Sunday, 27 January 2013

New Magnolia challenge, and sneaky peeks …





Evening everyone, hope you’re all having a good weekend

First I have some news about a new challenge over at The Ribbon Girl for all you Magnolia lovers…



 mag chall banner



The first challenge is an easy one, simply create a new project and 'use ribbons or lace'

Because it’s a Magnolia challenge …of course you must use a Magnolia image


There are 2 prizes for one randomly selected entrant;

A £10 voucher towards a spending spree at the Ribbon Girl online store and a Magnolia stamp



There is loads of scrummy inspiration from the design team so make sure you go and have a look




Here are 2 sneaky peeks of the new Lili of the Valley stamps with, as promised, a list of everything I used



Flower Arranging - Jan




This first image is called Flower Arranging and you can get this stamp, along with the papers and the stitching border stamp when they go on sale next Wednesday at midday

I love these papers, they are so bright and cheery  …and, they will be perfect for those tricky boys cards!

I used Spellbinders Labels 18 to mount the bunny on and the border die is Magnolia Doohickey

The flowers were made with a Crealies die which I do use quite a lot, I like to make flowers but can’t quite get the hang of the rolled ones – I think I need to talk to our Fleur who’s a bit of an expert at them!

The stitched Grosgrain ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons, the lovely girls over there sent me some samples to try and there are some gorgeous ones (and they have some that are exclusive to them too) so do have a look at their website if you get the chance

The brads in the middle of the flowers are from The Ribbon Girl

The greeting is from the Lili of the Valley Vintage Sentiments – Just To Say set cut, out again with Labels 18




 The Charleston - Jan



This second stamp is The Charleston which is one of the 6 romantic couple images which went on sale last Monday. You can get all 6 for a special offer price of £24 at the moment

The papers are again from one of the new pads, this one is my favourite colour combination of pink and green and I think will be a firm favourite

The greeting is from the useful Everyday Grungy Messages set

The leaves were cut with one of the new Noor design dies from Joy Crafts that we have available in the Lili of the Valley showroom.There are so many dies out there now it’s hard to come up with something new but Noor have managed it I think with these and there are some lovely ones

The divine silk ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl. I’ve looked at this for ages but couldn’t bring myself to use it ….it went so well with the papers that I had to brace myself and cut it ….yikes! It’s a bit of a big bow for me but the ribbon is so gorgeous that I couldn’t resist showing it off!

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, also available from The Ribbon Girl and we do have a lovely selection in the shop if you’re visiting




Think that’s it, make sure you pop back tomorrow for the Lili of the Valley DT hop, we all have cards to share using the new stamps so there’s lots of ideas and inspiration to be had  …as well as a couple of prizes along the way!


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday x






  1. Hi Anne, gorgeous cards, and the flowers are lovely. Thanks for the mention. All embarrassed now LOL.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  2. These are so beautiful Anne. I really like those new images, your colouring so beautiful and the details you have added are gorgeous and work so well with the papers.
    I'm looking forwar to the LOTV hop tomorrow!
    Hugs Sue

  3. gorgeous cards Anne - really love the bright colours on both - perfect tonic to a dark night xx

  4. Oh the card are so pretty. I can't wait for the blog hop. hugs! Mojca

  5. Gorgeous cards Anne, really stunning !!

    Hugs Astrid

  6. Fabulous cards Anne love the cheery colours
    jacqui x

  7. What a wonderful work,like it very much.Your coloring
    is gorgeous,also the sketch you´ve used.The embellishment
    is perfect,thanks for showing your lovely card.
    Wish you a nice week,


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