Hello there

Gosh, we are finally here at Day 1 of the Release Countdown for August, I know you will just love playing with all the new goodness..

I have created a card using the Birdie Brown, Call the Shots set, such a cute set..

I coloured up all my stamped images with Copics, die cut them out and set aside..

I then took a white panel of card stock and using the Lots of Hearts Stencil, I applied some Natural ink over the top, making sure to taper off so it was just a light fade..

I then took some Black Licorice card stock and stamped and embossed a sentiment onto this adding this to the card base..

I completed this card by adding a strip of pattern paper from the Black and White Stripes paper pad and then added my images above this..

Be sure to head to the blog to see even more amazing creations today..




We are now heading into Day 2 of the August Release Countdown and I sure hope you are enjoying all the fun creations from the DT, there is even more to be had today over on the blog..

So today, I created this card using the Best Witches set..

I stamped out the little witch and coloured her in with Copics, then die cut out, now I am going to be honest here and say I made a boo boo with the die cutting and it looked terrible once I took it off the plates, the die had moved so all the white was to one side..so it was back to the old tradition to salvage my little image and fussy cut out..

I set her aside and worked on the rest of the card, to which I took a white panel and die cut a circle out using Circle Stax 1, adding some blending to this using some Lemon Drop and Orange Zest..

I added some stamped bats to the circle and then added my little witch..

I went back to the die cutting machine and die cut 2 Eerie Trees out of Cement Gray..

Next, I trimmed a piece of Black Licorice Card stock and a piece of pattern paper from the Over the Rainbow paper pad..

I added all of my pieces to the card and completed the card by stamping a sentiment to a piece of white card stock to which I added between the Black and the pattern paper…

I hope you will swing past again tomorrow to view Day 1 of the August Release Countdown..

Have a fabulous day!


  • Kristen

    Really cute placement of your elements on this card, great idea adding the trees to the sides, make it really well balanced. I’m loving this set, so many cute ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    so adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Michael

    Love this card. Such a cute scene.ReplyCancel


Gosh we are already halfway through the August Release Countdown, I hope you are loving what you are seeing?

We have even more installed today so be sure to head over to the blog..

I created a card using 1 of Birdie Brown’s latest sets for this month called Squirrel, super super adorable set..

I stamped out the image and coloured with Copics, die cutting and setting aside..

Whilst at the die cutting machine, I took some Cement Gray card stock and the Single Stitch Line Rectangle frame die cutting several layers, adhering the frame together to form dimension and adding this to a white card base along with the inner part of the frame..

I then took white card stock and ran the Birch Trees through several times, adhering these to the inner section of the frame to form my scene..

Lastly, at the die cutting machine I took the Tucked In Turf Vertical die cutting into some Sour Apple card stock, with this I trimmed down and added some Sour Apple ink to the base of this card stock, adding this over the trees at the base of the framed area…

To complete this card I added my Squirrels and embossed a sentiment onto some Black Licorice card stock that I trimmed and added at the top portion of the frame and card..

Be sure to head back tomorrow to see what is installed for day 2..

Thanks for stopping by!


  • Lagene

    Super CUTE friends card!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    Wow, the birch trees really look great behind these adorable little squirrels, very niceReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    This card is absolutely gorgeous Joy! Good take on squirrels, even though we don’t have them in Australia.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican

    Such a darling card!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Did you all get a chance to check out the goodies of the Day 5 Countdown? I hope you are loving what you see..

We have more installed or Day 4 so be sure to head to the blog to see even more amazing creations..

I chose to work with the new Stacey Yacula set called, Spooktacular Friends..

Stamping out the images I wished to use and colouring with Copics, adding more shadows and depth using my Polychromos, die cutting out and setting aside to work on the rest of the card..

Taking a panel of white card stock, I masked off the bottom section of the card stock and at the top of card, I blended Orange Zest and Lemon Drop inks..

Once happy with the blending I stamped the tree from the stamp set and added my images..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment under the masked area..

This set is one of my favourites for the month and I sure hope you will love it too..

Have a wonderful day!


  • Sherri Little

    Love it! I appreciate your blending on the evening sky.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    Love that all of the color is at the top portion of the card and the bottom portion has white space. This is such a fun set, love it!ReplyCancel


Gosh, August already, before we know it, it will be Christmas, super scary how time is flying by so quickly..

Being August and a new month that means at MFT there is the start of a new Release Countdown and I start you out with Day 5..

I created my card using the Carousel Horses and Carousel Die..

I stamped out my images that I wished to use on my card then coloured with Copics and die cut out..

Whilst at the die cutting station I took one of the poles from the Carousel Die and ran it through the die cutting machine, die cutting several layers of Silver Sparkle, adhering each of the layers together to form dimension..

Next, I trimmed a piece of white card stock and blended Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Shaded Lilac, adding flicks of water over the top to make the ink wick..

I added my images and a sentiment that I embossed with Silver Embossing Powder onto Vellum..

I finished the card by adding die cut Silver Sparkle Hearts and Clear Sequins…

Don’t forget to swing past the blog to see what the rest of the team has created for Day 5..

I will be back tomorrow with Day 4..


  • Sweet Sarah

    Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy G.

    I love your graduating color combination! My favorite colors!ReplyCancel

  • Lagene

    Awesome creation, I love this stamp set!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen

    I love this card! Your background is so pretty and it really highlights that adorable gray carousel horseReplyCancel

  • Nanette Leiker

    I loved your card! The colors in the background were so beautiful, and the water flicking gives the card more interest.Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican

    Such an adorable card!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So super sweet!!ReplyCancel

  • Zlatka Kabaivanova

    So pretty! I love the background.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope the week is going well for you all, I am looking forward to the weekend I must admit, happy that I won’t be working and hopefully grab some crafty time..

Speaking of crafty time how about a card share..

Middle of the week and that means a new Sketch Challenge to play along with, to find out more details head over HERE

I chose to create another Christmas card, having these sketches are allowing me to add a card a week to the Christmas pile, well not all the time but most of the time…

Taking out the Snow Globe dies and creating my little snowman out of White, Black Licorice, Electric Red and Coral Crush card stocks..

I also die cut a snow bank out of white card stock and the trees from the same set out of Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green..

I set all these aside and worked on the rest of the sketch, trimming pieces of Grout Gray card stock strips, to these strips I embossed sentiments using sentiments from the Snow Globe Sentiments..

I added the strips to one corner of a white card base, with the middle strip adding Sno Cone card stock..

I went about adding my little snow scene using the die cuts and completed the card by die cutting a snowflake from the Stylish Snowflakes out of Sno Cone..

I hope you have fun creating with this sketch..