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Thursday, 4 November 2010

ADVENT CALENDAR

Hi there my lovely blogging friends!  Today I am showing you an Advent Calendar that I decorated for the monthly challenge over at VANILLA SUGAR.....sweetly handmade!  This blog was started way back in January with a view to giving us all ideas for gifts!  Do pop over for a look at the lovely work that the Design Team have done this year! 

I bought this as a blank in the January sales...I do like to think ahead hahahaha!!!!!


These aren't drawers as I first thought but boxes....you can cram more in those haha!  I have covered all the fronts using a mix of papers from the Basic Grey Jovial Collection.  The 'knobs' are just office paper fasteners & I have put felt circles underneath.  The numbers come in a pack especially for Advent calendars & are from TANDO CREATIVE, you can find stockists ~HERE~.  The surround has been painted using a red matchpot form a DIY store!!!


The largest drawer has a pointsetta from my stash & a lovely brad from K&Co.  Oh & I just had to add a bit of glittery stickles....it is for Christmas after all!!!

If you happen to be up around Lingfield in Surrey on Saturday, Di from Tando will be demonstrating her fab chippie all day!!!  I will be popping in so maybe I will see you there!!! 

Thank you for popping by....HUGS XXX

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning Advent Karen, love all the BG paper mix it's beautiful gorgeous make and I love your pointsetta is beaautiful with the glitter you have to have some glitter with Christmas lol' Hugs
Sarah x

Paula Gale said...

gosh Karen - this is stunning - when you say the boxes are not drawers, but cubes - are you not able to put anything in them? Its a stunning piece of work - lots of hard work has been going on here - well done.

Paula x x x

Anesha said...

Wow, Karen this is just stunning!!!

Gez said...

Fabbilicious Karen.xxx

Kathy said...

I love it, Karen - what a great job you made of your advent boxes

Kaz said...

Gorgeous Karen, love those papers xx

Janice said...

Wow, bet you fill it full of lovliness too. Good luck on Saturday, wish I could be there with you, take lots of pics please.

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous Advent set love the papers and colours. Am sooooo tempted to go to Lingfield on saturday but am going to NEC on Sunday you just never know. Glad you liked my naked angel as well LOL xx Zoe

Gini said...

Such a wonderful festive store cupboard Karen, I am sure Santa will bring you plenty to fill up the boxes.
- I heard a whisper his sacks are very full this year ;-)
Gini
xx

Cheryl said...

oh my gosh hun this is utterly stuning wow you always come up with the most amazing creation and this one is certainly a winner,love love it hugs cheryl xxxx
will eamil you soon hun,

Angelnorth said...

Lovely stuff Karen, really warm and festive feel to this!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I also thought they were drawers when I first saw the calendar. Love this so much. And your poinsettia is the perfect touch.

Hazel said...

Oh what a beautiful project - and so much creativity and work has gone into it - and I love the dress below x

My name is CINDY...... said...

You really were planning ahead! What a stunning project, it is reallypretty - I love the papers you have used. Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog Karen. Now I'm off for a peep at Vanilla Sugar.

Traceyr said...

Wow that is fantastic Karen you have worked your magic onto it! :)

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh wow Karen !! You are just such an amazing crafter, every piece of paper you touch turns to pure creative gold. Beautiful work my friend.
Also ...
I have a new Everyone wins challenge running to December for papercrafts (not digital ) and yep you heard it correctly - all entries win a prize.Its to celebrate my blog nearing the 300 followers mark. I thought you might be interested in joining in. I hope so :)
Hugs June x

melody said...

girl ~ you got it 'goin on'! you do just fabulous work and are SO creative!