Sunday, 4 December 2016

Childrens Advent Calendars

Ive been on a mission this year to use up older stash and papers, so a way of using up some old christmas papers i thought advent calendars for my beautiful nieces.  

So this first one is shared by 2 little girls, sizzix box die made up with white card and layered with papermania papers, twine threaded to keep the lids shut, i joined the boxes using velcro so that they can easily be taken apart and reused in future as well.  As its for little hands kept it quite simple for them. In the boxes i didn't just add chocolate i added little toys, nail polish which they love, dried fruits, so each box is a surprise for them.  Difficult to get a decent photo. 

and this second one is for the little one, she is only one so wanted it really easy for her

Very old GCD papers folded into little pockets big enough to hold a large chocolate coin.  Tim Holtz poinsettia die for the flowers and buttons.  This one was much quicker to make as half way through the big one i did wonder why i started it but luckily they love them and thats all that matters.  Crafting to bring joy to others is the best.  Thank you for looking and following my venture into blogland!. Emma x


  1. What wonderful creations, Emma! I'm sure the little ones will love them. I've always loved watching the little doors being opened each day as Christmas approached. Last year my youngest grandson was in a hurry for Christmas Day to come, and ripped open all the doors one morning. He couldn't understand why he couldn't speed up the long wait! Ha! ha!
    Hugs, Kathleen

  2. Hi Emma its great to hear from you sadly I rarely find time to look at Docrafts at present Life has been a bit hectic recently and I also now do design work for three Design Teams I'm so glad you found my blog and I hope we can mow keep in touch again. I'm now following your blog and have added you to my blog list Take care Love and hugs Carole x

  3. Awesome creations, pleased you started your blog for us all to see your stunning work. Have a lovely Sunday x cheers Sue x

  4. Hi Emma, Babs here, it's lovely to see you here in blog land, I wondered what had happened to you on docrafts. Your creations are gorgeous as always, I am your latest follower now.

    Hugs Babs x

  5. They are fab Emma, the wee ones will just love them xx

  6. These are fabulous, you must have oodles of patience to make these up !
    Pam x

  7. Fabulous work..have missed seeing your projects...marilyn.x

  8. Love the folded pockets for the choc coins & wonderful idea for the little boxes too ... Steph x

    1. Thank you Steph, i think the pocket one would look brilliant in different papers too, these were the only double sided ones i had and i refuse to buy more this year! Emma x

  9. Hi Emma....What brilliant the little folded pockets one or maybe its the chocs!.....and the boxes one is great too....Joolsx

  10. Super calendars Emma. Bet they'll love em. Sandra xx

  11. they look fantastic bet they love seeing whats in each box katex


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