Hi there

Dreary day here at the cottage so what better way to spend the day, with the heaters going and holding myself up in the craft room..

Some little maintenance to take care of first that being the computer work, so I am sitting here prior to this being scheduled out for your reading and typing up my post for today..

Today over at MFT the design team are sharing creative ways to use your blueprints and creating masculine cards, we would love to see your creations using blueprints and to get you inspired here is a card I created using the Blueprints 18..

I took some of the dies from Blueprints 18 along with After Midnight, Sour Apple and Sno Cone card stocks, die cutting each of the sections that I wanted to use as block shapes..

On the Sno Cone card stock, I took the stars die from the Blueprints and added a strip of stars that would show the negative side and taking a strip of Sour Apple card stock, adding the same negative look below the first row of stars..

I added the After Midnight and Sno Cone card stocks to the White card base and then went about stamping a sentiment from the Count the Stars stamp set, embossing this with Silver Embossing powder..

To add to the sentiment I took some Black Licorice card stock and die cut several layers using the Stars and Wishes die, adhering each of the layers together, adding both sentiments to the After Midnight card stock..

To complete the look I was after I took more Sno Cone and Sour Apple card stock, adding a banner and star to the top part of the card..

I look forward to seeing what you can create using the blueprints, for loads more inspiration just head on over to the BLOG..









Hello again

Back tonight to share the latest creation for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week..

I love this weeks sketch and had a lot of fun putting together this card..

We are now up to number 338 and if you are wanting to enter for a chance at winning or finding loads of inspiration, just click HERE..

I took a piece of white card stock and trimmed it slightly smaller then the card front, I then moved onto stamping an image from Ninja-mazing, colouring in with Copics and die cutting out..

Next, I took more white card stock and die cutting several layers of white card stock using the Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames, adhering each of the frames together and using one of the inserts, I took the Radiating Rays, applying Lemon Chiffon ink to the background..

Once happy with the look, I added this to the trimmed piece of white card stock then to a Steel Grey card base..

I die cut a heart and added some Candied Apple to the heart, flicking water of the top to make the ink wick..adding this to the centre of the the frame along with my little ninja..

I then stamped a sentiment onto a piece of Black Licorice card stock, embossing with white embossing powder, adding it above the ninja and completed my card by adding some Navy Sequins..

I love how this card turned out and I sure hope you all find some time to play along this week..










So the day is here to finally purchase your June Card Kit from MFT…I hope you will all love playing with your kit once it arrives and I look forward to seeing your amazing creations..

Today I have one last card to share with you all and I once again used new and old product with this kit..

I started out by die cutting some vellum from the card kit with the envelope die, sealing it shut and adding a a die cut heart from some Wild Wisteria card stock..

While I was die cutting the Wild Wisteria card stock, I also went about die cutting more teeny tiny hearts from the kit and set those aside to add to my finished card..

Next, was to add a frame, so I die cut several layers of White Card Stock using the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge frames, adhering each of the layers together and die cutting one more out of Grout Gray card stock..

With the Grout Gray card stock, I took the Fairy Happy stamp set and using one of the flower stems, I stamped all over this card stock, then embossed with White Embossing Powder, essentially creating my own pattern background..

Adding both the frame and the background piece to a white card stock, along with my envelope..

I moved onto stamping out one of the fairy’s, coloured her in with Copics and die cut her out, adding her to the card front also, as if she was off to deliver some happy mail..

I stamped and embossed a sentiment using Silver Embossing Powder, adding this strip to the base of the card and those little hearts that I die cut earlier, I added a a sprinkling touch to complete the card..

Now it is time to head over to the MFT blog and check out the design teams fantastic projects..

Have a great day!








  • Terri Mariani

    Your card is so elegant! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Cartwright

    This is absolutely beautiful, such great details.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    What a sweet card! I love that little fairy! Her coloring and the purple confetti hearts add just enough to the rest of the white card. But your stitched and scalloped frame, the white embossed vellum insert, the tiny white envelope, and the sentiment banner with the silver really add a lot of depth to the card! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh my goodness Joy, this is an absolutely beautiful card. So amazing, I HAD to pin it. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Cotter

    Love the detail on your card. Great kit.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Oh my! This card is so amazingly beautiful. A dream for any little girl.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So cute! I love the fairy!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    Magical card. Some little girl is going to be very happy to receive it.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Such a cute card:-)ReplyCancel

  • Alena Kincherova

    Such a fresh card!ReplyCancel

  • I love the addition of the fairy and the background!ReplyCancel

  • Francine

    You have such a beautiful clean style. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    So sweet for a little girl’s birthday.ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    Wow beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • SQUEAL!! SUPER SWEET New Kit!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and your Card is AMAZING!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)ReplyCancel

  • I love the colors you chose, the background you created, and the coloring of your sweet fairy! Super cute and fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    Oh my goodness! This is so cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine J

    Love, love this card and use of fairy & vellum!ReplyCancel

  • Very pretty card. I love that little fairy and the touch of vellum.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten B in MN

    This is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Yasmin

    Im so in love with this card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    This card is so adorable. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Oh this is cute, and pretty!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Aguirre

    Such a sweet card! Love the colors and the sweet background!ReplyCancel

  • Oh! Such a pretty card! Love all the little lavender hearts. Very cute!ReplyCancel

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  • Felicia

    This image and the vellum and embossing all make this a perfect card. Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Very sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Karen W.

    Adorable! Love the fairy’s hair- great coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy W

    Such a sweet card! I can’t wait until the fairies are back in stock. I love that set!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Love this gorgeous and soft feminine card…the vellum is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    An elegant card.
    the tone-on-tone, the framing,
    the vellum envelope, the little
    fairy – fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Wow, Joy this card is so sweet. Thanks for sharing:)ReplyCancel

  • Mary Campbell

    Very cute card. The fairy and the background flowers add so much to the little envelope.ReplyCancel


    Such a cute card.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine Randall

    So cute!ReplyCancel

Hi there

I hope you all had a chance to look at the new card kit for MFT that is being released, super fun and great birthday sentiments..

Today is day 2 sharing creations using the card kit..

I kept my card pretty simple again today and created with card kit products as well as older products that gives you inspiration and all different levels of product use…

Die cutting a piece of white card stock that was trimmed slightly smaller then the card front, using the Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Cover Up die, adding this to a card base..

Whilst die cutting, I took the envelope die from the kit along with the insert die and die cut another piece of white card stock for envelope and the insert to the envelope I die cut a piece of pattern paper from the Dots and Stripes Confection..adhering the insert into the envelope..

More die cutting, this time the tag, that I die cut from Kraft card stock and white card stock, using the Tag Builders Blueprints 2 and a butterfly from the Flutter of Butterflies, adding the tag, envelope and butterfly coming out of the envelope to the card front..

Finishing my card by stamping a sentiment onto vellum and embossing with white embossing powder, adding this to the bottom section of the card and completing the butterfly with a die cut heart from Cotton Candy card stock..

Remember to swing past the blog today to check out all the amazing creations from the DT..










Hope you all had a wonderful weekend..I have been working all weekend, so no crafty play, but hopefully with a day off this week, I can manage to get into the craft room and play again..

Speaking of crafting, today at MFT we start the countdown to the new card kit, this month’s kit is called Sending Birthday Wishes, it is a fabulous kit and I have to say those sentiments ROCK…

So I start you off today with my card 1…

I chose to do a soft and pretty card, by taking a piece of white card stock that was trimmed slightly smaller then the card base and then applying Tickled Pink and Spearmint inks, adding this to the Framework stencil..

I then took some Vellum that was from the kit and die cut the envelope die, of course creating an envelope, that I sealed together and placed a die cut heart from some Cotton Candy card stock..

Whilst die cutting I took more white card stock and die cut the Abstract Heart, adding this to the stenciled background along with the envelope..

At the base of the card I stamped a sentiment form the stamp set contained in the kit and embossed with Liquid Platinum..

To complete this card, I took some clear sequins and added these across the heart and added a strip of Silver Sparkle card stock right along the bottom edge..

Be sure to check out the rest of the teams works today, they are amazing..click HERE..

I will be back again tomorrow with day 2..








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  • Keysha Sain

    Cute card! I love the background you created!ReplyCancel

  • Heather White

    This card is beautiful and classy. I want that glitter paper now!ReplyCancel

  • Fran Weinberg

    Lovely! Such pretty soft colors!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    So does your card ROCK! This kit has some super sentiments.ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    This card is so elegant. The soft colors, the stenciling, the geometrically cut heart, the vellum envelope . . . it’s so beautifully put together. Just love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a beautiful card! Love the heart!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Beautiful – love this collage of pretty and delicate elects :-DReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you all have a fabulous day today…my day was a good day, spent with Mum cleaning out a few things and organising, so that is always a good thing..

After a long day I am surprised that I have managed to make it into the craft room to craft, but of course this little corner of my house always makes me happy..

So before I get started on crafting, I figure it was time to sit here and schedule my post for the new sketch challenge at MFT…to find out how you can enter into this weeks challenge and have a chance at winning a prize or to even be inspired by the design team, then click HERE..

We are up to number 337 this week and I have to say it kinda made me put my thinking cap on :)

I chose to use Space Explorer, I just adore this sweet little set..

I stamped out my image of the little space boy and coloured him in with Copics, I die cut him and set him aside..

Moving onto the rest of the card and sketch, I took some white card stock, along with Lemon Drop ink and applied ink over a section of the card stock, die cutting a starry background using Starry Circle..

Sticking with the die cutting, I took some After Midnight card stock and Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax and lining 2 of them up together so that it just cut a border, I die cut the card stock..

Next, I took a piece of Sour Apple card stock, trimmed a strip and using stamps from the Out of this World stamp set, I stamped out the images along the strip with Sour Apple ink, adding this to the centre of a trimmed white card base..Adding my Starry Circle and Fishtail Banner also..

The sentiment was the next to be added onto the circle feature, stamping a sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock from the Out of this World stamp set, embossing with white embossing powder…

Lastly, I added my little space boy and die cut an Electric Red heart from the Tag Builder Blueprints 6..

I look forward to seeing all your projects this week..

Have a fun crafty day!








  • Tara Prince

    Such a fun card! Great image!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia O.

    This is adorable, Joy! Great take on a tough sketch. I had to give it some thought as well. :0ReplyCancel

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