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Friday, June 5, 2015

Butterfly Love

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm fluttering in with the card I'm sharing on the Live & Love Crafts blog today. :o) This week Sandy gave us the theme of Pink + One!

This week life happened! With no crafty time until yesterday, I was even more thankful that Sandy offers such a beautiful array of products. Even in a time crunch, you can make a nice card to show someone you care.
I chose pink and green, partially because I am so enamored with these papers from Maja Design's Coffee in the Arbour. The deep rosy pink is so pretty, as is every pattern in this collection.
The lovely Rose Garden sheet in the center rests beneath a Cheery Lynn Design's Small French Lattice die, which is popped up for dimension and adorned with pearls. The stitched circle is a Marianne Design die, which I made into a frame with a Spellbinders circle die. The butterflies are from a coordinating Maja die-cut sheet. Dreamy Isabelle lace rests beneath my center piece.
The large metal butterfly is appropriately named Enchanted. It was a Christmas gift, so I must have been on Santa's nice list! I accented it with pearls and gave her a pearly trail. It's a beautifully weighty piece... in my rush I didn't take that into consideration. My rounded GoKreate Large Frame Frilly 10 base means I will include a pretty card stand when mailing it to the recipient.
My flower arrangement includes some of Sandy's newer goodies: apple blossoms and the thoroughly addicting beaded pomegranate apples in Apple Chutney. Beneath the flowers are Magnolia Heart Swirls. The opposite corner contains one of my favorite metal embellishments: the Maya Road Love Heart Clips.

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a sparkly sweet day! :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Card Mania~ Use a Metal Embellishment (butterfly and love clip)
 *C.R.A.F.T. Challenge~ Color Combo Inspiration
 *Creative Inspirations~ For a Friend
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn, Magnolia, and Spellbinders dies)


  1. This is absolutely stunning! I love how you put everything together.
    Hugs! xx

  2. So beautiful! So much detas in this. X

  3. WOW Karen stunning. Love all the little detailing , the lattice, the butterflies and the yummy looking pomergrantes!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  4. Seriously??? This is your "Time Crunch" type of card?? WOW!! Mine would NEVER look as AMAZING as yours does even with a Time Crunch!!!! LOL This is simply GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the card shape and all those beautiful butterflies! They look like they're ready to flutter off into the sky... Gorgeous array of flowers and Pearls! Nice touch of lace along with that amazing butterfly charm which just "POPS" off the card! I don't know how you do it.. but you can make anything look AMAZINGLY Beautiful!!! LOOOOVE this little gem!!! Have a Wonderful Weekend! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  5. SSo amazing this is just gorgeous a perfect card love and hugs Carole x

  6. THIS IS WHAT YOU MAKE IN A TIME CRUNCH!!! Good grief, I can barely choose my colours on short time, and you made this gorgeous card!!! I'm in awe Karen of your amazing abilities and flawless taste! Another breathtaking piece that I could stare at for hours, the shape, the colours, the lattice, those butterflies, the bling...every single inch of it is a work of art my friend! hugs :)

  7. WOW! This is stunning Karen, a real joy to look at. Your design is breathtakingly beautiful and showcases those gorgeous papers perfectly. I love the lattice design and all your embellishments are arranged so nicely.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend my kind and talented friend.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Oh my gosh, my sweetest friend, this is stunning!! I couldn't put this together in a week, let alone a day!! Everything is perfect!! I covet those papers!! Gorgeous!! I love the butterflies, the shape, the lace, those amazing flowers!! It's simply a work of art and I adore it!! Thank you so much for linking up at Scrapy Land!! I hope you have a chance to relax and rest this weekend. Thinking of you. Hugest hugs my dear friend!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Wow! This is one beautiful card! I love the Cheery Lynn French Lattice die, the Maja paper and butterflies, the Isabelle lace and that Enchanted Butterfly. Everything goes together so perfectly and it looks like a vintage card! Thanks for playing along with us in the Scrapy Land Challenge #19!

    Lori's Kreations

  10. Oh, my oh my!!! Another stunning creation, Karen! I love the shape of the card, lattice, die and lace! And, the butterfly and metal heart charm is such a perfection addition to this gorgeous card! Of course, your cluster of flowers are always top pretty! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

  11. Such a lovely card, the lattice background is so beautiful! The addition of the metal butterfly is such a fun addition! Gorgeous flowers with the pop of green color! Such an awesome take on your challenge! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  13. Life happened and you still managed to make this stunning gem?!!! Wow I wish I had just a touch of your creativity under pressure lol
    This is just jaw droppingly beautiful, the lattice middle is such great idea and the spray of flowers look like they've been put together by a florist they look look so perfect there.
    Amazing card!
    Georgie xx

  14. This is GORGEOUS! You have amazing 'crunch' time skills! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!

  15. Stunning card and I adore that beautiful metal butterfly. Gorgeous papers and as always your attention to detail is wonderful. Have a great week.

  16. So beautiful! When I saw your card made Top 3 at 613 Ave Create, I just had to stop by and say Congrats. I miss seeing your beautiful work on the My Craft Spot team. I hope you are well!!!

    Hugs, Melissa

  17. WOW! Stunning...Just absolutely gorgeous. I love the butterfly. Thanks for always leaving sweet comments on my blogs.


  18. Fabulous card with lovely colors, details and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations :) Agnieszka DT

  19. Great card and a beautiful desingn,

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

  20. OK..seriously crunch time? ..LOL I absolutely love you to pieces!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!
    I always admire the pretty little butterflies! The butterfly charm is just GORGEOUS!! Love that you added the pretty pearls...STUNNING! The apple blossoms remind me of Christmas, which I LOVE!!!
    The love heart clip is LOVELY!!! Oh! I LOVE it!! I adore the BEAUTIFUL flowers and the ELEGANT lace!!
    WOW!! STUNNING!! Its absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    A BEAUTIFUL Masterpiece my friend!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M
    P.S. love you to pieces!!!

  21. I am amazed at what you are capable of in what you call a time crunch!! This looks like it took days (It would take me a week, lol) to create! The patterns and butterflies are just gorgeous! The detail is just stunning! I love love love this Karen! I hope you have more crafty time for yourself!! Hugs to you :)

  22. Simply Stunning Karen......such a beautiful card, very elegant and so so pretty. Wow! The metal butterfly is a gorgeous touch! Have a wonderful week!

  23. OMG!!! Super gorgeous creation Karen with stunning detail and lots of crafting loveliness.
    Sending lots of crafty hugs your way. Donna xx

  24. Gorgeous, love everything all the elegance you added makes it so stunning. Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  25. Even when you're pressed for time, you manage to create a wonderful detailed card. Beautiful work with papers, embellishments and dies. The lattice die adds such elegance to the card.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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