25 Days, Decorative Dots, Modern Ornament Punch, Sheena Douglass Embossing Folders, Winter Frost

Advent calendar update

So I have an update on the advent calendar I shared with you that wasn’t quite going to plan.

Tonight I decided to go for the second option of hanging the pockets on some ribbons. I hunted down some mini clothes pegs, and used both the Pool Party & Island Indigo ribbons to create little washing lines for the pockets.

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I then added some tinsel round the top of the bannister and think it looks quite pretty!

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Plus it all looks nice with the new decorations I got this year for the landing… Rustic, and handmade looking (even if they weren’t!)

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So here is where the advent calendar now lives. Princess and I are very happy with this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

25 Days, Festival of Prints, Modern Ornament Punch

Advent calendar number one!

Today I delivered the advent calendar I made for my friend. She is not a chocolate fan (yes I think she’s a nutter too!) so she misses out on advent calendars… So I make her one and fill it with little treats as her Christmas present.

Was therefore happy to see the 25 days stamp set in this years Stampin up catalogue. This makes it a little easier for me to make it up… I also slightly cheated and bought boxes this year too!

I used last years Festival of Prints paper stack as I thought it worked nicely with the brown boxes.

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Loved doing this… Mostly loved filling it with treats for my friend! 🙂

Happy crafting!

Catherine