Sunday 24 February 2008

Challenge 8-Wishing you well!

Thank you all for participating in last week's challenge your work was fantastic!

As some of you may already know, poor Donna has hurt her back so I am helping out with the challenges while she recuperates. Get well soon Donna!

Now onto this week's challenge - Wishing you well!

I thought it would be very apt to have a get well challenge this week, not only is Donna out of action but there seems to be a lot of colds and other viruses doing the rounds just now.

You could make a Get Well card or a mini book, an altered item or gift box, anything really that would cheer up a sick friend or relative!

Don't forget to include at least 1 Magnolia stamp on your work along with the theme! To play along just leave a comment leaving a link to your card! If you don't have a blog or other means to display your work you can email me and I will try to put them on here, but please only use this option if you don't have any other alternative!

Here are some great examples from the DT for inspiration.








(translation-tomorrow the sun will shine again, Get well soon!)


Please don't forget to check out the DT blogs (links on the right) for details of their projects!

The cards below are challenge cards for those without a blog to show their work




Sunday 17 February 2008

~*~ 7 ~*~ String-Aling & Winners

And i know your all dieing to know so i will get straight too it ..

The WINNER for last weeks comp Was chosen my by Partner just moments ago is................................ Marlene

So Marlene a great prize will be coming your way! please can you email me your address asap , if i do not have it by Tuesday. Another person will be picked.

Well done for everybody that took , we all loved looking at your work and really do make some stunning work ! so Well done and i hope you enjoyed the challenge.

sorry that the post is a little short and sweet but i am not very well @ moment, So as of next week Deb has kindly stepped into my shoes and she will be taking over the challenges until i ask for it back lol.
So a big big public Thank you to Deb for doing this and i hope you enjoy setting these challenges up for everybody.

If anyone has any questions etc then you can still email me them directly as you do along with your work if you don't have a blog, but maybe deb will have her email up for you to email them to her.

Now for this weeks challenge:

Challenge 7 – String-Aling!

String, I would like to see the use of string on your Art Work, Be it a bit of trying holding the project together,

or what about it being the main focus of the work? or even could be used as a hanger to hang your project up. there is many uses of string on artwork ,

so please get exploring and see what you can come up with.

Now lets see what the Design Team got up to for this challenge,






Please dont forget to check out the Design Teams Blogs, To see a more in depth look @ there work etc.

Also There was Little Comp Going also for the Design Team this week, Where my Partner would also choose a winner out of the Design Team, Where they will receive a Handmade Little Gift from me.

The Winner is .................


Sunday 10 February 2008

~*~ 6 ~*~ Recycling Mothers

Its Prize Time!!!

Hi everybody im so thrilled to see some new faces last week entering the challenges,
This is week an extra special week for us!
Firstly one of the Design Team Members has chosen the Theme this week But there is a twist! myself & A couple of Other Design Team members really wanted to do Mother's Day Early, So The Theme will be Mother's Day and ALSO we are using Deb's Theme ,

Here is what Deb is asking you all to do this week...

I have had lots of ideas but the one I like the most is Recycling! Because I am a huge recycling freak I thought it would be good to have a challenge where you have to use an item that has had a former life.
It could be a piece of card or paper from some packaging, cereal box card made into chipboard letters or shapes, ribbon taken from an article of clothing or chocolate box, old buttons taken from a garment etc.

So This week we would love to see your Mothers Day Art Work involving Recycling along with of course Magnolia stamps.

Now there is For the " Special bit of the challenge"

Sally from Bootifulstampz has kindly donated a prize to us , so to be in for a chance to win these fabulous prizes, which is all brand new & Sealed, is 1 Jet Black Stazon, 1 Magnolia Stamp & One her own Custom Bunny Stamps. which you can purchase from her store Bootifulstampz

So if you want to win the above prize read the details below!

To be in for a chance to win this Fabulous prize your Art work must include the use of magnolia stamp(s) and also must include the challenge this week "Recycling Mothers days"
Also this must be new work! We do not want to see the work you do for this Entry used in any other challenge! and it must be brand new work not work that has been submitted elsewhere before! ( we will be checking & we find out its been used else where we will have to withdraw your entry from the comp!)

Entrys must be in by Sunday 10am (uk Time) To qualify for entry into the comp! Winner will be announced on Sunday when the next Challenge goes up!

Everyone is welcome to join in, we will ship the prize anywhere in the world!

Please remember to check back here next Sunday to see who the winner is! it could be you!!! ,
If it is you, you will have until Wednesday to get in touch with your mailing details, if we do not hear from you then we will pick another winner!

Entry's must be placed onto your blog,Gallery,photobucket etc if you do not have these than once again email us and we shall post on the blog for you but please!
if you do have a blog or a way of hosting please do this yourself!

( Please note!!! because your blog wont let you upload a picture for some reason at that time, then please contact your host ie Blogger! or Your galley host etc!, We can not host your work for your because of this as it isn't fair on other readers! this is strictly for those people who do not have a way at all to showcase there work!)

Here is the Design Teams Work.....

I have showcased Claudia's work into a slide, Only because she has so many pages to show you all, and i feel you should all see her lovely work & not just a snip of it.

Claudia's Recycling: Has used a Bamboo stick from her kitchen on the spine of the album,along with a Old Hair Band to hold the pages inside the album. Along

Donna's Recycling: I have used an Old purple piece of chain that was on a cheap Handbag that had been thrown out.

Andrea's Recycling: The blue backing card is recycled from my daughter's shoe box.

Katharina's Recycling: I have used an old Chocolate Box & Bag.

Annie's Recycling: My recycled piece is the plain oval behind Tilda which is from the back of a shop card I was sent.

Leann's Recycling: The recycled bit is the mountboard I used to make the box, I found out that a local picture framing place throws out the middle bit of the mounting frames they make.

Sharon's Recycling: I have recycled a frankfurter jar and made it into a vase as a gift for Mother's Day.

Deb's Recycling: A ribbon from a box of Thornton's chocolates and buttons from an old dress of one of my girls.


Alex's Recycling: I used some pink paper sort of like mulberry paper i think , that my bouquet of flowers came in, to do the bow.

Please don't forget to check out the Design Teams Blogs for more in depth Details of how they archived there work!

Sunday 3 February 2008

~*~ 5 ~*~ Romance/Buckle

Wow thats alot of baby art work last week wasn't it!
Well done all that joined in.

This weeks challenge is your choice!.....

You can Either Chose to do a ROMANCE Or you can chose to do BUCKLE
As we have all decided there is way too many valentines Challenges out at the moment some people may be sick them already, or if you anything like me you only send 1 Romance/Valentine Card so don't want to make more than you need too.


We would love to see your Romance Art Work, Could be a valentine card or could be just something Romantic, I Don't think we need to go into detail on this one , but As long as your work is " Romantic " & Of course includes the use of Magnolia stamps, Any Form of artwork will count be it a Scrapbook page, Altered Art etc or a Card!

Here is the Design Teams Work for Romance....



We would love to see your Buckle Art Work, So buckle up and go with the flow!, You could use a buckle for a ribbon slider, you could make a buckle from scratch as a closer on a card? Or perhaps use a old Belt buckle? Once again any form of artwork counts aslong as it includes "buckle" & Magnolia stamp(s).

Here is the Design Teams Work for Buckle...

Sharon ( Buckle Closed )(Buckle Open)

Please post a comment with the link to your blog/web page etc of where your work of art is on show for us all to see.

If you don't have a blog or web page, Then you can email me your picture of your work and i will then upload this for you onto the blog.

Dont forget to check out the Design Teams Blogs, as they do tend to have step by step details on their as to who they did there work, and what materials they have used etc, so you can pick up some super tips from the girls!

Sent in via Email from people who do not have a Blog or Gallery



Next Sundays Challenge is going to be an extra special Challenge an also we have a lovely prize to give away ( well 3 different items actually ) so Don't forget to join in next week!!! or your be sorry!


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