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Friday, November 13, 2015

Santa's Coming

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I hope you're having a beautiful week. I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing a card inspired by the classic Santa Claus is Coming to Town. He's enlisted the help of some cutie pies, too. ♥︎ This will soon be on its way to lift the spirits of disheartened parents.
My papers are from Pion Design's Christmas in Norway, which celebrates traditional colors with a touch of whimsy. My card base is made with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles, which I've topped with a Spellbinders Floral Oval. I made the oval a frame and popped it up with foam tape.
This darling little scene is from Santa is Coming. I hung a few stockings for Santa's helpers to fill, which hang from a Pearl String garland and are secured with Sunflower Pearl Trim. Their base is the lovely Isabelle lace. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
A few of my favorite ivory trims are layered on the bottom and the sweet A Gift for You charm dangles from Natural Hemp. These papers are precious and stand well on their own when in a crafty time crunch, as I was this week. :o) Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful weekend. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: RAK)
 *C.R.A.F.T.~ Christmas
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ November Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Holly Jolly Christmas~ Ribbons and Pearls
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (Spellbinders dies)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Unicorn~ Christmas


  1. Karen your card is an absolutely eye-catcher. I like the layout and all the pretty details you placed. I like these typical Christmas colors also repeatedly very happy.
    Best regards Petra

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Karen, you make the absolute most gorgeous Christmas cards out there!! Traditional colours, yummy. Laces and pearls, delicious. Little itty bitty stockings, wonderful. An image of little kids getting into Santa's sack, heartwarming!! I adore every inch of this stunning card my friend! hugs :)

  3. Another stunning card, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing again at Unicorn, Claire DT x

  4. This is so gorgeous Karen, beautiful traditional Christmas colours and that sweet image, just darling. You have an eye for detail and this had so many of them, all wonderful and perfectly designed. Enjoy your weekend whatever you are up to.

  5. Hi Karen.......So pretty is your card l just adore your image backing papers and layout as always you have created a wonderful card x

  6. Beautiful card Karen! You are so detailed with your crafting... love it and so inspiring to always see what you are coming up with next.

  7. Gorgeous card Karen! I love the paper you used and all the details and embellishments! I am sure it will bring peace to those grieving parents. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #29!

  8. Crafty time crunch??? It can't be seen in this lovely looks like you've been working lovingly on it for days! so many sweet details on this precious card! I love that you layer your lace, and that charm is just the perfect finishing touch! I love visiting your blog; I always feel so renewed after a visit! Big hugs!

  9. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! What a beautiful celebration of the Christmas spirit!! I love the vintage cute!! As always, the details you added are just perfect!! That charm is so beautiful!! I love the stockings and the gorgeous papers!! Everything is perfection!! This will definitely be cherished by the grieving parents. Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, happy weekend my dear friend!! Have a fabulous Friday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Wow! Such a beautiful Christmas card! Love those pretty stockings hung across the center of your card with the gorgeous lace and pearls! The image is just stunning and every little details is so precious! Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. This is breathtaking! The papers are just gorgeous and love all the trimmings! The lace, beads and fabulous flowers are just incredible! The image is darling! Your details are just amazing as always!
    I am sure the recipient will treasure this!
    Have a great weekend Karen,
    Sherrie K

  12. This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen, just love it, hugs, Lori m

  13. Oh, Karen! How beautiful! Love the paper-pieced stocking trio to match your 3 little darlings! So sweetly colored, and happy. The parents will appreciate all your loving prayers and thoughtfulness. XXOO

  14. Omword! How Stunning Karen!! I adore the sweet Christmas Image and the beautiful flowers surrounding the top of the Oval Frame! The Gift Charm is such a nice touch... makes me excited for Christmas! :) Have a great weekend!


  15. So wonderful I love the vintage feel and all the fabulous embellishments which all work so perfectly. The dies are both so pretty a stunningly beautiful card Love and hugs Carole x

  16. Karen your card is every single details of it! If interested we are opening a new challenge blog and are looking for fabulous designers (we have some top designers coming on board and need a few more)...I would love for you to apply...the information is on my blog hope to see you there.

  17. Hi Karen,
    I have to say how much I adore the stockings!!! They are just Precious!! I absolutely love the darling charms and gorgeous flowers. I love the gorgeous Christmas in Norway collection.
    This is Amazing and such a Stunning creation!! Plus I love that it is a Christmas creation and made by you!!! LOVE this!!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  18. Oh my!!! This is one stunningly breathtaking holiday card!!! Love it!!! Every little detail on this crafting gem is astonishing!
    Thank you for joining challenge #29 at Scrapy Land!

    Samra GDT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  19. This is just lovely Karen. Such a retro-feel to it. I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly. Good luck.
    Lynn, HJ DT

  20. Gorgeous ! Absolutely Fabulous
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPYLAND challenges blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE,DT Guest designer

  21. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Best Regards, Mary

    Thyme To Create {My Blog}

  22. So gorgeous! Love all your trim and details! Love those little cupie babies! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  23. A truly wonderful make. Thank you so much for joining us at Unicorn Challenge this month. Hugs Traci DT xx

  24. Lovely christmas card thanks for joing Craft this week and sorry for the late comment

  25. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the color and the design. So elegant! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

  26. Oh my - what a beautiful vintage card! Stunning!

  27. Simply fantastic work with the papers; the design is outstanding and as always you are matching the embellishments perfectly.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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