Happy weekend and a happy day it is as we continue the May Release Countdown for MFT

Have you had a chance to check out the inspiration on the blog, there will be loads more for today too..

My next card creation for you features the new line from Birdie Brown and you are going to love it, this set is called Mermazing, super super cute…

I created a little underwater scene for this card, I stamped out the mermaid and coloured her with Copics, not sure I got the colour I was after as she is a bit out there LOL but once I was finished I die cut her out and set her aside..

Whilst still stamping, I stamped out a rock for her to sit on and the various corals, shells and seaweed was stamped out in various colours of inks, die cutting each of these out..

I then took some pattern paper from the Dots & Stripes Fresh paper pad, using the Ocean Waves dies adding these to a piece of white card stock, slightly smaller then the card front, that I blended some Summer Splash ink to the background to look like the water…

I then went about adding my scene of stamped images and completed my card by stamping a sentiment onto the pattern paper and embossing with white embossing powder..

I cannot wait to create with this set again, so many possibilities..

Well I am off to get some more creating done, enjoy viewing all the creations today..









Hi there

Woohoo!! it is the start of the MFT May Release Countdown, I just know that you will love this months release…

Lets get right into it…remember to view more inspiration just head on over to the Blog..

The card I created today was using Beach Bunnies which I might add are just adorable and Beach Scene Builder..

I chose to create a circle feature for my card, so I die cut 2 Circles and die cutting the Beach Scene out of one circle, adding ink to the water feature Summer Splash, then the beach itself with In the Buff, the other part I wanted to create a sunset feature, so I added Razzleberry and Orange Fizz…I then went about adding the blended parts of the Beach scene to the other circle, adding this to a white card base..

Next, I worked on adding a palm tree, die cutting some white card stock and adding Limelight and Milk Chocolate to this, adding it to the circle feature..

I really wanted to put a Beach Bunny on this card, but sadly I just couldn’t get the design to work together, so I opted to add some beach huts, stamping these out, colouring with copics and die cutting, adding them to the beach..

Lastly, I added a sentiment and my card was complete, certainly not to where I wanted it, but I hope that it does give you some inspiration as to what you can do to create with the fun Beach Scene Builder..

I will be back tomorrow with Day 4, enjoy your day!








  • Your card is darling. I love the beach houses and scene you created. Great dies. Love MFT.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Love it! I adore how you used the beach scene in a circle instead of the original way, awesomeReplyCancel

  • perfectly perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Lovely beach with colorful cabannas.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Really gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    So sweet! I have relatives who winter in Florida. This set gives me loads of ideas. Thanks for inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • What adorable little beach cabins, Joy. I want to go there! Great colors and lovely layout. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Such a wonderful card! I love the clean design!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Weberg

    Great card you made…like the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I love how you used the beach scene dies on the circle. The colors you used on the scene are perfect. Now I’m going to be thinking of Hawaii all day long.ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    whit the white base your card looks so clean!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Bishop

    Very creative card! Great job!ReplyCancel


Popping in very quickly to share another card with you all tonight..

That time of the month again and it is the new color challenge for MFT and we are currently up to number 68..

To view how you can enter this challenge and want to see more inspiring creations, just head HERE..

I kept mine pretty simple and allowed the colours to shine, by die cutting the Stitched Heart out of the coloured card stocks, Lemon Chiffon, Orange Fizz, Blue Yonder and Blueberry..Die cutting into the white card stock also and adhering each of the hearts to match the colour combo..

To finish my simple card, I stamped a Llama from the Llama Love stamp set, colouring with Copics and die cutting, adding him/her to the card front along with a stamped sentiment…

Super simple, but I feel sometime the less you have the more the impact a card can really have..

I hope you will find time to join the challenge and I look forward to seeing your entries..

Have a great day, I will be back tomorrow with the Countdown Release for May..









Hi there

How was your day?? Nice and quiet one here today, rained most of the morning and that was so lovely to see, had a massage and have felt rather sleepy all day since..

Before I head to bed, I wanted to pop in really quickly and share my creation for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at MFT..

If you are wanting more information about how to enter this weeks challenge or looking for more inspiration you can go HERE

I wanted a soft pastel palette for this card, so chose to use the stamp and die set called, Up in the Air, stamping out of course my images and colouring with Copics, then die cutting and setting aside..

Next, I trimmed a piece of white card stock, slightly smaller then the card front and using the Radiating Rays Stencil, I added a sun feature to the card with some Lemon Chiffon ink..

I then trimmed a piece of pattern paper from the Homespun Gingham paper pad and added a strip just under the stenciled feature..

I added my images and finished off by adding a sentiment to a die cut banner from Blueprints 21 and some Clear Sequins..

I will be back tomorrow for the next Color Challenge for the month..

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love here today, so nice to always read..

Have a great day!










Hope you are all having a nice day!

Over at MFT today it is that time of the month again to share projects with you all and to give you inspiration in using Blueprints..

I chose to work with Blueprints 24 and this months challenge, was to take a sketch from one of the Blueprints and keep it pretty much to the same design but to make it our own..

I chose to use this sketch below and just adjusted it slightly to suit the design I was after..

Using the Adorable Elephants, I coloured in one of the Elephants and one of the Balloons from this stamp set, colouring with Copics and die cutting with the matching dies, setting these aside to work on the rest of the card..

I took one of the dies from the Blueprints 24, die cut from some White Card stock and applied Pink Lemonade, Lemon Chiffon and Limeade to the card stock, blending to give a soft look…

I then die cut the circle into this card stock and adhered to another piece of White Card Stock slightly smaller then the card front…

I die cut more White Card Stock using the sentiment banner and tab that was in the Blueprints set, adding the tab as an extra feature to the side of the blended panel and on the sentiment strip I inked up a stamp with Versamark in and embossed with Liquid Platinum..

Adding my little Elephant, sentiment strip and finishing off by die cutting matching card stock to the inks, Pink Lemonade, Lemon Chiffon and Limeade, adding stars and circle die cuts to the card to complete..

Hop on over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the team has created today..

I am now off to the craft room before I head to work, have a great day!








  • Christine Piechura

    Joy your card is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Fantastic colours. I would not think to use that combination. Hope you had a great ANZAC Day.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Totally adorable Joy.ReplyCancel

  • JaneenK

    SO adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Elmore

    Your card made me say….aaawwweeeee. What a stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Anderberg

    Adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Super sweet card!ReplyCancel


Back again today with another fun post for you..

Being Wednesday that means it is time for a new sketch challenge over at MFT…you can read more about the sketch and how to enter the challenge HERE..

This sketch really stretched me this time and it was fun to stretch my skills..

I chose to colour in images from the Furever Friends and Birthday Bears, die cutting them out with their matching dies and setting aside..

I then worked on the background, by stamping a piece of white card stock with the Whimsical Waves Background and embossed with white embossing powder, adding this to a white card base..

Next, I trimmed another piece of white card stock even smaller then the last piece and I added strips of pattern paper from the Dots & Stripes Confection paper pad…Adding my little images at the base and stamping out some sentiments from the Birthday Bears stamp set..

I hope you will have time this week to enter this weeks challenge, I look forward to seeing all the entries…

Enjoy the rest of your day, it is night time here now and I am either heading for bed or maybe sneaking in some more craft time..








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