How was your weekend, hope you all had a great time..

We sure did, we had a celebration in our family, Darryl celebrated his birthday, I decided to throw him a small party and we all had a wonderful time, bit weary but it was so worth it..

Today at MFT we start to share the countdown of the latest card kit and we have more balloons for you all, this card kit is called Bundle of Balloons, so fun and fitting for my past weekend :)

I kept mine simple and really a wonderful masculine card..

I stamped out the balloons in Lemon Drop, Blu Raspberry, Cornflower and Cement Gray inks across the white card stock..

Once I was happy with the placement I took the Wish die and die cut into the stamped area, keeping all the letters..

I adhered the stamped card stock to a white card base and adhered the letters back into place with foam tape for dimension, hence giving the look of camouflaged…

To finish the card I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set under the Wish word and added a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I look forward to being back here tomorrow to share more with you…

Have a wonderful start to the day!





  • Liz Ford

    I really like the snazzy way you created your masculine card. Popping it up really makes it shine! Thank and a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • So pretty! Love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    Wonderful card, it’s always nice to get ideas for cards that can be for male or female. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Goldberg Weinberg

    Great card, great for anyone! And love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Bessie

    Wow, the pop out wishes really make the card stand out. Anyone would love to receive this!ReplyCancel

  • Michele W

    Great card! Nice to see a more masculine card as I always need lots of those and am always looking for ideas. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Kitts-Wadlow

    Love the more muted colors you chose for this card. Most guys don’t go in for alot of fluff and bright color. Also, love the way you incorporated the WISH die to stamp your balloons on. I know my hubby would love a card like this. Very “HANDSOME” card!!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hollins

    I love the layers of your card. It gives your card a little pop while still keeping it simple. I love the color combination too!ReplyCancel

  • Martha R

    Your card is my favorite! Very creative!
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    What a great looking masculine card! These colors are so great. Love how you popped up the WISH. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    I love how this card pops. So clever. My favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Lahaise

    fab card xxReplyCancel


Hope you are all having a great week, tonight starts the latest sketch challenge for the week…

Currently sitting at Sketch number 394, to view more inspiration and details on how you can enter this week for a chance to win, just click HERE

I chose to create using the latest Gift Shaker Window and Frame and Bubble Over with Joy..

Stamping out a sweet little rabbit and colouring with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then die cut the Gift Shaker Window and Frame out of white card stock, adding circles to the square sections using the Basic Shape Circle Stencil and Berrylicious, Wild Wisteria, Pink Lemonade and Lemon Chiffon inks…

Onto a Kraft piece of card stock, I added more circles but using some Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink…

Next I added the frame using foam tape and adhered the squares straight to the Kraft card stock..

I added my little bunny and finished by adding a stamped sentiment under the frame and some Clear Sequins…

I hope you have fun playing along this week..







Typing as flat out as I can here, sadly woke this morning and the internet was down, did not matter what I did to fix it was shot, but finally it is back online again and finally I can share my July Just Add Color post with you all..

I did something a little different to show you how you can do a quick colour with your inks, in this case I used Distress Oxide inks..

I stamped out 3 of the peacocks from the Playful Peacocks, embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and applied Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean, die cutting out so that you could see the full effect..

This is just another way to add colour but also if you are pushed for time, don’t be afraid to pull out your inks and blend together..

Be sure to head to the blog to see what the others have done for the post today..

Thanks for your patience..







Back again tonight to share the latest sketch challenge, I hope you have all had a fun shopping day, if your new goodies arrive in time, who knows you may be able to play with them for this weeks sketch, be sure to head over HERE for more details on the challenge and inspiration..

My card tonight is super super simple and one that can be recreated easily..

Die cutting into white card stock the word Wish, adding pattern paper from the Hearts and Stripes paper pad..

Across the centre of the word, I took a strip of Black Licorice card stock and embossed a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments..

Finishing out this card by adding 2 little birds that I coloured with Copics, from the Tweet Hello and some Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles..

I look forward to seeing what your take is on this weeks sketch..

Have a wonderful day!







Finally the day is here, time to start shopping the latest release from MFT, to do so you can go HERE.. I truly hope you have as much fun as I have working with this release….

Be sure to head over to the blog for even more inspiration today..

I chose to work with Crown Die and the Queen for the Day stamp set, this is an exclusive set to MFT and through now until the end of July there will be a discount of 12%, the sale of the 12% will be donated the the Kind Campaign, so a really great cause to jump onto, plus it is so fun playing with these together..

I die cut the crown out of Sparkle Gold card stock and added some clear sequins along the base to give it even more shine..

Next, on the card base itself, I added some Ripe Raspberry ink through the Sun Ray Stencil, adding my crown over the stencil..

I stamped and embossed a sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock, adding more Gold Sparkle card stock to the base of this, adding foam tape to the back then onto the card under the crown..

The finishing touch to this card was to stamped lines onto Ripe Raspberry card stock with Ripe Raspberry ink, using the stamp from the Happy Birthday To You…

I really look forward to seeing what you all create this month..

Have a fabulous shopping day!





  • Denise Evans

    Such a beautiful card, Joy! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Awesome card! Love that crown! Gotta order that one.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Z

    What a fantastic crown and great background plus the words are wonderful :)ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Great card Joy! Love the background too, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beam

    Beautiful card and great sentiment.
    Thanks so much for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Warren

    That is great background highlighting the crown. Great Card.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    I love the colors and design you used on this card. I am really loving the bright raspberry colors this summer. I like the sequins you added to the crown also, it really does give it extra shine. Thanks for the inspiration! :)ReplyCancel

  • Very cool card. Love the play with lines. And the crown die is great!ReplyCancel

  • Joan

    stunning design!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    This is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • RHenry

    I love the touches of gold and pink with the stencil – a great example for how to use the new release!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    Gorgeous card Joy! I love the two types of stripes. They bring the card together.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn S

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • I so totally love this card! Really feminine! Great for a teen.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Very regal!!!ReplyCancel

  • Birgit Norton

    This is so fun! What a great sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Any girl would love this crown.ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Fantastic card! Love the graphic elements, colors and shine from the embossing and glitter paper. Just wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    I love this card! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Gorgeous Crown Die and card!!! Amazing colouring!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julia D.

    Love your card! The combo of raspberry and gold is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow!!! It’s so lovely!!! Adorable card for little princesses!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine R

    Fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    How how you have the rays radiating from below! Wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card! Love that stencil radiating behind the crown. Great colors!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • What a gorgeous card! I love all the detail :)ReplyCancel

  • Sweet card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Pretty card using the crown die!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I love this crown! What great layering!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    Lovely card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Cute. Love the colors and sparkle.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Fabulous card! I love the pink stripes and the pink rays!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Love your design with the background stencilling! Lovely card, clean and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Wendi J

    Beautiful card. Great color choice.ReplyCancel

  • Love your card. You’ve featured that cool crown die beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Awesome card, Joy! My sis would really love this one. I need those stamps & die!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy.O.

    The bursting pink rays behind the gorgeous glitter tiara is wonderful to create flow to the card. Great job.ReplyCancel


    it is lovelyReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    lovely card – very stylish:)ReplyCancel

Hi there

Gosh we are almost there, have you go those wish lists happening…

Today we are sharing the last day of the Countdown and today I have another shaker card for you all…

I coloured in the seal image from The Greatest Show and die cut out..

Still at the die cutting station, I die cut into a trimmed white piece of card stock using the Happy Birthday Balloon Trio, adding Black Licorice card stock to the back of the words Happy Birthday, with the balloons, I added foam tape around to make the shaker, being sure to add the acetate first :)

Next, I added my clear sequins and sealed up the back with another piece of white card stock..

I stamped a sentiment under the die cut Happy Birthday and then using the stars from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set, stamping out at the top of the card with After Midnight, in the middle I stamped with Lemon Drop and at the bottom Orange Zest..

I hope you find loads of more inspiration over at the Blog today…

I will be back with New Product Release tomorrow..

Have a wonderful day!





  • Sandy.O.

    The silver sequins sure do shine and sparkle giving the card a nice touch.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Awesome shaker card! I love the balloons!ReplyCancel

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