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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sweet Christmas Wishes

Happy Tuesday, my sweet friends! I hope you're having a sparkly week! :o)

After far too many days away from crafting, I finally was able to make a card! Woo! I opted for a Christmas card with a feminine flair, which is new to me. But it stayed on my heart... so I made a lovey-dovey card for someone with a heart as sappy as mine.

"Sweet Christmas Wishes"
This was designed to remind her of all the beautiful moments shared with the love of her life. :o) A flurry of love, if you will! Admittedly, this was challenging to photograph well. You have to look closely to really see the varying snowflakes and such, but in person it's a sparkling pink and white winter wonderland. :o)

The sweet Lili of the Valley image is Ice Skating, which I've colored with my Copics. Oh how I love this stamp! The adorable girl's hat and skates are sprinkled with Star Dust and her trims are fluffed up with Polar White Flower Soft. The boy's hat is paper pieced.. a first for me! He looks so dapper! Hehe. :o) The skate blades are filled with silver Stickles and the ice is covered in Star Dust. The image is mounted on a Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle, which always makes me think of a big snowflake.

The whimsical and sweet Christmas paper is from the Memory Box Yuletide collection. The mix of candy canes and flowers was irresistible for this theme. The background is dark brown with tiny little snowflakes. Together they felt like a sweet Christmas indeed. :o)

The beautiful snowflakes are from Art Philosophy, which I've cut with white and pink Core Couture cardstock for silvery sparkle. I nestled a couple of Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourishes in one corner, to which I adhered the small negatives from the big snowflakes.. tiny snowflakes dancing along the snow-covered vines. :o) They're centered with pink rhinestones. The bottom corner arrangement includes medium-sized snowflakes with pink gems at each point. I wanted a variety of snowflakes. :o)

Since this is a lovey-dovey Christmas card to celebrate sweet holiday memories, I centered most of the bigger snowflakes with Star-Dusted Wild Orchid Crafts roses. (Which works with the base paper anyway... that's my excuse.) The pretty white Guipure lace is also from WOC. I typed up the sentiment on my computer, cut it with a Spellbinders Labels Four, and inked it with Spun Sugar for a final dollop of sweetness. This was out of my Christmas norm, so I hope my heart was right and the recipient enjoys this tiny blessing. :o)

Challenges entered:
 * ABC Christmas~ Up to You
 * Cheery Lynn Designs~ Texture
 * Cupcake Craft Challenge~ Paper-Piecing (little boy's hat)
 * Fashionista~ Anything Goes
 * Frosted Designs~ Sports/Dance
 * Jingle Belles~ Creature Feature
 * Lili's Little Fairies~ Anything Goes
 * Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 * Papertake Weekly~ Glitter and Sparkle
 * Stamp and Create~ Winter Wonderland

Thank you for skating on by today! I wish you a week of all things sparkly. :o)


  1. Karen I love your post so thoughtful they make me smile. Your beautiful card brought back a flood of wonderful childhood skating memories. What a sweet stamp that is and you colored it with such perfection. I am one of those sappy people my brother in law always said I cried at butter commercials....

  2. What a lovely card! All of the layers are amazing and the image is so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  3. Gorgeous Karen ~ love that image colored up so perfect.
    Your embellishes is just fantastic to the "T". Love every bit of your card....

  4. awwww my dear Karen that is such an adorable card. Love the image and your card is so delicate.

    Thank you for sharing another creation.


  5. Hello Karen.
    Such a treat for my to start my Wednesday by seeing your gorgeous card. That image is just delightful, your colouring is wonderful and I love the fabulous paper-pieced hat. Your papers and delicate embellishments coordinate perfectly.
    Hugs Sue

  6. Beautiful card!!! I love the coloring and the different winter elements that u added. lovely. thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  7. Beautiful card Karen.Love the image,your colouring and the colour palette.Love your attention to detail.
    Jayne x

  8. Beautiful card Karen, your paper piecing is fab! Thank you for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  9. Hello Karen. It's me again! It such a pleasure for me to pop back for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can thank you for taking part in the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge this week

    hugs Sue

  10. My sweet friend, this is simply stunning!! I adore the image (I love to ice skate!!) and as always, you colored it perfectly!! I love the sparkle on her hat and skates, and the flower soft on her trim looks amazing!! His paper-pieced hat is very dapper!! All of the details are gorgeous and fabulous and you have created another masterpiece!! I love, love it!! I hope you are having a beautiful week, Karen!! HUGS!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Gorgeous card!! beautiful work, thank you for joining us at Frosted designs. Channa

  12. Karen, fabulous is this! The whimsical feel and the image is so super sweet! I love your design and the embellishments are beautiful along with the pretty lace trim. Your work is amazing my friend! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  13. What a cute little couple ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  14. *twizzle twirls and triple loop jumps into my Sunshine's bloggy* SQUEEEEEEEE!!!

    I SOOOOOOO LOVE THIS CARD!!! *spins around the ice with your precious little skating friends* Gosh Sunshine. Do you seriously know how adorable this is?! I just want to huggler them all up! How precious are they?! I am beyond in love with the fuzzies on her skates and his beyond dapper hat! SQUEEE! How did you do it?! Only a heart as beautiful as yours sis would put so much gorgeous detail and love into your creations. I am in awe over how you coloured these sweeties. It is just surreal sis. AMAZING!!!!!!!

    *hugglers all the gorgeous snowflakes and sweetest ever candy cane paper* I feel all Christmassy smooshy inside now sis! SQUEEE!!! Is it Decemeber yet? *counts down seconds* Two months from tonight is Christmas Eve!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!

    *pretends to do a triple lutz, sit spin and figure eights to celebrate my Sunshine's stunning cardness today*

    I LOVE YOU SIS!!!!!!!

    *forever sparkling skating squishies*
    ~~~ Christina (aka your number one skating card fan forever and always) :)

  15. Oh Karen, i am so sure the one that is going to be receiving this AMAZING card will be simply delighted and will cherish it. So much love goes into your beautiful cards. AND your coloring is so beautiful, a very stunning card my friend. i am glad you found some time get it done. hugs

  16. Lovely card, really love the MB dies and the Lace too! thank you for taking some time to leave us a comment and thanks for Playing along with us too! at ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

  17. Gorgeous card with fab paper piecing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  18. wow...your card so gorgeous!!
    Your coloring so beautiful and love all the detail.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionista challenge

  19. All been said I think! The card is beautiful , I love it especially the colouring and glitter . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  20. Very nice card Karen. Your choice of colors is great and I like how you tied everything together. Thank you for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  21. Totally gorgeous, love his paper pieced hat...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  22. soooo adorable!! Thanks for playing along at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  23. So pretty and sweet! :) Gorgeous details :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  24. What pretty papers and colours. Gorgeous card. Thanks forlaying at Cupcake this week. X

  25. what a sweet & adorable holiday card, that digi is just toooooo cute! thanks for joining in the "creature feature" fun with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  26. Your card is so Sweet,Lovely,Beautiful,Stunning,and Gorgeous!The image is adorable..Don't you just love Christmas and LOVE of course.The girls hat is Stinkin Cute and he is a Cutie Patootie!Can't help feeling the Joy of Love just staring at the card.......
    Sending a huge amunt of bloggie love to you my friend,

  27. This is such a cute card, Karen! I love all the snowflakes and flowers you added! The image is adorable and your coloring looks amazing! :)


  28. A beautiful card, adore the image and such pretty colours!
    Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas :)

  29. What a lovely card! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  30. That's a wonderful card and I simply love it! Thanks for sharing with us. May you and your family have a great and happy christmas!


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