Hi there

I hope you are enjoying the start of the countdown and that today you find something that might wish to add to that endless crafty list..

Today, I have worked with the latest Birdie Brown called, Birth-Yay…as always simply adorable..

I took the few images I wished to use and coloured them in with Copics, die cut out and set aside..

Keeping my card yet again very simple, I took some masking tape and taped off an area for stenciling..

I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and applied Berrylicious ink over the top of the stencil to create clouds within the masked area..

I removed the tap and added a sentiment at the base of the card along with a strip of pattern paper from the Black and White Stripes pattern pad..

I added my sentiments and completed my card by adding some enamel dots..

Be sure to swing past the blog to see the rest of the teams amazing creations..

Have a great day!


  • Cynthia Cole

    Your card is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    These animals in this release are so wonderful. Love your card Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Joy – I absolutely love the design for this card! It’s wonderful :)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    Super cute!! I love the clouds in a small strip!!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Love this cute and sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    Cute card! The images really make a big statement next to the all the white space! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    Love the sentiments in this release. Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card! Love your simple design and the panel with sponged clouds!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Olson

    Joy, your clean, fresh style always blows me away–beautiful work!ReplyCancel


Gosh it is that time again when the DT bring you loads of inspiration with yet another release..

So to start you out we will start of course with Day 5 of the countdown..

I worked with the set called Mice Time to Celebrate…such a cutie set, I stamped out and coloured the images that I wished to use then die cut and set aside..

I kept the rest of the card pretty straight forward as to let the images shine..

I took some pattern papers from Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastel and Black and White Stripes, adding a piece of each of these to base of the card..

I then stamped a sentiment at the top of the card and added my images in between..

Finishing off by adding some enamel dots..

I will be back tomorrow to share even more with you..

Have a great day!


  • Cynthia Cole

    Your cards are always so cute, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    So cute! I love colors and how you colored this cute mouse.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    So glad you’re back! I’ve missed seeing your adorable cards! Love this oneReplyCancel

  • Andrea Hastilow

    So cute xReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    It’s nice to see examples using patterned paper. I have so much of it!ReplyCancel

  • Jill

    That mouse just makes me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    Such a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Such a sweet happy dance mouse so beautifully colored!ReplyCancel

  • Tami

    Your card is charming!! I am loving that dancing mouse.ReplyCancel

  • So sweet and cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    What a cute card! I love the colors- the pattern papers are so pretty!ReplyCancel

Hello everyone

Hope you are all having a lovely week, we have had a bit of a tiresome weekend I must say with sadly Darryl having to be admitted to hospital, but pleased to say he is home and glad to be home now..

Enough of the digression, how about onto the sketch challenge for the week, be sure to swing past the blog to see the inspiration from the DT and to find out details on how to enter this weeks challenge for a chance at winning..

I chose to pull out a much older set called Cool Cat, colouring the images I required to put this card together..

I then took some Steel Grey card stock and trimmed to size, matching the sketch, I added some embossing to 2 of the panels, one with footprints matching the cats and the other a sentiment that I embossed with white embossing powder..

I adhered all the panels to a trimmed white card base, then added my coloured images and completed the card by add a scattering of enamel hearts to complete..

Have a great time this week creating for the sketch, I will be back to share the start of the next release with you soon..



Hi there

Gosh it has been a busy week here on the little old blog, I sure do hope you have had some time to be a little crafty..

If not I hope that maybe joining the current Color Challenge at MFT will inspire you..

To find out how you can enter to win and for loads of inspiration, just head over HERE..

So with these colours this challenge I kept my card very simple by stamping and image from the Bubble Over with Joy, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took a trimmed piece of white card stock that I masked off the bottom section and took Wild Wisteria Ink and applied to one side of the card stock..

Once I was happy with the look, I added droplets of water and then stamped bubbles using the Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink..

Next, I took a sentiment from the stamp set and embossed with white embossing powder on Grout Gray card stock, backing some Steel Grey to the back of this..

I added my sentiment and image and completed the card by add a scattering of sequins..

I hope you have fun playing along..

Have a lovely crafty day!




It is Wednesday and we all know what that means at MFT, the new Sketch Challenge has started for the week, loads of inspiration over HERE and details on how you can enter for a chance to win..

I chose to use the stamp set Up in the Air, stamping out the images and colouring with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took the Mini Cloud Stencil and some Berrylicious Ink, applying just a small portion to a white card base..

I added a strip of Tiny Hearts Pastel pattern paper to one side of the card and added my image..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment onto white card stock and die cutting using the Stitched Sentiment strips, adding this below the balloon..

Have fun playing along this week..



Hello again

Gosh what an awful week of weather we are having in actual fact we have been on and off, must say more on then off of well over the 40 degree weather, it is incredibly draining and I am longing for Winter more then ever this year and a lot of much needed rain…

Okay, I have complained enough once again, so how about we get on with the Release Day of the February Card Kit…

I have been reading your comments both here and over at the Blog and I am thrilled to hear you all love this kit, I am sure it will sell out quickly so be sure to grab yours before they do..

I have one last card for today as inspiration..

Taking some Gravel Gray card stock, along with Roses all Over Background stamp, I stamped onto the card stock and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder..

Once it was heat set, I took the Double the Love die and ran it through the die cutting machine..I set this aside to work on the rest of the card..

I trimmed a piece of white card stock down and using the Lots of Hearts Stencil I added some soft tones of Red Hot and Ripe Raspberry Inks..

I added the word love and completed this simple card by stamping another sentiment from Sweet Celebrations, die cutting around the sentiment using the banners from Hearts in a Row Vertical, adding this just under the word love..

I sure do hope you have enjoyed this months kit and really hope you get your hands on one too, I cannot wait to see what you all create with it..

Thank you so much for all the beautiful comments..

Have a fantastic crafty day!


  • Dana M

    Beautiful and elegant card! Wonderfully creative use of this fun kit!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    Beautiful! The stenciled hearts really add a fun element and draw the eye right to the center!ReplyCancel

  • Such a lovely card! Creative soft background :)ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly McField

    This is a very pretty card, and I love all of the different textures (stencil, embossed, etc.). Your recipient will be glad to receive it. :)ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Awesome design, Joy – thanks for the inspiration:)ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Rigney

    Beautiful card!! The background is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    wow what a pretty card…love the use of the stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    What a fun design!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Another sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    I love how you used the heart stencil for your card background. The “love” dies are such a nice big size!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the gold embossing on the letters, it gives a very elegant look along with the hearts background fading into the white space. Thank you for sharing this and for the inspiration. I can’t wait to try out some of the awesome ideas from all the ladies with this kit. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I love how elegant and detailed this is! Beautiful design!ReplyCancel

  • Love this card. :)ReplyCancel

  • stampinggrandma

    Pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Very pretty card design!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Lovely CAS design Joy. The subtle background makes the embossing on the letters pop, love it! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card. Love the soft background.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa H

    I love how you used the stencil on the background of your card. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • see mary stamp

    Love the stenciled hearts background.ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Beautiful card! Great Card Kit! I just love that Double the Love die!ReplyCancel

  • Love this great card!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie. Rumpza

    I love the way you used the heart stencil… such a soft and pretty backdrop.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    Beautiful card. I love the big
    letters. Putting them over
    the hearts was a great idea.
    You can come to my house to
    enjoy winter – we’ve had snow,
    rain, cold, wind – I’m
    longing for summer. thanks
    for sharing

  • Lisa Byers

    Wonderful card!! I love the faded hearts!! This kit looks like it’s going to be a fabulous kit!!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so pretty! This looks like a wonderful kit. :)ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    Very nice detail in your card.ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Simple but yet a captivating card. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Siobhann Bakke

    Gosh, I love what you do! Making magic with MFT!! Soooo pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Beautiful card! I love your letters – gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Such a pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Adorable and pretty card!!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel