Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Magnolia-licious Inspiration Challenge

It's time for our inspiration challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  Our fabulous Cabio is hostess this month and the photo below is for your inspiration.  I hope you play along with us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Magnolia-licious online store. Don't forget to check out the wonderful creations by my talented DT buddies.

I created another gift box which is a Valentine's Day gift for my daughter's teacher who ROCKS! I just loooove the curly hair on Tilda Sending Love Letters, which is available in Diana's Magnolia-licious online store as a mini.  I got the idea for the acetate gift box on the uber-talented Claudia's blog, Pretty Pressings ( November 2, 2010 post).  My box is filled with lots of yummy Hershey's Kisses. Papers, flowers, heart brad, rhinestones and ribbon are from my stash and I've promised myself to use what I have on hand before buying new.  We'll see how strong I am to resist the temptation of buying new stuff ~ lol.  I wanted to use my MS heart punch to edge the box but it malfunctioned and so I used another MS punch and added pink rhinestones to pretty up the edge. Tilda is coloured with Copics.

I'm entering my gift box into the following challenges:
Thanks for visiting and have a great day.



Sharon said...

WOW Maria, this is absolutely gorgeous! Just love the idea and your colouring is superb. x

Monique said...

Oh wow. This is gorgeous Maria! I too love this stamp. Am now in the process of colouring this image :)).

Hugs Monique

Karen said...

This is so beauitful!

Jane said...

Oh my this is very sweet Maria! I do like the new curly hairstyle Tilda is sporting these days!

Iulia said...

How beautiful and creative, Maria! Your coloring is exceptional...oh, and I love those chocolate kisses:)
Have a great week sweets!
Hugs, Iulia

Christina C. said...

This is gorgeous, Maria! Thanks for the inspiration....will definitely make one of those as a gift!

Suzi Mac said...

Oh my goodness!!! this is utterly fabulous. I love your colouring and the design. What a clever gift idea this is.
Suzi x

Barb Hardeman said...

Completely gorgeous!!! Beautifully planned, stunning coloring and delightfully embellished! This is a WOW project! Hugs...Barb <><

Unknown said...

Absolutely delightful!!!!!! Gorgeous candy box!!!! Fabulous work!!!!

Paula said...

This is great! You're daughter's teacher is just going to love this!!! Colors are bright and beautiful and Tilda just looks fantastic!!!!:)

Unknown said...

Fab card, love the colour choice. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Candy said...

Hi Maria,
The teacher is going to love her gift!!
Such amazing work.
Your colouring is stunning!!
Hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colouring Maria, a really lovely gift!
Hugs Julie P

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet box, Maria. I love how you've colored Tilda. She's adorable.
Cathy Lee

Only By His Grace said...

Lovely card Maria. I love your bright colors. Lovely design and super idea.
hugs Maz

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous gift for the teacher she
will love it...I know that I do.
hugs Linda

cabio's craft corner said...

So very cheerful coloring and I love the pretty design of this treat holder :o)

Marika Schuman said...

Hi Maria

I just love the colours you used. It is an absolute stunning box. Thank you for showing it to all of us. The chocolates is a really nice touch.


Norma said...

Maria, your daughter's teacher will be over the moon to get your fabulous gift box. Loving the way you've coloured Tilda and how you've made this colourful.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous project, many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week!

Warm hugs

Danielle Champagne said...

Maria, it is just beautiful, your daughter's teacher is quite lucky! I am certain she will be delighted. Your coloring of this sweet Tilda is beautiful. I love those happy colors!

Linda Palmer said...

Fabulous card, pretty colors and beautiful coloring.

Donna said...

Gorgeous project, such a fab design and added detail! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week...good luck :) Donna ♥ x

Elle said...

OMG I LOVE your treat box! Tilda is so bright and charming. Colored to perfection.

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww this is stunning Maria I love your colouring of Tilda and what a beautiful design the colours are all so zingy I love it.
Lorraine x

Sassy Scrapper said...

Gorgeous creation I love the bright beautiful colors you chose to use.
Thank you for joining us this week at simply Magnolia.
Hugs Bonnie

Cor* said...

OMGOSH she is so pretty. Great coloring! A perfect little gift any chocoholic like me! Thanks for playing with us at LIIU this month!

Keti's Projects said...

Lovely Crad. Perfect colouring. Cute image. Great work. I wish I could colour like that.

Happy Crafting. Katarina XXX