Well, it’s almost December and the count down to Christmas is about to start. What better way to count your way through to the 25th than with a Tilda Christmas Advent Village!!  I’ve been busy over the past few days creating buildings and Tildas for just that purpose, so fasten your seatbelts cause there are loads of pictures in this post, I don’t want you to miss a single detail.

This is what I came up with:

advent village

I’ve used the gorgeous Graphic 45 Twelve days of Christmas papers in wonderful traditional Christmas tones. The rich red, green and gold and beautiful designs make for a wonderful Christmas keepsake. I’ve inked all the cut edges for a more vintage feel and coloured my Tildas to match, each image is fussy cut with sharp scissors and Diamond Stickles has been added here and there for a sparkle effect

For a closer look:

left side

Clock Tower and Porch:


Tree and right side building:

right side building 2

My images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40, E35, YR24, YR21, YR20, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50 clothes: R29, R27, R24, R22, R0000, W3, W1, W00, E25, YR24, YR21, YR20, Y00, G40, YG25, G99, G94, G46

Behind door 25 is a card with a sweet red button and a burlap ribbon bow:

clock tower

For a closer look:

tilda closeup clock

Tilda and Edwin ready to celebrate:


For a closer look:

24 closeup

As there are no small children in our family at present I’ve filled each advent day with yummy Lindt balls and Christmas chocolates, they are however big enough to fit small gifts if you wish. The tallest building stands 11 1/2” tall and 6 1/2” wide so that gives some idea of the overall size of the village. This was a great deal of fun to create but does take a bit of time and a lot of card and paper, so give yourself  a good while for this one, if you would like to create your own Advent Village the pattern can be purchased here from SVG cuts


One last look:

advent village with card2

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda With Lovikka Mittens and Pixie Tilda from A Christmas Story collection, A Joyful Tilda, Christmas Eve Edwin, Christmas Eve Tilda, Day Before Christmas Noel Tilda, Day Before Christmas Stocking Tilda and Merry Christmas Tilda from the Winter Wonderland collection
Paper: Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas
Cardstock: Bazzil and SU Very Vanilla
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Sahara Sand and Soft Suede
Accessories: Cameo Silhouette, Sharp Scissors, Stickles, Gold Brad, SU Burlap Ribbon, Button, Twine, Assorted Chocolates

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Totally Tilda Buttons and Bows
You, Me and Magnolia Anything Goes
Fashionista Bling
Hanna and Friends Little Presents
4 Crafty Chicks Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies Classic Christmas Red, Green and Gold