Hello and a warm welcome to The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge (TOMIC) blog which is made especially for you Magnolia lovers by the International Magnolia Design Team!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Top 5 and guest DT - TOMIC # 7

Hello Magnolia lovers!
The Magnolia DT is proud to present last challenge's TOP 5. It was a tough job because we had so many gorgeous entries for our nautical theme and we would like to thank you all for joining us.
Here are the TOP 5 winners:
# 41 - Karina
# 22 - Linda
# 9 - Alberto
# 25 - Queen B
Pirateslife
# 16 - Gabi
Congrats to you all and please contact us at  TOMICblog@gmail.com with subject "top 5 TOMIC # 7" so we can send you your badges.

And the lucky winner of the guest DT spot is: Queen B . Congrats to you and please write us to TOMICblog@gmail.com with subject "guest dt TOMIC # 7" and we will send you all the informations.

We also wanted to remind you of our current challenge which is " stitching faux or real " and that you can find here.
You have untill saturday 20:00 (Paris time) to enter your project with the inklinkz tool. We also wanted to remind you that from now on, you are allowed to combine your TOMIC entry with no more than 5 other challenges. See it from the bright side: Even more pleasure creating more projects. We just can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!!!

Love from The Magnolia DT!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Challenge # 8 - Stitching Faux or Real


Hello Magnolia Lovers,

Welcome to the start of another challenge at TOMIC.

First we would like to thank you so much for all your amazing entries in our Nautical themed TOMIC challenge. We absolutely loved visiting you all and seeing your gorgeous creations. We are very pleased to announce the Winner of our Nautical challenge drawn using Random.Org is....

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number:  9 - Alberto


Big congratulations! Please send your name and address to :  TOMICblog@gmail.com   with subject "winner TOMIC#7" so Magnolia can send you your secret prize!

IMPORTANT NOTE to all our dear participants:
From now on, we ask you to not combine your entry to TOMIC to more than 5 other challenges.
So please be careful when you link your entry that you don't combine with more than 5 other challenges.
Thanks for your understanding.




Now, onto this week's challenge. The theme this week is to use Stitching, Real or Faux.  So if you would like to enter please can we see Stitching on your projects along with your Magnolia Stamps.
Please read the rules on the sidebar before submitting.

Joining us this week is our Guest Designer Chelsea Le we are so happy that you could join us at TOMIC this week Chelsea! Here is Chelsea's stunning creation.

GDT Chelsea Le

Here are the creations made by the lovely Magnolia DT for your inspiration for this week's challenge. 


claire's birthday card


Sewing card 2
You have until Saturday evening to enter our challenge using the Inlinkz tool.

The randomly chosen winner will be published next Monday along with the new challenge.
We will reveal the Top 5 on Wednesday.

We look forward to you joining us!

The Magnolia DT!


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

TOP 5 and GUEST DT for Challenge #6

Hello Magnolia lovers!

The Magnolia DT is proud to present last challenge's TOP 5. It was a tough job and we would like to thank you all for joining us.

Here are the TOP 5 winners:







Congratulations everyone please email us at TOMICblog@gmail.com, putting 'Top 5 Winner' as the subject so that we can send you your badges!

The winner of our GUEST DT SPOT is

Ashlee


We also wanted to remind you of our current challenge which is "Nautical" and that you can find here.

Huge congratulations Ashlee!
Please can you email us at TOMICblog@gmail.com, placing 'Guest DT Spot' as the Subject and we can send your your Guest DT badge and the theme of the future challenge. If you are unable to join us please let us know and we will then pick another guest.

We hope you will be able to join us for this week's challenge!


Love from The Magnolia DT!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Challenge # 7 - Nautical

Hello Magnolia lovers!
First we would like to thank you all for the marvellous creations you entered in our last challenge!
Before giving you the new challenge, we would like to announce the random result. And the winner is

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number : 39 - Nicola
Congrats to you, please send name and address to :  TOMICblog@gmail.com   with subject "winner TOMIC#6" so Magnolia can send you your secret prize!

Welcome to TOMIC new challenge : this week you have to create a project with a nautical theme. The Magnolia stamps used have to be nautical themed and your decorations too.
Please read the rules on the sidebar before submitting.

Our guest designer this week is the very talented Marika who made this stunning creation for our challenge:

GDT Marika

And just take a look at what our wonderful Magnolia DT members have made for this challenge. You can find all our blogs on the sidebar and see more gorgeous Magnolia creations!

DT - Tanja
Tanja Challenge #7



You have until Saturday evening to enter using the Inklitz tool.
The randomly chosen winner will be published next Monday along with the new challenge. The top 5 will be revealed on Wednesday.

The Magnolia DT!


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

TOP 5 and GUEST DT for Challenge # 5

Hello Magnolia lovers!
The Magnolia DT is proud to present the last challenge's TOP 5. It was a tough job and we would like to thank you all for joining us.
Here are the TOP 5 winners:

# 61 Chelsea Le


# 46 Jenine



We also want to remind you of our current challenge which is
"To make a scene (dimensional)",
which you can find here.

Congratulations everyone please email us at TOMICblog@gmail.com, putting 'Top 5 Winner' as the subject so that we can send you your badges!

The winner of our GUEST DT SPOT is
Chelsea Le
Huge congratulations Chelsea!
Please can you email us at TOMICblog@gmail.com, placing 'Guest DT Spot' as the Subject and we can send your your Guest DT badge and the theme of the future challenge. If you are unable to join us please let us know and we will then pick another guest.

We hope you will be able to join us for this week's challenge!
Love from The Magnolia DT!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Challenge #6 ~ make a scene (dimensional)

Hello Magnolia lovers!
Before giving you the new challenge, we would like to announce the random result. And the winner is

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number : 81 NELA


Congrats to you, please send your name and address to : TOMICblog@gmail.com so Magnolia can send you a secret prize!



Welcome to TOMIC new challenge :


Please read the rules on the sidebar before submitting.

Our Challenge this week is creating a scene with Magnolia stamps but not only with masking, it has to be dimensional.
This challenge is all about creating a dimensional scene with Magnolia stamps. We want you to create 3D scenes in every possible way and to help you out, here comes a tutorial for doing a stairstep card. Using this tutorial is not mandatory, just use whatever technique you like the most. On your blogs, you will have to show us picture of your card but we also want to see details about the dimensional part (side pictures or close ups). If you don't show us the dimensional details, your card won't be selected for the draw as we won't be able to see if it fits the challenge or not.
One way to make it dimensional is by creating a Stair Step Card, so I like to show you how to make a Side Step Card ...

It's not my idea, but I took some pictures when I was making a new decoration for our entrance and made a template. I chosed the size for a A6-Card, which you can send in a regular envelope if you won't add to much decorations - like me :)




You have to cut the bold line and fold the stitched black ones. You can see how to fold on the next pictures.





It's nearly done ... now you can decorate the card as you want.




If you'd like to place it as decoration somewhere, it's better to add a piece of cardstock for stabilasation in it or bind it together with a ribbon like I did on my card, otherwise it could slide away ...




Magnolia stamps are so funny to play with because of the many characters, accessories and backgrounds that you can mix together.
So here come the marvellous creations made by our talented dt members for your inspiration, showing you several techniques to build dimensional scenes. You can find all our blogs on the sidebar and see more gorgeous Magnolia creations. Click on the name to go directly to the member's blog):
(Stair Step Card)









DT - Tanja
(Stair Step Card)




DT - Mindy
(3D Pads)







DT - Monique
(Stair Step Card)





DT - Irene
(Stair Step Card)


DT Jodie
(3D Pads)


Thank you for being my Rainbow -side view - jodie from oz
DT Chris
(Frame Card)





DT Kianel
(Pop-Up Card)






DT Silvie
(Pop-Up Card)






You have until Saturday evening to enter using the Inklitz tool.


The randomly chosen winner will be published next Monday along with the new challenge. The top 5 will be revealed on Wednesday.



The Magnolia DT!