Sunday, 11 December 2016

Snowy MacSnowface

I made this advent calendar for my young niece and nephew to help them count down to Christmas and my sister has christened him Snowy MacSnowface!  His nose moves round to count down the days, it's held in place with a chunky brad.
 It's made from a very sturdy MDF blank that I bought at the SECC in October, from a company specialising in laser cuts.
I painted it with Imagination Crafts Starlight paints, which are made with crushed gilding flakes and have the loveliest shimmer, and dabbed on some Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in some areas for extra bling.  I also added a stenciled design to the hat with Sparkle Medium which hasn't shown up very well in the photos.
I used an Xcut die set to make the numerals and stuck on a blue gem to mark each day.  I then gave the whole piece a coat of varnish to seal the numbers in place and to help protect them as the nose passes over the top of them.  The final touch was to add some red ribbon as a hat band.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Craft For The Craic - Anything But a Card
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Sparkles Christmas - Anything But a Card
Daring Cardmakers - Decorate It


  1. Wow, what a great Advent calender. You have done an amazing job bringing the MDF blank to 'life' and I love the nose. Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. That's a cute idea ... and an advent calendar without calories ;-). Thanks for sharing it.

  3. What a cute creation,I would use this advent calendar never mind the kids. Love it..thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas. Hope to see you again next time.

    Hugs Babs DT

  4. What a fabulous make........l just love it!

  5. I LOVE this - what a great idea!

    Thanks for joining in with our "Decorate It!" challenge and sharing your fab project with The Daring Cardmakers' this week

  6. Wow, what an amazing make. I love it. I bet they adore it too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck and we hope to see you next time. Hugs Debbie xx


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