Hi there

Did you enjoy viewing the wonderful creations from the MFT Design Team yesterday using the newest card kit called Bundle of Balloons?

It has been quite fun creating with this kit and I know you will be just as excited to receive, but even more so if you are one of the lucky random picked to receive this in your box too..

Today I am sharing day 2 of the card kit and I decided to make a 1 year old birthday card..

I stamped out the little elephant from the Soak up the Fun stamp set and coloured with Polychromos, die cut and set aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and using the Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window die, die cut more or less into the centre of the card stock..

In the centre panel I wanted a soft colour so I took a piece of blue pattern paper from the Watercolor Wash pad, adding this to the card base and the white panel added with foam tape to give a little dimension..

Next, I die cut a star out of Lemon Drop card stock using the Inside & Out Stitched Stars along with one of the Balloon dies with a 1 in the centre out of Blu Raspberry card stock adding these together with foam tape..

I added my balloon, star and Elephant to the rectangle space then moved onto the sentiment that I stamped out onto white card stock from the Bitty Bears, die cutting around these using the Stitched Sentiment Strips, adding one to the top of the rectangle and one to the base..

I completed this card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I look forward to being back here tomorrow for the big release..

Have a wonderful and crafty day!






Hi there

So happy to be back here again today and it is that time of the month at MFT that we share creations using the latest Card Kit, this month is called Bundle of Balloons..

I had fun die cutting my balloons out in Gold Sparkle card stock to spell the word Party, having stamped a Hippo from Happy Hippos, Chick from Birthday Chicks and a Hedgehog from Happy Hedgehogs, colouring them in with Copics..

To frame up my sweet little party animals, I die cut several layers of white card stock from the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax, with one of the inner parts of the die cut, I applied Berrylicious and Lemon Chiffon inks…

I added the rectangle pieces to a white card base along with my images and balloons..

I finished off the card by adding a stamped sentiment..

Now there is some fun news from MFT there will be random boxes of these kits with an added little surprise for lucky kit owners, see the graphic below, how fun!!

I will be back tomorrow with day 2 for now, have fun seeing the inspiration from the team..





  • Robyn

    This card is precious!! I love how u mixed the critters for the party 🎉 🎈 Amazing job.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Sopcak

    Omg the possibilities are endless for the new bundle of balloons die set. Your card is so cute. Thank You for sharingReplyCancel

  • Allison Cope

    Lovin’ your party animals Joy! Fabulous birthday card.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy M

    Absolutely gorgeous card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Duplessie

    Cute card. So many possibilities.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Super cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    With balloons. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Goldberg Weinberg

    Great card! So cute. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Super cute, Joy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jess Willison

    Adorable! Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Darling card! Love this bundle!ReplyCancel

  • Karen W

    Love how versatile this set is. Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is adorable! I love the little critters and sparkly balloons :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    What a cute card! I love the animals! You can announce any type of celebration with this new kit. I NEED it!ReplyCancel

  • Queen Mary

    Joy, I love your party animals!! Another wonderful use of the balloons!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a wonderful card!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Just adorable!ReplyCancel


Back today with the latest in Stitched with Love, the team are bringing together more creations using the Cross Stitch Tag and this month is about Birthday designs, you can check out all the designs to create using the tag feature HERE..

The blog will have loads more inspiration from the team so be sure to check that out too…

I chose to stitch using the Cupcake pattern, so super cute and such a great feature to share either on a tag or create into a card, in which I chose to do..

Once I had stitched the cupcake design, I added this to a white card base that I die cut using a window panel from the Blueprints 32..

I wanted something fun on the outer edges of the frame, so I coloured in the sweet little chicks from the Birthday Chicks, adding one up the side of the frame and the bottom..

Finished off the card by stamping a sentiment and scattering of Clear Sequins..

I hope you will all have some fun with the Cross Stitch Tag and the patterns that are available, super fun!

Have a fabulous rest of the day!






Hello there

Have you had a great day? I had a rostered day off from work today and it was just lovely, sitting outside drinking coffee and doing a little stitching whilst doing the watering of the garden..

Tonight, I bring you the latest sketch challenge from MFT, we are at number 376, to view more inspiration from the team and to see how you can join in on the fun this week for a chance to win, just click HERE..

I decided to try my hand a no line colouring, need a lot more practice but it sure was fun to have a go…

So in saying that, I took the sweet little Adorable Elephants set, stamped it onto white card stock with Grout Gray ink, a soft ink so that when I went over the image with Polychromo Pencils it blended into the background to give the obvious no line colouring effect..

Once I was happy with how my little elephant looked, I then die cut around the image with an Inside & Out Stitched Circle Stax….

Realising I wanted the elephant to have more of a background, I took my Polychromos again and coloured the entire circle with blue tones, adding some white gel pen dots to soften the look..

I then moved onto creating a back ground feature for my little elephant to sit on, stamping onto a trimmed piece of Cement Gray card stock with Versamark Ink and a sentiment from Welcome Baby…

Using another sentiment from the same stamp set, I embossed a sentiment along a narrow piece of Blu Raspberry card stock, stamping several times along this card stock..

I added both these pieces to a white card base along with my little elephant…

Finishing off the card by adding another sentiment from Welcome Baby, that I stamped onto white card stock and die cut around the sentiment using the Stitched Sentiment Strips…

I hope you have fun playing along and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with..

Have a fun and fabulous day!






Hi there

Hope you are all having a fabulous start to your week..

Today at MFT the design team are bringing you more inspiration using the March Release, with a Release Replay…

I chose to create a card using the Hoppy Friends, Beautiful Day and Elegant Rectangle Stax..

I also took out my Polychromos Pencils and coloured the images I stamped onto Kraft card stock as I wanted to trial them and I have to say they work brilliantly, once I was happy with the blending and tones onto the card stock, I die cut the images and set these aside..

I then trimmed down a piece of white card stock and using the technique of partial die cutting, I took the Elegant Rectangle Stax into my die cutting machine, only die cutting the top portion of the die, with the rest I took my craft knife and trimmed the base, giving a different looking window..

Next, I took some pattern paper from the Tiny Hearts Pastel Paper Pad and added this to the card base, with the partial die cut card stock, I added foam tape to the back for dimension, adding this also to the card base..

I added my little critters along the bottom and then took strips of Tickled Pink and Spearmint card stocks adding this under the critters, with the Spearmint card stock, I embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder..

Lastly, I added a twine bow and my card was complete..

I hope you enjoy seeing what the rest of the Team have created today, I will be back tomorrow with another creation..

Until then, have a fabulous day!






Hi there

The day has finally arrived, you can head off HERE to purchase the March Release from MFT

I hope you have enjoyed the last few days of inspiration, we have 1 last day of inspiration for you, so be sure to check out what the DT have been up too…

I have a creation today with lots of new product, starting out using the Love You Furever, super cute kitties, I stamped them out coloured up with Copics and die cut out..

Still at the die cutting station, I took several layers of white card stock and ran it through die cutting the the Friends Duo set, adhering each of the layers together to form dimension..

Next, I die cut some Triangle Stax out of Steel Grey, Cement Gray and Grout Gray..

I adhered the triangles to a trimmed white card, making it a focal point on the centre of the card, I added the word friends along with the kitties..

Finishing off by adding some Silver Sprinkles..

Thanks for stopping by these last few days and leaving lovely comments, I hope that you have been inspired to start creating with the March Release…

Have a wonderful day!




  • Okay, this card steals my heart…as I cam a cat lover! I love how you incorporated the triangles into your BG.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I love how you used the triangles in the background. These kitties are sooo cute! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • That’s an awesome card! Love your creativity! :)ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Super cute, I love those triangles.ReplyCancel

  • SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release Products and ALL of the AMAMZING Inspiration you’ve shared this week!! Your Kitty Card is AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)ReplyCancel

  • SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release Products and ALL of the AMAMZING Inspiration you’ve shared this week!! Your Sweet Kitty Card is AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Christy O

    Cute card! Love the colors you used for the triangles. Those kitties are precious. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Very cute card. Love the graphic background and the adorable kitties.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    These kitties are my favorite! Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Lillie

    Such a cute card, Joy! The kitties are one of my favorite stamp sets. They make a great friends card!ReplyCancel

  • Vivian Foo

    Those background is fun with those cute kitties!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Great card, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Scrappika

    So lovely! I love your style :)ReplyCancel

  • Holly Mahoney

    I love your coloring of those sweet little kittens! Fantastic inspiration as always Joy!ReplyCancel

  • I love kitties, just like your card!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, I am a cat person and you’ve creates such a darling card with the kitties. Your triangles add a nice dimension and interest to your design. Fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    Adorable kitty card!ReplyCancel

  • Susan O'Halloran

    Super cute card! Love the design and graphic look of it and those kitties are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Too cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nana Griffin

    This is adorable! Love the use of the triangles this way.ReplyCancel

  • lainey

    What a sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • I love your card! The triangle background is great and the kitties are adorable :)ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Trupp

    Such a cute card! Love the mix of triangles and cats!ReplyCancel

  • Christine J

    This card makes a fan of kitties (on paper) – love it!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Love the subtle colour scheme! Great card.ReplyCancel

  • karen ba

    Awesome design!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Lovely card the layering is just awesome:)ReplyCancel

  • Liz Ortiz

    I adore those cute cats! Great CAS design Joy, TFS!ReplyCancel

  • What a wonderful card combining the stamps and die sets. Love those fur babies. And they are set off perfectly with the triangles. How fun!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Gordon

    Such a great layout! The card is super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    I love the style of your card!ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    These kitties are so cute, love the layering of the triangles.ReplyCancel

  • La’Nay Johnson

    I love the Friends die. Looking forward to adding this to my collection. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Love those cuties!!!! Awesome design!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    Love those little kitties. :)ReplyCancel

  • Connie G

    Such a sweet critter card.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So cute with the kitties and I like the clever triangle design.ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the triangles in the background. Perfect sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Oh my. Love the grey tones on this card. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy V

    Love this! I like the geometric background.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Hazlett

    Love this kitty card! We had three kitties, 2 gray and 1 orange they have all passed and this reminds me of their furry cuddles.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Absolutely adorable! It makes the heart happy!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S

    Stunning card, it is so balanced and pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Monte

    Love how you used the triangles and cats together amazing card.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such an adorable card! I love the kitties over the triangles!ReplyCancel


    Love these kittiesReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Adore this triangular designReplyCancel

  • Aww, kitties and triangles; you can’t go wrong! Actually, cat cards often get pegged as feminine cards, but I think this one would work well for any gender, which is great, because I have a brother and sister-in-law who I’m pretty sure their life goal is to be crazy cat people. This would be great for them. Thanks so much for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • syeda

    who would have thought triangles and cats will go so well together. cats are cute. thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    Adorable! Those kitties are so cute and I love your triangle background.ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Love this sweet card & I know just the friend I would send it to. I need those kitties!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Anderberg

    Beautiful design!ReplyCancel

  • I love the cute kitties on this card. The triangles remind me of those kitty castles they have for cats to play in…lol!ReplyCancel

  • DebiKT

    Such a great use of many elements in the new release! Love your design!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    This is such a CUTE card, love the layout!ReplyCancel

  • P

    The simplicity of your card makes it stand out. I really like the idea of the triangles for a background!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Way to show some of the new products Joy. I like the triangle stax and those kitties are really cute. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn Harmon

    Cute kitties. Love the composition of your card.ReplyCancel

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