Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 8

Here we are on Day 8 of the Advent calendar that my friend, Elly, from the UK and I designed during her visit in October using a 24 cup mini muffin pan.  Throughout December I will share one each day with a brief description of each.

You will want to open each post, as there will be a little treat behind each one!  Some days it might be some virtual ‘candy’ or sweeties as we call them in the UK, other times it might be a card, 3D project or a video!

Each of the squares start with a 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch base with 4 little magnets stuck to the back with glue dots.  The primary colors are  Real Red, Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky. Ink Colors included those above, plus two neutrals of  Tip Top Taupe and Early Expresso.



I just love snowmen – even more, I think than Santa Claus (or Father Christmas as we call him in the UK)  I have a table in my hallway that I cover with fake snow and display all my snowmen during the Christmas period,  at last count I had over 50 – great and small and all sizes in between.

This little guy was made with a 3/4 and 1″ circle punch, a light dusting of Smoky Slate ink and sparkling rhinestones for his buttons.  His very smart hat is a couple of scraps of basic black with a Metallic heart and his nose the merest sliver of Pumpkin Pie card.

To give the impression of snow fall we used the ‘spotty’ Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate and some Dazzling Details glitter as a little mound of snow at his base.

Todays virtual treat:

At the beginning of this year I set myself a mission to use Designer Series Paper ~ I always buy it and find myself hoarding it ‘cos it is so lovely.  I have done very well over the year and have shared many projects with you but when the Petals and Paisleys DSP came out in September I was very nearly undone!

The Night of Navy/Copper paper was just toooooo pretty to cut into – I agonised over it and just kept putting it back into the packet.  By the end of October I had to be stern – it had to be done – so it became part of my ‘Thank you” cards for all the lovely folks who had shopped with me during October.


Card Base:  11 x 4 1/4 Crumb Cake ~ scored @ 5 1/2

DSP Layer 4 x 2  Petals and Posies DSP ( this will give 24 pieces – so it goes a long way)

Ink Color: Crumb Cake and Versamark

The ‘Thank You’ is heat embossed in copper with a flourish of copper metal thread loops.

Available  24/7 from my on-line store ~ just click the picture below and it will take you right there!  Remember to use the hostess code at the top right there at check out so I can send you a thank you:-)

 Supplies for the Calendar Square:
Supplies for the Thank you card:

Give me a shout if you need any more information or want to book a class or a party!

My Project 4-001If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you

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