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Friday, December 11, 2015

Blue Christmas

Hello, dear friends! I have been unable to visit you this week and am missing your beautiful creations. Due to family and health reasons, I have had to take a bit of a break. I will be visiting you as I can. ♥︎

I am posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, where this week's theme is Blue Christmas. I couldn't resist using Maja Design's new collection Home for the Holidays yet again. It is truly lovely. ♥︎

Edit: This is also my DT card for the new Anything Goes challenge at Deep Ocean Challenge, where my teamies have stunning inspiration for you!
I used part of the White Christmas scene to create a card for a nature lover. The Christmas birdies are fussy cut from Maja's previous Christmas collection, A Gift for You. The Prima Resin Birdhouse is covered in Shabby White Frantage and hangs from half pearls. The snowy branches in the image have been dusted with Glamour Dust.
The flowers are some of Sandy's newest goodies. I layered You Do Lace and Burlap flowers and centered them with Frosted Berries. Cheyenne trim ruffles beneath. Sandy has a plethora of gorgeous metal embellishments and my card includes one of her snowflake charms and sweet teeny jingly bells.

The heart frame is from Sue Wilson's Italian Decorative Frames collection, which is layered atop Go Kreate Frame Frilly #10 and Joy! Crafts Lacey Square dies.

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful weekend! ♥︎


  1. This is truly such a lovely card and the layout of your is so beautifully presented enjoy your weekend x

  2. Wow Karen, this is extra goodness wrapped up in a big red bow (OK, well ivory actually)!! Love the fancy shape and bravo cutting out those little birdies...just adore that birdhouse scene you put together! Another festive beauty that has captured the magic of the season! hugs :)

  3. Gorgeous, stunning and beautiful keepsake all in one.
    Hugs, Lori m

  4. This is absolutely stunning, my sweetest friend!! I absolutely adore the shape and the layers!! You always layer dies perfectly!! The burlap flowers are amazing...I love the texture they add!! The fussy-cut birdies are so sweet!! I love how you used the pretty papers!! This is phenomenally beautiful!! I love every single thing about it!! You know you are in always in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs, Karen :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Adorable project Karen! Love the beautiful design with all of the amazing details! The flowers are so gorgeous and those tiny little birds are so sweet! I hope all is well, hugs!

  6. Hi Karen, I love the combination colour blue and white. You created a lovely card again. Beautiful flowers and bow. The little birds are looking so sweet. Gorgeous!!!
    Hugs Petra x

  7. Wow!!! What a stunning Christmas card Karen. The pretty blue background that you have created with Maja papers look gorgeous. The beautiful sparkly branch adorned with the bird house and sweet birds are a feast on the eyes. I love the delicate flowers, bow and snowflake charm.
    Another stunner Karen. I hope that you will soon get back to feeling yourself once again!
    Sending lots of big hugs and kisses. Donna xx

  8. Wow Karen - what a beautiful and very sweet scene. Bet those birds are very happy indeed in their gorgeous home. Don't worry at all about blog visits and I hope that all in your world improves asap. Nicola x

  9. Hi Karen,
    Awesome job!! Such a Beautiful creation my friend!! I absolutely adore the beautiful scene. I though that the Christmas birdies were embellishments...made from wood or something else not from the Christmas collection.WOW!! on the die cuts!! I love the pretty burlap flowers with frosted berries.
    Stunning & Beautiful my friend!!
    Sending my prayers, hugs , & love to you & your family.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. Gorgeous card my friend! I love the pretty papers and the layering is beautiful! The dies you used are amazing! The scene is incredible and as always your details are stunning!
    Sending prayers and hugs that you are feeling better real soon! Take care my friend~
    Sherrie K

  11. I hope everything is okay with & your Family Karen - sending lots of prayers your way - your card is simply beautiful Karen - such delicate details and a stunning image - Have a wonderful week!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  12. Hi Karen I hope things are going ok for your family and things getting a little better for you. I'll be thinking about you. Your card is sensational the design is just a delight whatamazing colours and I must look at those flowers wow they are gorgeous Take care of yourself and sending big hugs Love Carole x

  13. Stunning card and gorgeous embellishments! Love the attention to detail, as always. Beautiful. Hope you are doing OK, take care. Hugs.

  14. Dear Karen, I hope you are doing much better by the time you read this. What a beautiful card you have created! I love the colors, of course and the bird theme is right up my alley! I can't believe you fussy cut those tiny birds! Wow! No one can put together such a masterpiece as you do! Lovely! I wish you a very Merry Christmas! Big hugs!

  15. This is my 2nd favourite Christmas card of yours...I'll let you know which one my favourite is once I get to it ;-) As you can probably tell; I'm trying to catch up a bit on commenting. I'm really sorry that I haven't been around at all; ever since we moved into the house I've been crazy busy with the refurbishment work. Anywho; I absolutely adore this card. The design is genius; so very clever how you've combined the two Maja collections and added interest to the card with the tiny red details, framed by the beautiful cream embellishments.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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