Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Countdown Begins ....

The first of December and (woo hoo) we start the countdown to Christmas Day along with a new challenge over at Country View Challenges which is

CHRISTMAS!


And so what better project to share with you today than my Advent Clock!


I bought this Tando Creative kit whilst at one of the Mixology workshops earlier this year and have thankfully managed to complete it in time! 


The kit got a coat of DecoArt Primary Magenta Fluid Acrylic and then it was about hunting down relevant papers. Most came from Tim's Christmas stacks Merriment and Yuletide - loads of little scraps left over from other projects.


I used some of the embellishments in the kit but just had to add a few flowers!


I did use one special piece of cardstock for the middle - a map of the Arctic Circle and Santa land!

This was great fun to make and I hope will be much enjoyed by my two special grandchildren over the next few years. 

I do hope you will find time to join us in our challenge this month despite all the Christmas preparations. Do hop on over to Country View Challenges for some fabulous inspirational pieces from the rest of the DT and of course all the details of the challenge.

Thank you for joining me today!

Jennie x


12 comments:

Redanne said...

This is such a fun and festive project Jennie! I love the paper in the middle, it is perfect for your advent clock. I am sure your grandkids will have many happy years with this! xx

Annie said...

How fabulous Jennie x totally love your advent clock.....great details and textures
Tfs and have a lovely weekend
Annie xx

Rupa S said...

Fabulous creation Jennie and a great make to be cherished by your grand children.

Evelyn Walter said...

This is so gorgeous, Jennie! I love the idea and how you decorated it. The background with Santa´s home is such a beautiful idea!
xxx Evelyn

Monika Gulyas said...

Oh I've seen this Advent clock shape at Rachel's blog and I loved it at the time! I love how you decorated this clock, especially the world map and the North Pole in the middle! That was brilliant! xx

Craftyfield said...

Such a great Christmas décor piece to use every year! Lots of clever ideas too, like the map!

Corrie Herriman said...

That's a fun project! Love it...
Corrie x

Carol said...

FAB project love all the little elements you have chosen YUM Have a lovely weekend :)

Brenda Brown said...

What a beautifully decorated advent clock, a brilliant way to start the countdown although we know the time's going to fly by!!! Xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Tick tick....counting down....great project! Xx

Julia Aston said...

What a creative and different idea for an advent calender Jennie! love the colors you used and the perfect map in the center - this will surely be fun for anyone counting down to Christmas day! Julia xx

A Pink said...

Wonderful! Jennie . Love the idea of making this into an advent clock . Lovely selection of papers in all those shades of christmas red. The map of the Arctic circle and Santa land is a fantastic touch .
hugs x