Monday, November 18

Magnolia-licious Challenge DT - Holiday/Winter BLOG HOP PARTY

Good Morning my dears,  I am so thrilled that you've come to join in on our Winter/Holiday Blog Hop Party being held over at

Magnolia-licious Challenge

If you've come here from the very talented Chrissy then you are on the right track if not then please pop back over to the Magnolia-licous Blog Hop and start from the beginning.  I wouldn't want you to miss out on the chance to win the fabulous prizes on offer for completing the Hop.

Talking about prizes - do let me tell you about them and how you could be one of the winners.

There will be three winners in total 

 Here are the details:  The  1st winner will be the person who collects all the clues and letters from every Blog taking part and unscrambles them to make a Holiday phrase.  Once you've worked out what the phrase is,  all you need do is email Suzanne with your answer - you will find her details over on the 
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog  The prize will be a fabulous surprise package from Diane to the value of $50.00 for the randomly drawn winner

The 2nd way you could win is to create a Holiday/Winter Project and enter it into the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog which will run until December 31st.  

The 1st prize winner will be chosen by Diana and will receive a Surprise Package to the value of $100.00  "yes" you did hear me correctly $100.00  there will be a second winner drawn randomly who will receive a surprise package of $50.00 from Diana. 

Wow!!! what can I say, not only do you get to see all the fantabulous creations that the Design Team and Guests have created but you get to be in with a chance of winning a wonderful gift too.  Do please pop over to the Magnolia-licious Store  and take a peek at the fabulous selection of Magnolia Stamps and other branded stamps, Dies, papers, shadow boxes, storage solutions.  So many wonderful products for every crafting need. 

I am not going to keep you in suspense any longer I know this is your last stop on the Hop and you want to get those letters.

My letters are lower case  r & o

I took an old Advent Calendar and revamped it using lots of left over Christmas paper from last year and of course some sweet Angelic Tilda's doohickey dies with tons of other bits n bobs. I'm quite pleased with the result.  

This is the finished project which is now sitting in my Daughters Dining room and the little drawers are now filled with chocolates 

The Before picture with work in progress

I will pop a list of ingredients used with links where possible at the bottom of my post for you. 

Thank you so much for taking part in the Hop, I do hope you enjoyed it and have been enthused and motivated just a little.

Now go unscramble those letter and send your email to Suzanne, then get creating and come join in the challenge.

Wishing you a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:

Live & Love Crafts Challenge:  A fabulous Picture to enthuse and encourage.
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge:  Tic Tac Toe - I've chosen Stripes/tearing/red 
Crafts-Too Challenge You:  Vintage Christmas 
Winter Wonderland Challenge:  Fairies or Angels. 
Divas by Design Challenge:  Something Snowy
Frilly & Funky Challenge:  Christmas Decoration.  
Fashionista/Magnolia and more Challenge: Christmas Bling 
Stamping Sensations Challenge: Christmas 


Anonymous said...

I love your altered advent box, what a fabulous idea, so pretty Suzi
Hugs julie P

Sammy said...

Absolutely stunning! Honestly the best advent calendar I've seen to date! x

Jo said...

WOW, I actually think this belongs in MY cottage lounge, lol. You've turned it into a shabby chic/vintage Christmas masterpiece. The colours and dp's are gorgeous and your attention to detail is truly staggering. This is going to come out year after year and still look amazing each time - I'm blown away by this, I really am, luv Jo x

Lau W said...

OMG ! this calendar is just a beauty !!!

Chris said...

Fabulous advent calendar Suzi! I love the little scene and your beautiful colouring. Chris x

Dena said...

Suzi! Your project is beautiful! Love how you re-did it!!!! Such pretty vintage colors!
Hugs, Dena

Sue B said...

Oh Wow… this is awesome Suzi !! what a gorgeous design. I love the sweet Angelic Tilda's and the pretty tree… and each drawer is decorated beautifully… it's a stunning project!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

The best is saved for end
Suzi you now I love your work but now I am without words
OPEN MOUTH Oooooooooo
hugs Tamara said...

Gorgeous advent calendar Suzi. Love Alison xx

rovianne said...

What a lovely idea, beautiful adventbox

Intruderlady said...

fabulous advent calender. love it.


Karen said...

Oh Suzi, this is fantastic!!! What a beautiful advent calendar!!!

charlene said...

very pretty you did a great job altering this!

Janiel/ janny said...

Suzi....This is stunning!! Love the re-do!!!
hugs, Janiel

Meredith said...

Wow, very impressive work!

Steph Ackerman said...

Fabulous idea to repurpose this. Turned out gorgeous.

Cathy Lee said...

WOW, Suzi. This looks like it took forever. Beautiful advent calendar and love the Magnolias you chose for this project. Stunning artwork.

Amy A said...

What a gorgeous Advent Calendar Suzi. Love the color scheme, so soft and pretty. Great Images and design details too. :o)

downrightcrafty said...

Beautiful thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Cindy :) said...

This is gorgeous, love the vintage feel of it, although I really liked the original too, lol. I don't think I could alter something that nice, I'd just have to have two, LOL I could live with that!! I've wanted an Advent calendar keepsake for yrs and I think I am going to have to create one now that I've seen two in this hop alone. What better way to show case Magnolia images, they are just so adorable and need to be shown off :)

Whimsey said...

Oh wow, this is GORGEOUS; love the colors and the details - WOW!!!

Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity!! ~Michele, DT

Anonymous said...

Fantastic advent calendar Suzi ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Suzi!
you did a super job of altering this Advent calendar.It was good to see how it was and the way you changed it. Well done.
Hugs maz

lindaplus3 said...

you did a very nice job revamping your calendar... so pretty :)

Lynne K said...

What a fabulous project, Suzi! SO much better than the original! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Melanie Smith said...

So incredibly precious. I love the reuse of an older item. Just genius!

Joyce said...

This is amazing! Can tell you put a lot of time into this! Fabulous work and great advent calendar!

Crafty Sandy's Cards said...

This must have been a work of Love not just talent, its brilliant. Hugs Sandy

Patti Jo said...

Oh Suzi what a terrific job redoing this advent calendar! What fun and a wonderful treasure you have created!!! Beautiful!

brenda said...

Your advent calendar really is lovely, great recycling and perfect for our theme this month.

Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and elegant advent calendar Suzi. Love the sweet altering job!!

Kitty said...

You did a wonderful job redoing your Advent calendar. I think it is beautiful


Bunny said...

A recycler. What a nice idea and reminder for all of us. It's a beautiful calendar and anyone would be thankful to have this.

Beth Brovold said...

What can I say...gorgeous as ALWAYS Suzi!!!

Norma said...

Wowzer, Suzi, this is fabulous! You've put a lot of work into this. I love the vintage look of your advent calendar. Gorgeous papers. Love the mirror images of the angels. I love it!

Brigitte said...

WOW Suzi!!!! it's a gorgeous advent calendar!!! I love all the little drawers and gorgeous patterned papers. Your Christmas tree and Tilda are looking fabulous. Hugs, brigitte

Karen said...

What a gorgeous transformation! Love this. And the soft colors are so beautiful.


Suzanne J Dean said...

WOW this is gorgeous! I love the soft, vintage colors and details...beautifully done in every way Suzi! I can supply you with my mailing info if you need it heehee :)

NPurdum56 said...

Oh Suzi, this is just gorgeous! (I think I've said that on all the blogs but they all are! LOL!) :) Nancee

The Craft Bucket said...

WOW, last but not least, fantastic advent totally in ore. Thanks for all the inspiration this year & too plenty more next year. Jane x

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! What a stunning altered project Suzi!! Your finished design is just adorable!! I love it! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

Unknown said...

Wow Suzi, what a stunning project, Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionista Challenge.

Lorraine said...

A stunning project - love it.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland
Lorraine x

Barbara GR said...

Fantastic project Suzi!!! I love how you changed your Advent Clendar!! Absolutels stunning!!!
Hugs, Barbara GR

Anonymous said...

Stunning! I love the victorian feel the colors and images give. It is lovely!

Terry said...

WOwwzerss amazing, thank you for sharing with the DT from Frilly and FUnkie, love it Hugs Terry xxxx

Chris said...

Wowzuhs, Suzi, this is gorgeous. I love that you redid the first one to make it come alive again! You did a wonderful job! Your daughter is a lucky duck! It is a beautiful project!


Unknown said...

Oh wow Suzi; what a project! This must have taken you ages, but the end result is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LLC.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Fantastic! Absolutely fantastic!!! I´m heading upstairs to get my old red/ green adventcalendar with 24 drawers and change it into a white(ish) all year long-piece! Thanks for wonderful inspiration. Big hugs from Lisbeth (Fashionista DT)

Jenny Marples said...

My goodness! I LOVE the way you've revamped this and transformed it into a thing of real beauty. Thanks for the step by step photos too. It really helped the appreciation of the whole transformation. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Anne said...

Gorgeous calendar, each drawer looks so pretty, and I love all tie dies and great images you used. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Helen said...

What an amazing project - it looks wonderful and I love hot you've put it all together.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts-Too Challenge You.

Helen x

mgoll88 said...

Very fantastic wotk, looks sooo wonderfull!!!