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Monday, 7 July 2014

Christmas in July....Never been known in this house!

Hello Girls~

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!)
VoilĂ .....

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!
Entering Into:

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



brenda said...

Rarely known here either Debbie, but well done on you getting ahead and a lovely creation at that.

Gorgeous Sweet Peas as well, can almost smell that aroma.

Did as requested with your previous entry, thanks for your thoughtfulness and joining in at Stamping Sensations.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Debbie, not sure if I messed up big time or if you were the Debbie who asked me to remove a link ? I removed one that was entry 7 then wondered ?

B x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous make Debbie! Christmas in July - never ever to be heard of in this house! Jo x

Debs said...

Absolutely fabulous - love the rich traditional colours.
I love getting ahead with festive makes - never too early to make a start :o)
Debs xx

Blossom Cards said...
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Blossom Cards said...

lovely project thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel dt

laurigami said...

Very beautiful creation, and what working for the directed.
It is magnificent.Bravo
Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz Challenge.

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is fabulous Debbie, gorgeous creation! Hugs, Lisa x

pinky said...

Wow Debbie that is one amazing project, you can come do Christmas in my house if you like. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, made my day :)

Unknown said...

Fabulous advent calendar. I really can't get my head around Christmas while the sun is shining so good on you! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

MagsB said...

Oh my, what a fabulous advent 'calendar'! I can see it must have taken ages, but the time was definitely well-spent! thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft and also Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

mixamatoasties said...

Debbie that's fab! I would love to buy one of these but I just know that it would still be sitting here next Christmas.

Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley.


PoppyK said...

Great card, Thank you for joining in at Charisma Cardz have fun and Keeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Janice said...

Hi just popped over from Hobbycutz - I've just joined the team. Really like this card that you have created - colours are great. Janice xx

Janice said...

Sorry meant to say advent calendar - not card....Janice xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A gorgeous Advent Calendar Debbie, I made one of these a few years ago and it took ages! Love the traditional image you have used. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hobbycutz this week, Susan x