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Sunday, March 26, 2017


Hello, sparkly friends! After a month away, I am grateful to be crafting again! Thank you for sticking with me. ♥︎

I am posting today on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog, combining two of my favorite themes: gardens and ballet. ♥︎ I made this for a cancer warrior who dreams of returning to dance... to encourage her to never give up on the miracle she needs. The gorgeous papers are from LemonCraft's Just Love Me collection.
My pretty papers are from LemonCraft's Just Love Me collection, which are perfect to lift up a downcast heart. WOC purple flowers are exquisite, especially when blooming in abundance. I adore Tea Roses, which I have paired with sweet Cottage Roses and Hip Rosebuds. White Babies Breath and Seam Binding add touches of softness to our spring garden. Pearls are irresistible to me, so a gorgeous Crown Pin is tucked within my flowers and I used a Pearl Heart for corner detailing.
My ballerina is a Marianne Design die, which is adorned with Self-Adhesive Pearls and Net Lace. The gorgeous Blueberry Swirls Lattice is a Wycinanka chippie, which I have given a white-wash of acrylic paint. The lovely heart is also a Marianne die, which I have sponged with Milled Lavender distress ink.
Lilies and a beautiful Magnolia blossom above, while stunning Rose Organza Trim (small) lines the side. I love this precious recipient with all of my heart and pray this reminds her that with unwavering faith in our dear Father above, all things are possible. ♥︎

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a blessed day! ♥︎

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Lovely challenge entered:
* Lemoncrafters Facebook Challenge: Spring!


  1. Lovely card, Karen, and your recipient surely will want this on display to encourage her during her darkest moments. The pale blue shadow behind your strong dancer is a beautiful touch, providing depth, but still light - as though we should not fear those shadows in our lives. Sweet little pearls truly do adorn everyone's life, no matter how we may feel - the pearls are always there, we just need to search for them under certain circumstances. Beautifully done, Karen! Thank you for sharing your soul in such an art-full manner.

  2. This is stunning card Karen, pretty colours, love the design is so beautiful x

  3. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely amazing!! You've combined gardens and ballet perfectly!! This is dreamy and magical and the recipient will treasure it!! The Lemoncraft papers are so beautiful!! I love the lattice chippie and the butterflies fluttering about!! The ballerina is so sweet in her dress adorned with pearls!! The flowers are gorgeous!! Each detail is perfection!! What a blessing this will be for the young cancer warrior!! She truly will adore this!! It's stunning!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Lemoncrafters FB Challenge, too!! I'm so glad you are back, Karen!! Thinking of you my dearest friend and keeping you in my prayers always!! Happy Sunday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. So happy to see you back, Karen! What a beautiful card this is! Your details are always so pretty. This card is sure to lift the recipient's spirits. Prayers for her.

  5. Such a beautiful card! The combination of ballet and gardens worked wonderfully with those gorgeous colors and patterns! The lattice looks so amazing with the butterfly and flowers! This card is sure to bring a smile to the recipient, keeping her in my prayers! Have a lovely Sunday!

  6. Hi Karen,
    I missed you my friend!! Your card is absolutely beautiful! My favorite thing is the ballerina! She is just darling!I love the pretty butterflies, pearls (I love pearls too), and beautiful flowers. The recipient will love it. I do!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  7. Oooh such a gorgeous card with beautiful and elegant details. I love it...
    Greetings Miranda

  8. SO glad you are back to crafting~you have been missed! What a gorgeous card my friend! I love the sweet ballerina! The papers are so pretty and I love all your fantastic details! The flowers are so beautiful~love everything about it!
    Sherrie k

  9. Oh, my! So good to see one of your gorgeous creations once again, Karen! I do hope things are well with you! Your lovely card is just as sweet as can be with the darling ballerina die cut! It tugs at my heart for my sweet niece dreams of being a ballerina. And, I do hope and pray that the recipient of this card is able to pursue her dream of getting back to dancing! Love the lattice chippie, gorgeous flowers, pearls, and sweet butterflies! You have been missed! Thank you for the stunning inspiration! Take care, my friend! Hugs!

  10. It's truly amazing! I love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Lemoncrafters.

  11. My dear friend Karen, I'm happy to see something of you again. The recipient of this wonderful card will make you a lot of joy and make her heart sing. A fantastic design and a great combination of garden and ballet. The papers and colors are so beautifully springy. Stunning flowers and Organza trim too.
    I wish you a happy week, be blessed and many hugs Petra

  12. Oooh wow welcome back Karen and what a beautiful card to come back with it's absolutely stunning as always the flowers are gorgeous l love the colours and the pearls added on the image are amazing too sending lots of love x

  13. Welcome back lovely!! I hope your break away did you the world of good Karen! You were missed!! This is such a stunning creation hun and is sure to bring joy and hope to the heart of that cancer warrior. Every detail is perfect and so filled with love, from the stunning choice of papers, to the sweet pearl heart. Another exquisite creation. Big hugs, Wends xoxo

  14. So happy to see you crafting again my sweet friend! You've been missed dearly! :) Your card is beautiful... LOVE the image of the dancer and those gorgeous flowers surrounding her.... The layers are amazing and will be loved so much by the recipient!
    Have a fabulous week! HUGS! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  15. Oh wow Karen this is absolutely stunning! Your attention to detail is amazing, a true work of art & I'm sure will be treasured.
    It's so good to see you back lovely, wishing your dear friend all the best on her road to recovery xxx

  16. Another beautiful card, Karen. As always, I love everything about your cards, from the dainty pearls to the gorgeous flowers, pretty papers and all your other embellishments. That beautiful ballerina is now on my wish list :-) The last couple of months have been a little crazy, in a good way, but I'm behind with my comments, so I'm now trying to catch up. Thank you for leaving me bloggie love.
    Have a fantabulous day, dear friend.

  17. Oh, my goodness, Karen! this is breathtaking! I love the ballerina with her pearls, special floral dress and the touch of lace peeking out at her hem line. The backdrop of gorgeous papers and the delicate chippie are lovely and all of your embellishments of lace, pearls, flowers and that amazing sentiment are all so pretty! (my commenting skills are really horrible this morning-my mind won't let my hands say what it wants, if that makes sense) The heart almost looks like vellum and really steals the show for me! Love this and I'm so inspired by your beautiful work! Hugs!


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