2021 Calendar – 03 – Mawrth

March Calendar Page & Life

Thank You! to all who are visiting my blog, whether for the first time or return visitors

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.

Life

Well …

life goes on.  Not much changed – other than the weather, which has been very changeable.  As I’m writing this the sun is shining, but we’ve had snow, ice, torential rain, fog, and practically all sorts of weather the last month.

I’ve probably done too much – even though I’ve not done a lot – as my hip, spine, shoulder, etc., have been very painful and I’ve had to have a stronger prescription painkiller for a while.  Mam’s chest infection has cleared up – for now – but with her not clearing the phlem from her lungs it’s only a matter of time before she’s back on antibiotics again.  But at least she’s been off them long enough to have her first COVID-19 jab.  Despite all my conditions, and the fact that I’ve been having the flu jab for over 10 years because of how bad I was the last time I had the flu, I’m not down to have the jab any time soon.

Got to go to the dentist next week as a tooth smashed completely, leaving just the root left in the jaw.  Not super painful at the moment – I think it was one that was mostly filling, with the nerve long since removed, but the gum is tender.  Wish I’d been able to have the jab before the visit to at least have a chance of a bit of immunity.  Not sure how I’m going to make it into the dentist.  Sure, I can drive to town now I’ve got my car back, but with the current level of pain I’ve got in my hip, etc., I do not think I can walk to the dentist from the car park.

But at least, when I’m sat down at home, the pains are not too bad after takeing the tablets and I can do some small projects.

So that brings me to …

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s March calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here!

I once again asked her what she’d like for this month and she said “Surprize Me!”  So I said that I just might go random and “modern art” LOL.  She actually said to go for it – even knowing that I don’t do “modern art”.  I did ask what colours she wanted, and she said “every colour under the sun”.

I did work with her in the room to say yes or no as I was going along, and she decided when I’d added enough random colours, to leave it as it was.

What I Did

I took one sheet of white cardstock, and my Inky-Whizz full of assorted inks, and started randomly selecting ones of different colours and finishes – plain inks, chalky inks, sparkle inks – showing them to Mam for an OK before just pressing the ink pads in random places all over the cardstock.

After a whole lot of coloured squares were applied I then selected some ink sprays to spray on at random.  Some had a pearlescent undertone, and some had a gold shimmer.  While the sprayed on ink was still wet I applied some explosion powders.

I finished off by takeing a tissue and wiping around the edge of the cardstock to smear the ink colours as a sort of “frame” – very random looking I know.

The finished piece was left overnight to dry flat before it was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month title in welsh and also stuck this on the page.

What I Used
  • Papermill Direct – 2021 Create-a-Calendar (You can already order the 2022 Create-a-Calendar if you want to prepare ahead)
  • A4 350gsm White Super Smooth Cardstock
  • Assorted Ink Pads – mostly Inky Dinkies
  • Ink Sprays
  • Explosion Powders
  • Sheets 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title
  • Fingerlift Tape
The Finished Page

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.

This is both panel and month title stuck on the calendar.  I was trying to angle the camera to show a little of the pearlescent spray I added.

And the full calendar page.

Slightly different angle to try and show the gold shimmer.

Completely crazy, and not my style at all, but if Mam wants a crazy surprize me, then that is what she gets.

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I’ve still got some cards from February, and possibly earlier, that I haven’t finished cropping and uploading, so hopefully I will get those up to this blog before long.  Keep an eye out for them.

Have a great month everybody.

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2021 Calendar – 01 – Ionawr

January Calendar Page & Life

Happy New Year
To all who are visiting my blog, whether for the first time or return visitors

A new year has started – pretty much as the last one ended.  I hope you are all keeping safe and well and following the rules, and I hope that this COVID19 pandemic will soon be under control and life can get back to normal.

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.

Life

With preparations for Christmas, and having more to do to look after Mam since she came out of hospital, I haven’t had time to post anything on my blog during December. And it was a funny old Christmas without having the family over for a meal at some point.  Mam and I did make the effort to have a proper Christmas dinner at the dining table.  The first time since coming out of hospital for her to walk to the kitchen table for a meal – we’ve been having meals on an over the bed table where ever she’s been sat out up to that point, and afterwords mostly, although she did manage to come to the kitchen table to eat her New Year’s Day lunch, as well as sitting by the table on morning in between to help me remove the meat from the turkey bones and chop it up into gravy for me to make a few pies for the freezer and a nice curry for us for lunch that day.  She is still struggling with her health though, but most definately stronger than she was when she came out of hospital, even if she is still coughing badly at times.

I do have a few posts to put up of gifts and cards that I gave to family for Christmas, so expect them over the next week or so.

So that brings me to …

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s January calendar page.

I asked my mother what she’d like on her calendar for January, and she said – snow!

So snow it was.

What I Did

I started by selecting the black cardstock and trimming a bit off one of the white cardstock sheets.  I used tacky tape to stick one to the other so that a black border could be seen around.

I then tore up another sheet of the white cardstock, makeing the tare wavy and “mountainous”.  Putting these two torn pieces together I moved them around until I was happy with how the torn sides overlapped and trimmed them both to have the same width and bottom position.

I then took another sheet of white cardstock and tore out three “cloud” shapes from it.  These were put on the white, framed, piece of cardstock, as well as the tub of glue, and I used the marker airbrush to randomly spray blue to make the sky.  I removed the clouds and glue tup and then sprayed the circular area where the glue had been with yellow.

While that was drying I took a bottle of glue and edged the skyline of the torn pieces with glue, as well as putting random spots and lines all over them.  The fake snow was then sprinkled all over and gently tipped off.  I added more glue towards the bottom right of what would be the front piece and added the fake ice.

Once the glue was dried I attached them to the coloured panel using 3mm deep foam to raise the layers up.

The finished panel was then stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month title in welsh and also stuck this on the page.

What I Used
  • Papermill Direct –  2021 Create-a-Calendar
  • A4 Black Foiled Cardstock
  • Several A4 350gsm White Super Smooth Cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers Marker Airbrush and Markers
  • Snow and Ice Tubs from Pinflair
  • 3mm Deep, Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Sheets 120gsm good quality paper – for printing out month title, wording, etc
  • Ultra Tacky (red lined) Tape
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Pinflair Bookbinding Glue
  • Paper Trimmer
The Finished Page

This is the month title strip.

 

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.

 

This is both stuck on the calendar.

A Closer, Angled, Look

 

 

 

The snow and ice is actually quite sparkly but it doesn’t show up as such in photos.

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Hope you’ll visit again soon.

Have a great month everybody.

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