Sunday, 23 December 2012

Craft Barn 2013 Calendar

Here are my 12 tags for The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge made over the last 12 weeks.  I thought I'd better make something small so that I had a chance of finishing the challenge.

I decided I'd make the calendar for my daughter for Christmas - she's at University so it'll hang nicely on her pinboard and hopefully give her something bright and cheerful to look at every month.

I've also made an extra tag as a front cover - it's Walnut Stain and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, stamped with a Tim Holtz phrase and 2013 added with Making Memories glitter stickers.  I've fastened the tags together with a jump ring and used some spotty ribbon to tie it all together.

I've thoroughly enjoyed doing these tags every week so thanks to The Craft Barn for the challenge.  Hopefully my daughter has been too busy with her studies and hasn't been reading my blog!!

Thanks also to everyone that has looked at my blog and left comments - I appreciate them all.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and more Challenges to come!!


  1. The calendar looks wonderful altogether, I think it will indeed give your Daughter something cheerful to look at each month - and remind her of home no doubt. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too Elaine. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Hi Elaine,
    I just love your calendar, all 12 tags look great together and the saying on the front is perfect. I think it's a fab idea and I'm sure your daughter will treasure it.
    Merry Christmas to you too, and a very happy New Year. xx

  3. Well done Elaine, that looks lovely. I like your bright colours. I think your Nov tag is my favourite, although Aug and Mar also stand out for me. Love the saying on the front tag. Happy Christmas and New Year

  4. What a lovely selection of calendar pages, your daughter will be so pleased, and will be reminded of home whenever she looks at it.
    Sylv x

  5. Such a wonderful display! And the cover too is gorgeous!

    My fave is November, perfect!

    Thanks for playing with us at CraftBarn :-)

  6. Simply beautiful! Love the strong and vivid colours you have used through the whole "book". Happy new year!

  7. It is so lovely! Bright and cheerful. Oh my! Your daughter will love it! I also love the cover you made! Great work!
    Have a creative and happy new year!

  8. I am sure your daughter will enjoy your calendar. Wishing you a happy New Year !

  9. These look fantastic together Elaine! I love the cover that you've made, it's a wonderful finishing touch. I wish you well in 2013 and may you have a happy and creative time.

  10. Great cover, such an appropriate quote. Your daughter will be thrilled with this. Happy New Year.

  11. These are fabulous pages, also the cover looks wonderful.
    Wishing you a Wonderful and Happy Year 2013.

  12. You did so well with all these wonderful tags Elaine. Your own pieces of inspiration for each month this year. What a way to start the New Year. Hope you have the best one yet. Hugs, Jenny x

  13. WOW the look so beautiful togheter. I was a great idea useing tags.

  14. Stunning !! you did amazing.
    I'm sure your daughter will (would have) love(d) it.
    Thanks for playing with us for those 12 weeks


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