Saturday, 10 September 2011

Here we go with our new challenge, YAY!!


It's the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge! {click on the link to take you to the Challenge, it's all up on the blog, Yippee!!!)
Welcome here,  from me to you! I hope you're going to play along with us? Hopefully at the end of 12 weeks we will have a great calendar to show for all our hard work,There are prizes to be won and at the end the overall winner will get £30 to spend at the Craft Barn. All the details are on the Blog!
I'm going to make 2 calendars, one will be portrait and the other landscape. This the portrait version it's simply stamped, I used Paper Artsy stamps and Kaleidacolor ink pad.
 This is the January page of my landscape version, again Paper Artsy stamps this time I also used the Paper Artsy Fresco Chalk paints. I paper pieced the little birds at the bottom of the stamped image because I wanted them to stand out against the grass, I know it's January but I'm willing Spring to get here quickly LOL

There are some very inventive calendars starting on the blog, worth a peek, I think:0)
Edited;
Hi there folks, it's a challenging day here for your ol' mustavcoffee, I scheduled this post 'cos I'm still sort of trying to get back up to opererating mode physically and blow me down our computer has died again, we have either a real deadly virus on the boot up disk or we have massive hard drive failure. Oh dear:{ I'm on my son' s laptop and it's a bit challenging!!! BUT Thank you all for your comments and if you are going to join us I'm so pleased, it's going to be fun. I'm going to check back as often as I can and I'll do my best to visit you later, TTFN Gay x

 I used, first page
Paper Artsy Hot Picks 1005EZ and Kaleidacolor Creole Spice.

Second page,
Paper Artsy Minis SM26 stamp
Fresco paints, Guacamole and Haystack.I also used the Metallic paint (but it only shows behind the calendar)
All supplies in these projects came from The Craft Barn

15 comments:

Debgem said...

What a super idea - I like both layouts - although I'm drawn to the portrait version. I've just signed up to play! What fun!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Wow Gay . . . you've done it again. Very insipirational pages.

Interesting challenge.

Hugs, Sandra x

craftattack said...

Lovely calendars, I especially like the first one! Valerie

Jenny said...

This looks cool idea, I'll hop over and see the details.
Love your two versions, the portrait scene is very pretty :)
Jenny x

Suze Bain said...

Great inspiration Gay, love that little bird house. I made desk calendars for the first time last year and this week's Craft Barn blog has given me lots of new ideas. Thank you. xx

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely pages - might just try to take part in this if I finish my 'sort out' soon enough. They're lovely - not too fussy, as calendars should be :-)

Wishcraft said...

Love them both Gay, fab colours and great stamps :o) Lisa x

Doreen said...

Love both of these Gay.xxx

hazel said...

Fabulous calender pages, love them both.
xxx Hazel.

Eileen said...

Very petty and so useful as well !

I hope you get back to 'full steam ahead' ... very soon Gay.

Take care
Eileen xxxx

Eileen said...

Very petty and so useful as well !

I hope you get back to 'full steam ahead' ... very soon Gay.

Take care
Eileen xxxx

Linda R. said...

Both your calendars look amazing.. So sorry to hear about you computer.. they really can be a pain sometimes.. I hope you can get it fixed and not have to buy a new one..

Hugs, Linda

Shirley said...

So pretty and looks like fun too!

Spardha said...

Fabbie challenge and love the calenders! :D

Junie said...

WOW Gay this is wonderful !!! I love it !!! Hope you are taking good care of yourself !!!!