Saturday, October 18

What a match!

Advent1 Remember Blue Peter? Remember the set of drawers you used to make for your Sindy doll with Valerie Singleton and three match boxes?

Well to celebrate 50 years of Blue Peter I have finally gotten around to making my match box advent!

Boy, did it bring back some memories! I stamped all the paper myself and embossed using a white powder before blending Broken china ink over the top.

All the numbers are stamped and emAdvent2bossed in  silver.

The Merry Christmas on the top is by the Artistic Stamper.

My daughter has had a particularly difficult week and I know she is planning a blue, white and silver Christmas this year ... so instead of worrying about her ... I redirected my energy and made this advent calendar for her.

Now it is just a matter of finding 24 yummy goodies that fit in a match box!!!

28 comments:

Debsg said...

That's gorgeous. Love the stamps and that blue is gorgeous.

* Shaz * said...

Wow Linda.....this is gorgeous love the colour xxx

Debi said...

Linda, this is stunning!! You did an incredible job on it. The color is gorgeous and the stamps are beautiful!

inkythings said...

Wow LInda this is beautiful and I'm sure your daughter will treasure it for years to come

Kari said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job! Your daughter will love it!! Very special!

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

WOW! This is super cool! Fantastic job!

Andrea said...

what a fabulous keepsake and a wonderful idea for a Christmas gift, I am sure your daughter will love this especially if filled with choccies, a great comforter after a bad week x

Hels said...

Cor, how fab this is hun....I love your style...and the thought of 24 yummy things...mmmm, chocolate I reckon LOL :O)) Hope things are better for you all now love...big hugs xxxx

Jennie said...

Gorgepous box, I am not old enough to rember 50 years of Blue Peter ( err did I lie hehehe). xxx

misteejay said...

This is really lovely. The colour and the stamping are fab.

Toni :o)

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous -love the colour xx

Ann said...

Gorgeous keepsake Linda - I love the colour - it so beautiful!! xxx

MrsDB said...

OMG, that is just gorgeous Linda, you are such a talented lady!! It is absolutely stunning!

Just_a_bean said...

Love the handmade paper - stunning

Penny aka Pennyk said...

Wow love the advent box. I feel I may hev to do one also.

mandijane said...

Love the colours for your advent box

Angie C said...

Wow Linda, this is fab!! Love your handmade paper and what a great idea to make a matchbox advent :-)

carolann said...

This is absolutely awesome hun WTG xxxx

Karen said...

This is great Linda: Fab idea.
I'll also admit I STILL keep paper clips and other bits in a little set of 3 drawers made, when I was about 14, from a Matchmakers choc box after seeing it done on Blue Peter!

Enfys said...

Love the box! I want one!!!!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic!! But where's the sticky back plastic?! Lol! xx

Chriss Rollins said...

how gorgeous is this.
I am sure your daughter will love it.
hoping she is over her difficult times.
chriss x

Fiona said...

A stunning project.

Christine said...

Wow this is gorgeous Linda, your daughter with be over whelmed with it xx

Mominct said...

Love it!

Is there a cricut SVG template to make one? My kids would love this!

Danielle
mominct@comcast.net

Chuck said...

I have a question about the large "box" that holds the "drawers" that I hope you will answer for me: is it a cube (or rectangular cube) opened at one end only, or both ends open?
My wife and I would love to make this for our neices
Thanks
Chuck

Anonymous said...

WOW! Totally awesome! Do you have a file for making this? If so, I would love to have it. Just beautiful! gailheinecke@charter.net

Helen Summerhayes said...

I have a question about this project and whether you had an instruction on just how to make it ?
I love the idea and would love to do something for my nieces / nephew for this christmas ? If you can help me that would be great.

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