Sunday, 21 April 2019

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  I hope you are enjoying the Easter weekend.  We have made, and already eaten several, Easter nest cakes here and are looking forward to this morning's egg hunt!  You may have already seen today's project if you tuned into Magnolia's debut on Hochanda TV where my lovely team mate Becky created live on the show.  I'm sharing it today on the TOMIC blog.  I saved a pretty yellow egg box ready for decorating as an Easter gift - these are a great idea to give small eggs in.

I had to get an Easter bunny on here, of course, so I chose the sweet Tilda with Little Bunny from the Sunbeam Collection and painted her with Distress Inks as always.  I added Stardust Stickles to her head band and the frills on her pockets.  I also used the cute Sunlight stamp in the background.

To add some extra interest to the image I stamped her face and the bunny's tail twice so that I could decoupage the image.

I used the bird Doohickey from Vintage Box 5 and the recipe card from the Recipe Card Collection to cut out the image.

The sentiment is also from the Sunbeam collection and I've used the feather Doohickeys and flower spray Doohickey from Vintage Box 5 too.  The daffodils were created using the Daffodil Doohickey and stamens from my stash.  I made the little eggs from air drying clay before painting with white acrylic paint, inking with chalk ink and adding the speckles with a Distress Ink marker.

I added the same embellishments at the other side of the egg box.

I made a belly band for the egg box and edged it with lace Doohickey from Vintage Box 3, cut several times.  It makes such a pretty edge! 

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!  Have a wonderful Easter!

Friday, 19 April 2019

Easter wishes

It's my day to showcase what I have created for this month :)

I have used some lovely papers from Magnolia (I have lots of them and am finally plucking up the courage to cut through them to use :)

I have coloured in Tilda with Rose Basket from the Pink Lemonade collection in 2014.

I have used distress ink reinkers on Langton paper

Have used lots of doohickeys from Vol 8 of Doohickey - basically the wire mesh and the rabbit are both from that collection.

I have used a heart chipboard on the top left corner and added on some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have used the Tilda Tag in a pocket with vintage seam binding in purple.

A little birdhouse charm just under the flowers and some stickles over the project to complete it....

and I wish you all a Happy Easter

eat lots of chocolate and cakes :)



Thursday, 18 April 2019

Frohe Ostern means Happy Easter

Hello dear Magnolia Lovers,

today I'd like to send a little reminder for our current Challenge "Easter with at least one Animal (or an egg)". For this little Easter Card I've colored Tilda with little Bunny.

I really hope to see you joining our Challenge ;)

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Homemade Tassel-Step by Step by Camilla H

Välkommen till mig och min dag här på TOMIC.
Det är min tur att göra en Steg för Steg beskrivning.

Welcome to me and my day here at TOMIC.
It is my turn to make a Step by step.

Idag vill jag visa er hur jag gör min hemgjorda Tassel.
Hoppas att du förstår hur jag menar, 
och tycker om min lilla steg för steg beskrivning.
Låt oss börja

Today I want to show you how I make my own homemade Tassels.
I hope you will understand,
and that you like my little step by step.
Let's start...

Du behöver en pappersbit min är 4 cm x 10 cm
Jag använder ett DMC broderigarn, pärlor eller annat material 
som du vill dekorera din tassel med.

You will need a bit of paper measuring 4 cm x 10 cm.
I use DMC embroidery yarn, pearls or something else
you want to decorate your tassel with.

Börja med att lägg en lite längre bit överst utmed pappersmallen.

Start with placing a longer thread on the upper part of the paper.

Lägg tråden en bit utanför pappersmallen.
Sedan börjar du att vira runt pappersmallen ganska hårt. 
Det är då lättare att få en jämn och fin liten tassel.
Se till att du lindar över tråden  som du la överst utmed pappersmallen.

Place the long thread a bit outside the paper. 
Then start to wrap the thread around the paper, a bit hard.
Then it is easier to get a smooth and nice little tassel.
Be sure to wrap it over the thread you first placed on the upper part of the paper.

 Du bestämmer hur tjock din tassel ska bli ,
genom att vira så många gånger du vill runt pappersmallen.
Ta sedan trådarna överst och knyt ihop hårt till en knut.

You decide how thick you want your tassel to be,
the more you spin the thread around,
the thicker it gets. 
Then take the long thread on the upper part, 
and tie it well together.
Nu är det dags att börja dekorera din tassel lite.
Det går också att använda som den är, utan att dekorera.

It's time to start decorating your tassel a bit.
But you can also leave it like it is, without any decorations. 

Ett litet tips är om du ska använda pärlor 
så är det inte lätt att trä tråden genom det lilla hålet.
Jag brukar ta en lite sax för att göra hålet lite större.

Here is a small tip for you. 
It is not easy to thread the thread through the hole.
I use a small scissors to make the hole in the pearl bigger.

Sedan brukar jag ta en nål för att trä igenom tråden.

I then use a needle to get the thread through the hole in the pearl.

Nu är det dags att klippa av trådarna längs ner intill din pappersmall.

Now it is time to cut the end of the threads.
Cut it at the bottom of the paper.

Nu ska det se ut så här. Spara dessa ändar.

Now it will look like this. 
Save the ends of the thread.
Don't cut it off just yet.  

Sedan tar jag en ny trådbit och knyter runt min tassel.
Jag tar sedan en tråd i taget och lindar några varv över knuten.

Then I take a new bit of thread and tie it around my tassel.
For so to take the tread and wrap it a few times over the knot. 

Sista varvet tar jag hjälp av en nål 
för att försöka gömma inunder det jag lindat.

For the last round with the thread I have to use a needle
to try to hide it under the wrapping. 

Nu återstår det bara att jämna till din nya tassel.
Och att klippa den hur lång du vill ha den.

Lycka till!

Now it is time to use your new tassel.
And to cut it as long as you want it to be. 

Good luck!

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Pop up card!

Hi everyone! I hope you are fine!
Here comes a pop up card from me. 
I am enjoying my Easter holiday now, and the weather is just fantastic! 

Here is Tilda with Foxy from the Sunbeam collection 2018.
I think she must be my favourite image, 
just the cutest!

And here is the two hedgehogs playing around. 
You will find them in the same collection.

Here you see the card from the side. 
And how I have set up the elements. 

I have used Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers for my colouring. 
The papers are from Maja Design.

Here is the card when it is closed. 
I use many layers with papers as you can see.
I wish you a lovely Easter!
Thank you so much for visiting!

With love,
Camilla S

Monday, 15 April 2019

Sending HedgeHugs | By Becky

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all well. Sorry I am late to bring you my inspiration, but this month has caught me by surprise, I have just woken up from my nightshift and realised the date!

Who saw Magnolia on Hochanda? Who saw that it was me on Hochanda? If you want to take a peek at the show click HERE and you can see all of the gorgeous inspiration, and I got to see it all first hand, and believe me when I tell you that they all look so much better in the flesh, I am on this team with some very talented ladies!

Here is one of the cards that I made for the show, I demonstate how to do the out of the box die technique on the show too, please leave a comment if there is something that you would like to see me demo in future shows!!

I have used Sunbeam Tilda and the Hedgehog Kit along with some of the dies that were available from Hochanda.

Thank you for stopping by,


Becky xx

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Little Present Tag´s | Irene Mendes

Hello Magnolia Lovers ♥
I hope everyone is having an excellent Sunday, full of inspiration and creativity !!!
Today is my day to inspire you to make little Present Tag´s.
I use  them enough to give that special touch to a gift or even to attach to a gift bag and write a little message. I made two tag's with the stunning kit "Creating Collection Stamp Sheet" and I´ve use the Distress Marker to color.

Here my tag´s:

Dies and stamps I use:
Vintage Box 1

I invite you to participate in our Monthly Challenge and the theme is "Easter"!!!
That's all my post for today, I hope you enjoy your visit :)
Thank you for stopping by...and have a great day!

Circle Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I got a circle card for you. The circle is from 7gypsies board shapes. I fill it with one of the Magnolia Day 2017 kit, then diecuts lots of shapes with the same designer paper of choice and arrange them. I wanted to make something whimsical.
I really hope you like it, and don't forget to join the TOMIC this April.

Irene Daryanto

Friday, 12 April 2019

Easter Bee

Hello Magnolia Lovers ♥
Today is my day to inspire you to make Easter card.
Here is a new card I made with the gorgeous stamp
 from one of the Magnolia Day kits.
 Isn't this image amazing?
As always I coloured stamp with ProMarkers.

The whole is completed with sweet paper from Magnolia with small bee

I use

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Surprise Easter

OMIC challenge #2-[ EASTER +animal ]
The Official Magnolia Inspirational Challenge!

Now for our second challenge the theme is

EASTER plus you must include at least one animal on your project (or use an egg).

The Design Team will also choose the Top 5 amongst the participants.
One of these Top 5 will be offered a Guest Designer spot in our blog.
The Top 5 projects and the Guest Designer will be published here on the 28th of April.

The randomly chosen winner's name will be published on the
 1st day of the following month which is also the date of the next challenge.

Below are the Design Team entries to showcase what we have
prepared to inspire you for our second challenge.

My second card to inspire you is a surprise egg card.

Today's protagonist is 'Catch Tilda'.
It's a collection of 2013.

                                                                                                  surprise !!

The name of the rabbit in front is 'Sunbeam Bunnies Kit'. 
It is so lovely.


Magnolia-(SM13) Catch Tilda
Magnolia-(SC18) Sunbeam Bunnies Kit


Magnolia-MYPopUP BOX #ONE_Fiesta
Nellie's Choice-(MFD089)Straight Egg Shape
Magnolia-(DE17) Jeans Tags
Magnolia-(AY14) Vintage Square
Magnolia-(ACS12) Twisted Swirl


Do not stop challenging.
good luck.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

GDT Eun-ju lee

Today we want to proudly welcome our talented 
guest designer for April. 
Let her introduce herself!

Hi, I'm Eun-ju lee. 
I'm a guest designer. 
I loved Magnolia's stamp and Die, 
so I wanted to be a DT of Magnolia. 
And I am so happy, excited and happy 
to be selected as a TOP last month and become a guest designer
I thank everyone
I will introduce my work
I made it feel like a fairy tale with lovely rabbits on a warm spring day.

My work

Tilda and the rabbit is water coloring.
2017 Sweet Rabbits stamp, 2016 Dandelion Tilda stamp.
MYDooHickeyBOX ™ Vol.5_Celebration ,
 MYDooHickeyBOX ™
, Vol.18_Le fleur...I used
I made flowers myself, 
and the leaves around the flowers used Summer Foliage and Strawberry die.

I am so happy to have fun with you.
Let's challenge you ^ ^ I'll wait for your better work.
Thank you for loving my work. 
Have a nice day.

Eun-ju lee

Thank you so much for letting us know you a bit better.
And showing us your stunning Easter card!!
Hope it inspired you to make an Easter card for TOMIC this month.

With love,
The Magnolia Design Team

Happy Easter!