Sunday, September 13, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #22 - Anything But A Card

I knew this Magnolia Down Under challenge was coming up and had an idea in my mind of what I was going to do - but this is NOT it - LOL.

Last week I got an email from a wonderful machine embroidery site I like - yup - another of my hobbies - LOL. In the email they had this wonderful tutorial for an embroidered fabric Christmas card mail box. I kept going back to look at the tutorial and decided I should try re-creating it in card! Here's my attempt - don't look too closely I think it needs a little fine tuning - it's about half the size of the fabric one - but let me know if you would like my measurements! I've lined the inside with Chocolate Chip DP and popped some large white beads on for feet. I'm not quite sure what I'll use this for - but at the moment it's gathering lots of compliments by just sitting on my mantlepiece - think I might hide some Christmas treats in there later!

There's exciting news at MDUC too - which I forgot to mention last time - naughty DT member!! Kellie has managed to get sponsors for most of our challenges - so not only do you get to have fun, you also get the opportunity to win a prize!!!

This fortnight's fabulous sponsor is Just Scrap and Stamp and we have a GUEST DT member for this challenge too - Tania Just Scrap and Stamp Founder and Owner...

xXx

29 comments:

Sharon said...

Fabulous Deb, you've excelled yourself.
I think it would be great to have around Christmas...you are a naughty girl LOL, its just sooo/tooo tempting, especially as i have xmas here this year.

Luvya

Mandy Schiller said...

Very Cute Debbie! I admire your patience....lol.....Bet that took you ages, but it looks fantastic and is well worth it....

Mandyxx

Tracey Feeger said...

Now you absolutely know how super cute this is. I was told that you made the template yourself. LOL. Please share - it is sooooooo cool.
mwah
Trace

Ramona Michaluk said...

Love this little mailbox Debbie - I was wondering what you were going to make with it when I saw you last weekend, now I know.

It's just gorgeous - love the glitter effect around Tilda's hat and jumper and the flowers and paper you've used are just perfect for the Snowy scene - another masterpiece from your collection!!
Hugs,
Ramona

Annette said...

Absolutely fantastic job, only guessing how fiddly this was LOL, beautiful done, makes an excellent centre piece for Xmas and a lovely change from the reds and greens, take care AnnetteX:)

Leonie said...

That is very impressive Deb!

Kellie Winnell said...

This is just amazing Debbie and turned out better than I could had ever imagined! I should had sat next to you and copied, hehe. I just love everything about it, colouring amazing, it's just one that makes you go WOW, so inspiring for all joining in, thank you so much xx

Lynda S said...

Another stunning project Deb...and u can see the sweat and tears that went into this one!!! I love the idea of the 1/2 beads as feet and the 'Chrissy" feel it has. Another winner darl!!

Cheryl said...

WOW this is fantastic,everything blends in so well together and is perfect in every way!!! You are so very clever!!
xx

Alicia said...

This is sooo cute! Reminds me of the mailbox we have in my classroom for letters. But yours is way cuter! I love the brown lace ribbon and the colours.
Alicia xx

Jean McKenzie said...

Debbie, your work is just amazing! This little mailbox must have taken you forever but all worth while. I am sure it will on display in your home for quite a while! Beautiful!

Leigh said...

How cool is this? Great project Debbie. Very ingenious.

Kristy Young said...

Very gorgeous Debbie, you are sooo clever!
Kristy xx

Sue said...

Oh Deb, this is amazing. Love the snowy effect on Tilda, and your project is perfect. I looked closely and it is so nice.

sandra said...

This is fantastic!
Don't know what you going to use it for,but whatever it is its going to be great!
Hugs!
Sandra!

suemon said...

This is so clever Debbie love every thing about it, gorgeous you clever girl you!
hugs
Sue x

"Tillymint" said...

So Debbie Machine Embroidery ah that's another thing we have in common!!!!
Love this project b t w I need to add to my Magnolia stamps I think in order to take part in these challenges my ONE stamp would look a bit sad!!!!
Hope you're well

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh my, is this ever SWEET! What a great gift package this would make, too! But I like the idea of hiding some sweets in there, too. Speaking of which... where is my chocolate hiding. I feel like a nibble!

Love the sweet Magnolia image. Great idea to add the liquid applique.

xOx Lisa

Stamp and Smile said...

FABULOUS Debbie! I just love this idea and DP's work so well together. "Plus" I'm LOVING the Snowflake!! Keep up your amazing work and sharing your talent! :)

stephanne said...

This is beautiful!! It would make a wonderful hide-away for some candy, or maybe small office supplies, that could be a reason to keep it for yourself, of course, it would make the perfect gift box, a gift in itself!! Love your colouring and the fluffy trim on Tilda, what a fun image, and the papers and your choice of embellishments couldn't be better!!! Thanks for the warm welcome on behalf of MDUC ;)
Stephanne

Norma said...

Debbie, it's fabulous. Blew me away when I first saw your project. And it's so adorable that I think would like to make one too. So yes, yes, share the measurements. Love the colour combo. The glitter looks great and love your flower.

Hugs.
Norma

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous Debbie, gorgeous colours and I love the flowers and image

Emily said...

Holey Moley Debbie! This is a masterpiece if I've ever seen one! I can't believe how much work this must have been. Outstanding!!!

Liam said...

Just adorable. Love those boxes. Love it to bits. It looks amazing. I think you did a fab job.

Liam

Alison said...

This is soo cute. It turned out so well (of course I knew that it would) but I love the decorations they complete the whole effect.
xox

Joanna Lamprou said...

Wonderful box.I love it!!! congrats and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me kind comment.Hugs Joanna.

Marcia P said...

This is so sweet, I'm impressed!

:) Marcia P

Marcia P said...

This is so sweet, I'm impressed!

:) Marcia P

Sammi said...

wow Debbie - you really are clever! This is delightful!! xxx