Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Countdown to Candy

Hello lovely peeps, welcome to my 100th post. Yay!

To celebrate this momentous occasion (!) I will be posting some blog candy this evening, so don't forget to come back later.

But first, here is today's post.
This is the advent calendar I made for a recent competition entry.

I started off with a cardboard box that I saved from when I bought some LOTV Art Pads.

I painted it all over with some white gesso and then covered it with some decorative papers (all edged with Frayed Burlap DI).

There was already a slot in the base, so I cut a 'tab' into another piece of cardboard for the upright.

I coloured in the adorable 'James in the snow' stamp (from Lili of the Valley, retired) with my Promarkers and fussy cut around him.  
Fur: Pastel beige, Khaki, Umber
Hat: Ice Grey1 , Ice Grey 2,  9100 (Graph'It)

To make the flip calendar I cut rectangles of card, covered them with co-ordinating papers and added numbers that were cut with a QuickKutz alphabet die. I used my Cinch to punch holes along the top of each 'page' and bind it.

I added some ribbon (from my stash) and tumble drier sheet for texture

To create the flower I dabbed Versamark ink onto some old skeleton leaves and covered them with white embossing powder.

 I glued the flip calendar onto the background board to make it more stable.

Then I realised that it would no longer fit into the base for storage. Oops.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #110: anything goes with a twist ... add some buttons
Just Keep on Creating Anything Goes
Pile It On  #98 - Anything Christmas/Winter
Digi Choosday #49 Christmas Decor
Crafting by designs - HERE COME THE HOLIDAYS
 Artistic Stamper Christmas
Crafty Friends #20 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps #115 Christmas
We Love 2 Create - #25 Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Snowflakes/Snow
Deep Ocean #119 Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #60 - MERRY CHRISTMAS
Crafting by designs (monthly) - Anything Goes in December
Not Just Cards #27 Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #6 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a stamp and ribbon

See you again later,
Katrina x


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Katrina and I love anything to do with LOTV!!! lol huggles Sue xx

Sue said...

Katrina, this is a beautiful project. Your design idea is genius and I love all the elements you have put together to make this wonderful keepsake - how lovely to have something you can use every year. A really big hug and lots of best wishes from me on your 100th post...you are FAB.

Sarah said...

Happy post century!!? Love this fabulous make!! Such a great job and a super use of the box. Your colouring of James's fur is fantastic xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - all of this from a plain cardboard box - this is stunning and so creative. Thanks so very much for sharing this project with us the Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Michelle Windsor said...

This is just lovely thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
Michelle DT

Annette Stapylton said...

Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Please note: We will be holding the "Champions of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all categories
from these monthly challenges throughout the year.
Annette DT Leader for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Group

Squirrel x said...

Absolutely gorgeous and brilliant! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Katrina, this is gorgeous! Love the icicles around the bottom and your little bear is so adorable! Genius recycling project and a beautiful advent calendar! Congrats on your 100th, here's to 100 more! hugs :)

Jane Savage said...

Wow what a wonderful idea! I love those soft colours too!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Have a wonderful Christmas! Jane (DT) xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a lovely project! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!
oxo Susi

pst said...

Gorgeous creation. The calendar is great and James is again super cute. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

Bernadet said...

Katrina, this is really amazing!
I love this project!

brenda said...

Great recycling Kat and a pretty finished calendar.

Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

B x

Bad Kitty said...

im your new follower!
love this!
so pretty!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Pollard Carole said...

This is such a fabulous design idea its just gorgeous love it love and hugs Carole x

Inky Kitty said...

What a great idea, and such a cute project. Thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

Joan said...

A fabulous project, lovely colours and clever reycling of the box, great idea
Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Anne said...

This is fabulous Kat... what a brilliant idea and beautifully executed

Anne x

Lynne K said...

What a lovely idea! Your calender is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Kirsten Persson Kristensen said...

Beautiful idea this Christmas count down and so well executed. I love it. Thanks for joining us at the WWODT challenge. Good luck with your entry.

Aunty Sue said...

just love this and thanks for sharing at Digi Choosday and merry christmas hope to see you joining in the new year

Julie Odil said...

This is wonderful! It is so creative and beautiful. It is perfect for the Christmas decor challenge at Digi Choosday. Thank you for entering. Merry Christmas, Julie DT

Tina Z. said...

this is an awesome creation, I love the colours.

Tina Goodwin said...

Love this! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is wonderful, I definitely want to try it! Thanks so much for playing at Digi Choosday Christmas Decor challenge. Hugs!! Audrey DT:)