Hi there

I am back again today to share in the latest Sketch Challenge at MFT, be sure to head over HERE to see loads of inspiration and details on how you can play along for a chance at winning..

I took an older set from Birdie Brown collection called, Adorable Elephants, I mean who could resist water colouring these little images..

Working on a background, I took a piece of white card stock and applied Tickled Pink ink through the Candy Stripes Stencil, turning the stencil once to create a soft plaid look..

I then stamped a sentiment at the base of this inked panel from the Birdie Brown Greetings, then ran it through the die cutting machine, die cutting using the Starry Night Vertical..

I added my little images and to another white card panel, I took strips of Tickled Pink card stock along with white card stock, adding these strips and then the main panel to complete the card and match this weeks sketch..

I sure do hope you will have some time to play this week..

Have a great crafty day!



Hi there

It’s shopping day! I hope you have all enjoyed this months countdown..

Today we share even more creations but with some friends around the crafting community are joining in the fun too..so be sure to head over to the blog to see what our friends have created..

I chose to use the Free Die when you spend over $60 called You Take the Cake..

I die cut into a piece of white card stock, to the back of this die cut, I trimmed down Berrylicious, Limelight, Tropical Teal and After Midnight strips of card stock, adding to each word, creating colour blocking..

I then trimmed a piece of Grout Gray card stock and using the Number Jumble Background stamp, I stamped and embossed with White Embossing Powder..

I added my You Take the Cake panel, adding this to the middle of the background stamped card stock, adding this to a white card base and finishing off with some sequins..

This is a great way to not only use up scraps, but yet another great male card but one that you can switch the colours out to be female, rainbow, soft or neutrals for the same effect..

Enjoy checking out the rest of the creations and have fun shopping..


  • April Davis

    Love the clean and simple but still has an impact. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Roblyn Henry

    Great example for a way to use the free die – love the Number Jumble as a subtle backdrop!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Zubak

    Love your design using the new February Release products.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Salito

    Simple, but it works. Love the colorsReplyCancel

  • The look of this card is stunning – TFSReplyCancel

  • Sarita Salmon

    Great Card!ReplyCancel

  • Wendi J

    Cute design. Like the embossed background.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Sleppy

    Wow, Loved how you used the Negative and the Great colors.
    This would make a perfect Masculine Card. Great Card!ReplyCancel

  • Isabel Z

    Love the clean lines of this card!ReplyCancel


    Simple and versatile.ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    I love this card, Joy! The numbers background is perfect for the color blocked words! Great design!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Kirk

    Love your simple and beautiful color block card.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Walker

    I LOVE this card!ReplyCancel

  • Great card! Love the rich colors and the light background.ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    awesome cardReplyCancel

  • Awesome MFT release, Awesome creation! I love how you backed each word with a different color!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    I truly love the bold sentiment and the background. Thanks for the inspiration Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Rose Sohn

    I love your color pallette, it’s so relaxing and serene! Thank you for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Great design and choice of colors.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    Love this sentiment die! GREAT colors!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Love this! Such a simple but beautiful design! Huge fan of CAS and square cards.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    LOVE the sentiment and the colors! Great card… pretty background too! Loving this release!ReplyCancel

  • Scraporcraft

    I like the color choices and the background jumble.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    This would be a great masculine card, I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Fantastic card. Very versatile layout.I love the number jumble background.ReplyCancel

  • Love your style, this card is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Rees

    Great colors you chose! And I like the square card size!ReplyCancel

  • Tanna LoHouse

    I Love that the sentiment is the focal point of this card, stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Rockin card! Those colors are fabulous together 😀ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Trupp

    What a gorgeous, bold design. These colours are everything!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi H.

    Fresh and fabulous! Love your color choices.ReplyCancel

  • Kay Norman

    Very classy card that you can use for a guy or girl.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beam

    Such a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • I love clean and simple cards! Your card proves that sometimes the sentiment is enough. Great colors!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    So clean and lovely! Love the embossed number jumble background and your color choices.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Hardcastle

    This is CAS goodness Joy!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Love how you backed the letters with coloured cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    I like how each word has its own color. Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Shar Zar

    Love the colors and overall design.ReplyCancel

  • Darla Rants

    Gorgeous, the perfect masculine card!ReplyCancel

  • Loving the bold colors!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the color blocking you did withthe die.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    This card is so bold and stunning, great colours too.ReplyCancel

  • Chandhini

    Love the simple and beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Subhashini S

    Love the choice of colorsReplyCancel

  • Jo Anne Malicoat

    Love it! The numbered background is perfect with your bold die-cut sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • JenPetersen

    Great card! I love the big bold sentiment and the colors you used for it. The background you created is great too!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Johnson

    Beautiful clean and simple design! The sequins really adds elegance to it! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Clean, simple and packed with interest – AWESOME card!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    This is AWESOME!!! Perfect for either a masculine or feminine recipient. Love the colors on the sentiment and the fabulous numbers background!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh the time is flying and I cannot believe we are now on the last day of the February Release Countdown for MFT..

We have even more amazing creations and more goodies for you to look at so don’t forget to head over to the blog..

Today’s card I am sharing Birthdays Take the Cake and also Candy Stripes Stencil..

Taking the image of the Birthday cake I stamped out and coloured with Copics and die cut out..

Next, I started working on the background to the card, by taking the Candy Stripes Stencil, along with some Tickled Pink ink, I added the Stripes to a white panel in one direction and then turned the stencil and added even more to give a plaid look to the card..

I stamped sentiments from the stamp set in Steel Grey and a smaller one one another piece of white card stock using Ripe Raspberry to which I die cut using the Skinny Strips..

Lastly, I added my image and my card was complete..

I hope you have enjoyed this release I will be back with MFT and Friends tomorrow..


  • April Davis

    Clever use of the stencil and so subtle. Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Scraporcraft

    I like the background creation and the framing.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So very pretty!ReplyCancel


Hope you are all having a great weekend, today I am here to share Day 3 of the Release Countdown for MFT and it also means we are now halfway through..

I chose to share a male card and I know that a lot of you struggle to bring these together, I find them a lot of fun and well not always easy but something I enjoy stretching my brain on..

So using the Number Jumble Background stamp, I inked it up with Versamark Ink and stamped onto a white panel, adding White Embossing Powder..

I then took the Basic Shapes Circle Stencil, along with Wild Wisteria, After Midnight and Limelight Inks, applying several circles over the background..

I then die cut 3 letters and 1 number from the Pumped Up Alphabet and Numbers out of Black Licorice card stock, as I only wanted then Letters and Number, I trimmed off the little notches where the balloons would have their strings, adding foam tape to the backs of each and adding to the inked panel, then adding some white gel pen to add highlights..

I completed the card by stamping a sentiment onto white card stock from the Bitty Birthday Wishes and die cutting using the Skinny Strips, adding this between the Pumped Up Alphabet and Number, then adding a scattering of sequins..

Don’t forget to swing past the blog to see even more great creations from the team and more amazing product about to be released..

Have a great day!


  • April Davis

    Love that background stamp and can’t wait to get it. Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    What a great idea Joy. Male cards are pretty challenging. Love how you used the different size circles. It still resembles a great bunch of balloons. Nicely done!ReplyCancel

  • Scraporcraft

    I like the use of the circles on the background. Great additional details for the balloon cut-outs.ReplyCancel

  • Patti Nienberg

    We need more Male card ideas! Nice card! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

Hi there

So it is time for yet another Release Countdown at MFT and I cannot believe that we are now heading into February, what on earth?? Where did January go, time really does move fast doesn’t..

So I start you out with a wonderful new set from Birdie Brown, called Birthday Buds, the cutest as always..

So I took the images and coloured them all in with Copics, die cut them and set aside..

I then took a white panel and using the Cloud Stencil, along with inks Tickled Pink and Lemon Chiffon, I taped off an area and applied to create a soft sky background..

I stamped a sentiment using my Misti off to one side at the top of the inked panel and added my images to complete my cutie card..

Be sure to head over to the blog to see the rest of the amazing creations along with fabulous sneak peeks of products coming your way..


  • April Davis

    Cute card! I love the shading on your elephant. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Scraporcraft

    I like the blended clouds in this color. The birthday set is great.ReplyCancel

  • Susanna Brandon

    Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • So adorable! And such beautiful colouring, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Joan

    Love the sky in those colors and such an adorable card.ReplyCancel

  • Such a cute card, love it.♥ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Leftrick

    This is adorable with all the cute animals and those clouds are so cool!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Lillie

    So cute! Love the soft colors and the sweet little elephant.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    The animals are so cute. Your card is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Wexler

    Joy- i’m in awe of your coloring and scene-building skills. The 2-color background clouds: genius! They really pull it all together and their softness really makes these cuties stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So very cute!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

It is time for another Sketch Challenge at MFT, so be sure to head over HERE to see all the inspiration to get you started and details on how you can enter for fun and a chance at winning..

I took out the Squirrel! set and coloured in some images using my Copics and Polychromos..I die cut these and set these aside..

At the cutting station still I took a white piece of card stock and die cut a Circle out and using the next size Circle die down from the largest one I used here, I lined it up to re die cut to produce a window frame..

I added a piece of pattern paper from the Tiny Check paper pad to a white card base, adding the circle along with my squirrel images..

Completing this card by adding strips of Jellybean Green Card stock to either end of the pattern paper, stamped a sentiment and added some sequins…

I hope you have as much fun as I did creating with this weeks sketch..