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Friday, 1 November 2013

Christmas...

Oh that 'C' word....well that is the new theme over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog....
It's the first of the month, so it is new month , new Challenge...and wow you must see what the rest of the DT have come up with....there really are some jaw dropping projects...
Here is my project....a Clarity Advent Calendar 




And some close ups...


Behind some doors.


And some more,


And then no...24...




Well I have to tell you ...I had this idea one night when I was having trouble sleeping....it seemed really clear at 3am.....oh and quick.......
Well I can tell you it took me a whole day to make....lol...but I did enjoy it and was really pleased with the result...
I started with an A4 sheet of Theuvra card and measured the doors....oh that bit really did tax my brain...a mathematician I'm not.....
I then stamped the design and cut the doors using my craft knife and ruler...top tip....if you don't get the edges quite right you can use your nail file to make them smooth....



I then stamped the numbers with the Letter box kit and did a bit of doodling lines around the doors...
Then I took small pieces of card and stamped my designs....I used many different Christmas stamps, even used some shrink plastic...
I then took another piece of A4 card and placed it behind my open doors....using glue gel to give me 'slide' time, I glued an image behind each door...
A drop of PVA pearlescent glue gives each door a handle and a small piece of card gives it a latch...
This is a perfect Advent Calendar for someone on a diet....no chocolate.....
I really enjoy entering challenges and think it is a great way to see other crafters work and get inspiration....
Remember the winner gets £50 voucher to spend with Clarity, how cool is that!!!
To go to the Challenge click HERE,
That is all from me today, have a good weekend all and remember it is Clarity on TV this weekend....The Classroom on Saturday....and Barbara with new stamps and lots of ideas on Sunday....Enjoy...
Take care and crafty hugs.....Jo. xxx

16 comments:

  1. You've excelled yourself with this one it's a real beauty ... the best ideas really DO come to you in the middle of the night when you can't sleep. You must have had a real Buzz when it finally came together xx I love it

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  2. What an amazing amount of work, such a clever idea and beautifully executed. Thanks for the inspiration and the wonderful step by step tutorial. Love it.

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  3. Well Jo you have done it again! Amazing project and so much work! You don't like doing things by halves!!! Very clever idea! xx

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  4. Fantastic idea Jo and executed beautifully, as always xxx

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  5. WOW fantastic project Jo and I can see a lot of people creating their own advent calendar after seeing yours! xx

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  6. Amazing. A proper work of art and one of the nicest project's I have seen. xxx

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  7. Really love this, Jo! I think it might be my weekend project with my daughter :)

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    1. Oh I hope so...you will both enjoy it....I would love to see photos if possible....have a good weekend....x

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  8. Brilliant idea Jo, but I hope you didn't eat all the chocolates at once! Seriously you are an inspiration :o) x

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  9. Fab project Jo. Such a lot of work but the end result was well worth it. Love it! x

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  10. This is fab Jo and such a lot of work but well worth it and what an inspirational project xx

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  11. Amazing!!
    Brilliant idea Jo - watch out for your dreams in future xxxx

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  12. WOW this is brilliant Jo, it looks fabulous and loving the stamps and a wonderful idea.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  13. Fabulous work Jo and such dedication to a project xxx

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  14. This is Soooooo Clever love it! have a great weekend!

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