Hello everyone

I am back again today for a beautiful, heart wrenching, heart warming blog hop…

A lot of you will already know Lea Lawson, she has been in the crafting industry for a lot of years and is one of the most beautiful people..

She is so giving even in her heart wrenching circumstances she is out there giving to other families…

Be sure to swing past her blog for the story of this blog hop and to see amazing giveaways from amazing companies..

You can also pop on over to the Challenge Blog for more details as well..

Here is the blog hop inspiration photo and my interpretation below…


Have fun hoping around and let’s get behind Lea for this amazing cause..

Thanks for stopping by today..





  • Sheila Munro

    Lovely card. Thanks for participating in this great cause.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    Beautiful! I love the simplicityReplyCancel

  • nancy F

    such a beautiful card… for a wonderful cause :)ReplyCancel

  • Gab

    That gorgeous card actually brings a tear to my eye – shine bright is such a lovely sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Awesome card for an awesome cause!ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet card! Love the fox and the mountains in the background. Such a precious cause!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    This is so sweet Joy, well done!ReplyCancel

  • A lovely card for a lovely cause Joy! I am looking forward to catching up on your work these days:)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Lillie

    So sweet! I love this card; it’s very heartwarming! Thank you for participating in this special event.ReplyCancel

  • This is SO cute, Joy! I love that sweet little fox, and perfect sentiment!

    Thank you SO much for helping me make Layton’s Legacy possible! Words can’t really express my gratitude, and just know that you are helping touch the lives of those who really need it most. ♥♥ReplyCancel


Back today with the last day of the May Release Countdown for MFT, I really hope you have been enjoying what you see..

Today is day 1 and I have a cute little bunny card to share with you..

I firstly, took the image I wanted to use from the Sweet Somebunny and coloured in with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

Next, I took white card stock and die cut the Happy Birthday Circle Frame several times, adhering each of the layers together to form dimension..

Whilst still at the die cutting station, I took pattern paper from the Party Patterns paper pad, die cutting one of the solid balloons from the Balloon Alphabet..

To the card layer itself, I took some masking paper and die cut a circle into the paper, added the mask to the card and taking the Mini Cloud Stencil along with some Pink Lemonade ink, I applied over the mask..

I added my Happy Birthday Circle Frame, along with my bunny and balloon..

Completing the card by adding a stamp sentiment to the base of the card..

Be sure to swing past the blog to see the rest of the amazing creations..

I will be back with Reveal Day tomorrow..





  • Cathy Lillie

    This is such a sweet card! I love all the pink, especially the clouds and Miss Bunny’s little pink purse. Great coloring on the bunny and car!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Sweet card for a sweet friend….love the softness!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Burnham

    This is so soft and adorable. Love the sweet image.ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    The background is stunning, looks super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Super CUTE! I love the soft pink clouds!ReplyCancel


I am back again with Day 2 of the May Release Countdown for MFT, I hope you are all starting to get your wish lists going and inspiration for crafting up this release, I for sure have had a fun time creating, I wish I could create more today, but sadly work takes place again today, but enjoy this post as it goes live whilst I work :)

I worked with the new set called Safari Party along with the word die called Party..

I firstly took the stamps out that I wished to use on the card, coloured in with Copics and die cut out..

I then took the word Party and die cut several layers, adhering each of the together to give dimension…

Next, I trimmed a piece of pattern paper from the Party Patterns paper pad and added this to the card front, I then die cut a piece of white card stock using the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax 1 and added this panel to the centre of the pattern paper..

I adhered my word Party along with the animals and completed this card by adding a stamped sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock, that I embossed with white embossing powder and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I will be back again tomorrow with the final day of the release countdown, be sure to check out the Team’s amazing creations yet again..





  • Debbie Nelson


  • Great card! I’ve heard of dancing bears but never elephant riding bears, what a sight!ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    awesome and stunning card! so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Adorable! I love the elephant!!ReplyCancel


Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, sadly I am working, but hoping after work I might pop into the craft room to enjoy a little bit of crafting..

Speaking of crafting, I trust you are really enjoying seeing everyone’s creations from the May Release Countdown from MFT, be sure to head over HERE to view even more today, with the halfway of the countdown..

I chose to use the Pure Innocence set called Love you a Bunch…

Of course we all know I love to paper piece these sweet gals, so I firstly coloured in her hair, skin and shoes, then paper pieced her dress with pattern paper from the Sweet Celebration paper pad, finishing off by colouring the flowers she was holding..

I then worked on the background, by trimming a piece of white card stock and adding blending to one section so that each colour would overlap to bring in another colour, Lemon Drop, Berrylicious and Ripe Raspberry were the colours of inks chosen..

I stamped a sentiment off to one side and added my little girl, along with a strip of black and white paper from the Black and White Stripes paper pad along the base of the card stock..

I realised that the card needed just a little addition, so taking Ripe Raspberry card stock and Stitched Heart Grid, I added some hearts in a row, under the sentiment to complete the card..

Enjoy the rest of your day!

See you all again tomorrow..





  • Marilyn Patrick

    What a lovely card! So sweet. And as usual, beautifully rendered.ReplyCancel

  • Louise Wagner

    So cute!!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Schultz

    I love that you paper pieced the dress. It’s a technique I use often because I don’t like to color. The soft colors you used on the background make this card very pleasing to the eye. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Love her dress….adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • This is so CUTE! I love the soft colors in the background!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    She is so precious Joy. Your coloring is so good and I love the sweet pink hearts. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    so beautiful card, I love your background!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Slattery

    This is certainly an adorable card. MFT gave the perfect name to these characters. I have the stamp, die, and the b&w paper pack on order, so can’t wait to work with everything when it arrives. I noticed that you said you colored the skin, flowers, hair and shoes with Copic markers. I for one would love to know the marker numbers you used for the skin tones. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • I love the colors you combined for the background in this Joy! Pinned to my Cards to Case. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So super adorable!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you enjoyed viewing day 5 of the May Release Countdown for MFT, we have more installed for you today so be sure to hop on over to the blog for more inspiration from the DT..

I am back with the latest from Birdie Brown and Torico has certainly created another amazing set to work with called Little Buddies..

I stamped out the image that I wanted to use and coloured with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then die cut a Pierced Heart out of Black Licorice card stock and within the heart I die cut into one corner using a paw print from the Paw Prints, backing a piece of Electric Red card stock to the back..

Still at the die cutting machine, I die cut two circles using the Inside and Out Stitched Circles, one with white card stock and the other with Gumdrop Green, with the Gumdrop Green, I took the Grassy Fields die and die cut a piece at the base of the circle..

With the white circle, I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and applied Berrylicious ink over the top to form the background to my project, adding the grassy panel to the base along with my little boy and heart..

Next, I took a piece of trimmed white card stock and inking up the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background stamp with Cement Gray ink, I covered this panel, giving my own pattern paper effect..

I added the circle feature to the centre and completed the card by adding a sentiment..

I look forward to seeing you all again for Day 3 and halfway through the Countdown..

Have a fantastic day!





  • Colleen Howell

    To cute, makes me want to go hug my doggyReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson


  • Madleine

    Love the mini dot background stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome card, pulls at the heart strings!ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    Precious! All of my grandchildren are boys! I can definitely use this set!ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    Adorable card, super sweet!ReplyCancel


Gosh I cannot believe it is May already, how the time is flying by once again this year..

Being May, it is that time of the month again for the Release Countdown at MFT..

Today, I start you out with a fun set called Martini Time, so many options with this along with other matching products to make some fun creations, be sure to check out the Blog for more creations from the DT…

I took the Martini stamp and stamped out onto some Black Licorice card stock, embossing with White Embossing powder, die cutting out and setting aside…

I then took a piece of white card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine, die cutting a rectangle panel using the A2 Rectangle Stax..

Adding circles to form like bubbles onto the panel by using the Basic Shapes – Circle Stencil and Berrylicious, Lemon Chiffon. Orange Fizz, Pink Lemonade and Wild Wisteria Inks..

Once I was happy with the blending I added my Martini Glass and finished the card by adding a sentiment from the Spirited Sentiments and a scattering of Clear Sequins…

Thanks for swinging past today to check out my creation, I will be back tomorrow with Day 4..

Have a fabulous day!




  • Pennie

    I love your soft colors!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Love the soft colored circles in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Nice card!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Cain

    Really cute card Joy! It was nice to see one done in pastels, I love the circle stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Great card, I love the soft circles for the background!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl S

    What a fun card. I love the subtle circles in the background.ReplyCancel

  • What a pretty card! I love the soft circles you added to the background :)ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    Stunning card, so pretty, beautiful colors!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Very pretty background!!ReplyCancel

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