Hi there, I am so sorry my post is late and that at this stage no links at the bottom, they are doing work in my town with the Internet and I am struggling at all angles to post or do anything on my computer, at this stage I am having to try through my phone which is just as frustrating..

so onto the post, we begin the December Release Countdown and I start you out with the latest from Birdie Brown, Magical Friends..

I chose to colour the image with dragon and girl with my Copics and adding a touch of Polychromos..

I then took a white panel and add some stenciling using the Sunrise Radiating Rays and some Cement Gray ink..

I then added a sentiment to some Black Licorice card stock, embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder, trimming and adding to the card..

whilst embossing I also embossed the speech bubble adding the extra sentiment to this and die cutting..

I added all the elements to the panel, then added some sparkle with a gel pen..

Don’t forget to head to the blog and see all the amazing creations today, bear with me as we go along this week..



Hello there

I am back again today to share the latest Birthday Project with you all, for a chance to play along and possibly win a voucher in store then click, HERE for more details and inspiration to get you started..

This month was all about festive and creating shaker and moving cards..

I chose to create a shaker card by die cutting the HB2U out of a white card panel using the Impact Alphabet and Numbers..

I added some Tropical Teal ink to the base of this card and added some shine using some glitter pen..

I then added my acetate at this back along with the foam tape and then added sequins to match..

Next, I moved onto the images, so taking the Piles of Fun set and colouring up the sweet little mouse that I truly adore with Polychromos along with a balloon from the Birth-Yay set, then die cutting these out and adding to the card..

I completed this card, by stamping another sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock and embossed this sentiment from the Bitty Birthday Wishes..

I hope you have fun creating your movement cards this month and also another birthday card to add to your collection..

Have a fantastic day!



Hi there

It is that time of the week again and we are headed into another sketch challenge, this time we are at 463, to view more about the challenge and how you can participate for a chance to win, just click HERE..

Sticking with the sketch, I chose to die cut into a white panel using a Circle Stax, the inside piece I added distress oxide inks to create a skyline..

I then took Black Licorice card stock and die cut the Little Town of Bethlehem..

Before adhering the little town to the circle feature, I added my panel to a white card base, with the inner section I ran it through the die cutting machine die cutting stars, using the Vertical Starry Night, adding gel pen to add even more stars..

I added my Little Town of Bethlehem and adhered this to the circle..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes at the base of the card and added twine to make it look like it was a hanging ornament..

Don’t forget there is heaps of inspiration from the team to get you started and we look forward in seeing your entries..

I will be back again tomorrow with another creation for you all..

Have a fantastic crafty day!



Hi there

I hope you are all having a great day, there have been horrendous winds here today and not what they need in the fire areas that are at catastrophic conditions, I am thinking of everyone that are and have been effected and thinking of all the fire fighters battling horrendous conditions, may you all stay safe..

So whilst I was away on holidays I spent sometime relaxing colouring some images in and one of those images that I got to play with was Clearly Besotted, Perfect Peonies..

I coloured these Peonies, using my Polychromos and I am loving finding colour combos and learning more about shading with these pencils..

So of course today, I created a card using this pretty flower..I sadly lost my Uncle during last week and I needed to send a card down to my Aunty and well this became the perfect flower to do so..

I also got the chance to play with Laurie Willison and Taylored Expressions latest stencils, these are fantastic Masking Stencils and are a dream to use, so I used one of the Circle ones and added some Grout Gray from MFT using the Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions..

I then stamped a sentiment from an older set from Clearly Besotted called With Love and added my Peonies and completed the card by adding white enamel dots..

Hoping you all find a bit of inspiration from this card and that you find time to be crafty..

Have a great day!


  • Debbie Lahaise

    wonderful colouring and card .So sorry about your uncleReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such beautiful flowers!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Back today to share the latest sketch challenge and I sure hope you will find some time to play along, to view how to do so please head over HERE..

I decided to pull out the Snow Buddies from the latest release and I never had a chance to colour up throughout the release countdown, so I took one of those cute little girls and coloured her up with some Polychromos..

I then took a white panel and added a piece of Petite Plaid to the top portion of the card..

Next, I took the Stitched Heart Stax and die cut a piece of Sno Cone, adding some stenciling using Card Sized Confetti and Sweet Tooth ink..

I added this along with the little girl and completed this card by stamping a sentiment from the same stamp set and the card was complete..

Enjoy playing along this week..


  • Heidi Rees

    I LOVE this card! Great colors, great patterned paper use, and that adorable girl!ReplyCancel


The day is finally here, the day you can start shopping, there are so many great products to choose from and I sure do hope you have fun doing so…

We have loads more inspiration on the Blog today with friends around the crafty world joining in on the fun..

I chose to create using the Mistletoe Cover Up die, making this the feature of my card, I ran this through my die cutting machine, die cutting into white card stock, setting aside..

I then took another piece of white card stock and blended Distress Oxide Inks, Candid Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye together, once I was happy with the blending I flicked water over the top to make the ink wick together..

I added foam tape to the back of the Mistletoe Cover Up die cut and added it to the blended card stock..

Next, I took Black Licorice card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine several times die cutting the Thanks from the Thanks and Hello set, adding this along with a stamped sentiment from the Bitty Thanks and Gratitude stamp set, die cutting this with Skinny Strips and adding under the Thanks die cut sentiment..

I completed this card by adding some clear sequins and my card was complete..

I hope you have so much fun shopping, not to mention creating with these amazing products from November..

Have a fabulous day!


  • Heidi Rees

    Beautiful card! I love the cover die and the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    Ooo . . . so pretty!!! Love your fabulous blended background!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Reed

    I actually love that this card is fall Mistletoe! Awesome colorsReplyCancel

  • I love the colors you used, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    The background colors look gorgeous. And the white stands out nicely in front. So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda McKinley

    This is so pretty! Love how easy it is but packs a punch! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Very elegant and beautiful! Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anne Malicoat

    Lovely card – has a nice autumn feel to it, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O.

    Lovely design Joy! a fresh approach and use of holiday products. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Love your card! I set my alarm clock to shop the new release, but didn’t order this cover plate. Now I’m so sorry I didn’t after seeing your gorgeous card, so I might just place another order, lol. xx LindaReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    I don’t think the cover up die-cut needs anything else but a background, this is the best way to showcase this beautiful design!ReplyCancel

  • your cards are always so lovely, Joy and this one is especially beautiful – this die is my favorite from this great new release.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Gourley

    Joy, I love this card! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Miesje Flach

    Oh so very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card…love the soft ombre inking!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    Beautiful background and ink blending!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Bonagura

    wonderful! love this die!ReplyCancel

  • Subhashini

    I love the choice of warm colorsReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Wow, love this die and the background you created,ReplyCancel

  • JMN

    Beautiful card, love your color blending.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny N

    Love your card, the colours are gorgeous. This cover die is a favourite of mine from this release.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny N

    Love your card and the colors are gorgeous. This cover die is a favourite of mine from this release.ReplyCancel

  • Chandhini

    Gorgeous blending, love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a gorgeous card!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay Demonbren

    Such beautiful color blending; I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jess K

    Beautiful card, love the colors and the cover die.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi Flass

    Beautiful card! I love your background.ReplyCancel

  • Rhode

    I love the colors of the background! It’s a nice card!ReplyCancel

  • Isabel Z

    LOVE the colors that you used.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Orndorff

    Absolutely love the blended background on this card and the way you raised up the white panel – Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • NinaS

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! What an awesome card! Love the ombre!!ReplyCancel

  • Tami B

    This is so pretty. I love the blended background colors.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Sleppy

    Love this! You could really use that mistletoe die year round!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Kirk

    What a beautiful card. Love the ombre effect in the background.ReplyCancel

  • stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie)

    That cover die looks gorgeous. What a fantastic idea and the background is so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Maria C F

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Lai

    Beautiful background colors in your card. Very nice card so tastefully done.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Z

    Your choice of colors makes this card.ReplyCancel

  • Evan

    This is spectacular.ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Simply beautiful! Love your background and that gorgeous cover die!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Wonderful inking behind this die.ReplyCancel

  • Ethan

    You showcased this set beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    Gorgeous card! The white Mistletoe die really pops off your beautifully blended background!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Petersen

    Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used.ReplyCancel

  • Danny

    Great color choice!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So pretty. I like the colors of the background.ReplyCancel

  • Rema DeLeeuw

    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such a lovely card! Fabulous background with that cover die!ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    What a stunning card! Gorgeous rich colors and design.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful creation!ReplyCancel