Saturday, 21 November 2009

advent calendar

I've made an Advent calendar for my girls and today I've managed to find a few challenges to enter it into. First is Secret Crafter Saturday challenge -calendar, goes without saying, then it's Simon says Stamp - animals so my bear works. Creatalicious has something for Christmas and it surely is, ABC challenge has H for Hidden and the chocolate is very hidden :) , the colour combo at Our Creative Corner and finally it's Creative Card Crew that has strings attached and since all handles on the drawers are made of ribbon...

It was really fun to do but the folding of all the boxes took a while.

There are loads of tutorials for this on the net, I wanted a small one though cause many of them have rather large drawers. So I used:

Box 6 x 12,5 cm
Score at 1,5 cm, 5,5 cm, 7 cm and 11 cm

Drawer 6,6 x 8,6 cm
Score at 1,4 cm from all four sides.

Glue the boxes together three by three and then place them in a square.
Make a top and bottom from cardboard, measuring 12 x 12 cm.

I made a very pretty picture to show more clearly but I can't really figure out how to attach a pdf document in Blogger =(


Ann-Marie said...

Oh wow this is just stunning. I love the colours you have used. I love your blog btw I'm always inspired when I pop in to have a look. Have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx

Caroljenks said...

Wow Helene.............This is so adorable!!!!!!!
I absolutely love it! The colours are fab and the detail you have added is just wonderful - I just wish I could 'pop over' and watch you making your next......although it would probably leave with me ;)

Carol x

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on SCSC & ABC :)

hugs Jane x

scrappyjan said...

Hello Helene,
This is just stunning!!! What a lot of work but a get result.. BEAUTIUFL sweetie...
hugs, Janiel

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

This is spectacular. Do you have the instructions for how to make it?

Anna-Karin said...

Åh, vad fin kalender. Fina färger. Den är super:) Kramis

helen ... said...

waw helene, amazing project =O, it 's so stunning, wawwwwwwwwwwwwwww
have a nice weekend

Jean McKenzie said...

Helene, this is truly beautiful! I love the colours and embellishments. One day I hope to make one and thank you for the smaller measurements!

Helen said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC and ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Mephisto said...

WOW!!!Absolut stunning work.
Great LotV Image *gg*

Thanks for joining in the SimonSaysChallenge this week.


Susie Sugar said...

Lovely Helene xx

Anonymous said...

Good job, so pretty! your girls will totally love it! thanks for joining in with the ABC
challenge, Samantha

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning.

Jill said...

wow wow wow your advent calendar is absolutely stunning, I've just finished making one of these and filling it with chocolates thanks so much for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Nicola said...

Wow Helene this is such beautiful eye candy and a true work of art. To be honest I don´t think there are enough adjectives to describe how truly amazing this is. Your attention to detail is phenominal I LOVE it.
Thank you for playing along with the Creative Card Crew.
Nicola -x-

maryr917 said...

I just love your beautiful project

Mina said...

wow Helena, this is just amazing, so beautifully made...thanks for joining in with my candy and good luck
Mina xxx