Hi there

Welcome back to day 4 of the MFT April Release Countdown..

I am bringing you 1 of 3 sets from Birdie Brown Collection this month and this sweet little fellow is called Puddle Jumper, so cute and you will love the others that she has designed for us all to play with this month too..

I stamped my little puddle jumper out, coloured in the hair, skin, gumboots, shirt and pants in with Copics and with the rain coat and umbrella I chose to paper piece using some papers from the Birthday Blowout and Tiny Check..

Next, was the background to the card, I die cut several pieces of white card stock using the Single Stitch Line Rectangle, adhering the frames together and using one of the inner sections of the die cut, I took the Mini Raindrops stencil along with some Texture Paste, covering the whole card stock, setting aside to dry..

Onto a piece of trimmed white card stock I took the Mini Cloud Stencil adding clouds to the card stock by using the Cement Gray ink, once I was happy with the blending I added this to a white card base..

To assemble the card, I added the frame, stenciled paste card stock and my little puddle jumper..

I finished the card by stamping a sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock and embossing with white embossing powder..

There is more inspiration over on the blog from the team, be sure to pass on by..





  • Love the paper piecing.ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    Love this! The paper piecing is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Carol

    Love this card. The background is awesome and your paper piecing is terrific.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Kirkwood

    Love the background and the poka-dots and checks. So cuteReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    Wow, I love everything about this sweet card! It’s all so perfect – the paper-piecing, the coloring, the shading, well everything!ReplyCancel

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  • Laurie G

    Adorable! LOVE the cloudy base.ReplyCancel

  • Deb L

    That raindrop stencil is so creativeReplyCancel

  • susie sonnier

    Joy Joy Joy!!!! This card is so awesome!ReplyCancel


Happy Good Friday to you all, well at least here in Australia it is, I really hope that you have a lovely day with family and friends..

I am here today to bring you the MFT April Release Countdown..we start out with day 5 of the countdown and boy are you going to love this release..

I chose to use one of the fabulous new products, which is beautiful Felt, I am so excited to see Felt take apart of the MFT store as it is just beautiful to work with..

To start the creation of my card I took the Bold Blossoms dies and die cut Peach Bellini, Pink Lemonade, Sno Cone, Sweet Tooth, Gravel Gray and Limelight felt, adhering the flowers and leaves together..

I then took Cement Gray and white  card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine using the latest Cover-Up plate called Horizontal – Collage..

With the Cement Gray card stock I added foam tape to the frame itself and added this to a white card base, the white I used the stitched areas and adhered those straight down to the card base..

I added a sentiment from the Aim for the Clouds stamp set then went about adding my flowers..

Finished off the card by adding a scattering of sequins..

Be sure to swing past the blog to see what the amazing DT have created..

Have a wonderful day, I will be back tomorrow to you more..




  • Maria V.

    My favorite card. Love the felt flowers, so soft and beautifulReplyCancel

  • Love the felt flowers. Your card is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvana Collins

    Beautiful card, Joy! So happy to know that MFT has felt now!!!! So glad for that and in such beautiful colors too! Those flowers look fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    I love the softness of your layout and coloring. Really nice job!ReplyCancel

  • Karen N Simon

    A lovely card..ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    Love these flowers and your choice of colors.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Lillie

    Beautiful card! I’ve not worked with felt before, but it’s very pretty. The flowers look lovely on the new horizontal collage frame. I’d definitely like to give this a try.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Love the felt flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine

    I looove the felt flowers! So soft and pretty. :)ReplyCancel

  • I always look forward to your posts. You make the cutest cards!ReplyCancel


That time of the week again and being Wednesday at MFT that means a new Sketch Challenge has started, I hope you will join in the fun this week, more information and inspiration over HERE

I chose to use one of the little pigs from Hog Heaven that I had coloured up with my Polychromos Pencils about a week ago, die cutting out and setting aside..

I then trimmed down a piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the card front and towards the top of this piece I die cut the Peek-a-Boo Rectangle Window, adding foam tape to the back for dimension and adhering onto a piece of trimmed pattern paper from the Party Patterns, adding to a white card base..

I added my little piggie holding the cupcake to the rectangle and finished off the card by adding sentiments that I embossed onto Black Licorice card stock from the Yay for You stamp set, die cutting around these using the Hearts in a Row – Vertical..

Have fun creating and remember if you have a chance to play along you are in for a chance at winning a voucher to spend in store..

Have a wonderful rest of the day!







I am back today to share a fun project with you all, it is that time of the month for Hits and Highlights and the team are sharing projects using Pastel Papers..

I love pastel colours so I knew I would love this challenge..

I started out by stamping out the girl from the Pure Innocence, Spring Friends stamp set, coloured her in with Copics and with her shirt I paper pieced using the Homespun Gingham Paper…I fussy cut her out and set her aside..

I then blended some Sour Apple ink onto white card stock, I then die cut into that panel using Peek-a-Boo Circle, using more white card stock, I trimmed down a panel slightly smaller then a card front, die cutting once again with the Peek-a-Boo Circle, adding this panel to the card base with foam tape and the negative Sour Apple gluing to the card base itself..

I then took more pastel paper from the Watercolor Wash and die cut some clouds using Puffy Clouds dies, adding this to the circle feature..

Next, was to add my little girl and some flowers that were from the Sow Much Cuteness stamp set..

I finished off the card by stamping a sentiment onto more white card stock from the Beautiful Day, die cutting around the sentiment using the Stitched Sentiment Strips and adding a little birdie from the Jungle Gym stamp set..

I hope you will take some time to head to the blog today to see the amazing creations from the DT..

Have a wonderful day, I will be back tomorrow with more..





  • Pure perfection! I will be watching you closely in Bright to get some tips on Copic Colouring!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    Oh my goodness, your card is so, so adorable! Love your beautiful coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Melanson

    So sweet, Joy. I love paper piecing the Pure Innocence images too.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Very sweet card!!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hello Joy. Love your cards – so beautiful and colourful. The new release is just gorgeous – the little birdies, the kids with their umbrellas, that adorable little tortoise, etc. etc. etc. I’m enjoying watching the tutorials. Proud to see another Aussie up there creating fabulous things for us to try to emulate. Thanks for sharing your talents. Bev.ReplyCancel

Hi Again

Firstly, I want to thank all of you for stopping past my blog and leaving such beautiful and sweet comments on my cards using the March Card Kit, I hope you all managed to snag yourself one and I look forward in seeing who are the random winners of the lucky extras in their kits..

So tonight I am back sharing the latest sketch challenge, we are now sitting at 377, to view loads of inspiration from the team and to see how you can play along for a chance at winning just click HERE..

I chose to colour in images from the Sow Much Cuteness and Jungle Gym, die cut these out and set aside..

I then trimmed a piece of white card stock down to be slightly smaller then the card base, on this I added some light inking using Berrylicious ink..

I added a sentiment that I embossed with Gold Embossing Powder from the Yay stamp set, die cutting around the sentiment using the Slanted Sentiment Strips..

I added my little images and the card was complete..

Have fun playing along, I will be back again soon with more creations..






What fun today, today is the day to purchase the latest card kit from MFT, this Bundle of Balloons Card Kit is super fun and so versatile to add to any project…


I look forward to seeing what you all create with this card kit…

Even more fun will be to see who will be the lucky random winners of this…

Be sure to swing past the blog today to see even more wonderful creations from the Team

My card today is very simple design and one that you could easily mass produce and change out the sentiment..

I took a piece of white card stock, trimmed it slightly smaller then a card base and using lots of white die cut Balloons, I added these over the panel, making some sit up with dimension and others flat to the card panel itself…

Next, was the sentiment, I took the die Hooray, running it through the die cutting machine several times, with the top layer I took some Copics and added the colour to the card stock, once I was happy with the blended look, I die cut with the Hooray die again…

I added the Hooray to the balloon panel and stamped another sentiment from the Yay stamp set, die cutting around this using the Stitched Sentiment Strips..

Completing my card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins onto most of the Balloons as added interest..

Have fun shopping!





  • Kelsey Thomas

    Such a pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • This is a wonderful card, Joy! I love your pure white BG…really makes your sentiment pop.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara M

    OMG… love what you did with white background of balloons, so stunning! Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • This is SOOOOO GORGEOUS! I love how you did the “HOORAY”ReplyCancel

  • I love the white balloon background paired with the soft colors of the sentiment diecut!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Smith

    So cute! Love the white understated background.ReplyCancel

  • Love the white on white! The clear sequins really pull it together too!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    I didn’t know a balloon card could be so elegant. Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • I love this almost all white look with then the sequins on them. Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Hindes

    Love the balloons used as the background!
    Like the springy colors of hooray!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    LOVE! The white balloons on white are beautiful! Love the added sparkle with the sequins and your gorgeous gradient sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Awesome background with your white on white balloons! Great effect on your pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Goldberg Weinberg

    What a great card! I lob3 this!ReplyCancel

  • That’s a creative take on the kit! Love the white on white and the soft colors for the sentiment :)ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    LOVE the colors on that sentiment. So soft and pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Oh wow Joy! I love this creative design! It’s absolutely fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • La’Nay J

    Such a beautiful clean and simple card!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S...

    Super sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Wow, I love how you did the background. I want to keep looking at it,ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten B in MN

    This one will be so much fun to copy! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Algier

    subtle…yet sparkly…ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Wow! you just blew me away with the gorgeous simplicity of this card…I adore the white die cut balloons on the white card base and inked up sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    I love the white balloon background with the beautiful soft sentiment! So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    love this tone on tone card – very stylish:)ReplyCancel

  • What a pretty card! I love the tone-on-tone look of the balloons :)ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    That’s such a gorgeous card, very elegant !

  • Ooo, one doesn’t often see tone-on-tone when it comes to balloons, especially not in white, but I love how this looks! And the added sequins on top are such a nice touch to give them the shine a standard balloon would have. Thank you so much for sharing this idea; it is so classy.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Great design. Love the white balloons and sequins.ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Love the clean simplicity of the white & the wow factor of that gorgeous colored Hooray!ReplyCancel

  • Sue McW

    Love the white background with just a pop of color with the “hooray”. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • Sandie Herron

    I just love this card kit but now it’s sold out with no more coming! I hope we’ll be able to purchase the dies at least. I gotta have it!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Price

    Wow, love love love this! The monochromatic white balloon background looks amazing the hint of colour on the word die is so effective.ReplyCancel

  • Love the fact this kit can be used for so many occasions. Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Loving all the white balloons!ReplyCancel


    love the effectReplyCancel

  • Lisascreativeniche

    So pretty! Love the white on white background!ReplyCancel

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