29 October 2012

Magnolia Open Weekend 2012, Boras, Sweden and a tag

Hi everyone and it's good to be back after a couple of weeks of  being out of action due to one thing or another, hope you're all keeping well.

First I'd like to share a tag I've made using the beautiful special stamp that is available only at doe@ding in the Netherlands at the moment. This sweet little Tilda stamp was a gift from my lovely DT friend Monique via doe@ding and I'd like to thank them both. A gorgeous Tilda to colour and I love the flower! 

The Magnolia Open Weekend in Boras, Sweden was a truly memorable one for me, I'll never forget the experience and I'd like to thank everyone at Magnolia for inviting me, for all they did to welcome and look after us and for making a dream come true. To my gorgeous DT friends Debbie, Albi, Monique, Lillemor and Camilla and to the lovely Angela and Albi's Mum Christina, thank you for making the weekend such a great one, it was wonderful to meet you all and thank you for your company, the laughs and friendship. Thank you Camilla and Lillemor for a great welcome to Sweden, I loved it! I also got the chance to briefly meet my team mate Hanna who came along on Saturday, she's just as sweet in real life. 

Thank you's done, I can say that the workshops went well and it was a pleasure to work with the ladies and children who came along. It was so good to meet blog friends Louise and Marika, what a treat and such lovely ladies! Lots of kisses (3) to you all :). 
The line up before we started on Saturday morning and a little funny moment which was all about my invisibility behind the tree of course :D!

More photo's below but unfortunately I didn't get as many as I would have liked. My DT friends projects were incredibly beautiful and their work even more inspirational in real life. The Magnolia home shop is a dreamy place for all things shabby chic, the Christmas tree ornaments are just the kind that I like so I brought a few things home!
It was brilliant to walk around the shop and see some of the creations of my team mates in real life, they're all so very talented.

It only remains to say that I hope to go back to Sweden one day!

Back soon with my one and only halloween Magnolia project, I don't have much reason to make halloween cards but I love the halloween stamps so I have to make something! Catch up with you all soon.


Faye said...

It's sooooo nice to 'see' you. You have been missed. Looks like you had an absolutely wonderful time. And your tag. Wow. Your colouring blows me away. The tag is stunning. You are such a talented lady. Insert head now here! ;) xx

Anonymous said...

Your colour scheme is really beautiful and you colouring is wonderful,Love it

Have a great creative week.

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Chris , looks like you had a wonderful time the place looks fabulous and their lovely ornaments are a fabulous colour. Love that big Christmas tree reminds me of when my children were little and we all made such a fuss of dressing it. Your tag is gorgeous Tilda is hiding her face behind a flower so she looks really pretty ha ha lots of love Jo xxxx

Sandy said...

It is so good to see you again Chris. I guess this means everything went well during your absence. I loved the pictures of everyone. The "thing" I loved most of all was that wonderful house with the buttons and glitter on top. Scrumptious. Speaking of scrumptious, Your tag is wonderful and there are you wonderful painted flowers. The flower Tilda is holding is beautiful. Nothing funny to talk about here but sure am glad to see your pretty face again.

Delphine said...

YAY, it's good to see you back, Chris, I was getting worried!!! I love, love your tag, your colouring is amazing and ooooh... your background...! I just love visiting you! Thank you for sharing your photos and making us travel with you! Have a great evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Julie said...

Love, love, love! Gorgeous coloring!


Riet said...

Wowwww Chris,this is so wonderful.

What a beautiful photo,s.

Hugs Riet.xx

Laura said...

Yesss, you're back, and showing us such a GORGEOUS tag! Great job, Christine! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us! The only problem is ... now, we all want to go to SWEDEN, and visit the Magnolia store!

Hugs, Laura

Kelly Neis said...

Hi Chris, glad to see you back with absoloute gorgeous tag! I love your coloring, it is like canvas art with oil painting. Your colors are rich and enhanced Tilda so perfectly. You sure had a great time in Sweden, wow, wonderful photos. I wish we had the Magnolia company here in USA, looks beautiful and your DT friends are all happy and made the most beautiful creations for the store, I am so glad you share your talents with us!! I hope you have a nice week, and thanks for taking the time out to share with us your Sweden Trip.
Hugs Kelly

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...so many gorgeous piccy's Chris it looks like you had an amazing time with your fellow teamies...the Magnolia shop looks awesome and crammed full of gems...a loVely posting full of memories...Melxx :)

Juls said...

stunningly beautiful!! Love how you have coloured her!! Hugs Juls