Morning everyone!

Beautiful day here at the cottage, love this time of the year when we get to see the trees turn their leaves to beautiful colours, Autumn is one of the most gorgeous times of the year for me, this year however, we could do with some rain, it has been extremely dry, but I guess if there is no rain then having gorgeous days is the next best thing..

So Darryl, has been out mowing the lawns with Bentley following every step he took, quite funny to watch and I sit here inside writing to all you my lovely peeps!

I wanted to pop in here today to share a card that I created when I was away on retreat…

I always find and I know a lot of you do find it hard to create sympathy cards, we never seem to gravitate to create them, but we at times certainly need them, so I decided whilst away to create at least one of these cards..

I paired this Hero Arts Layering Orchid that I inked with lots of Simon Says Stamp ink then MFT Star Grid Stencil, Altenew Fresh Freesia stamp set in which I used the sentiment and finished the card off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins…

I used 3 different colours of ink from Simon Says Stamp to ink my orchids, inking the bottom layer with Cotton Candy, middle layer with Doll Pink and the top layer with Hot Mama, the stem was Green Apple..

My background on the card I wanted something very soft looking, so I inked up the Star Grid Stencil from MFT with some Victorian Velvet, making sure to taper off at the bottom of the card..

I went about adhering my orchid, then added a stamped sentiment from the Altenew Fresh Freesia stamp set and finished off with the scattering of Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh..

I hope this inspires you to create some of those hard cards that we do need to have in our stash..

Enjoy your Friday, I am off to hang the washing out and attack the mess that has been created on my desk in my craft room, hopefully a video coming soon if I can remember how to do so LOL..








The day has come to start that shopping for the latest MFT release, hope you are all excited..

I have one last card to share today for the release and today is New Product Launch day..

I am sharing a card today that features both Stitched Dome Stax and Oval Word Window Frames, pairing these together with Cuddly Koalas and Blueprints 32..

Stamping out my little images colouring them in with Copics and fussy cutting the Koalas out, sadly my dies are missing in action at present..

I then went about die cutting a piece of white card stock with the Stitched Dome Stax, adding Summer Splash ink to the background and stamping out the tree from the Cuddly Koalas stamp set, colouring it in with Copics also..

Whilst die cutting, I took a piece of Kraft card stock and die cut the Oval Word Window Frame and with a trimmed piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the card front, I ran it through die cutting machine adding an opening using the Stitched Dome Stax…foam mounting this to the card and with the stamped dome I glued it straight onto the card..

I took the sentiment strip, stamped a sentiment that I white embossed and added this along the bottom of the dome feature, adding the other Koala to look as though she was hanging off the sentiment trying to climb up to the tree..

My last feature on this card, was to die cut some hearts out of Watercolor Wash pattern paper using the Blueprints 32..

Happy shopping and don’t forget to check out the rest of the teams inspiration for you at the BLOG..








  • Valerie McEowen

    Such a beautiful card. I love this new release!ReplyCancel

  • This card is so sweet and the coloring is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    This is such a sweet card! I love how your koala scene overlaps the dome setting. Thanks for sharing your card.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J
  • Valerie McEowen

    Such a great design! I love the colors you’ve used!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Lustick

    Joy , you make it look so easy !ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    So cute!! Love the summer splash background. Love that color.ReplyCancel

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    Darling card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration this week.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    This is such an adorable card! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Such a lovely card . Koalas are very cute. I do especially like the domes and ovals .ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Godfrey

    Adorable card! Love the design.ReplyCancel

  • Rowena M.

    Such an adorable card!!! Love the layoutReplyCancel

  • Elise Smith

    What a sweet card! I love it!! Your coloring looks perfect :)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I love this card. I like what you did with the Oval Word Window.ReplyCancel

  • Scrapper69

    Super Duper CUTE! LOVE the Koala stamp set!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations ReplyCancel

  • amelia

    cute card & beautiful coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    I love the color of your sky! Cute Koalas tooReplyCancel

  • Helen LeBrett

    Cute card: I love your climbing Koalas!!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Phillips

    What a cute card!!! Hope you locate your dies.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    So cute:-)ReplyCancel

  • Karen L

    Love the koala card. Great colors!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Hawkins

    Beautiful colouring! Love this sweet card . The koalas are adorable xReplyCancel

  • Marjorie

    The colors are as sweet as the koalas !ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Love the card, the Koalas are so cute and the scene is adorableReplyCancel

  • Karen Briguglio

    I love the way you colored the koala bears and the little scene. The koala stamps are adorable. KarenReplyCancel

  • Super cute Joy, I needed to add these sweet Koalas to my second order. Adorable scene my dearReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh my goodness Joy, I totally love this set and your card is amazingly well done. Just precious! The domed frames make a great impact for scene building.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Yeah! The koalas are so cute and beautifully colored!ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    Love this card, Joy! Great use of some of the new product for this month.ReplyCancel

  • Britt S

    love koalas!ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    The fussy cutting was well worth it – this card is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Spivey

    Very cute card, love this stamp set.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Very cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Those koalas are just too stinkin’ cute! What a precious card!ReplyCancel

  • Jayell

    How cute are these koalas! Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    Oh so adorable! I was lucky enough to hold a koala while in Australia many years ago. They really are cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan

    So sweet! Love this little card!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Lassiter

    Sigh! This is so beautiful, cute and sweet. Love the koala bears, yes I do!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    These koalas are so cute. I love this set.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Such adorable card!!! Too cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • RedGem

    What a cute and adorable card, love koalas! Great use of the stitched dome frames.ReplyCancel

  • Angela R.

    These koalas are the sweetest!ReplyCancel

  • Karen B.

    This is so cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara s

    You have an amazing talent. This card is so cute! You did a great job fuzzy cutting the koalas btw.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    Love to get a hug
    Darling card.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel


    too sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    Oh, so cute!! Love the little koalas and your pretty scene.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Such a cute card. I love the little scene and the cute little baby koala hugging its mama.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Cotter

    Darling scene with the bears. Fantastic release.ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    So adorable! Love the koalas set!ReplyCancel

  • sabinevdk

    What a great card!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Yim

    Your colors are beautiful! So soft and lovely. I love this set of koalas. So so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Weingartner

    I love your koalas! The hearts that match the cute ears are a perfect touch!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Elmont

    So cute! Love seeing so many of the new products in use.ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner

    I love these koalas! Such a fun new set!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Kiley

    Such a cute card with personality! Love the word frames!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    So cute. I like your coloring and the hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy V

    Awwww….I love the layout of your card. And those colours are so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Sue McW

    So adorable! Love the koalas hanging off the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Burnham

    This is adorable. Love the cute koalas. Can’t wait to get my order.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Clark

    Cute card! I love the koalas.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi R

    Oh this is too sweet! Love the scene and those koalas make my heart skip a beat ♥ReplyCancel

  • Karen Rice

    A darling card–I love the Koalas hanging off the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy J.

    So cute! Love, love, LOVE the koalas!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince


  • Pat Quinet

    Super cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie S

    These koalas are the cutest darn things! Great cardReplyCancel

  • Alena

    So sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • How utterly sweet!ReplyCancel

  • CJ

    Think I said this before but those Cuddly Koalas are my favorite! Your card is great!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    This should come with a warning… too cute for words!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    oh those koalas are just too cute… lovely design!!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable coloring and design!! I am in love!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Vivian C.

    Very sweet card! I like the addition of the hearts, the way you colored the koalas and how you used the Stitched Dome.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Ann

    You card makes me wish I’d have bought this stamp set the other day…its so cute!ReplyCancel

  • SusanME

    Beautiful card, love those koalas!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    Beautiful colouring of these cute koalas! A fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • diane p

    Sooo cute! I love those Koala Bears and Stitched Dome Stax! The Summer Splash ink is such a pretty background color, also.ReplyCancel

  • panda908

    Awesome coloring! This card is amazing…and the soft colors are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Liz mca

    Adorable koalasReplyCancel

  • Hannah L.

    Adorable koalas!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Awesome stamps and dies! Love the koalas!ReplyCancel


Woohoo!! Day one of the MFT April Release Countdown is here..are you all getting your shopping list ready??

So today I share a card that please excuse the grass section on my card, it went a little wonky and bent and well when I went to pull it off, it was going to rip the card, so hence I had to leave it, but hey, that is what crafting is, the good the bad and the ugly right?

My card today features Tweet Wishes, paired with Spring Scene Builder and Stitched Oval Word Windows..

Starting out as always, stamping out the images that I wished to colour, die cutting these once I was happy with the colouring and setting aside..

Whilst at the die cutting machine, I die cut a fence from white card stock using the Spring Scene Builder, some grass from Spearmint card stock and lastly some clouds from Sno Cone card stock..

Next, I trimmed a white piece of card stock slightly smaller then the card front and went about adding a soft inked background using Pineapple ink and attaching my little scene to the card…I die cut the word window at the base of the scene and with the inner piece I stamped a sentiment from the Tweet Wishes stamp set..

Adding the scene to the card base with foam tape and then adhered the stamped sentiment back into the panel…

I will be back tomorrow with my New Product Launch card with you all, in the meantime have fun checking out the design teams creations over at the MFT blog..








  • Lynda J

    Nice colors.ReplyCancel

  • Aww this is soo sweet! Those owls are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Tweet sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    So cute and love the layoutReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Awwww, this is adorable Joy, what a precious scene you’ve created.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Nice emphasis using the wonderful owl and bird to show off your message.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    Grat pastell looking card. Like the new scene builder and the bird so much!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    Great pastell looking card. Like the new scene builder and the bird so much!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    What a “tweet” card! The subtle coloring of the outline stamps is lovely.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    Cute little scene!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Gatton

    What an adorable card!! love the layout – love the coloring. Makes me smile!!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    Your card is adorable. Love the sweet scene.ReplyCancel

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  • Jayell

    Love this card!ReplyCancel


I cannot believe we are almost at the full release of MFT April products..

Today, is Countdown Day 2 and there is more installed for you here at my blog and over at the MFT blog, so be sure to head that way too..


I used those sweet little puppy dogs stamp set called, Four Legged Friends, pairing up this set with the Blueprints 32..

Stamping out one of the pups, colouring with Copics and die cutting with the matching die, setting this aside..

I took the stitched frame from Blueprints 32, die cutting out of white card stock, the inner panel I added blending to the bottom using Limelight ink…

Still using the stitched frame die, I trimmed down a piece of white card stock, slightly smaller then the card front, which of course die cut a rectangle, I added this to a trimmed white card and with the stitched frame I added foam tape and placed back into the negative space, adding the blended panel, so that it sat flat to the white card stock..

Next, was to add my little puppy, then to add a sentiment, which I used from the same stamp set, trimming a piece of Black Licorice card stock to cover the bottom of the card, embossing this sentiment with white embossing powder…

To add cohesion to the card, I trimmed a small strip of Black Licorice card stock and added this to the top of the card, then die cut Kraft card stock and a tab from Blueprints 32, along with a heart also from the same set out of Watercolor Wash pattern paper and my card was complete..

Thanks for stopping by and leaving wonderful comments, I will be back tomorrow with Day 1..








  • Brilliant design Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Very cuteReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    A charmingly framed dog!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh WOW, Joy, I love how you used the Die-namics. Very cool!ReplyCancel

  • Christine piechura

    This is so nicely done Joy! I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    This card is perfect for “ruff” days! I really like it.ReplyCancel

  • So incredibly sweet! I’m in love with the Four-Legged Friends set and you’ve done a wonderful job designing your card around your darling pup!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Lovely, sweet card. The photo corners are really a nice touchReplyCancel

  • Helen

    I love this card. . .I’d like to frame it–wait, you’ve already done that– and pull it out every time I (or a co-worker) needs this message. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    It’s lovely. Love the dog. Tell me what are the little card corners in kraft cut from, is it a die? Just balances it beautifully.ReplyCancel


Hope you all are enjoying your weekend, Darryl and I have had a good weekend, we have had a really productive weekend, getting things all cleaned up again inside this house, which was well over due :) so now I can have a crafty afternoon…

Today, we edge even closer to the MFT April Release, with Day 3 in hand, today we are sharing yet more creations that will inspire you and make you want to shop :)

Remember that there is loads more inspiration over at the MFT blog so be sure to head that direction too..

I chose to use the sweet Pure Innocence stamp set called Fresh Squeezed and paired her up using Blueprints 32 also from this release, along with Party Banners and Grassy Fields, older product..

As always, I stamped out my little girl, colouring in her skin, hair and the glass and with the rest, yep! you guessed it, I paper pieced her, using pattern papers from Tiny Checks Bright and Plaid Patterns, setting her aside once die cut and paper pieced…

I then went about creating a scene, die cutting one of the smaller rectangle stitched dies from the Blueprints 32 from some white card stock, then running it through my die cutting machine again to die cut the inside panel from some pattern paper, Hearts and Stripes, adding both of these to a white card base..

Taking pattern paper from Sweet Celebration and Calm and Cozy Chevron, I took dies Party Banners and Grassy Fields, adding both of these die cuts to the card front..

I added my little girl and then stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set onto a narrow strip of white card stock, adding under this strip another piece of Tiny Checks Bright pattern paper and my card was complete..

Okay, washing is needing to be hung on the line, then some lunch and back into creating :)









  • Janet Ingraham

    Beautiful layers, textures, colors, coloring. Yes, it all comes together, so lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    As always, your cards are just divine! Love the paper piecing on her dress!ReplyCancel

  • I love love love it Joy with the paper pieced dress!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Great combinations and use of patterned paper!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Joy, who on earth would not smile if they went to the mailbox and opened this? Absolutely adorable! A great card!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    Your paper piece job is amazing. I was trying to figure out how you did it. I zoomed in on the picture and it is seamless. Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J

    Great new release!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I really like the way you used the various papers on your card. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    She is too sweet Joy. Love the little plaid dress. My mother did a lot of clothes making for our family of nine. Many times there were several dresses made from the same yardage. But we wore them with pride and loved her creativity. I actually hung my sheets out yesterday. Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Joy, I really like the way you’ve used patterned paper throughout your card design. It gives a whole fresh look to the elements in this release. Thanks for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • so sweet!!!
    Love how you made the plaid dress.

    Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Christine piechura

    I love your layout and she is so lovely, perfect.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    Cute as can be! I like the way you framed, and combined pattern!ReplyCancel

  • Christine piechura

    She is so adorable! i love how you used the colored design paper!ReplyCancel

    • Christine piechura

      Sorry that I posted two times, I was trying to make sure that I commented on everyone’s work.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Love this card. I’d frame it. It would look great in a white frame.ReplyCancel

Hello and happy weekend

I hope you all enjoyed the countdown for MFT that started yesterday..

Today, we have more install for you…so happy to share a project using the Birdie Brown, Up in the Air stamp set..super, super adorable..

Remember to view loads more inspiration just head to the MFT blog to check out the rest of the design teams creations..

I kept my card today fairly simple, letting the stamps themselves shine..

I stamped out what I wanted to use on my card, coloured in with Copics and die cut with matching dies, setting these aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and die cut a small panel for my images to be placed on, I adhered this to a Cement Gray card and then went about creating my little scene of balloons..

Finishing off my card by adding a stamped sentiment from the same stamp set and a scattering of Lemon Meringue and Clear Sequins..

Enjoy today’s inspiration, I will be back with Day 3 for you all tomorrow..








  • Gorgeous Joy. I just love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    A fantastic card Joy, love the colours and design. Good job!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Piechura

    I love the colors that you used! The layout is fabulous and that bear is too cute! Beautiful card Joy! 💜ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Yes- you made an elephant fly (in a hot air balloon)-awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    What a fun birthday card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I really like this card. The color scheme is great. It has such a softness to it.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    A card sure to delight!ReplyCancel

  • Jolanda Stokvis

    Wow! Love this release!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Trumbley

    that little elephant is so cute! great card!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Great card. Your primarily neutral background showcases your colorful images so well. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Oh, Joy, your card brought joy to me! That little elephant flying in the air balloon is too cute! I love your coloring job and the wonky stitched rectangle! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Scrapper69

    Oh so CUTE!!! Great card!


  • Tara Prince

    Adorable card!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I love the soft colors subtle shading. You make it look so airy.ReplyCancel

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