This week is our 100th Challenge at the Midweek Magnolias so we have something special for you, The DT are having a blog hop with lots of fun prizes from some wonderful sponsors and candy along the way too from some of the DT members. As this is a celebration I’ve created a pretty Explosion Box  especially for the occasion:

tilda box lid

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 clothes:  R83, R81, R0000, W5, W3, W1, W00

For a closer look:


From the front it looks like this:

box front

Each side has a sentiment to decorate and when you open the box you find:

inside view

For a closer look:

inside closeup 2

The little tier cake was cut on the cameo and the pretty flowers are from WOC

And another:

side view cake

The top of the cake looks like this:

top view cake

The inside panels on each side have balloons to carry on the Celebration theme:


We have some wonderful prizes on offer so lots of chances to win. If you started herewith me you will definitely want to hop right through so pop back to the Midweek Magnolia blog and start at the beginning. If you came from the lovely Cathy’s blog you are right on track and your next stop is the very talented Celine. Don’t forget to leave a comment along the way for a chance at some wonderful prizes and we would love to see your cards and projects too, so get creating.

As this is a special occasion I will be drawing one lucky commenter to receive a surprise package from me as well

One last look:

open box and lid

Stamps: Magnolia Christmas Kitchen Tilda and Balloons, LOTV Circular Sentiments
Paper: Maja Sofiero
Cardstock: SU Whisper white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks Victorian Velvet
Accessories: Marianne Designs LR0240, LR0293 and  COL1313, Nestabilities Classic and Scallop Ovals and Scallop Circles, Martha Stewart Butterfly and Leaf Punch, WOC Flowers, Filigree Corner, Lace Applique,  Pink Seam Binding, SU Frosted Finishes,  Scorpal

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Live and Love Crafts Think Pink
Time For Magnolia BINGO (flowers, dies, anything but square)
Marvellous Magnolia For a Friend
Just Inspirational Pink
Loves Rubber Stamps Pretty Woman
Dream Valley Anything but a Card
Whoopsi Daisy Distressing