Skip to main content

My First Magnolia

After several years of admiring Kevin's Magnolia cards (and all the other lovely Magnolia cards out there), Kevin finally pushed me to try one (HERE is a link to Kevin's wonderful blog - McCrafty's Cards). I am so intimidated by them because the people who do Magnolia cards all look like they have Master's Degrees in coloring and rooms full of just the right dies and flowers. Seriously! But Kevin encouraged me and so here is my first card done with a Magnolia image.

I know it is CAS in every way for a Magnolia creation, but it will have to do for now until I can get 50,000 more flowers, dies, and cool texturing things.

I am entering this in these challenges:

Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes

Magnolia-licious - Anything Goes

Magnolia Down Under - Distressing

Hugz! Hope your weekend has been wonderful!!!


  1. How adorabel! Your coloring is great! Your card is perfect in every way!

  2. Gorgeous! Love the colors and all the sparkle.

  3. Wonderfully coloured and love the "snowy joy" sentiment!

  4. How lucky you are to have an enabler clear across the pond, that Kevin, he's a terrific guy and great card maker! Love your gorgeous card, wonderful colors and great embellishments!

  5. You did a fantastic job on your first Magnolia! Well done! I love the color choices and the design. The branch that Tilda is sitting on is perfect with that gorgeous pine cone! Thank you so much for entering your work of art into the Anything Goes Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!


  6. Nancy, this is beautiful. Haven't seen this adorable Tilda for quite some time. You did a terrific job in colouring her. Love the colour scheme--blue and brown is my fave. Wonderful layout and it's not CAS to me as you've embellished it beautifully.
    Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

  7. so gorgeous nancy.adorable tilda and i love your fabulous frosty colours and details :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Nancy, it is absolutely gorgeous, your colouring is fabulous and I like how you have sat her on the branch and all the frosting, well done you!
    Kevin xx

  9. You colored it so pretty, Nancy. I love the little pine cone and all the wonderful sparkle. It is sure looking wintry.

  10. Gorgeous card, love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  11. Oh my, you'd never guess that this is your first one!! Beautifully done and I'd say you are well on your way to being hooked!! LOL! :) I love it!

  12. This is so fabulous Nancy, considering it's your first Magnolia. I love your little scene and colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us over at Magnolia-licious. Good luck!
    Suzi x

  13. I rather like the "CAS" Magnolia card, and I think your coloring is nothing to sneeze at! Such a pretty card, reminding me of winter to come. Actually cannot wait for cooler temps!

  14. So cute, I love how she's propped up and all the blue, thanks for joining us at MDUC this week, good luck!

  15. A gorgeous card, Thank you for joining us at MDUC,
    Big HUGZ Fleur xXx


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Forest Goodies and Other Projects

 Hello Crafty Friends. I just got the Stamperia Forest Paper and Die Cuts in the mail so I had to play with them right away.   I have a combo creation - journal page and card.  On the journal page I used my 6x6 Dina Wakley Journal and laid a base of gesso.  I then used Dina's pastel crayons and some SU! inks and stamps.  Also added in some TH Dress Ink in Vintage Photo since I don't know how to make anything without it  (seriously).   The eagle is a Stamperia Forest die cut and is coated with gesso.  Did a bit of stenciling and distressing to finish the page off.  I am linking this the the **Art*Journal*Journey* September Texture Theme (last day - can't wait to see what October's Theme will be).  The die cut and the little smears add texture to the already very textured page.   I love the blue and green together and was inspired to made a quick card for my Son-in-law who cut down some tree limbs for us the other day.  The paper in the middle is from the Stamperia Forest

T is For Tornadoes and Tasteless Coffee

 Hello Friends, The past two weeks Central Alabama has been through two giant storms.  They produced large tornadoes that came within a few miles of our home.  Luckily, we had no damage, but many people around us had lots of damage.  One family friend lost her Son. His truck hydroplaned during one storm and he ran into a tree - he was still in High School.  So many sad stories and lots of damage. When we were hiding in our safe place last week, I started shivering and could not get warm.  I figured it was from the stress of the storm or the power being out.  I wrapped up in blankets but it didn't help.  When the power came back on, I turned the heat up high, put on several more blankets and drank some hot chicken soup.  Hot tea. A shot of fireball whiskey.  Nothing helped.  Turns out, I had COVID.  I am doing much better now and that was really the worse that I felt.  Lucky again.  I am visiting with my friends at T-day (over at Elizabeth's Blog) and here is my ticket - a fun l

A Martini, Peanut Butter Cupakes, and Art

Hello Friends. Today, I have an ecletic mix of drinks, dessert, and art. First, it's T-day somewhere in the world so time for a drink post which I am linking to Elizabeth's Blog - Altered Book Lover.  Last week we had a work related dinner.  When the waitress asked what I wanted to drink, I had a sudden craving for a martini.  I use to love them, but I guess my tastes have changed because I wasn't a fan.  I was a fan of the chips and dips though! And the day before, I brought my Sister's fabulous peanut butter cupcakes.  Mainly because I was craving them and couldn't ask her to make just one..... Over at **Art*Journal*Journey* Elle picked a theme of Books, Cats, and Tea (you can pick one, two or three of the items).  I did a Bible Journal Page in my Journaling Bible - Luke 13:24-25.  After a layer of Gesso, I took a Sharpie pen and drew the kitty, then the narrow door, and then colored the door with Arteza Brush pens. The verse was written with a Micron pen.  This