Happy Sunday!

Are you all enjoying your weekend so far, quiet day here at the cottage..

Decided to whip up a quick card last night to share with you all and then Darryl and I are headed outside to plant some seedlings ready for when Spring comes, then hopefully back inside to craft..

So I had coloured up some images from Pretty Pink Posh called Woodland Critters a little while ago using some Polychromos, so decided last night whilst crafting I would create the rest of the card..

So I took a piece of white card stock and to the top of the card, I took some Lawn Fawn, Mermaid ink and tried out my Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes, adding this ink to the top..

Now these brushes, I have to say are so worth every bit of money, I absolutely love how they blend the ink on..super smooth and the brush to hold is super easy no cramping from blending too much LOL.. so if you are on the fence about purchasing my recommendation is to purchase if you get a chance..

Once I had the inked part completed, I took some pattern paper from the Party Patterns paper pad and die cut a piece to fit just under the inked part using the Stitched Borders 4..

I stamped out a sentiment from the Birdie Friends and added this just under the scallop section, adding twine above this with a bow..

Completing the card by adding my images to the inked part of the card and adding this panel to a white card base..

Enjoy the rest of your day, I will be back tomorrow with another creation..




Hope you are all having a wonderful week..

It’s time for the Birthday Project at MFT and this month we are celebrating birthday’s using flowers..

I chose create a simple card using the flowers and leaves from the Fluttering Friends stamp set..

I coloured the images with Polychromos and die cut out..

I used a simple Cement Gray panel that I added White Tooth Ink through the Card Sized Confetti Stencil into one corner of the panel..

Once the ink was dried I added my spray of flowers and completed the card by adding a stamped sentiment from the Essential Sentiments die cutting this using the Skinny Strips and adding a scattering of white enamel dots..

I hope you have a lot of fun playing along this month..

Enjoy your crafty day!




Hope you are all having a great day!

Middle of the week and that means it is time for another Sketch Challenge, don’t forget to pop on over to the blog to see how you can enter to win and some inspiration to get you started..

I chose to take out an older stamp set, Polynesian Paradise, stamping out the little girl and the flowers, colouring with Copics and die cutting out..

I then took some white card stock and die cut 3 circles using the Circle Stax 2, applying Ripe Raspberry and Lemon Drop to each to give a sunset feel to each circle..

I added these circles to a white card base and on a piece of Black Licorice card stock, I embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder adding this across the bottom 2 circles..

I completed the card by adding my girl and trimming the flowers down and tucking them into the sentiment..

I hope you have a lot of fun playing along this week..

Have a great day!


  • JoAnn Burnham

    Love your cute card with those ink blended panels and cute hula girl. TFSReplyCancel


YAY! the day is finally here that you can shop the latest release from MFT

I hope you all have as much fun as I have had this month creating..

Today, I share one last card with you and we also have not just the DT but other crafters from around the crafting world joining us..

I decided to use the Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes, along with Bitty Birthday Wishes, Impact Alphabet and Card Sized Confetti Stencil..

Stamping out this time the little bunny, colouring with Polychromos and die cutting..

Next, I worked on the rest of the background for the card, by taking Ripe Raspberry and Tickled Pink inks and applying through the Card Sized Confetti Stencils and over the top inking lightly with the same colours..

I then took several layers of white card stock and die cut the word Yay from the Impact Alphabet dies, adhering each layer together to form dimension, adding these to the stenciled background..

I completed the card by adding my sweet little bunny and stamping and embossing a sentiment from the Bitty Birthday Wishes onto Black Licorice card stock and using the Skinny Strips die cutting and adding to the inked panel also..

Have fun shopping and also have even more fun creating..

Enjoy your day!


  • JoAnn Burnham

    Love the background for that cute party bunny. Great card.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    This is darling! Love the stars!ReplyCancel

  • Subhashini

    This card combines all my favorites- stencil, blending and the cute critter!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    This bunny is so excited to party! I love your background tooReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! It’s so cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie Z

    Too sweet!! Great design!!ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Pretty minimal palette and lovely coloring of this fun bunny. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so adorable! I love how you colored the cute bunny, and your ink blended and star covered background is really fun. :)ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    YAY is right! I love the pink! Great background!ReplyCancel

  • Zlatka Kabaivanova

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Cochran

    Love the bunny and the colors of the card.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Sweet card! Love this darling bunny! Pretty coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Chandhini

    Such a sweet card, love the soft stencilled BG.ReplyCancel

  • isabel z

    Love what you created!ReplyCancel

  • Maria C F

    I love blog hops and MFT because they inspire me to create–thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Iggy

    It is time to party because there is a new release!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    This is the sweetest card! I love how you created the pretty star background and kept white space at the bottom- looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Awww I love this adorable bunny!! Such a beautiful darling card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Morris

    Love that sweet card. The layout is wonderful and that bunny is so adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    Love this star stencil. This card is too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O.

    what an adorable card! love the sweet bunny and lovely stenciled background Joy! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So super cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Petersen

    Awesome fun card!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    This is such a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    I like how you colored just the top of the card pink. It is wonderful with the stars–very subtle.ReplyCancel

  • This card Is amazing i love your sweet idea!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Z

    Your background on the card is terrific and the animal is super sweet plus the big YAY :)ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    What a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    I love the pink hues in your star background!ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Such a sweet card that you’ve made. Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Such a sweet card that you’ve made. I love the colors that you chose. Thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Oh what a lovely card! Perfectly sweet and beautiful design.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    I love this card the background really sets the image and giant letters off.ReplyCancel

  • Love the bunny with the sentiment, it’s so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Love the ombre effect you created for the background.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie s

    This is such a great design! I can see switching out the pinks for blues, or any other colour for that matter, and being able to make a more masculine card. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • stampinggrandma

    Sweet card! Love this release!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Love how you colored the bunny and the star background.ReplyCancel

Hi there

YAY!! finally last day of the countdown, tomorrow is shopping day and I am sure you are all going to want everything in this release..

I cannot thank you enough for stopping by these last few days and leaving lovely comments on my blog..

Remember to head to the blog as there are loads more creations to see today..

Today, I am sharing a shaker card using the Mermaid for Each Other..

Stamping out a little mermaid colouring with Copics and Polychromos and die cutting then setting aside..

I then took a panel of Bristol paper and applied After Midnight, Tropical Teal, Summer Splash and Sno Cone to the panel, flicking water over the top once blended and setting aside until dry..

Once dry, I added some white gel pen dots and adhered a few sequins..

I then took another panel of white card stock and die cut into the panel using the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax, I needed a die big enough to sit around the inked panel..

I adhered acetate to the back of the die cut then a double thickness of foam tape, adding sequins to the inside of this..

Back to the inked panel, I took the die Under the Sea and using the card stocks, Limelight, Electric Red, Coral Crush and Kraft, I die cut coral, seaweed and stones to which I then placed at the bottom of the inked panel..

I sealed up the shaker and placed my little mermaid on top of the acetate along with a sentiment that I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder and die cut using the Skinny Strips..

Completing this card by adding this to a Sno Cone card base..

I think I put a little too many sequins but hey it is nice and sparkly :)

Okay, have a great day!


  • Stanlee Runner

    I am so in love with this card! The way you did the shaker is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration during the blog hop.ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    This card was just adorable. I love, love, love shaker cards!!! And I must say that I had not noticed that this little mermaid had little “floaties” on her upper arms…I laughed when I saw those….how funny for a mermaid to have floaties…..crackes me up! Thank you so much for sharing all of your great cards along on this fun Blog Hop for MFT….it was great fun!!! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    She really looks like she is peeking out from the aquarium! Super cuteReplyCancel

  • Nina C. Houghton

    Joy, I just love your work. I especially love this card. Thank you for the inspiration. I love this mermaid to use for my little nieces – because she is wearing floaties. You know, if a mermaid is wearing floaties, it is totally cool!!ReplyCancel

Hello there

We are edging closer to the full release day, I do hope that you are enjoying this months countdown, remember there are loads more over on the blog to see, so be sure to swing on by..

Today, I am sharing a card created with Fairy-Tale Friends…

Stamping out one of the unicorns from the set, I then coloured up with Copics and Polychromos..

Once I was happy I die cut out and set aside..

I then took a white panel and using some Post-it tape, I added some blending using Cotton Candy, Tickled Pink and Spun Sugar..creating a look of rays..

I added my unicorn to the rays along with lots of sparkly goodness using sequins and white gel dots..

Completing the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock that I then die cut with Skinny Strips and added to the base of the card..

  • Karen in Florida

    I love the way you did the pink background…looks magical!
    This is a great stamp set! I really need to win! There’s is SO MUCH in this release that I must have!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Anderberg

    Love your card! Your rainbow is so unique. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Stanley Runner

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful card! It would be absolutely perfect for any little girl.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Michael

    Beautiful. Love all the pinks.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    Love your layers of pink, such a great touch!ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    I love the way those sun rays turned out. Thank you so much for explaining how you made them…they are adorable. Such a sweet card. Thank you so much for sharing it today.ReplyCancel

  • Stanlee Runner

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful card! It would be absolutely perfect for any little girl.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love the unicorn!!ReplyCancel