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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Midway Post Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge

Hello everyone

Today is our Midway post here at LHOSM and as
you may already know, our theme is the easiest of all

Our amazing sponsor is Wild Orchid Crafts and they are offering you a
chance to have a little spending spree in their store!!!

Wild Orchid are currently having a winter sale, with up to
30% off selected products.

The team have made some stunning creations for you,
to inspire you to come over and join in the challenge!


We look forward to popping along to your blogs to say hi and see your stunning work.
Have a lovely day
Jay and Sweet Magnolia Team


Sunday, January 7, 2018

DT Call, New Challenge #154 and Winner of Challenge #153

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year, I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and we wish you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2018!

We are looking for a couple more Maggie lovers to join our  Mid-way team, so if you would   like to join a friendly family, there are two ways you can enter:

Put DT after your name when you link up your card OR email either Jay or myself (our addresses are in the side bar) including a link to your blog.

All we ask is that you make a card once a month following the set theme, comment on the challenge entries (you will be given a number)  and if possible share on Facebook, Instagram etc.

Our randomly selected winner of challenge #153 is........


Huge congratulations, please grab our winner's badge from the sidebar and email Jay (address also  on the sidebar) to claim your prize (you have 7 days to claim it).

Here are our top 3 selected by the DT


Suzi Mac

Shabby Craft Cabin

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

Our challenge for the next four weeks, is a super easy peasy

Anything Goes

Our wonderful sponsor for the next four weeks is:

where you would win a £20 Voucher to spend in their on line store.

Wild Orchid Crafts specialise in selling Mulberry Paper Flowers and many other embellishments for card making, scrapbooking and craft projects.  We started selling our mulberry paper roses back in 2005. Since then we've added a large selection of different flowers and colour choices.

All of our mulberry paper flowers are made using natural, renewable resources. The flowers are all handmade by experienced crafts people using high quality materials and great care is taken to ensure that they are made to the highest standard and beauty.  You can see all of our flowers and embellishments on our website 

Our fabulous Lovely Hanglar DT have outdone themselves again, below are their beautiful creations to inspire you:



Now its over to you, we are looking forward to seeing  what you come up with....

Please link up below with Mr. Linky 

Don't forget only Magnolia or Hanglar images please.

Gina & the Lovely Hanglar team xx

Sunday, December 10, 2017

New Challenge & Winner of Challenge #152

Hi everyone,

Before I announce the winner and top 3, I would to thank you all for supporting and joining us in our challenges this year. We loved popping over to your blogs to have a read and take a closer look at your wonderful creations. I would also like to say a huge thank you to our wonderful DT who produce the most beautiful designs, Jay and I really appreciate them and we know we are so lucky to have them on our team! 

Now onto the randomly picked winner of our last challenge and that is ……

Huge congratulations, please grab our winner's badge from the sidebar and email Jay (address also  on the sidebar) to claim your prize (you have 7 days to claim it).

The top 3 chosen by our DT are (in numerical order):



Shabby Craft Cabin

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

Now onto our new challenge. This will be our last challenge for this year, so both teams are joining in the fun. The design team are having a well earned Christmas break to enjoy the festivities, but this challenge will remain open until Friday 5th January and we will be back with a brand new challenge on Sunday the 7th January. Our theme for this challenge is

‘Anything Goes’

(we would love to see lots of creations, it doesn’t have to be a card, there are only two rules, it has to be a new creation so no back linking and there must be a stamped image of Tilda or Edwin and you can enter as many times as you would like).

Our wonderful sponsor this time round is:

The Rubber Buggy

The Rubber Buggy opened its doors in 2010 by owner Kellie Hill and her husband. We started with the Bon Voyage Collection from Magnolia and grew from there. Today we have over 11,000 products with new additions made daily. We carry some of the harder to find imported companies like Maja Design, Pion Design, LemonCraft and Magnolia just to name a few. We are proud to sponsor this challenge and look forward to working together. 

This is what our lovely ladies have come up with to inspire you:


We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and wish you all a very happy, and healthy New Year (see you on the 7th January 2018). Don't forget you can enter our current challenge as many times as your would like.

Gina, Jay & The Lovely Hanglar & Sweet Magnolia team.

Image result for shabby chic merry christmas and happy new year