Monday 8 October 2012

Advent Frame - Christmas 2012!

Hello friends,
This coffee/tea cup means bit of a long blog post so you may need to grab a cuppa!
Here it last!  
The new Advent Frame for this Christmas.
I've still gone with traditional red, green with a slightly vintage look.
I thought this would then work for girls/boys, ladies/gentlemen.
The patterned papers are Simple Stories - Handmade Holidays and the 
cardstock is ivory - linen finish 255gsm. It makes sturdy little boxes and folds beautifully.
 The numbering is a little more bold this year and my own design.
To make your own Advent Frame there is a kit available.
This year, everything is cut/embossed all just ready to be assembled.
 The kit contents are:
Wooden Advent Frame
25 cut/embossed box lids and bases
25 small decorative patterned labels
Ready-made numbers 1-25
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Full instruction sheet.

All you need to add is adhesive to make up your boxes.
The price including postage and packaging is

Please click to pay via PayPal or, if you prefer,
just email me to place an order -

I really enjoyed putting this year's Advent Frame together (far more than tackling that blackberry bush!)
Already the boys are requesting what treats should go inside, I'm thinking foiled wrapped gold coins,
little chocolate Santas etc.  Bit of a chocolate theme I think!

Val asked a question yesterday regarding my tags and how I use them.
I do occasionally use them as a decorative element to cards but more often I use
them for parcels, to tie round the neck of bottles as gifts, attach to bars of chocolate,
it makes the smallest gift a special treat.

I hope you had a lovely weekend, the rain stayed away here and the roast pork was yum!
Take care friends.


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, I have made six of these advent frames but am having difficulty with the numbers, how are your ones done? They are so easy to do and I have bought some small toys to vary what each box holds, once I have mastered the numbers I will sent you a photo.


Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
wonderful advent frame.
So beautifully made too. I love this idea. Pity I can't spend any money otherwise I would be purchasing one now. Maybe in a few weeks time.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

hazel young said...

Morning Christine lovely advent calendar, love the papers used stunning xx hazel

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine
This looks wonderful wish I was able to purchase one for each of my grandchildren but the cost would be too great.
Have a good day.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Your Advent boxes are adorable Christine. I have already made one which I love and can thoroughly recommend them to anyone who wants to make one!

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
This is a really lovely advent box,the kit looks great,you really make things easy for us. I will be in touch.
Have a nice day. x.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, your advent frame is beautiful...I finally bought this box die at Ally Pally, so am aiming to give it a go! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Beautiful Advent Frame, lovely coloured papers, that will suite everyone.
Glad you had a better day yesterday, but at least the blackberry bush will benefit from it's 'short back and sides' ha ha, glad your roast pork was yum.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

This is really beautiful and a real keepsake

Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Thankyou for answering my question.
I love, love this advent box. Lovely idea and lovely papers. I'm going to show my daughter later. Hint Hint!

kelly said...

Great advent Christine,I so need this die!
I would be excited about what's going inside too!
Have a great day,Kelly

Lacelady said...

Your 'calendar' is beautiful. I just wish I had some younger ones around to be able to justify it.

EmmaT said...

Morning Christine, a lovely advent calender - will a lindor round chocolate fit i wonder? Great colours and papers. Emma

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

Your advent frame is really nice ,im sure the ones that buy will have such fun putting it all together .

I thought about you having your Sunday Pork Roast yesterday ,glad you enjoyed it

Take Care
Elaine H X

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
Another fabulous Advent Frame. I love the card design choice this time. You are right is would suit any age and taste as it is just totally Christmassy.
Hugs Linda x

Redanne said...

Totally gorgeous Christine, love the papers you have used and the bold numbers really do stand out beautifully. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, The Advent is beautiful, so wish I could get my hands on that box die - going up to the NEC next month, will save my pennies in the hope that I can get it. Unless I spy it in your shop first.
Gald you enjoyed your roast pork.
Should get the oppertunity to do a little crafting today - weather being a very good excuse, esp. here.
CBW, Carolyn x

Ita said...

Hi Christine, fab advent card and you are right it will suite male and femail the colours are very Christmass frindley and I love that

Planetsusie said...

This is such a lovely advent calendar Christine. The colours are great and there must be no end to what can go in them. Really great idea.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Teresa said...

Very cute frame this year! I love all the papers you picked and it makes me get in the spirit too.. Have a lovely day :)

Sarah said...

Hi Christine, I tried to order the advent calendar but when I click on the buy now button nothing happens. Any ideas?

Regards Sarah W

Hope and Chances said...

Apologies Sarah - PayPal button should be working now. Sometimes these techy things test me a little! :) xx

baconbits said...

I purchased the square box die purely because i had seen this made on C&C. Will be giving this a go. Are the papers readily available?
Amanda x

Chloe's Nan said...

I love this frame Christine, and the boxes are just the right size for a small treat. I saw an advent kit almost the same, if not identical to this at the craft show in Cardiff on Sunday and at first I thought you were making an appearance! Hopes were dashed though as it wasn't you there, maybe next Spring (May 25th and 26th if you're interested)? x

Craftychris said...

Love the advent kit! I must get the box die, it would be so useful xx

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