Monday, 10 December 2012

Our Homemade Advent Calendar!

Hi there!
I hope you are well?
I'm here to show you the Advent Calendar I finished a couple of weeks ago, but only just realised I haven't blogged it!

This was quite a mission I have to say, but I did enjoy making it, even if it did take almost a week!

I got the instructions from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I love it, as does my son, especially now that it is filled with 'Squinkies' (don't ask lol!)

I used freebie papers (Snowed In by My Mind's Eye), also from CM&P, and lots of white card, and some brads from my stash....that's about it really! Oh and some glitter and gems. 


Oh, a funny little story about this 'magic box'...when I was assembling it, Keiran kept putting things into the drawers and I kept turning it to add new drawers, when he wasn't looking. Then he would look in the drawers and his things had disappeared! Then I would turn it back and they would return! He was convinced it was actually magic and it didn't occur to him that the box had turned! He even commented that not only had his things disappeared, but the handles had changed lol! Bless him! I haven't told him...he still thinks it's magic!

Glad I've got this blogged...gonna email CM&P now see if they want it for their magazine! :)


  1. Oh wow, wonderful Advent Calender. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Merry Christmas.


  2. Wunderschön ist dein Kalender geworden. Danke fürs Mitmachen bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.


  3. Fantastic project. Beautiful papers and embellishments. What a work ! Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charima Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  4. What a lovely story to go with this magic box. A lot of terrific work has gone into this. Thanks for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles.

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers

  6. You are amazing Lizy - this is such a fabulous piece of work! I love the story about your son too - oh to believe in magic again! Vicky x

  7. stunning! looks like a lot of work!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  8. What a fantastic project Lizy - it's looks beautiful and what a fab story to go with it - it's lovely when our children are still sweet and innocent.

  9. Fantastic Christmas project Lizy and such a fab festive design! Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  10. oh wow this is fantastic lizy.really stunning design :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Absolutely! Hope they accept it - who wouldn't want a magic set of boxes! Fabulous job. Thanks for joining in the fun at Unstampabelles this month, hope to see you return.

  12. That's a funny story!
    Wow what a magnificent piece of crafting this was! It turned out beautifully and it shows how much work and time you put into it!


  13. Wonderful project! I really love the colours and all the detailing is wonderful.Thank for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

  14. Oh wow, I love it! Always meaning to try one of these but haven't yet found the time. Thanks so much for playing along with the Charisma girls this week, hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    Jenni x

  15. Such a cute little story about ehmagic boxes. I'm sure your son will be pleased to get a new squinkie each day. The calendar looks fantastic, I can see why it took so long to complete. Thanks for sharing at Unstampabelles.

  16. Gorgeous calender. It's a big job.
    Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  17. Wow fab advent calender such a sweet idea :)

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  18. Oh wow this is amazing! I had to laugh at the story of your son and the 'magic' bit! Good luck with CM&P, I look forward to seeing this in my copy! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  19. Great story about Keiran and the drawers! :^) This is a fabulous creation! I love the construction of it, and I know it took hours and hours! Love the papers you chose and your embellies! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  20. fab project!
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  21. This is fabulous! My mum has asked me to help her make one of these but it will have to be for next year now, LOL!
    Helen x

  22. fabulous creation Lizy, love thatit has real magic too, so sweet x

  23. This is such a stunning creation! What a lovely thing to give as a gift! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  24. fabulous box and a wonderful story to go with it. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Unstampabelles this month.

  25. Such a beautiful advent calender! Love the design and pretty colours! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular sunday challenge, hope to see you again next week!

    Hugs Jessica

  26. Wow, das sieht ja toll aus.
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.
    LG Michalea

  27. Wow, amazing project! Love the colours. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network

    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

  28. Really fabulous idea! Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!


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