BBTB2 challenge, again I do not have "Create a Critter" cart, oh my. I loaded my 12X12 mat and went to keyword and typed in "dog" and just started putting dogs on my mat, when I saw the dog from "Pooh n Friends" I did not remember ever seeing him and my first thought was he was the ugliest dog I had ever seen, I had about 8 dogs on my mat and I kept going back to this one, he began to grow on me. This twist (a little pun intended) on an advent calendar has been on my mind since the first of the year. One of the top negative feedback I get back on my yearly advent calendar is that "I've lost a piece, why don't you make one without pieces?" This has been going on for several years and each January I always say okay I am going to design an advent calendar without pieces. The design idea came to me while watching "Alice" and I wrote it down but did not do anything with the idea til last week.
I cut the clock face and hands from the "French Manor" cart at 5.5", the font for the numbers is 1/2" and is a spellbinder's font. The small hand is permanently affixed and the large hand is raised up so that it rotates around and over the dog and his wreath. The hands are secured to the cardstock with a Tim Holtz large brad. The holly under the hands is a Sizzix die. The pups wreath is QK and embellished with the MS branch punch. Photo corners are QK. The card sits on one of "Fleur d Lis" card displays, "ticking down the days" is a spellbinder's font. Coloring was done with Copic markers and background paper for the clock was printed with the Imagine.