Sunday, 28 October 2012

I'm a Calendar Girl

I've never been a Calendar Girl before! But when Annie the Felt Fairy asked me if I'd like to act as hostess for the November Monthly Makes, I jumped at the chance. So I'm Miss November! 

You'll have seen my Monthly Makes popping up through the year, and the year before, when Annie started her Monthly Make campaign.2012 has been a tough one for our Mistress of Making; and I have so much admiration for the way she has handled everything life has thrown at her - without a pinch of self pity, just a healthy handful of dark humour. I'm proud to help her out this month; and I'll be checking out the other makes on blogs and in the flickr group. It's not too late to join in! Make something, take a picture, add it to the group. It's that simple.


November is going to be busy; and I'm hoping that I won't have to come back and add these cards as my Make.

After I'd used some of the skull fabric on my layout last week, I decided to take the same basic idea and turn the Pink Paislee frames (also from the Quirky kit) into cards. It's a twist on a card idea I spotted on the Pink Paislee blog and pinned to my Sweet Scrapbooking Pinterest board


The second one, with its "captured" motif got me thinking along a sheriff theme; so I made a badge with some ribbon and echoed it with a sunburst cut with the Slice. I spotted I had a left over piece of pink with a cut already made in it, so I used it to line the inside:


And that's me for today. All I have to do is remind you that next Sunday it's Storytelling Sunday time. Yes, really! So get thinking - for a theme how about "It was a dark and stormy night.."
But, of course, as always, stories on any subject at all are very welcome.


29 comments:

humel said...

I was wondering what kind of calendar girl you meant....! This is a very good kind :) Love your cards, I must show them to The Tomboy later, they're very much her kind of thing!

Ladkyis said...

Oh such great cards! I am ready for Story telling sunday. I actually have two stories but need photographs for both so I will try to get rid of these flu symptoms and get clicking!!

debs14 said...

The minute I see the words Calendar Girl I'm afraid I immediately think of the quote from the film 'We're going to need considerably bigger buns' ;-)
I've never checked out that blog before - but have had a quick look and will definitely be back to check it again in the future.
Good luck Miss November!

Amanda said...

I'll be there and I know you'll do a great job :)

Great cards I love the spotty inside and what you have done with the ribbon.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Congratulations Miss November! :)
Fun cards. Of course I´m totally in love with the camera charm. :D

scrappyjacky said...

Love the cards,Miss November...and I've already started on my 'makes' .....but it will definately be November before they're finished.

S said...

Title aside, somehow I knew there wasn't a pin-up photo in this post. Fun and funky cards - (cute staging too). I already have my story for next Sunday ready and the layout is done too - nothing dark and stormy though.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I've really enjoyed the "monthly make" challenge and I've kept on track. Looking forward to this month as well. Will probably be a Gratitude journal. Hmmmm. . . thinking on the theme for Storytelling Sunday.
rinda

Nathalie said...

Oh, I really like the look of these!!! Great details and textures!! I have some of these frames and didn't think about using them for cards!

laurie said...

oh, those are cards anyone would love to get their hands on! i like how you added CDs to the photos to give us a sense of size. the style you express here is definitely "cutting edge."

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

It was a dark & stormy night will probably be perfect for me come Sunday. Though I hope it's just 'stormy' and not 'dark' as well.

Melissa said...

How exciting - I don't believe I've ever known a calendar girl before!

Your cards are great! Now, I need to think about a dark & stormy night.

Jennifer Shaw said...

You have used that quirky skull fabric so well!! These cards are so great!! Congrats on being Miss November!

alexa said...

I am sure you'll find time to make something else as well, Sian - your talents are extensive! Wonderfully striking colour scheme and I like (what I think is) the stitched frame.

Alison said...

Love the cards...and you are the first Calendar Girl I've known too!
Alison xx

Alana said...

*love* the skulls:) Very 'day of the dead' and very 'in' right now. Even the dancers on strictly were 'day of the dead' made up.

Karen said...

Love the color combo on these cards, and the skulls are fabulous! I'm hoping none of us in Sandy's path will have a current story for Sunday! We're usually too far west to get more than a bit of extra rain, but this time they're predicting quite a storm even here.

Linda said...

Great cards Sian! Love the colours:) I think I have the perfect story for next weekend!

Irene said...

Just popping in to see what you have been up to and find you have become a Calendar Girl in my absence. Glad to see you are not posing by a piano but rocking out your monthly makes!
Such colourful cards, beautifully presented.
Will try and join in SS, if I can only put the baby down long enough to write...

Leo said...

Wow these are awesome!!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Love your cards. They would be perfect for that difficult to make for teen group. I think I did a Halloween story last year, so will go with something else this time. Looking forward to it as always.

Miriam said...

Congratulations Miss November! Love your cards.

Missus Wookie said...

So have you announced your new calendar girl status to the family? Good luck with TTO's form too - I'm informed revision has been going on since September as there are now less than two months. Chores still happened well mostly :)

I've enjoyed seeing your monthly makes and put that tentatively on my 2013 pile of possibilities.

A dark and stormy night huh? Hmm... I'll get my thinking cap on.

Lisa-Jane said...

Great makes with that fabric! Its the kind of stuff I would never have considered buying but I love what you've done with it and now if I saw it I would buy it! Congrats on Miss November.

Jo said...

Well done Miss November :) Your cards are gorgeous.

Jimjams said...

Fabulous quirky cards from Miss November - I have enjoyed seeing your makes each month - keep it up!

Ginger said...

I love these cards Sian!! Fantastic and colorful with your artistic touches!

Katy said...

Funky cards!

Gail said...

Great looking cards Sian, I like how you used the left over paper on the inside. I must say I've never known a calendar girl before. :)

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