Sparkle & Glitter with Rick - Challenge #6; Last Minute Shopping!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick St. Dennis
Last Minute Shopping - Yes we all end up having some to do, or those last minute gifts that need to be made once the shops are closed and you realise you've forgotten to get something for one of your Christmas guests!! 

We have yet another wonderful and generous sponsor this challenge.
Stitchy Bear have kindly donated a $10 Gift Certificate to be awarded to one lucky winner. There are so many images to choose from drawn by a variety of very talented artists, there's going to be loads you'll want to choose.

We, on the EDT, would like to see those last minute makes. Those gift bags and tags that make an ordinary gift something more special. Those last minute cards for friends and family who have decided that they'd rather spend time with you this holiday period. Even those last minute cookies you've baked and packaged, all festively, for a neighbour. Whatever your Last Minute Preparations are, care to show us? We'd love to see and  get inspiration from you.

I hate to go out shopping at this time of year, and all the online stores have stopped shipping for Christmas now, so any last minute gifts I want to give, I have to make first, which is exactly what I did for today's challenge.

What better gift than a Calender for the forthcoming year; I used a selection of the beautiful Randi Dandi images from the Rick St. Dennis Etsy store along with the 2013 Calender Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe.
 January featuring Nina Nouveau

February featuring Bernadette

 March featuring Vikki

April featuring Betti

 May featuring Tasha

June featuring Ree Ree

I'm still working on July - December, so pop back next week, and i'll post Part 2 of my 2013 Calender then.  Before I go, I have to share with you a super quick last minute project i made using a beautiful image by Delicious Doodles available at Stitchy Bear Stamps.
I made this super cute Bag-A-Lope following at tutorial at, I used the beautiful Christmas Surprise image to decorate the front of my gift bag.  I amended the dimensions a little using an A5 envelope, cutting the top off it, and then scoring 1 inch borders instead of 2 inch borders, then I simply followed the rest of the tutorial.

That's all from me for today, I hope all your festive plans are coming together nicely, and I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas.
Bye for now


DonnaMundinger said…
WOW Suzi! that calendar is just fabulous! What a great way to use Rick's gorgeous gals. Love your bagalope as well. Wonderful work! xxD
Hazel (Didos) said…
Oh WOW I love your calendar, its looking brilliant so far. What a great gift idea, Love Hazelxox
Sandra H said…
Oh this is stunning Suzi, The nice bright colours are brilliant and what a fab idea and a great gift too! x
Penny said…
OMGosh, Suzi, what a fabulous calendar! Love all the pages so far--wonderful coloring & design! And your bag is fantastic, too! Ah, such a talented lady you are! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Have a Merry Christmas!
monique said…
that clandar is so fabulous, love that idea, it's a great gift

love the coloring on all the randi dandi girls
Wendy said…
Wow Suzi...that calender is outstanding. It must have taken you days to finish it. Great Job!
Carla said…
what a great calendar!
Ally White Cat said…
Brilliant and your coloring is so wonderful. love the
susan s.
Jenn Borjeson said…
GORGEOUS creations, Suzi! :) Sending you a big hug. xo
ike said…
Great Calendar. Are you still participating in 12 Days of Creepmas with Smeared & Smudged ? I can't tell now !
Steph said…
Wonderful calender! And that little Christmas bag is great.
Regina Easter said…