Monday, January 17, 2011

Note Box c/w Calendar

Hello! Happy Monday!

This is my latest project—just finished last night, or rather in the wee hours of this morning…LOL.

I remember my friend Debbie made a project with an easel card and a calendar for her phone table at one time. I thought back then that I was going to make one too. Well, it only took me one whole year later to make it…LOL. I went searching for her posting and found it back in Jan. 2010…yikes, was it that long ago! Click here to see Debbie’s creation--she has also given the measurements that she used. This is my version and I’ve adjusted my box to fit the 5-inch square note paper that I found at Michaels store. This will also sit next to my phone.

This lovely-looking lady is called Lady Tilda, from Magnolia’s Fairy Tale Collection 2010—available from Magnolia-licious on-line store.

For the layout I’ve used this wonderful sketch of Domi that she’s created for the Challenge #124 at Everybody-Art-Challenge.
A few other challenges I’m entering with this project:
All Sorts - Week 86 - teal and brown.
Magnolia Down Under – Challenge 89 – Calendar.
Let's Ink It Up - Challenge 8 for January – Anything Goes.
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 89 - My Favorite things. Several favorites in this project: blue/teal and brown is one of my favorite colour combo, the DP is one my favorites also (I bought a whole bunch of pages) and easel card is my fave type of cards.
Stamp Something Challenge - Anything Goes.
Stamping for the Weekend - Challenge 1 - New & Blue. I've got new crafting tools: the MS border and corner punch set and the Marianne Design cutting and embossing die for the leaves.
Paper Sundaes - 1st Birthday Celebration and your favorite challenge. I've chosen Challenge #44 - Pick Your Sundae Toppings--pick 2 from punches, ribbon, embossing and the colour blue.

I’ve added two rows of large pearls so that I have a place to nest my pen.
The free printable calendar I obtained from

Thanks so much for dropping by. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy today!

Stamp: Lady Tilda from Magnolia’s Fairy Tale Collection 2010.
DP’s: K&Company Teal Floral & Letterflat Paper, Chatterbox Botanico Blue Oak Designer Paper.
Tools: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch Aound the Page Set, Spellbinders Nestabilities Curved Rectangles, Magnolia Dookickey Swirls, Marianne Design Creatables LR0133, EK Success Retro Flower punches medium and small, Recollections rotary cutter Dashes.
Misc.: Recollections pearl stickers. Wooden button plugs for the drawer pulls (bought at Michaels or Lee Valley Tools). My paper edges are distressed using Tim Holtz distress ink pad Vintage Photo.
To colour my image, I’ve used alcohol-ink markers and touched it up with coloured pencils. I don’t stick to any one brand in particular—whatever I can buy cheaply...LOL...and the right colour shade I wanted. Promarkers: blush, soft peach, caramel, sandstone. Touch Markers: T27 powder pink, T136 blush, T92 raw umber. Letraset Tria Pantone Markers (discontinued): 549, 5493, 5527, 5503. Prismacolour pencils: PC939 peach, PC1010 deep orange, PC928 blush-pink. Faber-Castell Art Grip: #176. Cretacolor Marino: bremen blue.


Cordine said...

It's absolutely stunning!

Drea´s World said...

Oh Norma what a beautiful Work I like the Colors and your Coloring great Job I Love it!!!
Hugs your drea

Bea said...

Woohh Norma beautyful!!!

Regina said...

Norma!!!! WOW!!! What amazing idea ! and with your special touch!!! Love it and I´m very sure anyone would love this creation !! Your coloring is stunning, the colors you choose and all the details are perfect!!!
Have a marvellous week!

Lia said...

such amazing work norma I lvoe the colors great and beautiful
hugs Lia

Tracy V. said...

Stunning Norma!! You mastered those pleats. I made the same Tilda the other pleats are NO WHERE near as nice as yours!! I'm ging to redo it now and look at yours for inspiration!! hehe Fabulous!! Tracy V

Tracey Manderson said...

Wow Norma, this is brilliant! Thanks for sharing. you are so clever!
Tracey M

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh what a beautiful little drawer/calendar/card creation. Beautiful colouring on Tilda's dress and such a versatile make! Warmest wishes, Lesley

dolcreations said...

What a great idea! I just love how you did a little drawer at the bottom! What a really nice calendar to have right by the phone! Beautifully done as always!

Scrappymax said...

Absolutely gorgeous and such attention to detail. Thank you so much for sharing.
Max x

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW Norma this is amazing! Your colouring is fabulous as always and I just adore everything!


Eulanda said...

Norma this is gorgeous!! And your flower is soooo pretty!! What a fabulous idea. :)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is so gorgeous!! : )

Zoe said...

What a fabulous idea Norma. I could really use one of these myself too! I just love ALL your projects. Love the colouring on Tilda's dress. Just divine! hugs xxoo

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma, this is so beautiful! What a stunning creation and what beautiful colors! Thanks so much for the tip about using colored pencils to touch up your images. I just read that in a tutorial by Zoe last night! Love the way you used the pearls for not just a stopper, but to hold your pen in place. Perfect little caddy to have handy at the phone. Sigh...such awesome talent...hugs...Barb

Patti Jo said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautiful Tilda! Love the colors, papers, design...yup everything!!! Great idea to have the calendar on it and the pen holder too! Fabulous work there Norma!!!

Jojo said...

Wow Norma, this is georgous. I love the colors and your coloring. I really love what you do. Thanks for sharing.

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card box Norma. Pretty & elegant. I especially love that slot of the pen. You are so creative Norma :o)

Candy said...

Your creation is beautiful!!!
Such awesome colouring!
A wonderful idea too.
I love your paper, dies and decorating and the row of double pearls for your pen!
What an awesome gift that would be!
Hugs, Candy

Sandy said...

What an outstanding project Norma! your coloring is so good - love the way you have Tilda colored.
Sandy Dehon

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooooooo....I love this Norma! Look at your beautiful and amazing coloring! Goregous work! Absolutely gorgeous!
hugs, Sharon

Suzanne J Dean said...

It's just beautiful Norma! I love the elegant colors and accents with this beauty! I've GOT to try to make one of these drawers, I just love them!
Beautiful work and you deserve to keep this one me thinks :)


Card Crazy said...

Love that idea! What a cheery way to start a phone conversation!
Sue S.

SuzanneK said...

Awesome project, love the papers and colour combo you chose, Tilda is cute as a button. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Cricket said...

Norma, she is gorgeous. Love your coloring - so soft.

Frea said...

Hi Norma, I just love all the gorgeous projects you make!! Wow, this one is sooo pretty!! Hugs, Frea

Shirl said...

Oh my I love the colour scheme and your Tilda image is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Iulia said...

Wow, Norma! This is a gorgeous project! I can see why you went to sleep in the morning:)). It looks so sophisticated to my eyes but it surely paid off. Great colors too. The coloring is magnificent, as usual. You should keep this one. It is useful and beautiful at the same time!

Squirrel x said...

You never fail to make me go "oooh" hun! This is so amazing, hugs Sxx

Marian said...

Wow, what a FANTASTIC project. You did a wonderful job on it. It is a real inspiration.
Hugs Marian

debby4000 said...

WOW Norma this is stunning.

Nancy said...

Love your note box Norma it is beautiful!

Silvie Z said...

wonderful box, Norma! Love all the beautiful details and the color combo! Very elegant!

Kim said...

Beautifully done!! Love the colors and your coloring. I just love this project. Have to try one as all of them that I have seen have turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Sol said...

This Calendar Box is Beautiful!!! Great Colouring and Lovely Colours!!

I love your Swirl, Leaf, Flower arrangement! Stunning!!!
The Colours match so well together!!! :o)

Linda Imler said...

Your box is so very cute. and is tops in my book

Linda I

Kelly Neis said...

Yep I would keep this one.Your box is very pretty and I love the coloring you did as well as the DP colors you chose. So beautiful.

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Norma this is so gorgeous! I love your color combo and the way you colored Tilda with so many differant markers and pencils is amazing! Think I will try this adorable box myself.


Rene said...

Where do I start! My mind is reeling...ok, first, the rows of pearls to hold your pen, GENIUS! The coloring on Tilda....I have to bookmark it as a perfect example of the pleats I am struggling to make! The layout...oh it takes my breath away! I love all of your creations but this may be my new is just magnificent!
Rene :D

cathylynn said...

WOW This is an AWESOME project! You have colored Tilda to perfection! I love your pleats! The box you made is Fabulous too!! Great colors!! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Angela said...

Norma this is BEAUTIFUL! I love these pretty colors you chose and I think I have those awesome papers you used on your drawer! Hmm.. am wondering how you made the box look so sturdy (did you make the box out of cardboard first then cover with dp?) Anyways, I LOVE THIS! ;) big hugs, Angela

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Norma, What a wonderful project!!! VERY BEUATIFUL!!!!!!
hugs, Janiel

ellabella said...

Hi Norma,what a beautiful work I like the colors and your coloring great job,I Love it!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you Norma...this is definitely a KEEPER. It is gorgeous. I have seen several of these babies done over the last few months and have always been going to try I am!!!

Susy said...

This is so beautiful!!!


Ronda Archangelo said...

Beautiful note holder/ it!!

Fiona said...

wow this is a gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining our birthday challenge this week at Paper sundaes.


Monique said...

Beautifull Norma !! I love it. Your colouring is so pretty !

Hugs Monique

charlene said...

Just beautiful Norma you are just amazing with these little boxes !

Dena said...

I say it all the time, I know, but you are AMAZING!!! This is such a wonderful creation!
Hugs, Dena

Karen said...

WOW, you really should keep this but if you need to give it away my birthdays coming up..ha ha, lovely


I love this, this is so pretty, and wow, good idea!

Chris said...

Wow! Norma, this is so lovely! There is so much detail and the time it must have taken you...It was done with perfection!

Chris Christenen

Christina C. said...

What a truly magnificent project, Norma!!!! Absolutely breathtaking!
You did an amazing job on the pleats....WOW!!!!!

Kathy said...

Norma this is just gorgeous!!! I love the colors that you have mixed together ~ beautiful!! Such pretty details as well!

Claire said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation Norma, your colouring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at LIIU
Claire xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh WOW Norma this is simply STUNNING!!
Thankyou so much for joining us this week at MDUC and good luck!:-)
love Debbie xxx

Camilla said...

A stunning creation!! I looove the colour combo you have used!
Thank you for joining MDUC.
Hugs, Camilla

Kirsten...x said...

Fabulous project love the image so sweet...x
Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten..x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is so beautiful such a lot of work and your colouring is amazing!!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Anne Kristine said...!!!
Your calendar is beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
Hugs Anne Kristine

Gloria Stengel said...

What a stunning creation! Your coloring is amazing and the color choices for paper perfect. Just a wonderful project. So happy you finally found time to make it! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes during our Birthday Blog Hop!

Dee said...

This is wonderful!!! Everything about it I love. I also would like to make one for myself,It will probably take me just as long to make mine! lol

ellabella said...


chelsea.daniels said...

Your so creative in doing this amazing craft. I like it so much, I like the girl holding a flower, its beautiful.
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