Hello Again

Back to share the latest sketch challenge at MFT..we are currently sitting at number 459 and I sure hope you will play along this month, for more details on how you can enter for a chance to win and see loads of inspiration then head on over HERE..

Now I have to admit, we all make those cards when we are not completely happy and I have to say that this card is one of them, but I am sharing as well like you I have those less then creative moments..

I took 2 panels of cards stock, After Midnight and Electric red and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, stamping the background stamp Ho, Ho, Ho..

I added these card stocks to a white base matching the sketch and then went ahead and die cut a snowflake from the Stylish Snowflakes out of white card stock and added this to the centre of the other card stocks..

Completing this sketch card by stamping a sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes and die cutting out using Skinny Strips, adding across the centre of the snowflake and added a few clear sequins..

I look forward in seeing what you create this week…

Have fun!



Hello there

I hope you are all having a fabulous day…plus I hope you are enjoying seeing what is being released out of the MFT Vault this month..

I am sharing my second card for the Vault Release and this time I worked with Toasty Greetings set, how cute and adorable are those Snowman and Penguins..

For me I chose to use one of the Snowman, colouring with Copics and die cutting..

I then masked off an area on a white panel and inked with Tropical Teal, to give a snowy night scene…

I added white gel pen to look as though the snow was falling then took the mask off and added my little toasty snowman and the fire..

I stamped a sentiment onto a strip of white card stock and added a bit of glitter with a strip of Silver Sparkle..

I hope you will head over to the blog to view even more amazing creations from the team..

Have a great day!




So it is that time of the month and we get to release even more product from the Vault..So many fantastic stamps and dies…

I worked with Pure Innocence, Angel along with Merry Frame that is being released..

Starting out by stamping the Angel and colouring with Copics, die cutting out and adding some sparkle to her with a glitter pen, setting her aside..

I then die cut the Merry frame out of Cement Gray card stock along with die cutting again out of white card stock..

With the inner section of the white frame, I took Tickled Pink ink and applied to give a soft hue..

Next, was die cutting even more card stock, but this time for some snow banks, using the Snowy Scene Builder, adding the snow banks to the frame then onto a white card base, trimming down the inked panel to fit behind the snow banks..

I added more glitter and white gel pen to the inked background, adding my Angel and stamping a sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes, onto white card stock that I embossed with silver embossing powder and die cut using the Skinny Strips..

I hope you enjoy viewing what is being released from the Vault this month, I will be back tomorrow with Day 2, don’t forget in the meantime to head over to the blog for more amazing creations..


  • Joy, I always look at your cards first on the MTF releases. Love your style. MFT has some adorable things to work with. I’ve also been praying for you with regard to your face. I trust you are making good progress without complication. I have a silmilar spot in the same place!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hooray!! It’s time to shop the MFT October Release, I hope you will be just as excited as I was to play with all the goodness..

Today I am sharing one last project with you and joining the MFT gals will be some friends around crafty land, so be sure to check out the blog..

I went outside my comfort zone with this card and creativity, what I call my kind of interactive LOL, well if you are like me and just cannot build things so looking at interactive becomes almost impossible or gives anxiety LOL then this is great alternative..

I chose to die cut the Gift Card Pocket out of white card stock and whilst at the die cutting machine cut all the components out for the Christmas Crew – Santa..

Adhering all the components to the pocket and adding this to a white panel, to which I stamped a sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes down one side of the panel..

Finishing off the card by adding scattering of sequins and adding this all to a Cement Gray card front..

Thank you for stopping by this release and leaving such wonderful comments, I appreciate each and everyone of them..

Have a fantastic day!


  • Heidi Rees

    Such a great way to spread holiday cheer! I love this Santa!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen T

    Love the card!ReplyCancel

  • So cool and awesome! :)ReplyCancel

  • Toddy

    That Santa gift card hold is just so special!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    Awesome card!!! So cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    These dies make me wish I gave gift cards!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Malicoat

    That is a perfectly adorable card for a gift card – just love it!ReplyCancel

  • roni

    Just too cute! Will make as is :) Thank

  • Zlatka K

    This is so cute! Such a great idea for the gift card.ReplyCancel

  • Allison F

    Love this gift card holderReplyCancel

  • Kay Demonbren

    He’s so cute, and I love your vertical sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    Great idea to make it into a gift card holder. NICE NICE NICEReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    Cute card! I love these Christmas Crew dies- definitely on my wishlist!ReplyCancel

  • NinaS

    So cute and fun.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley Madsen

    Amazing that you found a gift card that matches the color of your cardstock. Someone will be very pleased to receive this card.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Sleppy

    Wow! Totally cute, Joy. Who wouldn’t love receiving this? Great card!ReplyCancel

  • NatQuebec

    So cute 💜ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    How cute is this SANTA?!?! I love this!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Santa is so cute, love the little santa belt!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Fun way to give a gift card.ReplyCancel

  • Such a fun card. :) Love that the gift card is hiding in Santa’s head.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So cute! These dies are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    This is an adorable card…love how its “interactive “.ReplyCancel

  • Julie S

    Super cute gift card holder!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Sooo cute! Love your card design!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny N

    This is very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    What a fun gift card holder. I LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • sabinevdk

    Very cute gift card holder!ReplyCancel

  • Brian Poteraj

    Great for any age. I like your santa. Nice idea.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie M Moeckly

    Cute Santa card! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Arrowood

    I love this! Definitely putting us in the Holiday spirit!ReplyCancel

  • Subhashini S

    Love the santa gift holder and the glittery belt.ReplyCancel

  • I would like to see this idea as deer, tree or other :) Fantastic holder!ReplyCancel

  • cathsamum

    Love your card. I can’t wait to give this one a go.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    At first i thought you used felt. The colors are so rich and have so much depth.ReplyCancel

  • Wow, what a great idea! This is such a great gift card holder. Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O.

    Clever way to use the gift card pocket Joy! These new die-namics are must haves! Thanks for the inspiration! have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Nessy Owen

    What a wonderful way to give a gift card or hidden note. I like the layout with the sentiment along the edge.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    super card – love how you have the sentiment going down the card – very creativeReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    So cute! I love how you used the gift card holder!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    This is cute. I love that you added the gift card to the front.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Super cute gift card holder! Adorable Santa!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Z

    What a fun way to give a gift card :)ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Adorable! I love that you incorporated a gift card holder in your card. Fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Hartline

    He’s so cute! I love the glittery gold of his belt buckle. Great card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh this release countdown for MFT has gone quick, can hardly believe we are now hitting day 1 and that tomorrow you will be able to shop all these wonderful products for October..

Head over to the blog to see even more..

I have created what I call an elegant Christmas card..

Taking several layers of white card stock and running the Joyful Wreath through the die cutting machine adhering each layer together and topping it off with some Gold Sparkle that was also ran through..

I added white card stock berries and applied some Nuvo drops to add even more shine, setting aside to dry..

I then took a piece of Vellum and adding some modeling paste through the Snowfall Vertical, setting aside to dry also..

Whilst these were drying I took Black Licorice card stock and embossed 2 sentiments from the Bitty Holiday Wishes set, embossing with gold embossing powder, die cutting out using the Skinny Strips..

I adhered the Vellum to a white card base, adding small pieces of glue dots behind so that it would not show through the vellum, also adding a Gold Sparkle strip at the base to add even more glue dots to hold to the card front..

Adhering next the wreath and then adding my sentiments to the centre of the wreath to complete…

Thanks for popping in today, I will be back again tomorrow to share even more creations with some crafty friends..


  • Sherri Little

    So pretty. Love the dotted background only going halfway down.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lahaise

    wow – I love everything about this – really “clean ” card so to speak ,fab fab fabReplyCancel

  • Ann

    This card is stunning! Thank you for the tip of the stencilled dots on the vellum – a great idea and so pretty!ReplyCancel

Hi there

We are almost there for the big reveal and shopping day for you all..

I hope you are really enjoying what you have been seeing these past few days from the MFT crew, to view even more product and creations head over HERE!

I am working with a set called Festive Friends on this card, stamping out one of the sweet little snowman and colouring this time with Copics..

I then took a white panel and added Coral Crush, Peach Bellini and Tickled Pink inks, blending together until I was happy with the softness…I flicked some water and once dry, I added glitter pen dots..

Next, I took the Merry and Bright die, running it through the die cutting machine die cutting white card stock and Gold Sparkle for the top layer, adhering about 4-5 layers together for dimension..

I cut a snowbank out of white card stock, using the Snowy Scene Builder, adhering this to the inked panel and then adhering the Merry and Bright die cut along with my little snowman to complete this card..

Looking forward to being back here tomorrow with Day 1 to share with you all..

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Sandy Krale

    The Merry & Bright behind the snowman fits perfectly. I really, really like this layout and color combo.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Love the color of your background Joy… This roly poly snowman is too adorable…ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    Love the peach-color theme.ReplyCancel