Friday, 13 November 2009

Christmas is coming!!!

Hi everyone,
Sorry not to have been around for ages, I've been having chemo, third one and half way through next Tuesday. Hope it is not too unkind this time. Anyway I've had a lovely project to keep me busy over the last couple of weeks. Sandy at The Craft Barn asked me if I would like to decorate an advent calendar. How could I refuse!! It has been good to have something to keep occupied and I've certainly enjoyed doing it. I painted the box with acrylic paints be Claudine Helmuth. They are really easy to work with and dry nice and quickly. The front of the doors were decorated with Christmas papers by..... the name escapes me at the moment (sorry chemo brain) but I will check and add them on. These were then glittered with stickles for a nice blingy, sparkly, effect. The insides of the calendar were also painted and papered to match the doors. I used a variety of ribbons to make a full bow and coloured some flowers and leaves using Viva mtallic paints to finish the decoration. I now have another one to do for me!!!!
Hope you like it.
See you soon,

Jane xx

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