Counting Down to Christmas 1

St Nicholas Advent Box Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Evening every one.  Today I'm sharing the first of the choice of three projects we'll be making on day one of my Graphic 45 Crafters Retreat next week.  Our Advent Calendar with a difference allows you to add your own presents attached to the number tiles into the box in true advent calendar style. You could theme your presents for someone who loves cooking, or gardening  or............. the possibilities are endless.  Pick the tile and follow the ribbon to see what's on the end.  Maybe just twelve presents for someone special, how about a table box for the big day itself with presents inside for everyone and names on the tiles.  So many possibilities and we've got just one day to make it in next week:-)  No pressure ladies lol! I've altered my sample in a selection of papers from the St Nicholas collection by Graphic 45 for a truly vintage feel ... love it.  
The basic box is available from our website - click here to view  .  Here's a few more pics 
I've added some shredded paper inside to hide the presents in and must remember to add them later :-).  I hope I've inspired you to get crafty for Christmas in true G45 style. HO HO HO .....................
I'll share the other two projects with you during the week so do call back if you can.  Have a great rest of your day what ever you're up to and thanks for calling by.


  1. Good evening Clare, I so love your box using the St Nicholas papers and what a fab idea to use it as an Advent Calendar. Inspired! You'll be pleased to know that I finally finished my Mon Amour Album (which I thoroughly enjoyed making - for which many thanks) and it's now safely stashed away ready to be put into my sister's Christmas stocking. Many thanks for sharing your latest project. Take care.
    Margaret A.

    1. Hi Margaret, huge congrats on your completed project. I'm sure after all the love and care you've put into it your sister will adore it. Theres a cold wind blowing in - hope you're keeping warm up there in Yorkshire. Maybe we'll get some snow this eve brrrrrr. Sending you warm winter hugs xxx

  2. It's so pretty Clare and what a cute idea to have a gorgeous Christmas Box to hide little gifts in to count the days until Santa comes!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Judy in Arizona

  3. Clare, this looks so cool!!! Might have to buy a kit!! Looking forward to next weekend !! xx

  4. What a beautiful box...really grogeous xx

  5. Morning Clare, Wow !! your ladies are in for a real Wow !! Your box is stunning and your papers are stunning, I love how you have used your papers here, your creations are always stunning.
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. What a lovely idea. A fabulous centre-piece for the festive season.
    Those PPs are beautiful.
    Toni xx

  7. Hi Clare , lovely ideas and projects , i love them all .
    Elaine H X

  8. A cracking idea for a very different advent calendar that would be suitable for any age.

    Susan x

  9. What a brilliant idea! It looks gorgeous and sooo festive! xxx