Hi there

Today is the day to finally get your hands on the Card Kit or Tweet Friends or for that matter both things, how fun, I cannot wait to see what you all create with either of these releases..

I am back with one last card using the Tweet Friends set..

Stamping out my little birdie and colouring with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then did a little bit of masking and masked off a portion at the top of the card, stamped and embossed the Sheet Music Background..

I then applied Lemon Drop ink to the section and removed the masking..

I stamped a sentiment onto a piece of Black Licorice card stock, that I also embossed, adding this just below the inked panel..

I added my little birdie and completed the card by adhering some sequins..

Be sure to head on over to the Blog to see all the amazing creations and inspiration to get you started..

Have a fabulous day!


  • Adorable card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    Oh what a sweet card design! I love how you colored the bird!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So cute. I like the musical background.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    I love the Tweet Friends set, so adorable. Your card is beautiful, the Sheet Music background is so perfect for the little Tweeter. Thank you for the inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    I love how you created this card to include the different elements on the top of the card…very striking and cute.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Lai

    Sweet card with music notes in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Renee Drew

    Your little bird is super cheerful! Love how you’ve colored him.ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Awww … what a sweet card you’ve made. Love the colors that you’ve chosen.ReplyCancel

  • You always make THE most beautiful cards, I love this one!ReplyCancel

  • Kay Demonbren

    So sweet- this card just makes me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Adorable and sweet card!!! Beautiful colours!!!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Adorable little bird! Love the background!!!ReplyCancel

  • FD91354

    Just love this card and way it show cases these adorable birds! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Super cute card, love the musical background, I can almost hear the sweet chirps!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Darling card – love the sentimentReplyCancel

Hi again

So I am back with Day 2 of the Card Kit and Stacey Yaccula, Tweet Friends..

Once again I have stuck with Tweet Friends again and am sharing a simple card that you could easily mass produce..

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

I then trimmed a piece of white card stock that I added a soft hue of Berrylicious ink to the centre of the panel..

Once I was happy with the blending I added my images and completed the card by adding a white embossed sentiment to a strip of Black Licorice card stock..

Final completion was to add some enamel dots..

Be sure to swing on past the Blog to see everyone’s creations..


  • Pam

    Oh my adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    Lovely card Joy. Are they natural shadows created by your popped up coloured elements or did you shade them with your Copics? Amazing colouring.ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    I love this little stamp set….I just recently got it…and I think it is so cute….thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel


I trust you have had a wonderful weekend…

I have more creations for you to view again this week, I start you off with the latest from Stacey Yaccula, now although the card kit is all about Good Time to Wine, MFT also release the wonderful set of Stacey’s, so I chose to change it up and use her stamps seeing as I have not had a chance to create with them since MFT brought Stacey on as a designer..

With this card, I added some stencil work in the background, by using the Framework Stencil, adding After Midnight, Poppy and Lemon Drop to the card..

Once I was happy with the bold look, I added the little birdie with the crown that I had stamped and coloured with Copics..

I completed the card, by adding some white gel dots and a sentiment that I die cut using Essential Speech Bubbles..

I hope you look forward to the next few days of the card kit and Stacey’s beautiful birds..to view all the inspiration head over HERE..

I will be back tomorrow..


  • Pam Beatty

    What a beautifully constructed card. So cheerful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Whitcomb

    Love the background so much with that little bird. And, the perfect sentiment! Those birds are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie

    I am so glad you are back and sharing your adorable designs. I missed you.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Waxler

    Cute cards. Great stamp set.ReplyCancel

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  • Tanja Souter

    I love the cute bird and the stencilled background.ReplyCancel

  • Pam

    Awesome, these owls are too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    Your card is adorable as is the Tweet Friends set!ReplyCancel


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