Saturday, 1 December 2012

Here is my Twist to my 24 Advent Calendar

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog about my calendars, well you know my daughter and hubby moved home a little while ago ,well hubby was staying with Angela`s friend during the week, well Elle is pregnant with twins ,Angela asked could I do her something special ,she is having a Girl & Boy,Sofia is 3yrs old and friends with Bethan ,I will show you the card I have done first to keep you in suspense , I am taking these up with me tomorrow as I have been told she will be having the twins 18th Dec so you my friends will she them before my daughter


7*10 card
Pearl lemon card embossed with small bitty dots A4 folder Spellbinders
Cream linnen card ,Sue wilsons lace border
La Pashe best of 2012 CD for Images
Ribbon and Pearls from stash ,the buttons my Sister gave me
I have left the Insert seperate so my Daughter can write on it her self then stick it in ,

Well here is the twist I have made a memorey  box in blue and pink colours I struggled to find any card
so I restorted to printing my own on centural pearl card from Joanna Sheen Baby Love CD
Blue box  first

Pink colours

My Hubby made the box`s out of Mahogny and stained them with clear varnish , these was made back in september and I have struggled to find any nice card for the lids ,I finished them this week when I looked through my CD`s,
I have put a spacer card in between the layer to stop the top box falling down just like I did with the advent calendar`s  I made

Thanks for stoping by it does mean a lot to me 


  1. Melanie. What a beautiful card and those memory boxes are fantastic so different, they will be treasured for sure. Hazel

  2. Absolutely fabulous Melanie! What a treasured keepsake these will be! A labour of love! Have a good day. Christine x

  3. A beautiful keepsake Melanie, the card and boxes are wonderful and will be treasured for many generations, I'm sure Carole Z X

  4. Marvellous - a beautiful card and wonderful memory boxes. A really lovely keepsake.

  5. Hi Melanie,
    what a superb card and boxes. They are going to be sooooooo pleased with those wonderful keepsakes.
    What a fabulous combined craft project. It's lovely to see hubbies getting involved in our hobbies.
    Enjoy your visit today.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Waw Melanie, beautiful card and love the memory boxes. What a super project and gift. xx Flora

  7. WOW!! what a fantastic idea, I love everything.
    I really love the little memory boxes, I think it is such a very different concept, wonderful keepsakes.

    Patricia xx

  8. They look wonderful, so nice to keep - well worth all your time and creativity xx