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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Crafting When We Can #9 Resolutions

Today sees the first challenge of 2012 at CWWC and the theme is New Year's Resolutions. My resolutions for this year include finishing my cards with an insert when I make them, sorting out my old photos and doing some scrap booking. In order to get all this done I will have to have some "me time" so I've made this calendar for my craft room. We're being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and Crafty Ribbons.

  • Image: Stamping Boutique
  • Medium: promarkers and DI
  • Papers: Costco (from the bit box) and Anna Griffin (one of my first crafting purchases)
  • Dies: Spellbinders
  • Fourish: Marianne Designs
  • Ribbon, gems, button and flowers from my stash.
  • Sentiment is computer generated.
Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the creations of my team mates.

Challenges entered:
Daisy Doodles Creative - new beginnings
Simon says Stamp and Show - something old, something new (old papers, new digi stamp and new year)
Anything Goes - blue plus one
Craft Room Challenge - anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
The Stamping Boutique - use 12
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Craft us Crazy - anything new (year)
Crafty Ribbons - new beginnings
Paper Cutz - new year
Poodles Parlour - button up
Simply Create Too - more than 2 layers
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Challenge up your Life - bingo (flowers, ribbons and swirls)
Crafty Emma's - anything goes
One Stop Craft - bingo (gems, dies and buttons)
Our Creative Corner - show us your shapes
Sweet Stampin - spots and dots
That Craft Place - buttons and bows
Crafty Calendar - new news (opt buttons and bows)
Creative Inspirations Paint - something old (BP)
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes
Di's Digi Designs - all things new
Just Some Lines - New Year
Addicted to Stamps - January blues
Pixie Crafty Snippets - backing card and mats all came from the bit box

Carol x


  1. Gorgeous creation Carol! You need to visit Cutie Pies for a surprise! See you there! Hugs Woo xXx

  2. This is real pretty Carol, gorgeous colour, love the shape and fab image. Carolxx

  3. Hi Carol
    Love the calendar ,you just made me think i dont actually have a calendar for this year ,usually i get given one at xmas time ,i will just have to make myself one x

  4. What a stunning Calendar Carol. I love the colours and the image is fabulous.

    Linda xxx

    My resolutions are to make inserts for my cards as soon as I make one!
    Try and make a couple of Christmas cards a month.
    Do more stamping and use my Speccies more!

  5. What a brilliant way to make a calendar. The colours look so good and it looks fun.
    Love Bex xx

  6. Love the calendar Carol.xxx

  7. Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  8. Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  9. I love everything about this, and the sentiment is great! Gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining in with the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x

  10. This is beautiful carol i am going to have to make a few as i have 9 calendars left to use and don't want them to go to waste. Louise xx

  11. Love this Carol. I'm into calenders at the mo lol xx Jan

  12. Beautiful creation! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing it with at Creative Inspirations Paint!


  13. Gorgeous calendar hun - love the soft colour tones. Hugs, Claire x

  14. Hi Carol. Your calendar idea is really cute! Cute image and love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  15. Gorgeous calendar, the colours are so pretty. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Dream Valley & CES Challenges!

  16. just love this hun,brilliant shape love the calender hugs cherylxxx

  17. Good luck with those resolutions Carol they are certainly good ones. Super calendar great to have handy in your craft room. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room and Happy New Year XOXO Zoe

  18. I don't have a calendar in my craft room either - I rely on the computer. Your calendar is great. Hazel x

  19. What a great idea - love the addition of the calendar!

  20. Love this calendar Carol it's so cute. I don't have one either I only made one and I gave it to my daughter I better get my skates on and make another x

  21. Hi Carol, Well l hope you fullfil your resolutions and looking at your calendar you have made a good start, this is beautiful :) Sandra H

  22. Oh I LOVE your calendar Carol!! Awesome colors, shape and details! Fantastic idea for your craft room! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month! Hope to see you again!
    Tammy :)

  23. I love doing these little calendars for friends and wasn't able to get them for this year. Where did you purchase yours? Super calendar. Thank you for sharing with us at Catch the Bug.

  24. Love this calendar beautiful colours, great idea, thank you for joining us at That Craft Place challenge, good luck, Huga May x x

  25. Awesome calendar!!! Love the colors and that fantastic digi! The embellies and bling are great. Thank you so much for sharing your calendar with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!!! :)

  26. Such a beautiful card.. Thanks for sharing it with us at TPS.. Good luck with the Challenge. hugs, Linda

  27. Great calendar Carol - love the image and those colours are gorgeous! Di xx

  28. Ooops, I think my comment might have disappeared Carol? Or perhaps awaiting your approval - just to say I love this calendar, papers and image are great - and perfect use of snippets! Di xx

  29. What a stunning creation Carol, thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

  30. What a pretty creation. I love that image and the pretty pastel blue! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  31. This is really beautiful, Carol!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

  32. Gorgeous, thank you for showing your project at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

  33. Just Gorgeous, I love the image and layout, thanks for joining us at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  34. What a great idea! Love the soft colors on this! Of course, my favorite color is blue! :) Thanks for playing along at The Stamping Boutique!

  35. Very pretty, Thanks for playing with us this week on the OCC show us your shape challenge!!!

  36. Ooh fabulous idea Carol, and it's so pretty too! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Lisa x

  37. Great calendar! Thank you for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

  38. Great calendar Carol, love the colour on it, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  39. Carol,
    Your calendar is fabulous!
    What a great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge:)

  40. wow that looks really nice!

    thank you so much for joining us over at CUYL!

    xx M.

  41. Your calendar is beautiful. Thank you for joining Inky Impressions.
    Hugs Kerry

  42. such a cute image..lovely colors to...thanks for sharing at just some lines


  43. A calendar for me-time is a fab idea. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

  44. Love your calendar and the "me time". x

  45. Your card is beautiful!!!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!

    gr. Arjette.

  46. Lovely calender you have made there. Could do with one of those but I would want EVERY day for ME time! LOL!

  47. What a wonderful idea! So sweet!
    Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique...

    Sandy S

  48. What a fabulous calendar! LOVE the blue--so pretty!!!

  49. Pretty calender Carol! That will look nice hanging in your craft area! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Carousel! :)

  50. I love this calendar! Very pretty and I love the colors and that image! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft CHallenge!

  51. Very nice creation, I like the shape of your card and the colours!
    Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

  52. WOW! That's a LOT of challenges---I don't know how you do that! AMAZING--love that fun image! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!

  53. Great calendar - super colouring - thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin - xxkozmikxx

  54. What a beauty!
    Thanks for joining in our 'January Blues card' Challenge at Addicted to Stamps
    hugs Teresa xx

  55. What a great idea for a calendar. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  56. Hi Carol,
    Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the fab image, the dps, the colour scheme is perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  57. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at TSB!!

  58. Beautiful calendar, and a great gift idea!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

  59. This is brilliant! Love your resoulutions (good luck) finding me time can be difficult.
    Blessings Bernie

  60. What a fun and fabulous gift idea, Carol! Love the color combo and all of the lovely details you added. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week! :)


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