Thursday 23 July 2020

Magnolia Frenzy and More

Hi there! I hope you're keeping warm, or cool, depending where you live. It was very here chilly today. Our neighbour's Magnolia tree is full of buds and is getting ready to flower. IIt is the nicest Magnolia in our area and I'm so happy we get to enjoy it too:)


I'm very happy with the colours of this magnolia.  This is a Penny Black Brushstroke stamp. I used Zig Markers and blended on the stamp and on the card.  I used the Antique Fame die and sponged the edges to get a vintage feel.
Stamps: Penny Black 'The Unfolding', 'Banner Sentiments'.

This stamp set is from The Ton Stamps.  I silver embossed the image and coloured with Zigs again and silver Wink of Stella. The colours are a bit softer this time. 
The sentiment and butterfly are from Clearly Besotted and the frame die is from MFT. 

I used the same stamp for this card and blended the zigs with a Nuvo Shimmer Gloss pen and used patterned paper in the background.  The frame die is from Mama Elephant. 

My next card is inspired by the sketch at Case this Sketch Challenge. I decided to use some of my coveted Japanese paper.

I made a couple of strips with white card and Gold Delicata Ink. The Alexandra Renke butterfly was coloured with Zigs and I placed a touch of gold thread under the butterfly.

I'm sharing  at the following challenges:-

                        Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)   


  1. STUNNING Magnolia flower cards Jenny! Love the first one with the blend of watercolours and antique frame. Sponging the edges really give the card a vintage look.

    The two cards with The Ton magnolias are so beautiful. Wonderful watercolouring and gorgeous designs.

    The Japanese paper really is the star. So beautiful with the black background and your gorgeous red butterfly. xx

  2. Your magnolia cards are so pretty, Jenny! I love the soft pink and shimmer! Each is different and beautiful! The red butterfly with the Japanese paper and gold highlight with the contrasting black makes for a stunning card!

  3. Love the magnolias, what paper do you use to stamp and color on?

  4. What a treat of a post Jenny. The magnolia cards are stunningly beautiful and the card with the japanese paper is stunning x

  5. Gorgeous cards and I love the magnolias. Both are so different and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.

  6. What beautiful makes Jenny and your entry in to Penny Black and More is gorgeous! Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges this month for our theme of "in the garden" xxxx

  7. I love the magnolia cards! Beautiful!

  8. Gorgeous cards! I love how you used the magnolia stamp, you got the colors so right. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

  9. Breathtaking creations! Thank you for joining us at INkspirational!

  10. WOW! Gorgeous cards, all! I'm especially taken with your rich, deep, red butterfly! A stunning card in every way! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Inkspirational!

  11. A pretty and delicate summery floral creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Flowers all Over' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  12. All so gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  13. Beautiful and lovely cards!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  14. Congratulations on your Honourable Mention at the Flower Challenge! Well deserved as this card is so beautiful - what a great job you did watercolouring it with the Zig markers.