Sunday, 4 May 2014

New Challenge At Simply Magnolia.........................Anything Goes.

Good afternoon, crafty blogger's.
We have a new challenge starting today at Simply Magnolia and this time our challenge theme is
Anything Goes.
We want to see your cards/projects or anything crafty as long as it features a Magnolia image.
our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is;
For our challenge I have decorated a recycled notebook featuring Sagittarius Tilda.
She was a surprise gift from my super bloggy friend.
I am blessed to have such a super friend.
I decorated a recycled notebook a couple of years ago for a friend when I was on the design team for Teddy Bo. Tina has made a couple which inspired me to decorate another.
 Sagittarius is my star sign so this one is mine for keeps.

I hope you like it?

I have die cut a Spellbinders floral oval with Neenah cardstock ans stamped Sagittarius Tilda from the Zodiac 2014 Collection onto it with Memento rich cocoa ink.
I have coloured Sagittarius Tilda with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.
I have inked around the edges of the floral oval with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink and surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel from Live & Love Crafts. 

I bought the recycled notebook from my local Wilkinson store.
I have applied white Gesso around the edges of the notebook and matted gorgeous Maja Design Sofiero papers from Live & Love Crafts onto 300gsm white Conqueror card.
I distressed the papers with a Tim Holtz paper distresser and inked around the edges with tea dye distress ink.
I adhered white droplet Venise lace from The Ribbon Girl to the side and bottom panel.
The lace across the centre of the bottom panel is from my local haberdashery shop.
The white doily is from Ebay. I have adhered 3mm white pearls to the doily.
The metal corner is from Live & Love Crafts. I have Frantaged the corner with shabby white embossing enamel.
I have placed cheesecloth behind the image.
The butterflies are Memory Box Isabella and Pippi. I die cut Isabella with the design paper and cut Pippi with white card. I have Frantaged Pippi with shabby white embossing enamel.
I cut the centres with the design paper.
I have adhered pink 5mm pearls on the book.
I have tied lengths of 15mm pink organza ribbon and  10mm satin edged organza ribbon to the notebook spiral.
The ribbons are from Fantastic Ribbons. 

The flower arrangements consists of 30mm wild rosesnd 15mm white roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
20mm pink roses, white lilies and 20mm pink roses from The Ribbon Girl. White Kort & Godt chrysanthemums from Live & Love Crafts. 
The white tassel is from my local haberdashery store.

A close up of Sagittarius Tilda.
I have added ArtDeco glamour dust to Tilda's bow and frill on her dress.
I dotted her cheeks with a Inkssentials opaque white pen and added Ranger white liquid pearls to the flower in Tilda's hair.

I hope you can come and join in with our Anything Goes challenge?
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations.
Why not pop over for a peek?

I am entering my notebook into the following super challenges;

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today and big thanks for all the lovely comments I receive.
Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Crafty hugs.
Donna xx


  1. Wonderful and clever idea Donna using a recycled notebook love how it turned out.

    Hugs diane

  2. Hi Donna, what a beautiful notebook, love all those gorgeous flowers. I'm not surprised you are keeping this one lol! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  3. fantastic note book, love the colors
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town

  4. What an awesome notebook Donna, your attention to detail is amazing and love it all - Tilda is coloured to perfection, the design is beautiful and love the tassel and all those pretty ribbons on the spiral binding!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  5. Wow Donna! What a gorgeous creations! Love all those details, stunning! Hugs,

  6. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  7. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  8. Still beautiful! Thank you for linking up with us at Tilda's Town! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  9. A great creation for our challenge Donna, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations More challenge.

    B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here)

  10. Wow wow wow love this those ribbons they are so pretty and I love all the colours with her to precious to write in xxx :)

  11. Oh how pretty!! what a beautiful book, love the ribbons, gorgeous design lovely.
    Mel. xxx

  12. Donna, you are one talented lady! I adore your beautiful creations. Your coloring is so soft and beautiful! Love this card! Have a nice evening, hun! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  13. Wow what a gorgeous creation and thank you for joining on the Time for Magnolia challenge blog.
    Hugs Margreet

  14. Beautiful artwork, Donna. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.

  15. Gorgeous notebook! You have so many lovely details. And love all the pink.


  16. Your Tilda coloring is wonderful Donna! Beautiful designing! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!

  17. An absolutely stunning card which fits our challenge theme perfectly! Thank you for playing at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia! Tracey x

  18. OMG the close ups are Amazing! I love Love Love your Amazing Colouring and your Embellies are Exquisite! Have a Great Week!

  19. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x