Day 2 La-La Land Release!


I am a bit late in getting my post out for you all to read tonight, I not long ago arrived home after a very long day at doctors…so I am racing now to get this out to you for you to read and hopefully gain some inspiration :)

Today is day 2 of the new release at La-La Land, we will be sharing loads of creations for you all to view this week and hopefully you are all aware that the new goodies you can finally purchase HERE..


I chose to create a card using Luka with Kite, he is so adorable, so I wanted him to be the feature, just adding a circle feature at the base, cutting the circle pattern paper in half and adhering to the card to create hills as if he were running through them, flying his kite..the die I wanted featured on the card was also from the new release called Whimsical Tree

I hope you will all pop on over to the Blog to see the rest of the inspiration and absolutely amazing creations..

I am off to have a great big cold drink and sit and unwind after the days events..

Hope you all have a great rest of the day!


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  • April 22, 2014 - 8:57 PM

    Teresa - Eeeek! Totally cute Joy, love every bit of it – I’m in love with that whimsical tree. Only thing – I tend to think the colours on the kite would appeal much more to my hubby, being a tigers man! ;) Enjoy that cold drink with the latest installment of RHOM if you haven’t caught up yet LOL! ;) xxxReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2014 - 11:55 PM

    Diane - What a darling design and fun colors.

    Hugs DianeReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2014 - 6:39 PM

    Dawn T - A delightful card Joy. I really love the way you’ve made Luka the focal point.ReplyCancel

  • April 23, 2014 - 8:54 PM

    Michele Kovack - This is such a darling card and your coloring is always spot on!ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2014 - 4:12 AM

    Mona Pendleton - Adorable card Joy! Love the sweet scene that you created and great job coloring the darling image!ReplyCancel

La-La Land New Release!


I do hope you all had a wonderful Easter with lots of chocolate eating :)

Today, I am here to share a La-La Land post for you but not the normal Monday one that I share, this week is all about sharing the new release from La-La Land…and what beauties they are..

I am sharing a new Kit and the one I chose to work with was the cute little Birdhouse



I decided instead of applying pattern paper I would paint the little birdhouse in white and grey, white for the roof and birdhouse opening, plus the stand in which it stood on, the grey was for the outside of the house walls…

I then die cut some of the new dies from this release, the tree out of some green card stock, this die of course is called Whimsical Tree, very fitting don’t you think? The other die cuts were out of a woodgrain texture card stock, these dies are also new release ones called, Picket Fence and Random Flags Banner..

I added the fence along the front part of the stand, along with the tree and the banner was adhered to the birdhouse itself..


Finishing off of course with a cute new Marci, called Ladybug Marci, isn’t she just adorable…all coloured up in copics and added to the front of the picket fence..

To view all the new release I have a few pictures below for you to do just that…






Don’t forget to pop on over to the blog to see what other creations the Monday girls have created using the new release..

I will be back tomorrow with a card share and of course a new image too..

Have a great day!


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  • April 21, 2014 - 7:25 PM

    Dawn T - Super cute card Joy. Hope you had a great Easter -ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 9:57 PM

    Teresa - Omgosh! How utterly adorable is your birdhouse Joy!! The new release is amazing, so much to love about it – just gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2014 - 3:03 AM

    char - Absolutely adorable bird house! I love the Whimsical Tree Die! And your coloring is fantastic!ReplyCancel

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to you all!

I do hope Easter Bunny left you a mound of chocolate :)

I am hopping in here quickly before spending the day with family to share with you all not 1 card but 2 that I created and will be given to family today..

If you are here for the blog hop for A Flair for Buttons, just see the post below :)


This first one I used the cute little stamp called Poppy from Purple Onion Designs, colouring her in and adding her to some pattern paper from My Minds Eye, stamping a sentiment from Jane’s Doodles and finally adding this to a background die cut from My Favorite Thins, Floral Fusion Cover Plate (gotta say that I am in love with this die, it is just that pretty and detailed)..


My next card, I created using Jane’s Doodles stamp set called Easter Time…that bunny is so darn sweet and I decided to colour using the no line colouring, well there abouts, it ended up looking like that once I stamped it out in grey ink and when I coloured with grey tones it practically had no lines visible :)

I added some pattern paper, twine, some die cut grass and punched out clouds along with a sentiment to complete..super cute I think..

Right, time for me to go wrap up some small gifts and go and enjoy our day!

Happy Easter to you all once again, may time with family and friends be an enjoyable one and if you are traveling, please be safe..


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  • April 20, 2014 - 4:44 PM

    Ange Kelly - oh noice! wishing you and your family a lovely Easter (will chat soon – kids go back to school this week!)ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 2:25 AM

    Erica - Totally cute cards. I love those paper doll stamps!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 6:40 AM

    Dana - These are too cute, Joy! Hope you have (had) a lovely Easter. Hugs, Dana xxReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 10:07 AM

    Teresa - Super sweet cards Joy! I can see why you love that MFT die, it looks great as a background too. :) xxReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 11:35 AM

    Heather Jensen - Both cards are super cute! Love the MFT floral cover up. :)ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2014 - 11:05 PM

    Linda E - What beautiful cards, Joy! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!ReplyCancel

A Flair for Buttons Blog Hop!

Hi there

WARNING! Heavy picture post :)

I am here today to join in a fun blog hop with the team at A Flair for Buttons, if you have never seen these types of flair then you need to do just that, they are absolutely gorgeous, you can check them all out HERE..

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You should have arrived from the wonderful blog of Michelle Hernandez, if not I will have a list of peeps in this blog hop at the bottom of this post :)

I created 2 creations for you to feast your eyes on incorporating loads of new goodies new to my craft room..


This first one I went a little mixed media, stamping out a Prima Doll, colouring her skin and hair and paper piecing (LOVE! these dolls, totally inspired to purchase seeing Stephanie Klauck create with them) I added her to a piece of card stock that I added modeling paste to a MFT stencil, drying off and applying distress paints and distress ink..


Completing this by adding twine behind the Flair, that was from Lovely Words 10 and some Tim Holtz tissue tape down one side..


It was so fun to create this creation and yet still keeping my simple style..

Speaking of simple style, how about a card…


This next project, I stamped out the large hello sentiment from Amy Yingling’s, With Love and Thanks with Memento Luxe, Gray Flannel, adding Perfect Pearl, Pearl to the sentiment before it dried (needing to be careful not to smear the ink)..

Not a great photo but you get to see the shine of the Perfect Pearls to the sentiment..


Of course it could not be complete without a little pattern paper or an addition of a die cut from Simon Says Stamp and my go to Butterfly that I added the Capture Life 1 flair to the centre..


Now if you would like a chance at winning some flair just hop around and leave some comments on the blogs as Shelley the owner will be choosing random people to win some flair of their CHOICE!! yep you get to choose, you have until 12am, 21st of April (US time)…

You can also use this coupon code that you see in the picture below when putting your orders through whilst the hop is on, if you are international customers you can continue to use the INTERNATIONALFRIENDS code or the code that you see also..

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Here is the list of participants in the blog hop..

It is now time to head on over to Mary Ann Maldanado to see what creation she has to inspire you all..

Thanks for taking the time to pass on by today..

Have a great day and enjoy your time with family and friends, for me it is almost time for chocolate time, just a few more hours :)


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  • April 19, 2014 - 10:11 PM

    Teresa - These are stunning Joy, the colours and textures you used for your Prima Doll are just sensational and she is gorgeous! The flair buttons so lovely, something I need! I am already tucked in bed, but you have reminded me I may need to get up again soon to let that rascally rabbit aka the Easter Bunny into the house as I didn’t leave the key out for him. Thanks! ;) xxxReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2014 - 10:41 PM

    Michelle - Wow~! Those are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2014 - 10:50 PM

    Amy Coose - Your cards are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2014 - 11:19 PM

    Tessa Buys - I need both those sets of flair now! Gorgeous projects. Really beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2014 - 11:48 PM

    Jan - Very cute! I love the little heart flair!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2014 - 6:12 AM

    Pam - These projects are fabulous! This flair is new to me & I must say I really like it.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2014 - 7:32 AM

    Therese - Your inspiration cards are incredible Joy!!! Hope you have a great Easter!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2014 - 11:23 AM

    Mary-Ann Maldonado - Great texture and beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2014 - 12:48 PM

    Jenny Martin - As I said on fb, I love the Prima Doll card and the gorgeous sentiment flair. The other card is beautiful too, with it’s signature butterfly and the gorgeous flair!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2014 - 3:26 PM

    Jessica Rodarte - Wow! Such attention to detail! I love your mixed media doll!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 8:29 AM

    Michelle - I love the mixed water colors and the stenciled molding paste in your background!!! This card is STUNNING- totally unique. The second card is so perfect in it’s simplicity- really great combo of colors and materials- the silver stamping really stands out. These are 2 of my favorite AFFB sets too!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 12:31 PM

    Ruth G - Sweet cards! I love the way the flair some wonderful words to your first card and a lovely pattern to your second card! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • April 21, 2014 - 1:33 PM

    Arlene - Fantastic work – love the mixed media card. The background is perfect for the doll.ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2014 - 3:57 AM

    Els - I already said it on FB (I think) the other day, both your cards are absolutely stunning!! I love the background on the first one and the way all elements just work so well together!
    The second card is just lovely as well! i love the shimmer on the sentiment and the CAS finishing!
    Fabulous work!!

  • April 22, 2014 - 1:30 PM

    Sherri - Joy you create the most beautiful cards. It’s always a please to see them posted on the AFFB blog :)ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2014 - 7:35 AM

    sherri p - I love the quote on that one flair! nice jobReplyCancel

Colour Palette!

Happy Good Friday!

I trust you have all had a wonderful day, as Darryl and I have had…

Hobbling into Mum’s house we sat to share with loads of family beautiful fish some of which Darryl had caught in the river and loads of gorgeous yummy salad..

It was such a relaxing day and good for the soul to be with family, having lots of laughs and catch up time..

Since having my leg out of action, there has been lots of sitting doing practically nothing, so the crafty side of things has been quite put to the side, but tonight I was itching to craft, so I did pop in there to do just that, but made sure to sit at the table to do so :) but it felt so good!

Getting back to basics with crafting and not having to think about things is a great change, so I decided to not only follow along with some sketches that MFT have provided, but also create with the Colour Palette Challenge

PrintI have to say that this colour palette was a challenge for me..I found the green was the curve ball in my creating LOL and I am still not 100% sure about this creation, but fun to try and stretch me as an artist..


I did want to use one of my latest products that have hit the craft room, which was the Hybrid Camellia Flower die and it is so pretty to use, I am sure I will be back purchasing more of these similar dies, I also got to finally get around to using more of the Simon Says Stamp card stock and ooh pure yumminess..


I am choosing to try and do a wee little more crafting this weekend and yes sitting at the table to do so :)


I do hope that you enjoy your time with family and friends today and if you are traveling to visit, please be safe!


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  • April 18, 2014 - 10:26 PM

    Monika - Beautiful! <3ReplyCancel

  • April 18, 2014 - 11:03 PM

    Betty - This is absolutely beautiful, Joy! Love the dimension,design, and how you use the colors. I so need those leaves now, too!ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2014 - 2:08 AM

    conil - Don’t know why you’re questioning how gorgeous this card is. Amazing. That’s some die (may need that myself). Here’s hoping that leg mends rapidly.ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2014 - 3:11 AM

    Amanda Christensen - Your card is beautiful. How wonderful that you were able to craft despite your injury! Crafting is good therapy isn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2014 - 10:40 AM

    marg irvine - Hi Joy this is a fabulous card and I soooo love those leaves and the colours are perfect(the camellia is like one I have in the yard).Keep looking after your leg as well as crafting,hugs Marg in Tassie.ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2014 - 9:43 PM

    Michele Kovack - This card is exquisite! I hope you are up and about soon! Have a wonderful, blessed Easter!ReplyCancel

  • April 22, 2014 - 4:46 AM

    Aimes - Oh I’m 100% sure about this creation, Joy. I LOVE it! Perfectly balanced colours! Had to giggle that green was your curveball – pink would be mine LOL! ;)
    Hope you’re healing well, friend! xReplyCancel

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