Sunday, December 23, 2012

Advent Calendar Window #23

Good morning LLC followers and friends!

It's time to open window #23 of our LLC Advent Calendar, only one more day to go! 

Behind window #23 is.... 

(drum roll please....)



You know I am a "Mangolia- addict", so I'm happy to tell you it's

one of my favorite Magnolia background stamps... 

It's perfect for masking with one of the many sitting Magnolia Tildas (or Edwins), and you can use it both for your summer and winter stamps!

For a chance to win this beauty, all you have to do to is:
1) Become a follower of this blog if you're not already
2) Post our Advent Blinkie in your Blog Sidebar. The html code can be found here.
3) Leave a comment on the blog post with your thoughts on the project.

Here is my inspiration for you:
I made the box with my score-pal. The papers are from the Maja Design It's Christmas time Collection, I used sheets from the 6x6 paper pad. 
All the edges are distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink- walnut stain.  I masked the Magnolia Swing stamp with an older sitting Tilda image. The images are colored with copic markers.

I added white Shabby Seam Binding on the sides and as a bow. The flowers are white Chrysanthemums and the cream berries from  Kort og Godt. The red berries are the Redly Magnolia Vintage Berries. The pins I used (oh I love those pins!) are the  Vintage Pearl PinsThe Vintage Trinklet Heart Pins and the Trinket Mini Heart Pins by Maya Road and I also used cheese cloth. The pearls are a piece of the Pearl Spray.

 For the diecut I used Pion papers (Guardian Angel) and a spellbinder die.

This was my final project in the Advent Calendar, 
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas- time!
crafty hugs, 
The randomly drawn winner of LLC's Shabby Seam Binding is Mo of Mo's Wunderwelt:
"Karita, your enevlope looks wonderful !!! I LOVE seam binding, it's so romantic...
Big hugs, MO"

Looks like the seam binding will be going to someone who truly appreciates it. :-)
Congrats Mo, please select the three colours you would like to have and e-mail me, Sandy, your choices together with your address.

You still have until tomorrow to leave a comment on my Snow Globe Card...


  1. a beautiful box! and stamp I really like it!! thank you for the chance)

  2. A very beautiful box! Very sweet and a style that I love, the Shabby. Thanks for this inspiration.

  3. What a lovely box! such a wonderful decorations and colors!

    hugs, Sande

  4. Stunning Box.. Amazing Decorations.. Gorgeous Work.. and so clever use of the Snow Crystal.. a little behind the paper.. Looks Beautiful.. and the white die cut corner.. -Where is that from??.. I gotta have that one.. Loooooove it! .. Merry Christmas to you and yours! .. :o)
    Big Hug! :o)

  5. This is gorgeous box with fabulous embellies and cute image.
    Kathleen x

  6. Wow!! Stunning box Elizabeth, brilliant Magnolias too!! Merry Christmas!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  7. Such a beautiful box!!! Thanks for the challenge :-)

  8. This is absolutely stunning!!! Love your colouring of the image and all the embellishments! Hugsxx

  9. Such a gorgeous box to receive a Christmas gift in Elizabeth :-) I see you not only love the swing stamp but a lot of the other products stocked in the store too!

    xx Happy crafting and glittery seasonal hugs xx


  10. Such a beautiful box Elizabeth - dore your pretty layers and details. I love the swing stamp, which is not already in my collection of Maggies - How rude of me! Merry Christmas lovelies. Jen xxx

  11. I love Elizabeth's creations, they are always perfectly balanced and look so beautiful when completed. This is a stunning gift box. Merry Christmas. Hugs Suzi x

    ps I received my beautiful Melissa Frances crown broach, thank you so very much. xx

  12. This is just gorgeous and I'm a Magnolia fanatic too, love the swing
    hugs julie P

  13. that's a wonderful box and the masking is perfect

  14. What a wonderful box. Decorated with love and so many details. The background stamp is perfectly integrated. Masking is ohe of my favorit things to do next year. Thank you for the inspiration and I wish you a wonderful christmas time.
    Hugs Elfi

  15. What a beautiful box. I love that swing to and you have masked it perfekt with Tilda. I love the way you used all embelishment.
    Mery Christmas!

  16. Absolute adorable !
    Merry Christmas to all of you

    :-) Nina

  17. Hello Elisabeth, I love magnolia too! And I am completly fallen in love with your awesome creation. The book paper designpapers is so gorgeous. This is a great inspiration for me.
    Hugs Aartje

  18. This is just stunning! I adore your colouring Elizabeth, what a beautiful keepsake.
    Love,melly. xxx

  19. I love Magnolia too! Your box is absolutely lovely!

  20. Oh Elisabeth,
    your box looks so goregous,the image is so fantastic and your colouring really wonderful.The papers fits perfectly to the image and all these amazing decoration.
    Thank you for these wondeful idea and many thanks for another chance to win.Now i'll crossed my fingers and send you
    many greetings and happy christmas days

  21. Hi just love your box and yes that background stamp is a must !! I love your beautiful flowers and pretty lace ! Thanks for the inspiration ;0)

  22. This is fabulous! Love the stamp and love your beautiful card too! Judy x

  23. Fabulous box Elizabeth and I love your cute Tilda sitting on the swing, what a great stamp it is. Have a superb Christmas, hugs Teresa xx

  24. WOW, what a beautiful box!!! gorgeous!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  25. OMG! :) I LOVE this adorable box! :) So cute, yet so romantic - the perfect combination! :)


  26. Love this vintage box... this is a wonderful, year-round stamp for all the Maggies... the imagination runs wild with all the ways you can use and embellish it for all seasons or holidays. Good Luck to all! Happy Holidays. xxx Ann Marie

  27. What an adorable box!! Love your work.

  28. Beautiful project and fabulous colouring of Tilda.


  29. Oh, this box is so pretty! Love all the fine details and the beautiful vintage look.

    Hugs Jytte :)

  30. Beautiful box x fab colouring x

  31. beautiful box - love it! so very pretty and feminine with that gorgeous vintage touch, love that stamp too x

  32. OMG... Awesome box!!! I love this vintage image and all details!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

  33. Wow, what a stunning box. I love all the embellishments and the colouring is beautiful. xx

  34. Stunning work... I love your colouring... Gorgeous creation.. I wish you a Peaceful Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year... Hugs May x x x

  35. This box is so beautiful, Elizabeth! Love your colour and paper choice. The image is very lovely, it looks so great how she is sitting on the swing, a stamp still missing in my collection :o)
    Hugs and Merry Christmas!

  36. Oh, this is such a beautiful box! The swing is really cute and all the embellies go so perfectly with this delightful creation! xx

  37. YOu box is stunning and I love how you did the swing it works for any season this way :)
    thanks for the chance
    Merry Christmas
    hugs Nikki

  38. Beautiful box, and I love the way she used the swing. Merry Christmas.

  39. The prettiest ever of boxes! Merry Christmas and thanks for chance to win. Nicola x

  40. Indeed, Tilda looks good on that swing!!
    Elizabeth, you made some very beautiful boxes and this is one of them.
    I like your box very much
    Wish you all a very joyful and Merry Christmas!!
    Lovely regards