Friday, 18 November 2016

Santa Advent Calender!

Hello Everyone, gosh it's been cold today, has it been the same where you are.  A heavy frost and icy roads and our local mountain is plastered in snow, Alistair can't wait to get out on it.

Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last card, I do appreciate you visits as they all take time.

Just a quick post tonight, as I'm all behind with everything. I've got a share tonight that is a bit different for me, I hope you like it;

When I saw this Advent Calender in Hobby Crafts I thought I'd love to decorate one of them. Now you've not to laugh, but it's for Milo and the little drawers will be filled with doggy treats, of course that will be all he's interested in. 
I've used various paints including Starlights, and I bought the little star lights hoping that they would light up the scene when dark, unfortunately they are not strong enough, so have positioned the two battery operated tea lights in front of it. Just a bit of fun but I did enjoy doing it.

Right off to give myself a manicure for tomorrow,  long day it will be with rehearsing all afternoon then performance in the evening.
Take care and see you soon,


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute idea. Cold but bright here today no snow or frost. Hope tomorrow goes well, enjoy

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous Advent Calender, much nicer than mine. Marlene

Erika said...

A great advent calendar Kate, love how you've decorated it. Milo is one lucky dog!
Sorry I seem to have lost your comment on my blog today, fat finger problems with my phone again. Argh!
Thanks for the visit, good luck with your concert tomorrow night.

Hugs Erika. x

cotnob said...

A fabulous advent calender Kate, you'll have to keep an eye on Milo - knowing his reputation he'll probably eat the whole thing!
I hope all goes well tomorrow - have a fabulous time.

pam said...

What a fabulous advent calendar Kate! Milo is one lucky dog!!!
Hope tomorrow goes well for you.
Hugs Pam x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a lovely idea Kate, Milo is a very lucky little dog. I hope you get a good nights sleep and enjoy your concert tomorrow.

Shona Hamill said...

This is fab Kate, I love it! Mylo might not be interested in the decoration of it but sure he will appreciate all the daily treats the lucky boy! Hope you have a good day/night tomorrow. Hopefully see you at Craft Club if you're going next week. Hugs, Shona xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

Mwah! such a lovely idea, I'm sure Milo will enjoy the treats inside lol! Love how you have decorated it. Enjoy your day and evening tomorrow. We woke up to a layer of snow this morning, some has melted, leaving a little which will no doubt freeze tonight as the temperature is going to be below freezing here brrrrr..... Time to put our winter duvet on the bed I think lol!!
Hugs Jennifer xx.

dutchess said...

Great fun Kate and what fun you must have had making it!....hope you enjoy your concert and all goes well xxxxx

Anet van Zyl said...

Hallo Kate, just love your beautiful Advent Calendar. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs Anet x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
How amazing is this? Damian and Moreen will be very jealous. It looks wonderful and I hope you have done one for Teallach too lol!
Enjoy your performance tonight ....... break a leg matey!
Ang x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Kate an advent calendar filled with doggy treats now that's new. Well done on making it...
Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Florence said...

Fantastic! Beautifully created Kate. Milo is lucky. What a great idea.
Have a lovely weekend.
Flo xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, a doggie advent calendar filled with treats, I absolutely love it!! What a great idea and I love how it looks with the candles lit in front. Nice!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a wonderful design to your advent calendar.
I love the wonderful scene you have created.
It's a pity that the cmera never shows how beautiful those Starlught paints are.
I bet this looks even better if everyone could see it the flesh so to speak.
My Granddaughter has been buying these and painting them and decorating them and then selling them on facebook.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and I am sure that Milo will love his advent calendar treats. I got my two kitties an advent calendar this year.
Linda xxxx

meg said...

Great advent calendar Kate, Milo is sure to love his treats, have had a look at all the posts I missed whilst away some beautiful cards and a lovely wedding photograph belated congratulations and best wishes.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Milo is a very lucky dog, the Advent Calendar is great.

Love and hugs

Sandy said...

I love you advent calendar! Most of all I love that it is for Milo. He sure does have a good grandmama!!!!
Sandy xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kate, lovely piece. I bought some of those Starlight paints at the NEC, aren't they beautiful? Hugs, Shaz xx

Nancy Dynes said...

Hi Kate!
It's my first time visiting and I'm so happy I did. I adore your sweet advent calendar, and Milo is going to love it to the very last treat!! What a lovely idea with the starlights. I hope you get some warmer weather soon. I live in a subtropical climate in the southern United States, but we are headed to the mountains for our Thanksgiving holiday and expect to see some chillier temperatures once we reach higher altitudes. It was a pleasure visiting your lovely blog!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Advent calendar Kate, very creative. hugs.xx.xx {aNNie}

MaryH said...

It's a clever idea to make this for Milo, and he will adore all the little Advent treats. Love the shadow box treatment of the center portion, and what a great job you did on making this cute project. Hope all goes well for the concert. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

Your Granddog is going to love you even more than he does now. What a fun idea and beautiful result. Clever and Creative, Kate.


Mac Mable said...

Milo is so very lucky. What an amazing project and loving all your attention to detail. Thank you so much for finding time to stop by my blog and leave such kind comments...I really do appreciate it. Yes it's gone really cold and as we've just come back from a relaxing and enjoyable holiday it seems even colder!! xx