Friday, 21 November 2014

Advent you had a great week ;-)

Hi everyone.  How the dickens are you all?  I hope you have all had a fabulous week.

I see you really liked the Christmas tree from a book, well I am probably going to make some more of those for gifts, so stay tuned on that one :-)

I finally finished my Advent calender.  25 boxes, cut on my Cameo using a file from Birds Cards - thank you, you are so generous to share your free files with everyone.

The little wire tree was a hanging ornament from the Dollar store, I couldn't resist adding it to the calender.

I once again, used a lid off of a gift box, but today I bought some cake circles that I might use for the next tree I make.

I inked all of the edges of all boxes and numbers with CTMH Cranberry.  The papers are from a DCWV stack called Christmas Made!

The ribbon on top of the number 25 is from Michaels Celebrate It ribbon - it was on sale :-)  I made a few loops and joined them together, and then added a sparkly button.  I think I should probably have stitched the button on to the bow - sorry.

All the small boxes are 1.5" square and the big box is 3" square.  Each box holds 4 Hershey's Nuggets quite nicely and the the big box, well that holds the mother-load for Christmas Day :-)

The advent numbers are taken from the Polkadoodles Work & Play 5 Festive Hollybobs collection.

And there you have it, already for December 1st, and we all get a chocolate not just the girls :-)

I am entering this in the following challenges.

Silhouette Challenges - Challenge #19: Advent Calender (closes 30 Nov)

Love to Create Challenge Blog - Challenge #142: Make it for Christmas (closes 23 Nov) #2

DL.ART - Thankful Thursday Challenge #144: Anything Christmas (closes 25 Nov) #2

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. OH Karon this is GORGEOUS. What a wonderfully fun advent calendar. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  2. WOW, ist das für mich????????
    nein aber das hast du wunderschön gemacht
    glg Gertrude

  3. Absolutely gorgeous....such detail went into this project!

  4. Oh my! You are so crafty and that Advent calendar is simply marvelous. You tease with the comment to keep an eye on the blog. I will, of course, keep a close eye. Enjoy the season.

  5. Oh my goodness Karon, that is absolutely beautiful. I love it. What a great idea.

  6. Listen here woman...I'm down on my knees now, begging....LOL! Okay, wedding proposals but GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY....if that isn't the the coolest advent calendar EVER!! Had no idea about the silhouette challenge that too!
    Happy weekend and way to go on this awesome creation!

  7. What a brilliant idea Karon and so fabulously done too xx

  8. Wow Karon you are on a roll, another fabulous project, I want to open all the boxes
    Kevin xx

  9. What a creative and fabulous Advent calendar this is, Karon!! I love the papers and that beautiful ribbon!! You did such a fabulous job!! Love, love this!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Karon, this is super gorgeous; something I would expect to see in boutique like Gift Emporium.

  11. You're remarkable. I love this. Such a different Advent calendar. Now, can I get it done in time? I'm off to Bird's. Thank you!!!

  12. Karon, this turned out so wonderful! Love it!!

  13. Oooh! I've seen many advent calendars but this is something else! Great project! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
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    Friday Sketch DT
    Sami Stamps DT

  14. Karon, this is gorgeous! What a lovely and unique advent calendar! All of the boxes are beautiful and I love that there are goodies for everyone to enjoy. :o) Beautifully done, my talented friend! Have a sparkly happy night. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Karon this is a fabulous Advent calendar. Really festive and fun. Great job.

  16. Gosh Karon - this is such an amazing creation! love it! (And enjoy the chocolates!)

  17. AWESOME!!!!!! I love it.need I say more this will be so much fun to open
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #144 “ANYTHING CHRISTMAS” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  18. Another great Christmas project!!
    Love the contents in each box ;)

  19. What a lovely advent calendar! This is a fabulous project, Karon! I like your idea so much! I love the papers and all these small boxes! Just brilliant!

  20. Stunning creation and love the beautiful colours used.
    aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

  21. Oh my goodness - this is just STUNNING! Looks like a photo out of a holiday magazine! Beautiful papers, embellishments and presentation. I LOVE everything about this my friend!

  22. Karon this is INCREDIBLE!! What a fun, fun idea. I love all the boxes and the papers you chose are perfect!

  23. Fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!
    Jackie LTC owner/designer

  24. WOW!! This looks really fun!!!
    And yes BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Awesome job my friend!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  25. Oh WOW it looks so elegant and beautiful ...Super festive and gorgeous Karon
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  26. Wow these turned out so cute. And I love the wire tree. I have to see if I can get one.

  27. Wow Karon I absolutely love this idea, it looks amazing and it contains chocolate what more could you need lol.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges.
    Kim x

  28. Oh my! The completed project just looks the chocolate makes it

  29. Oh Karen this is fantastic and beautiful, I LOVE the stacking idea of this advent calendar Karon:) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

  30. This is so cool!!! I love this idea...gorgeous work! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create!
    Chris - DT

  31. This is such a fun way to countdown and makes a change from the usual Advent tree. Great idea, Karon. TFS.
    hugs, Asha

  32. WOW Karon....your advent calendar is just fabulous. I love it because its so different from the normal ones you see. So much work its amazing!!

  33. I love, love, love this advent calendar. The best I have seen so far this year.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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