Hi there

So I am back with my last card share for this month for Clearly Besotted, I have enjoyed this time so so much and I cannot wait to share sneak peeks of what will be install next month..

Don’t forget to head to the blog to see the rest of the teams amazing creations and their You tube channel too for amazing colouring..

For this card I used the super adorable Hippo Halloween, these add to the already line up of cute Hippos they have in stock..

I chose my little hippo on the broom, stamped out and coloured with Polychromos..

I then took a white panel piece of card stock, die cut a circle out of masking paper, adding this to the white card stock and taking Lawn Fawn inks, Sunflower and Sugarplum, giving the circle a soft glow..

Within the circle I took the Fright Night Stencil, adding spiderwebs using some black ink and then added some little bats to complete the circle..

I added my little flying hippo and finished off by taking some Wild Wisteria card stock, stamping a sentiment and embossing and die cutting using a speech bubble, adding this to the top portion of the circle..

Thank you all so very much for stopping by this week as I share sneak peeks from the up coming release for Clearly Besotted, I hope you all enjoy your shopping when they go live on the 1st of September..

I will be back later for another post so stay tuned…


  • Andrea Hastilow

    Fantastic spooky design, love seeing the hippos join in on another seasonal.event. Has been awesome to see your inspiration xReplyCancel

  • Keren Baker

    Love the way you’ve done the stencilled background! Fab xReplyCancel

  • Lisa Tilson

    What an absolutely delightful card! You have made Halloween so fun and yet so classy! Beautiful designs on all three cards Joy and I can’t wait to see what you have in store next month! Lisa xReplyCancel

Hi again

Back with my second post and sharing the start of the MFT September Release Countdown..

Today, we share Day 5 so be sure to head over to the blog to check out the rest of the teams amazing creations..

I decided to use the cute set Sweater Weather in the Woods along with the Knitted Sweater Background..

I stamped out the sweet bear from the set and coloured him in with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

I then took a white panel and inked up the Knitted Sweater Background with Kraft ink, wiping away some of the ink before stamping onto the panel, as I wanted it to be a soft background effect..

Once this was stamped I then took one of the dies from the Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames and embossed into the card stock..

I added my little bear and completed the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment onto a banner from the Blueprints 29 that was die cut from Black Licorice card stock, adding some twine and placing panel onto an After Midnight card base..

Have fun checking out all the amazing creations..

  • Karen Noblitt

    The border, background and sweet bear! GREAT work!!ReplyCancel

  • I simply adore these critters! The entire release is adorable and your project has been delightful! Thanks for all your work and for being so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Nina Houghton

    Joy, I love the subtle use of the knitted background stamp. I can hardly wait to order that stamp – and all the others in this release!ReplyCancel

  • Erika Hayes

    I just love the hint of the knitted background. It is perfect touch! Just lovelyReplyCancel


    Super cute CAS card, love this bear, amazing coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    I love the soft background!! It really makes the bear stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    I really like how you let the knitted sweater background me a subtle accent to this adorable bear, great cardReplyCancel

  • Lori McCarthy

    I love the simplicity of this card! These sets are so cute. On my list for sure! Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card. Love the new background stamp. And the sentiments in this release are really fun.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Michael

    He’s so adorable. Love the light background.ReplyCancel

  • Love how that guy POPS.
    So fun!ReplyCancel


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!