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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

2012 Calendar Series - Cover & January.

Ok so I've failed already at wanting to post at least once a week but hopefully that will change soon as I am looking to get a new smartphone so I can blog direct from that, much more convenient! :)


Today I'm sharing a project that will be the first in a series of posts all coming together to make a complete desk calendar for 2012.

I'm hoping that making the page at the start of each month will get me thinking about which cards I need to get made in that month so I can get them ready on time and wont forget anyone, well that's the plan anyway!

Each page/month will be showcasing some of the newest DoCrafts products available as I am incorporating this idea into a sample project for taking along to my demonstrations.

Ok so onto the calendar itself, here is the front cover:

This is again using products from the London themed Portobello Road collection.

Here I've used the gorgeous deep blue crown print paper for my background, the flag embossing folder as a mount for the typography stamp numbers stamped onto Portobello Road papers, a stamp featuring the queens head as well as ribbons, a bow and buttons.

...and this is the page for January:

This is using a backing paper and topper from the new Hot Diggity Dog collection. The ribbons are from the Tatty Ted Winter Wonderland range and I had to include them because the print is perfect for those new year fireworks!

All I've done is take apart one of the very inexpensive DC calendar books and then used a spreadsheet programme to make the dated information box ready to fill in with my demo dates and birthdays, simple!

Thanks for stopping by, Ni. :) x


Wendy L said...

Great Idea. xxx

CraftyLoops said...

What a great idea and I love the papers. Lee x

MagsB said...

What an excellent idea! I love that blue with the brown, so classy!

love Mags B x

Alizabethy said...
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Alizabethy said...

Great idea for a calender - I just love those Portobello Rd papers!