Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #154 "Anything Goes AND a BLOG HOP!!!"

Good Wednesday morning dear blogging friends!!

Well we're getting down to the wire here with Christmas being only a few days away now...SO...we at Midweek Magnolias would LOVE for you to join us in our "Blog Hop"!!! 

Our theme is SUPER easy..."Anything Goes" AND you have chances to win not just on our main blog BUT along the way you may find some of my team mates offering up some "candy" of their own!!

Okay so here's how it works...for your chance to win our Magnolia Sweden prize you need to enter out challenge...for a chance to win the fabulous prize from 7 Kids College Fund you need to comment on all of our team projects...AND...check out each of my teamies' blogs for a chance to win their "candy"!

I have four Magnolia stamps and a package of assorted Mini- Magnolia stamps to offer to one MUST be a follower and leave a comment in order to qualify for my "candy"...also along with the stamps I will add a bag of assorted embellishments including some charms, ribbon, lace etc.!!!

Okay let's get going now!  I can't wait to see what my teamies have to show us...none of us have seen the other's work...we've just had sneak peaks SO we will be in on the FUN along with you!!

Here is the order of our hop...

Beth (that's me)

If you've come here from my wonderful team mate Celine's blog then you're on the right track!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I have been seeing these "loaded envelopes" and thought that I'd give one a go...
I made a three pocket envelope...
DP is from Maja Design "Home for the Holidays" and "Vintage Frost Basics"
I've added lots of ruffled ribbon, lace/rhinestones, cheesecloth and chiffon ribbon...
this is the envelope "loaded"...
 some of the tags...
 I used the "Christmas Tree" and "Santa's Reindeer" die cuts from the Aspen Holidays 2016 collection...
 I used a Tim Holtz tag die for the tags...
 the snowflake die is Joy Craft 6002/2019...
 more tags...
 the top of the envelope...
bow is cheesecloth, pearl strand and pink chiffon ribbon...
I added a snowflake diamante charm and somewhere there are two small pine cone charms...
the snowflake is Crealies CL CF 18...
 love this gorgeous reindeer die cut...
 and last is "Me and My Snowman" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage and finished with a frame of white ruffled ribbon and lace/rhinestones...

And that is my first filled/stuffed/loaded envelope!!  It sure was FUN to make but there certainly was a lot of cutting and other work to this!!! 

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Live and Love Crafts Challenge Blog-Challenge #54 "Smorgasbord"-Sub challenge-Louise's Bingo Board-I have everything but the Doily and Flowers
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #92 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-"Anything Goes"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Sparkle"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-15th December Challenge #17
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #192 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist "Holiday Happiness"

Now it's time for you to hop on over to Nikki's blog to check out what is in store for you there!!

Now just to re-cap...we have many prizes along the way...our Magnolia Sweden which you are eligible for when you enter your project and...

 with this wonderful prize...

which you become eligible for when you comment on ALL the blogs!! 

And some prizes along the way for followers who comment on our blogs!!!

In closing I would just like to wish everyone a most wonderful Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!!!!


  1. OMG there is just so much going on, every time I look at it I spot something else. Merry Christmas.
    Em x

  2. love your pretty loaded envelope, the tags are gorgeous, nicely done Beth and Mery Christmas xo Julie P

  3. absolutly amazing !!!!
    merry christmas

  4. Wow, another fabulous Christmas creation, so much detail. Wishing you a very Crafty Christmas love Jane x

  5. What a delightful feast for the eyes. Just beautiful!

  6. WOW!!! What a Stunning Creation!... First of all!. I love all the Bling.. I am a bling girl!!. Sweet colours.. and I love that you have used the Design paper so clever.. Those Die cuts are Stunning!.. Beautiful Work.. And FAB FAB Details.. And I fell in Love with that little Bling Star on the top! Merry Christmas from Norway!!

  7. wow Beth this is stunning fabulous project you have made.
    Gr Karin

  8. OMG!! how gorgeous, I love your idea and so many wonderful details to catch the eye. Amazing creation Beth.
    Hugs Suzi x

  9. Wow!!! What a super stunning festive creation Beth filled with holiday cheer and crafted to perfection.
    Thanks for sharing your talent and thanks for the chance to win!
    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs, Donna xx

  10. What a magnificent card! So much to look at and so many beautiful tags. It's a holiday feast for the eyes. I love the idea and would love to try a loaded card too. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  11. Wow!!! Your loaded envelope is beautiful!!! TFS
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
    God bless!

  12. Fabulous coloured image and gorgeous card made.xx

  13. great creation Beth! love your 'loaded envelope' idea.
    so many lovely embellishments on everything and of your course, your Tilda is too cute. love that reindeer as well
    Merry Christmas buddy

  14. Wow just love this idea of a loaded envelope !!! Love the papers and how you have made so many gorgeous tags and then your cute Tilda love it all ;0) Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy 2017 x

  15. Another jaw dropping creation from you Beth. Stunning. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  16. What a stunning creation! There is so much to see and appreciate on this gorgeous card. Love it!

  17. Gorgeous and beautiful work Beth xx
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  18. WOW this is a stunning project! Love it! Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  19. Wow! Your project is stunning. Those tags are very pretty.

  20. Wow Beth, you project is fabulous. So much detail and love all your beautifully embellished tags. Tilda is so cute.
    Hope you have had a lovely Christmas. Happy 2017 to you.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  21. Such a fabulous creation thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry DT Sarahjayne xx

  22. Absolutely stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious, hugs, Jane x

  23. Happy New Year Beth. Hope you received your card ok? I am loving this loaded envelope, and all your recent makes too. Judy x

  24. OH MY GOODNESS - what a stunner of a creation! Must have taken you ages for adding each special detail. WOW!