Hi there

I hope you are all having a great day, there have been horrendous winds here today and not what they need in the fire areas that are at catastrophic conditions, I am thinking of everyone that are and have been effected and thinking of all the fire fighters battling horrendous conditions, may you all stay safe..

So whilst I was away on holidays I spent sometime relaxing colouring some images in and one of those images that I got to play with was Clearly Besotted, Perfect Peonies..

I coloured these Peonies, using my Polychromos and I am loving finding colour combos and learning more about shading with these pencils..

So of course today, I created a card using this pretty flower..I sadly lost my Uncle during last week and I needed to send a card down to my Aunty and well this became the perfect flower to do so..

I also got the chance to play with Laurie Willison and Taylored Expressions latest stencils, these are fantastic Masking Stencils and are a dream to use, so I used one of the Circle ones and added some Grout Gray from MFT using the Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions..

I then stamped a sentiment from an older set from Clearly Besotted called With Love and added my Peonies and completed the card by adding white enamel dots..

Hoping you all find a bit of inspiration from this card and that you find time to be crafty..

Have a great day!


  • Debbie Lahaise

    wonderful colouring and card .So sorry about your uncleReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such beautiful flowers!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Back today to share the latest sketch challenge and I sure hope you will find some time to play along, to view how to do so please head over HERE..

I decided to pull out the Snow Buddies from the latest release and I never had a chance to colour up throughout the release countdown, so I took one of those cute little girls and coloured her up with some Polychromos..

I then took a white panel and added a piece of Petite Plaid to the top portion of the card..

Next, I took the Stitched Heart Stax and die cut a piece of Sno Cone, adding some stenciling using Card Sized Confetti and Sweet Tooth ink..

I added this along with the little girl and completed this card by stamping a sentiment from the same stamp set and the card was complete..

Enjoy playing along this week..


  • Heidi Rees

    I LOVE this card! Great colors, great patterned paper use, and that adorable girl!ReplyCancel


The day is finally here, the day you can start shopping, there are so many great products to choose from and I sure do hope you have fun doing so…

We have loads more inspiration on the Blog today with friends around the crafty world joining in on the fun..

I chose to create using the Mistletoe Cover Up die, making this the feature of my card, I ran this through my die cutting machine, die cutting into white card stock, setting aside..

I then took another piece of white card stock and blended Distress Oxide Inks, Candid Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye together, once I was happy with the blending I flicked water over the top to make the ink wick together..

I added foam tape to the back of the Mistletoe Cover Up die cut and added it to the blended card stock..

Next, I took Black Licorice card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine several times die cutting the Thanks from the Thanks and Hello set, adding this along with a stamped sentiment from the Bitty Thanks and Gratitude stamp set, die cutting this with Skinny Strips and adding under the Thanks die cut sentiment..

I completed this card by adding some clear sequins and my card was complete..

I hope you have so much fun shopping, not to mention creating with these amazing products from November..

Have a fabulous day!


  • Heidi Rees

    Beautiful card! I love the cover die and the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    Ooo . . . so pretty!!! Love your fabulous blended background!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Reed

    I actually love that this card is fall Mistletoe! Awesome colorsReplyCancel

  • I love the colors you used, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    The background colors look gorgeous. And the white stands out nicely in front. So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda McKinley

    This is so pretty! Love how easy it is but packs a punch! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Very elegant and beautiful! Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anne Malicoat

    Lovely card – has a nice autumn feel to it, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O.

    Lovely design Joy! a fresh approach and use of holiday products. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Love your card! I set my alarm clock to shop the new release, but didn’t order this cover plate. Now I’m so sorry I didn’t after seeing your gorgeous card, so I might just place another order, lol. xx LindaReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    I don’t think the cover up die-cut needs anything else but a background, this is the best way to showcase this beautiful design!ReplyCancel

  • your cards are always so lovely, Joy and this one is especially beautiful – this die is my favorite from this great new release.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Gourley

    Joy, I love this card! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Miesje Flach

    Oh so very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card…love the soft ombre inking!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    Beautiful background and ink blending!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Bonagura

    wonderful! love this die!ReplyCancel

  • Subhashini

    I love the choice of warm colorsReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Wow, love this die and the background you created,ReplyCancel

  • JMN

    Beautiful card, love your color blending.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny N

    Love your card, the colours are gorgeous. This cover die is a favourite of mine from this release.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny N

    Love your card and the colors are gorgeous. This cover die is a favourite of mine from this release.ReplyCancel

  • Chandhini

    Gorgeous blending, love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a gorgeous card!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay Demonbren

    Such beautiful color blending; I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jess K

    Beautiful card, love the colors and the cover die.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi Flass

    Beautiful card! I love your background.ReplyCancel

  • Rhode

    I love the colors of the background! It’s a nice card!ReplyCancel

  • Isabel Z

    LOVE the colors that you used.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Orndorff

    Absolutely love the blended background on this card and the way you raised up the white panel – Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • NinaS

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! What an awesome card! Love the ombre!!ReplyCancel

  • Tami B

    This is so pretty. I love the blended background colors.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Sleppy

    Love this! You could really use that mistletoe die year round!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Kirk

    What a beautiful card. Love the ombre effect in the background.ReplyCancel

  • stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie)

    That cover die looks gorgeous. What a fantastic idea and the background is so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Maria C F

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Lai

    Beautiful background colors in your card. Very nice card so tastefully done.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Z

    Your choice of colors makes this card.ReplyCancel

  • Evan

    This is spectacular.ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Simply beautiful! Love your background and that gorgeous cover die!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Wonderful inking behind this die.ReplyCancel

  • Ethan

    You showcased this set beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    Gorgeous card! The white Mistletoe die really pops off your beautifully blended background!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Petersen

    Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used.ReplyCancel

  • Danny

    Great color choice!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So pretty. I like the colors of the background.ReplyCancel

  • Rema DeLeeuw

    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such a lovely card! Fabulous background with that cover die!ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    What a stunning card! Gorgeous rich colors and design.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful creation!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh we have finally made it to the final day of the November Release Countdown for MFT..

I hope you have your list ready and are ready to shop all these fabulous products..

I am sharing a card using the Freebie for the month called Tree-O…so sweet..

I chose to die cut a tag using the Tag Builders 5 and within that tag I stamped out one of the trees from the set, coloured with Copics, then using Yana Smakula’s tip I embossed gold over the top, hence using my Mini Misti to do all the lining up and re stamping, such a fabulous technique..

Next, I trimmed a small panel of Steel Grey card stock and on this card stock I blended Sweet Tooth Pigment ink through the Card Sized Confetti Stencil and also stamped some snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes..

I added my tag and some twine then stamped a sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes, die cutting using the Skinny Strips, adding this just below the tag..

I completed this card by adding some shine using some Nuvo Drops onto the tree..

Don’t forget to head to the blog to see all the amazing creations yet again, I will be back here again tomorrow so be sure to swing on past..

Have a wonderful day!


  • Heidi Rees

    Wonderful card! I like the tag and the image and the grey colored background!ReplyCancel

  • Patti

    What a cute card! I’m so excited to receive this months kits, and to order extras! Thank u for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Great Kit! Awesome card, I especially love the contrast or the gray background with the white & green of the main image!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anne Malicoat

    I cannot express on here how much I absolutely LOVE that card! I used your links to buy the supplies, I’m gonna copy that one for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Orndorff

    A very elegant card – I love it!ReplyCancel

  • eri

    Sooo beautiful! I just found your blog through your work for MFT. I’m inspired!!

    Do you have to heat set the white pigment ink, or will it dry at room temperature over time? I love the chalky look!



Gosh this November Release Countdown for MFT is zooming past and I cannot believe we are now at day 2 of the countdown..

More installed today over at the blog so be sure to swing on past to check all the goodness out..

My card today was of course paper piecing of the latest Pure Innocence girl called, Sassy Skater, isn’t she just the sweetest..

So as I said I paper pieced her, but this time just her jacket to which I used pattern paper from the Plaid Patterns Merry and Bright, the rest of her I coloured with Copics and die cut out..

I then took a panel of Kraft card stock to this I stamped with White Tooth Pigment Ink over the top portion using the Serene Snowflakes..

I die cut some snow banks out of white card stock using the Snowy Hillside dies, adding this to the base of the Kraft card stock panel..

On the bottom of the snow banks I stamped a sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes using Sour Apple ink..

Finally, I added my skater girl and the card was complete..

I hope you are liking all the new product that you have seen and I just want to say a huge thank you to you all for your constant and beautiful comments..

I will be back again tomorrow..




I hope you are enjoying the amazing November Release Countdown from MFT, we are now halfway through and we have even more fantastic products and creations to share with you all, so be sure to head to the blog to view all of what is coming your way..

So I sharing one of the latest from the Birdie Brown collection and this time I took the stamp from the Doctor’s Orders and coloured with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

On a strip of Black Licorice card stock I took one of the sentiments from the same set and embossed with White Embossing Powder, trimming to a flag ending..

I then moved over to the die cutting station and took a piece of Electric Red card stock and a Stitched Heart Stax, die cutting one of those and then die cutting another heart but this time from the Band-Aids die, I also die cut a piece of white card stock and a piece of Kraft card stock out of the same die set and adhered all the pieces together and then adhered onto the heart..

I added all my elements to a white panel and then onto a Grout Gray card base..

I will be back tomorrow with yet another creation and day 2 of the countdown, look forward to sharing more with you all..

Have a lovely day!


  • Heidi Rees

    Cute card! I love the bandaid! love this set! I work with some amazing female doctors!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Love that cute heart on the band aid… This set is too adorable!ReplyCancel

  • So cute! I love the addition of the band aid on the heart ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Nessy Owen

    I like this combination of supplies that were used on this creative card.ReplyCancel

  • Very cute card. Love the new products. The images are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so cute, Joy! I love the heart and bandaid! Super design! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel