Wednesday, December 5

Midweek Magnolias #40 Christmas Surprise

My surprise element behind Tilda is a bookmark along with a gift voucher/money envelope

Surprise element from Edwin is a gift voucher/money envelope

A very good morning to you all,  It's still bitterly cold here today and the snow hasn't melted yet!!!  I'm crossing my fingers that we don't get another snowfall too soon,  it's lovely when your sitting all cosy and warm indoors but I need to go out and do a bit of Xmas shopping soon.!!!! 

Anyhow!!! I digress, we have a new challenge for you today over at

The theme is Christmas "SURPRISE" we would love to something on your creation that would be a complete surprise to who receives it.  

I've chosen to make some Christmas Tags.  My Girl tag has Tilda with gift for you from the turning leaves collection 2012and the boy tag has Edwin on Christmas Eve from the sweet Christmas collection 2011 Both have been coloured with Copics and Derwent soft pencils for shading.   Pink Papers are from Tim Holtz Vintage shabby collection and Blue papers are from a notelet set I bought last year.  I just cut up  the envelopes and used the inside of them.

Do please pop over and take a look at the amazing creations the sweet Dt girls have made for your inspiration this week. They are so fabulous, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Do please remember to read the rules of our Challenge so that you can be included in our top 3 and into the Random Prize draw for a special mystery prize from

That's all from me for today my dears.  I wish you all a fabulous day ahead.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge:  The theme for this month is to create an interactive Tag.  You can also pop over and take part in the amazing Holiday Blog Hop that is happening.  Both sets of  Designers have come together and their work is to say the least OUTSTANDING! 

Lovely Hanglar & Stanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge:  Would like to see a Winter Wonderland this time.
Tilda's Town Challenge:  Have the theme of Celebrate Christmas this week.
Live and Love Crafts Challenge:  Would like to see Anything but a card this month.
Simply Magnolia Challenge:  Would like to see your Christmas Creations.
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: It's a Ho Ho Ho challenge so Any project that is Christmas.
Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge:  Would love to see your Tags this time.
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge:  Would love to see all your Christmas makes.



  1. WOW Suzi!!!! They are both gorgeous!!!! Somebody will be lucky! Hugs, Brigitte

  2. This is so awesome! Love it! : )

  3. Awww Suzi, what a gorgeous surprise tags you have made...both beautiful and lovely!!
    xxx Margreet

  4. Both gorgeous tags Suzi! Just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town challenge this week!
    Riet XX

  5. Gorgeous Tag´s.. Love your coloring.. FAB colors used on each project.. Beautiful Decorations.. And Clever pouches on the backside.. Great idea...
    Love both Tag´s .. and i find the back just as Beautiful as the front.. :o)

  6. Oh so lovely tags, wonderful creatons Suzi, love them both !
    If you want, you send me your snow, i want snoooow :-)))

  7. WOW Suzi......These are wonderful!!! Great ideas for both your tags!

    Thank you for joining us this month with our blog hop Challenge at Magnolia-licious Highlites.

  8. Awesome tags, Suzi. I love your attention to detail and these are no exception. Tilda and Edwin are fabulously colored and great idea with the interactive bookmark and money envelope. These are perfect for the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop challenge, good luck to you.
    Happy Holiday Hugz,
    Cathy Lee

  9. What super creations Suzie, so much more than just a tag and as always beautiful attention to detail..

    Thank you so much the sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

  10. WOW, this looks absolutely fabulous!!! Lovely coloured and all those pretty details.......awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at Simply Magnolia. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

  11. Wow, I love the design of the two tags, very creative! They are both very pretty and I love the images on them. What a great gift idea Suzi.

  12. They are beautifull Suzi !

    Hugs Monique

  13. Hi Suzi, wow hun these are fab, gorgeous papers and images, thanks also for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop and LHOSM, hugs Liz xx

  14. Hi Suzi,your Christmas surprise cards are so delightful! Wonderfully crafted, beautifully colored and amazing attention to details!
    Hugs Barb

  15. Wonderful design Suzi, I love all the pretty details, a gift in itself, beautifully done, thanks so much for joining us at Tildas Town and PLRS this time
    hugs Julie P

  16. This is so beautiful Suzi.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. Wow! These tags look great Suzi.
    A super idea having the gift voucher attached. gorgeous design.
    Keep warm. We have just had a heat wave here in Aussie.
    Hugs Maz

  18. WOW...Suzi, you've taken tags to a new level! They are absolutely gorgeous....incredible designing!
    Superb coloring of the images!

  19. Your surprise chritsmas tag so gorgeous! Beautifully colored both Edwin n Tilda. I wish I can have this... LOL

  20. Gorgeous cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town

    Hugs :o)

  21. Suzi these are so adorable!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  22. Suzi! Your tags are wonderful!
    Hugs, Dena

  23. Oh Suzi, your tags are so beautiful. I luv all the details you added.


  24. Suzi just love both of your tags they are beautiful. Alison xxx

  25. Gorgeous, gorgeous, Suzi!!! Your designs are brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

  26. Wow Suzi, your tags are very love! wonderfully designed, have lots of pretty details. Wonderful coloring of Tilda and Edwin. Hugs.

  27. Fantastic tag cards Suzi. Love the beautiful coloring and the attention to detail is amazing. So glad you are able to join us at Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge :o)

  28. Gorgeous! Very creative. The person who receives them is very lucky.


  29. Suzi your tags are both beautiful!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  30. Your creation is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining lovely Hanglar or Sweet magnolia

    Hugs Ineke

  31. Your taggies are lovely, thank you for joining us for the Ribbon Girl Christmas challenge

  32. WOW! So many elements, so many details! Love it :D Thanks for joining our December challenge over at LLC.

  33. These christmas labels are absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for joining in the Christmas fun at simply magnolia!




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