Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Morning and Sparkling Tilda at Just Magnolia


A very Happy Friday to Everyone and I hope the week has not been so stressful as you try to get everything done for the impending holidays. I'm sure many of you are still digging out from a snowbank...but at least those stay inside days give you some extra crafting time...smile

This is my Just Magnolia DT sample card this week and we were asked to make a Christmas card and I would love for all of you to come over and join with us this week so that we can see your lovely creations and perhaps you can win a very nice prize!! I have tried to make a very special Christmas card for a very special friend who is also a collector of key chains...AND who also happens to be the person who first introduced me to Magnolias and stamping and cardmaking ONE year ago...the rest is history!!! So you will have to let me know how I did, please!!!

For my card, I used Bazzill for the base and matting and all the DP is Magnolia's White Christmas Frosty Fir which I distressed with white acrylic paint around the cut edges. I then added tassel trim, picot lace, and braid for the oval frame. Christmas Morning Tilda from Magnolia-licious was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and touches of Spica. Glitter was added to her headband. I then added a bow and cascading organza ribbon to the frame along with a few mulberry roses.



The little gift box is just a papier mache box which I painted with acrylic paint and then covered with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Old Paper. I then added the same trims as the card...you know, frou-frou and bunches of it...lol. For the top I stamped a Stempelglede Heart on Cryogen White, colored it with Shimmerz, and added matching pearls and a silver key. I then added the same cascading bow with roses to the top.



This side view of the box will perhaps give you a better idea of what the set looks like. Do you think she will like it?????

On the inside of the box lid I added Little Sparkling Tilda which I colored with Copics and added a touch of stickles for the halo and wings and finished it with the same braid used on the card.



And since she is a collector of key chains, I made her a special key chain to go into the box using images from her cards HERE. Using my photo editing program I reduced the size so they would fit in some Blue Moon picture frame charms. Aren't they something...Magnolias, a Papilio, and Hanglar, which by the way was REMARKABLE on Midnight Madness!!! Notice that I also added a heart and key to repeat the theme of the little box.



Thank you all so much for dropping by to see what's in store for you today and all of you Maggie Lovers remember to visit Just Magnolia to see the exquisitely lovely cards this week made by the design team members. We would love to see your Maggie Christmas card this week...no sketch, no color requirement, just a sweet Magnolia!!!!

I would love to know what you think about my special gift for a very special friend...If I have failed to explain something, please email me and I will be more than happy to answer your questions. May you all have a delightful weekend and until we meet again, big Maggie hugs for YOU!!!

63 comments:

Sonja Bekker said...

OMG,this is absolutely stunning what you made with the chain.such a nice idea!

and your card with the box is so Gorgeous.
gonna be your follower:)

Have a nice day.
digihugs
Sonja

celia said...

Woauw what a job, I think it became very clever hear! If your girlfriend is not happy would you certainly can send me! LOL! Nicely done, the box and the map looks great!
Hugs,Celia

Moni said...

OMG this is stunning,waw so fantastic gift! Your friend will love it, i know she will. So love the soft colours you have used and fab all details. Love the card and the box!
What can I say, you are amazing! Well done with key chain it is really very special. Your friend is one lucky girl!
Have a fab weekend! Hugs, Moni

Lil Sis said...

Wow it is stunning your friend will adore it. The card alone is impressive but the box and key chain as well makes this one of the nicest handmade pressies I've seen this year.
The colours are lovely and soft, the ribbon arrangement looks great and your Tilda's are adorable. Love the tassle braiding too.
Beccy x

Diane said...

Absolutely stunning.
Diane x

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Jacqui, your girlfriend can only BUT love this gift. It is adorable. Well done on a stunning creation once again. Smiles Sharon x

Rosette said...

Oh my goodness!!! What can I say???.. Nothing I do will justify this beauty!! I'm going to faint!! LOL
What a lucky girl! I'm sure she will loooove this! you are a-ma-zing!! Hugs xx

Candy said...

Jacque, This is absolutely outstanding and jaw droppingly beautiful! The card, the box and the fantastic key chain gift. Your freind is going to drop dead !!!!
Love, Candy

Jane said...

If she doesn't like it can you send it to me please because I adore it!!!! Wow Jacque, your card and gift are stunning, truly stunning! hugs, Jane xx

Jannie said...

wow Jacque this is amazing , what a great job!!
Love the sweet image and the gorgeous details.
The colouring is perfect.
I love all of it.
Hugs Jannie

Tessa said...

wow this is gorgeous!

Chrissie said...

Well Jacque, she's going to just ADORE this!
I love this sweet Tilda you've used on the card and the box is beautiful (those trims really do impress!)
I love how you've made this gift so personal for your friend by using her own images for the charms, absolutely stunning!

Sheila said...

Wow Jacque this is stunning how can your friend NOT!!! adore it. The card alone is just beautiful!!! but the box and key chain make it of the nicest & unique handmade presents ever!!.
The colours are so lovely and soft, the ribbon is such a gorgeous detail and your Tilda's are just adorable. Love the tassle braiding too.
Have a fantastic weekend.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Stephanie said...

This is so awesome Jacque! I remember when I first found your cards, you hadn't been making them very long. Your friend will be absolutely speechless. Congrats on your one year anniversary!! Hugs, Stephanie

debbies said...

This is stunning!!!!!!!!!! I love how you put a Tilda on the inside lid and the little images for the charms is brilliant!

Margie said...

WOW! I'm pretty speechless right now. AMAZING projects and the details are brilliant!

angel4031 said...

WOW this is STUNNING Love it!! x x

Monique said...

Beautifull ! I love it.

Hugs Monique

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Jacque! I'm speachless too! This is just stunning! Drop dead gorgeous! Only one year and see how far you've come. There's no holding you back now girl...this is such a beautiful work of love and magnificently put together. WOW!!!hugs...Barb

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

Jacque, you are absolutely amazing, all your work is just to beautiful for words. Your friend will be blown away with this, thanks for sharing!

Angelwood said...

Jacque, so much work you've put into this amazing set. I think your friend will adore this it is just too beautiful! She is very lucky! hugs, Angela

pinky said...

Didn't I say magnolia was so lucky to get you and now we all know why, incredible work!!!!
Pinky

Jeanette said...

Jacque.....you have out-done yourself. This is utterly amazing! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love it!
Hugs Jeanette

Tanya Rudd said...

What a great gift! Not only is it beautiful, but you can see all the love and time you put into it. That is the most valuable thing about a gift.
Hugs
Tanya

Kathy said...

Love everything about it, your friend will be so happy with this gift! The box is fabulous, love all the little frou-frou details, very pretty and girly.

papersunshine said...

Well I've already given tons of accolades :) but must say more! Love the little Tilda inside too and that key chain is gorgeous! Just awesome work, ideas, details, COLOR, paper Tilda... I am going on and on again.

hugs,

Lori

scrappyjan said...

Hi Jacque, You have out-done yourself with this set!! Love it...... The details are amazing!!!!
hugs, Janiel

Myrna said...

Beautiful job! Your friend will love it!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness, girl you are just amazing!! I totally love all the accents and pretty coloring details!! You've blown me away!!

Christina C. said...

OMG!!!!!!!!! My husband had to revive me with smelling salts after viewing these unbelievably gorgeous creations!!!! Jacque, I guarantee your friend will love and treasure this very special gift. It is beautiful beyond belief.
You are such a talented, kind and giving person.
Love ya, Christina

Deb (dcorder) said...

Sweet! Love the box...that Tilda is bigger than I thought she would be. It's nice to have a scale!

Tracey said...

WOW Jacque! I am blown away! This is all seriously gorgeous! You have outdone yourself!! xx

Katie said...

Jacque,
I'm slowly picking myself up off the floor, WOW doesn't say enough to describe these beautiful creations.
Thanks so much for sharing them and now I'll sculk off into a corner whimpering ;)

Tineke's hobby said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning what you made
I love all the accents and pretty coloring
Gr Tineke

Suzan L said...

Jacque, This Christmas set you have made is just the most darling thing that I have ever seen!! I know that your friend will treasure everything... the elegant card, the beautiful box and the keepsake key chain!! I just love all the beautiful trim, the ribbon and the roses that you have added!! You are such a talented artist!!
Happy 1 Year Anniversary!!
Hugs, Suzan

Kerry D-C said...

Wow! These are *really* pretty, Jacque! I love the softness of it all.

Kim said...

Oh MY WORD Jacque that is AMAZING! I love everything about this! It's wonderful! The card, the box, and the keychain is ALL gorgeous! Your friend is one lucky girl to get all of those goodies!!!!! Amazing and STUNNING work Jacque! Enjoy your weekend hun!
Love~
Kim

Diamond Doll said...

Hiya Jacque, this is one Fantastic Gift set, it,s absolutely gorgeous Your friend will feel very special indeed.I love the fab Tassle trim.
((Hugs))
Trish (-:

Sharon Caudle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, sweetie! I truly love everything about this set! Your attention to detail is impeccable! Beautiful trims and beautiful coloring on your lovely Maggies! She's going to flip over this. Anyone would! You're amazing! hugs!

Riet said...

Wowwwww Jacque,what a beatiful creations,i ove your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cami said...

You outdid yourself again, Jacque! Very, very, very beautiful and elegant. Your card, coloring, trims, and aaaahhhh that key box you made for your friend is breathtakingly beautiful. She will love it!!! I love how you placed miniatures of her cards in that lovely key chain. Phew! Absolutely beautiful gift. Hugs, cami

cabio's craft corner said...

OMG, Jacque, this set is gorgeous. I LOVE the little treasure box. The key chain is just as awesome. Good for you to come up with so much great ideas!
Hugs,
Cabio

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely beautiful Jacque!!

ladydiana said...

Wow, this is so, so beautiful, absolutely exquisite. Your friend can not help but love it.
hugs, Diana

KanataNewf said...

Wow, what a truly gorgeous set!

Danni said...

Oh my!! Everytime I see one of your creations, I think, oh that's my favorite...and then I see your next one!!
This is so stunning, so beautiful! Wow, Jacque, love it!

Nancy said...

Oh Jacque your card and gift box are so amazing! Your friend is so going to love this very special gift that you have made! Love the key chain and the tiny copies of your friends cards. What a special keepsake you have created for your friend!
Hugs,
Nancy

Jodi said...

Okay girl!! You know I love your stuff, but wowzers!! I am sooo loving this personalized key chain you made for your friend!! Love that you added all kinds of cute images to it too!! Wonderful, she will just love it all!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Patti.Jo said...

What a beautiful card and a very special treasure for your friend. Love all your details and embellishing! Fabulous work!!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Jacque, Wow just stunning, I'm sure your friend will adore it. A beautiful gift and one that would be treasure forever. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Mervi said...

Wow Jacque! Amazing, what a Beauty! Love your talented works;-))m

Jessica G. said...

So precious, Jacque! Your colors are so fresh and clean; it reminds me of a bright winter morning after a new snow. And what an awesome use of texture with the tassle fringe! Wonderful gift box and the key chain is a perfect personalized gift for your friend!!

Handmade by Vivi said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!! This is just stunning Darling!
OMG!! it is so pretty!! I`m amazed!! I JUST LOVE IT!!!!
hugs & kisses
Vivi

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW! what a beautiful set!! and the jewelry is fantastic!! TFS!

Pat said...

Gorgeous as ever! I love that box--your friend will absolutely adore them both, and your keyring puts it over the top. Thanks for sharing!

Wilma said...

Stunning, it's a work of art - your friend will absolutely adore it, must have taken ages to do - WOW!!!

theneon said...

Your work is so amazing, I can't close your page -- your creativeness is to be admired (and envied). Thanks for sharing.

BA said...

wowo this is absolutely stunning, love the box and the card ...... the ribbons you used are so beautiful, just adorable
xoxo BA

Priscilla said...

Outstanding :) I know it will get busy in the next week or so, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Julie said...

Your project is amazingly beautiful. I think your friend is very fortunate to be receiving this lovely gift. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lauren said...

WOW! I am in LOVE with this box! Another magnificent creation!

Happy Holidays!
Lauren

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW, WoW, WoW!! Everything is amazingly beautiful! What a lovely gift to give.

xoxo,
Lori

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Does your friend have a blog? I would luv to check it out.

xoxo,
Lori