Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just Add Christmas!

That's the challenge this week at Just Add Ink, make anything for Christmas! This really is my favourite time of year. I love decorating the tree, the food, being with the family and even the shopping for presents!

I saw the kit for the Advent Calendar in my local craft store, but thought it was a bit expensive. But then it was on sale at a more reasonable price and I just had to have it. It comes as just a bare frame and plain chipboard boxes and you have to provide all the embellishments. So Sunday afternoon was spent painting the frame, Monday after TAFE I made and covered all the boxes. And for 5 hours today I have been painting and embossing numbers and creating the 8"x8" scrapbook page. THe tutorial for the double ball ornament is on Splitcoast and is by Carol Dunstan, it's a bit fiddly but not difficult to make.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Gifted
Ink: cherry cobbler and old olive, versamark (for embossing)
Cardstock: cherry cobbler, old olive and very vanilla
Accessories: Silve, gold, white and clear embossing powder, Jolly Holiday dsp, sleigh bells ribbon, dazzling diamonds, crystal effects, clear rhinestones, scallop trim border and corner punches.
Other: red, green and white paint, rhinestones, beads and gold thread


  1. This is gorgeous Carole and very well done! Love the bauble too

  2. What a great advent calendar, love the little cutey in the middle

  3. I love it Carole! I've been wanting to make one of these - thanks for the inspiration!