Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Midweek Magnolia Challenge #178-"Christmas is Coming"

Happy Wednesday dear blogging friends!!

Well we're here are at the half way mark of another week...AND...almost at the end of another month...YIKES!!  Best of all it's time to begin another brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias...our sponsor is as always Magnolia Sweden...AND...we have a SUPER easy theme for the next two weeks..."Christmas is Coming"...perfect for you all to finish up or get going on those "special" Christmas cards!!

I always love doing 3D or trying different things to shake up the gray matter...AND...I've always admired the gift bags that all you talented crafters have created...BUT...I've never done one!!  So I bought these cute little white bags and waded in...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from both the "Home for the Holidays" and "Joyous Winterdays" collections...WOW I LOVE these papers!!!...
the penguin bag sentiment says "Cold Hands Warm Heart"...Rudolph bag says "Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle All the Way"...bear Bag says Think Snow" and are all made by High Hopes Stamps...
the white fringe on the top is from Michael's 
 closer of these three darling friends...
they are all from the "Winter Wonderland" 2013 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
noses, eyes and Rudolph's hooves have Glossy Accents...
all are matted on cheesecloth and Rudolph's has some sparkly ribbon behind as well...
all three bags are decorated with crystal/rhinestone stick pins from The Ribbon Girl that I've added some beads from my stash to...
finished off with some silver satin snowflake ribbon from Michael's and a diamant√© snowflake also from The Ribbon Girl...
I stamped the sentiments onto white chiffon ribbon with Stazon...
 tags were punched out using a Marvy punch...
I added ribbon and string...
I attached with clothes pins that I painted white and added a silver flower...
this way they can be taken off to sign you name/personal message...

Oh my they were so fun to make and worked up relatively quick!!  

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #15 "Option Christmas"
Crafty Catz -Challenge #393 "Anything Goes"
Craft Heaven Challenge Blog-Challenge #22 "Winter Wonderland"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #55 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #141 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #70 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl Challenge-November Any Image Challenge
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-November 10th Challenge "Tag You're It"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #203 "Option 3D"

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


  1. Ahwwwwwww.......wowwwwwwwww........I just LOVEEEEEE this. So sweet and so gorgeous....Lovely colored and with so many fantastic details......I realy simply love this.
    xxx Plony

  2. These are just gorgeous Beth, I love everything about them. Hugs Em xx

  3. wow these are stunning Beth, great deacorations
    Gr Karin

  4. WOWZERS! I think some little grandchildren will be very happy maybe receiving these gorgeous pieces! WOW!

  5. They are stuning! I love all the details, specialy the super sweet stamps that you chose to use. XOXO

  6. These are stunning. So cute. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  7. Wow! Beth these are gorgeous. I'm sure the recipients will love these just as much as the gift they contain.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  8. Very beautiful and charming!

  9. Hi Beth, three stunning gift bags,love all the embellishments and the little images are perfectly coloured. Thank you for coming along to play with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the prize draw. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan DT LPoCF

  10. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends Louise DT x

  11. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

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  13. Adorable animal tags Beth. Love your colouring.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lou DT xo