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Friday, November 27, 2015

The Magic of Christmas

Happy Friday, sweet and sparkly friends! I hope my American friends are having a beautiful Thanksgiving! Mine has been busy and lovely. ♥︎

I'm posting today on the Live & Love Crafts blog, where we're celebrating the spirit of Christmas. I was inspired by the magic that surrounds this beautiful season. ♥︎
Maja Design's Vintage Frost Basics create my Sugar Plum Fairy and her winter wonderland, which is paired with Purple I from Pion Design's Palette collection. My fairy is a Tattered Lace die. The heart frame is a Sue Wilson Italian Decorative Frame, while the sweet heart stems on the right are from Impression Obsession. Both are birthday gifts from a treasured friend. ♥︎
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are sprinkled with Glamour Dust for Christmas sparkle, including the beautiful Lilac roses that coordinate so sweetly with the Vintage Frost designs. Hearts and love are nestled throughout my card, blossoming more beautifully than ever during this season of Hope.
A capped teardrop vintage pearl pin is nestled within the larger bouquet, while a pearl-adorned snowflake charm dangles from the tiny arrangement. A tiny shabby jingle bell jingles from the top of her wings. My die-cut snowflakes are from Cheery Lynn and banner sentiment from My Craft Spot is no longer produced.
The card base is Go Kreate's Large Frame Frilly 10. Milled Lavender distress ink accents my Joy! Crafts Lacey Square and Magnolia Heart Swirls scroll within my flowers. Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a magical weekend. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Create Your Own)
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Christmas
 *Fab 'n' Funky~ Christmas
 *Papertake Weekly~ Take Your Pick (Glitter it Up)
 *{PIN}spirational Challenge~ Photo Inspiration
 *Scrapy Land~ Monochromatic (Cheery Lynn, Impression ObsessionMagnolia, Sue Wilson, and Tattered Lace dies)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


  1. This is just the prettiest card, ever!!! Such lovely soft pinks, beautiful layers and magical sparkle! I totally believe :) xx

  2. WOW what a stunner you have made with the fairy. I had seen the fairy some time back but never liked most projects people created with it and so hadnt bought it. You have magical hands!

  3. Gorgeous card, beautiful design and love the colours x

  4. Another wowzer Karen... This is a beautiful make as always... love the fairy and the pretty shape and design.

  5. I believe in the magic of Christmas and I believe in the magic of Karen's creations to put me into the Christmas spirit!! HOT DIGGITY DARN! This is just incredible Karen! I love the unique shaped base and that ballerina is just a vision of beauty! Beautiful colours, so soft...and your white accents are frosty and festive!! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, I sure do enjoy hearing from you. happy weekend my friend. hugs :)

  6. Oh my goodness, my sweetest friend, this is one of the most gorgeous cards ever!! Wow!! Every detail is spectacular!! I love the layers!! The fairy is so beautiful!! I love the shape and the pretty papers!! Every single touch is perfect!! I keep scrolling back up to look at it!! It's mesmerizing!! Love, love, love this, Karen!! It's so stunning!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!!

    I hope you had a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving with your family!! And I hope that you have a relaxing and fabulous weekend, too!! Happy Friday!! Hugest hugs dear friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Karen, I always feel like the weight of the world is lifted when I visit your delightful blog, view your latest lovely creation and read your sweet words! This is just another lovely card, made with so much love and attention to the tiniest of details! I adore that snowflake charm, that tiniest of jingle bells, and your capped stick pin! Just beautiful little touches that make your work so special! LOVE it, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

  8. Beautiful my friend, I love it, I love it, I love it. The fairy is gorgeous, It is a magical card. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #169 “Christmas” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  9. Such an elegant and beautiful card! I love the papers that you used, your gorgeous flowers and that fairy die is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge #30!

  10. Bee-utiful wintry/Christmas creation. Like the detail & sparkle. Thank you for entering at DLART Christmas Ch.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    DLART Guest Designer

  11. Oh MY! Could your sugar plum fairy be in a garden any more beautiful? I think not. Such an incredible fantasy setting, and beautiful flowers. I love that the wings and skirt are shaded with the pink, and that glittery goodness is everywhere! So gorgeous!

    Now for my other hat: Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,

  12. Truly magical Karen. Honestly! She is the prettiest diecut fairy I've ever seen! The monochrome shadings are really beautiful. You have such gorgeous artistry and fab way of balancing your detailed designs without overloading. I think I'm bewitched! Nicola x

  13. hello Karen! what a super sweet card, those flowers are perfectly placed and the die cut fairy is exquisite. What a beautiful shaped card! I am so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness! *~*

  14. WOW this is stunning and magical, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week
    lorraine x

  15. HI Karen,
    Well after eating so much and lots of pumpkin pie, which is my favorite. I decided to take a and make my bloggy visits. I absolutely adore the beautiful and magical fairy! The heart frame is so beautiful!!!Love the pretty pearl pin and gorgeous bouquet of flowers.Adore the elegant & beautiful snowflake!! Such a gorgeous creation my friend.
    I hope that you & your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs & smiles..extra hugs just incase..
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  16. Gorgeous card! Love that beautiful fairy amongst the flowers, pearls and laces! Everything looks so magical and elegant! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  17. Oh, such a magical lovely card with the sweet pretty fairy, Karen! And, your lovely touches with the flowers, pearls, and lace are perfect! Hope you and family had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Hugs and blessings to you! Take care, hugs!

  18. Happy Thanksgiving my friend! I hope you had a wonderful day~
    Your card is absolutely beautiful! The colors are so pretty and just love the pattern papers. The fairy is stunning! I just love all the details..the lace, flowers and snowflakes are such wonderful touches to your card design! Your work is amazing my friend~I simply love this!
    Have a wonderful evening~
    Sherrie K

  19. Wow Karen gorgeous layout , beautiful colours I'm totally thrilled.

  20. Beautiful! Love this sweet fairy and all your amazing details! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  21. This is so lovely and delicate. I love all of the dies and pretty flowers. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Christmas Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DTmember

  22. WOW! Such a beautiful creation with so much attention to detail. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

  23. I love the soft colour tones you have used in this beautiful Christmas card Karen. The papers are so pretty and your wonderfully coordinated embellishments are the perfect accompaniment.

  24. Oh my Karen! This is as stunning as all your other projects! The beautiful Fairy is angelic in the center of your project.... with soft subtle colors and beautiful cascading flowers surrounding it... It can't get much more elegant as this! I feel the spirit of the holidays all around me when looking at this! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  25. So soPretty............your card is stunning! I You have created the most Beautiful magical garden for the gorgeous fairy . Happy Belated Thanks giving :)

  26. Wow!!! I just love the shape and pretty delicate colours of your card Karen.
    I absolutely adore fairy's and all things magical and your Sugar Plum is just that.
    Another stunning Christmas card beautifully adored with pretty embellishments.
    Thanks for sharing you gifted talented once again.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Lots of big crafty hugs and love. Donna xx

  27. Oh, Karen, another stunningly beautiful card. I could just lose myself in your blog. I'm sorry I've been MIA. I have a lot on my plate right now and am barely coping, but always take a minute to admire your beautiful cards. I promise that I will come back and catch up on all my comments. This card is magical and that is not just because of the fairy :-)
    Big hugs, and Blessings
    PS: Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner :-)

  28. Magical!!! and so heartwarming! Thank you for bringing so much beauty to this world with your amazing creations!

    Paper Talk with Samra

  29. Wow!!! Awesome creation!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  30. It's not that often a fairy gets to be the focal point of a Christmas card, and if so, they are usually stamped and coloured images. Actually I'm not sure if I've ever seen a diecut fairy, but she sure is gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful design and composition.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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