Thursday, 12 November 2009

Advent.....and counting!!

Hi everyone!
Well, feeling much better today....I missed yesterday as didn't feel too cracking again, but had started to make this Advent Calendar/Box, so finished it off this morning in the early hours...listening to the owl hooting and the fox trying to find food in the garden....what a noisy night!!
I have moved my workroom (yes..again!) and now my workroom is a spare double bedroom, and all my craft items are in the small spare bedroom, and I am working upstairs (my house is a split level..sleep downstairs and sit upstairs!!). Having sorted out through my boxes a couple of weeks ago, I found a bag full of matchboxes which I must have bought to make something....don't know what....anyway, I thought I would make a small Advent Box using these...I have seen it in a magazine somewhere but can't remember where, so did my own take on it, using Stampin Up Christmas Papers and stickers from the Scrapbooking Set called Christmas Jingle which is such a fantastic bargain...2 sheets each 12x12 Cardstock in Chocolate Chip/Real Red/Old Olive/Very Vanilla... 3 sheets 12x12 of 2 designs of double sided paper and 6 sheets of self adhesive die cut stickers (2 of each design) all for £15.50 ......I have used this set on an 6x6 album...made cards....made this Advent Box and I still have lots left!!

Difficult to explain how I made it quickly...but if you would like instructions, please email me on and I will endeavour to explain!! the deliberate mistake .......I have just realised I have forgotten to put the numbers on the drawers!!!
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Have a nice day
Elaine x


  1. Glad you are feeling better today. I love the advent box, it looks fab in the Jingle kit!
    Perfect for sweet little treats!

  2. Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 13. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at

  3. oh waw, great project, the papers you used are fab, this 'd be a great gift for christmas, =)

  4. What a great project! I'm going to sit down and make it this weekend. Neat stuff!

  5. Great advent calendar. Maybe I'll get around to making one for next year! Hope SU bring out the Sizzix Matchbox die in this country in preperation.