Thursday, 30 November 2017

Countdown to Christmas

This Saturday I have a stall at a local fundraising 'Handmade Craft Fayre'.  I'm making a few of these as an alternative to an advent calendar.  I almost sold out at the craft fayre I was at last Saturday, so I had a quick trip down to IKEA today to buy a few more inexpensive frames.
  

The Santa is made from a die I bought on eBay.  (Thanks to Di for her useful tips HERE on the quickest way to assemble them. I managed to make 15, Di! )  The little blackboard came on a wooden stick, which I snapped off, before attaching to the non-shed glitter card from Poundworld with a glue gun.  The glitter card is a bit too brassy for cards, but was perfect for this.  The glitter card comes in a mixed pack with four other colours and I've been trying to thing of a way of using up the gold.  I've layered the text onto a snippet of silver glitter card.  I add a stick of chalk to the pack when I'm selling them for writing the number of days until the 25th December. 

I am joining in the following challenges:  
Double "D" Here Comes Santa Claus Challenge
Deep Ocean Challenge Challenge #169 ~ Santa is Coming to Town

23 comments:

  1. Such a fun and unique 'advent' calendar. Great how you used up the gold glitter card....looks great alongside that fun Santa die x

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  2. What a clever idea ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  3. What a great idea and looks so bright and pretty with the Santa and the silver and gold glitter card. Hope you sell all the new ones you have made at the Craft Fayre on Saturday. I'd pop along if I was closer but just a bit too far away to do so. x

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  4. This is so adorable! Fun for kids. Love that it's an actual blackboard. Thanks for sharing in our Santa challenge at Double D!

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  5. Such a great idea!! So clever make the advent calendars in this form! The sparkling background is delightful with the fun Santa and the little shaped blackboard! Well done!

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  6. Oh my gosh, how clever!! I love this!! What an adorable idea this is!! These will sell out fast!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. What a great idea this is Liz, such fun, I'm not surprised they sold so well. I hope they do as well this time.
    Jean x

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  8. What a fabulous idea Liz, it can be used year after year, no chocolates though.
    Love the Santa and the gold background and a cute little blackboard.

    Kath x

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  9. What a fantastic gift. I see why you almost sold out. This is a great idea and could be used for birthdays or any special occasion that you wanted to count down to. This is so clever, Liz.

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  10. Now this is just a cute Christmas hanger! Love the darling Santa and he looks fine against all that gold glitter. Clever idea to have the countdown on the blackboard! Great use of supplies too. Hope the fair was uber successful for you. TFS & Hugs

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  11. Lovely creation Liz, fabulous idea with the blackboard too.xx[aNNie]🎄

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  12. What a great idea. This is so cute. [Bunny]

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  13. This Christmas count down is adorable Liz! I love that Santa too, he is looking mighty jolly I'd say. lol So happy that you almost sold out of these, sounds like your craft fair was a success for you! Hugs, Brenda

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  14. Stunning. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our "HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS" challenge, sure suits our theme beautifully ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}



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  15. Beautiful Christmas card, Liz, and what a clever idea the little blackboard! Kisses, my friend.

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  16. What a great idea--so cute, Liz! The glitter is beautiful!

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  17. Great idea Liz, perfect for children in their excited run up to the big day!
    Janice x

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  18. A card that really shines the way of the one who sees it! And cute santa! Stay warm!

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  19. Indeed, a really clever idea to countdown to Christmas for anyone. We crafters are counting down too. Right?

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  20. What a fabulous idea, no wonder they sold well x

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  21. A brilliant alternative to the usual Advent calendar and no calories!!

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  22. Brilliant idea Liz - this looks wonderful! Shabneez x

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