Hi there

Back again today with another fun challenge with and a new one from MFT, called the Birthday Project…to find out more details and view loads more inspiration just click HERE..

I kept my card very simple and yet a great card for say the man in your life..

I took the Bitty Bears and coloured one of them in with my Polychromos, die cutting out and setting aside..

I then ran the die Celebrate through the die cutting machine and die cut through some white card stock, adding foam tape to the back of the word so that it would have dimension..

Next, I took strips of Blue Breeze, Cornflower and After Midnight card stock, adding each strip to a trimmed white card..

I added the word Celebrate and my Bitty Bear and rounded the card out by stamping another sentiment above the Celebrate word, from the Big Birthday Sentiments..

I hope you all like the new challenge and find a way of creating your stack of Birthday cards to have on hand..

Have a great day!





  • Karen Barkman

    Cute card. I like your dark stripes behind the white celebrate – really makes the word jump out.ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    Oh ! I love the color combo !

Hello there

So hopefully I will be sound asleep when this post goes live, been quite a big day..

Today at MFT we are sharing the latest Sketch Challenge, current sketch is 368, to view more inspiration from the team and details on how you can enter for a chance at winning then click HERE..

I chose to colour up a couple of images from the Birthday Bear set with my Polychromos, certainly having a lot of fun using these pencils..

I die cut the images out and set aside..

Whilst at the die cutting machine I die cut a panel of Kraft card stock using the Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax, a white circle using the Inside & Out Stitched Circle Stax, numbers from the Confetti Numbers and using the Ripe Raspberry card stock die cutting Stitched Alphabet and Numbers..

Adding the HB2U die cut to the circle along with the die cut Confetti Numbers..

Then adding this panel to the Kraft card stock along with my images and my card was complete..

I hope you find a little inspiration in this card and that you have a lot of fun creating with this weeks sketch..

Have a fabulous day!





  • Dawn T

    how adorable Joy. Hope you are keeping cool and all is well with you.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Super cute! Love that bear~!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Today over at MFT we are sharing even more projects using the January Release and creating projects that will hopefully will inspire you more called Release Replay..

I chose to use that sweet Pure Innocence girl again called Blowing Kisses and pairing her with the Love You die..

I first stamped her out and coloured the skin, hair and shoes with Copics, die cut her out and stamped again onto some pattern paper from the Dots and Stripes Confection, trimming the outline of the dress and adding some shading with my Copics, adhering the parts of the dress to the main stamped image..

I then moved onto the front of the card, by die cutting the Love You die into the white card stock, then taking strips of Ripe Raspberry, Pink Lemonade and Insulation Pink, I added these strips to the back of the words..

I adhered this to a card base with foam tape and then with more Pink Lemonade card stock, I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the From the Heart stamp set, adding this along with a die cut heart out of Ripe Raspberry card stock, using the Full of Heart die..

I added my little girl and my card was complete…

I hope you enjoy viewing the rest of the DT projects

Enjoy your day!





  • Such simplicity but so effective! Love your colour choices as always, and the little girl is perfect to add to your sentiment. Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love the pink stripes in the words!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    How cute is she !

Hi there

Today on the blog and over at MFT we have a new challenge for the Design Team called Stitched with Love..

We are showcasing projects based around the Cross Stitch Tag and of course we are headed into the month of love so why not showcase some projects focused around that theme..

I took the Cross Stitch Tag and ran it through the die cutting machine, die cutting into some white card stock, I used just the part where you stitch onto as opposed to the whole tag, this enabled me to add this panel to a card front..

I used one of the patterns, that just showcased 1 heart, I used some embroidery floss in 3 different shades of pink and went about stitching my heart in place, once that was completed I took white embroidery floss and added white all the way around the heart to fill in the rest of the panel…

To the front of the card, I took more white card stock and my Score-Buddy, adding score lines to the top and bottom of the panel, adding my stitched heart panel to the centre of this card..

I then took Pink Lemonade and Ripe Raspberry card stock and stamped out some sentiments from the From the Heart stamp set, embossing with white embossing powder..

I added the sentiments to the card front and the card was complete..

Would love to see any projects that you have done or would like to do using the Cross Stitch Tag..

Thanks for stopping by today!





  • Such a sweet card! Love the two toned pink heart!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Forster

    Very pretty! Love your color choices and the sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    Love the simple pink and white palette…nice and clean. I really like that you filled the whole stitch area and your added sentiments are a beautiful touch.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So sweet!ReplyCancel

Hi There

Today at MFT is purchasing day for you all, I hope you have all enjoyed viewing the creations for the January Release, to find all your new goodies just head HERE..

So I have 1 last card to share and hopefully more inspiration for you all…

I chose to colour up the sweet Monster Sized monster, of course trying more colours within my set of Polychromos…die cutting him out and then went ahead to work on the rest of the card..

On a trimmed piece of white card stock, I took the Full of Heart stencil and some Ripe Raspberry, adding some ink to the base of the card…

I then took more white card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine, die cutting the word Love from the Love You die, adding this just above the stenciled area on the card..

I then went ahead and embossed a sentiment onto Ripe Raspberry card stock, die cutting around this with the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip, adding a piece of Black and White Stripes pattern paper to this banner..

I went ahead and added my little monster and the sentiment and my card was complete..

I hope you all have so much fun creating with the January release, be sure to check out the rest of the team’s creations HERE too…





  • Kelsey Thomas

    I can’t get enough of these monsters! They are just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    The monster doing a handstand on hearts makes a wonderful Valentine full of BIG love!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie White

    Great card, love how the stenciled hearts gently fade away behind the letters. Must try!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G

    What a pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Rowena M.

    Such a fun design Joy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal Showalter

    Oh, this is just too cute for words. Love how it is simple and yet so eye catching at the same time. That monster stamp set is a must have for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Very fun. Love that black and white paper.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Monte

    Omg your card is so cute and funny love itReplyCancel

  • Sue McW

    Absolutely adorable! What a fun card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Love your card Joy! It’s wonderful in every way :)ReplyCancel

  • Lara Peterson

    Aaahhh, these monsters are my favorite! Love your card!!ReplyCancel

  • Queen Mary

    Joy I love how you used the big die and the little monster!!ReplyCancel

  • Such a lovely cool fun CAS card :)ReplyCancel

  • Gilu

    Such an adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    This card just makes me smile. It’s so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Rice

    What a fun card! I love the white LOVE as a secondary focal point!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So cute! I love those little monsters!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Fisher

    Your card made me laugh and smile. It is so cute! I love how the little monster is smaller than the love.ReplyCancel

  • Christine

    Great fun card!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Too sweet and cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Birgit Norton

    What a darling card! These little monsters are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • vicky

    I need these stamps!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhodé

    You made a beautiful card. I love your style!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon

    Adorable – love the little monsters for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    This is adorable! I love the monsters–can’t get enough of them! The black/white striped paper is a fav as well and looks so good here.ReplyCancel

  • lainey

    What a cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Trupp

    Aww, this is super cute! Love the sharp design!ReplyCancel

  • What a FUN card, these monsters are so funny!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Looks fantastic! You’ll brighten someone’s day with this cutie-potie card!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Ockey

    I really like what you did with this card. I’m in love with those monsters, and I really starting to dig those “LOVE” dies as well.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki P

    This is just as cute as can be! Love your layout with the popped out sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Those monsters look like fun to color! Love what you did with the one for a sweet Valentine’s card.ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Love this sweet monster design! My children want to play with this set ASAP, they don’t appreciate the wait until it comes in the mail! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration, Joy, have a happy 2018!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Fantastic card! The monster is so fun and cute!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    What a fun design!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such a cute card! I love your design!ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    Such a sweet little monster. Love the range of pinks on this card.ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Your card is so cute. I like these monsters.ReplyCancel

  • Great card! Love the white-on-white!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    The In Paris, Brushstroke Blooms and Marble Background stamps are my favorites in this release.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    How fun is this card with this cute monster !

  • Love your card! The monster is a fun contrast with the traditional hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Love the monster paired with the big love so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Every time I see a project with this wonderful new set, it makes me smile – SO adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Nina Stallman

    I like how clean this card is. And so cute with the monster!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D


  • Mary-Anne V

    These Monsters make me smile. very cute cardReplyCancel

  • Karen W.

    Great card! Your monster is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Adorable card with great details! Love the monster!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    What a stinking cute card. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • These monsters are adorable, such a fun card design!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love that monster! Super cute card!ReplyCancel

  • shazz

    fabulous ccardReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    I love this fun card! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    Gorgeous xReplyCancel

  • Too cute! Love the ombre heart background!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay

    Such a pretty design even with a monster on it :)ReplyCancel

  • Stacy V

    Ack! Such cute stamps and an awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Dianed

    Your card is so cute, love those monsters.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    oh what a super cute card!!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine Randall

    Fabulous card! Love the monsters!ReplyCancel


Hope you are all having a great day! A much cooler day here at the cottage, but we have humidity which is a little bit of a killer…

So today at MFT we are sharing Day 1 of the January Release Countdown..

Today I chose to create with the Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window along with the In Paris..

I stamped out the images from the In Paris stamp set and coloured in with my Polychromos…die cut out and set aside..

Next, I took a trimmed piece of white card stock and lining up where I wanted the Stitched Heart Peek-a-Boo Window to sit on the card front, I die cut and using the negative piece I stamped a sentiment from the Valentine Wishes set in Razzle Berry Ink, applying some softer pink to the bottom of the heart with Pink Lemonade..

I stamped another sentiment onto some Razzle Berry card stock and embossed with White Embossing Powder, adding this strip to the base of the die cut white panel..

I added some foam tape to the back of this panel and added to a white card base, dropping in the die cut heart..

I completed the card by adding my images and some Clear Sequins..

I look forward to bring in the January release tomorrow with one last card to share..

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to swing past the Blog to see the rest of the teams amazing creations..




  • AWESOME Paris scene!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G

    Adorable card! Love those pinks.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Fantastic card! Such a sophisticated dog , an Eiffel tower, hot air balloon,and hugs and kisses in a heart all beautifully colored and organized!ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    I’m ready for adventure after looking at your card. The pink and teal is a great colour combo.ReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    Lovely card!Very cute!Thank you for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Cresta Woodruff

    I love this so much! It is perfect in every way!ReplyCancel

  • You did it again! Another fantastic card!ReplyCancel

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