Hi there

Hope your week is going really well..

I have some sad news to share tonight before I share the card for the sketch challenge at MFT..

I have done a lot of soul searching over the last few months since loosing Darryl and knowing I have a lot more responsibilities to my sadly changed life and so with limited hours and feeling like I need to take a break from card making, I have made the decision to stand down from the beautiful MFT team..

I cannot thank Kim, Jody, Steph and Erica and my talented team members enough for their constant support, love and care that they have shown me over the years, they mean the world to me and I will miss each and everyone of them..

So now I share my last card for MFT as a DT member..

Don’t forget to head to the blog to see more inspiration and details on how you can enter for a chance at winning..

I chose to work with the Squirrel! colouring them in with Copics and die cutting setting aside..

Whilst at the die cutting machine, I took the A2 Circle Stax and die cut a white panel then taking the Mini Cloud Stencil adding some ink to create a sky and then adding a lawned area as well…

I added this to my card then took some pattern paper from the Creepy Confections and die cut more circles, adding these to match the sketch..

I added my squirrel and an enamel dot, then added a sentiment to the base as well as more pattern paper and my card was complete..

I want to thank all my readers that take the time to pass by my blog and read all the posts that I have posted over the years for MFT, I will miss reading all your comments..

I have some guesting spots that I am fulfilling and then stepping away to take a break and start a new venture which I will share in due course..


  • Jenny Ketchum


    I am so sorry to hear that you are stepping down from the MFT design team. However, more so for the loss of your beloved Darryl.
    My thoughts are with you as you start a new journey.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Super cuteReplyCancel

  • sarby sanchez

    I’m so sorry about your loss, I truly hope you feel better soon, just found out about your blog I love your creativity, take some time but please continue doing your cards they’re so pretty, anyway… thank you and take care of yourself..ReplyCancel

  • Julie L

    Thanks for all the inspiration. I hope you’ll return when the time is right (at this site?). Take good care and stay mighty 💪🏼ReplyCancel

  • Hi honey. I will miss seeing your beautiful MFT creations. I hope the break will give you peace and renewed vigour for future endeavours. Take care. I hope we can see each other in real life in the not so distant future, so I can give you a big hug! Take care xxxReplyCancel

  • Maria

    Hello Joy,
    I just want to tell you that seeing your elegant cards gives me a lot of joy.
    It’s amazing what you create.
    Good luck with new venture. I will miss your post for MFT
    Bye MariaReplyCancel

  • Maria

    Such a cute card, Joy! I haven’t seen any creations from you in awhile on IG, so I came here to your blog. Sorry to hear you will be stepping away from crafting for now. I will miss your MFT creations. I’ve always admired your beautiful cards! So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Darryl. May God, family, and friends be with you and help you through this difficult time. Hugs!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh, I have been a little MIA, sadly I ended up sick for the 3rd time this year, infected sinuses, so the mojo went on a hiatus and I don’t think it has returned, as I am struggling to get into the crafting..

I do however, have a card for this weeks sketch challenge over at MFT, don’t forget if you wish to play along just go HERE to enter and find loads of inspiration..

I chose to use the elephant from the Birthday Buds, stamping out and colouring with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took the A2 Stitched Circle Stax die and die cut a white circle along with a pattern paper one, paper from the Party Plaid..

I trimmed strip from the same paper pad and added all the die cut pieces to a white card base..

I added my little elephant and completed this card by stamping sentiments from the Bitty Birthday, die cutting using the Skinny Strips and adding the 2 sentiments alongside the elephant..

I hope you have fun playing along this week..




Hope your week has been a good one and that you have been enjoying all the wonderful creations as well as product that is being released today at MFT..

Be sure to head to the blog for more inspiration not just from the team, but also from some fabulous crafters..

I decided to create with the sweet little Holly Jolly Cardinals die set, die cutting all the pieces to create the cardinal as well as the holly and branch..

I then took a panel of white card stock and added some score lines around the outside..

I pieced all my cardinal and branch with holly together and added to the card and then completed this card by adding sentiments above and below the cardinal from the Bitty Holiday Wishes..

Have fun shopping!


  • karen ba

    I love this cardinal!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Petersen

    Stunning CAS card!ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Love the sweet and simple feel of this card! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debby Green

    So simple yet elegant! Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • LYNN D.

    Sweet and simple.ReplyCancel

  • Just too cute! I love the dies in this release.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lee Webster

    That is a really nice die. It makes for a very CAS card.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Hue

    I love how this release includes the ready to assemble dies. Super cite!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    The scored lines are so simple yet so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Scott

    I love the extra touch of the scored line border!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    perfect CAS card! LOVE this!ReplyCancel

  • What a perfect CAS card. I love the bright red of the cardinal against all the white space, and the scored line embossing adds the perfect touch. So fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Symens

    Perfectly CAS. Nice work!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Johnson

    Aww…Super cute and so tweet! Tfs Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • NatQuebec

    Such a cute clean and simple card ❤ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    A darling card, Joy. The little robin is so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Shar Zar

    Love this chipper cardinal.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beam

    Pretty card! Love the clean and simple design.
    Thanks so much for sharingReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    Simple and adorable!! I love your embossed frames around the edges!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Mc

    Joy, this is so cute. That red cardinal perched on the branch is the perfect focal image.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    This sweet little cardinal is just as cute as can be! Adorable card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Perdue

    The cardinal really pops against the white background. Love how you scored the edges.ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    I love your CAS card! The cardinal really pops against the white background!ReplyCancel

  • This is such an adorable and elegant card,love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Raina Astras

    So cute! I love the score lines!! Such a great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Walker

    CAS and delightful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So cute with the cardinal and the hat.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So very cuteReplyCancel

  • Wendi J

    Cute. I like the score line borders around the card.ReplyCancel

  • Helen B

    Joy, your card is so sweet–just love the little bird in this set. tfs-stay well.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Beck

    Nice to see a card from die cuts, as I am not much for coloring. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • The Cardinal is wonderful on the crisp white with holly.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”ReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    Love this CAS!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa M

    What is simple but adorable card. My grandpa really loved Cardinals, so I really like them now as well. They make me think of him. I really like the paper piecing and the way that this came together with the sentiments.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Rees

    So darling and festive!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Love your CAS cardinal card.ReplyCancel

  • Cat

    Your cardinal is great! Love your CAS card!ReplyCancel

  • Dj Rants

    So cute, love this adorable bird!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    So lovely! The sweet cardinal and holly stand out so well against the clean white background. Love the added detail of the score lines around the edges.ReplyCancel

  • Jade

    A very cute and pretty card. I like how you did your bird.ReplyCancel

  • Carol E. Wortman

    The Cardinal is so sweet and perfect for a bright focal image. The scored background really adds a lot! I love this card! (My dad sends me Cardinals from heaven, this little sassy guy is sooo cute)ReplyCancel


Gosh, we have finally made it to the last day of the September Release Countdown for MFT, I hope you have been liking all the inspiration as well as the amazing product that is being released..

Don’t forget to head to the blog to see even more today..

I worked with Tree Trio dies to create a very simple sympathy card..

As we know we always struggle at times to create these types of cards, as I am well aware of..

So die cutting the trees out of Gumdrop Green, Sour Apple and Chocolate Brown card stocks, joining the trunks to the tree..

I then took a white panel and added score lines around the outside to give it a more detailed look..

Stamping a sentiment towards the bottom from the stamp set, Deepest Sympathy and then adding my trees…

This card is super simple that you create many in a row with the possibilities of different coloured card stocks for the trees for a different look..

I will be back with MFT and Friends tomorrow..

Thanks for stopping by..


  • April Davis

    I love when you show the versatility of the stamps and dies! Thanks for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • Giselle D.

    I love clean and simple cards and this is a perfect exampleReplyCancel

  • Kerry G

    I looked at the tree trio and wondered how I could use them…what a great idea! A sympathy card!! Great idea to stretch the occasions these can be used! Thank you for the great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Rose Kerry

    Very sweet and simple card, thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Reeves

    Such a simple card but very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Such a simple and sweet sympathy card. I always think they don’t need to be overdone!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So very sweetReplyCancel

  • janet

    A beautiful card, Joy – sometimes less is best.ReplyCancel

Hi there

We inch that much closer to the full reveal of the MFT September Release, so today is day 2 of the countdown and I am sure you are eager to head to the blog to see even more..

Today’s card here I created something very CAS, using one of the cute dogs and holly from the Peace, Love and Paws stamp set, colouring in with Copics and die cutting out..

I then took a white panel and die cut to one side using the free die for the month when you spend over $60 called, Stacked Merry..

I added this along with some Gold Sparkle card stock to a white card base..

I added my little images and completed the card by stamping a sentiment and die cutting using the Skinny Strips, adding this just above the sweet little dog..

I look forward being back here again tomorrow..


  • Kristi H.


  • April Davis

    Love the you used the negative space of the die. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    So cute. Love the die cut & the little dog is so sweetReplyCancel

  • Patti Nienberg

    Love love this card! The stacked Merry is awesome! And the way you used the gold sparkle cardstock is great! With the pup setting it off perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    We are a family of dog lovers, what a sweet card this would make for them all…ReplyCancel

  • Simply beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Rose Kerry

    Great coloring on the doggie, very cute card, thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    So adorable! Love the design and all the lovely images!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Rosa

    So cute. These dogs are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness! That doggie offset by that large Merry!ReplyCancel

  • Helen B

    Your card is delightful. tfs-staywell.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lahaise



Are you all having a great weekend, hope you manage to get some crafty time..

I am back to share the halfway mark of the September Countdown for MFT, be sure to head to the blog to check out all the rest of the amazing products and creations..

I chose to work with two lots of product on this card, Joyous Holidays and Personalized Tags..

Die cutting the word HO out of Electric Red card stock using the Personalized Tags, three times..

I then took the three reindeer’s from the Joyous Holidays set and coloured with Copics..

I then took a white panel and added the words HO and then the reindeer’s to complete the card..

Enjoy the halfway mark, I will be back again tomorrow..


  • Rose Kerry

    Love that little reindeer, this card just make me smile, thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Hampshire

    Super cute, simple card!ReplyCancel

  • Queen Mary

    Joy, I love your card, how you used the reindeer and the tag letters! So fun!!ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Love the fun use of the letter dies! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Liz B Ford

    Joy, this is so cute! I think the ho, ho, ho is so fun paired with the reindeer! A great, CAS card! With joy!ReplyCancel

  • this one is sure to bring a smile to the recipient! Such fun.ReplyCancel

  • Leah Jespersen

    This card is so adorable. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Spitzer

    Hi, Joy – This sweet reindeer card is absolutely precious. It’s uncomplicated but still results in a strong impact on the viewer. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Reeves

    Such a cute card.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    i LOVE this, Joy – such a fun and wonderful design!!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • I love how you used the tag die-namics to create the sentiment on this card. I love both the stamp set and this die-namics set. I love seeing inspiration to help me come up with card ideas too. Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • SueB

    Very cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Helen B

    Utterly delightful, Joy. Those reindeer make me smile. tfs-stay well.ReplyCancel

  • Cute, happy card!ReplyCancel