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Thursday, 14 January 2016

As You Like It (DT)

Morning all.  As you might have twigged from the post title, I have been invited to join the Design Team of those super talented crafters over at As You Like It Challenge!

This is my first challenge for the team and the theme for this fortnight is
Paper or Non Paper Project
(and remember to tell us why you chose what you did)

Here is my first DT project

It wasn't a difficult choice for me, having tried many crafts over the years, some more successful than others, I have always come back to papercraft.  I love that you can create something so colourful and/or dimensional from a flat piece of paper!

I decided to have a go at making a perpetual calendar, which I did completely freestyle with no template.  It took the best part of a whole day to make but I am quite chuffed with the end result.

Papers used are all from the First Edition Sweet Owl pad, with the exception of the black card
Numbers done with Memory Box dies
Days with letters from a Clearly Besotted set
Months (cut down, they were too long otherwise) from a MFT Die-Namics die set
Flowers made with Woodware punches and an office hole punch
And some lace trim from my leftovers box

This challenge is sponsored by DIGISTAMP BOUTIQUE with a £10 voucher

So there you have it, do come on over and join in the fun - this challenge is wide open for you to make all sorts of projects, from a simple card through to a wedding cake (if you feel that ambitious!), it's all about your style of craft.

Hugs, Squirrel xx


Lisa xx said...

Oooh this looks gorgeous....i've had a notion for a while now to make a perpetual and/or birthday calendar and this has certainly fired up the imagination xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The perfect project to start your journey on our design team, great to have you on board Squirrel.
This beautiful calendar will keep giving all year and a very pretty item to have on your desk too.

Juls said...

This is such a gorgeous project, love it xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Congrats on your new DT role sweetie. A really lovely first creation.

Donna Heber said...

I just love your calendar and that pink paper. You surely have put a lot of time into this wonderful project.

Sarah said...

Couldn't be happier to have you as a team mate Squirrel and what an amazing calendar to start with xx

Lori said...

Welcome to AYLI, Squirrel - so excited to work with you! This perpetual calendar is so cool - I haven't seen one like this before :) LOVE IT!!!

Lorraine said...

Worth the days work..it looks brilliant. Love the pretty papers you've used too.
Lorraine x

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous calendar, Squirrel. I love the colours. Luv, Wilma

Annette said...

Wow honey, I'm so honoured to have you on our team and your first creation is a real stunner. I love it, especially in pink!!! Thank you so much for saying 'yes'.
Love you

thecraftycavalier said...

Oohhhh! Turned out totally fab - you never told me it turned out like this! You shocker! This is beautiful hun.. Big respect ;-) Love it. xxx

Michelle said...

Well, congrats to you & what an adorable project! And no template ... you are a paper project princess!!!! :) :) :)

Jackie said...

This is brilliant Squirrel, and no template to boot!!! What a clever little squirrel you are :o)
Jackie xx

Brenda said...

Again, WELCOME, Squirrel. What a delightful, ORIGINAL creation! Looking forward to all kinds of inspiration from you!

Alison59 said...

Congrats on the DT call! Fabby project :-)

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super idea and it must have take you ages to make, Luv Sam x

Daffodil Cards said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your DT, well deserved and WOW what a project to start, it's so very pretty and will be a joy to look at all year.

Kat W said...

It's awesome to have you join us at AYLI and your perpetual calendar is a fantastic first project. This will look gorgeous wherever you choose to put it...now you just have to remember to update it each day!
Maybe one of these in the Pink Palace would keep the rest of us organised?!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pretty in pink! What a fun project and so lovely to look at.

Lea Brawn said...

A fab calendar x

Anonymous said...

SO great to have you on our Team Squirrel! love your first project! fabulous!
hugs me xx

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