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Friday, September 25, 2015

Sweet Christmas

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, where we've been playing with Pion Design's new Christmas in Norway paper collection. It's a nice combination of whimsical and elegance.

I opted for the sweeter side, using one of the little Christmas darlings. ♥︎
Fluttering snowflakes surround him, where graduating pearls connect Pearl Snowflakes from the Sunflower Pearl Trim. The beautiful Pearl Lace with Beads lines the bottom as snow. My base is made with Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle. The ultra sparkly snowflakes and fern are Magnolia dies.
My festive arrangement rests atop Coco lace and includes sweet cinnamon sticks, which I've sprinkled with Glamour Dust and tied with red Natural Hemp. Tucked in and around are sparkling Beaded Pomegranate Apples in Cranberry Sauce. The sentiment is cut down from one of the Borders and trimmed in Glamour Dust (as are most things)!
A peek inside to show the precious All in a Row paper, which I love for its red and green heart-shaped snowflakes. ♥︎

Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a beautiful weekend. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes 
 *Christmas Card Challenges~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Cardmakers and More~ Make it Sparkle
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Sparkle and Glitter
 *Creative Knockouts~ Glitter it Up
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration (Red, White, Green)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ September Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting


  1. This is stunning Karen. The papers are gorgeous, I love the way you have placed the sweet image. I love the festive colours and all your detailing is so beautiful.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend my kind and talented friend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Morning Karen, May l say a massive thank you for all your kind words during my loss you always made me feel my blogging friends are so special and you are one of many so thank you so very much ..........Wow another great creation the style of the card is gorgeous and the image with all the added extra's are simply stunning as always your so talented enjoy your day Sandra H x

  3. Your card is amazing, just love it :)
    hug, Synnøve

  4. Ooooh Karen this is amazingly sweet and beautiful like all your wonderful creations! Can keep looking at it again and again!
    Dr Sonia

  5. HI Karen! Simply gorgeous, love how your create and add all those sweet details to your cardmakings...
    The vintage image looks awesome again all the pretty details added....Very lovely indeed my friend...
    Enjoy your happy Friday and super weekend!

  6. Gorgeous!!!!! Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    -Sandy, DT Sweetie

  7. Absolutely stunning I just love these papers and your lovely traditional colours it's fabulous love and hugs Carole x

  8. Oh Karen........I feel like I'm repeating myself each time I visit! Each project you create is more beautiful than the next....your work is stunning, so so beautiful! Every detail is perfect! You are so inspiring, thank you for sharing your works of art. Love the sweet vintage image.......what a gorgeous scene you have created!

  9. Oh my this is the most amazing and beautiful card I have seen in ages. Everything is just stunning together. I love all the sparkle with the glamour dust. WOW! I am so glad you shared it with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Thanks so much. Ina DT

  10. Gorgeous creation- beautifully made. Thanks for sharing with Creative Knockouts.

  11. So beautiful! Love all your trim and details! Love that little image too! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DL.ART DT member Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  12. Oh my goodness... So many beautiful things are on this one card! Absolutely stunning!!! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

  13. Oh wow this is amazing love all the gorgeous detail.
    Thank you for joining us at CCM&M.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  14. Gorgeous card and design! Each of the details is sheer perfection! The image is so fun and festive and the touches of trim look stunning, very lovely project! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  15. A stunning card Karen. Your new papers are gorgeous and your floral arrangement is beautiful. I especially love the mini cinnamon sticks and the mini apples. A lovely traditional feel with lots of glitter. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  16. Well, where to start? This is adorable! I love the beautiful shape and your cute image with such a beautiful array of frosty Christmas embellishments Karen, this is just gorgeous.

  17. Hi Karen,
    I hope that you and your family are doing well...
    When it comes to your Christmas creations,it is one that I do not want to miss seeing. The fluttering snowflakes are just darling! I absolutely love the festive arrangement..It is so pretty!! The sparkly snowflakes and fern add a gorgeous touch!!Amazing job on showcasing the Pion Design's new Christmas in Norway paper !! WOW! Such a beautiful creation my friend!!
    Sending you Tons of my love, hugs and smiles and extra love..just incase :)
    Have a blessed day my friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  18. Breath taking card. There are so many beautiful embellishments surrounding the cute Christmas image
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September LinkyChallenge.katieO-DTmember

  19. BEAUTIFUL card! I love all the fantastic details and elements to it! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  20. WOW - stunning embellishments and love this vintage creation! Gorgeous! TFS

  21. Wow, this a an embellishing hallmark!! Beautiful Thank you for sharing your art at Word Art Wednesday's 203rd challenge!! Ginny M DT WAW

  22. Hi Karen.....Just popped by.....Did you know you won the blog candy at Congratulations. Hope you are well.....Happy Fall to you!

  23. Awwww, this is so gorgeous and heartwarming! Love the little cinnamon sticks :)
    Hugs :)

    Paper Talk with Samra

  24. OMHECK!! How Adorably SWEET! Would you like my Address so you can mail this too me at Christmas time? Heck, I don't even have to wait til then... this is Fabulous! LOVE the Embellishments... makes everything just POP off your beautiful card! :) Have a Wonderful Day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  25. Oh my gosh, this is so sweet and perfect! Love all your details!

  26. Wow Karen, what a beautiful card ! Love the papers and the details are all gorgeous... Thanks for joining in with our sparkle challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More... good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Hugs, Sue xx

  27. I am so in love with those flower sprays, Karen - they always make floral arrangements even more beautiful than before! The frosty loveliness of your card is very festive, and yet magical. Such a beautiful card! hugs, de

  28. My sweetest friend, oh, how I've missed your projects while I've been gone!! This is absolutely stunning!! I love the pretty papers with the sweet image!! You embellished it perfectly!! What a gorgeous spray of flowers and apples and cinnamon!! So clever!! The pearl drop snowflakes are my favorite!! I love, love this!! It's vintage and elegant and absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait to click over to see the next project!! After a long day, I've looked forward to this - it makes me happy to see your incredible talent!! Until the next comment... ;) Big hugs!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  29. Sorry again for being so late commenting; you've created amazing Christmas cards with the Pion Design X-mas papers. Luckily there were plenty of others who told you so! Again; this is outstanding work with the papers and they way you've combined them with the embellisments. Love how you added the drops to the snowflakes; such an elegant touch!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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