Sunday 26 April 2015

Anything Goes midway reminder

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Good afternoon and welcome to our midway reminder for our challenge this time which is
'Anything Goes'
and there have already been some amazing entries!
As you know our awesome sponsor is Ribbon Girl
and here's Team Glamour with their beautiful inspiration.....



You have almost another week to enter - until Saturday 2nd May midday (12pm GMT)
Please use the inlinkz in the original post below
Enjoy the week ahead!
Hugs from
The Simply Magnolia DT

Sunday 19 April 2015

Anything Goes

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Good afternoon Magnolia fans and welcome back to our next new challenge!
This fortnight it's
'Anything Goes'
so as long as you've got a Magnolia image on your projects/cards you can make whatever you want!

We are lucky to be sponsored by the very wonderful Ribbon Girl too!
thanks so much Mary and Andrea for this awesome prize....

In 2010 we (Mother and Daughter, Mary and Andrea)  decided to open our own online store The Ribbon Girl so we could make very small (or large) quantities of top quality products available to all crafters at reasonable prices - so you can mix and match and make your craft budget go further.    We only sell what we would use ourselves - Mary owns and runs the store while Andrea looks after the social side including the Ribbon Girl challenges and our mega talented Design Team. Based in the UK, we ship world wide and try to send all orders the same day whenever possible.
So whether you like crafting in classic, vintage, rustic, shabby chic or modern style you'll be spoiled for choice! Ribbon Girl stocks an impressive selection of gorgeous ribbons and trims from silk to hessian, well over one hundred  different designs of vintage style, cotton, guipure and flat lace (all ribbon and lace is sold by the metre in continuous lengths whenever possible) hundreds of charms and pendants, all available as single units.    Our Flower Shop is full pretty flowers and beaded berries and we are stockists of Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt and many others, in mulberry, cotton paper, satin, organza; we have gorgeous diamante and pearl embellishments; a vast array of buttons, twine, hemp, vintage style brooches, special occasion, bridal and seasonal embellishments. Our Christmas Shop is open all year round and we also offer craft essentials such as top-stitch thread, sticky tape, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls and Stickles, brooch backs, hair slides, hat pins etc
Small orders are always welcome at The Ribbon Girl and we hope you enjoy looking around the store - please contact us if you need advice or a sample - especially if you are planning a wedding and want to use lace or ribbons on your invitations, wedding stationery, favours or celebration cakes

Let me introduce our very talented guest designer for this challenge....
GDT Hana
(thanks so much Hana, it's been wonderful having you with us xx)

and now for Team Elegance's stunning works of art.....
(click on each designers name for further details)



Now it's YOUR turn!

Please use the Inlinkz below to enter, you have until Saturday 2nd May midday (12pm GMT)
Have fun!

Hugs from
The Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Saturday 18 April 2015

Shabby Chic winners

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Welcome all our Magnolia friends to the Shabby Chic winners post!
Thanks to each and every one of you who entered! The level of talent was just incredible, with so many utterly adorable creations!
The winner of the Live and Love Crafts prize (picked by
#39 - Caterina Henny)  it's you!
with this stunner....
Congratulations Caterina! Grab your winners badge for your beautiful blog! Please contact me, Nicola, using the email in the sidebar so I can arrange for you to receive your prize.
and here's the Top 3, as chosen by our wonderful DT.....

#13 - Liz

#24 - Karina

#41 - Jay

Congratulations ladies, please take our Top 3 badge for your awesome blogs!

Take care everyone and see you tomorrow afternoon for the start of our next challenge.

Hugs from
The Simply Magnolia DT xxx


Sunday 12 April 2015

Shabby Chic midway reminder

post signature Good afternoon Magnolia friends, and welcome to our midway reminder for the current challenge we have.....
'Shabby Chic'
So that means you still have almost a week left to enter your stunning Shabby Chic Magnolia creations!
As you know we are sponsored by the wonderful Sandy from Live and Love Crafts
and if you are picked as the lucky winner next Sunday then you will win this fab prize
Thank you Sandy for your generosity!
Team Glamour
have the inspiration for you this week.....
(Click on each name to take you straight to their blogs)


Have fun and enjoy your creative week!
 We always enjoy visiting your gorgeous blogs to see what you've been busy making.....

Hugs from
The Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Monday 6 April 2015

Shabby Chic

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and a very good afternoon Magnolia friends, welcome to the start of our newest challenge
'Shabby Chic'
and the perfect sponsor for this challenge is the lovely
 Sandy at Live and Love Crafts!

If the words vintage and shabby chic makes your heart beat faster, you will find your haven at
Live & Love Crafts!
Live & Love Crafts is a UK based online store that ships WORLDWIDE. The store is owned and operated by Sandra Mathis, a crafter who is as passionate about the vintage style as she is about customer service and providing a good shopping experience. Live & Love Crafts prides itself on having a website that is easy to navigate with excellent product images. Orders are dispatched fast; usually on the same day received.

Live & Love Crafts stocks a wide range of products from well-loved vintage brands such as Maja Design,
Pion Design, Magnolia, Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt, Prima, Melissa Frances, Maya Road,
and the Tim Holtz/Ranger product lines.
The store has a vast selection of laces, ribbons and trims, an assortment of over 200 charms and metal decorations, as well as many other unique embellishments that you can't find elsewhere. To help you save on costs, the charms/metal decos can be purchased singularly and all trims and ribbons are sold by the yard/meter. If you’re looking for products that will inspire and a one stop paper & embellishment shop, look no further than Live & Love Crafts!

Here's the prize for one lucky winner....

Thanks so much Sandy for sponsoring our challenge!

Team Elegance
have some gorgeous inspiration for you again.....
(click on each name to find out how their creations were made)





Now it's over to YOU!
Please enter your cards/projects using the Inlinkz below, you have until midday (12pm GMT) Saturday 18th April.

Hugs from
The Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Saturday 4 April 2015

Embossing winners

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Hello Magnolia friends and welcome to the winners post for our
 'Embossing' challenge!
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun, it was great visiting all your beautiful blogs and seeing such a variety of creations as ever!
Faithful chose the winner of our GDT position
#18 - that's you Suzi!
with this stunning shadow box
Congratulations Suzi! Please email me, Nicola, using the email in the sidebar so I can give you the details of the GDT spot!
Now let's see who the DT chose for their Top 3 this time...
#11 - Katie
#19 - Anne
#22 - Plony
Congratulations ladies, such beautiful work! Make sure you take our badge for your gorgeous blogs!
Thanks again everyone for taking part, don't forget to check back tomorrow afternoon for the start of a brand new challenge!
Hugs from
The Simply Magnolia DT xxx