It is Wednesday and we all know what that means at MFT, the new Sketch Challenge has started for the week, loads of inspiration over HERE and details on how you can enter for a chance to win..

I chose to use the stamp set Up in the Air, stamping out the images and colouring with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then took the Mini Cloud Stencil and some Berrylicious Ink, applying just a small portion to a white card base..

I added a strip of Tiny Hearts Pastel pattern paper to one side of the card and added my image..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment onto white card stock and die cutting using the Stitched Sentiment strips, adding this below the balloon..

Have fun playing along this week..



Hello again

Gosh what an awful week of weather we are having in actual fact we have been on and off, must say more on then off of well over the 40 degree weather, it is incredibly draining and I am longing for Winter more then ever this year and a lot of much needed rain…

Okay, I have complained enough once again, so how about we get on with the Release Day of the February Card Kit…

I have been reading your comments both here and over at the Blog and I am thrilled to hear you all love this kit, I am sure it will sell out quickly so be sure to grab yours before they do..

I have one last card for today as inspiration..

Taking some Gravel Gray card stock, along with Roses all Over Background stamp, I stamped onto the card stock and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder..

Once it was heat set, I took the Double the Love die and ran it through the die cutting machine..I set this aside to work on the rest of the card..

I trimmed a piece of white card stock down and using the Lots of Hearts Stencil I added some soft tones of Red Hot and Ripe Raspberry Inks..

I added the word love and completed this simple card by stamping another sentiment from Sweet Celebrations, die cutting around the sentiment using the banners from Hearts in a Row Vertical, adding this just under the word love..

I sure do hope you have enjoyed this months kit and really hope you get your hands on one too, I cannot wait to see what you all create with it..

Thank you so much for all the beautiful comments..

Have a fantastic crafty day!


  • Dana M

    Beautiful and elegant card! Wonderfully creative use of this fun kit!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    Beautiful! The stenciled hearts really add a fun element and draw the eye right to the center!ReplyCancel

  • Such a lovely card! Creative soft background :)ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly McField

    This is a very pretty card, and I love all of the different textures (stencil, embossed, etc.). Your recipient will be glad to receive it. :)ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Awesome design, Joy – thanks for the inspiration:)ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Rigney

    Beautiful card!! The background is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    wow what a pretty card…love the use of the stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    What a fun design!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Another sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    I love how you used the heart stencil for your card background. The “love” dies are such a nice big size!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Drummond

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the gold embossing on the letters, it gives a very elegant look along with the hearts background fading into the white space. Thank you for sharing this and for the inspiration. I can’t wait to try out some of the awesome ideas from all the ladies with this kit. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    I love how elegant and detailed this is! Beautiful design!ReplyCancel

  • Love this card. :)ReplyCancel

  • stampinggrandma

    Pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Very pretty card design!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Lovely CAS design Joy. The subtle background makes the embossing on the letters pop, love it! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card. Love the soft background.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa H

    I love how you used the stencil on the background of your card. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • see mary stamp

    Love the stenciled hearts background.ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Beautiful card! Great Card Kit! I just love that Double the Love die!ReplyCancel

  • Love this great card!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie. Rumpza

    I love the way you used the heart stencil… such a soft and pretty backdrop.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    Beautiful card. I love the big
    letters. Putting them over
    the hearts was a great idea.
    You can come to my house to
    enjoy winter – we’ve had snow,
    rain, cold, wind – I’m
    longing for summer. thanks
    for sharing

  • Lisa Byers

    Wonderful card!! I love the faded hearts!! This kit looks like it’s going to be a fabulous kit!!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so pretty! This looks like a wonderful kit. :)ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    Very nice detail in your card.ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Simple but yet a captivating card. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Siobhann Bakke

    Gosh, I love what you do! Making magic with MFT!! Soooo pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Beautiful card! I love your letters – gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Such a pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Adorable and pretty card!!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel


Welcome back to day 2 of the February Card Kit shares…

Today I share a card that has the inlay technique but with dimension..

I started out by adding card stock Gravel Gray, Lavender Fields and Wild Wisteria to a piece of typing paper, making sure the just cut strips, now of course Lavender Fields is not amongst the yummy card stock line up in the kit but I felt that these colours worked really well together..

Once they were adhered, I stamped with Versamark Ink the Beautiful Bloom a couple of times over the card stock, giving the tone on tone look..

I then took the Double the Love die and rand it through the die cutting machine, keeping all parts of the die cutting..

I adhered the negative piece to a card base with foam tape to give dimension and then adhered the positive straight to the base of the card, giving the inlay look..

Next, I stamped a sentiment under this piece from the Sweet Celebrations stamp set and added a Wild Wisteria heart to the centre, die cutting the heart from the Tweethearts..

I completed the card by adding some twine..

I felt I wanted more of a masculine look to this card with a feminine twist hence the flower stamping on the card stock..

Be sure to swing past the blog to see the rest of the teams amazing creation and I will be back with reveal day tomorrow..

Have a fantastic day!


  • Awesome MFT Kit! Love your LOVE card,great idea to use 3 different colored papers!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda R

    Your card is stunning!! Thank you so much for your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • ” Love ” this look. Thanks for sharing. I have a friend who is a real purple fan…love this combination of colors.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hi Joy – no pun intended but I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your beautiful card. Stunning idea and I really like the colour palette. This one just pops for me! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous idea!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Harp

    Simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    It turned out very beautiful! I love the colors.ReplyCancel


    love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    Great card! So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    Love the shades of purple.
    the card would be good for a
    man or a woman. thanks for
    the details.

  • This is gorgeous! I love the different colors you used and how you stamped and die cut over the strips. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lori Lai

    Stunning card, love the colors used!ReplyCancel

Hi there

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend..we had a quiet one here at the cottage and it was nice as it was just slightly cooler and you actually felt like doing something, but we were just too tired LOL..

So today at MFT we are sharing the monthly card kit sneaks with you all, so I start you out with day 1 of the card kit..

I decided to create a square card and let me say that this has been quite sometime that I have created a large square card..

With trimming the white card stock to be square, I then took the Heart Trio Shaker Window die and die cut into the panel 3 times to create a pattern background..

To another piece of white card stock I added blending of Red Hot, Ripe Raspberry and Cotton Candy, adhering the heart panel to this with foam tape to give dimension..

I then took some scrap white card stock and using my gold embossing powder I added this to the white card stock, once embossed, I took the Double the Love die and ran it through the die cutting machine..

Adding the word love to the front of the card in the middle section of hearts..

I added another sentiment to Gravel Gray card stock using the sentiment from Sweet Celebrations and die cutting the sentiment using the Hearts in a Row Vertical..

Completing this card by adding some Clear Sequins..

Don’t forget to swing past the blog to see all the amazing creations from the team..

I will be back again tomorrow with Day 2..


  • Cynthia Cole

    Gorgeous Valentine card!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hollins

    I love your card!!! I can’t wait for Tuesday! Thank you for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    Very clever card idea. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Lamazza

    So so pretty, I love the design1ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    Love the way you made your background paper with the gorgeous colors Joy. Your card is amazing! Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Tami

    Amazing card!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    Love the background on your card Joy. This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Donna F

    I like the way you did the LOVE in-between the hearts!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Rozsonits

    Beautiful card! Love the pink ombre background.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Byers

    What a gorgeous card!! I love the new card kit!! Can’t wait until it comes out!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    I love your idea of cutting the hearts in 3 rows! Also, the gold embossing gives the appearance that the letters are shakers! Great card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Charlsie

    What a sweet card. Love the colors you used. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Mary H

    This card is so sweet, someone is going to love receiving this.ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Awesome MFT Kit! Love your beautiful card, the partially gold embossed LOVE is great!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    I saw your day 2 card first, and now I’m really loving this one as well. Great design – and great colours too. TFS. This card kit is very sweet!ReplyCancel


I hope you have all stayed as cool as you could be today for those in the Southern Hemisphere, a sweltering 50 degrees here today and for my overseas Fahrenheit people that equates to 122, can we say today SUCKED!!

We have this weather for the next week ahead too with no rain in sight, the drought is the most serious I have ever seen…

Okay so enough about the weather how about the card for this weeks Sketch Challenge, to find out the details on how you can enter and more inspiration just click over to HERE..

I chose to pull out the Just Beclaws set and colour up those cutie crabs..

I then added some stenciling with some Lemon Drop ink, adding some sun rays with the Radiating Rays Stencil..

Next, I trimmed some After Midnight card stock to match the sketch and on one of the strips I embossed a sentiment using white embossing powder..

I completed the card by adding my sweet crabbies…

I felt this could make a great masculine card..

I hope you have fun playing along this week..


  • Judy Keener

    This card is amazing. I love the little crabs. This sketch has so many possibilities. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Oh I love this!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Holy Dooley Joy! I thought Sydney was bad enough – but where you are just SUCKS even worse than us. The last couple of summers I have begun to live like a bat in a cave – awnings down, doors and windows shut to keep out the heat for as long as possible – crafting with lights on in the dark, and the air-con on all hours. Thank God my craft room has the air-con otherwise I’d never be able to do any. LOVE your sweet little crabby card – just gorgeous. Maybe the heat just brings out the best in you. Praying for rain all over Australia, especially for our poor farmers, their families and their stock and crops – so bad. Thanks so much for sharing and hope you survive the horrible heat. I HATE SUMMER! Bev. XXReplyCancel

Hi there

Back again tonight with another challenge and this time the latest color challenge, we currently sit at number 109 and I hope you will have some time to play along, to view loads of inspiration and details on how you can enter for a chance to win, just click HERE..

I decided to create a baby boy card and use matching card stock…

I took out the Stitched Alphabet and Numbers along with the colours of the challenge, Limelight, Blu Raspberry and Sno Cone card stock, running these through the die cutting machine..

I then took a piece of white card stock and using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, I trimmed a piece off the bottom of the card stock using this die, adhering the Kraft card stock to the back…

Next, I stamped out my images from the Hello, Little One stamp set and coloured them with Copics, die cutting then adding all the elements including the die cuts to my card..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment and die cutting using a banner from the Hearts in a Row-Vertical…

Have fun creating, I will be back again real soon…


  • Deneen Cook

    I am in love with your cute card! So fun.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    The perfect baby card! It is so well colored and spaced!ReplyCancel

  • DebiKT

    Cute, cute, cute!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Joy, this is the sweetest little card – LOVE EVERYTHING about it. Thanks so much for sharing. This is adorable!!!!!ReplyCancel