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!






Hi there

Today is the final day of the 5 Days to an Organised Crafty Stash…

The DT are sharing all about Stencils, Embellishments and Tools today..

I start out by sharing how I store my Sequins…a lot of people have the Elizabeth Ward Storage containers, here in Australia, we have something similar and if you are in Australia and looking for this wonderful storage solution, you can purchase through Spotlight, these ones I purchased are called Crafters Choice…

I label the top of the container with the name of the sequin and the size for keeping track of product that I need to list in my posts..

My other embellishments are a hot mess due to work in progress in my craft room, but I will share again soon once it has had the big change over..

Next, it is onto Tools, so I have a big carousel that I got from Making Memories at the time, it was the best purchase ever, I have this to the right of me with most of my tools within this..

The drawer on the left side of the of my crafting table holds a lot of glues, wipes, Un-Du and a few date stamps, it really as you can see just a catch all, but it works and well keeping it real…

The other thing that I would say I use as a tool are my embossing powders, I place the most used ones in a clear container that has a plastic spoon, this I find a fantastic way to store these powders, I can place the card stock over the top of the opened container and the powder falls straight back in…this is in a little cubby hole to the left of me as well..

My last storage system is my stencils, I keep these in the stencil pockets from MFT with a label at the top of the pocket, I line the inside with white card stock and place the stencil inside, I keep these in an IKEA container for now and it works as I can just flick through and find the one I am after..

I really hope that you have enjoyed viewing the last 5 days and that you have gained some tips along the way..

Have a wonderful and fun day!


  • I have loved seeing how you organise your supplies over the last 5 days, Joy! Wishing you all the best with your big craftroom redo! Looking forward to seeing it! Hope you are well <3ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas!!ReplyCancel


I hope you have been enjoying the 5 Days to an Organised Crafty Stash, the DT have some amazing and wonderful ideas that I hope give you some tips to start to organise your stash..

Today we are at day 4 and we are sharing all about Card Stock, Pattern Paper and Felt ideas..

For me my card stock has evolved in so many different ways and I am still not sure if I like the way I store it now, but I am also in the middle of the big change to my craft room, so I may just need to get used to it, but I have to say it looks so pretty in all those colours and so neat :)

I keep my card stock in storage pockets that a wonderful friend sent me from the States, I add Post-it Sticker Tabs at the side that has the name of course of the company and the name of the card stock, this makes for easy access and the colours I use on my cards…I hold the card stock in magazine files, that are then in my mini kalax…the scraps of card stock I place in the back of the pocket…I am still in the process of gaining all my card stock colours from MFT..

To keep me on track and help me with my designs I also store card stock samples in the Coin pockets, with the name of company and card stock colour, great tool to have to flip through the book and choose the right colours I need…

My pattern paper I keep on one of the shelves in my room in an Interdesign Fridge Bin, it is a larger one that can hold quite a few paper pads, I still have quite a bit of room to fill this tub…

My felt is a new addition to the craft room and I had trouble trying to figure out how I wished to store my MFT felt to keep it clean, as my fur baby, Bentley loves to visit and flick his hair in the craft room occasionally LOL so I chose to cut down the piece into 2 parts that were even and place in the larger sized clear pockets, with a white piece of card stock as the lining, adding a label of the felt name at the top of the pocket, I place these at the moment into a white tub that I purchased from IKEA, still working on the best way to store, but as I have said my room is taking a change, with a new piece of furniture arriving today, so excited to set it up and start to shift things around..

Enjoy day 4 and I will be back with day 5 tomorrow..


  • Tara Prince

    I love the idea of the post it sticker tabs! I use the job ticket holders too.ReplyCancel

  • Alison Bennett

    Love how you store your cardstock !!! Do you mind sharing the brand of job ticket pockets? I’ve look on around and cant find that type of packaging.

    Thanks so much,

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