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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sketch Challenge at Live & Love Crafts!

Happy June, sweet friends! I am happy to be back after an unexpected mini-break due to not feeling well. It's time for a fun new challenge at Live & Love Crafts and this time we're getting sketchy! Becky made a sketch for us to play with (posted below) and I hope you'll join in.

My card is for a bloggie friend in need of extra love and sunshine. ♥︎
The papers are from Pion Design's Easter Greetings and My Precious Daughter. (MPD has sadly been discontinued, so scoop them up soon if you want a little stash.) I want to surround my friend in love and pretty flowers. ♥︎
I used a few Wycinanka chippies, which have been embossed with Shabby Pink Frantage. A Rainforest Butterfly flutters within a Sweet Dreams 5 frame. I chose Create from the Make Art set for my sentiment to encourage her to keep creating through the pain. When the pain is too intense to craft, I pray she creates in her heart. ♥︎
The Shabby Pink Frantage is shiny and sparkly, which I didn't photograph very well. (Sad face.)
Soft pink Shabby Chic Tulle Trim rests beneath Lynette Lace and Sunflower Pearl Trim for extra layers of softness. My Tea Stain crinkle ribbon is from DL.Art, which I've centered with a Button Etoile embellishment. The card base was made with Go Kreate's Large Frame Frilly 7. I hope she likes it and feels my sparkly love. ♥︎

Here is the lovely sketch (and be sure to see how it inspired my talented teamies):
I dropped the middle rectangle down and used it for my layered trims, which resulted in me moving the smallest panel upward for my sentiment. Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly day. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Allsorts~ In the Pink
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ June Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *PINspirational: Anything Goes
 *Show-it-Off Saturday~ Anything Goes Linky Party
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment


  1. HOLY MOSES!!! Karen, this might actually be the MOST beautiful card I've ever seen! WOW!!! I can't stop staring at the beauty! I love your fancy shaped layers, how wonderfully unique, and all of your chipboard pieces are just glistening with the shabby enamel! (must get me some of that). Your beautiful trim is just floating and your bow is shabb-a-licious!! I love your take on the sketch, moving the sentiment and the strip worked so well for your design!! Breathtaking my friend!!

    I am so glad to see you back in the craft room and feeling a little bit better. I'm sending all my best healing hugs your way. :)

  2. WOW! What a stunning keepsake Karen! Gorgeous and so heartwarming make, as always.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. You have showcased the butterfly and papers sooo beautifully Karen!!
    Dr Sonia

  4. As always Karen your card is filled with Love and every detail is to perfection. I love what you did with the DL.ART crinkle ribbon
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JUNE Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  5. Oh wow, my sweetest friend!! This is absolutely, spectacularly gorgeous!! Before I gush and forget, let me say now thank you for playing along at DL.ART!! (I always get so caught up in the beauty of your projects, I totally forget :) This is truly a work of art!! I love the frantaged chipboard pieces!! They look amazing and I think you did a fabulous job photographing them!! The flowers and lace are beautiful!! I just adore the papers!! This will bring true joy to the recipient!! It's a masterpiece!! I'm so glad you are feeling better. You know you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Keeping feeling better and happy first day of June!! Big hugs dear friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Oh, what a gorgeous creation, Karen! I had to take a close look at the shape of the card...fabulous! And, the butterfly chip board is so pretty! The tulle gives such a beautiful flair as does the flowers and doily peeking out from the top corner! As always your creations are so lovely to view, Karen! The recipient of this treasure will surely appreciate it! Take good care! Hugs and blessings to you!!!:-))

  7. Gorgeous card and design. I absolutely love it! The tulle ruffle on your card looks so amazing and the way you adorned it with the lace and pearl trim, looks stunning! The shaped base is so fabulous! Beautiful chip board pieces you used and I adore those gorgeous flowers and the doily! I hope you are on the mend my friend, I have missed your magical creations! Hugs!

  8. I'm happy to hear your feeling better sweet friend - I've missed seeing your sparkly creations! :) And of course you don't disappoint! This is Amazing Karen! So Sparkly and adorned with fabulous tulle, lace, flowers and your signature fluttering butterfly! That butterfly is beautiful & delicate and just the perfect focal point to your Awesome creation! LOVE it and so will your friend! Have a fabulous Day! HUGS!


  9. My dear friend Karen, I hope that you are now back full momentum and elan and live enjoy them.
    Your card is an absolute dream again. I love how you play with the Chipboards. The flowers and ribbons are wonderfully set in scene, a stunning craft you've done.
    Many hugs and blessing Petra

  10. I am sorry you haven't felt well but so glad your back at it! I miss your creations~This is so beautiful Karen! The paper choice is perfect and I love, as always your amazing details! The frame and butterflies have such a delicate look to them.. just incredibly gorgeous my friend!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. Thanks for joining our Fun-Day Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap Shack.

  13. Beautiful! Such a gorgeous creation, Karen! xxoo

  14. Hi Karen,
    Happy to see you back and feeling better my friend. I absolutely love the beautiful butterfly flourish die! The flowers are arrange just beautifully and the crinkle ribbon is gorgeous!I absolutely adore the chipboard frame & word! Stunning!A gorgeosu creation my friend!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  15. Oh my goodness - this is beautiful! I love those fabulous die cuts. So glad that you are feeling better. Hugs, Karon.

  16. Another amazing card made with so much love and attention to the tiniest details. It's these details that make my heart sing when I see them The chippies enameled in pink are so pretty and layered on top of the pearls, lace, tulle, doily and sweetest papers they are going to bring such joy and love to your friend. What a sweet friend you are and a sweetheart for always thinking of others when you yourself are not feeling well. I do hope your health returns soon. Big hugs!

  17. Karen... WOW ... this is gorgeous! But then again, you never create anything less than that!! I Absolutely adore the gorgeous color tones.... soft and calm.... that gorgeous butterfly taking center stage is just so beautiful with that sweet flower..the tulle is a beautiful touch to this card for elegance... so so pretty my friend! I am sure that your friend will just love it! And I am hoping that by now you are feeling much better! And I want to apologize for not getting around sooner to visit your beautiful blog.... but for nearly two weeks I wasn't even able to get on the computer and then this past week has been so busy. I am now finally getting back to my emails... and this was a beautiful email to open! Sending love and well wishes!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  18. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (So sorry for not commenting sooner but this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT stuff is driving me nuts!!!)
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  19. The beauty and elegance of this card is best appreciated from a side angle. That's when the softness and elegance become evident. The tulle gives this card a wonderful dreamy appearance and the frantaged chipboard elements are stunning.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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