Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lantern Gift Box

Hello! Happy weekend!

It's time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge blog. For the next fortnight (two weeks) the theme for our Challenge #27 is... Christmas decoration/card. The DT members have been creative with this theme, so make sure you hop over to MDUC and check out the other cards and projects. For an added incentive to enter our challenge, there is a price of one of the adorable images from the 2009 So Jolly, So Snowy collection from the Magnolia Down Under *STORE*. So here's what I created:

What I wanted to make was a gift box to go along with the card that I made for the last MDUC Challenge #26. I was trying to make it look similar to the lantern that Edwin is carrying. What do you think? Hmm... Probably would look more like a lantern if I put a handle on it. Ah well, it's a a gift box. The most important thing is......the chocolate inside!!! LOL.

The see-through windows are on two opposite sides and the other 2 sides I've decorated with Edwin on one side and Tilda on the other. They're the same images I used on the card.

I've put another Tilda image under the lid--just for a bit of a surprise for when you open the box, hee hee.

I used the same designer papers here as the ones I used on the card.

Hope the weather improves later on. Saturday here has been nothing but rain, rain, rain. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Lantern and Edwin with Lantern, Lazy summer day Tilda.
DP's: Basic Grey Wassail Mantle, Provo Craft Holly Argyle.
Tools: Fiskars border punch, Spellbinders oval Nestabilities and Big Shot, Marvy Uchida scallop circle punch.





25 comments:

Debra James said...

Norma, What can one say except, STUNNING. I am so impressed in how you created this scrummy box(ok you had me at the chocies) to go so well with the card from last challenge.You have done nothing short of an amazing job. Edwin holding a lantern like Tilda-VERY CLEVER!!! The whole Gift box with Card is gorgeous, now where do I line up to get one!!!LOL. Hugs xxx

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, Wow, I love this amazing lantern gift box. You are so creative, you have put so much work into this challenge, not one Maggie but 3 beautifully coloured images and I love how you made it to match your stunning Christmas Card from last challenge. Someone will be very lucky to receive this wonderful gift.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Merry said...

Oh wow...this box is amazing. And what a clever way to do the Christmas card. Brilliant.

dolcreations said...

Norma this is just stunning! You have got to be one of the most creative people! What a brilliant way of using those magnolia's. You have coloured them so beautifully! Norma..coming to your blog is just so inspiring! Thank-you!

Sue said...

WOW, Norman, this gift box is amazing. You are very clever girl! The way you tied in the images with the lantern box is awesome. And little Tilda under the lid and added treat! Those Basic Gray papers are my favorites and they look amazing on this project. What a beautiful gift someone is going to receive. WONDERFUL!

Mel said...

Another amazing creation Norma, you are so talented. It is always a joy to visit your blog ~ Mel x

stephanne said...

Stunning work and it goes so perfectly with the card you've made!! A brilliant shape so perfectly executed, it does look just like the lanterns in the images, and your colouring is amazing!! what a cute surprise inside the lid, Tilda!! She's there to remind us to take it easy on those ferrer o rochers, eh? Beautiful work!!
Stephanne

cabio's craft corner said...

Another stunning creation! Lovely coloring on all the images and the card with this cute lantern are a perfect match gift set. What a great idea for Christmas coming up :o)
hugs,
Cabio

marsha said...

What a clever idea! Your images are beautifully colored and love how you incorporated the lantern idea.

Hugs,
Marsha

Jacque said...

Gosh, Norma, it is just wonderful!!! All of the images are so beautifully done too!! Great job...Hugs..Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, how awesome is this!!!! Beautiful, Norma! Absolutely beautiful!! I love it!! hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Stunning!!! Just stunning!! Absolutely stunning! You are such a gifted artisan, with awesome ideas and you make everything just perfect. I am in awe! Your images are beautifully colored and the little details on the box are just wonderful. hugs...Barb

Jackie Thomas said...

Wow Norma, You've done it again. This is truly stunning. so much work has gone into creating this masterpiece. It's absolutely gorgeous. xo Jackie

Myrna said...

This is just totally awesome!!! Wonderful job and idea. Beautiful coloring!! Who cares about the chocolate inside when the outside is beautiful. Of course this is from someone allergic to chocolate. :-(

Angela said...

Norma, this is wonderful! I love your lantern gift box and your coloring is so beautiful. Truly a stunning job! hugs, Angela

Only by His Grace said...

Simply adorable. What a clever idea to make a lantern like the one Edwin and Tilda are holding and also have the card matching. I love this idea for Christmas gifts. For someone like me and many others who are on a tight budget what could be nicer than a handmade gift like this one. I love the surprise of Tilda inside.
A beautiful gift Norma.
hugs Marion

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh my....how fabulous are these??!?! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!! great job!!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma congrats to your new DT position and also the one at MDU ! I love your box what a great idea and you are so full of talent ! Your coloring and creativity just amaze me !
Hugs

Cami said...

Norma, Norma, Norma! This is incredibly wonderful! You MUST tell me how you made your lantern box! I love this ti bits! It matches your card soooooo well. I am so taken aback with your creativity. Oh Norma, please share the instructions! Pretty please? Huggies, Cami

Debbie Pamment said...

This is just gorgeous - and not just because it's full of yummy chocolate - LOL. Combined with your fabulous card this is a perfect gift for anyone - including ME - LOL.
Did you get the box template from somewhere or make it up yourself??? Love the shape of the lid - inspiring as always!!!
xXx

Nancy said...

Oh Norma your lantern gift box is so awesome! You are so very creative thank you so much for sharing with us! I love the Tilda surprise under the lid! Everything is just perfect and matches so beautifully to your awesome card!
Hugs,
Nancy

debby4000 said...

Oh these are gorgeous, love the lantern and the card is fabulous too.
luv
Debby

Ramona Michaluk said...

Awesome Norma!! WOW, you continue to amaze me with your cards and other creations - what a stunning gift box! Love the way you've decorated it with the Magnolia images and filled it with my favourite food - chocolate, yum .....
I especially like the see-through sides - I think I see one or two chocs missing ..... LOL
Fabulous project - just love it, so inspiring!!
Hugs,
Ramona xx

Helen said...

Those are gorgeous!!! What a cool idea with the lantern! LOVE THEM!
Blessings!
~H

Suzanne J Dean said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous Norma! Just beautiful & I adore everything about it! Wonderful!

hugz,
Suzanne

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