Hello and Happy Easter to you all!

I know this Easter is somewhat a strange time this year with the current situation and social distancing, but I sure do hope you have all still made some wonderful memories, had some laughs and enjoyed a nice meal and company..

We have had a quiet time Darryl, Bentley and myself, nice meals and some quiet time…

Being that it is Sunday, I figured I would jump on here today and wish you all a Happy Easter and to share one of my creations for today, bringing you a different Hello Sunday next week..

I have had a little time over the last couple of weeks to just sit and play in the craft room, being able to pull out those older sets colour and create a card..

With this card, I pulled out the Pretty Pink Posh, Sea Friends, one of my all time favourite stamp sets..

I took several of the images and stamped out, then coloured with Polychromos, die cutting out and setting aside..

Whilst still at the die cutting station, I took a panel of white card stock and die cut using the Storybook 5 die , with the inner sections to the die cut, I took Lawn Fawn Inks, Deep Sea, Merman and Minty Fresh, adding to create a smooth blend..

I added this all to a white card base, added my images and completed this card by stamping a sentiment from the Birdie Friends and white gel pen dots..

I do hope that over these Easter Holiday weekend, you get some down time to create and play..

Have a wonderful rest of the day!



Hi there

It’s that time of the week where I share my Hello Sunday Post..

This week comes to the first month of sharing my newly revamped postings..

So I thought I would share 2 previous designers that I have shared in my past posts and share some of my favourite cards from them and to also share one of my my favourite companies that I also had the wonderful opportunity to guest with..

So first up is sharing clips of Laura Bassen and Debby Hughes creations, I hope that you will go over to their blogs and share some love over there, but be sure to follow them on social media as well, I will have their links under this collaged photo..

You will see Laura’s on the top of the collage and Debby’s creations on the bottom half, all of their creations blow me away and are a great source of inspiration, now some of these cards that they have designed also have videos that they share so click the links provided below to gain some inspiration..

Laura Bassen – Blog, Instagram, You Tube

Debby Hughes – Blog, Instagram, You Tube

The next part of the post is sharing a wonderful company and one that you may have heard of but then again may not have, this company was recently developed by Betsy Veldman, who is an amazing artist in herself and now she has created the most wonderful company full of truly beautiful and well designed products, please be sure to head over to The Greetery where you will find all these products and amazing creations from not only her but by her amazing design team..

I want to thank everyone that has left love on these Hello Sunday posts and I look forward to bringing even more within the next month also..

Enjoy the rest of your weekend..


  • janet

    Another lovely edition, Joy. How wonderful to see you feature Laura and Debby, they are two of my favorite designers too. The Greenery products look beautiful. Hope all is well in your part of the world, take care.ReplyCancel

  • tara prince

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Back again with the latest sketch challenge for MFT, I hope you will find some time to create and join in the fun, seeing as most of us are in lock down, this is the perfect opportunity to have some fun and pull out those stamps and dies and create..

Be sure to head to the blog to check out loads of inspiration from the team and also details on how you can enter for a chance at winning..

I chose to die cut a window out of a panel of white card stock, using the Tall Snow Globe die..

I trimmed a piece of pattern paper from the Sweet Celebrations paper pad, adding this to a white card base and then adhering my die cut panel with some foam tape for dimension..

Next, I took a sweet little pig from the Piggy Pebbles set, colouring her in with Polychromos, die cutting her out and adding her into the window die cut panel..

I finished this card by stamping a sentiment onto white card stock, adding this below my little piggy and added a scattering of sequins to complete the look..

Have fun with this sketch challenge this week..



Hi there

It is that time of the month where the team share creations for Hits and Highlights, highlighting a particular stamp or die, this month we are sharing creations using the Pumped Up Alphabet or Pumped Up Numbers..

I chose to stamp out the word Nuts using the Pumped Up Alphabet, using Natural Ink onto a white panel..

I then stamped out images from the Squirrel! stamp set and coloured in with Polychromos, die cutting out and adding just below the word Nuts..

I added another sentiment under the images, that I stamped using Bitty Birthday Wishes and die cut using Skinny Strips..

I completed this card by adding some white gel pen for highlights..

I hope you enjoy the inspiration this month and try out these stamp sets..

Don’t forget to head to the blog to see all the great creations..



Hi there

It is time for another Hello Sunday and I hope that this post will bring a little sunshine in your day!

First up today is a card I created and wanted to share with you all, I sat and crafted long distance over phone last night with a friend and although I would love to be able to be in the same room as her this was the next best thing..

I wanted to sit and colour and just relax, so I pulled out some Clearly Besotted stamps and because I adore Hippos I chose to colour up my Rainy Day Play with some Polychromos..

I added my little images to a white panel that I blended some Sunflower Ink and Memento Tuxedo ink to create a background..

Once I was happy with the look of the blending I took a white gel pen and added raindrops and then added my images..

I finished this card by stamping a sentiment and adding a few enamel dots…

Now, onto some sharing of some amazing artists again..

The first one that I wish to share with you is my Team Mate over at MFT, Francine Vuilleme, what can I say about this amazing lady, she is super kind, sweet and well her skills are just mind blowing, she thinks outside the box with stamp images and well her colouring is just as beautiful, her detail to shadows and depth is something I aspire each day..

Francine’s Blog, Instagram

My next artist is yet another person I had the pleasure of working with when I designed for Pretty Pink Posh, Marge, is yet another artist who I admire, with her watercolouring skills are just jaw dropping, I can only hope I can achieve that level of ability, she is so super sweet and so be sure to head over and send some love..

Marge’s Blog, Instagram

I will be back again next Sunday with yet another post, for now enjoy your Sunday and perusing these lovely artists blogs etc..


  • Your card is adorable and I love that you did it via long distance, too! Francine and Marge happen to be two of my favorite cardmakers–happy to see them featured here!ReplyCancel

Hello Again

Time for another challenge at MFT, this time let’s have some fun with the latest Colour Challenge, we are now sitting at number 138 so be sure to head over to HERE to view inspiration and details on how to enter..

I chose to use the colours through using a die cut image, to which I die cut different pieces of the Birthday Cake..

To a Primitive White card stock panel, I added some blending of the same colours of the challenge, Blu Raspberry, Ripe Raspberry and Lemon Chiffon, adding white and glitter gel pen for some sparkle..

I added my die cut cake, LOL think I made it a little too wonky but that is even more fun right?

I stamped a sentiment from the Birdie Brown Greetings onto a strip of Primitive White card stock, adding this below my cake..

Completing this card by adding lots of clear sequins to add even more sparkle and fun..

Have a great crafty day!