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Friday, June 24, 2016

Fairy Birthday

Hello, sweet friends! Unfortunately I needed another mini break to take care of lingering injury and family health situations. Thank you for the lovely messages and endless support. I'm happy to be back and eager to visit your sweet blogs this weekend. ♥︎

I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, sharing a birthday card for a sweet crafty friend. ♥︎ I have combined two pretty Pion collections: Easter Greetings and My Precious Daughter. MPD has been discontinued by Pion, so be quick to order if interested. It will always be a favorite.
The base flower and plaid papers are from Easter Greetings. Gorgeous purples are irresistible to me. ♥︎ The beautiful scallop trim is the new Lynette lace, which I've layered into ruffles. Shabby Seam Binding cascades beneath the larger floral arrangement. Magnolia Heart Flourishes are my foliage.
I used two lovely Wycinanka chippies. ♥︎ The Blueberry Lattice serves as my focal point, with sweet Pion butterflies fluttering above. My blueberries have turned into pearls... birthday magic. ;) The Fairy is embossed with Shabby Pink Frantage for festive sparkle. ♥︎
The butterflies are Memory Box Isabella. Their antennae are made with Pearl Stamen for a touch of elegance. The card base is Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly #7 and my sentiment/tag are from My Craft Spot (no longer in business). A Memory Box Whimsy Circle adorns the top corner. Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly day. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *Dies R Us~ Butterflies (Go Kreate, Magnolia, and Memory Box dies)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ June Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Frilly and Funkie~ Pastels and Pearls
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Say it with Flowers
 *Little Scrap Pieces~ Show it Off Saturday Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting 

Hello, dear friends!


  1. Karen, what a treat to be reading your blog this morning and seeing this lovely birthday car! This has inspired me for the entire weekend! Pastels and Pearls challenge was made for you, my friend! No one does this combination like you do! Love your blueberry swirls lattice frame to bits, and the pearls are the perfect embellishment! the fairy touched with Frantage--ah! YUM! I love your lacy layers and fluttering butterflies and always breathtaking floral arrangement! Karen, you are such an inspiration to so many! I pray your injuries are healing and you will be made whole. Big hugs to you! Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh, my sweetest friend, this has taken my breath away!! Wow!! What a vision of beauty!! I adore the layers and the beautiful papers!! The chipboard piece is such an amazing focal point!! The flower arrangements, the lace, the pearls, the butterflies fluttering about...everything is absolutely perfect!! That frantaged fairy is such an amazing addition!! I love it!! Everything about this is truly spectacular!! What a gift it will be to the recipient!! It will be treasured always!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Thinking of you and saying extra prayers for you and your family my dearest friend. Sending lots of love and hugs to you!! I hope you have a restful and relaxing weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Oh, my! Your stunning creation is filled with lots of beauty, Karen! Love the chipboard and the fairy is ever so sweet! Pretty butterflies, lace, flowers, and pearls are a delight to always see! Your birthday card to your friend will certainly be treasured! Sending up prayers for you for your lingering injury and family issues. Hugs and blessings to you! Take care!:-)

  4. So sorry to hear about your injury and your need to take card of family! I will definitely keep all of you in my prayers! Your card is so amazing! I love the gorgeous lattice as it is surrounded by all of the pretty flowers and butterflies! The lace and pearl accents are always a favorite embellishment I love seeing incorporated into your masterpiece designs! I hope you are on the mend real soon! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. Karen, I'm speechless! Your card is so, so, so, so, gorgeous! Thank you for gracing us with its beauty at our challenge blog Word Art Wednesday!
    Misty D.
    WAW DT

  6. Oh Karen, you have done it again! This just made me swoon! I am loving the wood chippies that you are including in work recently, you have a real knack using them just perfectly! This frame is lovely, and you have just turned it into a magical garden lattice for butterflies to land on during a warm summer day. The fairy is so pretty, sitting watching over her garden creatures. Your soft, lush card as whisked me away for a few minutes to a place I wish I could stay.

    Sending all my healing hugs out to you my friend. I do hope you are feeling better soon, we miss you! hugs :)

  7. Hi Karen!!!! I believe I'm back finally! Son is still here visiting, but just til Wednesday when he's often again... :) And I think I fixed my computer or at least I hope so! Too many headaches for 2 weeks worth of work! :) Sorry to hear you're still dealing with that injury... I thought you would have been all healed by now... poor thing... and I pray your Families Health situation gets better - I know it's tough taking care of loved ones - :) On another note... your card is gorgeous my friend... I've missed seeing your beautiful creations light up my monitor.... I'd been needing a "KAREN FIX" for weeks now! :) I just love seeing the delicate details in each of your pieces - Try to enjoy the rest of your weekend! BIG HUGS!!! :)


  8. Hi Karen,
    I have to start by saying how beautiful the butterfly die cuts look!!They always catch my eyes. It is if my eyes just wonder around your gorgeous creations to find them.I love what you did to the antennas.Stunning!Adore the pretty ribbon and flowers.Elegant, Beautiful and Stunning masterpiece my friend!!
    Sending my love, hugs and smiles with TONS of my prayers to you & your family.
    Have a blessed day my friend,
    Crafting with Creative M

  9. What a beautifully delicate card, Karen! I just happened upon your blog through Pamellia Johnson and will be coming back to see more of your wonderful creations.

  10. What a beautifully delicate card, Karen! I just happened upon your blog through Pamellia Johnson and will be coming back to see more of your wonderful creations.

  11. Hi, Karen. Welcome home. Very nice you are able to assist family during hardship, though it hurts our heart that they suffer. Your Pion papers definitely transform the ordinary into amazing. Lovely lace garden, and beautiful layers of textures! Hope better days visit your family soon. Love, de

  12. Stunning card Karen! I LOVE the beautiful background and lattice~it stands out perfectly! The fairy is so adorable tucked in and surrounded by a garden of flowers~the butterflies are fluttering and such a pretty touch! Your details are amazing as always!
    Love this my sweet friend,
    Sherrie K

  13. What can I say? This is stunning! The details are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  14. So many of my favourite things going on in this beautiful card. Firstly the fairy, I have a love of fairies and the like, so this in itself drew my eye but then came the gorgeous lilac tones of the papers and embellishments. An exquisite design.

  15. I'm pretty speechless over your incredible fairyland masterpiece, Karen! She must just sit like that all day long enjoying the beauty of it and the wonderful fragrance of the flowers!! I'm sorry to hear you've had struggles and I hope wellness prevails now!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. WOW what an amazing work of art Karen...such a gorgeous chipboard design and all your magical talent showcased so perfectly
    Dr Sonia

  17. Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous layers, flowers and love that lattice background. I hope that you are well xx

  18. OMGoodness, Karen, it's just so beautiful! Love the lattice background - so dainty and perfect for a fairy. Love all the delicate and beautiful layers that turn this from just a mere card to an absolute work of art. Love everything about it, my friend.
    Have a very blessed day.
    Lena’s Creations

  19. Karen,
    I'm just trying to decide where to start... I love everything to do with fairies! Your card is so pretty and magical I want to crawl inside and live in it! It is absolute perfection. A true masterpiece. Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  20. Karen, your card is stunning. Ađore the chipboard and your embellishments are so beautiful. Just when I think I hsve tskrn in all the gorgousness, I spot something else such sx ghd Fairy.
    Hope your family health worries are over.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  21. This is stunning, Karen. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. Karen this is stunny hunny. I LOVE that sweet fairy nestled in all the floral beauty. I LOVE that card shape (still trying to get my hands on it!!) and you know after seeing all your gorgeous Wycinanka creations, I've splashed out and bought a couple of shapes. Those papers are divine and the lace so so pretty. Love everything about your gorgeous creation hunny. I hope things are settling down for you with family in poorly health. I hope you are feeling better after your recent ails. Thinking of you and sending healing hugs, Wends xoxo

  23. Karen, I am thrilled to see this fabulous creation take the spotlight at F&F! Well done and congrats!

  24. Utterly superb Karen! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  25. Oh my gosh Karen this card is stunning! I absolutely LOVE this.... so pretty with the purples and the lattice... the lace is beautiful and all the elements that you have brought together just make this sooooo gorgeous! I hope you are feeling better and that things are much better than they have been, healthwise. You are always in my thoughts my friend.

  26. From a million miles distance, I'd have been able to tell that this is a Karen card. :-) The way you arrange the flowers on your cards is unique, then there's the addition of the tiny pearls and the gorgeous butterflies that seem to always make it on to your cards (at least the spring/summer cards) and the layering of the lace. Despite all the embellishments, you nonetheless always manage to showcase the gorgeous papers. Amazing! Thank you again.
    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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