Well hello and Happy New Year to you all!

Cannot believe we have started a new year and what’s better then the start of a new year then a new release from MFT..

So today we start you with the countdown once again and today marks day 5 of that countdown..

I chose to create a card using the Heart Tree, Tweethearts and Lots of Heart Stencil..

To start this card, I die cut several white card stock layers using the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge, adhering each of the scallop sections together and using 2 of the inserts for different uses..

With the first insert, I added a blending of Ripe Raspberry, Bubblegum and Tickled Pink inks, to create a slight ombre look, over the top of this inked panel I laid the Lots of Heart Stencil and added more Ripe Raspberry..

With the second insert, I die cut the Heart Tree..

I adhered the scallop frame to a white card base and added the inked panel and then the die cut panel into the frame..

I added Clear Sequins to give my tree a little bling and completed the card by stamping a sentiment from the Tweethearts stamp set, embossing onto some Vellum..

Don’t forget to head over to the blog to see all the other creations today..

Have a great day, I will be back with day 4 tomorrow..


  • Cynthia Cole

    Beautiful tree card!ReplyCancel

  • Pam B

    Oh so light & pretty! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Pauletta Smith

    I really like the layers on your card. Looks like something I would want to frame and hang on my wall!ReplyCancel

  • Tami

    Those sequins definitely are the finishing touch to a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Sweet pinks!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy M

    The layering looks great. The stitched scalloped frame with the Heart Tree adds interest.ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    This tree is gorgeous. You have created a beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Hastilow

    WOW ! So delicate & pretty xReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Sweet perfection….. who wouldn’t love to receive this love note?ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hollins

    I love the new heart tree die!!! It’s defineily on my list to purchase. Thank you for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Anderberg

    Soooo pretty! Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    Very pretty! I like the soft pink in the background.ReplyCancel

  • Gail S.


  • Teresa Doyle

    This is very elegant Joy, well done.ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Florida

    I love this tree die! It’s so versatile! And I love the way you designed it to look like a little picture. Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    This is just so lovely. I love pink…and this is just soft and sweet…thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Joni Stoneking

    I really like this card – the colored panel behind the die cut is lovely, and I thought you’d pasted jewels in – I was surprised to discover they were clear sequins – very clever!

    The card is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Dina Tausilia

    Very cute and love the clean look!!ReplyCancel

  • Diana

    What a sweet card. Love the subtlety of the embossed vellum.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Waxler

    Cute ideas. Great colorsReplyCancel

  • Tena Vincent

    Love what you’ve done with this treeReplyCancel

  • Absolutely love the soft colours.ReplyCancel

  • Ty


  • BeverlyBL

    How sweet. I love that heart tree. Cute year round.ReplyCancel


Sharing tonight the latest Color Challenge for MFT, currently sitting at 108 and I sure hope you will find some time to play along, to view more inspiration and details on how to enter for a chance at winning, just click HERE..

I kept my card a bit more masculine using the You Float My Boat, stamping out the colours of the challenge After Midnight, Tropical Teal and Cement Gray..

I took some Sweet Tooth card stock and die cut a panel using the Blueprints 29, just using the collage part and stamping a sentiment onto Tropical Teal card stock using one of the Tab die cuts..

I added the collage piece to a Sweet Tooth card base and started to assemble my card, by adding my little sail boat, tab with sentiment on and went back to the die cutting machine and die cut anchors out of more After Midnight, Tropical Teal and Cement Gray card stock, adding these to one of the collage panels…

Completing the card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Thanks for taking the time to stop by tonight, have fun playing this week and I will be back with more tomorrow..


  • Georgiana

    Great job using a wonderful color combination.ReplyCancel

Hello again

Back tonight as promised to share the latest sketch challenge for MFT..

Hopefully, after the Christmas Festivities you will have some crafty time to play along, be sure to swing past HERE to view loads of inspiration and check the details on how you can enter for a chance at winning..

I chose to use Gill Friends and chose to colour my images using Polychromo Pencils..

I die cut these all out and set aside, whilst still using the die cutting machine, I took some After Midnight card stock and the Gift Box Cover Up, die cutting this and adding to a white card base, I wanted white inserts so die cut the die once again out of white card stock and to these I added some blending with Distress Oxide inks..

I added my little images and finished off the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment from the Anything But Basic Friendship, adding this to the centre of the card front..

I hope you enjoy playing along this week..




Happy Boxing Day to you all, hope you have had an amazing time with family and friends over this festive season..

We have had some lovely time catching up with family, full from too much food and lots of laughs what could be better..

However, I will say the heat is horrendous at the moment and the following week will be not much better..

I never got a chance to pop in before Christmas and share the 2 cards that I created for family, so I figured even though it is Boxing Day it is still Christmas feeling so why not share this week, starting today..

I coloured up a Mama Elephant set that I have had in my stash for awhile called Merry Mantle, it is just so cute and I really adored how the fireplace came up, more practice with my Polychromo Pencils..

I added this to a red card base, along with some pattern paper from Hearts and Stripes and finished the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment from a Clearly Besotted stamp set that sadly I think may be retired, called Most Wonderful..

Later tonight I will be back with yet another card for you, so stay tuned..

Enjoy the rest of your day!




Gosh having some heat this week with weather, I know I say it every year, but I long for Autumn, I hope you are staying nice and cool or warm where ever you are..

Okay enough about the weather how about a card creation..

So we are up to that time of the month again where we share birthday projects with you all, to get you inspired to make these cards that need through out the year..

I worked with a few products on my card…

The first being the Celebrate Speech Bubble that I die cut out of some Silver Sparkle card stock, adding this to a white card base..

I then moved onto my little images that I wanted, to which I used 2 sets, Adorable Elephants and Somebunny, colouring each of the images with Copics and die cutting out, adding these around the speech bubble..

I completed this card by adding even more sparkle with some Clear Sequins…

I hope you find some inspiration from the DT



Happy Wednesday to you all!

I am back today to share the latest creation for the sketch challenge..

I had fun using different elements on this card..

I started out by stamping and embossing the Whimsical Waves Background stamp onto white card stock, trimming a portion of this off and adding to the card base..

Next, I took some Electric Red card stock, stamped and embossed several different sentiments from the From the Heart set, adding this strip to the base and leaving a section in between to match the sketch..

The other elements to the card were to stamp the images that I took from Recipe for Happiness, coloured these in with Copics and added to the card..

Completing the card by adding enamel dots..

Be sure to head on over HERE for more inspiration and details on how you can enter the challenge this week for a chance to win..

Have a wonderful day!


  • Cindy H.

    Love this beautiful card! Red and white – so crisp and clean!ReplyCancel