Back again tonight to share the latest sketch challenge, I hope you have all had a fun shopping day, if your new goodies arrive in time, who knows you may be able to play with them for this weeks sketch, be sure to head over HERE for more details on the challenge and inspiration..

My card tonight is super super simple and one that can be recreated easily..

Die cutting into white card stock the word Wish, adding pattern paper from the Hearts and Stripes paper pad..

Across the centre of the word, I took a strip of Black Licorice card stock and embossed a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments..

Finishing out this card by adding 2 little birds that I coloured with Copics, from the Tweet Hello and some Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles..

I look forward to seeing what your take is on this weeks sketch..

Have a wonderful day!







Finally the day is here, time to start shopping the latest release from MFT, to do so you can go HERE.. I truly hope you have as much fun as I have working with this release….

Be sure to head over to the blog for even more inspiration today..

I chose to work with Crown Die and the Queen for the Day stamp set, this is an exclusive set to MFT and through now until the end of July there will be a discount of 12%, the sale of the 12% will be donated the the Kind Campaign, so a really great cause to jump onto, plus it is so fun playing with these together..

I die cut the crown out of Sparkle Gold card stock and added some clear sequins along the base to give it even more shine..

Next, on the card base itself, I added some Ripe Raspberry ink through the Sun Ray Stencil, adding my crown over the stencil..

I stamped and embossed a sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock, adding more Gold Sparkle card stock to the base of this, adding foam tape to the back then onto the card under the crown..

The finishing touch to this card was to stamped lines onto Ripe Raspberry card stock with Ripe Raspberry ink, using the stamp from the Happy Birthday To You…

I really look forward to seeing what you all create this month..

Have a fabulous shopping day!





  • Denise Evans

    Such a beautiful card, Joy! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Awesome card! Love that crown! Gotta order that one.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Z

    What a fantastic crown and great background plus the words are wonderful :)ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Great card Joy! Love the background too, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beam

    Beautiful card and great sentiment.
    Thanks so much for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Warren

    That is great background highlighting the crown. Great Card.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    I love the colors and design you used on this card. I am really loving the bright raspberry colors this summer. I like the sequins you added to the crown also, it really does give it extra shine. Thanks for the inspiration! :)ReplyCancel

  • Very cool card. Love the play with lines. And the crown die is great!ReplyCancel

  • Joan

    stunning design!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    This is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • RHenry

    I love the touches of gold and pink with the stencil – a great example for how to use the new release!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    Gorgeous card Joy! I love the two types of stripes. They bring the card together.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn S

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • I so totally love this card! Really feminine! Great for a teen.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Very regal!!!ReplyCancel

  • Birgit Norton

    This is so fun! What a great sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Any girl would love this crown.ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Fantastic card! Love the graphic elements, colors and shine from the embossing and glitter paper. Just wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    I love this card! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Gorgeous Crown Die and card!!! Amazing colouring!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julia D.

    Love your card! The combo of raspberry and gold is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow!!! It’s so lovely!!! Adorable card for little princesses!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine R

    Fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    How how you have the rays radiating from below! Wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card! Love that stencil radiating behind the crown. Great colors!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous card! I love all the detail :)ReplyCancel

  • Sweet card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Pretty card using the crown die!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I love this crown! What great layering!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    Lovely card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Cute. Love the colors and sparkle.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Fabulous card! I love the pink stripes and the pink rays!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Love your design with the background stencilling! Lovely card, clean and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Wendi J

    Beautiful card. Great color choice.ReplyCancel

  • Love your card. You’ve featured that cool crown die beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Awesome card, Joy! My sis would really love this one. I need those stamps & die!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy.O.

    The bursting pink rays behind the gorgeous glitter tiara is wonderful to create flow to the card. Great job.ReplyCancel


    it is lovelyReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    lovely card – very stylish:)ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh we are almost there, have you go those wish lists happening…

Today we are sharing the last day of the Countdown and today I have another shaker card for you all…

I coloured in the seal image from The Greatest Show and die cut out..

Still at the die cutting station, I die cut into a trimmed white piece of card stock using the Happy Birthday Balloon Trio, adding Black Licorice card stock to the back of the words Happy Birthday, with the balloons, I added foam tape around to make the shaker, being sure to add the acetate first :)

Next, I added my clear sequins and sealed up the back with another piece of white card stock..

I stamped a sentiment under the die cut Happy Birthday and then using the stars from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set, stamping out at the top of the card with After Midnight, in the middle I stamped with Lemon Drop and at the bottom Orange Zest..

I hope you find loads of more inspiration over at the Blog today…

I will be back with New Product Release tomorrow..

Have a wonderful day!





  • Sandy.O.

    The silver sequins sure do shine and sparkle giving the card a nice touch.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Awesome shaker card! I love the balloons!ReplyCancel

Happy Monday to you all..

Continuing the July Release Countdown today and today is Day 2, so that means inching ever so close to being able to purchase those goodies that you are drooling over..

I worked with Safari Friends on my card today, stamping out the lion, elephant and little bird, colouring in with Copics and die cutting..

Whilst at the die cutting station, I took the Circle Stax and die cut a circle out of white card stock, applying a piece of Post-it tape to the bottom of the circle to mask off an area..

I applied Milk Chocolate ink and then turned the mask around and applied Lemon Drop and Coral Crush to the rest of the circle…

Adding just a little more ink to the circle, by taking the Sun Ray stencil and applying Lemon Drop to create the sun going down..

I stamped a sentiment onto some Black Licorice card stock strip and embossed with White Embossing Powder adding this just above the Milk Chocolate section, added my animals and then added this to a white panel that I trimmed to form a square..

Around the outside of the square I added some scor lines using the Scor-Buddy, the white panel I then added to a Black Licorice card base and the card was complete..

Head on over to the blog to seem more amazing creations today from the team..





  • Carolyn
  • Sandy.O.

    I love how the circle background compliments the Safari Friends. Super job.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Adorable card! I love your background and scored lines.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    This card is lovely. Your choice of colors for this are simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Waxler

    Great cardsReplyCancel

  • Jan Metcalf

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Super CUTE card, love these animals!ReplyCancel


Hope you are enjoying the July Release Countdown so far..

Today we are halfway through the countdown and today I get to share the latest Pure Innocence girl called, Birthday Cutie..

I normally paper piece these sweet little girls, but changed it up and decided to colour her in with Copics this time around..

Once I die her out I chose to work on the rest of the card, by taking a piece of white card stock and adding ink blending to the base of the card using Coral Crush and Lemon Chiffon..

Once I was happy with the blended look, I took the Happy Birthday Candles die and die cut into the centre of the card stock..

Choosing to turn this card into a shaker card, I added some acetate to the back and some foam tape then added a selection of sequins to fill the space, sealing this up with another piece of white card stock..

I added my little girl and stamped then embossed a sentiment onto a piece of Black Licorice card stock..

Be sure to head on over to the Blog to see the amazing creations today..

Have a great day!




  • Sandy.O.

    Cute PI on a shaker card is adorably sweet. Lovin’ the Happy Birthday Candle cutout.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Just can’t get enough of these darling little PI girls.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    What a great idea to make a shaker card with the candle dies! I love this little girl, she is so adorable. Thanks for sharing with us Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    WOW! I love your birthday candle card! Great release!ReplyCancel


Welcome back to day 4 of the MFT July Release Countdown..

Today I get to share a fun set from Birdie Brown called Saddle Up and Celebrate, the cutest little cowboy and cowgirl set ever..

I stamped out the girl along with the little cactus plant and coloured with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

Whilst still at the die cutting station, I took a trimmed piece of white card stock and the Circle Stax die, die cutting a circle, but only partially cutting off the edge for a different look..

Onto the white card base I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and Blue Breeze ink and applied a cloud background..I added the die cut panel over the top of the card…

Next, I needed a little fence so I took the dies from the Best in the West and some Chocolate Brown card stock, running this through the die cutting machine..

I added my fence along with the coloured images to the circle feature and completed the card by stamping out 2 lots of sentiments onto strips of white card stock, trimming each end and adding a Ladybug enamel dots to each of the strips..

Be sure to pass on over to the the Blog to see more from the team..

I will be back with you all for day 3 tomorrow…

Have fun!





  • Cynthia Hess

    Such a cute card! I always love what you make with the new releases.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card! I am in love with this set!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn F. May

    What a perfectly delightful card! I l❤️ve it.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy.O.

    Likin’ the partial circle framing and the addition of the little fence.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    Just too darn cute Joy. I love your coloring and design on this card! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    What a CUTE little cowgirl! Love it!ReplyCancel