Thursday, 2 February 2017

My calendar journal and Second on the 2nd

At least I am only late for my calendar journal! I am trying so hard to be done with sorting my craft room by the end of this week and I totally forgot about it!
Here is January all filled in - I have tried to keep it simple  this time.
Here is February's page all ready for this short month.
I will add to this over the month.

One thing I didn't forget was something for Elizabeth's Second on the 2nd post.

I have gone back to the beginning of February 2013


January,February 365 calendar journal

Here is my February page. I know, I've got a bit of a romance theme here 
but why not?!
I love taking part in this challenge, hosted by the amazing Kate Crane at the Kathrynwheel - although I very nearly didn't - my journal went missing -  for days - I won't bore you with the tale, but if you want to read about what happened it's here
I used my favourite(for the moment) distress ink Picked raspberry dabbed onto my craft mat and rubbed on with a baby wipe - I don't think I've ever used a wipe to apply ink but I wanted a lighter swirly look. I then 
sprayed my stencils with water and dabbed them onto the paper and quickly pressed paper towel over to dry up the water - I love this effect! Then 
more stencilling by dabbing on PR again with a sponge. The dancing lady 
is a Crafty Individuals stamp(sorry don't know the number) and the rose is an old Elusive Images stamp with the buds stamped again at the bottom - I coloured this in using distress markers.
Here are my completed January pages
We are taking a break at our caravan at the moment, this is the first year the site been open all year round and now that hubby is retired it would have been rude not to come wouldn't it? There are only about five being 
used at the moment(probably more will come tonight) It is a very small 
site - none of that big entertainment centre nonsense and I'm being distracted by the birds right outside my window - Mr Robin pushing the others out of the way!!
Thanks for looking, Chris

As you may see I was sorting out my craft room then too - clearly a never-ending task!
I also see that I used the same alphabet stamps then too - they are my favourites!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely calendar pages then and now! Happy 2nd on the 2nd, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You put my calendar to shame this month and you put it to shame in 2013. I am always in awe of what you make and how you decorate your pages with stamps and colors. I am SO glad you shared these both and explained what you were doing then. Seems cleaning and sorting is an ever ongoing project, especially when you buy new products.

Thanks for sharing your monthly calendar, both then and now. So glad you chose this as your second look on the 2nd.

chrissie said...

I think it amazing that you fill in a calendar as you do and the pages are really terrific.

I find when I tidy my craft room by the time I finish it needs doing all over again :(

Good Luck with that

Love Chrissie xx

Crafty She said...

Love your calendar pages Chris. x

Krisha said...

I love your calendar pages.....and why not romantic themes....February is the month of I'm told....LOL!

Helen said...

look how neat your calendar looks! good luck with your continued sort out.. Obviously I haven't started mine yet, the idea is just in my head!

Michelle Webb said...

Hi Chris, thanks for popping by to my blog, I really need to update it. Your calendar journal is looking fab! keep it up xxx Take care Michelle x

My name is Erika. said...

These calendars are so interesting-I love seeing how they vary. You'll have a great memento to look back on, or should I say, great mementos to look back on. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fab new and old pages Chris!
You are a good girl to continue your craft room fun adventure! Good look and have fun!Happy weekend !

Let's Art Journal said...

Great calender journal pages and your petite snowdrops are very pretty! Happy Friday and wishing you lovely weekend! J :-)