Hello again

Back again tonight to share the next installment in the Sketch Challenge, currently sitting at 349..

To check out how to enter the challenge and to view the wonderful creations from the team, just head over HERE..

I decided to play with the Flamazing stamp set, so I grabbed one of those cutie flamingos and stamped it out with Tickled Pink, Bubblegum and Steel Grey inks, die cutting out and setting aside..

I then moved onto the next part of the sketch and that was to create my little framed area, so I die cut several layers of white card stock, using the Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle die, with the top layer of the frame, I first blended Summer Splash and Lemon Drop ink to the card stock first and then die cut and adhered the frame to the white ones..

The inner part of the blended card stock I stamped some water feature from the Flamazing stamp set and adhered all these pieces to a trimmed white card stock..

Next up was to blend a little bit more onto some white card stock using Limelight ink and die cutting using the grass die from the Mailbox die, adding this to the framed feature along with my flamingo..

To complete the card and sketch, I took Cement Gray card stock, stamping and embossing a sentiment and die cutting using the Slanted Sentiment Strips..

I look forward to seeing what you come up with this week..


  • Tara Prince

    Very pretty scene through the window!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Yikes!! I LOVE this card, not sure if the flamingo or the beautifully blended frame, whatever it is – it is GORGEOUS :-)ReplyCancel

  • Heike

    Very pretty, Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    Great card, I love the pastel colors !ReplyCancel


Finally, time to shop up big at MFT, the September Release is now live and you can begin shopping or adding to your wish list HERE..

I have one last card for you today and I am using Wild Woodland..

I stamped out the images that I wished to use and coloured them in with Copics, I then die cut them and set them aside..

I took a piece of trimmed white card stock and applied Lemon Drop ink to the centre of the panel, once I was happy with the colour, I added my images to this panel..

I then took the word Hugs from the Words for Friends and some Kraft card stock, ran the die through 4 times and adhered each of the letters together, adding this to the top of the card..

Lastly, I stamped 2 different sentiments, one from the Bitty Bears and the other from All Smiles..

Enjoy viewing more creations today, I really hope the team has provided loads of inspiration..

Have a great day!


  • Shannon Lashley

    I am so very excited for this release! I can’t wait to play with the new die-namics! I’m having trouble choosing a favorite, but I think SMILE has all the others beat for now. ;) This card is ADORBS!ReplyCancel

  • Andrene

    This card will surely bring a smile to the lucky recipient! Adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • such a sweet back drop of the lemon ink for this cute little fella.
    i want to remember to make soft backgrounds like that.ReplyCancel

  • Elise Smith

    How sweet! The little squirrel is adorable :)

  • Becky Sc

    I think the woodlands set is my favorite. Super cute cardReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    This card is the cutest. Very nice card.ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Joy, this is so sweet! Wild Woodland was my favorite set of all of the newly released products, although there were several ties for second! I love seeing another idea with it for when I get my own!ReplyCancel

  • Louise Wagner

    That squirrel is so adorable! Great coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Darling card! Love that adorable squirrel and the acorns and leaves! Awesome fall colors!ReplyCancel

  • So cute! Love the little scene you created and great sentiments. Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Anderberg

    Adorable card! Great work.ReplyCancel

  • Erika Zacchello

    Oh my! Amazing card!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So cute! I love that little squirrel!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Super cute card!I love how you combined kraft and white cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    This is such a sweet card. Your images add a warm touch to your sentiment. TFSReplyCancel

  • June K

    Adorable card. Great card to send to a friend this fall.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Evans

    This is a lovely card, Joy. I have ordered this set and cannot wait to get it to start designing. Your team has done an awesome job (as always) offering all of us such inspiration! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Bylaw

    So sweet! Love the images!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    Super sweet card. I love the halo of soft yellow behind the critter. MFT has done it again with this release!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Adorable card!!! Beautiful colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    Such a cute squirrel! Love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Janet K Lamkin

    Beautiful card! Love the colors.Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    So sweet! The squirrel is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    Such a pretty card. The lightly sponged yellow behind the squirrel gives a wonderful warmness.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    This is a very nice and cute card with a very pleasant color combo.ReplyCancel

  • Francine

    Lovely card. Love that little squirrelReplyCancel

  • Laura

    Very sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Vitriani

    What a sweet card!! Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    I love this set. My sister-in-law is having some health issues, I think this might lift her spirits. Thanks for inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    So cute and adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Oh this is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    I just love this little guy and the cute acorns! Awesome job on this card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Cute and encouraging! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Awh so cute! Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Aguirre

    Such a cute card! Love the design!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    What an adorable card Joy! Love the colors and the super cute critter. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Susan K.

    Love how you laid out the design!ReplyCancel

  • Lexi R

    Fabulous card! Just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • I love how you used Kraft for the letters. How have I not tried this- perfect for Fall. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Rhodé

    I love the soft background. It’s so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    So cute. I like your coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Hindes

    Cute Card!
    Everyone could use a Hug!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Clark

    I’m in love with this card. Fabulous coloring.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Cotter

    Great release and wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • Rema DeLeeuw

    Such a darling card. Love that squirrel!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    I always adore your cards, and this smile is no exception, this card bought a smile to my face.ReplyCancel


We have finally made it there, this is Day 1 of the September Release Countdown for MFT, I hope you have enjoyed viewing all the inspiration from the Design Team this month, to see more of today, just head over HERE..

So my card today is very basic, but you know what sometimes basic can have a huge impact and can be used for either masculine or feminine people…

I tried my hand at water colour smooching, it is a technique that has been around for awhile now and well I am not sure I achieved it too well, but it was fun to have a go..

So I took some Water Colour paper, that I die cut down using the A2 Rectangle Stax and applied, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio

Once I was happy with that look, I went to the die cutting machine and ran the word Smile from Double the Smiles die set around 4 times using some white card stock, I adhered each of the letters together and added this to the water colour paper…

I then stamped a sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock from the All Smiles stamp set, embossed with White Embossing Powder and die cut it out using the Slanted Sentiment Strips, adding this under the word Smile..

Completed the card by adding Clear Sequins..

Enjoy the rest of your day, I will be back tomorrow with New Product Launch and the day you are all waiting for, Shopping day!


  • Love your watercoloring on the background…it really makes the sentiment pop!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    Cute card. I like that shanty sentiment strip.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Lamkin

    Very pretty card- love the watercolor back ground.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Van Ursel

    Love your card :) And I think your watercolouring works great on your card :)ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    Very lovely card ! I love the smooching background which gives a nice texture to the card as well. And it’s a good idea to leave a white sentiment on top of it.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey

    Your smooching and use of white is beautifulReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    Fabulous card!Simply amazing!Love everything about it!Thank you for the inspiration,Joy! :)ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Beautiful smooching- I’ll give it a try!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Herrera Shan

    Love your card. Background is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Janet

    LOVE this :_DReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a pretty design! I love the splash of color on white.ReplyCancel

Hi again

Today marks Day 2 of the MFT September Release Countdown and the design team have more installed for your viewing..

Today I created a simple card that could be used for Christmas or even a Sympathy card, just by switching out the sentiment..

I used the stamp set called Modern Trees and such a great layering set..

I first went about die cutting Cement Gray Card Stock using one of the rectangles from the A2 Rectangle Stax set and stamped all over the background to create my own pattern paper using one of the leaves from the Modern Trees, embossing with White Embossing Powder..

I then die cut a white piece of card stock using the same rectangle stax and this time using my Mini Misti, I stamped and embossed one of the trees, embossing the stem in Silver and the leaves in Gold..

I added some twine and then the tree panel to the Cement Gray background and completed this card by stamp a sentiment from Bitty Bears onto Vellum that was also embossed with White Embossing Powder and the card was complete..

This card would be good to create a production line of them ready to post out as Christmas cards…

Well I will be back with Day 1 tomorrow..

Enjoy your day !


  • Janet Lamkin

    Absolutely love this stunning card! You did such a great job using these colors–especially love the gold embossing on the tree.ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyBL

    This is just beautiful. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Gerek

    WOW, Joy your card is exquisite. So subtle and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    Gorgeous!Simple and elegant!Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Very elegant use of the wonderful modern trees- perfect for Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.ReplyCancel

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  • Maggie

    I love the background you created. What a great card!ReplyCancel

  • Viveca V.

    Beautiful and elegant card. I like the versatility of this tree stamp set. You provided inspiration for a lovely Christmas card, and I think by changing the colors and sentiment, this layout and the stamps can go through the seasons. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Pennie Artz-Glasser

    This is such an elegant card!ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Queen mary


  • Lori Ritchie

    Beautiful card, the CAS look is gorgeous, love the colors you choose, and these trees are so versatile!ReplyCancel

  • Elayne Howard

    This card is elegant! Love the color combination.ReplyCancel

  • Deb

    Such a classic look. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Deb

    Such a classic look. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Johnson

    A very stylish classic card. No fuss – just elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    Great card !! I love how classy and elegant it looks.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Very elegant – love the mix of embossings :-)ReplyCancel

  • Really gorgeous card, Joy! I love how you embossed the background…WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    WOW! Simply elegant!!ReplyCancel

  • This is an absolute stunner! Can I be on your Christmas List???ReplyCancel


Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday…we are having a quiet day here, managing to get a few jobs done around the house and heading off into the craft room to try and get some deadlines completed, but have to admit the mojo is and has been lacking so the struggle is real as it is for so many of us..

Today though is Day 3 of the September Release Countdown for MFT, I hope you are all enjoying viewing this months release so far..

I have a cute little card for you today using the latest Pure Innocence stamp..

I stamped her out along with some extra apples, coloured in the images and die cut out..

I then took 3 of the A2 Rectangle Stax 2 set, laid them onto my grid paper and applied some Post-it Tape to adhere all 3 together, I took some white card stock over to my die cut machine and ran it through the machine, embossing the card stock as opposed to the normal of die cutting..

I added some twine just above the inner embossed rectangle and adhered my images..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment onto some Tiny Check pattern paper, adhering this to the card also..

Right, time to head off and get some of those jobs done…

Have a wonderful time checking out all the design team’s amazing creations again today, I will see you back here again for day 2..


  • BeverlyBL

    I was trying to dress up a card the other day and wanted that engraved invitation look. Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as yours. Gonna have to try again. Love your girls outfit. Really nice job. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Ritchie

    she is such a cutie, love the polk a dots on the sweater and the raffia accent. Another great stamp set from MFTReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    This card is awesome!I love the colors and the clean look! :)Thank you for the inspiration,Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    So much cleverness- the ribbon defined floor, unique colors, the black spotted jacket, and checkerboard backed greeting! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Love the card, the pops of yellow are amazing. I really like that you used yellow paper as the banner for your message, never would have tried that, it is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    What a beauty she is. Fabulous coloring Joy. Love her sweater.ReplyCancel

  • Karen B

    Like the three embossed rectangles!ReplyCancel

  • I love the Pi collection, and the way you used this one. Your mojo seems to be working for me! Adorable card. PS: I always look at your work first on the MFT site. I like it.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie

    Love this sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • tara rex


  • Marjorie Dumontier

    Very lovely card !ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a super cute image!ReplyCancel

Hello and happy weekend to you all!

Are you enjoying your weekend so far, lots of crafty time I hope too, I plan on doing that myself today..

So today to start out the crafty process I am sharing my Day 4 of the MFT September Release Countdown..

Today I get to share the cutest set ever from Birdie Brown called Bitty Bears, they are so so adorable and I know that this set will be one that I will gravitate to always and hope you do to..

So I kept my card pretty simple and wanted to add to my already growing Christmas card collection..so I stamped out the Christmas themed bears and coloured with Copics, die cutting out and set aside..

I then took a trimmed piece of white card stock and applied Poppy ink to one corner of the card stock, once I was happy with the blended look, I flicked some water over the top to wick and added some white gel pen to give the effect of snow falling..

Next was to stamp out a sentiment, which I embossed with White Embossing Powder onto some Black Licorice card stock, die cutting it out using the Slanted Sentiment Strips..

Adding my sentiment strip and my little bears to the inked corner of the card and completed it by adding some Clear Sequins..

I look forward to sharing my next creation with you tomorrow, for now head on over to the Blog to see what the other design team members have created..


  • BeverlyBL

    Love how you colored your bears. Very pretty card.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Your use of the versatile bitty bears makes a terrific Christmas card!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    ADorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Adorable Christmas card!I love the clean and simple design! :)ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    I love, love this card. The blended ink on the side on the white background is so eye catching.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    Great card ! I really love the ombré effect.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Ritchie

    Such a cute christmas card, I love the red in the background!ReplyCancel

  • tara rex


  • Tara Prince

    Those bears are adorable!!ReplyCancel

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