Sunday, 9 November 2008

Altered Chipboard Advent Calendar .....

at last, lol!!!

I have finally finished the Calendar, I used way too much wet stuff and had to keep waiting for it to dry - sigh!!!!

This is how it looked

and after I got my hands on it!

Again photos do not do it justice, IRL it looks a lot nicer! CLICK ON THE PICS TO SEE A BIGGER IMAGE!

I used a square punch and a scalloped scissors to make the roof "tiles". All the papers are K and Company expect for the snowflake paper which is s.e.i. The icicles are from a £2:00 Christmas Decoration pulled to pieces. I used opal dust to give the impression of frost, and a snow writer on the edges for ice.

I have used a lot of glitter, well it is a Christmas decoration after all, you read right, this is not for the girls, this is never going to be used the way it is supposed to be, Grinch I know, but too much blood, sweat, tears and gluing my fingers together went in to this, lol!!!! I had told Aimee that I was making it for them to open, so she kept asking which number was she going to open! I told her that everything would fall apart if it was used properly and that I will buy them the usual Advent Calendars, Aimee being Aimee didn't create a fuss and said "yes mum I think you are right it is too beautiful to use", that little lady sure knows how to pull at my heartstrings!!!!

Anyways, all of the embellishments on the drawers were bought from Netto about 2 years ago, and I saved them for the perfect thing, as you do!

The chimney took me the longest as I wasn't sure how to decorate it!!!

Beautiful K&Co Christmas stickers

Stash used
K&Co - Christmas papers and Stickers
Embellishments from Netto
Stickles - Crystal, gold, red and silver
Jo Sonja's - Artist Background Colour
Arcylic Brown Paint
Iceles - Christmas Decoration
Jo Sonja's - Opal dust
Decoart - glistening snow Writer
S.E.I - Alpine Frost, Dust of snow
Sandylion - Kelly Panacci - Season's Greetings
Numbers very kindly cut by Tracey
Bazzill Bling - Black


Linda Cain said...

Fabulous, fabulous work!!!!!! LOVE those icicles!
Linda Cain

MrsB said...

Beautiful, everything about it looks gorgeous. How well trained are your children hehe x

LisaW said...

Thanks for your sweet comment Helen! I tell you, after the weekend away, my mojo was in the loo too! But, last night it came back and I made 4 layouts, so pretty happy.

Holy moly - I can't believe the detail in your advent calendar!! The photos on CiS don't do it justice. You'd pay big money to buy one in the shops, and I'm sure it wouldn't be as nice. Your family will have a great time with that this Chrissy.

jill said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I need to come back and visit your blog again and see all the goodies when i'm not putting babies to bed! seems we have a LOT in common! (fave authors, movies, etc!) take care!

Heather's Creations said...

oh I need one!!!!! This looks awesome Helena, great work.
**Hugs** Heather x

LazyKay said...

PERFICK! Lots of thought's gone into this and it shows. I especially like the icicles along the roof and all the papers and embellishments you've chosen are just right - what a treasure!


Maya said...

This is awesome!!!!
What a job,hun!
Ohhh my i can`t seem to find the right words,but this is just perfect!!
Love it!
Hugs from Maya :)

splummer said...

I like the new calendar better than the old one. Great job you did. Take Care!!


Tracey said...

Please excuse me whilst I pick my jaw up off the floor !!!!!!!!!! Oh my giddy aunt, this is sooooooooo pretty, I love the warm vintage colours and papers, the sparkle, the beautiful icicles, the fabulous roof tiles, the stunning attention to detail, all the blood, sweat, tears and glued-up digits was definitely worth it XXX

my5bratz said...

absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

and thanks for taking the time to comment on my blogs :0)

Kari said...

What a beautiful Calendar!! ♥
Absolutely gorgeous!

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