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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Christmas card :)

Happy Saturday, my sparkly friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. :o) (Sweet Saturday returns next week!)

I've been anxious to create a Christmas card. It was getting painful. So when some free crafty time presented itself, I dove for this Lili of the Valley stamp like it was Christmas morning! It warms my sappy heart. :o)
Isn't she adorable? She is LOTV's Christmas Dance and I fell in love with her immediately. Dancing on Christmas goes beyond magical. :o) After stamping her on a Spellbinders Labels Four base, I colored her with Copics and created a wintry wonderland with my Polar White Flower Soft. It looks so pretty in person.. so soft and textural, with beautiful twinkles throughout. After using it for the trims of her pretty jacket and the ground, I decided to adhere some sporadically to the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.

The papers are from K and Company, with the burgundy piece possessing a musical score that doesn't show up all that well in the picture. It's the music she's dancing to. :o) The green layer is edged with my Martha Stewart Lace Heart punch, creating hearts of gold. The gorgeous trim on top is a Wild Orchid Crafts flat-back pearl strand, which I adore. I liked it for this project because it made me think of little pearly snowflakes.

I couldn't resist using some beloved Cheery Lynn dies. The mini fanciful flourish is cut with pearlescent white cardstock to replicate a snowy vine. And oh how I love that heart! It is from the Two of Hearts set. The piercing in the center is so beautiful, but not well captured in the picture. I used a heart instead of a snowflake because as I was designing this card to celebrate Christmas, I kept thinking about one of my favorite Scriptures... about the Lord guiding our hearts into the love of God. :o)

The Whimsical Designs "Merry Christmas" sentiment is from the Snow Much Fun set, which I heat-embossed with gold embossing powder. The tag is from Art Philosophy, which I accented with tiny pearls. All of the card's sparkle is missing in the picture, but it's there! Star Dust covers the stars, part of her outfit, and an icy dusting outlines her body. I stitched around the base with my sewing machine and centered the largest snowflakes with pearls to finish it off. :o)

Challenges entered:
 * Craft Your Passion~ Emboss It (Heat-embossed sentiment)
 * Cute Card Thursday~ A Stitch in Time
 * The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog~ Borders and Frames
 * Jingle Belles~ Holiday B-I-N-G-O (Bling-Flowers-Heat embossing)
 * Krafty Girls~ Anything Goes
 * Make it Monday~ Anything Goes
 * Simon Says Stamp~ Anything Goes
 * Winter Wonderland~ Walking in a Winter Wonderland (I hope dancing is okay!)

Thank you for pirouetting on by today! I hope you all have a beautiful holiday weekend! :o)


  1. what a beautiful image choice for our theme this week at the Winter Wonderland thank you for playing along
    hugs Kate xx

  2. Well the wait was worth it as your card is absolutely beautiful and the image is gorgeous too! xx

  3. WOW" This is so gorgeous Karen. I LOVE the sweet image and you have coloured her so beautifully. The fluffy flower soft looks so effective and all the detailing you have added is just so fabulous.

    Hugs Sue

  4. What a cutie ... love all of your fabulous details ... so glad you joined our BINGO fun at Jingle Belles.

  5. Beautiful Christmas card the image and her fluffy trimmed jacket is so gorgeous. hugs, xxx

  6. Aw what a cutie indeed... love her fluffy white puffy trim outfit and the snow you created for her to dance on... So perfectly detailed and gorgeous colouring.... love the heart die and stem die as well.... Such a fab christmas card.

  7. she really is one lovely and adorable christmas lady, and i love the fabulous touches of flocking and glitter, not to mention the beautiful embellishments to your card! a great look, all-round, and a wonderful version of our JINGLE BELLES bingo game! ♥

  8. So cute! I love the accents of Flower Soft. I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


  9. Gorgeous,gorgeous card Karen.I love LOTV and you have coloured this image so beautifully and the flower soft looks incredible.The pearl trim is perfect.
    Jayne x

  10. This is so pretty! Love the beautiful, rich, traditional colors. :) Thanks for playing along in our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

  11. Karen, as all of your amazing cards, this is GORGEOUS, you have such am awesome talent, and such an inspiration.. I love to pop in to see your beautiful creations.. Hugs

  12. Oh my sweet friend, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The image is adorable and you brought her to life with your coloring!! She looks like she could dance right off the card!! The flower soft is a perfect, snowy touch!! I love the pretty heart, the flowers...everything!! Stunning as always and so beautiful!! I hope you are having the most fabulous weekend my dear friend!! HUGS!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. I love your Christmas card and the adorable image. Your coloring is beautiful and I love all the embellies. Thanks so much for joining us at MIM!

  14. Gorgeous this card.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

  15. This card is really lovely,love the image so cute and sweet.

    Wonderful work:):)


  16. This is such a pretty Christmas card, Karen! The little girl image is adorable and the flowers look great! I love the way the flower soft looks on her dress too! :)


  17. Oh wow Karen, this is so sweet!! Such a beautiful Christmas card. The image is perfect and all the fun elements you added. I love the stitching, beautiful heart punch border and the gorgeous flowers:) As always, so inspiring!!!!
    I hope you have a fantastic Labor Day weekend!
    Sherrie K

  18. such a beautiful card, darling image!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  19. SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Tee hee hee! *dances like my sis's beyond gorgeous Christmas fairy sweetheart and gives everyone in sight a candy cane* WHEEEEEEEEE!!!

    OMJJJJJJ!!! I soooooo love this card!!! AHHHHHHH!!! Is it December now? How about now? TEE HEE! My heart is already in the festive mood thanks to our sweetest Karen's flawless masterpiece! AHHH!!! Isn't it stunning? I just love this sweet little fairy to bits and pieces. I just wanna huggler her forever! Isn't she beyond precious? I can't even say how much my heart poofers out at the sight of the stunning snow on this card. It is just SO amazing! I could stare at this creation forever. Do you know how beautiful it is sis? *squishers you silly to show you* WHEEEEEE!!!

    Sending everyone super happy Christmassy hugglers to celebrate this super happy long weekend! Thanks to our beloved Karen, it is officially the most sparklie happy weekend ever now! SQUEEEEE!!! I can't stop smiling!


    *forever red and green festive squishies*
    ~~~ Christina :)

  20. Gorgeous card Karen, love this image. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.


  21. This is gorgeous...I love the way you use the Flower Soft.


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