Hello there

I hope you had fun shopping the latest release from MFT

I just know you are going to love playing with all your new goodies..

I have some inspiration to get you started with your colouring today, as today is Just Add Color feature from the DT

I stamped out all the images from the Tutu Trio…

This month I wanted to go soft with my colour look, so I went down the pastel line of colouring, choosing Copics that would match this..

Generally I will colour critters in the neutral and warm copics, so that is what I chose, I tend to add more white into the mix at times so I choose to use the colorless blender to push the colour back to give the look of more white..

You will notice that the flowers and dresses etc where more in the pink, peach, blue and yellow tones..

Be sure to see the links at the bottom of this post as to what Copics I used..

Have a wonderful day! Hope it is a crafty one :)





  • RHenry

    Your coloring is so inspirational! I keep at it but never quite achieve my goal. thank you for the suggestion to use the blender to push the color back.ReplyCancel

  • Joy! I don’t get to your blog as often as I like, but this is sooooo stinking’ cute!!! Hugs!ReplyCancel

Hello there

Back again this week with another Color Throwdown Challenge, today we share number 505 and what a fun colour scheme, I hope you will have time to play along this week, for more details on how you can do so click HERE..

Here is the inspiration photo for you to get you started..

I chose to colour in the little hippos from Clearly Besotted called Trouble in a Tutu…I firstly stamped them out and coloured with Copics then added more depth by using my Polychromos, I die cut these out and set these aside..

I then took a trimmed piece of white card stock and the Mini Cloud stencil from MFT, adding Tickled Pink ink to the background..

I added the banner to the centre of the card and my little hippos and finished off by adding a scattering of sequins…

I sure hope you will have some time to play along…

I will be back again next week with other CTD challenge..








  • Martha R

    Joy, the hippos bring a smile and a feeling of joy! The hint of pink in the clouds – so pretty. Nice job! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    Those clouds are scrumptiousReplyCancel

  • Denise Ferguson

    What a great background! I just love the softness and contrast to the images. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • RHenry

    I really love the hint of pink in the clouds – now I want to try this!ReplyCancel


YAY!! finally!! Shopping Day!!, I hope you have a list and are ready to hit the shop, you can do so HERE and don’t forget if you need more inspiration just head over HERE..

I have one last card for you today using the August Release and this time I am using the August Freebie, can we just take a minute to let out a super cute sigh for that donkey…

Well yes that is what is on my card today, stamping her out as I think she is a girl and colouring with Copics, I hand cut her out and set her aside..

I then took a white piece of card stock that I stenciled the back ground in Tickled Pink and Wild Wisteria inks, using the Full of Hearts stencil…

I then took some Cement Gray card stock and die cut the word Love You from the Simply Hello and Love You die, adding this to the stenciled background..

I then stamped the donkey onto the background and added my coloured and cut out donkey over the top with foam tape…

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment from the From Me to You and added enamel hearts…

I sure hope you enjoy your shopping day and have loads of fun playing with the new goodies..

Have a wonderful day!





  • Dawn S

    Oh my goodness he is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    What an adorable card you’ve made. That is a super cute donkey. You can’t help but smile when you look at it. That card will certainly cheer up the recipient.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltb

    very sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    I love your card! It is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Charity Chamberlain

    Awe! He’s so adorable! Wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    Super cute card Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Sweet card! Cutest donkey ever!ReplyCancel

  • Eek so cute! Love the soft colors! thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    The smile on that donkey is enough to make you laugh, perfect for a “get well” card. Great idea, thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Miles

    Love your precious card. That sweet donkey just makes me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Perdue

    So cute!! Love the stenciled hearts background.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Adorable and sweet card! Lovely colours!ReplyCancel

  • Beth

    Oh my! So cute!! The soft colors you used on this card are wonderful! Now I can’t wait to use this little guy on a baby card! 💕ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Such a cute card.ReplyCancel

  • yes, she is so adorable! love your stencilingReplyCancel

  • stephanie serrano

    So, so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I commented on your insta! I LOVE THIS CARD! So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    This is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Your card is super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    this is so sweet – love the background:)ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderfully sweet card. Beautiful clean design!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    OH HOW SWEET!!!!!! I love the soft coloring. This guy is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Such a fun adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Szokol

    So cute card, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Szokol

    I love it, so cute!ReplyCancel


    Love the ever so sweet pastel hearts with that darling little donkey. Softness and fun are paired so perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such a cute get well card! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable! I love the new products!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    What a pretty and soft card..such a cute donkey!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    That’s an adorable donkey! Can’t wait to get my hands on this release!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Ockey

    I’m working on an order so that I can get that cute donkey!ReplyCancel

  • Such a cute card! I LOVE critters and you’ve colored it so beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    I love that little donkey! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sharon D.

    Oh he is SO cute! Brings a big smile to my face! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So sweet. I like the heart background.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so adorable! I love that cute donkey and the sweet heart background :)ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    Oh my goodness !! That’s just the sweetest little donkey ever !!

  • Michelle Hartline

    Love it!!! Who would’ve thought a donkey could be so cute? lolReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Never seen a fab donkey before this cutie. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Kate B

    I love the soft blended hearts and that adorable donkey!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate B

    I love the soft blended hearts background & that adorable donkey!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    What a precious card design! I absolutely love the soft color palette and the cute heart stenciled background. So well done!ReplyCancel


    What a cheerful cardReplyCancel

  • I totally agree: this donkey is totally adorable, as are the other images in this set. And you have me swooning over your background as well. Such a perfect match for the sweet image.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh we have finally made it to the last day of the August Release Countdown…tomorrow will be the big day for your shopping, YAY!!

We have loads more on the blog again today to share as inspiration so be sure to swing past..

I created a cat lovers card today…

Stamping out the sweet kitties from the Cute Cats set, colouring with Copics and die cutting..

I then took some trimmed white card stock and the Captivating Mandala Stencil, adding Cement Gray ink to the partial stencil…

I then trimmed a piece of pattern paper from the Black and White Stripes paper pad and added this to the stencil area..

Next, I added my little kitties and stamped a sentiment up in the top left hand corner..

I completed the card by adding some Tiny Heart Shapes Sprinkles…

I look forward to being back here tomorrow for New Product Launch..

Have a wonderful day!





  • Barbara R

    aww – this card is adorable. I love the subtle background and the use of that stamp – it adds the right touch to the card.ReplyCancel

  • cyndi morris

    So sweet. Love those cats.ReplyCancel


Yet another day of the August Release Countdown and that means we are inching even closer to the shopping day, I hope you are all getting super excited..

Remember to pass on by the blog today to see loads of inspiration from the DT and to view even more product reveals..

I created a card today that as we all know are one of the hardest cards to create when we have lost someone that we love and care about, those sympathy cards..

I hope you find some inspiration to maybe take some time to create at least one to have on hand when you really do need to have one…

I chose to use the Fluttering Friends stamp set, stamping out two of the dragonflies and one branch, coloured them all in with blue hues of Copics and die cutting these out..

To keep the card simple, elegant and a simple meaning, I took sentiments from the Fluttering Friends and also From Me to You, I stamped in Cement Gray over the white card stock to create not only a background effect but also to convey the message of thought…

I finished off this card by adding Clear Sequins..

Be sure to swing past here tomorrow for Day 1..

Happy crafting!




  • Barbara R

    Love this sympathy card. it is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    A beautiful symphony card. Those are the hardest to design. Tasteful and sereneReplyCancel


Gosh, we have finally reached the halfway point of the August Release Countdown, I hope you have been enjoying seeing all the goodies so far..

Don’t forget to swing past the blog for loads more inspirations and shares..

I am here today to share the latest Pure Innocence stamp called Tu-tu Sweet..

I stamped her out and coloured her in with Copics then die cut out…

Next, I took white card stock and embossed in white embossing powder the Mandala Background…

Once this was set with heat tool I added just a touch of Summer Splash ink to the centre of the panel..

Die cutting out using the Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frame, adding the frame with foam tape to more white card stock and adhering the inside section with regular tape runner..

I added my little girl and stamped a sentiment at the base of the card..

Finishing off with a scattering of Mermaid Mix Sequins..

I will be back tomorrow with yet another creation, until then have a fabulous Sunday or Saturday wherever you are in the world..





  • Barbara R

    This card is so adorable. I love the soft background.ReplyCancel