Hi there

Time for another Birthday Project at MFT..

This month is all about creating cards for birthday’s using shaker components…

I chose to create a window feature using the Wish die, die cutting into a piece of Black Licorice card stock, around the die cut feature I applied White Tooth Pigment Ink using the Radiating Rays stencil..

I added a piece of acetate to the back and sealed up the area using some foam tape, within this area I added gold and clear sequins, sealing up the back with another piece of Black Licorice card stock..

Next, I wanted to add an image, so I took one of the monsters from the Monster Sized stamp set, colouring in with Copics and die cutting out..

I also die cut some star burts from the same die set out of some Gold Sparkle card stock..

Onto some sentiments that I took from the Yay stamp set, embossing each of these onto more Black Licorice card stock with White Embossing Powder, die cutting around these using the Slanted Sentiments Strips..

I adhered all the elements around the wish die cut area and my card was complete..

I hope you find loads of inspiration from the DT this month and get’s you kicked started onto creating some birthday cards, using a more interactive elements..





  • janet

    LOL, fabulous card Joy – Party on card, brilliant!!ReplyCancel

  • Pennie

    Adorable card, Joy!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Are you or have you all had a great day!

Day off from work here and I got loads done around the house, ready to hit the craft room hopefully tomorrow..

Tonight however, I am popping in to share the latest Sketch Challenge, number 381 is where we are up to now, I cannot believe we are almost at 400, well a little bit to go, but it is like the year passing by very quickly..

To see more inspiration from the DT and details on how you can play along this week for a chance at winning, just click HERE..

I chose to use my all time favourite stamp and die set, of course a Birdie Brown one called Recipe for Happiness..That chef just kills me :)

I stamped him out along with some utensils and coloured with Copics, die cutting them all out and setting aside..

Next, I trimmed a piece of white card stock slightly smaller then a card base and using a Circle Stax die, I die cut into the panel..

Using the inner section, I took the English Brick Stencil, along with some Grout Gray ink, applying over this..

I added the white panel to the card base with foam tape to give dimension and with the inner section, I adhered directly to the card base itself..

Needing the sentiment, I stamped onto a piece of Electric Red card stock, embossing with White Embossing Powder, adding this along with the chef and his utensils to the circle feature and completed the card by adding some Ladybug Enamel Dots..

I hope you have as much fun as I did creating with this weeks sketch..






Hi there

Been a really really hot day here today, you wouldn’t think it was Autumn with almost 40 degree heat, horrible, no rain in sight either, so we are still definitely in drought, I can honestly say I am done with the Summer heat..

So today I hunkered down and did a little colouring, good opportunity to get some images in the stash pile to use for future cards..

Onto tonight’s card, it is Wednesday, so at MFT that means a new Sketch Challenge starts..

I hope you all enjoy playing along with these sketches, to view loads of inspiration from the DT and how to play along with this weeks Sketch for a chance at winning, just click HERE..

I chose to colour in the girl from the, You’re Super, colouring in with loads of pink, die cutting her out and setting aside..

Next, I took a piece of white card stock and die cut a circle, adding Black Soot, Razzle Berry, Cotton Candy and Tickled Pink to the die cut, once I was happy with the look, I flicked water over the top to let the ink wick..

Once the card stock was dry, I stamped the city scene from the stamp set along the edge of the Black Soot inked area..

I added the panel to a trimmed piece of white card stock and moved onto the sentiment, that I stamped and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Razzle Berry card stock, die cutting around the sentiment with the Rectangle Word Window Frames..

Adding my sentiment and girl to the circle feature and finishing the card by adding some stars using white gel pen..

Have fun playing along this week..





  • What a fun pink card! Love your use of the different hues of pink. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love this! Fabulous coloring!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Bumback

    Cute card love the colors! This stamp set is so cute! Thanks DianeReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Cute card. I love your design elements. The heat (and fires) lasted in N Calif well into Dec. Until the last few weeks it looked like our winter drought would continue, but we’ve had rain. I’m hoping we don’t suffer through another endless summer of blasting heat. And I hope your winter brings rain and cooler temps.ReplyCancel

Hello there

Hope you are all having a wonderful and crafty day or night..

Tonight I am popping in to share one of the new features at MFT called MFT and Friends, this used to be called Release Replay where the DT shared loads more inspiration using the latest release, we are still doing this, but we are asking other people outside the MFT family to join in on the fun too..so be sure to check out the blog to see who is joining us on our first MFT and Friends..

I didn’t get to work with one of Birdie Brown stamp sets this month so my MFT and Friends was the perfect opportunity to pull out the sweet Rain or Shine set, stamping out one of the little girls and the little chick, colouring in with Copics and die cutting them out..

Trimming down a piece of white card stock and using the Inside & Out Stitched Circle, I die cut into the white card stock, using the inner section to add a feature using the Mini Cloud Stencil with Gray Grout ink and then going over the top with the latest stencil Mini Raindrops in Cement Gray ink..

I added along the base of this card stock a trimmed piece of pattern paper from the Birthday Blowout pack and adhered this to a white card base using some foam tape, gluing the inner section straight to the card front..

Back to the die cutting station, I took some Steel Grey card stock and the Oval Shadows, die cutting one and adding to the card front, then adding my little girl and duck..

I completed the card by stamping sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock and embossing with White Embossing Powder and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I hope you are all having fun with the latest release, I look forward being back here tomorrow with the latest Sketch Challenge..

Have a fantastic day!




  • Lagene

    Super CUTE card!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Darling card—love all the cute details.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Patrick

    What a cute card! I love all the elements, and how you layered the cloud and rain stencils in the background.ReplyCancel


I hope you are all enjoying your day and that you have been super busy shopping the latest release from MFT..

Today we start something special that will be happening each month, the design team will be sharing projects all around our colouring, we are sharing loads of inspiration on how you can show case your colouring skills on your projects using all types of colouring mediums..

This also is another opportunity for us as a team to show you more inspiration using the latest release..

I chose to use a set that I did not get to play with this month called Too-Cute Turtles..

I wanted to show that you can colour your images in with Copics but in a monochromatic way, using only neutral colours and still have an impact on the card..

So I took one of the turtles and used my N5, N4, N3 and N1 group of Copics, coloured in like I would any other images, adding in the darker areas for shadows…

I die cut the turtle out and set aside to work on the rest of the card..

Die cutting the Single Stitch Line Circle Frames several times out of white card stock, adhering the frames together and with one of the inner circles, I applied Blue Breeze ink..

Next, I took the Stitched Rainbow die and die cutting Blu Raspberry, Wild Wisteria, Sour Apple, Daffodil, Orange Fizz and Electric Red card stock, adhering to the inked panel..

I added both circles to a trimmed white card and taking sentiments from the Aim for the Clouds I stamped one at the top of the card and one at the bottom..

I hope you were inspired to colour with neutral colours today, for more inspiration head over to the Blog..





  • Beth

    Adorable! I love the contrast between the monochromatic turtle and the brightly colored rainbow!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Super CUTE deign for your turtle card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Back again tonight with the latest Sketch Challenge for MFT, current one is 379…

To see how you can play along this week and have a chance at winning a voucher then just click HERE…the team also have some amazing inspiration to get you started…

Because out here in Australia we are heading into our Winter months, I thought tonight I would share a card on the more wintery side, using the Ski-sons Greetings..

I stamped out my little bear skier and coloured in with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

Still at the die cutting machine, I die cut a trimmed white panel using the Stitched Basic Edges 2 and also die cutting some trees from the Chill Wishes die set out of Sour Apple and Jellybean Green card stocks..

To the base of the card, I added a stencil feature at the top, using the Mini Cloud stencil and some Blue Breeze ink..

I added some Beetle Black Twine around the die cut panel and then added this to the card base with foam tape for a slight dimension..

Next, I adhered my image and trees and completed the card by stamping a sentiment onto After Midnight card stock and embossing with White Embossing powder..

I had fun with this sketch this week and I sure hope you all do too..

Have a great rest of the day!





  • Cindy H.

    What a fun card! Love this little scene and your gorgeous coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    I love this card! I’ve tried to order the ski-sons stamp several times, but it’s always out of stock, not on sale, etc. it’s my fav MFT stamp set.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a fun card!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    That is interesting to see that you are heading into winter. We are in Spring, but we received about 8 inches of snow the last couple of days when it was almost all melted! Have to Love a Minnesota Spring! Your bear is super cute and I really enjoying following your blog. Have a great day! JulieReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Awesome winter scene!ReplyCancel

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