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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dots/Stripes at Deep Ocean Challenge!

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you're having a wonderful day. It's time for a fun new challenge at Deep Ocean Challenge and this time we're playing with Dots and/or Stripes!

This is for another teen cancer warrior to remind her she is loved beyond measure. In her critical state, she needs extra sprinkles and smiles. ♥︎
Just before beginning my card, I received a gift from a dear crafty friend. She sent me a box of craft goodies simply to bless me for no reason, so I dove in and put a bunch of them to use immediately. Indeed they are lovely, but I also wanted her to know how grateful I am. ♥︎

This cutie pie is Frappi Anya from The Greeting Farm, who is colored up with Copics and accented with StarDust Stickles. She is sparkling with healing love. I colored the landscape after watching a Kit and Clowder Sunset Background tutorial, although this is a mini version due to time and spacial constraints. I am whisking her away from the hospital into nature's beauty.
My flowers are a combination of I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts. Of course most of my supplies are available at Live & Love Crafts, including the beautiful trims and Maja Design papers. The sweet sentiment is from Penny Black's Sprinkles and Smiles, which prompted me to add a sprinkling of pink sequins. They will tickle the recipient's precious heart. I gently curved the stamp to make it fit a wavy banner die. The darling stick pin is hard to see in this picture, but not at all in person... it is a lovely iridescent flower with spring green beads, which was part of a prize I won from my bloggie pal Wends. ♥︎

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11
Hair: E02, E17, E09, E29
Clothing: R39, R81, R83, R85; YG61, YG63, YG67; B93, B95, B97
Landscape: YG61, YG63, YG67 (Grass); BV00, BV13, BV08 (Lavendar); BVYR15, Y19, Y15, Y11, BG0000, BG000, B00 (Sky); BV0000, BV01, YR01 (Clouds)

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful day! ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ April Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes 
 *Sparkles Monthly Challenge~ Thinking of You
 *The Greeting Farm~ Bloom Where You Are Planted
 *Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge~ I used:  3 of a Kind (butterflies)- Color (Copics)- Food/Drink


  1. Your card is super cute! The Frappi Anya image is adorable and your coloring is simply stunning! The sentiment you used is absolutely perfect for your card! As always, you have used the perfect accent of dies, flowers, laces and pearls. I absolutely love your card Karen!

  2. Beautiful card and I am sure that teenage girl is going to love that she has a latte in her hand! The image is adorable and you colored her beautifully! Love those tiny butterflies and that wonderful sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART April Linky Challenge!

  3. An absolutely beautiful card Karen. So very sweet and pretty and laden with gorgeous embellishments. Warmest, healing wishes to the recipient. Nicola x

  4. LOve the cute scene you created for her... How sweet to receive such an awesome surprise package from that recipient. I'm sure you must of been jumping for joy when you got it. Great job on the card and to be blessed with a surprise!

  5. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! You brought the sweet image to life in color (sooo happy you are able to color again)!! She looks amazing!! I love her pretty hair and sparkly bow!! The background looks so gorgeous!! The layers and details are just perfect!! What a spectacular card this is!! It will bring such joy to the recipient...who is in my prayers!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! I hope you have a wonderful evening my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Thank you for the wonderful Birthday Wishes Karen! Your Card is so PRETTY! That sweet image is colored to perfection and I can see her being whisked away even for a few precious minutes.... Beautifully done sweet friend! Have a fabulous day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  7. Aaaaw, I absolutely adore this card! The background papers are so pretty and the image is super sweet! She is darling! I love all the fun details that surround this cutie pie! Fantastic card my friend!
    Sherrie K

  8. Oh what a sweet card you have made this person will just adore it and I hope it brightens her day its certainly brightened mine its all so fabulous such gorgeous embellishments a wonderful card Sorry not been around much lately but had lots going on and sometimes life just gets in the way Love and hugs Carole x

  9. A very cute, pretty and colourful creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  10. Dear freind Karen, what a fantastic layout with all the flowers, laces and papers again. I love the sweet Frappi Anya. You make me happy when I look at this card.
    Have a wonderful wednesday, many hugs and blessing Petra

  11. Your card makes me smile! So sweet. Thank you for sharing your card in our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    -Sandy, DT

  12. Oh wow!! What a GORGEOUS scene you created and your coloring is lovely!! I LOVE the shimmer and shine in her hair bow!!
    Thanks for joining us over at Stamping Smile Designs Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!

  13. STUNNING!! Oh Karen, you can do any sort of style and make a gorgeous creation! I am in awe of your colouring skills, wowzers!! What a fun, young, fresh card this is, and yet it's still soft and elegant!! Truly inspirational!! Sorry I have not returned your email yet. Long story which I will update you about soon as I can. Sending hugs my friend. :)

  14. Hi Karen,
    For a second and only for a second I had forgotten how beautiful you color!
    I absolutely love that you are coloring again!I am with Pamellia Johnson..It is Stunning!Such a sweet background and a darling image.The sweet sentiment is just prefect!!Truly inspiration my friend! Love the pretty flowers & fuzzy cut butterflies. The recipient will truly love this!Simply beautiful!
    Sending you & your family tons of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  15. This is so amazing!!! Love the background you created for her!! Thanks for joining us at TGF!!

  16. Hi Karen....Oh how lovely of your crafty friend to send you a box of crafty goodies and l'm sure she will know your so grateful .....your card and image is gorgeous the embellishments are so devine l love everything you do to your creations your so creative and this card shows just how well you can put together something so beautiful sending lots of love xx

  17. Such a gorgeous for such a brave young lady. I'm sending healing prayers to all these warriors that you make cards for and for all the others that we don't even know about! I have no doubt that your cards bring a measure of comfort to these young ladies and some cheerful moments too. Great work, dear friend!
    Lena’s Creations

  18. Karen wow! That background is stunning, utterly stunning in every little detail! The sweet carpet Grape Hyacinth in the front, the beautiful sunset sky, and those fabulous clouds. I'm in awe! What a fabulous image for a teenager too, sassy and fun and sure to bring a big smile to her face. Your heart is so beautiful Karen, she is sure to be given a lift in her spirits whatever she's facing by your beautiful card. Bless you for the beautiful things you do for these precious souls. So sweet to see my wee pin tucked in there with the roses. How sweet to be a little part of this special gift! Every detail on this card is so so beautiful, just like the heart who created it. The papers, lace and butterflies, swoon, so perfect. Big hugs, Wends x

  19. Such a sweet lovely creation with the Anya image and beautiful scene! Gorgeous embellishments as always! The teenage girl will treasure it I'm sure! Take care and blessings to you, my friend!

  20. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

  21. Ohhhh my goodness!!! This is amazing!!! The girl with coffee is so cute and so beautifully colored, and the rest of the card left me speechless! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with is at Cupcake Inspirations!

  22. What a sweet card for a teen warrior--this will certainly bring some sunshine into her life! Wonderful layers and such beautiful coloring on Frappi Anya! The addition of those pink sequins tickle MY heart! Love this, and she is sure to, also! You are such a blessing to so many! Hugs!

  23. Your image and color choices are perfect for a teen, Karen! Lovely shading, and the pretty background is well done! You have enabled me - I'm a fan of PB sentiments, and had to have yours - so it was off to Amazon! LOL All the sentiments on that Birthday set are fun and sweet! Thanks for helping me to spend a little money today, and for inspiring me with your bright colors! hugs, de

  24. Beautiful and amazing colouring! TFS

  25. Great card. love all the embellishments. well done and thank you for joining us over at lil patch of crafty friends. Erica DT

  26. This is lovely!! Your layering of the embellishments is fabulous!! Thank you for playing at Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!!

  27. Lovely!
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge blog and good Luck !
    Maryvonne - DT Member

  28. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.


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