Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Magnolia-licious™ Challenge #2 Winter Fun with Doohickey Dies

G'day mates! Buon giorno! Howdy y'all!  Come va?  I wanted to begin this post with a little welcome in three different languages...not that Australian is different, but the phrases are so fun!

Today is Challenge #2 on the Magnolia-licious™ Challenge Blog.  Our theme is "Winter Fun with Dookickey Dies".  There will be tons of inspiration from the DT so just click on the link above to take you to the Challenge Blog, see what everyone has done and then join in the fun.

Anyone who comments on the different DT blogs will be entered to win a secret surprise from Diana at Magnolia-liciousSo please visit the site, leave comments on  each gal's blog and then enter to win!

I have for you today a twelve drawer box which I began a few months ago, kept putting it aside when something more pressing came along, but decided to finish it with some Doohickey Dies and use it for the challenge. There are lots of pictures here so please bear with me... 

This is how the top of my box looks.  This is an Easel Card closed so that you see it completely.  I used #317 Virgo Tilda and I think she is just so versatile. There are several Doohickey elements used on this card which are shown in more detail below.

Here is a closer look at Miss Tilda and you can see the Doohickey Vintage Heart Tag pulled out and open to reveal the sentiment.  The Tag is tied with some gold tulle and SU Basic Grey Satin Ribbon.  I have also used Doohickey Flourish die, the leaves are from the Christmas Die Club kit and the Chandelier glass is from Magnolia as well.

Here is a very close look at Miss Tilda and the flowers.  As you can see I have used a different technique to display her. These little squares are called "Inchies" and there are a dozen different ways to use Inchies.   I divided the card into equal 1" size squares and mounted them on so Basic Grey CS then to stabilize it I mounted the whole think onto a piece of yellow CS.  The added little pearls are from my stash.

This is not the best picture of sweet little Tilda with Bow Knot,  but I wanted to show you the easel card open.  The dies used here are from Go Create, Spellbinder Fancy Labels and Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle.  The sentiment is from LOTV.

Here is side two.  I have pulled out the drawers a little to show you that they do indeed open.  This darling Tilda is Mini Tilda with Daiseymae Tiger. She is retired, but there are still many darling images from this Collection and many more.All the sides were cut with Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Ovals.

Here is side three.  I have used  Mini Tilda with Dexter the Dragon

The final side of my little box.  Here I have used Mini Tilda with Millie the Mouse.  All of my images have been colored with Copics and Adirondack Lights.

That about wraps it up for this session. I hope you'll be inspired to use some of your Dookickey Dies which may have collected some dust ;-}. So lets see your creativity on the Challenge blog soon. Ciao Barb


  1. Such a beautiful creation, very pretty details
    hugs Louise

  2. Barb there is sooo much work on this easel box and card but it is simply gorgeous with Tilda flowers so springy!

  3. Oh Wow!! Barb, we must have similar tastes and imaginations, I am halfway through one of these adorable matchbox dressers. I love yours, so bright cheerful. Fabulous choice of stamps too. Hugs Suzi x

  4. Wow! FABULOUS project!!!!! Just beautiful ♥

  5. Wow! This is awesome Barb!! You always have such amazing projects!!

  6. Bonjour dear Barb! wow... your easel box is awesome. I am particularily in love with the "inchies" technique. Absolutely different and interesting, very creative. Tilda is beautifully colored. I do love those little fancy "bases" on which you set your box, how elegant. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I love reading you . Sending love. xox

  7. Very nice, those boxes are always beautiful. I like that you have multiple drawers and the images are so sweet around it. Your technique worked perfectly on here too. Beautiful!
    Hugs Kelly

  8. Who...Great creation !
    I love it , your haves a fabulous job.
    Thank you for your inspiration.
    Hugs, Mumur.

  9. Great project, Barb! You are just so creative.



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