Saturday 19 December 2009

Snow Day!

Evening friends! We got a fair bit of snow here yesterday and tonight! Was beginning to feel left out! Sorry for my lack of absence once again but it's all go, especially with the moving, which will be on Tuesday now-cutting a bit fine to Christmas! How's all your preps going? I got the bulk of my cards sent, but still need to do 5 more to catch the last post on Monday, plus parcel some pressies off.

The project today I'm showing is a gift for my brother in law, a calendar and a bookmark. I think he'll like it! I used a mix of papers from Cosmo Cricket 'The Boyfriend' to cover some chipboard and stamped on them in Tim Holtz's large number stamp-I love how big some of his stamps are, perfect for large areas. Feels kinda nice have a big wood mounted stamp in your hands:) I also used my label maker on the front of the calendar. Not sure the brand of the star tape is, picked it up with some of others at a craft show a coupla years now. I used the bind it all machine for the binding and added some twine too. The template for the calendar can be found in my other post here.

Here's a close-up of the bookmark. The skull is also a Tim Holtz stamp. Around the edges of both of the calendar and bookmark I used distress inks and then used the Tim Holtz distressing tool.

Here's a side view of the calendar:~

I'm going to enter this over at Stampin For The Weekend who want to see calendar creations. I just need to make myself one now before the New Year comes along:) It also fits quite nicely with the Secret Crafter's Challenge of last minute gifts. That's it from me! Thanks for popping by and for any comments you might leave, they really mean a lot:) Keep warm xxx


  1. Fantastic! Love this set!

    Good luck with the moving hun! x

  2. What a beautiful set, Rowena - I love it! The papers are just darling. Have fun the snow - I wonder what that's like; hope you can get some rest and still have fun during the holidays! ;D Take care!

  3. THis is so cool looking!! Love the colors and all the distressing is fabulous!! I am sure he will love it!!
    Wow I hope your settled in time for Santa!!

  4. This is really a stunning calendar. I like the colors and the distressed look. It fits perfect for a guy.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW and good luck.
    Gunn :-D

  5. Hi Rowena
    They are both fabulous and good luck with the move and i wish all the best in your new home,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  6. Ohhhh wowww Rowena,what beautiful,i love your papers and colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. Hi Rowena,
    What a fab gift - I'm sure he'll love them. I love the colours and stamps/papers - very mannish.
    Fiona x

  8. What a fantastic project Rowena, well done! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Hugs Sharon

  9. Hi Rowena, wow stunning! Your brother in-law will cetainly love it and if he doesnt, you know my address! lol
    Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year
    love emma xxx

  10. Beautiful! One word sums it up. The papers you've used are fab and your layout and twine are great!

    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Good Luck.

    Kimmi xx

  11. Omg, this is so so gorgeous!!! What a wonderful present!
    Merry Christmas,

  12. Wow, this is fabulous, Rowena! I love the warm color and you made the boyfriend collection look stunning! Hugs, Lily

  13. This is magnificent Rowena! So masculine, the perfect guy gift! Love it!

  14. wow these are stunning!! Love the gorgeous rustic feel you have created!!

  15. These absolutely FAB i love them !!! the bookmake is gorgeous but then i love anything with skulls on :) hope you have a lovely christmas xxxxxxxx

  16. Great project and such a masculine feel. I'd be delighted to see an item like this in my stocking at Christmas.

  17. I loved this piece so much i just had to make one, it totally inspire me :0)

  18. Fab gifts!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  19. Fabulous calendar and gift box.
    Thank you for joining in the SCSC this time.
    Cathy xx

  20. Cheers Rowena, thanks for taking the time for me. They'll be very useful. Missed Ian's phonecall as I was asleep.

  21. What a lovely calendar:O) Love the colours and fab papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  22. Great set with a nicely masculine feel to them.

    Sara xx

  23. Oh Wow I love the vintage feel to these I bet your brother was over the moon to get them :D Hope you had a very happy Christmas.
    Thanks for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

    X Amy X