Well we are inching closer to the January Release being live, today we are on Countdown day 2, remember to see more inspiration head on over HERE to see what the team have created..

So my card today is a fairly understated card, really showing off the products and letting them shine..

I first die cut a white panel of card stock using the Full of Heart die, added this to a white card base..

I then took the Misti and the Marble Background, inked up with Ripe Raspberry ink and stamped several times to get a good impression, I then die cut the panel down using the A2 Rectangle Stax 2, adding a stamped sentiment from the 100% Loveable….

Next, I die cut a heart out of some Gold Sparkle card stock using the Hearts in a Row – Horizontal, adding this to the top of the sentiment, along with a Ripe Raspberry heart that I die cut from some Ripe Raspberry card stock from then Full of Heart die..

I added this panel to the white card base and the card was complete..

I must admit this is not my most favourite card, but hey we show the good with the bad and the products speak for themselves as always are amazing..

I will be back with day 1 tomorrow..

Have a great day!





  • Laurie G

    Pretty card! That marble background is fabulous, isn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Gorgeous combination of hearts enhanced by a fabulous marbled base!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    That’s a fantastic card ! I love how you combined the different elements !

  • WOWZERS this is Gorgeous! Love that pink marbled background!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    I’ve marbled paper but using a stamp would be *much* easier.ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    I think your white BG really showcases the Marble BG, especially in that Ripe Raspberry ink color! Great card.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    Very cute way to combine several items in the release. I love the heart background in white!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    Very pretty card!Thank you for sharing :)ReplyCancel


Another hot day here at the cottage, so once again hunkered down under the AC and feel like taking a wee nap, so thought it was best to once again schedule this post just in case that does happen LOL..

Today at MFT we have reached Day 3 of the January Release Countdown, I hope you are all enjoying viewing the creations by the design team..

So today on my card I chose to use the sweet little Pure Innocence girl called Blowing Kisses, isn’t she just adorable…

I stamped her out and coloured in the skin, hair and shoes, then took some pattern paper from the Dots and Stripes Sorbet and paper pieced her little dress..

Working on the rest of the card I took a trimmed piece of white card stock and the Full of Heart stencil, adding some Pink Lemonade ink over the card stock in patches..

I then went to the die cutting station die cutting Pink Lemonade and Ripe Raspberry card stock using the Be Mine Banner, embossing the stitched line across the top of the white card stock..

Adding the Be Mine banner word across the top of the card stock as well as more pattern paper from the Dots and Stripes Sorbet..

Lastly, I added a stamped sentiment from the From the Heart and my little girl and the card was complete..

Thanks for taking the time to pass by my little old blog today, have a nice rest of the day!





  • Heather Nelson

    love you banner with that sweet girl!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G

    What a sweet, sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    I just love your beautiful colouring and paper piecing for her dress in the opposite colours used on the top strip of polka dot DP. The shading and softly stenciled heart BG are “icing on the cake/card!” Keep cool.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Lovely card with so much thought in design! The combination of the banner message, the pink polka dot strip, the subtle hearts background, really show off the beautifully colored blowing kissing girl!ReplyCancel

  • Mary GW

    That pretty heart background really is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    Such a sweet card and sentiment. Thanks for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Love the little girl with the banner. Thanks for showing it fits both ways, I was wondering.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    Your card is truly adorable ! I love the super light background.

  • She is such a cutie. Hope it is cooler today.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    So sweet! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Pennie

    I love this card! It’s really special!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet little girl! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Love the sweet banner and stencilled background.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    OMG – I love how you used the banner with this stamp. This little girl is so adorable and then with the banner on the top, I’m ready to make a few to send out!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    This is super cute!Love the banners!tfsReplyCancel


WOW!! what a heat wave we are getting here on the Eastern side of Australia, I hope you are all hunkered down and staying cool, watching the weather reports and staying safe..

Whilst sitting here under the AC, thought it was time to sit and type up my post for today to make sure it is scheduled seeing as yesterday went a little pair shaped…thank you to everyone that expressed concern over Darryl, he is doing okay, although we still have a few more tests ahead of us next week, so my fingers are crossed tightly that everything will be okay..

Today at MFT we are counting down and we are now at day 4 of the January Release…

I chose to use the latest and cutest Birdie Brown image and this time she created a sweet Viking, I don’t normally gravitate to Vikings but this one was super fun to colour, once again, I chose to colour with my new set of Polychromos..

I worked on the background of the card next, taking a piece of white card stock and the Full of Heart Stencil, applying Biscotti Ink in various places to the left hand side of the panel..

Once I was happy with the stencil, I then took my Mini Misti and the card stock, stamping a sentiment from the !00% Loveable stamp set, stamping a couple of times to get a crisp image..

Sticking with sentiments I took a sentiment from the From the Heart and stamped onto some Safety Orange card stock, embossing with White Embossing Powder..

I added this Safety Orange and Cement Gray strips of card stock to the bottom of the card stock, adding my viking just above the strips and my card was complete..

Be sure to swing over to the MFT Blog today and check out what the rest of the team are sharing..

I will be back tomorrow for more to share..





  • Marjorie Dumontier

    Your card is just awesome ! The color combo is perfect !

  • Adorable card and sentiment! Surprisingly I really like the VikIng. Think it will be great for guy cards.ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Fabulous card – love the softly stenciled heart BG! Your masculine take would make a wonderful Valentine’s card for Hubby/Partner.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Great card and coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome new stamp and die sets! I really love your Loveable guy!ReplyCancel

  • Leticia Abad

    BEAUTIFUL card 100% adorableReplyCancel

  • Laurie G

    Amazing! Those colors are fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Sue

    Love your Viking! While you are experiencing heat we are breaking records for lows! Tonight 5 degrees to -10 in Virginia! Crazy! 😜ReplyCancel

  • Heather Nelson

    Your card made me smile when I first saw it! Fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Piechura

    Love your card Joy! That Viking is really cute.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    What a fantastic image!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    I love how you colored this Viking. Adding the 100% Adorable stamp next to him is just too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    Wonderful coloring and beautiful background!Stunning result!tfsReplyCancel

Hi there

Sorry to be a little late getting my post up today, we has a family emergency and was rushed to the major town close by to have tests done on poor Darryl to make sure he did not have a clot in his leg, so my plans went a little sideways….

Home now and racing to publish my post for you all..

So today at MFT it is the start of not just a new year but a new release, so we start out with of course Day 5 of the countdown..

I chose to create with a few new products on this card , Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart, Full of Heart, Raving Raccoons, From the Heart and Hearts in a Row..

Taking one of the raccoon, I stamped out and coloured in with my new Polychromos Pencils, which I will do a review on over the weekend if anyone is interested in my thoughts…I die cut him out and stamped a little heart on his shirt from the From the Heart..

I then took some white card stock and applied Razzle Berry and Cotton Candy ink, on another piece of trimmed white card stock, I took the Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart and die cut into the panel, adhering the pink panel to the back to leave an ombre look..

I added my little raccoon to the middle of the heart and with some Razzle Berry card stock I ran it through my die cutting machine die cutting a heart from the Full of Heart die, adding a little heart to his hand as if he was about to hand it to someone..

Next, was to add some sentiments, so taking Razzle Berry, Cotton Candy and Pink Lemonade card stocks, I took sentiments from the From the Heart, stamping onto each of the card stocks and embossing with White Embossing powder, die cutting each of these using the banners from the Hearts in a Row dies..

Adding each of these sentiment strips to the other side of the Peek-a-Boo Striped Heart..

Finishing the card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins…

I hope you enjoy viewing each of the creations from the Design Team today, I will be back with Day 4 tomorrow..




  • Colleen Howell

    This is super cuteReplyCancel

  • Laurie Gatton

    Joy, this is such a cute card. I am completely going to have to copy it. I love everything about it!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Gatton

    and thank you for the PIN button ;)ReplyCancel

  • Betty Sue

    I love the way you colored this raccoon. The whole card is great!ReplyCancel

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  • Anne Sturgeon

    Hope all is well…. Love your sweet raccoon. He looks perfect on that peek a boo heart. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Mary GW

    This is so precious…ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Cute card which is normal for you! I do hope poor Darryl is okay and that you cope with the hideous weather which is coming. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • So cute! I love the heart.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    Oh my goodness ! Your raccoon is the sweetest !ReplyCancel

  • Awesome new stamp and die sets! I love your layout and coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Nelson

    So sweet! I love the peek-a-boo heart die!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    The Raccoon is so adorable with that peek-a-boo background.ReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    Wow!How sweet is this!!!Love it!Thank you for the inspiration :)ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Super cute!!ReplyCancel

Hello again

Popping in again here on the little blog to share this weeks Sketch Challenge over at MFT

For more information on how you can enter to win and for some inspiration to get you started then click HERE..

I chose to work with Bitty Bears, they are just the cutest, so I stamped the ones I wanted out and coloured with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

Whilst at the die cutting machine I took the Circle Stax and die cut 4 circles out of white card stock, applying Summer Splash ink to the tops of each of the circles, once I was happy with the look, I added some snow falling looks with a white gel pen..

I then took a trimmed piece of white card stock and trimmed a piece of pattern paper from the Hearts and Stripes paper pad, adding this strip across the card stock..

It was time to add my circles then to the card, on 1 of the circles I added a stamped sentiment and placed all 4 onto the card front with some foam tape..

I took my little bears and added them to the bottom 2 cirlces..

With the last circle I added a snowflake that I die cut out of Sno Cone using the Layered Snowflakes and in the center of the snowflake I added a Clear Sequin..

To complete the card I stamped another sentiment onto white card stock and die cut around this using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips..

I will be fast asleep hopefully when this post goes live, but sure am looking forward to seeing what you all create..

Have a fantastic day!





  • Tara Prince

    Those bears are so adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    What a sweet, adorable card! Love the soft colors and design.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    This is a sweet card !! I love the pastel colours !!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Today is the day for the MFT December Card Kit Release, I hope you have all enjoyed seeing some amazing creations for this kit..

Today I have 1 last card sharing this kit and I created a little scene…

I took out the stamps from the Furever Friends and Adorable Elephants stamped the out and coloured with Copics, die cut them out and set aside..

I then took the Drifts and Hills stencil along with some Sour Apple ink and applied a hill of grass at the base of the card stock, then taking the Cloud stencil, I applied Summer Splash and my sky was created..

I then die cut into the panel using one of the A2 Rectangle Stax and adhered the positive side to a white card base, with the negative piece, I added foam tape to the back and lined up the panel inside, so that there was some dimension between the 2 layers..

I went ahead and added my images and completed the card by stamping a sentiment onto a Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip..

There are endless possibilities with this kit and I sure do hope you have a lot of fun creating with it..

Have a wonderful day!





  • Kelsey Thomas

    This card is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Donna B.

    I really like your card. I like the other elements you added from other sets. I’m very glad I just bought the card kit :-)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I really love the outdoor scene you created. That puppy is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • FD91354

    Super cute card. Love the dimension you created by popping up the rectangle. The added kite, butterfly and flowers are so perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    Such a sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    Fabulous card Joy :)ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    What a lovely scene you’ve created for your beautifully colored happy pup!ReplyCancel

  • Birgit Norton

    This is totally adorable Joy! I love the popped up center panel. Clever and sweet as can be!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Great card:-)ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Sorry for double post:-)ReplyCancel

  • lainey

    Love all those clouds in the background of your adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Love the cloud background. Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    Love this fun technique you did on this
    beautiful card. I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Love how you popped up part of the card front scene.ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    Adorable scene on this card. Love the dimensional sky you made. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Raben

    Your clouds are to die for! Wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Great idea to pop-up your puppy focal point while blending in the rest of the BG.ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    What a cute card! Love the extra dimension you made by die cutting the focal point out.ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Cute scene. I like the dimension.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    I love this!ReplyCancel

  • Julia D.

    Cute! Love the two panel look! Very creative.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    What a sweet card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • I keep forgetting to use this cool technique of popping up the main part of the image like that… love it! Love how you colored that cute pup, too!ReplyCancel


    lovely cardReplyCancel

  • Laraine Randall

    Adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    sweet card – love the layeringReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww!!! Adorable card!!! Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brilliant work!ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy. I just want to say that your cards (and I do mean ALL of them) make me smile! I love your layouts and what you do with each image. You are one very talented lady and you inspire me! Thank you so much. Happy holidays. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    I’m so sad I’ve missed it !ReplyCancel

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