How is your week progressing?  Hope you are all having a fabulous week..

I have to admit I am looking forward to the weekend to have some relaxation and get stuck into some much needed crafting..

Speaking of crafting, today is the start of a new Sketch Challenge over at MFT and we are currently working with number 334..

I chose to once again follow the sketch as closely as I could, but remember you can interpret a sketch how you choose..

I took some white card stock, slightly smaller then the card base and took some pattern paper from the Homespun Gingham paper pad, trimming down to be the same size of the card stock and also die cutting the bottom edge using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, adhering to the card stock..

Next, I took some Peach Bellini card stock, ran it through my die cutting machine 4 times, die cutting using the Inside and Out Stitched Square Stax to create a dimensional frame once each layer was adhered together, adding this to the front of the card panel…I also die cut a white version also, but with the inside panel, I took some Summer Splash ink, along with the Cloud Stencil and applied ink to create the cloud background, once happy with the look, I adhered to the inside of the frame…

To add more to the card, I stamped out a little cutie dragon from the Magical Dragons set, coloured in with Copics and die cut out, adding this to the left hand side of the frame..

I finished off by adding a tag that I die cut from some white card stock using the Tag Builder Blueprints 6, stamping a sentiment from the same stamp set and lastly adding a die cut heart from some Persimmon card stock also from the same Blueprints set and some Clear Sequins…

I look forward to seeing all your creations this week and to find how to enter and see loads more inspiration, just click HERE..

Have a great day, I will be back again tomorrow with another fun creation to share..









Hi again

Back again tonight to bring you the next Sketch Challenge for MFT….

To view how to enter this weeks challenge and to see loads of inspiration, just click HERE..

So now to my creation for this week…

I chose to use lots of Cement Gray, Summer Splash and Black Licorice card stocks along with Calm and Cozy Chevron pattern paper..

Following the sketch, I took these card stocks and pattern paper and began to cut the strips I needed, with the Summer Splash card stock, I took the Friend Die and die cut the card stock, adding this to a trimmed piece of white card stock, with the positive pieces of the die cut word added back in with foam tape to give dimension..

I added under this strip a piece of Black Licorice card stock that I had stamped and embossed with white embossing powder a sentiment from the More Essential Sentiments..

I added the other pieces of card stock and pattern paper and lastly, added an image that I stamped from the Furever Friends stamp set, that I coloured with Copics..

I hope to see your cards in this weeks challenge..

Thanks for stopping by..








  • JoAnn Burnham

    Love your sweet card with that adorable image and pretty colors.ReplyCancel

  • Francine

    What a sweet card. I just ordered my YOU kit and I happened to order that FRIEND die as well. Looks like I have a plan forming around your share here. Thank you :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda C

    Cutest card ever! Great inspiration on this sketch!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    Beautiful & fun card!ReplyCancel


It is the last day of sharing our creations using the MFT May Card Kit and I sure do hope that you have enjoyed the inspiration..to view more just head on over to the Blog..

I have a really simple and understated card for you all today..

I used Blueberry and Limelight card stocks for the punches of colour needed, other then that it was all the Smooth White..

I took the leaves and flowers from the stamp set and embossed with gold embossing powder on the Blueberry card stock, die cutting and setting aside…

Still at the die cutting machine, I die cut 4 layers of Limelight card stock, using the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames, adhering each of these layers together..adding this to a trimmed piece of Smooth White card stock, slightly smaller then the card base..

I then went about placing an arrangement of flowers and leaves in the bottom left hand corner of the die cut frame..

Finishing off by adding a stamped sentiment and scattering of Clear Sequins..

Thanks for taking the time to leave beautiful comments, they really make my day and help me to create projects for you all to view..

Have a great day..








  • DebiKT

    What a pretty embossed flower arrangement and I love that green frame!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Nice card!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Interesting color combo. Very striking.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    The blue and lime are a great combination. The gold embossing really looks great.ReplyCancel

  • Daria Zender

    Oh my goodness, Joy! This is gorgeous! Love the gold embossing and the colors you chose.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles

    Very pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Aguirre

    Really nice design!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Very simple and elegant card!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    Very pretty! I love the simplicity of it!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    very pretty Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Lovely card:-)ReplyCancel

  • Alena Kincherova

    Beautiful card! These flowers look like as if they are denimReplyCancel

  • Very beautiful and elegant card.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Great kit!!! Love your beautiful card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Taylor

    Really loving all the great inspiration for this kit. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Joy this card design is so elegant and clean! I love the direction you took with the gold embossing…so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    beautiful clean and crisp design!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C

    Beautiful, beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten B in MN

    Love these colors!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Orr

    Nice use of CAS in this design.ReplyCancel

  • Lurdez Castello

    Oh my the colors and those gold embossed flowers are out of this world.ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the gold embossingon the blue cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Very pretty card…love the gold embossing on the blue cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Beautiful. I like the framing and embossing.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine Randall

    Pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    How pretty! I love the green frame with the blue, gold embossed flowers! The sequins are a perfect addition to keep the sentiment from being lost! Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • DJ Rants

    Great idea to emboss in gold, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer L.

    So pretty to emboss the flowers in gold!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Wow this card is just stunning:)ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    That gold embossing really makes the card pop!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn B Burke


  • Mary Holshouser

    Love the gold embossing on the blueberry.
    Just enough splashes of color.
    Fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Great kit great card!ReplyCancel


    Cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Fab design! Love the layout and colour combo!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Awesome card! Love the gold embossing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Gerek

    Gorgeous! I love the way your frame made from limelight cardstock pops. What a great color combination.ReplyCancel

  • Joan K

    Love your idea to use 4 thicknesses of the scalloped stitched frame. Combined with the lime color that element really pops! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

I hope you all enjoyed the card creations from the MFT Design Team, show casing the new and latest Card Kit called Sketchy Flowers..

Today, is day 2 of the shares…

My card today is a really simple design, show casing the flowers and die cut You..

I chose to stamp out the flowers and colour with Copics, then I die cut them out and set them aside..

I then worked on die cutting the You word, die cutting Grout Gray several times and adhering the word together to form dimension..

Next, I die cut a piece of Smooth White card stock, using the Double Stitched Circle Stax, adding this to a Smooth White card front, along with the flowers and my You die cut word..

Lastly, I stamped and embossed the word Thank onto Black Licorice card stock, adhering this above the word You and completed the card, by adding scattering of sequins and strips of Black Licorice card stock at the top and bottom of the card..

Time to head on over to the Blog to see what the rest of the team have created and I will be back with the release of the card kit tomorrow..

Have a great day!








  • Sandra Bischoff

    A wonderful card. Great design.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card. I love the colorful flowers and the sentiments. Great layout.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Joy, your cards are so pretty and this one is no exception. I love the beautiful cleanest to your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Francine

    You in gray, who would have known. It looks great. So simple and so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Fran Weinberg

    Lovely card! The layout is unusual, and oh so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Evans

    This is beautiful, Joy! Love how CLEAN the layout it! You are the bomb!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Ellen

    This is my favorite design so far! I think working with alot of white space maked the card elegant. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Another wonderful card using this kit – love the black edges :-)ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Gorgeous card!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    This is a great clean and simple layout. I love how you have the flowers coming out from under the sentiment circle and at a diagonal. The little strips of black on the bottom and top ties in with the black sentiment banner. Very pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    Beautiful! Its so modern (I hope you know what I mean. Not sure how to explain it) Don’t think anyone could create an ugly card with this awesome kitReplyCancel


I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and had a lovely Mother’s Day..

Today at MFT we are sharing the latest Card Kit called Sketchy Flowers…

I start you out with a card that has my signature colour, white, lots of it :) with just an extra pinch of colour..

I took a white card base and trimmed another piece of Smooth White slightly smaller then the card front, running this through the die cutting machine with the die You, keeping the negative and positive pieces..

I then worked on the other colours, by stamping and embossing the flowers from the stamp set that I wanted to use and choosing 3 of the coloured card stocks from the kit, Persimmon, Wild Wisteria and Blueberry, die cutting each of the flowers..

I then went about adding the piece of Smooth White card stock with the You die cut onto the front of the card and with the positive pieces, I foam mounted back into the die cut…

Adding my bouquet of flowers in the top left corner and all that was left to do, was take Black Licorice card stock, stamping a sentiment and adding this under the You die cut and the card was complete..

To see more amazing inspiration, head on over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the team has created..

I will be back tomorrow with yet another card from the kit..









  • Beautiful and classy Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    What a very pretty card Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Ooh, I really love how you used the colored paper for the stamps and they really stand out against the all white card.ReplyCancel

  • THIS is gorgeous! WOW.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Joy I love this color combination. So lovely. Simply stated.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M

    The color choices on your card look so elegant. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    So elegant, love all the white and the colours contrast beautifully :-)ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I LOVE this. So classy.ReplyCancel

  • Fran Weinberg

    Love your card! It’s so elegant and gorgeous! Have to get this kit.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Awesome frosted look!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    “Simple” but beautiful card! I know it wasn’t simple to do, but your card has such crisp lines. The white embossed flowers with the white sentiment and the white embossed sentiment on the black strip look so nice against the orange flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love the pops of color!ReplyCancel

  • Francine

    Love the white look of the card. Simplicity but a bit more. LovelyReplyCancel

  • I saw this card on the MFT blog and just had to pop by to comment here as well. Your card really caught my eye. It’s stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Haedtke

    OMG – Gorgeous card Joy!ReplyCancel

Hi Again

Back again tonight to bring you a fun Blog Hop for Pretty Pink Posh

So excited that people have been purchasing the new product, as it is stinkin cute…I am wrapped to be able to share my projects with you all…

As this is a blog hop, you should have arrived from the amazingly talented Suzy, if you have lost your way I will have a list at the bottom of this post..

Before we get started on my projects I wanted to mention that there are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/17/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog..Make sure to comment along the way for your chance to win..

My first project for you all is one that is super casual, yet packs a punch of elegance…

I chose to work with the Bold Blooms stamp and die set, embossing the flowers and leaves with white embossing powder and colouring each with Zig Real Brush Color Markers..

Adding these to a piece of white card stock trimmed slightly smaller then the card front, adding as partial wreaths and in the centre embossing a sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings with silver embossing powder..

Completing this card, by adding scatterings of Mini Sparkling Clear Flowers

The next card for you was the uber sweet critters and flowers, stamping out from the Bee Friends and Woodland Critters, colouring these up with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

Trimming a piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the card front, adding some Mermaid ink to the centre of this card stock, once I was happy with the blending, I die cut the bottom edge of this card stock using the Scallop Borders 2 die..

On the bottom part of the card, I adhered some pattern paper and then added my blended piece of card stock..

I added my images and stamped a sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings stamp set to complete the card…

It is time to now head on over to Laurie’s blog to see what fabulous projects she has install for you..

If you have lost your way, below is the list of participants..

Thanks for stopping by today, I look forward to bringing more projects using the new release products..





  • Both cards are absolutely beautiful Joy. I always enjoy seeing your amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    Love your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Magee

    Hello. Great cards, especially, love the bees and the bunnies.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Absolutely love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    Your first card is so elegant. The second one is adorable. Really nice work.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    WOW, such beautiful cards Joy. Your first one is simply elegant and the second one is adorable, such great colours.ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    Your first card is so lovely. I adore the coloring and the gorgeous design. And your 2nd card is just adorable – love those sweet bunnies & bees.ReplyCancel

  • love everything great job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kailash

    Your work is just so gorgeous and inspiring, love your cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican

    Gorgeous and darling cards!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous cards! Love the Bold Blooms set! Beautiful coloring and details on both of these lovely cards! Fabulous stamps and dies from PPP!ReplyCancel

  • Your first card is absolutely breathtaking in its elegance and simpleness! So classy, wow! The second one is really cute! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    These cards are just wonderful. I love the white embossing on the flowers in the first card…so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene Fellows

    What lovely cards! Your first card is so simple but elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    totally gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Montgomery

    So sweet. Clean and simple! Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Lydia Lee

    Beautiful cards! Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very pretty floral card and love the scene with the bunnies and bees.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly B

    I love these little critters!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Mc

    Joy, I always love your creations even though I seldom comment. The simplicity of your first card is very striking yet subtle. Your fun scene with scalloped edging us adorable. Fun hop and really happy with PPP!ReplyCancel

  • Love your bee-tiful bee card its so adorable & happyReplyCancel

  • Tracy Steinbach

    I really love those little tiny flowers that are on the first card they just add that simple sweet extra pop. And your 2nd card is so cute. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • NatQuebec

    Two very lovely cards indeed !!! 💟💟ReplyCancel

  • Julie B

    That first card is so lovely. Deceptively simple and perfect. I am a floral stamp lover and your design is just great.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    The flowers are fantastic.
    Look like they were made with quilling.
    Love the second card. Darling little
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Keiren Dunfee

    I love that scalloped arc die, it adds wonderful touches. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely stunning Joy! Both cards are so adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Judy

    Lovely coloring and card designs!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Lassiter

    Both cards are perfect. The first is so pretty and elegant and the second is so very cute! :)ReplyCancel

  • Heike

    Both so different and both gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles

    Love your work … both cards are great!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Such wonderful cards beautifulReplyCancel

  • Jane

    Love your sweet cards!ReplyCancel

  • Abby


  • Laura Schollaart

    Both cards are beautiful! Love the simpleness, yet stunning look of your first one!ReplyCancel

  • KariLynnL

    I just love the cards you created. The first one is so elegant with the embossed images and soft colours, love the simplicity of your design. I love the scene you created in your second card, so fun and cheerful.ReplyCancel

  • Wow your cards are so wonderful, i really like the elegant look from the first card and the second is so cute.♥
    Many thanks for your inspiration.

  • Tara Prince

    Such sweet cards!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Both of the cards are so sweet, really love the scene on your second cardReplyCancel

  • Love your card, Joy! This is a great release!ReplyCancel

  • Definite cuteness overload.ReplyCancel

  • Your cards are so beautiful, Joy! Wow! I love the wonderful combinations of pretty colors that set your style apart. I LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Oh my your cards are so gorgeous. Love how delicate sweet they are.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Colebank

    I love your cute card and the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Ang

    Very cute cards. I really like the soft look of the thinking of you card. Nice.ReplyCancel

  • Love that first card, it’s so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Karinne

    The critter set is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Godfrey

    Beautiful cards love the cute animals with coordinated die sets in this release super awesomeReplyCancel

  • SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release and the AMAZING Cards you Created!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Isabelle

    Lovely cards with great coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Very pretty and cute cards. This release is really wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Love the white embossing and the zig markers. Great soft colors and layout. The critters card and flower scene is so cute. I love he bees. I am so glad to see the images you used.ReplyCancel

  • Jen E

    The bees and bunnies are adorable – love how you have colored them.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Barba

    Your cards are so adorable! Love that scalloped bottom with the paper! I really need to do that! Who wouldn’t love these little critters! Can’t get enough of them! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie White

    I really like the simplicity of this card, it’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Two beautiful cards!! The first is so serene and the second so fun and sweet!! Love the Bee Friends and Woodlawn critters on this fabulous card!! Pinned both! Love your inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute cards!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Sizemore

    Pretty cards! I especially love how you used the mini sparkling clear flowers on the first card.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen L

    Love both of your sweet cards!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey White

    Very pretty cards!ReplyCancel

  • justMarie

    Very sweet!ReplyCancel

  • cassie d

    these are wonderful! the first one is so elegant, I could see recreating that for different occassions and the bunny card is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub

    Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    I love both of your cards … so pretty and feminine!ReplyCancel

  • Jiaying

    Love the critters, too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Von Marie Design

    Beautiful cards, I love those cute images!!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Drew

    Both of your cards are fantastic! I love the first one with its elegance. The bunny one makes me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Michel Espey

    Your first card is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Ward

    i really like both designs!!! Thanks so much for sharing them on this blog hop!ReplyCancel

  • Gail Plaskiewicz

    Oh my gosh, how cute is that card with the bees and bunnies? I love it, I love all the colors and I love how you used yellow in your card. It’s my favorite color and it isn’t used enough. The card with the tiny flowers is pretty too. I like how they are embossed. Your coloring is so nice, your very good at it. Thank you for giving us a chance to win something in this blog hop. When I win I might get the set with the bunny and the bees.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    Your cards have a very feminine and sweet feel to them. Great new releases from PPP!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! How cute!!! Both your cards are absolutely adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Weberg

    Love your cards…so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • These are both so beautiful!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Godines

    Stunning projects. Love how you colored the images. TFSReplyCancel

  • Such great cards – love the cuteness of them – those critters are so cute and you have colored them perfectly!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D.

    Love both of your card creations, but especially the first pastel floral card… just so soft and pretty. TFS!!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Nardi

    Oh, how pretty your card is and the secon is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful cards 😍ReplyCancel

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