Sunday 7 December 2014

Calender Confession

Hi everybody,

Well it stayed dry yesterday and so I eventually managed t get down to the allotment and plant the rest of the onion beds up. Leaves me about 20 sets left to plant which I will put into cell trays to plant out at the other allotment in Spring. I cannot plant them straight out down there due to the rabbits and deer. I also noticed that my brussels sprouts are looking good, ready for Christmas :D

Anyway onto my calender creation for today:

I used an image from Bugaboo stamps, with a warmer season in mind. The image was coloured with promarkers and the card cut to the correct size for the calender. A Papermania Wild Rose paper was added across the top with a threaded butterfly ribbon to hide the join. The sentiment was word processed and added to the top of the calender with three cerise gems on the edge. Finally the calender tab and hanging ribbon were added.
This calender followed the following Stella Says Sketch #220 and C4C265 colour inspiration:
This calender is also being entered for the following challenges:
SOS #179 Free is Good (Image was free from Bugaboo)
papertake weeklyALBC and A Creative Romance Anything Goes
allsorts 288 Animal Magic
sweet stamping Things with wings (the image is a bird)

The Confession by John Grisham
A young man is about to be executed for a crime he was forced into confessing to, even though he had nothing to do with it. Five/six hours away the real murderer has recently been released from prison and is just finishing his sentence at a half-way house when he hears that they are going ahead with the execution. He finds a minister and confesses to him, but is reluctant to risk going back to prison himself. It becomes a race against time as the minister attempts to convince the real killer to own up to his crime and prevent the wrong man being executed. A long-drive and plenty of frustrations later he ends up with the defendants lawyer trying to prevent the execution and find the body of the murder victim. This is a very good book with various twists and turns, and the story manages to get you frustrated and then feeling pity for the characters. A very good book to listen to on long car journeys.

I also made two cards for today for the catch the bug daily challenge, using the sketch:
christmas ch sketch Both were made using the DoCrafts digital designer using a free Forever Friends CD-Rom for the squared base. Bday and Yule are made from the base squares, and a suitable image topper was added to each for the central square of the sketch.
 This is also to be entered into:
Crafting by designs Christmas Anything Goes
open-minded crafting fun #25 Unusual Christmas (design and colours)
CRAFT 288 Christmas
divas by design Feeling Festive


  1. Fabulous cards, I lovely design and pretty panels with the beautiful star and gorgeous ribbon!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  2. Lovely calendar, really cute image! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  3. What a lovely calender... Thank you for playing along with us this week at 'Papertake Weekly'...
    Marjorie DT xx

  4. Great creations, all of them. Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  5. So cute! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin
    Sue DT x

  6. Such a pretty color of green, and a fun calendar card. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. Cute creations, lovely colours.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  8. lovely calender and a great card! loving the colours and the layout! Thank you for joining us on the CRAFT christmas challenge! Irene DT xx

  9. I love making calendars in fact, just finished mine and need to post on my own blog. Love the bugaboo entry for our Unusual Christmas entry at Open-Minded Crafting Challenge. A calendar sure fits the bill. Thanks for sharing this with us and hope to see you again soon.

  10. Nicely done! Thanks for joining us for the weekly Sketch Challenge and Christmas Chaos daily challenge at Catch The Bug!

  11. very nice suits our unusual Christmas challenge--thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Carol DT x

  12. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your calender. Sammy-x


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