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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Let it Snow

Hello, sweet friends! I'm posting some Christmas cheer on the Live & Love Crafts blog today! I had my first play with new gorgeous Christmas goodies from Pion Design and Wycinanka... I was certainly in my happy place.

This will first be used as a tag to adorn a loved one's gift, after which it will be used as an ornament for their Christmas tree. ♥︎
(Just a quick note that my frilly bows are now straight! The things you don't realize until pictures... hehe.)

My heart fluttered upon receiving this darling Wycinanka Let it Snow birdhouse and Pion's Greetings from the North Pole collection. Isn't it a precious pairing? The little background scene is from the Midwinter Night sheet. I painted the birdhouse in Crackle Paste and covered the snowy rooftop with Snow Writer and Glamour Dust. For its festive interior, I backed it with a holly design from last year's Christmas in Norway collection. The birdies are fussy-cut from the Borders sheet.
Snowy Christmas roses and Pomegranate Apples (in Cranberry Sauce) adorn their sweet little home. The ornament base is encircled with Mini Pom Trim and Pearl String, while the top is trimmed with a beautiful lace soon to be added to LLC's site. I love how the flowers can look like snowflakes, which was the inspiration to use it as such. The ever-versatile Fayette Lace is centered with a pearl snowflake to wrap the ornament with wintry beauty.

My sentiment tag is from My Craft Spot (not longer in business), which is cut out with a Spellbinders die. The base of my ornament (super hard to see here) is a Marianne Design Stitched Circle. Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful day. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Let's Fly Away

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bridge of Love

Hello, sparkly friends! I'm posting a sweet little wedding card on the Live & Love Crafts blog today. The florals in Maja Design's Summertime are beautiful for all things lovey-dovey. ♥︎
For the focal point, I combined two stunning Wycinanka chippies: Bridge of Love is nestled within the Blueberry Swirls frame (one of my favorites). I debated for quite some time how to handle this combination, but in the end I preferred leaving them in their natural, minimally-adorned state. ♥︎
Sweet little clusters of Wild Orchid Crafts blossoms (and a Pomegranate Apple for sparkle) accent the frame, while a tiny Maja butterfly has landed atop the railing. ♥︎ The frame is surrounded with Shabbylicious Ruffle Lace for softness. Pearl Drop Trim and Tulle are quintessential wedding, above which I added a panel of butterflies (a Die-Versions die). One of Sandy's new pretty trims is Alicia, with which I have lined the butterfly panel and accented the rolled corner.
Tiny Pearl String and Flatback Pearl String accent throughout, while shabby Liberty Bells ring atop a Lace Heart Appliqué. (I have run myself out of these Liberty Bells... they are so beautiful!) The top of my card is a Joy! Crafts Edge die. My sentiment is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a sparkly day! ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Dies R Us~ Doily and/or Lace (I used two dies)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ August Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dove Love

Hello, treasured friends! Thank you for your sweetness in response to my happy news yesterday. ♥️ You are a blessing! Today I am sharing this lovey-dovey card on the Live & Love Crafts blog. Pion Design's Scent of Lavender is paired with some beautiful Wycinanka chippies. I also created this for the Things with Wings challenge at Deep Ocean, where I hope you will join us for our challenge!

As you may have guessed, this card is to celebrate the enduring love of a couple enduring heartache. Their strength in the face of losing their little one defies description.. their love is miraculously held together even as their hearts shatter. This is a reminder of that truth in the darkest of days.
I adore this lovely collection. The purples are magical and the florals delightful. They make a pretty backdrop to celebrate love, so I used one of Wycinanka's sweet dove chippies as my focal point. I am enamored with chippies and have such fun choosing which to use on my projects.
The Dove Border is gently nestled within white and purple Wild Orchid Crafts blossoms. The purple lilies make my heart flutter. ♥️ Pearl Garland dances throughout, while Shabbylicious Ruffle Lace flutters beneath. For a soft upper border, I layered Fayette Lace and a pearl string.
Delicate bunting is adorned with leftover pieces of Amabelle Lace (tiny pieces come in handy!) and is secured with Wycinanka Mini Butterflies. Aren't they darling? My banner is a slightly tweaked La-La Land Crafts die. A gorgeous Pion butterfly anchors a tiny surprise, where Fayette Lace borders a section of Wycinanka's Summer Wedding Border. This border is stunning and one of my favorite chippie purchases. 
Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly day. ♥️

Lovely challenges entered:
 *Allsorts~ Butterflies 
 *Dies R Us~ Doily and/or Lace (I used a La-La Land die for the bunting)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ August Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Little Scrap Pieces~ Show it Off Saturday (Anything Goes)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting

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