Hi there

Gosh this release countdown for MFT has gone quick, can hardly believe we are now hitting day 1 and that tomorrow you will be able to shop all these wonderful products for October..

Head over to the blog to see even more..

I have created what I call an elegant Christmas card..

Taking several layers of white card stock and running the Joyful Wreath through the die cutting machine adhering each layer together and topping it off with some Gold Sparkle that was also ran through..

I added white card stock berries and applied some Nuvo drops to add even more shine, setting aside to dry..

I then took a piece of Vellum and adding some modeling paste through the Snowfall Vertical, setting aside to dry also..

Whilst these were drying I took Black Licorice card stock and embossed 2 sentiments from the Bitty Holiday Wishes set, embossing with gold embossing powder, die cutting out using the Skinny Strips..

I adhered the Vellum to a white card base, adding small pieces of glue dots behind so that it would not show through the vellum, also adding a Gold Sparkle strip at the base to add even more glue dots to hold to the card front..

Adhering next the wreath and then adding my sentiments to the centre of the wreath to complete…

Thanks for popping in today, I will be back again tomorrow to share even more creations with some crafty friends..


  • Sherri Little

    So pretty. Love the dotted background only going halfway down.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lahaise

    wow – I love everything about this – really “clean ” card so to speak ,fab fab fabReplyCancel

  • Ann

    This card is stunning! Thank you for the tip of the stencilled dots on the vellum – a great idea and so pretty!ReplyCancel

Hi there

We are almost there for the big reveal and shopping day for you all..

I hope you are really enjoying what you have been seeing these past few days from the MFT crew, to view even more product and creations head over HERE!

I am working with a set called Festive Friends on this card, stamping out one of the sweet little snowman and colouring this time with Copics..

I then took a white panel and added Coral Crush, Peach Bellini and Tickled Pink inks, blending together until I was happy with the softness…I flicked some water and once dry, I added glitter pen dots..

Next, I took the Merry and Bright die, running it through the die cutting machine die cutting white card stock and Gold Sparkle for the top layer, adhering about 4-5 layers together for dimension..

I cut a snowbank out of white card stock, using the Snowy Scene Builder, adhering this to the inked panel and then adhering the Merry and Bright die cut along with my little snowman to complete this card..

Looking forward to being back here tomorrow with Day 1 to share with you all..

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Sandy Krale

    The Merry & Bright behind the snowman fits perfectly. I really, really like this layout and color combo.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Love the color of your background Joy… This roly poly snowman is too adorable…ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    Love the peach-color theme.ReplyCancel


We have made it, halfway through the October Release Countdown for MFT..I really do hope you have been enjoying what you have seen so far, with even more installed..

I chose to use several new products on this card and loving that little Kombi Van from the Sun-Lovin Santa, to which I coloured up with Polychromos..

I then took a white panel and using the Snowfall Vertical Stencil, I applied a thin layer of modeling paste, setting aside to dry..

To create a snowbank, I took some white card stock and die cut using one of the hills from the Snowy Scene Builder, adding some Blue Breeze ink to the base to give it some extra colour..

I die cut some pine trees out of some Gumdrop Green card stock, adding the snowbank and the trees to the base of the white panel Snowfall card stock..

I added my little Kombi Van and completed this card by stamping sentiments from Bitty Holiday Wishes with Tropical Teal, die cutting this using Skinny Strips and the final sentiment from the Sassy Pants Holidays Too with Electric Red ink..

Be sure to head over to the blog now to see many more products and more fabulous projects..


  • Nikki Anderberg

    Great card! I love how you brought it all together.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    That van is soooooo cute by itself!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Krale

    I kinda remember these vans, and you’ve colored it so well. The fa la words now make me singing the song. Great job.ReplyCancel


Gosh, sitting here and typing up my Day 4 post for the MFT October Release Countdown and thinking of all the beautiful comments that you have left for Day 5, it always making crafting so worthwhile when you read beautiful comments like this, thank you to all of you xx

So with that being said, let’s share Day 4, today I am sharing the latest Stacey Yacula stamp set called Merry Wishes..

I wanted to use all these sweet little images but sadly only so much room on a card LOL, so choosing the ones I wanted I stamped out and once again coloured with my Polychromos..

I die cut each of these sweeties and set these aside to work on the rest of the card..

Taking a panel of white card stock, I masked off around the panel and applied After Midnight, Blue Yonder and Blue Breeze inks to give a night time feel..

I flicked water over the top to make the ink wick and then added clear glitter pen to add some sparkle over the panel and also adding some to my images..

I stamped a sentiment at the base of the inked panel then arranged my little images and the card was complete…

Be sure to swing past the blog to check out even more product sneaks and more inspiration from the team..

I will be back with Day 3 tomorrow!


  • Barbara Rokke

    So cute! Your coloring and shading is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    Love those blues!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Precious card, love the coloringReplyCancel

  • Nessy Owen

    All of the critters look so happy, and the sky, with the water flicks turned out fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lahaise

    wow stunning card – I want to colour like you pleaseReplyCancel

Hi there

So I am back to start sharing the Countdown Release from MFT…Can you believe that we are now October and we are now making Christmas cards again..scary!!

This happens to be my favourite release each year and I adore making Christmas cards so I hope that not just me, but the team inspires you to start creating, be sure to check the blog for more inspiration..

I start you out with of Birdie Brown stamp sets called Christmas Selfies, you loved the last one as we all did so she created yet another fun set..

I took the snowman from the selfies set and coloured up with my Polychromos, die cutting this out using the Selfie Square die..

I worked then on the background to the card, by taking the a panel of Berrylicious card stock and masking off a section on the Ho Ho Ho Background stamp, inking up with Berrylicious and stamping onto the centre of the card..

I added my selfie and finished off the card by stamping a sentiment and adding some snowflake sequins..

I look forward being back here again tomorrow..

Have fun checking out what product is coming out with this release!


  • Larissa Pittman

    Very sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Nina Houghton

    Joy, I always love your coloring. You do such a beautiful job in the style that I especially enjoy. Thank you for this adorable card. I have been following you for a long time, and I truly enjoy your posts.ReplyCancel

  • Wow … your shading/coloring is spot-on and the snowmen look so chilly. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    Very cute!! I love the colors and that you stamped a smaller strip of the HO HO HO.ReplyCancel

  • OMGosh, this is so stinkin’ cute! I love the layout of the card and the angle of the focal like it is a photo on a scrapbook page!!! The partial stamping of the new background is the perfect touch. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Nessy Owen

    Like the band of HO-HO in the middle and the bit of bling with the funny snowman-family selfie.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Little

    That makes me smile!ReplyCancel

Hello again

We have finally reached release day for Clearly Besotted, what a huge release this is and so many products to choose from, don’t forget to head to the blog and their Youtube Channel for more..

Here are the links to all the products for this release, I just know you will love each and everyone of them..

I am sharing my last card for you all and created a little scene with the Christmas Panda..

Stamping out my little panda’s and other images and coloured with Polychromos..

On a white panel I took Merman ink and applied to the centre a light dusting..

I added my little images and and stamped a sentiment from the Sentimental Christmas..

Completing this card by adding some white gel pen dots to look like falling snow..

I just want to add here a huge thank you to both Jenny and Stephanie for asking me to guest these past couple of months and for giving me the great honour to work with such amazing product…thank you from the bottom of my heart to you both xx


  • What an adorable card, Joy! So cute! It has been so wonderful to have you guest with us these last two months. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us xxReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Super cute card!!ReplyCancel