13 January 2012

Use Something Old - Creation For Stampin For The Weekend.

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well, and getting out of the holiday mood! Today I would like to show you a calendar I made for my mother for Christmas. It’s also time for a new Stampin For The Weekend Challenge, the theme is 
something old.
Use some of the things you had laying in your boxes for some time.

Our sponsors for this challenge is Lilly Of The Vally! 
Now here is my example:

I used a lot of old paper and images to make this calendar for my mother and June seems to have the most and oldest paper! 
I made two cards with this paper months ago, you can have a look at them here and here.
I also used an old image from Whiff Of Joy. I don’t use it much, because it’s such a big image, I have to make a very big card. But here it worked well. I coloured it with the following Copics:
R20, R21 and E00 - For their skin.
E37, E35, and E33 - For the girl’s hair and the cookies.
E35, E33 and E53 - For the boy’s hair and the chair’s feet.
E33, R21 and E53 - For the chair.
R20, R21 and E00 - For the girl’s red top and the boy’s pants and socks.
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - For the girl’s yellow pants, top and the boy’s socks.
B05, B02 and B000 - For the boy’s top and the girl’s patches.
W3 - For a shadow around the stamp.
I simply printed the calendar and put pink or blue pearls on the birthdays of our family. Here are Danika and Andrew’s.
Please will you hop over to Stampin for the Weekend and take part in our challenge. The theme is easy  - so everyone can join in!
I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this calendar: 
Anything Goes Challenge -  Anything Goes
Bearly Mine -  Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Before I say good-by, here are a few pictures of what the other pages of the Calendar looked like:

I wrote the names in Afrikaans, because our mother-tong is Afrikaans. This is January and Michael’s birthday.
February and it’s my mother’s birthday, my mother loves red so I made February Red!
March is usually a month to go to the beach in South Africa.
April, I just love this paper and the soft ribbon!
May is fall is SA and I think this image fits well.
June (the one above)
July is winter and I just love this image! It is also my birthday.
August, I suppose should be more of a boy page, because there are three boys’ birthdays in August, Daniel, CJ and Josua, but I just love this paper.
September is more or less spring, so I made a spring page.
October, I decided to play around with ribbon! It’s my dad and David’s birthdays.
November is hot and this paper generates heat!
December is high summer, but I decided to make it a Christmas month. When you come to December it will remind you about Christmas.
I just punched wholes in the top of each page and put 3cm Key Rings in.
So there you are! It took me about 3 - 4 days to make or 13 hours of non-stop-work. Now I know three days isn’t 13 hours but I can’t work 24 hours of the day and I also had to keep it a secret from my mother, she LOVES it!
I hope you liked it too!
Crafty Greetings


  1. You have put a lot of work into this calendar. Great work and very inspirational.
    Thanks for joining EAC.

  2. This is just stunning, Heidi-Mari - well done! You are a crafting inspiration. :) love from Karyn

  3. WOW!!!! My friend...you did an awesome job! I am sure your mom LOVED her calendar!! Lots of love, Kelly-Anne xxxxx

  4. WOW this is totally amazing, no wonder your mom loved it... its a true work of art. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine, good luck. hugs Jackie x

  5. a fabulous calander. Beautiful images. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  6. This is fabolous. Love your calendar with all its gorgeous details. Bet your mum is happy about getting that one. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  7. Fab calendar and lovely bright colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Annette xx

  8. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes this time with your gorgeous creation..

  9. Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time. luv gina xx

  10. Super Calender !!
    thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too

  11. Oh, Heidi, this is so cute and what a job you done. Your mother is so lucky to reiceive this.
    Wish you a great weekend.
    Hugs Gunn


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