Hi there

The day has finally arrived the shopping day for the May Release, I sure hope you have fun and have even more fun creating..

I am back today with more inspiration and joining the team today are some friends in the crafting industry as well, so please head to the blog to see everyone’s amazing creations..

I chose to create again with the Birdie Brown, Bring Out the Sunshine set again, colouring in the little girl and birdie..

I then took some white card stock and using the Basic Shapes Circles stencil, along with Berrylicious, Tickled Pink and Grout Gray inks, I added some blending onto the card stock to create a background..

I added a sentiment to the top of the card and adhered my little girl and bird..

Completed the card by adding a scattering of clear sequins..

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for passing by my blog this week..


  • Super sweet card in soft colors! I love the coloring and the awesome background! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lori McCarthy

    I love the soft color choices and the circles in the background. She is a cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Sarita

    love your card, and the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Oh my, she is adorable, you did an amazing job with the background, the colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    This is soooo adorable!! Love the colors you used and that fun circle background!ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    An adorable card! Love the little cutie & your awesome background!ReplyCancel

  • Terry Dunlap

    I like your style! I’ve subscribed to your blog as well. You’re very talented and I look forward to all that you share.ReplyCancel

  • Allison F

    I love your card. The little girl is so sweetReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Rigney

    Such a sweet and beautiful card!! I love the softer colors and the stenciled background!ReplyCancel

  • Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, love the soft colors.ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    What a sweet card! I love the circles in the background- gives so much interest!ReplyCancel

  • Vickey Ezell

    Everything about this card is perfection!! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • RoblynH

    The Birdie Brown character is so sweet and your presentation lets her shine!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    This is stunning! i love what you did with the bubble stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Baker

    Super cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Adorable image, and I love that bokeh background! Such pretty colors!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Rees

    What a sweet card! I love the circles in the background, they remind me of bubbles! And I love the colors you used to color the girl and birdie! Wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    She’s a beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne S

    Adoarble card!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Brown

    Your background is just awesome!!! And the little girl is so sweet-love your choice of colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Love the background and how you colored this sweet girl!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Adorable and sweet card!!! Beautiful colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Teri S.

    Joy, your card brings a smile to my face. I adore the sweet little girl & the bokeh looking background in all of the soft colours. Well done & thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So cute. I like the circle background.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Oh my! Your colouring is really lovely! Sweet and cutie card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    I love the soft colours and the circles in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    wow – love the background – so creativeReplyCancel

  • sabinevdk

    Very adorable card! Love the background.ReplyCancel

  • What a great idea to do the pastel circles for the background. It gives the feeling of bubbles that just add to the fun summer feel of the PI girl. Your coloring is also really soft and lovely, so this whole card has a very soft feel to it, that I’m really enjoying. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baugh

    How sweet is this!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel


  • JAS424

    I love the floating circles along with the set Bring Out the Sunshine. It makes for a marvelous-looking card.ReplyCancel

  • Sweet, gorgeous, and beautifully colored!ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    what a cute card. it is so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Lai

    Cute girly card! I like how you did the soft circles in the backgroundReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such a lovely card! I love your background!ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Woohoo! Last day of the Release Countdown…

Time to share a card using the cute little Builder Bears…

I stamped out the images and coloured with Copics, die cut out and set aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock that I trimmed down and added distress inks to to create a rainbow effect, like a wall had been painted in several colours by the bear..

I added this to a white panel and with the white panel I added some score lines..

I finished off the card by adding a sentiment to a Black Licorice card stock that I embossed with white embossing powder, adding my little bear above the sentiment and scattering of clear droplets..

More inspiration over at the blog so be sure to head on over..


  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Such a sweet painting Bear. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Wooow, what a gorgeous card, Joy! ^_^ Hugs LauraReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Beautiful background paired with this cutie. Thanks for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    This release is loaded… Love the builder bears, the ric rac die, the distressed patterns is a must have. Thanks for all your lovely inspiration this week.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    I love this card Joy, the shaded background is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    How cute the bear is! I also love the background and sentiment. What a great card.ReplyCancel


Getting closer and closer to the purchasing date of the May release, I really hope you have enjoyed this release so far, there are some really great stamps and dies this month, well, like it is every month..

Today, I share a card created using the Kangaroo Crew stamp set..

I first started out by stamping my images and colouring with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then masked off areas onto a piece of white card stock and blended distress inks, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed.

Once blended together I added my images and completed this card by stamping and embossing some sentiments onto Black Licorice card stock and die cutting using the Skinny Strips die, adding these to the top of the card..

Time to head over to the Blog to see what the rest of the team have created..

Have a great day!


  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Love your choice of colors. Absolutely adorable, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Renee Drew

    I love the background for these cute kangaroos, Joy! It’s perfect for anyone, but especially for a boy!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baldwin

    Super sweet! Love the little baby popping out!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    Nice background blending.ReplyCancel


Happy Dance!! We are halfway through the May Release Countdown..

Today is Day 3 and I have a cute little Pure Innocence girl to share with you, called Sweet Summertime..

I stamped her out and coloured her in with my Copics, die cutting her and setting her aside..

I then took the die Sweet and with white card stock, ran it through 4 times, adhering each layer together to form dimension, I then ran the shadow part of this die through Black Licorice card stock and adhered all of these together…

I layered some pattern papers from Party Patterns, Black and White Stripes and some Vellum..

Next, I added my little girl and the Sweet word…

Completing the card by adding a sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments, die cutting the sentiment using one of the dies from the Skinny Strips and adding a scattering of enamel dots..

Thanks for taking the time to pop in here today, for more inspiration just click HERE..


  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Great background, love the vellum that softened up the background green color. She is simply adorable. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    One word…sweeeeeeet!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baldwin

    Super sweet!ReplyCancel

Hi there

So did you enjoy the start to the May Release Countdown, I sure hope you did, we have even more to feast your eyes on today..

Today, I am sharing a card created using the latest Birdie Brown set called, Bring Out the Sunshine..

I stamped out this adorable girl and coloured her with Copics, die cut her and set her aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and added some clouds using the Mini Cloud Stencil and some Peach Bellini Ink..

I wanted a little ground section, so I took some masking paper and masked off an area at the base of the card and blended some Milk Chocolate Ink..

I added my little girl and embossed a sentiment onto some Black Licorice card stock, adding this to the side of the girl..

Realising the card needed just a bit of extra pop, I added some Tiny Check patterned paper to the base of the card..

To see loads more creations from the DT just head over HERE..

I will be back with day 3 tomorrow..

Have fun crafting or pre shopping!


  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Adorable, love the subtle background. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • ahhhh…..so sweet-I love the colors. Your card is adorable and leaves me waiting anxiously to purchase this set!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    So cute! I love the soft background and the look as if she is at the beach.ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    She is such a darling, Thanks for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    Gives me memories of summer picnics.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baldwin

    Sooooooooo sweet!ReplyCancel


It has started again, another fantastic Release Countdown to share with you all..

I start you off this countdown with some great new products, Stacey Yaccula’s new set called Friendly Foxes, the cutest set ever, also Greetings and Salutations and lastly Mini Staggered Circles Stencil..

I started off by creating my background, by taking a piece of white card stock, that I applied distress inks, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Fossilised Amber, once I applied all the inks, I flicked with water to make the inks wick..

I applied some heat to dry and added Sweet Tooth Pigment ink through the Mini Staggered Circles Stencil, once again heat setting this..

I wanted extra texture so I applied more flicking but with Black Soot Distress Oxide..

Setting this piece aside and stamping out my little fox, that I coloured with Copics, die cutting and adding to the blended panel..

I finished off the card by adding sentiments to Black Licorice card stock, that I embossed with White Embossing Powder..

Be sure to swing on over to the blog to check out the rest of the teams amazing creations..

I will be back with Day 4 tomorrow..


  • Angie Hollins

    Love your background!!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Love this cute card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Reed

    I love the background. It looks so good against the fox.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    That black cardstock really makes the text stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara R.

    Super cute background for this card!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Love the technique you used for background. Adorable card, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baldwin

    Adorable! Love your background!ReplyCancel

  • I love it! I especially love the colors in the background-beautiful and brings out the smile on this happy little guy!ReplyCancel