My Altered Advent Calendar

Morning every one.  It's dull and damp here but I know lots of you have had awful rain and winds.  Hope you're all safe and warm and have had a lovely couple of days celebrating Christmas with family and friends.  
After a lengthy conversation with the hotel we ate at on Christmas Day we've had a full refund sent back to us and have a complimentary meal with no holes barred (the champagne and wine we should have had on 25th) to look forward to in the New Year.  Before then I'm heading down to Cornwall to spend a few days, and New Year with my Sister by the sea which will be lovely. The boys are off to London to see the fireworks by the Eye which will be fab. 

Our project today is one of my Calendar Kits.  Altered in stamped and fussy cut elements from some of Jo's (JOFY)  older Christmas stamps and coloured with distress inks painted on with a little water.  It was great fun to make. 

Kits are available over on the website if you fancy making your own calendar.  Well it's getting light here, so time to get showered and up.  Thanks for calling by, have a fun day and look forward to catching up again soon:-) 


  1. Glad to hear you got things sorted about the meal.
    I love the project and the soft colouring is beautiful.
    Toni xx

  2. This is such a gorgeous project! So much detail! I am glad you got a refund on your meal, I just looked at your last post - you definitely deserved it! Enjoy your time in Cornwall with your sister - my sister lives in Cornwall too! xxx

  3. Beautiful Clare, sounds like you have some great down time planned for the next week, enjoy.

  4. It's beautiful! Have a lovely time with your sister and a very happy New Year Karen x

  5. Very nice project Clare!! Glad the hotel has honored you and given you a nice comp in return for the horrible service, etc.
    Enjoy Cornwall and Annie, rest so you can think up more wonderful projects for us!!! Lol isn't that awful of me!!!
    Happy New Year!
    Judy in Arizona

  6. Hi Clare
    Happy you have sorted everything out with the Hotel, lets hope you get the service and meal you deserve for this upset.
    Lovely idea for a calender and so unusual.
    Enjoy your time away.
    Wishing you a very Happy Healthy New Year .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  7. Morning Clare, So glad you got refunded for your disappointing Christmas Day meal, and you have something to look forward to in the New Year too (I hope there is an improvement).
    I love your project today, very 'icy' colours, really beautiful.
    Enjoy your time with your Sister.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. A Very Happy New Year to you and your Family, Clare xx

  9. A Very Happy New Year to you and your Family, Clare xx