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Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Challenge at Marvelous Magnolia - The Day Before Christmas

Hi everyone,

I can't believe it is the 1st September today, WOW this year has gone so quickly, before you know it Christmas will be upon us.

Well I am enjoying the last few days now before returning to school on Monday, sigh, but I have had the most wonderful summer holiday, I think I will remember this one for some time to come. 

Anyway, today we have a new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia and our theme is Ribbon or Lace.

I have coloured up a Maggie called The Day Before Christmas using DI reinkers.

I decided to make another shaker card using the lovely snow balls.

The papers are from the Hobby House, Vintage Christmas Stripe and Vintage Christmas Spot and I used a Martha Stewart punch in some areas to give a different effect.

I chose to make the card using ribbon, and I was totally in the zone, not really thinking about anything, I didn't  realise I had used some lace it until the card was finished, I think I am programmed to automatically to use it, but at least it is just  a little bit so hopefully I can get away with it.

The lace, pearl and square trim are from the Ribbon Girl.

The circular wreath peeping out on the left hand side is a Memory Box die called Frostyville Wreath and the Christmas text is a Crafters Companion Des'ire die.

I have cut the gorgeous holly leaves out from a Sizzix die called Holiday Greens and added some gesso to the tips of the leaves.

The ribbon, flowers and bells are from my stash

DI list:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Hat/Ball Balls: Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick
Tree: Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters

The winner will win a $35  voucher to spend in the lovely I am Roses shop

Well that's it from me today.

Thank you for popping in.

Take care.

Gina xx 


  1. This is gorgeous Gina, so beautifully put together, a wonderful design, loving those little snow balls, perfect for this gorgeous image. Crafty Cuddles Jay xxx

  2. What a stunning design Gina, the colored image, and all the fabulous embellishments are wonderful.

    Hugs Diane

  3. Beautiful Gina and so very festive.

  4. Love your Tradition Christmas look in the deep reds and greens. I am really loving your snowball shaker Cards too. Enjoy your last few days before school!

  5. Stunning and beautiful!!!!!! Love the colors of distress inks used and the gorgeous embellishments

  6. A stunning Christmas card, one which would adorn the mantel piece for many a year, being looked at and appreciated each time. A lovely traditionally coloured creation with a fabulous Tilda image and those snowballs look great too.

  7. A beautiful card in the traditional Christmas colours, love the shaker element and that you used little snowballs, brilliant! :) xx