Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Sweet Magnolia Couple and a Mixed Media Snowman

I have officially become addicted now! This is my third Magnolia card, and I can't wait to make more! I found a fun challenge called the Marvelous Magnolia (#41 - Lovely Layers) Challenge and they have levels you can enter depending on how experienced you are with Magnolias. Isn't that fun? This week the challenge is all about layers and I have a bunch of them on this card. My papers are from SU! and The Paper Studio, my stars are from Hobby Lobby's mini tree embellishments, the gems are from Recollections, the ribbon is some Christmas Tulle from Hobby Lobby, and the little bow at the top is from the wrapping around Allie's blanket (she gave it to me today when we moved her into her dorm - I feel like I have added just a little bit of her to this card - yes, I have tears in my eyes as I type this - so hard to know all your babies have grown up - sniff).

I also made another card today with a little piece of that blanket wrapping Allie gave me. It is for the Mixed Media Challenge at Split Coast Stampers. The challenge is to use fabric and two different kinds of media. I used some cotton fabric, my treasured little ribbon from the blanket wrapping, one of my favorite snowmen images (stamped with Stazon Black ink),Modge Podge, ink, marker, Martha Stewart paint, SU! Dazzling Diamonds, and Martha Stewart Crackling Medium. The papers are some old papers from Creative Memories and The Paper Studio. My die cuts are from SU! and my punch is from McGill.

I really like this technique and I think I will do it again soon!

Hope you weekend is going well! Hugz!


  1. Great cards! And your Magnolia card is so sweet! I like the way you layered it...

  2. Two gorgeous cards Nancy, I like Tilda and Edwin and the layers and colour combo, the snow man is really sweet and I like the technique you have used.
    Kevin xx

  3. Sweet cards and great colors and coloring! Love, love the snowman!

  4. Your first card is so the image and the stars. I know that little bow is so special to you. Oh, the pain we suffer when our little ones grow up and flee the nest. I feel your pain. But, hang on...all will be o.k. You'll see.

    Of course, I'm goo goo over your snowman. Love him. That looked like a fun mixed media challenge this week on SCS. Wish I had time to make a card.

  5. This is one of my favorite Magnolias and I did actually use this You have done a wonderful job coloring the image and designing this card. It's just beautiful and the image sweet. Love the mixed media card. Oh my gosh the texture is just amazing. Love how it looks. Super job on these beauties!
    Bear Hugs,

  6. so stunning nancy.gorgeous snowman and i love your crackle effect and fabulous design :D

    xx coops xx

  7. It's like Christmas time on your blog..not just the theme but the surprise I got when I hopped over...LOOOOVE your fabric card snowman..that's incredibly adorable and the Magnolia card is wonderful too. I've spent the entire morning drooling over different styles of coloring those images and yours is one of my favorites!
    Have a great one!
    Lisa x

  8. Two darling cards, Nancy! Love the image on the first and well done with the skewed panels. Such an adorable snowman on the second and great colouring and use of the snowflakes and EF.

  9. Both of these cards are beautifully done. Great color combo and I love the background on the first one!

  10. Sweet and lovely magnolia card. Gorgeous color combo!
    Thanks for playing at MM

  11. Two great cards! The last one is so rustic and that little snowman...he is a gem!