Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, sadly I am working, but hoping after work I might pop into the craft room to enjoy a little bit of crafting..

Speaking of crafting, I trust you are really enjoying seeing everyone’s creations from the May Release Countdown from MFT, be sure to head over HERE to view even more today, with the halfway of the countdown..

I chose to use the Pure Innocence set called Love you a Bunch…

Of course we all know I love to paper piece these sweet gals, so I firstly coloured in her hair, skin and shoes, then paper pieced her dress with pattern paper from the Sweet Celebration paper pad, finishing off by colouring the flowers she was holding..

I then worked on the background, by trimming a piece of white card stock and adding blending to one section so that each colour would overlap to bring in another colour, Lemon Drop, Berrylicious and Ripe Raspberry were the colours of inks chosen..

I stamped a sentiment off to one side and added my little girl, along with a strip of black and white paper from the Black and White Stripes paper pad along the base of the card stock..

I realised that the card needed just a little addition, so taking Ripe Raspberry card stock and Stitched Heart Grid, I added some hearts in a row, under the sentiment to complete the card..

Enjoy the rest of your day!

See you all again tomorrow..





  • Marilyn Patrick

    What a lovely card! So sweet. And as usual, beautifully rendered.ReplyCancel

  • Louise Wagner

    So cute!!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Schultz

    I love that you paper pieced the dress. It’s a technique I use often because I don’t like to color. The soft colors you used on the background make this card very pleasing to the eye. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Love her dress….adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • This is so CUTE! I love the soft colors in the background!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    She is so precious Joy. Your coloring is so good and I love the sweet pink hearts. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    so beautiful card, I love your background!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Slattery

    This is certainly an adorable card. MFT gave the perfect name to these characters. I have the stamp, die, and the b&w paper pack on order, so can’t wait to work with everything when it arrives. I noticed that you said you colored the skin, flowers, hair and shoes with Copic markers. I for one would love to know the marker numbers you used for the skin tones. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • I love the colors you combined for the background in this Joy! Pinned to my Cards to Case. Well done.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you enjoyed viewing day 5 of the May Release Countdown for MFT, we have more installed for you today so be sure to hop on over to the blog for more inspiration from the DT..

I am back with the latest from Birdie Brown and Torico has certainly created another amazing set to work with called Little Buddies..

I stamped out the image that I wanted to use and coloured with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

I then die cut a Pierced Heart out of Black Licorice card stock and within the heart I die cut into one corner using a paw print from the Paw Prints, backing a piece of Electric Red card stock to the back..

Still at the die cutting machine, I die cut two circles using the Inside and Out Stitched Circles, one with white card stock and the other with Gumdrop Green, with the Gumdrop Green, I took the Grassy Fields die and die cut a piece at the base of the circle..

With the white circle, I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and applied Berrylicious ink over the top to form the background to my project, adding the grassy panel to the base along with my little boy and heart..

Next, I took a piece of trimmed white card stock and inking up the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background stamp with Cement Gray ink, I covered this panel, giving my own pattern paper effect..

I added the circle feature to the centre and completed the card by adding a sentiment..

I look forward to seeing you all again for Day 3 and halfway through the Countdown..

Have a fantastic day!





  • Colleen Howell

    To cute, makes me want to go hug my doggyReplyCancel

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  • Madleine

    Love the mini dot background stamp!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome card, pulls at the heart strings!ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    Precious! All of my grandchildren are boys! I can definitely use this set!ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    Adorable card, super sweet!ReplyCancel


Gosh I cannot believe it is May already, how the time is flying by once again this year..

Being May, it is that time of the month again for the Release Countdown at MFT..

Today, I start you out with a fun set called Martini Time, so many options with this along with other matching products to make some fun creations, be sure to check out the Blog for more creations from the DT…

I took the Martini stamp and stamped out onto some Black Licorice card stock, embossing with White Embossing powder, die cutting out and setting aside…

I then took a piece of white card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine, die cutting a rectangle panel using the A2 Rectangle Stax..

Adding circles to form like bubbles onto the panel by using the Basic Shapes – Circle Stencil and Berrylicious, Lemon Chiffon. Orange Fizz, Pink Lemonade and Wild Wisteria Inks..

Once I was happy with the blending I added my Martini Glass and finished the card by adding a sentiment from the Spirited Sentiments and a scattering of Clear Sequins…

Thanks for swinging past today to check out my creation, I will be back tomorrow with Day 4..

Have a fabulous day!




  • Pennie

    I love your soft colors!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Love the soft colored circles in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Nice card!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Cain

    Really cute card Joy! It was nice to see one done in pastels, I love the circle stencil.ReplyCancel

  • Great card, I love the soft circles for the background!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl S

    What a fun card. I love the subtle circles in the background.ReplyCancel

  • What a pretty card! I love the soft circles you added to the background :)ReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    Stunning card, so pretty, beautiful colors!ReplyCancel


I hope you are all having a great day and have enjoyed seeing all the amazing creations from the DT using the Stitched Blooms April Card Kit..

Today is the day that you can order your kit and the last day the team will be sharing inspiration..

I chose to feature more die cutting but this time in a different way..

I firstly wanted to use the colours Blue Breeze and Tropical Teal inks on a white card stock, so I blended the 2 colours until I was happy with the look..

On another piece of trimmed white card stock, I took the leaf die from the Stitched Blooms kit and die cut several times into the panel, creating a background effect..

I added foam tape to the back of this panel and adhered to the blended ink panel..

I completed the card by stamping and embossing in White Embossing powder onto Black Licorice card stock a sentiment from the Deepest Sympathy set, adding this to the middle of the panel..





  • Denise Evans

    Joy, This card is so elegant! I love ALL your designs! TFS…..ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    Love your card! Very clean, simple and extremely elegant. I totally forgot about the possibilities of using the negative space made by these dies. I love being able to stretch crafting supplies that way. Thank you for the reminder and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    Wow! I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    Pretty card! The colors are so soft and go well with the die cuts.ReplyCancel

  • Tammie Koehnen

    Such a beautiful sympathy card. Love the soft colors and simplicity.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Parkins

    That’s such a soft, lovely design for a sympathy card.ReplyCancel

  • Roblyn

    What a great idea to use just the leaf!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so FUN and COOL!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    I love your take on this card kit!ReplyCancel

  • Josmary Flores

    Love it the minute I saw it.ReplyCancel

  • That’s a lovely card!! Pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth

    Beautiful! I hope you don’t mind if I use your idea-I struggle with making sympathy cards, but to me, this one is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    This is simple and sweet. Love your design.ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    I truly love this pretty card. Such a simple design but absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Goodness Joy that’s beautiful! It’s simple yet elegant with a touch of wow!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Mahoney

    Joy, I love your use of just the leaves die for the sympathy card. Great idea to stretch this kit.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    This is a beautiful way to use these great dies. I appreciate the great variety of ideas on this hop. Thanks for sharing. I already ordered my kit!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    Love the ombre look on this card!ReplyCancel

  • Very beautiful card. Love the use of negative die space.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Ockey

    My jaw just dropped. I really love how simple this card is, but how classy it looks. Adore it.ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    Such a pretty card design, Joy! Love the simplicity of it.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    I love an ombre look and you did a beautiful job. Plus the color you used is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

    Oh my !! Your card is absolutely magnificent !! I love your CAS style and the color combo is great !!

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Fantastic card! I love how you used the leaf die!ReplyCancel

  • FD91354

    Lovely card design. Love the versatility of this kit.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in Michigan

    Simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • What a wonderful sympathy card! Sometimes all the emphasis is on the flowers and we can’t see the simple designs. This is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Susan O'Halloran

    This is a lovely and tasteful sympathy card. Thanks for sharing your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So pretty with the die cut panel and the ink blended background.ReplyCancel

  • Becky scovill

    Stunning card. Can’t wait to case thisReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    Very pretty sympathy card—the blended ink colors Express the sentiment perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Stunning!! So creative to use the leaf sprig in an overall window to your lovely background. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Gorgeous background!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Haedtke

    This kit sold out in record time! That is because of all the great ideas, like yours, were shared. Lucky for the ones that we able to purchase, I could not!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Such a lovely card!!!ReplyCancel


    Love the design!ReplyCancel


I hope you are enjoying seeing all the creations from the DT using the April Card Kit called Stitched Blooms..

Today I have another die cut version, this time using Persimmon, Orange Zest and Kraft card stocks..

I die cut the flower and leaves out of the above colours of card stock and put together..

I then die cut the word Hugs from Twice the Hugs out of white card stock, 4 times adhering each layer together, realising the colour was washing out against the white background card, so I took some Cement Gray card stock and die cut another one, adhering to the white..

I added the word Hugs to the centre of the card base and went about adding my flowers either side of the die cut word..

It was still looking a bit plain to me, so I added some score lines around the white card base and finished the card by adding some Clear Sequins..

I will be back tomorrow for the big reveal and the purchasing of the card kit..

Have a fantastic day!





  • the stitched blooms are so wonderful in this kit and love how you’ve used them in your card – great design!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Parkins

    I think it’s beautiful. I love the orange and kraft card stock combination, and the sequins and score lines add just the right touch.ReplyCancel

  • rachel duong

    I love how this card just feels so nice and balanced and has a wonderful calming effect. It’s really beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Martha R

    Super cute card! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Boyd

    When I saw this posted on your IG today it made me happy because I love orange. Great design!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Beautiful colours…great design too.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Beautiful card!!! Flowers and colors are so gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

It is that time of the month again that the DT bring you projects sharing the card kit for the month..

This month we have a fabulous kit called Stitched Blooms…

I am sharing a creation today based around one of the stitched blooms dies, using Tropical Teal, Limelight as the base of the flower and then added impact with sentiment strips..

Die cutting a flower and centre of the flower out of Tropical Teal and then die cutting 2 leaves to place at the back of the flower out of Limelight card stock..

Adhering the leaves to the flower, I set aside to work on the sentiment strips..

To which I trimmed 5 strips of Black Licorice card stock and taking sentiments, From the Heart stamp set, stamping several sentiments with Versamark and embossing with White Embossing Powder..

Assembling the card, I took a trimmed piece of white card stock and adhered the sentiment strips across the middle of the card, then placed my flower off to one side and completed the card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins..

I will be back again tomorrow with another creation using more of this wonderful card kit..





  • rachel duong

    I love the fun sentiments! Your card is unique and gives me great ideas. I love the colors you used.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.

    Love this! The way you did the sentiments is so unique! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Great card design, Joy. Love this new stitched blossom kit :)ReplyCancel

  • Great card design, Joy. Love this new stitched blooms kit :)ReplyCancel

  • Pat Gasko

    WOW another gorgeous card. The stitched flower dies are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hi Aussie Joy. What a fantastic idea with the sentiments – love it and the whole card is fabulous!!!! Love it! Am also loving this new card kit and the flower dies. Thanks so much for sharing – do you ever make tutorials? Would love to watch you create. Aussie Bev.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Cain

    Very pretty card! I love the colors, they pair up nicely, beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen Hayes

    Oh I simply adore this card, everything from your gorgeous color choices, to that amazing background created with the word strips, it is simple, elegant and gorgeous! Thank you for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • What a cool way to ass sentiments on a card! Very simple but bold at the same time! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Haedtke

    WOW – very cool!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    This is so pretty. The sentiments are so nice, and the stitched bloom adds a great finish.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Parkins

    Beautiful card! I love the flower and especially the way you added the sentiment strips. That’s pretty cool!ReplyCancel

  • Very beautiful card. Love the sentiment strips.ReplyCancel

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  • Denise Evans

    This is such a beautiful card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • wooooow
    love itReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love the word strips!ReplyCancel

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