Monday, 4 January 2010

2010 Calendar

I made another of those little easel card calendars at the weekend...this one is for my Mum to keep on her desk...and I've managed to find quite a few challenges to enter it into: Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential's 'Calendar' challenge; Penny Black Saturday, Cuttlebug Spot, Everybody Art, and Lili of the Valley challenges...all have 'New Year' as their theme; Daring Cardmaker's and Stampin' for the Weekend both have 'New Beginnings' challenges this week; and Fussy & Fancy Friday and Stamp Something both have 'New' as their theme...in my case 'New Year'...and the image and paper are both new.


The image is 'Cheescake Message'...perfect for a desk calendar! lol
I watercoloured it to match the My Mind's Eye '29th Street Market' paper...which I've had for a while, but I've never used before...so they are sort of 'new' to me! ;0)
I embossed some more of the MME papers with the 'Spots & Dots' folder, sanding the raised pattern lightly to bring out the detail, and added a few Papermania brads. The calendar tab is by Anita's, and the numbers were cut using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet.


Shortly after this photo was taken...my Dad managed to flood the kitchen worktop, soaking the bottom of my card...he decided to leave a bucket filling from the tap, while he went off and made a cup of coffee! The water was all along the worktop...and all over the floor...and it took us ages to mop everything up...thankfully I was able to save the card...Mum's library book isn't in such good shape though! lol

31 comments:

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen this is adorable!! I don't yet have a desk calendar and I think I now want to make myself an easel one like that!! The image is perfect,a nd gorgeous colorus too. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC and Happy New Year!
Pauline x

Lesley said...

This is a good idea Helen and it's so pretty.
Lesley x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a wonderful calendar easel creation!! Love the cute images! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! (glad you were able to save this card ... it's so cute)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! This is just precious!! Love those little mice!! Your colors and distressing are stunning!! Love your easel style calendar and I think it's perfect to have on anyone's desk all year!! ;) Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Julia Aston said...

Love your fun image with the sweet typing mice! so glad this didn't get ruined with the water catastrophe!

Jennifer said...

Ahhh, how cute? I love those little mice. Thanks for playing @ Fussy and Fancy.

Kristen said...

What a great easel, calendar! I love this! It would make a great gift too. I am glad you got to save it!

Davi said...

Well that is just a darling calendar. Love easels and the colors and fun critters make you smile. You card looks no worse for wear after the water!! :)

Stampin Mindy said...

So cute! Love the colors and the stamp. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Juanita said...

This calendar is so adorable as are those mice.
Thanks for being a part of our first challenge.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Kath said...

beautiful helen....love the MME papers and that adorable image is just perfect....naughty Dad...but at least you managed to salvage your calendar....thanks for joining in the first challenge of the year at PBSC and happy new year.....hugs kath xxxx

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Helen,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Hi Helen, fabulous card love your new PB image and the papers look fab. Love how you have made an easel card into a calendar it looks great. Glad to hear your card didnt get ruined!!
Lyndsey xx

joey said...

Hi Helen

this is fantastic, love the easel and love the idea to make it into a calender.

Joey.x

Uma said...

beautiful, cheeky stamp and great pressie

Lori said...

This is so adorable, Helen! I love it! Glad the water didn't ruin it...
I hope you join us again at Fussy and Fancy!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful PB image and love the colours.
luv
Debby

Mummylade said...

Lovely calendar. Thank you for joining the STFW challenge this week and good luck.

Dawn B. said...

Helen this is terrific..I have yet to try one of these types of cards..I love the way you added the calendar and this image is adorable.Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh this is the cutest!! Love your image, colors, and the easel design!! Totally beautiful!! Lvoe your dry embossing and coloring of the sweet mice!! Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight!

hugs,
Chris

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Very sweet and adorable calendar card!! Love all the details. Isn't it just like a man to "try" and multi task and make a mess? LOL Sounds like my hubby!

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous easel card/calendar, Helen:O) Love the pretty papers and colours, and that image is adorable:O)
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

LilyPuss Cards said...

Just love this...fab image..I want one!!! lol...thanks for joining us at SFTW ;-)
Hugs
Jan...x

April Rose said...

This is such a creative use of this cute PB image--I love it! Thank you for joining our first challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
Hugs,
April

SueH said...

Beautiful calendar Helen and such a cute images.

Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers.
Sue
x

Erin... said...

What a fun little easel calendar!!! Love the image and great colors! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something and Saturday Spotlight!

Legojenta said...

I haven't thought of using the easel-card style to make a calendar before. Thanks for the idea =)

Lynda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Denise said...

Ahhh Helen, this is absolutely GREAT!! Wonderful job!! Thanks for being part of our first ever challenge at Fussy & Fancy!!
Hugs, Denise

Tracey said...

Fabulous calendar Helen, I love that image :)

Thanks for joining the SFTW challenge.

Hugs
Tracey
x

DonnaMundinger said...

This is just as cute as can be! Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot! xxD