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