Wednesday, 29 February 2012

A calendar for Mum, and goodbye Lena …

Good morning bloggers, it’s the 29th of February - I wonder if anyone has made or received a surprise proposal today? Don’t miss your chance or you’ll have to wait 4 more years lol!

March is going to be busy on the blog, remember there is a new post on here every single day and we’re hoping to give you lots of hints, tips and ideas for card making, gifts and even scrapbooking.
We are going to have 2 themes again, and for March the first one is Mum. I’m sure lots of you will be wanting some inspiration for Mother’s day cards and gifts so I promise you that there will be plenty a taster here is a fabulous little calendar by our Lena Katrine

Lena is leaving our design team to go back to her studies so this will be her last post on our blog.
She's been an amazing DT member and has produced the most incredible work for us, we will all miss her and we're hoping that she will find the time to pop back occasionally as a guest designer for us.

29 Feb - Lena - Teddy For Mum 1  
        29 Feb - Lena - Teddy For Mum 2

Teddy for Mum (project):
When you're having a lot of friends and family, it's quite easy to forget someone's Birthday, so I decided to make a Birthday Calendar to keep up with all the Birthdays during the year. I've recycled a simple Photo Frame Album from IKEA, but I'll guess you can make the rack by using cardstock and a Bind-It-All machine.
I cut green cardstock a little bit smaller than the plastic rack, and added panels of white cardstock and patterned paper.
The template to the calendar, I got from my friend Marianne, but I resized it, and changed the the letters and numbers like I wanted them. I printed out the calendar on copy paper 280g - the same as I coloured my image on. The image is just perfect for a February posting, since we celebrate Mothers Day in February here in Norway.
I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes, and set eyelets to fit the rings on the rack

29 Feb - Lena - Teddy For Mum 4  
         29 Feb - Lena - Teddy For Mum 5

Recycled Photo Frame Album from IKEA
Birthday Calendar Site February
Size: 14 x 19 cm
Ink: Memento - Pitch Black, Distress Ink - Bundled Sage.
Colouring: Prismacolor Premier Pencils.
Papers: Bildmålarna - Picnic "Butterflies", Bazzill - ivory & sage cardstock, copy paper 280g.
Tools: Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace corner punch, EK Success - corner rounder punch, Crop-A-Dile, craft knife.
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - Chrysanthemums, Carnations, Open Paper Roses 20 mm & 15 mm, Heather Stem Flowers & Self Adhesive Pearls, Stickles - Diamond, eyelets.

Beautiful and unique as always from Lena, we wish her all the best for the future and if you'd like to see more of her work you can visit her blog here

Thanks for looking, tomorrow we’ll have some more news about what will be happening on the blog in March and a fabulous card from our Bev x


  1. Wow this is beautiful, love the bear!
    All the best to Lena with her studies, I am going to miss all her stunning creations.
    Hugs Cheryl

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, any Mum would love this! Good Luck to Lena with your studies, your lovely designs will be missed, all the best Carole Z X

  3. What a stunning creation Lena. I love seeing your work and I will miss it alot. Good luck with your studies.
    Dawn xx

  4. This is such a great idea, wonderful job Lena and good luck with your studies. You will be missed.

  5. This is a great idea. I hope Lena enjoys her studies. I really love the design for Mum.

    Hugs Tammy
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  6. Wow this is so beautiful, hope lena enjoys her studies:)

  7. This is beautiful, what a lovely idea x
    Wendy x

  8. All the very best Lena your an amazing crafter and ive followed you for a long time and will keep doing so love your work huggies June xxxx

  9. Hi Anne,
    Thank you for sharing Lena's creation with us today, it is so pretty.
    Lena, I wish you all the best in your studies and hope that life brings you every success. Thank you for all the wonderful creations you have shared with us, I will keep an eye on your blog for any cards etc that you are able to make in your free time (I hope!).
    Regards and best wishes. Linda

  10. A beautiful project, Lena. Your talent will surely be missed. All the best for the future.
    Tine :)

  11. What a beautiful calendar page. TFS.

  12. What a wonderful creation Lena and such a great idea to keep track of birthdays.
    I wish you lots of luck and success with your studies and hope that we will all still see some of your fantastic talent around blogland.
    Big hugs Sue x

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  14. Thank you soooo much everyone ♥♥♥

  15. Stunning work and definately an inspiration thank you.

    Hugs Ali x

  16. Nice blog. You might like this poem about mothers.