Monday, 21 December 2009

Nearly there!

Phew...after a weekend of furious crafting...I've nearly finished making my Christmas presents....just a couple more to do...then everything to wrap...eeek! I've made a couple of easel card calendars...which I'm going to enter into the Stampin' for the Weekend 'Calendar' challenge. For the first one I followed the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge sketch. This one's for my Dad to keep on his I've gone for masculine colours with these Fancy Pants Designs papers ('Papa'), and a Whipper Snapper image called 'Balancing Act'. I embossed the circle with my Cuttlebug 'Spots & Dots' folder, the buttons & ribbon are from Poppicrafts, and the calendar tab is by Anita's.

The second calendar is for my Aunt...who has a bit of a thing for teddy I used three of the Penny Black 'Bear Blanks'. The papers on this one are by My Mind's Eye ('29th Street Market'), and all of the edges have been distressed. Once again the buttons & ribbon is from Poppicrafts, and I used the same Cuttlebug folder on the panel behind the bears. I'm entering this one into the Charisma Cardz 'Anything but Christmas!' challenge.

Must much more to do...but before I go...make sure you check out the brand new ABC Christmas Challenge blog...if you haven't already.


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Helen. Two lovely calendars, gorgeous cute images and lovely colours too. Have a nice day. Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Lorraine A said...

Oohh Helen ,, these are gorgeous ! Sooo cute ! :-)

Lols x x x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous calendars Helen, and fab papers and images for both.
So ... how many left now to make!!!
Cathy xx

Vee said...

Gorgeous calendars. Thanks for playing with Charisma. Have a lovely Christmas.
xx Vee

debby4000 said...

Oh they're brilliant, love the bear one.

Sally said...

Great calendar. Thanks for joining us at Charisma cardz. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Allison said...

they are both adorable
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Allison said...

they are both adorable
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Unknown said...

These are great

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week

Jan x

Kimmi said...

Beautiful Cards/Calendars. I love the idea. Those bears holding the numbers are gorgeous and your little doggie is cute too!

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

Kimmi x

Di said...

Wow fabulous cards just love them both!
Thanks for joining SFTW

Hugs Di x

Gunn (Merete) said...

These are just georgeus. I love them. The layouts,papers, images and colors are great.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW for this challenge.
Gunn :-D

Nancy said...

Fabulous calendars, Helen:O) Love the great layout and colours, and thos images are so cute. Lovely job!
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

crafty amy said...

Oh my gosh 2 Callendars!!! I think the second one is my fav but it is a very hard choice I would love to have got one of these for Christmas :D
Hope you had a very happy Christmas.
Thanks for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Caroljenks said...

These are GORGEOUS! Love the PB Teddies holding the year - great idea :)

Congrats on your SFTW win too :)

Carol x

Squirrel x said...

OMG Helen, how did I miss these? I've been a terrible blogger over the past few weeks but promise to do better this year! I absolutely ADORE your calenders hun, the WS image really made me smile and the PB teds holding the year are inspired. I may just have to "borrow" this idea myself. You clever bunny. Hugs, Squirrel xx