Saturday, 16 October 2010

Advent Calendar Chest

Hi friends,
This is a long post you might need a cuppa.

I thought I would show you my creations using the new Molly Bloom stamps all available at Whichcraftuk.

Hop over to Clare's Blog the designer, for some wonderful inspiration and come and see her demoing at the Stamp Magic show, The Dome Doncaster.

My first creation is an Advent Calendar Chest.
 Sorry for the rubbish photos the lightings not very good. I was rushing so I could deliver that day!!

 I used the Match Box Template, also from Whichcraftuk, for the drawers and 3 pieces of Woodware
chip board.
Stamps used: Christmas Tree, Gingerbread Man, George as an Elf, Molly at Christmas, Molly with Tree Lights, Christmas Stocking, and part of Pile of Presents
Papers are by NitWit
I coloured the images with copics just too many to list.
The brads are from Dovecraft I coloured the red ones with a copic marker and added dots with a white gel pen , and also coloured the ribbon too with a green copic.
The numbers are peel offs which I also coloured pale blue with peel off markers.

Challenges I would like to have fun with,
Charisma Cardz ~ more than one fold
Crafty Creations ~ show a number
Papertake Weekly ~ 3 of a kind
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Winter Wonderland
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ U for under the tree Gift or box
Pile it On ~ Things in 3's

The next one is a card using Whichcrafts handbag die cut card. I cut it in half long ways and joined it back together with a piece of dp on the front and the same cream card on the back.
It makes an A5 gate fold card.

Molly Bloom stamps used:
Patchwork Bed, Christmas Window, Bedtime Molly, George as an Elf and part of Pile of Presents.
NitWit paper again and coloured with copics
The sentiment is from the Woodware Christmas Sentiment clear set punched with SU oval and scallop oval punches.
I stamped 2 windows cut out the panes in one and added acetate for a 3D effect

The next 2 cards are using Whichcraft Elegant die cut step card

I had to take these  at the shop hence the background.
Molly Bloom stamps: Christmas Tree, and Christmas Stocking.
I stamped the tree using Versafine Olympia Green first then added Spanish Moss around the edges of the branches.
Then inked the trunk with momento cocoa and stamped it onto one of Paulas die cut scallop ovals.
I coloured in some of the branches and the trunk with a copic, and distressed the scallop edge with Victorian Velvert ink.
The pot was stamped on to dp and raised on pads
Sentiment as previous card.
Craftwork cards candy in christmas green.

Molly Bloom stamps used:
Molly as a tree angel, Christmas stocking. Pile of Presents,
DP NitWit
Sentiment as above

This one is using the Double Concertina step card

Molly Bloom stamps used:
Molly as a tree angel, Gingerbread man, Christmas Window and a couple of the presents from Pile of presents, coloured with copics
DP NitWit
Sentiment is a peel off

Well I think that's enough for now more to follow later.

Thanks for staying with me, have a fun weekend, i'm off to a workshop at Whichcraftuk now going to play with Penny Black stamps today whoohoo!!

Love Cherie   //*.*\\


  1. Adorable creations!
    Love them all.
    Thanks for joining us at PTW this week.
    Hugs, Minnamanna (GDT)

  2. Oh My goodness Cherie - where do i start?? they are all absolutely fabulous . I love that advent chest and would love to have a go at one.
    All the cards are just wonderful. these new stamps are delightful.
    Hope you are well -
    Lisa ;)

  3. WOW - your projects are totally fabulous! I just love them! adorable images - coloured beautifully. i love how you made such home-warming little scenes! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  4. Oh my - look at all you've accomplished! Love the calendar!! Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing and playing at Crafty Creations this week!

  5. Oh My goodnes me cherie. wow wee!! I dont know where to start either, all of the above and more and more, such amazing work.

  6. Wow these projects are stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
    Sharon x

  7. Oh my goodness Cherie each and every one of your cards are just gorgeous, so detailed and as for your advent calender WOW!!!! Just fabulous! thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz and at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
    Joanne x

  8. You never cease to amaze me with your fantastic creations. The cards are absolutely adorable and the advent chest is stunning. Such a lot of work must have gone into making that but the result is fantastic. Hope you had fun at your workshop, cant wait to see what else you have created.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  9. Oh my, these are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Crafty Creations this week!
    Jenni x

  10. Wow such fantastic projects. Thanks for joining in with the ABC Christmas challenge.

    Paula GD. xxxx

  11. OMW hun, these are just fab-u-lous! Thanks for joining us at ABC CC for Under The Tree. Hugs, Sxx

  12. Wow! What fabulous designs. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  13. Wow - your advent calendar is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  14. Oh I love advents! this is a brilliant project! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge! Samantha :0)

  15. wow wee, what creative makes your blog is an inspiration

    sarah xx
    tiggertastic blog
    DT member at CPF

  16. Cherie, I am speechless! These are unbelievable fascinating. Oh how I wish I could come and watch you work your magic. Beautiful, just beautiful and so amazing. YOU ROCK!


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