Tuesday, November 10, 2015

For You At Christmas - Magnolia-licious Blog Hop 'Christmas Magic'


Today we're kicking off our 'Christmas Magic' Blog Hop at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  You can get complete details of the challenge, the prizes to be won and how you can join in the fun at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog

If you've arrived here from Kelly's blog, then you're in the right track.  If not and you'd like to start at the beginning, or you got lost along the way, here's the blog hop order of the DT gals:

Okay, here's what I've created for the Blog Hop.  It's a Christmas gift-box-and-card set.

Let's take a look at the gift box first. 

This gift box has 2 compartments.  At the top is a small box with a pop-up lid and at the bottom is a larger box with a pull-out drawer. 

I made the matching card with same designer/patterned papers I used on the gift box and also the same embellishments with a few extras. 

Tutorial on how to make the paper pinecones HERE if you're interested. 

Here are close-ups of the Magnolia Stamps images being featured. 

- Here I Am Tilda from the Pink Lemonade Collection 2014

- Christmas Candle Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas Collection 2014

Magnolia Stamps stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia stamps.  And if you don't see the particular one you are looking for, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.

I am entering my project into these Challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes! November Edition
Stamping Sensations November Challenge - Festive Flowers and Foliage
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #4 - Use Die Cuts
The Paper Shelter Challenge #226 - Layer on Layer
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Julia Spiri Challenge #05 - Use Something Old (patterned papers are from 2 Christmases ago)
Southern Girls Challenge - Twine, Tape or Ribbon (ribbon on my card)
Alphabet Challenge - S for Sweet Treats
Creative Fingers Challenge #97 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - November Anything Goes Card Challenge

I hope you can play along with us in our challenge blog hop.  There are 2 ways to win:

1.  Santa Scavenger Hunt -- Find the Santas in each Design Team member's post, add them up and e-mail the total number to Cathy at cathylee.co@gmail.com and you will be entered in a random draw from the correct responses.  

2.  Enter a project (not just a card) and a random winner will be chosen.

There's also the Leave A Comment Surprise Package prize.  All the comments are counted and a random winner will be chosen.
- comments on all the DT gals' posts (yes, that includes this one...tee hee)
- comments at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog itself

That's all for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is very much appreciated and I hope you're enjoying the Blog Hop and getting much inspirations.

Now for your next stop, hop over and visit the amazingly talented...

to see what fabulous creation she has to share with you. 

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Pink Paislee Noel paper pad; Recollections Botanica Noel paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels One, Labels Eight, Classic Ovals, Petite Scalloped Circles (pinecones) and Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Flowers; Sizzix Tim Holts Holiday Greens; Cherry Lynn Designs B119 Tropical Leaves; Memory Box 98316 Cherry Blossom (flower centres); Magnolia Doohickey Poinsettia   
Punches:  Martha Stewart Framed Dots Punch-Around-The-Page 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage; ribbon and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- green shades:  Touch 42, olive green, apple cider, meadow green, 617-T 
- candle flame:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Jules said...

Norma your Boxes are beautiful. Love them. Your flowers are exquisite and tildas are just perfect!!!!!!.....
Everything has the WOW factor........
Jules xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Dear Norma
every year you prepare something special on your blog for Christmas
you know that I admire your work
and this post is
so gorgeous details, colours, papers, sweets,....
hugs Tamara

janeslovelycards said...

WOW! I love them both, of course, but especially love how the box opens in two different ways! Gorgeous details and embellishments as always! Hugs, Jane x

Karen said...

Wow oh wow!!! Love this! Another fabulous Norma creation!

Suzi Mac said...

Oh my!! you've gone and done it again Norma, this is so amazing, the papers, beautifully coloured Tilda's and those flowers. Amazing work sweetie. Hugs Suzi x

Dr Sonia S V said...

What an amazing creation...love how the box opens in 2 different styles
Dr Sonia

Joey said...

WOW Norma, this is just stunning, I love the green! Jo x

Katie said...

Norma this is perfectly magical! Each piece just exquisite, a joy to behold!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the box especially the chocolate inside.


Fikreta said...

love this!
it is amazing!

Cazro said...

Wow two stunning projects, I wondered where the sweet treats were, then you opened the box and the drawer. Such a gorgeous sweet treat to behold. Love everything on your project. Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT

Maja said...

This is fabulous. Great choice of colours.

Jay said...

Hi Norma wow wow wow another exquisite Norma original!!!! Love them both, they are both so very beautiful and your creativity always astounds me, as does your stunning colouring of those little beauties!!!
Take care,
Crafty cuddles Jay xxx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, OH... this is absolutely gorgeous! I totally love the little gift box. your card is exquisite! so totally unique. Hugs. xox

on a good day said...

Spectacular!! These are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. Germaine

Lynne K said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful set, Norma! What a gorgeous gift! I love the Christmas roses and pine cones too. Thanks for sharing your stunning projects with us at Stamping Sensations.


Lamanuelle said...

Magnifique j'adore! Bises Nadine

Kelly said...

You always make the best cards but this box has captured my heart. I love the tiers and the florals you did, just perfect in every way. I love your set Norma!
Hugs Kelly

NPurdum56 said...

Oh what a beautiful project! Love the drawers! :)

mlarisa said...

Norma is very beautiful! I am always happy to look at your jobs, I was so pleased with your colors and interesting projects always are!

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful box with gorgeous details! Lovely gift idea!

brenda said...

A really super card and gift box Norma, such an unusual shaped box as well, many thanks for joining in our Festive Florals theme at Stamping Sensations Challenge.

B x

Anonymous said...

A fabulous Christmas gift box Norma, you never disappoint, Beautifully done xo Julie P

Eret said...

Norma, your projects are stunning. Love the unusual shaped box. Both, card and the box, are decorated so beautifully. They will make someone very happy at the Christmas. Thank you for sharing your amazing work with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again in our new challenge.
Eret x

Terri's Cards N More said...

Your card and box are stunning. Love the color. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

Cathy Lee said...

WOW, this is exquisite, Norma. I love the box design with the drawer and a traditional top. Your handmade flowers are “to die for” as always. Love your darling Tildas and magnificent coloring. Sensational project.

papinou87 said...

wouah beautiful - magnifique bravo bravo A bises

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning Norma. Both really lovely creations. Thanks so much for joining in our Ribbon & Twine challenge at Southern Girls. So glad you joined the fun with us and look forward to seeing you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

Nancy said...

Oh, so very pretty! I love the images and the papers you used! It's a really beautiful project! Thank you! :o)

Ribbon Girl said...

Hello Norma, WOW, your gift set and matching card are mouthwatering! Some lucky person will be thrilled to receive them. The design is wonderful and I love the colours you chose, so elegant and so 'Christmassy' really lovely. Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge - good luck - Mary x www.ribbongirl.co.uk

Fikreta said...

me again!
just to thank you for joining us at The crafty addicts!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

Peggy said...

I love your project. It is SO beautiful.
The blog hop is so much fun.

Laura said...

Wow Norma! I always love your designs and this lovely box and card set are no exception. Your coloring is always so gorgeous and your beautiful handmade florals make me green with envy.

Candy said...

Awesome box and card Norma!!
Love the double opening box. Lots of chocolates fit in this one :o)
Love, Candy

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Norma, you are a force to be reckoned with my dear. You kicked it out of the park AGAIN! Congratulations on your Top 5 placing at Southern Girls. I utterly loved your fabulous Christmas creations. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

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