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Friday, August 14, 2015

Joy to the World

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm on the Live & Love Crafts blog today with my take on Sandy's holiday theme. My heart couldn't resist an opportunity to indulge in Christmas joy. :o) 

This is for a special recipient who has endured far more than anyone should. Although my post is short, the love packed into the card is immeasureable. ♥︎
I used A Gift for You, which is Maja Design's traditional Christmas collection. The base shape is Go Kreate's Large Frame Frilly #10, which is topped with Maja's Given from the Heart pattern. I was drawn to the gorgeous deep red and white Christmas stars. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Joy to the World stamp set (no longer produced), which is cut with an altered Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennant.
Beneath all of the goodies is the lovely Isabelle lace, which I seem to use quite often! The beautiful focal point image is from the Die Cut sheet, which I've encircled in Shabby White Frantage and a tiny pom trim. A blanket of snow rests along the bottom of my card, courtesy of Shabby Chiffon Ruffle Trim topped with Sunflower Pearl Trim. The Memory Box My Precious Snowflakes in the corner are covered in Glamour Dust and centered with a Sunflower Pearl.
The poinsettias (made with the Cheery Lynn Poinsettia Strip) are sprinkled with Shabby White Frantage for a touch of snow mixed with holiday gold. Their centers are Frosted Berries in Bordeaux, which add the prettiest sparkly dimension. Memory Box Frosted Spruce Trees are made snowy with Polar White Flower Soft. The card's interior is lined with the Underneath the Christmas Tree design.

Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful day. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Black, White, and Favorite Color)
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Any Holiday
 *Die Cut Divas~ Your Favorite Holiday
 *Memory Box~ Cool Thoughts for Warm Days (Frosted Spruce Trees and Precious Snowflakes)
 *Moving Along with the Times~ Snow in Summertime
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (I used Cheery Lynn, Memory Box, and Spellbinders dies)
 *The Glory of Christmas~ Anything Goes (Optional: Silver or Gold)
 *Winter Wonderland~ Christmas Carols/Songs (Joy to the World)


  1. Karen your card is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

  2. Wow, such a lovely design and gorgeous scene. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  3. Your card looks amazing and I know the recipient will love it too. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  4. Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love all the details and the vintage look to your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #23!

  5. So special this is a fabulous design its winter wonderful Love and hugs Carole x

  6. My sweetest friend, this is Christmas perfection!! Wow!! What a gorgeous card this is!! I love the peaceful scene and the way you framed it!! The trees are so beautiful draped with snow!! The poinsettias - love!! They look amazing!! As always, your attention to detail is spectacular!! The lace, ribbon and the pom pom trim is fabulous!! I just love this!! It's such a beautiful work of art and it will be treasured!! I'm so glad you joined in at Scrapy Land!! I hope you have a relaxing, wonderful, happy weekend my dear friend!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Absolutely stunning! The scene you created looks amazing, all of the poinsettias are so beautiful! The touches of ribbon and lace is so pretty as well! I know this masterpiece will be treasured by its recipient! Have a wonderful day!

  8. Stunning creation! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner Any Holiday Challenge this week. Lisa DT

  9. Oh, Karen! How exquisite! Your special recipient's heart will radiate with the Love you have put into this beautiful creation! How incredibly lovely - and loving! It truly is a masterpiece, and I know that not only will the card be appreciated, but the Love you have put into it will be treasured. hugs, de

  10. This is stunning Karen, certainly full of Christmas joy and love. The image is so beautiful and your detailing surrounding it is perfect. The poinsettia look gorgeous, the lace and pearls are so pretty and the trees look wonderful.
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend my kind and talented friend.
    hugs Sue xx

  11. What a stunning treasure your wonderful shaped card is, Karen! At first I thought it was a wall hanging or a beauty to be framed...just gorgeous! So much sparkly detail with the pretty poinsettias and trees! The image for the focal point is so peaceful! The trim along the bottom is very eye catching! Whew...what beauty...Karen...well done!!! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!!!

  12. Gorgeous scenc card and love the detail. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

  13. Gorgeous card Karen ! love this Peaceful scène !
    The poinsettias are Amazing , and I love all your stunning details !
    A wonderfull puce of Art !

  14. GORGEOUS!!! You've done it again Karen... besides my mouth being wide open & jaw is dropped! :) You've managed to capture the Beautiful Essence of the Christmas Spirit - And it's only Aug. 14th! I can't take my eyes off that Wintery scene and those beautiful poinsettias.... I also LOVE those Trees... I don't know If I missed it somewhere as to what you used.. but they really make this piece come together beautifully!! LOVE it! Have a wonderful Weekend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  15. Very beautiful and don't know what part of the card that I love best. Especially love the poinsettias and picture.

  16. Christmas wreath perfection. I'm just amazed at the beauty of it . Have a blessed day and a great weekend my friend
    DIANA L.


  17. BEAUTIFUL!!! Such wonderful detail. Thank you for joining us @ Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon :)

  18. Hi Karen,
    Don't you just LOVE Christmas!!! I do! I do! Let me begin by saying that I absolutely Adore the poinsettias!! The Gift For You Christmas collection is Beautiful!!! It reminds me of the movie, It's a Wonderful Life.I absolutely adore the tiny trim.
    A Stunning Treasure my friend!!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  19. So beautiful in so many ways. Reminds me of fine china and it's delicate beauty! Your attention to detail is exquisite! Right down to the snowy scene!

  20. I can imagine you put a lot of effort and love into this card. The result is outstanding. Christmas is my favourite season and you captured its magic in this card perfectly. A special card for the special person. Stunning!
    Hugs! xx

  21. Wow, this blog is breath taking, so many beautiful, delicate, and romantic projects! Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog and leave such sweet comment, I'm looking forward to see more of your lovely projects and see you around my blog! Have a great weekend!

  22. I am drawn to your black and white scene - it just brought images of bygone days, which most people have happy thoughts of. Whether they were or not, this brings such a nostalgic beautiful feel to the card.

    So glad you entered your card into the Die Cut Divas' challenge.

  23. Hi, Karen! I am back with my other hat: Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  24. My jaw just dropped open. This is GORGEOUS. I love the layering, I love the softness and vintage imagery. The poinsettias are stunning. I just love this project. Thanks for joining us this past week at 613 Avenue Create (And, my apologies for being so late - my week got away from me). We hope to see you again in the new challenge.

  25. Oh, wow!!! This is such a gorgeous Christmas card Karen. So full of festive loveliness and holiday cheer.
    The nostalgic image looks even more beautiful with what you have achieved by adding the Frantage and pom pom trim. Once again I feel drawn into the scene which is so joyous and peaceful.
    I can't take my eyes off those beautifully embellished poinsettias which are a sheer delight and the frosted spruce trees that look pretty with the flower soft snow effect
    It brings me so much joy to stop by and see your amazing creations. Thanks for sharing them.
    Have a blessed week my crafty friend.
    Lots of love Donna xxx

  26. WOW!!! This is incredibly gorgeous Karen! The papers and beautiful scene is amazing! The poinsettia cluster is just stunning and I love the ruffle trimming! Seriously, beautiful my friend!
    Sherrie K

  27. Just love the vintage look of this card! Really makes me tune into the Christmas frequency :)

  28. Absolutely gorgeous - such an elegant design.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's and The Glory of Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  29. OMGoodness, this card is absolutely stunning! I keep going back for one more look. Just love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  30. GORGEOUS!!! This must have taken forever to make!! The delicate touches and all the details are amazing. I love this!! I enjoyed seeing your creation over at Die Cut Divas!

  31. Oh my goodness. Stunning creation - I love the vintage picture and the fabulous sparkle. Those poinsettias are stunning. Beautiful! TFS

  32. This card is definitely packed with love. It sparkles throughout this creation. The fine details are just perfect in every way! The snow on the trees is just wonderful!! I LOVE this Karen!!


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