I first saw this version of an advent calendar while I was blog-hopping and landed on Nixe-Moni’s blog. She’s made a couple of them. I saw their pictures in one of her slideshows. I couldn’t find any details and/or instructions, as I couldn’t find their actual postings. But this is similar to Kirsten ‘box-with-4-drawers’. You just have to increase the box from a single-level to a 6-level box. Ouch! Nixe-Moni’s box is smaller, looks to me like it has a base 5-inch square. As I already have Kirsten’s tutorial for her box with a 6-inch square base, I stuck with her measurements. Okay then, it took me more than a week to do this. Phew!!! Here it is:
The top of the box is decorated using the wonderful sketch of Carole from Friday Sketchers.
All the images I used here are from Magnolia. This one is called Waiting Tilda. I was wondering why she is called that, but now I know. Tilda is waiting for Christmas to arrive. It makes perfect sense to me now. LOL.
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog, their theme is “A Special Card or Project with Numbers on it". Well, this is an advent calendar, so the drawers are marked with the 24 dates in December before Christmas.
Challenge 38 of Lili of the Valley is to make A Christmas Card for a Child. I don't know if this qualifies or not--it's not actually a card. Ladies, maybe you can consider this one really TALL card, hee hee. But it's the perfect gift for a child. You can fill each drawer with a daily treat: a piece of candy, chocolate, jelly beans (hmm...do they have 24 different flavors of these?), sours, etc. (include a new toothbrush with the gift, LOL).
Over at Stamp Something, it's their "Bling it" Somethings! challenge. I've added lots of blings on the top part of the box.
And this is my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Contest 2 at Paper Craft Planet. The challenge is to make something, anything BUT a card - and make it a Christmas gift for someone close to you!
Here are pictures of the 4 different sides:
This image is Lazy Summer Tilda from the Lazy Summer Days Collection.
This one is Tilda with Candle from the Holiday 2008 Collection.
Amor Tilda from the Love Collecttion
And Tilda with Wreath from the Christmas 2007 Collection.
All the DP's I used are from the Basic Grey Wassail Collection: Laurel Leaves, Cranberry Sauce, Snow Dust and Merry Happy.
The drawer knobs are Lara's Crafts wooden button plugs 1/4"--I bought them at Michaels .
Wonderful calender! I'm one of the lucky girls and received an original "Nixe-Moni"-Calender :) and yours is also really really beautiful! Love the papers and how you used Carole's Sketch! Great job!
Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers! Big Hugs Tanja
This is just amazing. Certainly a lot of hard work went into this calander but you can use it every year!! Beautiful.
this is to die for Norma!!!! love it!
Pam Going Postal
OMG Norma, this is amazing. Wow!!! you have been super busy, I love it. This is definately something to treasure. xo Jackie
Ohhhhh WOW!!!!! This is spectacular!! The perfect gift for a child, well, yes, but the perfect gift for ME TOO!!!! Holy moly, it took you a week? I'll bet it did!! So if it took you a week, then it will take me about a month to get something half as stunning, lol, best get started, lol. Beautiful work, it is unbelievably gorgeous!!
OMG, this is so beautiful and totally amazing. I love all the colors, details, images, EVERYTHING. This must have taken you forever to make.
WOW This is so beautiful! I'm going to have to give it a try. It's just so amazing.
WOW - what a neat idea! I LOVE it! You can tell just how much time and energy went into this amazing project!
SUPER so much talent!! Love it you have put so much work into it!!
Norma, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! I don't even have the words to tell you just how spectacular it is!!! Magnificent job...Hugs..Jacque
WOW! All your hard work sure paid off, that is beyond GORGEOUS! I only dream of being able to make something so beautiful.
ow wow, this is amazing work and I certainly think it more than counts for this week with us here at LOTV - thankyou so much for sharing your lovely creation
Oh My gosh you are amazing, Norma! To have put that kind of time into one project! How I admire you!
The results are nothing short of spectacular!
and the card below is pretty nice, too!
that is pure ART, just glorious, thanks for sharing all your hard work with us. Sandi
Norma, this is just amazing!! You did a wonderful job with this, I just love it!!
OMG Norma this is AMAZING!!! I love it so very awesome!!! I can tell you put a lot of work into this but it was all worth it because your count down to Christmas box is amazing! Love It!!!
This is absolutely stunning! I can only imagine the amount of work you put into this. Amazing work and the Tilda images are so beautifully colored. I hope I can create a wonderful project like this one day. hugz, Angela
24 little boxes....wow!
This box is extraordinary. I love every detail you have used and of course not forgetting your beautiful colouring. It would take me a month to make this and then it wouldn't look this good.
Beautiful Norma. Thanks for sharing.
This is fantastic, awesome and totally beautiful! You have created a masterpiece and work of art! The person who receives this gift from you will be blessed! Thank you for sharing!
I am at a loss for words...this is just so cool I love it ! What a great work of art
This is just the BEST box of this kind I have seen!!! Your work is always excellent and it sure shows on this project. You have outdone yourself to be sure. It is beyond BEAUTIFUL ~ really I am at a loss to discribe how wonderful it is. I sure hope you are proud of yourself. What an awesome gift to count down the days until Christmas!!!!!!
Big Hugs, Candy
Wow Norma, I can tell how much effort you put in to this box. That's beautiful! I did a similar box with only 1 Tilda stamp almost 2 years ago. It really took a long time and that was the only 1 I did, but your project inspired me that I should try to do more. Thanks!
Norma, this is just incredulously beautiful! It was well worth your week to make this! Imagine, 24 drawers! 6 levels! But it is so breathtakingly beautiful, something I know i could never complete. The papers are perfect, your work is impeccable, your coloring is divine! Great job! Hugs, Cami
Awesome project Norma, must have taken you ages to do! Stunning, love it! Thanks so much for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. Louise x
WOW! WOW! WOW! This is an incredible project Norma! I just love it!!
Wow! This is amazing...are there directions anywhere on how to do this? I would love to try it!
Oh my goodness...this is super duper amazing!
You have out done yourself on this one!
This is amazing!!! I collect advent calendars and am just blown away by this one!!! Beautifully decorated too! So glad you could play along with us at Stamp Something this week:)
Norma, Wow, OMGosh, love love love it. I can see how much you have put into this amazing creation. The papers, the embellishments, I specially love the MS punch fern added to Amor Tilda very clever and of course your Maggies are cute and coloured to perfection. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Hugs Jodie from Oz
Oh my goodness! I've never seen anything quite like that! That's amazing! Wow. I'm quite speechless! Beautiful!
Norma, All I can say is Ditto, ditto, ditto 34 times. What a treat just to get an opportunity to see such stunning work. Way beyond my patience level.
I am blown away Norma just so beautiful and so much work but well worth it ~ Mel x
This is fabulous. I am going to give it a try (gulp)! I've been looking for an advent calendar project and this is the cutest and most unique I've seen so far! Thank you!
Wow this box is so AWESOME I'm at a loss for words! So much detail and work put into this, it's really a work of art.
Omg!!! that is just amazing. Such a clever idea and great combination of papers and images.
WOW!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! Soooo much work and detail. I love everything about it! kxx
OMG WOW AMAZING FABULOUS - Boy when you get working you just don't stop do you - this is incredible Norma - I may not seem like it but am at a loss for words - LOL
Norma, I'm with everyone else WOW, OMG, WOW, love love love it! I can see how much you have put into this amazing creation and it was totally worth it. The papers, the embellishments, and of course your Magnolia's are cute and coloured to perfection. LOVE it!
Norma, this Advent box is stunning. I love those papers, and each Magnolia image of Tilda is so beautifully colored. What a beautiful gift this would make. I can see why it took so long go make, it is wonderful.
Fabulous box Norma :-) i just found your blog from the Papercraft Planet :-) What a fantastic box ,, the details are absolutely amazing !! :-) i might just have a go at making one of these :-)
Congratulations on winning the Papercraft Competition ;-)
Lols x x x
such a faboulous piece of work so detailed too thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week love cheryl xxxx
Norma, this project is just AWESOME !!
What a lot of work in this one - you've done a fabulous job with the challenge and it really is stunning! I love everything about it - your work always amazes me, just love it.
wow this is beautiful, thanks for joining us at creative inspirations
Wow Norma, this is stunning. I would love to try making one of these, I just need a bit more patience!
WOOOW! You have my vote! This is such an incrediable project! It would take me a month to create!LOL!
This is soooooo beautifull !!
What an amazing creation! I don't think I have the patience to make this, but I really love it!
Wow, amazing. This is gorgeous, love it! I think it's a lot of work, but so much fun to make. Great idea btw, for next year, lol.
Oh my giddy aunt truly stunning project Norma luv luv it!!
Thanks for taking part and joining us over at Creative Inspirations.
WOW! WOW! WOW! I just love your Advent-Calendar. Your colouring is beautiful!!
So nice to hear that you've used my tutorial too. It means a lot!! '
I just love your beautiful works, Norma, and I'll be back later!!
GASP!! It is simply darling!! What and awesome creation!!
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