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Advent Calendar

Hi Everyone, 

I finally gave crafting a try! I figured I start with something that does not require much in terms of good vision, since I still feel quite handicapped in that department.... And I have gotten a lovely package from Australia - you guess right! I could not hold back any longer and needed some of Kylie Purtells ( Happy Little Stampers) lovely new stamps, although this set is from her first release. I just had to have it. Those big bold numbers are just perfect to use for a simple advent calendar.

Big Bold Numbers

I made it for my sister, who pampered us with weekly 3 course meals throughout my period of forced inactivity. 

I had those little baggies in my stash and just filled them with goodies - of course I stamped them first. I put a brad in to close them and strung them up with Bakers twine. The branch is from my garden. I liked it, with all those things growing on it. 

I also glittered those acorns - also from my garden. If you are interested on how to do that, I can make a tutorial and post it.

Linking up with:

Simon Says Wednesday - anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdayanything goes
CHNC challenge extra  - anything Christmas
Sparkles Forum - anything but a card
AAA challenges anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - anything goes
And lastly, for all of you who are celebrating Thanksgiving today and are cooking:

Humorous Thanksgiving Cartoons | HUMOR FOR HAPPINESS (Thanksgiving Turkey Cartoons):

Happy Thanksgiving to you!


Rahmat said…
Fun calendar Cornelia!
Heather said…
What a great idea for an advent calendar! Love those sparkly acorns and how fun will it be to open up those little gas each day. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2
Suchi said…
Hey Cornelia...Glad to see you crafting..but you take care ok? I am sure your sister would LOVE looks so creative and loved those glittery acorns too! :)
Suchi xx
MamaTrees said…
Guten Morgen, was für ein schöner Adventskalender, mal was ganz anderes.
Ganz liebe Grüße aus Bayern
Kylie said…
wow! LOVE your idea for this calendar. Those bold numbers were perfect for this and you have showcased them so well! Don't forget to add this to the HLS Anything Goes challenge as there is a monthly prize to be won! xx
Flo said…
Liebe Cornelia,
wie schön, dass du deinen Humor bewahrt hast (siehe Witz!!!).
Schön, dich hier wieder ab und zu zu sehen und dabei festzustellen, dass es bergauf mit dir geht.
Dein Adventskalender ist schön geworden und ich denke, deine Schwester wird sich darüber freuen. Es sind die kleinen Dinge, nicht immer die großen, die Freude machen, denn man sieht, dass jemand an einen denkt.
Liebe Grüße zum 1. Advent,
KraftyKoolKat said…
Such a lovely Advent Calendar. Love the cartoon at the bottom it made me laugh. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Ingrid said…
Gorgeous!!!! Love the creativity. :)
Shona Chambers said…
So wonderful to see you back in the crafting world Cornelia!! I'm in the middle of making a similar advent calendar and wish I had those number stamps!! Your calendar looks amazing hanging from the branch, so a lovely natural feel. And those glittered acorns are such a cool idea. Hope your gradually healing and feeling much better. Take it easy!!
Melissa L. said…
Super fun calendar, Cornelia. Very cool idea. I may have to do this for next year. Thanks for playing along at AAA. Melissa
conil said…
Genius advent calendar. If this is what you can do without seeing, I am in deep trouble. Love the rustic nature and the twinkle of those acorns (heck yes, we want to see a tutorial on them but not if it's a problem for you and your recovery).
Monika Reeck said…
So lovely idea Cornelia
and that baggies are so cute idea
I never made similar like this and you bring me the idea
the acorns altered? I never do that too..looks so yummy in gold and silver
clever calendar my friend
wishing you have a great thanksgiving day
who cook Cornelia..dein Mann? bestimmt yummy..
cute caricatur too hehe
Susanne Vargas said…
Toll, dass du wieder basteln kannst! Der Adventskalender ist echt schön! Und die Eicheln zu glittern ist eine tolle Idee - muss ich mir merken, denn davon haben wir einen Überfluss!
Anita in France said…
Fantastic, Cornelia ... what a wonderful, rustic feel to your Advent calender, with the texture-y branch and those gorgeous glittery acorns! So fabulous to have you creating again ... and thanks for that brilliant cartoon ... just had me laughing out loud! Hugs, Anita :)
Sazzle Dazzle said…
So clever and brilliant Cornelia and great to see you playing at AAA cards. Sarah
Jill V said…
I love this - so creative! That branch is the perfect rustic touch for such a fun advent calendar! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill
Fantastic project! I love those acorns, and the creative way you hung the numbers from the branch. Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Cards.
Kim Heggins said…
Cornelia...this is just fabulous, you are so stinkin' creative.
cm said…
I love Advent calendars and I love what you've created! Pretty, plus!
NickScrapShack said…
Great calender it looks awesome! And those acorn are fantastic!

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