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Friday 4 January 2013

Rebecca's calendar

Morning.....hows you all today? It's dull, grey, damp &
miserable here today.......and I have to go to town! Oh, well,
 needs must.......would you believe I broke my paper trimmer?
Any suggestions on what kind I should buy would be very
much appreciated....guillotine or trimmer? Can't make my mind
 up! But for today I'm sharing the hanging calendar I made
for Miss Rebecca. I used an 8 x 8 scalloped piece of black
card for the base, odd bits of paper, ribbon, some die cut circles
for her name and a sprinkle of gems! The image is one of my
fav Sugar Nellie stamps and I coloured her with my Spectrum 
Noir pens.........1st time I've used them properly and I'm real 
pleased with how it turned out........and more importantly, 
Miss Rebecca loves it! Rightio, better go make myself look
presentable......don't think I dare go to town in my pj's!
Thanks for calling & see you soon!
Hugs Jo x

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  1. Fabulous calendar Jo, love the gingham ribbon with the paper! I have an X Cut Guillotine and I love it! x

  2. HimJo this is a fab calendar, lovely papers and embellies.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Morning Jo, oh how lovely is this Calendar the layout and colours are gorgeous and beautiful ribbon too! x

  4. ooh its gorgeous and your colouring is brilliant! I have a trimmer and a guillotine but its the guillotine I can't live without! xx

  5. this is so gorgeous, the colours are so lush and the image is very cute
    thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

  6. Hi there Jo fab calender - love the colours! I too have an xcut guillotine - love it to bit - Just bought a full sized one from crafters companion and thats working well too - but my 8x8 xcut has been going for years and years now! Love it xx

  7. Wow! this is gorgeous Jo! I love the colours and layout! the image is really sweet and Love the gingham ribbons and letters!! it's a fab design!
    I subscribed to a magazine this year and got a free Clevercut 5 in 1 Paper Trimmer. I had never had one before and now can't believe how I managed without it. I love it! but I've not tried any others so can't compare really… I know a lot of people love the guillotines. I honestly wouldn't dare get one of those for myself... I am so accident prone and clumsy I would probably chop my hand off!!! LOL
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  8. Gorgeous calender Jo, I like the sweet image, the papers and the way you have added the name. I think the best trimmers are from docraft, but I use purple cow which is fabulous, becaue the docraft ones are pink.
    Kevin xx

  9. so gorgeous jo.fab image and i love your fab papers :D
    i have an xcut guilotine, the large one, its fantastic ;D

    xx coops xx

  10. A great project here Jo. the weather with me is miserable too and I have a cold so no venturing out for me at the moment.
    I have a guillotine as I have problems with trimmers.
    Hope you find what suits you best.
    x catherine

  11. Love the image, the colours, the gingham and the Dt paper. Wonderful card!

  12. Adorable calendar! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  13. Great work. Thanks for joining us at Divas x

  14. A fabulous calender, a great design and colours. Your image is adorable and I love the gingham ribbon.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  15. Fabulous calendar, love the image and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for playing along at Divas By Design.
    Wendy xx

  16. Hi Jo, Love this creation, so sweet and thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  17. Hi Jo, how adorable is this. I love it. joann sassy raggedy

  18. Wonderful calendar with lovely details and a fab image.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  19. Hi Jo this is fabulous and beautifully made too...if you think Rebecca would like my SN blog hop card just send me your address and I will send it to her with pleasure
    Mina xxx

  20. Enjoy your pens, looks like you have made a great start. Thanks or joining us at C4E this week

  21. Wat a gorgeous calander.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  22. Welcome to our first challenge of 2013 at Crafty Creations Challenges! Love your project - it's so girly, i love all the pink and sparkle! bx

  23. This is really beautiful, thank you for entering your creation this week with QKR Stampede.

  24. Absolutely gorgeous hun and i bet Rebecca loved it...
    hugs and xxx

  25. Gorgeous calendar Jo, so cute and I love your choice of colours and papers.
    Having had both I'm a guillotine girl as they tend to cut cleaner.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  26. Gorgeous calendar! I love the black and pink color combo. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


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  28. Gorgeous calender, love the image and your LO, thanks for joining our challenge at Jellypark, hope to see you again soon x Gaynor x

  29. great calendar! Hope you get your guillotine/trimmer! I've got a Tonic handy size guillotine and it's fab!
    Thanks for joining us on our new challenge for 2013 at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  30. another stunning card and thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

  31. Beautiful card Jo and love those wonderful colors. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenges. We would love to have you join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  32. Fabulous calendar - so pretty and girly.
    Thanks for playing along with us at TPC this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx


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