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An Eerie Tale Graphic 45 - Alternative Advent Calendar 
Hellooooooo there, happy Friday to you.  Its been a right scorcher and really muggy here this week  with rain and thunder storms thrown in just to confuse us lol!!   My plan was to get cracking on two new albums but I got completely distracted and have been working on this alternative advent calendar, my latest design team project for Candy Box Crafts.  I'd been browsing some theatre sets on the net for a while trying to decide how to add dimension to the centre stage using the fairy tale characters from An Eerie Tale paper collection by Graphic 45 and this is what emerged.  It took an age to put
together,  but I was really pleased with the end result, and so was Roy when I sent over the pictures :-)   
There's just under two inches of depth to play with in the centre section and here's a few close up pics of how I altered it:
To make the columns I ran paper and a mask through my big shot, cut out the embossed image and mounted each one on black card for additional support.  Towers of different numbers of chipboard squares stuck to the back give them the depth  
the floor is raised slightly to give more dimension to the centre space and columns and the steps are a separate piece of paper  leading up to sleeping beauty and the wicked witch.  The sweet like knobs on the drawers are made from two tiny black buttons stuck together with a 1/4" circle of paper stuck to the top, coated in glossy accents and sprinkled with glitter before the glossy accents dried. 
 The calendar would make a great trinket/jewellery box as well as a really unusual Christmas keepsake. If you fancy making one yourself they are available to order over in our shop

Here's the supply list for my version:

12 x 12 Eerie Tale papers 

An Eerie Tale 

Fanciful Fable 

Captivating Characters 
Gone Batty 
Magic Spell 
Abra Cadabra 
Whicked Whimsey 

An Eerie Tale pockets 

Black Card 

That Special Touch of …… Column Mask 
Alterations Holly Beaded and Snowflake Garland Decorative Strip
Sizzix Border Die (black bobbles under curtains) 
Treasure Gold 
Art Glitter, Black, Purple, Orange & Green
Black Buttons (48) 
Paper Clay & Rose Mould 
Tacky Glue & Glossy Accents
New Weekend Retreat Dates 2015
Amazingly our November retreat is now fully booked so Andy & I have been looking at a number of hotels for our 2015 events.  We've chosen  the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, right in the middle of the town and within walking distance of our fabulous park and Castle and the three new dates are listed over on the workshop and event page of the blog.  A few places have already been snapped up already so if you'd like to come along and join Andy and me for a fun filled weekend of crafting  click here for more info and booking details   We'd love to see you. 
This months blog candy
My Creative Spirit July Giveaway
Just a quick shout out to let you know there's still a few days left to leave your comment and be in with a chance to win one each of our new products.  If you haven't left a comment yet click here to go over to the post.  They've been so popular we've sold out of them all in the shop but new supplies are on their way :-) 

Well I think that all from me this eve, so enjoy your weekend, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again soon :-) C 


  1. omg no wonder I haven't heard from you!! This project has taken ages for you to do!! It is quite splendid to be sure and Roy must be ecstatic!!!! I have been recouping from my show last weekend and really haven't done much except I did decorate a box and made a small mini album for Chelsea for Declan's special school papers that he will do over the years!! This took a lot of work on your part my friend and it is fabulous. Take care.

  2. Awesome advent calendar, love it

  3. This is amazing Clare ... how clever of you ... you always do such wonderful work! Thanks for sharing! Luv C xxx

  4. This i an amazing project! What detail. I love it!

  5. This is absolutely stunning Clare! :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  6. Hi Clare, This project is truly amazing - I love it. As for the give-away I've just been over to leave a message. For some reason I missed the post first time around - how that happened I have no idea! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day
    Margaret A.

  7. Afternoon Clare, This is a fabulous 'advent calendar' idea, beautifully altered by you and the fabulous Graphic 45 papers and it just looks like a 'theatre stage', truly beautiful.
    I'm just popping onto the link to the Kenilworth workshops, to have a drool.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. It is just fabulous, outstanding, creative and amazing! Bravo!

    1. My creative spirit.. You claire are the inspiration for me to surge on youtube for tutorials and making things with graphic45 paper. Wonderfull


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