Sorry for being such a rubbish blogger I can't believe I haven't posted anything for over a week or been around to visit you all. As I said in my previous post I am busy with uni work and then of course there is preparations for christmas (only 24 days left!). I promise to try better this week and get around to see you all.
I thought I would share with you something I made a few weeks ago in preparation for today, the start of advent! I have made alternative advent calenders this year. With the credit crunch I wondered how I could create some sort of advent calender. I saw some of the gorgeous creations that people have made with the match boxes, and I would have loved to make these, but time was of the essence. So these are what I came up with for me and my boyfriend, we're just big kids really, any excuse for chocolate!
I used a couple of old jars (thoroughly washed and dryed) before decorating with dovecraft paper and ribbon. I love cadbury's minature hero's so I bought a big tin from the supermarket when they were on offer for £4 and put 24 sweets in each jar. (There was over half a tin of sweets left over which I used for little treat bags for my colleagues which I will show you at a later date!).
I painted each of the jar lids with acrylic paint. The circles and scalloped circles were cut from CS with my nesties and embossed with my tan embossing mat from spellbinders. The chipboard 'V' and 'J' are from a Brenda Pinnick christmas set I got from QVC last year and I added glossy accents to them. I wrote the names with permanent pen.
Now it's the 1st December I can open up the lid and have my first one!! Mmmmmm!
Hope you are all well. I promise to try and visit you all over the next few days!
Hugs, Vicky x