Hello there!

Did you enjoy seeing some of the latest product being released this month at MFT?

I have even more inspiration for you today as do the DT so be sure to head to the blog..

I have used yet another Birdie Brown stamp set called Sunshine and Friendship and paired it up with the Impact Alphabet Dies, that I have to say, I adore..

So taking some white card stock, I ran the Alphabet Dies through to create the word Hello, die cutting several layers that I then adhered together to form dimension..

I added some Sour Apple to the base of each of the letters and adhered this to a white card panel..

I then stamped out the image that I wish to use and coloured up using Polychromos, die cutting out and adding it to the O of the word Hello..

Next, stamping a sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock and embossing with White Embossing Powder, adding this under the word Hello..

Completing the card by adding some scor lines to the base of the panel and a scattering of enamel dots..

Have a wonderful day!

I will be back tomorrow for day 3..


  • Stanlee Runner

    Absolutely adorable card, I love the addition of color to the letters, that really makes them pop,ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    I love your card!!! These little creatures in the set are having such a good time. Makes me smile. I love the way you inked the letters…..such a cute card. Thank you so much for sharing today.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Patrick

    I love the clean and simple design!ReplyCancel

  • I love the way you tinted the letters! What an adorable stamp set!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you are all having a great week and YAY! for it almost the end too, it has certainly been quite a long one here..

So today we start the July countdown and what a fun release you have ahead of you all..

Let’s start you out with Day 5, I am sharing a Birdie Brown stamp set called Drink up the Sunshine along with the Bitty Birthday Wishes..

I decided to do a little masking and keep the image part a one layer, I stamped out the little girl onto white card stock, then I restamped her onto some masking paper to which I cut around and added to the main stamped image, I then took Lemon Drop and Summer Splash to added a sky and water feature..

I had my first go at using Copics to create a water scene, not sure that I achieved but was fun trying..

I finished colouring her and trimmed down the panel…

I stamped a sentiment from the Bitty Birthday onto a piece of Black Licorice card stock, embossed with white embossing powder and die cut using the Skinny Strips..

I trimmed pieces of pattern paper from the Over the Rainbow paper pad, adding a layering effect to a white card base, adding my image to the top and then then sentiment..

Completing the card by adding some enamel dots..

Be sure to head to the blog to see the rest of the DT work..


  • Sherri Little

    I like the stacked rectangles.ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    Super cute card!!! I love the way you did the water feature. It looks great…as does the layout….it looks like you have a stack of photos all set up in a stack. I love your card…..thank you so much for sharing. This new stamp set is just so cute. Have a wonderful 4th of July.ReplyCancel

  • Sweet card! Your water looks good to me. Love the stacked colors. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Stanlee Runner

    What an adorable card! Great colors and I love the use of the polka dot paper to layer and add extra interest.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Diane

    Adorable summertime ☀️ card!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Michael

    Great work. She makes makes me feel so happy. Love how you did the water.ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hollins

    What an adorable card!!! I love the color combinations! Thank you for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Boyd

    Beautiful scene & I love the patterned paper you used.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Snoozy

    She is so cute with her little yellow swimsuit and hair tie! You did a great job on this!ReplyCancel

  • Your ink work on the water is amazing! I love experimenting with the inks and different techniques! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel


WOW!! I have to say I am blown away by the response and beautiful comments about my last card I created using the Lemon Blossom set from Betsy Veldman’s shop The Greetery…Thank you so so much, but also thank you for the understanding of the disappearing blog post, to which I might add I still cannot find, so who knows where in cyber space it is floating..

Here’s hoping today’s post goes that much smoother..

Speaking of…how about the second card I created with The Greetery products..

This time I did some no line water colouring using the Katie Cuties – Fan-Sea set..to which is just way too adorable..

Something I aspire to do and hopefully one day accomplish is to water colour and yet feel comfortable doing so LOL..

I chose the main 2 images from the set the Octopus and Starfish and inked these up with some Natural ink from MFT, having a lighter coloured ink, just enough so I could see where I would be painting and the other so that it would blend away when water colouring making the no line water colour effect..

I took my Faber Castell Goldfaber Aqua Water Colour pencils, now I have listed below this post a smaller set to which you can purchase, but I do have the bigger 48 piece set that I have to say was the first time using and I really really love, so I added layers to my Octopus and Starfish until I was happy then set aside to dry before die cutting out..

I wanted an underwater scene to my card, to achieve what I was after I took a piece of water colour paper and a piece of acetate, to which I added Peacock Feather, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire, I added water until fair size droplets and by bending the acetate around the paper, smooshing it until I was happy with the effect, also making sure to dry between each layer..

I dried the panel and added a sentiment using my Mini Misti, along with adhering my images and adding a few bubbles around the images and the card was complete..

I have truly loved creating with Betsy’s images this month and I know I want to have more of her products in my craft room, be sure to head over to the Shop and Blog to see more and to follow her on Instagram..

I cannot thank you enough Betsy for allowing me to create for you, it has been an absolute honour and pleasure, thank you!


  • Nancy Lempinen

    Love your sweet card; what do you mean you hope to water color some day, Based on this card, I’d say you’re already there! Thanks too for sharing how you achieved the look.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Mc

    Joy, this is simply adorable and every detail is perfect. You’ve definitely made Betsy and Katie even more proud of this cute set.ReplyCancel

  • Martha Gordin

    What a cheerful lovely card to brighten anyone’s day, young and old alikeReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Clapper

    Hi Joy! What a wonderful way to start the week. I love your pretty design full of color and “splashes”. You really brought Katie’s creatures to life. Thank you Joy, I’m so glad to meet you. 😊ReplyCancel

Hi there

I have just woken this morning to find that my post did not go live last night, I have no idea where it has gone to so hugest apologies..

So I am re writing a very quick post..

I have the huge honour of being a guest for The Greetery…I have been a massive fan of Betsy Veldman for years, I mean who hasn’t, her knowledge let alone her amazing talent is something to aspire to..

Now she has established her own company called The Greetery, with the most fabulous products..

I am sharing 2 cards with you this month and one being today called Lemon Blossom..

It is a beautiful layering stamp set and I know that you will all love to create with, so be sure to head over to The Greetery to see more of what is in stock..

I stamped out my images using various inks to get that gradient look and wanted to keep the focal point to the stamps itself, so I created a cluster to the center..

On the edges I used my score board to created just some subtle hints of more dimension..

Completing the card by stamping a 2 tone sentiment..

Be sure to head over to the Blog and follow The Greetery on Instagram..

Sorry again for the late posting but I thank you for joining me here today..


  • This is simply stunning!!! I just love everything about it! Those lemons and the embossed corners are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • see mary stamp

    This is such a beautiful design. Love how you showcased the stamped design with the embossed corners. Wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Mc

    Beautiful card, Joy, and the score lines add so much to the dimension. What brand of stylus do you use? I own the MS Scoring Board but don’t care for the included bone folder for scoring because it’s so flimsy. TIA!ReplyCancel

  • Joy this is absolutely stunning! Thank you for some amazing inspiration – I just got this set, yay! Into the craftroom I go :)ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Lempinen

    Lovely card, I too think your scoring on opposite corners is genius, beautiful job! As is the stamping and coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Clapper

    Hi Joy! Don’t you just get baffled by things like a lost post. I chuckled when you said you didn’t know where it went. I just had something similar happen to me, and I told the on-line company, that I don’t think computers are infallible. Well enough of that. I totally agree with you about Betsy, she is AMAZING and I’m so happy she’s opened her own company. I love your card, you made the beautiful lemon & blossom the focal point and it’s beautifully framed. I look forward to seeing your next card. Thx Joy! 😊ReplyCancel

  • Vikki H

    How fun to see your design of Betsy’s lovely set! I love your two-tone sentiment and the framed scoring. Great design!ReplyCancel

  • jessica monte

    omg I love love love your card. I can’t believe that you did this lines with just your score board, its amazing. thanks for just wonderful inspiration…ReplyCancel

  • Martha Gordin

    Unfortunately I have never seen your blog before this post on The Greetery and I absolutely love your style. This is just a stunning card, beautiful coloring, perfect layout, and last but not least little details that are yummy frosting on an already delicious lemon cake. I’ll be following your blog 😉. So glad I found youReplyCancel

  • Frances P. Lala

    Joy, boy do you have style and talent, I am loving EVERY card you make. You are one classy lady.ReplyCancel


Happy day to you all, hope you have all enjoyed the card kit and by now have purchased one for yourself to play with..

I am back again today with another card by, but of course it is the middle of the week and that certainly means a new sketch challenge has started for you all to play along, to find out how you can do just that and some inspiration to get you going, head over HERE..

I wanted yet another Christmas card so coloured in one of the Bitty Bears with my Polychromos and die cut out..

I then took a piece of scratch white card stock and using the Starry Circle, I die cut into this panel, adding it directly to a white card base..

I then trimmed another piece of white card stock to be slightly smaller then the card front and using the Star Shaker Window Frame, I die cut into the panel..

Using the outer edge of this die, I die cut some Sour Apple card stock and added foam tape, placing it over the other star..

I took my Scor-Buddy and added some score lines around the out edge of the card just to give it more of a feature and placed foam tape on the back, adding it over the Starry Circle area..

I completed the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments set and die cutting using the Skinny Strips, adding this along with my Bitty Bear and my card was complete..

Enjoy your day, hope it is a lovely crafty one..


  • Cynthia Evanoff

    Good morning Joy. I have just found you and am so delighted with your technique. Every card makes me smile. Who knew simple white with just the right amount of perfect coloring would create such beautiful art. Thanks for sharing your talent with us….ReplyCancel

Hi there

YAY! The day is here, card kit release day! Flowers in Bloom!

I hope you have enjoyed viewing what the DT have created using this yummy kit…to view even more head HERE..

I have one last card for you and today I chose to create using some water colouring and pulling out my Mijello Water Colour set, now I am no Debby Hughes but it has been lovely to create with water colour and I can see why she loves to water colour…

So with more practice ahead, it was time to stamp out the flower image and colour..going for browns, orange and yellow tones, flicking some black over the top..

Once I was happy with the image I took the Circle Stax die and die cut a circle out..

Trimming a piece of Kraft card stock and tearing one side of the panel, adding this to a white card base, adding a piece of Black Licorice card stock to this and the water colour panel..

Finishing off the card by adding a sentiment from the Essential Sentiment set, that I embossed with white embossing powder and die cut using the Skinny Strips..

Enjoy viewing all the creations and have fun shopping..


  • Sharon Gullikson

    The tiny bit of speckles looks wonderful. But the orange is my favorite part. SO GORGEOUSReplyCancel

  • This is a great card! It is great for a masculine card, too. You did really well with your water coloring!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraF

    Great card….very different.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Yahrling

    Such a pretty card! Love how you colored these pretty flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Such a beautiful card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Fabulous card! Such a great design – really love the torn kraft background, looks great with your flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Pretty and elegant card.. lovely coloring.. thanks for sharing..ReplyCancel

  • Nessy 44

    The colors give off a serious feel to it, and I like that because we need this kind of card color combo at times. Your card is very creative in the layout and the techniques. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    Beautiful! I Love the torn kraft paper and your coloring on the flowers is AWESOMEReplyCancel

  • Jana Gutsch

    Love Love Love so prettyReplyCancel

  • This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley

    I like the circle focal point and your water coloring looks great! The torn edge on the Kraft cardstock is a wonderful addition.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Love the way your card is layered! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    I always love cards with kraft cardstock! The black accents with the beautiful orange is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Love this sweet card:)ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Perdue

    Love the watercolored flowers and how you tore the kraft paper and die cut the flowers in a circle. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Julia D.

    So pretty! Love the more muted colors and the way you tore the paper – really goes together well!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Brown

    Very cute card! I love it, made me want another cup of coffee.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Brown

    Very cute card! I love it, made me want another cup of coffee.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    wow stunning card – the layout is awesomeReplyCancel

  • Sarah Clark

    Love your card samples! Just WOW – so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Clark

    Love your card samples!ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Great design & totally awesome color combo! The flowers look so pretty in this unexpected color!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Petersen

    I love that you cut the flowers into a circle for a different look. Beautiful!ReplyCancel