I hope your week is going well, I am sure glad it is Friday tomorrow and almost the weekend, another long week over and done with…

Tonight however, I get to share the latest Birthday Project Challenge with you all, this month’s Birthday theme is all about those adorable bears, we all love a cuddly bear right..to check out what the team have created and to enter for a chance to win, just click HERE..

I decided to take one of the cute bears from the Birthday Bears, stamping out the large bear holding presents..I coloured the image in with Copics and die cut out..

I then worked on the background, by taking a piece of trimmed white card stock and using some Post-it masking tape, taping off around the edge of the card stock, I then applied Ripe Raspberry, Cornflower and Periwinkle inks until I was happy with the background..

To this I added circles, using the Basic Shapes Circle Stencil and some Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, I waited for this to dry and when dry, I stamped a sentiment at the top..

I added my bear and finished off by adding a tonne of die cut white stars…

I hope you will all find a little time to play along this week..

Enjoy the rest of your day!






Hi there

Tonight is Wednesday night and that means it is time for a new sketch challenge at MFT, current sketch of course is number 390, to view loads of inspiration to get you started and to find out how you can play along to win, just click HERE..

I went with a bit of love on my card using the Pure Innocence girl called Blowing Kisses, I stamped her out and coloured with Copics, I added white gel pen to her little dress and cut off part of her dress to fit inside the square that I die cut out of white card stock using the Inside and Out Stitched Square Stax..

I die cut 2 panels out of this die and on the inner sections I added some ink blending with some Pink Lemonade…

Whilst still at the die cutting station, I took some Ripe Raspberry and Pink Lemonade card stock and die cut a heart and banner using the Hearts in a Row Vertical..

On the banner I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the From the Heart, added the heart and banner to the bottom die cut square and the top square my little girl..

I added some pattern paper to the bottom square from the Hearts and Stripes paper pad and completed the card by adding enamel hearts from the Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles..

Have fun playing along this week, I will be back with more for you tomorrow..




  • Barbara

    I love it-the colors are so pretty!ReplyCancel


Hump day here today and that also means that it is Wednesday, at MFT we all know what that means, a knew Sketch Challenge is up to play along with, make sure to swing past HERE to see loads of inspiration to get you started and for a chance to win..

I kept my card really simple this week and let the images and sentiment speak..

I chose to use Harvest Buddies, stamping out all the images I wish to use and colouring with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

To work in with the sketch, I wanted a soft area behind where my images would be sitting, so I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and some Blue Yonder ink, applying just a small area..

I added my little images and finished the card with a sentiment stamped from the Anything But Basic Friendship and a scattering of Birthday Girl Glitter Sprinkles..

I look forward to seeing what you all create..

Have a fantastic day!






Hi there

Into another month of creating at MFT and we are up to another MFT and Friends creation, this is such a fun time to not only create using the latest products once again for inspiration for you but we also get to see who will be joining in the fun..to see who is joining and to see the wonderful creations from the team, just click HERE..

I chose to work with Birdie Brown’s new set called Gill Friends adding my sweet little fish that I coloured with Copics to water scene..

To complete the water scene I took a small piece of white card stock and using the Make Waves Stencil I added some waves using some Cornflower ink, on the base of this card stock I stamped some seaweed in Black Licorice ink…

I needed an additional something for the fish, so I took some After Midnight card stock and the Ocean View Porthole, die cutting 4 of these portholes and adhering together adding Gold Confetti…

I adhered my porthole to the centre of the inked panel and added my little fish inside..

I completed this card by stamping 2 sentiments, one above the porthole and one below..

I hope you are all having fun with the new release, I will be back tomorrow with another fun share..

Have a fabulous day!







I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, this weekend has been a long weekend here in our part of the world and Darryl and I have enjoyed a lovely few days together..

I currently sitting here with a cuppa in hand and figured it was time to share one of the cards that I created when I was away on a craft retreat that I organise each year..

Going to these retreats and being with like minded crafters, we all have such a wonderful time, with lots of laughs, hugs, plenty of good food and good crafting days, sadly this year I was sick with food poisoning but I did manage to get a couple of days of crafting in..

I got to play with many amazing stamps and dies and was so lovely to sit and create cards that incorporated many wonderful companies that I love..

On this card I was able to do just that, using MFT, Lawn Fawn, Altenew and Winnie and Walter on this Thank you card..

I don’t own many thank you cards and they are always handy to have, so I plan on making a few more to have too…

I added layers of different coloured card stocks from MFT, Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Persimmon, Cement Gray and Gray Grout to create the flower from Altenew, called Fantasy Floral, this I know is on my wish list, so a beautiful flower and super easy to create..

I added this flower to a Fancy Scalloped Rectangle from Lawn Fawn, along with the Thanks Cutaway from Winnie and Walter, that I layered 4 pieces of After Midnight together to form dimension..

Under the Thanks I added a sentiment from Kind Words and layered all of this onto more white card stock, then onto Grout Gray card base..

Completing this card by adding a scattering of Pearls..

The more I look at this card the more I need most of the products on this card, but then again I need a lot of products and that wish is a never ending wish list LOL..

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, I will be back tomorrow to share more with you all..





  • Tara Prince

    Very pretty card! I love the flower!!ReplyCancel

Morning to you all, well at least it is here in Australia :)

This morning I get to share with you all my process of Just Add Color for June using the Beclaws stamp set..

This was just the cutest set to work with during the release and I know I will gravitate to it throughout the year…I just adore those sweet crabs and yes I know that generally speaking crabs aren’t exactly this red until they are cooked, but well we can make them any colour right?

So to start out I stamped out all the images from the stamp set and starting out with the crabs, I started to add my Copic colouring using R05 as my lightest and working to mark out the shadows, then applying E08 as my darkest colour, this earthy tone gives the red a much deeper shadow, applying R27, then R17 then back to R05, I generally will repeat at least 2-3 times until I am happy with the depth of colour, of course with red, they have a tendency to run, so I am careful to let it dry slightly in between colouring..

I finished the crabs eyes with a little N1 and N3..

Next was the Umbrella, using just 2 tones for this Blue Greens and Yellow…the colours for this were Bg32, Bg34 and BG49 in the aqua tones and with the Yellow, Y06, Y08 and Y19..

The heart and the star in this set were coloured with the same red  and yellow tones…

The seagull, I kept pretty plain, trying to achieve a more white, so in order to do this, I only added N1 and N3 for shadows, giving it the appearance of more white, with his little beak I added YR04..

The last was the ice creams and shell to which I used E41, E42, E44, V04, V15, V17, R20 and R22..

By stamping out several images at once and just sitting to colour, you will end up with quite a few images ready for your next project like I have here, it is not only handy but also very relaxing..

Head on over to the blog to see what everyone else got up to this month for Just Add Color…

Have a fabulous day!




  • Bev Page

    Am loving this release Joy. Also, love your little crab and the ice-creams etc. TFS with us all.ReplyCancel

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