Paper Gardens

These frames are four times as big as my paper roses and gerberas and are more like small gardens. I’ve added paper lilies which don’t seem to work very well on their own but I like them with the other flowers and foliage. These frames are going, along with some of the smaller ones, to be exhibited in the St. Enoch Centre in Glasgow at the Unexpected Artist exhibition.
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Eternity Calendar

As long as I can remember, my parents have had an eternity calendar – or as my mum simply calls it, a ‘birthday calendar’. It has the months and days of the year but no day names so it’s not specific to any one year, meaning you don’t have to discard it and buy a new one every year and then spend ages writing all the birthdays all over again. I’ve done what my mum does and written the names along with the year of birth in brackets (if I know it) so I can figure out what age they are each year.

I made the base calendar out of plain white card and used the metal bits from last year’s his and hers calendar to put it together. I cut the holes with my Silhouette Cameo. The decorations on each month are a mixture of my own designs, designs I bought on the Silhouette or found on various blogs. I’ve sadly misplaced most of the files since so I can’t tell you where I got them but I do remember that the nativity scene was by Lori Whitlock (there’s several similar ones on the Silhouette Store and I plan on doing my own from scratch as well when I get a bit more practice).

The calendar is now in our hallway and is already helping me to remember all the birthdays!

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