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Friday, 25 November 2011

My First EVER advent box and a DT CALL

Ever since I joined blogland I've wanted to make Emily and Ethan an advent box each out of matchboxes.  I've seen several when hopping about, always admired them but never gotten round to making one - til now lol.  Better late then never eh rofl.

Emily is eleven now and now longer cares much for fairies or princesses.  She likes trendy, funky images so there was only one place to turn - Kenny K.  I decided to use the Santa image for the top but, having checked out their new Xmas images, I was rather taken with the snowman and the elves.  Which meant only one thing - I'd have to use them all lol.  I adapted the usual look of the boxes by choosing to keep all the drawers down one side, leaving room for a digital image on panels next to them. 
 
Here's the final results......
 
  This is for Ethan.
 
This one's Emily's.
 
 I gave the snowmen googly eyes.....


and I snipped off Santa's bobble to replace with a real one.....
 
 
Not bad for my first attempt.  I'm quite chuffed with the result but need more practice, I'm planning more already!!!  The kids absolutely LOVE them and Ethan checks them each day to see if I've started to fill them up yet lol.
 
As well as entering this into challenges listed further down post, I am entering the DT call over at Kenny K, as their images are just awesome.  I've included a couple of my fav Kenny K cards I've made......




and seeing as its Christmas
 
 
 
I'm entering the advent box into the following challenges.........
 
Kenny K - Kids Rule
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers
Digital Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine (Santa + Snowmen)
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas Time
 
Sorry for the long post, thanks for stopping by
 
Mel X

13 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wowzer Mel - these Advent Boxes are FABULOUS! Love the funky images and the vibrant colours, and they are so beautifully made and finished. Your young ones will treasure them for ever.
Good luck with the DT call - you would be a great asset to the team.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow i luv your advent box, it looks fab, the kids will luv it, good luck with the dt shout, sue,x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Your advent boxes are brilliant. I made one last year, so I know how much work goes into them.
Love the images you used - too cute!
Great Kenny K cards - good luck with the DT call.
Caroline xxx

Wendy said...

WOW Mel, love your advent boxes they are gorgeous,fab images... Good luck with the DT call, your cards are fab.
Wendy xx

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Mel your advent boxes are amazing, I love the funky images you have used and I'm sure Emily and Ethan will love them. I hope you are successful with the DT call
Hugs Jackie x

Vicky said...

They are fabulous Mel....and good luck with the call too sweetie...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous advent boxes Mel..fantastic job, love the images and colouring..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Craftyanny said...

oh Mel these are fabulous, no wonder the kids are thrilled with them.
Good luck in the DT call too
Anne x

Linda said...

These Advent Boxes are terrific Mel. My Grans would have loved them, even if they are teens. I'm storing this idea away for next year. Your designs totally rock! Hugs, Linda

tiggertastic said...

wow wee what a collection of delightful makes.
Good luck in the challenges

hugs Sarah-Louise CHRISTMAS CANDY ON My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh love that box - never done one - oooh challenge on....and fab KK cards - good luck with the DT shout
Sarah x

Lisa T said...

Awesome job on the advent box! I can see why your son is excited. :)

Kenny K Design Team Coordinator said...

Thank you for entering the Design Team call at Kenny K

Kind Regards.

Sarah-Louise (Tiggertastic)

Kenny K Design Team and Sponsorship coordinator