Hi there

Woohoo! Last day of the Release Countdown…

Time to share a card using the cute little Builder Bears…

I stamped out the images and coloured with Copics, die cut out and set aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock that I trimmed down and added distress inks to to create a rainbow effect, like a wall had been painted in several colours by the bear..

I added this to a white panel and with the white panel I added some score lines..

I finished off the card by adding a sentiment to a Black Licorice card stock that I embossed with white embossing powder, adding my little bear above the sentiment and scattering of clear droplets..

More inspiration over at the blog so be sure to head on over..


  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Such a sweet painting Bear. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Wooow, what a gorgeous card, Joy! ^_^ Hugs LauraReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Beautiful background paired with this cutie. Thanks for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    This release is loaded… Love the builder bears, the ric rac die, the distressed patterns is a must have. Thanks for all your lovely inspiration this week.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    I love this card Joy, the shaded background is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    How cute the bear is! I also love the background and sentiment. What a great card.ReplyCancel


Getting closer and closer to the purchasing date of the May release, I really hope you have enjoyed this release so far, there are some really great stamps and dies this month, well, like it is every month..

Today, I share a card created using the Kangaroo Crew stamp set..

I first started out by stamping my images and colouring with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then masked off areas onto a piece of white card stock and blended distress inks, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed.

Once blended together I added my images and completed this card by stamping and embossing some sentiments onto Black Licorice card stock and die cutting using the Skinny Strips die, adding these to the top of the card..

Time to head over to the Blog to see what the rest of the team have created..

Have a great day!


  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Love your choice of colors. Absolutely adorable, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Renee Drew

    I love the background for these cute kangaroos, Joy! It’s perfect for anyone, but especially for a boy!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baldwin

    Super sweet! Love the little baby popping out!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    Nice background blending.ReplyCancel


Happy Dance!! We are halfway through the May Release Countdown..

Today is Day 3 and I have a cute little Pure Innocence girl to share with you, called Sweet Summertime..

I stamped her out and coloured her in with my Copics, die cutting her and setting her aside..

I then took the die Sweet and with white card stock, ran it through 4 times, adhering each layer together to form dimension, I then ran the shadow part of this die through Black Licorice card stock and adhered all of these together…

I layered some pattern papers from Party Patterns, Black and White Stripes and some Vellum..

Next, I added my little girl and the Sweet word…

Completing the card by adding a sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments, die cutting the sentiment using one of the dies from the Skinny Strips and adding a scattering of enamel dots..

Thanks for taking the time to pop in here today, for more inspiration just click HERE..


  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Great background, love the vellum that softened up the background green color. She is simply adorable. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    One word…sweeeeeeet!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baldwin

    Super sweet!ReplyCancel

Hi there

So did you enjoy the start to the May Release Countdown, I sure hope you did, we have even more to feast your eyes on today..

Today, I am sharing a card created using the latest Birdie Brown set called, Bring Out the Sunshine..

I stamped out this adorable girl and coloured her with Copics, die cut her and set her aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and added some clouds using the Mini Cloud Stencil and some Peach Bellini Ink..

I wanted a little ground section, so I took some masking paper and masked off an area at the base of the card and blended some Milk Chocolate Ink..

I added my little girl and embossed a sentiment onto some Black Licorice card stock, adding this to the side of the girl..

Realising the card needed just a bit of extra pop, I added some Tiny Check patterned paper to the base of the card..

To see loads more creations from the DT just head over HERE..

I will be back with day 3 tomorrow..

Have fun crafting or pre shopping!


  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Adorable, love the subtle background. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • ahhhh…..so sweet-I love the colors. Your card is adorable and leaves me waiting anxiously to purchase this set!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    So cute! I love the soft background and the look as if she is at the beach.ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    She is such a darling, Thanks for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    Gives me memories of summer picnics.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baldwin

    Sooooooooo sweet!ReplyCancel


It has started again, another fantastic Release Countdown to share with you all..

I start you off this countdown with some great new products, Stacey Yaccula’s new set called Friendly Foxes, the cutest set ever, also Greetings and Salutations and lastly Mini Staggered Circles Stencil..

I started off by creating my background, by taking a piece of white card stock, that I applied distress inks, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and Fossilised Amber, once I applied all the inks, I flicked with water to make the inks wick..

I applied some heat to dry and added Sweet Tooth Pigment ink through the Mini Staggered Circles Stencil, once again heat setting this..

I wanted extra texture so I applied more flicking but with Black Soot Distress Oxide..

Setting this piece aside and stamping out my little fox, that I coloured with Copics, die cutting and adding to the blended panel..

I finished off the card by adding sentiments to Black Licorice card stock, that I embossed with White Embossing Powder..

Be sure to swing on over to the blog to check out the rest of the teams amazing creations..

I will be back with Day 4 tomorrow..


  • Angie Hollins

    Love your background!!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Love this cute card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Reed

    I love the background. It looks so good against the fox.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    That black cardstock really makes the text stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara R.

    Super cute background for this card!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Love the technique you used for background. Adorable card, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Baldwin

    Adorable! Love your background!ReplyCancel

  • I love it! I especially love the colors in the background-beautiful and brings out the smile on this happy little guy!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you are having an amazing week..

At MFT today we start a new Sketch Challenge, to view how you can enter to win or for inspiration to get you started, pop on over HERE..

I worked with an older set today called Space Explorer, stamping out what images I wished to use and coloured with Copics..

I then worked on my background, by adding a outer space look, applying several different colours of distress inks and adding black over the top…flicking some white paint over the top to create stars and using a white gel pen to add even more stars..

I trimmed this piece down and added one section to the top of a Steel Grey card base and the other part to the bottom..

Completing by adding my images, then a sentiment embossed onto Black Licorice card stock and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I hope you have a lot of fun playing along this week..