Welcome back, I trust you have all had fun shopping the latest release..

I have a new card for you today, it starts the new Sketch Challenge for the week, currently sitting at number 440..

Pop on over HERE to see how you can play along for a chance at winning..

Now don’t dislike me, but I am sharing a Christmas card, I know I can hear you all saying way too early, but I figured I really need to send some out this year and so jumping a little ahead of time to get some created..

I chose to use Happy Pawlidays, stamping out the little dog with Christmas lights around him, colouring with Copics and die cutting..

I then took a white panel and using the Basic Shapes Circle Stencil, I added 3 circles with a light dusting of Berrylicious ink…

I added my little dog to one and in the other 2 I die cut 2 snowflakes from the Stylish Snowflakes out of Sno Cone card stock..

Completing the card by adding a stamped sentiment to a piece of white card stock, backing this with pattern paper from the Party Patterns and some sequins onto the snowflakes..

Have fun playing along this week..




The day is finally here, time to go ahead and purchase all the fun goodies from the June Release..

Plus don’t forget to head past the blog to see loads more inspiration from the team and also friends from around the crafting industry..

I have chosen to share another card using the latest Birdie Brown stamp set called Friends with Fins, pairing it with yet another from the release called, Under the Sea..

First, I started out by stamping out the dolphins from the set, colouring with Copics and adding more contrast with my Polychromos, die cutting these out and setting aside..

I then masked off a section on some white card stock and blended Distress Inks, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Broken China..

Whilst the masking was still on, I flicked some water to make the ink wick and then took the Basic Shapes – Circle Stencil and applied various circles using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink..

Whilst I set this aside to dry, I took Coral Crush, Peach Bellini and Limelight card stocks and ran through the die cutting machine using Under the Sea dies..

I added these die cuts along with my dolphins to the inked panel, adding some extra stamped fish around the dolphins..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment along the inked panel and added a scattering of sequins..

Have fun shopping and perusing the blogs..


  • Cute card. Love the sentiment. :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    What an awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Gullikson

    I like how you used just the side of the card for decoration. Neat idea.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Love this, such a great background behind the dolphins!ReplyCancel

  • kathleen dumpert

    I love the background you created on your card!ReplyCancel

  • Birgit A Norton

    Oh my word, is this ever cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Anfinson

    I love how you designed this card and the coloring is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Zimmerman

    Your card is amazing! I love the way you only used half of the card for the inked ocean, then placing the card verse vertically.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Page

    I LOVE the bokeh effect on your water background panel for bubbles!!! Great idea! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Parkins

    That’s beautiful! All of these ocean themed cards make me want to head for the beach.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    wow the ink blending and coloring are masterful – thanks for sharing:)ReplyCancel


    Great BG inking!! Love these cute ocean guys. Lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Wonderful undersea card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Meghan Kennihan

    This is my FAVORITE set of the release! You colored them beautifully! They are just soooo chubby and cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Snoozy

    I’m finding that I like the cards with some white space more and more. This is adorableReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    I love this card! I love the way your scene only covers part of the front, and I love the way you have the sentiment vertically… I love what the sentiment says…. and I love your coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Petersen

    Terrific card! Love those sweet dolphins and that fabulous sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Oh my! What adorable card! Stunning colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • I love how you did the background and created that almost bokeh effect. There’s so much detail in your scene section that contrasts so nicely with the clean white space. Thanks for sharing this great card with us!ReplyCancel

  • Ooh la la la. Really love this design you’ve created. So cool that you have created a scene on the long narrow strip. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Rokke

    Love this card and the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Your ocean scene slimline card is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    This card is so sweet…love the narrow image area and vertical sentiment placement.ReplyCancel

  • Erica Loscalzo

    Cute cardReplyCancel

  • Jo Anne Malicoat

    Those dolphins are so seriously cute, you made a lovely card with them. Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Korey

    Love the cute pudginess of these images. This is such a great cardReplyCancel

  • Lauryne Cunningham

    I love your card and I love the white space! The scene on the right side makes such an impact on your CAS card! Gorgeous colors! and great sentiment, too!ReplyCancel

  • Jenrescuemama

    I love the coloring of your dolphins. And the sentiment is super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • What a great layout for your fun card.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    What a cool underwater scene!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mills

    This is so adorable!!! I just love these little dolphins and your scene is super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Dana M

    Love your card design, how you positioned the focal points along the right edge. Stunning coloring and blending – fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Awesome coloring and adorable dolphins! Sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Z

    Very wonderful card with the sea creatures :)ReplyCancel

  • Julia D.

    Love your card! I never think of using just a portion of the card front – I’m stuck in the rut of covering the whole thing. But your card is great and has inspired me to get out of my rut! Great coloring, too!ReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    Loving this layout! Also love the colors you chose and the silhouette of the little fish, spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Great underwater scene and I like where you stamped the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • rkokes

    Loving all the depth you created on this card-so cool!ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    Adorable ocean scene, thanks for sharing this inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Fantastic card! I love the panel scene!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the adorable scene you cerated and the sentiments are wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Wow gorgeous! Great sponging and the colour mix is 😍ReplyCancel

Hello there

Well almost time to shop the latest release from MFT and I sure do hope you have enjoyed viewing all the wonderful creations this month..

I share with you along with the other girls at the blog more inspiration for you today..

This time I used the Fairy Good Friends stamp set..

Stamping the little fairy out and colouring her with Copics, die cutting and adding some extra to her by adding some white gel pen to make it look like she had glitter falling over her..

I then took some Tickled Pink ink and applied to the centre of a white panel card stock, making sure to add just enough softness..

I then took the Moroccan Mosaic Stencil and reapplied more ink over the top to give some texture…

I added some white gel pen to this as well, adding my fairy and then a stamped sentiment..

Completing the card by adding Clear Sequins..

Have fun making those lists, I will be back tomorrow for one last card to share with you all…



Hi there

Getting super close now to the full release and purchase day…

I am here again as well as the other girls over at the blog to share more inspiration today..

I am using the Tropical Flowers, Well, Hello and Sweet Hello set..

Taking the Tropical Flowers I stamped onto some Coral Crush, Peach Bellini and Cement Gray using the corresponding inks, I added Milk Chocolate to the centres and die cut these out..

At the die cutting station I took After Midnight card stock and ran it through die cutting several times the word Hello, adhering each layer together..

I then took some Grout Gray card stock and added some score lines around the panel for a different effect..

Adding my Tropical Flowers and word Hello to the card base and finishing off with another sentiment stamped from the Well, Hello set..

Have fun perusing all the inspiration today..

Back with Day 1 tomorrow..


  • Anne Sturgeon

    Great job Joy. The gray with the beautiful corals is beautiful. I also love the added score lines. They really make a statement.ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hollins

    Beautiful card! I love the color combination! Thank you for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Halfway through the June Release Countdown now and I do hope that you are starting to prepare your wish lists..

We have even more installed today being day 3 and to view even more head over to the blog..

I am using the latest Pure Innocence girl, stamping her out and colouring her hair and skin and of course as you all know I love to paper piece when I can these sweet little girls, so I took some pattern paper from the Party Patterns and added to her swim suit..

I then die cut her out and set her aside..

I then took some white card stock and some distress inks, adding this to a clear block and applying water so it beaded..I then stamped onto the card stock and added more around the sides to look as though the water was splashing around her..

Once dry, I added the little girl and a sentiment that I embossed with white embossing powder to Black Licorice card stock, making sure to die this using the Skinny Strips..

I completed the card by adding a scattering of sequins..

Have a fabulous day!


  • Renee Drew

    This card is so adorable! The colors are fabulous, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Snoozy

    Her polka dot suit is super cute! What a fun release!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Hollins

    Cute card!!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara R.

    So adorable – I love the background!ReplyCancel


Have you enjoyed seeing some of the new products on Day 5 of the June Release Countdown? Well we have even more for you again today..

Being Day 4 of the Countdown I am sharing the latest from Stacey Yacula called Picnic Pals..

I adore creating scenes with her little stamps and for this card I did just that..

Taking the stamps that I wished to use on the card, I stamped out and coloured with Copics and die cut out..

I took a panel of white card stock and Berrylicious ink and applied an area at the centre of the panel..

I adhered my little images and created my scene then stamped a sentiment at the base..

I completed this card by adding some white dots to the sky line as extra texture..

Right, now time to head to the blog to see the rest of the amazing creations..

Have a wonderful day!


  • Angie Hollins

    Picnic pals is so cute! Thank you for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Snoozy

    Such a clever set, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.

    These critters are just delightful, thanks for sharing this fun scene.ReplyCancel