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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Week #13 - Bling it On

Happy Wednesday Magnolia fans. Thank you to everyone who played along with our theme last week, and for all those wonderful DT entries too - oh my, it's going to be such a tough job sifting through all of them as the talent out there is just incredible! We will announce it as soon as possible though, so please be patient with us.

Before we post our next theme, we would like to congratulate the Magnolia Marvels this week, who are


Ladies, we would be delighted if you would grab our "Top 3" badge from the sidebar to display on your blog - it's well deserved.
And a big round of applause to the winner of this week's special prize from Magnolia chosen at random is
Big Congratulations to you Tina Macuk. If you would like to email Anne with your details and we'll arrange to have your prize sent to you.
And now moving on we would like to introduce this week's theme which is Bling it On!. This week we are looking at making your projects sparkle with a little bling.

Please don't forget to leave an URL direct to your project (and no backlinks please) once you've finished. We are really looking forward to visiting your blog and having a drool over your creations. A special request from the team also, PLEASE would you turn word verification OFF as it just takes up such a lot of time to leave feedback and we are hoping to have lots of blogs to visit.
Joining us again this week here at Midweek Magnolia as Guest Designer is one of our lovely regular players, the very talented Teresa from Craftingallday. Thank you so much for this beautiful creation Teresa. It's been a pleasure having you here with us over the last two weeks. Please pop over to Teresa's blog to see her other gorgeous work and leave her some love.
In the meantime, our fab team have been creating some gorgeous samples to inspire you. Take a peek at this wonderful selection:


Hope you enjoy the theme. Don't forget to leave your link.
Love from the Midweek Magnolias xxx


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Week # 12 - Romantic and Chic and DT Call

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Another Wednesday, another theme! Welcome everyone to Midweek Magnolias, regular players and new, you are all very welcome here! We want to say an extra special THANK YOU to all of you who played along last week. We pushed the boundaries a little and, to be honest, there was a point before the weekend when we thought that we'd frightened everyone away with our Big White Space theme. But you came up trumps and delivered the goods, just as we knew you could!

Now then, it was extremely difficult to pick out our Magnolia Marvels for this theme as every single one of the entries was just so fabulous, but we had to do it, so here are our selection this week:

Well done ladies! If you would like to snag our badge ---> to display on your blog. Wear it with pride, you deserve it!
And a big round of applause to the winner of this week's special prize from Magnolia chosen at random is


Big Congratulations to you Mary D. If you would like to email Anne with your details and we'll arrange to have your prize sent to you.

This week we feel confident that our theme will inspire lots of you to play along - we've chosen the theme Romantic and Chic. So in contrast to last week's minimalist projects, this time you can you can go wild with your hearts, lace, flowers, die-cuts and romantic sentiments!

And joining us for the next two weeks here at Midweek Magnolia as Guest Designer is one of our lovely regular players, the very talented Teresa from Craftingallday. Thank you so much for this beautiful creation Teresa. It's so lovely to have you here with us. Please pop over to Teresa's blog to see her other gorgeous work and leave her some love.




Also, our fab team have been creating some gorgeous samples to inspire you. Take a peek at this wonderful selection:






And now it's over to you! Please don't forget to leave an URL direct to your project (and no backlinks please) once you've finished. We are really looking forward to visiting your blog and having a drool over your creations. A special request from the team also, PLEASE would you turn word verification OFF as it just takes up such a lot of time to leave feedback and we are hoping to have lots of blogs to visit.

DT CALL
Right then, we are looking to add some new members to our team so that we can offer lots more inspiration and motivation. Any of the girls will agree that we are the friendliest team in blogland and we have a great rapport. We don't believe in getting stressed over anything to do with blog challenges, we support one another all the way, and we have great respect for everyone who joins in our themes. Backstage we like to organise swappies etc... amongst ourselves and we do share a giggle or two - mainly about life in general!

If you think you would like to join our merry little band for the next 3 months you will be someone who can put ticks in the following boxes:
  • I am a great team player with a good sense of humour
  • I can create a brand new project each week based on existing themes using Magnolia Stamps, Papers, Die Cuts, Flowers, etc. and post sample onto the main blog by no later than Tuesday evening (GMT), and post to my own blog to show on Wednesday am (GMT)
  • I can take fairly decent photographs of my work to showcase my projects in a way that will inspire others to want to join in with our weekly challenges or try something new for themselves
  • I have an active blog which I update on a regular basis
  • I am happy to leave sincere comments on players blogs having been allocated numbers to ensure all players get some appreciation from the Midweek Magnolia team (we don't mind if you are on other DT's, even other Magnolia DT's, but where a crossover occurs, we would expect you to leave a comment on behalf of Midweek Magnolias as well as the other team(s) that you are a member of)
  • I am happy to take responsibility of selecting the Top 3 (this may be changed to more if numbers of players continue to increase) on a rotational basis
  • If for any reason I am unable to participate at any time, I will give the team enough notice in order that my responsibilities may be covered
So if you feel that this is you we would love to hear from you. When posting your entry for this week's theme, please include DT alongside your name. If you are not participating this week but still wish to be considered, please leave a comment in the box below.  You can leave comments up to Sunday 3rd June, after this date, your application may not be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be notified by Friday 8 June and you will be expected to participate in your first theme on Wednesday 13 June. We can't wait to hear from you! Let's craft!

Love from the Midweek Magnolias xxx



Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Week # 11 - Big White Space

Happy Wednesday once more, and another huge Thank You to all the fabulously talented crafters who joined in last week's theme, and a big Hello to all new players!

We saw some magnificent projects last week and the team have decided to award the Top 3 badge to the following this week:

7. Charlotte
21. Christine Craig
28. Norma

Congratulations ladies, and if you would like to wear our badge on your blog we would be delighted. It's well deserved!
And chosen at random for the mystery prize donated by Magnolia in Sweden is:

Big Congratulations to you Sandy. If you would like to email Anne with your details and we will arrange to have your prize sent to you.

Now, every now and then we think it's nice to step out of your comfort zone and try something a little different, and this week we are going minimalist with our theme which is Big White Space. We want to see what you can do with a plain white card and the tiniest amount of embellishments - you can even do away with embellishments altogether if you're feeling really adventurous!

Once more we have the lovely Chanelle as our special guest and she has created this stunning project to inspire you:



Please pop by Chanelle's blog to say 'Hi' and have a look at her other gorgeous creations. The team would also like to extend grateful thanks to Chanelle for being our guest for the last two weeks.

On the subject of the team, they too have been grafting away to produce these fabulous projects to whet your appetite and hopefully make you want to get up and have a go, so please join in because we would love to see what you can do with a big white space and a Magnolia stamp! Here's our samples
Corry










Aren't they just wonderful? And now it's over to you! Let's see what you can create. Please don't forget to leave a link direct to your project (no backlinks please!) And if you would be kind enough to switch off word verification, it would make our lives a little easier too!

Have a great week and can't wait to see you on your blogs!

Love from the Midweek Magnolias xxx

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Week # 10 - Monotone/chrome

Another Wednesday, another theme! Welcome everyone to Midweek Magnolias, regular players and new, you are all very welcome here! We had another fab turnout again last week and would like to thank everyone who shared their gorgeous creations with us.

Our Magnolia Marvels for the May Flowers theme are:



Well done ladies! If you would like to snag our badge ---> to display on your blog. Wear it with pride, you deserve it!
And a big round of applause to the winner of this week's special prize from Magnolia chosen at random is
Big Congratulations to you Elizabeth.   If you would like to email Anne with your details and we'll arrange to have your prize sent to you.

And now moving on we would like to introduce this week's theme which is Monotone/chrome. We want you to use shades of only one colour - as many different shades of that colour as you like - oh, and white is also allowed ;o)

Joining us for the next two weeks here at Midweek Magnolia as Guest Designer is one of our lovely regular players, the very talented Chanelle. Thank you so much for this beautiful creation Chanelle. It's so lovely to have you here with us. Please pop over to Chanelle's blog to see her other gorgeous work and leave her some love.



Also, our fab team have been creating some gorgeous samples to inspire you. Take a peek at this wonderful selection:







And now it's over to you! Please don't forget to leave an URL direct to your project (and no backlinks please) once you've finished. We are really looking forward to visiting your blog and having a drool over your creations. A special request from the team also, PLEASE would you turn word verification OFF as it just takes up such a lot of time to leave feedback and we are hoping to have lots of blogs to visit.

Love from the Midweek Magnolias xxx

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Week # 9 - May Flowers

Wow!!  What a fantastic turnout we had last week!  Thank you so much to each and every one of you who shared your gorgeous Magnolia creations with us.  We are anticipating another good turnout this week too which is really exciting for us!

Let's get straight down to our Magnolia Marvels this week who are:


Well done all of you - it really is becoming more and more difficult to choose just 3 from so many gorgeous projects that we're seeing here every week.

And a big round of applause to the winner of this week's special prize from Magnolia chosen at random is

Big Congratulations to you Anna If you would like to email Anne with your details and we'll arrange to have your prize sent to you.

This week our theme is May Flowers. How easy is that! I'm sure adding flowers to your creation won't be difficult. We all just love flowers don't we!

Once again we have the very talented Ineke joining us with another stunning creation.  It  has been an absolute pleasure to have Ineke join us for the past two weeks.  Thank you so much for your amazing work sweetie.



Our fab team have also been creating some gorgeous samples to inspire you. Take a peek at this wonderful selection.












VICKY xx


And now it's your turn. Please don't forget to leave an URL direct to your project (and no backlinks please) once you've finished. We are really looking forward to visiting your blog and having a drool over your creations. A special request from the team also, PLEASE would you turn word verification OFF as it just takes up such a lot of time to leave feedback and we are hoping to have lots of blogs to visit.

Happy crafting and we'll see you throughout the week.

Love from the Midweek Magnolias xxx