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..




I hope you have enjoyed all of what you have seen this Vault Release, you can now enjoy the shopping experience and enjoy playing with some New, Old products..

Today’s card I worked with the Undeniable Chemistry and Chemistry set..

I first took a piece of Cement Gray card stock and the molecule stamps from the Undeniable Chemistry stamp set, stamping with Steel Gray to create my own background..

I then trimmed a piece of Vellum around the same size and added both of these to a white panel..

I then Die cut a Stitched Heart from some Tickled Pink card stock, I added some sewing thread behind the heart and adhered this to the card also..

Whilst at the die cutting station, I took one of the beakers from the Chemistry dies and die cut some Bristol paper, adding Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple Distress Inks to each, adhering each of the layers together and added to the card also..

I completed this card by stamping some sentiments onto Black Licorice card stock, embossing with White Embossing Powder and die cutting using Skinny Strips, adding these along with some clear sequins..

Time to head over to the blog now to see all the amazing creations from the team..

Have a wonderful day!


  • Heather Mills

    How cute!! I love how you have layered all these elements together!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O.

    Joy, I love all the dimension on this CAS design and the pop of color. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Morris

    Wonderful, fun card. I love the unique layout.ReplyCancel

  • Oooooooooh…what a creative way to use this set! I love it in pink and gray!!!! Fabulous card..WOW!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Scraporcraft

    I like this for it’s visual appeal. I like the positioning of the elements.ReplyCancel

  • Joy that is a very nice layout out and pop to this beautiful card TFSReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    WOW, I love how you put everything together. The light background, the heart, the love potion…ReplyCancel

  • Alice Zimmer

    I love your layering! Great card.ReplyCancel

  • Jane Bosi

    Sweet Card–love the layersReplyCancel

  • Rose M. Sohn

    What an adorable card! I think you did a wonderful job on it! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Taylor

    I absolutely love your your card! I love everything about it, the colours are fantastic. Am definitely going to recreate this card. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE all the layers! What a fun design!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Johnson

    Beautiful card and great composition! Love the sentiments! tfs Hugs, Christine

  • Marisela Delgado

    cute cardReplyCancel

  • I adore all the layers and the wonderful color combination you chose for your card (plus vellum which I love!)
    Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Gail Spresser

    Very nice card using the chemistry dies.ReplyCancel

  • Mendy Crumpton

    Really cute card! Love how you used the stamps and dies.ReplyCancel

  • Patti Nienberg

    Love how u used the distressed ink and vellum with this card! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah A.

    I love this card! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    so cute. I like the chemistry theme and the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy A

    I really like all the layering. Very clever and fun!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Awesome card! Love the layering and the color combo!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Beautiful card! Love the CAS look!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Rees

    Great card Joy! I love the layers and design! Great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    I love everything about this card – Well done Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So very sweet!!ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    LOVE the color combo and layering on this gorgeous cardReplyCancel

  • Allison F

    What a fantastic card! Love itReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Love your combination of sentiments!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Petersen

    Awesome card! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Such a fun card…love the layering!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Today is Day 2 of the Vault Release at MFT and I created using one of my all time stamps called Green Pastures..

Of course I had to paper piece her shirt with some Petite Plaid pattern paper and the rest coloured with Copics, die cutting her out and setting her aside to work on the rest of the card..

Taking a panel of white card stock and adding Milk Chocolate over the Drifts and Hills stencil, making it look like she would be standing in a field..

I die cut this panel using the A2 Rectangle Frames and added this to a white card base..

I added my little girl and I needed just a bit more so I took some images from the Sunflower Sweetheart adding these to the card as well..

Finishing off this card by stamping a sentiment at the base of the inked panel..

Be sure to swing past the blog to check out all the amazing creations…


  • Cheryl Rigney

    She’s so cute! I love your background, a creative idea that really caught my eye.ReplyCancel

  • tara prince

    So super cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Wexler

    So very cute- you are “spot on” with those added elements from sunflower sweetheart- just goes to show how this timeless green pastures set pairs beautifully with other MFT designs.ReplyCancel