Friday, November 15, 2013

are you Christmas-ing yet? (an advent calendar)

Happy Friday, everyone!  Isn't it nice when something turns out better than
you expected?  I started working on an advent calendar, and am so happy
with the results, I'm showing a bit of it today as part of my Altered Arts Magazine
collage images from Altered Pages
The next issue is the FREE Christmas issue--I'll let you know when it comes out,
there are always lots of great ideas in that one, and well, it will be free, so why not, right?

Let's check the challenges--
Altered Pages Artsociates, it's elves and gnomes right now, does Santa count as
the biggest elf of all???  Hmmm . . .
Crafty Hands Challenge--Vintage
The Crafter's Cafe--lots of embellishments
Crafting by Design--anything goes with a Christmas twist
Frilly and Funkie--vintage Christmas


Daniella said...

You already know I think you are a Rock Star for making this! That is an amazing project that must have taken you forever to make!! Awesome!!
And yes, Santa is an Elf! From "Twas the night before Christmas"
... A right jolly old elf, and I laughed.... in spite if myself".
That was off the top of my head so be kind with correcting me!! <3

Vicki said...

Oh wow! I like what I see so far! Can't wait to see the rest of your calendar.

clare said...

Looks ace!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous project to be working on - something I have never, ever tried!
Love the authentic appearance to this, although it has been discovered in Grandma's attic. Gorgeously nostalgic.

Debs said...

Awesome embellished card, thank you for joining us at The Crafters Cafe Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Beccalite said...

What a fabulous project!

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our Challenge #2 'Vintage' CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xx (DT member)

Dianne said...

Wow Miss Trisha, No. 1 is gorgeous and you have 23 more to go, fabulous project,I'll have to look around and see if they sell it around my part of the country, can't wait to see the rest, hhhmmm I'm doing IT, I have to do IT, at least I won't be still creating Christmas eve, well I hope not LOL, thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Krisha said...

Stunning Trisha! Love the nostalgic feel to this, and gee, only 23 more to go, or do you do clear up to Dec.25?
Yes I saw your name on the ornament swap too. If we're not lucky enough to get each other's then we'll have to do a swap on the side.

Buttons said...

That looks like the start to one amazing advent calendar. Love the way you've added so much dimension and colour. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Sandie said...

I love this and the idea of an advent calendar...loving that Santa's face, the style of many years ago,the sort of face that was on every christmas card,lol.
Thank you for joining us at CraftyHands x

Terry said...

Pretty Christmas tag! Love that flower and candy cane!

Sammy said...

This is so very lovely. Great colour and fab details. LOVE the candy cane, and the santa image is lovely! Thanks for playing along with the current CraftyHands challenge. Sammy-x

Cec said...

This looks like a sweet day for the start of the advent calendar with that candy cane as a gift. Love the vintage Santa and the sparkly snowflakes. I sure hope you will show us the finished project. Thanks for sharing at Frilly and Funkie.