Sunday, November 22, 2015

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Shabby Chic"

Good Sunday morning dear blogging friends!!!

I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Today marks the midway point at Simply Magnolia's "Shabby Chic" challenge...yes you still have almost a week left to come and play along with us for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Live and Love Crafts!  You have until next Saturday at noon British time to join us.

Also at Simply Magnolia we WELCOME our new team mate Christina!! 

So here is my contribution to Team Glamour...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
well I decided it's time for an explosion box...
I've seen so many gorgeous ones lately out in blog land and realized that it's been a while since I made one...
this one is a little different then the ones I usually do...the sides are not cut and therefore don't drop when the lid is opened...
the lid is decorated with the fabulous lace that I just received this week from Live and Love...
another angle...
the silver flake ribbon also arrived this week from The Ribbon Girl...
this sweet darling is "Little Santa" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics, fussy cut and mounted on a Magnolia Doohickey tag...
I used a Tim Holtz door knob for the lid handle...
snowflakes were made using Crealies CL CF 18...
the snowflake "garland" is a combination of Memory Box Frosty Border and Snowflake Corner...
and this is one of my new stamps that arrived a week and a half ago from Magnolia-licious...
this is "Tilda With Little Snowy" from the A Lovely Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
the tree is from Michael's decorated with a crystal strand...
I added lace panels to the folding sides...
the tree and Tilda sit in cheesecloth dusted with Snow Tex and Glamour Dust...
"Merry Christmas" is from Hero Arts...
 also Hero Arts...
I SO love making explosion boxes...I had a blast!!  Time for you to hop on over to Simply Magnolia and check out my talented teamies and send Christina a warm welcome!!
All materials are listed/linked above.
Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-"Christmas Magic" Blog Hop
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-Challenge #127 "Add a Sentiment"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #22 "No Pink"
Time for Magnolia Christmas Challenge-Challenge #108 "Winter Wonderland"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #98 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl-November "Use Any Image" Challenge
Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


  1. This is a beauty Beth! You can see your love of making these!! I LOVE IT!

  2. wow stunning Beth what beautiful work you did.
    Gr Karin

  3. OMG!!! what a stunner!
    Hugs, Donna xx

  4. Hiya Beth, oh wow this is a real beauty and an exploding box too!!! The design is certainly ooh la la shabby chic honey, love all the gorgeous lace and not one but two beautifully coloured Magnolia's!!! The tree from michaels looks fab, such a clever design, incorporating them inside!!!
    Well, you have certainly cracked an exploding box honey! Cuddles Jay xxx ps thanks for sharing your creativity with us at LHOSM too xxx

  5. This is stunning!!!!!! I would I could see this in real....hold it in my hands and touch every little detail........Amazing and soooooo sweet.
    xxx Plony

  6. Wow.. This is so amazing exploding box.. Love it..
    Thanks for sharing at Magnolia Forever, and good luck.


  7. Wow!! Beth, a beautiful exploding box with so many wonderful details, love it to bits sweetie. Great work. Thank you for coming over to play with us in our Christmas Magic Blog Hop. Good luck! Hugs Suzi

  8. OMG Beth, this is totally stunning, I love the design and all the beautiful details!! Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and we would love to see you join us in our next challenge.
    Gina xx

  9. Wow, this is gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and hope to see you there again next time!!!

  10. Hi hun, wow girl this is stunningly beautiful, fab design, love the ebellies and lovely image and colouring, now to the serious stuff!!!!!!! you daft thing of course you can make one of the baubles I made, I hope you do and if you do send me some piccies too,lol

    ps love that center tree, wish we had some fab shops like that, lol
    hugs Liz xx

  11. she is absolutely stunning ... my fav Christmas colours, blue and silver!
    i love your explosion boxes but then I love everything you create!
    gorgeous Beth ...

  12. Oh goodness you are so good at these Beth! Loveit! Judy x

  13. Oh wow! Your exploding box is stunning! Love everything about it!
    Thanks for sharing and joining us at LHSM!
    Hugs Annette GDT

  14. Wow this is stunning!!!Thanks for sharing and joining us at LHSM!
    Hugs Betty