Sunday, 1 January 2023

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

What better way to start the new year than by blogging the January page of my 2023 desk calendar? I made one of these last year (it's a blank calendar from Paper Mill Direct), and this year decided to make life even easier by stamping directly on to the black calendar. For January, I picked a cute Penny Black image of two critters celebrating with glasses of bubbly (from the 'Cheering Critters' set), colouring the images with watercolour pencils.

Challenges for this calendar:


Marianne said...

easy but also daring :D stamping directly on the calender. You did a great job coloring the image also. Happy and creative 2023 to you.

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely gorgeous start for your calendar Helen! the image is adorable and I love how you kept it very simple with the stamping only! Love this!! :-)

Congratulations you have won the $25 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Please email us

Happy New Year!!
Lols x x x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

What a nifty idea? And you were so brave stamping directly onto the calendar. Thanks so much for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

Leanne said...

This is awesome, so cute! Thank you for playing our challenge love this calendar, happy crafting!

Leanne DT Member Krafty Chicks Challenge

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So cute! Beautifully coloured!

Marlena M. said...

This is so clever Helen! Congrats on your win at Simon Says Wednesday~

Pauline C said...

Absolutely adorable Helen, and so beautifully coloured. Congratulations on winning at Simon Says Wednesday!
Pauline xx

ScrappyHorses said...

I just ran across this cute calendar and thought how perfect it would be in The Paper à la Mode Challenge where the theme is "Let's Get Started" ~ AG following the theme but no cards! If you'd like to play along, you can find us here:

Doris Klein said...

What a cute image! Nice work...

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
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Quillish said...

Hello Helen. This is adorable and a great idea! I came across your blog on SSS winner's page and this calendar caught my eye! Congratulations for the win. I am glad you love to play at challenges, but looks like you haven't shared your creativity at or my be you have. Just thought of sharing our little challenge with you if you'd like to play along.