Are you all getting those list for shopping the latest release ready, so many wonderful products this month..

Today we are at Day 2 and today I am sharing a card created using Birthday Bear and Friends..

I stamped out the images that I wished to use, coloured them up with Copics and die cut out..

I then worked on my background, cutting a piece of white card stock to be a square and adding heavy colours of Berrylicious, Ripe Raspberry, Lemon Drop and Wild Wisteria, I flicked some water over the top and once that was dry, I added Sweet Tooth Pigment ink over the Card Size Confetti Stencil..

I then cut a strip of Black Licorice card stock and embossed a sentiment from the Party Penguins, adding this to the base as well as a piece of pattern paper from the Black and White Stripes..

Lastly, I added my images and my card was complete..

Remember to swing past the blog to see all the creations for today..

Have a fantastic day!


  • Cynthia Cole

    Great coloring and love that background!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    Cute card! I love how you made the background with the pigment ink and the Confetti stencil! It looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    Love how the background has the lighter circles but still has the bright background.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    Your background is awesome Joy! Love this card. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    The confetti stencils make great bubbles that show off the party animals!ReplyCancel

Hello there

Gosh, already we have reached halfway of the countdown, the time certainly is zooming by..

I am sharing one of the latest Pure Innocence Girls this month and you are in for a treat, this month they are release not just 1 but 2 of these little beauties..

I chose to work with Birthday Buddies, stamping out and colouring in with Copics and restamping onto pattern papers for her dress and little cardigan, papers from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Pastels and Homespun Gingham..

Once everything was adhered, I die cut her and the sweet little puppy side kick and set these aside..

I then took a trimmed piece of white card stock, adding some post-it tape to mask off an area, then I added Dried Marigold Distress Ink, leaving the centre of the panel with a glow effect..

Before I took the masking tape off I added some stenciling with the latest stencil called, Card Sized Confetti, blending in some Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink..

I stamped a sentiment at the base of the inked panel, then took the masking tape off and added my images..

I hope you find loads of inspiration today over at the blog, I will be back with Day 2 tomorrow..

Have a fabulous crafty weekend!


  • Lauryne Cunningham

    What a cute card! I love the soft, dotted backgroundReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    Love the background, looks like a bunch of balloons floating in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Rosa

    All the cards are so cute…ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Terrific color scheme to show off the girl and sweet dog!ReplyCancel

Hi there

I hope you are enjoying the start of the countdown and that today you find something that might wish to add to that endless crafty list..

Today, I have worked with the latest Birdie Brown called, Birth-Yay…as always simply adorable..

I took the few images I wished to use and coloured them in with Copics, die cut out and set aside..

Keeping my card yet again very simple, I took some masking tape and taped off an area for stenciling..

I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and applied Berrylicious ink over the top of the stencil to create clouds within the masked area..

I removed the tap and added a sentiment at the base of the card along with a strip of pattern paper from the Black and White Stripes pattern pad..

I added my sentiments and completed my card by adding some enamel dots..

Be sure to swing past the blog to see the rest of the teams amazing creations..

Have a great day!


  • Cynthia Cole

    Your card is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    These animals in this release are so wonderful. Love your card Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Joy – I absolutely love the design for this card! It’s wonderful :)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    Super cute!! I love the clouds in a small strip!!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Love this cute and sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    Cute card! The images really make a big statement next to the all the white space! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    Love the sentiments in this release. Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card! Love your simple design and the panel with sponged clouds!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Olson

    Joy, your clean, fresh style always blows me away–beautiful work!ReplyCancel


Gosh it is that time again when the DT bring you loads of inspiration with yet another release..

So to start you out we will start of course with Day 5 of the countdown..

I worked with the set called Mice Time to Celebrate…such a cutie set, I stamped out and coloured the images that I wished to use then die cut and set aside..

I kept the rest of the card pretty straight forward as to let the images shine..

I took some pattern papers from Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastel and Black and White Stripes, adding a piece of each of these to base of the card..

I then stamped a sentiment at the top of the card and added my images in between..

Finishing off by adding some enamel dots..

I will be back tomorrow to share even more with you..

Have a great day!


  • Cynthia Cole

    Your cards are always so cute, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    So cute! I love colors and how you colored this cute mouse.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    So glad you’re back! I’ve missed seeing your adorable cards! Love this oneReplyCancel

  • Andrea Hastilow

    So cute xReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    It’s nice to see examples using patterned paper. I have so much of it!ReplyCancel

  • Jill

    That mouse just makes me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    Such a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Such a sweet happy dance mouse so beautifully colored!ReplyCancel

  • Tami

    Your card is charming!! I am loving that dancing mouse.ReplyCancel

  • So sweet and cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    What a cute card! I love the colors- the pattern papers are so pretty!ReplyCancel

Hello everyone

Hope you are all having a lovely week, we have had a bit of a tiresome weekend I must say with sadly Darryl having to be admitted to hospital, but pleased to say he is home and glad to be home now..

Enough of the digression, how about onto the sketch challenge for the week, be sure to swing past the blog to see the inspiration from the DT and to find out details on how to enter this weeks challenge for a chance at winning..

I chose to pull out a much older set called Cool Cat, colouring the images I required to put this card together..

I then took some Steel Grey card stock and trimmed to size, matching the sketch, I added some embossing to 2 of the panels, one with footprints matching the cats and the other a sentiment that I embossed with white embossing powder..

I adhered all the panels to a trimmed white card base, then added my coloured images and completed the card by add a scattering of enamel hearts to complete..

Have a great time this week creating for the sketch, I will be back to share the start of the next release with you soon..



Hi there

Gosh it has been a busy week here on the little old blog, I sure do hope you have had some time to be a little crafty..

If not I hope that maybe joining the current Color Challenge at MFT will inspire you..

To find out how you can enter to win and for loads of inspiration, just head over HERE..

So with these colours this challenge I kept my card very simple by stamping and image from the Bubble Over with Joy, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took a trimmed piece of white card stock that I masked off the bottom section and took Wild Wisteria Ink and applied to one side of the card stock..

Once I was happy with the look, I added droplets of water and then stamped bubbles using the Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink..

Next, I took a sentiment from the stamp set and embossed with white embossing powder on Grout Gray card stock, backing some Steel Grey to the back of this..

I added my sentiment and image and completed the card by add a scattering of sequins..

I hope you have fun playing along..

Have a lovely crafty day!