Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #153-"Christmas"

Happy Wednesday dear crafty friends!!

I hope that everyone is in good shape as far as their Christmas prep goes!  I have my big annual family party that we're hosting here on December 17th...still lots to do but not in panic mode just yet...give me a couple days and I'll be hyper ventilating I'm!!  I'm always well prepared in my's just the logistics of actually following through that I have a hard time with...GROAN!

Okay onto to today's post!  Today at Midweek Magnolias we begin a brand new challenge...and it fits right in with getting those Christmas cards/projects done cause our theme for the next two weeks is "Christmas" and as usual we are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I've had it in my head to make a poinsettia plant out of the fabulous Foamiran...
now the problem was that I couldn't find any in red...SO...I went with white and inked it red...
well you should see my hands...three days after finishing my project I'm still trying to get the red off my hands...LOL!!...
the poinsettias were made using Tim Holtz poinsettia die...
I used a paper mache pot which I covered with some Christmas tissue and decoupage...
anchored it onto two scalloped circle matts and then silver doilies...
the tag is a Tim Holtz die...
DP is Maja Design "A Gift For You"...
 without the tag...
I ran lace all around the rim of the paper mache pot...
I added this wired ribbon decorated with a diamante star and dear charm...
 top view...
the Foamiran poinsettias with chiffon/pearl flower clusters throughout...
 smaller poinsettias were cut using Magnolia Doohickey Kit Volume 2 and Maja Design from "It's Christmas Time"...
 this is sweet "Lace Hood Tilda" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Chunky white Frantage...
framed with rhinestone lace...
I added tiny red bows for her hair ribbons...
 the tag...
 back of tag for a personalized sentiment...

And that is my poinsettia plant!!  Time for you to check out the gorgeous creations that my talented team mates have to show you...then come on over and join us in this fun Christmas challenge!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Craft Your Passion-Challenge #341 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #33 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-"Need a Little Christmas"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-December Challenge #25 "Sparkle"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #49 "Sparkle at Christmas"
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge-November 15th challenge #16
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #192 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist-Holiday Happiness

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


  1. Wow Beth, just gorgeous as always! You work such magic with your colouring markers, she is perfectly coloured and shaded!Love the metallic doily and her frame of lace and bling is beautiful!! I keep missing your posts, for some reason your thumbnail does not show up in my reading list. I've bookmarked you now instead so I don't forget to check in on you. sending hugs :)

  2. oh wow this os totally amazing

  3. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. This is just gorgeous! I love the flowers and your sweet Tilda, beautifully done Beth xo Julie P

  5. Oh my gosh, another super stunning creation. This is just amazing through and through. Fabulous work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  6. Back again, and again, just super stunning.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  7. ohhh I love it Beth......
    What a beautiful creation.

    Hugs Bianca.
    DT Paradise of Magnolia.

  8. It's a real sparkling creation! I love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at paradise of magnolia
    Hugs Geertje DT

  9. Wow! Beth!! this is a gorgeous Christmas creation. I love all the sparkle and your sweet Tilda is coloured perfectly. Thank you for joining us over at Magnolia-licious. Good Luck!
    Suzi x

  10. Stunning project love the beautifully coloured image and gorgeous poinsettias and bow---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  11. Wow absolutely gorgeous! All your inky fingers sure paid off! Stunning!! Thanks for playing along with us at CYP Challenges!

  12. Fantastic project. So many work and a great result.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  13. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  14. Lovely! Thank you for sharing at Paradise of Magnolia.

  15. I am back with my DT hat on Beth. This is just stunning! Very many thanks for sharing at Noor Design Uk and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  16. Wow! This is incredibly gorgeous, well done! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious challenge and merry Christmas! Hugs, Jane x

  17. MEGA-Gorgeous - WOW! Fab project with lovely sparkle, texture, bow and fantastic coloring.