Well Happy Weekend to you all, this weekend we celebrate a long weekend and that is always nice to have an extra day off work to spend with family, friends or just have some down time, which is what we are doing this weekend..

I have just sat down to type up my blog post for the MFT October Release Countdown Day 4 and I have to say that you all made me smile this morning with the comments you left here, thank you so much for brightening my day!

So let’s jump into day 4…

I used the latest from Birdie Brown on this card called Happy Pawlidays, I mean let’s face the name itself is just the cutest..

I stamped out one of the sweet little pups and coloured with Copics, then die cut out, set aside to work on the rest of the card..

I then took some white card stock, that was trimmed slightly smaller then the card base and took some Blue Breeze ink and started to add snowbanks at the base of the white card stock using the latest stencil called, Drifts and Hills..

Once I was happy with that look, I moved onto die cutting, to which I took another new product called Merry Christmas Circle Frame, die cutting 4 layers of Cement Gray card stock, adhering each of the layers together, I added this to one side of the inked panel, making sure to trim off excess that I chose to let hang over the edge..

I added my little pup to the centre of this and then went to the die cutting machine again with some Sno Cone card stock, die cutting 2 snowflakes from the Let it Snowflake too..

I finished the card by stamping a sentiment from the Happy Pawlidays set, added my snowflakes and a Clear Sequin to their centres..

I am sure that you are going to love today’s creations from the team and I just know that you are starting your wish lists already…

Have a great day, I will be back with day 3 tomorrow..


  • Janet Ingraham

    Love when elements that wouldn’t seem to go together do when you do the layout. AwesomeReplyCancel

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  • Kleri F

    I totally adore the soft colors and the image is super cute!Great coloring of the snow too!Thank you for the inspiration,Joy!ReplyCancel

  • creatingincolors

    What a great combination of elements with the stamps, dies, and stencil you chose. Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Sharabba

    Truly, I looked at this set and thought DO I NEED ANOTHER CRITTER ANIMAL SET. Sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    This is an awesome card, I love the color combo!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Bennett

    Sweetest Card using the snow slopes stencil and pawlidays stamps !ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Love the shades of grey with the red scarf- and the merry Christmas circle showing off the puppy!ReplyCancel

  • Pennie

    This has got to be the sweetest card, ever! It’s adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican

    Oh My Goodness… Your card is so stinkin’ adorable!!!ReplyCancel

  • This card is sooo cute! I love how you used the dies and stamps together!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Such a sweet dog!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

WOW!! Can you believe that we are soon to be in October, how time is going past so quickly…

MFT are starting today to share their October release sneak peeks, so we start by sharing Day 5 of the Release Countdown..

I am sharing a card using the Polar Pals, the cutest set of polar animals, such a great set to create little scene’s for Christmas with..

I chose to stamp out the little bear, his jumper really caught my eye, so I coloured him up with Copics and then stamped out the tree’s also and coloured with Copics, die cutting these and set them aside..

Next, I took the Inside & Out Stitched Circle Stax, die cut a circle out of white card stock and then re die cut another circle to which I took the snow bank die from the Snow Globe set, die cutting this and adding the little bank to the bottom of the main circle..

I needed a little bit more to build the scene I was after so I took the snow capped hills from the Chill Wishes set, stamped these out and coloured them in with Copics, die cutting these..

I then assembled all the images onto the circle feature and added some snowflakes that I stamped from the Polar Pals set using Cement Gray ink

I added the circle to another trimmed piece of white card stock and completed the card by stamped and embossing a sentiment onto some Electric Red card stock and die cutting using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips

I so look forward to bringing you more inspiration tomorrow for now be sure to head over to the blog to see what the rest of the team have created for day 5..

Have a great day!


  • Pennie

    I love all of your designs! You are so talented! Adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Best dressed polar bear! Super cute, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Love, love, love!!! You’ve just enabled me!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Cain

    As much as I love vibrant colors, I love basic white even more! Your images just pop off of the background, beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    I love this card my favorite so farReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Very pretty card!Nice simple design!For some reason the mountains caught my attention!Sooo beautiful :)ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    A real beautiful winter wonderland for the polar bear with terrific trees and mountains in snow!ReplyCancel

  • Silvia P.

    I love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Russell

    I just love this. It catches my eye. I like that it’s simple and the bear is the “star”. Great job. Also I love the traditional colors with the blue added as an accent.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Roberts

    Really cute!!! I love this set!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Bennett

    Sweet and simple ! Love the pop of red !!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Godfrey

    Beautiful cards I love the new collection so pretty and funReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    This is what I’m calling a kick-off !!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Ingraham

    Darling sceneReplyCancel

  • Dayle Schenk

    I love all the awesome cards you create! Thanks for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Swldebbie

    Oh, Joy – this is just the sweetest card! I’m in love!ReplyCancel

  • He and the scene are sooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Such a cute card. tfsReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    I love his sweater!!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you are all having a great week..

Today over at MFT we start a another new challenge and this one is the Color Challenge, we currently sit at number 78..

If you are wanting to play along for a chance to win or see more inspiration then just click HERE for more details..

I have included the colour palette for this challenge below..

I chose to work with the You Float My Boat stamp and die set…

I took some white card stock and using my Mini Misti, plus the boat die, I laid the die cutting side down onto the white card stock that was inside the Misti, I then took the stamps and laid each of the sections into the die one at a time so that they would line up when I die cut…

I stamped the bottom of the boat with After Midnight ink, the sails with Lemon Chiffon and the little flag with Daffodil, die cutting the boat out..

I find that this is a really easy way of lining up those images that have separate parts to them..

I then worked with the rest of the card, die cutting more white card stock with one of the A2 Rectangle Stax 2 die set and with more white card stock, I die cut some waves using the Ocean Waves and adhered these to the bottom of the rectangle panel..

I added my little sail boat in between the waves and moved back over to the die cutting machine, taking a strip of Red Hot card stock and die cutting stars into the strip using the Balloon Shaker Window and Frame, adhering this to the bottom of the waves section on the rectangle panel..

Next was to add a sentiment that I stamped onto white card stock, stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Essential Sentiments and die cut using the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips..

I completed the card by adding Party Banners die cut to the top of the rectangle panel and then I added some twine around the main part of the card and added my little boat scene and the card was complete..

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with for this Color Challenge..

Have a wonderful rest of the day!



So today is Wednesday and at MFT we all know what that day means, a new sketch challenge is once again live..

I look forward to seeing what you all create each week, for details on how to enter or more inspiration then just click HERE..

I chose to stick with the sketch this week and well I killed 2 birds with the 1 stone as I needed to make a custom baby card..

So I started out by taking white card stock and die cutting several bibs and coat hangers from the Bundle of Baby Clothes set, I then die cut a white card stock panel using the A2 Rectangle Set 1 dies and went about adhering each of the bibs and coat hangers to create my own background, of course this was a little tedious but I think it was well worth it..I finished this section off by die cutting Sno Cone and Lemon Chiffon card stocks using the star die from the same Bundle of Baby Clothes set, adhering these to the bibs..

Sticking with the die cutting, I die cut another piece of white card stock using the Inside and Out Stitched Circle, adding this to one side of the card…adding a baby jump suit that I die cut from the Bundle of Baby Clothes out of pattern paper from Dots and Stripes Confection and adding another Lemon Chiffon Star to the centre of the outfit, adding this to to the circle…

I stamped out a sentiment from the Welcome Baby stamp set and die cut around the sentiment using the Slanted Sentiment Strips adding this also to the front panel of the card..

I completed the card by adding a strip of pattern paper under the main panel from the Party Patterns Pack and adhered the main featured panel to the top of this and the card was complete..

I so look forward to seeing what you all create with this weeks sketch..

Have a great night!


  • Cindy H.

    Absolutely love your adorable card! Colors, design – everything about this sweet card speaks to me :)ReplyCancel

Happy Friday to you all!

So today I was going through all the Christmas cards that I never got around to sending out last year, due to Mum not doing so well and decided to sort and figured I could send them this year and I came across a card that I never shared with you all, I did however give a sneak peek on Instagram but that was all, so I thought let’s get that out and photograph and share..so here’s hoping I never blogged :/

I created a shaker card with a little winter scene with Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies..

I took stamps from Fox Friends, Winter Wonderland, Christmas Friends and a sentiment from Happy Snowman, stamping all these out and colouring with my Copics, then die cutting with their matching dies..

I then die cut the Scallop Circle die out of Cement Gray card stock and created my shaker element, adding inside the shaker, Snowflake and Iridescent Mini Star Confetti, sealed up the shaker and added this to a Grout Gray card base, adding some red and white twine as if this was an ornament hanging down..

I added my little images along with the sentiment that I stamped onto some white card stock and finished off by adding a scattering of sequins..

I hope that you are all thinking about the creating of your Christmas cards and hoping that this card has given you some inspiration..

Have a great night, I am off to get some dinner..







Hope you all had a great day…

So today at MFT the design team are sharing the latest in what you can create with Blueprints, this month is all about mixing it up..I love when you can take several stamps and dies to create the one card…

So of course what a great way to challenge yourself this month and join the Design Team Gals and create cards using a mix of Blueprints..

I chose for my card as inspiration for you Blueprints 26, 27 and 29, grabbing elements from each to create my background features..

I die cut a scallop backing out of Grout Gray card stock and then added a white panel that was die cut with a stitched rectangle..

The top part to this was to die cut more white card stock and with the inner sections I applied a light dusting of Lemon Chiffon ink, adhering this panel with foam tape and the inner sections being placed inside so that there was dimension between the 2..

I die cut more white card stock and added a sentiment strip section to the middle and with more die cutting I die cut several layers of Cement Gray card stock and die cut the word Happy..

Next was to add my images that I had stamped out and coloured in and of course I could not go past those cute little Bitty Bears, adding 2 of these to the card along with some cupcakes and presents..

I finished off by adding the word Birthday that I stamped from a stamp from the Essential Sentiments set..

I look forward to seeing what you create with several Blueprints..

Have a great rest of your day!



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