Happy weekend to you all!

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend, we have had a nice relaxing one, although I am still trying to catch up on sleep…but have had some time in the craft room that has made me happy..

Last night I shared a sneak peek of the card that I am going to share with you tonight and to let you know that there is still time to play along with this weeks MFT sketch..to check out the details and on how you can link up be sure to swing past HERE, there is also loads of inspiration from the design team too, to help you get started..

I chose to work with the Polynesian Paradise, this set is super sweet and I wanted to use the Toocan, so I stamped him out and coloured him in, along with the hibiscus and leaves, once coloured I die cut out and set aside…I die cut some green leaves out of some Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green using the Wild Greenery…to follow the sketch, I chose to collage the leaves together to form a circle feature, I added the hibiscus and other leaves and the Toocan, completing the sketch by trimming a piece of the edge of the white base, adding some pattern paper to the card base itself, then foam mounting the main featured card stock to the card, finishing off by die cutting a banner from Blueprints 21 and stamping a sentiment, adding this just below the Toocan and scattering sequins..

I hope you will have some time to play along and I look forward to seeing what you create..

I will be back again tomorrow for the Card Kit Countdown..










Gosh it is hot here at the cottage today, 40 degrees again so that is well over the 100F mark for you overseas gals..I say revolting weather..

Today is the release replay challenge for MFT and I am excited to finally be able to play with the January release goodies, seeing as I have had some time off to deal with my Mum who has not been well..

I chose to use those sweet little otters from the Otterly Love You stamp and die set..stamping out on of the otters and colouring in with Copics, I also stamped out some rocks for the little otter to lie against and coloured this also in with Copics, die cutting them out and whilst I was die cutting, I took out the Chill Wishes die set and took the pine trees out and die cut some trees using Gumdrop Green and Sour Apple card stock, along with some grass from the new die set Mailbox..setting all these die cuts aside I went about trimming down a piece of white card stock and applying Summer Splash ink to give a soft sky and water below where I was to have the trees…I adhered the trees, grass, rocks and otter to the card and finished off by stamping a sentiment from the Otterly Love You stamp set..

That completes my card and I can’t wait to play more with those sweet little otters..

For more inspiration, head on over to the MFT blog to view what the rest of the design team have created..








  • Oh my how gorgeous is that sweet scene Joy – love it!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    So absolutely gorgeous. I totally agree about the weather, we moved to a cool area and it is stinking hot, 37 today in the southern highlands and it’s been in the thirties for most of December. Hope winter comes soon.ReplyCancel

  • I have missed your cards this month. This one is really cute.ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely love this card!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Precious :-)ReplyCancel

Hello Again

Tonight I am back to share my latest creation for the Color Challenge this week…if you haven’t had a chance to check it out or wanting to try your hand at a new challenge for the week, just head over HERE to see all the details and how to link your project up using the Colour Combo below..

I really enjoyed the colour combo for this weeks challenge, the colours just seem to blend well together, so for me it was pretty easy to pull together a card..

I started out by die cutting white card stock using the Star Grid Cover-Up die to form a background panel…I then took the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 and die cut some Coral Crush card stock using one of the tags from this die set, I added foam tape to the back and adhere to the background panel, adding some twine at the top of the tag…next I took some Cement Gray and Berrylicious card stocks and die cut the beautiful Flutter of Butterflies, adhering them together and adding to the tag, to add my last additional colour to the card I stamped a sentiment from the Amazing stamp set and embossed with white embossing powder onto Persimmon card stock, adding this to the base of the tag, to complete the card, I took some clear sequins and scattered some of those around the tag..

So remember to head on over to the Challenge blog to check out what some of the other team created as inspiration for you all..

As always I hope I have inspired you and look forward to seeing your creations..









Hello there

Gosh long time since I was here at my little old blog…with Christmas and Mum not being that well, I had to take some time off from crafting, blogging and team work…


I am back today to share the latest sketch challenge for MFT, super cute and I had a blast playing along, so if you haven’t had a chance to check it out and wish to join in the fun this week then all you need to do is create a card using the sketch and to link up your projects HERE..

Here is my take on this weeks sketch..

I chose to use Magical Unicorns and the Stitched Rainbow to create my feature of the sketch, die cutting several soft colours of card stock, Sno Cone, Grapsicle, Spearmint, Lemon Chiffon and Pink Lemonade to create my rainbow, adding my Unicorn that I stamped and coloured in with Copics, adding a sentiment from the Magical Unicorn set under the rainbow and scattering some sequins for a bit of sparkle..completing the look to the sketch by trimming down one side of the white card stock, adding a strip of soft grey from the Calm & Cozy Chevron pattern paper to the card base and mounting the main feature to the card to complete..

To view more inspiration from the team for this week, just head over HERE..

Looking forward to be back here a little more frequently..thanks for hanging in there with me..









Hi there

Today, marks the Release Replay for MFT and December Release…



I chose to work with Cooler With You stamp and die set along with the Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window Edge die..I took out the snowmen from the Cooler With You stamp set, stamped them out and coloured them in with Copics, die cut them along with die cutting some snow banks using the Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window Edge die, whilst still at the die cutting station, I took some Sour Apple and Jellybean Green card stock die cutting several trees from the Winter Trees…I went about adding the snow banks and trees along the card front and then added my snowmen, finishing off by stamping a sentiment from the Merry Everything stamp set and a scattering of clear sequins that look like the snow was falling..

For more inspiration, head on over to the MFT blog to check out what the rest of the team have created..

Thanks for swinging past today..


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  • Dawn T

    too cute Joy. Great cardReplyCancel

  • Susi

    This card is SUPER Cool!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Masarech

    Joy–Love the fluffy snow on this card! Sooo Cute!ReplyCancel


So first of I need to send out an apology, I have been incredibly sick the last few days and was not able to share my countdown day 2 card with you all and create one for the countdown day 1,  huge thanks to Julie and Susan for being the most amazing ladies and understanding that I could not participate…I will be sharing my day 2 card with you here in this post at the bottom for you all to view….there of course will be 2 lots of inlinkz links for you to click on..

So today is the day that you can all go about shopping for the December release for MFT…I hope you have found loads of inspiration from the team this month and I look forward to bringing you more in the next release…you can find the new products HERE..


My card sadly should have been a card that landed in the bin, not a nice card, but alas I am sharing it all with you to say, well we all have bad crafting days..


I started out by stamping flowers from the Doodle Blooms set onto a piece of trimmed Lemon Chiffon card stock, embossing the pattern that I wanted to create…I then took some vellum and more flowers from the set and embossed these with white embossing powder, die cutting and setting aside…I then took the Kind and Kindness die and die cut it several times out of white card stock so that when adhered together gave dimension, with the top layer I took some Cement Gray ink and applied some ink to the base of the die cut word, next I took a sentiment from the Kind Words and a piece of Steel Grey card stock, stamping and embossing with white embossing powder, I then adhered all these elements to the Lemon Chiffon card and then to a white panel and onto a Steel Grey card, finishing off the card by adding some clear sequins..

Don’t forget to swing past the MFT blog and see loads more inspiration and details on how you can win an instore voucher for this month…


Now a quick share of my Countdown Day 2, my card was pretty straight forward, I trimmed a piece of white card stock, added some blue blended background using Broken China distress ink, then went about die cutting the Bandaids and stamping out a medicine bottle, die cutting this along with a spoon, adding these to the background panel and stamping out sentiments along with finishing touch of twine…great sets to use when someone is under the weather..

Once again all links are provided at the bottom of this post for you to view what was used in creating these cards…

Have a fabulous day and thanks for being so patient..


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  • Rowena M.

    Cards are so Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    I hope you’re feeling much better! Glad you could share your pretty cards with us for the hop! I love that awesome Kind and Kindness die!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy V

    We all have bad days. Get better! That bandaid die always makes me giggle.ReplyCancel

  • So sorry you were feeling icky! I adore the font on the “sick? ick!” set!ReplyCancel

  • So sorry you have been sick. That messes up with creativity…and everything else. I like the yellow and gray combo. I need to try this. I get stuck in a rut of the same colors.ReplyCancel

  • Karen L

    Hope you are feeling better? I like your kindness card. Pretty colors!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Buesing

    Very Cute cards! Hope you are feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • You shouldn’t be so hard on yourself! Love the cards! I really like the soft yellow of the first one. Hope you’re feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Clark

    Awesome card. Love the band-aid dies! Hope you’re feeling better.ReplyCancel

  • Liz mca

    That yellow card makes me think of Le,on sherbet! YumReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    I just adore that band-aid die! Beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • Margery C

    Hope you feel better. Your too hard on yourself cuz I like both your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Nives K

    Great cards!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Super elegant lemon chiffon card with variations of the white flowers. Love. Fun get well card that should make anyone feel better.ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn

    So hard to create when you’re not feeling well, however these cards are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Awesome cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Spivey

    Hope you feel better soon, but great job on the cards. The feel better card was one of my favourites over the release, loved it. The band aid dies are such fun, cant wait to start creating with it.ReplyCancel

  • The first card beautiful, very elegant. But the second one is super adorable!ReplyCancel

  • I just love the font on the kindness die. Beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Eva Jura

    Amazing cards. I would feel better for sure after getting such a cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Linda F

    Your kindness card is so beautiful. That colour combination is so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Two great cards- the white embossed flowers are beautiful on the yellow background. And great combination of get well elements!ReplyCancel

  • Jan D., FL

    So sorry you have been sick and hope you are much better now.

    Love your card and your use of color always catches my eye. The bandaid dies are so adorable and will be great for any age person. Love that!!!

    Feel better!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    I look forward to coming over to your blog to see what you’ve created, and you never disappoint! Two lovely creations for this fabulous new release.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    Love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    There’s nothing wrong with your card!
    They are both beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Awesome cards. Love the soft colors you used:)ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Your cards are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    I think your cards are beautiful, especially the kindness card. Hope you feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    Love the elegance of the first and fun feel to the last.ReplyCancel

  • Both cards are great but I so love your first card, absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Karen B.

    Both cards are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Beautiful cards! Love the delicate white flowers on the first one!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner

    Sorry you’ve been under the weather! Makes that second card so appropriate! Love the softness of that kindness card too!ReplyCancel

  • Oh I love the soft yellow color you used on the first card, and fun design for the second one!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    I think your cards are great!ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    It is very hard to keep up with obligations when you aren’t feeling well. Sure hope you feel better soon, Joy! I always enjoy your creations and today’s cards are no exception. Take care!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi Hall

    I love these cards, great job!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the soft yellow on the first card and love the bandaid on the second. Love them.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Lynn

    Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Great cards. Love the yellow and gray with the vellum. Striking.ReplyCancel

  • Lurdez Castello

    Awesome cards, finally able to see your beautiful creations. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles

    Great cards … love the Doodle Blossoms!ReplyCancel

  • Love the way you used the doodle blooms!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine R

    Both are great cards!ReplyCancel

  • Hope you are feeling better!
    Like the white embossing on the yellowReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Love these cards! The Kindness card really spoke to me. Love the soft colors. I love the sentiment on the get well card !!ReplyCancel

  • nikki

    Lovely cards!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia O.

    Both cards are adorable, Joy. Hope you’re on the mend!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Both cards are delightful! Love your creative style!ReplyCancel

  • Do hope you’re feeling much better, Joy … your Day 2 card would have been perfect to lift your spirits! Those blooms against the soft yellow are just so pretty … delicate and serene! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    I love your kindness card! There is absolutely nothing wrong with it but sometimes what you have in your head doesn’t come out in paper and so you don’t really like the end product but this really is beautiful!! Love the soft peaceful feeling it portrays? And the get we card isReplyCancel

  • Cindy J.

    Nice card. Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Alena Kincherova

    Wonderful cards, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Love both cards….thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    Hope you’re feeling much better now. Thanks for sharing your awesome cards.ReplyCancel

  • Kate B

    Both cards are great! Hope you are feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    The kindness card is so pretty.
    Love the sunny yellow.
    The get well card is great.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Hope you are on the mend. Both your cards are great. Cheers.ReplyCancel

  • Bin…I’m guessing you mean the trash bin….Nonsense!! It is a very pretty card and I love the sentiment! Both cards are fabulous and I hope you are on the mend by now! Just got over some bronchitis myself!ReplyCancel

  • I hope you’re feeling better! But what an apt release!
    Lovely cards, both of them – the first one is so elegant. The second one is fantastic, too! Those band-aids are great!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very pretty with the white embossing on yellow on the first and cute get well card.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy W

    Such a soft and feminine card, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Deb Vasel

    Love the font of the kindness die.
    Super card!ReplyCancel

  • Kay

    The first card is beautiful and the second card is cute :)ReplyCancel

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