It’s blog hop time again over at Magnolia-licious™ and the DT have some wonderful Winter/Christmas themed creations to share with you. if you arrived from the lovely Katies blog you are right on track if you started here with me you might like to pop over to the Magnolia-licious™ blog and start at the beginning as you won’t want to miss a single thing!!

I will warn you now, this is quite picture heavy as I didn’t want you to miss anything. I’ve created a pretty Winter Gazebo gift box with loads of sweet Tildas from a variety of collections:

Winter Blog Hop

My Tildas are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40 and E57, E55, E53, E51 clothes: W5, W3, W1, W00, C3, C1, C00 I added some Kindy Glitz here and there for effect

The Gazebo was created using the Winter Gazebo from SVG Cuts and some of my favourite Magnolia papers. It comes apart to in 3 pieces:

The bottom is a box ready for your special gift:


The top comes apart in 2 pieces for another lightweight gift and a tea light candle for effect:



lid off

You don’t quite get the impact of the gazebo in a photograph as it is quite large, The flat base of the box is 12” across and the whole thing stands just over 18” tall. There are a number of Tildas on my project, I fussy cut each one and attached them to the box with small acetate strips and double sided tape:

front tildas

new tilda

Trippin Tilda side

side tilda

saffron buns 2

sneaky tilda

You can see by the close up photos I’ve embossed the platform panel and inked them to give a stone like appearance, and inked all the edges of the box for a more vintage feel

And on the roof:

lovikka mittens

pixie tilda

fairy tilda

I kept the colouring very neutral to compliment my papers using just warm and cool greys with a little added sparkle here and there for effect. The cut edges of the papers have all been inked with Sahara Sand and the snowflakes all have Kindy Glitz

There are 2 ways to win in the hop today:

By hopping through with us and sending the total of the hidden numbers from all DT posts to Cathy   There may be some blogs with the same number as others, that is OK, you just need to add all your collected numbers together and send the total to Cathy. She will choose a random winner from all the correct responses received.

By participating in the Hop Challenge and creating a Holiday project. A random winner will be chosen from all of the entries.  Both winners will receive a $50 Gift Certificate from the lovely Diana.

Also you must do the following to be entered for a chance to win either of the prizes:

All comments will also be eligible for the Weekly Comment prize drawn on "W"ednesday.


For one last look, It’s a little hard to see in the photo but with the tea lights on it looks like this:

tea light on

I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today. Your next stop along the way is the very talented Barbara with another wonderful creation to inspire you.

And don’t forget before you go my hidden number for you to collect is the number *1* yes that’s number one

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Lovikka Mittens, Tilda with Saffron Buns, Pixie Tilda, Tilda With Two Little Gifts, Show  The Way TildaSomething For You Tilda, Sitting Angel Tilda, Christmas Tilda with Cat, Sweet Christmas Tilda and Cozy Tilda, LOTV Circular Christmas Sentiments
Paper: Magnolia Old Monogram and Eau De Cologne, Vellum
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Sahara Sand and Smokey Slate
Accessories:  Nestabilities Scallop Circles, Martha Stewart Snow Flake Punches, 1 3/4” Circle Punch, Large Dots Embossing Folder, Seam Binding, Kindy Glitz, SU Frosted Finishes, Sharp Scissors, Clear Acetate, PVA Glue, 3D Tape, Cameo Silhouette, Faux Tea Light Candles

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Simply Magnolia Bling
Magnolia Mania Box or Bag
Christmas At Sweet Stampin Snowflakes
Emerald Faeries Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts Fav Christmas colour Combo
Memas Challenge Anything Goes
Kit and Clowder Christmas
Treasured Times Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Anything Goes