Thursday, 14 January 2016

Penny Black Calendar 2016

I have a Penny Black calendar to share today...every year I decorate a few of the Paper Mill 'Create a Calendar' blanks for Christmas gifts...this is the one that I made for my Mum. This calendar is one of the A4 size ones...and I mounted each month on to kraft card cut to A6, so that once the calendar is finished it can be recycled into a set of simple cards. The images are all by Penny Black...I kept the layout very simple with a little doodling, and the papers are a real mixture (American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Crate Paper, Dovecraft, My Mind's Eye & Studio Calico). Apologies for the rather dark photos...these were taken on Boxing Day when the weather was dull and grey :0(














Challenges for this calendar:


11 comments:

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a fabulous project and gift idea Helen, I love each panel you have created for the months - lots of hard work and time but a great gift.
Lorraine

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a lovely gift for your Mum!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work at Creative Moments.
Chris
x

Greta said...

Oh I want this!! What a wonderful project, Helen! I used to decorate a calendar every year & you've inspired me to do it again!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow what a great idea.. They look fab Helen.. Great creation and a lovely gift
Hugs Kelly,

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful project Helen. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a super Calendar and lots of doggy images too, luv Sam x

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Helen! Your projects are always SO awesome. Since you are on the Design Team at Pile It On, I really hope that you will stop by these two fun challenges where you can ALWAYS Pile It On by linking in these great Anything Goes challenges. Hope you will join us here:
Word Art Wednesday - www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
CropStop Challenge - www.cropstop.com/blog

Blessings,
Karen

Brenda said...

Wonderful calendar, perfect for not a card. Love all the sweet images! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

Christi Conley said...

How sweet! You put a lot of work and thought into this calendar! Love all the images you used and your coloring is perfect! Thank you SO much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this week - hope to see you again soon ~ Christi DT
Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

Crafty She said...

Hi Helen, gorgeous calendar. It was seeing yours that made me make some for presents for 2015! Time got the better of me this last Christmas though :( I am going to be more organised this year!! xx

Zw@@n said...

So gorgeous, Helen. I love the cute little critters and the papers. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma