Sunday, December 9, 2012

Anything but a Card!

Wow! I can't believe it has been  a whole week since I have posted!  Everything seems to be happening at once lately at my house! Anyways,  this week’s challenge is going to be so much fun!  We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is a…

“Anything BUT A CARD!”

For this weeks challenge you will create something you’d make to give as a gift! The possibilities are endless…whatever your mind can create and your heart desires!  Have fun with this one!  Oh…and don’t forget to STAMP!  After all…we don’t call this the STAMPtacular Sunday Challenge for nothing!      
You will have from now until midnight (EST) December 14th, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize from Marianne Designs!
For my project, I decided to make a calendar! I am one of those people that hates clutter and knick-knacks. I like clear, uncluttered surfaces, so I have a hard time thinking of things that I can hand-make that people will actually want and use. Some things are really gorgeous to look at but are pretty useless and end up getting tossed, so I went into Target with the intention of looking for something to inspire me. As is habit, I went to the dollar section so see what junk bargains they had. Lo and behold, inspiration struck when I found calendar pads...6x6 calendar pads!  I love how they are designed so that there is actual space to write things in even though it is only 6in. sq. This is what I came up with:

Not the best picture (it's been really overcast here). My older sister's birthday is coming up and I kept procrastinating making her card. I had the papers picked out and the image semi colored, but I must have been waiting for the calendars to find me :) before I could finish. I decided to combine her card into a gift!
I created the "card" and then cut some chipboard into a 12in by 6in rectangle. I glued the calendar on the bottom and the "card" on the top after adhering some ribbon for a hanger loop! Perfect! A calendar that's off the counter and ready for the wall!

My sister is into busy, blingy and sexy, so this was right up her alley! I used a Recollections flourish that had the pretty white flowers (I've had this since I started card making, just waiting for the right project), Wild Orchid Craft paper flowers and Prima's "Moulin Rouge" paper pad. The image is the sexy "Jayne Jettpack" by Kenny K! I attempted a dark reddish-black hair, but I'm not thrilled with it. I had her all colored and left her hair for last, so I was not about to scrap her! She still is pretty cute!

Hair C9, R59, 37
Skin E000, 00, 11 R20
Clothes W1,3,5 C0, 3, 5, 7, 9 R32, 35, 37, 59

I hope you all like this project! I do! I have two more calendar pads and am thinking about buying more for Christmas gifts for MIL, Mom, myself...!

There is a lot more inspiration on the Stamptacular Sunday blog from my teammates, so check it out and join in on the challenge. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Color Me Creative (Metallic Gleam)
Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
Marker Pop (Deep Reds)
Oozak (Anyything Goes w/ Red)
ABC Challenge (C for Clear It Out)
Live and Love Crafts (Anything But a Card)


  1. Love it Danielle. Just stunning. Hugs Nina

  2. Danielle, this is truly inspired! I love this! Your sister should love it, too! The design is brilliant, your image is fabulous & beautifully colored, and the embellies are perfect! Great job! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. WOW, your coloring is amazing! Love the calendar! Hugs, Elizabeht

  4. What a fun calendar page. Gorgeous colors and fabulous image!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at ABC challenges! Good luck!

  5. WOW!!!! That is one awesome image. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative. Good luck on the Challenge. We love seeing all the wonderful creations.
    Hugs, Patricia image.

  6. Wow this is a great calendar piece! Thanks for playing at ABC.

  7. This is fabulous with great coloring of the image. I really like how you colored her hair, even if you don't.

    I bet your sister will love this gift.

  8. This is brilliant work! And your colouring is fantastic!

    Thank you for joining at LLC´s December challenge :)

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a happy New Year! :)

    Hugs, Karita