Hello there

Today I have something new and special from MFT called Hits and Highlights a new challenge from the design team to share new and creative ways to show different ways to use products..

Today’s post we feature Shaker Pouches, aren’t these super fun!

I have a Christmas card for you all..

I chose to die cut into my card using a Circle Stax die, adding my pouch in the back and adding in Clear Sequins as well as Confetti.

To seal up the back I die cut a larger circle and die cut Snowfall Vertical, adding onto the back of the pouch, over the top of this, I added another piece of white card stock to completely seal the whole area..

I then took Summer Splash ink and applied some to the top to add a sky and moved onto more die cutting..

Die cutting some mountains out of white and Grout Gray card stock, using the Snow-Capped Mountains, adding one either side of the pouch, whilst die cutting I took Sour Apple and Jellybean Green card stock and die cut some trees from the Chill Wishes set, adding these also either side of the pouch..

I then took one of the polar bears from the Polar Bear Pals set, stamped out and coloured with Copics, die cutting out and adding him to the centre where the pouch was sitting..

I completed this card by adding snowflakes die cut from Sno Cone card stock using the Stylish Snowflakes, adding a clear sequin to each of the centres and a sentiment that I stamped onto a banner die cut from the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips..

I hope you will pop on over to the blog and check out the rest of the teams work..

Have a wonderful day!



  • janet

    Oh My gosh – it’s adorable :-DReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Love that polar bear!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Anderberg

    Polar Bear Pals are one of my favorite stamps. To make a shaker just adds to it. Great job.ReplyCancel

Hi There

(Edited – So Sorry Everyone!! My darn blog went on the blink on this end, so talked to my host and finally it is up and running again, so my post for the color challenge did miss it’s scheduled post, but alas it is finally here)

Hope you are all having a great day!

It is time for another Color Challenge for MFT and we are at number 74, if you are wanting more information about how you can enter the challenge or more inspiration be sure to swing past HERE..

Would love to see your creations!!!

So I am starting to think about creating Christmas cards and what a perfect colour combo to start me off..

I chose to use the colours Purple Rain, Factory Green and Green-Eyed Monster card stocks, die cutting out several trees using the Winter Trees..

On a piece of trimmed white card I took the stamp set Hand Lettered Holiday, inking the sentiment Merry and Bright, stamping over the card stock randomly using Grout Gray Ink..

Sticking with Grout Gray, I took some card stock and using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, I die cut a banner that I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder a sentiment from the Merry Everything, I added the banner under the trees and finished off by scattering of Clear Sequins..

I look forward to seeing your creations in this Color Challenge

Have a great day!


  • Linda

    This is gorgeous!! Just when I say I have to STOP adding more stamps and dies you make this-lol.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE this!! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    A very pretty card Joy. Great colours for your treesReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Great card! I love the trees!!ReplyCancel

  • Nina Houghton

    I just wanted to take a quick moment to tell you how much I enjoy your card-making. I always garner so many ideas from each card you make. Thank you for your smiling face and for sharing with all of us.ReplyCancel

Hi Again

Back again with another post for the day and tonight I am sharing a creation for the latest MFT Sketch..

We are up to sketch 343, if you are wanting to know how to enter the challenge for a chance at winning an in store voucher or seeing more inspiration, just click HERE..

I am going to share that this card just about drove me round the bend trying to finish it, I have to say I struggled and I have never had a card that has taken me 2 days to complete, everyone is different and we all work at different levels and speeds, but for me that was so so long it was ridiculous..but alas I completed it and I do hope you find just an ounce of inspiration..

I took a piece of white card stock and trimmed it down to be slightly smaller then a card base, I then added some stamped images from the Exquisite Ocean and embossed with White Embossing Powder..

I then added some blending with Wild Wisteria and Grapesicle, once happy with the blending I die cut into the panel with Inside and Out Stitched Oval, also die cutting 3 other layers of white card stock with the same die..adhering each of these together and completing the top layer with the blended coloured one..

I adhered all the panels onto a card base and then went about colouring in images from the Ocean Pals, die cutting these out and adding them to the card..

Next to follow the sketch was to add a strip down one side, so I stamped out a sentiment that says Happy Birthday from the Essential Sentiments onto a white strip and using the same stamp to stamp the same sentiment onto a banner strip that I added to the oval..

I adhered both the stamped strip and some Wild Wisteria card stock and completed my card by adding a scattering of Clear and Pansy Purple sequins..

Enjoy viewing all the inspiration..

Have a great day!


  • Tara Prince

    I love the purple and white!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    I love this card! Purple is my favorite color, the white embossed sea weed is very pretty on the purple. Love the oval too, the card is gorgeous.ReplyCancel


Today is the day, the July Card Kit, All Smiles is available for purchase at MFT, woohoo!!

Hope you have enjoyed viewing the creations from the design team, we have more installed today for you, so head on over to check them out HERE..

I have a very simple card for you all today..

I created a lot of white, starting out by die cutting a tag from Tag Builder Blueprints 5, setting aside..

I then went about stamping out my flowers using inks of Tickled Pink, Ripe Raspberry, Cement Gray and Sour Apple for the leaves, using the new Stamp Align system to die cut the flowers..

I added the flowers to my tag and a twine bow..

I then trimmed 3 small strips of white card stock at different sizes and on the largest size, I stamped the word Smile from the All Smiles stamp set, adding the strips over a trimmed white card..

I then went about adding my tag and finished off by scattering Clear Sequins..

Very plain and understated, you could really change the sentiment out for anything with this type of card..

Enjoy your shopping and thank you to everyone that leaves such wonderful comments here at my blog and on social media..

Have a great day!


  • Abby

    Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Joy this card is so beautiful – I love that added twine! TFSReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    So soft and pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    So lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    Beautiful card. It’s amazing how those three little strips of white cardstock add so much to your card.ReplyCancel

  • Fabulous! I just love how you created such an amazing clean and simple card! Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Evans

    Very pretty card, Joy! So soft!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Quite classy! Love the simplicity!ReplyCancel

  • I snagged my card kit last night so I am ready to start creating some beautiful projects. Thanks for all the pretty cards you made for this release!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Smith

    Very cute card using pretty colors. So anxious to receive my kit!ReplyCancel

  • marcy

    I love your cards. Great inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Beautifully done!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    So sweet. I like the colorful flowers on the tag and the white strips in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Such lovely work – good job:)ReplyCancel

  • Lurdez Castello

    Simple and gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Beautiful and elegant. Love this.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine Randall

    Fabulous clean & simple card!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    so very lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Adorable CAS card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne

    Sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Shazz

    pretty card.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Very. Pretty design using this great kit.ReplyCancel


Hope you are all having a great start to your week…

Today, I am back here with day 2 of the July card kit called, All Smiles…I hope you are feeling inspired to purchase this kit..

I forgot to mention yesterday, that MFT have come up with a new design in their matching stamps and dies in this kit called the Smart Align System, we all know when we get solid images, especially bold flowers and well if you are like me, you go around and around your stamp image trying to find the match point in which to die cut your flower correctly..frustrating at time isn’t it, well HERE is a video that will explain how the new system works, it really is super helpful..

So day 2 for me I created a card, more around the Smile die itself..

I took some white card stock and applied Coral Crush and Peach Bellini to the card stock, making sure I was happy with the blending, I then flicked some water over the top to create some interest to the card..

I die cut the solid Smile die into the card stock and added acetate to the back as well as a double thickness of foam tape, adding Gold and Clear Sequins inside the cavity and sealing up with another piece of card stock..

Next, I added some strips of pattern paper top and bottom of the blended panel, using pattern paper from the Dots and Strips Bright paper pad..

To add more interest to the card, I took some critters from the Up in the Air stamp set, stamping out and colouring with Copics, then die cutting and adding two to the top of the word and one of the little birds holding a sentiment strip that I embossed onto Kraft card stock..

So many options with this kit, I hope you enjoy the inspiration for day 2, I will be back tomorrow with the final day..

Don’t forget to swing past the BLOG to see loads more from the team..

Have a great day!!


  • Mitzi

    Thanks for sharing your cute card & the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • An adorable card. Love the addition of the little critters. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Joy, this shaker card with the little critters is so delightful! The warm orange color is a great choice for this smile design. TFSReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Burnham

    So cute. Love the smile shaker element with those cute images.ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Those critters from Up In The Air really add to the “cuteness” factor of your amazing card!ReplyCancel

  • Candy

    Cute shakerReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    Aaaah! How cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince


Hi There

It is that time of the month again and we are sharing cards created with the MFT Card Kit..this one is called All Smiles..

I wanted to do some no line water colouring with my flower and leaves on this card, so I stamped out the flower and leaves onto some water colouring paper with In the Buff ink, making sure that I could see the images to paint but have it soft enough and light enough so that you could not see the ink once painted..

I used Prima Confections to paint my images and once they were done and layered with colour, I die cut these out, set them aside to work on the rest of the card..

I chose some Grout Gray card stock and embossed the Floral Fantasy Background, trimming a small section off and adding this to the card base..

I took strips of Ripe Raspberry adding one to the Grout Gray Card Stock and the other I embossed a sentiment from the All Smiles stamp set, adding this to the card front as well..

Next was to add my flower and die cut several layers of white card stock using the Double the Smiles die, adding this and finishing the card off by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I look forward to be back here tomorrow with Day 2..

Remember to swing past the blog and see what the rest of the team have created as inspiration..


  • Kelly Booth

    Such a pretty card Joy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Lovely design. The white embossing adds a great detailReplyCancel

  • Paula Hymel

    Love what you did with this Joy. Simple, but yet so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Very pretty, love the layout and the color is perfectReplyCancel

  • I love this card design! The subtle embossed section, the the no line watercolored flower, the bright raspberry strip. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Goldberg Weinberg

    Your card is so elegant! It’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Hernandez

    Another beautiful card. All you ladies are so talented. Great job on your card it’s so very pretty. tfsReplyCancel

  • Jill Rauenhorst

    Love the look of the painted flowers, wow!ReplyCancel

  • Candy Clay

    Beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Nora

    This is adorable!! So fresh and FUN!!ReplyCancel

  • Martha A Miller

    Very pretty card. Love the pinks.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Bruce

    Love the embossed panel at the bottom which adds so much elegance. Your color choice was lovely and I enjoyed seeing your card and knowing details of what you did. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Your watercolouring of the floral image is outstanding! Love how this set has so many images in different sizes, making it quite versatile.ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi

    Thanks for sharing your great card & the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • great idea to do a solid stamp with no line coloring. It turned out nicely. I really like the white on white sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Becky Moore

    This is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Pennie

    That is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    I love the simple beauty of this card, Joy. The neutral coloring sets of your main color so well. I can see this card created as a gift set of the same design with a series of colors. TFSReplyCancel

  • Julie Haedtke

    I LOVE the sentiment stamp set! Just not in this months budget!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love the added white embossing. Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Tedford

    I love your card!💕ReplyCancel

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