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!






Hello there

Hope you are all having a great day, beautiful day here at the cottage, cooler weather for Summer and nice sunny day, so I have opened the house and blinds and am letting the house air and sun stream in..

Today over at MFT the team are sharing the February Release Replay, more inspiration to share with you all what you can create using the latest and greatest for this month..be sure to head on over to the Blog to see what the team have cooked up..

I am sharing a creation using those sweet little chicks from Birdie Brown, Birthday Chicks…

I took out all the images that I wanted to use, stamped and coloured in with Copics, then die cut out..

Next, I took several pieces of Grout Gray card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine die cutting the Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Rectangle, adhering each of the frames together, I also ran a piece of white card stock through and using the inner part of that card stock, I stamped a sentiment towards the top..

I adhered the frame and inner part to a white card base, adding my little chicks around and my card was complete..

I adore these little chicks and I just know I am will be gravitating to them to create cards..

Have a fabulous day, I will be back again tomorrow with more..






Hello again

Back again to share the latest sketch challenge for MFT and the current sketch is number 371…I hope you get a chance to play along this week, they really are a lot of fun..

To find more inspiration and details on how you can enter the challenge for a chance at winning then just go over to HERE..

I worked with one of my all time favourite sets from MFT called Llama Love to create my sketch around..

I took the stamps that I wanted to use on the card and stamped them out, coloured them in with Copics and die cut..

Next, I took a piece of white card stock and the background stamp Lined Up Dots, inking up the stamp with Natural Ink, stamping over the card stock and then running this through the die cutting machine die cutting the Gift Box Cover-Up die, taking the stitched sections out and discarding the outer frame..

I then ran it through again, but this time die cutting only plain white card stock and keeping the frame only..

I added the frame to a white card base using foam tape for dimension and placed the stamped pieces back into position..

Still at the die cutting machine station, I took Kraft Card Stock and ran it through die cutting a Pierced Heart Stax, adding this to the centre area of the Gift Box Cover-Up die cut..

I placed my stamped images around the card and completed the card by stamping a sentiment onto a thin strip of card stock..

Looking forward to seeing what you create with this weeks challenge..

Have fun crafting..






Hi There

The day has finally arrived, the latest release for MFT is now live for purchase, which you can do so HERE

I hope you all enjoy the latest release and I once again just want to send out a huge thanks for commenting along the way of the release, it really is lovely to read all the comments and know you are inspired..

So I have one last card to share with you all..

I created a soft coloured card using the Magical Mandala Background…

I took a piece of white card stock and the Magical Mandala Background, inked up with Versamark ink and stamped off to one side of the card stock, embossing with White Embossing Powder..

Once the background was embossed, I went about inking using the Berrylicious, Wild Wisteria and Limelight…

I trimmed a small fraction off one side of the card stock and taking some Gold Sparkle Card Stock, I added a strip to the card base and adhered the panel with some foam tape for dimension..

Whilst I had the Gold card stock out, I die cut a heart from the Hearts in a Riw – Horizontal, I place it onto more or less the centre of the Mandala and completed my card by adding strips of sentiments that were embossed with Gold Embossing Powder From the Heart set..

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Team created today, have fun shopping..




  • Kelsey Thomas

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Connie G

    Such a soft pretty background.ReplyCancel

  • wendi j

    Nice soft colors. The gold is a great accent. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Donna B.

    I like your embossing of the mandala. It makes a simple but elegant card with a great message.ReplyCancel

  • Paula Haller

    So very pretty! Love how you pulled the beautiful Mandala off the edge. Looks completely gorgeous embossed and with this color palette you chose!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful blending!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous…love the colors you’ve selected! I’ll have to try this on my Mesmerizing Mandala. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline Bell

    Breath taking!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Woodard

    beautiful elegant card. love it. this release has a lot of variety for everyoneReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Love the ink blending. So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    This card looks great, I couldn’t figure how I would use such big stamp and this is just lovely, very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    Very pretty card, I love the ink blending.ReplyCancel

  • cathsamum

    Such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Laurel

    THis has such a zen feel to it, really ties the mandala in. Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Mahoney

    I love the soft colors against the mandala.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    So very pretty! Love the gorgeous colors
    you used and the gold makes it so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Birgit Norton

    what a pretty card!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie S

    Beautiful card. Love the soft colors.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow!!! So beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Elmore

    Such a classy card. All the new products are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Robson

    Beautiful CardReplyCancel

  • Phi

    Stunning card. So soft and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    Very soft and pretty! Love the gold sparkly heart!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    Love these soft pretty colours with the touch of gold glitter paper!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Sc

    Wow. Have the first Mandela dies and background but the newest one is calling to join them. How can I resist? Your card makes me have to have it.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Very cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    Beautiful colors and I like the gold.ReplyCancel

  • lainey

    Very pretty and delicate looking.ReplyCancel

  • GORGEOUS! Adorable card! Awesome new products!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Love this embossed resist…so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    Beautiful card! Love the soft colors with the gorgeous mandala!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    This card is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    stunning card – LOVE the layout and how you placed the sentiments:)ReplyCancel

  • Oh, WOW!! Your magical color blending just makes this mandala even more beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Casselman

    So beautiful and gives a peaceful feeling!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    I love the soft ombre background, lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Gibson

    Such beautiful soothing colors! I love this!ReplyCancel

  • Angela R.

    What a beautiful card! Those sentiments are so sweet :)ReplyCancel

  • such a pretty card-love the soft appealReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Absolutely adore your card! So elegant! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy V

    Wow! I love everything about this card. Stunning :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue Maguire

    Gorgeous. Love the soft colors with the gold glitter.ReplyCancel

  • Oh, I love how you used the gold. I think it really sets off the card perfectly to make everything come together. Beautiful CAS card that would make anyone happy! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    I am loving this Mandala, the inks are fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Wow!! Gorgeous card!! So soft and beautiful it is! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us :)ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous colors! Love the beautiful mandala design! Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • I love the background you’ve created!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Hazlett

    Phenomenal card! It’s exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Cute card!

    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Rhodé

    What a beautiful card! I love it! The colors and the gold glitter: it’s perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne

    Soothing and peaceful colour palette. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Absolutely beautiful! My favorite card of the whole hop! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Beautiful card! I love the colour blending and the sparkle heart is a great touch!ReplyCancel

  • Your card is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    so incredibly gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Elmont

    Love the color combo! So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Judie Attard

    Stunning and super elegant! Absolutely wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Ockey

    I love that gold on this card, it seems a bit more restrained than a lot of the sparkly that I see.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Rice

    I just love that new medallion die! I adore how you used the words continuously down the card!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Price

    Wow!! That mandala in and of itself is beautiful but then you’ve got those colours that are blended so softly in the background and you add the gold glitter accents and you have a stunning card!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Kerr

    What a beautifup way to showcase the Mandalay designReplyCancel


The last day of the MFT February Release Countdown, I hope you are all excited for this release..

I have day 1 card to share with you today and this time I created using the Furever Friends pairing it with the Hooray and Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Rectangle..

So of course I stamped out my little image that I wanted to have on my card, coloured with Copics and die cut out..

Next, I took some white card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine several times with the Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Rectangle, adhering the frames together to form dimension..

With the negative piece of card stock, I took Berrylicious ink and applied some blending to the base..

I adhered both of these pieces to a white card base and added my little image off to one side..

Next, was the sentiments, the first being the Hooray die cut, that I ran through the die cutting machine several times, adhering together to form dimension, with the top layer of this word I die cut some Silver Sparkle card stock for a little shine..

Adding this word die cut to the top of the frame, I stamped another sentiment from the same stamp set and added this to the inner part of the frame along with some stamped little paw prints and my card was complete..

Thank you everyone that has left such lovely comments along the way this month, lifting ones spirits and being kind in the world is what matters..

Be sure to swing past the Blog to see the rest of the teams amazing creations..





  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Charming cat and dog in bed together set off beautifully by paw prints and blue!ReplyCancel

  • Awesome fury friends!!ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    These animals look so different on every card. The hooray is a lovely script. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sue R

    Cute card. I love the little paw prints.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such adorable critters!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Patrick

    So cute! Love their little faces.ReplyCancel

Hello there

Inching ever so close now to the MFT February Release being live for purchase, I sure hope you have your shopping lists ready…

Today I am sharing a card using the Canine Companions along with Paw Prints dies..

Such a sweet set, I took the little doggies that I wanted to use and stamped out, coloured in with Copics and die cut out..

Next, I wanted the dogs to be highlighted, so in order to do this, I took some masking paper and the Circle Stax, die cutting into the masking paper, adding this to a trimmed piece of white card stock, then blending with Sno Cone, Tropical Teal and Sour Apple, until I was happy with the colour tones and the blend…

I added my little doggies and taking a sentiments from the same set, I stamped both above and below the dogs..

Completing the card by die cutting into the white panel using the little doggie paws from the Paw Prints die…adding Black Licorice card stock to the back..

Be sure to pass by the Blog today to check out the rest of the teams amazing creations..

I will be back with Day 1 tomorrow..

Have a great day!




  • Laurie G

    So so cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    The dog trio captures the breeds and their personalities the way you colored them!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri

    Love the ombre background and these puppies are so super cute!Super sweet card!Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • CUTEcard! perfect “spotted” sentiment with that spotlight background!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So sweet!!ReplyCancel

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