Hope you are all enjoying your weekend..been a very quiet weekend for us here, yesterday if you follow my Instagram feed you will have noticed I went to my first crochet lesson and I have to say that I loved it, I cannot wait to learn more and share with you all…I have 3 things that I wish to learn crochet was high on that list…so if you are wanting to follow my progress make sure to follow me on Instagram, sadly if you do follow me there and have a private account that I see that you don’t follow fellow crafters sadly without knowing who you I may block you, but reach out to me if that is the case, for me today you just cannot be too careful, there are so many spammers out there..

Okay so enough prattling on, how about a card..

I have another Pretty Pink Posh card for you all and this time I used Sea Friends and Storybook 1 to create a cute little underwater scene..

Stamping out all the images I wanted to use using my Mini Misti and colouring in with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

Still at the die cutting machine I took some white card stock and ran it through die cutting the Storybook 1 die..

On the inner sections of the die cut I took some Lawn Fawn, Peacock and Merman inks and applied until I was happy with the colour tones..

Adding the Storybook die and inner parts to a white card base, I then went about adding my images..

Completing the card by add scattering of clear sequins and a stamped sentiment…

Love all these sweet little images so easy to create little scenes…

Have a great rest of the day, I will see you back here tomorrow with another creation..







How has your day been?  Mine has been a lazy day, but I did something that I am kind of super excited about and yes this is not new for a lot of people but for me it is a first time thing and well this Saturday I have enrolled in a crochet class, I am excited to learn a new craft and so today, being a lazy day I chose to go purchase a bigger size hook as the one’s my grandmother owned were a little small to start out learning and well turned on the You tube and have learnt to chain stitch and basic stitches, so I am at least ready to start something at the weekend…I do realise now that my craft room is so not big enough if I continue to gain more crafts LOL..

Okay so that being my day I am also here tonight to share the latest MFT Sketch Challenge for this week, we are up to 346 and for more information on how you can enter the challenge to win or for inspiration just head over HERE..

So I chose one of my favourite stamp sets of all time Recipe for Happiness, love those little chefs, so I took all the images I wished to use and stamped them out, colouring with Copics and die cutting out..

Next was to work on the background feature, so I took Blueprints 31 and die cut a panel that had corners rounded and stitching, I then took the English Brick Wall stencil and applied Grout Gray ink over the top, now I think whatever was on my sponge from an earlier project transferred onto the wall, but I was happy with the look so I left it..

I took Cement Gray card stock and the Inside and Out Stitched Circle, die cutting out to match the sketch..

It was time to place everything on the brick wall panel, so I took the pots, pans and utensils and used them to match the strip that was under the circle feature, I added the circle along with my little chef and completed the card by adding a sentiment to a banner that I die cut using the Stitched Sentiment Strips and added this to a Cement Gray card base..

Thanks for stopping by today..


  • Cute card! I like your coloring and the fun card design. :) I had to comment, too, because I am a crocheter myself and it’s always fun to see people learning the craft! I know knitting is super popular, but crocheting for me is so much faster. I wish you good luck at your first class and I hope you enjoy it. I hear you about learning new crafts and lack of space. I want to learn to quilt, but I know my husband would balk at that when I have supplies for so many other crafts I do (card making, crocheting, knitting, counted cross-stitching, a little Happy Planner planning). No room to add fabric to the mix. LOL Anyway enjoy! Have a great day! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    Your card is “flippin'” awesome! :) Love your gorgeous coloring!ReplyCancel

  • I do love your coloring and look forward to seeing your creations :)ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a great card for this sketch! I love the brick background!!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Yay – good for you Joy. Crochet is so pretty! Hope you’ll share your endeavors :-)
    SUPER fab card too!!ReplyCancel

Hello Again

I wanted to pop in and well I am late to the party but Purple Onion Designs is having a stamp sale..

Michele the owner is having this Anniversary sale as it is now 14 years since she started the creation of Purple Onion Designs…

I created a card for this special occasion and I will be sharing yet another card during this month as I adore her stamp lines..

So this card I created more for the male people in your life, this stamp set is called T-Bird..such a fun stamp..

I stamped my little image onto some white card stock and coloured with Copics, trimming around the image and setting it aside..

I then took another piece of white card stock that was trimmed slightly smaller then the card base and using the MFT Cloud Stencil I applied Sno Cone ink and added a sky feature..

Next I added a sentiment in one corner and then ran the whole panel through the die cutting machine, embossing into it using one of the border dies from Avery Elle’s Dotted Borders..

I added my little T-Bird to the card and completed the card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins and a stripe piece of pattern paper from my stash..

Have fun shopping as there is still time..





  • janet

    Another fabulous card Joy – love the clouds and the T-Bird (gorgeous coloring)! :-DReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Super cute! the sky looks amazing!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Slow day here at the cottage, it is raining and well I am procrastinating, I guess we all have days like whilst procrastinating, I thought I would sit and type up my post ready for you all to read and hopefully be inspired by..

Today over at MFT we are sharing more inspiration using the August Release, today of course is Release Replay, the design team have whipped up even more creations to help you kick start using the August goodies that you purchased, for more viewing just head over HERE..

I chose to use that sweet little Birdie Brown set called Fab-BOO-lous Friends , just adorable, well let’s face it anything she designs is super fabulous..

I took a piece of white card stock that was slightly smaller then a card base and in one corner I applied Grape Jelly and Grapesicle ink, once I was happy with the colour tones together I flicked some water over the top to make it wick..

I then moved over to the die cutting machine and taking the Stitched Alphabet, I die cut the word BOO several times adhering each layer together, with the top layer I applied Steel Grey ink to the base of each letter, adhering the word to the card..

Next, was to take out the little images and colour in with Copics, die cutting and adding these around the word, along with stamped images of bats and a spider that I stamped onto scratch white card stock, die cutting this out..

It really needed more, so I took Orange Fizz card stock and stamped and embossed a greeting from the Fab-BOO-lous Friends stamp set and die cut it out using the Essential Speech Bubbles, adding this under the word Boo..

Completing my card by adding the spider off to one side of the greeting and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Thanks for taking the time to swing past today..

I am off to have some lunch and clean up this disaster of a craft room, before I create another disaster..

Have a great day!



Happy weekend to you all!

Hope you have all had a great weekend..for me it has been a working one, but I am now home and a few jobs have been completed and finally I am able to sit with a cuppa and type up a post for you all..

I have been sitting lately and playing with some Pretty Pink Posh products and so over the next week I will be sharing a few projects that I have created..

Today I am sharing a card that I stamped images from Bear Hugs, Bee Friends and Woodland Critters, using my Misti was a great tool, as I took all those images and stamped in one go, colouring them all in with Copics and die cutting with one pass as well, apart from a few extra little images that I had to stamp twice..

I set those aside and worked on the rest of the card, this time taking some white card stock and the Stitched Hexagons as well as the Scallop Hexagons, I die cut one Stitched one which this I applied Lawn Fawn Inks, Celery and Merman, the Scallop Hexagons I die cut several times and adhered the out edges to form dimension, I adhered the blended piece to the scallop one and on the inside I added a stamped sentiment from Thoughtful Greetings..

Next, was to add my images and add the whole thing to some Sno Cone card stock that I die cut using the Stitched Notes Die..adding all of this to a white card base..

I love Pretty Pink Posh images they are just the cutest and so versatile to add a sweet little scene when you combine different stamp sets together..

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!





  • Tara Prince

    Great card! That bear is just adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Oh my gosh – Joy, this is so sweet. Love that really soft background inking! ADORABLE card :-)ReplyCancel

Hello Again

I am back again tonight to share another Sketch Challenge for MFT

We are currently up to number 345 and I sure hope you have fun playing along this week, for me this was a super hard challenge, not sure it really was the sketch itself, think my mojo was sitting on the fence and not wanting to play, so really this card I am not overly excited about, but hey that is crafting and we need to show the good with the bad..

For more inspiration and how to enter the challenge for a chance at winning, then head over HERE..

So my card, I decided to colour in a Leopard from the Lovable Leopards just using ink from Tangy Orange, Milk Chocolate and Lemon Chiffon, one way to colour quickly and still have dimension.. I die cut him out and set him aside..

Sticking with the sketch, I die cut a circle feature using some white card stock and Stitched Circle Frames, I also die cut another circle but this time only using the inner section of the circle, die cutting from Watercolor Wash Brights paper pad..

It was time to put the card together, so trimming one side of some white card stock and adding a strip of pattern paper from the Fun and Frolic paper pad..

Next, was the circle features, adding my little leopard into the circle..

Now to move onto the other circle that is in the sketch, to define my area, I chose to die cut some Jellybean Green card stock using Leafy Greenery dies, adding 3 of the leaves to this area..

I completed my card by adding a sentiment that I embossed with white embossing powder onto a die cut strip of Black Licorice card stock from Oval Word Window Frames..and some stamped little birds also from the same stamp set…

I look forward to seeing what you all create this week..

Have fun!


  • Nikki Anderberg

    Love your card! It’s so cute and so well done.ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    love your cutest leopard and the foliage accent and the birds look so cool in black and whiteReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So cute!ReplyCancel

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