Monday, December 28, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Christmas Swap

A few months ago Boss Lady Kellie came up with a fabulous idea for the Magnolia Down Under DT - we were invited to join in a Christmas card swap! The AMAZING creations that landed in my letterbox just blew me away - I knew these lovely lady's were talented but to see their work IRL has been incredible - I am honoured to be in their company! I am going to make myself an inspiration wall with these after I frame them up - a job for the New Year!

 I also received some other gorgeous handmade cards and email Christmas wishes from other wonderful blogging friends - and for that I thank everyone - it has made my Christmas extra special this year!!! I hadn't blogged these earlier as I wanted to make sure the girls had all got theirs - but I thought I'd better blog them now or the Festive Season would be well and truly over - LOL!



A few weeks before Christmas I found these gorgeous wooden snowflakes in a little gift shop! My imagination took over and I knew I would use them for the swaps! I bought 3 different colours and decorated them with a layered snowflake, Christmas Tilda, some rhinestones and a ribbon bow! Now to make the card to go with them.....


I decided to re-size the "box and a card" I made here to create a card and packaging in one, the top opens up to be the card. I'm really happy with how it turned out - though there were a few frustrations along the way getting the drawer to fit just right!


Here you can see Tilda snuggled up in the drawer on some bubble wrap for the journey to her new home!

The handle for the drawer was a build-a-brad and I popped some Magnolia DP behind the bubble. The stamps, DP and gorgeous red lace ribbon all came from Kellie over at Magnolia Down Under Online Store. The CS and taffeta ribbon is from Stampin' Up. I used SU's chunky glitter on the large snowflake and Dazzling Diamonds over some liquid applique on the hat band and pom pom. I use a mix of Touch and Copic markers to colour!


I can't believe another year is almost done! I hope everyone is getting over their overindulgences of Christmas and are readying themselves for a new celebration to see in not only a New Year but a New DECADE!!! Have a safe and happy one.....

xXx

22 comments:

Kristy Young said...

This are gorgeous, I loved receiving one from you! Such a great idea to fram all our xmas swaps...hmm must try that to and put it above my craft desk.
Kristy x

Karen said...

You are one clever chook! What an absolutely gorgeous creation Deb!

Oh and I am definitely NOT over the indulgence side of Christmas! I feel like a great big roly poly pudding - ate wayyyyyyyy to much! lol

Karen
x

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

Love these, so gorgeous!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

These are SO sweet! Gorgeous gift. Merry Christmas & Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Tanja said...

OMG how cute is that!!!! I love them! Beautiful idea and a perfect work :)

Have a great week, big Hugs Tanja

Annette said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, another fantastic idea, so lucky to see them being made, wishing you and yours a fantastic 2010, take care AnnetteX:)

Sue said...

Debbie, what a beautiful little gift and card and the box is adorable too. Certainly has your creative hand, just so lovely.

stephanne said...

Oh, I think I see mine!!! I think your ideas are wonderful and so amazingly executed too!! I don't think I will be putting away my little Maggie ornament, she is dangling on the side of my craft shelf, up high enough so no weasly 7 year olds can touch her, lol, and I think she'll stay there, the ornament, not the 7 year old!! Seasons Greetings!!
Stephanne

Whimcees said...

My dear, YOU are also amazing!

Your artistic talent and skill in making the Magnolia cards is awesome! This is a truly beautiful project!

Batbara Diane

Stamp and Smile said...

Magnolia is looking "FESTIVE" as every this time of year!! Those snowflakes are just darling Debbie... LOVE the details you added!

And the box is presented so well... you have a fantastic eye for balance and detail. You should receive my card soon, I mailed it out a week ago! I hope you likey!!

SMILES and Happy New Year my friend!!

Christine H said...

Beautiful Deb. Hope your Christmas was super special!

Emily said...

OMG Debbie! These little snowflake gals are adorable and your card/gift box is simply amazing! Terrific job!!! Hope you had a great Christmas. Illness and weather kind of made our Christmas a bust this year. We are looking forward to a better weekend to celebrate the new year.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always,you never cease to amaze me,thanks for sharing,I love it!!! BTW I can't seem to find the tutorial for that box and card!!
xx

Lynda said...

Debbie...you sooooooooooo belong in these girl's company. You are an amazing talent shown brilliantly thru your blog each post. The decorations are simply stunning and the packaging devine. Well done darl and please don't be so hard on urself!! Happy 2010!!!

Chantelle said...

How beautiful is this - such a gorgeous gift. I love seeing your creations - look forward to more next year. Happy new year and take care x

Sam said...

Love these projects Debbie, especially the Christmas snowflake with Tilda.

We have one of the same snowflakes, but in white, on the top of our wooden Christmas tree!

Happy New year to you and your family.
:-)
Sam.

sandra said...

No words to say-just AMAZING!!!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Bec said...

OMG Debbie.. this is AMAZING.. I so need to make myself one of those boxes.. Bec xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Debbie ... you sure have done it again! Showed us all up! Yet again!!! This is just the darndest sweetest swap I have seen. Just gorgeous!

Véro said...

Hello Debbie!
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!
Your Xmas creations are wonderfull.Tilda as little Santa helper is so pretty!
I wish you a very creative year!

Kellie Winnell said...

The photo just does NOT do this any justice it's absolutely amazingly gorgeous in real life! And got prime position on my tree this year. I can not thank you enough for a gorgeous creation and for being a wonderful DT and most of all friend, looking forward to 2010.
Hugs Kel xx

raindropecho said...

What a great creation! Absolutely stunning!