Saturday, 3 September 2016

Christmas Calendar

I thought I'd make a friend one of my calendars for her Christmas pressie.  My card stash is rightly filled up at the minute, so I'm cracking on with the calendar while the going's good.
For March I've used this Penny Black stamp that I got a year ago or so - coloured with watercolour pencils and some blue and purple clouds chalked in the background.  I'm getting a bit better at writing my dates in a straight-ish line ;)

April uses one of my Tim Holtz doggies, and this lovely flower stamp from Eat Cake Graphics:
Coloured with watercolour pencils and the flower petals covered with my clear glitter pen so it's lovely and sparkly.  Clear gloss added to the dog's nose and eyes, and to the flower centres.

31 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh...love that cat! Such a cute design and terrific use of the challenge colors! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  2. What a cool calendar! Your friend is going to love it. :-)

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  3. Cute calendar pages! Love the images you used and the soft colors you used. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

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  4. Your friend is going to love her gift, Lynne! Who wouldn't want an adorable calendar like the one you created. I love the images and soft colors. Adorable! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  5. hi
    amazing calender
    thanks for playing with us at ABC challenge
    hugs Lisbeth
    DT ABC challenge

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  6. Brilliant calendar pages Lynne love the cutie images you have used and the backgrounds you have created your friend is going to love this little gift
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  7. Lyme you calendar is awesome and I'm sure she will love it! Love the cat and birds image! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

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  8. Lyme I love all the critters in your calendar!! Very nice job! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber:)

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  9. wow your friend is going to fall in love with her Crazy calendar...what a genius idea...thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and enjoy what's left of the weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  10. This is such a fantastic entry to our 'peacock feather colour' challenge at Less is More - really creative and filled with humour which your friend is sure to love. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. What a wonderful present for your friend Lynne. I adore the handwritten dates as it adds such a personal touch. The cat and bird picture is just brilliant and perfect for our challenge theme. Love the crazy dog too (well who doesn't love a crazy dog?). Thank you so much for playing along at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

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  12. What a great idea to do a calendar as a gift, loving the months so far. Cara x

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  13. Oh, wow! Lucky friend!I love both pages but the cat card really grabbed my attention. I know that's a Penny Black image but it reminds me of Ronald Searle's comical cats of the eighties. Great work yet again, Jo x

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  14. Yes, your friend is very lucky to get this calendar, the months you've shown are fantastic!

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  15. What a fabulous idea..... making a calendar is always one of those things on my list 'to do' Love these two pages... it will make a fab gift :)
    Jenny x

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  16. Your calendar pages are awesome, Lynn! I love the whimsical critters and the great sketchy borders. So glad you joined us this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

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  17. Lovely work! Those cute critters will bring a smile to your friend's face. I like your handwritten numbers - in fact, I was wondering what font they were when I read that you'd hand done them.

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  18. Oh, wow... can I be your friend? These calendar pages are brilliant! What a wonderful gift for a special friend! Love the line art and coloring! And the embellishments! Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber.

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  19. What a fantastic idea, making a calendar and using the stamped images, just perfect. LOVE this idea and how they look. You are so clever.

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  20. Your calendar pages are so great, Lynne. Your friend will love these!

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  21. these pages are just amazing, love the edging, so professional.

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  22. Hee hee love your calendar - great images :D thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

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  23. What a wonderful idea!! And great coloring as well!

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

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  24. Your calendar is so fun, love the LIM page

    Kathyk

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  25. This is such fun, I think that that kitty image is simply wonderful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  26. Hi Lynne : )

    These are GREAT! I love the idea of a hand crafted calendar for Christmas : ) She is gonna LOVE this!! I know I would : )

    Patti

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  27. What a fantastically brilliant thing to do! Your kitty made me laugh so thanks for that!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back soon.

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  28. Hi Lynne! I am in love with these two calendar pages! Your friend is going to love them! And these are so adorable - lovely coloring! LOVE! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

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  29. OMG...this is simply awesome.. love this idea.. love your handwriting too..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.

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  30. Wonderful calendar...good use of this stamp!
    Thanks for sharing you wonderful inspiration with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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