Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Magnolia-licious DT - Magnolia Gift Bag

I hope you are having a wonderful week, and that you are getting some wonderful Spring weather in your part of the world. 

My week did not start on a very positive note, as we had to take my 84 yr old mother to hospital on Sunday, and her heath is very frail and weak. But these things are also part of our life and we have to remain calm, positive and accept the will of God not only when things come to our favour. 

On a more cheerful note, today we start a new easy peasy challenge at Magnolia-licious. 

 Challenge #7 with the theme 
"Anything Goes" with the option of metal. 

Remember to use either a Magnolia image on your creation, or any stamp from the brands that Shawn has in the Magnolia-licious Store. Mentioning the wonderful Store, let me remind you that you can now find Pion paper, several wonderful embellishments like charms, bark hearts and other cuties, the latest Magnolia Doo Hickey dies etc. Go and have a look - Easter is coming, so you can always suggest some new toys for a present ;) 

Now for my make: for this challenge I had fun creating a Magnolia gift bag.

I used the stamp from the 2010 Cosy Family Collection Tilda with cherries, but I decided that they are blueberries instead of cherries :) 

I went with the purple and blue combo, which I certainly like - purple/lavender/lilac.. these shades are  my super favourite colour. 

Tilda is coloured with Distress inks using the following colours: 

skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick for the cheeks
Clothes: Stormy Sky (Also used for the blueberries) and Pumice stone 
Hair: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw
Background: Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender 
Grass Peeled Paint 

As for the metal option I added some bits here and there. I have this super cute metal corner which one can find at Craft Heaven shop (it was part of my challenge prize, yay!) 
I also added that metal and glass embellishment behind the main image, a metal charm tied to the tag on the bag's handle and a pin with some pearls which coordinate with the paper I used. 

These are the two tags which you can see behind the man paper panel, they were in my stash and I decided to use them and stamp a sentiment behind each one of them. 

I distressed all edges using Walnut Stain. Other bits and pieces I added are: 
different laces and ribbons, paper and lace flowers, flat backed rhinestones and pearls, a piece of corrugated cardboard with a white die-cut frame behind it, gesso, butterflies (using punches), round postage stamps, swirls die-cuts, heart paper doily 

All the project received a gesso treatment (here and there) and I also used it on the main image (those white dots around the image).
These are the stamped sentiments.

I hope you like it and that you let me know what you think about this project. Please pop over on the CHALLENGE BLOG, or on our  Fb Page to leave some love on the other DT members beautiful takes. I hope that you share your awesome talent with us by participating in our fun challenge. 

Remember that by doing this you can win an awesome $20 Gift Certificate which Shawn is offering for a random winner! 

I'm off now, as it's time for me to go to the hospital. Enjoy, and lift your heart with all that's in it to the Lord. He is the one who sustains us in all situations :) Sending you love and peace! 


Challenges I'll be entering this gift bag to:

All About Magnolia #22 - Spring/Easter

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - #145 - Easter/ Anything goes

Marvellous Magnolia #120 - flowers

Magnolia Forever #52 - Spring

Midweek Magnolias #161 - Inspirational photoboard

Craft Heaven #18 - Keep calm and love spring

Noor Design Challenge - Flowers

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge  - April challenge


  1. This is so beautiful Rosette! There is so much to look at and the design is gorgeous! I hope you Mother makes a speedy recovery.
    Gina xx

    1. Thanks Gina!! you are so sweet!! Please keep her in your prayers, maybe she does not keep suffering much! Hugs, R

  2. Absolutely adore your kind of crafting and your card is so very pretty! I hope, your mother's health gets better. Whish I could talk to my Mom again and drink a cup of coffee with her. Everything in life is destiny. Hugs Eva from Austria

    1. Thank you Eva... yes, I feel you. I lost my dad when I was 7 yrs old, and sometimes I have similat thoughts to yours. Big hugs xxxx

  3. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Magnolia Forever: Spring

  4. Oh Rosette this is gorgeous...a gift all by itself...thank you for sharing with us at Midweek Magnolias!
    Take care,

  5. Beautiful gift bag, Rosette! I love all the deets and the little tags are super cute as well as the adorable Tilda wearing her flower basket!
    I also love when crafters distress the edges, I think it finishes it very well :)
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
    Hugs, Ally

    1. You're so sweet Ally!! Thank you for your kind comment sweetie. You surely are a very good crafter as well xxx Hugs, R

  6. Absolutely wonderful work!! I finally have some distress inks from " Tim " so I am about to learn how to paint with them. If I can do 1/4 of the job you do I will be happy :o)
    God Bless, Candy

    1. You definitely will dearest Candy, I'm sure that you will succeed. Like everything, one must have a little patience, trial and error. I do my mistakes as well :) Big big hugs xxx

  7. This card is such a delight. Every layer is so perfect and so creative. Love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. Wow your creation is gorgeous, lovely colours and details, thanks so much for sharing with us at LHOSM, hugs Liz xx

  9. Hi Oh wow just adore your gift bag she is beautiful and adore the tags peeking out !! Thank you for inspiring us at The Midweek Magnolia's Challenge ;0)

    1. Thanks a lot Kirsty-Anne xx So sweet of you :)

  10. What a gorgeous paper bag!!! Tilda is simply awesome!!!! I love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft-Heaven shop!!!!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

  11. This is gorgeous. I love your adorable image and beautifully embellished design.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  12. Thank you so much for taking part with this wonderful creation at All About Magnolia. Hope I'll see you at our next challenge too! ♥

    XX Diana