Hi there

Hope you are all having a great day!!

Lots to do here at the cottage today before heading off to work, so I am popping in here really quickly to share my creation for the latest sketch at MFT, current sketch is number 328..

I kept mine pretty much to the sketch, stamping out sweet little images from the Happy Hedgehogs, coloured them in with Copics and die cut out..

I then worked on a little panel of Grout Gray Card stock, stamping one of the flower images from the stamp set and creating my own background by embossing in white..

Next I trimmed a piece of white card stock smaller then the card front, adding a strip of vellum across the card, then adding my Grout Gray panel along with my sweet little images..

Finishing off the card by adding a stamped sentiment that I stamped onto a banner from the Blueprints 21 and added all of this to a Cement Gray card base..

If you are wanting to participate this week or see loads more inspiration, just click HERE

Okay, off to go get these jobs done, have a fabulous day!!










Yet another beautiful day here today, no rain to speak of so the nice days will continue I guess..

I sit here looking out the window and thinking the sun is so nice that it pretty much is time to head on out and take some of that in, but first things first and that means sharing my MFT April Release Replay project with you all..

I chose to showcase Springtime Critters, pairing it with Spring Scene Builder and Stitched Dome Stax..

I of course as I normally do when creating a card, I stamp the images that I wish to use, colour in with Copics and die cut out with the matching dies, setting aside to work on the rest of the card..

I trimmed a piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the card front, and taking Summer Splash ink, I blended a skyline…

Next I took some pattern paper from Watercolor Wash and Homespun Gingham, ran these through my die cutting machine with the grass from Spring Scene Builder and then created hills using the Stitched Dome Stax…I added these to the skyline along with my little critters that would stand on the hills..

I stamped a sentiment from the Springtime Critters under the grass section and finished my card off by adding a scattering of Clear and Lime Sorbet Sequins..

Be sure to swing past the MFT blog today to see many more fabulous creations, we hope that we have inspired you this month and I look forward to the next release..









Happy weekend

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, for me it is a working weekend, so not much spare time in between shifts to do much crafting or in fact much at all, as we progress into a very busy retail week leading into Easter festivities..

I wanted to pop in here really quick this morning to share my card for the current MFT sketch, we are now up to 327 and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out or even if you feel like participating as there is still time, you can view HERE..


I chose to stick really close to the sketch itself this week, colouring in images from the Llama Love, die cutting once happy with the colouring and setting aside..

I then took pattern paper from On-Point paper pad, some Kraft, Black Licorice and white card stocks…die cutting each element using the Blueprints 24..

Adding each of these elements to the Kraft card base and with the tab that sits on the top of the design, I stamped a sentiment and the design and my take on this weeks sketch was complete..

I sure hope to see many of your designs in this weeks challenge..

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend..









Morning everyone!

Beautiful day here at the cottage, love this time of the year when we get to see the trees turn their leaves to beautiful colours, Autumn is one of the most gorgeous times of the year for me, this year however, we could do with some rain, it has been extremely dry, but I guess if there is no rain then having gorgeous days is the next best thing..

So Darryl, has been out mowing the lawns with Bentley following every step he took, quite funny to watch and I sit here inside writing to all you my lovely peeps!

I wanted to pop in here today to share a card that I created when I was away on retreat…

I always find and I know a lot of you do find it hard to create sympathy cards, we never seem to gravitate to create them, but we at times certainly need them, so I decided whilst away to create at least one of these cards..

I paired this Hero Arts Layering Orchid that I inked with lots of Simon Says Stamp ink then MFT Star Grid Stencil, Altenew Fresh Freesia stamp set in which I used the sentiment and finished the card off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins…

I used 3 different colours of ink from Simon Says Stamp to ink my orchids, inking the bottom layer with Cotton Candy, middle layer with Doll Pink and the top layer with Hot Mama, the stem was Green Apple..

My background on the card I wanted something very soft looking, so I inked up the Star Grid Stencil from MFT with some Victorian Velvet, making sure to taper off at the bottom of the card..

I went about adhering my orchid, then added a stamped sentiment from the Altenew Fresh Freesia stamp set and finished off with the scattering of Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh..

I hope this inspires you to create some of those hard cards that we do need to have in our stash..

Enjoy your Friday, I am off to hang the washing out and attack the mess that has been created on my desk in my craft room, hopefully a video coming soon if I can remember how to do so LOL..








The day has come to start that shopping for the latest MFT release, hope you are all excited..

I have one last card to share today for the release and today is New Product Launch day..

I am sharing a card today that features both Stitched Dome Stax and Oval Word Window Frames, pairing these together with Cuddly Koalas and Blueprints 32..

Stamping out my little images colouring them in with Copics and fussy cutting the Koalas out, sadly my dies are missing in action at present..

I then went about die cutting a piece of white card stock with the Stitched Dome Stax, adding Summer Splash ink to the background and stamping out the tree from the Cuddly Koalas stamp set, colouring it in with Copics also..

Whilst die cutting, I took a piece of Kraft card stock and die cut the Oval Word Window Frame and with a trimmed piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the card front, I ran it through die cutting machine adding an opening using the Stitched Dome Stax…foam mounting this to the card and with the stamped dome I glued it straight onto the card..

I took the sentiment strip, stamped a sentiment that I white embossed and added this along the bottom of the dome feature, adding the other Koala to look as though she was hanging off the sentiment trying to climb up to the tree..

My last feature on this card, was to die cut some hearts out of Watercolor Wash pattern paper using the Blueprints 32..

Happy shopping and don’t forget to check out the rest of the teams inspiration for you at the BLOG..








  • Valerie McEowen

    Such a beautiful card. I love this new release!ReplyCancel

  • This card is so sweet and the coloring is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    This is such a sweet card! I love how your koala scene overlaps the dome setting. Thanks for sharing your card.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J
  • Valerie McEowen

    Such a great design! I love the colors you’ve used!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Lustick

    Joy , you make it look so easy !ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    So cute!! Love the summer splash background. Love that color.ReplyCancel

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    Darling card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration this week.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    This is such an adorable card! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Such a lovely card . Koalas are very cute. I do especially like the domes and ovals .ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Godfrey

    Adorable card! Love the design.ReplyCancel

  • Rowena M.

    Such an adorable card!!! Love the layoutReplyCancel

  • Elise Smith

    What a sweet card! I love it!! Your coloring looks perfect :)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I love this card. I like what you did with the Oval Word Window.ReplyCancel

  • Scrapper69

    Super Duper CUTE! LOVE the Koala stamp set!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations ReplyCancel

  • amelia

    cute card & beautiful coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Rumpza

    I love the color of your sky! Cute Koalas tooReplyCancel

  • Helen LeBrett

    Cute card: I love your climbing Koalas!!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    So cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Phillips

    What a cute card!!! Hope you locate your dies.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    So cute:-)ReplyCancel

  • Karen L

    Love the koala card. Great colors!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Hawkins

    Beautiful colouring! Love this sweet card . The koalas are adorable xReplyCancel

  • Marjorie

    The colors are as sweet as the koalas !ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Love the card, the Koalas are so cute and the scene is adorableReplyCancel

  • Karen Briguglio

    I love the way you colored the koala bears and the little scene. The koala stamps are adorable. KarenReplyCancel

  • Super cute Joy, I needed to add these sweet Koalas to my second order. Adorable scene my dearReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Oh my goodness Joy, I totally love this set and your card is amazingly well done. Just precious! The domed frames make a great impact for scene building.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Yeah! The koalas are so cute and beautifully colored!ReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    Love this card, Joy! Great use of some of the new product for this month.ReplyCancel

  • Britt S

    love koalas!ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    The fussy cutting was well worth it – this card is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Spivey

    Very cute card, love this stamp set.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Very cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Those koalas are just too stinkin’ cute! What a precious card!ReplyCancel

  • Jayell

    How cute are these koalas! Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    Oh so adorable! I was lucky enough to hold a koala while in Australia many years ago. They really are cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan

    So sweet! Love this little card!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Lassiter

    Sigh! This is so beautiful, cute and sweet. Love the koala bears, yes I do!ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    These koalas are so cute. I love this set.ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Such adorable card!!! Too cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • RedGem

    What a cute and adorable card, love koalas! Great use of the stitched dome frames.ReplyCancel

  • Angela R.

    These koalas are the sweetest!ReplyCancel

  • Karen B.

    This is so cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara s

    You have an amazing talent. This card is so cute! You did a great job fuzzy cutting the koalas btw.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    Love to get a hug
    Darling card.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel


    too sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Pickerel

    Oh, so cute!! Love the little koalas and your pretty scene.ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Such a cute card. I love the little scene and the cute little baby koala hugging its mama.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Cotter

    Darling scene with the bears. Fantastic release.ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    So adorable! Love the koalas set!ReplyCancel

  • sabinevdk

    What a great card!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Yim

    Your colors are beautiful! So soft and lovely. I love this set of koalas. So so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Weingartner

    I love your koalas! The hearts that match the cute ears are a perfect touch!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Elmont

    So cute! Love seeing so many of the new products in use.ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner

    I love these koalas! Such a fun new set!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Kiley

    Such a cute card with personality! Love the word frames!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    So cute. I like your coloring and the hearts.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy V

    Awwww….I love the layout of your card. And those colours are so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Sue McW

    So adorable! Love the koalas hanging off the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Burnham

    This is adorable. Love the cute koalas. Can’t wait to get my order.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Clark

    Cute card! I love the koalas.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi R

    Oh this is too sweet! Love the scene and those koalas make my heart skip a beat ♥ReplyCancel

  • Karen Rice

    A darling card–I love the Koalas hanging off the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy J.

    So cute! Love, love, LOVE the koalas!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince


  • Pat Quinet

    Super cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie S

    These koalas are the cutest darn things! Great cardReplyCancel

  • Alena

    So sweet card!ReplyCancel

  • How utterly sweet!ReplyCancel

  • CJ

    Think I said this before but those Cuddly Koalas are my favorite! Your card is great!ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    This should come with a warning… too cute for words!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    oh those koalas are just too cute… lovely design!!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable coloring and design!! I am in love!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Vivian C.

    Very sweet card! I like the addition of the hearts, the way you colored the koalas and how you used the Stitched Dome.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Ann

    You card makes me wish I’d have bought this stamp set the other day…its so cute!ReplyCancel

  • SusanME

    Beautiful card, love those koalas!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie P.

    Beautiful colouring of these cute koalas! A fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • diane p

    Sooo cute! I love those Koala Bears and Stitched Dome Stax! The Summer Splash ink is such a pretty background color, also.ReplyCancel

  • panda908

    Awesome coloring! This card is amazing…and the soft colors are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Liz mca

    Adorable koalasReplyCancel

  • Hannah L.

    Adorable koalas!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Awesome stamps and dies! Love the koalas!ReplyCancel


Woohoo!! Day one of the MFT April Release Countdown is here..are you all getting your shopping list ready??

So today I share a card that please excuse the grass section on my card, it went a little wonky and bent and well when I went to pull it off, it was going to rip the card, so hence I had to leave it, but hey, that is what crafting is, the good the bad and the ugly right?

My card today features Tweet Wishes, paired with Spring Scene Builder and Stitched Oval Word Windows..

Starting out as always, stamping out the images that I wished to colour, die cutting these once I was happy with the colouring and setting aside..

Whilst at the die cutting machine, I die cut a fence from white card stock using the Spring Scene Builder, some grass from Spearmint card stock and lastly some clouds from Sno Cone card stock..

Next, I trimmed a white piece of card stock slightly smaller then the card front and went about adding a soft inked background using Pineapple ink and attaching my little scene to the card…I die cut the word window at the base of the scene and with the inner piece I stamped a sentiment from the Tweet Wishes stamp set..

Adding the scene to the card base with foam tape and then adhered the stamped sentiment back into the panel…

I will be back tomorrow with my New Product Launch card with you all, in the meantime have fun checking out the design teams creations over at the MFT blog..








  • Lynda J

    Nice colors.ReplyCancel

  • Aww this is soo sweet! Those owls are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Tweet sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    So cute and love the layoutReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Awwww, this is adorable Joy, what a precious scene you’ve created.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Nice emphasis using the wonderful owl and bird to show off your message.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    Grat pastell looking card. Like the new scene builder and the bird so much!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    Great pastell looking card. Like the new scene builder and the bird so much!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    What a “tweet” card! The subtle coloring of the outline stamps is lovely.ReplyCancel

  • jan metcalf

    Cute little scene!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Gatton

    What an adorable card!! love the layout – love the coloring. Makes me smile!!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    Your card is adorable. Love the sweet scene.ReplyCancel

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  • Jayell

    Love this card!ReplyCancel

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