Friday, 9 December 2011

Advent : Days 1 to 8

This has been a long time in the coming . . . 
. . . started last year, but never completed. 

But now we go through the days . . . 
. . . counting, preparing, waiting 
               for the coming of a baby,
            a king,
                   the greatest gift.

I'm late in posting, so it's a catch up of 8 days.

After making an Advent set for my mother-in-love 2 years ago, I wanted one for myself. (In fact, that was my first blog post! See here for the completed one) This time I thought I would change from the rectangle to making a tree.

When I made the tree, starting at the top with one card space, I added one card to each row, so in the end there are 28 card spaces. This works out great as Advent usually runs from the 4th Sunday before Christmas, making it anywhere between 22 - 28 days.

As the Christmas Countdown paper pack (Stampin Up) only had 25 days, I created 3 cards with no numbers :

. . . Countdown
. . . Rejoice
. . . Christmas - What's it all about

To make up the cards, I used all and any of my Christmas stash from the Countdown pack, Christmas stamps from all different suppliers (Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, Club Scrap, Biblical Impressions, Embossing Arts & Co, Clarity Stamps, amongst others), distress inks, diecuts (Fabscraps and local craft shops), Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents, Poinsettia flowers (Hero Arts and others), pearls and gems and ribbons. I had got this far last year, so you may have seen these before.

I just had to get that reindeer - dog stamp as it reminded me of my dog, Snoopy. It's coloured to match his colouring. He keeps us entertained by his antics and crazy ways of sleeping.
I will be posting a new Advent card each day.

1 comment:

  1. Janet, this is amazing - what a treasure! I'll be watching as you add another each day! Beautifully and lovingly done!


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