Hello there

Hope you are all having a wonderful day and maybe catching some crafty time…

I am here today to share the February Hits and Highlights for MFT

This month we are all about showing you all inspiration using the Circle Frame Dies…

I chose to use the Happy Birthday Circle Frame, paired with Birthday Chicks, I told you I adore these sweet chicks as so many of you have also..

So I stamped out the sweet chicks that I wanted to use, coloured with Copics and die cut out..

Whilst at the die cutting station, I took about 4 pieces of scratch white card stock, die cutting the Happy Birthday Circle Frame, adhering each of the layers together..

Then I trimmed a piece of white card stock down and applied Peach Bellini Ink through the Radiating Rays stencil…

I adhered the circle frame to the centre of this stenciled piece and then went about stamping a sentiment onto a piece of Grout Gray card stock, embossing with White Embossing Powder, trimming this down and adding it to the centre of the circle frame..

I completed my card by adding my chicks and mass scattering of Clear Sequins…

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day, don’t forget to pop on over HERE to check out what the rest of the team are sharing…






Hi there

Hope you have all had a great day or about to have a great day!  I have had a very productive day in the garden, I am super sore and burnt but it was very productive and also an outing for Mum so I know she enjoyed the day too..

After a long day, I now sit here after a lovely shower, typing up my post for you all to read, I of course will be fast asleep when you read this :)

Today is the new sketch challenge for MFT, we are now at number 373, I hope you enjoy playing along, I always love seeing how everyone interprets the sketches, for more information on how you can enter for a chance at winning and loads of inspiration to get you started from the design team, just head over HERE

I took out a stamp set that I haven’t had a the chance to play with, Sweet Sloths..

Taking out the one that hangs from the branch, I stamped it out and coloured with Copics, die cutting and setting it aside..

Whilst still at the die cutting machine, I took a trimmed piece of white card stock and the Inside & Out Stitched Circle Stax, die cutting into the panel..

With the inner part of the circle die cut, I took the Cloud Stencil and Blue Breeze ink and applied over to create the cloud background..

I adhered the white die cut panel onto a white card base, using some foam tape for dimension, then adhered the cloud background straight to the card…

I added my sweet sloth and lastly, stamping a sentiment onto a piece of white card stock, placing this just above the sloth and a scattering of Clear Sequins to complete the card…

Enjoy the sketch challenge and I will be back more with you all soon..





  • Marilyn Patrick

    Joy – Such a cute card! Love your color choices and composition. Beautiful job as always.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So sweet!!ReplyCancel

  • I love this! Such a fabulous scene, colored beautifully with the perfect sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel


Hope you are all having a great day!

Beautiful and much cooler day here at the cottage so it is the type of day that you feel like doing something, although secretly, I would really love a nap LOL..

Today at MFT is all about Stitching, it is that time of the month again where the team bring you creations as inspiration for the Stitched with Love…

As March is approaching fast, we are sharing creations for St Patricks Day, so this gives you time to make your creations…

I chose to turn my Cross Stitch Tag into a card, using just the portion of where you cross stitch onto, I used one of the patterns from the Resources section on the MFT site…

I stitched away on my die cut portion a pot of gold, once I was finished all the cross stitch, I took out one of the gnomes from You Gnome Me and coloured him in with just grey tones, giving him a monochromatic look..

Next, it was time to assemble to card…I took white card stock and one of the dies from Blueprints 32, die cutting into the panel, also die cutting a frame out of Cement Gray card stock..

I added my cross stitch panel to the card front, then adhering foam tape to the die cut panel to give dimension, I placed over the top of the cross stitch panel, adding my little Cement Gray frame..

I stamped a sentiment onto more white card stock and die cut around this using one of the tab dies from Blueprints 32..

I added my gnome as if he had just dug up all that gold, my sentiment and scattered some Gold Sequins to complete..

I hope you will all join in the fun and play along with this challenge..

Have a fabulous day!





  • Megan

    OMG that is so cute. Love your card. Glad to hear you are cooler where you are. We moved to the Southern Highlands and have been baking and desiccating… thought it was hot hot hot and dry dry dry in the hawkesbury. Roll on winter.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BL

    Cute way to incorporate the tag into a card. The addition of the gnome was perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Queen Mary

    That is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    love this!!ReplyCancel

Hello again

I have a super fun post today for you all, MFT are joining forces with Chibitronics and having one of those collabs again..

Chibitronics bring you fun interactive parts that you can add to your creations to light up, the interactive part is so fun to play with and for the recipient to receive even more fun..

I chose to light up a hot air balloon, stamping out my images from the Up in the Air, coloured the images in with Copics and set aside..

I then went about adding a could background onto some white card stock, blending clouds using the Mini Cloud Stencil and Blue Breeze ink…

I forgot to take a photo of the preparation of the Chibi Circuit, it was a hot mess though, but it really is super easy to create and the little booklet inside the starter pack is a lot of help, there are also a lot of You Tube videos out there also, so don’t be afraid to make these types of cards, lets face it, if I can do it anyone can do it :)

Once my circuit was established I added a tone of foam tape and placed the cloud background..

Next I added my little images and stamped out some sentiments to add to my card..

Here you can see that when you place your finger onto the the little house the balloon lights up as if the gas fire was pumping the hot air balloon into the air..

To see more creations from the design team head on over to the BLOG..and don’t forget to head to the Chibitronics blog too as they will have a giveaway also..

Have a wonderful rest of the day!






Hi There

So I am writing this post with a huge apology, I had scheduled my post to go out live at midnight here well so I thought, to my horror I woke to find that my post did not go out at all as I had set it to PM instead of AM, then when I went to re post out it failed and disappeared on me..I swear me and my blog have a love hate relationship…so I am sitting here rather late having to write my post once again to you all..

I chose to add a few different characters holding balloons as this month was all about balloons..

I stamped out images from Birthday Chicks, Beary Birthday and Happy Hippos, colouring in with Copics and die cutting out..

I stamped up in the right hand corner of a trimmed piece of white card stock and sentiment from Handwritten Happiness, adding my images to the card front and finishing off with a scattering of Clear Sequins..

So why not come and play along this week with the team for a chance at winning, for more details head over HERE

I will be back again later in the day with another fun project for you all..

Have a great day!





  • This is so beautifully colored, love those blloons! Such a CUTE bunch of animals!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Adorable scene!!ReplyCancel

Hello again

Hope you have all had a great day, I am a little pooped tonight, lots of gardening today..so an early night it will be, but before that can happen it is time to get this post written and scheduled to go out :)

I went with something that was out of my normal colour tones and well it was good to stretch myself..

So the title of this post says it all, it is that time of the week again where the new Sketch Challenge for MFT starts, don’t forget to play along this week for a chance to win and to find out how to do so with loads of inspiration from the DT just click HERE..

I chose to work my card around the little Harvest Mouse, stamping out the images and colouring with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

Next, I took a piece of white card stock that I trimmed down and applied Steel Blue ink over the Mini Cloud Stencil..

With more white card stock I stamped a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments stamp set and set both the inked panel and the sentiment aside..

Wanting to carry the Steel Blue colour through my design, I trimmed down some Steel Blue card stock and stamping over the top using the Mesh Background, embossing the background with Silver Embossing Powder..

I added the strip across the Mesh Background card stock, along with my little images and sentiment and the card was complete….

I look forward to viewing your creations this week, have fun!





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