Wednesday, 19 December 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday??! AND the long awaited Advent Calendar!

Hello all, well I have been a bad blogger :o( I just haven't had the time I'm afraid. So I thought I'd make sure I posted before Christmas. Firstly to say a big Happy Christmas to Everyone, and secondly to show you the advent calendar that did finally get finished :o)

First my desk..... oh dear it has become rather "dumped upon" after I finished making Xmas cards. I did have it extremely tidy as we have put our house up for sale and I was informed that potential buyers would not appreciate my clutter!!! clutter!! charming! so for the estate agent photo's I cleared all my lovely crafty stash away, only for my crafty corner to not even feature in a photo! oh well.

You will see various lovely Xmas paper pads now redundant untill next year, some xmas stamps over to the left, a bit of bling to the right and not alot else really!
And here is my Advent Calendar. It's a lot more "bling" in real life than in the photo's! I used the Kaisercraft advent calendar kit which I saw on Susan's blog last year and the DCWV Winter Magic Stack along with lots of other bits and bobs from my stash too.
I made the tree baubles from fimo and coated with various embossing powders, nail varnish and glitters! They are not fixed to the tree so the idea is to put them in the drawers along with sweets to add to the tree as you count down.
 For the numbers on the front of the drawers and the snowflakes on the back of the drawers I firstly painted them white and silver then added a top layer of silver glitter embossing powder and holographic embossing powder to give them a glittery finish that wouldn't rub off.

I put the snowflakes on the back so once the drawer has been opened you can put it back in the other way round with the snowflake showing.





14 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Wow April its been three months - I have missed you in blog land!! Your advent calendar is just stunning!!! Love the little tree and stack of parcels and the numbers and snowflakes look beautiful. I'd like to wish you and your family a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year and hopefully you won't be a stranger to blogland in 2013!! Christmas hugs Susan xx

MrsC.x said...

your advent calendar is gorgeous
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

BJ said...

What a brilliant advent calendar. Love the colours and the way you have done the back of the drawers too. Will you be leaving the numbers in order? I'd put them in all higgledypiggledy if it were me. Love the earing baubles too. Brilliant job. Happy Christmas to you - love BJ#1

Helen said...

The advent calendar is wonderful!! Happy Christmas, Helen (3)

Annie said...

I'm just dropping in to say....
May you have a wonderful Christmas with everything that makes you happy.
Hugs,
A x #38

Craftychris said...

ooh April, I so love your advent calender! Its amazing! I love the idea of the snowflakes on the back so you can turn the drawers round - brilliant! I haven't managed WOYWW again this week - I must be a better blogger next year! Good luck with your viewing and have a fabulous Christmas xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That calendar is just gorgeous..I love it so much. The decorated backs of drawers are awesome too!

Sending hugs and love for a Happy Christmas!
LLJ #25 xx

Laura said...

Gorgeous calendar, treasure it
Happy Christmas to you and yours
Laura
54

Redanne said...

Loving your advent calendar and the clever way you have designed the drawers. I made one last year and may just pinch your idea and put Christmas papers on the back of my non-Christmas one - if I can remember that far! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Hugs, Anne x #20 (Nice to have you back)

Anne said...

Hello April your Advent calendar is stunning. It was so lovely to see you had posted. I had been wondering if all was well. So glad it is. Good Luck with the house sale and a very Happy Christmas to you and your family. Anne x #97

Caro said...

That Advent calendar is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a very Happy Christmas. Caro (#65)

The Scrapbook Garden said...

Hi April - beautiful project. Missed you over at The Scrapbook Garden blog. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Ann x

www.welcometothescrapbookgarden.blogspot.com

Julia Dunnit said...

Love that idea of the push me pull you drawer ends, great stuff, beautiful job you've done! Great that you made time for a Christmas WOYWW, I expect keeping your 'clutter' tidy is just another job when you're trying to sell. Good luck with that. Happy Christmas!

Spyder said...

I know, I'm very late! (weeks) Fabulous craftyness going on here, lovely Advent Calender! Happy New Year!! (so I'm early for that!)
(Lyn) Happy Late woyww