Sunday, 4 November 2012

Christmas advent....LOTV little scene.

Hi...hope you are all good today?
a little LOTV Christmas advent...

just had this idea the other day,
it has been an evening project this week
 and great fun to make.

my hubby cut me a few wooden blocks 
a while ago and just sanded the edges on this piece
and distressed it with TimHoltz frayed burlap ink.
the sweet winter image is Build a Snowman,           
i have coloured with distress markers,
added some sparkle with a gelly roll pen
 (which sadly doesn't show up well on the photos)
and the snow is puff white embossing powder.
i have also stamped the Christmas postcard
and star from the Christmas Icons samp sheet
which gave me the idea to
punch the 24 days of advent with
a postage stamp punch,the numbers are
cut from Tim Holtz decorative Alphabetical strip
and i set a little eyelet in each corner

the wire and rusty bell are from
an old Christmas decoration
and it just about holds all of the advent cards :) 
the paper is by Kaisercraft and the trees
 are cut from Dee's Christmas Stacker Tree die.
a photo from above
the LOTV hand written phrase was just
right for the front,December word is
also made from the TimHoltz die,
 i added a bit of lace and a button.
thanks so much for stopping by,
have a lovely day.
hugs all,Lou.xxxxxx


Faye said...

Oh my goodness. Lou! What a fantastic project, I love it. In fact I'm off to stare at it some more... X

Alina said...

this is fantastic, a gorgeous idea, I love everything about it!!!!!

Loopylou. said...

oh my my my my my!! Lou hun this is just stunning and such a gorgeous idea, I love those little numbers on the wire, just love it all really!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh wow Lou what a fabulous idea and your work us as STunning as always. Just love your style xxx
Debbie xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This looks amazing! I love the design, with that cute image and gorgeous colours


Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card,what a great image....coloured beautifully.xxx

Ivonne said...

WOW, beautiful project! Love all the details you have added, especially the cute bell! Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Fiona said...

oh my word...this is absolutely goreous....I swithered about that stamp...now I need it!!


Chris said...

Fabulous Lou and such a wonderful idea! Can't think of a more gorgeous advent calendar and you've made me go and buy that tree die which is gorgeous :D. Enjoy your Sunday, big hugs, Chris xx

Purplecat 64 said...

This is simply stunning,
and a lovely keepsake,
Heather & Bronwyn x x

Planetsusie said...

This is such a different and fun idea Lou. I love the wire with the 'rusty' bell on the end. Absolutely brilliant creation.

Big hugs Sue Pxxx

coops said...

wow this is stunning lou.really fantastic design and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Louise said...

Totally WOW Lou I love it
Louise xx

Trololo2 said...

WOW. that is brilliant x

Fleur said...

WOWZER !!!! Lou this is awesome, I love it and what an amazing idea.
So much gorgeous details too.
See you soon
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Snezana Maricic said...

Greetings from Belgrade, Serbia.
I'm a big fan of all the art and crafts, especially the works of pressed flowers, greeting cards, bookmarker, and I like decoupage.
I'm extremely impressed with your work, but I have neither the material nor the tools to be able to create such beauty as you.
Belgrade have very little materials and tools for the hobby, and what there is,it is very expensive and of poor quality. Everything I do, I work with my fingers, scissors and glue to use plain paper, or wood glue. I do not have to drill or glue paper ruller, not all the tools and materials you see here and the video clips on youtube.
By the way, I am a judge, and work hard, so i don't have inough time for crafts.
I'd like to look at my work and give your feedback.
Sorry for my bad english.

Donna Mosley said...

OMG!!!!! Lou, this is one AMAZING creation hun. LOVE IT! You're creativity knocks my socks off. :o)

Donna x

maxine said...

This is stunning x

Ellen said...

Gorgeous , love every little detail !!
So glad I found your blog !!

Hugs, Ellen

Karen said...

What a brilliant idea & it looks fantastic.

Beate said...

What a gorgeous creation and wonderful idea! I love it!

Hugs and smiles

Elise said...

Hi Lou! Oh my gosh! This is absolutely INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS! Wowwwww! This idea has me trying to take it all in .. what a most BEAUTIFUL project!!! I love love love! Amaaaaazing work my dear! sigh ... lemme go and gaze at it again. hehehe!!!

Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

so wonderful! Saw this calender in Facebook , thanks for this idea- I just finished one now!!

Minnie Maines said...

What a great idea, love it! You did an amazing job on this, absolutely gorgeous!


Wishcraft said...

Lou this is just fabulous! What a great idea! Love your fabby design and all your lovely details, and that super cute image of course :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Patti Katai said...

Lou I Love this!!! What a great idea, you did such an amazing job!


Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS, WOW, OOH AR, GORGEOUS,its all of those and more I LOVE IT LOU, hugs C xxxxxxx
ps I have to make noises over something at the moment.

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is FAB! Love the little scene and your very clever advent calendar. Thank you for following me too! Hugs, Lesley

Pam Sparks said...

OH Lou!!! THIS is FABULOUS!!! I love it! so creative and wonderfully colored and designed... doing the numbers like this is way over the top cool! LOVE IT! Awesome!

Kay Carley said...

Oh My!!!! Guess what????? Yep.............love this one too!!! xxxx

ribenaruby said...

Just had to come over to see how you made this Lou..a real labour of love!!! Wow, your hubby is wonderful and you're very lucky..your project will definitely bring in the 'wow's' from the public at the shop. Brilliantly made, very practical and right for the season! Ruby x

Maryann said...

Absolutely gorgeous work here, sooooooooo stunning project.

Suzie's Card Den said...

this is amazing Lou, I saw it today, fantastic project, I love the xmas trees too.
Suzie xx

Anonymous said...

This is just adorable!

Andrea said...

Thanks for this great countdown idea! I love it - look at my blog - I make it a little big different.
Big hug

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