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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blossoms and Butterflies at Live & Love Crafts!

This is my first of two posts today. For the Graciellie Design Stamp Release blog hop, please click HERE.

Happy May, sparkly friends! It's time for a new challenge at Live & Love Crafts and this month we're playing with Blossoms and Butterflies!

For my project, I used a bunch of Sandy's new goodies to create a Mother's Day card. This is not for my mom, but rather will be included in a box of love I'm mailing out tomorrow. The teen cancer warrior who I made cards for has an amazing mom who I've come to treasure, so this is for the daughter to give since she is unable to do anything unassisted. ♥︎
My papers are from Maja Design's Vintage Romance, their newest release. I am smitten! ♥︎ What a gorgeous collection. The card base was made with Go Kreate's Frame Frilly 7. To pick up the sweet pinks of the flowers, I added pops of pink throughout my design.
I played with the new Wycinanka chippies again. ♥︎ The moment our challenge theme was set, I knew I would feature this beautiful Rainforest Butterfly. Her pearl-accented flourish is from My Favorite Things. I also used a chippie Romance Corner. The Wycinanka pieces have been covered in Aged Gold Frantage. The whimsical scrollwork was calling for a sprinkling of pearls. ;)
A plethora of new trims means I cannot decide which to use, so I layered. :o) The Tulle Trim is unbelievably soft and wispy. I topped it with pink Amabelle (one of my favorites) and lined it with pink pearl garland. The bow was made with Juliette lace and is centered with a rhinestone pearl button.
I hope it fills both of their battling hearts with sweet, healing love. Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly happy day!

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Mother's Day
 *Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends~ Anything Goes
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes


  1. Oh wow, my sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! I can't quit looking at it!! I wish I had your collection of lace!! You layer them perfectly every time!! The shape is fabulous - I love the doily on one side!! The butterfly and corner design are gorgeous!! What a beautiful work of art this is!! I love, love it!! And what a thoughtful thing to do to send it to the daughter to give her mother!! It will be treasured!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! I hope you have a peaceful, happy Sunday!! Big hugs dear friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Gorgeous and intricate! Love your dreamy creation! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. Hi, Karen! What a wonderful thing to do so that your teen warrior can bestow this lavish gift to her mom! Both will treasure this time, and I'm sure it will be kept as a keepsake for years and years. The card's shape and beautiful papers make me sigh - and so do all the pretty fabric embellishments! It's a lovely gesture, and an amazing project! Hope your week is a good one, Karen! hugs, de

  4. What a beautiful work of art, Karen. Love the gold accents, and the gorgeous lace. Stunning butterfly. I'm sure both daughter and mom will love and treasure this card!

  5. You are such a treasure Karen. Both mother and daughter are sure to be deeply touched by the love and care that have gone into your creation. The laces are stunning and the chipboard looks so lush and delish with that gold frantage treatment. The butterflies trail flourish is perfect too. Love the sweet pink pearl and rhinestone button, finishes the bow beautifully. Huge hugs, Wends x

  6. Wow Karen, another breathtaking card!! I am really loving your unique shaped base, and those papers are just so lovely! I adore the subtle touches of pink you added here and there, what a lovely way to accent that paper! Just popping in to say hello after my week away with Mum. I do hope you had a wonderful week last week my friend. Sending warm smiles and hugs :)

  7. Hi Karen,
    I have to start by saying how much I love the butterfly and corner chipboard. Love the gold detail!! Very elegant!Love the sweet detail of the tulle trim.The paper collection is simply beautiful!
    A gorgeous creation my friend!!
    Sending TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    Crafting With Creative M

  8. Simply Breathtaking Karen! What a Gorgeous Combination of Lace, Flowers, & Pearls.... And that Amazing Butterfly... So delicate and yet has so much beauty.... It draws my attention... I can't stop looking at it... The Mother will adore this beautiful piece of art work, and I know she will cherish it... :) HUGS!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. WOW FACTOR!! Phenomenal, elegant and stunning creation!! Your creation is very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Tamie DT

  10. So pretty, love the addition of the doily and the layering with the lace! Your creations always amaze me and the love you put into each detail! This one is no exception! The gold accents pop and are a perfect contrast against the softer colors of your card! Very sweet Mother's Day card and I love the idea of the "box of love". You are always so thoughtful and caring!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  12. Karen this is just stunning, what a wonderful gift, I am sure this mom will appreciate it. I love the pops of pink - it makes for such a sweet card and piece of art. I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #179-“Mother’s Day” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  13. Hello my friend~
    My apologizes for missing this posting and a few others.... It's just crazy busy trying to play catch up with so much projects etc..... But I just love this, it's so detailed and that gold butterfly just pops it off. Beautiful as always~


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