Hello again

Well today is day 1 of the countdown and that really does mean it is so super close, I hope you have your wish lists started..

For day 1 I am sharing a no line colouring, but I have to say I think I need a lot more practice a lot more LOL, but hey the only way to learn is keep trying..

So I took the Beautiful Bloom and Grout Gray ink, I stamped the image onto some Grout Gray card stock and coloured with my Polychromos..

Once I was happy with the look I stamped a sentiment from the Hello, Beautiful Stamp Set, embossing with white embossing powder and die cut using the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips..

Before adhering the sentiment I took stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 29 and embossed into the card stock, giving a soft border..

I added the sentiment at the base of the flower and finished off with a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Don’t forget to swing past the Blog to see the rest of the DT creations…




Gosh this release is going super fast, cannot believe we are now on Day 2 and that means ever so close for you all to go shopping..

I have to say that I have been very touched by your comments either here or on social media welcoming me back to crafting..it has certainly been a tough year and I know a lot of you can relate, we still have many hurdles to get through but for now I am happy to be back here sharing my creating once again..

Now onto today and that means a little night time scene creating with Forever and Owlways, cute little owl set..

I stamped out the images and coloured with Copics then die cut out..

I then took a piece of white card stock and stamped and embossed with white embossing powder stars to create my background, I then added a sky line using some distress inks, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Broken China, blending until I was happy..

I then took a sentiment from the stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white card stock, adding this just below the stars…

I then added my little owls and some twine and completed the card by adding some gold sparkle stars using a glitter pen..

Be sure to head to the blog to see the rest of the wonderful creations..

I will be back with day 1 tomorrow..


  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Beautifully colored setting for the sweet owls!ReplyCancel

  • Poorva

    Its good to see you are making cards again. I have missed seeing your beautiful creations.ReplyCancel


Welcome back to day 3 of the December Release Countdown, day 3 also means we are halfway through sharing inspiration from the release and I sure hope that you have enjoyed, remember to swing past the blog to check out all the designers works..

Today, I am working with Pure Innocence stamp called Butterfly Kisses, she is adorable..

 I stamped her out and coloured with Copics and then my signature with these little girls a lot of the time I like to paper piece her outfit, so of course in true tradition I did just that, using some pattern paper from the Watercolor Wash paper pad..

Once I die cut her out I worked on the background of the card, by using the Basic Shapes Circle Stencil, adding Sno Cone and Pink Lemonade, keeping the blending very soft..

I added my little girl and then ran the Beautiful word die through the die cutting machine several times, die cutting some white card stock, adhering each of these together to form dimension and then die cutting the base of the die out of some Vellum, adding these two together..

I completed the card, by adding my die cut word, stamping another sentiment from the Hello Beautiful stamp set and added a scattering of sequins…

I will be back with Day 2 tomorrow, thanks for swinging past today..


  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Such a wonderful card in white- so striking!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara R.

    Very pretty!! I love the simplicity.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Love your sweet card!ReplyCancel

Hi there

I sure do hope you have enjoyed day 5 of the Countdown, today I am back to share my Day 4 project with you and I just could not help but create with the latest from the Birdie Brown Collection called Friends at First Sip..adorable!!

I wanted to use the sweet little doggies from the set, so taking these and a few other images I stamped and coloured with Copics, die cut these out and set aside..

I added some blending to the white card base using some Distress Inks and some masking to achieve the sky and grass..

I added my little images along the grass section and stamped a sentiment under the images..

To complete the card I added a strip of Black and White Stripes pattern paper at the base..

I will be back to Day 3 of the release tomorrow..

Have a great time checking out the rest of the teams creations..





  • Colleen Howell

    Love it, these pooches are so cuteReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hello Joy. Awwwww, that little card is so cute and sweet. I’m loving the new products on this release and I love your card. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy 2019 – here’s hoping we don’t all fry here in Australia during this summer – I believe the forecast isn’t looking too good – looks as though I’m going to be living in a bat cave to try to keep cool. Take care. Bev.ReplyCancel

  • Such a sweet scenery!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Beautiful coloring of an inviting scene to share with a friend!ReplyCancel

  • DebiKT

    Such a sweet card… I love the blended background!ReplyCancel

Well Hello one and all

I sure do hope I still have some readers out there…2018 sure has been rather a huge roller coaster for our family this year but it seems that this year for everyone has not been a good year, hoping 2019 is a much better year for all..we are still struggling with medical hurdles and for me to step away from crafting since August has helped me to stay focus where I have needed to stay focus..

But now I am back with you all to finish out the year..

So with that being said thank you for sticking by me and lets jump into the December Release Countdown for MFT, starting you off with Day 5..

I kept my card today fairly simple and graphic style, using the latest Blueprints 33 and the Die Best Wishes..

I die cut several pieces of card stock out of Limelight, Tropical Teal, Sno Cone and After Midnight using the smallest die, adhering each of these layers onto a white card base..

I then ran the Best Wishes die through the die cutting machine and die cut 4 panels of Black Licorice card stock, adhering each of the layers together to form dimension, adding this to the centre part of the card base..

Finishing off this card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Thanks again for hanging in there with me and stopping by today, I will be back with more for you tomorrow…





  • Cheryl Cain

    I love the pieced background design, great card!ReplyCancel

  • WOW! Your color choices really make this card POP! Love it :)ReplyCancel

  • Love the colors you chose!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Durgan

    Oh my gosh! What an innovated design using this Bllueprints 33
    die. I would never have thought of doing this. Great job and very inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    I missed your lovely work, so happy to see you contributing again and that your health is a bit better. Gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Great color combination of to show off the awesome dies and message!ReplyCancel

  • DebiKT

    Joy… your creativity hasn’t suffered one bit. I love the way you used the Dienamics Blueprints 33. And, the colors you chose are fantastic! Best wishes for 2019!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Love this card. So happy to see you back! I just LOVE your artwork. She an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    Hello again Joy. Love this card – what a beauty for a masculine card for any celebration. Love your colour choices too. Well done. TFS.ReplyCancel

Hello there

Before I jump into tonight’s sketch challenge, I just wanted to let you all know that after today I will be taking a break from creating for a little while, I will still be around on social media and still very much apart of the MFT family, that will not change, but in the last few months we have received some not so nice medical challenges, so for now I need to focus my energies on our family, we really need all the prays and thoughts that are out there… I will of course be sharing some cards that I have done earlier in the year and have not shared with you all here, but being here daily or even weekly will be rather sporadic….thanks for understanding x

Okay so we are at Sketch Challenge 400, can you believe it, amazing to think that this number has rolled around so quickly..

I am sadly sick with the flu and feeling really under the weather so my card even though it follows the sketch, isn’t quite up to what I like in creating, but I sure do hope you gain just a little something from it..

I took Cement Gray card stock strips and white embossed onto each one with sentiments from the Fluttering Friends, From All of Us and From Me to You to form a sympathy card, more focused towards the male gender but could also be used for the female gender..

I added these strips to a white card base and heading back to restamp a butterfly and flowers from the Fluttering Friends set onto some Vellum, embossing with Silver Embossing Powder, adding this to the card front along with some Clear Sequins…

Don’t forget to swing past to check out the inspiration and the details on how you can enter this challenge to win..

Have a wonderful day or night and thank you for being patient with me as I take this much needed break..




  • Nancy R.

    Hi Joy. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards, and today’s is no exception. Wishing you well as you take a break, and looking forward to your return. I hope you better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara M

    Your card is wonderful and so thoughtful. Take as much time as you need …a crafting table is always open some where. Sending the best to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • BygraceC

    I love your cards, you have a beautiful talent that inspires many of us, My prayers for you and my hope that God fills you with strength, hope in Him and lots of love!…God Bless you and your loved ones ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Pennie

    Prayers to you and your family. Your card is amazing, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Will be thinking of you Joy and hope for some more posivitve news on the family health-front very soon xxx thanks for your usual beautiful inspiration xxx Ali xReplyCancel

  • Bev Page

    I love this card Joy. So soft and elegant and just hits the right note for a sympathy card. It’s also very elegant. Thanks so much for sharing. Bev.ReplyCancel