Friday, 12 November 2010

Advent Box

Here is a 3D advent box I actually made last year from an idea I got from the very 1st Magnolia Ink magazine, I`d almost forgotton about it but I brought it out to fill with goodies for my Mum, she`s always treating me at christmas so this one is for her.
The images are stamped from Creat a Scene stamps "Vintage Christmas" from Creative Expressions and I`ve used the SU " lovely as a tree " set of stamps for the backgrounds

The Papers are Magnolia from last seasons chrissy range, the numbers are cuttlebug die alphabet set " Hippy Chick " and the handles are Tim Holtz hitch fasteners which I bought from Graphacus online

The photo`s aren`t great as I took them in artificial light, it`s been so gloomy weather-wise lately it`s been hard to get a decent shot but the artificial light really makes the glitter sparkle. The glitter is glamour dust sprinkled over quickie glue pen which is a very quick, easy and fast drying method for sparkles !

For the top of the box I just stamped out the main image and slightly raised it with foam pads just to give it a bit of lift off the background, the flowers are from Calico crafts and the gold bling is from Sehlbach and Whiting.

Again, apologies for the lousy photos ! I haven`t invested in a photo light box yet but it is on my christmas list !

Thanks for stopping by my blog, bye for now and happy crafting xx


  1. Sara it's gorgeous, I love the traditional feel & There's those fab SU trees again ~ Your Mum is a very lucky lady
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  2. Thus is gorgeous Sara, What a beautiful piece!

  3. Hi its your Mother here, Ive moved house and you will have to send it in the post, my address is chris.......
    sorry Sara your mum is one lUCKY LADY, ITS GORGEOUS.I bet it took you ages, it certainly looks like a few hours have been put into this.
    lots of hugs chris xx

  4. Hi!Sara how gorgeous this is,what a work of art and soooooo special for your Mum.
    Just love all the stamping and the sparkle is perfect.
    see you soon,hugs Lou.xx

  5. Wow Sara this is stunning,love the flowers and glitter just love it all.
    Hugs Louise xx


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