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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Spring is in the Air 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 this time it's all about Spring! We are being sponsored by Live & Love Crafts, my favorite store. ♥︎

I'm anxious to see butterflies and flowers in all their Spring splendor. :o)
I'm celebrating Spring with an encouragement card and prayers of renewed hope for a sweetheart in need. My Maja Design papers are from the Sofiero (retired) and Coffee in the Arbour collections. 
Nestled within Glamour Dusted Wild Orchid Crafts flowers is a sweet little birdhouse from La-La Land Crafts. Naturally it is bubbling up with love inside. :o) Two precious birdies await the recipient, ready to sing songs of hope to her heart. Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourishes serve as my vine. The lace is from The Ribbon Girl.
The Pure Love ribbon is from DL.Art's Valentine Bundle and the sweet butterfly is from Cheery Lynn. Once again I used Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles for my base. I had been wanting to do another flower/rolled paper combo since my scrapbook layout, but I really should have waited for a larger card base! This had to be pretty mini, but hopefully she'll think it's pretty anyway. ♥︎

Flutter on over to check out my teamies' beautiful creations and I hope to see you play along with us. Thank you for visiting and have a sparkly day. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: White Shade of Pale)
 *Cheery Lynn Designs~ Back to Nature (Butterfly and Right/Left Mini Fanciful Flourishes)
 *Creative Card Crew~ Die Cuts (Base, birdhouse, birdies, butterfly, and flourishes are die cuts)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ April Linky Party
 *Lil Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *UnstampaBelles~ Flora/Fauna and Texture


  1. This is so exquisite I love how the card opens at the top and flowers burst out. The bird house is adorable with the glittering birds and the butterfly adds another element of elegance to all the flowers pearl and ribbon that anchors the card-- a total piece of art!! Can you tell I love it?
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  2. Your card is simply stunning! I love the bouquet of flowers peeking out of the folds. The intricate butterfly and sparkly birds are so beautiful! Lots of gorgeous flowers and ribbon surrounding that bird house. You have brought together so many amazing elements in such a magical way, totally love this card!

  3. This is tremendous Karen! The flowers busting out of the card is such a pretty touch, as is the birdhouse. Beautiful!

  4. OMWORD! LOOVE how the flowers are peeking out of that fold! Oh this is truly Screaming SPRING my friend! So Many Beautiful Flowers and a sweet Delicate Butterfly up in the other corner! LOVE it! You always make my Heart Happy when I stop by to see your creations... So much time, love, & energy put into each master piece you create! Have a Fabulous Day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  5. Stunning details to your gorgeous card Karen... love the blooms and everything you did to it...

  6. Wishing the best for the recipient of your masterpiece, Karen! One of your techniques which I always admire is the torn paper with flowers bursting literally from behind. Your little glittered birds are so sweet in front of their homes, and the rest of the garden is really quite magical, right? The perfect setting for inspiring Hope. hugs, de

  7. This is stunning Karen. Love the base of your card your scrummy papers. As always your embellishments are beautiful.
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  8. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely spectacular!! It's a beautiful garden on a card!! The papers are gorgeous!! I love the birdhouse and the lace and the butterfly!! Each detail is perfect!! This will bring such joy to the recipient!! It's a card filled with hope and love!! Stunning card my dear friend!! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing evening!! Hugest hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Breathtaking creation Karen! I so look forward to your new work and you always bring so much joy to us with your beautiful makes!
    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  10. So beautifully lumpy-bumpy! Such a pretty card, full of love and hope. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles.

  11. Dear friend Karen, at first thank you for your kind words on my blog, you're very special.
    This card looks so gorgeous again, absolutely stunning. My day is beginning with a lot of joy when I look at your lovely design and the soft colors. Absolutely spring feeling with all these flowers, the lace and the fantastic butterfly. The little bird and house give them all a special touch.
    Have a nice week. A lot of hugs and blessing Petra

  12. Hello, Karen.
    I always think of you. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
    Sorry that I am not around too much lately.
    Your stunning card is amazing to look at. The detail is perfect and your choice of embellishments compliment every inch of your creation.
    I love the gorgeous birdhouse surrounded with love and beauty.
    Thanks for inspiring me with another of your beautifully adorned masterpieces.
    I hope things are a little easier my sweet beautiful friend.
    Sending you heaps of love and hugs. Donna xx

  13. Oh wow! I LOVE it when you do that little paper sneaky peek with the flowers showing through. Those Maja papers are dreamy and the sweet die you've used to create the card frame looks so pretty as the base. I can only dream of being able to create such gorgeousness. The sweet little birdhouse, the sparkly blooms, it's all so beautiful. Love it to bits! Hope you're having a gorgeous week. Hugs, Wends x

  14. Oh my word Karen, what an incredible piece of yummy shabbiness!! Your flower arrangement with that little bird house snuggled in the middle has just brought the sunshine back into my day!! Stunning papers and that fancy filigree butterfly is just so breathtaking!! Thank you so much for your inspiration my friend! Now off I go to shovel the snow with a new found sense of hope that spring will come soon! hugs :)

  15. Karen this card is stunning hon! WOW... I love all your projects ... you always pay attention to detail and your eye for design is amazing! This is truly beautiful. I love all the gorgeous flowers cascading around the birdhouse... and that opening up at the top is so awesome! May I ask a question? How would you put a card like this in an envelope to send to someone or give to them? I wouldn't know how or what to do because of the bulkiness. I would love to know. Thanks so much and I hope you are having a very beautiful day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  16. Karen, your card is breathtaking! so soft and shabby and delightful with the little bird house tucked in that gorgeous flower spray! Hope you are doing well! Hugs!

  17. Yes, spring is in the air, but where are the warmer temps...hehehe! But, your card shouts lovely spring joy with all the gorgeous flowers, butterfly, and bird house, Karen! Love the special detail with the opening at top right bursting with delicate pretty! Every project you create is a sheer delight, Karen! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! Hugs and blessings to you!:-)

  18. This card epitomises Spring Karen, the gorgeous arrangement of flowers and beautiful butterfly and bird house peeking above. Such glittery gorgeousness here with the glamour dusted bouquets. A pure delight to see.

  19. Karen... thank you for your response to my question about packaging up your beautiful cards... and its quite okay to call me sweet Jo :)
    Please email me at when you get a chance. Want to talk to you.

  20. Hi Karen,
    I love that my eyes immediately went to the adorable birdhouse.Precious.I absolutely adore the bouquet of flowers peeking out of the folds....Stunning detail! The butterfly die cut is my favorite! It is just darling!!Such gorgeous paper collection my friend!!An amazing creation my friend!! Truly beautiful!
    Sending tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  21. Wow, a stunning card and beautiful layout with wonderful details. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  22. Love your design and soft colours! Thank you for playing along with the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  23. Love your design and soft colours! Thank you for playing along with the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  24. Stunning card.. love your beautiful flower arrangement.. Thank you for joining our 31st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and Good Luck at the draw..


  25. Beautiful. Love the little tiny birds and your attention to all the little details. Gorgeous inspiration. TFS

  26. Wow!!This is absolutely stunning!! Love flowers, the butterfly and the little birds!! Nice texture with the lace. Thank you for sharing with us at the Unstampabelles. Hope to see you again.
    Moxie Craftie
    Unstampabelles DT

  27. spring blooms are well captured in your card karen. Good luck and Thanks for joining us at Unstampabelles


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