Yet another day of the August Release Countdown and that means we are inching even closer to the shopping day, I hope you are all getting super excited..

Remember to pass on by the blog today to see loads of inspiration from the DT and to view even more product reveals..

I created a card today that as we all know are one of the hardest cards to create when we have lost someone that we love and care about, those sympathy cards..

I hope you find some inspiration to maybe take some time to create at least one to have on hand when you really do need to have one…

I chose to use the Fluttering Friends stamp set, stamping out two of the dragonflies and one branch, coloured them all in with blue hues of Copics and die cutting these out..

To keep the card simple, elegant and a simple meaning, I took sentiments from the Fluttering Friends and also From Me to You, I stamped in Cement Gray over the white card stock to create not only a background effect but also to convey the message of thought…

I finished off this card by adding Clear Sequins..

Be sure to swing past here tomorrow for Day 1..

Happy crafting!




  • Barbara R

    Love this sympathy card. it is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    A beautiful symphony card. Those are the hardest to design. Tasteful and sereneReplyCancel


Gosh, we have finally reached the halfway point of the August Release Countdown, I hope you have been enjoying seeing all the goodies so far..

Don’t forget to swing past the blog for loads more inspirations and shares..

I am here today to share the latest Pure Innocence stamp called Tu-tu Sweet..

I stamped her out and coloured her in with Copics then die cut out…

Next, I took white card stock and embossed in white embossing powder the Mandala Background…

Once this was set with heat tool I added just a touch of Summer Splash ink to the centre of the panel..

Die cutting out using the Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frame, adding the frame with foam tape to more white card stock and adhering the inside section with regular tape runner..

I added my little girl and stamped a sentiment at the base of the card..

Finishing off with a scattering of Mermaid Mix Sequins..

I will be back tomorrow with yet another creation, until then have a fabulous Sunday or Saturday wherever you are in the world..





  • Barbara R

    This card is so adorable. I love the soft background.ReplyCancel

Hi there

So pleased it is the weekend and that I am back here to share with you all day 4 of the August Release Countdown…

So today I am sharing the latest Birdie Brown collection called Frightfully Sweet, hard to believe that it is almost that time to start creating these Halloween cards and of course Christmas won’t be far behind..but what a cute set to get us started..

I chose the images I wanted to have on my card and coloured them in with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

Next, I took some white card stock and using the Post-it tape, I taped off an area so that it would mask…adding Grapesicle ink to the background, then taking the Mini Cloud Stencil I added Blueberry ink over the top to create a 2 tone cloud effect..

Choosing to have a fence at the base of the card, I die cut the Animal Farm Fence out of Black Licorice card stock…

I then added my little critters, stamped a sentiment at the top of the masked off area and finished the card by adding some black stars that I took from the older set called Happy Haunting..

Have fun having a look at the rest of the teams creations today, I will be back with day 3 tomorrow..




  • Swldebbie

    This is so adorable, Joy. Love how you used the cloud stencil in an unexpected way.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Love the Grapesicle and Blueberry clouds.ReplyCancel

  • cyndi morris

    Adorable! I usually don’t buy products limited to one specific event, but with four grandchildren, this one may be an exception. I love the images and the sentiments are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara R

    This card is so adorable. I really like the background you created for these two Halloween characters!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh isn’ the year just flying by again, we are now in August and a new month means new Release Countdown for MFT..

So we start you off with Day 5 today and sharing loads of product on my card..

I chose to use images from the Friendship Rocks set, colouring these with Copics and setting aside..

I then worked on the rest of the card, by trimming a piece of Pure Plum card stock and adding a spotlight look to the centre using the In the Spotlight stencil with White Pigment and Pure Plum inks, at the base of the card stock I added Black Soot ink to give more depth..

Once I was happy with the look of the area stenciled I added some Opaque White Copic flicks to add shine to the card, setting this aside to dry..

I then went to the die cutting machine and die cutting Razzle Berry card stock using Take the Stage die, I added Razzle Berry Ink to the edges and white flicks to these parts aswell…

I then assembled these pieces to the Pure Plum card stock and then re die cut the curtain tie backs out of Black Licorice..

I added my little girl that I added some White Gel pen to for more sparkle and then moved onto the sentiment..

The sentiment strip I stamped with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder, adding this to the base of the card..

I completed the card by adding some star confetti..

Be sure to head over to the blog today to see more amazing creations from the team..

I will be back tomorrow to share more with you..

Have a fabulous day!





  • Barbara R

    So cute – love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Love this card! It is so cute and colorful!ReplyCancel

  • Beatrice

    Your card came out gorgeous & love the gold stars!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Sooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Gasko

    Just looking at your card I can almost hear the song. Beautiful coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Lovely colour palette on this card that showcases the new products so well. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Love the colors you used on this card. Just precious. My granddaughter would love this card.ReplyCancel

Hello again :)

Back again tonight to share the second card for today and that is the latest sketch challenge for MFT, be sure to pass on over to the Challenge Blog to see loads more inspiration and also details on how you can play along for a chance to win..

I really worked with using card stock and dies this week…

Choosing to take Sno Cone, Berrylicious, Cornflower, Blueberry and After Midnight card stocks, trimming a piece of white card stock, then trimming each card stock to form a starburst look on the card…

To add to the card, I die cut the Shining Stars out of Silver Sparkle card stock and added the word to the panel..

Finishing off the card by adding a sentiment that I stamped onto white card stock and die cutting more stars to add to the top of the panel..

I hope you have fun playing along this week..






Super excited for today’s post as I am guesting for the month of August for the wonderful Color Throwdown Team…thank for having me on board girls I look forward to the month ahead..

So today the challenge is up to number 504, I hope you will find some time to play along, to find out all the details on how you can enter and play along just click HERE..

I have the inspiration photo below for you to follow along..hope you have fun!

So I challenged myself on this one to create a Christmas card, trying to start these types of cards early this year, but LOL I think I say that every year..

I chose to use some older products from wonderful companies of Pretty Pink Posh, Wplus9 and Lucy’s Little Things..

I first die cut into a trimmed white card stock the Festive Holly die from Pretty Pink Posh, making this into a shaker and using Onyx sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Decadence Sparkly from Lucy’s Little Things…

To add to my card I die cut some Black Glitter paper using one of the stags from Stag Trio, adding this to the centre of the holly..

I finished off by adding a stamped sentiment to a strip of white card stock that was adhered to the base of the card, the stamp set sadly is no longer in production, it was a collaboration between Pretty Pink Posh and Simon Says Stamp, called Winter Bird Friend..

I hope you will enjoy playing along this week, I look forward to returning next week with another Color Throwdown challenge..





  • Joy, this is such a stunning and elegant Christmas card! I love that you have started early…I struggle to think of Christmas when it’s so hot outside – lol! Am thrilled you are joining us this month as guest designer!ReplyCancel