Sunday, February 4, 2018

New Challenge #155 and Winner of Challenge #154

Hi everyone,

Apologies in advance, but this is quite a long post, so you may want a cup of tea or coffee whilst you read it.

Firstly welcome back, I have several things to mention today and I am kicking off with our randomly selected winner from our last challenge who has won a £20.00 voucher to spend with
Wild Orchid Crafts.....

Krafty Jean

Congratulations, please email Jay (the address is on the sidebar). You have 7 days in which to claim your prize.

Now onto our top 3 selected by our wonderful design team:


The Craft Bucket

Julie P

mid magnolia

Congratulations ladies, they are all beautiful. Please grab the top 3 winner's badge from the sidebar to proudly display on your blogs

Thank you to everyone that applied to be on our DT, we were overwhelmed by the number of entries and it was a very difficult decision, we would have liked to have you all, but unfortunately that isn't possible. If you weren't successful this time, please try again next time we have a DT call.
So please give a warm welcome to our new ladies:

Aussie Annie

Most of you know me as aussie aNNie so obviously I live in Australia. As a past scrapbook and card making teacher I still continue to use my skills creating and donating my creations to charity, nursing homes and foster carers.  My interests in life are mostly swimming and walking, apart from crafting, and landscaping. As a busy and active person I do not find time to just sit around so most of my cards are made in the evenings. My family are supportive and I have 'one'  devoted and loving husband, oh and my shadow, Thye, my chocolate Labrador. I love life."


Hello! I'm a teacher at heart - a paper crafter by habit! I'm a wife, mom, grammie, and caregiver.
My husband, Mark, and I live in the extreme southwest corner of the beautiful state of Utah. We moved here after living in Las Vegas for 39 years! It was time to live where life was slower, quieter, and great for our senior years!
When I retired from teaching, I didn’t know what to do with my life. My husband suggested I take up scrapbooking. I had no idea what that was! After years of scrapping all of our photos, I discovered card making. I began making cards in 2008. My first, and only, image stamps are Magnolias. I just love making cards! The thing is, I am incredibly slow! It can take me three full days to make one card! I spend too much time trying this or that, LOL. I like to use a variety of mediums - DIs, watercolors, Copics, pastels, watercolor pencils, and regular colored pencils.

I love sharing my work with others. I hope I can provide some inspiration just as so many others have inspired me!


I am a lady in my mid 40s. Living in Norway, in a small town near the capital with my husband, 2 sons and a dog. I am a nurse and working full time at the district hospital in the maternity ward. So a busy life as many have with lots going on. Just moved to a bigger house and got my own craft room, where I really love to be when ever I need some time off.

I have made cards for many years, but got into the Magnolia stamps for real in 2014. And then also started to find my way with copic colouring. Still have a lot to learn, and use the internet a lot to find more inspiration.

Besides the cards I knot, bake, make sugar flowers and so some cross-stitch.


 I am Maya, from Norway.
Nearly 43 years old, and working as a hairdresser and nail technician.
Living with Morten and our two dogs and a cat.
In my free time I love to colour and make cards.
I am so thankful to be on this team, and hope to inspire others.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to the team, we can't wait to see your wonderful creations:)

Well do we have some Fantastic news for all you Magnolia Lovers out there!
Our wonderful new sponsor  Swedish House Crafts are offering you the chance to win one of three prizes from their store and an EXCLUSIVE LHOSM Discount!!!!
Thank you so much Suha!

Our First Prize winner will win £20 Store Credit
Our second Prize Winner will win £10 Store Credit
Our Third Prize Winner will win £5 Store Credit

that isn’t all 

Suha is offering everyone an exclusive 10% off across her entire store, with this exclusive discount code, just for us:

Any buyer who uses this code and purchases over £50 (after discount and before shipping) will also receive a FREE GIFT, which includes one of the following, a glue pen, or a drop eye ink pad, flowers, sequins or a surprise gift!!!  You can use this code until 28th February!

And there is even more great news – read on…

Also there will be a new release of stamps from Magnolia very soon, called the Sun Beam Collection, you will be able to purchase the whole collection of stamps at a fantastic discounted price from Swedish House Crafts.  Use the code below, to receive a 15% discount at checkout on the whole set of stamps.
(not available for individual stamps)

How wonderful is that!!!

A bit about the store: Its a little online shop selling Swedish branded dies, stamps and papers mainly and more. High quality for affordable prices. The shop is more than a year old and it is a great pleasure to open in the UK where all happy crafters gather! The shop has been featured at Hochanda and yet more to come in the future.

So our challenge for the next four weeks is all about:

(this could be a valentines creation, anniversary card, wedding card etc).

Our fabulous DT have come up with some beautiful creations to inspire you:


Now its over to you, we can't wait to see what you come up with....

Please link up below with Mr. Linky 

Don't forget only Magnolia or Hanglar images please, but you can linkup as many creations as you like.

Gina & the Lovely Hanglar team xx


  1. love the DT work the heart box is amazing !

  2. Thanks for having me on the design team, I am so thrilled. Lovely DT creations today.xx[aNNie]

  3. Thanks for choosing my card as top 3 and congrats to other winners.


  4. Thank you for your comments girls! it is much appreciated!
    Annie, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our team, Have fun!!!
    Cuddles Jay xxx

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