How to create a countdown?

a li’l intro: Am extremely new to the whole vfx affair. I mainly focused on digital editing , and my only vfx experience had been some masking in inferno. However I watched the inferno-smoke-flint editors in sheer amazement and since I’m confident enough with my editing, decided to move on to combustion (since I’m somehow used to the interface).
Anyway, I need an 8 sec. countdown for a school final project, and thought instead of using a stamped after effects sample, I may just try to do one myself , hence getting more exercise on compositing. So any suggestions-pointers are welcome.

explanatory edit:I mean design suggestions , what kinda background-texture-overall template etc.

Norway’s TV2 gets festive with folklore.

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Norway’s TV2 embraces the Scandinavian creature of folklore Tomte for these Christmas idents, wishing us all a very god jul.

– Thanks to Hans for the videos.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Hi All,
It’s been a while since I last visited but just wanted to wish everyone
A Very Merry & Peaceful Christmas !! Have a Prosperous & Creative New Year 2009.
Greetings from Toronto , Canada. 🙂
Cheers,
Vfxgal

For my Fellow Vfx friends in France / Montreal( French Version)

Salut Tous,
Cela a été le peu de temps puisque je dure visité, mais juste voulu pour souhaiter chacun Noël Très Joyeux et Pacifique!! Ayez un Nouvel an Prospère et Créateur 2009.
La salutation de Toronto, Canada.
Acclamations,
Vfxgal

For my Fellow Vfx friends in Germany , Austria & All Deutsch speaking areas of Europe.
( Deutsch Version)

Hallo Alle,
Es ist eine Weile gewesen, da ich besucht dauere aber gerade jeden wünschen wollte
Sehr Fröhliches und Friedliches Weihnachten!! Haben Sie ein Wohlhabendes und Kreatives Neujahr 2009.
Grüße von Toronto, Kanada.:)
Beifallsrufe,
Vfxgal

Sorry these are the only languages I am proficient in other than my native language. So for all of you from SE Asia and other parts of the world please accept the greetings in English version.:)

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