Saturday, November 13, 2010

Winter Latern and Guest DT


I am late with this posting (I should have done this on Saturday...LOL) because it took me this long to finish this lantern gift box.

Woo hoo... I am Guest DT at Stempeleinmaleins, a German on-line magazine. They are featuring my Lantern Gift Box Tutorial that I did last year.

I was very flattered when Jay Jay asked me and am sooo... excited. My tute is now in German...tee cool is that! Poor Jay Jay though, as she had to translate my imperial measurements to metric. But she must have done a fabulous job as the lanterns that the DT ladies created are...oh, you have got to see them...they are drop dead gorgeous--my jaw dropped. Seeing them was what made me want to make one too. And they gave me ideas as how I want to decorate mine. Such a talented Designer Team they have. Click here to see all their lanterns, but you have to scroll all the way to the end of the tutorial to see them.

Now that I've finished this project, I am using it as my entry into the following challenges:

Sir Stampalot Challenge for November - Christmas Traditions.
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #6 - Christmas...but not a card.
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #138 - Anything Goes
Die Cut Creams Christmas Club Challenge #41 - Snowflakes
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge #109 - Sparkle and Shine
Paper Sundaes Challenge #44 - Pick Your Sundae Toppings!
(I've picked the colour blue and punches as my toppings.)

As there are 2 sides of the box to decorate, I have used a Tilda image on each. They are both from the Magnolia's new Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010: Tilda in Winter Light and Tilda with Fir. A third image, Winter Background from the Christmas 2008 Collection, was used for a background scene. You too can get these adorable Tildas and the scene images from Magnolia-licious on-line store, however if Diana doesn't have them in stock, they are surely on re-order.
I have used sooo... much glitter for this project--not that you can see very well in these pictures--that my craft room is a mess!!! Not to mention that I am myself covered in glitter...LOL. I'll have to put my vacuum to work...sigh.

Thanks so much for dropping by. Appreciate the visit.

Stamps: All from Magnolia: Tilda in Winter Light and Tilda with Fir from Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010, Winter Night Background from Winter Collection 2008 (available from Magnolia-licious).

DP's: From My Mind's Eye Playful Posies Short Stack with Glitter.

Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch (don't know the name for the one I used for the icicles) and snowflakes, Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals Large and Small, EK Success Snowflake.

Misc.: Tim Holtz distress ink pad Frayed Burlap, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter.


~* Jay Jay *~ said...

WOW I really love your lantern! And thank you so much for being our guest. Your tut is great. I want to make another lantern, too ;)

Unknown said...

Hi Norma, that lantern is so great; love the colouring on the Tilda's!!
Greetings, Frea

PinksyDoodles said...

This is stunning Norma. I love the Tilda images which you have coloured beautifully and the dripping snow looks fantastic.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Toos Awater said...

wouwwww deze is ook al zo super, ben er ook mee bezig vondt hem zo gaaf

Groetjes Toos

dolcreations said...

I love it when you post Norma! This is just so gorgeous I cannot come up with words to tell you! Thats it...I need to make one of these gorgeous laterns...would you mind! Congratulations on being a guest....your work is truly inspirational!!!!!!!

brenda said...

A really lovely card Norma and fabulous colouring.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x
Change to win a Stampalot voucher here here

Sandy said...

Boy oh boy do I love this! I get cold just looking at it and in case you don't know - I love winter!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Renkata said...

Norma dear, this is sensational lantern. I really want to give it a try.

Tracy Valure said...

My mouth just dropped! This is gorgeous Norma! I love it and your coloring is sooooo very nice!

downrightcrafty said...

oh what a cutie and fabulous sparkle and shine great creation for our challenge at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

pinky said...

Hi Norma, this is absolutely stunning, never seen one of these before so thanks for that. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Patti Jo said...

Outstanding work Norma! Your tutorial is fabulous too! Love the Tilda's you've used on the lantern and of course your coloring!!! So creative!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

I stopped by someone elses blog today and saw her lantern project and left a comment. But let me tell you darlin' this is gorgeoso!!! Your coloring is so beautiful and I love how you have the icicles hanging down from your lid. The blotches of snow on the roof are delightful - fabulous project Norma!

Rene said...

Oh wow! This is brilliant! GREAT job! :D

Only By His Grace said...

Oh! how beautiful.
It is so hot here on the Sunshine Coast of Australia your card is cooling me down hehe.
How awesome to have all those gals making your lantern. What a clever gal you are. I love the coloring on Tilda with Fir. Really adorable.
And Tilda with the Lantern is perfect for your lantern. I love how you have the snow dripping off the roof. so creative.
Congratulations Norma for being the guest designer at Stempeleinmaleins. (that's a big word to spell.)You must be tickled pink.
Hugs Maz

Karen said...

Gorgeous Norma, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Norma this is such a treat to see, what a wonderful creation oh dear I so love this and Tilda looks awesome, I must have ago at this.
Lorraine x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a gorgeous lantern, Norma!!! It's just soooo beautiful! Both Tilda's are colored beautifully! You really outdid yourself on this one.
Huggies ~

charlene said...

OMG Norma this is just to pretty ! I love it and thanks for the tutorial I may just have to give this a try... we will see. Awesome coloring and papers as always.

cabio's craft corner said...

It's beautiful Norma. I love this lantern and this will made a great display for Christmas. Thanks do much for sharing. Congratulation on the GDT. You sure are well deserved :o)

Candy said...

Congratulations, Norma!!!!
Your lantern is marvellous :o)
Beautifully created and coloured.
Big hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful lantern Norma!! I love how you colored Tilda, she's just gorgeous with her tree! Thanks for sharing your talent =)

Samara said...

Norma!!! This is so amazing!!!! I am working on creating my own at this very moment! Thank you for creating such a great project! :)

Silvie Z said...

wow, wow, wow, Norma, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and the snow effect, it looks awesome! Beautifl Christmas gift itself!
And congrats on you GDT!

Curly said...

Wow fabulous Christmas Lantern, and beautiful colouring,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget ;) x.

Monique said...

It's so gorgious Norma !! I love it !

Hugs Monique

Cami said...

First of all, congrats on getting your tut translated to German! What an honor! Your lantern is so beautiful, Norma! All the lovely details: dripping snow, beautifully colored Tildas, great background scene. I just can't properly express how grand I think your lantern is! You are so talented and you always share your "know-how" with us! Hugs, Cami

Pat said...

WOW!!!! Oh Norma...this is spectacular!!!! I love it!! Such gorfeous coloring on your images! And the lantern is just darling! What a fun decoration for the holidays. And congratulations on your Guest DT selection...well deserved, darlin'...absolutely well deserved!!! Pat Frank

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Wow Wow Wow! Loving your lantern project! Everything is perfectly done. (coloring, color scheme, smallest of detailing....) Love It!!!!!!

Blessings to you this Tuesday morning~
Leslie Avila

Myrna said...

LOVE your lantern box with the little piles of snow. Images are beautifully colored! Awesome project.

Lori said...

Just exquisite, thanks for joining us this week at the DCD Christmas Club!

Teri said...

Norma, this is beyond beautiful!!! What a lot of work you did, I adore it!! Will have to check out the tutorial, because, quite frankly, I can't imagine any better than yours!!!

Tracy Valure said...

I have already commented on how beautiful this is, but I wanted to thank you for playing wish us at Paper Sundaes as well!! Super adorable....can't wait to make one myself! In my spare time..hahaha
Tracy V

Janiel/ janny said...

Norma dear!!!!!! WOW, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! The colors are stunning and your coloring always is the best!!
I was going to make one of these over a week a ago and just couldn't find a tutorial and the time tihing go t in my way but I just might have to try it now..
big hugs, Janiel

Susie Sugar said...

OMG this is out of this world fantastic are an artist this is a master piece Norma
Thanks for joining us at the DCD Christmas Club this week
Hugs Susie & the Christmas Dream Team xx
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Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely stunning work, Norma!!! Your coloring is beautiful!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!
Hugs, Sharon

Barb said...

OMG, this is amazing!!!!
Barb in Texas

sara said...

wow this is just beautiful love everything about it ,thanks for joining us at DCD christmas club
hugs sara x

Unknown said...

Wow! What amazing work! I'm off to check out the link :)

Anonymous said...

speechless here!!!! too fabulous for words!!!
congrats Norma! how awesome to be guest designer at the Stempeleinmaleins blog! Cool! so happy for you! Gorgeous the orange with the green and blue! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Shana said...

Your latern and colouring are amazing! A gorgeous work of art! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

Sharon said...

Hi Norma, my first visit to your blog via Christine (dolcreations). Just love your work and will join as a follower. Best wishes from sunny SA, Sharon

Helen said...

Gorgeous gift box!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mel X said...

A fabulous creation.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

Mel X

Sally H said...

A gorgeous Christmas creation! Thanks for Sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Regina said...

OMG!!! What can I say??? It´s absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE it too much!!

Loz said...

oh wow this is gorgeous Norma! I actually stumbled across your tutorial on the german website - looks like fun! Thanks for sharing ♥

The Twitterer said...

Norma! Your lantern is darling! I'm making one (and I linked back to y our post from my blog)! Happy Holidays! ~ Cindi Li

Deb Mitchell said...

Well, my mouth dropped open & is still gapping open at the magestic beauty of this piece!!!! Ohhhh Norma, you rock Lady!!! Sheer brilliance!!!!



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