Start of a new month and that means a new release countdown..where does the time go, it is flying by again this year..

I start you out with Day 5 of the countdown and I am using the latest from Birdie Brown called Friends with Fins..

I stamped out the shark for this card and coloured in with Copics, adding some detail using some Polychromos..I die cut out and set aside..

I then die cut a circle using Inside and Out Stitched Circle Stax and adding Distress Oxide Inks, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Broken China, flicking some water over the top once blended and adding some stamped fishes..

Next, I trimmed a panel of After Midnight card stock and taking Sweet Tooth Pigment ink along with the Ray of Light Stencil, I added some light rays to this card, setting aside to dry..

Whilst the panel was drying I took a sentiment and embossed in onto a Grout Gray card stock, trimming down..

I wanted my card to have a layering effect, so I took some pattern paper from the Party Patterns paper pad and added this to a white card base..

I layered the After Midnight panel, along with my circle and sentiment and completed the card by added my shark and a scattering of clear droplets..

Be sure to swing past the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created today..

Have a great day I will be back tomorrow with Day 4..


  • Barbara Rokke

    I love the colors! This is a cool card!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Ornelas

    So cool. Love all the different design elements.ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    Very nice card….love that dark background cardstock…your stenciling was just perfect. Nice job on coloring the little shark also…all over…Great job!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your pretty work today.ReplyCancel

  • Brilliant coloring Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hollins

    Adorable card! Really loving the friends with fins set. Thank you for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    Your card is so cute. There’s nothing sweeter than a happy shark!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Snoozy

    This little shark is SO CUTE! He looks like he is singing his heart out on your card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Are you all having a great week? I hope you have all managed to do a little bit of crafting..

If you are struggling to get your mojo going how about entering this weeks Sketch Challenge, we are now sitting at number 439 and there are loads of inspiration over HERE to get you going, plus details on how you can enter to win..

I chose to use the Magical Unicorns this week, stamping out the images and coloured in with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

I took a white panel and the Mini Cloud Stencil adding Peach Bellini and Wild Wisteria to create a cloud and magical background..

I trimmed this panel into sections to match the sketch and added them to a white card base..

I adhered my little images and finished the card by die cutting some stars from Coral Crush and Wild Wisteria card stock, adding a scatttering of sequins and a sentiment that I die cut using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips..

Have fun crafting..



Hello there

Back again with another challenge for you this week, how about the new Color Challenge, this is a fun way to stretch even more products by using some fun colours together..

I have a little inspiration and there will be even more with details on how you can play along over HERE

I chose to keep my card very CAS..

I stamped out the little hedgehog from Happy Hedgehogs, coloured with Copics and die cut out..

Whilst still at the die cutting station, I took card stock, Coral Crush, Grout Gray and Limelight, die cutting balloons from the Balloon Numbers die, making sure to die cut the strings from some Cement Gray..

To add a bit of a back ground to my card I took Cement Gray Ink and my Mini Cloud Stencil and added some clouds to a white card base..

I added my little Hedgehog and Balloons and completed the card by adding a sentiment from the Birdie Brown Greetings and some score lines at the base of the card..

Have fun playing this weeks challenge and stretching even more ideas and products..



Hello All!

Today, I pop in here to share the latest sketch challenge with you all, to view more about how you can play along this week and for loads of project inspiration to get you started then click, HERE..

I chose to use an older set but really is one of my all time favourite stamp sets called, Recipe for Happiness, I just adore that sweet little chef..

So I took the images I wished to use, stamped them out and coloured with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took some white card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine, die cutting a piece from the Blueprints 33, whilst at the die cutting station, I also die cut the same die but this time out of Electric Red card stock..

I added a feature to the white die cut using the English Brick Stencil, adding Cement Gray over the top..

I adhered both panels to a white card base along with my images..

Completing the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment onto another piece of white card stock, cutting banner ends into this..

I hope you have loads of fun playing this week..

Have a great day!



Hello everyone!

Jumping back here at the blog for the latest Birthday Project, we hope you will join us this month for some fun projects, to view more head over HERE..

This month we are sharing cards all to do with Birthday Candles and for me I just adore the die Wish, so I knew I wanted to use this..

I chose to do some blending on the base of a white card base, using Coral Crush, Peach Bellini and Lemon Drop….

Once I had blended, I added some flicks of water and die cut into the panel using the Wish die..

I added foam tape to the back of the die cut panel and added to a white card, then adhered the letters back into the die cut section..

Finishing off by adding my elephant and kite that I embossed with white embossing powder and coloured with Zig Markers and added a sentiment strip that I stamped from Greetings and Salutations, die cutting with the Skinny Strips die..

Have a fabulous crafty day!



Hi there

The day has finally arrived the shopping day for the May Release, I sure hope you have fun and have even more fun creating..

I am back today with more inspiration and joining the team today are some friends in the crafting industry as well, so please head to the blog to see everyone’s amazing creations..

I chose to create again with the Birdie Brown, Bring Out the Sunshine set again, colouring in the little girl and birdie..

I then took some white card stock and using the Basic Shapes Circles stencil, along with Berrylicious, Tickled Pink and Grout Gray inks, I added some blending onto the card stock to create a background..

I added a sentiment to the top of the card and adhered my little girl and bird..

Completed the card by adding a scattering of clear sequins..

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for passing by my blog this week..


  • Super sweet card in soft colors! I love the coloring and the awesome background! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lori McCarthy

    I love the soft color choices and the circles in the background. She is a cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Sarita

    love your card, and the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Oh my, she is adorable, you did an amazing job with the background, the colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    This is soooo adorable!! Love the colors you used and that fun circle background!ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    An adorable card! Love the little cutie & your awesome background!ReplyCancel

  • Terry Dunlap

    I like your style! I’ve subscribed to your blog as well. You’re very talented and I look forward to all that you share.ReplyCancel

  • Allison F

    I love your card. The little girl is so sweetReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Rigney

    Such a sweet and beautiful card!! I love the softer colors and the stenciled background!ReplyCancel

  • Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, love the soft colors.ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    What a sweet card! I love the circles in the background- gives so much interest!ReplyCancel

  • Vickey Ezell

    Everything about this card is perfection!! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • RoblynH

    The Birdie Brown character is so sweet and your presentation lets her shine!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    This is stunning! i love what you did with the bubble stencil!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Baker

    Super cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Adorable image, and I love that bokeh background! Such pretty colors!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Rees

    What a sweet card! I love the circles in the background, they remind me of bubbles! And I love the colors you used to color the girl and birdie! Wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    She’s a beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne S

    Adoarble card!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Brown

    Your background is just awesome!!! And the little girl is so sweet-love your choice of colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Love the background and how you colored this sweet girl!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Adorable and sweet card!!! Beautiful colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Teri S.

    Joy, your card brings a smile to my face. I adore the sweet little girl & the bokeh looking background in all of the soft colours. Well done & thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So cute. I like the circle background.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Oh my! Your colouring is really lovely! Sweet and cutie card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    I love the soft colours and the circles in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    wow – love the background – so creativeReplyCancel

  • sabinevdk

    Very adorable card! Love the background.ReplyCancel

  • What a great idea to do the pastel circles for the background. It gives the feeling of bubbles that just add to the fun summer feel of the PI girl. Your coloring is also really soft and lovely, so this whole card has a very soft feel to it, that I’m really enjoying. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baugh

    How sweet is this!!!ReplyCancel

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  • JAS424

    I love the floating circles along with the set Bring Out the Sunshine. It makes for a marvelous-looking card.ReplyCancel

  • Sweet, gorgeous, and beautifully colored!ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    what a cute card. it is so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Lai

    Cute girly card! I like how you did the soft circles in the backgroundReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such a lovely card! I love your background!ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet card!ReplyCancel