Tuesday, May 12

Magnolia-licious DT May Birthday Fun Blog Hop

Good morning my dears,  Welcome to our Design Teams
May Inspirational Blog Hop and Challenge over at

If you've come here from The Magnolia-licious Blog Hop post then you have started hopping.   I am first on the Hop List but if you get lost along the way then go back to Magnolia-licious where you will find the complete list and you won't miss out on any of the Design Teams FABULOUS creations.

Our Theme for this Hop is "Birthday Fun" if you have followed one of our Hops before you will know that we as a Design Team create something other than a card to enthuse and encourage you to join in on the Challenge.

I chose to alter 3 cute wooden suitcases and used a Mini Tilda to add a miniature easel card on top of the smallest suitcases. 

I white washed all the suitcases with diluted Gesso and then distressed all the the edges with TH brushed Corduroy ink before gluing  the base of the middle case to the lid of the larger case and the base of the small suitcase to the lid of the middle.  I wanted them to open up so I could add little gifts inside.

Here are some pics to explain (hopefully) what I mean. lol

The picture above shows the suitcases closed 

The picture above shows the lids attached to the smaller suitcases

The only lid that is separate is the small suitcase one. 

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you will have a fabulous hop and pick up ideas and motivation along the way.

In order to be included in the prize draws these are the requirements to be followed:

1. Like us on our Magnolia-licious Facebook Fan Page

2. Leave a comment on each DT's post during the hop

3. At the end of your Hop return to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and leave a comment there as well for a chance to win a prize.

There are two ways to win during our Challenge Blog Hop.

1. Comments are counted and a random winner is chosen

2. Enter a project following the Hop theme and a random winner will be chosen. This person will receive a handmade card from one of the Magnolia-licious Designers. 

The next stage in your hop will take you to 
my friend and super talented Norma-Lee  

Happy Hopping

Challenges Entered:

Time For Magnolia Challenge: Flowers Everywhere  
All About Magnolia Challenge:  Flowers 
Marvelous Magnolia:  Vintage 
Amusing Challenge:  Mothers Day or Feminine
Fairy Tale Stampers:  Bingo - my chosen line is Flowers/Glitter/Pearls
Vintage Stamping Challenge:  Shabby Chic 
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia:  Flowers 
Stamping Sensations:  Flower Power
Love to Create Challenge:  Anything goes with mixed media.
My All Crafts challenge:  Anything but a card 


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous collection of vintage lovliness, beautifully done Suzi
xo Julie P

The Craft Bucket said...

Wow, fabulous (as ever) love Jane x

Louise said...

Beautiful!! So very pretty with all the details
hugs Louise

Danielle said...

Gorgeous suitcases Suzi! Just adore this project and what a super cute way to give someone their birthday gift - love it!
Hugs, Danielle x

Unknown said...

Suzi your suitcases are stunning, thank you so much for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenge.
Irene x

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Suzi this is gorgeous hun, love the suitcases, can i ask what they are, well i mean i know there suitcases but who's make they are please, lol

totally beautiful hun,
hugs Liz xx

Katie said...

Super cute Suzi! I love the notches in the suitcases, makes it quirky and fun, and the colors are just perfect!

EriEs said...

what a great project - love this, and all the embellishment :)

Beth Brovold said...

Holy smokers this is FABULOUS Suzi!! WOW...amazing details and beautifully coloured Tilda...going back for another look or two!! Have a great day Suzi!!
Take care,

Rita said...

What a fabulous project Suzi. I can see there has been a lot of thought went into the creating of this, but it really is stunning. Hugs Rita. Xxxx

Céline said...

wow wow wow!! fantastic project Suzi

Maja said...

Fabulous prject. Love the vintage style.

Jane said...

Lots of gorgeous details Suzi, I love this! Hugs, Jane x

Bad Kitty said...

this is amazing!
love it

NPurdum56 said...

Oh how beautiful Suzi! So unique! Love it!

DeeDee said...

This is simply amazing! I' LOVE IT!!!

Thank you so much for joining our All About Magnolia Challenge! Hope to see you again next month!

XoXo Diana

brenda said...

Another real work of art Suzi, it must have taken you ages but so worth all the effort.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Suzi, do you know I read down your list, saw FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges then totally forgot to thank you for joining in.

B x

Louise said...

Hi Suzi, me again!! Thanks for joining us at All About Magnolia with your beautiful creation
hugs Louise

Norma said...

Wowzer, Suzi. This is fabulous. I love the vintage look and the different textures. Gorgeous embellishments.

Karen said...

This is gorgeous Suzi!!! Love it!!

Mary said...

This is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Suzi!! Such a creative gift idea.

Nádia Silva said...

So cute. In love.

Alice Loke said...

Love the little suitcases. I especially like the fact they can open up! Tfs! Alice

Chantal said...

Wowwwww Suzi you rock!!! this is just an amazing and beautiful creation! Thank you so much for joining our Time for Magnolia Flowers challenge and good luck! Hope to see you next time again. Warm hugs, Chantal

pinky said...

What a gorgeous project Suzi, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Mayumi said...

So sweet and cute! Love the suitcases, perfect as gift box!

Nicolchen said...

WOW...your creation is simlpy gorgeous :0)))

Thanks for playing wit us at *All About Magnolia*

Hugs Nicole

Me ad said...

wow...what a gorgeous project...love all the details...this is so perfect inspiration for the birthday gift ;)


Sharon said...

This is beautiful. So much gorgeousness t feast the eyes on.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Marvelous Magnolia.
Hugs Sharon. X

Lou Sims said...

Such a beautiful project and love the pastel, shabby chic feel. Many thanks for joining in with Love to Create challenges. Lou (DT)

Unknown said...

Wow I am speechless this is stunning.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Conny said...

Wow.. this is so gorgeous! Really fantastic!
Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!