Tuesday, January 3, 2012

House Mouse Desk Calendar for the PTW Challenge

Hi all :-) This is a long post so get coffee !! :-)

It is time for the fist challenge of 2012 over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge and the theme is ,,,

Anything Goes with the optional extra of something new,

We are sponsored by Lili of the Valley so a fab voucher to buy gorgeous stamps or die cuts on offer :-)

I bought a base for a desk calendar over a year ago and forgot all about it and just happened to spot it lurking in the back of a cupboard recently so I decided to get it done !

As you know I do loves me House Mouse so I made this for my desk using only HM&Friends stamps. The printed calendar is a free download from The Stamp Fairy, thanks Gerda xx

The front cover is paper from Kaiser Crafts and |I added a Martha Stewart punched butterfly, some star dust stickles and a few brown pearls to decorate :-) All the edges have been inked with Vintage Photo DI

January, used Snow Much Fun

February, used Love Letter

March, used Birthday Cupcake ( cos it’s my birthday this month) :-)

April, used Will Knit for Friends

May, used Bed of Flowers

June, used Light as a Feather ( probably on a diet getting ready for bikini weather ! ) :-)

July ,, used Berried

August, used Bunny Cruise

September, used Taking Notes ( Back to Skool)

October, used Interview with a Vampire (a new unused stamp)

November, used Poppy Cot from an unmounted set

December, used, Tis the Season

I am really happy with how this turned out and hopefully I won't forget so many birthdays this year !! :-)

Thanks for looking , please leave me a comment so I know you popped by and please hop over to the PTW to see what the other girls have been up to Smile

Challenges :

Cheerful Stamp Pad ,,, Let It Snow

Ooh La La ,,,, Anything BUT a card

Stamp & Fun = Creativity ,,,, Snow

Pile It On ,,,, Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum ,,, Anything BUT a card

Craft Your days Away ,,,, Snowmen ( Jan)

Charisma Cardz ,,, Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew ,,,, Snow day

Everybody Art ,,,,, Snow

Oldie But Goodie ,,, Christmas Animals (both Xmas stamps are more than 6 months old)

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,, Anything Goes

Penny Black and More ,,, Love and Hearts ( 2nd entry)


Heidi said...

this is an absolutely stunning creation. you have been so busy with all that glorious colouring. your papers match beautifully with every image. have a lovely new year. hugs heidi x

downrightcrafty said...

oh Lols, WOW WOW WOW so many beautiful images and beautifully presented, TOTALLY adorable and think my favourite is August
Hugs Kate xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Lorraine.
I made lots of these calenders this year, about 8 altogether (I sell mine).
I did not make one for myself and I always think why did I not do it!!
Still have one calender left, now I have seen yours, might do one for me now!
Wonderful job with all your perfect HM images, they fit each month down to a t. Debbiexx

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Lorraine,

What a crativity ! An other fabulous project. I like all the moths. Magnificent papers. Delicate and well-kept work.It is a pleasure for eyes ! Excellent work ! Bravo ! Continue like that, I liiiikkkkkkkeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Helen said...

what a gorgeous creation!

Carissa said...

This is gorgeous. You go girl. Hugs, Carissa

Pauline said...

This is wonderful! Such a lot of work I just love these sweet images, and your colouring is wonderful!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

mags said...

This is stunning. Such a beautiful creation with so many lovely images. Really must get round to making myself one - but will probably be for next year now.

Kat said...

Fabulous calendar Lols. I love every single page of it. House Mouse really do make some of the cutest images around.

Kat xx

Crafting Queen said...

This is really beautiful. Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.

Annie said...

wow! a stunning collection of beautifully coloured HM images and a great way to display them throughout the year!
annie x

Luciana Kajiura said...

The callendar is wonderful!!! I love all the month. The stamps are so cute! Congratulations!
Hugs and Happy New Year! Luciana.

Stamping Susi said...

Your calendar is so beautiful and cute - I love it.

Dawn said...

I LOVE your calendar! A great selection of adorable HM images and all beautifully coloured! Gorgeous papers too.

Hugs, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Flipping fan-blinking-tastic!! Its just brilliant Lorraine I am so please you spotted it lurking in the back of your cupboard!! And I just love June!! Te hehhee! Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and it's great to see you over at one of my new DT places too thanks for joining Pile It On!! Hugs Samantha xx

Spyder said...

ohooo I love this, it's just too cute!
I want one!! Happy New Year!

agapanthus said...

This is just fab, Lorraine! Love it - and not to late to have a go myself. Thanks for the inspiration and have a happy, healthy 2012! Best wishes Karen x

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh my word... this is wonderful. Trust me I will use this wisely. kidding! bawhahha... Oh Lorraine this is beautiful, love each month.

Annette said...

I thought I recognised the calendar as the freebie from StampFairy !!! LOL Love your design, and thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Designer for Stampfairy & Top Tip Tuesday.

Janice said...

This is brilliant, love it to bits & I adore all those cure little house mice. Brilliant piece of work. Thank you so much for joining us at an OBAG & have a happy New Year, Jx

Michele said...

your desk calendar is just beautiful! every page is wonderful. but i'm especially fond of your january page as it is the perfect design for the "let it snow" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad. thanks for playing along! xo

Dorte said...

Only one thing to say; FAB!
hugs Dorte

Vicky said...

Ooh I likey a lot Lols..! What a wonderful creation...I think I might make one myself now..I love it..!

happy new year sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

catherine said...

How fantastic is this and House mouse as well. They are adorable.
x catherine

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply beautiful!

Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!


Ellibelle said...

Hi Lorraine!
Happy New Year to you!
What an amazing creation! I love those cute critters, it surely makes the calendar so happy and cheerful and a joy yo look at!
So glad that you shared this with us at penny black and more!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Lols!!!!! Happy New Year to you! Hope you had a fabulous Holiday!! Your project is AMAZING!!!! WOW! You put a lot of work into this and it shows! What a wonderful gift to yourself! A true inspiration! And I must say...when I saw those berries on the July page, I started to drool! LOL! Gorgeous work as always, hun!!
love and hugs, Sharon

Jenn Borjeson said...

GORGEOUS and so clever! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

Crystal said...

WOW Lorraine this is FANTASTIC, LOVE LOVE this design and all the totally adorable hm images!!! Such a fun idea!!! Happy New Year hun!

Tracy said...

Totally amazing Lorraine, I love it so much.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Juls said...

this is just soooooooooooo amazing!! hugs Juls

brenda said...

A really super calendar, thank so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month.

B x

shaz earl said...

Stunning creations!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Vicki Romaine said...

This is such a cute calendar. I just love House Mouse. What a lovely project you have created. Thanks for joining "Let is Snow" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, your calendar is amazing Lols. I bet you can't wait until the first of every month to come by !


Jo xxxx

Angie said...

Happy new year Lols, Wow this is absolutely fabulous. What a great way to display all the fab house mouse images.
Hugs Angie x

www.creativepointe.blogspot.com said...

Such a darling calendar! The January page is perfect for the "Let It Snow" Challenge. Thanks for joining us over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

Gram's Treasures said...

This is fabulous...so many beautiful images! Hope it keeps you on track. So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
Joyce xx

Chris (catt871) said...

OMG! I LOVE IT!!!!! Is that on its way to MY mailbox???? I SURE HOPE SO!!!!!!

Emma H said...

This is so adorable! And practical! Thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!

Yvette said...

Wow this is so beautiful! I'm planning to do such a calender for 2 years but I didn't(lack of time), but seeing this I'm gone try to find some time. Love all these beautiful images of HM.

paper fun said...

Lorraine, this is gorgeous. Every page is a delight.

Thanks for sharing your snow creation with us at Creative Card Crew.


chilli pip said...

This is a stunning idea, I have never seen these bases before and am wondering if they are available in SA . Beautifully done with my favourites being January and July.
Thanks for joining in at 0oh-la-la

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous projects. So pleased you joined us at CCC xx Jan

Tammie Edgerton said...

What a great way to stay organized...beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

One Happy Stamper
Pile It On! DT

Betka said...

Lorraine this is amazing! Fabulous project :)) Hugs, Betka

Sue from Oregon said...

Wowser...this is outstanding!

LaJanette said...

What a super fun project! Loving it!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)