Sunday, 1 May 2011

365 Calendar . . . MAy 2011

Wow what an April I've had, so much has happened, job wise my OH is now unemployed, but we are trying to remain positive that he finds work again soon.  We've done the redunduncy route before in the 90's, my OH was out of work and I fell pregnant with our eldest child and got made redundant two weeks later.  Well we are still here and my eldest is 18 this year, so what might seem like the worlds end at the time, soon enough becomes history. Thats what I'm thinking anyway.

Now my job has changed with this temporary secondment, its so exciting to be doing something new and it has reinvigorated me, alas it is long hours, which dont leave me much time for me or art.  The four day weekends have been a godsend, pity we are on the last one for another year, but hey ho.

Quick mention for the Wedding, didnt they do our country proud, Kate looked so serene it bought tears to my eyes as she walked down the aisle, they look so in love with each other and comfortable in their own skin, I wish them long life and happiness.

Right enough natter, I stayed up late last night and did my May page for the 365 calendar challenge, see Kate's page (not the Duchess of Cambridge) who is our leader and bringer together (great english..nach) of all the participants.

So here is my May page

here is it before the days were added

and here is my finished April page

Thanks you to everyone who has commented on my pages, I love reading comments from people old and new and apologise if I havent got to your blog yet, but I will try my best this month.

Happy May everyone..

31 comments:

Deborah said...

I am just love, love, loving your calendar pages, Pidd. And how brilliant that you are having such a serene outlook about recent changes.

Linda Elbourne said...

Finger pulled out as instructed and here I am :0) LOVE the calendar page and sorry to hear about OH! Fingers crossed he finds something soon x

flutterbycrafter said...

I just love you May page, so bright and summery, but I still think that Aprils is inspirational, wonderful xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

Your calendar pages are just fab-u-lous!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a fantastic idea!! Brilliant.

Will email you this week...been hectic with the boys at home, sorry xx

Carol Q said...

love your themed April page and May looks to be just as fun. been down the redundancy route. fingers crossed for you.

thekathrynwheel said...

LOVE your May page - fab idea. Can you believe we are 1/3 of the way through the year already? Glad you are enjoying your job but BOO! that it doesn't leave you much art time. Good luck to your OH with the job hunting.
P.S. Wish I was the Duchess of Cambridge!!

Kimberly Gruber said...

Your pages are wonderful. I like your idea on the days for this month, with the lines-ready for journaling. I may need to copy you sometime :)

Nicks said...

wow - I love your pages - both of them but esp the april one! Hope OH finds work soon, we have been there twice and as you say we are still here xx

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

A great idea for your April pages. I love the cow parsley on you May spread.
I hope your OH finds a job soon.

Anesha said...

Wow, love both April and May pages, super backgrounds!!!

sandra de said...

Love love love your april and may pages. I have copied the banner theme without even realising. Great minds think alike!!

Sam said...

Wow, love the may page, your clouds are great and love the seed heads x

craftattack said...

Love your pages for May and for April, which was totally regal. The *word clouds<* are a great idea! Nice to meet you! Hugs from Germany, Valerie

Poppit said...

Awesome pages - both of them! I love how you create a picture for the background. Yes the wedding was a proud moment for us Brits, wasn't it :-) Wishing your OH good luck finding work. x

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

My oh my... loving your May pages!
Clever idea with the clouds :]
Great work.

Erika said...

Siobhian love your April page so apt, I had my tissue out too for the Wedding and I totally agree with you.
Your background for May is stunning looking forwards to seeing it filled in and finished. Happy crafting. x

Fiona said...

April turned out sooooo good! Not the job cut - wishing your OH lots of job hunting success

ally said...

gorgeous pages, loving your bunting journal tags in april

jeanetteguy said...

what a loverly page Mcfly,aprils finished page is soo nice, so glad your enjoying the new job but hope OH finds a new one soon.
MUBT jeanette xx

Dawn said...

What great pages, Loving the flag one ;0) I totally agree about the Royal Wedding day it was wonderful. Your pages are also just wonderful glad to have found you, hope to see you again

Love Dawn xx

Doone said...

love teh april page and May looks promising too,,

please mail me your addie I have your gift...

Dx

(RAK)

Sandra Hall said...

April looks wonderfully patriotic with the Union Jack! And May looks fab too :D

Laura said...

love this page all filled in the bunting is awesome. Loving your May page gorgeous !!!!

qwiksave said...

You are right about the Royal Wedding, it was great for the country. Love your patriotic page too, looks good all filled in. May is looking great too, really liking your ink and text style.

The Octopode Factory said...

great calendar pages Siobhan!

Sheila MJ said...

Love your pages 1

chrisg said...

AMAZING pages Siobhan - so creative and imaginative (me= lacking in both LOL)
Fingers (toes and everything & anything else) crossed that OH finds work soon - wore the unemployed cloak for 4 months last year - so I can sympathise with you

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love your butterflies -- they look great on your spring colours. Too funny with your Kate comment :-)

Steph said...

Loving these pages very clever x

Sarah Anderson said...

Absolutely brilliant page!!!!