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Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Happy December, sweet friends! I hope you're having a beautiful week. :o)

Due to severe time constraints, my card is serving two purposes. Both of my teams have new challenges beginning today, so I tailored it to both themes. At Live & Love Crafts, we're all about Sparkle this month! In a few hours the new Deep Ocean Challenge goes live with the fun theme of Santa is Coming to Town. ♥︎
Sparkle abounds in the form of Glamour Dust, which cover every flower and most embellishments. The gorgeous Santa image is from Maja Design's Vintage Frost Basics, while all of the other papers are from Maja's new collection Home for the Holidays.
Sandy has a ton of new products in the store, including this stunning Button Etoile which I've set atop a Magnolia snowflake. Blue Prima Vax Cord secures Liberty Bells to the Penny Black Heart String.
Sweet Wild Orchid Crafts blossoms are nestled alongside Tulle and Valerie trims for fun texture. (Pretend some paragraphs aren't centered... not sure why that happened and Blogger won't let me fix it!) 

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a sparkly day! ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Paper Piecing)
 *Crafty Cardmakers~ 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ December Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Sparkles Christmas~ Die Cuts
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


  1. Wow Karen, this is beyond words and simply stunning! I love it.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I think I might like to try your style once to see what I can come up with. I know it would not be as stunning as yours!

  3. WOW Karen you churn out such super gorgeous projects in each inspiring and sooo beautiful
    Dr Sonia

  4. Wow Karen, you really do make the most gorgeous Christmas cards! I am loving all the soft blues, my absolute fav this year!! What a wonderful Santa image, so vintage and festive! So many wonderful embellishments, but I think the one I love the most is that itty bitty bell you added with the bow in the corner! It's small but it's just so perfect!! Big hugs to you my friend :)

  5. Karen WOW that's another eye-catcher. A great card in gorgeous colors. So much sweet decoration, I'm thrilled, absolutely stunning.
    Greetings Petra

  6. Absolutely Stunning! Hugs, Lori m

  7. Hi Karen,
    I thought it was a! A card!! Stunning & Beautiful!! A beautiful creation my friend!! I love the gorgeous Maja collection, flowers and pearls! The Santa image is darling!! I absolutely adore all of the darling embellishments from the snowflake to the tiny bell! Just Darling!!
    This is just Amazing!! A truel BEAUTY my friend!!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs & you to pieces
    Have a blessed day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  8. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, my sweetest friend!! I love the vintage Santa image!! You showcased it perfectly!! The snowflake is beautiful!! The pearl button is so pretty!! All of the sparkle is fabulous!! As always, the details are just amazing!! I adore the little sweet!! The design, the pearl trim, everything is so gorgeous!! This is a stunner, my dear friend!! Perfect to celebrate the beauty of the holiday season!! I hope you have a wonderful December, Karen!! Thinking of you!! Great big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Hello, Karen.
    Your card is truly amazing. Santa Claus is coming to town! This Vintage image is glorious and the surrounding elements look stunning. I love the tulle adorned with the pretty lace and pearl string. Oh, so lovely and the delicate flower arrangement so beautifully arranged. Another of your magnificent makes my sweet and talented crafting friend.
    Have a lovely week.
    Sending lots of big hugs & kisses your way. Donna xx

  10. Beautiful card! The Santa image is so stunning! I love the addition of the laces, pearls and tulle you incorporated into your project! This definitely puts me in the holiday mood! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous with the image and all the lovely detail with lace, pearls, and tulle! Your projects are outstanding as always! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take care...blessings to you, hugs!:-)

  12. WOWZER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is one stunning Vintage card my friend, I love the color ad l the details
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes DECEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  13. Absolutely stunning. Beautiful in every way. So many elements to look at and so love your colour choice. Thanks so much for sharing withus a Crafty Cardmakers.

  14. A gorgeous creation Karen. Lovely colours and lots of beautiful embellies! Marlies x

  15. Beautiful I love all of the pretty laces you used to frame the vintage santa. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DTmemeber

  16. Like the vintage Santa image, colors, and all the variety of pretty embellishments. Thank you for entering DLART Christmas challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    DLART Guest Designer

  17. Gorgeous, Karen! I especially love your tiny blue heart banner. All the glittery, sparkly details are beautiful! Your blue theme really brings wintry goodness to the attention of the recipient. It's a lovely fantasy scene! Hugs, de

  18. GORGEOUS yet again Karen!!! I LOVE that Santa Image.. he's the perfect focal point! And so many pretty blues... my favorite color of course! :) And then the beautifully added extra details & Love you poured into this card! I especially love the silver bells up in the corners of the card... Always jaw dropping when I come here and I wouldn't have it any other way!!! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  19. Wow, what a gorgeous card! The color pallet is so pretty! I love the Santa image and the way he is framed out! The beautiful details in this card are fabulous! I love all the flower clusters, lace and pearls!
    Lovely design as always Karen! Have a wonderful evening!
    Sherrie K

  20. Your card is stunning. The details are gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

  21. This is just lovely - wonderful vintage image and beautiful blue colour tones.
    Alison x

  22. Gorgeous card Karen. Love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our "Twas the Night Before Christmas" challenge.


  23. A stunning Christmas card Karen. I love your Santa image, and your blue and white colour scheme is beautiful. Gorgeous embellishments and flowers and the little bells are wonderful details. Thanks for sharing with us over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  24. Stunning, gorgeous, breathtaking!!! Oh how I love this card!!! My favorite color and such a fantastic choice of embellishments!

    Paper Talk with Samra

  25. An absolutely beautiful card! Love the colours,the sparkle and the fabulous St Nicholas image

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this month


  26. Thanks for sharing your stunning card with us, and thank you for pointing out which line of the poem it relates to, so many have not bothered!!

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  27. I remember you telling me that you weren't happy with the way this card turned out, but I think it's lovely and judging by the comments above and the no of likes it received on LLC's Instagram, it'd seem we're many who disagree with you. :-)

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  28. What a fabulous card! Love the design and the sentiments, so cute!. Happy crafting. And may you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

    Warm regards xxxx
    Prasad Kumar
    Christmas Poems


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