Hump day here today and that also means that it is Wednesday, at MFT we all know what that means, a knew Sketch Challenge is up to play along with, make sure to swing past HERE to see loads of inspiration to get you started and for a chance to win..

I kept my card really simple this week and let the images and sentiment speak..

I chose to use Harvest Buddies, stamping out all the images I wish to use and colouring with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

To work in with the sketch, I wanted a soft area behind where my images would be sitting, so I took the Mini Cloud Stencil and some Blue Yonder ink, applying just a small area..

I added my little images and finished the card with a sentiment stamped from the Anything But Basic Friendship and a scattering of Birthday Girl Glitter Sprinkles..

I look forward to seeing what you all create..

Have a fantastic day!






Hi there

Into another month of creating at MFT and we are up to another MFT and Friends creation, this is such a fun time to not only create using the latest products once again for inspiration for you but we also get to see who will be joining in the fun..to see who is joining and to see the wonderful creations from the team, just click HERE..

I chose to work with Birdie Brown’s new set called Gill Friends adding my sweet little fish that I coloured with Copics to water scene..

To complete the water scene I took a small piece of white card stock and using the Make Waves Stencil I added some waves using some Cornflower ink, on the base of this card stock I stamped some seaweed in Black Licorice ink…

I needed an additional something for the fish, so I took some After Midnight card stock and the Ocean View Porthole, die cutting 4 of these portholes and adhering together adding Gold Confetti…

I adhered my porthole to the centre of the inked panel and added my little fish inside..

I completed this card by stamping 2 sentiments, one above the porthole and one below..

I hope you are all having fun with the new release, I will be back tomorrow with another fun share..

Have a fabulous day!







I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, this weekend has been a long weekend here in our part of the world and Darryl and I have enjoyed a lovely few days together..

I currently sitting here with a cuppa in hand and figured it was time to share one of the cards that I created when I was away on a craft retreat that I organise each year..

Going to these retreats and being with like minded crafters, we all have such a wonderful time, with lots of laughs, hugs, plenty of good food and good crafting days, sadly this year I was sick with food poisoning but I did manage to get a couple of days of crafting in..

I got to play with many amazing stamps and dies and was so lovely to sit and create cards that incorporated many wonderful companies that I love..

On this card I was able to do just that, using MFT, Lawn Fawn, Altenew and Winnie and Walter on this Thank you card..

I don’t own many thank you cards and they are always handy to have, so I plan on making a few more to have too…

I added layers of different coloured card stocks from MFT, Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Persimmon, Cement Gray and Gray Grout to create the flower from Altenew, called Fantasy Floral, this I know is on my wish list, so a beautiful flower and super easy to create..

I added this flower to a Fancy Scalloped Rectangle from Lawn Fawn, along with the Thanks Cutaway from Winnie and Walter, that I layered 4 pieces of After Midnight together to form dimension..

Under the Thanks I added a sentiment from Kind Words and layered all of this onto more white card stock, then onto Grout Gray card base..

Completing this card by adding a scattering of Pearls..

The more I look at this card the more I need most of the products on this card, but then again I need a lot of products and that wish is a never ending wish list LOL..

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, I will be back tomorrow to share more with you all..





  • Tara Prince

    Very pretty card! I love the flower!!ReplyCancel

Morning to you all, well at least it is here in Australia :)

This morning I get to share with you all my process of Just Add Color for June using the Beclaws stamp set..

This was just the cutest set to work with during the release and I know I will gravitate to it throughout the year…I just adore those sweet crabs and yes I know that generally speaking crabs aren’t exactly this red until they are cooked, but well we can make them any colour right?

So to start out I stamped out all the images from the stamp set and starting out with the crabs, I started to add my Copic colouring using R05 as my lightest and working to mark out the shadows, then applying E08 as my darkest colour, this earthy tone gives the red a much deeper shadow, applying R27, then R17 then back to R05, I generally will repeat at least 2-3 times until I am happy with the depth of colour, of course with red, they have a tendency to run, so I am careful to let it dry slightly in between colouring..

I finished the crabs eyes with a little N1 and N3..

Next was the Umbrella, using just 2 tones for this Blue Greens and Yellow…the colours for this were Bg32, Bg34 and BG49 in the aqua tones and with the Yellow, Y06, Y08 and Y19..

The heart and the star in this set were coloured with the same red  and yellow tones…

The seagull, I kept pretty plain, trying to achieve a more white, so in order to do this, I only added N1 and N3 for shadows, giving it the appearance of more white, with his little beak I added YR04..

The last was the ice creams and shell to which I used E41, E42, E44, V04, V15, V17, R20 and R22..

By stamping out several images at once and just sitting to colour, you will end up with quite a few images ready for your next project like I have here, it is not only handy but also very relaxing..

Head on over to the blog to see what everyone else got up to this month for Just Add Color…

Have a fabulous day!




  • Bev Page

    Am loving this release Joy. Also, love your little crab and the ice-creams etc. TFS with us all.ReplyCancel

Hello again everyone

I hope you have enjoyed the full June Release and that you have been ordering away or at least adding to your wish list, so many great things this month..

Speaking of great things, it is time for a new Sketch Challenge, current sketch is 388, sure hope to see you all play along this week, to view more inspiration and check out the details on how you can enter to win, just click HERE..

I kept my card really simple this week, by colouring in the little girl and puppy from New Best Friends, die cutting her out and setting aside..

Over to the die cutting station, I die cut a white panel out of Full of Heart Cover-up die, adding this to a white card base..

Next, was to die cut a tag to match the sketch, so taking one of the tags from Tag Builder Blueprints 5, I die cut a white tag, I added this to the heart background panel and then die cut a banner from the Hearts in a Row Vertical, out of Peach Bellini card stock..

To this I stamped a sentiment from the From the Heart stamp set, embossing with White Embossing Powder, adding this at the base of the tag..

I completed the card by adding my little girl and puppy along with a scattering of Peach Bellini hearts that were die cut from the Tag Builder Blueprints 5..

Be back here again tomorrow for more fun!





  • Cindy H.

    Wow, this is such an adorable card! Love the design, all the dimension and your gorgeous coloring – perfection!ReplyCancel

  • I love your coloring! What a great card :)ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hi again Joy. This little girl and puppy are so sweet. Also love your background. More delicious things for us to crave! When will it stop? hehehehe. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Liz J

    Love the white on white layers and subtle colors for the character. Super sample.ReplyCancel


Gosh this Release Countdown from MFT seemed to go fast this month, but then again so is the year, once again..

So today is the day you can all start shopping, to check out all the new product just click HERE and to see more inspiration from the DT just click HERE

I have one last card share with you all and I used the Pure Innocence, Beach Cutie, along with Beclaws and the Geometric Star Stencil..

Of course I stamped out all the images I wished to use, with the little Beach Cutie, I coloured her hair, face and shoes and the rest I paper pieced using pattern papers from the Party Patterns, Sweet Celebrations and Watercolor Wash, I also stamped out the umbrella from the Beclaws set and paper pieced it also…

Once all the images were coloured and paper pieced, I took a trimmed piece of white card stock and applied Lemon Drop ink over the centre of the card using the Geometric Stencil..

I added my images and stamped a sentiment from the Beach Cutie onto another piece of white card stock, trimming it to be a banner adding this to the card and it was complete…

Have fun shopping!!





  • I love your paper piecing. I never get the paper combinations right. Yours are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    How cute! I love the soft colors!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela Schultz

    She’s definitely a cutie… and so is your card. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey Thomas

    This card is very cute. :)ReplyCancel

  • Your PI summer girl is adorable in her summer outfit!ReplyCancel

  • Hanh

    What a sweet card you’ve made. Love the paper piecing.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie B

    I like the fun stenciling in the background of your card!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Shell

    Such a sweet card! Love the paper piecing!ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    I love this card. The paper piecing looks great … love the colors and how it just all goes together so well.ReplyCancel

  • RHenry

    I love your card! It was helpful to see how you used the new stencil in the background, and I want to try the paper piecing idea.ReplyCancel

  • Sandie Herron

    I love your simple beach scene with the little girl and her bucket. Brings back memories! Great release and great inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Kris Reeves

    A sweet card so softly colored!ReplyCancel

  • Dana Marsole

    What a sweet card! Love the colors and lovely paper piecing. Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Kowbel

    Such an adorable card! I love the umbrella in the background!ReplyCancel

  • Karen S.

    I am a huge fan of the Purple Innocence line, and this one is no exception, especially because I call my granddaughter “miss sunshine”. Thanks for sharing a darling card! ❤ReplyCancel

  • YAY for paper piecing! So cute :)ReplyCancel

  • Eek i love all the paperpiecing!ReplyCancel

  • Joni52

    Adorable card! I love this one!! Just darling!ReplyCancel

  • Birgit Norton

    The paper piecing on this is fabulous! What a darling card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne S

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet card. Love your paper piecing!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    Gorgeous, I like the soft colours and the stencilled background.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Absolutely love the patterned paper that you chose.ReplyCancel

  • DebiKT

    I adore your little Beach Cutie card. And, I really love the selection of papers you used in the paper piecing. That plaid umbrella is the bomb!ReplyCancel

  • Janice

    I really like your use of the stencil. Happy summer!ReplyCancel

  • Linsey

    Lovely! I’m such a fan of your work. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing! 😊ReplyCancel

  • Tina Ockey

    What a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Gorgeous card and great paper piecing!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.

    Such a sweet card! Love the paper-piecing – great color and pattern coordination!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Awww! Such a darling card! Beautiful colors!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Parkins

    Awww, that’s such a sweet card.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Adorable card! I love the paper piecing! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    Wow! This paper piecing plus shading looks phenomenal!ReplyCancel

  • She is so adorable!! I love the paper piecing on a set like this instead of always coloring…great card!!ReplyCancel

  • Julia D.

    Such a cute card! Love how you colored on the patterned paper to make it look more realistic!ReplyCancel

  • Korey


  • What an adorable card! I just love how you colored her outfit :)ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for sharing this with us, it is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • I’m glad your card features the PI Beach Cutie. You made her the star of your card, as she should be. So adorable. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the soft, subtle background with the medallion stencil. The PI girl is so cute in her fancy black dress.ReplyCancel

  • lainey

    This is just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Szokol

    Nice Card!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Z

    Super cute and sweet card! Love paper pieced images :)ReplyCancel

  • Adorable card. I love the background and the little gull.ReplyCancel

  • Karen W.

    Cute! I love the subtle background!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! I love the paper piecing!!! Truly inspired and wonderful!!! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B.

    Perfect paper piecing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    So cute–love all the paper piecing.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Monte

    I love fussy cutting that you did for this card it is so much fun to paper piece she is so cute so much fun.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    She is so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi R

    Wonderful paper piecing! Darling card ♥ReplyCancel

  • DUMONTIER Marjorie

    That’s such a darling card !!

  • Tammy Hanson

    Love all the paper piecing. So colorful.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Gordon

    I just love all the stripes and polka dots! And how you used the patterned paper. So so cute. Really like the background too.ReplyCancel

  • FD91354

    Just love this new release.. The aquarium tank is so unique and awesome. So many fabulous items in this release!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    I love the delicate colours, gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    Perfect papers for summer with the adorable cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    Such a cutie.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    love the patterns you added to the little girls and umbrella:)ReplyCancel

  • Christine J

    Love the paper piecing and use of patterned paper – goes perfectly for the Pure Innocence beach girl!ReplyCancel


    lovely cardReplyCancel

  • Julie O'neil

    Love the paper piecing and the subtle background!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    Super adorable! Love this beach cutie! Thanks for the inspiration trough out the week!ReplyCancel

  • Sue D

    I am commenting again since my comment never showed up.
    Love your choice of papers for the paper piecing.ReplyCancel