Sunday, 30 September 2012

Calendar challenge #1


And welcome to our 2012 calendar challenges, which will run for the next 12 weeks.

Here's how it works:

- A new challenge will be posted every Sunday.
-Un nouveau challenge sera posté chaque dimanche
- You can make a complete calendar of 12 pages, 1 page for each month (equating to 1 page each week of the challenge) or you can make a different complete calendar each week using little calendar tabs like this one. Those make perfect xmas gifts.
-Vous pouvez faire un calendrier de 12 pages (un mois/page/challenge hebdomadaire) ou faire un calendrier différent chaque semaine en utilisant un petit calendrier comme celui-ci. C'est une super idée de cadeau pour Noel/Nouvel an.
- Everyone who enters a weekly challenge will receive a 15% discount on their next order on our online shop. Offer valid once/week/participant and for one week only (not valid in conjunction with another offer or on clearance items). If you post 3 entries in one day to catch up on previous challenges, you can only claim one discount code.
Tous les participant(e)s au challenge recevront un code de réduction de 15% sur leur prochaine commande sur notre site. Code valide une fois par participant/semaine et valide pour une semaine seulement (ce code n'est pas valide sur les articles soldés et ne peut pas être utilisé avec un autre code). Si vous postez 3 challenges d'un seul coup pour rattraper le retard des semaines précédente, vous ne pouvez obtenir qu'un seul code de réduction.
- Those who enter *all* 12 calendar challenges will be able to enter our grand finale draw in December (it will be a big prize ;))
- Pour ceux/celles qui participeront à tous les 12 challenges, il y aura un tirage au sort en décembre avec un super cadeau à gagner
- The little blue frog will accept your links during the whole Calendar season. So if you miss one week, you can post at a later date.
La petite grenouille bleue accepte les liens pendant toute la saison calendrier. Donc si vous ratez une semaine, vous pouvez rattaper plus tard.
- This challenge is open to all countries
-Challenge ouvert à tous les pays
- This is a challenge for calendars only
- Ce challenge est pour les calendriers uniquement

You can also make Art Journal 2013 calendar pages, as I had done in 2011 (see sample below to give you an idea). 
Pages submitted must be new pages made specifically for our challenge, not "recycled" pages from 2012 or before. Thank you.
Vous pouvez aussi faire des pages calendrier pour votre Art Journal 2013. 
Ces pages doivent êtres de nouvelles pages pour l'année à venir, faites pour notre challenge. Merci

So our first challenge this week is.... 

If you have followed our blog this week, you have seen a lot of different ways to use vellum. You can use one of our DT's techniques on your calendar or come up with something new.

Here's this week's samples again

How to enter  the challenge and claim your discount

1/  Once you have made and posted your calendar on your blog, click on the blue frog below to add your permalink (link to your calendar post please, not to your blog)
- If you don't have a blog, email me your sample making sure the picture's name is your full name and I will add it here
- You can enter a link from your Facebook gallery, but please make sure your picture is "public"
1/ Quand vous avez posté votre calendrier sur votre blog, cliquez sur la grenouille bleue ci-dessous pour y ajouter votre permalien (lien vers le billet du calendrier s'il vous plait, pas un lien général vers votre blog afin qu'il soit plus facile à trouver ;))
- si vous n'avez pas de blog, vous pouvez m'envoyer votre réa par email, et je le posterai ici. Le nom de la photo que vous m'envoyez doit être votre nom et prénom.
- vous pouvez mettre un lien provenant de votre galerie sur Facebook mais assurez vous que cette photo soit bien publique, merci.

2/ Email me and I will send you your 15% discount code ASAP.
(please note that this week, I will only answer your emails from Wednesday onwards, but I will make sure your code is valid for one week from the day I email it to you ;)
2/ Contactez-moi par email et je vous enverrai votre code de réduction dès que possible. 
(cette semaine, je ne répondrai aux emails qu'à partir de mercredi, mais je m'assurerai que votre code soit bien valide pour 7 jours à compter de ce jour ;))

I have tried to give you as many details as I could, but if you have any question, please ask in a comment below. I will answer in the comments too.
J'ai essayé de vous donner le plus de détails possible, mais si vous avez des questions, posez-les dans un commentaire ci-dessous. Je répondrai par un commentaire aussi.

Have fun !! 


  1. First I would wish I shouln't try several times to post my comment because the words below is difficult to read!
    This is an cool idea and i really need a push to start my AJ so i Will try to stay turned.

  2. A small message in french, since easier for me and faster...
    C'est une merveilleuse proposition de challenges !!! Merci, je pense participer c'est sûr... J'aimerais bien faire tous les challenges mais à raison d'un par semaine, je doute d'arriver à les faire tous par manque de temps. En tout cas génial ! bon week-end à toute l'équipe, bizz Coco xx

  3. Oh my!!!! I just LOVE the art journal page from last year. It is soooooooooo gorgeous. It nearly makes me want to attempt one myself................but only 'nearly'!!!!) :) xxx

  4. That AJ is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing everyones calendars

  5. Oh how exciting!!! off to dust off the velum...I have to find it first lol!
    Back soon hopefully


  6. Great challenge and hopefuly I'll be able to make something all 12 weeks!!
    Lovely artwork from the team.

  7. Izzy a question. The theme is vellum and the aim is to make a calendar, or 12, but do we have to start at January or can we hop around a bit? I have some lovely heart patterned vellum which would be great for Feb.

  8. Gail (ionabunny)
    yes, you can do the challenge/calendar pages in the orders you want. You don't have to start with January .
    thank you

  9. Another question Izzy! For the final draw of all 12 pages/calendars, is there a need, as with last year, for a group photo of all the pages/calendars? I am thinking that with some people making gifts of their calendars, they will be wanting to get them posted before the Grand Finale! Will it be a random draw or selected by Sandy and her team as last year? Thank you!

  10. Fair point Anne.
    Yes, I will ask for a picture at the end, but it does not have to be a group picture. You can repost pictures you already posted the weeks before (does that make sense)? It's just easier for us to decide who the winner is and if there are a lot of participants, it will be quicker for us to check them out.
    I should think it will be either like last year, Sandy, the DT and I will vote to choose the winner... or it might be a random draw... don't know yet ;)
    Izzy x

  11. Found my Vellum and have just posted my first Calendar page, hope I can keep up each week lol great challenge thanks. Is it OK to display the picture in my sidebar?

  12. Great challenge and examples are so beautiful

  13. It a fabulous challenge and I hope to catch up within short.


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