Saturday, October 11, 2014

Advent Calendar - Tilda's Town Challenge #125

Happy Saturday My Friends!  I hope your having a fantastic weekend.  I am running very late today and I apologize for that.  Today starts another fun challenge over at the Tilda's Town Challenge and that is to "Use Your Christmas Stash". 

I was inspired to make an advent calendar after seeing so many talented and crafty ladies show off their gift box makes on the Noor Design Blog.  So this is my spin on that design and I was finally able to use this adorable Magnolia stamp.

This is Christmas Tilda With Puppy and she came with the #6 edition of 2012 Magnolia Ink Magazine.  She seems to be having a wonderful Christmas...
This design can either be used as a calendar or a Christmas count-down.  Speaking of which, there are only 74 days left until Christmas.  EEK! 

Copics - Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20 - Hair: E33, E35, E37, E50 - Dress: G94, BG99, W3 - Lace, Bows & Vest: R29, R56, R59, R89 - Stockings & Tag: E50, E51, W1, W3 - Shoes & Basket: E70, E74, E79 - Puppy: Y21, YR21, YR24, E99

 Tilda's Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps & Cutting dies. We carry over 1,400 stamps in stock at all times & over 4,000 dies from all your favorite brands. We offer very competitive shipping rates and we ship worldwide. Visit us at Tilda's Town and live the magic.

Since I'm running late, I won't be long winded.  A list of products can be found at the bottom of this post as well as a list of challenges I am entering into .  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a great day, and better tomorrows.
♥ Laura C.

PS Oh, and thank you too for all of the wonderful comments.  I really do appreciate them! 


Bunny Zoe's Animals
Deep Ocean Christmas In October
Midweek Magnolia Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Outside The Box


Image: Magnolia (Christmas Tilda with Puppy)
Inks: Copic Markers, Memento, Distress Inks
Papers: Bazzill (Cardstocks) Colorbok (Retro Snowflake) AMM (herbanella) Karen Foster (Season's Greetings) SEI (Mistletoe)
Dies: Magnolia (Rocking Horse, Tags & Stocking) Marianne Design (Mini Poinsettia) Spellbinders (Floral Ovals) AccuCut (Ashley Numbers)
Misc: Ribbons, Brads, Bells, Gingerbread & Candy Cane (From My Stash)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wintery Lantern

Good Friday To You My Crafty Friends!

Today I am posting a project that I made for myself which is something I haven't done in a long time.  You know how it goes when you're trying to keep up with with birthdays and holidays, a job, family time...
I guess you could call this a lantern as it has four sides and a candle in the middle.  I saw a similar thing on Pinterest HERE and my brain started spinning on how I could make one with stuff I already have.  This design makes me think of the scene from Frosty The Snowman when he and Sharon are in the greenhouse.  Crazy, right?  LOL!
I cut the four sides from white cardstock using my Cricut and the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge and edged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I then randomly stamped three Magnolia Snowflakes (from the latest release) onto craft plastic and heat embossed them with Ranger's Holographic Embossing Powder to create windows.
The Poinsettias, Snowflakes and Tags adorning the outside are from the Magnolia DooHickeys Club 2 collection and the fern is from the Magnolia DooHickeys Leaf & Swirl set.  The snowflakes and leaves are covered in holographic embossing powder.  The tags and poinsettia flowers are pink cardstock edged with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and the green leaves are white cardstock inked with Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
I painted a wooden napkin ring white to use as the base of the candle in order to lift it up to a good height.  The tea light is wrapped in Doodle Bug Dotty DP.  A touch of lace here, some pearls there and voila!

I made the mistake of putting the four sides together before embellishing.  Don't do that!  Especially if your panels are delicate.  There isn't a lot of structure to hold all of the flowers and leaves, and getting them glued into place while it's standing up is a nightmare.  :p

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look, I really appreciate you taking the time.  I hope you like my creation enough to leave a comment.  I just so wish the pictures did it justice because this is so shimmery and sparkly in person.

Have a fantastic day, and better tomorrows!
♥ Laura C.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Little Fairies Only 1 DP
Deep Ocean Christmas In October
Dies R Us Challenge Gift Tags
Inky Chicks Which Cuts Only
Simon Says Stamp Use Watercolors
Top Tip Tuesday Non Traditional Christmas
Boutique Magnolia Seasons Of The Year
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Anything Goes - last challenge :.(
Magnolia-licious  Monochromatic
Magnolia Mania Pink, Pearls & Points (Dots)
Simply Magnolia Lace and Pearls
Time For A Magnolia Challenge No Edwin or Tilda
Winter Wonderland  Lace & Pearls

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