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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


  1. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! You've showcased the beautiful Wycinanka chipboard perfectly!! (They are soooo lucky to have you design for them!!) I love the pretty papers and the lace!! The banner is gorgeous - the lace and flower atop are perfect touches!! Every single detail is perfect!! This is so gorgeous, Karen!! A perfect way to celebrate the exciting news of your new DT!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy Wednesday my dearest friend!! I'm still happy dancing for you and it's quit raining at the moment, so I think I finally got it right ;) Big hugs!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Oh my, how beautiful this is, Karen! Everything looks so perfect together. The feeling you put into your cards truly comes across. I agree that the chipboard is a wonderful match with the pretty papers. This is sure to brighten the recipents' day.

  3. Such a gorgeous card, beautiful details and love the design x

  4. Wow, this is just gorgeous! I too, love the purples and the patterns of the paper is so pretty! The chipboard piece looks fabulous and surround by such a beautiful cluster of flowers! Your details are always so amazing! Beautiful design my friend!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Sherrie K

  5. Congratulations on your new design team placement, this beautiful card showcases these pretty chipboard pieces perfectly. Your flower and paper choices work so well together with the fancy lace and pearl trimmings. Always a delight to visit here.

  6. Oooh, Karen! Love those chipboard doves! Beautiful products , but they really come alive in your loving hands. Really gorgeous, soft, and romantic. XXOO

  7. Beautiful card! The dove chippies are absolutely stunning as the focus point of your card. Those gorgeous flowers surround them perfectly! The lace accents and pearl trimmings are so pretty! I just love the butterflies too. I know this card will be treasured by the recipients during this difficult time in their lives, sending prayers for them! Congrats again on the DT, you are a gift to them with your amazing creation!

  8. First off... I'm thrilled to see you on their team! They are so very lucky to have you! Secondly... your card is stunning as always my friend... I adore the papers and the beautiful Dove Chipboard... OMGOSH... it draws me straight to it... The flowers are so soft and delicate just like the parents that will be receiving this card... It will bring them some comfort & they will treasure your thoughtfulness... BIG HUGS!!!


  9. Congrats on the new DT spot Karen. Your card is lovely as always. I really like the peekaboo split on the top right with just enough to see to be intriguing the card is absolutely gorgeous.

  10. Oh Karen this is absolutely STUNNING! I'm sure your beautiful design will help shine a ray of hope in the lives of the recipients. They will feel your love coming through this gorgeous work of art!
    Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Doily and/or Lace’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  11. Another gorgeous card!! Love the dove chipboard! You always show case the chipboard beautifully!! They are so blessed to have you on their team! I enjoy looking at the pretty details of the lace, pearls, ribbon, and flowers! Details with the little butterflies is such a delight, too! The couple receiving this card will treasure it I'm sure! So thoughtful of you! Take care and blessings to you, hugs!:-)

  12. All the details are just amazing. What a gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  13. Beautiful card, gorgeous details , thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Butterfly' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  14. Another magical creation how you mix and match the dies and the lace and the flowers...super gorgeous as always
    Dr Sonia

  15. Wow Karen, I've been waiting for two days to have the time to come and visit your beautiful card!! I was a little distracted about my little one, but all is well now (I explain in the email). About this card, breathtaking!!!! As I admire how you arrange your wood chippies, I can easily see why the Wycinanka team snapped you up! The little border piece peeking out from between the layers is an amazing detail! I just adore your work with the Pion papers, and I love how you used the dainty lace and pearls to separate the layers and patterns. Every inch of this just lifts my spirits and gives me inspiration to head to my craft room!! Thanks so much my friend for being so amazing with your art and with your friendship. hugs :)

  16. Hi Karen
    Congrats on your 1st DT creation! Which is absolutely stunning!The dove chippies are just adorable!The Pion Design collection is so beautiful. The pretty butterflies, elegant lace and wonderful banner add such a lovely touch to this beautiful creation.
    Sending tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  17. Your couple will adore this very special card its such a pretty design and would lift the spirits of any sad heart so thoughtful and kind you are wonderful Love and hugs Carole x

  18. This is quite lovely, Karen. The soft purple hews are gorgeous, and the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers compliment the colors so beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing your God-given talents with us. It's always so nice to have you play along.
    Word Art Wednesday

  19. The details are amazing. This is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  20. Wonderful design and color palette is divine!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  21. Karen this is so beautiful and I know will be so treasured by that couple whose hearts are breaking. It's quite something to be able to cling to each other when your world around you is falling apart. Stunning creation for them hunny, love in every little detail and such beautiful choices of chippies and lace. The blooms are divine and the papers so perfect and so beautiful. Hope you are feeling a little better these days. Thinking of you. Love and hugs, Wends xoxo

  22. You are such an asset to this DT, Karen. Your gorgeous cards will showcase their beautiful chippies in a way it's never been done before - with pizazz and elegance :-) Love the beautiful papers and the colours. The laces, pearls and flowers add that very extra special touch to make it a gorgeous creation.
    Blessings and hugs,


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