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Friday, April 29, 2016

Fly ♥︎

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing a card with Pion Design's beautiful Scent of Lavender collection. I also had a play with some new LLC goodies and am in love. ♥︎

I am bringing the beauty and joy of Spring to a young cancer warrior, encouraging her to fly high above the overwhelming heartache. ♥︎
The purple florals from Scent of Lavender are especially beautiful, which I paired with two shades of Pion's heavyweight Palette collection: Purple I and Purple IV. Ruffling along the bottom is the new Shabbylicious Ruffle Lace, which is my new favorite! I want to put it on everything in my house. ♥︎
Sandy has added so many gorgeous products to her store and I am very excited about the Wycinanka chippies. The focal point of my card is from their Spring Circles set, upon which I layered Pion butterflies. My project is ruffling with love, so I tucked a small part of the Background Hearts within the lace. All of the chippies on my card are embossed with Shabby White Frantage.
Fly is from Wycinanka's Make Art word set, which rests above a sprinkling of Background Hearts. Woven within my Wild Orchid Crafts arrangements is lovely pearl garland. The garland is available in several gorgeous colors.

(Forgive the photography of this final picture especially... I'm including it only because it shows the inside. I wish I had time to re-do these photos!)
My card base is made with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles. The base for my chippie focal point is from Sue Wilson's Italian Decorative Frames. The leaves are a Tattered Lace die. Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful weekend! ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ April Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Scrapy Land~ Oh Happy Spring! (Spellbinders, Sue Wilson, and Tattered Lace dies)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *UnstampaBelles~ Flora/Fauna with a Twist of Texture


  1. Dear friend Karen, the morning is beginning wonderful, I take a look on your blog and see a stunning card again with this lovely papers Scent of lavender. I love the colours of them and they're here on my craft table to work with them ;-) The design of your card is so gorgeous with all the fantastic laces, flowers and the little hearts. The dies you did use are also great. Your cards are always something special.
    I wish you a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Many hugs and blessing Petra

  2. My sweetest friend, what a beautiful way to start my Friday this is!! Your card is absolutely stunning!! It's springtime on a card!! The papers are fabulous!! I love the new chippies and the coating in Frantage is perfect!! The bouquet flowers and the lace are gorgeous!! I, too, want to cover everything in my house in that frilly Shabbylicious Ruffle lace!! This is spectacular, Karen!! It will bring such joy to the cancer warrior...a keepsake for her to treasure!! Thank you for starting off my day with the amazing beauty and love you've put into this stunning card!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART (I remembered!!)

    I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend my dear friend!! Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers always!! Happy weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. A very pretty card and a wonderful layout.
    Julie x

  4. Oh, what a delicate springtime card filled with beauty, Karen! Love the bird for the focal point, gorgeous lace, pearls, and butterfly! The papers and flowers are so pretty, too! Your card will surely brighten the day for the young cancer warrior! Blessings and hugs to you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...take care!

  5. Everything about this card is beautiful the papers,the die-cuts,lace,pearls,absolutely beautiful---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  6. Gorgeous card and design! I especially love the pretty color combination and the lovely ruffle lace along the bottom edge! I just love your comment about covering everything in your house with the lace, sometimes our love for crafts just wants to take over! I know the recipient will treasure this masterpiece! I hope you are doing well my friend, have a lovely weakend!

  7. Karen, this is just beautiful, and I spotted it at Scrapy Land instantly recognizing your unmistakable lovely style! I adore those papers and your laces! Now those chippies all dressed up in Frantage are just gorgeous! Karen, I'm sorry you are huriting ,and I wish I could take that away from you.

    Thank you for joining Scrapy Land's Oh, Happy Spring challenge with this beauty! Hugs! Sara Emily Guest DT

  8. adorable card karen, love every bit. Good luck and Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles

  9. Stunning and Karen these papers and colours are delightful so many fabulous embellishments must take a good look at Sandie's new goodies I'm certain your recipient will be filled with hope seeing this wonderful cretion love and hugs Carole x K

  10. Your choice of pretty, delicate design papers and gorgeous embellishments have created yet another stunning card to uplift the spirits of those in need.

  11. Oh my goodness this card is stunning!!!! I LOVE those papers by Pion! They have the most gorgeous papers ever!!! Such a stunning card my friend!

  12. Simply wonderful work as always Karen! Your designs are always so stunning, filled with wonderful and carefully placed embellishments!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Scrapy Land!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  13. Hi Karen,
    I absolutely love the Palette collection. So beautiful!!I don't use lavender as much as I should but I always admire when you use it.The new Shabbylicious Ruffle Lace is just Gorgeous! I think you should put in all around your house why not :) I love the pretty butterflies!I always look for the
    The Chipboard - Spring Circles is absolutely adorable! It is on my wish list.
    Such a stunning & beautiful creations which will surely bring a smile to the recipient. You are AMAZING my friend!!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  14. How have I missed 3 gorgeous new makes Karen?!! I've been racing around after this kiddos these past two weeks, man we've had some fun. Schools back tomorrow, so I'm catching a quick minute before sneaking off for some much needed rest. But I just saw this gorgeous creation on LLC and HAD to come and leave you some love here too. This is just so beautiful Karen! I love the frantage sprinkled on the woodchip pieces and I love the way you use that Spellbinders die to create the card frame. It's just gorgeous. Every time I've seen you do it I've loved it! Your card is stunning in every little detail. The sweet frame, the butterflies, the lace, the gorgeous blooms and pearl accents. Every detail full of love and beauty. I'll be back tomorrow to catch up on the latest cards. Big hugs for now, Wends x

  15. Karen your cards are always so elengant with all the intricate details! Each one is a piece of art! This one is just gorgeous and I am wanting to get this Pion Designs papers so bad after seeing your lovely creation! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  16. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge blog and good Luck !
    Maryvonne - DT Member

  17. Another stunning card for me to sit and admire. And as always I love every minute that it takes and keep coming back for another look. It's simply stunning from the very beautiful papers to the very beautiful embellishments! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work.

  18. I've had such a busy weekend with Birthdays & Parties... and coming to your blog always puts me at ease... The beauty you bring out in each project is just astounding! I've seen 3 amazing projects within minutes of each other and each one takes my breath away... The love and dedication you put into each piece makes my heart sing with joy! This card screams SPRING and LOVE and reminds me of how precious our lives are.... So many wonderful details are engraved on this card and the recipient will love it. :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  19. Fly! Isn't it a magical word, Karen? Do you ever dream that you fly? I do, and I always have the joy of showing others how to. Sometimes, when they cannot fly in my dream, I simply tell them to hold my hand and we fly together! Sometimes there are obstacles in our way, but usually, flying lets us go places we cannot otherwise experience, and we see the earth from above the trees and housetops. Not sure why I share that with you LOL anyway, I love the words FLY and SOAR, and all that they mean.

    Your beautiful, full-of-hearts card is sure to please your cancer warrior. She will be delighted that you see this same beauty in her, too. I can only imagine what an especial inspiration your gorgeous and feminine artwork is for those who battle through the toughest days of treatments. In this case, the little clusters of background hearts make me happy - they are delicate, yet lend strength in their numbers.

    Karen, there is another challenge blog you might be interested in as well, called DIES R US challenges. Not sure if you are aware of it. May this week be enjoyable in every way! hugs, de

  20. This is one of my favourite cards this year. It simply has everything; gorgeous papers, beautiful chipboards, lovely flowers. Not that those are new ingredients on your cards, but the way you've put all those elements together on this one is outstanding. And now I better go and pack some orders and stop drooling over your creations, LOL.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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