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Sunday, 2 December 2018

Winter Wishes - Kim #35 to 40

It's that time of year again!

Handmade gifts, ornaments and cards have been in process, causing stress, grey hair and plenty of happiness and joy as Christmas Day approaches.

Come share your creations of gifts, cards, tags & decor!


Every Year I seem to have a box from the advent calendar that needs to be replaced or repaired. This year Number 15 had been eaten by dog and so I grabbed a new one from the stash of Dollar Store and Michael's boxes I have laying around.

A quick wash of purple paint, watered down and let it dry overnight.

Of all things I own I actually decided on a Frog's Wiskers Ink Holly Branch Stamp because of its size and the Gold Sparkle embossing powder

I trimmed the base using my Ranger Embossing Dabber and a paint brush. 
Then I wanted to paint the numbers on but couldn't find my detail brush so in true Kim fashion I just looked for an easy solution and the Gel Pen was the answer. (you can emboss any smudgeable ink, just remember to do a test first). Because the wood is really porous, I had to emboss each of the numbers in 2 parts so the ink was wet enough to hold the embossing powder.

Up next, stuffing it with the treats.

Number 3 was one I painted using my Deco Art Acrylic paints and only just creating, no EC products

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Congratulations to Cathy of  It's Oddly Appealing,  winner of the 
Thankful Dare with her Colorful quirky zine with a twist entry.

Cathy please email Katelyn at for your prize code.

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  1. This is such a lovely way to create an advent calendar, the boxes look fabulous on your tree! Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thank you Anne! We do love this calendar because the treats inside are always what we like ;) and it keeps me crafting as a hobby not a job. hugs and wishing you a Merry Christmas