Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - New Beginnings

We have a new Oldie but a Goodie Challenge starting today...the theme is:

'New Beginnings'

Our lovely Francesca is providing the prize...I don't have a photo yet, so will add it later
 I'm celebrating the beginning of the 'New Year' by showing you another one of the calendars I decorated for a Christmas gift...it's become a kind of tradition that I make a few of these for Christmas gifts (you can see the one I made for my Mum here).I get the blank calendars from the Paper Mill Shop (if you fancy making one of these for yourself...they're now half price):

I used all Penny Black stamps...but the papers are a real mixture (American Crafts, BasicGrey, Crate Paper, First Edition, My Mind's Eye, Penny Black, Pink Paislee, CRaft Creations, Raspberry Road & We R Memory Keepers!)...I distressed the edges a little, then added faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a gel pen:

I'm also entering this calendat into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge.


Squirrel x said...

Ab-Fab darling! Super brilliant, what a gorgeous way to spend a year, gazing at PB critters! Hugs xx

Helen said...

What a great idea; love those images. Regards

Viv said...

Terrific idea Helen! Great job. x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful Helen

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is so beautiful! Love the cute images and your lovely colour combinations.

Claire said...

Another fab calendar Helen full of lovely images and designs. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

I so love these Helen wish I Had more time! :)

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Helen: Really like your calendar. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a lovely gift idea and a great way to celebrate the new year!

Thanks for entering our New Year's Celebration at Cut it Up!

Migdalia said...

A TOTALLY cute & Fun idea!!
Great job!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Carole said...

Thank you for playing along with us this week at TPC with your gorgeous creation.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Angie said...

Nice calendar awesome job! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT

Mish B said...

So cute! I love your calendar idea for the new beginning challenge. Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog!

Gerda said...

What a beautiful calendar! I love all the images! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT