Gosh I have to say a huge thank you to all that commented here on my blog and my social media sites, FB and IG for my guesting for Clearly Besotted..

I am having so much fun sharing these sneeks with you and today I have yet another..

Creating another scene using the Pop Up Monsters, these are just so so adorable..

I stamped out all the images that I wished to use and coloured with my Polychromos…

I then took a white panel and using some Post-it tape I taped off an area at the top of the panel and inked with Lawn Fawn inks, Merman and Blue Jay, flicking some Copic Opaque White over the top and adding white gel pen dots to look like stars..

I added my little images to create an outer space scene and completed the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment onto some black card stock, adding this strip under the scene..

Please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog to check out the rest of the teams amazing creations and don’t forget to also check the You tube channel for amazing colouring and creating..

I will be back again later with another post and tomorrow too..

Have a fabulous day and thanks again for stopping by..


  • Tara Prince

    Just so adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Keren Baker

    Love the scene! Such cutely coloured critters! xReplyCancel

  • Andrea Hastilow

    I’m learning so much from you in two WOW card designs xReplyCancel

  • Conil

    You’re coloring of these darling creatures is just fantastic. And that night sky is to fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Adorable card! Love your awesome coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Tilson

    These monsters are far too sweet to be monsterish aren’t they?! Love your polychromos colouring Joy, such depth. Fabulous card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

I am back with another post and this time we are starting the latest Sketch Challenge for the week, number 452 to be exact…

Would love for you to play along and to do so you can pop on over HERE to view inspiration and details on how to enter..

I chose to use an older Birdie Brown set called Up in the Air, stamping out the images and colouring with Copics I then die cut out and set aside..

I also stamped out sentiments onto white card stock using the Greetings and Salutations stamp set..

I added my images to a white panel to match the sketch, but slightly different positioning of the sentiments..

Super quick and easy and a lot of fun creating this sketch, I hope you will play along this week..

Have a fabulous day!


  • Renee Drew

    Love the adorable little bluebirds!ReplyCancel

Hello there

Hope you are all enjoying your week..

I have a super fun post today and I am so honoured and excited to let you all know that I was asked by the lovely Jenny and Stephanie from Clearly Besotted to guest for their Halloween and Christmas releases..

Can we just say that I am still pinching myself that they even asked me to guest, I absolutely adore their company and I look forward bringing you the sneak peeks over the next couple of days..

Today, I wanted to share the Halloween Plushies with you all..this is truly just adorable and fits in well with the other plushie sets they have in store..

I wanted to add each of these cutie images onto the one card but had to limit myself LOL..

So I took several of the cute images and stamped them out colouring with my Polychromos..

With the background, I added Lawn Fawn, Peacock, blending for a deep colour at the top of a white card base..

Once that was all inked I took the fabulous Fright Night Stencil, adding the tree with cemetry onto one end of the inked panel with some Versafine Onyx Black Ink..

I added my little images and completed this card by stamping a sentiment from the Happy Everything onto a strip of white card stock, adding this just below the little scene I created..

Please swing past the Clearly Besotted Blog and don’t forget to check out their You tube Channel..

I will be back tomorrow with my next card installment for Clearly Besotted..

  • Tara Prince

    Such a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • oh my, so very CUTE.ReplyCancel

  • Keren Baker

    Gorgeous colouring and a fab design. So glad you’re guesting with us this month! xxReplyCancel

  • Lisa Tilsom

    What an adorably cute scene Joy, I love the choice of blue for the background too. I’m looking forward to seeing all your teasers and am thrilled you are joining us for a few months! Lisa xReplyCancel

  • This is so cute, Joy! What a wonderful scene and I love the colours you have used. Great design. Lovely to have you guesting with us xxReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Frightfully delightful! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Hastilow

    Spookily awesome design xReplyCancel

  • Love your color choices, so cute.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Back again here on the little old blog, apologies for not being around, but life and it’s hurdles can always get in the road at times and they have to take precedence..

So today I am back with the latest Sketch Challenge, to view more inspiration and see how you can enter this weeks challenge, head over HERE!

So before I jump into the card today, apologies for the lame photo, my light tent light went caput and I could not find a bulb for it to replace it, so will update my photo tomorrow and add here..

So I turned the sketch around this week and stamped out some sweet little chicks from the Birthday Chicks stamp set, colouring these in with Copics and die cutting out..

I then took a white panel and using some Post-it tape, I added to mask off an area, applying Berrylicious to the inside of this masked area and before taking off the mask I added some White Tooth Pigment ink through the Card Sized Confetti Stencil..

I then added my little chicks and completed the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment from the Bitty Birthday Wishes onto some Cement Gray card stock, die cutting this out using the Skinny Strips die..

I hope you will find time to play this week..

Have a great day!




Hope you all have been loving seeing the Vault products and what fun it will be to be able to swoop up older products..

We now switch things up again and it is Sketch Challenge time, so be sure to upload all your projects HERE and check out all the inspiration from the DT..

I chose once again to create a Christmas card..

Using one of the Bears from the Polar Bears stamp set, stamping out and colouring with Copics and Polychromos, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took some Plaid Pattern paper from the Merry and Bright paper pad, die cutting a panel using the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax 1 and whilst at the die cutting station, I took a tag from the Tag Builders Blueprint 5, adding this to the pattern paper along with the bear at the base of the tag..

I die cut also a sentiment banner from some Sno Cone card stock and stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments, adding this to the top of the tag..

I completed this card by adding some twine bows and then adding the panel to a white card base..

Enjoy playing along this week..


  • Kristen

    This card is so fresh and crisp looking! Love the non-traditional colors for a holiday or wintry cardReplyCancel

  • Fantastic colouring and I love the plaid background!ReplyCancel

Hello there

Sharing a fun card with you all today and something fun that will be at MFT each month, called Vault Release’s…this means that we are bringing back the golden oldies in stamps and dies, I just know you will all love this, with some small changes to these products to make them feel new all over again, plus if in the past you never had an opportunity to purchase well you get to now..

I am sharing one of Birdie Brown’s first designs called Sweet Birthday Wishes..

I took the little cupcake girl, stamped her out and coloured up her hair, skin, bows, the cupcake and her shoes, with her dress I paper pieced using some pattern paper from the Party Patterns paper pad..

On the card front I took white card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine die cutting a frame using the Stitched Rectangle Frames, adding foam tape to the frame for dimension, adding this to a white card base and with the inner section I stamped with Wild Wisteria using the All Lined up Background Stamp, adding this to the frame..

I added my little girl off to one side and finished the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment onto some Wild Wisteria card stock and scattering of sequins..

Be sure to head to the blog to check out more about the Vault Release and all the goodies from the DT…

Enjoy the wonderful surprise!


  • Liz or Ralph Schaefer

    I absoutely love cupcake anythingReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Morris

    Such a sweet card. That adorable girl with the giant cupcake is too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    I just love this set and you’ve made an adorable card with it!ReplyCancel