Patchwork Butterfly!

Hi peeps!

News on this end has not been fun at all, I have managed to pull or tear a muscle in my calf so I am currently attempting to use crutches which I am failing dismally at, so finding I am doing a lot of sitting with leg up on pillow surfing the net

Thankfully, I created this card that I am sharing with you today a few days ago, you may remember me sharing an Instagram photo of the colourful wings of a butterfly..

Using the Patchwork Butterfly from Darkroom Door, this is apart of the latest release from them and it is so beautiful..

I always feel I cannot go past putting a butterfly on a card and well this beauty was no exception when I created it as is large and beautiful, so is a statement on it’s own..


I coloured the butterfly in with Inktense pencils, adding it to a card that I applied embossing paste to and dripped Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine..

I finished off adding a beautiful sentiment from a stamp set I purchased from the sweet Amy Yingling, you can check out her shop at Inspiration Avenue…love her stamps and hoping she produces a lot more :)


Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day..

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  • April 15, 2014 - 8:56 PM

    Aimes - Wowzers!!! That butterfly is stunning, Joy! It certainly steals the spotlight!
    Hope you heal and recover soon! Sending you lots of healing hugs! xoxoReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2014 - 9:37 PM

    Lisa Henke - Oh, wow! Joy this is beautiful. I love the butterfly and I REALLY love the textured background you created. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. Hope you are up and around soon. Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2014 - 8:31 AM

    marg irvine - Wow such a statement between the butterfly and the background awesome.I hope you are up and at em real soon Joy take care.ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2014 - 10:37 AM

    janet - Oh my, joy – this is fabulous, the butterfly is amazing and I love the textured background. Rest well and hope your leg soon mends (must be painful) :(ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2014 - 4:02 PM

    Dawn T - Joy, this is a stunner of a butterfly! Sorry to hear about your calf. Rest up and get better quicklyReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2014 - 6:49 PM

    Therese - I can’t repeat the word that came to my lips when I saw your card Joy… but I promise it was used in the most ‘gobsmacked’ way imagined…. WOW! …and pinned!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2014 - 9:56 PM

    susie squash - So sorry to hear of your pulled muscle. Just found your blog via Ivana. What a beautiful card! Planning to check out your past posts. Fun! Fun!ReplyCancel

Easter Marci!


It is that time of the year again to start sharing Easter cards, I shared one the other day, so how about another today..

This Easter card is created for La-La Land Crafts and this week the team are sharing Easter/Spring creations..


I saw this cutie pie Easter Marci and just had to colour her in with soft tones, adding her to a card along with a die cut Scalloped Banner from pattern paper..

I decided to not add a sentiment as I felt the card really spoke for itself..

Be sure to check out the blog for more inspiration…

Have a great day!


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  • April 15, 2014 - 3:26 AM

    conil - Good grief…just look at that coloring. I’m dumb-struck with envy. Love the image, that darling chick, the banner, just everything about this card.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2014 - 6:32 AM

    Sarah G - Your colouring is fab, Joy! Love the image and soft, peachy tones – perfect for Easter :)ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2014 - 12:22 PM

    Elizabeth Sarkisyan - This is adorable and love your coloring!! It’s fantastic and the perfect colors for spring.ReplyCancel

Somebunny Loves You!

Happy Weekend!

Hope you all gain some crafty play time today..

Today I have an Easter card to share with you all…

I could not resist but to colour in little Wryn from Tiddly Inks…way too cute for words what with those sweet little bunnies poking their heads out..


Left this card pretty simple and let the image stand out, just added some pattern paper and a sentiment from Hero Arts..

Short and sweet post today..

Have a great day!


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  • April 12, 2014 - 12:31 PM

    Tracy Ercole - Super cute Joy, great colouring.ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2014 - 2:03 PM

    Dawn T - So sweet Joy. I’ve got this one but haven’t used it yet… You’ve inspired me to print it out and make a card!ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2014 - 6:19 PM

    Jennifer - Beautifully Coloured love the Gorgeous Layout!ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2014 - 10:17 PM

    Michele Kovack - This is so stinking cute! And thank you for your kind words yesterday… truly means the world to me! :)ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2014 - 2:43 AM

    conil - OMG…she’s so adorable with those precious little bunnies around her. You’re coloring is amazing, especially her skin & haire. WOW!ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2014 - 1:46 PM

    Linda E - Great card, Joy! I love the cute image and the fantastic design!ReplyCancel

  • April 13, 2014 - 3:02 PM

    Shona Chambers - Hi Joy, thanks so for you email yesterday about how you made the flower, most appreciated! This Easter card is absolutely adorable. You have coloured her perfectly, to me she even looks like she has shiny hair, I think that’s amazing! Must buy a few Copics one day and try it out. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful cards, they are gorgeous to look at and very inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • April 14, 2014 - 4:53 PM

    Jenny Martin (My Paper Epiphany) - Great colouring Joy and I love how you keep the rest simple!ReplyCancel

Beautiful Wonderful Day!


Happy Friday, sadly I am back to work in the madness lead up to Easter time tomorrow, sure hoping these next few days go really quickly..

We have had a lovely day today, so figure this sweet little card really suits today down to a tee, we spent time with my Aunt and Uncle that are up visiting my Mum and all of us shared a beautiful lunch with lots of laughs and lots of talk..

Home and sitting here debating whether I have a little nap as the sun shines through the french doors or go craft :) hard decisions I know LOL..

So how about a card share, I created this little card a little while ago using the March Kit from Gossamer Blue and had not got around to sharing…

I just adore these kits, so many things go so well together and so many unique bits and bobs that are just plain fun to pool together onto a card..


I really wanted this sentiment which I cut down from pattern paper journal card to be the feature, so all it really needed was it to be added to some pattern paper and a flower and leaf cluster to complete..

Really simple and yet striking..

I hope you enjoy your Friday night and maybe get your crafty fingers going..

Have a great rest of the day!


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  • April 11, 2014 - 5:35 PM

    Dawn T - Absolutely gorgeous Joy. That is one beautiful flower.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 5:44 PM

    Chupa - Breathtaking! Gorgeous colours, impeccable execution.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 10:55 PM

    Michele Kovack - This is absolutely stunning! But then again all of your work is gorgeous! You are one of the first people I visit each and every morning with my cup of coffee! :)ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2014 - 9:28 AM

    Trexxann - That flower is sensational Joy!ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2014 - 11:10 AM

    janet - “it’s a beautiful card” – is what it is! I LOVE that die – thank you, for reminding me about it (plus, I would never have thought to use it with patterned paper – so another big thanks). Hoping work is not too crazy!ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2014 - 11:22 AM

    marg irvine - Joy what an enchanting card I love the flower(a big burst of sunshine).ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2014 - 11:53 AM

    Shona Chambers - Absolutely love this card!! The flower is incredible, how did you make it?? It looks like a lot of layers put together maybe? However its made, its certainly stunning and jumped out at me as I was going thru all the blog posts I receive by email. The colours you chose for the card are lovely too. In my eyes, this card is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2014 - 6:30 AM

    Sarah G - Love the flower and sentiment – such a happy card!ReplyCancel

MFT Sketch!

Hi there

Rainy day here at the cottage and nice day to snuggle down and create..

Some new goodies arrived, but must admit the mojo has not been performing too well, so I decided it might be fun to play along with this weeks sketch over at My Favorite Things..

I don’t normally follow sketches but as I said with the mojo thing not happening, figured this might be fun and also may get the creative juices flowing again..

To check out the sketch and maybe play along like I have just head over HERE..


The Floral Fusion Cover-Up plate arrived in my goodies and it is so super pretty with all it’s intricate die cut, so I chose to use part of it to create a background feature using my go to colour white, keeping with the white on white tone and following along with the sketch, I chose to create a Mother’s Day theme, stamping a sentiment from the Sweet Roses stamp set onto a circle that I die cut from Stitched Circle die, adding it to the card and completing the card by die cutting pattern paper using Plentiful Petals die set, adding it to the card with twine bows and pearls.

Here is a closer look at the card..


Well time to go get some lunch and surf the net :)

Have a great day!


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  • April 10, 2014 - 2:41 PM

    Chupa - Absolutely SUPERB! You do white on white like no one else :)ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 6:05 PM

    Tracy Ercole - This is lovely Joy, love the partially embossed background.ReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 8:09 PM

    Teresa - So pretty Joy! I love what you have done with the die. :DReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 8:45 PM

    Lyn - Wow had to stop by and tell you how beautiful I thought your card isReplyCancel

  • April 10, 2014 - 11:26 PM

    Jenny martin - Very beautiful! I love the white on white and pretty bloom!ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 1:30 AM

    conil - For someone with lackamojoitis you certainly pulled this one off. Just lovely and so sweet. Lucky Mom.ReplyCancel

  • April 11, 2014 - 5:19 AM

    Aimes - I reckon that mojo is ticking overtime now, Joy. This is beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

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  • April 11, 2014 - 1:13 PM

    janet - LOVE this white on white with the pretty PP flower – perfect :)ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2014 - 6:28 AM

    Sarah G - Stunning card, Joy! Love the layers of white with the flower and twine :) Beautiful design, as ever!ReplyCancel

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