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Counting Down with Eileen Hull

I've been a little busy lately creating projects to inspire you all!  While I've been doing that I've been working for the past month on a project for my family....an Advent Calendar.  I was inspired last year when I saw a tutorial by Layers of Ink, Anna- Karin. Not to mention Shelly Hickox Embellishment Chest. These projects got me hooked on Eileen Hull's dies.  I love building 3D Based projects so these dies fit perfectly with my style. 
 
How did I end up being a guest blogger on Eileen's website? Well, it's a long story with a lot of emails back and forth and I think some begging on my part.  Hehe...

To see my Advent Calendar in full detail pop over to Eileen Hull's Website. 

Here's a peek at some of it.

I picked up this vintage looking truck last spring for a Christmas project...of some sort.



I decorated it with my Christmas Rubs, Mini wreath and antlers and some micro vintage lights.


Don't forget to click HERE to see my "platforms" of Candy Drawer Boxes.



I used mini woodland trees for the topper on the smallest of the blocks/ cubes die.  I sprayed with distress spray stain festive berries.  I taped it up trying to get a candy cane effect.  It worked out OK.


I cut gadget gears in half for the tires.  With a stacked snowflake layered over top.  Here I attached the battery pack for the lights to the bottom of the platform.


Each set of candy drawers has it's own countdown numbers. 



I love these little sleigh cuts!  I made one HERE the other day.  For this sleigh I sprayed my tree in layers of festive berries and evergreen bough.  I wasn't sure it would work but it did!



Loaded into the sleigh are some mini retro presents, greens and a tattered pinecone.


I finished it just in time and put it up for display by December 1st!   



Want to see more... I made another one this past week for a lovely client.  Watch for an upcoming post soon featuring her family Advent Calendar customized.



Don't forget to swing by Eileen's blog and leave some blog love. You'll see more of my Advent on her blog. 

Watch for more of my projects using Eileen Hull dies.  I have more planned projects to show off and blog about.  Exciting creations coming!  Thank you to Eileen for letting me loose on her blog!  I'm feeling like a lucky crafter!

I'll be sharing, sharing, sharing including Compendium of Curiosities 3 featuring the woodland trees and tinsel.  Nailed it... Inspiration Emporium is hosting this round along with goodies from Tim and Mario. 


Comments

  1. Wow Nicole, what a stunning project! Just hopped over and what a fun read too.... I might have to become a ninja too. Really I just adore your project, so much work but a fabulous outcome! Nikki xx

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    1. Haha, Nikki...the Ninja comment seems to have caught on. Oops... Thanks for swinging by :)

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  2. Totally in love with this... Jenny x

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  3. Wow lovely on my way over to the blog to see it all.. well done..

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  4. This is an amazing project! So much attention to detail! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. Fantastic piece and amazing details. I adore the truck . Tracy x

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  6. Love it Nicole! Thanks for letting me share it on my blog!

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    1. Thank you Eileen for sharing your blog with me.

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  7. Nicole...this is amazing. The truck is darling as is that candy striped Woodland Christmas tree! Your advent calendar boxes are darling. Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Thanks Candy. I was hopping the Candy Cane tree would have been more bold. I may try again on the bigger Woodland.

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  8. Good grief Nicole, this must have taken a coon's age to make!! Well done! Thank goodness you have a mantle to put it on, great place to display it! I think I will just give you a blanket WHOOP WHOOP for this one! big hugs :)

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    1. This one took me a month...on and off. But I made another one for a client and I built it in a 4 days. Thanks for the cheer! Love your stuff :)

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  9. WOW Nicole - Fantastic job! Love your advent calendar, so beautiful! Great decorations too! ~ Carol W.

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    1. Thank you Carol :) It turned out so pretty!

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    2. Wow, that is one tough little Christmas truck. Not only does it carry a most beautiful and colorful tree, but it pulls a load of advent drawers! I especially love all he glitz and glitter of your project...

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  10. Another great project Nicole!!!
    That altered truck is just so fun :)

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  11. Amazing! Love all your altered projects. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  12. This is awesome Nicole! Love both of your vehicles, the Chevy and this gorgeous Pickup truck. The Christmas trees look amazing too. Fabulous projects. Karen.x

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  13. Did you hear that THUD? That was my jaw hitting the table..this is sooooooo amazing, so beautiful, so festive and stinkin' creative, too! I love the vintage truck and the way you decorated it with rub ons. I want to see this in person! It's totally amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  14. You are such a rock star crafter! ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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