Thursday, 8 December 2011

Magnolia Christmas Calendar - Day 8



Hi everyone and welcome to Day 8 of the Magnolia Christmas Calendar and it's my pleasure to be hosting today with your chance to win a big prize from Magnolia! Each day of December a new window will be opened on the Calendar and your starting point is the Magnolia Inspiration Blog where each day you'll be directed to the next calendar page and a creation from a member of the Design Team, I hope you've joined in so far, my team mates have made some very beautiful Christmas projects.

Here's my framed Christmas scene with Edwin off to deliver some Christmas presents and Tilda bringing home the small Christmas tree :). My image is coloured with pencils and I've masked the scene with Edwin and the Christmas door from the current Sweet Christmas collection and Tilda with fir tree and the trees background stamp from the older Christmas collections. The snowflakes are cut from glitter card with punches and the Magnolia DooHickey snowflake and attached after painting my frame with matte white paint. 

I'm taken back with this little scene to the old style advent calendars I shared with my Sister when we were little, you opened the window each day to find the little scene inside. We had to take turns opening the window and we were very excited about it, so it's a little bit different these days now that there's a calendar for each child and chocolate or a present too :D.

Please leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning the gorgeous prize from Magnolia. Only one entry for each person please so that we keep the Christmas spirit :) and I will randomly pick a winner and announce it on Friday. Also please contact me as soon as possible if you're the winner so that I can pass your details to Magnolia. 

Good Luck and enjoy your day!

151 comments:

Tobi Ass said...

Oh Christine, I really LOVE your frame! The coloration is perfect, what a wonderful little scene!

Hugs, Sonja
http://www.kreativplanet.blogage.de

(had to use my husbands google-account)

Maria Therese said...

Your coloring is stunning as always Chris!
And that wood wall wow gorgeous picture!!!

mlarisa said...

У вас получилась целая картина! Очень красиво раскрашено, я тоже раскрашиваю карандашами.

marzia said...

Beautiful!!!

Mieke'S said...

Brilliant!
Beautiful scene.
Greetings Mieke'S

roses_r_red_1 said...

hi!
wow such a lovely project, i love that you have made the background with the door larger. beautiful colouring! sarah xx

citronlime said...

This is just amazing...!!!!

Cards by Manuela said...

Hi Chris! Your christmas scene is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.
Hugs, Manuela

jannie said...

say are beautiful. It is a calendar you say but I think it just a painting as beautiful. The colors together. I FIND IT VERY FUNNY THAT YOU DO SO I TRY YOUR LUCK

geweldig mooi zeg. Het is een kalender zeg je maar ik vind het net een schilderijtje zo mooi. De kleuren bij elkaar . IK VIND HET ERG LEUK DAT JULLIE HET DOEN DAAROM WAAG IK EEN GOKJE

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow I adore your frame such a beautiful shape and the snowflakes are perfect. I have enjoyed your scene. Super ideas to mask these stamps together! I really like the bright colours you have used and your colouring always inspires me. Super advent ! Thanks Kitty ;0)

MarikaVaan said...

OMG wonderful:) You are really talented to color. * sigh *. I like it a lot. Waiting for a nice Christmas for you Chris.
Hugs Marika from Finland

If you have the time to welcome to my blog to see my magnolia cake.

alethea said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! it's like a piece of artwork!! Hugsxx

Dorothy Madereel said...

Goodmorning Chris,

What a wonderful picture you have made. I love the way you colour your cards. For you and your family and friend merry Christmas and 1 happy 2011

love Dorothy

quixoticcards said...

Ohhhhhhhh Chris, you have me sighing every single time I look at your blog! Gorgeous creation as always. Such a pretty scene, and definitely belongs in that frame. :)

angel4031 said...

Ohhhh WOW this is truly stunning I just love it. xxx

Tina said...

really beautiful!! Love the scenery and the colors. Gives that "christmasy" feeling :-)

Sol said...

Oh.. this Sceene are Beatiful Chris!!.. Stunning Coloring.. Absolutely Gorgeous Scene you have made. And I agre.. It totally brings me back to my paper calendar when I was little..!.. Not so many gifts then.. Ups... (are we getting old.... No NO NO:..!!! ) :o)
I love this Frame with Beautiful Image..
And I have to say.. Your Coloring work is Amazing!!...
BEAUTIFUL!!!

ILARIA said...

Fantastic!! Hugs ILA

Dawn said...

OMG Chris, your colouring is stunning!!!!! Such a fabulous scene, I want it!!! lol. Beautiful work, my favourite so far. xx

Mo said...

Dear Chris!
Your Magnolia Scene is absolutely ADORABLE..., you're a real artist, I love every single project from YOU !!!
Big Hugs,
Mo

sara said...

wow stunning scene love the way you have extended the door stamp thanks so much for the chance to win
hugs sara x x x

Inusia said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! It's so beautiful!!!!

Scrap Hills said...

Hello Chris,

What a great project!!! It's very nice
and the colours are great

Hil

Exclusively by Mel said...

Chris your Christmas picture is magical. I love the colours!
The red door is beautiful!
And that frame is stunning.
It all looks wonderful.
Love, Mel. xxx

Carola said...

WOW, this is a wonderful Christmas scene and I'm really impressed with this work of art. Your coloring is just gorgeous, the images you used are really cute and the snow on the trees makes me think of a cold winter day. And the frame with those snowflakes is just perfect for this scene.

Kind regards
Carola

Pedacinhos di Pano by Claudia said...

Wow very very beutifull project.
I loved this colored.!!

hugs fron Brazil

CLaudia♥♥

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris that is gorgeous the bright colours really do make a statement, its totally stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

Gina said...

Oh, what a lovely card!!!
Hugs,
Gina

Bonnie said...

Oh..Chris..your creation is so beautiful..I love the coloring and the frame...Wishing you a very Merry Christmas...

Angela said...

OMG Chris,what a wonderful Christmas frame,it looks so fantastic,a really great scene with wonderful colours and beautiful details.
Many greetings
Angela

Patti Jo said...

Absolutely outstanding!!! Pretty frame you've put your gorgeous scene in to Chris! Your coloring is so spectacular! Always great to see your work!!!

edyta.pe said...

Oh wow! i'm the first one? Your frame and picture are lovely!

Kerry said...

Just love it,so sweet & cute.
Kerry

Sanne said...

This Christmas scene is simply adorable!! It brings the true warm and cosy Christmas feeling. And as always your coloring is amazing!
Merry Christmas to you!:)
Hugs, Sanne

CHS said...

What a beautiful picture. Just lovely.

Hugs
Christine S

bastel_fee said...

A wonderful frame. Your scene is beautiful.

Hugs,
bastel_fee

kbrandy4 said...

Wow!! Chris, your creation is absolutely stunning, gorgeous scene you have created and beautiful frame!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

Marion said...

Wow Chris,
This is stunning in the fabulous picture frame. Such beautiful colouring of those adorable images. Lovely scene to have on show this Christmas.
hugs
Marion

Sue said...

Hello Chris, so glad I found your blog, I remember those wonderful advent calenders just like your posts little wonders of inspiration :0) 1 Love you little frame and the scene is just magical, thank you for the chance to win, Happy Crafting, Sue xx

Tini A. said...

Ooohhh Chris, this project is sooo sweet. A very lovely idea!

Pam said...

Chris...I love the scene you created....it's beautiful. I love the bright colors too!
Hugs...Pam:)

Lynda Nielsen said...

Wow, this is absolutely AMAZING... And you've inspired me to give this type of frame a go... But even more importantly, YOUR COLORING of those DARLING Maggies is FABULOUS... Such talent.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Hugs,
Lynda

Fleur said...

OH WOWZER!!! Chris this is absolutly stunning. Love the welcoming christmas scene. Gorgeously coloured as always
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sandra said...

Hi Chris!

I love your framed scene! And it looks like it is really snowing!
Have a nice day! Hugs Sandra

Vera Rhuhay said...

Wow..this is Stunning!!!!

paola said...

Stunning project Chris, your coloring out of this world and i just love the scene you've created, gotta get myself a few background, beautiful work
smiles
Paola

SannaS said...

WOW!!!! what an awesome creation!! you're an artist!! love it!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Louise said...

OMG!! What a gorgeous frame. The scene you created is amazing and your coloring is fabulous, totally love it.
Louise

Tina Makuc said...

Oooohhh Chris.. I love it!!
I have an identical frame that I bought at Ikea last week and I never thought I could make such a beautiful scene with it..
I love the way you colour and all the little details you add to the images..
Thanks to you an Magnolia for the chance to win such an amazing candy!!!
Big hugs from Slovenia!!
TinaM

Har en drøm... said...

Beautiful picture;)
What a good idea ♥
Beautiful colour and scene:)

Have a nice day;)

Hugs Line
(From Norway)

Heike said...

Wow, your creation is amzing. Love it.

Hugs
Heike

Anne said...

Oh my heavens, this is so amazing! It totally looks like an advent calender or a photo or an old Christmas card! Its georgeus. :) Fantastic coloring.

sarah-Jane said...

You have created a beautiful scene. Your colouring is fantastic.
Sarah-Jane xx

scrappinpeg said...

Oh my goodness what a special precious Magnolia picture scene in the cutest little frame. Beautifully done!

Annette said...

WooHoo...
I am the first to write a love comment.This frame is soooo beautiful and I love your coloration with bold colors ...

Annette xx

Sonja said...

That is such an adorable scene you have created Chris.
Beautiful colouring and the white flakes etc on white frames is beautifully.

My Handmade Expressions said...

Wow Christine the little scene you have created is gorgeous! I love the story behind it, brings me to my childhood as well!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Love,
Paola

tape said...

So, so gorgeous! This is a work of art indeed worthy of framing.

paperpapier said...

such a beautiful frame...awesome colouring too!

raffa said...

wowwwww your colouring is sooooooo gorgeous !! i love it ~~
hugs raffa

Barbara said...

Oh Cristin,
it`s incredible!! Your creations are amazing!!!
Hugs, Barbara GR

Kati said...

Oh, your colourings are so gorgeous.

I wish you a happy pre-x-mas-time :D

Hugs
Kati

Jenni D. said...

This reminded me of an old fashioned christmas. The colors popped out at me and made me think of my grandma,her christmases were so colorful and wonderous. Thanks for the eye candy. Happy Holidays!!

NGCARDS said...

WOW this s an absolutely stunning piece of artwork! xxx

Nicola said...

Oh Wow Chris, this is stunning, your colouring is exquisite as ever and I love the scene you have created with some gorgeous maggies. I too used to have an Advent calender with a picture behind each door and was just as excited, probably because I didn't know any different. My children would be disappointed to say the least if they got that sort of advent calender lol!
Love Nicola xxx

Betty said...

All I can say is WOW. Your coloring is beautiful. So well done.

Janice said...

Chris, your frame and the scene in it are wonderful!! Your coloring leaves me in awe as you are able to give the scene such depth!! Thanks so much for showing it to us today as part of the advent calendar. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Cora said...

Wowwwww...........this i soo great and lovely... Love the frame, the colouring and all your work :)

Cora said...

I love this sooooo much...what a lovely frame and scene you made with great colouring...love your work :)

caro78-Pysia said...

Oh, what a lovely card!!!

Janet said...

What a beautiful frame! Lovely!

Jessica said...

What a cute Magnolia scene you´ve made! And your colouring....sooo beautiful!!

danyjelka said...

Dear Christine,

this is truly one of the most beautiful (hand-decorated) frames I´ve ever seen. I just love snowflakes - their unique shape and versatility. Thank you so much for such a fantastic inspiration!

fionalawlor said...

Oh wow! This is sooo gorgeous! You have created such a lovely scene and coloured it so beautifully :)
Fiona L x

claudia said...

So lovely frame. Thanks for the chance to win a fab Magnolia prize!
I hope to be the lucky winner.
xoxoxo
Claudia

Gurkiss said...

Ooooh how beautiful :) *love it*

Hugs Gurkiss



http://gurkiss.com/scrapbooking

Anne B. said...

Amazing coloring! Wow!

Carola / Calle said...

Lovelu idea and also a beautiful one

Jane said...

WOW WOW WOW, another stunning creation. Jane x

Carole RB said...

Fabulous project! Coloring is perfect!

Lisette Morris said...

Stunning!! OMG!! Loved how you finished the doorway! Just gorgeous!

Deb said...

This is just stunning Chris - I never thought to frame these - fabulous!!
Hugs,
Deb T.

Pam Sparks said...

Hi Chris! I only wish I'd kept one of those calendars from my childhood!!! Your scene is beautiful...so festive...yet portrays the true meaning of the Christmas season! Beautiful...a gift itself! TFS!

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness your frame and scene is GORGEOUS.... I love it.
hugs from Texas
Linda

Renkata said...

OMG Chris,
you know that I love your colouring, but this one is just so stunning. the design is amazing.
ohhhh I will be really happy and proud to hang this frame , LOL.
Love it dear.
Hug's
Renkata

Dawn said...

Stunning project!! It takes me back to Christmas as a child too. I love this little scene you've created and your colouring is magnificent!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and wish you continued creativity in the new year!

Hugs, Dawn

Anne said...

You make the most gorgeous creations! Love the way you brought this wonderful scene to life!

Lena said...

OMG!!! It´s so beautiful!
Fantastic!

Hugs Lena

Ingba said...

Oh, it´s so wonderful. I love everything.

Zetti said...

Wow, great!

mieke said...

what a beautiful scene.
i like it very much.
greats mieke from holland.

Angel Tousignant said...

C'est une cadre magnifique, ça ressemble vraiment à Noël.Les couleurs sont très bien agencées.Bravo!

Anne Lise said...

What a beautiful scene!

Yvonne Rijk said...

I love your Christmas scene. Gorgeous.
Love from the Netherlands.

Yvonne Rijk.

Alicia said...

Your coloring is fabulous like always. Love your little scene, it is adorable. Thank You for sharing!!

Alicia

Shelly said...

Wowzers! That is such a delightful scene you created! Gorgeous keepsake!
hugs,
Shell

Cinzia C. said...

What a wonderful scene!! The colouring is absolutely fantastic!
Hugs
Cinzia

Jane said...

Wow! I love the little scene you've created with all those cuties Chris! Stunning colouring as always too! your frame is gorgeous! thank you so much for the chance to win a maggie prize! hugs, Jane xxx

PysselDrakis said...

I really love your frame! The coloration is beautiful!

Françoise said...

J'aime beaucoup ton petit cadre il est magnifique bravo
Bisous

Diana Louwerens said...

Wow, this is really picture perfect
thanks for the inspiration

ScrappyAndrea said...

This is so lovely!
Hugs, andrea

Bożenka said...

Prześliczna.Pozdrawiam

Lily Anuska said...

You made a beautiful scene, just perfect to put in frame and it looks fantastic. Merry Christmas. Hugs.

Claudia said...

Hello Chris,

the frame is fantastic. And I love the way you have coloured the scene. it's gorgeous.

Hugs

Claudia

Eulanda said...

OH my gosh!! I LOVE YOUR SCENE! You've paired it up with just the perfect pieces and that frame is just gorgeous too. Amazing coloring!! WOW! Hugs!

Lori said...

What an amazing scene, I love how you continued the wood on the house and the added trees, stunning, I want to move in!

Linda said...

Wow wow wow i just love it.
Lots of hugs to you

Sara said...

What a beautiful project! The detail is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Laetitia said...

What a stunning creation. So much work went into it, and you must be so proud. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love it.
Laetitia xx

mamajudo said...

Wow! So pretty!!!

Lily Anuska said...

You made a beautiful scene and put it in adorable frame. Merry Christmas. Hugs.

Monique said...

Chris, this is awesome. I love how you enlarged the image of the door. Your colouring is wonderfull.

Hugs Monique

Marie-Anne said...

It's sow gorgeous.

Marie-Anne

Henny said...

This is so beautiful Chris. Your colouring, the scene, the frame. You can look at it all year long. When I was a little child I did never have an adventcalendar, but my daughter did. She loved the candy and could never wait every day. But your scene is so beautiful, indeed as in the old stories and is perfect for a nice Christmas story in a book about Tilda and Edwin's adventures I think. Perheaps the next step for Magnolia??? Who knows.
First story I give you........
Perhaps Edwin has in his hands my present for under the Magnolia tree in my house and brings it to the postoffice to send it to the Netherlands. Surprise...surprise.....I won tuesday Yings candy, so I let you know, that I don't give an email- address now. It would not be fair to others. Thanks for sharing your super nice creation Chris.


Greetings Henny.

Frea said...

Hi Chris, wow that is such a gorgeous scene, love the colouring of that wood wall, it looks so real!! And the frame around really finishes it off! Great job, hugs Frea

Tessa en Anke said...

really beautiful!! Love the scenery and the colors.
hugs Tessa & Anke

Nina said...

lovely frame and picture :)

Lee Davis said...

This is really a stunning project. Your coloring and embellishments are just outstanding.

Peggy said...

Wow, this is awesome !!
What a great idea, and love the way you coloured the images.
Thanks for you inspiration, and Merry Christmas.

Hugs,
Peggy

Elin said...

This picture has a great depth. Wonderful work. Love the colours to!

julieprice3 said...

Absolutely Beautiful!
Hugs Julie P

Ditta said...

hello chris

Ik really like your project. It is almost as looking at a picture, so perfect.

yvon said...

Wow, this is just so fantastic. Absolut gorgeous work.
Hugs, Yvon

brenda said...

love this picture it really tells a story, good enough to hang on the wall xx

Heidi said...

It was a really beautiful christmas frame you have made. When I look at what you are making i want Magnolia stamps more and more.

Giò said...

Very beautiful project.
Hugs, Giò

Gerdie said...

Realy wonderful! Wishing you a merry Christmas!
Hugs
Gerdie

Mandy said...

Oh wow Chris this is stunning, you've created such a beautiful scene and that frame is gorgeous :)
hugs Mandy xx

Christy Beans said...

This is GORGEOUS... but then your work usually is. =) I do love that frame, and something about the way you've put the images together just reminds me of Christmas when I was little. It always snowed at Christmastime and it seemed so much less commercialized and modern. Beautiful!

Shanna Shands said...

Lovely picture in a frame. It looks perfect! It would also make a great gift to someone.

Donalda said...

Oh hon this is just breath taking !!! Your coloring is just gorgeous. Man wish I could color like that!!!!
Your frame is just beautiful dear.
Hugs

Ivonne said...

OMG! Gorgeous!! Love the scene, the colors, the details, just love it!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wow Chris, what a fantastic scene you've created, I love it!! Incredible colouring too, what a ton of work you've done!

Sandra Mathis said...

Amazing scene with the perfect images for it...and yes the tree in the background looks like one from the old days. Your coloring is breathtaking!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful scene. Love what you did with these stamps. Fabulous frame, so gorgeous.

Marcia Kamano said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! It's so Wonderful!
hugs (from Brazil)

Butterfly471 said...

Wonderful scene. Got to love all the Magnolia stamps. The scene is colourful and fun! TFS
Dana, Canada

evalena said...

So cute. I will love to win

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful frame and I just love all the images you've used. TFS.

. said...

C'est si joli, félicitations :-)

Sabina said...

Hello Christine,
a great card, thank you for showing.
Sabina

Lena Katrine said...

OMG! This is georgeous! What a fantasic framed scene you've created!!!

liiten89 said...

Wow, how cute! You're really good :)

Regards Isabell

Tita Atterbury said...

It's amazing how you put everything together. The scene is sooo nice. Love your coloring!!

Sandra's Scrapsels said...

How absolutely stunning is that!! Really love it! I love it....have i told you i love it?

Bye, Sandra

Helga said...

This is the best scene that I have see this winter - total, perfect, gorgeous coloured - I can't never stop to look at this picture !
Greetings from Austria
Helga

Scrapbookpassion said...

Magnifique carte bravo !

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris dear,
A bit late finding this beauty.
Your coloring is incredible. I love the brightness and the doorway looks so inviting. I love the color of the timber wall. The beautiful blue carpet inside. The little dots of snow falling. I could go on and on.
It is adorable and so is the frame it is in.
Your pencil coloring is fantastic. I would never have thought you used pencils. The colors are so vibrant.
Hugs Maz

Pendra said...

Hi Christine,
I am your newest follower and admirer! I am just getting started in Magnolia and just love them especially Tilda... I looked through your past posts and your work is amazing! I have so much to learn, and I think I have found a wonderful site to learn from! Thanks for all the inspiration!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Maria C said...

oh my goodness...I love it sooooo much.

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