Sunday, December 6, 2015

Vision of Sugar Plums .....Day 1

Hello............So excited you are joining me today for Lori's 
Visions of Sugar Plums 2015
The blog hop with run over three days
There are eleven designers sharing lots of fun Christmas projects, fabulous sponsors and a fun challenge!

Here is a close up of my Christmas project
We have some wonderful sponsors!
Be sure to comment on all Blogs to be in the running to win! Your name will be entered for every comment you leave. The more comments you write the more chances you have to win!
Lawn Fawn - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Cutting Cafe - 3 Sets of Choice to a Winner
Moonlighting & Co. -  1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
PPinky Dolls - 1 Digital Stamp Image of Choice
Baers Design Studio - 1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
CanvasPop -  one 16x20 canvas of your favorite photo
ChouxChoux Paper Art -  Mega Giveaway of Christmas Crafting                                                           Goodies
Canvas Pop has another great giveaway going on right now - you could WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS!  Enter by December 11th.
giveaway HERE.
Lori is  hosting a challenge...........the theme is Christmas/Winter,You can link to the challenge on Lori's Blog HERE. The challenge will end on December 20th. The randomly selected winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn.

Now for my project........ An Advent calendar!

This chalk board hangs in my family room/kitchen area......It usually has an inspirational quote on it. I used Cricut Artbooking for the tag shape and Art Philosophy for the scallop circle. The wreath stamp is CTMH 'Remarkable Wreath Seasons and Nature'......I used veramark to stamp it then white embossing powder. I used a punch for the small circle with CTMH 'Magical Days Holiday' with vesamark and gold embossing powder. I really like a shabby look so I left all the threads hanging. The tags are hanging on a plaited twine....a few pegs to hold the sweets.
You know.....the hardest part of the whole project was finding sweets that had wrappers to match the colour !
I almost forgot...can you see the tiny pom poms on the tip of the tags?

Please visit the links to the other designers, they have some fabulous projects to show you..... have fun hoping:)
I'll be back tomorrow, hope you will join me

Tracey x


  1. This is one of the coolest ideas for a project like this that I have ever seen! Wow! This is just gorgeous!
    Take Care!

  2. Absolutely love your advent calendar, Tracey! Love that you used something you already use in your home for this and even though there's no inspirational message on it right now, candy is pretty inspiring! It's a beautiful design and I love the little moose down there on Christmas day and OH MY GOSH...what teeny tiny pom poms...LOL!
    Lisa x

  3. Wow! Impressive. Love the kraft and white embossing. Happy Holidays!

  4. This is totally fabulous!! Love it sooo much:);)

  5. WOW - Tracey, this is amazing!! Love the banners and fabulous creative beautifulness :-) Have a fab day xx

  6. Tracey, this is stunning! I love the colors you used and the pop of color from the candy is the perfect accent. Love the moose! Is that a cut file from somewhere?

  7. Well, when I first opened your site, and you said "Here is a peak" I thought this can't be I want to see the more. For some reason my computer was dragging, very slow, so I had to reboot and the same thing was happening, then all of a sudden the page moved down...beautiful calendar and so elegant. You always have such beautiful artwork.

  8. Beautiful! And I have most of those things! thought the same thing as that all I get to see! Lol....awesome! As always....

  9. What a fun idea, an advent calendar created this way. LOVE IT! I am discovering so much talent and am on insoiratin overload right now. Thanks for this hop!

  10. Another great idea -- yes I do see those little pom poms. I agree with Catherine - there is so much talent in the group -- Wow!
    Sandy xx

  11. Love this sweet and simple Advent calendar! Very creative!

  12. Your advent calendar is absolutely amazing, Tracey! So creative and beautiful!!!

  13. Oh wow, your advent calendar is amazing, Tracey!! I love the design!! The details are just perfect!! Stunning project my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Beautiful advent calendar Tracey

  15. wow what an awesome it tracey

  16. Oh WOW! This is sooo PRETTY! LOVE your Calendar!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  17. Oh this is such a fun idea! I love it!

  18. Oh, my--you put a lot of work into that advent calendar project!!! A little chuckle here that you had a hard time finding sweets to match. Happy Sunday, Tracey!

  19. Amazing and beautiful! You put a lot of time into this. Love the gold polka, doily and kraft combination!

  20. This is such a cute advent calendar! love the colors!!

  21. What an INCREDIBLE advent calendar!! All that stamping and embossing took you a lot of time. Well worth the effort!

    Thanks for being a part of the Visions of Sugarplums blog hop!

  22. This is so cool!!! I love it! Looks like alot of work but totally worth it!!

  23. Love your advent calendar!!! That candy wouldn't make it past a few days with me, though!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  24. Love your advent calendar!!! That candy wouldn't make it past a few days with me, though!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  25. What a labor of love Tracey. I have never had an advent calendar let alone made one! This is just beautiful. I love the color of it - so earthy and peaceful looking. Dollies bring back special memories for me too so this is definitely touching my heart. Very very special. j.

  26. What a fab advent calendar, brilliant work x

  27. What a fab advent calendar, brilliant work x

  28. great idea and wonderful work!

  29. what a beautiful advent calendar! you really put a lot of work into this. :)

  30. Fabulous advent calendar!!! I love your white reindeer. So cute!!! ;)

  31. WOW what a lot of hard work...amazing my friend
    Dr Sonia


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