Monday, March 03, 2014

A Bit of TLC for Spring Allergies - Magnolia-licious 'Hello Spring' Blog Hop


We're having our first blog hop of the year--it's our 'Hello Spring' Blog Hop--at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The DT gals have been busy working on projects with a Spring or Easter theme.  If you're already taking part in this blog hop and have come here from Chrissy's blog then you're in the right track.  If not, then you may want to start at the beginning--or in case you get lost along the way--here's a list of the participants:

Spring brings spring allergies to some people.  So for my project, which I've named 'A bit of Tender Loving Care (TLC) for Your Spring Allergies', I've made a couple of things to help take care of all those sniffling and sneezing...tee hee.

This first item is a tea-bag gift box-card.  It opens up to reveal a small box inside filled with peppermint tea bags--hopefully that will help clear up the stuffy noses.

For the second item, I've made this tissue box for the sneezing and the runny nose.  I've put an adorable Tilda on each of the opposing sides.  This is the view of the other side.

The other two opposing sides are similarly decorated with this floral arrangement.

My tissue box is made up of an open box over a slightly smaller open box.  The top box is easily removable so that you can refill it when it goes empty.

These are close-ups of the Magnolia images being featured:

Rose Scent Tilda from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012

- Sneezing Tilda from the With Love Collection 2013
- Summer Wedding Tilda from the Special Moments Collection 2013

Magnolia stamps can be found at Magnolia-licious on-line store, where Diana 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, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  Also available are stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosPenny Black and Candibeans.  Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia Doohickey.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and what's more, you get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.  Cool!

I am entering my project into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite 3D Texture (that would be the paper flowers because I love making them and they make things so pretty)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 310 - Springtime
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Cute
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 248 Spring Is Coming
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #5 -Use Something Green
Ladybug Crafts March Challenge - Spring Is Here
Izazovi i Slatkisi Challenge #28 - Spring Around the Corner
Crafty Catz Challeng #220 - Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge #9 - YNSFFC09 Inspirational Photo Feb 2014

That's it for me!  Now, to continue on your way in this blog hop, your next blog to stop by belongs to Patti Jo, that uber talented lady who has such a way with cutting dies and mini Magnolia Images.

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

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  from Recollections Habitat and Rustic Luxe paper pads; Keeping Memories Alive Lavender Stripe
Dies:  Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Frilly #10 and Square Frames Frilly #10; Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups and Petite Ovals; Memory Box 98470 Blooming Vine and 98316 Cherry Blossom (for the flower centre); Impression Obsession DIE042 Spiral Flowers; PoppyStamps 956 Lovely Tendril     
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Punch Bunch Large Impatients and Large Daisy; Nellie Snellen Floral Punch FLP031 Large Rose Leaves, Carla Crafts small Cosmo (for the flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany and Tattered Rose; ribbon and pearls from my stash
Colouring Medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias



Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Wow this is gorgeous.
Hugs Miranda

*Urška* said...

Great idea and beautiful card and box.Amazing!!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

you are so talented and your style is fantastic
this project is divine
love it
hugs Tamara
(great blog hop)

Suzi Mac said...

What a fabulous Spring allergy recovery gift set this is Norma, so many wonderful details and love have gone into this creation. Love it.
Suzi x

Phi said...

Wow Norma, this hop just keeps getting better. I love your card and tissue box set. I might just have to borrow your card idea. It is the perfect get well card.

Dena said...

Did I tell you yet how much I LOVE this? haha! It is sooooo amazing Norma! Always something unique on your blog!!
Hugs, Dena

Beth Brovold said...

OMG Norma!!! I LOVE this!!! What a fantastic idea and GORGEOUS to boot!!! You continue to inspire!!!!

Karen said...

Love it! Perfect get well set!!

Monika1011 said...

woow Kocham to !

Piekny projekt, kolory :)


lvtaz2000 said...

Norma, your creativity is endless. Both projects are wonderful and so very timely too. You always inspire me.

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable, Norma. This project is right down my alley. I have horrible allergies in the spring and this is perfect for those of us who suffer. Love the adorable card and the tissue box is super cute. Pretty Spring colors and fabulous designs. It would look perfect on my office desk. LOL

Unknown said...

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE the card!! Its really stunning.. and the tea bags inside!! That is so brilliant!! And I love the matching tissue box too.. Stunning creation!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Chris said...

I love your project, Norma! What a nice gift for someone who is under the weather! I love the depth of colors. The card is just delightful. Your box is beautifully finished. Someone is going to be a lucky person after receiving this duo!


Yone said...

Lovely projects !
Tks for sharing with us !

Joyce said...

Gorgeous set! Fabulous idea! I am always asking you this next one; will you be doing a tutorial on the card and box? Sorry if it feels like I "stalk" you but I just love your designs!! :-)

Tindaloo said...

Amazing card and tissue box! Lovely colors! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Norma! This is just amazing! So many little details on both your projects, so much TLC went into both the Tea Bag Holder and the Tissue Box. This would surely make anyone feel instantly better! Your coloring is perfectimo! I guess that's not a real word, but it gets the point across. Love, love, love this project...awesome work friend...Hugs...Barb <><

Tracy said...

I love your choice of images ,beautiful details, and the designs too, fab project, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jane said...

Oh Norma!! This is such a clever idea! Perfectly executed, I love the colours and your gorgeous flowers. I totally need one of these TLC for allergies sets! hugs, Jane xxx

Rosemary said...

Fabulous project Norma! I love your creativity.

Laura said...

These are gorgeous Norma! Your designs are always, WOW, and make me say, "I want to try that". Your coloring is always so beautiful and your flowers are spectacular!
Big Hugs!
Laura C.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, I love the little teabag card so clever and your tissue box has all your usual flare, beautifully designed and created
Hugs Julie P

Sarah said...

This is just a fabulous set Norma with oodles of texture, perfect for our current challenge at As You Like It. Sarah

juniquecards said...

A sure way to cheer anyone up with a cold thanks for sharing

Louise said...

Fabulous creation Norma, this is such a beautiful box and matching card, coloring and details are fabulous
hugs Louise

Unknown said...

so sweet and cute!!

Christine Dol said...

Yup, Norma is a paper genius!!!! This is adorable. I love your ideas and love your colouring and homemade flowers....
I dream of one day spending a day with the Norma! One day! One day!
For now, I will just admire from a far your work!!!! Thank-you for always inspiring me!!!!

Pssequimages said...

There's just ONE WORD for this incredible project!
WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for the idea!

Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely gorgeous set, Norma!! Love tissue box covers and the tea bag box is brilliant! Love them!
hugs, Sharon

New Creations said...

Fantastic creation!!! Who could not love to receive a recovery allergy gift set and start to feel better just by looking at it? The flowers and amazing tilde are totally rocking....Fantastic layout and inspiration too!!!

cass said...

Amazing, wonderfully created project,would certainly cheer anyone up, thanks for joining us at Open Minded challenges this fortnight

Candy said...

Beautiful and thoughtful gift, Norma!
Hugs, Candy

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhhh wow this is totally gorgeous!!! What a great set sure to make anyone feel better!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just precious and I adore those gorgeous colors & papers. What a fabulous gift set for someone that isn't well...sure to put a huge smile on their face :)

Andreja said...

Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši" this week with your cute Spring project :-))
Hugs, Andreja

JenniferD said...

Your Project is Simply Amazing! It is so so Beautiful! So much work!Love it Love it Love it!

tilly said...

this would make anyone feel better, what a lovely project....thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

Unknown said...

Wow, just beautiful! Love your coloring! You also make wonderful flowers. Would love to see your tutorial on these flowers.

susiestacey said...

Absolutely adorable such beautiful details and work.
Thank you for joining the Allsorts 'Spring is Coming' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

Keti's Projects said...

This is gorjuss. I love it.

Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.
Keti (DT)

Paddington fan said...

Beautiful projects with so many lovely details! Love the gorgeous papers too! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Sweet Stampin' this week and hope you'll join us again soon!
Love Jacky x

Anonymous said...

I love these!! They are so pretty. I love the colors and the items themselves are a great idea. Are there tutorials anywhere? Fantastic!!!

mgoll88 said...

Really fantastic creation, looks wonderfuklll!!


Danica said...

Gorgeous card and box. I love it!!!
Hugs Danica

Nanasniftynitch said...

Right now I can relate to what these are for... Lovely Lovely girts Norma. I'll have to give it a go when I'm feeling a bit better
xo Nana April

Candy said...

Oh Norma!!!
Your set is wonderful! Love the tea card and matching kleenex box. Fantastic idea for a poor cold victim :o)
As always gorgeous work in every way.
Big Hugs, Candy

NPurdum56 said...

What a great project for spring! Love it! Nancee :)

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