Monday, April 18, 2011

Aqua, Bling and Sentiment (OLL #78)

Good morning to you all
Another great challenge is starting today until May 1st over at Ooh La la:
Aqua, Bling and Sentiment.
When we were given the theme a few months ago I immediately thought of making a calendar page; for the last 7 or 8 years, every year, at Christmas, I make a calendar for my mum full of photos of the year just ending - photos we have taken on trips, nice photos, and more recently photos of the kids - a scrapbooking sort of calendar, if you like. And every year I plan to make one calendar/family planner for our kitchen too, altered, decorated, etc. but it all ends up with good intentions and I hardly ever decorate our own calendar; ours hangs on the wall, bare of decorations, but full of notes and Must dos. So with this particular challenge I took the opportunity to decorate at least one page of our calendar and I can now proudly say that the April page on our calendar looks good! :-) I got the inspiration from Lisa Jane, here.

The beautiful aqua papers are from different Ooh La la CDs: Passion for Fashion, Silhouette, Fleur d'Imagination and Watercolour Memories. April is typically a fairly rainy month in the norhtern hemisphere, so I thought the aqua colour was ideal for my calendar page. The sentiment is a musical song - April Showers, which you can listen here.

Here's my calendar page. Thanks for your comments.

Some challenges:
Sarah Hurley - April Showers
Stamp Something - April Showers
Cute Card Thursday - Weather inspired
My Time to Craft - on the Spot
Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has Sprung
Fab'n'Funky - Spotty and Dotty
Daring Cardmakers - Spring



Doreen said...

This is such a gorgeous calendar

Faye said...

April does indeed look lovely with all the pretty flowers and swirls. That shade of aqua is gorgeous, just like the Indian Ocean - I wish! Have a great week. xxx

snehal watwe welde said...

Gorgeous and stunning calendar....very neat job

Lisa Jane said...

such a beautiful colour and design
So pretty
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at sarah hurley
Lisa x

Deb said...

such a pretty calendar page!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Jennifer said...

Beautiful work...thanks for playing at FnF xx Jenny xx

Sandie said...

This is beautiful.
Thank you so much for playing on my challenge on the Sarah Hurley blog. Great work

Anonymous said...

Oooh-la-la... Very nice!! I love the blues darling xx

missusem said...

I love the blues you've chosen! Adorable!

Lorraine A said...

Fab calendar page :-) I need to make one of these !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
Lols x x x