Tuesday 2 September 2014

advent calendar.....well i made a start !!

Hi all

I am home again from  visiting  my daughter and family...I had  a fab time and now I am re-unitd with my craft stash...I made a start on an advent calendar !!. I thought it would be nice to have an advent calendar on a string you can hang up...I saw the idea in a SU catalogue and had a go at it for myself.The pillow box die I used is from sizzix. The ribbon is from su . the snowflake die is from Marianne d. The numbers are made using a TH vintage market die. I also used my scalloped punches...I will make the other 22 boxes over the next couple of weeks and attatch them to some string ready for december...

challenges entered
All Crafts Challenge anything but a card
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes [1 of 3]
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge  2 or more dies [1 of 2]
Ooh La La Creations - fancy folds
613 Avenue Create - anything goes  [ optional twist autumn]
Allsorts - early xmas makes
A Creative Romance  a touch of kraft [1 of 3]
Brown Sugar  anything goes [1 of 2]
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long  anything xmas [1e]
Completely Christmas  anything goes
Creative Corner  anything goes [1 of 3]
4 Krafty Girlz  anything goes [1 of 2]
Crafter's Cafe - punches and dies[2 of 3]
Wonderful Wednesdays  anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty  xmas or children [1 of 3]


  1. A great start to a definite wonderful advent calendar.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Fabulous idea. Love the snowflake die you have used. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  3. What a great idea Ginny and perfect for this weeks theme at Allsorts, thank so much for joining in. Good luck with the other 22 !!

    B x

  4. Brilliant project love the ribbon and die-cuts-good luck with the rest --thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart
    Carol DT x

  5. great idea, thank you for joining us at crafty girls challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  6. Great start to your advent calender and a wonderful idea.
    Thank you for sharing with Allsorts 'Early Christmas Makes' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  7. What a superb idea, Tracey, love these, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Girls, best of luck xxx

  8. What a super cool idea for an advent calendar. Feels good to get a start, doesn't it. Thanks for sharing with us at CSAYL.
    Tracey, DT


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