Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Countdown to Christmas


When I saw the challenge on EveryBody Art Challenge was Advent this week I had a lightbulb moment of making a countdown to Christmas. I vaguely recall seeing something similar last year but rather than try and find it and see if theres a tutorial I sort of managed on my own.
I use my Zutter bind it all for the number cards the size of which was determined by the size of my little snowman. I also used more number than needed so the cards weren't lopsided so I can count down from 99. I cut the numbers with the cricut I think the cartridge is Base Camp.
I know I've used the Cuddly Buddly Snowmen but they're so cute and work a treat together.  The papers are from Nitwits. Couldn't understand what was wrong with my Marianne trees but later I worked out I have used my Snowfall Cuttlebug Embossing folder by which time it was too late the tree were well and truly stuck.
Don't forget to check out the team's fabulous creations.
Well my Hubby is now on Winter hours and due to some changes early in the year it works out he has a four day week and it was most odd to have him home yesterday although he did go out for few hours but I did use it to my advantage. The Range has opened in Aldershot still a good twenty minutes away but I couldn't resist and they had some new First Editon paper pads which accidentally fell in my basket.

68 comments:

Kathleen said...

This is super Debby. Great to have something to cut out the numbers. Looks good. Less bulky than my advent calender.
Kathleen x

Christine L said...

Stunning Debby.... love how you've done the countdown numbers... what a fab idea!
Hugs
Christine x

Sharon said...

Oh Debby, you're so clever. I love this Advent Calendar of yours. Those are cute little stamps from CB, will have to pay them a visit. Beautiful work as usual. Had a peak at the Diet tab... well done girl, you look amazing! hugs Sharon x

Tracy said...

Oh wow, this is so neat! I love it.
Hugs
Tracy

Chrissy said...

Dont you just hate accidents like that with those baskets....
Gorgeous advent project Debby...the little snowmen are gorgeous...what a fabulous idea..love your colouring and lovely details.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Annelie said...

What a great idea, and so cute! I love it!!
Hugs Annelie

Dawn T said...

A very great idea Debby. Love the snowmen

PinksyDoodles said...

This is brilliant Debby!
Clare x

Jayne Hayward said...

This is lovely - love the calendar idea.

Jayne xx

Janneke said...

Ow this is soooooooo cute Debby ;o)

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Debby, gorgeous Advent calendar! My hubby works Winter and Summer hours too. I just get used to the one and then it changes! Jo x

nnalorac said...

Oh Debby, this is so gorgeous,sweet and cute all rolled into one. Lovely idea. Thanks for the inspiration, might give this a bash. My Zutter's been lying unloved for too long! Carolxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great idea for the countdown to Christmas. Gorgeous images too....

Anne

Squirrel x said...

Wow! Just how long did you spend creating this hun?! It's absolutely brilliant, as always. Hugs Sxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is Gorgeous ♥Pops♥

chrissy xx said...

Stunning!!! LOve everything about it Debby! The work you have put into this is awesome lol.
Chrissyxx

KraftyKaren said...

Super cute and a fab idea.

Karen x

Jackie said...

Oh Debby this is sooo gorgeous... I love it. Another stunning card xxx

Jules said...

Oh what a brilliant idea Debby .. .. I love it!!

Love Jules xx

heidy said...

Oh Debby,this is so clever of you,I love it!
Hugs Heidy

Doreen said...

Stunning Debby,a great idea,and such inspiration.xxx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Debby. This is stunning. Love the colours and papers and those snowmen are just too cute. Donna

Lena said...

Debby, this is amazing! Super idea for the Christmas countdown's. Stamps you used are so sweet. I love dimensional effect in your cards!! Colouring is fantastic as always.
Hugs and much love.
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
Lena

Alice said...

A fabulous idea!!
Alice

Uschi said...

Dein Christmas-Countdown ist ein Traum. Ein wunderbares Motiv und herrliche Farben hast Du genutzt.
Gefällt mir sehr!!

Liebe Grüße
Uschi

Monique said...

What a great idea Debby ! I love it. Those snowmen are soooo cute :)).

Hugs Monique

coops said...

this is fantastic debby.i love the fab design and stunning images and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Tracey said...

Oh my, I absolutely adore this Debby!! What a creative project and I just love the snowmen! I am in awe!! xx

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation hun! xxx

Whisper said...

What a superb idea, my 4 year old would so love this, as this way we could give him a non chocolate treat everyday, Luv Sam x

http://acraftynutter.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Fabulous creation Debby!!!

Marina said...

It's stunning Debby! Beautiful colours and layout and the image is just cute.

Hugs,
Marina

pinky said...

I saw this this morning Debby and new right away it was yours. I so love it!!

Brigitte said...

OMG, this advent calendar is fantastic!!! I might have to make something similar!!! TFS
Brigitte

MiLLie X said...

Wow!
I'm full of inspiration,
thank you!
You have wonderful blog, you have lovely ideas !
Greetings from Finland !

Dena said...

Debby! I want to make this!!!! OMG! You rock! This is so adorable! This is by far my fav way to make an advent. LOVE IT!!!! Cute snowmen and gorgeous paper too. I love Nitwit stuff!
Hugs, Dena

Marian said...

Leuk verzonnen met de data erop
Prachtig je kaart
Groetjes

Sarah said...

This is stunning Debby! Those little snowmen are so cute, I don't blame you for wanting to use them again! The papers and colours are great, such a fabulous idea!
Sarah xx :0)

Jenny said...

A fantastic creation Debby, would make a lovely gift :)
Jenny x

Anita said...

Great idea! And a lovely card!
xoxo Anita

Christina said...

Woww that is really amazing Debby! Beautiful!
Hugs Kristel

gina g said...

Gorgeous advent calendar Debby love the cute images, i think i will have to make one of these for my grandchildren. luv gina xx

Unknown said...

O wow Debby this is wonderful :) I love this advent calendar, it is so so fun and the snowmen are really sweet ... numbers dies are in my wishlist, I can't understand how my wishlist never ends ha ha :))

Wendy said...

Stunning Debby, fab idea.
Wendy xx

Macpurp said...

this is just fab!!!
love teen x

Juls said...

awhhhh, this is just gorgeous! Hugs Juls

Mummylade said...

That is absolutely brilliant Debby!!!

Claire said...

WOW Debby, this is just fabulous - love it! Hugs, Claire x

Helen said...

This is really great! Cute images.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creation, cute jolly images and I love the papers, great idea with the countdown.

Kath x

Andreja L. said...

Stunning, nice you heve done the countdown numbers! What a great idea!
Greetings from Slovenija,
hugs Andreja

Kjersti said...

What a great idea! And a lovely piece of work - as always:) Hugs Kjersti

Mary J said...

Just brillkiant Debby! All of your creations are so professional!! I know I would buy this in John Lewis if they sold it!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Debby.

Hugs Riet.xx

Elf Designs said...

Hi Debby. I love your countdown to Christmas project, those snowmen are so cute. We have the range down here (about half hour away) they do have some great crafty bits, great for kids crafts as well xx

Debbie said...

Debby, this is absolutely gorgeous.
I love the images and all your wonderful details.
Debbie x

Anonymous said...

What a great idea Debby, love it! It must have taken you ages to cut out all those numbers!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Stunning Debby, i love this sweet image's and bright colors.

Hugs Suze xxx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Debby this is excellent, and so very beautiful what wonderful creativity the images are a total delight and how fantastic to put the date on, this is brilliant,.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Melodie said...

Oh Debby, this is again such a wonderful card. The snowmen are so cute.
Hugs
Melodie

melsanford said...

Oh what a fab idea!!!! Love it :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sarah-Jane said...

What a fantastic idea. I might try something like this. Thank you for the inspiration. xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is just fabulous - I LOVE it!
Caroline xxx

Jayne A said...

What a great idea. I am definitely going to make a calender for my desk at work. I bought a Zutter and never used it. Thanks to you I may have to dust it off.

Jayne
x

Cazza said...

This is way too cute Debby and what a fabulous idea!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Lee said...

WOWSER.I Love everything about it.xx

XxJULESxX said...

oh my Debby i just love your work!! this is very gorgeous!

Lavender Rose said...

A very clever card with the dates, I love it, beautifully made and lovely colouring.