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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lovely Lace at Deep Ocean Challenge!

Hello, sparkly friends! I want to thank you once again for your continued love during my family's health tribulations. You are sweet rays of sunshine and I am grateful for you.

Today begins a new challenge at Deep Ocean and it's exceptionally pretty: Lovely Lace! I have returned to my Copics and was reminded that learning to color is a journey! ;) But it was still fun.
This cutie pie is Pixie, one of the darling Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet (available in rubber or digital). I was first drawn to her beautiful wings, ready to carry her through every storm as she fights for every dream in her heart... just like the inspiring warrior who will receive this card. She is indeed flying with her own wings driven by God's love, so beautifully captured in this Graciellie Design Angel Wings sentiment. The sentiment was cut out with a Spellbinders Lacy Pennant.
The special recipient is Willow, a teen cancer warrior who inspires me daily. She has survived the cancer that plagued her, but continues to battle the effects of treatment and the anxiety that fills her with fear that it will return. I hope this brings joy to her beautiful heart. ♥︎
A bouquet of aqua and white flowers (mostly from Live & Love Crafts) adorn the Lemoncraft Forget-Me-Not papers. The gorgeous Aruba Blue ribbon is from DL.Art's Tropical Summer bundle.
The butterfly border atop my card is from Joy! Crafts. The butterfly below is Isabella from Memory Box... the script and musical score papers in this pad are so pretty! The layered lace flower and Button Etoile are from Live & Love Crafts, while the lace is from The Ribbon Girl. Marianne Design's Stitched Circle holds my sweet image. My card base was made with Go Kreate's Large Frame Frilly 7.

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly day. (I'll list the Copic colors soon!) ♥︎

Challenges entered:
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ February Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Tie One On (I used Memory Box and Spellbinders dies)
 *The Ribbon Girl~ Use Any Image


  1. Your card is simply stunning and I know Willow will just love it! So happy to hear that she is doing well and it is unfortunate that she is still dealing with the effects of her treatment, I will definitely keep her in my prayers! This beautiful card is sure to bring a smile to her face. That image is so pretty and I just love the gorgeous papers and accents you used! The lace, flowers and butterflies are so fun and girly! The love you put into this creation certainly shines through!

  2. Stunning card, love the coloring and all the pretty effects and details to it... I'm sure Willow will treasure this card a lot.

  3. Oh what a gorgeous card my dear!!! I am so glad you linked it up with Scrapy Land challenge!

    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. This is gorgeous Karen. The image us beautifully coloured and I am sure that the beautiful young Willow will love and treasure it.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  5. I popped over to comment on this gorgeous creation after seeing it on the Deep Ocean blog and I have to say, the reason you've created it has reduced me to tears! What a beautiful card and with such a perfect sentiment to lift the spirits of that courageous young woman. Bless you for being that little lift and support she no doubt will occasionally need. A truly stunning card and creation. Hugs, Wends x

  6. Oh wow, my sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! I've so missed your totally brought the adorable pixie to life in color!! She's gorgeous!! The Karen details you added to the card are fabulous!! I love the flowers and butterflies and the lovely lace!! Every single element is amazing!! This will bring such joy and comfort to Willow!! What a warrior she is...I'm adding her to my prayers. I know she will treasure this always!! It's simply perfect!! Thank you so much for linking up at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! Praying for you and your family...extra prayers today. I hope you are able to rest and relax. Thinking of you my dear friend and sending lots of love and hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This is both charming and delightful Karen, such love and care has gone into it's creation and I'm sure Willow will draw strength and comfort from your sweet card.
    Take care,

  8. Karen, this is just incredible my friend. The shape and the details are just fabulous! I love the lace and the beading, it gives it such a delicate feel! The image is so sweet and your coloring is perfect!! Such a gorgeous card that I am sure Willow will treasure!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  9. Your loving thoughtfulness is sure to inspire Willow as she continues on her journey. Karen, such a beautifully colored little angel - your vibrant shading brings strength and grace to the scene. Loving all the other wings on your lovely canvas, too! Gorgeous card! XO

  10. Every time you use that butterfly border, I fall in love all over again. I really need to get myself one of those dies, you just make it look so beautiful!! I love the soft blue palette you used, it works so well with that incredible image of yours! Wonderful colouring on the pixie, just stunning!! Perfect flower arrangement, and the layered butterfly at the top is so lovely with the subtle music pattern! Not a thing here I don't absolutely love, you sure do know how to create the most wondrous cards my friend! hugs :)

  11. My dear friend Karen, this card again you have created with so much love. These bright colors are wonderful. You have set so many great accents that one immediately gets new inspiration. I love the design, fantastic.
    It makes me very concerned when I read what some dear people have to go through at her young age.Your card will give Willow new strength to endure everything.
    Many hugs and blessing Petra ♥
    (sorry when my english is not so good, I give my best)

  12. This is such a beautiful card and coloured so beautifully too. I love the colour palette. Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  13. Wow - simply gorgeous card! Love the pretty image and all those wonderful elements you added!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  14. Such a wonderful design and Willow will be uplifted with this very pretty card I hope it brings her joy you are a very thoughtful lovely lady Love and hugs Caorle x

  15. I'm back, Sweetness! Thanks for sharing with us at the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  16. I so look forward to your blog posts. I'm always left in awe of your gorgeous projects. Your colouring is superb! You make the images come alive! Your kindness, love and warmth shine through in this card. I know that Willow will love it and that she will find comfort in this card especially in the moments when she feels the most anxious and afraid. I will include her in my prayers. Living with cancer is terrible but having to live with that fear is no picnic either. May she find strength in God, to overcome her anxiety and fear. I pray that He envelopes her in His caring embrace. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work and sharing the story behind it.
    Have a wonderful day and God Bless.
    Warm hugs,

  17. STUNNING!!!! wow this is just beautiful, as is your heart. What a sweet card for Willow to receive. I pray her fear and anxiety go away also. Keeping you in prayer also for continued healing that you can create the cards that bring joy to so many.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes FEBRUARY Linky Challenge. May you Have a blessed day, beyond any thing you can imagine or dream of. Then, you will know where it came from
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  18. Oooh woow... that is a very pretty card. Love the blue colors and the beautiful flower cluster.

  19. OMWORD - Willow will just LOVE this stunning ray of sunshine! It's inspiring and beautiful - Your coloring doesn't even look like it skipped a beat - it's perfect - I hope your family is healing and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers daily - HUGS sweet friend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  20. WOW love those pearl hearts, the lovely butterflies and the gorgeous sweet create such magical cards!!
    Dr Sonia

  21. WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! What a beautiful card for such a beautiful girl! I am so very sure that this very thoughtful, gorgeous card made her so happy! Your coloring is amazing, and all the details are just so pretty and perfect! Thank you for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations!
    DT Sweetie Naki

  22. Oh, wow!!! Karen, every inch is a true masterpiece.
    The detail is full of beauty and elegance. Your colouring is absolutely stunning and so very pleasing on my eyes. Your arrangement of flowers are without a doubt perfectly adorned and the colours are delightful.
    Your brave and dear friend will treasure this forever.
    Sorry I haven't visited you for a while. Thank you for your beautiful comments that you so kindly leave for me to read. Every one makes me smile.
    Have a blessed weekend my sweet and talented crafting friend.
    Lots of hugs and love, Donna xx

  23. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

  24. Wow - this is awesome, not a word I use lightly!! There is so much detail here. The lace is so pretty and I love the dimension with the flowers! Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with our colours at Cupcake Inspirations. Deborah, DT.

  25. Georegeous card , ad always !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land challlenges blog and good luck !
    MARYVONNE, DT Menber

  26. Hi Karen,
    I absolutely adore the darling Isabella butterfly and the butterfly border die cut.
    Both are simply beautiful.The Pixie image is just Precious. I love the fun background as well. The bouquet of flowers and DL. ART's ribbon is Stunning!! Willow will absolutely love this and treasure it forever my friend.
    Keeping Willow, you & your family in my prayers.
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs and prayers,
    Crafting With Creative M

  27. Love the lace flowers and butterflies on your card. After looking at it the second time, really love the mini butterflies at the right edge of the card. Will be looking at those valuable on-line stores where you bought the lace flowers and embellishments. Gorgeous card and thank you for sharing your card on Scrapy Land challenge. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team Member

  28. WOW this is so incredibly beautiful the image, colours and embellishments are truly awesome, thank you for joining our challenge at LPOCF
    lorraine x

  29. Found you on the Cheery Lynn blog. Your creations are simply stunning!


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