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Saturday, 29 December 2012


Happy Saturday everyone!  It is Saturday isn't it?  It feels like we have had a succession of weekends and my poor furry brain is a bit confused.  It didn't help with Holby City being on BBC1 last night, which made Friday feel like Tuesday!!

Anyhoo, I've been playing with my new toy - the Grand Calibur - and I have to say, I love it to bits!  I can finally emboss the edges of my dies (I could never get a rubber mat through my Cuttlebug) so I have been cutting and embossing like a mad woman over the past thirty six hours.

TOTALLY GORJUSS challenge this week have the theme of NEW and the challenge over at CRAFT is Not A Card and at WINTER WONDERLAND it is New Beginnings so what I made late yesterday fits these well .......

As you can see, I only have the Grand circle dies for the moment, lol!
Stamped image is Crafters Companion Everyday Mulberry Wood - Relax
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Numbers are Memory Box "Parker"
Papers are a mix of Papermania and First Editions
Calendar tab is Anita's
Finishing items are Cropodile eyelets, two book rings and a piece of ribbon

Sorry about the shine on the photo - I forgot to take the picture before I laminated the page.

I did think about taking this to work to hang on my office wall but Toad says that I'm not too as he likes it too much never to see it again - so it is now hanging in our dining room, bless him.

And what wonderful news from the New Year's Honours List for British sportsmen and women - but the one I am most thrilled about is SIR Bradley Wiggins!

Let's hope 2013 is as good for British cycling as 2012 has been - and maybe even a second Tour de France win.....?  The 100th Tour de France starts on 29th June with the island of Corsica hosting the Grand Depart. I'm off to mark it on the calendar and book some holiday!

Hugs, Sxx


Aunty Sue said...

oh you lucky girl and what a lovely calender

Joey said...

Fabulous calendar! love the gingham with the red numbers. Joey x

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. i never even twigged it was Friday when i was watching Holby!!
Fab little calendar .. love the cute image
Lisa x

Claire said...

Love your fabby calendar hun - great image and love the clock design. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful calender Squirrel I like the sweet image and the corners, good news about Bradleys Knighthood ah.
Kevin xx

Mary J said...

What a fab idea, Squirrel1 Love the gingham with that cute bear!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,such a lovely image and fab idea.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Squirrel. I love the image and fabulous clock design.
Hugs Sue

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is lovely sweetie. I am glad Toad likes it as much as me. Bless!!!


Tracy said...

Hi Squirrel,
I love your choice of image, beautiful details, and the design too, totally gorgeous Calendar.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Samantha said...

Bird this is brilliant I love the contrasting corners and that Bear is to stinking cute! Glad you have your NEW Grand Calibur to play with too! have fun and great to see you at Totally Gorjuss too! hugs me xx

Faith A said...

Fab calender, another cute image.

Enjoy your Calibur, mine could be used an awful lot more, but I love it.

Deborah said...

Love your calandar idea and the image is soo cute.

Sonia said...

Absolutely adorable creation my friend^_^ Love the beautiful image used^_^
Big hug,

Caroline Weir said...

WOW this is lovely I too love my GC xxx

thecraftycavalier said...

Go Squirrel!!!! I have a long wish list of XXL Go Kreate dies!! Beautiful card - the papers are perfect and the image is coloured beautifully. I love it. Big hugs, Jayne xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is so cute, love that little bear. Glad you love the GC. I find it really good for cutting intricate dies as the bits come out much easier than with my Big Shot. Thanks also for playing at TG.

Kat said...

Lovely calendar Squirrel. That image is sooo cute. I always mean to make a calendar but it never seems to happen!

You seem to be loving your Grand Calibur. I have one which has still to make it out of the box! What is really bad is that I've had it since before Christmas. I think I've got two dies for it! Also have a couple of A4 embossing folders that would have been useful a few times. Funny how you can't seem to find time to do something that would make things easier and quicker! Doesn't make sense does it. I'm going to unpack it this week. Definitely.

Kat xx

Kat said...

Me again. Forgot to say thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Squirrel, hope you had a fab xmas, sounds like you're having fun with your new toy. You may only have 1 set o grands for now but I'm sure it won't be long before you have lots more lol!:o)

I love the gorgeous calendar, stunning colouring as always hun and the clock design looks great.

Donna x

Rufus said...

What a fantastic calendar! And isn't Toad a sweetie?! Sounds like you're having a Grand time. Happy 2013 to you, Toad and Vincent

Jackie said...

I love this gorgeous calendar, and I know just what you mean about loving the GC.
Well done Sir Bradley :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline C said...

Fab calendar Squirrel - love the image and the clock arrangement. Glad you're having fun with your new toys :-)
Pauline x

coops said...

so gorgeous hun.love the adorable bear and fab wood effect paper :D

xx coops xx

Pamela said...

Hi Squirrel, what a great project, thank you for joining in our challenge at Winter Wonderland.
I knew you would be pleased about Sir Bradley!

Happy New Year to you.

Pam x

carol said...

ooh fab creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT ...Merry Christmas x carol

downrightcrafty said...

A beautiful creation just perfect for our New Beginnings challenge at the Winter Wonderland, wishing you a Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What an excellent and sweet calendar. May every day be one you can relax and kick back! I learned that not all rubber mats are created equal so you have to have the right one to get the embossed effect with a Cuttlebug. But who cares now, right as you have your fun new toy! Happy playing!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely creation thank you so much for joining us at CRAFT this time.

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