Welcome back to my blog and for a fun mini release from MFT, showcasing new floral stamps..

Be sure to head to the blog to see even more details about what is being released and what the DT have created for you all..

I tried my hand with some no line water colouring and using my Karin Brush Markers again and I am starting to get the feel of these wonderful brush markers..

To start my card off, I took one of the Magnolia Blossoms and stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink onto some water colour paper..

I took my time colouring the image until I was completely happy with the result..

Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Happy Hummingbirds with Cement Gray Ink..

I completed the card by adding some score lines around the image and some pearls..

I wanted to keep the image the show case and I hope I have succeeded..

I look forward to being back here again tomorrow..

Have a fabulous crafty day!


  • Yvonne Boucher


  • April Davis

    Gorgeous no line coloring! I stink at that. Jealous! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lemons

    Love your design….beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautifully done and I love the embossed lines to frame it.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Brown

    Oh. Em. Gee. It looks like there is a real magnolia on your card. You are incredibly gifted ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—ReplyCancel

  • Just beautiful but that’s no surpriseReplyCancel

  • Trina

    What an elegant card! I would never have thought of the scoring you did, and it makes absolutely the perfect frame for your lovely coloring. Thznks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Ginger

    Love love this card. The colors are fabulous. The scores lines around your flower makes it pop. So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Celeste

    Stunning!! Simply stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Saracco

    Joy, your card is so elegant. Love the watercoloring.ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful card! I love your no-line watercoloring. :)ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette

    Love all the time you took coloring this. Itโ€™s beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Rees

    You certainly achieved making the floral image the show stopper! Beautiful beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Johnson

    Absolutely stunning! Beautiful watercoloring! Tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Wow Joy, this card is so beautiful!!! I love your watercoloured flowers and the score lines on the paper!!! So elegant!!!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely gorgeous card! Wow! So elegant and clean.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    This card is absolutely gorgeous!! Gorgeous coloring on these lovely flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie H

    Your coloring is amazing. Absolutely stunning. Such a beautiful work of art.ReplyCancel

  • Zlatka K

    This card is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Buss

    Your card is very soothing to me. The dark pink looks lovely, and
    the edging on your card really stands out. It looks elegant. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Price

    Your painted card is so beautiful! The crisp white base card really sets off the painted bloom, as well as the line embossing. Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So elegant!!ReplyCancel


It is that time of the week when we start a new challenge and you get to join in for a chance at winning, yes, it is Sketch Challenge time, so why not grab your crafty supplies and join in the fun, just click HERE to view how you can play along..

I chose to create a super hero scene..

Switching the sketch around, I took some masking tape and die cut an oval adding this to a white panel and taking After Midnight and Cornflower inks I applied a night sky look..

Whilst the area was still masked I took the Card Sized Star Confetti Stencil and White Tooth Pigment ink, applying through the stencil..

I took the Super Dog flying through the sky and coloured with Copics die cutting out and die cutting a simple oval die out of Black Licorice to which i added an embossed sentiment, adding both to the masked area..

I also embossed a sentiment to more Black Licorice card stock and added this below the masked area..

I finished off by adding my Super Dog and some glitter pen dots to create even more stars..

I hope you will have fun creating and playing along this week..

Have a great day!


  • Vicki dutcher

    This is awesome. Love the blue banner. Fabulous use of the sketchReplyCancel

  • janet

    This is “SUPER” cute, Joy. Your command of ink blending and coloring is truly brilliant.ReplyCancel

Happy Monday

Hope you all had a lovely weekend..I spent some of the weekend with some family which was lovely to catch up after so long in not seeing each other, hoping to make that happen again very soon..it was exactly what I needed even though I found it hard not having him by my side and loads of tears on the way home, but I am so pleased that I made the effort to go…

I am hoping to be able to this coming weekend share once again, Hello Sunday so stay tuned to that, just needed a break from it all since the passing of Darryl..

To thank everyone who has sent cards, flowers or messages especially from overseas I wanted to share a card that I made a little while ago and so it was fitting to also use this as my opportunity to say thank you to those friends who have thought of me and please know that I am so touched by these thoughts, but to write and at this stage create cards to post back is a little hard, so please accept this as my hugest thank you to you all..

I also wanted to share my first go using the Karin Brushmarkers..

I took out the Wild Rose set from Pretty Pink Posh, stamping onto some water colour paper with Antique Linen and using a paint brush, water and the markers and I played with different depths of colour, the first largest flower, did not turn out how I wanted but for a first attempt it wasn’t bad, the smaller one I started to get the feel of the ink and how much water to apply..

I love these pens, it was quite hard to find them in Australia at the time but I did find a place to which you could purchase single ones as well as the smaller box set, Have a Point was the place I sourced out and they are just a wonderful company to deal with and fast postage, I have brought several more since creating this card and I have noticed that the site is now offering different boxed sets..

I chose to add my flowers to a central point of a die cut white circle with a sentiment that I embossed with white embossing powder onto Black Licorice card stock and die cut using Skinny Strips, adding this above the flowers that I popped up with foam tape..

I then added this to a Cement Gray card which had score lines to the centre of this and finished this card off by adding some sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards..

I am looking forward to sitting and having more play with these markers, I find that you do not need to add too much of the ink, as it is rather intense, so I would find that these markers would last you a long time and if you are thinking about purchasing I think it is a wise investment, especially if you love to water colour or even like brush lettering with them..

I hope you find inspiration within this card today and once again my deepest thanks to everyone who has reached out to me over these hard last few weeks..

Have a great day!


  • Dawn T

    Such a pretty card Joy. I’m glad you got to spend time with your family. sending loving hugsReplyCancel

  • Such a beautiful card Joy!you are in my thoughts and prayers too, take it one day at a time ;) hugs Viv xxReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    So glad you found comfort with your family. Praying for you as you move forward. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations…they always make me smile.ReplyCancel

  • JAnet

    What a pretty card, Joy – and beautifully coloured. Thinking of you, this is a really hard journey, but you’re stronger than you think are.ReplyCancel

  • So pleased you were able to have the support and care from family over the weekend. This could not have been a more difficult time to endure your loss, but you are so brave and as positive as you can expect to be, so one day at a time, and you will make it through. Thank you for your beautiful card – I intend to print it out and keep it to appreciate in the weeks ahead. Take care of yourself, as best as you can. Sending you hugs xxReplyCancel


Time for the latest sketch challenge this week and we are now at number 493, be sure to head to the blog to see even more wonderful inspiration and details on how you can enter for a chance to win..

I took out the Pure Innocence, Farmer Girl, colouring her in with Copics and re stamping onto pattern paper from the Summertime Polka Dots, trimming around her overalls and adhering to the image, adding some shading..

I then took a white panel, along with Drifts and Hills Stencil, Basic Shapes Circles Stencil, Gumdrop Green, Limelight, Berrylicious and Lemon Drop, creating a scene on my card by hills, sun and sky..

I added my girl and realised I needed more, so stamped out the other images from the same stamp set and coloured those in adding them to the card also..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment from Greetings and Salutations onto Black Licorice card stock and embossed with white embossing powder, die cutting this from Skinny Strips and adding some grass to the hills with some Polychromos..

I hope you have fun creating this week..



Hi there

Time has come to shop the latest release from MFT, there is so many wonderful goodies this month and I sure do hope you have fun..

Don’t forget to pop over to the blog and see what the guests and the other DT members have created for today..

I chose to use the adorable Baby Shark, die cutting Steel Grey, Cement Gray, Electric Red and White card stock to create my little shark..

I then took a panel of white card stock and on this I adhered pattern papers from the Fun in the Sun and Positively Peppy paper pads..

I added some twine from my stash and completed this card, by adding my little shark, some sentiments that I embossed onto Black Licorice card stock from the Sharky Sentiments and a few enamel dots..

I hope you have fun creating with all the goodness that you get your hands on and thank you once again for popping in here today..


  • Lori Lai

    Great looking shark, fun card! I just want to smile when ai look at your card!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi H.

    This is awesome! The colors are perfect and the sentiment is so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Kaehler

    I absolutely love this shark card! My grandkids would love to receive this in the mail.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Sheridan

    So adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Gourley

    Great card for the BOYS!! We never have enough ideas for them do we?ReplyCancel

  • Linda Gilberg

    Wonderful job. I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Debby Green

    Love this shark! Definitely a must have! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Anneleise Hampson

    This Baby Shark makes me giggle each time I see it! Makes me think of my 18 month old nephew singing the song!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    This shark is too cute to be scary! Love the layers of pretty papers and your extra touches, like the string and lifted corners.ReplyCancel

  • I have seen the “notebook paper” pattern on several posts the last few days. It only just now occurred to me that it must be a part of the new release. Hooray! I have already purchased the pad that includes that paper. I can’t wait to use it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Anushree Vaish

    Love this killer card…love all the fun you have added to it!!ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Love that shark! Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    You nailed the palette on this fun card, thanks for the delightful inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Salito

    I love this shark, your card is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • such a cute design. Love the patterned paper layersReplyCancel

  • Lisa K

    Super cute! Perfect for a guy.ReplyCancel

  • Your shark looks great and the baker’s twine is a nice embellishment on a boy’s birthday card!ReplyCancel

  • Rosalie

    Love the baby shark! Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Pam

    Great card for a guy.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    This is so fun and I just love the funny sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    This shark is so much fun! Great card design!ReplyCancel

  • Megan N

    Great products for the always difficult masculine cards! Although my niece would certainly love it, and would be singing “baby shark” all day, too! :)ReplyCancel

  • sharon gullikson

    This is so cute–smiling…ReplyCancel

  • LYNN D.

    The patterned papers angled forms a nice background.ReplyCancel

  • Kerri P

    The shark die is so cute and I love the card you made with it. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley N

    What a super fun card, you sold me on this die!ReplyCancel

  • Shar Zar

    Love the smiling toothy shark.ReplyCancel

  • MoJo

    I love the diecut shark, itโ€™s so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Such fun sentiments.for this big shark die!ReplyCancel

  • Debra

    I love this new shark die in this release! The use of the pattern papers in this card work so well!ReplyCancel

  • Emma Sleppy

    This little shark is the cutest and your card is perfect. Can wait to get my shark in the mail!ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    So cute! Cute shark!ReplyCancel

  • Scraporcraft

    I like the shark. Very fun! Great layers and color combinations.ReplyCancel

  • What a fun card ๐Ÿ˜„ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Perdue

    Love your card design with the baby shark! The sentiments are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • A funny card. I love itReplyCancel

  • Holly Mahoney

    So cute!! Sharks scare me to death but this one just makes me smile! Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Rees

    Joy, absolutely amazing card! Love the shaft, the patterned paper and how you angled them! Wonderful inspiration!ReplyCancel

    • Heidi Rees

      Itโ€™s suppose to say shark not shaft! LolReplyCancel

  • Like the fun whimsy card.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    The chummiest shark I’ve ever seen… Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Such a fun and cute card! Love that adorable shark! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Such a fun card! Love the shark!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Karen Ba

    What a fun card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beam

    Awesome card! Love the layers, colors and design…
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Delehanty

    The bright embellishments pick up the colors of the card.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Cute card! I absolutely love that shark!ReplyCancel

  • Carol E. Wortman

    This is cute. My favorite is the wonky papers makes him really look like he’s crashing through…. and Chum?? Hysterical!! Really cute set and card!!ReplyCancel

  • Subhashini S

    Thanks for the great inspirationReplyCancel

  • Chandhini

    Love the choice of colors and those layersReplyCancel

  • I love this shark! :) Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    What a cute card- I love all the angled papers! The shark die is definitely on my wish list!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    LOVE the shark! Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • I really like how streamlined you kept the colors. It really helps bring all the attention on that adorable shark while still having a lot of texture and interest in your background.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Zilmer

    Love the shark card but will need to wait until it comes back in stock :)ReplyCancel

  • Cat

    OMG! That shark! Very cute card any birthday boy/girl would enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Perfect sentiment for this fun shark card. I like the layers.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    I’m going to have to get this cute shark! He’s just too much fun! Love your design.ReplyCancel

  • Syeda

    This is one cute shark. It make me want to sing “baby shark,baby shark doo doo”;)ReplyCancel

Hi there

We have finally reached the final day of the Release Countdown at MFT and I hope you have checked out all the new goodies and creations for this release, be sure to check out today’s as well..

My card today, I chose to use one of the latest stencils, Inward Elements, creating a wall that had been painted..

So I masked off an area on the white panel, blended over the stencil with Cement Gray and masked off the stenciling and added Natural ink to the base as if sitting on the road..

I then took images from the Woof Pack stamp set and coloured in with Polychromos, die cutting out and adding to the front of the card, along with some shadows at the base of each..

I added 2 sentiments, one of the side of where the little dog was sitting and then the other I embossed with white embossing powder on Black Licorice card stock, die cutting the speech bubble and adding above the dog..

To complete this card I die cut some stars out of Black Licorice card stock using Stitch-able Falling Stars, adding some glitter to them with a glitter pen..

I will be back again tomorrow to share MFT and Friends with and and the big day for you to shop June Release..

Thanks for stopping by again today, have a great day!


  • Beverly G.

    Very nice card. I have inspiration to make a dog card today! Sweet, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn D.

    Nice effect with the background stencil and masking. Beige and black make a statement.ReplyCancel

  • I really like this stencil. I also like the way you faded it on the edges. Of course the dog set is also adorable. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us to get excitement up for this release!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome release! I love your background with the cute dog!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi H.

    This is fabulous! Love the details.ReplyCancel

  • April Davis

    Fun design! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel