søndag 23. desember 2012

LLC Advent Calendar # 23

Hi there friends and followers.

We are getting close...! I hope you are relaxed and ready to celebrate Christmas...lol. Here in Norway the big day is tomorrow, on December 24th. We'll start the day with the kids opening a small present  or two and some candy from the Christmas stocking. The cookies and milk we'll put out for Santa tonight, will probably be gone...wonder where? lol. Around 11 a.m we'l be going to the cemetery to meet up with the rest of our family to light candles on the graves of our family members who have passed away. After exchanging gifts with the ones that wont be celebrating with us in the evening,  we go home to cook! The kids will watch the traditional Christmas cartoons and tv-movies while dinner is getting ready. Then we'll dress up and have a HUGE meal together. And when we are all so full we can't hardly breathe... we will finally open the presents Santa brought and put under the tree during the night:) That's Christmas eve at my house!
No on to the Advent Calendar:) 


It's time to open window #23 of our LLC Advent Calendar, only one more day to go!  Every day from December 1st we have opened a new window for you. Pop over to the  LLC blog to see what's behind  window # 23 today, and join in for a chance to win!

Today I want to show you one of the gift boxes i made as a Christmas present, this one is for a very sweet and talented blogging friend. 

I made the box with my score pal, I punched the edges on the lid with a Martha Steward punch before I glued it together  The papers are from the Maja Design It's Christmas time Collection, I used sheets from the 6x6 paper pad. from . The corner dies is from La la land crafts.
All the edges are distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink- walnut stain. 

I added white Shabby Seam Binding on the sides and as a bow. The flowers are white Chrysanthemums and the cream berries from  Kort og Godt. The red berries are the Redly Magnolia Vintage Berries. The pins I used (oh I love those pins!) are the  Vintage Pearl Pins, The Vintage Trinklet Heart Pins and the Trinket Mini Heart Pins by Maya Road and I also used cheese cloth. The pearls are a piece of the Pearl Spray.

I used thick white embossing powder on the edges to create that snowy look. I masked the Magnolia Swing stamp with an older sitting Tilda image. For the diecut I used Pion papers (Guardian Angel) and a spellbinder die. The snowflakes are Mangolia Doohickey's. The Magnolias are colored with copic markers. 

I filled it with some crafting- goodies for my friend, I hope she likes it!

I would like to enter the following challenges with my box:
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge: #8 Use two or more stamps (the Tilda and the swing)
Tilda's Town:  #32 SomethingChristmas
Simply Magnolia: Gift box challenge

Thanks for stopping by today,

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas- time!

Lots of love and crafty hugs, 

20 kommentarer:

Jenny sa...

Christmas eve in your house sounds fabby :) Such a pretty box, I am sure the recipient will totally love it. Merry Christmas lovely Jen xxx

Unknown sa...

Va? Oppnar ni juklappar pa morgonen ocksa? Det fick vi minsann aldrig gora, det var bara att vanta tills pa kvallen och det kandes som att den aldrig skulle komma. Julafton var den langsta dagen pa aret...forst frukost, sedan lunch med dopp i grytan, sedan kakor och kaffe till Kalle Anka klockan tre, sedan var det visst mat igen, julbord, och sedan antligen efter en hel dags vantande, sa fick man oppna juklapparna! Fast a andra sidan hade jag en julkalender med en liten present varje dag... :-)

Jattesot harmonisk liten ask. Perfekt maskning! Ha nu en riktigt god jul, och tack for allt jobb du lagt ned for LLC, det uppskattar jag verkligen.


Nina sa...

Kjempenydelig eske !

Tradisjoner er koselig - kos dere masse.
Nå skal vårt juletre snart i hus og pyntes, så er vi klare til jul

Ha en riktig GOD JUL!
:-) Nina

Cordine sa...

It's stunning!
Hugs and happy holidays!

Veronique sa...

Kjempe lekkert Elizabeth ♥

God jul til deg også!


Kjersti sa...

For en nydelig eske Elizabeth!
Ønsker deg og dine ei god jul!
Klem fra Kjersti:)

Dina sa...

wauh what a wonderful box
have a nice christmas

Christa sa...

Your box looks great ! Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town. Wishing you a cozy Christmas. Hugs , Christa.

Tonya sa...

This is so beautiful!!

Ivonne sa...

W O W!! Your box is stunning, absolutely gorgeous, every single detail. I just can't take my eyes of it. LOOOOVE it! Happy Holidays to you too! Hugs, Ivonne

Céline sa...

Hi Elizabeth,
another fab creation, as usual, pleased to see you at tilda's town this week! please come back again ;)
thanks for playing with us at Tilda's town this week
have a merry christmas

Christina C. sa...

So gorgeous, Elizabeth....stunning details and outstanding coloring of this adorable Tilda! The lucky recipient of this beautiful box will surely treasure it!

Magda sa...

What a nice box you made Elizabeth!
Beautifully colored and such a nice colors !
Wish you a great, lovely and wonderful Christmas!
I think it will be very nice day for the family!
It's very special that you go to see the family members who passed away, and that you light candles on there graves. I think it's a very warm and tender way of celebrating Christmas with the hole family!
Thank you for sharing, I will go to see my dad and light a candle .
With love

inge sa...

Such a gorgeous gift-box Elizabeth! Love the colouring. Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Magnolia and Merry Christmas!

XX Inge

Riet Kamstra sa...

Wow Elizabeth, you keep sending them, beautiful cards and projects and I love them all! Keep sending them in 2013 :) Happy New Year!

With love,

~* Jay Jay *~ sa...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Your gift box is really beautiful and this Tilda is one of my faves! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town Challenges this week.

Jay Jay

Susy sa...

Underbart vacker box du har gjort, Elisabeth!
God fortsättning till dig och ett riktigt GOTT NYTT ÅR!


Anke sa...

Beautiful giftbox.
Thanks for playing with us at Simply Magnolia
hugs Anke

Fleur sa...

A gorgeous Magnolia creation, Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Magnolia,
Hope you have a happy 2013
HUGZ Fleur xXx

ania sa...

Ależ piękne prace:))