Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Count Down to Christmas

Well last year I started a couple of Count Down to Christmas advent calenders, but they never got finished and also was doing the Count Down to Christmas album, again sorry to say, didn't get done...

BUT in my defence, I was helping Sam and Matt with their house buying, while they were both working, I was the one running around the estate agents, solicitors, financial advisers and banks. (well it was the only way I could count on her moving out and me getting my Arty Attic, lol)....

Well I have now finished the advent calenders, but you're have to wait to see them, as they are drying after having a coating of mod podge...

But have also finished the front cover of the 'Count Down to Christmas' album and seeing I've added the year now, will have to start to fill it on 1st December.



It is made from the Brenda Pinnick pocket page album kit, which has got enough sides and pockets for the 25 days, but if I decide to extend it till the 6th January which a lot of people do, (till the 13th day after Christmas) I can add more pages as it's suppose to have ribbon holding it together, but I will be using 2" rings, in case I decide to add more.

A few of my crafty friends are also doing it this year and by knowing that, it will be the kick up the backside I need to actually start and finish it. You can check out their books on their blogs Carole, Alma, Sue and Gill...

12 comments:

tea_bag said...

Fab cover Maria its wonderful we are all playing along, it will be great to see what we all make and do in December I really looking forward to starting hugs alma xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks alma, it's only a small album, but will see how I go...xx

mrs tsv said...

its looking good maria, fingers crossed you have the time to fill it this year. good luck. xxxxx

SusieJ said...

Love it Maria!
I haven't quite got around to making my album yet....but I will, promise!
Hugs,
Sue xx

SusieJ said...

p.s. meant to say I have done some stash "resourcing" for it. In other words...an excuse to buy!lol

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks gina and sue...xx

and well done on the stash 'resourcing' sue, lol...xx

DGgirl said...

Talk about putting the pressure on Maria!!!!!!!! Hear was me hoping to hide away quietly with my view of the snow on the hills!!!

OK - hopefulyl can get my album phto'd at weekend.

Hugs and sparkles to you abnd yours.

Gillx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

there's no hiding gill ;-@

hope all is well you...hugs...xx

craftattack said...

Well, I have decided not to count down to anything....well done on starting!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks val...xx

Susan said...

Look foward to seeing your advent calendar. I made one from matchboxes - could have bought about ten calendars from the supermarket for the same price but it was fun making it.

Hi I'm Maria... said...

hahaha know what you mean susan,lol...xx