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Friday, 22 November 2013

ADVENT CALENDAR (S) :-D

Every year I seem to make an Advent Calendar up.  They are all different and somehow I don't think my build up to Christmas would be the same without them hahaha!  This year Tando Creative have brought out a new 3D one which looks like a house ;-D  I like that idea!!!  Of course you could decorate it completely differently and use it for trinkets or stash!!!  Please forgive the photo's, its so difficult to get all the sparkle on camera...I either lose the sparkle to get the true colours (which are darker than you can see) or have sparkle!!!  Use your imagination...


The house comes flat packed and is very easy to put together.  Most of it just slots into place.  The roof and the end pieces are the only pieces to glue on.   On the other side are the remaining drawers for the rest of the month.  I used acrylic paints and on the 'outsides' I have used 2 masks with dimensional paste before adding a top coat using all the colours to match the drawers.  Some Stickles and Treasure Silver makes the whole thing sparkle.  I also added some Tando snowflakes to the roof and sides that I added Stickles to.

The roof looking down...


and the sides...


Maybe you would like to see some previous Advent calendars that I have made up?  If you don't just skip past them hahahaa!!!!

2013 - a wooden one I painted for a charity raffle prize...





2012 - a Fabric and Felt wallhanging with pockets...


2011 Tando boxes put on a string...


2010 - a Christmas Countdown on a large oval canvas...
 


2008 (don't know what happed to 2009) - decorated favour boxes


Odd thing is that I don't use any of them hahahaha!!!!!  They are sold or given away!!!  Ahh well, the joy is in the making isn't it?  Thank you so so much for having a look today and if you are making an Advent Calendar this year...HAV FUN!!!!  Hugs xxxxx

5 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Very pretty with the pastel colours and the textures! You should keep at least one for yourself though!

DIane Warburton said...

I am closing my eyes and envisaging the sparkle! ;-)

Fab job on this; it is a cute idea and you've gone to town on it to make it look so professional. I hope you enjoyed it, even if only for a short time until you sell it xx

Dawn said...

He he this is gorgeous and I can witness the fab sparkle on it, it is superb. Wonderful job sweetie.
Huge huggles x x x x

Traceyr said...

Wow Karen I remember some of them but the one this year is fantastic.

I love the tectured star on the side with the snowflake in the middle that looks very festive.

:)

Coco said...

I don't want to skip any of your past Advent calendars Karen, they are all gorgeous !!! And each time in a different style... that's even better. Thank you for sharing them, I appreciate much for my part. Well, your white version this year is really classy and gorgeous !! HUGS Coco xxx (please, don't worry if your comments on my blog don't appear soon sometimes, it seems it works anyway, I received 4 times your last comment my dear Karen haha :)))