Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Monthly Calendar Challenge - February 2010

Hi there,
It's time for another Monthly Calendar Challenge.  Of course February is a special month with a lot of love in the air as it includes Valentine's Day. For me it is more than that as I celebrate 37 years married to my wonderful husband and it's also includes my Birthday. This February we will have another special event to celebrate as we welcome a new Grandchild. 

Edited to Add:  I have also linked this post to the Just Add Ink Challenge - Just Add Hearts, my two Calendar pages fit the Challenge.

So drumroll.........................

February's Monthly Calendar Challenge is - Love and Romance.

Love and Romance for me means Red Roses, Chocolates and lots of Love, my husband is a true romantic and has always spoilt me throughout our marriage at this time of year.  I have made two Calendar's for February's challenge.  For the first one I tried to keep it simple and a definite border around the edge.
Stamps: SU's Priceless, I (Heart) Hearts, Penny Black - The Look of Love 2815K, Artee Stamps - AS666B Hugs and Kisses, Love Unknown
Card & Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Embellishments: None
Tools: Friskers Heart Edge Punch, SU's Heart to Heart Punch, Window Word Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Computer and Printer, Cat's Calendar Template from Splitcoast, Sponge, Dimensionals
The second one appears a lot busier so I aimed for a less is more approach.  I made the calendar in Microsoft Publisher and I very happy with the result, I can now change the colours and font size easily.
Stamps: SU's I (Heart) Hearts, A Happy Heart, For the Love of Chocolate (R)
Card & Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Embellishments: Satin Ribbon
Tools: EK Success Arrows Edge Punch, Cuttlebug, Classic Plain and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Bow Easy, Dimensionals, Computer and Printer, Heart to Heart Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Hope you like them, let me know which one is your favourite.
If you would like to play along check out the guidlines in this post.

Calendar Stand
I have had a couple of requests for some details on the calendar stand.  So here they are:
Base is 23cm (9") x 6.5cm (2 5/8")
Up rights 24.3cm (9 1/2") x 4.2cm (1 5/8")
Holes for Dowel start at 1.6cm (5/8")  from the top of the uprights.
Dowel length 22cm (8 5/8")
Dowel 1.5cm (5/8") round
Two 3cm (1 5/8") rings
S/Up's 6" x 6" (15.2cm x 15.2cm) Page Protectors
So I hope you can find the time to join in my Monthly Calendar Challenge. C'm on have a go!!
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Winners - Monthly Calendar Challenge - January 2010

Hello fellow stampers,
I would like to thank the two lovely Ladies, Genelle Little and Chantell Randell for participating in my January Monthly Calendar Challenge. The theme was Let's Party - Celebrate the New Year. I have decided to share the Blog Candy of A$50 of Stampin Up products between the two of them.  So if Genelle and Chantell could email me at ( ) with your details and let me know what you would like I will send you some Happy Mail.  Here are their Calendars :).

Genelle Little

Chantell Randell
I will be back soon with February's Monthly Calendar Challenge.
Stamping Hugs.
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