Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Create a Calendar.....first page

Back in September I bought a  'Create a Calendar' from The Paper Mill shop........put it away for later.......and forgot all about it.......as you do......or certainly as I do.........luckily found it yesterday.
It comes with the top half blank for you to decorate yourself..........I thought I could do different techniques for different  months.........and as it's not a gift........I don't have to do the whole calendar in advance......thought I would do it towards the end of the month.....and then post on the first of the month.......well, that's the aim anyway!! It's a calendar just for me......
to go in my craft area.

So this month..........surprise, surprise.......I've started with some stamping......I just had to use my wonderful new Edwin stamp that came in my Magnolia blog candy..........he's just perfect for the weather we're having. 
Edwin's been coloured with copics..... .....the papers and most embellishments are from DCWV Winter Stack........the snowflakes are a PM punch........and there's some Stickles on there as well.
The Saturday Challenge want 'new beginnings'........as do Stampin for the Weekend.......think a new year should count....Crazy4 Challenges want 'polkadots'....CraftyAnn wants 'something new' ........Stamp Something want 'new somethings'........Fuss and Fancy want 'new'........so Edwin should cover those ones.......Saturday Spotlight want a calendar.
It's finally stopped snowing........but hoping the schools are closed tomorrow.........as I'm going to have a BIG problem getting there for work in the morning......they seem to have run out of grit here......is there a world shortage.......they surely can't have used the whole year's supply already.....but even main roads here weren't gritted last night........as DD found out at 7am this morning as her car slid all over the roads......luckily not much else about at that time.......but she finally had to abandon the car in Battle.......there'll be no chance of mine getting up the hill in the morning!!
Edited 9.30pm...spoke too soon...now there's a blizzard!!

37 comments:

pinky said...

Jacky had one of these in my hand a week ago and put it back on the shelf. Wish I had bought it now, its a great idea and I love your first page very apt! No grit here either, just back from tescos and hardly any food there, no bread left! My hubby is off school tomorrow as their heating broke, daughter is due back to school tomorrow but who knows. Take care if you do have to go.
Pinky

Maria Ontiveros said...

Jacky,
I found THREE (yes, 3) similar calendars when putting away the Christmas stuff! I thought I'd have to wait until next year, but you're inspiring me to maybe make one as I go along.
Thanks for the grand idea!
Rinda

LilyPuss Cards said...

Fab idea...wish I had one..just realised I still have 2009 up in the kitchen!!!...
hugs
Jan...x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oooh, never seen one of those. What a great idea and Edwin looks just perfect for this snowy month we're having. Lauren x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oooh, never seen one of those. What a great idea and Edwin looks just perfect for this snowy month we're having. Lauren x

humel said...

lol I'm always putting stuff away and forgetting about it!! Classic example was a gorgeous baby outfit, age 3-6 months, put it away for The Boy and found it when The Girl was 6 months old...

I *love* what you've done with this calendar :-) Can't wait to see the rest!

katy said...

Love your calendar Jacky, thanks for all your lovely feedback, Happy New Year to you xx

Keep warm, Katy x

Ruth said...

Love your calendar!
I want to thank you for your comments on my new Craftbubble gallery...I'm having a little trouble finding my way around that site so I'm glad I found you here to thank you,Ruth x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a fabulous idea Jacky, I'll look forward to seeing each one as the months go on. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Stampin Mindy said...

What a great idea! I love that Edwin Stamp! Beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Juanita said...

What a great idea to make it and share at the beginning of the month, I'm sure it will be fun to look back through at the end of the year.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Tracy said...

I love the way your doing your calendar, It will be nice to watch it come together over the months. A bit like your Christmas Album. My sons Nursery is closed for the rest of the week, but not too sure on the two big ones school, but I ain't sending them and running the risk of the school bus being taken off, as our roads are pretty bad. If you do go into work keep safe.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Amy said...

Calendar looks great Jacky - keep safe on those roads though .... sounding a bit treacherous over there!

Jennifer said...

So glad that you found it. What a great idea. TFS.
Fussy and Fancy Girl,
Jennifer

AuroraDawn said...

Thats gorgeous Jacky, I almost picked one up last time I was in a Papermill shop wish I had now, its beautiful - I need a calendar!!

Sian said...

I got one of these for Christmas..need to make a start! Hope we get to see the rest as the months progress. Your snow looks pretty bad..couldn't believe it when I saw it on the news last night.

Beryl said...

What a fabulous calendar idea. Haven't seen those. I love what you've done for January and look forward to seeing a new page each month throughout the year. Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Denise said...

I do that all the time and what a lovely idea to do it as you go along,it's lovely x

Kathyk said...

What a fabby Edwin? Great first month, can't wait to see what you do for February.
Kathyk

Bonibleaux Designs said...

I LOVE what you did with the calendar and Edwin is adorable! Hope you stay warm and you could always make bread......hehehe

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. I love Edwin and I only have one Edwin stamp.. Your calendar is terrific.. It will be perfect in your crafty space.. It will remind you to join in on the Saturday Spotlight each week.hehehe..Great job. Thanks for joining us.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh I just adore that Edwin image! :) Such a darling calendar!! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! Hope to see you around again!! HUGS

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome calendar project and that image is just perfect for January! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something! :)

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

This is fantastic! What a fun winter calendar! Love Edwin too! Thanks for sharing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun calendar page with all the wintery images and detail!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight!

Cathy said...

Fabulous calendar ... love Edwin!
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

Helen said...

This is fab - I love those calendars!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mummylade said...

Lovely calendar. Thank you for joining the SFTW challenge this week.

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Jacky, can't wait to see the other months as we go along!
Thanks for joining in with CACB.

Fiona said...

A lovely calender - I think I have one hiding away somewhere waiting to be done!

starcyl said...

Lovely idea and you've made a good start on it. I like that you don't have to do it all at once, will look forward to the continuation.

Jenny x

Nancy said...

What a lovely calendar page, Jacky:O) Love the colours, and Edwin is so cute. Great layout, love the scarf and mittens.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
Nancy;O)

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant calendar page set out beautifully with that image and colours thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Ann's

Hugs
Lorraine x

crafty amy said...

I love it! if you carry on like that this callendar is going to be jaw droppingly stunning :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

April Rose said...

This is a gorgeous calendar page! Edwin looks so handsome and the color scheme is perfect! Thank you for joining our first challenge at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Christine said...

Great calander Jacky thanks for joining us at SCSC. & thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy challenge too.

hugs Christine xx

Tracey said...

Great calendar, glad you found it before too much of the year had gone by :)

Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Hugs
Tracey
x