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Friday, February 19, 2016

A Cuppa' Love

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I hope you're having a blessed week. I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today with a coffee-inspired creation. Coffee=Love. ♥︎

I used Maja Design's Coffee in the Arbour, as this gorgeous image from the collection instantly came to mind. One of the many things I've learned from being involved with parents whose children are fighting for their lives is that something as simple as a coffee with a loved one is cherished. This card will include a gift card to provide those few minutes to recharge.
Not only is the scene so dainty and pretty, but I also love the color palette. ♥︎ I have framed it with a Joy! Crafts Oval Frame.
The sweet pink and blues carry over to my floral arrangements, which include the stunning pink beaded berry stamens. They are somehow both whimsical and elegant, which is my favorite crafty combination. Magnolia Heart Swirls flourish within.
This lovely tag is also included in the collection, which is too pretty not to pair with the image. :o) A darling Maja butterfly has landed atop it. The opposite corner has a pearl heart, delivering pearly love to the recipient. ♥︎

Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a beautiful weekend. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Shaker)
 *Crafty Boots~ No Stamps Allowed
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ February Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes


  1. Oooh so pretty and love those little butterflies you added
    Dr Sonia

  2. This is so elegant Karen, It makes me happy to look at it Such subtle colors and charming vintage look.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes FEBRUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  3. Dear friend Karen, I love your gorgeous card and the fantastic papers "Coffee in the arbour". I often work with them.
    You created a wonderful scene and I like the colour scheme and flowers.
    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, you made me happy ;-)
    Have a nice weekend and a big hugh from Petra x

  4. Breathtaking Karen!! I just love this one, it's a little different than your normal style, but I think I'm loving it more, if that's possible! That image is amazing, like tea time at Grandma's house, so prim and proper, cozy and inviting! Love all your flowers, I am definitely going to invest in some of those wild roses! The papers are lovely and your embellishments are perfect as a dream! Another beauty! happy weekend, hugs :)

  5. Just delightful this is super pretty its such a fabulous design I love these papers and your sentiment is just the perfect match beautiful love and hugs Carole x

  6. Really beautiful card, such a delicate design and lovely colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. Hi Karen....Ooooh wow yur card is so beautiful the colours are gorgeous and that cake looks delicious l can almost taste it l love all the flowers Karen and the butterfly adds to a perfect finish as always your so talented l just adore all of your crafts.........sending lots of love and thank you for always commenting on my blog take care xx

  8. Karen, I don't know how this is possible, but I get such a sense of excitement paired with contentment when I visit your blog. I always know that when I open your page, I'm in for a treat, but I also know that you are making someone else's day that much better as well, when you deliver the card. This is just lovely, and I adore the thought of sharing a gift card for coffee with this precious and delightful card. You are such a blessing to so many, Karen! Big hugs!

  9. Oh my gosh! I really LOVE this card! The quiet and peaceful scene with the coffee cup and the cupcake is just so lovely! The colors on this card are exquisite! Thank you for sharing with us at DL.ART February Linky Challenge!

  10. My sweetest friend, I'm not sure if my comments are going through or not?? This is the fifth time and I'm going to try again, just in case :) This is absolutely stunning, Karen!! I love the peaceful, beautiful scene you've showcased!! You've highlighted the flowers in the picture perfectly with the blooms you've surrounded it with!! I love the colors and the pretty pearl-covered lace!! The butterflies fluttering about are the perfect touch!! This will bring such joy to the recipient!! As always, you can feel the love you put into making it!! I'm so glad you shared it with us at DL.ART!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy weekend!! I'm thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers always. Happy Friday dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Very beautiful scene you created! Those flowers are absolutely stunning with the lace! I love the addition of those sweet butterflies! The coffee and cupcake image is so pretty, such an amazing creation! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  12. Hello, dear Karen! I agree these colors are beautiful and peaceful together! The perfect setting for the gift card. The dainty cup and lovely garden scene are nostalgic of sweet days with gentle thoughts. Karen, I can only imagine the garden of your artist's soul as it combines with Love and Mercy in concert with your magical fingers to produce such delightful, peaceful keepsakes. Treasures. Hoping your weekend is sweet! XO

  13. Certainly a cup of love, Karen! It looks like a tea garden party! Such a lovely image and it's surrounded with fabulous flowers! Lace, pearls, and wonderful oval die cut frame. Sweet butterflies, too! The recipient will love it! Hope all is well with you! Take care, dear friend! Hugs and blessings to you!

  14. Love the beautiful and serene scene you created around your very elegant cup. Love the beautiful floral embellishments you created to frame the image. Love the soft colours and how well they all complement each other. Another work of art, dear Karen!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  15. What a gorgeous card! Love the flower clusters you make, and the beautiful colors!
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Dorthe

  16. Hi Karen,
    I absolutely adore the beautiful scene and your words on this post. Taking the time to have a cup of coffee and just being there for someone even if it's just talking does make a difference in someone's life. Even as something as a simple hello...
    I absolutely love the tea garden party! Just Stunning! Love the pretty sentiment, flowers and the butterflies of course. A gorgeous card my friend, which I know the recipient will truly love. I do!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    Crafting With Creative M

  17. Hello there my sweet crafty friend! I hope you're enjoying your weekend!! :) Your card is stunning as always Karen! Those spring flowers are the perfect accent to that fabulous image! I always adore the butterflies you add - they are your signature! This beautiful card will up life anyone in need of a recharge! I think grabbing a cup a coffee with anyone is always a wonderful time - even if it's just to say HI or you'll get through this - spending that quality time with someone is important - and your thoughtfulness in making this for someone is beyond special! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  18. This is beautiful. I love how you have brought the image to life with the gorgeous florals and embellishments. I keep looking to see where the image ends and reality begins, you have been so clever. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  19. Stunning card and your attention to detail is amazing. Love all those tiny butterflies. TFS


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