The challenge is sponsored by Debbie Moore of The Crafty Pad, and I used Debbie's Roshell duck digital image to create an A4 calendar which opens to reveal birthday and Christmas reminder sheets for 2009.
Debbie has donated two stamps as the prize that the winner of this challenge will get. So get your yellow stash out and get crafting, any craft project can be entered and you have two weeks to enter.
I enlarged the Roshell image (which is one of the big advantages of using a digital image, apart from not having to store and find them) and printed it on printable pearlescent card which was a bit tricky to colour, but I used my ProMarkers and Trias to do this. I cut the images out with the Victorian Fiskars blade and mounted in on blue pearlescent card which I also mounted the calendar months on and cut the letters and numbers from with Sizzix Lollipop dies. All paper is Papermania and is from a stack issued a few years ago. Blooms are all Prima, gem brads are Dovecraft, blue pearl domes are Papermania, grossgrain polka dot and blue ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons. Calendar was from Crafty Devils but I cut it up, Birthday and Christmas reminders were created by me in Word.
I think it looks really nice on my wall.
This is the inside with a Christmas card and gift list on the left and birthday reminder by month on the right.
I also made this birthday card for my son, the stamps are Cherry Pie Art Stamps and I thought it would remind him of his honeymoon which was partly in Dubai where he saw camels, he said "why have you made a card with camels on in the middle of winter", so it was lost on him slightly! I also stamped some matching wrapping paper, but it didn't photograph well and is gone now. Sentiment is from a Daisy and Dandelion stamp set.