Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Last minute challenge cards and my advent calendar!

Just a couple of last minute challenge cards for you before the challenges run out!

My first one is for Stacey's Curtain Call #58 to use Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Basic Black and Basic Gray - such an elegant colour combo! I used old Mojo #47 for my sketch as well. This one is also for Sweet Stampin's Bows and Buttons challenge.


Stamps: Damask Designs, Big & Bold Wishes both from PTI

Papers: Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Whisper White, Basic Gray all from SU

Inks: Concord Crush, Basic Black, Crumb Cake all from SU

Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Buttons from Papermania, Textile Texture Embossing Folder, Ribbon from stash, Corner Rounder Punch

My next card is for Totally Tilda #10 to use Gold and Glitz and for Just Magnolia #83 for the sketch. I'm also entering it in Free For All #19 to use gold and a star and for Free For All #20 to use new stuff. I keep forgetting to entering this challenge, despite how much new stuff I do use, but my Tilda stamp was one I bought last weekend. I have to say I very rarely use gold on my cards - it's just not my colour, but I did find all this gold stuff in my Christmas cards box, so used as much as I could


Stamps: Tilda with Hanging Heart from Magnolia

Papers: Harvest Gold from PTI, Copics White, Gold card from stash, Starry DSP from Bits N Pieces Christmas Pack, Christmas Vellum from Card Art Papercrafts

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Golden Star Gelly Roll Pen

Accessories: Gold star from stash, Tinsel trim from Card Magazine freebie, Tilda Doily Flower Die, Gold Brads, Tilda Border Die

And this is my advent calendar for this year. It started out as one of Kaisercraft's chipboard advent calendars. I covered all the little boxes with some old Papermania Christmas papers, painted the numbers with acrylic paint and then added the scene in the middle.

Each box is now filled with a yummy, scrumptious Ferrero Roche chocolate! Much better than those cheapy advent calendars I usually have!


Stamps: Rowdy Tilda, Snowy Hug Tilda, Santa across the moon (don't know the real name) all from Magnolia, Winter House from Molly Blooms, Snowball pile from Snow Angels from SU

Papers: Old Olive, Pink Passion, Orchid Opulence textured both from SU, Copics White, Stampers Select white from PTI, DSP from Papermania

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Acrylic Paint

Accessories: Christmas Tree Die from PTI, Diamond Stickles, Advent Calendar Kit from KaiserCraft

And that's all for today folks. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. *gasp* SO glad you joined the PTI Princesses Vannessa! Your first card made my jaw drop. It's gorgeous. Love the purple.
    And your advent calendar is ADORABLE! The funny thing is (although mine is different) I just put some Ferrero Rocher into my kid's advent boxes too! Great minds think alike. Oh and Cella's choc cherries too. *swoon*

  2. Vannessa WELCOME to the PTI Princesses! I LOVE your cards, and that advent box is FABULOUS.. (making me wonder if I could WHIP up today! ;) )
    Welcome again!! Have a GREAT day!

  3. beautiful creations, Vannessa! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

  4. All great creations! lovely layouts and I REALLY like that outdoor Tilda Scene! Thanks so much for dressing up your creation with glitz & gold this week! Thanks for joining me & the Totally Tilda Team! Corry

  5. I am totally bowled over with your first card, how utterly fabulous, definitely need to try that colour combo myself. Advent calendar is superb too love it. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  6. These are all so inspiring! Love your first card, it is so elegant! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

  7. Love that Tilda stamp - one of my faves. Great card too as are all your other creations. Thanks for joining in our Glitz and Gold challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
    Dawn and the Totally Tilda DT xx