Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Perpetual Calendar Blocks - Magnolia-licious Blog Hop


Today we're kicking off our Spring Blog Hop challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and we have a theme for it...'Circles, Dots, Spots and Blots'.  You can get complete details of the challenge, the prizes to be won and how you join in the fun at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

If you're already taking part in the Blog Hop and have arrived here from Chris' blog, then you're on the right track.  If you didn't come from her blog then you may want to start at the beginning. Here's a list of the participating DT gals in blog hop order:

Norma (that's me)

Moving on...here's what I've created for the blog hop...this set of perpetual calendar blocks.

The entire setup consists of the following pieces:

- two cubes with different numbers on them that you can arrange to display the daily dates from 01 to 31 (one cube has the number 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, the other cube has 0, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8)
- three 4-sided bars so you get 12 sides with each side displaying one of the 12 months of the year
- the display case itself

Edited:  Tutorial for this can be found HERE.

The two Magnolia images being featured are:

- Virgo Tilda from the Zodiac Collection 2014
- Tilda With Flowing Hair from the Hoppy Easter and Spring Collection 2010

I'm also featuring the Impression Obsession die called Leafy Wreath which is currently on sale at a huge 40% off at Magnolia-licious.

Both the above Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she will be happy to bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeansalong with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.

I hope you can play along with us in our challenge blog hop.  There are 2 ways to win:

1.  All the comments are counted and a random winner will be chosen.
- comments on all the DT gals' posts (yes, that includes this one...tee hee)
- comments at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
- 'like' us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page

2.  Enter a project (NO cards) and a random winner will be chosen.  This person will receive a hand-made card by one of the Magnolia-licious Designers.

Challenges for this project:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #113 - Favorite Embellishments (handmade flowers and pearls)
Fairytale Stampers Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room Week #247 - Pop of Pink
Not Just Cards Challenge #14 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge #50 - Always Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft March Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #13 - Anything Goes (using dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, Impression Obsession, Memory Box, Spelbinders)
Crafting By Designs March Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges - Nature Inspired
Craft My Life February/March Challenge - All Crafts

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

Now for your next stop, hop over and visit the super talented...
to see what she has to share with you.

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Berry Street Farmer's Market paper pad; DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl paper pad
Dies:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Memory Box 98437 Large Classic Number Set, 98312 Fancy Blossoms and 98316 Cherry Blossom (for flower centres); Impression Obsessions DIE090 Leafy Wreath; Cheery Lynn Designs B126 Grass Border; Spellbinders Rose Creations (for big flowers); Crealies Creative Flowers No. 02 (for red flowers); CC Design Leafy Branch  
Punches:   Martha Stewart Corner Rounder and Cosmos flower (for carnations); Recollections mini Daisy; Nellie Snellen Floral Punch Extra Large Leaf and Large Rose Leaves; Carla Crafts small Cosmos (for flower centres) 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash 

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair (1st Tilda):  cocoa, mustard, pastel yellow, black coloured pencil
- hair (2nd Tilda) and shoes:  burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- pink shades:  702-T, antique pink, 701-T, baby pink
- red shades:  burgundy, 1797-T, berry red, antique pink, Polychromos dark red
- green shades:  pine, forest green, apple cider
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T, black coloured pencil
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Tamara said...

Totally stunning project dear!
This really looks like a lot of work. You chose two sweet tildas and coloured them perfectly. Love it!
Hugs, t.

Lori Kobular said...

Your calendar blocks are gorgeous! Love the images and the dies that you used to create this wonderful project! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #13!

Shuly said...

oh waaaaow....so clever ...! you always have such fantastic ideas!! this calendar is perfect and the colors you've used are so beautiful, very elegant! the pleats on the dress are Stu-nnnniiing!!!! the flowers on the side are fa-bu-lous!!!

Beth Brovold said...

Oh this is such a fantastic idea Norma!! Stunning and useful...your are so clever my dear Norma!! Your colouring and attention to detail is as always perfection!! A truly gorgeous project!!
Take care,

Karen said...

Great project! Your coloring is fantastic. Love it!


Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful card design, Norma! Wow! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Karen said...

This is stunning! Your work is fabulous as always!!!

Christy Designs said...

Ouwwww..... Gorgeous calender Norma!!
Beautiful coloring Tilda's as always and love your great idea creation

Chris said...

Fabulous, Norma! I love these perpetual calendars and have yet to make one. This one is the perfect size, too! Your coloring and design is spot on! Love it!


AO Creations said...

Love your calendar blocks, so cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jacee said...

Absolutely stunning!!! fantastic work.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Mary said...

This is gorgeous!!

Mary said...

Love this project. What a great idea

Céline said...

so fantastic as usual

Laura said...

I just love this calendar Norma! I've tried one before but couldn't even get my boxes straight. LOL! Your coloring is beautiful and your homemade flowers are GORGEOUS!

Laura C.

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely amazing, Norma! You keep setting the bar higher and higher! Beautifully executed...hugs...Barb

NPurdum56 said...

Oh this is adorable Norma! Just too cute! :)

Nancy said...

Would love to see a tutorial on the calendar - stand as well as the blocks. Great project!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful calendar block Norma! I just love your creativity!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

hugs Tamara

Mariecrea said...

bonjour, bravo pour votre calendrier perpétuel qui est sublime !

Jessica K said...

WOW! This is an amazing project and you did a spectacular job! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week. Jess - DT Coordinator

Patricia St Martin said...

Just beautifully done!
Hugs, Pat

Davinia said...

I LOVE this idea!!! never find the perfect calender and this is it!!! such a gorgeous make and beautiful colouring and paper choice. This is super. love it! Hugs Dxx

mgoll88 said...

Great and fantastic creation, looks nice


Cathy Lee said...

Totally fabulous calendar, Norma. Love the colors and papers you used. Adorable Tildas and die cut elements. Truly inspiring project for the Hop.

Tracey T said...

Wow, Norma! Your calendar is fabulous and the handmade flowers are just stunning. Thank you for playing at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia! Tracey x

Riet Kamstra said...

Great job Norma, your calendar is beautiful from january till december! Two sweet images in a lovely pose. Love it all!

Unknown said...

Your calender block is awesome, Norma.
Love your tildas that you used. They are looks so pretty.

Hugs, Dian Ratna.

Patricia St Martin said...

Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
Scrapy Land Store
rubber stamping is my game blog

Diane said...

Stunning and gorgeous...what a beautiful "piece of art'!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Pop of Pink" challenge!

jackelien said...

What a great project.
I love it.
Huggs jackelien

Anonymous said...

Pretty Calender Norma! Love it

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