Wednesday, 11 December 2013

I set myself a challenge! A Shabby Chic Magnolia Calendar & Drawer!


14 days until Christmas! I've started to count down now.... and really getting on the Christmas spirit!

Last night I set myself a challenge.... I wanted to make something different, just because... for myself! So I decided to make a calendar/drawer/card! I haven't got a name for it yet... And I'm quite happy with the outcome! when I started I though: "OMG! how can I make this? I'm so bad with measurements!" yeah, I'm not the best at keeping measurements right, and I haven't got an scoring board! but I went ahead... and this is the final product!

I used this beautiful rubber stamp called "Tilda with Heart Socks" by Magnolia.
The papers I used are from the First Edition Paper Rose Garden paper pad, K&Company and some scraps (I'm really trying to use up my scraps, but I usually forget and go for a brand new paper!)

I followed this sketch from the Bearly-Mine challenge this week.
Such a beautiful sketch and perfect for my little challenge!

I distressed all the card stock and paper edges with a blade and inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen.

I coloured Tilda with my Promarkers (what would I do without them?)
For her hair I used: Raw Sienna, Sandstone and Buttermilk.
For her face and skin: Coral, Vanilla, Almond, Ivory, Blossom and blender pen. Plus a white gel pen.
For her clothes: Pink Carnation, Blossom, Pink Mittens, Buttermilk, Antique Pink and blender pen.

The Dies I used are: Tags from Joy Crafts; Swirls from Marianne Creatables; and Ornate Square from Xcut.

I used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch to create the Vellum butterflies.

The LAUGHTER and MEMORIES sentiments are part of a paper from K&Company.

The pink with yellow stitching ribbon is from Dovecraft.

I painted the metallic corner with a bit of white acrylic paint to help with the Shabby chic look.

The flowers, pearls, metallic corner, brad and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The mini-calendar is from Hobbycraft.

A side view with drawer open

I'm entering my project into the following challenges:

If you like my mini project, please leave a comment. All feedback is appreciated!
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Until next time!


  1. Ooh this is gorgeous Mirella! what a sweet Tilda image and you've coloured her beautifully! I love the pretty papers and embellies… it's a stunning creation! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week !
    Hugs Sue B xx

  2. Fab drawer card, Mirella! Love the pretty colour tones, papers and sweet Tilda! Well done you on creating such a lovely project without a score board! Thanks for joining in with our mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

  3. ooh this is really lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  4. Thanks for your crafty ribbons entry this week
    P x

  5. What a totally delightful calendar, thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  6. it's a beautiful calender box and will be useful lol, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  7. Wow, this project is so gorgeous. Love pastel colours and all details.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Ribbons” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  8. This is gorgeous and will make such a lovely gift for someone special!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  9. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  10. Your calendar project is really beautiful! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

  11. You are right, sometimes we should make ourselves something just for us, great idea! Love this project, so many lovely details. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  12. Wow that's brilliant! You are very talented Mirella. Good idea too, make something to keep yourself. Have a great weekend xxx

    1. Thanks Emma! I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone and try to make different type of crafty projects! more to come!!!! lol (if I'm brave enough!)
      Have a lovely weekend!!!!!!

  13. Hi Mirella; that's a very cute card (drawer) you made with spots or stripes and participated in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons! We like it a lot,

    La Vikinga

  14. Gorgeous project
    Thanks for joining in this week at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge
    Hugs katie x

  15. Simply stunning, love this, project, Wonderful image and choice of BP's, great gift, hun, thank you for sharing with us at Scribble and Scraps, best of luck xxx

  16. Gorgeous calender and drawer - perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  17. Wow beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Totally Tilda. jen xx

  18. That is just beautiful and without a scoring board too, well done. Thank you for joining in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

  19. What a beautiful project ... thank yo for joining TTCRD this week

  20. What a lovely calendar and drawer you have made. I keep thinking about having a go but I am useless at times with measurements!! This fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “Monthly sketch”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  21. That is adorable! You should definitely continue to explore beyond your crafting comfort zone if this is the result!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at CWLC. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Created with Love Challenges Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  22. This is such a beautiful calendar page, so many details.
    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge.

  23. The beautiful card you made and the image is soo gorgeous :-))
    Thanks for joining in on the "sketch" at BearlyMineChallenge! We look forward to join us again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  24. No way this could be your first calendar drawer project! Seriously you did a great job!
    Merry Christmas and thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

  25. Fabulous project. Such beautiful colours and so prettily put together.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  26. Oh so sweet! Thank you for joining our mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs Lotta

  27. So gorgeous! A fabulous design and pretty colours.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge
    Sue xx

  28. Hi Mirella,
    This is gorgeous. I love your pastel colours & cute Tilda. Such a nice idea too. Thanks for joining our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion For Promarkers.
    Andie xx

  29. Thank you for joining our challenge at Pile It On and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  30. Fabulous creation ! Thanks for joining us at Kraftyhands


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