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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


  1. Completely STUNNING Karen! OMWORD.. this just screams Holiday cheer! The papers are in tone with a vintage Christmas and the blues & Whites are so elegant & classic... The sweet little winter bird's are a wonderful touch and I love the sparkle on the flowers to look like snow..... It's a precious piece and someone is certainly going to LOVE this fantastic Tag/Ornament piece you've created... I'm just in awe! :) Have a Fabulous day! Big Hugs! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. Oooh Karen simply fabulous ...whenever I see one of your creations....I feel like running off and getting whatever you have are sooo inspiring
    Dr Sonia

  3. Awwww Karen this is so beautiful so life like l adore all of the embellishments and the snowy effect looks amazing!! some lucky person is going to love this truly is beautiful xx

  4. I've decided that I want to shrink down and live in that little red cottage so I can have those beautiful surroundings with me at all times! I'm one of the few people that just loves winter, bring on the snow I say! I would take photographs every day of that luscious little snowy birdhouse and those beautiful fussy cut birds! I would stroll though your snowy trees and watch the snow glisten in the moonlight! Oh what a glorious life that would be! The pom pom trim just encases the whole scene in a soft gushy globe, keeping it safe and sound. You have really whisked me away to the perfect place with your breathtaking ornament Karen, I'm not sure I want to come back now. (tee hee). Thanks for the breath of fresh air this morning my friend, just what I needed! sending hugs :)

  5. WOW, what a gorgeous scene you have created with all your beautiful and lovely details! Thank you for joining our challenge at Fussy and Fancy!
    Diane FAF DT

  6. Oh, my sweetest friend, what a stunning breath of Christmas cheer!! You've swept me away to the little red cottage in the woods, sipping hot chocolate and enjoying the beauty of nature in winter!! Wow!! Your tag/ornament is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that beautiful birdhouse covered in sparkly snow!! The pom and pearl trim is such a perfect touch!! I love the lace and the sweet bird couple and the bouquet of flowers!! Every detail is amazing!! This is a gift itself and the recipient will treasure it!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART my dear friend!! I hope you have a wonderful last day of August (yipes - how is that possible??!!) Happy Wednesday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. My dear friend Karen, WOW stunning card design and lovely winter scene. My heart always make a jump when I look on your blog. Your cards are so special and I love them all.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Many hugs and blessing Petra

  8. To me, nothing warms my heart more than winter and all it brings. I love this sweet tag you made and the fact that it can also be an ornament. What a precious scene you've created!

  9. Well what can I say, other than this is totally gorgeous and so beautiful. What a wonderful Christmas tree ornament this will make and will be treasured and gazed at every year.

  10. Oh, what a lovely scene you created with your stunning ornament, Karen! Wonderful mini pom pom trim and string of pearls, tiny birds outside their home, beautiful flowers and berries that make your creation so pretty! I could stare at it for hours! Winter may bring cold and snow, but it also brings beauty as you depicted with your Christmas ornament! Well done, Karen...hugs...take care!!

  11. Your ornament/tag are so beautiful! The scene you created is so pretty with the tiny birdhouse and those gorgeous flowers! I love how you surrounded the ornament with the pom pom trim and pearls. I can't even describe how magical this project is, I love everything about it! You are so talented!

  12. Karen, I absolutely LOVE this!!!
    You stole my heart with this beauty!!I love the super sweet and wintery scene!!The birdhouse is absolutely precious!I love the touch of the galmour dust..very magical.Such a beautiful and stunning creation my friend!!Awesome job!
    Sending tons of my love, hugs and smiles
    Crafting With Creative M

  13. Gorgeous tag and ornament! I love the snow dripping off the birdhouse! The colors and embellishments are just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at DL.ART Challenges!

  14. Such a beautiful keepsake ornament for the family, Karen. Then trim around the edge is so reminiscent f days gone by, and the embellishments are darling. Your love will dress up their tree for years! Hugs, de

  15. Your friends are not only going to love this ornament gift but they are going to treasure it for years to come. How very elegant and festive at the same time. I know that every time they look at it, they will see the love that you poured into making it. It's just gorgeous!

  16. Stunning tag/ornament. I love the scene-it reminds me of a snow globe. This gift will be treasured for years to come. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Tag Challenge.

  17. Karen this is such a fabulous creation. How clever to create a tag which can then be hung as a Christmas ornament! I love the little hint of paper through the birdcage door. The snowy scene behind and the oh so perfect blooms and laces. The pom-pom trim is fabulous! A stunning creation again hun, truly stunning. Hugs, Wends xoxo


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