Monday, January 06, 2014


It's time again for the midway reminder for the Craft My Life Dec/Jan challenge. The sponsors for the current challenge are:
The Theme is as usual Anything Goes.....but no cards. We would be delighted to see you so do please come on over and join in the fun.
I have chosen to work with a Bugaboo image and created a 2014 Wall Calendar. This is the January page and as you can see I'm still celebrating!!
Image has been coloured using Graph'it pens and Pearlescent chalks.
Die cut is Spellbinders  'Romantic Rectangles'.
Blue pearl paper a snippet from stash along with the bakers twine.
Date created in word.
Month cut from a mini planner.
Close up of digi.
I really missed not being able to use my light box.
You can see the difference in the wall colouring though the photos were all  taken at the same time.
I coloured the image twice and cut out the figure  and balloon from one  of them.
Side view showing the image adhered on top using  3d foam pads.
Entering into the following challenges:
Paper Minutes #302: wall decoration.
Brown Sugar #75: Use ribbon or twine (I used Bakers twine).
Digi Galore: Girly.
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #16: One for the Girlies.
Creative Inspirations  #246: Celebration.
Catch The Bug :Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop:  Use up your snippets (blue pearl card).
Creative Craft #26: Anything goes.
Creative Moments #33: Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs: Anything goes.


Viv's Visuals said...

Great job Mrs A!!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous wallhanger with that party animal!!
xxx Margreet

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Great that you're still celebrating Mrs A, that's the way to go!


Sue said...

This is fabulous, I love the image and brilliant design.
Sue xx

Svenja said...

This is great and very elegant. Thank you for taking part in our Paperminutes Challenge.

Brenda in IN said...

Cute image. Looks like she had a happy new year! Great idea to use it with a calendar.

Sandra H said...

That's a fab calendar Mrs A and the image is just perfect .....There's no set time to stop celebrating as the image so cool she xx

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous, adore the image and I wish I had got that in the 50% off sale over Christmas.

Kath x

Sue said...

Gorgeous Mrs A!! huggles Sue xxx

MaryH said...

I know just how she feels! That is the cutest image, and loved your coloring & adding dimension with the 2nd set of figures. That S/B was perfect with this image, adding the elegance this lady really needed badly! You're off to a grand start for the New Year. TFS - Hugs & hope ya'll are staying warm tonight. Brrrr.

Jules said...

Hi Mrs A

Yep, I too hate it if I need to photograph something that won't cram into my light box!

I really struggle with table plans and post boxes!!! Hubby found a huge light box thingy on ebay that you could stand in the corner of a room with floor standing lights .. .. I think I could have sat inside .. .. but I told him they were "a little over the top for what I needed" LOL!!!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you and your family a happy 2014.

Ooops ... great calendar by the way.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Brilliant calendar Mrs A - love the image, it's soooo you :)

Hugs, Di xx

NGCARDS said...

Such a sweet image and a wonderful card! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and I hope you will continue to play along with our challenges! xxx

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Love this Mrs A.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Irene said...

Brilliant Mrs. A.

Angela said...

Great calendar...gotta love J.J.! Thank you for playing along with us at Bugaboo!

cm said...

Fabulous! She's certainly having a most sparkling wine time! Your colouring: amazing! Have you seen the challenge over at CASology? Bubbly is the key word and I think your partying gal here should head over there to play, too! Here's the link: Thanks soooo much for visiting my blog - love hearing from you!!

Sherry said...

I just wanna sing now - celebrate good times, come on! Sorry! Love you calander hanging - gorgeous x

Diane said...

Gorgeous wall hanger a lady that knows how to party.

Hugs Diane

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my! That is such a fun image. I'm not much into making things that aren't cards, but this is a really neat idea.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a super, super calender. Loving that image, and it's so perfectly colured too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous colouring Mrs A. Great idea to make a calendar, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

This is guaranteed to bring a smile with every look! What fun!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Mrs A ;)
What a fabby image-made me chuckle! Gorgeous colouring too.
Sorry i have missed so many of your lovely creations lately-i am all sorted now so i will see you soon-probably in the Playground(got any sweets left over from Crimbo?LOL!!)
Hugs,Nessa xx

Stephanie said...

Oh I love this card, awesome coloring, thanks for playing at the Bug this week.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh Mrs. A...what a lovely idea...such a cute image too. Your colouring and fussy cutting is great. As for the calendar, I keep meaning to create some kind of calendar and never get around to it, so you've inspired me !!

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck. Hope to see you again.


Carol L said...

Now this is one very creative calendar, and I love all the fun detail work! Festive and fun!!

Emma Dawson said...

What a fun creation, she looks like she's been having a good time!

Thank you for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.

Emma x

Sue - said...

Just love the image!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Tee Hee! I do love this wall hanging, Mrs. A! It is really perfect for January, but truthfully, we should be partying like New Year's Eve at least once a month throughout the year, so she could handle all the months as they come! I predict you'll be a winner in these challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

Zue said...

You don't ever need to stop celebrating;)
Sue x

scrappymo! said...

How I love these images. So fun and spunky! She makes me smile!!!
You did a great job and the photography looks fine to me!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a great wall hanging and calendar. Stop celebrating?! No one needs to ask you twice if you'd like a drinkiepoo! xx

Cards by Ziggy said...

What a gorgeous make, thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at creative moments

Zoe DT

Sarah said...

That is one fab lady and a great calender!

Who says that we should stop celebrating - show me the rule and I'll show you how to break it!! ;-)


DistinctiveLMNts said...

What a wonderful image ! Great job on the calendar .thank you for joining us at Digi Galore.

Gale said...

This is so cute. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Donna said...

Hey Mrs A, hope you're having a good weekend so far...the sun is shining here! Fab calendar and such a pretty design with the dies you've used...gotta love these Bugaboo images too, they're brill :) Donna ♥ x

vicki said...

Hi Mrs A wow this is so sweet :) I love the coloring too


vic x

Jo said...

ooooh what a great calendar to party all year round! xx