Hi again

Inching ever so close to being able to purchase I sure do hope you have loved the inspiration so far this month..

Today we have reached day 2 of the countdown and I share a card created using the free die for the month called Straight from the Heart..

To start this card off, I trimmed a piece of white card stock, to it I added a trimmed piece of Cotton Candy card stock along with a layering of Vellum that I embossed with white embossing powder the Scattered Hearts Background..

I then moved onto the heart to which I took a scrap piece of white card stock and blended Tickled Pink ink to, adding Ripe Raspberry ink over the Lots of Hearts Stencil, die cutting the Straight from the Heart…and with the arrow I die cut Gold Sparkle, adding the arrow through the heart then to the vellum..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment to a white piece of card stock, sentiment from the Tweethearts stamp set and backed it with some more Gold Sparkle card stock, adding this under the heart on the card and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I do love to layer different elements together at times, just to give a different look and a great way of using many different products..

Now time to hop on over to the blog to see the rest of the inspiration..

I will be back with Day 1 tomorrow..


  • Andrea Hastilow

    Totally awesome. Loving this fabulous die. So many pretty layers. Thank you for inspiring me.ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    Adorable card! I love the gold glitter arrow thru the heart!ReplyCancel

  • Didi Leonard

    Joy, this card is like a little slice of heaven on paper, OMG so gorgeous!!! The colours you used are so very pretty and the vellum just gives it such a wonderful airy feel. I LOVE it ❤️ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    How cute is this? I love the embossed vellum.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    This is beautiful Joy. So elegant with the embossed vellum and pink. Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • So pretty! Love the gorgeous layers!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Beautiful heart card!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    This is very cute with the vellum. I love the softness of this card.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Beautiful combination of papers and hearts!ReplyCancel


Welcome back to day 3 of the release countdown and today we are now halfway through sharing the amazing products this month, be sure to head to the blog to view loads more inspiration..

I used the latest Pure Innocence stamp set called, So Much Love..

Of course I coloured the skin, hair and shoes with Copics and the rest I paper pieced using the latest paper pad called, Sweet Stack..

I added her to a white card base and to the side of her I took the heart dies from the Tweethearts adding some that I had blended some light pink to..

At the bottom of the card I added another strip of pattern paper from the Sweet Stack pad and embossed a sentiment on Black Licorice card stock..

Very simple look to today’s card but one that the pattern paper comes alive..

I look forward to bringing you more tomorrow..


  • Teresa Doyle

    Love the paper piecing of her dress Joy, it reminds me of the hours I spent making paper dolls and “dressing them” when I was little. (I STILL love it! LOL)ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    I love the heart paper you used for her dress and the three hearts on the side are adorable! Very cute card!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Hastilow

    Gorgeous ! Your paper piercing is spot on. Makes for a very pretty dress. Might try this, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    This card simply shows heart!ReplyCancel

  • So cute and sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Davis

    I love this card, the patterned paper along the bottom really sets it offReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    Think I’m going to need some Sweet Stack paper. Her little dress is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    Super cute card! I love the colors and the paper piecing!ReplyCancel


I hope you enjoyed day 5 of the countdown yesterday and today we move you onto day 4..

I chose to work with the new Birdie Brown set called Cute Chemists and cute it is..

I stamped out the little boy and coloured with Copics, die cut out and set aside to work on the rest of the card..

I then took a trimmed piece of white card stock and stamping the molecule stamp in various places on the white card stock, I then embossed with white embossing powder and once set I took distress inks, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord and added some blending over the top, giving the impression of a test going wrong..

I then embossed a sentiment onto black card stock and added in along the base..

To complete the card, I added my coloured boy and some white gel pen dots..

Remember to swing past the blog to see what else everyone else is up to..

Have a great day!


  • Andrea Hastilow

    Love the super cute look of your card, excellent.ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Absolutely adorable! I truly love the “love atoms” they are genius! Thanks for the inspiration Joy and happy 2019!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Love this card and that new stamp set!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Awesome colouring on your Chemist Joy, a seriously cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    Very cute card!! I love how you colored his hair and I love the purple background!ReplyCancel

  • The background is really gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    Your chemist card is adorable! The way you colored his hair is amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Great choice of the purple background color to set the scene foe the wonderful chemist!ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    This is great Joy! I love the little chemistry set, the images are awesome and so is your coloring. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    I love your chemistry card Joy. Love all the bright colors you used on here. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Rosa

    Cute card. These chemists are darling.ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Such a sweet card. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    What a wonderful job you did. I love the hair especially.ReplyCancel

Well hello and Happy New Year to you all!

Cannot believe we have started a new year and what’s better then the start of a new year then a new release from MFT..

So today we start you with the countdown once again and today marks day 5 of that countdown..

I chose to create a card using the Heart Tree, Tweethearts and Lots of Heart Stencil..

To start this card, I die cut several white card stock layers using the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge, adhering each of the scallop sections together and using 2 of the inserts for different uses..

With the first insert, I added a blending of Ripe Raspberry, Bubblegum and Tickled Pink inks, to create a slight ombre look, over the top of this inked panel I laid the Lots of Heart Stencil and added more Ripe Raspberry..

With the second insert, I die cut the Heart Tree..

I adhered the scallop frame to a white card base and added the inked panel and then the die cut panel into the frame..

I added Clear Sequins to give my tree a little bling and completed the card by stamping a sentiment from the Tweethearts stamp set, embossing onto some Vellum..

Don’t forget to head over to the blog to see all the other creations today..

Have a great day, I will be back with day 4 tomorrow..


  • Cynthia Cole

    Beautiful tree card!ReplyCancel

  • Pam B

    Oh so light & pretty! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Pauletta Smith

    I really like the layers on your card. Looks like something I would want to frame and hang on my wall!ReplyCancel

  • Tami

    Those sequins definitely are the finishing touch to a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Sweet pinks!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy M

    The layering looks great. The stitched scalloped frame with the Heart Tree adds interest.ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    This tree is gorgeous. You have created a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Hastilow

    WOW ! So delicate & pretty xReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Sweet perfection….. who wouldn’t love to receive this love note?ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hollins

    I love the new heart tree die!!! It’s defineily on my list to purchase. Thank you for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Anderberg

    Soooo pretty! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    Very pretty! I like the soft pink in the background.ReplyCancel

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  • Teresa Doyle

    This is very elegant Joy, well done.ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    I love this tree die! It’s so versatile! And I love the way you designed it to look like a little picture. Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    This is just so lovely. I love pink…and this is just soft and sweet…thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Joni Stoneking

    I really like this card – the colored panel behind the die cut is lovely, and I thought you’d pasted jewels in – I was surprised to discover they were clear sequins – very clever!

    The card is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Dina Tausilia

    Very cute and love the clean look!!ReplyCancel

  • Diana

    What a sweet card. Love the subtlety of the embossed vellum.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Waxler

    Cute ideas. Great colorsReplyCancel

  • Tena Vincent

    Love what you’ve done with this treeReplyCancel

  • Absolutely love the soft colours.ReplyCancel

  • Ty


  • BeverlyBL

    How sweet. I love that heart tree. Cute year round.ReplyCancel


Sharing tonight the latest Color Challenge for MFT, currently sitting at 108 and I sure hope you will find some time to play along, to view more inspiration and details on how to enter for a chance at winning, just click HERE..

I kept my card a bit more masculine using the You Float My Boat, stamping out the colours of the challenge After Midnight, Tropical Teal and Cement Gray..

I took some Sweet Tooth card stock and die cut a panel using the Blueprints 29, just using the collage part and stamping a sentiment onto Tropical Teal card stock using one of the Tab die cuts..

I added the collage piece to a Sweet Tooth card base and started to assemble my card, by adding my little sail boat, tab with sentiment on and went back to the die cutting machine and die cut anchors out of more After Midnight, Tropical Teal and Cement Gray card stock, adding these to one of the collage panels…

Completing the card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Thanks for taking the time to stop by tonight, have fun playing this week and I will be back with more tomorrow..


  • Georgiana

    Great job using a wonderful color combination.ReplyCancel

Hello again

Back tonight as promised to share the latest sketch challenge for MFT..

Hopefully, after the Christmas Festivities you will have some crafty time to play along, be sure to swing past HERE to view loads of inspiration and check the details on how you can enter for a chance at winning..

I chose to use Gill Friends and chose to colour my images using Polychromo Pencils..

I die cut these all out and set aside, whilst still using the die cutting machine, I took some After Midnight card stock and the Gift Box Cover Up, die cutting this and adding to a white card base, I wanted white inserts so die cut the die once again out of white card stock and to these I added some blending with Distress Oxide inks..

I added my little images and finished off the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment from the Anything But Basic Friendship, adding this to the centre of the card front..

I hope you enjoy playing along this week..