Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christmas Countdown spinner

Hi everyone :D

This was originally intended to be a piece for Vanilla Sugar but I didn't get it finished before I jetted off to the Dominican :D -Sorrryyyyyy Caroline!!!

So I have used it for my piece this week on Bubbly Scrumptious :D

So how did I create my countdown spinner???

I used Websters Pages Sweet Season throughout :D

Well, my buzz and bloom chippie didn't have the words on it, but other than that it was identical.

I started by covering the back of the back plate with the sweet sprinkles paper.

I covered the front side with the inka gold by watering a little bit down in the lid and painting it onand buffed when dry with a tissue. It did take two coats but it does cover the chipboard better.

I used the spare insert shape to cut out thegreen paper then glued down with glossy accents.

I printed the numbers on to the Safmat, cut out and stuck around the green sections. I actually used an advent kit from two peas but had to cut them down to fit them in so I could have used normal fonts on a word document.

Safmat is fabby as you can create your own rub on like stickers using your printer - fabby for hybrid scrapping :D

I covered the front section of my spinner in the Sugar plum tree paper, then used the second piece to create a 3d effect by cutting out the trees and layering up with 3d foam.

I did the same with the die cut sheet.

Next I added the Prima flowers and embellies and highlighted the decorations on the tree with the glitter pen.


I was a bit puzzled how to put it together at first but asked advice while I was at the PInk Booby crop and was given the perfect solution.

I used a spare post from a scrap book :D to cover the screw head I popped on another Prima crystal centre :D

Hope you like it :D


Julie xx


  1. Wicked, lots of really inventive bits there and techinques to try :D

  2. Oooh I've never seen one of those before, very cool indeed, & very beautiful

  3. Fabby idea Julie and just beautiful.

    Toni :o)

  4. What a great idea Julie! :)

  5. Stunning! Definitely the nicest Christmas Countdown I have seen.

  6. Ooo...this is cool Julie. I love the idea and vintage look to it. TFS. ~Glen~

  7. What a clever idea for a countdown spinner. Beautiful work !

  8. This is simply gorgeous, loving the dimensions!


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