Saturday, 18 December 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - A Gift

Time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week we'd like to see gifts made with those Magnolias! - no cards allowed! I knew exactly what I wanted to make (well repair actually).

Earlier this year my little girl received a cuddly polar bear toy in a travel case. She LOVES the suitcase soooo much, as you can see it is well used and after she decided to stand on it to try to reach something the bottom collapsed and was repaired by my husband in a not very attractive way! She carries it around all the time full of picnic things LOL. Rather than put it in the bin I thought I'd cover it to repair it........

...... and here it is now!!!!! I almost want it for myself it is so cute LOL!!! I covered it with the most gorgeous papers from my new Tilda Wintergarden pad (no not our Maggie Tilda - what a coincidence!). It took a good couple of hours to cover it all but it has strengthened the bottom and lid that were broken!

Here's a close up of the top. So girly, it made such a refreshing change to make this after all the Christmas cards! I added Magnolia doo hickey swirls and leaves. Usually I would only attach the base of the leaves but knowing how my little girl is I glued them down completely LOL.

The gorgeous butterfly die cut was a birthday gift from the gorgeous Debbie P!! Thanks again hun!! I added some cute little flower beads to the body from The Hobby House.

I added a selection of flowers from my stash in pinks and white. The gem flowers are Prima flower centres.

I have to show you a close up of my daisies! You may remember I bought a ribbon shredder at the NEC - I made the two daisies using it and some stamens.

I didn't have a complete set of letters for her name in the same style but I think it gives it a cute childlike writing look! They are all from Tim Holtz grunge alphabets and I painted them with pickett fence distress ink and then inked the edges with victorian velvet distress ink.

I just had to use my Tilda in a hurry - she sums my daughter up so well, dashing about with things spilling out of the case LOL! I coloured the case to resemble the papers too!

I covered the inside in some more of the Tilda Wintergarden papers and also added a pocket edged with the Tilda lace die.

I made a little bag charm by stamping the Eiffel Tower stamp onto shrink plastic and then covering it with stickles. I attached it with a paper clip so it is easy for her to remove.

She also has her very own ticket to Paris that tucks into the pocket LOL!!!

The gems on the lid edge are from The Hobby House as is the gorgeous flower ribbon I used on the ticket and this bow!

Now all I have to do is keep it hidden until Christmas day - a feat in itself!! She has already found two of her Brother's pressies LOL! Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Magnolia Down Under!!! You MUST check out the challenge blog - OMG the DT have absolutely outdone themselves this week with the incredible gifts they've made!!! Thanks for looking! x


Anne said...

Stunning and pretty Jane - this is so going to make Kara's Christmas Day. I just love all the details - inside and outside the case. Makes me want to go to Paris again too!! Hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas Jane xxx

Kylie said...

OMG Jane - when I first saw your case, I was blown away, now I have seen each and every gorgeous detail, wow. It is amazing! I am sure Kara will LOVE it!

Rebecca said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous, it must have taken hours to complete. I love every bit of it and the stamp you have chosen fits perfect! x

Debbie Dolphin said...

So GoRgEoUs Jane. Im sure Kara will love it xxx
love Debbie xx

Pattie said...

WOW - this is absolutely GORGEOUS! What a beautiful little travel case! You used the perfect image and the most beautiful papers too!

Anonymous said...

WOWWWWWWZZZERS!!! this is AWESOME!! Jane it's Fan flipping Tastic! I so love everything about this you have done a stunning job! the cute shrink image and totally love the way you have coloured hte image to match the papers! your Daughter is gonna be totally bowled over by this! it would be the best ever present! :0) Samantha :0)

Vicky said...

Jane sweetie this is absolutely beautiful I have such a soft spot for suitcases & trunks in all different shapes & sizes....I also have a HUGE soft spot for shabby chich tho this is more chic I think lol. This is your best I have to say & I love everything you make but this is stunning. Hope you all have a fabulous christams & may health, love & plenty of laughter be yours in 2011.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Mo said...

OMG Jane, this so soooooo amazing !!!
Big Hugs,

Tricia Williams said...

What a Gorgeous Gift!!!! Wonderful job Jane :O) MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Chrissy said...

Oh, Well done. What a gorgeous job. I have one of those cases...mmmm....We'll see what happens. Gorgeous work.

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

OMG JANE!!! This is amazing!!! I just showed my daughter and she is begging me to make her one hahah mummys not that talented sorry madi LOL.Madi has a paris theme in her room, hence why she loved this!
This is just amazing, so many gorgeous details!
So glad to be on another dt with you hun.
Kristy xo

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Jane - WOWOWOWOWOWOW this is just priceless - what an AMAZING gift for Kara - she will treasure this I'm sure! I just KNEW you'd out those butterflies to good use!!!! Once again - WOW!

Loz said...

OMG! I would have to keep this for myself!! Absolutely gorgeous! ♥

Fran said...

OMG Jane, this is incredible!!! I want one too!! Do you think yor little one will share it with me :) I love your papers and the gorgeous shades of pink you have used to colour Tilda, everything is just stunning, Kara is one lucky little girl :)

Lydia said...

So sweet ! It must have cost you a lot of time to make it. But the results are a beautiful peace of art!
Thanks for showing.


Маги said...

Jane, this is so sweet and beautiful!

Louise said...

Well Jane...I don´t really know what to wright this time..I seem to have a loss of words BUT I feel I have to get over that, I need to tell you how much I adore this! It´s simply amazing! Your daughter will absolutely love this, I can see it in front of me, she´ll never let it go ;)
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Such a stunner hun!

Unknown said...

OMGOSH Jane!! WOW Kara s so gunna love this to bits!! Gosh I would if I was her!! I love those papers and the flowers and the ticket to Paris (wish I had one of those right now!!) I love the Daisy's too WOW they are awesome! Ooooooo Well Done Jane:-)
P.S Merry Christmas!!

Cordine said...

Jane it's stunning!

Mary Lou said...

Jane this is Beautiful!!! Kara will LOVE it!!!
I would love it :)

JLJ Designs said...

This project is amazing! I love all the pink. I wish I had one like it!