365 Questions - June

365 Questions - June


Pinch, Punch, First of the Month

Well it will be tomorrow! 1 June to be precise and the start of my 365 Questions Project.

Mixed Media - Passion



TheCraftBarn has the prompts "passion and/or music". Stampotique wants pink, turquoise & polka dots.


First day of Half Term; it's raining and the sun's gone into hibernation. AARG. Typical!

I've even contemplated putting the heating on ... (gasp!).

I'll try wrapping my hands around a hot cup of tea instead ...


Die Cut Card

Stampin Up Thinlits Circle Card, Petal Parade


LessIsMore wants to see dies. Inkspirational has the prompt "bloom" and AddictedToCAS has the prompt "texture".



The Thinlits Circle Card die is a cinch to use - it's great for a quick and easy card with a bit of a difference!


SU card: Whisper White, Textured Pistachio Pudding
SU ink: Crisp Cantleouoe, Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake
SU stamp: Petal Parade, Sweetly Framed
SU punch: 2 1/2" circle, Itty Bitties
SU die: Thinlits Circle Card


65th Birthday

Stampin Up Everything Eleanor


SweetStampin want Milestone Birthdays and AddictedToStamps have "anything goes".


Nearly the weekend (and Half Term Yippee!)


SU ink: Melon Mambo, Encore Silver
SU card: Whisper White
SU stamps: Everything Eleanor
SU punch: Star


Six Sided Sampler

CAS cards, Stampin Up Six Sided Sampler


Using CASeThisSketch and ColorThrowdown's colour way.

PaperPlayers want flowers.



Gorgeous Gorgeous Sunny Day. Off to do some gardening :)

SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade
SU stamps: Six Sided Sampler
SU punches: Hexagon, Itty Bitties, Owl Builder
SU other: Simply scored


Happy Day

One Layer Cards


I'm on a roll ... Again, using the PaperPlayers colour combo. LessIsMore want one layer. OneLayerSimplicitywant flowers.


Very quick, easy and simple. Couldn't resist glittering the flowers :)

It is ABSOLUTELY chucking it down outside.

Not a particularly Happy (weather) Day; perfect Happy (crafting) Day though!

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Pear Pizzaz, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Diamonds


One Layer Flowers

Stampin Up Spring Sampler, One Layer Cards


Using the PaperPlayers colour combo. LessIsMore want one layer. OneLayerSimplicity want flowers. AddictedToCAS want off the edge.



Hope the sun is shining with you - it's pouring here!

SU card: Whisper White
SU ink: Pear Pizzaz, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
SU stamp: Spring Sampler, Summer Silhouettes
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Diamonds, Diamanté Jewels


365 Questions

I've been mulling over journalling & project life for sometime now. Whilst surfing the net and perusing Pinterest I came across Tami Taylor's idea of 365 Questions. The idea is you answer the same question on the same page every year for 5 years. I thought I'd give it a go! I am jumping in (nearly) halfway through the year on 1 June.



I suspect I am not alone in the crafting community at having accumulated & amassed rather large quantities of remnants and off cuts of card, patterned paper and embellishments (cough cough!) My plan is to try and use these productively to make a set of journalling cards each month. I have used a sheet of A4 cut down into 4 cards which I reckon will give me enough space for writing and embellishing! Having said that however, I reckon I'll only be able to fit 3 years' worth onto my cards. If I'm still loving the idea 3 years hence I'll make some more cards and start the cycle again!

For June I've used 4 sheets of A4 for my background cards - I'm making them double sided to cut down on bulk. Then I've simply punched a hole in the top corner and joined them with a ring.

I intend to post my cards every day (fingers crossed!). Do leave me a comment if you fancy having a go yourself and remember to pop back on 1 June! If you'd like to read more about the idea from Tami herself, take a look here .

Nearly Friday ...


Venetian Romance

Stampin Up Venetian Romance, Scalloped Tag Punch, Hello Lovely
SirStampalot has "anything goes" this month.
Some whimsical romantic papers from the Venetian Romance DSP set...
The edges and the embossed needlepoint strip have been gently sponged with crumb cake and pink pirouette for an aged effect.


Thanks for looking!

SU card: Very Vanilla
SU ink: Crumb Cake, Pink pirouette
SU stamps: Perfect Postage, Hello Lovely, Dictionary
SU punch: Scalloped Tag, Scalloped Square, Itty Bitty, Window,
SU emboss: Needlepoint
SU die: Labels Framelits


Thanks So Much

Stampin Up Oh Hello, Masculine cards
Using this week's JUGs sketch #23; LessIsMore wants 3 colours; AddictedToStamps want CAS.


How quick and easy?!

A masculine card for the boys to send to their Grandad.

Happy Tuesday!


SU card: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo
SU ink: Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Pacific Point
SU stamps: Oh Hello
SU other: Simply Scored


Mixed Media - Knowledge


TheCraftBarn's cue words are Knowledge and/or Truth. EclecticPaperie want us to use stencils. Allsorts want butterflies.




Lovely afternoon spent gardening in the sunshine & then a spot of crafting. Perfect!


Scalloped Tag Punch Box

Stampin Up Scalloped Tag punch, 3D items, Verpackung
Let'sCraft&Create want to see dies/punches. CraftyCreations wants anything but a card.

Cute little box made with the Scalloped Tag Punch. If you'd like a go, I got the tutorial from here.


Long Bank Holiday Weekend coming up!

SU card: Very Vanilla, baked Brown Sugar
SU ink: Crisp Canteloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
SU stamps: Perfect Postage
SU die: Spiral Flower
SU punch: Scalloped Tag, Bird Builder, Itty Bitties