Sunday, 2 December 2012

Week 183 - Advent - Take 2!!

Hello Again Everyone!

Well here we go with take 2 of the Allsorts Challenge which has been my week to think of a title.
I thought with it falling on the 1st of December it had to be


I would like to show you my Advent Calendar that I made for our Daughter Kate (who, as you know is 19 years old but just loves to have an advent calendar still!!)

I have used a Twiddlybitz Advent House which has been painted with white acrylic paint.  I have also sprayed it with silver Spray and Sparkle from Crafters Companion this gave it a little bling.
Because the House is so gorgeous and intricate you don't need to put much decoration on it but I have added some die cuts - snowflake from Spellbinders and the Sleigh and Reindeer is a Marianne design and I have cut these in silver mirri card.

The numbers have been cut from Tim Holtz Vintage Market Alphabet set which is one of my favourites.
The chocolates, of course, are essential just add your favourites and start to count down the days!
This is a project that will come out year after year and was lovely to do.  I hope that you like it too.  I would love for you to leave a comment and also pop over to the Allsorts Blog to have a look and the teams lovely ideas.

As mentioned yesterday in Part 1 of the post I was at Create and Craft demonstrating the Cuttlebug with a  huge amount of folders and the All-in-One system that has been so popular.  It was fun going back to demo the Cuttlebug.  I am back again Monday for a 10am show and if you are interested in a Cuttle Bug this is such an amazing offer.

I have quite a week at the studio and I am also there on the following days and times:

Tuesday 9pm and 11pm - Spellbinders Pick of the Day Launch!
Wednesday 8am, 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, and 7pm!!!  PHEW!!
I will be demonstrating the Spellbinders Pick of the Day throughout these hours.

Sunday 9th  10am for Scrapbook Sunday
1pm Demonstrating Teresa Collins gorgeous papers and stamps.

I hope that you can catch a few of these hours and please send an email to let me know someone is out there!!!

Thankyou for your patients this week and thankyou again for Brenda bailing me out yesterday.
Must dash as I have soooooo many demos to prep for next week
Bye for now
Jo xxx

P.s  Pictures of our Birthday weekend will be put on the blog, just waiting for Mum to pop them on a disc.


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  2. Busy, Busy lady!!! Will need to catch you on the shows coming up.
    Fantastic project and your never too old for a calender!!.
    Hope evryone is ok
    x catherine

  3. Great Calendar Jo. I'd like my mum to make me one :o) x

  4. Hiii :) I LOVE this calender! Bet Kate was chuffed to bits with it. Just sat watching you on telly now. We will pop in the shop sometime in the week when your not on telly! Good luck for Wednesday flipping heck that's a lot of shows.
    See you soon
    Kim x

  5. Pleased you got sorted eventually Jo and were able to show everyone your gorgeous advent creation.

    Sounds like you've got a very challenging week coming up, good luck with it and will try tune in when I can.

    B x

  6. This is so pretty Jo sounds like you had a busy weekend! hope everything went well on C & C

    Em x

  7. Hi Jo your girl is no differant from the rest of us Advent calendars are great fun, my grandchildren love them just brings the excitment for christmas closer
    Wow what a busy week you have coming I will be watching waiting and hope there will be no upside down cards but I would love it even if it was upside down and back to front lol
    love and hugs
    Pauline B

  8. Such a beautiful advent calendar Jo, gorgeous shape and details xxx

  9. Who doesn't loveeeee an advent calendar? :) And Quality Street Chocolates? :) Your calendar is stunning. Beautiful sparkle and the silver die cut accents are gorgeous.

    Hugs, Dawn

  10. What a fabulous advent calender! I want one! xx