Here tonight to share in my excitement for Concord & 9th and their 1st year of business..

C9 Birthday Bash RECTANGLETo help celebrate their first year, there has been a month long of partying going on around blog land, being that of a blog hop, loads of designers sharing their artistic ways, creating using the fabulous and unique products from Concord & 9th..be sure to check out their blog HERE..

I was first introduced to Concord & 9th on Instagram, the sharing of the fabulous Take a Bough Die, that created a little tree out of card stock etc..it blew my mind completely..

Before I knew it Angie, was in contact with me asking me to be a guest and I could not hold in my excitement, I just love everything this company has brought to this community, their passion for what they believed in and actually took the bull by the horns, jumped head first and took on a business and have come out on top with amazing product..

So for me today, I am once again honoured to be sharing a creation for their birthday and for me, I just had to use the Take a Bough die, but put a new different spin on the die other then a tree or a wreath..I chose to create a snowflake, this just proves how versatile this die actually is…


Die cutting several layers of white card stock, I then went about creating the snowflake, adding a silver snowflake die cut to the very top of the white..setting the snowflake aside, I then went about adding colour to my background water colour paper, using Peerless water colours..once I was happy with the look, I took a stitched rectangle die and die cut the background to a smaller piece, adding a piece of silver washi tape to the top (sadly the photo does not show this) then trimmed a piece of white card stock to go the width of the card stock, stamping a sentiment from the O’Chirstmas Tree stamp set, adding my snowflake and finishing touches of clear sequins..


I really loved how this card turned out and I think I may just create a few more for my Christmas cards, it was really surprisingly easy to create..

Angie and Greg from Concord & 9th have been super generous with each of the blog hop participants, allowing one of our readers on our blogs be in the chance of winning a $20 gift card to spend in the Concord & 9th store, how flipping nice is that..so in order to have a chance at winning a voucher, all you need to do is leave me a comment on this blog post by Thursday 1st of September, 9pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Thank you Angie and Greg for asking me to be apart of this wonderful celebration and for bringing a company to the industry that is wonderful, generous, unique and fun..you both should be incredibly proud…Happy Birthday Concord & 9th!!!


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  • Lizzie T

    How creative – what a great way to stretch those die cuts! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Claudia Lapos

    Your card is beautiful Joy, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lana Dunsmore

    I really like your design with making the pretty snow flake and blue background. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Ashwini

    That’s one amazing die alright!! What a beautiful snowflake and what a stunning card!!ReplyCancel

  • carol

    Completely blown away with how breath-taking beautiful your card is! The snowflake is stellar; the background, stunning; the black strip and sentiment panel, striking! One of *the* most amazing Christmas cards EVER! Thank you for the inspiration!

  • That’s gorgeous! I love the teal/turquoise behind that beautiful snowflake.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Beck

    This is a lovely card, love the Watercolor background and the silver layer on the snowflake!ReplyCancel

  • Nora N

    This is lovely!! I really like how you created a snowflake out of that die. It looks fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • Blue Kube

    Wow. This is really gorgeous. Your watercoloring really sets off the snowflake. Great design, too.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card!!! Fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    The layering of the snowflake is gorgeous.
    Love the topping of silver.
    A beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • gorgeous card Joy – love the silver & white snowflakes over the watercolor and the black and white stripe on the top is the perfect accent!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi Patton

    Love, love, LOVE the use of the Take a Bough die! I love your water coloring, too. I just purchased the die set, so I’m going to try something similar for a few of my holiday cards this year. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • I love your card – simple, but striking! I was introduced to Concord & 9th by their Take a Bough dies, too, and they are fantastic! One of the most versatile dies I’ve seen.ReplyCancel

  • renee milner

    This is gorgeous! I like all of the details on your card, and the teal blue in the background. This die is on my wishlist, and it’s great to see that it’s so versatile :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue McIsaa

    Your card is stunning! I love the Take a Bough set and love seeing it used in new ways. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D.

    Love everything about your card: the layered snowflake, the GORGEOUS water colored background, the cheery sentiment banner!! Beautiful… TFS!ReplyCancel

  • That is a gorgeous and elegant Christmas card. I love the snowflake and the background. Simple yet elegant. Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • conil

    So darn clever. What an wonderful imagination you have. This is an exceptional way to use this die…I’m totally impressed with it and, it goes without saying, the card is spectacular.ReplyCancel

  • Amazing outside the box used of Take a Bough!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Smith

    Stunning card and a great idea for using the die. I would love to receive this Christmas card.ReplyCancel

  • Harriet Skelly

    I love how you are getting different uses with the same die! Love the snowflake!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley

    I love the die!
    Your snowflake
    is gorgeous and
    a wonderful idea.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Trina P.

    Wow! I love this card. So elegant. I don’t have this die, but I have something similar and may have to give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • Cool snowflake with the die! I love how it pops off the background!ReplyCancel

  • Lindar C

    So pretty! I like how the snowflake pops off the cardReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Wow, love how you made this awesome layered snowflake. I can see lots of possibilities with this for Christmas cards. LOL!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Miltzow

    Who knew that pine branches could become snowflakes…love your double purpose for these fantastic dies! So pretty, even if I am not ready for the winter snow to come quite yet! :)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Anemaet

    Thank you, Joy, for sharing your beautiful and simple cards with us. Great idea for Christmas cards! And thanks too for participating in this great hop and giveaway,ReplyCancel

  • Wow!! The snowflake is gorgeous!! Lovely card!!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Simply gorgeous card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bertha

    This is a beautiful Christmas card. I love the watercolour background. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • What a clever way to use the tree boughs!ReplyCancel

  • Elyssa N.

    Beautiful card! I love how the snowflake pops off the beautiful watercolor background!ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    How elegant! I love the cool colors.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Mc

    Joy, thank you so much for showing how versatile Take A Bough really is. I’ve been eyeing it for a while and just love the beautiful snowflake you created. It looks fabulous with your gorgeous watercolored background, washi tape and great sentiment. Happy BD to C&9!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    What an incredibly pretty card! I would make a bunch of these, too. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Karen P

    Love the snowflake. Nice to have different ways to use our dies.ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    totally and completely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M

    I love the star out of the tree bough die! Very creative and it’s a lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Beautiful card! Very elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Smith

    This card is stunning and a great use of the dies!ReplyCancel

  • This is so pretty! I have this set and would like to CASE this oneReplyCancel

  • Angie Hall

    Your card is gorgeous. Layering multiples of the die cuts really makes an impact. I like the background color. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Absolutely gorgeous card! Love your creative dimensional snowflake!ReplyCancel

  • Linda N

    The silver pop of color in the top snowflake really adds to the dimension of the white layered flake. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    I love how you used the Take a Bough die for this beautiful card! The die set has been on my wish list for awhile! Pretty details and colors too!
    Happy Birthday to Concord & 9th!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    just gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Um wow. Seriously gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Vicenta Ghylin

    Awesome card, love the little silver snowflake in the middle. Thank you for sharing and being part of this birthday giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Carolee McCaslin

    Your card is so pretty!! Love it and Concord & 9th:)ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    So creative how you used this die to create a snowflake…love it!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie B

    Hi Joy ~ Like you, I LOVE the Take a Bough die set! I “found” it too late last year and it was sold out everywhere. :-( As soon as I saw it for pre-sale this year I placed my order immediately! Can’t wait to play with it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card; I absolutely love it. ~HUGS~ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Loverly card and great use of that bough die!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    Love your beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh my, this is simply stunning! The snowflake is gorgeous on this colour background! A fantastic job!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    What a great card! Looks like it would be great to produce in quantity!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Very pretty. I like the background and the silver snowflake on top of the white one.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C.

    Gorgeous way to use such a great set of dies. Love your card! Also love C&9th stamps and dies – I’m fortunate to have a few.ReplyCancel

  • Manda

    I love how you used the bough dies to make a snowflake. Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • So creative! What a smart way to stretch that die!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C

    Quite stunning in design, color and textures! Very creative too!ReplyCancel

  • Enna

    There’s no way I would have looked at that die & seen a snowflake, waiting to be assembled. How creative of you. Very inspiring. I just dragged out my bin of dies and am staring hard at them….hoping that I’ll come up with something original! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Alicia

    Such a sweet card! I love the little details (sequins and the black and white striped paper).. these really pull the card together!ReplyCancel

  • Liz McAllister

    Lov all that can be done with the tree die set!ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    The background is perfect for this pretty card.ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner

    I love the snowflake you created with those boughs!ReplyCancel

  • super stick chick

    Love the 3D snow with the beautiful background.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ramsey

    I wouldn’t have thought to take the Take a Bough die and make a snow flake…beautiful!! I love your soft watercoloring and pops of silver.ReplyCancel

  • What a pretty wintery card!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Karschnick

    Hey Joy, what a lovely card. Your snowflake is beautiful and I especially love the silver snowflake on top!!Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous, but then I’m a sucker for snowflakes. Also love how you added the sentiment to your panel.
    BTW, please note that the links to the Concord &9th products are not working.ReplyCancel

  • Jocelyn

    Love these colours so much!ReplyCancel

  • Such a clever way to use this die…beautiful!ReplyCancel


Excited to share with you all today a collaboration with MFT Chibitronics, if you have noticed over the last week or so the design team have been creating cards using the Chibitronics…


I have to be honest, the first go at this, I think I almost pulled my hair out, but once I did it again, I could see the potential and the most excitement for me was when the card lit up it’s little light, now that was fun and I was actually proud of myself for achieving it, as I am not a builder of anything, I look at plans and I look at product and just stare at it, thinking how on earth do I put this thing together LOL..

Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 9.47.43 amThese fun little Chibitronics kits are actually pretty cool, so if you are into interactive cards and love a little challenge or even want to have fun with your kids, this is for you..


I chose to use the Santa Elves to create my card, stamping out the tree, the Elf and the present, I wanted my star on the tree to light up and although not how I really wanted it to be, it still turned out pretty good, I was meant to take a photo of the inside so it would show how I put it together, but I was just that excited once I got it to work that I sealed it up pretty quickly and forgot to photograph, sorry about that..

Here is a gif. that I put together so you can see my little image light up..


Seriously, it was fun, and I feel anyone really could do this, there are videos out there that can help you too, so run out and get yourself a Chibitronics package and let’s see what you can create..

Being this is the last day of the design team sharing these creations, I sure hope you have all been super inspired, I know I have been blown away with what the team have created..

Make sure to visit the MFT blog today and be sure to comment, for your chance at winning one of this kits to play with for yourself..

Have a great day!


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  • BeverlyBL

    Just darling. Love your whole card, but those little lights do add something extra.ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    What a cute card! Love that sweet little elf & the light up star is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky H.

    Oh my goodness, you card is absolutely darling! So smitten with your elf and his lighted tree!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie

    Love your coloring.ReplyCancel

  • I love your card. The Elves are my all time favorite and now that they can light up just makes me smile.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Masarech

    Joy, this is an amazing card! I love the elves. It’s such a wonderful Christmas card! Who wouldn’t be delighted to receive this?ReplyCancel

  • Susi K

    Saw this gorgeous card on the MFT blog and just had to pop in to tell you how much I love your colouring! You and the rest of the DT have definitely showcased how these Chibi lights take already special cards over the top! TFSReplyCancel

  • Jean Cross

    The more I see of these very creative projects using the lights, the more I am delighted and wanting to try them! The coloring on this card is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra L.

    Your elf card is adorable and who wouldn’t be super excited to receive this for Christmas, it would surely put a smile on their face. I am in love with these Chibitronic lights and would love to win a set. Fantastic card!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    I love that elf stamp set… I should order it. Adding the light to the top of the tree is fabulous!!ReplyCancel

  • Pattyb

    How precious! Not sure why this card was not what you hoped….I LOVED it! Love that little elf anyway and love the idea of lighting up the star!!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • nikki

    Adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    The elf is so sweet and the lit star makes this card extra-special!ReplyCancel

  • Nora

    This is adorable!! I LOVE the way you backlit this card. Such a cute idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    I just love this card! It is absolutely deLIGHTful! The elf is darling and your coloring is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    What a delightful idea Joy. You have done an awesome job on making this one.ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773

    SUPER CUTE card and SUPER FUN light action – LOVE IT!!!
    I can’t wait to try these lights, looking forward to making some cards and seeing the EXCITEMENT when family & friends open them up => THANK YOU for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    I didn’t think there was a way to make this little elf cuter but I was wrong. Lighting up the star on the tree is perfect. Good job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Vincent

    I’ve seen that these lights are kind of the rage right now but have held off too because although I’m crafty, like you, I would not describe myself as a builder of things. This is such a fun and adorable card! I guess I won’t know what I can do until I try it so …. just might have to :o). Thanks for the inspirational nudge!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn H.

    I love that the star lights up! Super cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    How absolutely adorable! I definitely would love to make a few of these for my grandchildren!ReplyCancel


Today brings us to a new Color Challenge for MFT


I find that these challenges really are stretching me as a designer to come up with new and fresh ideas, plus push my brain to maximum capacity to think of ideas LOL..


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I chose to create a card around the Flashy Florals stamp and die set, stamping out all the leaves and flowers in the colours of the challenge, adding these to a circle die cut and finishing my card with a sentiment that I die cut of Kraft card stock using the die Thanks and Hello, completing my card by adding sequins, pretty simple card..

I hope you all have time to play along with this Color Challenge..for more inspiration head on over to the MFT Challenge Blog


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Hello again

Second post for the day, so if you are looking for my last card kit inspiration, just scroll under this post to view..

Wednesday again, so today that means another Sketch Challenge is starting for MFT..



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I chose to colour in some images from the Beary Special Birthday and die cut these out, putting the card together for me and following the sketch was pretty simple for me, I chose to use some pattern paper from the Calm and Cozy Chevron pattern paper as the banner across the white card stock, then adding the bear carrying the birthday cake, along with balloons, off to the side, I die cut some card stock stars and added some sequins to match the sketch and lastly, added a stamped sentiment onto a banner to complete the card and sketch..

Would love to see you all play along this week and don’t forget to head on over to the Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and how you can enter for a chance to win a voucher to MFT..

I am off to have an early night and watch some You Tube..

Have a great rest of the day!


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  • Andrea Shell

    I love this card and your coloring choices. Which medium did you use to color the images?ReplyCancel

  • Val

    So cute! I love how you have coloured the images, especially the bear! Somehow, my bear never looks as good as yours…ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Gorgeous Joy. Your bear is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • I love your adorable take on the sketch!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Today is the day for the big reveal of the card kit for MFT and for you all to run out and purchase….


I hope you have all enjoyed the inspiration for the last couple of days and today we all have one more lot of inspiration to help you design your cards when your kit arrives..

Joy Taylor-Card Kit Release-September


For me I kept the flowers as the main focus on my card, die cutting several of the out of the card stock contained in the kit, and using the Peek-a-Boo Rectangle die, I die cut some Cement Gray card stock as a another focal point for the flowers to sit around and also the sentiment from the Thanks and Hello die that I die cut from Steel Grey card stock, finishing off the card, by adding some enamel dots…

Another super simple card, but keeping the main focus on the flowers..

Remember to head on over to the MFT blog for more inspiration..

Cannot wait to see what you all create using this fabulous kit..

Thanks for swinging past this little old blog today..


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  • Denise D.

    Such a beautiful card, I can’t wait to get my kit so I can play.ReplyCancel

  • I love the colors in this card. So elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Kris

    Oh my, this is lovely! Beautiful colors. My eyes are drawn right in!ReplyCancel

  • karen b.

    How beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Liliana G

    Beautiful! Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J

    Like your colors!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Nice card.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    Love the color combination.
    Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Joy, your card is absolutely gorgeous and pure eye candy!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Joy, your card is pure eye candy! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Karen W.

    Great card! Love the frame in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Love, love, love the colors in your card. Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    I love this card! I love the colors and all of the stitching details!ReplyCancel

  • Love the colors as well as the card design. Really gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Such a beautiful kit! I love so much your card! Your flowers really look like lace! And the colours you used for them are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    Love, love your card. Just perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Masarech

    Great card. I like to see such variety. It’s so inspiring! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi Hall

    Joy, this card is gorgeous. I must buy that stitched background die as soon as I can because it makes a huge difference!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful colors – you make such classy, elegant cards Joy – love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • DJ Rants

    Absolutely love it!! LOVE the stitched frame for your pretty flowers!!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card. Love the colors and the window cutout.ReplyCancel

  • Sue McW

    Gorgeous card. Love the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Lovely card design. I like the colors of the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful and classy layout with a great color combo! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy M

    You might be calling this a simple card, Joy, but to me it is simply gorgeous. I love the design/sketch and your use of grey.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in Michigan

    Love the peek-a-boo window! Such a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Perdue

    Love your choice of colors and how the stitching on the rectangle goes with the stitched flowers. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, your details are amazing, what a pretty card.ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    LOVE this card!! That peekaboo frame is on my (long) wish list, and I love the stitched flowers arranged around it!ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful card. Love these colours together.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine R

    Lovely card! Love the color combo!ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic card, love the grey background and colour assortment with flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    What a beautiful card! Love the unique layout!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    Gorgeous…love the frame and colors! Fabulous new kit!ReplyCancel

Well hello

Fingers crossed that the new plugin that I installed last night will allow this post to go out on time today..


Today, brings us to another day of sharing the card kit for MFT with you all, yesterday some of the design team shared creations using products only from the kit and today we get to share products with using the kit and other MFT products together..


I started out with die cutting a heap of flowers from watercolour paper, I then chose the ones I wanted to use and coloured them in using my Peerless Watercolours, setting aside to dry, I then turned to the rest of the card, die cutting a white panel, using the Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots, not wanting to use the whole panel, I trimmed a section of it out and placed that onto my card, whilst die cutting I took the Stitched Circle Frames and die cut a piece of Grout Gray card stock adding this to the polka dot background…

Next was to add my flowers so that the were arranged around the circle and finishing off the card by adding a die cut Thanks that I die cut out of white card stock, and speaking of this wonderful die that I used, MFT will be sharing the news that Starting in August, we will now have a new free with $60 die available for our customers with every kit release. It will be the free die (while supplies last) for the duration of the month until the next release, How exciting is that news for you all…the very last thing to add to my card, was some clear sequins and my card was complete…

I kinda liked how this card turned out and with so many possibilities using this kit, you could make a tonne of cards..


Looking forward to release day tomorrow and for you all to get your hands on the new kit…

Don’t forget to head over to the MFT blog to see more inspiration using the kit..

Have a wonderful day!


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  • BeverlyBL

    So very pretty. I love everything about your card! It’s just perfect.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE all the yummy texture and layers! Such pretty colours, too.ReplyCancel

  • María Alba Negrón

    Hi Joy,


    María AlbaReplyCancel

  • So pretty! Love the pastel flowers. And the polka dot panel is adding such gorgeous texture!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Very pretty Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Ellen

    Love this cute card! I can’t wait to get my kit! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • love the colors you chose for you flowers – such a pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Constance Hildebrand

    Love the all-white background and layout!ReplyCancel

  • Kris

    Ooo..la..la…love this color combo and layout!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Schaefer

    One word elegantReplyCancel

  • Michele Masarech

    Joy, beautiful card! Love the Peerless watercolored flowers! I like the white on white and the multilayered effect! Very cool!ReplyCancel

  • So very beautiful! Yay for new plugins for your post! :)ReplyCancel

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