Hi there

I hope you are all well and are liking the start of the MFT September Release Countdown..

Don’t forget to head to the blog to see even more amazing product and inspiration for you today..

I worked with a beautiful set called, Christmas Cardinal..I just adore those sweet little cardinals so I knew I definitely wanted to create with this set..

So I took a panel of Cement Gray card stock and trimmed a panel down, then taking the branch, I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder all over the panel, to create my own background..

I then moved onto colouring the cardinal and holly branch with my Copics, die cutting these out and adding the the Cement Gray panel..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment onto white card stock and embossing with gold embossing powder..

I think this card has a air of elegance and you really have so many options with this wonderful set..

I will be back again tomorrow for more inspiration for you..

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  • April Davis

    Love the coloring on the bird! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful card. So peaceful and serene. One of my favorites so far.

    How are you doing? I think about you often as my husband is seriously ill and I’m afraid.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Henry

    I like your card, especially how you use the leaf die as a design element for your back drop.ReplyCancel

  • Nannette Dalton

    This is just beautiful… so creative!ReplyCancel

  • Such a pretty pretty, love the simple but striking background!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Green

    I like the colors you used. The frosty background works well with the cute cardinal making it a classy card.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Oh I couldn’t agree more Joy. Lovely gray and this is one of the most handsome Cardinals out there. Thanks for this.ReplyCancel

  • SueB

    Beautiful card. Your cardinal really steals the show.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Reeves

    I love the soft color you used for you background. The cardinal really pops against the gray.ReplyCancel

  • Daria Shattuck

    What a sweet card, love the grey background with the red bird.ReplyCancel

  • Helen B

    So tweet! What a delightful image for the holiday season. tfs-stay well.ReplyCancel

  • Patti Nienberg

    Love how you created your own background! Wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • It’s my pick of the release, Joy! I just love those sweet Cardinals… and [if you didn’t know grey is my favorite] your branches on this wonderful grey! I’ll be remembering this lovely detail!

  • janet

    So sweet, love the white on the soft grey, lets the pretty bird “shine’! I hope you are keeping well :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rose Kerry

    Love how your cardinal just POPs off the page, thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Liz B Ford

    I really like how you did the background for this cardinal card. Makes such a wonderful contrast and looks fab!ReplyCancel

  • Very eyecatching, love the coloring on gray.ReplyCancel

  • I love the gray and white background – looks like winter has arrived!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hard to believe we are now into September and that we are sharing yet another Release Countdown over at MFT, be sure to head on over for the first day of the Countdown to check out all the amazing projects as well as some sneaks of the latest product that will be releasing..

I am working with the latest from Birdie Brown this month called, Present time, those snowmen are cute right?

So I stamped out the images I wished to work with, coloured them with Copics then die cut them out..

Whilst at the die cutting machine I took white card stock and using the Stitched Slimline Snow Drift dies, I die cut two pieces to create the snow banks for my scene..

On another piece of white card stock I took After Midnight ink and applied from one side of the card up on an angle..

Once this was blended to how I wanted this to look, I took water and flicked over to create some wicking and then added some flicks of white paint to create snow falling..

I added my drifts and then my images and completed the card by stamping a sentiment onto more white card stock to which I added to the top of the card..

I hope you all enjoy checking out the amazing product that will be released this month..

I will be back again tomorrow..


  • Shirley

    Darling card. Those snowmen are irresistible.ReplyCancel

  • Titus Debbie

    Soo cute ..Hope he finds something in his stocking!ReplyCancel

  • Linda R

    Loving those snowmen…and your clean and simple card…tfs!!ReplyCancel

  • Hmmm…what’s inside?ReplyCancel

  • Rosa M. Vasquez

    Cute card! Your background sky coloring is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Zimmer

    I love the snowy night background. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Awww, too sweet! Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Hampshire

    This lard made me smile. The happiness this gift gave this little snowman warmed my heart!ReplyCancel

  • Rose Kerry

    Your card is so sweet, it brings back memories of peeking into the stocking, thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • I really like the sky background you created, it made such a nice card! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Casandra Bennett

    So cute! Love your background.ReplyCancel

  • Pam Hudson

    This card is sooo cute…reminds me of Christmas morning when we head first to our stockings!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen

    great card!ReplyCancel

  • SueB

    Love the background. Really show off the snowman.ReplyCancel

  • Had me curious as to what is in the stocking that snowman is looking into. Your focus on scene is wonderful.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Bonagura

    fun card!ReplyCancel

  • Daria Shattuck

    Your card is so cute, love how you colored your tree and the background.ReplyCancel

  • Zlatka K

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley

    Your blended background is beautiful! And that poor snowman, is there anything in that sock? Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    Your card is adorable, Joy! I love these little snowmen to pieces, especially this one.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Reeves

    Such a simple card but so pretty. Love the dark blue backgroundReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    You picked my favorite posed snowman. He’s just checking things out. Like that sky, too!ReplyCancel

  • Darling card, the snowman is so cute. Love the inking with all the additions of water flicking and paint spatters.ReplyCancel

  • Helen B

    Another “oh so sweet” snowman card! tfs-stay well.ReplyCancel

  • tara prince

    So super cute!!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    hahaha – so cute… Hope he finds lots of goodies in his stocking. A truly lovely card, Joy.ReplyCancel

  • So cute! He’s looking for his present!ReplyCancel

Hi there

It is that time of the week again and over at MFT it is the start of a new Sketch Challenge, so why not take out some stamps and dies and join in the fun, head over HERE to check out on how you can enter..

I chose this sketch to do die cutting mostly on my card and by this I mean most apart from the sentiment was stamped..

I took the Turntable die and die cut the several components out of Black Licorice, Berrylicious and Steel Grey card stock..

I then took some pattern paper from the Positively Peppy Paper and took 2 sheets that I trimmed down to match the sketch, adding these to white card base..

I then added my components of the Turntable..

Adding some scoring in 2 corners of the card stock as I felt it needed a little something else..

Completing this card by stamping a sentiment onto white card stock using a sentiment from the Bitty Birthday Wishes, die cutting around using the Skinny Strips and adding to the card..

I hope you all have fun playing this week..

I will be back tomorrow for the start of the new release countdown..

Have a great day!


  • Helen

    Like your take on the challenge, Joy. This sentiment and image are a great match. tfs-stay well.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    such a cute designReplyCancel

  • Cynthia O.

    What a nice surprise to see the turntable die used! Great take on the sketch, Joy.ReplyCancel

Hello there

Gosh I have had quite a busy week here on my blog and I round out the week with one more card, this time its the Color Challenge at MFT and it has been awhile since I played along, so I encourage you all to do the same if you have not for awhile, click HERE to view inspiration and details on how you can enter to win..

Working with the colours of the challenge, I took some Blueberry card stock and die cutting the word BOO using the Impact Alphabet dies..

I also die cut the Spooky Fence die out of some Steel Grey and set both of these aside..

Taking a white panel I die cut the panel using the Framed die adhering this to another piece of white card stock..

I added my fence along with my Boo word and then went about colouring a pumpkin from the Autumn Blessings..

To round out this card I stamped a sentiment from the Spooktacular stamp set onto Grout Gray card stock, die cutting around this with Skinny strips, adding this as well as the pumpkin and the card was complete..

I look forward to seeing what you create for this challenge..

Have fun!


  • Casandra Bennett

    Love the pop of color against the white space. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So super cuteReplyCancel

  • Joan

    Love your colorful card.ReplyCancel

  • Helen B

    Delightful use of these colors, Joy. tfs-stay well.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Back again today to share the latest creation for the current sketch challenge at MFT, be sure to head over HERE to see all inspiration to get you started on your card and for details on how you can enter for a chance at winning..

I chose to pull out the sweet Piggy Pebbles and colour in one of the images with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took a white panel that I trimmed down and added some blending with Coral Crush and Lemon Chiffon, spritzing some water over the top to add some texture..

Stamping a sentiment at the top of the inked panel and then added my little piggy..

Next, I took another white panel and to this I trimmed some Petite Gingham pattern paper adding strips to match the sketch..

Completing this card by adding my inked panel with piggy and die cutting some Peach Belini hearts from the Tag Builder Blueprints 5, adding this just above the piggy..

I hope you have fun creating with this sketch..




Hope you are all having a great week!

I am back to share one last card using the card kit for August over at MFT, be sure to head to the blog to see even more..

I kept the images the main feature on this card, colouring with Copics and die cutting..

I took a white panel and using the Rolling Clouds Stencil, applied Blue Breeze ink to create a cloud feature..

I stamped a sentiment from the Birdie Brown Sentiments at the base and added my little images..

A sweet card to send someone some hugs for the day..

Have a great day!


  • Up, up & away with awesomeness.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Bonagura

    love your work!ReplyCancel

  • karen ba

    What a sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Sleppy

    This is so cute. Your cards are always simple but effective. So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Bunny Dobbie

    Love the plaid balloons! Such a lovely accent to your cute foxy card.ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Casandra Bennett

    There was a lot of work that went into this, and yet I can see this design being a fun one to mass produce with various critters. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Walker

    I love this card; such a creative use of the kit!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Johnson

    Aww…This is so super sweet! Love the soft coloring of the puffy clouds and the fox with the plaid balloons are so super cute! Tfs Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Zlatka K

    Cute card! Love the clean design.ReplyCancel

  • Sherrie Johnson

    Your coloring is wonderful! Love the simplicity of this card. And I adore those plaid balloons!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Henry

    I love the freshness of your card. So many times people (I’ve been guilty of this allso) see all the options available in the set and try to include as many characters on one card as they can. Less is more , and you show that here, well done 👏ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Love the textured balloons and clouds. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • sabinevdk

    Such an adorable card!!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jade

    Very cute! I like how you Copic colored the card. The clouds are fantastic! I really like how you did them.ReplyCancel

  • Carol E. Wortman

    I think it’s the first time I’ve noticed his feet… these critters are so cute. What soft colors, the clouds are so pretty. Making the balloons that way is really nice, must remember that .ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    The plaid balloons are such a cute idea. I never would have thought of that. Adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE the little plaid balloons!ReplyCancel

  • Kim U

    Very cute-love the plaid balloons and soft clouds.ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    What a cute CAS card! I love the plaid balloons!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri P

    Love those subtle clouds. Beautiful, simple card.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    So simple & sweet! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita Wysinger Bayes

    How sweet is this card! LOVE the plaid balloons in the soft clouds. The coloring of this little guy is great.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Reeves

    Such a cute card. Love the cloudsReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beam

    Adorable card! Such a great release…
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debby Green

    So simple, so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Your card is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • LYNN D.

    Patterned paper for balloons is clever.ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    This is simple and sweet. Love the clouds in the background.ReplyCancel

  • This is so cute! I love those balloons.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Hartline

    So cute! Love the plaid on the balloons!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    Love the cutie floating through your subtle sky with the adorable patterned paper balloons.ReplyCancel

  • Cat

    Such a sweet HAPPY card for any occasion!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    What a sweet card and I really like your plaid balloons.ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Lovely CAS design with the paper pieced balloons.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So cute. Love the plaid balloons.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So super cuteReplyCancel