Wednesday, 5 December 2012

WOYWW 183..... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....


Here we are again for another round of WOYWW, and it's now December and we're 5 days into Advent.  For all the WOYWW shaped deets, head here for the fabulous Ms Dunnit, Mr Linky, and to join in!

I'm quite conscious of the fact that you lovely visitors pop by and see my desk in the throes of making something, but you never see anything actually finished.

Well, this week I'm doing a complete turnaround, and I'm going to show you something I have finished but you never saw it started!!!

I had a panic attack last Wednesday evening - I suddenly realised that we were only two days away from the first of December, and I hadn't started Lil' Miss B's Advent Calendar.  I'd bought a Tando Creative octagonal advent calendar, with a view to making it up, and then promptly forgotten about it.

Cue much panicked makings...

I started out with a coat of silver paint on everything - can I just suggest to you all that you don't do what I did?  Make sure you know what you're doing BEFORE you assemble it, that way it's a lot easier to paint!  LOL.

I've used Dovecraft Christmas papers, glued on and then Chipped Sapphire DI round the edges topped off with silver pigment ink to tie them all together.  Liberal application of glitter glue followed, and having bought Tando's advent numbers, I double embossed these with Personal Impressions Silver Dollar EP.  And edged them with a Krylon silver leaf pen.  Took AGES..... hehehehe

I stuck on a few snowflake buttons with the shanks removed, glitter glued those too, and topped it off with a star cut from Mirri board on my Silhouette.  To finish, fill draws....!

Ok, so Lil' Miss B ended up getting it late (on the 2nd) but she loves it and I just want to stroke it.....LOL

Oh, and while we're on the "finished job" tack - here's my finished labels.  I have a modest collection of Distress Inks, but as you can see, I have room for more!


Oh - and before I go, my apologies if I don't get around to you this week.  I'm in hospital tomorrow for surgery, and fully expect it to be at least 4 days before I feel like looking at a computer!  I should be home on Friday though....!  Happy hopping!


sandra de said...

Ohhhh it is absolutely gorgeous. I have always wanted to make an advent calendar and yours must be one of the most interesting i have ever seen. Have a lovely week.

Sandy said...

Hope all goes well in Hospital ((hugs)) Your tree is just beautiful no wonder she is so happy with it and you just want to stroke it its so pretty.. Merry Christmas.. Sandy :) #12

Ann B said...

Good luck with the surgery Morti, must be a drag this near Christmas. Love your advent calendar - very pretty.
Ann B

Apryl said...

The advent looks awesome, great job! Worth the mad scrap panic focus!

Happy WOYWW!

#11 Apryl

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That advent calendar is gorgeous - no wonder she loved it! (Saw her in the school production rehearsals yesterday btw, good acting genes there!!)
Good luck tomoz, it can only help - will visit when you're feeling up to it :)
Love, LLJ #30 xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

your tree is wonderful! love it
thanks for sharing.
happy woyww trace x #33
p.s. I have festive candy

Hettie said...

Fantastic Advent Calender and well done for getting it complete at such short notice. The filling is an art too and not cheap!
Great storage for your inks.
Good luck for your op and here are some hugs for you.

Unknown said...

My eyes were drawn to your DI storage thingy, love it, obviously made of plastic but where did it come from please?
Hope the surgery goes ok.
Elaine #19

Helen said...

Hope you recover soon and well, I adore the advent calendar, it is stunning and worth the effort. I would want to stroke it too... much love. Helen, 5

Noreen said...

Looks amazing, I'm very, very tempted to get one too as I love it. Don't know if you know, but country view crafts have got a special offer every day in Dec, the other day out was distress inks for £2.50 each, free p&p! Here's the web address:

Roudi said...

Love your advent calendar for this year! So pretty. ♥
Wishing you a quick and complete recovery. xx
Roudi #48

Redanne said...

You have done an amazing job with the advent calendar, it looks really beautiful. I store my DI's in exactly the same way as your and I have room for more too - but only just. Really hope the surgery goes well. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #49

JoZart Designs said...

That is superb, no wonder she loves it! I love it!
Hope all goes easy for you in hospital and you'll soon be on the mend for Christmas. You've waited long enough so relax, let it happen and time will fly!
Jo x

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I certainly do it hand it to you girly, I haven't even unpacked yet and there you are with a finished advent tree, and's beautiful, no wonder L is pleased with it!
Will be thinking of you tomorrow xx

Cardarian said...

Oh your Christmas tree advent calender is just so beautiful - Lil miss B should be very happy! And your labels look good too - wish I had them in such a nice order... I guess I have too many....hope all goes well in the hospital and will be hearing from you again soon!
Lots of hugs,

Claire said...

what a stunning calender! no wonder she loves it :) the troubles i always found was finding 24 lil things that fit in the lil drawers....
have a happy WOYWW :)
no. 8

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the advent calendar - hope all goes well tomorrow. Sunshine Girl - no 21.

Anonymous said...

Hope the surgery goes well Diane and you're soon back on your feet again, pity it had to be so close to Christmas. Love the Christmas count down calendar, it turned out really well despite the panic. I like you DI's, a nice little collection methinks.

Brenda 79

Louise B said...

Love the advent calendar. Thanks for sharing. #76

Twiglet said...

Oh - what a lovely little advent tree -well done you. x Jo

Kate said...

Advent looks amazing. Like the ink storage.

Take care, hope the surgery goes well.

** Kate **

Karen McAlpine said...

Ohh, love this silvery tree. Very Steampunky.
Karen 97

Renee B. said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous advent calendar! And look at those are too organized! Hope all goes well tomorrow.
Hugs, Renee #103

BJ said...

Hi Morti, hope you are feeling better today. Super duper Advent tree, I'd want to stroke it too. BJ#47

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