Friday, 11 July 2014

Guest Designer for Graph'It Markers Colour Challenge - Week 28 Christmas Colours

A few weeks ago the fabulous Graph'It Challenge DT asked people to apply for a Guest Designer spot.  I applied even though I am still very new to using GIs, so was uber excited to find they thought my colouring and card designs are good enough to get a GDT spot!  Thank you team!

I get to share 2 projects with you (how cool is that!?), and my first is for Christmas!

I've had a couple of advent calendar kits in my craft stash for quite some time, and thought this would be an ideal opportunity to use one of them!   I chose an image and papers from the Studio 12 Picknix Gingerbread Twist collection, and set to work with some GIs, some glittery embossing powders, Distress Ink and crochet ribbon! Hope you like it, I'm really looking forward to using it this Christmas - the drawers are quite large so I can put something more than just a chocolate in it! :-)

I hope you will pop on over to the Graph'It Challenge to take a look at all the fab projects from the DT and join in the fun!

I am adding this to the following:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - July Anything Goes 

Creative Fingers Challenge - #43 Anything Goes 
Polkadoodles - #28 Add Twinkle 
ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for Numbers
Simply Create Too - #65 Christmas in July 
Aud Sentiments - #110 Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #43 Anything Goes (rectangular or square) 

Materials Used:
Graph'Its - 8270, 8280, 4110, 9303, 3140, 3170, 3180, 5250, 5245, 5240
Polkadoodles - Studio 12 Picknix Gingerbread Twist CD
Stamps Away - Advent calendar kit (I made it up differently to the instructions)
Tattered Lace - numbers die set
Ranger - brushed Corduroy distress ink
Creative Expressions - cream crochet ribbon, iced snow glitter jewels
Stampendous - shabby white embossing enamel
Brother Scan N Cut - to cut out the gingerbread skaters
Brads from stash


  1. Gorgeous advent calendar Mandy . Congrats on your GDT position
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. Mandy, this a a great idea and really fresh colours for christmas time ;))
    Hope to see you again at `simply create too` Elisabeth

  3. Beautiful Mandy, I don't think your photo does this project justice. I can tell that lots of time and effort went into this.
    Thank you for playing along with challenge no. 65, Christmas in July at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  4. Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck with the DT Ginny ♥

  5. Gorgeous advent calendar I love the colours you have used thanks for joining us at polkadoodles challenge xxxx

  6. Gorgeous calendar ! the colours and whole design of this are fabulous ! what a brilliant project ! I am sure alot of time went into this, but it was well worth it ,, this is a stunner :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 43 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. This is beautiful! Congrats on your Design Team position, and thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles challenge x

  9. Mandy: Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your wonderful Christmas calendar. Looking forward to seeing your entries in our new challenge this upcoming Friday too.

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  10. Gorgeous creation & well done on your guest designer role. Thanks so much for joining in our 'twinkle' challenge over at polkadoodles.

  11. Hi Mandy sorry its taken me so long to get over here and visit you, your calendar is amazin I absolutely love it!
    Loads of hugs xx Cara xx

  12. Lovely, I want to pop little chocolates behind each drawer! LOL
    Beautiful colour choice, and a gorgeous card.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It and
    The Stamp Basket.

  13. Fabulous project!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  14. Such a lovely advent calendar, beautiful colour combo and a cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Dorte xx


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