Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Another day crafting ........................ thank you rain!!

It has been raining most of today, and very cold, and husband doesn't do rain, at least not voluntarily, so I was allowed to stay in!! Yipee, crafting!!!
Good job, as I have been struggling to get my head together to do this calendar for 3 challenges!
The three challenges are -
Stampin' for the Weekend - Last challenge for 2009 - a calendar
Passion for ProMarkers - Mega Christmas challenge - anything but a card
Crafty Cardmakers - Favourites of 2009
Making this has been a REAL challenge. I knew what I wanted to do, but didn't quite have all the things I needed to do it, so I had to come up with another way of doing it. I was going to hang all my months on a ribbon which would mean they could be turned over each month, but I was lacking a hole punch, and some ribbon, plus I hadn't left enough space for the hole to be punched, and I don't think, looking at what I HAVE done that it would have worked. So what I came up with in the end (in true Heath Robinson fashion - taught for many years by my husband), was this. I have designed a seperate card for each month of the year (only printed out 4 so far), and I needed a way of attaching them to the easel mechanism without sticking them. So, I took a clear plastic CD packet and cut a strip off the bottom. This I slid over the piece that folds and sits behind the "stopper". into that I was going to slot all my months, so that they could be rotated each month. But - there is always a but - there wasn't room for them all (should have used thinner card maybe), so I needed a plan B. I took the other end of the CD packet (the bit with the flap on), stuck the flap down, then slid this part over the base of the card and stuck the calendar on top of it. This created a pocket on the back of the card to store the months not being used. These pictures may explain it better, although they are not the best pictures I have ever taken.
This is the back, and the other pictures are to give an idea of the other pages.


  1. adapt and overcome Sue! I like it.
    fabulously clever way of doing a calendar and its lovely
    thanks for joining in with the xmas extravaganza at PfP and good luck

  2. Hi Sue, what a brilliant calendar. I'm so glad you didn't give in :) Thanks for joining in with our mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

  3. Wow Sue I love it!
    What a brilliant idea and good problem solving with the pocket on the back too and I am in awe of your colouring :D

    Hope you had a great Christmas and that you have a brilliant new year.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X

  4. WOW Sue, your calendar is gorgeous:O) Love the different pages, beautiful images, and your colouring is fab.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  5. Gorgeous work thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

  6. Gorgeous use of the Greetings Farm stamps. Love the arrangements and your pages are beautiful!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Good Luck.

    Kimmi x

  7. Oh its gorjuss, love it, well done, thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

  8. What a lovely image, looks smashing

    Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

    Made By Mandy xxx

  9. Woo hoo fabulous work Sue and it certainly paid off for you well done (again!)

    Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and please pop by to check out our NEW challenge x