Monday, 2 January 2017

Birthday Calendar

Hello there,

Well, here we are again at the start of a new year and that means lots of new crafty adventures, how exciting! :)

I'd like to share with you a piece that I've just made.   I hate missing people's birthdays but my memory isn't quite as good as it used to be and so I thought that I would make myself a  Birthday calendar to hang in my craft room. I had printed off some DL monthly sheets quite a while ago but never got round to using them, so these were just perfect for what I needed.

I've only decorated one side at the moment but the plan is to do all four sides eventually so that I can change the cover from time to time.  As this one is mainly Spring colours, I may do the four seasons, so we'll see how that goes. Here it is:

All of the stamps that I've used are new.  I have previously used a smaller version of the Isobelle stamp, but I bought this larger version just before Christmas.  The stamps used are all by Inkylicious, with the exception of the two girls on the film strip which are by Craft Individuals.

I started by tearing strips from the page of a book and then gluing them onto a sheet of stamping paper which I stuck onto cardboard to give it some strength.  Once this was dry, I then used my Ink Dusters to create the background using: Memento Dandelion and Nautical Blue, Distress Twisted Citron and Impress Pale Aqua.

I'm happy with the outcome and I don't have an excuse now to miss any birthdays!

Wishing you all a lovely day and all the very best for 2017 x

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Allsorts - Week 396 Something New
That's Crafty - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Anything Goes
Time out Challenges - Inspired By Words


  1. What a super piece of artwork Sandra and so useful as well, might spark me into action to do something similar to jog my memory of the dates.

    Many thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous project Sandra. Love the colours and the design. Great stamping.
    Hugs Flo xx

  3. Fabulous tag, love that stamp and colours used...xx{aNNie}

    With my DT hat on, thanks for entering this also into our Allsorts Challenge.xx

  4. Such a useful and practical idea...Love it! x Great mixed media and love how you've incorporated the different stamps. Looking forward to admiring more of your beautiful creations in 2017 x

  5. I love this collage stamping and love the changing colours, great project. Thanks for joining Time Out and thank you for the lovely comment you left is on our main blog. Happy New Year x

  6. Hi Sandra,
    Happy New Year to you and yours.
    I love this wonderful idea, and your gorgeous work gone into this.
    It's so supberly created.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Ooh, this is lovely Sandra. The colours are gorgeous. What a useful and pretty project to have hanging in your craft room xx

  8. Happy New Year my friend!! What a gorgeous project this is!! I love the beautiful colors and the dies you used!! It looks amazing!! I hope 2017 is a fabulous one for you, Sandra!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. This is a beautiful make from you Sandra and I love it.

    You must be reading my mind sweets because I have just finished a tag and two pages from my new journal with those exact same colours. Will be blogging them tomorrow then you can see how eerie and spooky this is!!!!

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  10. Fantastic project Sandra! great idea and useful too.
    Pam x

  11. Happy New a Year to you Sandra, I love this stunning creation Sandra fabulous stamps n stamping ..

    Hugs Babs x

  12. Oh wow this is incredible! What a gorgeous creative design! Love the photo film strip!
    Lucy x

  13. Loving your combination of stamps Sandma. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Stamps.

  14. Well done Sandra! Love the colours and the stamping and glad I'm not the only one that feels that birthdays are getting harder to remember!!!! Super make! Lots of love, xxxx

  15. Gorgeous creation, beautiful stamping and colours.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts' New Something week
    and at Penny Black and more too;-))m

  16. What a beautiful and practical creation. Great way to remember birthdays. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  17. What a perfect way to begin the new year! And it looks so beautiful; love the stamps you've collaged! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  18. Oeps too quick... Wish you a beautiful, colourful and crafty 2017! So good to have found you as a blogging friend (still would be nice living closer; think that we could craft and talk together forever!) Hugs, Gerrina

  19. This is so cool and such a great project idea! Love your beautiful inking and stamp layering. <3

  20. Happy New Year to you Sandra.

    What a wonderful creation, I love the colours and the way you have collaged so many stamps. In fact it has given me an idea for a 17th Birthday card for my daughter. She is very artistic so I always try hard to produce a card that is a little different particularly as I tend to be very 'neat and everything very lined up!'

  21. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  22. you are one spooky lady - this is just what I've been resource-ing and I've decided that seasons are probably simpler - or just 3 months at a time! (it's all dependent on printing off the actual months for 2017 - the free downloads generally available are 'all over the place' when it comes to size!! But when I finally decide, I'm trying a bit of the old mixed media - why not?
    Happy New Year to you and yours too.
    Maggie (Yorkite)

  23. A lovely project Sandra, gorgeous collection of images.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  24. I love how you've combined the stamped images for this and the colours are just beautiful.

  25. Beautiful calendar cover, I love the colours. xx

  26. Love your cover ! thank you so much for sharing with us at The Artistic Stamper
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

  27. Beautiful project, gorgeous selection of stamps too.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x


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