Hi everyone

Special post for today, I am super excited and honoured to be joining in the fun with Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia..


I have to add here that I had a bit of an oopsie this morning, I had my card ready to photograph and sadly my little Bentley accidentally hit my table and my half empty coffee went all over my card, with me running out the door only moments later for work, and working all day I had not time to recreate, insert crying…so I went through all the cards that I have created and I know I shared a sneak peek of the card I am sharing with you today on IG, but never have I blogged it, so thankfully the beautiful and gracious Taheerah is allowing me to share this so I can be apart of this wonderful event….


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

That’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

So I love making Christmas cards, it really is one of the special times of the year that I adore to pull out all those gorgeous products and have fun interacting different stamp sets together and coming up with a unique design..


I chose on this card, to create a card using Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn products together, sharing a little scene, stamping out a panda and adding a santa hat to him, stamping presents and a little tree, colouring all these in with Copics and adding a soft background by adding distress ink Tumbled Glass, flicking water to create a wicking effect, adding my little images to the card and adding a sentiment that was from MFT…

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by SugarPea Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks for swinging past today and thank you for understanding my dilemma!


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  • Jenny D

    What a cute little card! The blue in the background really makes them pop and I like the speckles created from the water.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce

    I love the holiday panda, very festive!ReplyCancel

  • Sooo stinkin’ CUTE.ReplyCancel

  • sharon brand

    I LOVE it! It’s just so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Clare Dempsey

    What a sweet card! Thanks for the chance to win, cjdempsey9 at msn dot comReplyCancel

  • Melissa B.

    Such a darling card! I’m so sorry about your other card, it is so disheartening when you’ve put so much heart in a project and it’s ruined in a heartbeat.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Always nice to know other people have “those kinda of days”. Love the card.ReplyCancel

  • Aww, such a sweet combination on your card!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie

    Adorable card! Love the simplicity of it. The colors are perfect. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Rae Dalphine

    Adorable little card! I love all the elements that you brought together!ReplyCancel

  • I love, love, love your perfectly colored packages!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen K.

    So sorry about the coffee incident! This is a cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Liz mca

    This is adorable! The sets from two companies blend beautifullyReplyCancel

  • Melissa Friedrich

    Super cute panda Christmas card, love the soft blue background too.ReplyCancel

  • I love how you combined all the sets. This is really cute. Plus, I love that they come with die sets.ReplyCancel

  • You are such a sweetheart. This card is gorgeous and cute and I love how you combined several different supplies! Thank you so much for being one of my special guests! <3ReplyCancel

  • Kim Faucher

    So glad you are still apart of this event. I look so forward to it every year.!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nives K

    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Bi.

    Oh, this is too cute! Beautiful background inking too.ReplyCancel

  • Christy Q

    Aww, this scene is just gorgeous!! Love the pop of blue behind the images as it only enhances them even further. Sorry to hear about your oopsie!ReplyCancel

  • Love your simple and cute card :)ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Kaye

    What an adorable card! That panda is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Love the little Santa panda!ReplyCancel

  • Alma D

    Oh dear, accidents happen. This is a beautiful card. Will you redo the other one so we get to see it some other time?ReplyCancel

  • Jen W.

    This is so so sweet! Love the soft blue in the background,. the shading on the bear and the white doodled accents on the gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    I love the Christmas Panda! So so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    So very cute!! Lovely coloring.
    That panda is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • ADORABLE!ReplyCancel

  • Isabelle

    I love Panda bears and they can appear on cards all over the year ! Your card is really cute and perfect for the most wonderful time of the year.ReplyCancel

  • Nora Noll

    Oh this is so sweet!! Love how you mixed all these fun sets together!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Love your sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • This is so pretty and cheerful! I love these bright colors and your beautiful blending of color!
    Holiday Hugs!

  • Sabrina Radican

    So adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • DebbieC

    Very cute card. Thinking that Panda would love to unwrap those presents.

  • Lin

    SUPER modern feel to this adorable card. My daughter said it looked like Japanese artwork! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    Simple yet very pretty vardReplyCancel

  • Angie Person

    Such an adorable panda bear! Love this Christmas card.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Max

    So adorable! I love the panda :)
    Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Very sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • bev p

    What a wonderful card. The panda is so sweet. That little pop of blue in the background just sets off everything so wonderfully! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyD

    I love what you can do with distress ink. Such a pretty background to your holiday scene.ReplyCancel

  • carol

    Oh my…I can relate to ‘card mishaps’ as well as the crying that accompanies it, especially when you’re under a deadline! Poor you (insert BIG hug!). Your ‘rescue’ card is sheer delight; how darling that wee panda, sitting amongst the gifts and tree! Sweetness! Thank you for joining in Taheerah’s Extravaganza; you’ve sent my festive spirit soaring!

  • Sweet & beautiful! Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine R

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Very sweet card. Clever greeting!!ReplyCancel

  • Zina

    adorable panda with his Santa hat cute card very colorful thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Sabine Edelmann

    Love this card! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Awe, this is so cute:)ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Winterstein

    So cute! Love the panda! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jacki

    I love the Santa Panda! I love Pandas, period.ReplyCancel

  • Barb B.

    What a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Martin

    I love this card…great use of colors!!ReplyCancel

  • Patty Mello

    The panda is so cute. It’s the first one I’ve seen this season and I can’t wait to get one.ReplyCancel

  • It is so fun to see non Christmas stamps used in a Christmas way, LOVE the little tree and gifts and of course the Santa hat on the little Panda! Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • CathyL

    Sweet little panda!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so sweet!! I love all of the festive details!!ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Lovely and sweet card! Love the colors and soft blue background.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Clothier

    Lovely colouring!ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet scene, Joy … those beautifully coloured little gifts, the tree and that cute panda are fabulous against the softly sponged and splattered background! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Robin

    Really cute and sweet cardReplyCancel

  • Kelly C.

    Adorable little scene!ReplyCancel

  • barb macaskill

    LOVE this sweet little panda bear!! He is adorable! Great card for a fun event! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Lovely little scene!Very cute card!Thank you!ReplyCancel

Hi there

We are here again for another MFT Countdown Release day and today we are up to day 3 of the December Release..


Today, I get to share with you my Pure Innocence stamp set for the month, this one is called Bookworm, so the theme of reading continues..


I stamped out the sweet little girl and coloured her in with Copics, added some paper pieced clothes and die cut her out and set her aside along with the little worm…I then took another piece of Kraft card stock and stamped the Lined Up Dots Background using white pigment ink, setting aside to dry, now it was time to die cut some more, so taking some Electric Red and Sno Cone card stock, I went about die cutting using Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 21, I added the Kraft card stock, red frame and dots to the white card base, along with the little book girl and worm and completed my card by stamping a sentiment onto a banner that I die cut using the Stitched Sentiment Strips..

Time to swing past the MFT blog and see loads more inspiration..


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  • Renee

    Love this! These colors are fab!ReplyCancel

  • Avigail Raphael

    What a cute cards for every book worm. I love the colors, it is a very calm card. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    So amazing to me how you make the different patterns and colors blend so well.ReplyCancel

  • Coleen Howell

    Love this design and the colors are great togetherReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Great use of the patterned paper for both the pants and shirt of the girl! The red frame really shows off the girl.ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn

    Very sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J

    Great card.ReplyCancel

  • Nora

    This is so fabulous!! I love your coloring of the PI girl and the fun use of patterned paper for the pants and the shirt!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Love the shirt and pants!ReplyCancel


So I am back again here sharing day 4 of the Countdown Release for MFT and the wonderful products for December..


Today, I chose to work with the latest Birdie Brown stamp and die set called Our Story…

This really is an adorable set that is all about reading and has some great stamps in the set that can be used outside of that theme too..


I created almost a 1 layer look to my card, by stamping and masking off the stamps, before peeling off the masks I add a blended background using distress ink, Mustard Seed, giving the whole image a glow..I then went about stamping out the chair that the little girl was sitting from some pattern paper, adding shading to the chair with Copics…the only addition to the pretty straight forward card, was stamping out the little cat and coffee mug that I coloured and die cut out and finishing out by adding a sentiment..

I hope you enjoy viewing today’s card and there is loads more inspiration over on the MFT blog so be sure to swing by..


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  • Constance Hildebrand

    Can’t wait to get this set! Darling card.ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    Such a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn

    Very cute.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Love the card, the soft color in the background really caught my eyeReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    The polka dots are a fun addition to a cozy scene!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    So adorable and beautifully colored!ReplyCancel

  • Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    I love the “glow”. Caught my eye, even before I read the text.ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely adore this card. And the stamp set is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J

    CAS – fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Evans

    Joy, this absolutely adorable! Love your style!ReplyCancel

  • Nora Noll

    This is so sweet!! I love how you did the coloring on this and the background yellow for the “light” is so pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • SarahC

    Love it!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Glow is perfect with your coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    I love everything about this card! It’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Avigail Raphael

    The Our Story stamp set from Birdie Brown and the dies are fantastic for all the bibliophiles, as I am on I know I will use them a lot. Thanks for the inspiration, your card is very sweet and cute.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    Love the glow you created. It just adds to the warm cozy feeling of being card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

The time is flying isn’t it…I am running out of days and hours to get everything done and completed for Christmas…such a crazy time of the year, but I guess it happens like this every year and we should be used to it :)


So today marks the December release for MFT..we start you off with Day 5 of the countdown and today I have a cute little card for you..


I chose to go with a cute little baby card, christening card or a welcome to the world little one card…using the Sombunny I Love stamp set, I chose to take one of the little bears and stamp out, colour in with Copics and set aside, I then die cut some clouds out of vellum and white card stock, using the Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and Edge die, whilst at the die cutting machine, I took white card stock and die cut a window panel using the Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Edge Frames, I added this to a Stone Gray card, next I added the white card stock cloud panel and on the vellum cloud I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Somebunny I Love stamp set, adding this inside the window frame…whilst I had the white embossing powder out I stamped out a little moon onto white card stock and then onto a piece of scratch piece of white card stock, I added also some stamped stars that I stamped around the moon, once all this was embossed, I went about adding distress ink Tumbled Glass over the embossing, almost all the way to the top of the white card stock…I also added Mustard Seed Ink to the moon on the scratch piece of card stock, die cutting this out and adding it to the moon on the white card stock..lastly, I added my little bear and some sequins to complete the card..

I hope you will enjoy the countdown process this month and find loads of inspiration, speaking of inspiration, head on over to the MFT blog and check out what the rest of the team have install for you today..

I will be back tomorrow with day 4 of the countdown..


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I hope you all had a great weekend and relaxed, maybe caught up on some crafting or started the process of Christmas wrapping, which I might add I need to start this week..


So the new sketch for MFT is on the horizon, but there is still time to create for the sketch this week, we are up to number 308 and I wanted to pop in and give you some inspiration to kick start you..



I chose to colour up one of the elves from the Santa Elve’s…I also stamped out a few presents and baubles from the set, colouring these up as well, once they were die cut, I set these aside to work on the rest of the card..starting out by die cutting the Starry Circle from some white card stock, adding this to a trimmed piece of white card stock and then went about adding my elf as well as the presents and baubles to match the sketch..I finished out the card by die cutting a sentiment banner from the Blueprints 21 out of Cement Gray card stock and embossing a sentiment also from the same Santa Elve’s stamp set, adding the sentiment under the elf and my card was complete..

So don’t forget if you need more inspiration or you wish to enter this weeks sketch challenge, then you can head over HERE to do so..

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back again tomorrow with some more creative love for you all..


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  • Oh so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is too cute. I love your coloring, you did a beautiful job! Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Fantastic colouring, I think you need to make a video and show us just how you managed such a great effect.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    I just love this little fella, and you have coloured this card beautifully – LOVE it :-)ReplyCancel

  • debbie

    lovely card and colouring xReplyCancel

Hi there

Finally, I am here to post the Pretty Pink Posh card that I have been meaning to share with you all…yes I know rather slack in that department, but I have been creating a storm with Pretty Pink Posh products of late and cannot wait to share with you all..


This sweet little card, I couldn’t help but use the birdie from Birdie Notes and pair him up with some accessories from the Winter Bird stamp set (this was a collaboration with Simon Says Stamp for Stamptember) once I stamped out the images I wanted, along with images from the Christmas Friends stamp set, I coloured them all in with my Copics and die cut them out, I added the Santa hat and scarf to my birdie and set these aside to work on the base of the card…I die cut the Storybook 1 die out of Steel Grey card stock and also ran it through my die cutting machine and die cut a white card stock version also, I added this to a square trimmed card and then went about adding my birdie, along with the cardinal and little gift…I then felt the card needed some snowflakes so I stamped out snowflakes from the Winter Wonderland using Merman ink, I added these to the card and completed my card by stamping a sentiment also from the Winter Bird stamp set using Electric Red ink..

Super fun when you can take critters and add different components to them to make them festive…

I hope you are creating all your Christmas cards now and are finding loads of inspiration around the internet..

I will be back again later with another post for the day!

Have a fabulous day and happy crafting!


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