Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's looking a lot like Christmas

Happy Sunday Everyone,

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #27 - Something for Christmas

Wow, another scorcher today, I'll be glad when this heat wave is over, I don't like the hot weather and can't wait for it to cool down a little.

I am sorry,  I have not posted much again this week, I've spent most of this week in hospital, I went in for some tests on Tuesday, allowed home then readmitted due to complications.

Secondly, we have a new  9 week old puppy, a female West Highland White Terrier, called Ruby. I hope to catch up with some blog hopping to see what you creative people have been up to over the last few weeks. (my fellow DT member Debbie made me laugh, she emailed letting me know it sounded like my complications with my hospital visits produced a puppy - ROFLOL!!!, so I have changed the wording a little. heheheheh, thanks Debbie)

The challenge for Magnolia Down Under is Something Christmas and is sponsored by Kellie of Magnolia Down Under,  the prize is a fabulous Magnolia stamp - Sitting Tilda with Candy the So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Christmas 2009 Collection. Kellie also has some beautiful lace & other goodies in her store now along with a 20% discount on Christmas Stamps from now until Wednesday November 25th, a great time to stock on up the adorable new collection.

I love Christmas, my favourite time of year. For this challenge I decided to make a Bon Bon/Christmas Cracker and a gift bag. I was lucky enough to be visiting Rachel Jakes blog and discovered her wonderful Hand Made Cracker tutorial & the gift bag was cut with my Cricut Expression Die Cutting machine. Don't worry if you don't have a Cricut, you can still decorate a pre-bought gift bag.

Magnolia Stamps - Tilda with Candy Cane & Tilda with Heart Ornament both from Christmas 2008 Collection. DP - My Minds Eye, The Merry Days of Christmas Collection, Copic Markers, Silk Ribbon - Maya Rd, Spellbinder - Nesties, Gift Bag & Holly - Cricut Plantin Schookbook, Sentiment Stamp & Poinsettia Flower - Hero Arts, Diamond Stickles, Red Rhinestones - Kaisercraft.

Hope you will stop by & see what the other Design Team Members have created for you! Thanks for joining this wonderful challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with & hope to see you join us again next challenge.


Ramona Michaluk said...

Oooh Jodie, these are so cute! Love what you've done with this week's challenge - Tilda looks so sweet on both items and just love those beautiful red bows too.
I love this little set - it would look just gorgeous on the family Christmas table - great ideas.

Ramona xx

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG Jodie these are simply gorgeous. I love your colouring - beautiful as always. I love christmas crackers and this is too cute. wonderful inspiration for everyone joining in.

Unknown said...

Hi Jodie,
Firstly sorry to hear that you haven't been well, hope you are feeling much better and are on the mend.
Secondly I love your creative mind - you always come up with something so beautiful and inspiring. Great chrissy ideas, looking forward to what else you come up with for the chrissy season xx

Debra James said...

This is fabulous Jodie. What a great idea and so wondefully done as usual. Sorry to hear u are still unwell, hope you are on the mend soon and congrats on having a new puppy.They are so cute and a bit of work, but sooo worth it.My puppy"Bella" is now 6 months old.Hugs xxx

Leigh said...

Gorgeous projects for Christmas. Hope you are feeling better. Puppies are so cute.

Kellie said...

Jodie, Jodie, Jodie, or waffle #3, (hehehe...) For someone that not long got out of hospital but still insisted to make your DT work this is absolutely AMAZING! Only wished we lived closer so you could teach me a thing or 5, lol! Your idea is gorgeous and I will definitely be giving the bon bon a go, something I have thought of doing for a while now. So thank you for an amazing inspiration to all joining in this fortnight and including myself.

Hugs Kel xx

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Jodie - these are FABULOUS!!! Sorry to hear were in hospital but admit to having a laugh - it sounded like your complications produced a puppy - ROFLOL!!!
Now onto your fabulous projects - are you taking orders for crackers - I think I need about 12!!! And the bag os super cute too!!!
Take care of yourself and your new puppy!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning creations, you are clever, sorry to hear about the being in hospital, certainly hasn't effected your crafting abilities. Must admit read complications then puppy had to back track, teach me for reading too fast lol! Hugs to the puppy, look after yourself. Take CareX:)

stephanne said...

Ahahaha, I thought that too!! She had a baby, a complicated labor, but at the end of the day, she's the proud parent of a baby.... puppy???? Huh?? So sorry to hear that you have been unwell and I hope that whatever it is, it will be better or easier soon.

These projects are precious and I love love love MME, and this particular release is lush!! Your colouring always makes me stop and stare, so vivid. Fabulous as always!! Have a great week!!

Nancy said...

Jodie your gift bags are gorgeous! I hope you are feeling better! Your coloring is awesome and both of your projects are stunning!

Sue said...

Jodie, hope your feeling better, sorry to hear you had an overnight at the hospital.

Your projects are wonderful. Those red ribbons really set off your gift box and cracker. My kids love crackers and can't wait on Christmas Eve to see what's inside! Tilda's are colored so beautifully, love the candy cane Tilda especially. Love the paper you used on the cracker also.

Feel better, thinking of you. Big Hug!

Congrats on the new baby, the puppy!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh this is a fabulous project Jodie! I checked out the tutorial too. We don't have the cracker tradition here much so I don't think the items listed are so readily available here in the States. I did make some "faux" ones for Halloween but they would have been so much more fun if they would have "cracked". Hope you're doing okay. the puppy sounds like fun but the hospital doesn't. Hugs, D

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

Jodie these projects are fab & can't believe you put them together after just co,ing out of hospital.
Thanks for paying me a visit & leaving a lovely comment.
Sharon x

P.S You're not in Wangi Wangi are you !!! that would make it an extremely small world!!x

Norma said...

Jodie, sorry to hear of your time in the hospital. I hope you are on the mend now.
These are stunning projects. I am always in awe of your colouring work. Your red bows are again perfect looking. Your work is such an inspiration to the rest of us.
Take care of yourself.


Andrea, said...

Oh these are fantastic, gorgeous papers and colours and you have coloured Tilda perfectly. I hope I get time to join in with this challenge

Sandi said...

jodie, stunning Tilda. Sandi

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh wow this is so adorable, the colors you used are very nice!!


Jacque said...

Jodie...what darling projects and you have done an absolutely beautiful job on them...Hope you are feeling better very soon...big hugs..Jacque

Eulanda said...

Wow beautiful coloring!! Love all of it!! I hope you are feeling okay! Take care!

Helen said...

Oh my goodness, Jodie!!! Those are soooo cute!!! Christmas is my favorite time of year, too!
I do hope you're feeling better now!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jodie! love your Tilda! so creative and love the papers and flower too!
Pam Going Postal

Cami said...

What a lovely set you have made, Jodie! That red and blue combo really looks great together and your coloring is so perfect. Love you new little puppy also...well, you can say you're her new Mom! Hugs, Cami

PBrown9624 said...

What great projects. Very Cute! Also your puppy is so adorable!!! Hope you are feeling better.
Pam Brown

Anonymous said...

Oh Jodie, your projects are just gorgeous. So sorry to hear you were ill. I hope you are feeling much better. Your puppy is just too cute for words!

Candy said...

Hi Jodie,
I hope you are better real soon and sorry you have been in the hospital!
Your projects are just beautiful. Love that paper on your Christmas Cracker. Your colouring is always wonderful!!
Your new puppy is so cute! You will love her/him.
Big hugs, Candy

Jodi said...

Love your pretty papers, coloring and creation!! I love your brand new puppy, that is one of my favorite breed of dogs! She is very sweet!
Jodi =)

Susie M. said...

HI jodie. :) I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. Ruby is adorable. I'm sure she'll bring you some happiness. Your projects are simply wonderful! Fantastic coloring and such. TFS!

Suzanne J Dean said...

These are just fabulous Jodi--beautifully colored and I love the colors! Sure hope you're doing ok & feeling better! And you can send me some of that warm sunny weather you're having--it's rainy & cold here, blech!! And that puppy is CUTE--looks like my two doggies who are cairns! Have fun with your baby--at least that's how I feel they are that first year!


charlene said...

Jodie I am so sorry to hear you have been under the weather sure hope you are better soon. Once again you have just wowed me with your creativity and coloring !

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon ;0)

These are just awesome ... TFS

Janneke X

Kerry D-C said...

Jodie, I am so sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. I hope you will be feeling better soon.
How do you manage to still come out with such fantastic creations with all you have going on?! These are both MAGNIFICENT!!! You are amazing!
Your little Ruby is tooooooo cute! I love pups! I have considered getting a Westie, so you will have to keep me updated on her behavior and personality! Visually she is perfect! :)

Ila said...

These projects are Absolutely Amazing and So Gorgeous!!..Your new puppy is just Adorable!!...Hugs, Ila

cabio's craft corner said...

Jodie, so sorry to hear you've been unwell, hopefully everything is ok now. Couldn't believe you were able to create there fabulous item in limited time!

cats whiskers said...

Jodie these are just stunning love them both and I also love your wonderful colouring of the images just perfect hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Jeanette said...

These are stunning Jodie! Love your amazing coloring.
Hope you are feeling better.
Hugs Jeanette :)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Jodie these are so amazing!
Your colouring is super superb and your paper and detail wonderful love that ribbon!
So sorry that you have not been well Jodie and I wish you a speedy recovery.
Totally in love with Ruby she is 100% adorable!
Take care.
kim x

Sandi said...

congrats on your new puppy, adorable. That card is a stunner, just beautiful. Sandi

Jo said...

Hi Jodie! First, I'm so sorry to hear you've not been well ... hope you're feeling better. Secondly, love your projects, they're absolutely adorable. Finally, that puppy is too cute. One of my favorite things is 'puppy breath'. Jo xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Your Tilda projects are just darling, Jodie! You always make such beautiful things.
I sure hope & pray that you'll be feeling well & it's nothing too serious. Also hope it cools off for you. Congrats on the new puppy too.......I have a new one too (a rottweiler pup named Bella......she's 6 months old now & such a love......but a handful at times too....LOL).
Thanks for always leaving me such sweet comments on my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

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