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Monday 14 December 2015

New Challenge Marvelous Magnolia - Anything Christmas BUT a Card.

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are nearly ready for the big day!  I spent mine in my craft room, just trying to catch up. I have done well, but I've still got  4  to make (I think).

Today we have the last challenge of the year for Marvelous Magnolia and our theme is 'Anything Christmas BUT a card'. Both teams are joining in with the challenge and it will run through until the 7th January.

I opted to make a gift bag, would you believe it, this is first time I have made one and I really enjoyed it. 

This Maggie is called Tilda with Christmas Lamp from the latest Christmas collection and I have coloured her with DI reinkers. 

The dies are my favourite Joy Dies from Noor Design U.K., Star Edge, 8 point circle, Circle Die No. 2, Banner Die and matching English Text stamp set. Unfortunately I have hidden most of the papers, but they are beautiful and are from the First Edition Gilded Winter paper pad. The ribbon, cheese cloth and pearl string are from the Ribbon Girl.  The flowers and fir cones are from my stash although the you can buy fir cones from the Ribbon Girl. Links to the material I have used are at the bottom of this post, just click on a picture to be taken directly to the product.

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hair: Walnut Stain,Antique Linen
Coat and Hat: Grand Espresso
Trousers: Hickory Smoke , Grand Espresso
Lamp: Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey, Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade.

This is probably going to be my last post before Christmas as I need to get back to making the wedding invites. I would like to say a huge thank you to all my followers and to everyone for the lovely comments you have left me throughout the year, they really are appreciated.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Gina xx


  1. An Awesome Bag so Gorgeous I couldn't think of using it. Thankyou so much for all your Inspiration for the year. Hoping you and your family have the most Wonderful Christmas and New Year.Lots of Love from Me and my Family xxxooo

  2. What a STUNNING gift bag Gina!! Your embellies are fabulous...love your choice of Tildas!!! Have a most wonderful day Gina!
    Take care,

  3. I love this Gina. Tilda is so sweet and your bag is beautifully designed and embellished. The colouring of Tilda is fabulous.
    I forgot about both team posting for this challenge - naughty me.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. YAY!!!!! A gift bag! And what a beauty it is too! Gina I wonder if you will get hooked like I am! Mine have come in so useful for giving personal gifts this Christmas. Judy x

  5. Gorgeous bag Gina, a gift in itself! All good wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New year! Mary x

  6. This is a stunning gift bag Gina, so pretty who needs a present?
    I hope you have a fabulous Christmas.

  7. Beautiful gift bag hun, loving the colours again, glorgeous details and embellies too, have a lovely Christmas and a fab New Year, hugs Liz xx

  8. oh my word this is the most beautiful bag i've ever seen!!!!!!

  9. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Gina and a happy and creative New Year. Enjoy! Judy x

  10. Gorgeous gift bag, so beautifully decorated :) xx