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Happy New Year 2014 - Desk Calendar!

Dear Readers,

First things first : Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2014 . Hope this year brings to the best of everything - Health, Wealth, Joy and Prosperity :)

Now coming on to the first craft item of the year - 2 desktop calendars! Yes , I made 2 of them - one for my parents and the other for my grandpa They are more or less same with a little difference that the one for my grandpa has larger prints so that he has no difficulty see it. And the one for my parents has pictures and quotes on it too.

Now the calendar has 12 leafs - 1 for each month. Every alternate leaf is the same color and I have incorporate 2 colors here - cream and black. The back stand as such is patterned paper with delicate paper work at the bottom. I made a flap for both the calendars with golden color paper and embellished it withe the sentiment - Happy New Year - which I fuzzy cut.


The calendar as such is on cream background with a flurry of bright colors. But my better half did his bit and added some touches of colorful coordinating glitter so that now it sparkles! Doesn't it look wonderful :)

And then at the bottom of each of the leaf, I have stuck some die cuts to the near end and left some portion hanging. It gives the leaf a good look I would say! Then on the alternate leaves, I have pasted some family pics and on the others, some family quotes, have a look. The leaves have also been embellished with cream color pearls at the sides.And then everything comes together with the help of binders.

Closer look of the shadow work of glitters.

Hope you had a great time going through the pics. Have a great year ahead.

Adding this to the below challenge(s) :

Lulupu Challenge # 23 - Create a Calendar
Moving Along with the times - New Beginnings
Oldie but a Goldie Challenge - New Beginnings - Old Thing Used - Old snaps of my family. Precious! especially the ones in black and white ,they are almost 40 years old, that of my grandparents!

Hugs and Cheers!


  1. The calendar is beautiful. There is so much to each page. Lots of work.....Absolutely pretty!

  2. That's a beautiful calender Rohini. Loved the thought behind it, am sure your parents and grandparents will cherish this keepsake through the year.

  3. SO beautiful the glitter effect and the run of colors!!

  4. What a beautiful calendar, you have put so much work into this and it really shows. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck. Have a great weekend. Pami x

  5. Beautiful creation! very original. thanks for joining Lulupu Challenge. Good luck.

  6. Fabulous project, Rohini! design and colors are perfect too! Thanks for joining the challenge at Lulupu - The Craft Lounge.

  7. Hi Rohini,
    This is a wonderful project! I loved each page :) You've given beautiful touches which makes it more special :). Each page is thematic and is that your painting?

  8. Beautiful calendar!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

  9. thats beautiful !
    Thanks for playing along Lulupu #23

  10. i thought your work was much better than many others... its very beautiful.. :)

    1. Thanks a lot Hridya. It is very sweet of you :)