November Calendar Page & Life
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I hope you are all keeping well and warm, cosy and healthy as the cold of winter greats us as the year is drawing to a close.
Jump to the “Crafting” section of this blog post to see what I’ve done for this month’s calendar page if you don’t want to read the next bit through. The photos of the calendar are near the end.
Hard to believe that it’s November already.
This whole year has been a bit of a strange one, for the world in general because of the pandemic, and for myself with being rushed to hospital a few times because of my health, and then Mam got rushed in the end of October because the antibiotics she was on were not helping her and her breathing was laboured. I’m hopeing to see her home soon and have prepared this month’s calendar page ready for her.
I’m just hopeing that the last two months of the year will be better for everybody.
I’m trying to do a bit of a tidy up of some areas of the house, as well as some of my crafting stash. I’m not going to go wild and try and do a lot. I know that I am still not up to doing a lot, but I would like to have a better idea of where some of my crafting stash is, especially as I still need to do a few more crafting projects as Christmas presants. I know I have a box with lots of patchwork pieces cut out for three patchwork quilts that I want to get on with this month. Not as ornate as the ones I made for the spare bedroom, so shouldn’t take me as long to make them. I know I have pieces ready for the back of each one as well, but I’m rather afraid that they are not stored in the same place, so a bit of a hunt around is needed.
You will have noticed that I have put posts about a few batches of Christmas Cards up on my blog during the last month, so they are coming along, but I really need to finish off makeing those by the middle of this month.
So that brings me to …
Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s November calendar page.
If you haven’t seen the previous month’s pages you can see what I put on the January page – here. February page – Here! March page – Here! April page – Here! May page – Here! June page – Here! July – Here! August – Here! September – Here! and October – Here!
What I Did
I chose three floral images from a book of images by Chamelion.
I then chose colours from my collection of Hunkydory markers (you can find out about the bag and 3D printed holders on This blog post) and coloured each one in, finishing off by putting a line of green around the outside of each panel.
I trimmed around a cm from both directions of a sheet of white cardstock and stuck it to a sheet of green cardstock to leave an even border.
I then put the three panels I’d coloured in onto this mat, putting them at “jaunty” angles.
The two either side were stuck on with fingerlift tape, whereas the central one has been stuck up with foam tape to raise it up a bit.
I then took two sizes of sticky back metalic pearls in red and green and stuck them onto the white background.
The finished panel was then stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.
I finished off by printing off, trimming, and sticking on the panel with this month’s title in Welsh.
What I Used
- Papermill Direct – 2020 Create-a-Calendar (You can get the 2021 Create-a-Calendar now – I have ordered a couple already.)
- Ready to colour images from a Chamaelion little book
- Hunkydory Prism Craft Markers in various colours
- Green and White Adorable Scorable Cardstock
- Sheets 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title, wording, etc
- Sticky back metalic gems
- Fingerlift Tape
- Foam Tape
- Paper Trimmer
The Finished Page
This is the month title strip.
This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar. (Think I scanned this set a bit too close to the edge.)
This is both stuck on the calendar.
A closer look.
A couple of angled photos to try and show that the central panel is raised.
Hopefully this month will see me get well ahead with my Christmas crafting preparations and I’ll have lots to show you.
Have a great month everybody.
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