Hello Again

I am back again tonight to share another Sketch Challenge for MFT

We are currently up to number 345 and I sure hope you have fun playing along this week, for me this was a super hard challenge, not sure it really was the sketch itself, think my mojo was sitting on the fence and not wanting to play, so really this card I am not overly excited about, but hey that is crafting and we need to show the good with the bad..

For more inspiration and how to enter the challenge for a chance at winning, then head over HERE..

So my card, I decided to colour in a Leopard from the Lovable Leopards just using ink from Tangy Orange, Milk Chocolate and Lemon Chiffon, one way to colour quickly and still have dimension.. I die cut him out and set him aside..

Sticking with the sketch, I die cut a circle feature using some white card stock and Stitched Circle Frames, I also die cut another circle but this time only using the inner section of the circle, die cutting from Watercolor Wash Brights paper pad..

It was time to put the card together, so trimming one side of some white card stock and adding a strip of pattern paper from the Fun and Frolic paper pad..

Next, was the circle features, adding my little leopard into the circle..

Now to move onto the other circle that is in the sketch, to define my area, I chose to die cut some Jellybean Green card stock using Leafy Greenery dies, adding 3 of the leaves to this area..

I completed my card by adding a sentiment that I embossed with white embossing powder onto a die cut strip of Black Licorice card stock from Oval Word Window Frames..and some stamped little birds also from the same stamp set…

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

Have fun!


  • Nikki Anderberg

    Love your card! It’s so cute and so well done.ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    love your cutest leopard and the foliage accent and the birds look so cool in black and whiteReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    So cute!ReplyCancel


YAY!!! The day is finally here, it is now time to Shop the new products for August at MFT..

I hope you manage to get the goodies that you have been eyeing off..

I have one last card for you with more inspiration..

I chose to use the Shining Stars die, die cutting these several times out of white card stock and adhering together, setting this aside to work on the rest of the card..

I wanted a masculine feel card, but something that wasn’t over the top..I could have gone the galaxy way, but instead I went with blocks of colour, using masking..

So taking a trimmed piece of white card stock, I added some Post-It Tape, taping off a section on the card at a time, making sure to overlap as I went around, keeping the inked section to the left hand side of the card..the inks I used to create this effect were, After Midnight, Cornflower, Blue Yonder, Blue Breeze, Summer Splash, Berrylicious and Sno cone..

Once I was happy with the inked look, I flicked water over the top to make it wick and then added my Stars die cut..

I went back to the die cutting machine and die cut a speech bubble out of some Nightshift Blue card stock, using the Essential Speech Bubbles die, I stamped a sentiment from the Written in the Stars stamp set and embossed with White Embossing Powder, adding this above the Stars die…

To complete the card I added some Clear Sequins and Silver Star Confetti and my card was complete..

Now before I leave you today, remember Day 2 of the countdown where I mentioned I was apart of class and I shared my card, well now it is time to head on over to the class to see how I created that card..be sure to click on the Resources Section at the Blog..

Thank you again for taking the time this month to come on over to my blog and comment..

Enjoy viewing the rest of the teams amazing creations over on the blog..

  • I love this card and it certainly will work for a guy!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Langer

    LOVE THE COLOR AND TEXTURE! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Abby

    Great design!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine Randall

    Fabulous card! Love this release!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly

    It’s hard to come up with masculine cards but I really like this one! Great job and one I will save and make!! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Aguirre

    Love your card! I love the design of this card! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Clark

    Great card. Love all the masking.ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Love the color blocking & the colors you used. A truly awesome card!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Faucher

    Love how you designed this card. Gorgeous with those blue rays!ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Love this card design.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Carroll

    I absolutely love the colors and texture of this card. Wonderful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nice card! I like your color blocked galaxy even better than the traditional way I’ve been seeing them. I’ll have to try your method. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Rema DeLeeuw

    Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Liz O

    What a wonderfully design card! Joy you did a fabulous job showcasing this new release, thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    Love the color palette. The design is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Pretty card! Love the colors you used!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Elmont

    Yes, great masculine card!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    I love your card… Great sentiment?ReplyCancel

  • Margaret

    Love this card! You’ve used my favorite colors and the design is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya

    What a stunning and beautifully clean card! I just LOVE it! And the stars die cut is magnificent.ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda M.

    Beautiful card! Love the design and colors!ReplyCancel

  • Rhodé

    Perfect color combination! It’s a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley

    Love the color blocking! It is a great design for a guy.ReplyCancel

  • Your card is just as shining as the name of the die :) Absolutely a masculine card: clean and cool.


  • Super fun card! Great coloring!!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    Beautiful sketch, I love it !!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Snyder

    Love the background!!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    I can’t wait to try this beautiful technique.
    I absolutely love this!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Berraho

    The background is stunningReplyCancel

  • Denise Evans

    Oh so nice! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja Souter

    I love all the shades of blue.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    What a uniquely beautiful card with the gorgeous shades of blue wedges pointing to the message!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie White

    Love the inking you did on this card! Great design as well.ReplyCancel

  • Lori morency

    OMG! I love this idea! Great technique and perfect with the Stars die cut! I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary D

    totally awesome design!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Carson

    Wow that’s beautiful! Very creative design and colors!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    Your colour blocking looks so amazing! I LOVE this card!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Love your gorgeous card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Amazing!! I love the blue rays!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Ba

    Great design!ReplyCancel

  • Phi

    I love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Beautiful card!Love the stars die!tfsReplyCancel

  • joy meadows

    Love this card design, Joy! So nicely done and the colors are perfect for it.ReplyCancel

  • SabineVDK

    This is a great card!!!! I love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    Fascinated by the masked inking because it adds depth and color without extra paper. I’d love a better explanation of how you masked it to make it line up so perfectlyReplyCancel

  • Those cool blues are fantastic, Joy … love the graphic lines with the crisp white scripty sentiment! Anita :)ReplyCancel

  • Super fun creation!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Gourley

    Great release. Thanks for sharing your card with us.ReplyCancel

  • diane p

    Oooh, this is a cool card! I like the multiple shades of blue… perfect fit this card.ReplyCancel

  • Craftyfield

    Gorgeous CAS card!ReplyCancel

  • LizD

    Love the way you did the background with water flicksReplyCancel

  • Kathie Dobbins

    This is a lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE your card! The colors are perfect and I love the design of it – very unique!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    I love the way you created the rays to the side of this great masculine card.ReplyCancel

  • karenladd

    I love the clean, fresh, modern look of your card! Great combination of dies and the word bubble!ReplyCancel

  • Karen W.

    Great card! Love the color blocking and how you used the speech bubble die!ReplyCancel

  • Kris in Alaska

    I love this!!ReplyCancel

  • CJ

    Your card is so stunning! You have a habit of doing that! Great release!ReplyCancel

  • Valliam

    Nice card! Love your idea of using masking technique to create the background. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    I like the colors you chose for the color blocking. Awesome card.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Ridpath

    Great card! I love the masked, inked idea. Very creative!ReplyCancel

  • One of my favorite cards of all the DT’s! I had to pin it quick before I made my comment so I wouldn’t forget!! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Hanson

    Stunning card. Just love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Smith

    Love the stars font and the simplicity of the card! Very pretty…ReplyCancel

  • Amy Vitriani

    Lovely card!! I really like the simple and subtle colors you used.ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Very stylish card. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Julie O'Neil

    Love these colors and the setup, amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Elise Smith

    What a beautiful design! Green and blue are my favorite colors so I love this combination :)

  • Deepa Lakshman

    I love tha s card. It has a great design.ReplyCancel


    beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    Original card. Very cuteReplyCancel


We are finally at day 1 for the MFT August Release Countdown..

I sure hop you have spotted quite a few stamps and dies that are now on your wish list to purchase..

It has been a fun release and I look forward to sharing my last card tomorrow with you all, for now, let’s kick off day 1..

I used the cute little stamp set called Magical Day…cute bear, that I stamped out and coloured with Copics, die cut out and set aside..

I wanted to create a more interactive card this time round, so I took some Nightshift Blue card stock, die cutting a window into it using the Rectangle Shaker Window and Frame, whilst die cutting the opening, I also took some Black Licorice card stock and die cut the frame..

Before placing the shaker piece together, I took the stars from the Written in the Stars stamp set and stamped some stars either side of the window, embossing with Silver Embossing powder..

I added the Rectangle Shaker Pouch and adhered to the card stock, adding the frame on the other side of the pouch, I went about filling the pouch with Clear Sequins and Silver Confetti, I sealed up the back with some white card stock and on the front of the card stock, I added some white dots to represent further away stars..

I added my images to the card and completed the card by stamping a sentiment from the stamp set onto a Electric Red card stock, that I die cut using the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strip..

Thanks for taking the time to comment this month on all of my creations, means so much..

I look forward to being here tomorrow for the New Product Launch, for now be inspired by the rest of the team and their projects, HERE..



  • Kleri F

    Super cute shaker card!I like the addition of the embossed stars! :)tfsReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Your magician can really magically shake the bunnie up!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy123

    Who doesn’t need a “magical” day? Love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J

    Great shaker card!ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    I’m a sucker for shakers. Love that you surrounded it with other points of interestReplyCancel

  • Maryjo L Monterosso

    Such a sweet shaker card. Love the bear magician and the rabbit in the top hat. Too cute.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta S.

    Love this stamp and your interpretation & rendition of it on this card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

Hello again

We have reached day 2 of the August Release Countdown for MFT, I bet you are all getting ready to do your shopping or at least compile the list of goodies that you wish to purchase..

I have a fun interactive card today, you will be able to check out how I created this card on the day of the New Product Launch day, I am apart of the class this month..

For now here is my Day 2 card..

Be sure to look out for the link on Release Day..

Have a great day perusing the Design Team’s amazing projects..

I will be back with day 1 tomorrow..


  • Lynda J

    Love the background!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Hernandez

    Love it! The little witch is too cute. tfsReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    Very sweet Halloween card!Love the clouds!tfsReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Gorgeous clouds that enhance the sweet withch!ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    Can’t wait to see what’s behind the slot..darling cardReplyCancel

  • Maryjo L Monterosso

    Great cloudy starry background and the sweetest little witchypoo. Great jobReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Joy this little interactive card is delightful for Halloween. TFSReplyCancel

  • Roberta S.

    Really cute card, love the colors. Looking forward to seeing how you made this card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Very cool card! Love the clouds and the interactive parts!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy123

    Super looking card. I can hardly wait to see you in class about this card.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Happy Sunday to you all, cold with bad weather headed this way, so we are all having a day inside, so that means a quiet day in the craft room, which I am looking forward to..

Today at MFT we are at day 3 for the August Release Countdown, I sure hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks and seeing the amazing creations from the design team, to see more head over to the Blog..

I am sharing the latest Pure Innocence today, called a Phone Call Away, what better way to say to someone you are thinking of them then creating a card with this cutie..

So I stamped her out and coloured in with Copics, die cutting her out and setting her aside..

I kept my layout pretty simple, by die cutting a speech bubble from the August release called Essential Speech Bubbles, stamping a sentiment from the same stamp set onto the bubble and adding it to the top of a trimmed piece of white card stock..

I added some pattern paper from the gorgeous paper pad, Party Patterns along with Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Pastels at the bottom of the card stock..

Added my little girl and off to the side of the little girl I used a negative die cut piece that I die cut the word Hugs from the Words for Friends into some Grout Gray card stock..

Completing the card by adding some enamel dots to the speech bubble..

She really is super adorable to colour…

Thanks for taking the time to pop in today..

Have a wonderful rest of the day!


  • Lynda J

    Great colors!ReplyCancel

  • Kleri F

    This is adorable!Love the subtle colors!Thank you for the inspiration!:)ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Wonderful use of polka dots to show off the charming little girl!ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Beautifully done! Love her tourquise phone. I always loved the princess style phones. That speech bubble set is great. Need to shop so I can get those. Thanks Joy, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Roberta S.

    Joy, I love this card. The rainbow polka dots (sprinkles of love) and the hugs in the background makes this card for me. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Gorgeous card Joy :-) Love your command of white space – everything always looks so balanced!


  • Susi

    So, so adorable! Beautiful colours and an amazing card LO.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Maryjo L Monterosso

    So sweet. Love the polka dots and the clean white lines. Just precious.ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    This sweet character is so delightful–works well for so many occasions. Your card showcases her so well. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyCancel

  • San

    PI ! She’s so wonderful. This is a great set to use and sending cards to my folks I’ve not seen or heard from for a long while. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    Adorable. Love the negative of the HUGS die and the tone on tone top half shows off the polka dots belowReplyCancel


Hope you are all getting excited for this release, such a fun release with so many unique products..

So we are back with Day 4 for the Release Countdown for MFT and to view more inspiration just head over to the blog..

Today I share the fabulous Birdie Brown stamp set called Fab-BOO-Lous Friends, so super cute..

I took the images I wanted to use, stamped out and coloured with my Copics, die cutting with the matching dies..

Next, I took Jellybean Green, Orange Fizz and Grapesicle card stock, die cutting the smallest die in the Mod Square Stax, I added each of the Squares to the top of a trimmed white piece of card stock, slightly smaller then the card front and then went about adding my little ghostly images..

Deciding to add some more features to the images, I decided to stamp out some webs, spider and bats, adding the spider webs and bats around the images..

Next up was a sentiment that I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder to a piece of Black Licorice card stock, adding with foam tape just under the Mod Squares..

Completing the card by drawing a small black line down from the sentiment and adding my little spider..

I just loved how this card turned out, it was so much fun creating it..

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

Have a great day, I am off for more crafting..cold day here at the cottage, so time to rug up inside and keep warm..


  • Kleri F

    Beautiful Halloween card!Thank you for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Nelson

    Cute card!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Love the dangling spiders and peeking webs! Putting the ghosties on their own colored frames is inspired!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell
  • Great Release! Awesome card! I especially love your layout with the drop down spider!ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Tedford

    Really cute design. I love the little spider hanging down.ReplyCancel

  • Maryjo L Monterosso

    Clean and simple. Love it, love this set and the sentiment is wonderful. Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Sturgeon

    Oh Joy, this makes me smile. So cute… I love the BB set. Thanks for inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J

    Fantastic halloween goodies!ReplyCancel

  • Roberta S.

    Cute card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • janet

    So sweet :-)ReplyCancel

  • Becky

    Adorably creepyReplyCancel

  • Michele

    adorable card!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Joy this is a delightful card. . .love the spider hanging down from your sentiment. It’s a fun touch. TFSReplyCancel

  • Diana Hernandez

    Can’t wait for Halloween to be here!!!!!! Love this card. tfsReplyCancel

  • Sandy123

    That lil’ goofy spider adds so much to the already fun holiday card.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Sweet Halloween card!ReplyCancel

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