Sunday 8 March 2009

Colour Create - Challenge # 6

Good morning !

This week at Colour Create we have a challenge that will get those brain cells working - again ! Well, we can't make it too easy for you now can we ?

This week the colour combo is orange, yellow and green and the extra option this week ? Something other than a card ! See, told you it would get you thinking ! The lovely Tara has been very, very kind though and thought up loads of projects for you and even listed them on the blog ! Now how kind is that ?

Just look at these gorgeous flowers to show off the colour combo ....

This is what I made this week.

We have been swapping deets on Colour Create and BasicGrey and now I have loads more Birthday cards to make ! I have a calendar in the kitchen with family and friends on but wanted something separate for my DT and blogging buddies and so this was just the challenge to get me finally making a buddy birthday calendar to hang next to my PC so hopefully I won't forget any of you.

The chipboard came from the girls I used to work with who save the backs of their telephone message pads for me !

The patterned papers are Making Memories "Chloe's Closet". These are so yummy ! and I distressed the edges with walnut stain distress ink.

The pages of the calendar I cut from white card from The Papermillshop, drew the lines on it and then copied it 11 times on my printer ! I then used some Hero Arts dot alphabet stamps to put the months on there.

The image is Anya which my lovely friend Tara sent to me in the most amazing present I have ever received from someone I have never met ! I shall gather it all up (its still in the box she sent me all laid out how it came so I can keep looking at it !!!) and will take a photo and post it later.

Anya has been coloured with ProMarkers. Mustard and sandstone (hair), ivory and blush (skin), apricot and coral (top and bow), lime and canary (funky socks), cinnamon (basket), china blue (flowers), marsh green (leaves), cool grey 2 (outline). I also coloured the flowers with a clear Sakura pen to give them a sparkle.

The orange and green card are offcuts from Core'dinations which I found in my overflowing scraps box.

The ribbons are Anita's.

The charm and chain are from my stash.

The flowers are Hero Arts which I rubbed with some spiced marmalade distress ink.

The brads are Papermania pearl brads.

The leaves are some of Tara's famous leaves which she sent me (have you noticed how she has a leaf for every occasion ?! Go over to her blog and have a look and see !!!). You can find her hanging out here ! She sent me some green and white ones and so I used the white ones and coloured them with my marsh green PM.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week.

Hope you all have a good week and that the sun keeps on shining.

Take care,


  1. Another gorgeous make hunny, I love it :o)

  2. this is fabulous, gorgeous image, I wouldn't want to use it though it so pretty.

  3. Hi Jo!this is fab love it!hugs amanda xx

  4. Ohh you are going to put us all to shame with remembering everyone's b'day!! It is such a fab idea and so beautifully put together. Great image and of course wonderful colours!
    Judy xx

  5. A brilliant idea to make a calendar Jo. This one is incredible. Such a happy colour combo to choose - no wonder you used this challenge to spur you one. Love the image - so beautifully coloured. Excellent work.
    Sharon xx

  6. Fabulous creation Jo and brilliant idea - I think I might have to lift it.
    Great papers and I love that gorgeously coloured Anya.
    I've been putting bloggy friends in with family etc. and am now so confused. I have 14 birthdays this month eeek!!!
    hugs Heather xx

  7. I really love this! I was amazed at all the lovely things people had come up with for the design team on Colour Create!
    This must have taken ages, it is so pretty!

  8. What a fabulous idea Jo, love all the pretty details xx

  9. Its gorgeous Jo, would brightenup anyones room!

  10. Beautiful project! What a neat way to keep track of things.

  11. This is a fantastic idea Jo, I def need to do the same thing lol as my memory for birthdays is not so good these days..
    Really lovely Jo,
    Love Sarita xx

  12. Oooh fabby creation Jo, just adore the image, I so have to get those stamps LOL.
    Hugs Tab xxx

  13. I think you've cornered the market for something much needed by us crafters Jo - THIS IS AMAZING!!!! Such a clever idea to come up with and of course the image is divine!
    Thanks for the lovely things you said, it was a pleasure to send you the goodies and you deserve them as you are a lovely friend! xx

  14. Jo, this is brilliant! I am finding out that I need a lot of things from following all the creations made for this week's colour create challenge. I need a blogging b-day calendar!! It is soooo gorjuss,smile!!! She is fabulous!!! Stunning my friend!!!
    I have a little something for ya on my blog,hun!

  15. Jo I love your calendar it is gorgeous

  16. This is amazing! I love the paper combo and the whole conept works perfectly ~♥~

  17. Oh Sweetie this is stunning and what fabulous idea, think I may have to copy this idea. Those papers are lush, have oversprent this week so they will have to wait until next payday. You have ciloured Miss Anya perfectly, I cannot wait for mine to arrive
    Hugs Jacqui x

  18. Hi Jo please pop along to my blog there is something there for you

  19. This is amazing Jo, what a great way to use those chipboard sheets. Your colouring is great

  20. This is fab! What a great idea!
    Helen x

  21. This is gorgeous Jo, a fabulous design, I love the colours and all the beautiful details and the image is adorable. Debbie x

  22. Fantastic Jo, this is such a great idea and I love how you made every element of the calendar too, I could definitely do with having a go at one myself for the same reason! Love the stamp that Tara sent to you, she's the sweetest of the sweet, hope you're having fun with your goodies and you've had a good week. See in BG later. Hugs, Chris xx

  23. oh wow this is such a brilliant idea hun, i really must try this :)




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