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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 59...Calendar


Good morning to you all...it's nice to have had a lie-in this morning and lounge around a bit in my PJ's...I think we are in for more rain today and my heart goes out to all the families who have been affected by the floods here in the UK...it's a really horrendous time for them and I hope they get some relief from the weather soon!

Saturday brings a new challenge over at the Secret Crafter Challenge blog...my fab DT buddy Jill has chosen this weeks theme which is to make a CALENDAR! I had every intention of making a calendar that would rest in a CD case...but who would have thought that two little squares of plastic would cause one crafter so much stress and anxiety lol! I think I broke 4 CD cases before I gave up and decided to make it a free standing calendar instead lol! That said I really enjoyed making this calendar and can definitely see me making some more for the New Year!

I hope you'll come and join in this weeks challenge...if you are stuck for ideas...there's oodles of inspiration from the DT over on the challenge blog and if anyone has any tips on how to make a CD case fold back on itself to make a stand...answers on a postcard please lol!

Design Papers : Discovered in my scrap box...called Sweet Surprise (I think)
Embellies : Ribbon, Flowers and Brads from my Craft Stash!
Calendar courtesy of Jane Carroll (thanks Jane)
Numbers : Cut on the Cricut Expression

23 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the fab colours.
luv
Debby

Catherine said...

What a beautiful calendar Donna ! Love the colours... Great job !

JanJay said...

This is bright & cheery, it wouldn't get lost even on my mess of a desk!

Have a great weekend

Jan x

Michele said...

Gorgeous calender Donna, love the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

Fern said...

Gorgeous calender Donna, i love the colours and pretty papers- this makes such a lovely gift!

Susa said...

Gorgeous calendar!!! Sooooo beautiful!!

Hugs, Susa

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous Calander Donna, love the funky papers and the Cricut letters really stand out!
Clairexx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi donna,
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.
I really like this calendar. very pretty.
Hugs Helen x

Helen said...

Gorgeous calendar Donna! Love the cheerful colours! :0)
Helen x

PaperCrafty said...

Wonderful calendar Donna!! Love the colors!!

Sandra said...

Fabulous calendar Donna. What a great way to display your absolute favourite sheet of patterned paper and enjoy it for a whole year!!
Hugs
Sandra x

Maria Matter said...

good morning donna, glad you had some PJ time!!!!

This is a wonderfully happy calendar! Pretty colors and flower! I'm glad for this challenge as I need to make one! I have to find a source for the bitty calendars, I have some from last year but don't know where they came from! lol

Enjoy your Saturday!!!
Blessings, Maria

Terry Oulboub said...

Very darling paper, Donna. I love the ribbon as it really works those colors. Cool job on the numbers I've been wanting to do a calendar too; hope I can find one in that format.

My Little Space said...

Love your calendar Donna!

Mandy
x

Marion said...

Gorgeous calander Donna, so fresh for a fresh new year.
Marion

mulberry station said...

What a fun calander, Donna. Such bright fun colors for the new year.

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab Donna, pretty papers and super idea. TFS.

Pauline said...

Very pretty Donna and a lovely idea for a gift.
x

Emma said...

Gorgeous Donna...love the colours.
Hugs Emma x

Avril Ann said...

1 Word GORGEOUS, 3 Words, I LOVE IT. Hugs Avril xxx

Jill said...

aww Donna so sorry I caused you grief and broken cd cases, your calendar is gorgeous I love the DP hugs Jill xx

Juls said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the bright colours!!

Georgia said...

Ooh wow Donna, I LOVE this! I love the bright colours and the letters and flower look soooo pretty! Gorgeous! :)
Love, Georgia xx