Hi there

Hope you are having an amazing week..

At MFT today we start a new Sketch Challenge, to view how you can enter to win or for inspiration to get you started, pop on over HERE..

I worked with an older set today called Space Explorer, stamping out what images I wished to use and coloured with Copics..

I then worked on my background, by adding a outer space look, applying several different colours of distress inks and adding black over the top…flicking some white paint over the top to create stars and using a white gel pen to add even more stars..

I trimmed this piece down and added one section to the top of a Steel Grey card base and the other part to the bottom..

Completing by adding my images, then a sentiment embossed onto Black Licorice card stock and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I hope you have a lot of fun playing along this week..




Today is the day we start a new Sketch Challenge, I hope you will all have some time to play along this week, be sure to head over HERE to view how to enter to win and for inspiration..

I wanted to use an older set called Magical Unicorns, stamping out the images I wished to use on the card and colouring with Copics and die cutting out..

Whilst still at the die cutting station, I took the Inside and Out Stitched Circles and die cut 3 different sized circles out of a piece of white card stock..

With the inner sections of the die cut, I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and Berrylicious, adding a cloud effect to each circle..

I placed foam tape onto the white panel and added it to a white card base, adhering the cloud panels inside the die cut sections..

Lastly, I added my images to each circle, adding a sentiment at the base of the card and a scattering of clear sequins..

Have fun creating with this weeks sketch..



Hi there

Have you all had a crafty day today? I have to admit, I had to clean up a massive pile on my desk before I could create again..

Speaking of creating how about we share the next sketch challenge, number 433, to see more inspiration and how to enter to win, head over HERE..

I chose to create a sympathy card, these are always the hardest as we know to create, so having them done when sadly we need one is always a good thing, I hope that you find some inspiration..

I die cut 4 times out of white card stock the Stitched Oval Scallop Frames, adhering each of them together, with one of the inserts, I took Wild Wisteria and Tickled Pink inks and applied over the Mini Cloud Stencil..

Adding all of these layers to a white card base…

Next, I took a dragonfly from the Fluttering Friends, coloured with Polychromos and adding this to the framed card stock..

I completed the card, by stamping some sentiments from the same stamp set and die cut these using the Slanted Sentiment Strips and some Clear Sequins..

Have fun creating!


  • Tinkerbeth

    Your card is beautiful! I really struggle with sympathy cards, so I love seeing how others make them. Lovely take on the sketch!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Have you all had fun adding those April goodies to your carts..I sure do hope you enjoy playing and I want to thank you all for stopping by this month, you have made it a happy day when I read all your comments..

So for today’s post we are heading into this weeks Sketch Challenge, be sure to swing past the blog to see more inspiration and how you can play along for a chance to win..

I have created using the Llama Love stamp set, I just adore this set and who doesn’t love Llama’s…

Stamping out all the images I wished to use and colouring with copics, die cutting them out and setting aside..

I then took some sentiments from the, From the Heart stamp set, embossing each onto some Kraft card stock and die cutting each out using the Hearts in a Row Vertical..

I added a background panel using some Post-it tape, masking off an area and adding Mini Cloud stencil using Berrylicious..

Once I was happy, I added my images and sentiment to complete the card..

Enjoy playing along this week..



Hi there..

Gosh that Release Countdown came quick and now it is time for you all to start shopping, I sure hope you have a lot of fun..

For more inspiration, head over to the blog as we have some guests playing along this month..

For me, I chose to create another felt project using the sweet little animals that MFT have been designing…This month is the Little Piggy..

I chose to create something that you could add to a nursery and hang onto a wall..

Die cutting the head of the little piggy out of felt and stitching onto some linen that I had placed into a hoop..

Once stitched onto the panel I die cut the other features like the nose, mouth, ears and eyes….

To give it a extra little touch I took a die from the Stitched Flowers set and die cut a flower to add to the piggy’s head..

I hope you enjoy and have loads of fun creating this month..

Thanks for stopping by..


  • Isabel Z

    Love what you created!ReplyCancel

  • Christina Hetzler

    Great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kay Demonbren

    How adorable! Great way to stretch those dies!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Loscalzo

    Very good ideaReplyCancel

  • Beautiful felt project.ReplyCancel

  • Renee Drew

    This little piggy is SO adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Byers

    That is super cute!! I love that adorable piggy face!!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! How sweet!!! What a lovely project! Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    How cute!!! And what a great way to stretch your crafting supplies!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    A very sweet nursery idea.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnne Malicoat

    What a clever idea – it’s super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Wendin

    So cuteReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    This is absolutely a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • This project would be so perfect for my 5-month-old niece! This is so sweet, and imagine how fun it would be to do a series with all the sweet dies that MFT has come out with! Now I want to make all the nursery decorations. Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie s

    This is adorable! It would be a great piece of art for a baby’s room.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Love this felt piggy hoop project!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Bonagura

    love the pig out of felt! very niceReplyCancel

  • Liz O.

    simply adorable! love this hoop art Joy! thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Super adorable project! Great idea for decorations. Thank you for the inspiration! I’ve gotta give this a try!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    So cute with felt! Love the pig!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    Very cute and clever!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne S

    Cute, Oink! Oink!ReplyCancel

  • DGolly

    What a great idea for the larger critter dies. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    Cute embroidered project Joy, nice to see something a little different.ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Here’s an original idea with dies! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    What a fun idea!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Petersen

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Wendi J

    Beautifully done.ReplyCancel

  • I love this, such a happy project!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    aww this is so cute:)ReplyCancel

  • sabinevdk

    These dies are so perfect for little felt animals. I absolutely love them!ReplyCancel

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  • Stacey Kowbel

    Cute felt project! I love the creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth B

    How adorable is this!! Your project is amazing. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Julia D.

    ACK! I LOVE this! I wasn’t sure I needed the pig dies but now I’m pretty sure I can’t live without them!ReplyCancel

  • Aww that’s so sweet! :)ReplyCancel

  • shazz

    that’s a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    I love your little felt piggie…such a cute project.ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Fabulous project! Super sweet and how creative.ReplyCancel


Day 1 of the Countdown is finally here, I sure do hope you really have enjoyed this release, I know there are loads more inspiration over at the blog so if you feel up to swinging past, head on over HERE..

I chose to create using the Sweetest Somebunny, stamping out my sweet little bunny and colouring with Copics..

I then too a piece of white card stock and stamped over the top using the All Lined Up Background stamp that was inked with Wild Wisteria ink..

With another piece of white card stock, trimmed slightly smaller then the inked panel, running through the die cutting machine, die cutting a window using the Inside and Out Stitched Cirlce..

Adding the two pieces together, inside the circle I added my little bunny and realising it needed more, so I stamped out a grass section, adding some flowers springing out of the grass and adding a little butterfly from the Adorable Elephants..

I completed this card by adding a sentiment from the Sweet Spring Friends and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Enjoy the last day of the countdown, I will be back tomorrow with MFT and Friends..


  • Barbara Rokke

    So adorable! I love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Tanna LoHouse

    I love that the card is white and has some dimension and My eye is drawn to the color and dimension beautiful card !!!ReplyCancel

  • DebiKT

    This is such a sweet card, Joy.ReplyCancel

  • DebiKT

    This is such a sweet card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Awesome release! Awesome creation! I love the sweet bunny card!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    Very sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Drew

    Such a cute, cuddly bunny!ReplyCancel