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Friday, October 2, 2015

Carousel Horse Cuteness

Happy Friday, my sweet and sparkly friends! I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today with my take on Sandy's theme of Cute as a Button. It's been an especially sweet week on the blog! ♥︎

I was inspired to use the cutest paper collection: Maja Design's Vintage Baby. This is for a mother who recently welcomed a very special baby boy into the world. He faces incurable health problems, but we are praying (and believing) he will survive.
The only paper not from Vintage Baby is the dark blue, which is from Pion Design Palette (Blue III). I remain enamored with these darling papers. Coco lace and Sunflower Pearl Trim line the center, which is accented with sweet buttons. A magical occasion always warrants elegance, right?! :o)
The carousel horse is a Forever Memories For You cut file, which I've embellished with pearly goodies. Pearl Lace with Beads trims the canopy while a Pearl String wraps around the pole. I cut off a Sunflower Pearl for the top.

Dangling from the Maya Road Love Heart Clip is one of LLC's newest embellishments: Chain Charm "Leaves." The sweet fluttering leaves and chain are so beautiful that I opted to let it shine on its own. ♥︎
My card base is Go Kreate's Frame Frilly #10 die. The darling sentiment and its metal die layers are from My Craft Spot (no longer produced). I hope this lifts her heart and encourages her to cling to our faith which promises that Love Never Fails.

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful weekend. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Sapphire)
 *Creative Knockouts~ Lots of Layers
 *Die Cuttin' Diva~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ October Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Dream Valley~ Recipe (Pearls/Gems- Patterend Paper- Flowers)
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting


  1. A magical card indeed and such lovely papers and are touching so many hearts with your cards generous you are
    Dr Sonia

  2. whoa! That layered die cut is absolutely amazing, Karen! What a keepsake - these parents will just adore your card - I like your variety of pearls, which are all perfectly placed, of course. Darling color, so soft and baby-like. Great minds - on Wednesday, I'll be publishing a 6-card set - all using a carousel horse image which has felt neglected since it was purchased years ago! LOL But none of my cards will hold a candle to this beautiful masterpiece! Hope you are doing well. Hugs, de

  3. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! This is one breathtaking card Karen! I am still trying to gather my thoughts and I don't think I can really find any words to really describe how much I looooove this card!!! Oh my! Thank you for making my day with this beauty!
    Hugs :)

    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. This is just a work of art. The clip with the charm is so unique as are the beautiful flowers and pearls. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. Stunning carousal card, so many pretty elements to look at, someone will be very happy to have this keepsake card.
    Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  6. Gorgeous and so very much detailed Karen... love the carousal and the the fun details you created for it.. Such a pretty design card for that special mom and her newborn baby boy...

  7. Oh so Magical Karen is your carousal so beautifully put together as always xx

  8. OMGosh!! I think this is the most beautiful card I have ever seen!!!!this is magical and elegant what a beautiful card
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  9. You've done it AGAIN!! This is Gorgeous Karen! Makes me want to have a baby so you can send me one! Okay... maybe not Want another baby... :) But this is simply beautiful and the new momma is going to be in awe of it as I am! I'll say a few prayers for the new mother and her special baby boy! :) Have a Great Weekend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  10. Beautiful card, love each and every delicate detail! That carousel is the sweetest with those gorgeous pearls and flowers! I absolutely love that sentiment tag with the pearls inside. This is such a precious creation and will be cherished by the recipient! Have a lovely weekend my friend!

  11. Wow, that is really gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  12. Another truly magical card Karen. I adore your carousel design with the added pearly detailing. The papers are stunning and your attention to detail is full of beauty.
    Sending you hugs, Sue xx

  13. Wow Karen, this is scrumptious. Love the carousel, papers and pearls and your fabulous design.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  14. What can I say Karen this is truly wonderful love those baby papers a favourite of mine it all looks stunning a very special card love and hugs Carole xx

  15. A gorgeous card Karen, a beautiful design with such pretty papers..........your carousel is adorable and such stunning embellishments!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  16. Hi Karen,
    The Vintage baby collection is simply beautiful.The carousel horse and Chain Charm "Leaves" are such darling details.The baby sentiment & die cuts are truly precious.
    Such sweet details my friend. One which I now the recipient will truly love.
    A Stunning and Beautiful Always.
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  17. Could this be more precious? Oooh my goodness Karen, this is just so darn sweet and incredibly adorable! Every little details is placed perfectly! I absolutely adore the carousel horse! The lace and pearls give it such a delicate feel! So beautiful my friend! I am sure the recipient will treasure it!
    Have a great day my friend!
    Sherrie k

  18. What a beautiful treasure this is Karen. Your papers are gorgeous and so beautifully decorated and embellished. You are a very talented lady - this is so precious.

  19. Karen, what a lovely card...I know that this new mother will feel so blessed...first by her new son and second by your card to celebrate this special boy's birth. I have lifted up a prayer for our Father for this baby...He has a purpose for his life. Your card is just breathtaking...words defy me right now, but I just feel so uplifted when I visit your blog and see the beauty that you create! You are blessing so many! Hugs!

  20. This is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  21. Oh my goodness Karen.
    When I first saw this beautiful creation my eyes were transfixed. It is just the most gorgeous project in blogland. The carousel is so beautifully adorned with stunning elements. The papers are an excellent choice as are the lace, flowers, buttons and well everything.
    Thank you for sharing another masterpiece. Your creativity continues to inspire me.
    Sending lots of big hugs your way. Lots of love, Donna xx

  22. A gorgeous creation - thanks for joining us at Penny's this week.

    Helen x

  23. Wow! What an amazing card!! Just stunning!! Saying a prayer for the little one!! May God bless him!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  24. Wow Karen, what a magical baby card! It's so inspiring - what a real masterpiece!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts and good luck to you!


  25. Wow! This is beautiful! All your details are simply amazing! The little shaker is just amazing! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  26. This is amazing! I adore this! I'm so happy to see your projects today! I hope you are feeling better my friend and hope that your pain is subsiding. Keeping you in my prayers today! Hugs to you and wishing you a happy weekend!

  27. Your card is so Beautiful Karen! Perfect for a baby boy.....the soft blue and all those pearls, specially the tiny shaker, are just gorgeous.

  28. This is so sweet, love the extras & backing paper.

    Thanks for joining us at dream valley

    Tracey dt

  29. Oh my goodness, my sweetest friend, this is magical!! I absolutely adore the carousal!! The way you wrapped the pearls around it is amazing!! I really don't have words to describe this!! The love charm is such a beautiful touch!! The papers are perfect!! The flowers are gorgeous!! Truly, it is a work of art!! Each detail is perfection!! I keep scrolling back up to look at it!! Wow!! No more words except stunning!! Love, love it!! Hugest hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  30. So adorable! I love the pearls!
    Thank you for joining the DLART Thankful Thursday October Linky Challenge - Have a blessed day!
    Gail Scott http://DL.ART DT member

  31. One of the prettiest baby cards I've ever seen! And I'm not saying this just because it's blue, LOL. The carousel is adorable and the embellishment work with all the pearls carefully placed is outstanding!!! Donna used the right word for it, it's a masterpiece.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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