visit from Roly in one of your videos?ReplyCancel

  • HI again Joy, I just came across this ebay store selling Japanese MT .. http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyTape
    thought you may like a peek.ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! So it is Monday here and it is back into another week worth of work…EEK! I am so tired already and it is only the start..LOL.

Today I wanted to share a card that I created for Purple Onion Designs, I love that I was able to colour in this beautiful stamp.

Music Chapter

White card stock was used for the card and taking the Early 1900’s Music Background stamp, I inked it up with some Soft Sand ink and stamped onto the front of the card, adding some blending to the edges using some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen. Next, taking more white card stock I cut it to size and using the Antique Ledger Background stamp that was inked with Antique Linen I stamped over the top of the white card stock. Taking the Ek Success, Binding Edge Punch I punched the top of the card stock, making it look as though it was torn out of a note book. I applied Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and light touches of Black Soot. I then stamped the Bouquet out of the Fairy Tale Set and using the word Chapter from the same set I stamped it above the bouquet. I coloured the bouquet in using my Copics, added some pink rhinestones between the two stamped images and adhered the card stock to the front of the card using foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added some bone string to the bottom of the card to finish.

I hope you enjoy viewing the card and that your night is a good one.

Just a note to you all, as most of my readers know I have a friend that will be coming to stay over the next couple of days, so there is still lots to do around my house for her arrival, so for the next week, my posts will be intermittent, as I have not seen her for over 10 years and it is definitely time we had lots of catch up time. But I will be still posting a couple of projects in that time, so don’t forget to check in every now and then.

Well I am off to get ready for an early start tomorrow.


  • Joy, you have such a fantastic way with these background stamps! Another lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Pretty, elegant crafting,
    greetings, martina

  • Beautiful card Joy! And congratulations on being featured on Crafty Storage – your studio is fantastic and well worth showing off to the crafting world!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • What a pretty stamp! Love your coloring and the gorgeous way this all came together! Hugs! :)ReplyCancel

  • This is so beautiful and elegant! I love what you do with distress inks – so inspiring :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Joy! I hope you have a great time with your friend’s visit! :)ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! I’ve just found your blog through Carfty Storage & it’s such an inspirational place to be! Such wonderful ideas. I’ve become a follower & will definately be checking in with you often!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • This is super elegant, such a beautiful design!ReplyCancel

  • This is beautiful Joy! I would have been absolutely stumped if given those ‘sentiments’. You always come up with something clever and meaningful!ReplyCancel

  • I’ve just got to your blog via Crafty Storage. I like that you are showing the stamp together with the card, that you’ve created with it. And your cards are awsome. I’m sure, I will stop by often :)ReplyCancel

  • this is so elegant Joy, love the colouring!! hope you have an absolute ball with your friend! :)ReplyCancel

  • simple beautiful. lovely card, Joy!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! Today is one hectic day for me, getting ready for my friend to come and stay and as usual, I have left everything to the last minute..LOL, never mind, I suppose she is coming to see me not my house. So with that being said, I will get straight into the card that I created for Jay Gee’s Nook.

I received my Lawn Fawn Christmas stamps and was super excited to get them all inked up and create a card. I used this cutesie stamp, and it was funny, when I saw this stamp I did not think that I would buy it, but I am so pleased that I did as I was really happy at how this sweet image turned out.


I started with a white card and using the Red Dots and Tiles Japanese Masking Tape, I ran two strips of it across the card and set the card aside. Next, taking some scratch white card stock I stamped the Winter Bunny and coloured the image in with my Copics, I cut the image out and taking my glue pen I ran some glue over the scarf of the bunny and took some red glitter and adhered this to the glue, I left this to dry a little further. Taking more white card stock, I ripped a small piece to resembled a hill that the bunny looked like he was flying down on the sled, I adhered this to the cut circle and applied glue and glitter to this. Above the glitter I stamped the bunny once again and then adhered the cut image to this using foam dimensionals. I attached the circle to the card using more foam dimensionals and added a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn, Bows and Holly stamp set.

I was delighted with how this turned out and I cannot wait to make another one to send out for Christmas.

Don’t forget to check out Jay Gee’s Nook blog for the other DT cards.


  • Such a fun and adorable card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • I’m glad you got it too! So we can enjoy this adorable creation!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a fun card Joy and you know I love that tape!ReplyCancel

  • I love how he is flying through the air! Like he just went over a big bump in the hill! Delightful card, Joy! Fabulous coloring and love the pretty tape you used!ReplyCancel

  • What a fun card Joy. He looks so happy on this sled.ReplyCancel

  • Such a cutie! I love the circle- such a nice design element!!ReplyCancel

  • Darn cute Joy – I would love to get a christmas card like that :)ReplyCancel

  • Love the snow in the circle Nice work Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute card, amazing color detail on the scarf, love this!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE this!!ReplyCancel

  • This is sooo cute! Love that image and the snow! :)ReplyCancel

  • SUPER cute card!!! Adorable and sweet bunny, and your colouring is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • The bunny is so cute! Love the glittery hill and the scarf going from the circle to the card base!ReplyCancel

  • How cute is this little guy! and you have done an awesome jog with him! xx AngeReplyCancel

  • Oh wow, Joy! This is FANTASTIC! I love Lawn Fawn, and Mr. Winter Bunny just arrived in my own mailbox yesterday! Now you’ve really inspired me to get him out and start stamping!

    Have a fun visit with your friend!ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet card, Joy! Just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • this is super cute Joy!! the snow is fabulous!! :)ReplyCancel

  • This is FABULOUS!!! all your stuff is…(I have been reading just not posting…sorry). I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one though. WOW!!!!! You should be happy with it. It’s fantastic and that tape is just perfection with this!ReplyCancel

  • Love this card! The glitter snow really looks great!ReplyCancel

  • so clean and so pretty! love it!ReplyCancel

  • Eeeeek! This is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • This is absolutely fabulous. Very clean and pretty. Love that Japanese Washi tape. I have never tried it and love what you used here. Where did you buy yours? I also would like to compliment your photograph. I love the background paper you chose for this image.ReplyCancel

  • This is just so sweet and happy! I love it!ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! It is a rainy Saturday afternoon here, all in all my favourite days to sit on the computer or in the craft room and do what I love to do most. Although, we don’t need too much more rain, if so the river will be making life difficult in more areas then it has so far, with more flooding.

So today I wish to share a card that I created for my Nephew Zane’s Birthday, which is today, I shared with you during the week the one that I created for my Mum to give to him, so I thought that I would post my card today on his actual birthday. Big Happy Birthday Hugs and Kisses to you my sweet boy.


I took white card stock and cut to form a card, using more white card stock, I stamped several of the monsters from the Hero Arts, Monster Fun stamp set, along with the Hello Flags, I coloured all of the images in and cut them out and I added googly eyes to the monsters. I cut a small strip of black card stock for the flags to sit on and adhered all the images to the card using foam dimensionals. Lastly, adding a sentiment from the same stamp set and some rhinestones.

I cannot get enough of these sweet monsters.

Well I am off to get a little cleaning done and then hit the craft room and watch the rain fall as I craft away, what could be a better afternoon.

Lastly, Zane, I hope you have a wonderful birthday, filled with lots of fun and laughs. Love you!



Hi Everyone! Thankfully it is Friday and I have the weekend off from work, although not from house work though, but hey I don’t think we ever get time off from that one..LOL. I know that I am going to be quite busy getting my house all organised and cleaned for when my friend comes to visit next week, I am really excited to see her as I have not seen her for probably over 10 years, it is definitely time for a catch up.

Okay enough prattle from me, now onto tonight’s posting. I received a goodies parcel and one of the stamps that I ordered was the new Penny Black, Mademoiselle Noel stamp, I love this line of stamps and I am looking forward to working towards getting more of them.

 I wanted to create a card that was very basic and a one layered card that I could produce several of these cards quickly for Christmas.


By cutting a piece of red card stock to form a card and a piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the card front, I took the Mademoiselle Noel stamp and stamped her directly onto one side of the card stock and coloured her in with my Copics. Next, adding a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Holiday Sayings stamp set to the other side of the card stock. To tone down the white of the card stock, I took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and Black Soot and blended around the edges of the card stock. Lastly, I added some glitter to the stamped image and attached the card stock to the front of the card using foam dimensionals.

Here is a close up of the card:


So there you have it, a really quick and simple card that can be massed produced for those last minute Christmas cards that are always needed.

Enjoy viewing the card, I am off to watch some TV and relax a little.