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Friday, September 18, 2015

Paris Love

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you're having a lovely week. I'm on the Live & Love Crafts blog today with my take on Sandy's theme of Bon Voyage. :o)

My heart instantly leapt to Paris! ♥︎ This will soon be shipped off to encourage the dreams of a heartbroken mother.
I used Pion Design's Paris Flea Market for its beautiful pinks and elegance. The card base (Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles) and the Eiffel Tower (La-La Land Crafts) were made with Pink I from Pion's Palette collection. I love these heavier weight solids that perfectly match their unique color palette. 
The Eiffel Tower was sprinkled with Shabby White Frantage. A slightly darker pink Tower was layered beneath to serve as its shadow. The Eiffel Tower charm is gorgeous and one of LLC's newest goodies. Ash Rose seam binding ruffles alongside the flowers. The postage stamp was made with My Craft Spot stamps and dies (no longer produced).
The green bottom layer and foliage (Magnolia Heart Swirls) are from Pion's Linneaus Botanical Journal. The mulberry butterfly is from Prima's Imago set, which flutters within a rose-accented doily. Wink of Stella sparkles atop the flowers and heart swirls. Pearls and lace are incorporated throughout, as always. Sandy has the loveliest selection of embellishments. ♥︎
Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a beautiful weekend. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Love Me Do)
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ September Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *If You Give a Crafter a Cookie~ Cookie Inspiration: Pink Bows
 *Let's Craft and Create~ Dies or Punches (Used 4 dies)
 *Penny's Challenge~ Use a Bow and/or Christmas
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Die Crazy (Card base, Eiffel Tower, foliage, postage stamp die cuts)


  1. This is so beautiful Karen. The Romantic Rectangles make such a wonderful card base, such a pretty colour scheme with the gorgeous Pion papers and your detailing is stunning.
    I hope that your weekend is beautiful too my kind and talented friend.
    hugs, Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous card as always Karen ! Fabulous design !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges blog and Good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  3. Oh my gosh, stunning!! My sweetest friend, this is my favorite card of yours...oh, who am I kidding?? All of your cards are my favorite :) I love the shabby elegance of this!! The papers are so beautiful and I love the flowers and the dies you used!! The butterfly looks amazing!! The lace is spectacular!! Each time I look, I see something's absolutely gorgeous!! I could stare at this all day!! The design, the details - perfect!! Thanks so much for linking up with the DL.ART September Linky!!

    I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend :) I'm trying to get things done before my trip but ugh, it's so hard. I want to have all of my posts scheduled and ready to go and I haven't even started. I still have a week, but still...I like to have things done so I don't have to worry last minute. Happy, happy Friday my dear friend!! Summer is almost over :( Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wow this is so beautiful. Your choice of papers and embellishments is exquisite and you have created such an opulent mixture of details in this card. How lovely for the recipient to receive something so lovingly made as this. Have a wonderful weekend and take care,

  5. Stunning card Karen... love everything you did to incorporate this card... The details are so fantastic and I'm sure the recipient will treasure it so much....

  6. Oh, so beyond spectacular, Karen! I do love a Parisian theme! My husband and I went on a cruise to the British Isles and one day in Paris for our 25th anniversary in 2004. Oh, what a grand time it was! Your stunning card is so pretty with the Eiffel Tower and the sweet charm! Always exquisite beauty with the flowers, lace, and pearls! The butterfly is extra sweet with the beads! What a true treasure for the recipient! Take care and hugs and blessings to you, Karen!:-)

  7. Such beautiful papers and flowers you used to create your stunning card! The butterfly and lace is so pretty and the addition of the charm is delightful! I know this will be cherished by the recipient! I hope you are feeling better my friend and thanks again for all of the sweet comments you leave me, they always bring a smile to my face! Have a fabulous weekend!

  8. So beautiful another fabulous creation everything is just perfect I'm in love with it Love and hugs Carole x

  9. Hi Karen,
    I'm loving the beautiful pink!!! I'ts so beautiful and yes Elegant!!You know I always have to go to the butterfly, which is absolutely Gorgeous! I was with my nephew yesterday helping him with his statistics homework..still working on it and we both decided to take a walk and we came across this beautiful yellow & black butterfly.. I have not seen one this summer and when I did I was speechless on how Beautiful a butterfly really is and I thought about your beautiful creations. Had to share that with you..
    I love the gorgeous detail of the 3-d Eiffel Tower, postage stamp and flowers. A stunning creation.
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs and smiles and sending extra love to your mom, dad & brother
    I truly appreciate every word you leave on my blog and its important to tell you how wonderful I think you truly are..
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. Thanks, Karen! I needed a trip to Paris and your card was just the ticket (pun intended). The mother will feel loved and supported by your kind, supportive artwork. Every time she sees your card, she will remember how special and cared for she is. XXOO

  11. This card is extravagantly sumptuous! So rich in detail and lovely plush elements with the lace and pearls and layers of texture! My favorite parts are the gorgeous ribbon with the pearl button and the wooden beads for the butterflies body - so unexpected! Your creative efforts will bring a smile to your Mum! So glad you are sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [#141 – ATG / Twist Love Me Do]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  12. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Beautiful embellishments! So glad you were inspired by Cupcake Inspirations' Lace Challenge!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  13. Oh my gosh Karen, this is just stunning! The base is beautiful and love the pretty pattern papers. The Eiffel Tower is amazing and I LOVE the lace, pearls, ribbon and flowers!!! Seriously, incredibly gorgeous and such a spectacular design!!! The recipient will love it!
    Have a great evening and wonderful weekend!
    Sherrie K

  14. so many sweet details on your card - awesome - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations

  15. This is a magnificent card Karen. I just love everything, the diecuts, the paper, embellishments. It is gorgeous,
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  16. Gorgeous. I love the lace and flowers that frame the Eiffel Toiwer. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday September Linky Challenge

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  18. Oh so Beautifully Crafted my Sweet Friend! This is GORGEOUS! Do you get tired of me saying that? Probably not! tehehehe You did it again Karen! Another Master piece of Beauty, Butterflies, Lace, Pearls, Flowers, Charm, Die Cuts... You have it ALL... and it looks so amazing when you put them together! LOVE it! I hope you've been enjoying your weekend! :) Have a wonderful evening!


  19. Amazingly beautiful! LOVE all the details! love the card base! Wonderfully done! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  20. Hello, Karen.
    Wow!!! Another jaw dropper! This card is totally stunning. The detail looks amazing and the colours are so very pretty. Your choice of embellishments look stunning and I can't take my eyes off the butterfly in all it's glory along with the gorgeous flowers, lace and shabby ribbon.
    Thank you for your beautiful comment that you so kindly left for me to read.
    Have a lovely week my super talented sweet friend.
    Lots of love Donna xx

  21. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  22. Absolutely beautiful. So many layers, gorgeous flowers. So many details to admire. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Die Crazy Challenge :)

  23. AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  24. The dangerous thing about doing bloghopping and commenting is that one always sees so many beautiful crafty things one can't live without, LOL. I'm very tempted to get the Eiffeltower die now, it's gorgeous! Beautiful take on the theme and a very beautiful card.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  25. Trawling around blogland tonight, looking for Parisian themed papers and embellies and what should pop up in the feed (which I recognised immediately as yours!) but a gorgeous Parisian creation from one of my favourite crafters! Karen, this is utterly enchanting. I love everything about it! I hope you won't mind that I pinned it onto my 'favourite crafters' Pinterest board. Links straight back here to you of course. Huge hugs, Wends x


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