I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, this weekend has been a long weekend here in our part of the world and Darryl and I have enjoyed a lovely few days together..

I currently sitting here with a cuppa in hand and figured it was time to share one of the cards that I created when I was away on a craft retreat that I organise each year..

Going to these retreats and being with like minded crafters, we all have such a wonderful time, with lots of laughs, hugs, plenty of good food and good crafting days, sadly this year I was sick with food poisoning but I did manage to get a couple of days of crafting in..

I got to play with many amazing stamps and dies and was so lovely to sit and create cards that incorporated many wonderful companies that I love..

On this card I was able to do just that, using MFT, Lawn Fawn, Altenew and Winnie and Walter on this Thank you card..

I don’t own many thank you cards and they are always handy to have, so I plan on making a few more to have too…

I added layers of different coloured card stocks from MFT, Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Persimmon, Cement Gray and Gray Grout to create the flower from Altenew, called Fantasy Floral, this I know is on my wish list, so a beautiful flower and super easy to create..

I added this flower to a Fancy Scalloped Rectangle from Lawn Fawn, along with the Thanks Cutaway from Winnie and Walter, that I layered 4 pieces of After Midnight together to form dimension..

Under the Thanks I added a sentiment from Kind Words and layered all of this onto more white card stock, then onto Grout Gray card base..

Completing this card by adding a scattering of Pearls..

The more I look at this card the more I need most of the products on this card, but then again I need a lot of products and that wish is a never ending wish list LOL..

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, I will be back tomorrow to share more with you all..





  • Tara Prince

    Very pretty card! I love the flower!!ReplyCancel

Morning to you all, well at least it is here in Australia :)

This morning I get to share with you all my process of Just Add Color for June using the Beclaws stamp set..

This was just the cutest set to work with during the release and I know I will gravitate to it throughout the year…I just adore those sweet crabs and yes I know that generally speaking crabs aren’t exactly this red until they are cooked, but well we can make them any colour right?

So to start out I stamped out all the images from the stamp set and starting out with the crabs, I started to add my Copic colouring using R05 as my lightest and working to mark out the shadows, then applying E08 as my darkest colour, this earthy tone gives the red a much deeper shadow, applying R27, then R17 then back to R05, I generally will repeat at least 2-3 times until I am happy with the depth of colour, of course with red, they have a tendency to run, so I am careful to let it dry slightly in between colouring..

I finished the crabs eyes with a little N1 and N3..

Next was the Umbrella, using just 2 tones for this Blue Greens and Yellow…the colours for this were Bg32, Bg34 and BG49 in the aqua tones and with the Yellow, Y06, Y08 and Y19..

The heart and the star in this set were coloured with the same red  and yellow tones…

The seagull, I kept pretty plain, trying to achieve a more white, so in order to do this, I only added N1 and N3 for shadows, giving it the appearance of more white, with his little beak I added YR04..

The last was the ice creams and shell to which I used E41, E42, E44, V04, V15, V17, R20 and R22..

By stamping out several images at once and just sitting to colour, you will end up with quite a few images ready for your next project like I have here, it is not only handy but also very relaxing..

Head on over to the blog to see what everyone else got up to this month for Just Add Color…

Have a fabulous day!




  • Bev Page

    Am loving this release Joy. Also, love your little crab and the ice-creams etc. TFS with us all.ReplyCancel

Hello again everyone

I hope you have enjoyed the full June Release and that you have been ordering away or at least adding to your wish list, so many great things this month..

Speaking of great things, it is time for a new Sketch Challenge, current sketch is 388, sure hope to see you all play along this week, to view more inspiration and check out the details on how you can enter to win, just click HERE..

I kept my card really simple this week, by colouring in the little girl and puppy from New Best Friends, die cutting her out and setting aside..

Over to the die cutting station, I die cut a white panel out of Full of Heart Cover-up die, adding this to a white card base..

Next, was to die cut a tag to match the sketch, so taking one of the tags from Tag Builder Blueprints 5, I die cut a white tag, I added this to the heart background panel and then die cut a banner from the Hearts in a Row Vertical, out of Peach Bellini card stock..

To this I stamped a sentiment from the From the Heart stamp set, embossing with White Embossing Powder, adding this at the base of the tag..

I completed the card by adding my little girl and puppy along with a scattering of Peach Bellini hearts that were die cut from the Tag Builder Blueprints 5..

Be back here again tomorrow for more fun!





  • Cindy H.

    Wow, this is such an adorable card! Love the design, all the dimension and your gorgeous coloring – perfection!ReplyCancel

  • I love your coloring! What a great card :)ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hi again Joy. This little girl and puppy are so sweet. Also love your background. More delicious things for us to crave! When will it stop? hehehehe. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Liz J

    Love the white on white layers and subtle colors for the character. Super sample.ReplyCancel


Gosh this Release Countdown from MFT seemed to go fast this month, but then again so is the year, once again..

So today is the day you can all start shopping, to check out all the new product just click HERE and to see more inspiration from the DT just click HERE

I have one last card share with you all and I used the Pure Innocence, Beach Cutie, along with Beclaws and the Geometric Star Stencil..

Of course I stamped out all the images I wished to use, with the little Beach Cutie, I coloured her hair, face and shoes and the rest I paper pieced using pattern papers from the Party Patterns, Sweet Celebrations and Watercolor Wash, I also stamped out the umbrella from the Beclaws set and paper pieced it also…

Once all the images were coloured and paper pieced, I took a trimmed piece of white card stock and applied Lemon Drop ink over the centre of the card using the Geometric Stencil..

I added my images and stamped a sentiment from the Beach Cutie onto another piece of white card stock, trimming it to be a banner adding this to the card and it was complete…

Have fun shopping!!





  • I love your paper piecing. I never get the paper combinations right. Yours are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    How cute! I love the soft colors!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Schultz

    She’s definitely a cutie… and so is your card. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    This card is very cute. :)ReplyCancel

  • Your PI summer girl is adorable in her summer outfit!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    What a sweet card you’ve made. Love the paper piecing.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie B

    I like the fun stenciling in the background of your card!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Shell

    Such a sweet card! Love the paper piecing!ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    I love this card. The paper piecing looks great … love the colors and how it just all goes together so well.ReplyCancel

  • RHenry

    I love your card! It was helpful to see how you used the new stencil in the background, and I want to try the paper piecing idea.ReplyCancel

  • Sandie Herron

    I love your simple beach scene with the little girl and her bucket. Brings back memories! Great release and great inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Kris Reeves

    A sweet card so softly colored!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Marsole

    What a sweet card! Love the colors and lovely paper piecing. Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such an adorable card! I love the umbrella in the background!ReplyCancel

  • Karen S.

    I am a huge fan of the Purple Innocence line, and this one is no exception, especially because I call my granddaughter “miss sunshine”. Thanks for sharing a darling card! ❤ReplyCancel

  • YAY for paper piecing! So cute :)ReplyCancel

  • Eek i love all the paperpiecing!ReplyCancel

  • Joni52

    Adorable card! I love this one!! Just darling!ReplyCancel

  • Birgit Norton

    The paper piecing on this is fabulous! What a darling card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne S

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet card. Love your paper piecing!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    Gorgeous, I like the soft colours and the stencilled background.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Absolutely love the patterned paper that you chose.ReplyCancel

  • DebiKT

    I adore your little Beach Cutie card. And, I really love the selection of papers you used in the paper piecing. That plaid umbrella is the bomb!ReplyCancel

  • Janice

    I really like your use of the stencil. Happy summer!ReplyCancel

  • Linsey

    Lovely! I’m such a fan of your work. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing! 😊ReplyCancel

  • Tina Ockey

    What a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Gorgeous card and great paper piecing!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    Such a sweet card! Love the paper-piecing – great color and pattern coordination!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww! Such a darling card! Beautiful colors!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Parkins

    Awww, that’s such a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Adorable card! I love the paper piecing! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    Wow! This paper piecing plus shading looks phenomenal!ReplyCancel

  • She is so adorable!! I love the paper piecing on a set like this instead of always coloring…great card!!ReplyCancel

  • Julia D.

    Such a cute card! Love how you colored on the patterned paper to make it look more realistic!ReplyCancel

  • Korey


  • What an adorable card! I just love how you colored her outfit :)ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for sharing this with us, it is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • I’m glad your card features the PI Beach Cutie. You made her the star of your card, as she should be. So adorable. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the soft, subtle background with the medallion stencil. The PI girl is so cute in her fancy black dress.ReplyCancel

  • lainey

    This is just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Szokol

    Nice Card!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Z

    Super cute and sweet card! Love paper pieced images :)ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card. I love the background and the little gull.ReplyCancel

  • Karen W.

    Cute! I love the subtle background!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! I love the paper piecing!!! Truly inspired and wonderful!!! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Perfect paper piecing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So cute–love all the paper piecing.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Monte

    I love fussy cutting that you did for this card it is so much fun to paper piece she is so cute so much fun.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    She is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi R

    Wonderful paper piecing! Darling card ♥ReplyCancel

  • DUMONTIER Marjorie

    That’s such a darling card !!

  • Tammy Hanson

    Love all the paper piecing. So colorful.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Gordon

    I just love all the stripes and polka dots! And how you used the patterned paper. So so cute. Really like the background too.ReplyCancel

  • FD91354

    Just love this new release.. The aquarium tank is so unique and awesome. So many fabulous items in this release!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    I love the delicate colours, gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    Perfect papers for summer with the adorable cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Such a cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    love the patterns you added to the little girls and umbrella:)ReplyCancel

  • Christine J

    Love the paper piecing and use of patterned paper – goes perfectly for the Pure Innocence beach girl!ReplyCancel


    lovely cardReplyCancel

  • Julie O'neil

    Love the paper piecing and the subtle background!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Super adorable! Love this beach cutie! Thanks for the inspiration trough out the week!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    I am commenting again since my comment never showed up.
    Love your choice of papers for the paper piecing.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Chilly morning here today, so Bentley and I are snuggling near the heaters this morning with a nice cuppa..

Whilst I sip away at my tea, I decided to sit here and type up today’s post and have a chat with you all..

Today at MFT we have hit the Day 1 mark of the June Release Countdown, tomorrow is the big day, so I hope you have all your shopping lists ready as this has been a great release..

Today I chose to use dies from the previous month’s card kit called Stitched Blooms, die cutting the main flower from some Vellum, Ripe Raspberry and Pink Lemonade and the leaves from some Limelight, adhering the leaves to the flower…

I backed the flower with some twine bows and set this aside as I went to the die cutting machine again..

I took some Steel Grey card stock and the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge die, running it through my die cutting machine several times, adhering the frame together..

The inner section of the die cut, I took a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments and embossed the sentiment with White Embossing Powder..

I added another piece of Steel Grey card stock to the card base, then the frame and inner section…

Lastly, I added my flower and finished the card by adding a scattering of sequins..

Be sure to head over to the Blog to see the rest of the design teams creations and I look forward to seeing your all tomorrow for New Product Launch..

Have a fabulous day!





  • I love the grey background with the pops of colour and the delicate vellum layer! hugs xReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    This is beautiful! I love the twine behind the flowers and the little sequin embellishments! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson


  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card! I love the colors with the grey!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hello again Joy. WOW, this card is a stunner. Love the pop of colour of the flower and leaves against the steel grey – looks spectacular. I also love your choice of vellum for the largest flower – very classy. TFS. More ideas to “borrow” from you. hehehehe.ReplyCancel


Inching closer to the big day of shopping of the June Release at MFT..

I hope you have been enjoying viewing all the inspiration this month from the DT

Today I have a very simple card that could be used for either gender and one that could be made on an assembly line production for quick cards to be sent out..

I took a piece of white card stock and applied Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio until I was happy with the blend, set it aside to dry..

On another piece of white card stock I took the WOW die and die cut 3 times into the panel, I added foam tape to the back of the card stock and adhered the ink blended panel, so that the colours would show through to the front…

Onto Black Licorice card stock, I stamped and embossed in White Embossing Powder sentiments from the You Wow Me stamp set, adding these in between each of the die cut words..

Completing this card by adding some Clear Round Drops..

Looking forward to being back here tomorrow for Day 1..

Have a fabulous day!





  • Meghan Kennihan

    I love the colors you used for the WOW and the embellishments with the clear drops!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Duplessie

    WOW! So cute. Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    WOW Joy. (I’m really not trying to be a smart Alec!) I love your card. So clean and simple and so striking. Thanks so much for sharing. It’s nice to know how to make a card without a huge number of embellishments, and yet look so fabulous. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Love your color choice!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    I like the dimension of the WOWs.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card! I love how the colors pop.ReplyCancel

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