Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Stamping For The Weekend - and others...

...last ones of 2009 - A Calendar.

Well after all of the season's festivities and laziness I thought it best I try and get back into the swing of the Challenges again. I missed most of December as I was really not prepared - as usual I must add! And all that baking I did - My freezer was jam packed full of seasonally wrapped and labeled lb loaf cakes, but thankfully they were all delivered in the fortnight before Christmas so there was plenty of room for the truck load of food we seemed to need!

Back to my first 'post-Christmas' Challenges.....

I've also decided to ignore my '1 card, 1 Challenge' rule from now on! I guess if the Challenge Blogs don't mind why should I??????? Also means I can participate in more Challenges :)

Stamping For The Weekend has had a special fortnight challenge due to Christmas, and it finishes tomorrow, nothing like cutting it fine eh! They wanted a Calendar.

And Cute Card Thursday who close at 8pm (!!!!!!!!), have asked for something to do with New Year...

And...Allsorts who want 'Anything BUT a Card' - I do hope their challenge is running for 2 weeks and not the normal 1 week - otherwise I'm a little too late!

I have used a gorgeous HM image and watercoloured it. The papers are from MME - Bloom & Grow. The flowers were from a great crafty friend for Christmas and I added some chalks to them. I finished off with a little note pad and pencil holder......I'm not quite sure how the note pad will stand up to being used as I've 'cleared/tidied away' my perforating cutter, so don't think the pages will tear off very easily! I think I'll send this to my Mum. I'll just have to tell her to be gentle!

Thanks for taking the time to visit - and if I don't 'see' you before..........Happy New Year!


  1. Oh wow Carol this is gorgeous love the image but the whole design and your colours are fabulous.

    Lorraine x

  2. Oh hunny thats super fantastic!! I'd love one of those!! who ever that is for they are gonna be well happy!!

    By the way I have your candy waiting for you!
    can you send me an email!
    Samantha :0)

  3. Hiya Carol. Your calendar is just fabulous. Very pretty image and lovely colours too.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  4. Ohhh fabby calendar Carol and gorgeous colours.
    Cathy xx

  5. Gorgeous calendar Carol! Love the image, and the colours/papers are fab!
    Helen x

  6. Your Mum is very lucky to be getting this and I am sure that the ote pad will work out, it is a great idea to add it :D

    Hope you had a great Christmas and that you have a brilliant New year! Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    Amy xx

  7. AWWW this is brilliant, Carol:O) Love the pretty papers and colours, the image is so cute, great layout and design. Gorgeous embellishments, and the lace is stunning.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  8. Wow Carol this is gorgeous - beautiful image and what a fab idea. Bet your mum will love it ... if she doesn't want it I'll have it lol!!
    pauline x

  9. fabulous creation! thank you for joining in the CCT challenge, Happy New Year! hugs Debx

  10. Hi Carol
    Gorgeous calendar - adorable sweet image.
    Thanks for taking part in my challnege at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  11. Oh this is so gorgeous, beautiful colours.

  12. brilliant, love the little notepad and its one of my favourite house mouse images too!

  13. Gorgeous colours and I love the little note pad detail! Love the image!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend! Good Luck!

    Kimmi x

  14. Oh Carol this is just sooooo GORGEOUS!!!!! Love everything about it.
    Kaz xx

  15. Wow Carol, this is so gorgeous. Sue x