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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hearts at Deep Ocean Challenge!

Happy Tuesday, sweet friends! I hope you're having a beautiful week. It's time for a fun new challenge at Deep Ocean Challenge and it's a sweet one: Hearts! ♥︎

Love is for all seasons, so rather than a Valentine I made a friendship card to thank a friend for supporting me through this difficult time. You may be surprised to see coloring! After 1.5 years away from coloring due to injury, I have returned to my Copics for Deep Ocean projects and it feels magical. ♥︎
This cutie pie is Lullaby from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet. Isn't she the sweetest angel? Sadly my pictures washed out some detailing (I need to work on this!), but Polar White Flower Soft adorns the branch for fluffy snowy fun. Her wings (and the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers) are covered in Glamour Dust for wintry sparkle.

She is surrounded in love via a die from Sue Wilson's Decorative Frames Italian collection. A double dose of love adorns the corner, where the smaller Cheery Lynn heart (Two of Hearts) is topped with friendship in full bloom. The pristine Pure Love crinkle ribbon is from my dear friend Diana of DL.Art.
The Graciellie Design sentiment is from her Angel Wings set, inked with Milled Lavender and nestled in a sparkling Melissa Frances resin frame. Gracie is a sweet friend and I'm thrilled for her digi store re-launch that took place last week. My papers are from Maja Design's Vintage Frost Basics, which are embellished with goodies from Live & Love Crafts, Wild Orchid Crafts, and lace from The Ribbon Girl.

My card base was made with Go Kreate's Large Frame Frilly 10, which is topped with Joy! Crafts Lacy Square Frame. The small snowflakes are from Cheery Lynn. A larger Magnolia snowflake is tucked within the flowers, while Magnolia Heart Flourishes provide extra touches of love.

Be sure to check out my teamies' inspiring creations and I hope you can play along with us. Our amazing sponsor for this challenge is Live & Love Crafts (yay!) who is generously offering a gift certificate to one lucky winner. :o)
Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a blessed day! ♥︎

Skin: E0000, E000, E11
Hair: E02, E09, E17
Clothing: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99; BG70, BG72, BG75
Birdie: E41, E42, E43; YR12, YR15

Lovely challenges entered:
 *Crafting with Dragonflies~ Anything Goes Card
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ February Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Magnolia-licious~ Bingo or Anything Goes (Pearls-Doily-Ribbon bow)
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (Cheery Lynn, Magnolia, Sue Wilson dies)
 *The Ribbon Girl~ Anything Goes Card


  1. Gorgeous card Karen! I love the lace, the beautiful white bow, adorable image and just everything about this beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  2. Dear friend Karen, I love the design, what a wonderful card. And these beautiful angel girl, she looks so sweet. Your gorgeous decoration is perfect. The sentiment is so true, I like it very much. Your card to see is a nice way to finish this evening.
    Best wishes for you, hugs and blessing Petra x

  3. This is such a beautiful card! Love the sweet angel in the center of the shaped card! All of the ornate embellishments surrounding the frame are simply magical! The sentiment is perfect for you card! I hope you are doing well my friend!

  4. Oh my sweetest friend, this is the most beautiful card!! Yay for you coloring again!! I've so missed it!! I'm so thankful you are feeling well enough to color again!! You brought the sweet image to life in color!! Her hair looks amazing!! She truly is magical!! Oh, I could just stare at her all day!! The layers and dies you used are fabulous!! I love the flowers and the shape and every single thing!! The flower soft is a perfect touch!! This is stunning, Karen!! I love, love it!! What a perfect card to remind us of how spectacular your colors skills are!! I hope you have a wonderful, restful, relaxing evening my dear friend!! Sending lots of love and hugs!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. A very sweet card - love all the delicious layers. Thanks for sharing this creation with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Cheers Susan

  6. Another gorgeous and beautiful card Karen...your coloring skills, die cutting skills,layering skills and oooh I could go on and on ....but all your skills are simply amazing my friend!!
    Dr Sonia

  7. Wow, this is just stunning Karen! The angel is so super sweet and love your coloring! I love all the layers, especially the heart frame around your darling angel! All the details are spectacular and everything is placed perfectly! I love the gorgeous flowers and the beautiful ribbon from Diana. Lovely card my friend!
    Have a great day and so glad you are feeling better and back to some crafting!
    Sherrie K

  8. Gorgeous card Karen great coloring.
    This is such a sweet image. I love the angel. your bows are fabulous
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes FEBRUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

    1. I love this card. A really thoughtful card for your wonderful friend. A lovely sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

  9. Wow Karen, it is such a delight to see a coloured image again after so long of not being able to do it. You sure are good with those markers! Beautiful image, so sweet and feminine. Your card is stunning. I love the fancy shaped base and all the gorgeous fancy die cut layers!! The colours are beautiful and I love the Frost Basics papers you used! Another breathtaking piece that has stolen my heart and made me drool!! You are an inspiration dear friend. hugs :)

  10. Gorgeous card, so many beautiful elements, hugs, Lori m

  11. Hi Kasren. Oh what a stunning card, the image is just gorgeous and beautifully coloured, Your card construction if fabulous and all the detailed embellishments are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  12. WOW, beautiful card, Karen. I love all the pretty layers with this adorable image. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.

  13. This is STUNNING Karen! That sweet image goes together with the Angel Wings sentiment SO nicely. I'm always in awe of your beautiful cards. I hope you allow me to share the picture of your card with my followers! Truly inspiring. Cards with a lot of white are hard to photograph, so maybe that is why you felt the picture didn't make your beautiful card justice. Again, what a lovely way to bring the new stamp to life -thanks-.

  14. Once again I find myself just staring at your card and taking in all the beautiful layers and embellishments you used. You have a gift to put all the beautiful things on a card and turn it into a work of art. I love the way you placed your two hearts at the top with a layer of beautiful dies in between and topped off with blooming beauty. The rest of your floral arrangements are stunning as well as the rest of your embellies and of course, the papers! Since I haven't been one of your followers for very long, I had no idea that you had a health issue that kept you from colouring, so imagine my delighted surprise this morning when I saw this gorgeous image coloured in by you. It's gorgeous, Karen! I'm lucky enough to stay in the lines :-). I'm going to take another look at your beautiful card as soon as I publish this comment and enjoy the rest of my coffee while doing so. Have a blessed day.

  15. Oh, what a magical sweet card, Karen!!! Truly, as were dear image colored perfectly! So happy to see your coloring skills on a fabulous creation! Love the heart die, lace, pearls, and flowers! And the resin frame with darling sentiment is so awesome! As always your creations are so inspiring! Hope you are doing well, my friend! Take care and blessings to you!

  16. Stunning creation Karen! Your coloring is perfect. Love all the fabulous layers and embellishments!

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

  17. Karen, your friend will cherish this incredibly sweet card. Is that adorable little angel's hair the color of your friend's? It's wonderful to be loved and supported during hard times - truly does lighten the load, and help us do our best. Lovely little clusters of pearls, no wonder your little angel is so happy in her peaceful, pretty garden. Gorgeous card! Hugs, de

  18. Gorgeous card, Karen. Love this Wee Stamps image--she's too adorable--beautifully coloured. Love the terrific diecuts and gorgeous embellishments.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

  19. Hi Karen,
    Its really awesome to see you coloring again! Woohoo! The image is just precious. I love the pretty white lace and flowers.Such a lovely sentiment too. I love the little snowflake die cuts and pretty embellishments.
    Such a darlign creation my friend!
    Glad to see that you are feeling better.
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and prayers..
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  20. OMGOSH - I'm so HAPPY to see you coloring again!!! this is such a precious scene on top of a beautifully designed card! LOVE the embellishments & the beautiful details that always make your cards stand out above the rest! Have a wonderfully blessed day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  21. Perfectly inspiring! I love that you were able to return to the coloring that you so missed, and what a wonderful job you did! You have created the most beautiful card to showcase that image,and I'm sure your friend will be thoroughly delighted! And I meant to say in your newer post (yes, I'm working back; I've got a lot of catching up to do!) that your photography skills are excellent and I'm envious of your ability to capture the tiniest of details! big hugs!

  22. I am so in love with this image Karen that you have coloured to perfection.
    The shape is gorgeous and the detail looks stunning.
    Your choice of die cuts look wow!!! And so beautifully layered too.
    Thanks for sharing another of your beautifully adorned creations.
    Big hugs and kisses. Donna xxx

  23. Karen, I've been swooning over this gorgeous card on Sylvia's FB page and then I realised with a lightening bolt moment, that it was of course 'your' card! I should have known immediately, it has all the gorgeous soft romantic details that are so your style. I utterly LOVE that sweet 'heart' frame and your beautiful details are not lost, I can see the soft snow and the glitter on the flowers. They're all there and all add to the enchanting beauty of this card. Love it to bits! Hugs, Wends x


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