Friday, December 4, 2009

Kaisercraft Advent Calendar

I finished this today!LOL. Better late than never - and think of the days I don't have to put stuff in now!
(Have used the Dear Santa papers from Kaisercraft and some Collections chipboard shapes with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint-all available at Annas Craft)
I'd heard these take a lot of time and work - but honestly this didn't take me long at all.
I didn't paint it - but this wasn't a time saving measure - I just like the 'kraft' colour.
And then I just did all the drawers while talking to my MIL yesterday - didn't take all that long and then it just left decorating the drawers and doing the little LO in the middle.
So it may have been a good thing I went into it thinking it was a lot of work because I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was! well worth it!
(My plan is to change the middle bit each year - but I didn't put 2009 on it just in case I don't!LOL)


  1. Wow I love it! I too have bought one of these kits and haven't unwrapped it yet but am feeling really inspired after seeing yours! I was thinking "when am I going to find time to paint it" but having seen yours I don't think I will!! I have the Graphic 45 (I think that's what they are!!) paper pack and was going to use that. I hadn't really looked at the Kaiser Christmas papers but after seeing your wreath and now this I am very tempted to buy them instead!!

  2. great - now i need one of these *insert eye roll here!!!!

    LOVE IT!!!!!

  3. Wow Fran, that is absolutely beyond gorgeous!!!! no wonder you are on their design team ;)

  4. Thanks for the baby congrats Fran! And wow, I LOVE that you didn't paint your advent calendar - it looks fantastic like this. Your work is always so inspiring!

  5. Hey Fran.....I love your Advent calendar, it is just stunning...I wouldn't have thought to leave it unpainted, but I love the softness of that colour scheme. Just gorgeous!
    Nik xx

  6. WOW Fran! Now this is one Advent calendar I truly love! Simple colours, love what you have done! Wishing you a very merry christmas!

  7. You always do such awesome jobs on your creations...and i love your advent calender.... and i love it raw!!! good to see you too!!!

  8. bloody awesome as always woman.. lol

    hope to catch up one day.. lol

  9. I love your calendar! I've just finished painting mine and I'm totally jealous of the craft look of yours!

    Great work!

  10. Wow, this is just stunning! Love everything you've done with this!

    Now I want one (will have to be for next year)...LOL