Thursday, 1 October 2009

Sugar Nellie...anything but a card!

Hello my crafty friends. Thanks for coming by today! Today I have a challenge to show you that Janny set myself and Dena! She challenged us to use the Sugar Nellie image of the girl with the deer from the Autumn kit and to make something other than a card.

I decided to make a Christmas Planner. I had an undecorated chipboard album which I have had for yonks and yonks! I added tabs to several of the pages to create sections like: Cards, Presents Received, Presents Sent and Food. There is plenty room to add more pages and more sections.

I have coloured the image with my trusty prismas. The cover of the planner has been decorated with gold American Craft thickers, some ponsetias (eeek spelling???)and some scrapping stickers.

I am going to be adding this to my Etsy shop later today! I have one of these books already! Mine is a boring Lakeland one but when it is done I will make myself a handmade one. I find them very useful for keeping track of everything I need to do for Christmas, being a list kinda girl!

My good news for today is that my Jury Duty is cancelled!! Woooo hoooo! I was worrying a lot about my kids and their routines and picking them up and dropping them off. I feel like a big burden has been lifted from me! Thanks to all of you who sent me sympathy and to those of you who told me their own Jury horror stories!!

Now don't forget to drop my my lovely USA friends Dena and Janny and check out what they have made for the 'Anything but a card' challenge!

Back soon,
Hugs Judy xx


Dena said...

Judy, TERRIFIC idea!!! I sure would love to see the insides and what tabs you included. This looks so awesome. I love those chunky letters, soooo fabby!
Yonkers (?) ha ha I love it!!!
Hugs, Dena

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Very cute! I love how you girls do this :) Very creative!

scrappyjan said...

Judy sweetie, This is FAB!! What a wonderful idea and such a beautiful book. I would love to see the insides with the tabs. :o)

I hope all is well today with you.....hugs, janiel

trixi b said...

What a great idea! You've made the planner look really professional and will surely sell fast in your Etsy Shop.
I can imagine your relief at not having to do the Jury Duty! Bet the kids are glad too.


Danielle said...

What a gorgeous project Judy and such a sweet image to use too! Love the colours and papers - very christmassy!! So glad you no longer have jury duty - that must be such a relief for you!
Hugs, Danielle

Tab said...

ooooooooooooooooh Judy, I love it, what a fab idea...I like lists and stuff too, cos me memory is shocking LOL, I adore this image I think I may need to get this one at some point LOL.

Oh what a relief about the Jury service, I am well pleased for you hun, you can relax now...phew!
Big Hugs, my friend!
Tab xxx

Lilian said...

Gorgeous project and clever idea Judy! Sorry haven't blog hopped.. :)
I am happy to hear that you don't have to worry about Jury duty. More time with family :)
Have a wonderful day!

Tanya Rudd said...

Wonderful, I love the idea.

Tanya :)

Dragonlady said...

Hi Judy,

I love this image, great colouring. Even better Jury duty cancelled.

Ali x

Georgia said...

This is beautiful! A brilliant idea Judy, I love the image and the colours are fab, they give it a realy Christmassy feel! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Ruth said...

Wow! This is terrific! You are just so organised! The colouring is super as usual,Ruth x

Shazza said...

looks fabulous Judy and what a great idea. I think i need to make myself one as well

Tara said...

This really is a beautiful and very clever project Judy and great for list makers like me!The image is coloured so beautifully and the lettering is stunning, well done!
Great news that you don't have to do the jury service...... I would be just like you worrying about the kids and their routine!
Hugs Tara xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Judy this is amazing!
Your book is wonderful and what a fabulous idea I love it!
So happy that you jury service was cancelled fabulous news!
kim x

Vicky said...

Such a fab idea Judy! I could do with one of these myself. Love this cute image, I think it's my favourite from the autumn/fall kit, must get around to inking mine up!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Lily said...

A Christmas planner?! Judy, this is a super idea! Great coloring and fabulously put together! Love it!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantastic news about the Jury Service - we would have been lost without you let alone your kids !!!

Your Chrimbo book is fantastic, just love it all. I have an old notebook which isn't decorated at all which comes down out of the loft every year and I love looking back at it each year. Would make a great gift for someone.

Take care and hugs,

Jo x

kirsticoo said...

Lovely book Judy, great idea too. Do you have to phone again about Jury Duty tomorrow - I had to phone the hotline every night for a week, it was torture not know if you were going in the next day or not... Hope you enjoyed your coffee at x

Kip's Cards said...

I love this, it's Gorgeous. And such a great idea...
Your colour's are super and I love the Girl with the Deer...
good to hear you don't need to do Jury Service...

Enfys said...

What a fantastic project Judy, and I have had a lovely womble around your blog as well, love your work

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous Christmas planner, fab cute image.

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Judy...and what a fab Idea to create a Christmas planner.
I have been out of the loop for so long that I haven't heard of this challenge...but it certainly sound like fun and when I get more organised I will deffo be joining in.
Have a great weekend! Debbie x

strawberry fields said...

Oh Judy I always love looking at your blog. Your creations are so fun and varied and this doesn't disappoint! I love the chip board and the planner sounds like a great idea. Have a lovely weekend
fiona xx

strawberry fields said...

Thanks Judy for the tip! This new mum thing has fried my brain cells :)
f x

Desire Fourie said...

This is stunning Judy. Love the idea of a Xmas planner as we all have so much to remember during this time. Well done.

Rach said...

oh boy Judy you have been busy.. fantastic creations as always sweetie.. love your colouring and the fabulous detail you add.. happy wcmd.. hugs rachxx

Kim Dellow said...

OMG Judy I absolutely love this, what a brilliant idea. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Kim

Janet said...

Oh Wow! This is just stunning chuck!!xx

Bev said...

Gulp! What a stunner this is Judy - absolutely amazing hun x

Elaine said...

This is so gorgeous, Judy! I could do with a Xmas planner actually....hmmm!


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