Sunday, December 19, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #77 - A Gift For You

WOW I can't believe it - this is our last Magnolia Down Under Challenge for 2010!!! Because of this we are giving you extra time to enter - with our next challenge not starting until January 9th, 2011. This challenge is...

 "A Gift For You"

Now this can be a gift for ANY occasion and isn't limited to being for Christmas - especially as we are heading into the New Year with the challenge. But we are asking for something that is NOT a card!

I used Lauren Meader's "Home Made" template from Papertrey Ink, along with the matching stamp set, to create a little Christmas Gift Box. The finished size is 5 1/2" high by 4 3/4" wide so it's a perfect fit for the mini Tilda's. I popped mine onto a fence I cut using my Magnolia Doohickey die - I bent back a section and drew in some 'hinges" to create a gateway to the front door.

On the back of the roof I added in my tag greeting and some more decoration. This was soooo much fun to make and now all I have to do is fill it with something yummy - but not until just before it's given away or it may not be as full as it should be - LOL.

Don't forget to stop by the MDUC blog for some more AMAZING inspiration from this bunch of talented girls - I'm sooo honoured to have "worked" with each and every one this year - as well as the fabulous guest DTs we've had on board!

I'm entering this over at Magnolia-Licious Challenges where they have this wonderful Christmas scene as an inspiration piece - I hope my little cottage fits the bill!

xXx

42 comments:

Carol said...

Awww WOWZER Debbie, this is absolutely STUNNING, I just luv it and want one rofl!! Such a gorgeous project will have to give it a try. You're such an inspiration and so very talented, glad I'm one of your followers. Lotsa luv xxxx

RubyM:) said...

DEBBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just logged in and ranned over here cuz i need to call dibs!Do you think when you mail it it will get ruin all the way over here lol!?????!!! GF i too been busy girl no worries.Anyways i love the details the windows,the fence and the colors are GORGEOUS!!!!! OH YOUR MY INSPIRATION HUN!!!Happy Holidays sweeetie and you finished with a BANG!!!!(((HUGS))RubyM:)

Debbie Dolphin said...

Oh WOWOWOWOW Debbie this is absolutely fantastic. Im lost for words
love Debbie xxx

Jak Heath said...

simply stunning, this is a definate wOw!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Oh Debs,
You just keep getting better and better
Just love this and that gorgeous tree ornie you made...I wonder of K-Mart has any of those things left LOL
Luvya

Jane said...

Ooooo I've been dying to have a look at the rest of the details about your house since I saw it in the blog post!!! It is stunning hun! Love the colour scheme and the little gate opening is too cute!!! Gorgeous!! hugs, Jane xxx

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

I love this so much! It is very beautiful i love all of the details.

Kristine said...

WOW Debbie... this is just... WOW!!! Love the whole project and your tag on top is perfect =) Cute CUte! Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

Sam said...

OMG.......where on earth do you find the hours in the day to make these amazingly FANTABULOUS creations Debbie?!!!!!!! If you have some sort of tardis at your place......can I please visit some time?

Love it to bits!
Sam.

Leonie said...

And she's done it again! Blown me off my computer chair...

Jenny said...

Just gorgeous! Love it love it love it. hugz Jenny B

Kellie Winnell said...

WOOOOOOW Debbie, after I picked my jaw back up off the floor and still staring I can finally comment! WOW girl this is nothing short of amazing, you are supah talented missy!

Hugs Kellie xx

Juls said...

wow!!!! I am blown away this is amazing!!!!!! so so creative and every detail is just perfect!!! utterly gorgeous! Hugs Juls

Chrissy said...

WOW This is beyond words. Absolutely Stunning.
Luv CHRISSYxx

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

OMG Debbielicious could you be any more amazing??!! WOW! This has left me speechless...which is rare for me hahah. LOVE IT.
Kristy xo

Dena said...

Oh me oh my!!!!! How super duper ADORABLE!!!! What an inspiring piece of work and how lucky someone will be to receive this! Love the little fence.
Big hugs, Dena

Kylie said...

Oh wow Debbie! I saw this on the MDUC blog when I was typing it up and almost fell of my chair! It is truly AWESOME!!! I love it!
Hugs
Kylie xx

Sue said...

Well, Deb, this wonderful little cottage is going to be a a fun gift for someone special this holiday. What a great job you did decorating it, with little Tilda by the door. Just adorable, could not be nicer.

Hugs
Sue

Zoe said...

Debbie you rock!! This is absolutely FANTASTIC!! love it love it love it!

Sue said...

OMG Debbie this is just STUNNING, you are so clever it is amazing.
hugs
Sue x

LindaC said...

Your little house with the frosty fence and sweet Tilda is adorable!
What a wonderful project!
Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Linda C
http://lccorner.blogspot.com/

Renkata said...

wow Debbie, This is just like a dream:) so beautiful and adorable house.

debby4000 said...

WOW this is amazing.
luv
Debby

Karen said...

WOWEEEEE Debbie!! Your little Santa's Cottage is so perfect!! I love how you popped mini tilda on the fence and the fence is sooooo great too!! Oooo I love it:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Debra said...

Well.... GF... you have totally blown me away with this. I think you are one of the most creative and talented crafters in this world of blogging. I sooooo wish you lived in W.A. as I would love to watch you create in person.This is just amazing but then again all your work is.Brilliant!!!!xxxxxx

Janiel/ janny said...

OH GOSH DEBBIE!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so fun, creative, adorable, beautiful okay okay it is just plain STUNNING!!!!!!!! I love it!!! I couldn't wait to get over here and see it closer. LOL.......
happy holiday hugs dear, Janiel

Jessica said...

Adorable!!! Just ....um....well...
adorable has to be the word!

Norma said...

Holy moly! Debbiiieeeee, you are tryly amazing, my friend! My eyes just popped out. I love all the deats on your project--the open fence gate idea is brilliant. I adore this!!!

Hugs,
Norma

Cathy said...

Debbie,

This is just darling. I love all the little details. I would love to get a gift in this box for Christmas.

Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Mina said...

wow wow wow Debbie what an amazing creation...stunning colouring and this would make any gift extra special
Mina xxx

Pat said...

YIKES!!! Debbie...this is amazing!!! I can't even guess how long it took you to make this little 3-D masterpiece!! Simply gorgeous!! So many wonderful elements...I love 'em all! Thanks so much for joining this month's Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!!! Pat Frank

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ok ... now this is drop dead delicious! I cannot believe the time and effort you put into your projects ... I definitely need to hand over my cape (that was given to me by Lynda!) ... because you are definitely the super woman of super women!!! Stunning, Debbie! I am speechless! Hugs xxaxx
PS I know it is silly to apologise ... because everyone knows how manic this time of year is ... but I'm sorry that I have been MIA lately! I haven't forgotten you! :) Hugs xxaxx

Candy said...

Debbie!
What an adorable creation. I don't know if I could give it away LOL
So many awesome details :o)
I have never seen a house made before and am quite stunned by the whole thing!!! Love that you put the fence in and 'opened' the gate. Also love your sentiment! Tilda is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Merry Christmas, Candy

LillaMinne said...

What an adorable house!Simply love it! Merry Xmas to you!

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW this is SPECTACULAR,love everything about it.....you are so very clever!!!
xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

OUTSTANDING! I absolutely love your little Tilda House! Happy Holidays, Warmest wishes, Lesley

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow, wow, WOW, Debbi! So precious I'm speehless! I would NEVER give this away! xxD

Angela said...

Wow Debbie, this is absolutley stunning!! I love the little house you created. What are you talking about you have lost your mojo?? You so have it in full speed. I really love the way you did the house and little Tilda is too cute hun!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Angela said...

Oh my gosh how cute is this! What a fabulous way to give a gift! Would look lovely sitting on the table too with some little pine trees! Absolutely adorable! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog! hugs, Angela

TaraG said...

Oh my Deddie this wee house is absolutely stunning, hun! I just love it to bits! I really need to try something like this with ones of those templates. Mini Tilda looks so cute sat there! I am so inspired! Wishing you a wonderfully festive Christmas, hun, full of good cheer with family and friends and all the best for 2011!
Big Hugs,t

Christina V. said...

This is wonderful. Absolutely lovely, like it comes from a fairy tale! Merry Christmas to you and your beloved.

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Debbi, this is such a neat creation. Love looking at the details and your Tilda is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again for the upcoming ones :o)
Hugs,
Cabio