So first of I need to send out an apology, I have been incredibly sick the last few days and was not able to share my countdown day 2 card with you all and create one for the countdown day 1,  huge thanks to Julie and Susan for being the most amazing ladies and understanding that I could not participate…I will be sharing my day 2 card with you here in this post at the bottom for you all to view….there of course will be 2 lots of inlinkz links for you to click on..

So today is the day that you can all go about shopping for the December release for MFT…I hope you have found loads of inspiration from the team this month and I look forward to bringing you more in the next release…you can find the new products HERE..


My card sadly should have been a card that landed in the bin, not a nice card, but alas I am sharing it all with you to say, well we all have bad crafting days..


I started out by stamping flowers from the Doodle Blooms set onto a piece of trimmed Lemon Chiffon card stock, embossing the pattern that I wanted to create…I then took some vellum and more flowers from the set and embossed these with white embossing powder, die cutting and setting aside…I then took the Kind and Kindness die and die cut it several times out of white card stock so that when adhered together gave dimension, with the top layer I took some Cement Gray ink and applied some ink to the base of the die cut word, next I took a sentiment from the Kind Words and a piece of Steel Grey card stock, stamping and embossing with white embossing powder, I then adhered all these elements to the Lemon Chiffon card and then to a white panel and onto a Steel Grey card, finishing off the card by adding some clear sequins..

Don’t forget to swing past the MFT blog and see loads more inspiration and details on how you can win an instore voucher for this month…


Now a quick share of my Countdown Day 2, my card was pretty straight forward, I trimmed a piece of white card stock, added some blue blended background using Broken China distress ink, then went about die cutting the Bandaids and stamping out a medicine bottle, die cutting this along with a spoon, adding these to the background panel and stamping out sentiments along with finishing touch of twine…great sets to use when someone is under the weather..

Once again all links are provided at the bottom of this post for you to view what was used in creating these cards…

Have a fabulous day and thanks for being so patient..


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  • Rowena M.

    Cards are so Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    I hope you’re feeling much better! Glad you could share your pretty cards with us for the hop! I love that awesome Kind and Kindness die!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy V

    We all have bad days. Get better! That bandaid die always makes me giggle.ReplyCancel

  • So sorry you were feeling icky! I adore the font on the “sick? ick!” set!ReplyCancel

  • So sorry you have been sick. That messes up with creativity…and everything else. I like the yellow and gray combo. I need to try this. I get stuck in a rut of the same colors.ReplyCancel

  • Karen L

    Hope you are feeling better? I like your kindness card. Pretty colors!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Buesing

    Very Cute cards! Hope you are feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • You shouldn’t be so hard on yourself! Love the cards! I really like the soft yellow of the first one. Hope you’re feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Clark

    Awesome card. Love the band-aid dies! Hope you’re feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • Liz mca

    That yellow card makes me think of Le,on sherbet! YumReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    I just adore that band-aid die! Beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Margery C

    Hope you feel better. Your too hard on yourself cuz I like both your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Nives K

    Great cards!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Super elegant lemon chiffon card with variations of the white flowers. Love. Fun get well card that should make anyone feel better.ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn

    So hard to create when you’re not feeling well, however these cards are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Awesome cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Spivey

    Hope you feel better soon, but great job on the cards. The feel better card was one of my favourites over the release, loved it. The band aid dies are such fun, cant wait to start creating with it.ReplyCancel

  • The first card beautiful, very elegant. But the second one is super adorable!ReplyCancel

  • I just love the font on the kindness die. Beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Eva Jura

    Amazing cards. I would feel better for sure after getting such a cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F

    Your kindness card is so beautiful. That colour combination is so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Two great cards- the white embossed flowers are beautiful on the yellow background. And great combination of get well elements!ReplyCancel

  • Jan D., FL

    So sorry you have been sick and hope you are much better now.

    Love your card and your use of color always catches my eye. The bandaid dies are so adorable and will be great for any age person. Love that!!!

    Feel better!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    I look forward to coming over to your blog to see what you’ve created, and you never disappoint! Two lovely creations for this fabulous new release.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    Love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    There’s nothing wrong with your card!
    They are both beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Awesome cards. Love the soft colors you used:)ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Your cards are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    I think your cards are beautiful, especially the kindness card. Hope you feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    Love the elegance of the first and fun feel to the last.ReplyCancel

  • Both cards are great but I so love your first card, absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Karen B.

    Both cards are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Beautiful cards! Love the delicate white flowers on the first one!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner

    Sorry you’ve been under the weather! Makes that second card so appropriate! Love the softness of that kindness card too!ReplyCancel

  • Oh I love the soft yellow color you used on the first card, and fun design for the second one!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    I think your cards are great!ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    It is very hard to keep up with obligations when you aren’t feeling well. Sure hope you feel better soon, Joy! I always enjoy your creations and today’s cards are no exception. Take care!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi Hall

    I love these cards, great job!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the soft yellow on the first card and love the bandaid on the second. Love them.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lynn

    Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Great cards. Love the yellow and gray with the vellum. Striking.ReplyCancel

  • Lurdez Castello

    Awesome cards, finally able to see your beautiful creations. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles

    Great cards … love the Doodle Blossoms!ReplyCancel

  • Love the way you used the doodle blooms!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine R

    Both are great cards!ReplyCancel

  • Hope you are feeling better!
    Like the white embossing on the yellowReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Love these cards! The Kindness card really spoke to me. Love the soft colors. I love the sentiment on the get well card !!ReplyCancel

  • nikki

    Lovely cards!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia O.

    Both cards are adorable, Joy. Hope you’re on the mend!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Both cards are delightful! Love your creative style!ReplyCancel

  • Do hope you’re feeling much better, Joy … your Day 2 card would have been perfect to lift your spirits! Those blooms against the soft yellow are just so pretty … delicate and serene! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    I love your kindness card! There is absolutely nothing wrong with it but sometimes what you have in your head doesn’t come out in paper and so you don’t really like the end product but this really is beautiful!! Love the soft peaceful feeling it portrays? And the get we card isReplyCancel

  • Cindy J.

    Nice card. Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Alena Kincherova

    Wonderful cards, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Love both cards….thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    Hope you’re feeling much better now. Thanks for sharing your awesome cards.ReplyCancel

  • Kate B

    Both cards are great! Hope you are feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    The kindness card is so pretty.
    Love the sunny yellow.
    The get well card is great.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Hope you are on the mend. Both your cards are great. Cheers.ReplyCancel

  • Bin…I’m guessing you mean the trash bin….Nonsense!! It is a very pretty card and I love the sentiment! Both cards are fabulous and I hope you are on the mend by now! Just got over some bronchitis myself!ReplyCancel

  • I hope you’re feeling better! But what an apt release!
    Lovely cards, both of them – the first one is so elegant. The second one is fantastic, too! Those band-aids are great!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very pretty with the white embossing on yellow on the first and cute get well card.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy W

    Such a soft and feminine card, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Deb Vasel

    Love the font of the kindness die.
    Super card!ReplyCancel

  • Kay

    The first card is beautiful and the second card is cute :)ReplyCancel

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

  • What a cute little festive panda just waiting to open his present! So sorry about your coffee dilemma we all have those kind of days….look at it this way, many of us wouldn’t have seen this little cutie if it didn’t happen, because I have no idea what IG is(showing my complete lack of computer knowledge here lol) Have a most wonderful day. Cheers Donna z :)ReplyCancel

  • barbara lassiter

    This is very cute.ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Leech

    What a sweet card!!! And thanks to Taheera for letting you post it here!!!!ReplyCancel

  • I love the little Christmas scene you created! That panda looks adorable wearing that Santa cap and I love the tree and presents! Great card! So sorry that Bentley bumped the table and spilled your coffee!!ReplyCancel

  • The panda is so adorable and perfect for your little Christmas scene! Love the background!ReplyCancel

  • irene Grau

    Oh no! I think you should have shown us your coffee-soaked card anyway. I’m sure we can all relate! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary Wallace

    Great card. Love the panda. Card gives a real happy feeling.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Such a darling card! Love the sweet Panda and the pretty coloring on your card! Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Memoriesbymanda

    Neat card. Love the Santa panda.ReplyCancel

  • GrammyP

    What an adorable little card! It is so lovely–your panda is ready to bring Christmas joy!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Klumph

    Thank you Joy for your design. I love the fact that you used several designers when creating your card scene. It brings me joy.ReplyCancel

  • D Vasel

    Such a fun blog hop!ReplyCancel

  • Pai Meng

    so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Santa Panda just could not be cuter!!ReplyCancel

  • Such a great little scene! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Harris

    Sorry to hear about the accident and the ruined card! I think we’ve all had the experience… This card is really cute.ReplyCancel

  • So fun to mix and match different stamp sets!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute Joy. I love that Panda Poo.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda Reynolds

    That Panda is adorable!! Love all the trimmings with him too!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    Loved the adorable panda with Christmas tree and gifts. The elements seem very well placed and I’m a fan of simple over frilly and fancy. Glad to have discovered your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh Joy, the scene you have created on your tag is just precious!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very cute Panda scene. I like your coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Sue

    What a cute card!! Love!!! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Heather DePasquale

    Such a cute card. Beautiful coloring! That panda is perfect. Gotta have this set! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Winters

    Love the card. Background really makes the card. Thanks, NikkiReplyCancel

  • Karen P

    Happy to see you use different sets on a card. I really struggle with that but am working on stretching my stamps. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Mary W

    Who wouldn’t love to find a cute panda under there tree? Really cute!ReplyCancel

  • That’s so cute! I love the festive panda in his hat.ReplyCancel

  • Ericka Strange

    Love the panda so cute! Great card thanks for sharing the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Trina Chaska

    Love the card. So cuteReplyCancel

  • Darling card Joy. Love the sweet images and the coloring… the soft sponging looks great in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley

    Cute card! The
    Panda is adorable.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Natalie Godfrey

    Really adorable card. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Wilcox

    Love the santa hat on the adorable panda.ReplyCancel

  • Michel E

    Great card.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne in Cali

    Cute card! This is such a fun extravaganza!!ReplyCancel

  • Joni Stoneking

    What a cute card! Love the panda! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnneR

    Awe.. Hugs to you for the frustration of having your creation covered in coffee. This adorable card is so much fun though.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Gross

    Very cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Isabel Z

    Love what you created!!!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Petermann

    cute card. thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Very cute.ReplyCancel

  • What a lovely card! I love your background and the sweet panda is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • this is the cutest card!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Darling card. So well colored.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Cute card! I hope your day improved (Bentley’s too) after your morning mishap! I’m sure that card would have been cute too :)ReplyCancel

  • Roberta S.

    I love this card. The panda bear and santa hat. This is what I love about crafting you can mix and match and create awesome stuff to bring smiles to the receiver.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Sweet sweet card:-)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    Such a cute card and that blue background just makes the little images pop!ReplyCancel

  • Aileene Y. Fitzpatrick

    A very sweet card design . Perfect for the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Bette

    I didn’t know about Taheerah’s 25 days of Christmas till your card popped up in my email. Thanks for waking me up. I’ve had a busy morning catching up but well worth the time and effort. Your bear, tree and “prizes” with the white gel pen additives make a stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card!!!ReplyCancel

  • karine boivin

    Such a cute little panda! Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Teri W

    Love the sweet pandaReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Such a sweet card. Very nice.ReplyCancel

  • {vicki} in ga

    cute and fun cardReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    Sorry to hear about your coffee mishap but it happens! Thanks for sharing this sweet card instead.ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Super cute card! Sorry about the coffee incident – things happen but it’s hard after you’ve worked so hard on a project.ReplyCancel

  • Love this card and the fact that it’s also a die set! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • What a cute card! Very nice work.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie A Smith

    Very cute card and something my daughter’s would just love.ReplyCancel

  • too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Sisk

    Love the panda! So cute. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :DReplyCancel

  • betty lou

    So cute! Love your coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Lynette Ballard

    Way cute card! I’m sorry about your other card, things happen! I’m glad you had something you could still share! Thank goodness for that stash, huh!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    What a cute little panda santa! I really like the sense of dimension on this card. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Adorable!! Love the panda & the great coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay S

    Love the little stack of presents!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Reiss

    Super Duper CUTE card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Daria Zender

    Great design and colors – a sweet, sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Manda

    So cute – I love pandas!ReplyCancel

  • LC

    What a delightful card! I love all the stamp sets you chose to combine. It’s like they were made to play together :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim Strating

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Vikki H

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable little scene. Wonderful background and lovely coloring.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Deb L

    Cute card, cute pandaReplyCancel

  • Shona Austin

    Oh what a cute Christmas card and panda. Reminds me of happy family time.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Peddicord

    I love the shade of blue you used as the background. Now it’s in my list of things to get. Thank you for such a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    Sweet card for the kids!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely CAS design. Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Super CUTE panda card!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce

    I love pandas! This is just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute panda! Fun card.ReplyCancel

  • I love him in a santa hat!ReplyCancel

  • Love your coloring — great textures added to the wrapping paper!ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    I like the simplicity of your adorable card.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    Love this card! So nice and clean yet colorful!ReplyCancel

  • Sabra

    Tumbled glass was the perfect choice for the background! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Barb A in AZ

    Very cute. You can never go wrong with a panda.ReplyCancel

  • Cute! I love Pandas. Cheers.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Schuler

    Great card! Love that little Panda!ReplyCancel

  • Anna C

    Such an adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Angie

    Love this – great background and so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Flo

    Cute card. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Too cute … love the soft background.ReplyCancel

  • Maryjo Monterosso

    Very cute. Love the panda and the clean and simple design.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea A

    Very cute card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol g

    Soooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Thisted

    Love the way you combined stamp sets together . Awesome cardReplyCancel

  • Troy Louise

    Darling card! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Rema DeLeeuw

    This card is super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Awww such a sweet and adorable card!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Love your CAS card!ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    The soft color of the background nicely showcases the beautifully colored die cuts.ReplyCancel

  • You mixed those stamps beautifully to make a darling card.ReplyCancel

  • Diane F

    Cute card. I love that you combined different sets for a unique composition. Sorry that your original card was ruined. those things happen to me but usually by my own hand. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Gail Plaskiewicz

    What a cute modern card and I love the coloring! Someone won me a teddy bear and it’s my favorite color, yellow. Of course for Christmas, the teddy can’t be yellow. Thank you for the nice red present with the green bow. I will put it under the tree and I won’t open it up until Christmas. LOLReplyCancel

  • Vicenta Ghylin

    A really cute card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F

    Totally adorable. Great colouring.ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute and so simple! I love the use of the Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant sets together here, and love the simple inked background.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa A creations

    Cute simple card. I like to keep it simple.ReplyCancel

  • Lovely scene!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful card and the sweet process it took to create such a cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Sweet panda and packages. I love the soft background.ReplyCancel

  • Tasha Dawson

    This card is so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie Breingan

    A little cutie.Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub

    Love the bear on your card.ReplyCancel

  • Jean Bullock

    Very cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Carol K

    such a fun card. . . .ReplyCancel

  • Such an adorable card and image!ReplyCancel

  • preety

    such a cute card!! thanks for sharing

  • Mary Holshouser

    Cute card.
    Great coloring.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kari D

    Really love the B&W sentiment. Really grounds this card and helps balance the panda against the soft background. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Beatrice Lawson

    Too cute by far!ReplyCancel

  • Irene

    Such an adorable card…Santa hats look right on everything!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Groff

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card!!!! What a cute Christmas panda!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Colacicco

    Fabulous card Joy – i love the hat on the Panda and the ink blended background (always so tricky to get it perfect in the centre without coming off the edges in!!)ReplyCancel

  • Laura Greig

    Sorry to hear about your troubles, but this card is adorable…love the panda!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a cute card. I love how you combined stamps from different companies. I don’t usually do that on my cards. I feel like I’m making them cheat on each other or their loyalty to their companies. Crazy, right?? :) My sentiment stamps aren’t such prudes and are willing to be stamped on any cards. I will try to let your card inspire me to allow my stamps to meet new friends.ReplyCancel

  • Kulbir K

    That panda is so cute. Love your card with beautiful ink blending backround. Thank you so much for sharingReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    Love your card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    Very cuteReplyCancel

  • clara callon

    love the panda!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

  • Lynda J

    My favorite of the release!ReplyCancel

  • Diana B

    Really sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Godfrey

    Adorable card. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyD

    I love the look of paper piecing! What a sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie

    Super cute card….love the colors!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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  • Gayle Reinhard

    Oh Joy, this card is way to sweet. The card and colors are so soft. I love what you did with this card.ReplyCancel

  • Aww, this is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn

    So heavenly!ReplyCancel

  • Avigail Raphael

    Wow! your card is super cute, the sombunny stamp and die set is a very versital set. Love the simplicity of your card.
    Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Love him in the cloudsReplyCancel

  • Such a soft, pretty look to your adorable card that could be used for many occasions. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    The vellum clouds are inspired! A beautiful, restful card.ReplyCancel

  • This is one of the prettiest darts I’ve ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J

    Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • This card is so soft and pretty! And I love the vellum clouds.ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet card Joy, love the soft vellum layer!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    O this is so sweet. I love the cloud scene you created. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Your cards are always so lovely :-)
    Greetings from GermanyReplyCancel

  • Dee

    So dreamy! I love the use of vellum for that celestial look.ReplyCancel

  • Awww! This is soooo gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • So sweet! Love all the vellum.ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    So precious!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Oh my this is sooooo heavenly.ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Love how you nestled the bear image into the clouds – a dreamy card that is just so adorable!ReplyCancel


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

  • Susi

    Your colouring is A-MAZING, Joy! Such a gorgeous card, and the teal, green & purple colour combo definitely stands out.ReplyCancel

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