Saturday, 1 October 2016

Anything Goes winners and Shabby Chic

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Welcome Magnolia friends to our new challenge for October!
Before that though, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered last months challenge, so many amazing projects and you are all soooooooo talented! You are all winners and it's such a shame only one of you can win the prize, it's a relief therefore to hand over the difficult decision of choosing the winner to and this time the number picked was......
#34 - that's you Jacqueline!
and here is your beautiful card in glorious monochrome!

Congratulations Jacqueline! Grab the winners badge for your wonderful blog and please contact me, Nicola, using this email,   so I can post you your mystery prize!

Ok, let's see who made it into the DT Top 3, which this time is a little bit different as it is totally my choice rather than the DT's and it's a Top 5 as I couldn't narrow it down any more!

#4 - Jirawadee

Magnolia Tilda with armful flowers Napoleon Birthday Card

#21 - Cathy Lee

#33 - Shuly

#57 - Davinia

Well done ladies, the standards are so high, please take the Top 3 badge for your amazing blogs!

Wow, after the amazing level of craft on display last month, I can't wait to see what you all come up with for October!
Which leads me nicely into this month's challenge....

'Shabby Chic'
and with a theme like that there can only be one sponsor,
yes, the awesome Sandy from 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!
and this is what you could win....

Thank you so much Sandy! xxx

Team Elegance's 
creations are amazing as always, 
check out their blogs by clicking on their names




Stunning work everyone!

Now it's YOUR turn!
Please enter using the Inlinkz below, you have until Monday 31st October midday (12pm GMT)
Happy Crafting

Hugs from

and the Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Anything Goes midway reminder

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Welcome to our later than expected midway post for our Anything Goes challenge!
The internet, or lack of it, has been the technical fault here today, but never fear we are back on full power at last, and more than ready to carry on with another 14 glorious challenge filled days!
There are some magnificent entries so far, so keep them coming, we love to see them!
Don't forget as well as being in with a chance of making it into the DT's fab Top 3 spotlight, there is also the 'Autumnal' themed mystery prize to play for too!

Ok, that's enough chit chat, let's see what 
Team Glamour
have made for your delight this time....



Beautiful creations as always ladies, thank you!

Now it's over to YOU!
Please enter using the Inlinkz in the original post below, you still have right up until Friday 30th September midday (12pm GMT)

Hugs from

and the Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Sunday, 4 September 2016

CAS or Fully loaded winner and Top 3

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Hi everyone, I'm back off holiday and, as promised, I'm just letting you know who was the winner of our CAS/Fully loaded August challenge and who made it into the DT's Top 3 this time.
So, after asking Random.Org who was going to win the mystery package from me, the number chosen was
 #13 - Plony

Congratulations Plony! Please contact me, Nicola, at this email: so I can post out your prize to you! Don't forget your winners badge for your beautiful blog too!

Next up, it's the DT Top 3.....
#4 - Elena

#17 - Karina

#45 - Lisbeth

Well done ladies, grab our Top 3 badge for your gorgeous blogs!

Hugs from

and the Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Anything Goes

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Welcome everyone to a brand new challenge at Simply Magnolia! 
Due to being on holiday, an announcement will be made of the CAS/Fully Loaded winner and DT Top 3 on Sunday 4th September. However, holidays do not stop the new challenge from starting right now, so without further ado, let's get started!
'Anything Goes'
So,as long as you make a new project using a Magnolia image, then you can enter just about anything you make in September!
The winner will receive the last mystery prize provided by me, Nicola, and will be 'Autumnal' themed!

 Team Elegance
have some awesome inspiration to show you.....


Now it's over to YOU!
Please enter using the Inlinkz below, this challenge closes at midday (12pm GMT) on Friday 30th September.
Happy Crafting!
Hugs from
and the Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Monday, 15 August 2016

CAS or fully loaded midway reminder

Hi Magnolia friends and welcome to the midway point of our
'CAS or Fully Loaded' challenge!
There are some gorgeous entries so far, so keep them coming, the mystery prize is well worth playing for....lots of crafty goodies, and as ever the chance to be in the DT Top 3 too!

Team Glamour
have all the inspiration you're going to need....
one of each, a Fully loaded and a CAS design!


Now it's over to YOU!

As you know you have until Wednesday 31st August midday (12pm GMT), please continue to enter using the Inlinkz in the original post below, and Happy Crafting!

Hugs from
 the Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Monday, 1 August 2016

Christmas in July winners and CAS or fully loaded

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Morning Magnolia friends and welcome to our August challenge!
But first, let's congratulate those brave ten who entered last month's challenge and made some stunning Christmas creations for us - thank you so much ladies - they were all magnificent!
However, there can only be one winner unfortunately, so I asked to help me out and the number picked out was........

#1 - that's you Davinia!
with this beautiful card

Congratulations Davinia! Grab our winners badge for your gorgeous blog and contact me, Nicola, at this address: so I can arrange for you to receive your prize from the wonderful Magnolialicious!!!

Next, let's see who made the DT Top 3......

#2 - Sasha

#8 - Peggy

Congratulations ladies! Please take our Top 3 badge for your wonderful blogs!

Right, it's time to start our brand new challenge for August.....
'CAS or Fully Loaded'
which is everyone's favourite, right?!
So, make anything you like with your Magnolia stamps and come along to join in the fun!

The prize is a mystery one this month, but there's bound to be a bit of everything in there!

Team Elegance have some beautiful inspiration to get you started......

Merlina ( CAS )


So beautiful ladies - thank you! x

Now it's YOUR turn!
Please enter using the Inlinkz below, you have until Wednesday 31st August midday (12pm GMT)
Looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you make!
Happy Crafting!
Hugs from

and the Simply Magnolia DT xxx

Friday, 15 July 2016

New DT members

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Hi everyone, 
I'm back as promised to announce the new DT members that have been selected from the recent DT call we had. Thanks to everyone who applied, don't worry if you've not been chosen this time as we regularly look for new DT's.
This time, four ladies have been picked, and they are.....

Congratulations ladies!
If you are still interested in being on the Simply Magnolia design team then please email me, Nicola, using this address: 
I look forward to welcoming you to our Magnolia family!

Hugs from
and the Simply Magnolia DT xxx