Monday, 7 July 2014
Christmas in July....Never been known in this house!
A Big Hello to all my New Followers, and thank you all for the lovely comments you have left for me and the lovely messages about the photo of me, Mum and Sister. Much Appreciated.
What a busy week last week was, no doubt the same is yet to come!
I had tons of Commissions to finish, a Large Kaiser Craft box advent to finish for a friend's Wedding Anniversary yesterday, A Craft Fair Sale Saturday and other "housey" jobs to fit in inbetween....A woman's work is never done!!
So here is that Advent to show you all.
It is the second one I have made, and have a few orders for them too. They are not cheap to make (they cost over £25 in their Raw state) but they are so much fun to do and I have really enjoyed making them (even though they do take a few days to complete!)
I started off assembling the frame, I then painted it with Amsterdam paints in red. I made up all the little boxes glueing each one, painting them then adding little squares of Christmas papers to each side. The numbers (which come in the kit) I then dipped in gold ink and embossed using clear powder to give them a gold shiny look. The 8x8 central paper (with the vintage Father Christmas on) is from Pion Papers, oh these are so lovely.
All finished off with a splatter of stickles glue, a poinsettia, and some scrabble tiles (I pick up the games at any charity shop!)
The Advents can be found here:
Here are the flowers my Bestest Friend Angie gave me from her beautiful garden, thank you sweetie they smell so lovely!
Brown Sugar--Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges--Summer/Winter (Winter for me!)
Charisma--Sparkle and Shine
Dream Valley Ch--Song/Movie (White Christmas)
Hobby Cutz--Favourite Colour (Red and Gold)
My Time to Craft--Christmas
Stamping Sensations--Summer Blooms