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Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrating Love

Hello, sweet friends! I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing a card featuring a few of Sandy's newest goodies. The LLC store is bursting at the seams with crafty inspiration. ♥︎ This is also created for the new challenge at Deep Ocean Challenge, where the beautiful theme is Shabby Chic/Vintage!

This is to celebrate the selfless love of a couple whose child is enduring untreatable disease; a sweet little something for them to share as their kiddo opens the little goodies that will star throughout the package. (I do indeed still make little kid cards... I just don't have time to post them.)
Maja Design's Vintage Romance called me yet again, which is paired with a Wycinanka Large Birdcage. Its size makes it ideal for a pretty focal point. The cage is gorgeous on its own, but I couldn't resist dressing it up a bit.
Pearl-accented Mon Amour Lace lines the top. The trim is vertical, so I cut off several of the hearts to adorn the chippie horizontally. The Heart Lock is one of the new lovely charms, which is adhered with a bow using the versatile Fayette Lace. The cage and its accompanying birdie are painted with white acrylic paint.
For additional accents of gold, I added a Crown Sphere Pearl Pin to my flowers and a sweet Heart Key charm to a Prima vax cord bow.  The Pure Love crinkle ribbon is from sweet Diana of DL.Art. The top and bottom of my card are lined with Fayette and Madeleine laces, upon which I added a border of Sunflower Pearl Trim. The butterfly is a Memory Box Isabella die, delivering sweet love and blossoming hope.
Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly weekend. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ May Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Dream Valley~ Ribbon, Lace, and Pearls
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (Memory Box die)


  1. Good morning my dear friend Karen, your creations is so gorgeous again with all these fantastic laces, pearl trims and flowers. I love the birdcage and the little charms, the papers are great too.
    Everything looks again as elegant, and you realize how much love in each of your crafts unplugged. I wish you and your family wonderful Pentecost and restful holidays.
    With a lot of hugs and blessing Petra

  2. Beautiful Karen, that is one dressy birdcage - I agree it is lovely on its own,but you have really topped it with elegance and love. Thank you for your inspiration and sweet comments.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  3. Oh My Karen - Another Gorgeous creation! The Family will just love this with that beautiful Birdcage and Fabulous Floral arrangement - the Pearls & Lace are always such a lovely touch - And my Favorite part is the Heart & Key charms... they just make everything come together - I just LOVE it sweet friend! I hope you have a fabulous Weekend! HUGS!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. Gorgeous. I love the way you put the charm on the birdcage and the postage stamp. The flowers and laces are beautiful. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Challenge

  5. WOW Karen! As always, I am drooling over this beauty! Your paper choice is so perfect with the blue and pink flowers to match! The little stamp with the doves on it is an amazing touch, that one really grabbed my heart strings! So many wonderful elements, your little key on the bow and that hummingbird in the corner...your attention to detail is beyond amazing! You sure got my weekend going in the right direction with this shabby chic work of art!! Hope you are well, hugs and happy weekend :)

  6. My sweetest friend, this is a romantic, dreamy work of art!! The bird house is absolutely exquisite!! Love birds will be fighting to call it home :) I love all of the amazing details you added!! The lock and key are beautiful and I adore the bouquet of blooms and the sweet hovering hummingbird!! The lace trims are such a perfect touch!! This is such an amazing card,'s more of a gift than a card!! It's not only stunning, but you can feel the love you put into creating it!! The family that receives it will treasure it always!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy, blessed weekend my dear friend!! Hugest hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. This is stunning, lots of beautiful details and love the birdcage. Fabulous project x

  8. Wow what a masterpiece. Love how intricate you detailed everything together. Very pretty. I'm sure who ever gets this will treasure it. I know I would....LOL!

  9. This is absolutely Stunning! The birdcage is absolutely Gorgeous!The charms & pearl pin add such a beautiful detail.Love the variety of the pretty flowers and elegant lace.The recipeint will treasure this forever!!
    A beautiful creations my friend.
    Sending TONS my love, hugs and prayers
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge blog ,good Luck !
    Maryvonne - DT Member

  11. Hi Karen, I have to say you have started my weekend off with a breath of fresh air by allowing me to view the details of your beautiful card! I always feel so refreshed after a visit to your lovely blog. Love exudes! So many pretty details caught my attention, but that sweet birdie fluttering over the cage ( and free!) and the locket and key just tickle me pink! So sweet, and I know you are bringing such amazing love to these families with your lovely gifts! Big hugs to you, and I hope you are feeling better. Thank you again for making my day!

  12. Gorgeous card, I would love to see your cards for the kids, I bet they are just as spectacular! I love the bird cage with the sweet birds! All of the gorgeous elements really make this a masterpiece. I love all of the extra details including the charm lock and key, they way you tucked them in with the gorgeous flowers, laces and pearls is stunning! I hope you are doing well, I love your sweet comments on my blog! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous card! The papers are so beautiful with their Victorian feel, and that birdcage is stunning. I love all the embellishments you added to your card like the oh so pretty bows, the lovely locket and key charm, the butterfly, hummingbird and all those lovely pearls! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART May Linky Challenge!

  14. Oh, what a gorgeous beauty, Karen! Lovely bird cage with sweet metal charm! Wonderful flowers, pearls, butterfly and bird! And love the pretty bow with key charm! The couple who receives thist stunning creation will treasure it! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!:)

  15. Wonderfully heartwarming card Karen, as always! Such a great choice of embellishments and wonderful design!
    Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge with this beauty!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  16. Karen this is stunning! I love that sweet hummingbird and the beautiful birdcage. Love those papers too. All the lace, pearl trim and gorgeous shabby seam binding bring it all together so beautifully. Love the spray of blooms too. Delish in every detail! You make it look so effortless hun. Thanks for your lovely comments about my layout Karen. I could have wept over that one, and you really lifted my spirits. Thought of you when I saw Karen from Funky Kits had put her sweet fairies on special too! They're running out of license so they'll be gone soon. Here's the link so you can grab the ones you loved before they're gone (at a bargain price too)
    Have a fabulous week my lovely friend. Huge hugs, Wends x

  17. hello so pretty, luv those flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  18. You dressed it up beautifully! The addition of the laces, the pearls and the flowers makes it one of a kind. Just love the romantic feel to this card and the gorgeous colour combination.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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