Hi Again

Firstly, I want to thank all of you for stopping past my blog and leaving such beautiful and sweet comments on my cards using the March Card Kit, I hope you all managed to snag yourself one and I look forward in seeing who are the random winners of the lucky extras in their kits..

So tonight I am back sharing the latest sketch challenge, we are now sitting at 377, to view loads of inspiration from the team and to see how you can play along for a chance at winning just click HERE..

I chose to colour in images from the Sow Much Cuteness and Jungle Gym, die cut these out and set aside..

I then trimmed a piece of white card stock down to be slightly smaller then the card base, on this I added some light inking using Berrylicious ink..

I added a sentiment that I embossed with Gold Embossing Powder from the Yay stamp set, die cutting around the sentiment using the Slanted Sentiment Strips..

I added my little images and the card was complete..

Have fun playing along, I will be back again soon with more creations..






What fun today, today is the day to purchase the latest card kit from MFT, this Bundle of Balloons Card Kit is super fun and so versatile to add to any project…


I look forward to seeing what you all create with this card kit…

Even more fun will be to see who will be the lucky random winners of this…

Be sure to swing past the blog today to see even more wonderful creations from the Team

My card today is very simple design and one that you could easily mass produce and change out the sentiment..

I took a piece of white card stock, trimmed it slightly smaller then a card base and using lots of white die cut Balloons, I added these over the panel, making some sit up with dimension and others flat to the card panel itself…

Next, was the sentiment, I took the die Hooray, running it through the die cutting machine several times, with the top layer I took some Copics and added the colour to the card stock, once I was happy with the blended look, I die cut with the Hooray die again…

I added the Hooray to the balloon panel and stamped another sentiment from the Yay stamp set, die cutting around this using the Stitched Sentiment Strips..

Completing my card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins onto most of the Balloons as added interest..

Have fun shopping!





  • Kelsey Thomas

    Such a pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • This is a wonderful card, Joy! I love your pure white BG…really makes your sentiment pop.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara M

    OMG… love what you did with white background of balloons, so stunning! Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • This is SOOOOO GORGEOUS! I love how you did the “HOORAY”ReplyCancel

  • I love the white balloon background paired with the soft colors of the sentiment diecut!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Smith

    So cute! Love the white understated background.ReplyCancel

  • Love the white on white! The clear sequins really pull it together too!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    I didn’t know a balloon card could be so elegant. Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • I love this almost all white look with then the sequins on them. Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Hindes

    Love the balloons used as the background!
    Like the springy colors of hooray!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    LOVE! The white balloons on white are beautiful! Love the added sparkle with the sequins and your gorgeous gradient sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Awesome background with your white on white balloons! Great effect on your pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Goldberg Weinberg

    What a great card! I lob3 this!ReplyCancel

  • That’s a creative take on the kit! Love the white on white and the soft colors for the sentiment :)ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    LOVE the colors on that sentiment. So soft and pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Oh wow Joy! I love this creative design! It’s absolutely fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • La’Nay J

    Such a beautiful clean and simple card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Did you enjoy viewing the wonderful creations from the MFT Design Team yesterday using the newest card kit called Bundle of Balloons?

It has been quite fun creating with this kit and I know you will be just as excited to receive, but even more so if you are one of the lucky random picked to receive this in your box too..

Today I am sharing day 2 of the card kit and I decided to make a 1 year old birthday card..

I stamped out the little elephant from the Soak up the Fun stamp set and coloured with Polychromos, die cut and set aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and using the Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window die, die cut more or less into the centre of the card stock..

In the centre panel I wanted a soft colour so I took a piece of blue pattern paper from the Watercolor Wash pad, adding this to the card base and the white panel added with foam tape to give a little dimension..

Next, I die cut a star out of Lemon Drop card stock using the Inside & Out Stitched Stars along with one of the Balloon dies with a 1 in the centre out of Blu Raspberry card stock adding these together with foam tape..

I added my balloon, star and Elephant to the rectangle space then moved onto the sentiment that I stamped out onto white card stock from the Bitty Bears, die cutting around these using the Stitched Sentiment Strips, adding one to the top of the rectangle and one to the base..

I completed this card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I look forward to being back here tomorrow for the big release..

Have a wonderful and crafty day!





  • Robyn

    This card is adorable! Amazing job 😀ReplyCancel

  • Sue McW

    Absolutely adorable. Very simple, but perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    I like the added sequins.ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    Think this is my favorite. Just preciousReplyCancel

Hi there

So happy to be back here again today and it is that time of the month at MFT that we share creations using the latest Card Kit, this month is called Bundle of Balloons..

I had fun die cutting my balloons out in Gold Sparkle card stock to spell the word Party, having stamped a Hippo from Happy Hippos, Chick from Birthday Chicks and a Hedgehog from Happy Hedgehogs, colouring them in with Copics..

To frame up my sweet little party animals, I die cut several layers of white card stock from the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax, with one of the inner parts of the die cut, I applied Berrylicious and Lemon Chiffon inks…

I added the rectangle pieces to a white card base along with my images and balloons..

I finished off the card by adding a stamped sentiment..

Now there is some fun news from MFT there will be random boxes of these kits with an added little surprise for lucky kit owners, see the graphic below, how fun!!

I will be back tomorrow with day 2 for now, have fun seeing the inspiration from the team..





  • Robyn

    This card is precious!! I love how u mixed the critters for the party 🎉 🎈 Amazing job.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Sopcak

    Omg the possibilities are endless for the new bundle of balloons die set. Your card is so cute. Thank You for sharingReplyCancel

  • Allison Cope

    Lovin’ your party animals Joy! Fabulous birthday card.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy M

    Absolutely gorgeous card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Duplessie

    Cute card. So many possibilities.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Super cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    With balloons. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Goldberg Weinberg

    Great card! So cute. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Super cute, Joy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jess Willison

    Adorable! Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Darling card! Love this bundle!ReplyCancel

  • Karen W

    Love how versatile this set is. Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is adorable! I love the little critters and sparkly balloons :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    What a cute card! I love the animals! You can announce any type of celebration with this new kit. I NEED it!ReplyCancel

  • Queen Mary

    Joy, I love your party animals!! Another wonderful use of the balloons!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Just adorable!ReplyCancel


Back today with the latest in Stitched with Love, the team are bringing together more creations using the Cross Stitch Tag and this month is about Birthday designs, you can check out all the designs to create using the tag feature HERE..

The blog will have loads more inspiration from the team so be sure to check that out too…

I chose to stitch using the Cupcake pattern, so super cute and such a great feature to share either on a tag or create into a card, in which I chose to do..

Once I had stitched the cupcake design, I added this to a white card base that I die cut using a window panel from the Blueprints 32..

I wanted something fun on the outer edges of the frame, so I coloured in the sweet little chicks from the Birthday Chicks, adding one up the side of the frame and the bottom..

Finished off the card by stamping a sentiment and scattering of Clear Sequins..

I hope you will all have some fun with the Cross Stitch Tag and the patterns that are available, super fun!

Have a fabulous rest of the day!






Hello there

Have you had a great day? I had a rostered day off from work today and it was just lovely, sitting outside drinking coffee and doing a little stitching whilst doing the watering of the garden..

Tonight, I bring you the latest sketch challenge from MFT, we are at number 376, to view more inspiration from the team and to see how you can join in on the fun this week for a chance to win, just click HERE..

I decided to try my hand a no line colouring, need a lot more practice but it sure was fun to have a go…

So in saying that, I took the sweet little Adorable Elephants set, stamped it onto white card stock with Grout Gray ink, a soft ink so that when I went over the image with Polychromo Pencils it blended into the background to give the obvious no line colouring effect..

Once I was happy with how my little elephant looked, I then die cut around the image with an Inside & Out Stitched Circle Stax….

Realising I wanted the elephant to have more of a background, I took my Polychromos again and coloured the entire circle with blue tones, adding some white gel pen dots to soften the look..

I then moved onto creating a back ground feature for my little elephant to sit on, stamping onto a trimmed piece of Cement Gray card stock with Versamark Ink and a sentiment from Welcome Baby…

Using another sentiment from the same stamp set, I embossed a sentiment along a narrow piece of Blu Raspberry card stock, stamping several times along this card stock..

I added both these pieces to a white card base along with my little elephant…

Finishing off the card by adding another sentiment from Welcome Baby, that I stamped onto white card stock and die cut around the sentiment using the Stitched Sentiment Strips…

I hope you have fun playing along and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with..

Have a fun and fabulous day!





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