Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Advent Calendar... FINALLY!!!

Hello, Hello!!!!

Well I promised my self last Christmas that I would make myself an Advent Calendar to hang on the wall. Lets just say its been a "Work In Progress" for quite some time.
Well I'm pleased to tell you all that I have finished and it is ready to be hung.... well ready apart from a few MAGNET Issues... which I will rectify tomorrow. Yes, I went to hang it and lets just say the magnets decided not to do their job... so there was a lot of "Clash, Clatter, Clang" going on, some under the breath chatter to myself and a lot of giggling from Shaney!!!!! mmmmm!!!

Soooo... here it is my 'Piece de resistance"!!!

Now.. I can't take full credit for this, as the idea I got from SCS, but I promise I did all the cutting and sticking (even the magnets that aren't sticking!!!!).
I used my Dashing DSP and some Old Olive DSP also for the top band. The Dashing squares are layered on some Chocolate Chip squares also.
I've used my Scallop Punch to punch out, Real Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Scallops which have been layered alternately with cirlces of Real Red, Old Olive and Choc Chip and then circles from the Dashing paper. I didn't have any number stamps so I've used some little wooden numbers that I've coloured using my Chocolate Chip Ink Pad. Then it was basically sticking it all together, which I must admit was the most time consuming part... particularly getting the squares all lined up!!!!!

Anyway I hope you like it, and Bear you should be proud... after all I was only ONE day late!!!! NOw all I have to do is fill the tins with some YUMMY goodies for Shaney and Jorja to indulge in.... Well Ella is too little and I'm probably too slow! hahaha

I've got some more cards to post, so don't go too far.


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Big Deal Alphabet, Seasons of Joy
Paper:- Dashing DSP, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink:- Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories:- Crystal Effects, Magnets, Wooden Numbers, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Magnetic Spice Tins.


Catherine said...

I love your advent calendar. I too am from the land of oz but over in Queensland. Great to see you work.