Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Magnolia-licious Tuesday Challenge!

Well hello there! How are you all?  We are getting lots of rain today because a cool front is coming in! Wow! Our weather surely can't make up it's mind.  I am in shorts one day and ski clothes the next! haha!!

I am sharing my Magnolia-licious card for the Tuesday Challenge "ANYTHING GOES".  This will be my last card for the Magnolia-licious team I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the team and working with the adorable Magnolias and the fantastic team members, but it is now time for me to take a crafting break from all design teams, yes, including my beloved Lili of the Valley.  I hope to get around to the occasional card, but it just will be when I have free time, so please do keep checking back and say "hello".

 I think we all go through those times when we just need to go a different direction.  I am going to start volunteering for a Hospice group and want to dedicate my time that way.  I have always volunteered in the community in one way or another but this one will be very special to me.  I can't think of a better way to spend my time than helping those at the end of their life make a smooth transition. Some may not even have family to visit, so someone needs to be there for them! 

So without further ado here is my project for the challenge.  I have made an ornament with the super cute new minis from the latest Christmas collection, Waiting for Christmas!

I colored mini Little Cute Tilda and mini Snowy Branch  with distress inks and used my cricut to cut the tags.  I have a piece of cardboard sandwiched between the cardstock pieces.  My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - Christmas Wishes.

This will be the last challenge of the year so that the DT can spend some quality time with family and friends during the upcoming Holiday Season.  Our challenge will run until Jan. 12. That gives you 6 weeks to create some fabulous cards/projects for a chance to win a prize form Magnolia-licious.

Leave us a comment on any of the DT’s blogs and/or the Challenge blog for a chance to win a weekly prize. The winner is announced every week during the “W”ednesday post.

I hope you will join our challenge!

Big hugs,



  1. This is gorgeous!Beautiful design and adorable image. Hugs! xx

  2. Your ornament is beautiful Dena. As always you do such wonderful projects and have always been an inspiration and a help to me. Thank-you! I will miss seeing your creations on a regular basis, but I totally understand you wanting to do a new path. And a path you will be very good at!

  3. Awe! dear sweet Dena, your little tree hanging is adorable. love the shape and colours. You are going to be missed so much but as you said sometimes we need to move on give of ourselves in other ways. Good luck my sweet friend. You will do a fabulous job. Hugs Suzi x

  4. HI Dear Dena! OOoH kay .. first let me say that your ornament is truly GORGEOUS and would look AMAZING on any tree! I've not ever seen this Tilda before, and you've coloured her soooooo BEAUTIFULLY!! OoOh and I even love that little sleigh there too!!!!!!!! Love Love Love this!

    Now as for stepping down and volunteering your time .. I can't put into words. I know your teams will miss you TERRIBLY .. as you truly are so incredible! And to volunteer your time at a hospice center .. well .. you are AMAZING. Truly you are a special person Dena .. but .. I already knew that .. :)

    Have a safe trip Dena and I'll talk to you soon!

    Much Love,

  5. Adorable and fabulous Christmas Ornament.
    I'm sure you will be missed by the teams but what an amazing thing you are doing voluteering.

  6. HI there Sweetie...

    Well firstly, let me say that I ADORE this Christmas ornament.. Of course, your colouring is just perfect as always and those papers and embellishments look so good!

    Now..... I'm know that you will be greatly missed on your Design Teams... (particularly LOTV)... but love the sound of where you'll be focussing in the new year. I do voluntary work in the fundraising department of our local children's hospice.. and just to know I make some very small difference to kiddies who have life limiting illnesses does my heart good. I hope to get more involved next year.

    I'll certainly always be watching your blog and will no doubt be in touch via Facebook in the future.... if nothing else, to plan your next trip to see Yorkshire!

    Big Hugs lovely lady
    Christine x

  7. This is super sweet. I so appreciate you sharing your creativity here. You have such a gift. I'll pray for you in your new role.I am confident you will be blessed in blessing others.

  8. I'm so sorry to hear that you are stepping down from your DTs but I wish you all the best with your volunteering - such a special thing to do and I'm sure you will make a big difference! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. You have been such an inspiration to me, especially your stunning colouring with the Inktense pencils. I love your gorgeous decoration and will look forward to any future makes you have time for :)

  9. Dena, this is gorgeous hunny. Hope you've had a fabulous Christmas and I wish you such a wonderful New Year. Hugs, Wends x

  10. Gosh Dena, when you said in our FB conversation that you weren't crafting right now I didn't realise that you stopped back in December! It makes me a very bad blog buddy that I haven't come by in all that time. I hope you enjoy your break from crafting. Your plans show a generous spirit and I hope they fulfil you in addition to providing a wonderful service to your community. Hugs, Lesley

  11. I forgot to mention your pretty Christmas project shown in this post which is as lovely as you are! Hugs, Lesley

  12. Thinking of you today Dena. Hope all's well with you Dena. So missing your gorgeous creations and posts. Hugs, Wends x

  13. Are you ever coming back Dena? I miss your gorgeous creations and lovely posts. I hope life is fab and you're just far too busy having fun to be blogging. Big hugs, Wends x


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