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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Magnolia Suitcase

Good evening from a very chilly Newcastle ....
We've had some of the most gorgeous Spring weather here of late but it decided yesterday to take a swing back into "turn the electric blanket and heater on" kinda weather!!

I've just spent an awesome weekend with my baby cousin (she's 26!! LOL) hanging out, colouring with the copics and making some bit 'n' pieces .... Sooo much fun ... Unfortunately not much of anything else has been done so I've got a couple of days of catching up on housework ahead for me .... Oh well,it was fun while it lasted!

I recently bought a Magnolia Ink magazine that is a couple of issues old and they had a tutorial on making a suitcase so I began the journey yesterday making it and colouring my image then today I put it all together and this is what I managed to come up with ....
I think I'm going to end up addicted to making these and I think because they were so much fun  I might have a go making a few more in different themes.  This is one of those projects that it didn't seem to matter what setting I had set on my camera or how I had the suitcase sitting, the photo was never going to do it justice ... but having said that I still think it looks pretty amazing on here ...
Close up of my colouring
Well that's it for tonight ... Hope those of us that have kidlets home on school holidays cope and have lots of fun doing fun things.

Ciao for now

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up (DYSU) - Challenge #38 Duo 
(I've used 2xpp, brads, flowers, ticket stubs, photo anchors)
(entry #26) *
Moving Along With The Times - Challenge # 117 - Time to get cooking recipe 
3 Design Papers - tick , 2 types of embellishments - tick, 1 image - tick)
 (entry #12) *
(Am I stretching with including a hand folded suitcase?)

Paper:  Teresa Collins World Traveller PP, SU! Mellow Moss, Choc Chip, Cherry Cobbler CS
Stamps:  Magnolia Bon Voyage Collection Travelling Tilda & Suitcase with Sign.
Other:  Cuttlebug spots embossing foloder, x-cut scallop circle die, CM circle cutter, Wild Orchid flowers, Pink Paisley ticket stubs, Laser cut key, hessian, Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink, brads, photo anchors other metal embellishents all from stash. Coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils.

Copics used


  1. Oh my goodness this is so cute, what an adorable wee suitcase. I love it. Thanks for playing with our recipe on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

  2. oh this is amazing.. i love it .. so cute and full of detail
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  3. WOW That is one terrific little creation !!! Love your wondernderful coloing of that sweet Tilda & the suitcase is simply amazing !!! Great job & can't wait to see your next idea to inspire us.
    Hugs, Janie

  4. This is so great! I love it. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  5. oh wow this is simply stunning the detail is amazing bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxxx

  6. Wowzer this is one awesome project full of so many beautiful embellishments and Tilda looks stunning, thank you for sharing this wonderful creation with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Lorraine x

  7. aww your little box is absolutely gorgeous love the image thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

  8. WOW -- what a fun project! So many wonderful details, I can only imagine how long it took you to make this beautiful suitcase. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

  9. This is a fabulous project - all those little details are wonderful. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  10. Gorgeous, a beautifully adorned piece of artwork. Love those flowers,

  11. Wow, this box is so pretty. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  12. Just so fabulous hun....

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'...and good luck...!

    hugs Vicky xx

  13. WOW!! Great creation. I really love it. Thanks for joining us this week at DYSU! Joan

  14. WOW WOW WOW this is stunning!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  15. fab suitcase Julie, love the colours and all the embellies too
    I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week

  16. Love Love these suit case's you have done a great job with this one cant wait to see more.. I think you will get a lot of comments for this one .. Good luck in the challenges..
    Cheers Vic

  17. Wow...Lovin that suitcase! Thanks for joining our challenge this week. xx

  18. Oh Julie this little suitcase is just FABULOUS! Love all your gorgeous details - great job!
    Thanx soo much for joining us at MDUC this week.

  19. Wow!! This is gorgeous!
    So many lovely details!!!
    Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
    Hugs Anne Kristine

  20. Great creation. The suitcase is so vintage looking and the image compliments it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  21. Woweeeee Julie, that is too totally cute & FAB FAB FAB..... You're such a clever little chicken!!
    Tam xx

  22. Wow Julie this is gorgeous!! Thanks for letting me know you also made one, I really enjoyed visiting your blog to see it, you have done a fantastic job, those Maggie magazine are just awesome!! Hugz Ashlee

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