The day has finally arrived, YAY! for shopping days, I just know you will love February release from MFT..

Today I share a sweet little card that I created a little scene using the Birdhouses and Cloud 9 dies…

I took some white card stock and using the Post-it tape, I taped off the edges of the card stock and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, once I was happy with the blending, I flicked water over the top…set this aside to dry and went about die cutting several parts from the Birdhouses, Cloud 9 and Jungle Friends from Cement Gray, Coral Crush, Sno Cone, Sour Apple and X-press it card stocks…I added these die cuts to the blended area and completed my scene by adding a sentiment from the Lots of Hugs stamp set..

I hope you have enjoyed viewing everyone’s creations on the DT, there are more install today, so be sure to swing past the Blog to view them..

Thanks for all the lovely comments here on my blog, also on Facebook and Instagram, they are all so appreciated..








  • Judy Stiles

    So so cute … love the blue background!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    Love the masking and the soft scene. Lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    What a sweet adorable card. The colors are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    So sweet – this is just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Joy, how cute! I love the die cuts you chose right down to the little bird hiding in the grass clump! I love all the dimension in your card! I can almost feel that hug. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debs

    Just love your style. Wow factor!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Blaisdell

    Really sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    I adore your card today!!ReplyCancel

  • Aww, this is very sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi R

    Oh how sweet! Love the scene and the soft colors ♥ReplyCancel

  • Elise S.

    Such a sweet and simple scene! These bird house dies were some of my favorites from the release!ReplyCancel

  • Carolee

    Love your sweet card and this new release!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Phillips

    This is too, too cute!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I love the soft colors you used on this card. It gives you such a warm, summery feeling.ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet and adorable card! Love the soft colors and the little blue bird is the cutest!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Spivey

    Adorable card and love the soft colours usedReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Such an adorable little scene, the birds are so tiny I can just picture them really sitting in the grass and home from far away.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Schaefer

    Why oh why does every month have to be so cuteReplyCancel

  • Linda F

    Oooh! This is adorable. Such a totally sweet scene.ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So sweet! I love the soft colors that you have chosen!ReplyCancel

  • This is so sweet! Great dimension!!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican

    Your card is so pretty and so sweet!!ReplyCancel

  • oh this is the sweetest little scene Joy. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.

    Love, love , love this card. So well balanced, soft and pretty, I love the light kraft base too, and the tiny blue birds.ReplyCancel

  • Lurdez Castello

    So simple but so cute, awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    Love your cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia M

    It would be a very cute card for a new born baby.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Burnham

    Adorable card with that sweet scene. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Darling! I love the out-of-the-box technique… must try it – thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • This is so stinken cute!!! Love the partial background you created!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    This is super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Felicia

    Those tiny images and bird house are sooooo cah-ute!ReplyCancel

  • carina

    I love all the layers of this card. It gives it such a dynamic look.ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very cute scene you created.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow!!!! Love your adorable card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Vitriani

    I love your card!! I love the pretty blue background.ReplyCancel

  • This is so pretty and so fun with awesome layers and details!ReplyCancel

  • Ahhh, what a sweet scene! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy V

    oooo! what a perfectly planned card! My favourite card so far on this hop :D :DReplyCancel


    Love the simplicity of the card!ReplyCancel

  • Kay Norman

    Love this little scene – cute card Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    super cute card… love those little birdhouses!!ReplyCancel

  • Jayell

    Such a gorgeous card – I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Love this CAS beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • CJ

    Sweet and cute… They have it right ! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Elmont

    My first thought was how sweet this card is. I see others had the same word come to mind.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Smith

    Such a lovely, gentle card. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    so Sweet – LOVE the 3D and layering:)ReplyCancel

  • Laraine Randall

    So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Weingartner

    Love your scene! Great card!ReplyCancel

  • So pretty! Love the layers!ReplyCancel

  • Goodness, this is CUTE!!! Love that sweet birdhouse and I like the way you sponged the background! Sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Sweet card! Love the scene you created and that darling birdhouse!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a sweet card. It looks so soft and peaceful. I wish I could walk right into your scene!ReplyCancel

  • Caren C.

    So tranquil!ReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    I love the way you put this card together! stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Julie L

    I love how soft and pretty this card it….thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Maryam

    Cute card and colouringReplyCancel

  • janet

    Cute! Cute! Cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue McW

    Fabulous card. It is so simple, but so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Angela R.

    This is so very sweet!ReplyCancel

  • SabineVDK

    Very sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V.

    Very sweet scene and love the clean lines.ReplyCancel

  • Yasmine Omar

    Gorgeous! I so love these tiny little birds.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Shell

    What a sweet card! Love these dies!ReplyCancel

  • How beautiful and spring-like; love your design. :0)ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Great colors and dimension.ReplyCancel

  • Fun Scene!
    Like all the details!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    Your design is sweet…it really pops off the paper!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Rice

    So Clean, simple and sweet! I love it!ReplyCancel

Hello there again

Last day of the Countdown Release for MFT, so tomorrow is the big day of the purchasing side of things, I sure hope you have your list ready..

Today I have a fairly understated card, very simple and one that you could make a production line of and make a big batch of..

I created this card using the Fancy Flowers stamp and die set along with the Words with Friends dies…

I stamped and embossed a flower twice onto card stock and using the inks Coral Crush and In the Buff, I applied ink in the areas that I wished the colours to be, I then die cut one and with the other I trimmed out the centre piece at the top of the flower, adhering together and setting aside..I then trimmed down a piece of Black Licorice card stock that I then die cut the word Hugs to one side of the card stock, adding this to a piece of trimmed white card stock, adding some twine at the top of the black strip and at the bottom I stamped out a sentiment from the Lots of Hugs stamp set in Cement Gray ink, finishing the card off by adding my flower and some enamel dots..

Be sure to swing past the blog to see more inspiration, I will be back again tomorrow with the release day..








  • Colleen Howell

    So pretty love the color of the flower, the natural twine is perfectReplyCancel

  • That is gorgeous! I love a layered CAS card and yours is awesome. I love how you just added the flowers perched on the twine.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    A single beautiful flower tid with twine exemplifies the hugs message!ReplyCancel

  • janet S

    What a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    Love your card! The twine gives it such a nice look.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    Adore this lovely card, the images, the colors, the sentiment, the texture!ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Lovely seeing the dimension the double layered flower gives when fussy cut apart. Your CAS LO and colour choices, along with the natural twine, look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Felicia

    Love this elegant card and that twine as to the classy touch.ReplyCancel

  • Love the dimension and texture using just a few of the new items. Thanks for sharing! This design certainly would be good for building up my stash in a hurry.ReplyCancel

  • Faye J

    This is such a pretty card using soft colors for the flowers. What an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Nora

    This is STUNNING!!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    So pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Joy, I love this card! I love the colors you used, plus the contrast of the rough twine opposed to the shiny enamel dots, your color palette, and the beautiful layered flower. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy C.

    Gorgeous card! !ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful card, Joy!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince


Hello again

Busy time here on the blog today…

Sharing news that I have joined the Design Team at Pretty Pink Posh for another term…the sweet Paulina asked me if I would like to stay on and what could I say, it was a yes, I of course with family issues this past year and well still continuing it was hard for me to share many Pretty Pink Posh creations with you all, hoping things will run a bit smoother this term and I get to share more with you all, as I adore her designs and of course bling bling bling, I use sequins on almost all of my cards..

I had shared a sneak peek of the card that I am sharing with you all tonight on Instagram, but knew an announcement was upon us, so have held it back for the special occasion tonight..

I used the sweet little fox from the Fox Friends and the rest of the stamps came from the Camping Friends set…I stamped out the images that I wished to use and coloured in with Copics, die cutting them all out with the matching dies and set aside to work on my background..I took a piece of white card stock and applied Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire to the card stock until I was happy with the blend, flicked water droplets over the top and once dry, I applied some white gel pen dots as addition to give the sky a night time feel..I added my images and then of course loads of sequins and a sentiment to complete the card..

I hope you enjoy viewing the card and once again thank you Paulina for asking me back for another term, so honoured to work for you and work alongside an amazing team..

To honour the reopening of the shop and the new announcement of design team members, Paulina is having a giveaway that you can check out HERE..

I will be back with another post for MFT tomorrow, be sure to scroll down under this post to view today’s card..

Thanks for taking the time to pass by here today..






  • Yet another amazing card here Joy!, you have such talent, I gaze at your cards in awe.Love your colouring and sweet little animals, great CAS design too.Many congrats on the DT position also, well deserved of course ;)Viv xxReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Very pretty Joy. Glad you got to stay on the team. Love all the sequinsReplyCancel

  • Love how you used the sequins to be stars and the blue background to your animals. Inspirational card!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    That fox is adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    So glad to have you back Joy. Your card is just adorable!ReplyCancel

Hello there

Time for another MFT February Countdown Release day and today is day 2, getting closer, sure hope you have loved every minute of the release…

Today I share a simple card but one that has impact…I chose to work with the Cheers die, Wine Service dies and Uncorked stamp set..

I die cut the Cheers die out of white card stock 4 times and then once out of Black Licorice card stock, adhering the white layers together then with the black off setting so that there would look as though there was a shadow, setting this aside to dry…I went about working on my background, using the Star Grid Stencil and distress inks Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry, adding to one side of a trimmed piece of white card stock, tapering off one side…once I was happy with the blending, I took a sentiment out of the Uncorked stamp set, stamped on to the stenciled card stock, adding the Cheers die under the sentiment and lastly die cutting a wine glass from Wine Service, adding this to the card front, along with some clear sequins and the card was complete..

I am sure you will find loads more inspiration from the DT over at the MFT Blog..

Back again shortly with another posting for the day..








  • Wonderful card. Love the background. And the new Uncorked set is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    I love the card and the colors are great behind all the whiteReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Fab use of the stencil for your BG – really lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Masarech

    Joy–Great card! Can’t wait to get my hands on these!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria

    Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Buttner

    Perfect card! Can’t wait for release day!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Gorgeous sophisticated way to invite a friend for drinks!ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic design! Can’t wait till we get to clink again!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Joy, this is a great card. I love the background and also the colors you used — white, pink and purple. The white repeats itself in the glass and part of the sentiment. For some reason I am suddenly thirsty for a glass of white wine! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Love the pun on clink and click, this set will go down well with my friends! Awesome blending!ReplyCancel

  • Felicia

    Fabulous Card and I love the background and sentiment. Yeesss!ReplyCancel


The days are flying by and we are already up to day 3 of the February Countdown Release for MFT..sure hope you have been enjoying the countdown so far..

Today, I am sharing a sweet card using the Farm Friends stamp and die set along with Twice the Hugs die…

I stamped out the images from the Farm Friends set and coloured in with Copics, die cutting them with their matching dies and setting aside…I then die cut a sun using the Sunny Skies die out of Lemon Drop card stock and whilst die cutting I die cut Twice the Hugs die out of white card stock 4 times, adhering each layer together, once adhered together I took Limelight ink and added this to the base of the die cut word…I then went about adding my scene to a trimmed piece of white card stock and finished of by stamping a sentiment under the die cut word..

Be sure to swing past the MFT blog today for loads more inspiring creations and I will be back with you all again tomorrow for day 2 of the countdown release..









  • Colleen Howell

    Adorable, I love the mice sitting on the lamb so cuteReplyCancel

  • Susi

    What an adorable friendship card! The ombre diecut “Hugs” really draws the eye down to that sweet sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Sandie's P.

    Very cute but very simple. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Masarech

    Joy-Adorable card! Love the little mouse on top of the lambs head! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Joy, such a sweet card! I love the sun arising between the trees! The little fluffy lamb is adorable. Is the mouse hiding in her fluffy wool trying to keep warm? The two sentiments are perfect together. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Joy, such a sweet card! I love the sun rising between the trees. The fluffy little lamb is adorable! Is the mouse hiding in the fluffy wool trying to keep warm in the early morn? The two sentiments are perfect together. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Super sweet card!!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Beautifully colored sheep, trees and mouse set off by ombre hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Aww so adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Felicia

    Such and adorable card. Who couldn’t love these cute images. Bravo!ReplyCancel

Hi there

Hope you are enjoying the latest release countdown for MFT..

Today, is day 4 of the countdown and once again we have loads more to share with you..

I chose to work with the latest from Birdie Brown called Space Explorer, what can I say, LOVE!! so so cute..

I stamped out a few images and coloured in with Copics, using the matching dies I die cut and set aside..working on my background I took a piece of white card stock, then applied distress inks, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire…once I was happy with the blended result for a galaxy look, I took the Stitched Rectangle Stax die and die cut it into a smaller panel, adding a die cut star background using the Stars in the Sky Vertical die..adding some white gel pen dots to add more stars and flicking water over the top to add more dimension…I added this to a white card base, then stamped a sentiment onto Black Licorice card stock, that I embossed with white embossing powder, adding this to the base of the space galaxy background along with the images and that completed my card..

Remember to swing past the MFT blog to check out what the rest of the team have created..

As always thanks for swinging past here today to see what I created, I will be back with day 3 tomorrow..








  • Truly amazing use of color Joy! WOW.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Precious cardReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Super cute!ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Masarech

    Joy–Great card! Love your Space colors!ReplyCancel

  • Amazing card! Love the gorgeous background and the image is so sweet. Also love the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    Amazing BG – love all the different colours and those stars!ReplyCancel

  • This is adorable, Joy! Your background is out of this world!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Joy, I love everything about this card! It is adorable! I love the colors and how the stars show from below with the white cardstock peeking through, and the planets and the sentiment banner hanging over the edge of the stitched rectangle die cut. I think any little boy would be thrilled to get this card (and his parents would be impressed with the intricacy of it)! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Nora

    This is adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Baxter

    Joy, I love your space card! Any little boy would be overjoyed to receive it. Anyone wanting to have a blast would love to receive it! I love how you colored the sky and then used the die to cut out the stars and show the white cardstock underneath. Having the planets and sentiment banner overhang the frame was a great idea! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Felicia

    That astronaut is the cutest. Love how you used the star die-namics to add more dimension to this card. Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Amazing background!ReplyCancel

  • The little spaceman is beautifully coloured and the background is to die for!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Oooooo- just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

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