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November 28, 2009



Its stuning - have a feeling mine will still be in its wrapper this time next year!!


Beautiful! You're right - the angel had to go on - she just finishes it off perfectly.


I love it. Exactly to my taste too.


I think this is absolutely beautiful and well worth all the time and effort you have lavished on it

Bernice Hopper

It's beautiful.

Jackie P

As always Karen you have created a beautiful advent calendar. It shows the amount of time you have taken and I'm not surprised that you love it so much.

Jackie S

FANTASTIC (as always)


your advent project is fabulous! i have a similar story, only my advent tree project is from starbucks!

well done. i can hardly wait to see your chrismtas journal project...december 1st is only a few sleeps away!

love your blog and your wonderful creativity and inspiration.

london, ontario


Great project, well done!!!!!!

Lynda Rutherford

Absolutely beautiful! I have just started mine - I find it quite daunting at the moment!Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation!


What a stunning transformation, its just fantastic, think I might have a go myself; you have got me in the festive mood!


I love it. I've not seen them in Tescos here, but our store isn't very big. I love the colours you've used.


Wow!That's the most stunning thing I have seen in a long time! You must have soooo much patience!


I think its stunning!! I love your paper choices and it was worth the sanding, the details are perfect :D


Gorgeous you must feel really pleased with the result


Oh wow! A 500% improvement on the Tesco's effort! It is absolutely lovely. No wonder you feel pleased with yourself. Well Done!

Jacky Scales

This is absolutely stunning......just so gorgeous.....and I love the colours and papers you've used......a family heirloom in the making.

Anita M

Oh Karen! This is truly stunning Hun, its just perfect, you should be absolutely thrilled to bits with it. I am sure this is the best one I have seen....gorgeous.


Fantastic as always Karen. Still trying to find one to do myself. I think I have been in every tesco in the north of england.


It's lovely, Karen. You've done a great job. It looks soooo much nicer than it did on the shelf in Tesco!!!!


wow what a transformation - it looks beautiful and has a real traditional christmas feel. I've seen them advertised but had never imagined how good they could look when given a work over


Absolutely brilliant - you are so talented :)


It is really beautiful and repays all the hard work you have put into it. I never would have guessed how naff it started out! Congratulations!

Paula - Buenos Aires

*Paula whispers* The original one is not that hideous. *blush*

Love your version, the angel is just perfect for it. :)


Oh my! What a fabulous job you've done, absolutely gorgeous!!


Stunning! A trillion times better.


Wow, that is beautiful...can't wait to see what you do with the other one.

Toni :o)

Debbie Roberts

Beautiful Karen. I have a couple here waiting to be altered, never thought of going digital.

Debbie x


I'm not traditional when it comes to Christmas colours, but I have to admit your version is much, much better than the original and will stand the test of time. Beautiful job.


I love this so much!! The scalloped roof is a better idea. I cut out about 50 circles for my roof and stuck them all on which was a little time consuming! (Im extremely impatient)

I saw your post on UKS. Well done for creating such a lovely piece of work. Linda (Stinky-pearl @ uks)

karen Butfield

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, xx


Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Just love it!


Fab Fab project, understated perfection xxx


the transformation is phenomenal! What patience you must have to sit with that all day. Great job!

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