EDIT:  I have woken this morning to realise after much needed sleep that silly me did a bit of a boo boo on this weeks sketch, so huge apologises for the confusion you might have seen, I have to say you should never try to create or even for that matter think when you are far beyond the bounds of tiredness…I of course looked at the wrong sketch and you may be wondering why mine looks a little different, yes, well I looked at last weeks sketch, but you will now see below I have the correct one…again so sorry!!


Hi Again

Tonight I am back with you all to share the latest creation for the Sketch Challenge this week…I hope you will find some time to play along this week, as they are so fun to join in, for more inspiration and details on how you can enter to win, click HERE

I chose to place the sweet little Tutu Trio onto this card, although I only used two out of the three, these I had coloured using the other day for Just Add Color, so it was perfect fit for this card..

I trimmed a piece of white card stock and added a Mini Cloud Stencil background using Grapesicle ink..

I then added took Inside and Out Stitched Circles and die cut two circles out…

I needed a strip of pattern paper at the base of the card, so I took a piece from the Party Patterns pad, added this to the base then added my circles to which my little images were placed..

Next, I added the sentiment at the base of the card to which I had embossed it with White Embossing Powder…

I look forward to seeing all your creations this week..

Have a great day and hopefully a crafty one..





Hello there

So sorry my post is rather late, my poor Mum took 3 falls in one day and ended up in hospital last night, thankfully there is nothing broken and she was released this morning, but have only just arrived home had some lunch and a much needed drink and now sitting writing a quick post to you all, so thanks for your patience..

I am back to share another guest post for Color Throwdown and we are now sitting at challenge 506, I have added the inspiration photo under here for you to have a go at creating for this weeks challenge…

For my card this week, I took yet another beautiful stamps set from Clearly Besotted along with my Migello Mission Gold paints that I have had in my crafty stash and finally had a chance to play..

So I took the Beautiful Friends from Clearly Besotted, stamping and embossing in white embossing powder onto some water colour paper..

I then went about adding a nice peach colour to the flowers, a nice blend of green to the leaves and some grey to make the flowers stand out..

I added some aqua enamel dots around the flower and finished off the card by adding a stamped and embossed sentiment to some Cement Gray card stock..

I added the sentiment to the base of the water colour panel and felt it needed a little more, so added a few more strips and the card was complete..

I hope you have some time to play along this week and once again I apologise for the late posting..




  • Lynda Bart

    Oh my stars! There’s no need to apologize. Mom comes first before any of us and before any posts. I pray that she is going to be alright. We will all still be here when you get everything back to normal.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

Hello there

I hope you had fun shopping the latest release from MFT

I just know you are going to love playing with all your new goodies..

I have some inspiration to get you started with your colouring today, as today is Just Add Color feature from the DT

I stamped out all the images from the Tutu Trio…

This month I wanted to go soft with my colour look, so I went down the pastel line of colouring, choosing Copics that would match this..

Generally I will colour critters in the neutral and warm copics, so that is what I chose, I tend to add more white into the mix at times so I choose to use the colorless blender to push the colour back to give the look of more white..

You will notice that the flowers and dresses etc where more in the pink, peach, blue and yellow tones..

Be sure to see the links at the bottom of this post as to what Copics I used..

Have a wonderful day! Hope it is a crafty one :)





  • RHenry

    Your coloring is so inspirational! I keep at it but never quite achieve my goal. thank you for the suggestion to use the blender to push the color back.ReplyCancel

  • Joy! I don’t get to your blog as often as I like, but this is sooooo stinking’ cute!!! Hugs!ReplyCancel

Hello there

Back again this week with another Color Throwdown Challenge, today we share number 505 and what a fun colour scheme, I hope you will have time to play along this week, for more details on how you can do so click HERE..

Here is the inspiration photo for you to get you started..

I chose to colour in the little hippos from Clearly Besotted called Trouble in a Tutu…I firstly stamped them out and coloured with Copics then added more depth by using my Polychromos, I die cut these out and set these aside..

I then took a trimmed piece of white card stock and the Mini Cloud stencil from MFT, adding Tickled Pink ink to the background..

I added the banner to the centre of the card and my little hippos and finished off by adding a scattering of sequins…

I sure hope you will have some time to play along…

I will be back again next week with other CTD challenge..








  • Martha R

    Joy, the hippos bring a smile and a feeling of joy! The hint of pink in the clouds – so pretty. Nice job! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    Those clouds are scrumptiousReplyCancel

  • Denise Ferguson

    What a great background! I just love the softness and contrast to the images. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • RHenry

    I really love the hint of pink in the clouds – now I want to try this!ReplyCancel


YAY!! finally!! Shopping Day!!, I hope you have a list and are ready to hit the shop, you can do so HERE and don’t forget if you need more inspiration just head over HERE..

I have one last card for you today using the August Release and this time I am using the August Freebie, can we just take a minute to let out a super cute sigh for that donkey…

Well yes that is what is on my card today, stamping her out as I think she is a girl and colouring with Copics, I hand cut her out and set her aside..

I then took a white piece of card stock that I stenciled the back ground in Tickled Pink and Wild Wisteria inks, using the Full of Hearts stencil…

I then took some Cement Gray card stock and die cut the word Love You from the Simply Hello and Love You die, adding this to the stenciled background..

I then stamped the donkey onto the background and added my coloured and cut out donkey over the top with foam tape…

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment from the From Me to You and added enamel hearts…

I sure hope you enjoy your shopping day and have loads of fun playing with the new goodies..

Have a wonderful day!





  • Dawn S

    Oh my goodness he is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    What an adorable card you’ve made. That is a super cute donkey. You can’t help but smile when you look at it. That card will certainly cheer up the recipient.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltb

    very sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    I love your card! It is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Charity Chamberlain

    Awe! He’s so adorable! Wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    Super cute card Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Sweet card! Cutest donkey ever!ReplyCancel

  • Eek so cute! Love the soft colors! thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    The smile on that donkey is enough to make you laugh, perfect for a “get well” card. Great idea, thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Miles

    Love your precious card. That sweet donkey just makes me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Perdue

    So cute!! Love the stenciled hearts background.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Adorable and sweet card! Lovely colours!ReplyCancel

  • Beth

    Oh my! So cute!! The soft colors you used on this card are wonderful! Now I can’t wait to use this little guy on a baby card! 💕ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Such a cute card.ReplyCancel

  • yes, she is so adorable! love your stencilingReplyCancel

  • stephanie serrano

    So, so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I commented on your insta! I LOVE THIS CARD! So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    This is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Your card is super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    this is so sweet – love the background:)ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderfully sweet card. Beautiful clean design!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    OH HOW SWEET!!!!!! I love the soft coloring. This guy is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Such a fun adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Szokol

    So cute card, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Szokol

    I love it, so cute!ReplyCancel


    Love the ever so sweet pastel hearts with that darling little donkey. Softness and fun are paired so perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such a cute get well card! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable! I love the new products!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    What a pretty and soft card..such a cute donkey!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    That’s an adorable donkey! Can’t wait to get my hands on this release!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Ockey

    I’m working on an order so that I can get that cute donkey!ReplyCancel

  • Such a cute card! I LOVE critters and you’ve colored it so beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    I love that little donkey! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sharon D.

    Oh he is SO cute! Brings a big smile to my face! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So sweet. I like the heart background.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so adorable! I love that cute donkey and the sweet heart background :)ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    Oh my goodness !! That’s just the sweetest little donkey ever !!

  • Michelle Hartline

    Love it!!! Who would’ve thought a donkey could be so cute? lolReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Never seen a fab donkey before this cutie. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Kate B

    I love the soft blended hearts and that adorable donkey!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate B

    I love the soft blended hearts background & that adorable donkey!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    What a precious card design! I absolutely love the soft color palette and the cute heart stenciled background. So well done!ReplyCancel


    What a cheerful cardReplyCancel

  • I totally agree: this donkey is totally adorable, as are the other images in this set. And you have me swooning over your background as well. Such a perfect match for the sweet image.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh we have finally made it to the last day of the August Release Countdown…tomorrow will be the big day for your shopping, YAY!!

We have loads more on the blog again today to share as inspiration so be sure to swing past..

I created a cat lovers card today…

Stamping out the sweet kitties from the Cute Cats set, colouring with Copics and die cutting..

I then took some trimmed white card stock and the Captivating Mandala Stencil, adding Cement Gray ink to the partial stencil…

I then trimmed a piece of pattern paper from the Black and White Stripes paper pad and added this to the stencil area..

Next, I added my little kitties and stamped a sentiment up in the top left hand corner..

I completed the card by adding some Tiny Heart Shapes Sprinkles…

I look forward to being back here tomorrow for New Product Launch..

Have a wonderful day!





  • Barbara R

    aww – this card is adorable. I love the subtle background and the use of that stamp – it adds the right touch to the card.ReplyCancel

  • cyndi morris

    So sweet. Love those cats.ReplyCancel

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