Before I jump into today’s post, I just wanted to thank everyone for the lovely birthday wishes for today, it has been a great day and it has been lovely to be so loved all around the world…

Now, onto the post, it has been awhile since I shared a card for the Color Challenge and I decided to jump in this month after a long hiatus, so I am playing with 107 and I sure do hope you will find some time to play along with us, just click HERE for more details..

I chose to use all card stock on my card and use all the colours which are Wild Cherry, Cotton Candy, Limelight and Summer Splash, all super fun colours together..

So in order to get all the colours onto this card I started with die cutting into each colour using the Happy Birthday Block, I then die cut into a Black Licorice panel and added this to a black card base…

Next, was to add the colours to which some I added foam tape for dimension and others glue directly into place..

I added sentiments from the Essential Sentiments and Bundle of Balloons to which I embossed with white embossing powder..

To complete the card I die cut a balloon from the Balloon Alphabet out of some Gold Sparkle and added this to the card also..

Thanks for popping in today to check out the inspiration to get you started on your Challenge card..



Back again..

I hope you have all enjoyed the release..

We are now up to that time of the week again and the fun begins for you to join the latest sketch challenge..

We are currently up to number 415 and would love to see you play along, for more details and inspiration just head over HERE..

I chose to use the Fluttering Friends set and stamped out a dragonfly that I then coloured with my Polychromos, die cutting out and setting aside..

I worked on the rest of the card by taking a piece of Sno Cone card stock and stamping Roses all Over, covering the entire panel to which I then embossed with White Embossing Powder..

Die cutting a circle into the panel, that I then adhered to a white note card..

Next, I took a sentiment from the Fluttering Friends, stamped onto some Cement Gray card stock and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder, die cutting using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, adding this to the circle feature..

I completed the card by adding my dragonfly and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Enjoy playing along this week..



Hi there

So we have come to the end of the release so that means today is all about the buying, I sure do hope you find some early Christmas presents..

Today over at the Blog and here we are sharing more inspiration using the December Release and sharing some fun with other friends in the crafting industry..

I chose to work with Fox and Friends for my card today, keeping it very CAS style..

Stamping out the fox and mouse from the set, colouring with Copics and die cutting out, setting aside..

I then took some white card stock along with some masking paper that I tore to create a hill of snow, adding this to the card and taking Blue Yonder ink I applied to one side, making sure to taper off around the edges to soften..

I felt that the card was going to be too plain so I took a tree from the Friends in the Forest set and embossed a tree with Silver Embossing Powder..

I added my little critters and stamped a sentiment onto white card stock that I die cut with Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips, adding a piece of pattern paper from the Black and White Stripes, adding this under the critters..

I completed the card by adding some drops of glitter glue to the tree..I hope you enjoy viewing everyone’s cards today and more importantly, have fun shopping!!


  • Renee Drew

    Your card is absolutely adorable, Joy! I love the “unexpected friends” you have used, and the tree really sets off the little critters.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Case

    What a too cute card. I was inspired by you adding the tree to your seen. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    I really like the sentiment. It is so fitting! My best friend is an older lady, spunky, but older. No one would expect us to be best friends, but it works!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brian Poteraj

    The tree really stands out to me. It is great as part of the background. It looks like snow has piled up on it. I really like it.ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    Your card is precious!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    Oh, my, this is so, so, so adorable!!! Love the little scene you created!ReplyCancel

  • Jan D., FL

    So happy you are back. Have missed your talent more than you could know. Great style!!! Always beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn

    Oh my goodness this is stunning <3ReplyCancel

  • Liz J

    The blended sky made all the difference on this one! Really charming.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    This scene is just precious Joy! I LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Julie S

    This is really sweet, JoyReplyCancel

  • Erica Loscalzo

    Good looking cardReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Lai

    I like how you just used a taste of blue on your card. This way, the card feels very winter-y!ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    What a sweet card! So tender. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tami B

    I can’t tell you how much I love this card. It is so sweet and so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Julia L

    Your card turned out super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kay Demonbren

    Such a sweet card; I just love it!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Bonagura

    lovely card –ReplyCancel

  • This is just stunning!! Thank you for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So cute! I love the soft background!ReplyCancel

  • I think this is my favorite so far. I wasn’t going to get this stamp, but I’m glad that I ordered it.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Too sweet and cute!!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ali

    Joy, I am so loving seeing your cards again, you’re CAS design and perfect subtle tones are just beautiful xx😁ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    love the 3D look of this card – very inspiring:)ReplyCancel

  • Subhashini

    Love the addition of glitter glue, takes it to next level and love the background.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    Awesome! The tree gives the perfect touch!ReplyCancel

  • Neha Agarwal

    What a beautiful Clean n simple card it is. Love the background.ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    I love this simple card! The critter images pop! Love itReplyCancel

  • This is too adorable! :)ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Oh what a sweet card! Love the clean design and light touch with blending.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Fabulous card! I love how you faded out the blue yonder ink – and such a great colour!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    I love the soft colouring of the background… and the cute critters!ReplyCancel

  • isabel z

    I love what you created!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    I am in love with this card. I love the simplicity here and also the snowy ground.ReplyCancel

  • Chandhini

    This card is too good, love the snowy effect and silver embossed tree. It makes for a perfect winter scene.ReplyCancel

  • Super sweet scene!! Love the tree :)ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    This is so soft and beautiful Joy, even though we don’t have snow in December in Australia (we can still dream about it).ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Cute scene with these critters.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Kerr

    Lovely scene and gorgeous tree!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Super cute winter card!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    Your card is beautiful, I love how you did the snow and the scene tapering off on the left side. That sentiment is so perfectd and the Fox and Mouse are too sweet, I can’t help but love them lol. The inspiration has been awesome all week!

  • Hanh

    Beautiful! Love your clean and simple card.ReplyCancel

Hello again

Well today is day 1 of the countdown and that really does mean it is so super close, I hope you have your wish lists started..

For day 1 I am sharing a no line colouring, but I have to say I think I need a lot more practice a lot more LOL, but hey the only way to learn is keep trying..

So I took the Beautiful Bloom and Grout Gray ink, I stamped the image onto some Grout Gray card stock and coloured with my Polychromos..

Once I was happy with the look I stamped a sentiment from the Hello, Beautiful Stamp Set, embossing with white embossing powder and die cut using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips..

Before adhering the sentiment I took stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 29 and embossed into the card stock, giving a soft border..

I added the sentiment at the base of the flower and finished off with a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Don’t forget to swing past the Blog to see the rest of the DT creations…




Gosh this release is going super fast, cannot believe we are now on Day 2 and that means ever so close for you all to go shopping..

I have to say that I have been very touched by your comments either here or on social media welcoming me back to crafting..it has certainly been a tough year and I know a lot of you can relate, we still have many hurdles to get through but for now I am happy to be back here sharing my creating once again..

Now onto today and that means a little night time scene creating with Forever and Owlways, cute little owl set..

I stamped out the images and coloured with Copics then die cut out..

I then took a piece of white card stock and stamped and embossed with white embossing powder stars to create my background, I then added a sky line using some distress inks, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Broken China, blending until I was happy..

I then took a sentiment from the stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white card stock, adding this just below the stars…

I then added my little owls and some twine and completed the card by adding some gold sparkle stars using a glitter pen..

Be sure to head to the blog to see the rest of the wonderful creations..

I will be back with day 1 tomorrow..


  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Beautifully colored setting for the sweet owls!ReplyCancel

  • Poorva

    Its good to see you are making cards again. I have missed seeing your beautiful creations.ReplyCancel


Welcome back to day 3 of the December Release Countdown, day 3 also means we are halfway through sharing inspiration from the release and I sure hope that you have enjoyed, remember to swing past the blog to check out all the designers works..

Today, I am working with Pure Innocence stamp called Butterfly Kisses, she is adorable..

 I stamped her out and coloured with Copics and then my signature with these little girls a lot of the time I like to paper piece her outfit, so of course in true tradition I did just that, using some pattern paper from the Watercolor Wash paper pad..

Once I die cut her out I worked on the background of the card, by using the Basic Shapes Circle Stencil, adding Sno Cone and Pink Lemonade, keeping the blending very soft..

I added my little girl and then ran the Beautiful word die through the die cutting machine several times, die cutting some white card stock, adhering each of these together to form dimension and then die cutting the base of the die out of some Vellum, adding these two together..

I completed the card, by adding my die cut word, stamping another sentiment from the Hello Beautiful stamp set and added a scattering of sequins…

I will be back with Day 2 tomorrow, thanks for swinging past today..


  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Such a wonderful card in white- so striking!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara R.

    Very pretty!! I love the simplicity.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Love your sweet card!ReplyCancel