Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Advent Calendar.

I made a House Advent  Calendar way back in 2013 and it has been put up on my window ledge every December ever since. Little L'th saw it on Sunday and decided whilst my back was turned that it needed a bit of a revamp and should now have  more of a Scandinavian look to it!!

Well at least it has kept him quiet and away from my Summer House.

Whilst Little L'th was busy I made another card for your inspiration for the Fairy Challenge over on the Butterfly Blog. Theme is Fairies, Elves, Gnomes, Pixies and Imps are out to play.  If your getting tired of making christmas cards then you can make a non christmas one with them as I have below. Remember a Gnome is not just for Christmas!!

I have used another Creative Expressions Stamp. This one is Knarly Nook. UMS 883 and have left mainly uncoloured except for a few green leaves, lights on in the houses and silver gel pen around the edges.  By careful masking of the other stamps I have managed to create a scene around the tree.  The Small Pixies and the Owl (minus the branch he was sitting on) are by Lavinia Stamps. Sentiment and the sparkle stamp are a freebie from a Practical Publishing magazine whilst the fairy sitting at the bottom (minus the leaves and flowers she was amongst) is a freebie from a Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine from 2014. I added glitter glue  around the fairies which I have managed to capture a bit of in the photo.  Backed onto  a green non shed sheet of glitter card and then onto black cardstock for the base card.

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #119 Anything goes.
Crafty Card Makers #246 No patterned paper.
Through The Craft Room Door  # Anything goes.
Tuesday Throwdown #446 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #70 Anything goes.
Love To Craft #41 Anything goes.
The Creative Crafters #22 Anything goes.
2 Crafty Critters #Anything with a critter (Owl).
Stamping Sensations #Anything goes with stamping.


Margo said...

Haha looks like you have some great help around the house !
Lovely card and I love the gnomes :)

Chris said...

Little L'th has been busy...!
Beautiful fairy card, so pretty and delicate.

Margreet said...

Little L'th has revamped your Advent calendar beautifully. My compliments to him.
Your card is also beautiful.
xxx Margreet

crafty-stamper said...

Great revamped house lol Great card and stamps love all the sparkle
Carol x

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A I love the revamped house and the card you have made. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Suze said...

I think Little L'th has done a wonderful job revamping the Advent Calendar. There is hope for him yet! I like your card too - lots of lovely sparkly bits.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, Little L'th has made some lovely cards and your fairy card is quite beautiful, gorgeous colours and design, Kate x x

Donna said...

Like the advent calendar update and cute card!

Kathleen said...

Looks to me that L'th should nee here all year round. Some really great creations.

Kath x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful Advent calendar. Always good to reuse something if you can. Loving the card too. Wishing you a happy creative week, Angela xXx

brenda said...

A lovely Fairy and Fantasy creation, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Valerija said...

So wonderful!
Valerija xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant selection Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Sandra H said...

A lovely fancy creation Mrs A as Brenda mentioned love the use of recycled materials xx

Lori said...

Beautiful fairy card! Love all the shine. L'th did a fabulous job with those gnomes!

Sladjana Perisic said...

Beautiful and sparkly fairy card. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great work, L'th! :D Love the scandi look and the wool string that keep the calendar faces together! All those gnomes make me smile! :D
Your card is delightful, Mrs. A! Love all the sparkling and the fairies!! I have too the fairy sitting at the bottom, so lovely. The sentiment is very appropriated!!

Sally H said...

Love your advent calendar and your card is simply gorgeous, Mrs A! Hope little L'th manages to stay out of trouble Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Greta said...

Love all the sparkle on your card, Mrs A! So neat to have made an Advent Calendar!

Kathyk said...

Smashing makes shared today in your post, loving the delicate effect of little colouring on your entry and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog


Di said...

This was so funny! It's now Friday and nothing further - what is he up to? The suspenders is killing me!


Di xx

Josephine said...

What a fabulous project.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

pinky said...

I love to see things we create being brought out year after year Valery and a wee re-vamp is always welcome lol. It is beautiful! Loving your gorgeous glittery card too.

Mia said...

I love your advent calendar, Valery. And your fairy card is gorgeous!!!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at 2CCC. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Mia {My Blog}

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely project. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Wendy DT Member for

Maikreations said...

Lovely creation! Love all the shiny embossing! Thank you for joining our "No patterned paper" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a lovely week and happy crafting, Maike

AlisonC said...

That is a lovely silvery magical look.

Lynne K said...

Fairies and sparkle are a perfect combination! Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations for our December challenge.