Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Celebrate Summer! - Magnolia-licious Summer Blog Hop


Today, we're kicking off our Summer Blog Hop at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

If you're already taking part in the Blog Hop and have arrived here from Jane's blog, then you're right on track.  If you didn't come from her blog then you just may want to start at the beginning, HERE.

On to my project...here's what I've created, a card and gift-basket set.

The first part is the card itself, which you can see is an easel card.

As for the gift basket, I saw a picture of a basket of strawberries on Pinterest which I thought was just the cutest.  A search on the internet led me to this site HERE.  I didn't follow the measurements given in the tutorial, but adjusted them to suit my project.    

I made the paper strawberries first (just google for the template if you're interested).  Each of the paper strawberry is actually a surprise package because I've filled each of them with a Lindt Lindor dark-chocolate ball...yum.

I created the basket just deep enough to hold four or five strawberries in it, so it's smaller/shallower than the one in the tutorial.

A closer look at the Magnolia Stamps images I've used for this project.

- Strawberry Yummy Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011

- Frency Tilda from the Spring Fever Collection 2016

Magnolia 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.
And other-brand stamps that the store carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.

There are two ways to win during our Summer Blog Hop:
1.  Beach Ball Scavenger Hunt (see my picture below).
2.  Enter a summer-themed project (sorry, no cards please).
Both winners will win a $20 Gift Certificate from the Magnolia-licious store.

How to play:
1.  Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page.
2.  Leave a comment on DT's posts during the hop.
3.  Count the number beach balls in each of the DT posts and send the total to Cathy Lee at cathylee.co@gmail.com using "Summer Beach Ball Scavenger Hunt" in the subject line.

Scavenger Hunt Picture

This is the last DT stop on our Summer Blog Hop.  I hope you've enjoyed yourself.

Challenges I'm entering with my summer project:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Wk 19 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me August Challenge -  Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar August Challenge - Summer Fun
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 31 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Try to contain yourself
Simply Papercraft Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV Berry Street Farmer's Market Stack paper pad
Dies:  Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland (strawberry sepals); Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals, Grand Decorative Circles One, Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals and Die D-Lites Blooms Two; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Magnolia Doohickey Swirl; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Dancing Leaves
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany; brads 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
- green shades:  holly, soft green, pastel green
- red shades:  ruby, poppy, lipstick red, red
- leaves:  5767-T, apple cider, meadow green
- basket:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, vanilla  
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Ella's Design said...

What a fabulous project, Norma! Beautifully coloured, as always and I love your choice of papers and colour pallette. Cute little gift basket, though I do have one criticism...it would have to be white Lindt choccies for me!?! Hugs, Lisa x

Suzi Mac said...

Once again Norma, you rocked this theme. Fabulous summer basket filled with lovely goodies. Perfect in every way.
Suzi x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous summer project Norma
so sweet
love it
hugs Tamara

Christine Dol said...

Totally adorable Norma!!! Your the best!

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful projects!! Love the shape of your card and amazing coloring!! That basket is adorable!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning as always! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Maria Giselle B. said...

I always adore Magnolia stamps. In fact, I got one Magnolia stamp that I have not used it yet. Can you believe that?! I love your projects. Haven't done an easel card of that kind. The basket creation will come in handy for me as I enjoy creating give-aways to my sons' classmates and my co-workers. Thanks for sharing your creation with us to the Incy Wincy Design Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

Denise Bryant said...

Love your sweet card and gift basket set! Yummy strawberry theme and such cute details! Your coloring is beautiful!

Karen said...

So very beautiful! Love, love the basket!!

Catherine said...

Your card and gift basket are absolutely adorable! Your coloring skills are amazing and the design of the set is perfect. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Chris said...

Beautiful card and I love that sweet little basket with the yummy strawberries, such a lovely gift idea. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

Candy said...

Beautiful colouring as always Norma!! Love the basket and the strawberries - especially as you have filled them with my favourite chocolates LOL LOL

Anonymous said...

I love the colors of the card and the flowers. Gorgeous! And the basket and berries are cute cute cute! Thanks for sharing.

MaxiBelle Studio said...

So sweet, love the adorable image & great layout for the easel card. Super use of colours and dies. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #140.
Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Fikreta said...

Your card is very beautiful !and very nice basket!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

The Craft Bucket said...

Blog hop is just amazing, the inspiration is fabulous, great team! Love Jane x

What I Created Next said...

Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge (DT). We look forward to seeing your makes each week. Good luck xx

Moni said...

Stunning make!!! Thank your for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica dt

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is great Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at *Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge*

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