Hi there

Well we are halfway through the June Release Countdown at MFT, I hope you are liking what you have seen on the blog and from the DT..

Today I am sharing another awesome set called Beach Buds and pairing this with another wonderful stencil this month called Make Waves..

To start out I took the stamps from the set and stamped out and coloured with Copics, die cut and set aside..

Next, with a trimmed piece of white card stock and the stencil, I took some Blu Raspberry ink and applied to the centre of the trimmed card stock, once I was happy with the look, I took a circle from the Circle Stax 1 set and die cut a piece of the inked panel..

Still at the die cutting station, I took the bubbles die from the Beach Buds and on either side of the circle die feature, I die cut..

I adhered the panel to a card base and the circle I placed some foam adhesive and popped that part up..

I added my stamped images and completed the card by embossing a sentiment onto some Black Licorice card stock adding to the centre of the circle die cut and scattering of Clear Sequins…

I look forward to being back here tomorrow with another creation..

Have a fantastic day!


  • Meghan Kennihan

    I love the embellishments… the sequins are perfect and the little white accents in your coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Cute shark!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card! I love your design.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hi Joy. Love this cute card too. I really enjoy your style! Of course these cute little creatures help a lot. Am loving this release MFT. Please keep on creating your lovely cards for us Joy. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    So cute – the soft waves in the background are so clever!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    I like the pop up circle.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Goodness me, do you have a life? All these fabulous cards. I struggle with inspiration and you just pop all these wonderful cards out, seemingly without a problem! Wish I had your talent. TFS.ReplyCancel

Hello there

Hope the start of your weekend is going well, rather chilly here this morning so we are hunkered down in front of the heaters with a nice cuppa to get the day started..

Whilst I sit with a nice cuppa I thought I would type up the next post of the MFT June Release Countdown, today is day 4 and we have even more great goodies for you to view today..

For my card today, I chose to use the cute set called Beclaws and the new stencil Geometric Stars..

I took the little crabs from the set and stamped out, coloured with Copics and die cut out..

I then trimmed a piece of white card stock down and placed my stencil in the centre of the card stock, I blended Ripe Raspberry and Lemon Drop inks to the centre of the card stock making sure to overlap the colours to give a warm glow to the card..

Next, was to stamp out some sentiments onto Black Licorice card stock, embossing with White Embossing Powder and die cutting each of the sentiments using the Hearts in a Row..

Whilst still at the die cutting machine I took the star die from Beclaws and die cut 3 stars out of some Gold Sparkle card stock..

I assembled the card by adding my crabs to the centre of the inked panel, added the two sentiments 1 above and 1 below the crabs and finally the glitter stars to complete the card..

I hope you will enjoy viewing the DT creations today, I will be back tomorrow for halfway through the release..

Have a fantastic day!





  • Meghan Kennihan

    These are TOO CUTE! I love the little crabs and the stenciled background and gold flowers! Such a great card!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Duplessie

    Love this set. Nice card. Thanks for saying.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    Love the texture and coloring of the background.ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    Cute card. I love those little crabsReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    This is so adorable! I love your coloring!ReplyCancel

  • F. Andre

    This card is so delightful. Love that fab star background.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hello yet again Joy. I adore your little crabs and how you’ve just inked that background enough to make everything pop. I keep forgetting that I don’t HAVE to do the whole thing, that it looks quite fantastic just inked and then faded out around the edges. Awesome card. TFS.
    Love this new release MFT and your ladies are doing a fabulous job of inspiring us – love that you have international designers, particularly our Aussie girl.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    SOOO CUte!! I love the simplicity of it.ReplyCancel


Gosh, I cannot believe it is the first day of Winter here and we are halfway through another year..

That also means that it is the start of the new release countdown for MFT..

I start you out today with Day 5 of the countdown and a sunshine card…

I created this card using the Sunshine Shaker die in a different form…die cutting Lemon Drop card stock, making sure to keep both pieces of the die cut…

I added the sun pieces to a white card base, using the positive piece to add my pieces onto the card stock..

I then die cut some Puffy Clouds out of some white card stock that I added to the Sunshine Shaker and proceeded to die cut several layers of white card stock also die cutting the Sunshine Word, adhering each layer together..

Once the layers were adhered for dimension I took some Lemon Chiffon ink and blended the bottom half of the word, adding this to the card front..

I completed this card by stamping a sentiment from the Full of Sunshine stamp set onto some Black Licorice card stock and embossed with White Embossing Powder, adding this below the word Sunshine..

Lastly, some clear sequins…

Head on over to the Blog to see what the rest of the team have created today…




  • Meghan Kennihan

    So sweet and simple! I love how you accented the clouds with the sequins!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Duplessie

    Love your card. So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Boyd

    Great card! Love the fun new sunshine die! Just makes you so happy.ReplyCancel

  • Connie

    Great card. This his sunshine die is just so much fun. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Erin McKenzie-Christensen

    Love the cardReplyCancel

  • Rose Mary Smalley

    So far, the Sun seems to be winning the race…..such a happy looking card. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    Love this. Any tips on how to get the white embossing powder. My usually sticks initially and then easily rubs off after a day.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Happy card…. love it!ReplyCancel

  • Joan

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Cindi F

    Beautiful card! Love how cheery it is!ReplyCancel

  • K

    Gorgeous card love the clouds and the color on the sunshine die😊ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Such fluffy clouds… Love it. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Sherri

    I like how you added some yellow to the white “sunshine” die cut.ReplyCancel

  • Jan metcalf

    Love the cheerful card!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hi again Joy. You have been such a busy girl. Love this card too -again, simple but stunning. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    Love it – it is really cute – love the simplicity and I love the clouds. The Clouds help make it more real looking!ReplyCancel

Hello there

Tonight I am popping in to share the latest Sketch Challenge from MFT, number 387 is what we are currently at now and I sure hope you will have some time to play along this week..

Remember to head over HERE to find more inspiration and details on how you can enter for a chance at winning..

I chose to use Bundle of Baby Clothes and Welcome, Baby to put my creation together this week..

I die cut different outfits out of Dots and Stripes Confection and Tiny Hearts Pastels paper pads, adding these to a trimmed piece of white card stock that I added score lines to each ends of the card stock..

I stamped a sentiment into the middle of the card stock either side of the clothes and completed the card by die cutting a heart from Pink Lemonade and a star from Sno Cone card stocks..

I look forward to seeing what you all create this week..

Have a fabulous rest of your day..for me it is an early night…






Hi everyone

Hope your day has been a good one, we have received some much needed rain today, albeit it was very little we will take..

I have been crafting in different ways today if you call rearranging the craft room and purging..my new piece of furniture arrived and I am totally happy, so not so much card making but happy organising was great on a rainy day..

However, I do have a card share for you all tonight…

At MFT we are sharing the Hits and Highlights, this time it is all about magical creatures..

I chose to use the Mermazing stamp set and create an inked underwater scene..

I started out by stamping the images I wanted to use being the mermaid coloured her in with Copics and die cut her out..

I also stamped out the seaweed and coral in shades of Cornflower, Berrylicious and Limelight, die cutting these also..

Next, I worked on the background..I took a piece of white card stock, that was trimmed slightly smaller then the card base and around the edges I added Post-it tape to mask off an area..

To the masked off area I added the same inks Cornflower, Berrylicious and Limelight until I was happy with the blend..

I then took the Basic Shapes – Circle Stencil and the Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and applied a soft blend of circles over this panel to form what looks like bubbles..

I set this aside to dry and once dry, I stamped out some fish and sentiment and placed my Mermaid along with the coral and seaweed and my card was complete..

Be sure to head over to the Blog to see the amazing inspiration from the Team..

Have a fabulous day!





  • Bev Page

    She’s a little cutie, isn’t she? Love your card as always Joy. You just have such a knack for it. Haven’t seen a card of yours that I haven’t loved. Glad you’re on this design team. TFS.ReplyCancel


Hope you are all having a great Hump Day!

Being Hump Day, means the middle of the week and that means a new sketch challenge at MFT..

To find out how you can play along and have a chance at wining this weeks challenge just click HERE..

I chose to colour up the cute little otters from the Otterly Love You, die cutting these out and setting aside..

I then trimmed down a piece of white card stock and in the centre of this card stock, I placed the Inside and Out Stitched Circles, die cutting, with the inner section, I applied Blue Breeze ink and created a skyline using the Mini Cloud Stencil..

I used the same circle die and die cut some pattern paper from the Tiny Checks paper pad, cutting this paper in half and adding it to the cloud circle..

I stamped a sentiment onto a trimmed piece of white card stock and placed this in the centre of the circle, along with my otters and my card was complete..

I look forward to seeing what you all create this week..

Have a fabulous Wednesday!





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