365 Questions - 31 March 2015

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365 Questions - 30 March 2015


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365 Questions - 29 March 2015

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365 Questions - 28 March 2015

Happy 28 March!


Easter Bunny Greetings

Stampin Up Cheerful Critters, Easter cards
MyTimeToCraft want Easter animals. Allsorts want a creature and AddictedToCAS want cute and HappyLittleStampers want to see sponging.


Cute bunny from the Cheerful Critters set.

If you want to have a go sponging an English sky (ie cloudy) the cupcake topping from the Build A Cupcake punch is great for cloud shapes!

SU card: whisper white, Pear Pizazz, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
SU ink: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
SU stamps: Cheerful Critters, Alphabet Rotary
SU punch: Itty Bitties, Cupcake Builder
SU other: Fringe Scissors


Easter Bunting

Stampin Up Petal Cone Die, Easter, Stampin Up Petite Petals
SweetStampin want Easter.


The sun is streaming through the windows, the narcissus and hyacinths are out and the muscari are starting to appear in the garden!

SU card: whisper white, Pear Pizazz, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
SU ink: Pear Pizazz, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron
SU stamps: Wacky Wishes, Morning Post Alphabet, Confetti
SU punch: petite petals, bird builder, Itty Bitties, circle


Beautiful Wings 50th

Stampin Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Everything Eleanor
SeizeTheBirthday has anything goes this week.


Some bling and glitter for my lovely yoga teacher, Phillipa.

Gorgeous sunny afternoon after this morning's deluge :)


SU card: whisper white
SU ink: Smoky Slate
SU stamps: Everything Eleanor
SU other: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Simply Scored


365 Questions - 27 March 2015

Happy 27 March!


365 Questions - 26 March 2015

Happy 26 March!


Easter Nest

In(k)spireMe want easter projects and JustAddInk want eggs or ovals.
The little chocolate eggs look (and smell!) so tempting - more so as I'm allergic to dairy and can't eat them ... Sure I won't have to suffer too long; they'll be scoffed by my boys as soon as they see them.


SU card: whisper white, Pear Pizazz
SU ink: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz
SU stamps: petite petals, pictograms, Eggstra Spectacular
SU punch: petite petals, bird builder, Itty Bitties, Large oval


365 Questions - 25 March 2015

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365 Questions - 24 March 2015

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365 Questions - 23 March 2015

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365 Questions - 22 March 2015

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365 Questions - 21 March 2015

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365 Questions - 20 March 2015

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365 Questions - 19 March 2015

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365 Questions - 18 March 2015

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365 Questions - 17 March 2015


Happy 17 March!


Inlaid Butterfly Thinlits

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics, Butterfly Thinlits
TheButterflyChallenge wants butterflies & patterned paper.


Soooo much potential with this coordinating stamp set & dies!

So many ideas, so little time!


SU card: whisper white, Coastal Cabana
SU ink: Coastal Cabana
SU stamps: Butterfly Basics
SU dies: ButterflyThinlits


Herd it's your Birthday ...

Stampin Up From the Herd, masculine cards
SeizeTheBirthday want us to focus on the sentiment.


Hope your week's panning out nicely ...

SU card: whisper white, Marina Mist
SU ink: Smoky Skate, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Marina Mist
SU stamps: From the Herd


365 Questions - 16 March 2015

Happy 16 March!


Butterfly Framelits

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics, Butterfly Thinlits



AddictedToCAS wants green and JUGs want splatters.



Loving this new stamp set "Butterfly Basics" - there is a real variety of styles with the images.

Expect it will be getting a lot of use!

SU card: whisper white, Gold, Pistachio Pudding
SU ink: Pistachio Pudding, Encore Gold, Crumb Cake
SU stamps: Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge
SU dies: ButterflyThinlits


365 Questions - 15 March 2015

Happy 15 March!


Crafting with Children - Bunny Basket

StampinUpOnly has an Easter challenge.
Easter is fast approaching - if the supermarket aisles full of Easter Eggs are anything to go by ...
So how about a little basket to cram those mini eggs into! If you'd like to know how to make a basket there's a tutorial on an earlier post - click here for instructions.
Kids always seem to love punch art. It is fascinating what characters you can conjure up using only a couple of shaped punches! This is what I used to make my bunny:



Have fun!

SU ink: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
SU punch: Ornament, Large Oval, Owl Builder, 1" Circle, Itty Bitties



Party Pig

Stampin Up From the Herd


Using SketchSaturday #352


Auntie Diane has a thing about pigs - hence the jolly party pig for her birthday card!

Loving the fun images in the new From The Herd stamp set.

Happy Saturday!



SU card: whisper white, Smoky Slate, Pistachio Pudding
SU ink: Smoky Skate, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Melon Mambo
SU stamps: From the Herd
SU dies: Circles Framelits
SU other: Simply Scored


Flowers, in a card, in a Box

Stampin Up Flower Patch, card in a box
MyTimeToCraft wants "cards for a special lady" and PapertakeWeekly want cards for Mum.


I was so impressed with my card in a box that I made two! One for Mother's Day and another for my mother-in-law's big birthday. They look so impressive andreally aren't that difficult to make. There are some instructions in a previous post of mine here if you fancy making one yourself.

I apologise for the hazy photos; am starting to thing maybe the iPad's been dropped ...

Off to bake some Date Loaf (then maybe I may get a slice for breakfast in bed tomorrow?!)

SU card: whisper white, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
SU ink: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Crisp Canteloupe
SU stamps: Flower Patch
SU dies: Flower Fair
SU other: Simply Scored, Dazzling Details


365 Questions - 14 March 2015

Happy 14 March!