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Monday, 3 January 2011

Quirky crafts challenge – GDT card

Hi everyone and Happy New Year.  I hope you all enjoyed your celebrations over the festive period and didn’t over-indulge (as if lol!).  I’m sorry for the long absence since my last post but it’s been a hectic few weeks. 

I was lucky enough to win a challenge over at Quirky Crafts challenge a few weeks ago and my prize was a guest designer spot and I’m here to share my card with you.  The challenge is ‘new beginnings’ and will run for the next two weeks.  I decided to make a calendar as it is the beginning of a new year:

Quirky Crafts GDT 02.01.11

Quirky Crafts GDT 02.01.11 (close up)

I have used a very neglected stamp from whiff of joy called ‘shopping willow’ as I think I will give this to my shopaholic friend lol!  I decided to make an easel card calendar as it will sit nicely on her desk.  I’m sorry the pictures are a little dark but I took it late at night! 

I can also enter my calendar into the following challenges:

Aly’s Sunday challenge – anything goes

The Crafty pad challenge – anything goes

OSAAT challenge – anything goes

Order of the opus gluei challenge – It’s new year baby (some new, year-ish or baby related)

Sentimental Sunday challenge – celebrate friendship (the calendar is for my friend)

Whoopsi daisy challenge – free and easy

Anything goes challenge – the letter c (my calendar)

Creative craft challenge – anything goes

I love promarkers challenge – anything goes

Top tip Tuesday challenge – get embellishing

Let’s craft and create challenge – new beginnings

Aud sentiments challenge – anything goes

Dutch dare challenge – new beginnings

Fairy fun challenge – new beginnings

Lots to do challenge – new beginnings

Catch the bug challenge – anything goes

CES challenge – anything goes

Crazy 4 challenges challenge – celebrate something (new year)

Craft your days away challenge – punch it out (flowers, butterfly and sentiment panel)

One stop craft challenge – new beginnings

Totally gorjuss challenge – for someone special (for my friend)

Created 4 fun challenge – sketch

The shabby tea room challenge – welcome to 2011 (& 11 elements on your card) I’ve got 3 different papers, 1 cardstock, 1 image, 1 sentiment, 2 flowers, 1 butterfly, 1 calendar and 1 lot of gems!

I hope you enjoy your extra day off from work tomorrow (if you’re lucky enough to have one).  I’m excited as I have a week off from work this week, so some shopping trips for me I think lol!  Whatever you’re up to have a brilliant day and thanks for stopping by.

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Quirky Crafts GDT 02.01.11

Card ingredients:

Image: whiff of joy – ‘shopping willow’

Papers: my mind’s eye – tickled pink paper pad, elzybells kraft cardstock

Tools: promarkers, labels 8 nesties, SU modern label punch, ek success retro flower punch, MS butterfly punch, PM white adhesive stones, Anita’s calendar


Mags said...

I love the colours and papers you've used, they are so pretty! I love the image, too, Willow looks so pleased with all that shopping, it's obviously been a good trip!

Happy New Year!

luv, Mags x

Crystal said...

AWWW Denise this is FABULOUS I really love these colors, design and that image!! Happy New Year!!!

Rosemary said...

What a great project and a clever calendar idea! Your friend is going to love this, the coloring is fantastic!

Thank you for participating in our Opus Gluei challenge this week!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely project, very pretty, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Tine said...

Hi Denise. Lovely gift to give to a friend and the image is so suitable for this time of year with the Sales being on! Love how you have coloured her hair. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Mandy said...

Hi Denise, Well done on the GDT spot. Your calendar is gorgeous and a fab gift for a it !

Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.

Happy New Year to you.


Zoechaos said...

Great idea a treasure for a whole year. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do XOXO Zoe

coops said...

this is gorgeous denise.i love the image and your papers and colours are stunning.
happy new year :D

xx coops xx

Cor* said...

Fabby coloring! Great easle creation! Perfectly placed in that great layout! Thanks for sharing your New Beginnings creation with the fairies this fortnight at FFF!! Good luck to you!

Rleen said...

WOW! Denise, your creation is gorgeous! I love it!
Thanks for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
Hugs, Rleen

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a darling calendar, your friend will love it :D

Suzi said...

This is adorable Denise, love that WOJ image and the design of your card. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week.
Suzi x

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a gorgeous card
thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges xxx

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers,
Ruth x

My name is Wynneth said...

Fabulous project, I love that Willow image and your colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers.

Lena said...

Hi Denise.
What lovely gift you created! Really adorable, so so preatty and a elegant idea!
Thanks for joining us at DDCC this week.
Happy New Year.

Amy said...

so cute with the built in calender..adorable stamped image

Josephine said...

That's a lovely image and a fabulous project!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time.

Nicole said...

Pretty card - love the polka dots! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Karen said...

Great card Denise, love the image too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Anonymous said...

Love your calender! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo Stamps!

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is a lovely card/ callendar love the Image, colour combo & sentiment. Thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

Ruthie said...

This is so stylish - love it! And your colouring is divine!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Cammy said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the colors and the image! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!

Jana said...

Absolutely stunning calendar. I love it. Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous calendar Denise, I love the pretty colours :)

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the colours just yum!!

Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely Card, thanks for playing along on OSAAT,

Rainmac said...

Hi Denise, this calendar is absolutely gorgeous, I love the papers with that image, your colouring is stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Days Away, wishing you a very happy new year and good luck with the challenge xxx

crafty creations said...

Beautiful calender Denise - so perfectly co ordinated

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

cbuswell said...

So pretty!! thanks for playing along this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great idea to make the calendar with an easel card. It will make a lovely gift. Your image is adorable and so beautifully colored. Pretty paper too! So happy you got to play with the fairies this time at Fairy Fun Friday.

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for Anything Goes Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

Sande said...

Oh, WOW! What an awesome creation!! So colorful and well done!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy!

Hugs, Sande

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

So CUTE!! Great coloring and amazing detail work as always! Thanks so much for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week. Hugs:)

Emma said...

Just gorgeous Denise, love the image and papers.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x

Kathryn said...

lovely calendar, what a lovely idea. I love how you have grounded the image, Thanks for joining AG again, K x