Saturday, December 8, 2012

Advent Calendar Window #8

Good Morning Everyone,
It's Sandy here. The days are really flying by fast now, aren't they?!
Only 15/16 sleeps left now, depending on which country you're in...

First things first;
The winner from the 1st Window last Saturday has still not claimed her prize, the roses from KOG, so Denise of Inky Fingers & Sticky Thumbs, if you're reading this, please get in touch ASAP as I'd hate having to draw another winner.

The randomly drawn winner for Window #6 is Karina of Creawitch.
...and this is the comment she left on DT Member Elin's gift box:
"What a gorgeous gift box. This makes each gift so special. Love what you did. And the pins are a great addition. Hugs, Karina"

Thanks Karina, please contact me with your address so I can have the Memo Pins sent off to you!

I don't know about you, but I'm a great fan of Ranger. To start off with, I'd be completely lost without their distress ink pads, but they have so many more cool products. I'm especially fond of their Idea-ology range of products and today's candy is one of my favourites from this range, the filmstrip ribbon.

For your chance of winning, please do the following:
1) Become a follower of this blog if you're not already
2) Post our Advent Blinkie in your Blog Sidebar. The html code can be found here.
3) Leave a comment on the blog post with your thoughts on the project.

Today I have got a shaker box card to share with you:

The gorgeous image is "Winter Watcher" from Sweet Pea Stamps. I framed the shaker box with two wooden doors from Prima and on top Maya Road's Organza Roses Trim and at the bottom a piece of the Oyster Cream Rhinestones Lace. The material inside the box are silver micro pearls and Beadazzles. I also used some Silver Liquid Pearls on the sky parts of the image.

The paper (not that you can see much of it, LOL) is from the Nativity Scene from Pion Design's Silent Night 6x6 Collection. I used the snowflake border from the Borders sheet underneath the film strip ribbon and the letters are from the Letters sheet, also by Pion Design but from the "Grandma's School Book Collection". "Jul" is Swedish for "Christmas".

As the doors are so large and decorative themselves, I just added a few flowers on each side.The flower displays are made up of white Shabby Chic Tulle Roses and some blue Vintage Berries from Magnolia, white Poppies and a couple of roses from WOC. The bows are  LLC's "Sky Blue" Shabby Seam Binding.

That's it from me today. Please join us again tomorrow for a spectacular project by Elizabeth!


Oh, and don't forget you still have until tomorrow morning to leave a comment on Karita's White Christmas Card and be in the running for some lovely jute products.


  1. OMG, Sandy!! This is STUNNING, hun! Your coloring on this image is outstanding, expecially this cat!! I could just stare this forever :) Fabulous embellies and colors! Perfect card!!

    Hugs, Sande xxx

  2. Wow!! What a stunning shaker card and i love how you have used the film strip!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  3. Tbis is stunning!! Love all the detail and the colouring of the image is amazing! Hugsxx

  4. OMG Sandy what a gorgeous shaker card,so many fantastic details,really wonderful.
    Many thanks for another chance to win and many greetings

  5. Wonderful card! I love the flowers and the sparkle. thanks for the inspiration.

  6. gorgeous card!!! amazing piece of art!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  7. Oh Wow! Sandy, this is so beautiful, I love your colour choice and fantastic image, coloured perfectly and so many gorgeous embellishments too, absolutely love it.
    Teresa x

  8. Wauw!! This card is STUNNING!! I love the coloring and all the fine details!! I would love to get a card like this!

    Hugs Jytte :)

  9. Gorgeous card. Beautyful shaker. Great coloring and the film strip is stunning.
    Hugs Aartje

  10. I love the 'shake-card' you made! With the lovely cat on the background and the great ribbon of film strip! Perfect match! Love, Linda

  11. Wow! This is stunning! So much to see - I love the doors and the blue berries/flowers. Beautifully coloured image.

  12. Beautiful card! I've been meaning to try making a shaker card for a while now...

    Thanks for a chance to win!


  13. Hi Sandy, was für eine interessante Karte. Das ist mal etwas völlig anderes und wunderschön! Das Filmstrip-Band gefällt mir schon seit langem und mit den Buchstaben sieht es total anders aus. Mir gefällt deine Karte wieder einmal sooooo gut.
    Ganz liebe Grüße und einen schönen 2. Advent.

  14. Super card and fabulous colours well done Hugs Elaine

  15. Hi OMG wow this is amazing !! I love the idea of the doors with the shaker in the middle !! Image is amazing colouring is stunning !! Love the film strip and those berries are gorgeous !! Really Love this ;0)

  16. This is amazing! I love it all and good idea to write on the filmstrip

  17. Gorgeous card - I love how you've used the film strip.


  18. Wow!! this is so dramatic, wonderful design and colouring. I really need to try and make one of these shaker cards. It's on my to do list. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Suzi x

  19. this is just gorgeous, I love the stamp in the window and the design is awesome, beautiful details, just lovely Sandy
    Hugs Julie P

  20. Great card...LOVE it ! Thanks for the chance to win these great candy !
    Big Hugs, Anreda

  21. OMG!!!! Dette var et kunstverk! Stum av beundring..

  22. Fabulous shaker card. Love the blues and love how you have added the word to the film strip. Gorgeous sprays of flowers too.
    Hugs Tracy x

  23. Brilliantly theatrical piece Sandy. So many wonderful detailed elements. Its stunning! I've been admiring that fab film strip from afar for some time. Thanks for chance to win. Nicola x

  24. Stunning shaker Card. Amazing Coloring.. and I love the whole idea of the card.. Gorgeous small Details too.. Fantastic Card !!! :o)

  25. Wow Sandy, very original, LOVE IT!

    Hugs, Franz.

  26. wow and then some, gorgeous project - love it x

  27. This is awesome Sandy! I love it and so much detail too! The film strip is so versatile and can be used for all occasions :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery seasonal hugs xx


  28. Gorgeous card. Love these strips.

  29. I love the filmstrip ribbon, it looks great on your gorgeous shaker card : )

  30. Det er et utrolig smukt kort. jeg kan rigtig godt li den måde hvorpå du har brugt photo strimlelen på;-)

  31. Wow Sandy, your shaker card looks FABULOUS! Just love this image, one of my fave from Sweet Pea Stamps. Your colouring is gorgeous and I also love all your embellishing!
    Hugs, Karina

  32. Hi hun, wow stunning creation, love the doors and your inventive use for them lol, don't know how many scenes I did about half a dozen I think he he, just got to find somewhere for them now lol hugs Liz xx