Woohoo!! It’s Holiday Blog Hop time and I’ve had a ton of fun creating my project for you, I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve hardly had time to play with the gorgeous Winter Wonderland collection so I’ve added quite a few to my project today, It could be a gift, a table centre piece or a Christmas decoration, or just a lot of fun for a little girl or boy. So here goes….

‘All Aboard’ My North Pole Express:

North Pole Express

My images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Copic Express Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40 or E57, E55, E53, E50 clothes: BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, BG0000, W5, W3, W1, W00, Y26, Y23, Y21, Y00  bear fur: E47, E44, E42, E40 Santas boots and belt: C9, C7, C5, C1 I have added lots of Kindy Glitz for a sparkle effect and patterns to the clothing with a Sharpie White paint marker

The Engine:


There is a little faux tea light candle flickering inside to give the illusion of the coal engine, The smoke is created using white beaded twirls, The windows are made with vellum to allow the light to shine through

engine light

The lid comes off to place a gift inside:

Engine box

The carriage:

carriage with gifts closeup

The carriage is filled with chocolate coins and white chocolate Lindt balls

The Caboose:


The Caboose has a packet of yummy Ginger bread cookies inside, Just perfect for Christmas morning tea. Did you see the little mini Tildas looking out of the windows? I’m sure they are looking forward to visiting Santa’s workshop

caboose box and cookies

Little Noel is having a wonderful time up on the caboose:


All the wheels turn so the train can roll along, the engine and caboose have removable lids to pop your small gifts inside and the carriage has 2 little presents big enough to fit 3 Lindt chocolate balls in each. If you would like to create your own North Pole Express, you can purchase the SVG pattern here

One last look:


Well I hope you’ve enjoyed the hop so far, if you arrived from the lovely Cathy Lees blog you are right on track and your next stop is the very talented Steph Ackerman. If you started here with me you will definitely want to do the rounds so pop on back to the Magnolialicious Challenge blog and hop right through

TWO WAYS TO WIN /Three Winners in Total:

#1 -  Gather the letters and clues on each blog to unscramble the mystery phrase and email the finished phrase to the email  listed on the Magnolialicious Challenge Blog Do not answer in a comment, One winner will randomly be chosen from those that get it CORRECT to win a Surprise Gift Package (value $50) from Magnolia-licious.

My mystery letters are H and n. 

#2 – For the month of December (deadline runs thru the 31st) enter a HOLIDAY/WINTER themed project at the Challenge Blog in the InLinkz….First Place winner will win a Surprise Gift Pack (value $100), a Runner Up will be randomly chosen for a Surprise Gift (value $50) from Magnolia-licious.

So start creating and hop along as you definitely won’t want to miss this one, I can’t wait to see what you all come up with

Stamps: Magnolia Winter Wonderland collection: Cozy Christmas Tilda,  Show The way Tilda,  North Pole Pingy, Christmas Eve Tilda, Christmas Eve Edwin, Day Before Christmas Stocking Tilda, Day Before Christmas Noel Tilda, Little Christmas collection Cocco  With Present, Merry Little Christmas Cool Santa, Kaiser Christmas Sentiments
Paper: SU Speciality Winter Frost, Vellum
Cardstock: SU Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Island Indigo
Accessories: Cameo Silhouette, PVA Glue, Decorative Brads, Kindy Glitz, Kaiser Rhinestones, Zva Rhinestone Flourish, Acetate, Electric Tea Light Candles, Assorted Chocolates and Cookies, White Tissue paper, White Beaded Twists, Sharp Scissors

I will enter this project into the following Challenges:

Time For Magnolia Christmas in Non Traditional Colours
Fashionista Christmas Bling
Hanna and Friends Glitter
Simply Magnolia Over the Edge
Allsorts Make a Gift
Designed To Colour Christmas/Winter
Creatalicious Christmas Time
Kretiveinkauf Santa Claus and Helpers