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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Saturday, December 17, 2011

i havent really given my Marvellous Maggies blog as much love and attention as i would like to, so i think that would make a good new years resolution once the new year comes around.
I decided to make this magic box that i first saw on my friend Barb's blog, boy i was awe struck, then she told me she had first seen it on Cabio's blog, sure you can figure that very few things are "ours" to claim we invented, this blogging bit is all about sharing knowledge and know how.
this box on a scale of 1>10 was about a 3, so dont be intimidated, try it.  The only thing that took me an age was coloring all the images and deciding what i was gonna put into it.
this is gonna be a present for an elderly friend of mine Jean, i am gonna fill it with flowers and flat backed pearls since i have an over abundance of both, she also crafts and celebrates Christmas so i am sure will appreciate the work and thought that went into this aswell as the little crafty treats i fill it with.
stamps:  Tilda with fir tree, Tilda with snowheart, winter Tilda dn something for you, star Tilda, Angel Tilda, sitting with glitter, vintage Tilda

punches and ie cuts:  nesties, ek success punch and a few miscellaneous flourishes
Other: lots of stickles, liquid applique, flower soft, flat backed pearls and garlands
Paper: MME and basil basics, cryogen white
have a great week


  1. Hi wow this is gorgeous with all the magnolias and boxes for crafty goodies ! Really is lovely! Yes I think that might be good for me too ! Do spend more time on Magnolia projects ! Kitty :P

  2. What a delightful project, Paola! Love the design and the wonderfully colored Tildas! I'm sure your friend will love it!

  3. Amazing project Paola, your colouring is out of this world and the design is incredibly inspiring!
    Happy Christmas :)
    Love Nicola xxx

  4. Paola, this is just stunning.. OMG!!! and I saw the progression of it... She is going to love it, this is just another beautiful go girl, can't wait to see what you're up to now...


  5. Terrific job on your magic box! Love all the Maggies and beautiful coloring!!!

  6. Nice to see you back, these are stunning projects. Will be in The Netherlands later this week, and my DIL has the new Magnolia book, so will see your lovely creations.

  7. Sorry for being so late to visit you Paola. I finally get a chance to sit in front of my computer to do some catch up. What a gorgeous box and so glad you are able to try it. Love all the gorgeous colored images. Wow, 8 images in one project, you are so dedicated and this wonderful project shows your hard work :o)

  8. Hello Paola, who ever gets this is gonna be one lucky person.. I love it and am gonna try to make it after I try to make all the othre things I am going to try to make.. I am finally found out I can do things after making that huge town.. If I can make that, I should be able to make anything.. I love your project, but I love your coloring most.. you make it look so easy and the steps and yet I know it is hard.. nothing is easy that can look that good.. am I making since? I know what I am trying to say, just can't get it out.. It is beautiful Paola..
    Hugs, Jean

  9. this box is adorable. I have seen several people do these and they look so cool.. I need to make one myself some day soon..


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