Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Calendar gifts

You maybe remember me telling you that I had a bit of a mad dash on the evening before the last day of school before the xmas holidays - where I was trying to make wee treat bags for all the teachers. In the end it was a bit of a wasted effort because I couldn't get our great lump of a car out of the drive anyway due to the snow. So... seeing as I had a little more time, I decided to make little desk calendars for each of the teachers - I still have to make another one for the additional needs teacher who is in charge of the Lego Club that Scott goes to (but he's not there til Monday, so I have a bit of breathing space.) 

I decided to give the Wild Sprouts from The Greeting Farm an airing as they haven't seen the light of day in ages and I've missed colouring them.
This first 2 are for Willow's class teacher and the SFL assistant that looks after her...

Annika from TGF, coloured with promarkers.
papers, greeting and card candy are Craftwork Cards, cardstock is core'dinations, lace from stash

Maria from the Roll Call kit, TGF, coloured with promarkers
Papers are from Panduro, greeting is PI, cardstock is core'dinations

The next 3 are for Scott's class teacher, the assistant who helps him and the SFL teacher...

 Miko from the Roll Call kit, TGF, coloured with promarkers, 
paper is Echo Park Wintertime, ribbon, flowers and brads from stash, greeting is PI, cardstock is core'dinations

 Jade from Roll Call kit, TGF, coloured with promarkers
Paper is Daisy & Dandelion, cardstock is core'dinations, greeting is PI

Miko from Roll Call kit, TGF, coloured with promarkers,
papers are from panduro, cardstock is core'dinations, greeting is from PI

And this last 4 is for Faith's 2 nursery teachers and 2 nursery nurses...
 Odette from Roll Call kit, TGF, coloured with promarkers,
paper is Bo Bunny, cardstock is core'dinations, greeting is PI

 Sassy Suzi from TGF, coloured with promarkers
papers are Craftwork Cards, cardstocj is core'dinations, greeting is PI, ribbon is from Angel Crafts

 Dahlia from TGF, coloured with promarkers
papers are panduro, cardstock is core'dinations, greeting is PI

Nahla from Roll Call kit, TGF, coloured with promarkers
papers are Fine & Dandy from MME, cardstock is core'dinations, greeting is PI

so let's hope the teachers like them. Which one is your favourite?
Oh, and can I just apologise for the crappy pics, it was far too dark by the time I finished them this afternoon to take them in daylight and I couldn't be bothered rigging up the mini photo studio, so I just sat them on my desk in front of my laptop.

I'd like to enter into the following challenges..
Papertake Weekly - anything goes + lace (calendar 1)
One Stop Craft Challenge -  new beginnings (all)


☼ Cheryl* said...

They are fab, Debbi! Makes me want to try one. I love the idea of adding a little post-it pad on there too.
My favourite is the first one, lovely and pink! I love Annika, I have this stamp and it's by far one of my favourites.
I love the purple one with Jade on too. That stamp is lovely.

xGemmax said...

oooo....Debbi, its absolutely impossible to choose which is my fave as they are gorgeous and what a great gift they make sweetie and im sure all the teachers will love them too :o)
hugs and xxx

lil-paper-pixie said...

Wowzers Debbi, you have been mega busy!!! These are just fantastic, love them, the teachers are so lucky.x

scotspanda said...

these are all stunning chick, my fave is the one with Dahlia on, so cute!


Amanda xxx

Suzi said...

Oh my goodness Debbi, you have been a busy girl, they are all just adorable. Thank you so much for joining in with my theme at One Stop Craft this week.
Suzi x

Wrightboysmum said...

I like Miko best and they look great. I'll have to bear that idea in mind for next time lol.

Elaine said...

These are all gorgeous Debbi and such a lovely gift idea. All the teachers and nursery staff will adore these (I would adore one of these!)
I'm struggling to pick a favourite, but if I really had to choose it would be the first or second card, but only because I have a 'thing' about the MS trellis punch, everytime I use it I end up ruining the card so I think my punch doesn't like me!
All beautiful.

Love Elaine xxx

nnalorac said...

Love them all so when's my one being made lol. Altho I must say second last one is such a cutie. Well done Debbi, lucky teachers. Carolxx

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful calendars! I love them all, and Dahlia is my favorite. It's such a thoughtful teacher gift.


Kat said...

Love the calendars Debbi. I was just thinking I can't choose a favourite when I read "which one is your favourite"! So I looked again and I think it's the first one! I still haven't made anything this year. My excuse is I've got knitting to sew up and buttons to sew on Oliver's jumper and bands to knit on Poppy's cardie. I hate sewing knitting but I'll need to make the effort - maybe Thursday then I can craft after work tomorrow.

Kat xx

Joan V said...

Oh, these are all so cute that I couldn't pick any one to be my favorite. They all have their own personality. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Squirrel x said...

OMW hun, who has been a busy, busy bee then?! Sorry for not visiting in ages, but I'm back now! Wow sweetie, these calendars are ace, love each and every one of them. Your colouring on the WS images is stunning as always. Simply gorgeous and I'd be hard pressed to choose a fave as they are all brilliant. Hugs, Sxx

Kirsti said...

OMG Debz you were a very busy bee with your calendars - I only give to the actual teachers...I cheated this year and didn't make the gifts - I did buy them from a friend tho so they were still handmade just not by me...lol...xx

Meahni said...

Happy New Year to you too!
Your calendars are gorgeous, and your colouring is stunning. Well done with so many, wow!
PS: You are so right Alya Belle is a real little nose in the air madam, lol.

Andrea said...

Wow, you have been busy - fabulous calendars - I'm sure the teachers will all love them.
I think my favourite is Sassy Suzy and then Dahlia.
I covered notebooks for teachers, and finished making them last night to take to school today - took me much longer than I anticipated, but I was pleased with them all in the end. And I did little packs of Snowman Soup for the teaching assistants - they went down well!
Love, Andrea xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Debbi these are fantastic I love the image and designs of each one so much beautiful work thank you for sharing these with us at One stop Crafts this week.
Lorraine x

shell said...

Oh debbi you have been busy. They are all gorjuss. Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly.
Shell xx GDT

~ Ali ~ said...

Debbi they are all fabulous so hard to choose a fav. Lurvs them all.

Luv Ali x

Elin said...

Amazing work! I think I'll borrow your sketch from the last one, ty for the idea. :)

Віра said...

Дуже милі календарі :)

Laetitia said...

Oh wow. So many easel cards in one post. I am a teacher myself, and I know that I would be absolutely thrilled to receive such a beautiful calendar card.
They are all gorgeous, so much so that I can't decide on a favourite, although I absolutely adore the first one as I love pink.
This is a brilliant idea and your colouring is amazing.
Have a nice week-end,

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