Thursday, December 21, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza

I hope you are ready for some fun today!  The Lil' Inker's Design team is joining with Taheerah for her amazing Advent Calendar Extravaganza!  I just love this amazing event every year and the surprise each day is such a fun treat! I hope you will enjoy my creation and make sure to check out Taheerah's blog for all sorts of fun!  You won't want to miss all of the other days!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today Lil' Inker Designs is up on Taheerah Atchia's Advent Calendar Extravaganza.  A few of us joined Laura in creating some fun projects using the amazing Lil' Inker Designs products.  Here's what I created:

As we were hanging up ornaments this year, I realized that Loki did not have a kitty's first Christmas ornament!  I looked around and did not like anything I could find online so, I decided to stitch my own photo ornament.  You would be surprised just how easy it was!

1. First, I cut various sizes of the Dual Dotted Circles. I cut 2 of the largest from gray felt and created a collar that would hold my photo by cutting the next two sized circles down layered inside one another.  Then, I stitched and finished the inside edge of the red frame so that it would not be attached to the gray circle and would leave me a lip to insert the photo under.

2.  I attached the red circle frame to the top gray circle by stitching the outside circle to the gray stitching through both layers of felt.

3.  I added some fun using the Mixed & Stitched Alphabet Die Set to display the year and Holly Jolly Dies for a fun bit of holly.  These were attached with a fabric glue but you could give them a stitch here and there if you want to make sure they are extra secure.  Be sure not to stitch into the open photo area thought.  I added some glitter berries to my holly with Stickles.

4.  Finally, I stitched both gray Dual Dotted Circles together and stuffed it with a little fluff before inserting a photo that I trimmed to fit under the lip of the red circle frame.  You could use a bit of adhesive or double sided tape on the back of the photo for extra security but I was surprised by how well it held in place with nothing more than the felt layered over the photo.

Here's a closer look and the completed project.  As you can see, I stitched a piece of green to the top to create a holder for the hook:

I hope you enjoyed my project and will join us by checking out the Advent Calendar Extravaganza.  Enjoy all the awesome projects and maybe win a prize!  Have a great one!  

Here's what I used today:


  1. How creative you are doing your kitty's first Christmas ornament. Love the colors of felt you used. Happy holidays.

  2. What a great way to do a photo ornament. TFS!

  3. Love Loki's new ornament and would LOVE to get these fabulous dies!

  4. Beautiful. What a great idea. Sure wish I had some for pix of my grandsons!


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