Thursday 4 November 2010

Crafty Sentiments # 42 ~ Make a gift

Hello again, well its Thursday so that means its a new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Designs and with Christmas just around the corner what better challenge than to make a gift!  This certainly took a bit of thinking and in the end I decided on a calendar.  The actual calendar pages I did by doing a table in 'word' then printed them out onto white cs leaving a space for adding some decoration.  I thought it would be a good way of using up my scraps and also for using different images, techniques and embellishments.  (I have to admit I havent finished decorating all the individual pages but have got as far as April!) The stand and front cover are made from mountboard (free!!!) which I have covered and its all put together with my trusty Bind It All.  I have used Christams Amy for the front cover coloured with copics, she is sitting there waiting to see what the coming year has to offer!  It has been great fun to work out and put together and not sure who is going to receive it as a giftbut having done one I would certainly do another but possibly a little smaller and maybe digitally decorated to - you never know, watch this space! lol

So thats the front cover and a side view and now for a couple of the pages where I have used Crafty Sentiments Design images.  January uses Daisy coloured in with copics and sakura stardust, paper is papermania and the text is using a sizzlits die.  Then April uses Flopsy in the rain, again coloured with copics and some stardust mounted onto silver mirriboard which has been embossed with a fiskar texture plate of raindrops.  Sometimes when the light catches it right you get a rainbow effect in the mirriboard! Dont forget all the  images are available from the Crafty Sentiments Design Store.

So what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Blog and join in this weeks fun challenge, all the details are there including the fabulous prize that is up for grabs this week.  'Go on You know You want to!' and while you are at it leave some love for the other ladies of the DT as they have worked their magic and provided some amazing inspiration for you all again this week.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Mad For Markers Challenges ~ Anything but a card using your copics
Incy Wincy Designs #66 ~ Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenges ~ Anything Goes & Blog Hop



  1. I love the idea of a calendar~ Guess that is why I did it too! Love this project! Great job~

  2. Wow fantastic project and a handy gift :)
    Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
    Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT
    Also don't forget to leave some comments on the DT's Blogs to be one of the lucky 3 winners
    you don't have to comment on all but the more you do the better your chances are :) GOOD LUCK!!

  3. Great project!
    Thanks for joining in our Blogoversary Challenge at OSCC!

  4. This is afbulous Jac! I love all the work you have out into this it's just brilliant! Hugs Rebekah xx

  5. Brill idea Jac, love the way you've done it!

  6. Wow this looks amazing. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

  7. Wow! this is gorgeous!! Love it! What a fun idea!!
    Thanks for joining in our challenge:) :) :)
    Hope you are all well!!

  8. What a fantastic calendar. Great gift idea.

    Thanks for joining in the anything but a card challenge at Mad for Markers.

    Michelle :-)

  9. wow this is amazing... must have taken you ages to finish off. Yes this challenge also took me a lot of thinking !

  10. Wow! What a fantastic calendar! Thanks for joining in our "Anything but a Card" challenge at M4M and good luck!
    Alicia xx

  11. This is an AWESOME calendar and I'm sure it will look great on somebodys desk! Thanks so much for joining us over at M4M!


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