Sunday, October 2, 2011

Diamond Easel calendar....

with lots of blue butterflies!

Do you ever wish you hadn't started a project? This could have been one of those times..but thankfully it turned out better than I had hoped.

I had been planning on making an easel card as a sample for one of my card class lessons. I thought I would save one of the papers (not this one) so I could make another card for my Occasion box....wrong move. When I tried to print it my printer wouldn't print blue. I spent ages cleaning the heads, replacing cartridges because the ink then ran out etc etc...after about an hour I gave up. When Terry came home he also tried, cleaning the nozzles etc. He finally got the blue working after replacing more cartridges and then couldn't get the magenta to work!!!
After more head cleaning he suddenly realized he hadn't removed the little piece of tape over the breather hole!!

I did get to make this calendar though.

I have been making a lot of Black and White cards as well as gold and cream cards lately. It has been a joy to play with one of my favourite colours again.

Calendar Supplies:
Card from my stash.
Backing paper from a magazine...I have been saving it for a special project.
Calendars from Trago Mills, Newton Abbot.
Flourishes using Big Shot and Cheery Lynn die.
Butterflies: Marianne Creatables.
Frame cut using X Cut Dielicious.
Half pearls and flowers from The Range.
Feather from Trimits.

I would like to enter this calendar for the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew: Easel Card.
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes.
Crafts 4 Eternity: Anything Goes.
Dream Valley: Monochrome.
Paper Play: White + One.
Wags 'n' Whiskers: Handmade gift.

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I welcome any new followers and hope you all have a special week.


  1. Hey Sandra! What an incredible easel card! It just looks so perfectly put together... ALL of the elements just mesh! The diamonds... the feathers... the pearls! Just WOW!

    Not sure why it didn't go through the other day when I clicked to follow your blog! I tried it again... and I do see us up there now! :) YAY!

    Can't wait to stop by again later and see what you've got craftin!

  2. This is just stunning. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

  3. This is just brilliant Sandra.Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at c4E this week.

  4. Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our White Plus One
    Hugs Julie P

  5. What a gorgeous card - I love the colours and all the detail! Thanks for joining our Monochrome challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  6. Oh wow....I so love this....the saga of the blue ink cartridge sounds like a nightmare but glad it all worked out at the end. I use to get the little calendars from a local shop that has closed. I would love to know where you get yours. Thank you for sharing with us at Catch the Bug this week.

  7. Stunning calender. Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  8. Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug!!

  9. Hi, this is really lovely! thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment. This really is appreciated! Judy x

  10. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  12. This is gorgeous Sandra. I love that Cheery Lynn die. I might just have to make one of these now...great Christmas gift. Thank you for following me and wishing me well, I'm now following you! You have beautiful creations on your blog!