Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I LOVE my Maggies!!!...

Hello fellow Maggie fans...I couldn't think of a better post title than this!!!

On a recent three day shopping trip to Buffalo, New York...yes that was my vacation so far for this year...LOL...I had some retail therapy that included craft stores of course!!  I found this rather large paper mache letter "B "and thought hmmmm...."How perfect for my craft room...just think of how many Maggies I can put on THAT"!!!!

So I pulled out one of my favourite papers...Maja's "Strolling Down the Rose Path" from the Sofiero collection, my Shabby Pink Frantage and got down to business...actually it's taken me almost two weeks to complete...LOL!!!  I stamped out all of my Maggies from the "Animals of the Year" 2014 collection and whittled them down to six images!!

Well I must inform you that this is SOOOO picture HEAVY...this letter is SO was really hard to photograph!!!!!!

Here is my letter "B"...

please click on the first image for a closer view and slideshow...

all of the outside edges were painted pink, sponged with white and Frantaged with Shabby Pink...

I covered the letter with the Maja paper...

along the straight edge of the "B" is a Martha Stewart punched lace border and rose lace...
 so starting at the left hand top corner...I created a bow with lace and shabby seam binding, added a stick pin, bead (which is hidden) and butterfly charm...
this is "Tilda with Leo the Lion"...
 I hand stitched some lace onto the bottom corner of the matt...
matts are all distressed, inked with Ranger Tattered Rose and Frantaged...
also added is the butterfly border by Joy Craft...
 this is "Tilda with Elsie the Lamb"...
butterfly border, lace stitched on and flowers with seam binding bow on bottom...
 a closer view...
 the middle of the "B" loops...
butterfly charm and seam binding lace tails...
 closer view of "Tilda with Dexter the Dragon...
I hand stitched the lace...
 bottom right corner...
 this is "Tilda with Millie the Mouse"...
again the lace is hand stitched on...
 bottom left corner...
butterfly border, hand stitched lace and shabby seam binding...
 this is "Tilda with Daisy Mae the Tiger"...
middle left side...
 this is "Tilda with Maggie the Monkey"...
lace hand stitched once again...
 I made my butterflies from the Spellbinders Grand Shape-abilities "Wonderful Wings"...
I added pearls to the body and beads to the white wire tail...
 this one I hand stitched the center of the body, added pearls and a tail with beads...
here you can see some of the pearl clusters that I added throughout...
 this one I hand stitched again and added a bow tail...
Well that is my letter "B" filled with my beloved Maggies!!!  I had SO much FUN creating this...I hope that you like it!!!
Materials Used:
Stamps-all from the "Animal of the Year" 2014 collection...listed above-Magnolia-licious
DP-Maja Design-Live and Love Crafts
Die Cuts-Spellbinders LF-006 and Joy Craft Butterfly Border
Punches-Marvy circle and Martha Stewart Lace Border
Stick pin, pearls, shabby seam binding and Frantage-Live and Love Crafts
Charms-The Ribbon Girl 
Challenges I will enter:
Dutch Magnolias-Challenge #84 "Anything But a Card"
Marvelous Magnolia-Challenge #71 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #5 "Summer"
Midweek Magnolia-Challenge # 92 "Stitching...Real or Faux"-I hand stitched the lace and two butterfly bodies
Totally Tilda-Challenge # 99 "Tilda with an Animal"
Well that is that for me tonight!!! 
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!


  1. What an awesome 3D projects for your Maggies Beth. The letter B is really big judging by the MS border punch, you have done a great job decorating it. Likewise, I always love to visit a craft store when we are on vacation. Have a lovely week.
    Hugs, Katie

  2. Wow what a lovely creation Beth! I can understand that it took two weeks, it's so detailed! Beautiful.
    Hugs, Sandra

  3. so cute ! love the idea
    thanks for playing with us at midweek magnolias

  4. Oh wow this is such a wonderful project. All the little characters have been coloured beautifully and the butterflies is a lovely touch.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Oh BETH!! This is going to look fabulous hanging on your craft room wall! What a fun idea! Such adorable images and I love all of the flowers and frontage!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  6. WOW...Gorgeous creation Beth, Love your giant letter B...your colouring of your maggies is amazing the flowers & butterflies are so beautiful...This will be Fabulous hanging on your crafty space wall..Glad you got the chance to visit some craft shops in New York...Have a happy weekend ahead.... Hugs May x x

  7. This is brilliant Beth, your colouring is fabulous and you have included so many gorgeous details - this will look wonderful in your craft room.
    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your few days away and managed to fit in some craft shopping.

  8. I love these papers too and all your sweet Magnolias, very pretty Beth, nice work
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Your project is going to look amazing in your craft room! You did a great job! The amount of time you put into your projects is so amazing! Beth, you always inspire me to get out there and try new things.....I love the B and the way you placed each adorable Tilda!! Not only did you colour your Tildas so well, you did your butterfly so beautifully...adding all the little details is what makes this so special and SO BETH!!!!!

  10. Fabulous BIG creation !!
    Thanks for playing the Totally Tilda challenge
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  11. What a wonderful project, must have taken you ages! Thank you for joining in our Tilda with Animal challenge at Totally Tilda :) xx

  12. WOW!!!! So much work went into this!!!! At least you can enjoy it for years to come!!!! Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  13. Wowzer cute Tilda creation Beth..I bet this looks stunning in your room? love all the sweet cute Tilda images..fab take on the ANIMAL chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall. hope to see you again soon.

    smiles Christine x

  14. WOW !
    This looks amazing ....
    Love all those Maggies you have used.
    Thank you for joining us at DML.
    Christa ; DT.

  15. Wow, wow, wow...there's no limit to your creativity, Beth! Fabulous project. Awesome colouring of the multiple maggies. Well worth the time you've put into this. With your attention to details, I bet this looks even more amazing in real life.

  16. Wow this is amazing Beth!!!!! I love it all, there is soo much to look at! Firstly your colouring is fantastic, it must have taken ages to create and I love that you have covered it with beautiful Maja papers, the flowers and butterflies with the pearls are to die for, not to mention the lace, metal embellies and hand stitching!!! Soo so creative!!!
    Big Cuddles Jay xxx

  17. OH WOW!!! This is just awesome! What a beautiful project. All of those images are colored to perfection. So soft and sweet!

  18. B- for beautiful! I love your project!
    Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & leave me a sweet comment!
    Dawn x

  19. OMG Beth, I love your decorated letter B it's awesome!!! So many amazingly beautiful Tildas and your attention to detail is stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  20. Hi my sweetie, there really should be 2 B's for 'Bloomin' Brilliant' this is fabulous sweetie you really are so so creative, I love the designs you keep coming up with my super talented friend. Love how many stamps you have used, its perfect!!

    I am really so so sorry I've not been by, its quite hectic at home at the mo & I dont even have as much time for crafting. Fingers crossed things will calm down & slow down a bit soon. It doesnt help training for my Race For Life as it takes up more of my time but it will be worth it. Anyway shug I will become a better bloggy friend soon I promise.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  21. Ooops also forgot this bit lol.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Midweek Magnolia's, hope you will join us for our present challenge which is 'Anything Goes With The Option Of Summer'. Hope you will join us sweets.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  22. OMG..LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! no more to be sasid:))

  23. OhBeth you have excelled as always! Thanks too for your kind words on my Blog today. I will bounce back soon! Judy x

  24. what a stunning project you have made Beth.
    thank you for leaving a comment on my house mouse card.
    Gr Karin

  25. Beth, you have done it again, your letter B is stunning. WOW, what a beautiful array of maggies and your color work is gorgeous. So many details, can see why it would take a long time to make. Just lovely, now on to the E T and H!!!!! Was good to see you at BSS, a thrill for me.


  26. This is another beautiful piece Beth! There are so many gorgeous little details, it must have taken forever! Gorgeous!

    You have a new follower! Hugs :)

  27. Hi hunny wow another stunning creation!! love it, omg how many maggies!!! I've missed this collection and the new one too, need to order the stamp club again lol, off on hols for a few days from tomoz and yes hopefully going to a craft shop or two!!!! lol don't think they have maggies though boo hoo!!
    speak when i get back,
    hugs Liz xx