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Monday, November 16, 2009

Crafty Angels Weekly Challenge - Week 10 "Anything But a Card!"

This week over on the Crafty Angels Weekly Challenge Blog the theme has been set by Sandie and she wanted us to make...."Anything but a card". Having already made boxes etc I decided to tackle the mammouth task of making an Advent Calendar. Armed with Camilla's instruction in the Magnolia Ink magazine I set to work, cutting and scoring all the 24 boxes (you can cheat and make one with match boxes...) and then of course there is all the construction and decoration....anyway here it is...

The Top
The papers I used on the whole project were by Making Memories they were in a pad designed to be used with The Slice. I inked them with Vintage Photo distress inks added some paper roses by Wild Orchid Crafts with foilage using my Martha Stewart "Branch" punch, one of the Xmas Magnolia's and a sentiment by Teresa Collins.

Side View One
More of the same papers plus a couple more of the new Xmas Magnolia stamps the little "Dec 25" stamp is by Studio G. To create the drawer handles I used my Cropadile to punch two holes in each drawer and added a couple of eyelets and then used some string to create the pull.

Side View Two
Again more Xmas Magnolia's, I have added Flowersoft in Christmas Green & Shamrock Green (mixed together) to the wreath, and the sentiment is by Catslife Press, with more paper roses.

Side View Three
Again, more Xmas Magnolia's with snowflakes using my Martha Stewart punch.

Side View Four
I used another Tilda from the Xmas collection and also the "DO NOT OPEN" is by Catslife Press, and the "Gifts Checklist" is by Teresa Collins.

I am so pleased that I made this, and it is being kept for ME....I just cannot bear to part with Georgia & David are going to fill it for me...yay

Be sure to pop on over to the Crafty Angels Blog to see what the other DT members came up with. Many of the Xmas Magnolia collection can be found in the store HERE.


Mel said...

Wow Caz this is amazing. I keep thinking about making one but never seem to do anything about it.I think it's the thought of making 24 drawers that put me off. Maybe I will have to use match boxes lol ~ Mel x

** Line** said...

wonderful...I don´t have words!!!
so perfect!!!
hugs Line

SemSee said...

All I can say is ....... WOW!!! Absolutely STUNNING hun! Hugs, Sem x

jenny said...

Wow Caz! Fabulous work, love it :0)
Enjoy opening up all the boxes!

Jenny xx

lou said...

So worth the effort it is AM-A-ZING!!! Glad you decided to keep and treasure it, Enjoy, Louise x

slinkycat said...

Oh caz this is gorgeous! I really love the eyelets in the drawers! :)

Leanne x

Treacle said...

Wow Caz this is absolutely stunning.

I want to make one of these but I can't decided what papers to use. By the time I have christmas will be over lol.


Crafting Queen said...

Stunning project, love it. Anesha

Mi Fernandes said...

OMG!!! The most beautiful project I ever seen!!! I love magnolia stamps, and this piece is amazing!! congratulation for your creativity!
regards from Brasil...

Mi Fernandes said...

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I really love your projects! They're gorgeous!
Well, I'm waiting for your visit in my blog!
Have a nice week!!!! :)
(and excuse me for my bad english.. lol)