Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Challenge 4 - Michele's Sketch Challenge

Good morning, hope you are having a great week so far :-)

Today I'm sharing something a little bit different - a desk calender - which I have made using the sketch by the lovely Michele for this weeks Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge

Here's the front cover

Supplies: Cupcake Ruby; Paper - Lush "Pink Floral", MME; MS loopy punch; Prima Flower; Ribbon; Gems; Glamour Dust; Stickles; Oval, Scalloped Oval and numbers cut on Cricut

I hope you have time to check out the rest of the Ladybugs creations by clicking on the links in the sidebar :-)

The base of this calender was one that has been sitting on my desk for the past year and I have been waiting for the opportunity to get rid of the yucky corporate pages and replace them with something more to my liking :-)  As the new diaries etc have starting turning up I could wait no longer to, err, recycle it :-)

Here's the inside - as I got into my stride I found it easier to replicate the design for each page, but switch the image from left to right to keep the calender sitting as flat as possible :-).  I'd also like to say that all those holes where the wire goes through have been handcut as I don't have a bind-it-all machine - honestly I'm amazed the pages are as in line as they are!!  I think I'm going to tinker with a few op the pages a bit more until I am happy... well as happy as a crafter gets with a project anyway :-)


Supplies: Snow Angel Nikki and Buttercup; Glamour Dust; Fluffy Stuff; Pom Pom ribbon; Paper ??

Supplies: Nikki and Ben Young Love; Bo Bunny Love Bandit Papers; MS Border Punch; Ribbon - Maya Arts; Gems


Supplies: Policeman Jack; Paper - Snips and Snails,Three Bugs in a Rug; Ribbon, Glamour Dust


Supplies: Wellies Robyn; Papers - Sophie Stripe, Bo Bunny; MS border Punch; Ribbon


Supplies: Cherry On Top Cupcake Cutie; Paper - Celebration Cupcake,The Paper Company; MS Border Punch; Ribbon; Fluffy Stuff; Glamour Dust; Glossy Accents


Supplies: Cross Eyed Buttercup; Papers - Lost and Found, MME; MS Border Punch; Lace; Pearls


Supplies: Football Jack; Paper - MME; Ribbon; Glossy Accents


Supplies: Daydreaming Ruby; Papers - Love Shack, Bo Bunny; Ribbon, Glamour Dust


Supplies: Martini Nikki; Papers - Lost and Found, MME; MS Border Punch; Ribbon; Glamour Dust


Supplies:  Cap Flap Magnum; Papers - Bo Bunny Licorice Dot and Making Memories "Toil and Trouble"; Personal Impressions Sentiment and Cobweb; Ribbon; Glossy Accents


Supplies: Shopping Nikki; Papers - Happy Together "Make Me Smile" Fancy Pants and Sea Foam Dot Bo Bunny; Ribbon; Glossy Accents


Supplies: Tree Trimming Ruby; MS Border Punch; Paper - Tradition "Falling Snow", Fancy Pants; Organza Ribbon; Glossy Accents; Stickles; Glamour Dust

If you've made it this far, well I bet you're as knackered as I am after putting this together (about August I hit the "why did I think this was a good idea" wall!!)

Thanks for looking, I really hope you like what I have done this week - I've popped little picks of the stamped images at the bottom of this post

I'd like to enter these challenges
Paper Romance - Favourite Things (Stamps and Papers)
Our Creative Corner - 3D Holiday Project (I intend on giving this as a gift)
Secret Crafter - Christmas Gift
Lets Ink It Up - Recycle It (the base and wire binding are recycled)
That's Krafty Thursday (hoping the base counts!)
Die Cut Dreams - Anything But A Card
Stamptacular Sunday - A Time for Giving

Looking forward to seeing how you interpret this sketch,

hugs  Sue xx


Kerry said...

{thud}...that's the old jaw dropping!!! {clapping hands now} This calendar full of super stunnalicious gorjossity Sue!! You must have been at this night and day. Hmmm..I seem to remember receiving an email in the early hours lol. You've done an amazing job...every page is megamazing. Flabulous!!! xxx

Helen Ann said...

Yep my jaw dropped too - this is just fantastic wow gorgeous, and wow you got to August before starting to wonder why you thought it was a good idea, I think I would have been like that doing feb or Mar lol
really is stunning every page is fabtastic love it
Hel x
Ps think November is my fave - love the colours

Purpleali said...

This calender is fabulous. All the colour are gorgeous. It must have taken ages.

Mary J said...

W-O-W!!! Sue, this is just AMAZING! I adore it - you definitely deserve the teacher's pet award this week!

theCook said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW! Such work put in this calendar! LOVE it!

Lisa Jane said...

Wowee i am speechless ... this is just fabulous - great work girl!! Don't know what else to say apart from
Me thinks you will be TP this week
Lisa ;)

Rusty said...

WOW I am so speechless!!!! I wasn't expecting that! It is absolutely flabulous and I love every single page!! well done Sue!! xxxx

Whimsey said... moment please....must pick myself up off the ground...

Holy cow girlfriend - we'd all pay a pretty penny for THAT desk calendar....

Bet you win teacher's pet award hands down. LOL

LOVE IT!!!!!

Pami said...

OMG, this is AMAZING! I love it! I want one!!! It must have taken you absolutely ages. It is so worth it though. Pami x

SuzanneK said...

OMG your calendar is AWEAOME! The amount of work involved wow. I love your project thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

pinky said...

OMG you have definitely showcased Ladybug Crafts Ink to perfection Sue. This is absolutely stunning, I love each and every page and what a brilliant idea!!

Ria said...

Ahhh this is stunning and what a work :) thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge this week.
hugs Ria

Anita said...

Well, teacher's pet...I mean, Sue -- you've done an awesome job on this. It's absolutely gorgeous! Wow, hon, that's a ton of coloring but it looks fantastic.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous gift

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

The Spotted Chick said...

Eeeeeek! Holy cow Sue this ROCKS!! This is some SERIOUS work, you've clearly outdone yourself with this project! AMAZING!! Thanks so much for playing along in this week's That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Debs said...

wow you've been busy with these fabulous creations, my fav is the pink one with the little girl, love the image and papers, thanks so much for sharing your hard work with us this week at Die Cut Dreams

Pamela said...

Wow, what a lot of work. This is brilliant. Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pam x

Hayley @ said...

Errrrr WOWEEEEE!!!!!!!! Goodness me that must ahve taken you ages and ages to prepare Sue!!! Well done you!! (I can see your motive, that teachers' pet badge is so sweet lol!!) Beautiful, every page is stunning, wow!

Hayley @ said...

ps - I love Wellies Robyn (my favourite LCI stamp) and her umbrella! x

ona_i_ja said...

Your calendar is amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up. Good Luck.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow stunning, well done on your hard work it's fantastic,thanks so much for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

Claire said...

Beautiful! What a fantastic calendar, very clever recycling! thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Curlybear said...

Wow what a truly wonderful gift, it must of taken ages to make such a beautiful calendar,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 110 Handmade Christmas Gifts,
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Leonie said...

O wowsers!! This is awwesome! totally love it and so worth all of your effort! Great job on every single page. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Stamptacular!
Hugs Leonie

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a beautiful calendar! I love the detail you've put into it and all of your effort really shows! Great job!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Gift challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Judy Rozema said...

Wow! This is amazing!! What a lot of work you have done. Thank you for playing at Paper Romance!

Kendra said...

WOW! What a project! Kudos for staying with it! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up this month!