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


Hope you are all having a great day..

Tonight I pop in here to share my creation for Hits and Highlights and this month the team are sharing creations all to do with sun, sand and water…

I chose to use one of my all time favourite sets from the Birdie Brown collection called Penguins in Paradise..

I stamped out these sweet penguins along with some flowers and coloured with Copics die cut out and set aside..

So I wanted the backdrop to look more like the water scene so I created a hue of Salty Ocean as if the flowers and penguins were sitting by the water..

I flicked some water over the top to create wicking and added my Penguins and flowers..

Rounding out the card by stamping a sentiment and the card was complete..

Be sure to pass by the blog to see what other amazing creations have been created for inspiration..





  • Mindy Drummond

    Cool by the water scene, I love the Penguins (they are my favorite critter) LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    Super cute card!ReplyCancel


Back here again tonight for the latest Sketch Challenge for MFT..I hope you find some time to play along, they are super fun…

Tonight we are up to 395, to view more details and inspiration just click, HERE..

For this sketch I stamped and coloured images from the Party like a Pirate, die cutting these out and setting aside..

Still at the die cutting station I took a piece of white card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine die cutting the Inside & Out Stitched Circle..

I added a cloud background to the panel using the Mini Cloud Stencil and Summer Splash Ink..

Next, I trimmed a piece of Black Licorice card stock to fit across the circle and stamped plus embossed with white embossing powder a sentiment from the same stamp set..

I added this sentiment strip along with my images to the circle then added the circle to a trimmed white card stock, to which I then added to a Kraft card base..

I really look forward to seeing your take on this weeks challenge..

Have a wonderful rest of the day, hopefully when this goes live, I will be snoring away..






Hi there

Woohoo! today is the day to shop the latest card kit from MFT…I really hope you have enjoyed the amazing creations from the DT, there are loads more for today also..

Today, I have a card for the more masculine feel again, this one well I am on the fence on, what I wanted just wouldn’t come together, maybe the mojo decided to have the day off LOL, but we all have those days and I am being brave and sharing with you all, hoping you will find some inspiration from the card..

So I took the Drifts and Hills Stencil and a trimmed piece of white card stock, adding the background using Blue Breeze, Blu Raspberry and Cornflower inks..

Once I was happy with this look, I took the freebie die called Birthday Boy and Girl and die cut into this panel..

I adhered this panel using foam tape to a white card base and using the letters that die cut out, I re glued them back down onto the card base..

I went back to the die cutting station and die cut some balloons out of Cornflower card stock and using the stars from the Baby Rattle, I scattered these over the card and balloons to complete..

Have fun shopping and more importantly have fun creating with this kit..

Have and awesome day everyone!





  • Hanh

    Thank you for sharing your card and this great idea. Love what you’ve created. Awesome background! I’m always on the look out for ideas for masculine cards. Love the colors you’ve chosen.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    Adorable for a baby boy card!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    I really like how you made the background for your card. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim Hover

    Thanks for doing a more masculine card. I have two sons and 7 grandsons so I’m always trying to adjust cards towards boys. I think it came out wonderful! Not matter what you saw in your mind, you pulled it off.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Sweet card! Love the pretty background and the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Kris Reeves

    I love the inset sentiment! Very boyish colors too!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    I wouldn’t call it masculine but it is an adorable card for a little boy. The stars really bring the whole card together. :)ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! It’s truly sweet!!! Love your cutie card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Such a sweet card, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    No need to be brave! This card is divine. We all need masculine cards. Great use of the stencil. Good job!ReplyCancel


    Ooooh, what a fabulous design and an awesome boy card. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • RedGem

    Wow.. great card, looking forward to getting my kit in the mail.ReplyCancel

  • Amazingly beautiful card! Love the background.ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Such a wonderful card! The balloons are the perfect touch to bring a celebratory feel to your card.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    Oh ! I love your monochromatic card so much ! It’s so soft and sweet !

  • Karen Ba

    Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Such a beautiful card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    What a great design with the stars and inked lines adding interest!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so fun. Thanks for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine Randall

    Sweet! Fabulous card & kit!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltb

    very, very cool… love it.ReplyCancel


    cool cardReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Love the stenciled background and all the stars.ReplyCancel

  • I think this is a great card! I love the colors and design…perfect for a masculine card :)ReplyCancel


I hope you are all enjoying viewing loads of creations from the MFT Design Team using the latest card kit called Bundle of Balloons…

I have another creation to share with you all today too..

I stamped out the lion from the Safari Friends stamp set, coloured in with Copics and die cut out..

I then trimmed a piece of white card stock and applied Blue Breeze ink over the Mini Cloud Stencil to create a soft background..

At the base of the clouds I stamped a sentiment and added a strip of Black and White Stripes pattern paper under the sentiment..

Next, I positioned my lion but not adhering and stamped out the strings to my balloons, once happy with that placement I adhered the lion into position..

I die cut 3 balloons out of Red Hot, Lemon Drop and Tangy Orange card stocks, adding each to their strings and my card was complete..

I look forward to bringing you yet another card tomorrow, thank you as always for your lovely comments not only here on my blog but my other social media platforms, such a thrill to know that you enjoy what I create..





  • Mindy Drummond

    That is adorable! I can just see a child’s face light-up when they get that card, great job.ReplyCancel

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