Monday, 10 January 2011

January Class Project & Crafting with Mia

Hello Everyone

Today's project is one of those I am teaching at my classes this month. It is always nice to make a calendar of some sort in January. This year I am making this cute one that folds into a little book.

The calendar pages are stamped using the Sweet Summer SaleABration set. It is very delicate and we are using the Subtles inks so that the dates are still clearly visible.

This is the outside with a belly band closure. This is stamped with the little flower from a oh-so-cute stamp set called Funky Four.

Another photo of the inside shows more of the stamps I have used. The tree is also from Funky Four and the little bird is from Sweet Summer.

The last picture is the back - or is it the front? Both are so pretty I can't decide LOL! Another Funky Four image.

I thought I would also share some photos of a crafty afternoon I had with my niece Mia. As I have said before she is my family crafting buddy and we love to create together.

She always has great ideas and arrived saying she wanted to make a 3D vase of flowers. It had to be a paper vase and had to be a proper vase shape. Here is what we came up with...

Here is a close up of the vase and flowers...the vase is stamped with Sweet Summer one of the SaleABration sets. We made it with a single sheet of whisper white cardstock. Stamped all over and then cut into 1" strips. We layed them across one another in a rough circle and secured them with a brad. Then we popped a cotton bud, (q-tip), holder inside while we held the strips up and tied with a ribbon. I made the pink flower, Mia made the purple one and we did half the blue one each.

We also made two cute boxes. Mia made hers for my DH Mike, she hand drew that guitar, which I couldn't do - so I used Just Believe stamps to make the box for my sister and Mia's mummy.

Mia had brought a diary without a cover, so we made a cover and a matching pen box to go with it. (Pic a bit blurry - sorry about that).

And finally we made some thank you cards for Mia to send out for her Christmas presents. How is that for a busy afternoon?

Do leave a message and let Mia know what you think.  Back in a couple of days with another class project. 


  1. Your niece Mia is a cutey. I love all the projects. The vase with the flowers is fab along with all the other projects. Mia's a true crafter like her auntie. TFS

  2. It looks like you and Mia had a very crafty afternoon! Great projects!!!

  3. Wow, I am impressed. Mia is very talented just like her aunt! Great Projects.

  4. Great projects, looks like you both had fun

  5. Looks like you and Mia had a fun, creative day! She did an amazing job with her projects. What an artist she is...I am VERY impressed with that guitar she drew! Wow! :)

  6. Wow! What wonderful projects you and Mia made! They are all fabulous, and it looks like the two of you had a lot of fun and made some great memories for you both. Your calendar is terrific, as well.

  7. What a fantastic production! Mia is a beautiful young lady, and very are lucky to have each other (a crafting friend is the best sort there is!) Love that vase of flowers - is it spring yet?

  8. What a fun day! I love the monkey thank you cards and your calendar too! A lot of work nicely done!!

  9. Wow, you have been busy. Love the calendar book great idea and what fun you had with Mia and so many projects. She did an outstanding job, following in hour Aunt's shoes maybe?

  10. WAY TOO AWESOME!!!!! One beating the other.... They are all mind blowing & adorable..... Love the way they look.... very appealing... Wishes & Hugs to u both)))))


  11. Great projects and looks like you and Mia had a fabulous time creating!

    Your blog is fantastic!

  12. Wow~ Great projects and the work you guys did is wonderful! I love your guitar Mia~ My son would be thrilled to get that box! Great job!

  13. Well done Mia, you are one talented crafter. These are all beautiful creations but I especially love the vase of flowers.

    Elizabeth, the calendar book is a wonderful design, love the cute little belly band on it.

    Sara xx

  14. You do look like your aunt Mia and you are obviously just as talented, Well done - I love the box with the guitar - now to look at the rest of your blog having found it again! xxx

  15. Mia- I think you are an amazing crafter - the projects that you have made are stunning - well done ! A*


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