Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Chocolate Free Advent calendar

Here is something I made for the recent release of Polka Doodles Picknix CD latest release ... "Gingerbread Twist" which is fab to work and design with. Being a newbie to Serifs Craft Artist, I have had great fun playing with all the different elements although I would probably advance further is occasionally I read the help files!

For one of my DT projects, I have made an advent calendar which looks after all our waist lines .... it has no chocolate! Instead there are little messages under each number with Christmas activities or rewards which I thought would be great for the children or even for the "child within us adults!".

It is really simple to make as all it is flaps which I have then stuck on to 12" x 12" card and then decorated the front with the numbers from the alphabet section and loads of images from the CD.

I created little flaps and they have a "turn up" at the end so that the numbered flap, stands out more as I did not want the flaps to be flat. I suppose it was my way of making sure people realised that there was something under the flaps ...... lol x

Under each flap is a little note with a suggestion with an activity to do that day leading up to Christmas. Above photo shows an example and no two messages are the same!

I am entering my Advent Calendar in to the following challenges:

Anything goes - Christmas
Christmas all year round - include a Christmas present. There are some on the main topper and on some of the flaps.
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas sentiment
Anything but a card - anything but a card!!!
The Pink Elephant - use patterned paper

Well gotta dash as have loads of school prep to do an time is whizzing by ....



Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun,this is just brilliant I love,love this too bits,great idea,and the detail colours,and images just stunning,brilliant,oh and well done on your DT post too hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Christy said...

What a creative idea...this is just tooooo cute!!!! Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

Diana Fernandez said...

I LOVE this idea!!!! And it could be good for a countdown to almost anything!!! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card!

Julia S-W said...

What a wonderful advent calendar! (shame there's no chocolate though but we must be good!!).
I love the patterns and colours you've chosen to incorporate and the one quote you show us makes me think that this would be a fun Christmas idea - I love it!
Thank you so much for sharing your work with ABAC's first challenge and I do hope you'll join in with us again.

Cheryl said...

hi hun also meant to say bless you for playing at anything goes,this week too,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Margaret said...

Such a great idea and a wonderful way to focus on the holiday without adding to our waistlines (not that I'm opposed to a little chocolate!). I love the various images on each date!
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

Deena said...

wow! this is a fabulous the idea of the notes instead of candy too! Thanks for joining us on our debut challenge at Anything But A Card!

TRACEY O said...

Gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR this month.

CraftinGranny said...

What a fantastic project LuLu. Great inspiration! I'm so glad you shared with us at CCAYR this month. "Hugs"

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous Lou! Wow!! HUGS