Hello and happy weekend

I hope you all enjoyed the countdown for MFT that started yesterday..

Today, we have more install for you…so happy to share a project using the Birdie Brown, Up in the Air stamp set..super, super adorable..

Remember to view loads more inspiration just head to the MFT blog to check out the rest of the design teams creations..

I kept my card today fairly simple, letting the stamps themselves shine..

I stamped out what I wanted to use on my card, coloured in with Copics and die cut with matching dies, setting these aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and die cut a small panel for my images to be placed on, I adhered this to a Cement Gray card and then went about creating my little scene of balloons..

Finishing off my card by adding a stamped sentiment from the same stamp set and a scattering of Lemon Meringue and Clear Sequins..

Enjoy today’s inspiration, I will be back with Day 3 for you all tomorrow..








  • Gorgeous Joy. I just love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    A fantastic card Joy, love the colours and design. Good job!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Piechura

    I love the colors that you used! The layout is fabulous and that bear is too cute! Beautiful card Joy! 💜ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Yes- you made an elephant fly (in a hot air balloon)-awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    What a fun birthday card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I really like this card. The color scheme is great. It has such a softness to it.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    A card sure to delight!ReplyCancel

  • Jolanda Stokvis

    Wow! Love this release!ReplyCancel

  • Maria Trumbley

    that little elephant is so cute! great card!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Great card. Your primarily neutral background showcases your colorful images so well. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Oh, Joy, your card brought joy to me! That little elephant flying in the air balloon is too cute! I love your coloring job and the wonky stitched rectangle! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Scrapper69

    Oh so CUTE!!! Great card!


  • Tara Prince

    Adorable card!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I love the soft colors subtle shading. You make it look so airy.ReplyCancel


It is that time of the month again and it is time for another release for MFT..I seriously cannot believe we are into April just around the corner..

So we start today sharing Day 5 creations with you all, so if you are in need of inspiration or to start your shopping list, just head on over to the MFT Blog to see more fantastic creations..

I am sharing a few different new products on my card today which are Stitched Dome Frames, Spring Scene Builder, Springtime Critters and Springtime Blooms..

I stamped out my little critters and flower that I wished to use, coloured in with Copics and die cut with the matching dies, setting these aside…

I then die cut the Stitched Dome Frames out of white card stock several layers, adhering each of the outer edged frame together and using one of the inside panels, I blended some Summer Splash ink to the base of the panel..

Trimming a white card to a standard size card, I took some green Tiny Check Brights pattern paper and added a piece to the base of the card..on this panel I took a sentiment from the Springtime Critters stamp set and stamped a sentiment..

I then went about adding the dome frame and panel to the card along with the critters, flower and added a die cut Sour Apple grass section that I die cut from the Spring Scene Builder..to which completed my card..

Looking at the card, I added a final touch of white gel pen to the critters and flower to complete..

Thanks for coming by today, I will be back tomorrow with Day 4..








  • Tracy

    I love how cute & simple your card is! And I just can’t get over how versatile the dome die is! Must have!!ReplyCancel

  • Oh this is one happy card Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    I love it, adore the gingham paper in the back to so cuteReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh my goodness your card is sweet Joy, ♥ it!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    The dome sets an ideal spring scene for cute animal friends!ReplyCancel

  • Tamala Priebe

    Such a cute adorable card!!ReplyCancel

  • TracyA

    Too cute! I love these Springy little friends.ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Your attention to the little details makes this card so lovely and the critters so cute. Thanks for sharing all the little touches in your tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Very sweet card. I love the dark green shades used on your toad.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf
  • Anne Sturgeon

    I love that dome die cut. April already, really. Summer’s not far away. Thanks for your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey T

    Happiness in a card, so simple but says so much!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    The scene you created is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Piechura

    Adorable card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Love those critters!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you are all having a great week so far..

Today over at MFT the team get to share projects using Blueprints and show creations that are creative for you to perhaps use in your own projects, this month we share Blueprints that feature scallops, we hope you will join us..

I chose to use Blueprints 27 and 24 to construct my design..

I took Cement Gray, Persimmon, White and Insulation Pink card stocks, using the Blueprints 27, I layered each of the colours onto a white card and die cut the heart that is in this set with Insulation Pink, setting aside to work on my colouring..

I chose to colour up the images from Beary Special Birthday, die cutting these once I was happy with the look and depth of colouring, then went about foam mounting them to my card front…

I then took Blueprints 24 and die cut several stars out of the Cement Gray and Insulation Pink card stocks adding them as a final feature to my card along with a stamped sentiment..

I sure do hope you will join us in the fun of creation with Blueprints and be sure to swing past the blog to see the rest of the teams creations for today..








  • Susi

    An absolutely adorable card – I love the star accents, your beautiful colouring, and that fabulous LO! Also, I think I have to get me some of that Persimmon cardstock – the colour looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • So beary cute!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince


Happy Monday

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend..for me it was work and still recovering from this rotten cold/flu thing that I seem to have and cannot shake..

Today, I wanted to pop in really quickly and share a card that I created whilst away at a craft retreat a couple of weeks ago..

I have had this Dahlia stamp set from Wplus9 sitting in my stash for what seems like forever and have not had a chance to create with it, so of course whilst away I was determined to use it..

I decided to go with pretty much a one layered card and as we know the feature is definitely the dahlia itself..

I stamped out onto white card stock, then went about playing with my Prismacolor pencils and coloured in the image, of course I really need a huge amount of practice using my pencils but I have to say that I loved it and loved the depth that these pencils were able to bring to the image…

I stamped the sentiment that was in the stamp set and then to give the card a little more something I went and die cut the edge using the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle and added a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins..

I hope you enjoy today’s card and that it brings a little smile to your face, have a wonderful day!






  • Julie Learned

    What a pretty card! I think you did a fantastic job of coloring this image!!!ReplyCancel

  • stephanie

    Your coloring is just amazing love it. I do have a question what kind of paper did you use to color on?ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince



The day is here for you to purchase the MFT March Card Kit, woohoo!!

Today the designers get to share more inspiration for you, so as soon as you get your kit you will have loads of creations to look back on and get you started..

For me today, I am sharing a card that is a very simple design and a technique that has been around for awhile now, but one I had forgotten about until yesterday, after seeing Jennifer McGuire’s video and it was a great jumping off point for me and the light bulb moment went off in my head and I knew I could do that on this card..

So taking the Doodle Blooms from the kit, I stamped out onto Tropical Teal card stock with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder..then taking my Versamark Pen, I coloured in sections on the flowers and on the other parts of the flowers I added white pencil, giving it the monochromatic colouring technique..

I trimmed a section of Tropical Teal, set this aside, then trimmed a piece of Black Licorice card stock, adding a sentiment from the More Essential Sentiments, embossing it with white embossing powder also, adding this to white card along with the coloured piece and my card was done..

Be sure to head on over to the MFT blog to see the rest of the teams amazing creations..

Have a great day!








  • Abby

    Love the white on dark.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    Very sweet and that sentiment is a keeper!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very pretty and great technique with the versamark pen and coloring details.ReplyCancel

  • Bernie F

    This is a very stunning card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I love how you used the Versamark pen and white pencil. So creative. I’m going to give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • Pat from sd

    Wow, what a gorgeous card. Love this monochromatic look.ReplyCancel

  • Ann

    Beautiful design and colors for your card.ReplyCancel

  • Krissie

    Wow, this is beautiful. I’m going to try this technique out soon. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Patty

    Simple, yet gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Awesome card, loving that sentiment:-)ReplyCancel

  • Audrey

    Great monochromatic look and perfect sentimentReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    One of my favorite color combos. Love this gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • This is a stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    I saw (and admired) Jennifer’s Monochromatic Coloring post too and seeing it done with this kit makes me all the more determined to give it a try. I can only wish my effort turns out half as good as this gorgeous card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    I too saw the video and loved the technique that Jennifer showed. I love your card. These flowers are great for coloring in this way too.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn Wenrich

    So happy youre working on the MFT team and I get to see even more of your work now, beautiful card as always!ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    How lovely it would be to receive a card just like yours!ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    I love the simplicity of your gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    This is simply stunning. Loving the blooms in this card kit and the delicious envelopes. Thanks so much for sharing this Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Love the CAS design and how you added white to the flowers:)ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    This card is gorgeous in its simplicity! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Such a pretty card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Wow that’s quite lovely Joy! Need to try this impressive technique soon!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    Ok between your card and Jennifer’s video, I am so inspired to try something on teal cardstock. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    love your clean and simple design!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Maxner

    I love the color and simplicity. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lurdez Castello

    I also loved Jennifers technique, beautiful card you have made using the technique.ReplyCancel

  • Megan N

    Great technique!ReplyCancel

  • Christine J

    Wonderful technique and awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Love your use of Versa mark on these blooms.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Haedtke

    Great Ideas! Love the color and design! Anticipating my kit arriving on Tuesday! Whoot Whoot!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Love this design!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    I love that teal color.
    The white embossing really makes
    the flowers pop. Keeping
    them in one section of the card
    is a great idea.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Kit and your AMAZING Creation!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous! Isn’t it fun how seeing new techniques (especially Jennifer’s) spark our creativity? I just love how your card turned out.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Aguirre

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • So elegant and the teal looks amazing paired with the white:)ReplyCancel


Another posting for today, but I wanted to pop in here and let you all know that there is still time to enter this weeks Sketch Challenge at MFT..


For inspiration, I have created a card here that follows this weeks sketch..


Starting out with a piece of white card stock that I trimmed slightly smaller then the card front, then trimming a piece of After Midnight card stock to the same size, I ran it through my die cutting machine, die cutting Stars in the Sky – Vertical die into the top panel and the bottom panel, I took a piece of card stock off using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges to match the sketch, adhering this to the trimmed white card stock..

I then took the stamp set Space Explorer, stamped out a a couple of images from the stamp set, coloured in with Copics and die cut out using the matching dies…still at the die cutting machine I took more white card stock die cut a circle using the Circle Stax Set 1, I then needed a sentiment banner, which I die cut Black Licorice card stock using one of the dies from the Blueprints 27 and lastly a tab that would be placed at the top of the card to match the sketch from some Sour Apple card stock, using the Blueprints 31..

I took the circle die cut and applied Pineapple ink over the top and flicked some water onto the inked panel, adding this to the star back ground feature and with the sentiment strip, I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set, embossing with white embossing powder, adding this under the circle feature..

All that was left to do was to add my coloured images, the Sour Apple tab and some sequins that completed my card…

To view more about how to enter this weeks sketch and more inspiration just head over HERE..

Bed time for me now, have a great day or great sleep!








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