Friday 11 December 2015

happy holidays

Hello my friends. Today I am very excited to be hosting the Fussy and Fancy blog challenge. This is definitely a first for me.
The theme is Christmastime so quite apt for this time of year.

My offering for today is an advent calendar I made for my kids. It was a kit I got from tonic and it had the dies and papers included. The papers were the twelve days of Christmas and i must say they were beatiful and really good quality.

So first I assembled all the little drawers and left the glue to dry. In the meantime I assembled the main compartment and left it to dry. Then it was time to paint it. I mixed 4 different acrylic paints to get the hue I wanted. I used red and added a bit of blue red dyna paint and gold dyna paint. Finally I mixed in some french roast paperartsy chalk paint.

I painted the drawers inside and out and also all the sides of the the holder including the back. 
I then glued the papers onto chipboard cutouts and cut them out. I glued them to the sides. 
I then die- cut gold mirri board fronts for all the drawers and a mat out of the papers. I cut 2 out of every paper (2x12=24).
I then die-cut the numbers out of chipboard and mirri board and glued everything on.
Then it was time to use the gilding wax. I went round all the edges including the drawers with renaissance gold wax by pebeo. 


Finally it was time to embellish. The poinsettias are from Sweetlilac flowers. The leaves and berries are from my stash.
So now it is up to you. This challenge will run for 4 weeks so you have ample time to join us.
For more inspiration you can go to the main blog and you will find all the other projects from my team mates.


  1. Hi Theresa, WOW what a brilliant project, a real keepsake to be brought out every Christmas. It is also amazing inspiration for your first time hosting a challenge her on F&F, I'm sure it will be well supported over the four weeks. Good Luck especially when it comes to choosing winners xxxx Annie

    1. thanks Annie. i am sure i'll be needing lots of luck xx

  2. Wow Theresa, this is such an amazing piece of art...beautifully made...and I agree with Annie something to keep, treasure and bring out every year.
    I hope you enjoy hosting the Challengeand visiting all the wonderful blogs....
    Have a lovely weekend....hugs...Jo. X

    1. thank you Jo. i am quite looking forward actually although somewhat apprehensive, hugs xx

  3. This is fantastic Theresa and put together and finished beautifully. This is something to keep and reuse for many years to come! x

  4. A beautiful piece! I am in love with the colors.