Happy Monday to you all..

Continuing the July Release Countdown today and today is Day 2, so that means inching ever so close to being able to purchase those goodies that you are drooling over..

I worked with Safari Friends on my card today, stamping out the lion, elephant and little bird, colouring in with Copics and die cutting..

Whilst at the die cutting station, I took the Circle Stax and die cut a circle out of white card stock, applying a piece of Post-it tape to the bottom of the circle to mask off an area..

I applied Milk Chocolate ink and then turned the mask around and applied Lemon Drop and Coral Crush to the rest of the circle…

Adding just a little more ink to the circle, by taking the Sun Ray stencil and applying Lemon Drop to create the sun going down..

I stamped a sentiment onto some Black Licorice card stock strip and embossed with White Embossing Powder adding this just above the Milk Chocolate section, added my animals and then added this to a white panel that I trimmed to form a square..

Around the outside of the square I added some scor lines using the Scor-Buddy, the white panel I then added to a Black Licorice card base and the card was complete..

Head on over to the blog to seem more amazing creations today from the team..





  • Carolyn
  • Sandy.O.

    I love how the circle background compliments the Safari Friends. Super job.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Adorable card! I love your background and scored lines.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    This card is lovely. Your choice of colors for this are simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Waxler

    Great cardsReplyCancel

  • Jan Metcalf

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Super CUTE card, love these animals!ReplyCancel


Hope you are enjoying the July Release Countdown so far..

Today we are halfway through the countdown and today I get to share the latest Pure Innocence girl called, Birthday Cutie..

I normally paper piece these sweet little girls, but changed it up and decided to colour her in with Copics this time around..

Once I die her out I chose to work on the rest of the card, by taking a piece of white card stock and adding ink blending to the base of the card using Coral Crush and Lemon Chiffon..

Once I was happy with the blended look, I took the Happy Birthday Candles die and die cut into the centre of the card stock..

Choosing to turn this card into a shaker card, I added some acetate to the back and some foam tape then added a selection of sequins to fill the space, sealing this up with another piece of white card stock..

I added my little girl and stamped then embossed a sentiment onto a piece of Black Licorice card stock..

Be sure to head on over to the Blog to see the amazing creations today..

Have a great day!




  • Sandy.O.

    Cute PI on a shaker card is adorably sweet. Lovin’ the Happy Birthday Candle cutout.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Just can’t get enough of these darling little PI girls.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    What a great idea to make a shaker card with the candle dies! I love this little girl, she is so adorable. Thanks for sharing with us Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    WOW! I love your birthday candle card! Great release!ReplyCancel


Welcome back to day 4 of the MFT July Release Countdown..

Today I get to share a fun set from Birdie Brown called Saddle Up and Celebrate, the cutest little cowboy and cowgirl set ever..

I stamped out the girl along with the little cactus plant and coloured with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

Whilst still at the die cutting station, I took a trimmed piece of white card stock and the Circle Stax die, die cutting a circle, but only partially cutting off the edge for a different look..

Onto the white card base I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and Blue Breeze ink and applied a cloud background..I added the die cut panel over the top of the card…

Next, I needed a little fence so I took the dies from the Best in the West and some Chocolate Brown card stock, running this through the die cutting machine..

I added my fence along with the coloured images to the circle feature and completed the card by stamping out 2 lots of sentiments onto strips of white card stock, trimming each end and adding a Ladybug enamel dots to each of the strips..

Be sure to pass on over to the the Blog to see more from the team..

I will be back with you all for day 3 tomorrow…

Have fun!





  • Cynthia Hess

    Such a cute card! I always love what you make with the new releases.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card! I am in love with this set!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn F. May

    What a perfectly delightful card! I l❤️ve it.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy.O.

    Likin’ the partial circle framing and the addition of the little fence.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    Just too darn cute Joy. I love your coloring and design on this card! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    What a CUTE little cowgirl! Love it!ReplyCancel


It starts again, time for another release from MFT, we start you out of course with Day 5..

You are so going to love this release so many awesome products…

I used the Playful Peacocks on my card today..

I stamped one of the Peacocks out onto some Black Licorice card stock, embossing with Gold Embossing Powder, die cutting and setting aside..

I then trimmed a piece of white card stock down, adding Post-it tape to mask off an area on the card for inking..

Taking Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, I applied the inks until they blended, I then flicked some water droplets over the top to make the ink wick..

Taking one of the sentiments from the stamp set, I stamped onto some trimmed white strip of card stock, adding the sentiment to this, I then added some foam tape to the back and to the inked panel card stock..

I finished the card by adding my peacock and a scattering of clear sequins..

I just love the gold with black against this background, you could change the colours out to suit..

Don’t forget to head to the blog for more wonderful inspiration from the team..

I will be back tomorrow with Day 4..

Have a great day!





  • Cynthia Hess

    I love your card. Embossing it with gold on black card stock just made it really pop! I think it is my favorite of the creations….ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    I just love gold embossing in black cardstock! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Hilary

    I love the background, beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Robin A Patrick

    I can see myself using the peacock stamp this way. The background is lovely too. I still have problems making backgrounds but I’m getting there.ReplyCancel

  • I love that you embossed this peacock. What a beautiful way to add the peacock and not make it overpowering. I love this!ReplyCancel

  • I love everything MFT produces . I’ll eventually have all of their products .ReplyCancel

  • Teressa Corson

    Very classy looking card. I like that you’ve showed us a way to use the peacock stamp without coloring it in because I’m not very good at coloring. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card! I love peacock.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson


  • What a pretty card! I love how you used gold embossing powder on back cardstock for the peacock :)ReplyCancel

  • Marisela Delgado

    That peacock is ridiculously CUTE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Love the peacock set, yours is so handsome in his gold/black. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Judy B

    Gorgeous card! Love the embossing on here. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Awesome card, love the gold embossed peacock with his colors being in the sky!ReplyCancel


Are you all having a great day! Hope so…

So today I have a very special post, the DT from MFT are celebrating and sending big birthday wishes to our lovely owner Kim Van Der Sanden, she is celebrating a very big milestone and this year will be her 50th…

I personally just wish to send you Kim massive loads of hugs and love and wishes for your birthday, may it be as special as you are and that you are spoiled in so many ways that you deserve…

To help the celebrations, please be sure to check out the Blog to see all the creations the DT have created for this special occasion..

For my card, I chose to use the sweet Pure Innocence, Cupcake Day, stamping out and colouring with Copics..

I stamped her again and added a paper pieced dress, using pattern paper from the Dots and Stripes Confection..

I then worked on the rest of the card, by die cutting several times the word Hooray, adding these to a white card base to create my own background feature…

I added my little girl and stamped a sentiment from Anything-But-Basic Birthday Wishes and the card was complete..

Have a wonderful birthday Kim…





  • Cindy H.

    This is such an adorable card! Love the background and your gorgeous coloring.ReplyCancel


Hope you are all enjoying your week, I know I am so looking forward to the weekend, it feels like it has been quite a big week already :)

So you read the title of the post right, it is Sketch Challenge day!

To view loads of inspiration and details on how you can enter for a chance to win, click HERE..


I chose to pull out those little crabs from the Beclaws stamp set and colour them up, die cutting the images out and setting aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, I die cut the bottom of the card off, I added a cloud background using the Mini Cloud Stencil and some Lemon Drop ink for something different..

I added some Tiny Check Pattern Paper to the base of the cloud feature and added my little crabs, star and heart..

Completing the look of the sketch with a sentiment stamped and embossed on Black Licorice card stock, adding this under the crabs and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Enjoy playing with this weeks sketch…




  • Julie

    I love the proximity of the crabs to the gingham tablecloth/napkin *wink*ReplyCancel

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