Tuesday, February 02, 2016

I Love You This Much - Magnolia-licious 'Love and/or Hearts'


We're midway in our 'Love and/or Hearts' Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog--there's another week left for you to join the challenge.

Here's what I came up with as my DT card/project.  This first picture is the view from the top.

It's a two-drawer gift box.

I've created this gift box by first making two matchbox-type drawers, gluing them side by side, then sandwiching them between two platforms.  After that, I decorated it with layers of cardstock and patterned papers...and then added the rest.

On top of the box, I've added a mini heart-shaped easel card.

I've filled the drawers with Merci chocolate bars...yummy.

I hope you'll play along with our challenge.  The design team has created more cards to inspire you.  Check out what my teammates have to share with you HERE.  There's a prize of a $20 Gift Certificate from Magnolia-licious.

Here's a closer look at the Magnolia Stamps image I'm featuring.

- Tiptoe Tilda from Animals of the Year Collection 2014

This stamp and other 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.

Challenges I'm entering with this gift box:
A Gem of A Challenge #161 - In the Pink
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #348 - Love/Valentine/Anniversary
Creatalicious Challenge #84 - Love is in the Air
Cut It Up Challenge #88 - Love is in the Air
Digi Choosday Week 4 - In Bloom
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun-Day Friday Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #130 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 4 - Love and Romance
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Valentine

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:  Recollections Floral Garden paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels Twenty-Five; Magnolia Doohickey Doily Flowers; Marianne Design Square Flowers; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves; Elizabeth Craft Designs 730 Curvy Leaves
Punches:  Martha Stewart Loops Heart Punch Around The Page; EK Success medium Retro Flower
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet; pearls and wooden plugs 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:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone 
- pink shades:  dusky rose, antique pink, cocktail pink, baby pink  
- pants:  Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a treasure! I love the design of your box. How clever! AND the fact that after the whole box was made, you put a mini-easel on it. It's like the cherry on the sundae!

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Love is in the Air challenge!


Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Norma this is absolutely stunning!!! That image is beautiful and colored so beautifully. I love the hearts going all around this box...and the detail and florals are just lovely! Thank you for playing in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

gail said...

Gorgeous, love the design of your box, and a lovely card on top xx

laurigami said...

fantastic creation. I'm a Fan of your creations ,thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps challenges

Gerda said...

What a beautiful gift box!!! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

Céline said...

amazing !!!

Janie Printz said...

Truly amazing, this is the sweetest little gift box creation I've ever seen. I love the drawers & the heart shaped easel & your wonderful hand made flowers... And Tilda is soooo cute along with the perfect sentiment...
hugs, Janie

Julie P said...

Just beautiful Norma, love how you added the image popping up at the top, will have to try this one, nice work my friend xo Julie P

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous, thanks for playing at agoac

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Norma that's divine! I love the heart easel on top of the box. Gorgeous edging on the box too. All the elements are so beautiful. So so gorgeous. Love that sweet image and your fab paper combo and those beautiful blooms. Thanks so much for joining in the fun for our Valentine's challenge at Sweet Stampin'. We hope to see you back with us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Sharla said...

Oh Wow!! How beautiful! What a fun little treat box, not only is it gorgeous, but it has chocolate!! :D Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! :)

Cathy Lee said...

This is so special, Norma. I love your Tilda choice. She certainly is the perfect motif to this card. Gorgeous handmade flowers and coloring as always.

Anjie said...

Oh WOWSER, what a stunning make. Thanks for joining us in our Not a Card challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Moni said...

Stunning make!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica DT

Paddington fan said...

What a beautiful gift box! Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous creation, love the design and pretty details. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC for our in the pink challenge. Good Luck!

Donna x

Bev said...

truly stunning creation Thank you for joining in with Love & Romance at Polkadoodles

Kellie 0:) said...

Gorgeous creation. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Mojca said...

oh this looks gorgeous! Hugs! Mojca

Mia Scott said...

WOW!! (That needed capital letters)
This project is absolutely gorgeous. The colouring is fantastic as is the colouring you have used.
Thank you for joining in with the ‘Love Is In The Air’ challenge at Creatalicious Challenges. Mia – DT Member xx

Melanie said...

A wonderful gift box!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Aunty Sue said...

oh wow how stunning is this fab design and attension to detail, thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles in our love & Romance challenge. Good luck and hope to see you in our next one.
Aunty Sue DT

Melanie Smith said...

Your work always makes me smile. This card is just perfect for our Love and Romance challenge over at http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/ Melanie (DT)

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

This is gorgeous Norma, I absolutely love this, gorgeous creation. Thanks so much for playing at Digi Choosday's Anything But A Card challenge. Hugs:) Audrey DT

Craftdee said...

Breathtaking as always... from your fabulous colouring to the attention to detail; just flawless. Thanks for the inspiration, Donna xx

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