Monday, 3 November 2014

Magnolia-licious Winter Blog Hop

Good mornning and welcome to the Magnolia-licious Winter Blog Hop!  I'm actually really excited about this hop.  Do you know why?  It means that Christmas is just around the corner and I absolutely love, love, love Christmas!  If you haven't arrived here from Cathy's blog then you might want to join the hop at the beginning on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog as there are prizes to be won!  OK, onto my projects for the hop.  As you can see my thoughts have turned to decorating the table for Christmas, one of my favourite jobs on Christmas Eve, I really like my table to have the WOW! factor.  Let's take a closer look at the Christmas cracker first.
The cracker is made from some K&Co paper.  My little girl helped to make the actual cracker and chose some of the embellishments.  So this cracker has to be hers on Christmas day - I just need to add a secret gift!  I had some cracker snaps in my stash from a previous year so, of course, one of those had to go in.  I am so in love with the Doohickey Father Christmas from the Vol 2 kit which I have added to the main body of the cracker.
My little girl chose the ribbon to tie around each end - good choice!  I have added some rustic bells sprinkled with gold mica on top of the bows.
My little girl also chose which punch to use on the edge of the cracker where the two papers meet.
The next part of my table ensemble is this cute little star box which I've used to contain some truffles for after Christmas lunch.  I've used the tutorial here by our very own Diana!  I've simply made a shorter box.  I've used the same papers and punch to match the cracker.
Look how perfectly shaped the box is!  I love it and it is so quick and easy too.
Of course, the table would not be complete without a place card, and as my little girl helped to make the cracker I have made the card for her place. 
 I've painted Sparkle Poinsettia Tilda with Distress Ink Pads and added some detail with a white gel pen.  
I've stamped her name with some cute alphabet stamps and gilded them with gold leaf.

I hope you like my table set and I've inspired you to get creative for a chance to win.  There are two ways to win on this hop:  

  • Totalling the hidden numbers from all DT posts and sending the total in an email to Cathy (cathylee.co@gmail.com) who will choose a random winner from all the correct responses she receives;
  • By participating in the Hop Challenge and creating a Holiday project. A random winner from all of the entries will be chosen.
        Both winners will receive a $50 Gift Certificate!

So, with that in mind you'll want to know my number, which is 3!

Now it is time to hop on over to Chris to see her gorgeous creation.  Thanks for looking and good luck! x

40 comments:

Julie P said...

Love your place setting, very creative, nicely done Jane
Hugs Julie P

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic ideas for Christmas time
lovely done all
hugs Tamara

Norma said...

Wow, Jane, you're going to have the most beautiful Christmas table setting. These coordinating pieces are gorgeous. Superb colouring of the adorable Tilda. Love those cute jingle bells on the cracker.
Hugs,
Norma

Suzi said...

Fabulous table decorations Jane, I love that Kara was involved and helped in their construction. Love the paper choice. Hugs Suzi x

laurigami said...

Wonderful set of table, it is a good idea.Thank you
Hugs
Laurigami

Tamara said...

Gorgeous! Love that star shaped box.
Hugs, t.

Mayumi Adler said...

What a pretty table decoration! I love everything, but this little star box takes my heart. Brilliant idea.

Louise said...

Fabulous creations
hugs Louise

Jane said...

What can I say, fabulous as ever. Jane x

kendell said...

Your Christmas Day table will be great with this arrangement place card, star box & cracker, thanks for sharing another idea with us

Madge H. said...

Such a beautifully coordinated set Jane. Gorgeous!

Stoeffchen said...

A wonderful christmas table decoration. Nice idea.

Hugs, Stoeffchen

Cathy Lee said...

Oh how lovely, Jane. Fabulous gift wrapped cracker and adorable star container. Love the papers your used, adorable Santa die cut and Darling Tilda card to accompany your lovely gifts.
Hugz,
Cath

Tracy said...

So Gorgeous! You and your little girl created a very elegant place setting!

Judy Garrelts said...

What gorgeous table settings! You will have a very fun and festive holiday table!
Thanks for sharing,
Judy

Karen said...

These are beautiful Jane!!!!

Katie said...

Jane what a glorious tablescape! The crackers are a perfect idea, that Santa is wonderful, and the truffle box? yum! And of course the super sweet placecard :)

Peggy said...

Your made something beautiful
Hugs,
Peggy

Annette Reed said...

These are wonderful! It was so great to see that you incorporated some great bonding time as well. That makes this project even more special.

Karen Gauthier said...

How sweet is your place setting project! Love the colors and design. Very creative.

Karen

Rosemary said...

Jane, your table set is brilliantly designed. I love the truffle box.

charlene said...

What a unique idea your table is going to be beautiful!
Hugs

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I think I am coming to your house for Christmas. LOL. This is a lovely place setting. You card is beautifully colored.

Sheetal Kumar said...

oh so beautiful..... its a wonderful idea..!!!

Nancee Purdum said...

What a stunning project! Love the papers you used! Tilda is gorgeous!!! :) Nancee

Candy said...

Gorgeous Table Decorations Jane!!
Love the papers you have used and the rusty bells.
Beautifully coloured and decorated.
Love the place cards too!
Big Hugs

Christy Designs said...

Beautiful christmas table setting !

Sandy West said...

Such a lovely table setting and the Doohickey Father Christmas just sets it off! I'm sure you will get lots of ooh & ah's on the day and what a clever little girl you have she must take after her Mum with her taste in all things Christmassy LOL hugs Sandy xxx

Maja said...

Great Christmas project and a beautiful card to go along.

iruha said...

Very beautiful!

Maryann Laursen said...

What an amazing table set, you´ve made here, it´s just sooo beautiful, and no wonder your daughter wanted to help.

Dena said...

Wow, your table ideas are darling!!! Love it!
Hugs, Dena

Christina V. said...

Gorgeous table setting and amazing colouring!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

shelly glassic said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love your coloring and this is such a beautiful creation!!!

Tracey M said...

Wow, Jane!! Your table is going to look divine! Beautiful creations here and your little girl most definitely has a good eye for detail too!

Catherine said...

WOW ! Your creations are fantastic Jane ! Your Christmas table will look stunning ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Riet Kamstra said...

Great idea with the cracker and the star. Love the design and the papers you used. Beautiful colored Tilda makes it all together a wonderful table setting!
Just love it!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow stunning project, love the santa die cut too, thanks so much for sharing it with us, hugs Liz xx

Debbie said...

I LOVE that you take time to create a beautiful table setting! Love the way you coloured the poinsettias!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous creations Jane. I so love that paper you have used on the crackers. Lovely place cards too.

Nikki