Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Desk Calendar Pages

Our swap project for December/January over at Craftmad was a desk calendar.  It took me a long time to come up with a plan until I saw what one of our new members at Craftmad had made for her swap partner.  Yes, I was inspired.  Zena made a page for each month using a different technique.  You can see her calendar here.
I have been wanting to try paper piecing and thought what a better time....now I can use all my stamps.

So I will show you three at a time.  

To start I found these wonderful months already to print.....thought I had kept the blog....if you know who they belong to please let me know as I would like to acknowledge them.
Next out came my Stampin Up card as it seemed to match the tone of that the months were printed in. 
I created the 'Birthday's' tag myself and printed out.  
Then came the stamps...some digital and other rubber.

January I have used the wonderful Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp....Dani's Swing.  
I have gone through my scraps and found appropriate papers to cut out and paper piece this image.
I have used my watercolour pencils on the vine and top flowers also my copic ciao on the body parts.
Finished the page with three star stickers and bling.

I so love the end result of this image.  
I stamped the image twice onto white card.  Coloured both with my watercolour pencils.  Then cut out the flowers from the second image and layered up with 3D Foam.  
Finished the page off with a line of bling.
My resolution for this year....to use more bling rather than keeping it because I love it. :-)

This fantastic image arrived as I was searching for more images for my calendar from my wonderful friend Stacie.
As this was already stamped I couldn't paper piece it so I have just coloured it with my watercolour pencils.  I added the word 'smile' with rub on letters.  Then finished the page with more rub on flowers and bling.

I would like to enter these into the following challenges.


  1. These are fantastic Merry!!!!!!!

    I so love these, awesome ideas. I'm sure everyones going to love them!

    I can't even pick a favorite they are all totally beautiful!!!

  2. Brilliant work! I really like the orchid image....been seeing those flowers lately and I'm liking them!! And you colored Tilda so perfect!! The rub-on letters match perfectly! :)

  3. I absolutely LOVE those Calendar Pages. Which I had enough energy to make one for myself!! So neat, itis giving em ideas for next year's Christmas gifts. I guess I should start them now!

  4. Gorgeous pages Merry, beautiful colouring with your pencils, really love the orchid image and you popped it up, take careX:)

  5. What a great idea for calendar pages! I love all three of them...you really did a great job coloring them and chosing the papers and colors. Thanks for sharing your project at the Catch the Bug Challenge. I hope you'll join us again!

  6. Lovely little card, fabulous colours and I love the image. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Little Claires, Heidi xx

  7. Beautiful calendar pages!! I love what you've done with my orchid image! Ruth x

  8. Love work-great paper piecing too. Just love those Dani stamps.

  9. A lovely craft project. You must be very pleased with it. You have used lovely colours that work so well together.

    Thank you for joining us at Little Claire's first challenge.

  10. Even better in person, thanks Merry! Must admit that I can't pick a favourite as they are all great.

  11. Wow, love this! Thanks for palying along at Catch-the-Bug!

  12. Merry, what wonderful calendar pages! It's hard to pick a favorite page, but the orchids and bling are hard to resist. . .;) Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Anything Goes challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!


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