Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year and Calendar Challenge

Happy New Year everybody!  I'm still here.  Work has been very busy the last few weeks and I've been taking part in a City & Guilds hand embroidery course which I'm due to finish in the middle of January so I'm just having a break BUT, I've decided to join in Kate and Jill's Calendar Journal Challenge this year.  Have no idea if I'll manage to keep going all year but the results from last year's calendar journallers have been very impressive.  I'm sure you could still join if you wanted to.  So, here are my blank pages for January.


I've decided to use a ring bound Pink Pig journal which I'm going to take apart and paint as I go. I'm completely hooked on Pink Pig journals - I need one in every size. lol  They have a very speedy service too.
Have you spotted the deliberate mistake?  Who didn't leave enough room for the 31st Jan!

39 comments:

sam21ski said...

What a fabulous start to yourcalendar challenge Carol, the background is fab and if you hadn't of said I wouldn't have knoen about 31st, it looks fine where it is xxxxx

Heather said...

It's quite quirky to have the 31st tucked in the corner like that. Sounds like a lovely project and I look forward to seeing how you go about it.

scrappyjacky said...

Love your start to this project.

Sarah Anderson said...

I seem to be joining in so many journal challenges! Glad to see you doing this one, I am too. Only managed January last year, but a whole month was more than I've ever done before!!! And I love pink pigs too :)

flutterbycrafter said...

What a fabulous January page, glad you've decided to join in all the fun. xx

Netty said...

Good luck with your course. Love your January pages and don't forget you will have loads of room for February as there are only 28 days..... have never heard of Pink Pig will have to go and look it out. Like the idea you can take out the pages and put them back. Happy New Year. Annette x

joanne wardle said...

oooo good luck with it, and happy new year

Kaz said...

Fab start Carol and I made many mistakes like that last year. Looking forward to seeing this one finished x

Sid said...

January's is looking good !! Keep up the good work !!

stampdiva said...

Happy New Year Carol!! Always good to have a challeng. Looking forward to visitng and see what you have created in your journal or should that be journals! Lynne M x

Anesha said...

Great pages, love the blues.

penibear said...

Looks really good IRL too - I love those letters. You've inspired me to do one too! xx

patcrafts said...

Love your pages, the background and colour is just perfect and your 31st Jan does not look like a mistake. So pleased you have joined us.
Pat x

Poppit said...

Great first page! (I'm joining in this year too and rather than missing off day 31 actually added a 32nd day!! - Our first task maybe learning how many days are in each month! Lol)Looking forward to see Jan all completed. Happy New Year.

Tracy Evans said...

Great pages, love the colour, very apt for a wintery January. Your course sounds very interesting and I am sure you will put it to good use in your craft. Tracy x

Minxy said...

Fantastic start to the year, i just love seeing these pages, i'd join in myself but i know i'd end up way behind and with plenty of empty squares!!!

Wendy said...

Happy New Year x I too love Pink Pig journals, they are so easy to use and are so collectable even if you don't use them (I am a hoarder). I love them so much I decided to stock them LOL. Good luck with your Calendar pages, I so wish I could join in but I just know I won't make it past Jan let along all the way to Dec.......

cockney blonde said...

Love the calendar idea Carol.
Happy Birthday and glad you like the card, thanks for your comments, x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, fantastic page, just love all the different blue colours, Happy New Year xx

Dotpat said...

Looks good Carol and glad I am not the only one who does daft things

Sheila MJ said...

Love the blue and it all looks great togehter. I forgot 31st at first too and had to move things round a bit !

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!!...I looked at someone doing this challenge last year and really wanted to give it a go.....It is so different from my normal style...i have almost finished the base of my page...which is hilarious...so different for me....so thank you for your inspiration!!! Hugs Juls

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Glad you shared it! Looking forward to when you can share more. Happy New Year!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Love the icy feel of your pages. I love Pink Pigs too lol :) The deliberate mistake is perfect!
Looking forward to seeing the rest of the year!
I too am trying to join in this year too!

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craftimamma said...

a Very Happy New year to you Carol. This is great! By coincidence, my friend Elaine has chosen Kate's journal calendar article from the January Craft Stamper mag as the inspiration for our Craft Stamping Quartet project this month. It might be a tall order to get it finished for the end of January (lots of other things going on at the moment including my daughter's wedding preparations) but we're giving it a go.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Pia said...

wow so beautiful
hugs Pia

Karin said...

That's gorgeous Carol. Love all the blues :-)

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh, what a brilliant idea:) Love your calendar and that blue color is just gorgeous!
Happy new year!

penibear said...

Could've sworn I already left a comment here.......oh well. Looks fabby IRL too, I love the chipboard letters!

Anne Jagger said...

That's beautiful. I know that I wouldn't manage to complete January, let alone all the rest of the months.
Very impressed.

Sam said...

Love the cool blues of your Jan page. Looking forward to joining in with this and seeing more of your pages. I loved looking through your blog!

Joanna K said...

Woooow, double wooow! Gorgeous January page, Carol! I love the wintery blues. You've definately inspired me, I want to make one, too! Whether I will last all year and make all 12 sets, hmmm... who knows???? ;) x

Sarita said...

This is looking to be another fab project of yours Carol,
Love the coolness of your January page,
Happy New Year to you Carol,
Love Sarita xx

craftytrog said...

Love those blues! This is gorgeous Carol!
Happy New Year!
Alison xx

Neet said...

Wish I could commit to doing this as I just loved the ones I saw last year. Look forward to seeing how you progress with it and good luck with the embroidery.

Marilyn Rock said...

I really like this Carol! And - the 31st placement makes it even more artsy! Awesome! Happy New Year!

thekathrynwheel said...

Yay! It's good to see that you are blogging again. Missed you for a while there ....
Love your January pages - the blue is gorgeous. I didn't spot your deliberate mistake actually. I once put 31 days in a month that only has 30. Wrote on it too before i realised. Doh!! Kate x

She said...

Lovely calendar pages.I'm taking part this year too :-) S x