Saturday, December 1, 2012

Make it Crafty Christmas Advent - Day One

There's only 24 days til Christmas!
The Make it Crafty gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days until Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!


Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door". You'll need to stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!


PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!


AND THERE'S MORE GIFTS

But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today thanx to Zoe's generosity!!

By leaving a comment on this post you could win the following


Make it Crafty Images - 
RAP graffiti and trash cans from Urban Object Digi Stamp Collection

Make it Crafty Chipboard Kit - Shadow Box Square Frame

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!


I really wanted to make something for boys this time - so I headed for Make it Crafty's Urban Scene Digi's to get some inspiration for my shadow box. I merged some of the elements and then overlaid them onto a Bearly Mine digi paper before printing out. This leaves the image blank for colouring but the background all ready to go!
Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!

Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

Copics Used - Skin (E21, E13, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus 100, C10, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, E89, E59, E57, E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, E29, Y26, Y23, Y19, Y11, R85, R39, R27, R24, R22, R14, YR24, B95, B91, YG99, YG95, YG91


120 comments:

Gretchen said...

This is amazing I always struggle with male themed cards. Love the scene you've created.

Jenny said...

Ta heaps for the reminder of how many days there are until Christmas. Uhh!
Love love love this scene you have created. I feel like I could just walk right in there. Not that I would dare interrupt a boy and his toy. :)

Zoe said...

Oh Debs - you are so amazingly creative! I think I tell you with each new project that this is my favourite ever! ahahaha
I TOTALLY looooooooooove this!! It's my new fav!

xxoo

nicoleqmullen said...

Wow amazing project,perfect for the boys!!

JenniferD said...

Wow great Boys card! Love all the background happenings too!

Suzi said...

What a wonderful shadow box this is Debbie, I love that the recipient can have this as a keepsake and display it on their wall. Fabulous work hon.
Hugs
Suzi x

downrightcrafty said...

loving your creation and how exciting to have an adult advent what a super idea
Hugs Kate xx

alethea said...

This is awesome Debbie!! Love how you merge your images!! I still do lots of cutting and layering even though I have followed your tutorial on merging images!! love it!! HUgsxx

Fiona Powell said...

Love the way all the different elements have come together. Looks great!

Fiona

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Fabulous and fantastic card Debbie
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Trudie said...

Just great Debbie.... The shadow boxes are great and I love how you have continued the design over the frame aswell..... have never thought to do that!! xxx

JLJ Designs said...

Fantastic shadow box, Debbie! It feels like you could walk right in.

Jen

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is amazing, Debbie! Love how you arranged all the different elements in the shadow box scene!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow! Grungy greatness! Love the creativity here and such fab images and background :)

Sandra van Blaricum said...

This is really stunning!! I love it.
Sandra

Carole RB said...

Great shadow box!

Katie Holder said...

Debbie, your RC shadow box is amazing. I especially love the added touch of the little gears in the bottom corner. Thank you for sharing how you layered the digi stamps with the digi paper. I am always stumped with how to fill the huge expanse of white that is the background of most scenes, and will be using your idea in the future.

Dana Desmond said...

I am loving these unique images. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shell B. said...

Wonderful Guy card, seem they are the hardest, Awesome card with all those lovely details..."A Treasure"

Shell~Alaska♥

Colinda said...

Wow Debbie, I love your 3D box!! Great work!! Have a nice weekend, Colinda

Thistleblue said...

hey Debbie, fantastic project, thanks for sharing
hugs
Michelle
xx

Nikki said...

What a fun boys card love how you've done it and your colouring is just wonderful
hugs Nikki C

Penni said...

Gorgeous creation Debbie

Hugs
Penni
X

Uta said...

The shadow box looks so great. I love it!
Hugs, Uta

Amy Heffernan said...

This looks great! I really love the bricks and chain link fence in the background. Are these digis, or is it a DP?

Granmargaret said...

Great boys card

Ang and Crys said...

That's awesome! Boy stuff is so hard to make. You knocked it outta the park!
~ Crystal

Monique said...

What a wonderfull card! I love the scene you created!

Hugs Monique

Emma said...

Awesome Shadow Box Debbie, love how you have done one for the boys! I love how you have wrapped the wire fence around the shadowbox! It looks Fabulous!

Geraldine LeC said...

Very awesome Debbie, love your work.
Geraldine

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

Wow Debbie, this is just amazing. I love the graffiti in the corner with all the signs, they totally work with the image, which you colored super well!

Delphine said...

Amazing, Debbie!!! Your shadow box is brilliant, love the layout and how you did the frame, you're a genius!!! And a very organised one;)... Thank you very much again :)! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Leanne said...

woo hoo!! This is so awesome Debbie!! The 3-D reverse effect of the shadow box is crazy cool and this scene is beyond awesome! You really have some mad skillz!! Glad you went with a boy theme!
Happy Holidays!!
;)

Boxofcolours said...

Great creation my friend that background paper is just perfect! I'm sure going to miss you all
Hugs
Jane

Julie said...

I love your shadow box! I feel like I am back in the city.

Hugs,
Julie

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a neat shadow box.. love the image and how you colored him! Great inspiration! xxx Ann Marie G

The Scrapping Factory said...

omgosh! You did amazing! I so love it...thanks for the opportunity to win =0)....Fabi

Corinne said...

Oh this is just Fantastic! I LOVE these shadow boxes... you have done a wonderful job merging all this together! just LOVE IT!
Hugs

Beth said...

Fab Debbie!! Love all the elements together!

mommamea’s Favorite Things said...

Thank you for reminding me I need him. I love how you did the shadow box.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Well ... Aren't you one popular little crafter! This is amazing! I can understand Zoe's excitement! Hugs xxx

jan farnworth said...

very neat

Sharon L said...

This is such a cute project. Love it.

Crafteezee said...

Wow Debbie, love how you have used the digi papers to create the sides, very clever and so inspirational. Love it.
Hugs Tracy x

Donna said...

This is awesome, you have given me inspiration to use my urban collection more!

kaylou said...

that's amazing Debbie, thanks for the inspiration.xx
Hugs Kaylou xx

kel murphy said...

My kids would love this thanks so much for the opportunity to win it

Mary said...

Cute card!

Tessa en Anke said...

This is great. I love it.
hugs Anke

zehra said...

this is gorgeous, love your coloring and the setting. beautiful box.

Denise said...

Wonderful male shadow box love it hugs xx

Peggy said...

Beautiful box,is't fab !!!
Love your background too ... No just love it all.

Hugs,
Peggy

Adriana Morales said...

Wow! This is so life like. I have just looked through some of your tutorials on your blog and was so impressed at your work that I am now a follower. Thank you for taking the time to teach people like me who want to learn.
i love this shadow box and hope to one day make one :)

Bless you!
Adriana

Ina said...

It is so cool. I really like you box

✿♥ Mélyane ♥ ✿ said...

What a beautiful card!!!So inspiring!Love it!!!

Olivia said...

Fantastic scene. Really loving those shadow boxes and great coloring.

Tammy V said...

I love this Debbie, wonderful job!

Dee said...

What a great idea foe male cards.. love it...Dee x

postalorphan said...

Fab project - you've done an amazing job with coloring! Thanks for the chance to win some equally amazing goodies!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Oh Gee, what a work of art, Debbie this is fabulous!

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Kimberli Sarsfield said...

I love this scene! Just wonderful and it is so nice to see because Male themed cards, etc are so hard for me:)

grandmalee said...

WOW!!! This scene is totally stunning! Your coloring is tops, and the layout is out of this world. I love how you mixed all of these digis together with the gears to make something that would please even the pickiest of teens. Give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done!!!

DQ said...

Love have you merged your images, fabulous shadow box

Linda said...

Gorgeous creation! Love this scene!

Beachsidelynn said...

Amazing idea and so beautifully done.

Jayne said...

Love everything about this project.

Nina said...

Wowzers!!

I was not gonna play along but I figured since I check out the posts everyday, I might as well comment!! This shadow box looks AMAZING!! I love the coloring on it and how the box gives it that extra dimension!!

Dawn said...

A truly amazing boys card. Fantastic colouring & the scene is fabulous x

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this looks great.

mommahobbit said...

I love this project! Very cool!

cass said...

Love it, always looking for inspiration for boys and this is perfect.

Rene Stansell said...

Love the boys card, this is great for me to case.
Rene from OZ xo

Pat Moore said...

This is gonna be fun. I love this little scene.

Julie D. Richards said...

We don't see as many boy things as girls. Great for a boys room.

Дашик said...

Wow! Great card!

cosie said...

Wow wow wow. This is fantastic. Still learning about digis but having fun. Thanks for this beauty.

Lynne said...

Perfect for the boys....such fun.

CrazyCreationsCreator said...

you don't see many male themed cards...this is great!!!

Purple Card Lady said...

I love this scene that you have created. This really showcases the versatility of MIC images. TFS!

MammasScrappin said...

OMG!!!!! This shadow box is sooooo cool. I love it. It is so creative and fun. Great job.

rhodidodi said...

This is such a clever card. You are a genius! LOL!!!

Melinda Sweetman said...

I love seeing boy cards - I always find them so hard!! Thank you for a great example!!

Scrappy Scatty said...

Wow love this
xx

Tonya said...

This is super cool and looks amazing. I love how you created the scene. Fantastic job!!

Janice said...

WOW! I think that is all I can say!! This is wonderful!! All your attention to detail and all the wonderful coloring...I am just speechless!! Great job!

Gvendalen said...

Fab card! Lovely image and colors. hugs, Helena

Kimberly said...

Wicked cool...love the colouring, design and added details..tfs

Kelly Lloyd said...

WOW This is FANTASTIC.. A great scene with amazing elements, I love it,

Hugs Kelly

Alina said...

Great project! Wonderful inspiration!

Sue D said...

Great scene you created!

Rae Ann said...

Love it. The combination of stamps makes a great scene.
Rae Ann O.

marg0006 said...

great card.

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Zetti said...

Great!

Irene's Creations said...

Amazing job!

♥ Paula ♥ said...

LOL!! Boy's.. I have a birthday coming up in January and the masculine cards are the ones I really struggle with..

Thanks for sharing x

✿LemonBella✿ said...

Adorable! I love the background so much! Your coloring is so beautiful! :)

Laura Tiffany said...

Awesome!

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card, Debbie. Very inspirational. Would be chuffed to win any one of those prizes :)

Donna x

rovianne said...

Great boyscard! Really cute.

cebelica said...

I think this turned out nicely. Well done! Hugs! xx

ann marie said...

this is great, the coloring is beautiful.

Hayley said...

Love the use of the shadow box and the depth it gives to the scence.
Great work with the guys theme too, just awesome!!!

LunaSi said...

I love this card. Boys, big and small, do love their remote controls. This gives me lots of ideas for cards.

misteejay said...

What a fun card - TFS the colouring details.

Toni xx

SuzanneK said...

OMG this is an awesome scene, so very clever. Wishing you a merry Christmas.

Flo said...

This is a wow card that would be great for my grandson. Thanks.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic project!!!

Maryann said...

What a great project here, and I love you made one for the boys, as it´s mostly for the girls, so this is sooo awesome.

Elena said...

curious that the card! And what a great candy!

Jasmina said...

Great project! Thanks for a chance to win! Have fun.

Sharman said...

This is a perfect male card. I love your work always. Gerat job.

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

This image is so funny! I'm forever telling my son to get a haircut and with the hair in this guys eyes, I just had to laugh.

scrapclose2theheart said...

This is awesome but did you ever notice that Racing Rick looks a lot like Mick Jagger? LOL Love it! Thanks.

DistinctiveLMNts said...

No mistaking that card for anything other than a guy's card.

Angi Crandall said...

what an awesome shadow box! I have 3 girls and 1 boy and I am always on the lookout for fun boy ideas...Love how you merged those elements!

Angi@MakingMayhem

Tracey Murphy said...

Wow! Fantastic card Debbie! I do struggle a bit (a lot) with male cards - this one's super masculine & super cool too! Fab embellies too :)

clare hill said...

great to see something just for males, always so haard to get ideas for male projects, this is amazing, lots of hard work put into it x x xx

EmbossingQueen said...

I love it Debbie. I struggle with those boys cards. I always want to add a bit of bling or glitter and by the time I have finished I have a girls card instead of a boys. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ellen said...

Woow..woow..I can smell the testosteron all the way!!!;)) You did a great work on this one..as you always do, Debbie♥!!:)
This is a great creation and that background paper is just perfect for these cool images!:)
wish you a happy new year, Debbie!
Hugs, Ellen

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

You've done a great job on this one. I struggle with male cards too. TFS!