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Saturday, December 17, 2016


Hello, sweet and sparkly friends! Today is my last post on the Live & Love Crafts blog. Although I remain heartbroken at LLC's closure, I am excited for the new adventures that await our fearless leader! Thank you for having me, Sandy! It has been an honor to create for and alongside you. ♥️
I have paired my favorite papers from Maja Design's Vintage Romance with whimsical Wycinanka chippies to send sparkly wishes to a heart in need of hope. ♥️
My beloved Wycinanka fairy appears yet again... I have now used 5 of the 6! They are gorgeous and I adore them sprinkled with Shabby White Frantage. She rests atop a Castle Frame chippie, which has been painted with Distress Crackle Paint. The greeting is from the Make a Wish phrase. The stunning trims consist of Tulle and Marquisa, which are topped with a pearl string bow.

It is safe to say that LLC created my addiction to trims. ♥️
Pomegranate apples add a splash of bright pink love within the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, while the gorgeous French Lace doily adds an extra layer of softness. 

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a magical weekend! ♥️


  1. My dear friend Karen, stunning creation as always and so fantastic flower arrangement with the pearls, I love it. The deco of laces and Wycinanka are great too. Fabulous color scheme and papers.
    I am also very sad about this wonderful shop LLC closing.
    I will miss it to shop there, Sandy has had always so many special things. Karen but I hope that you continue to show us such great creations as're so talented.
    Thank you too for the wonderful comment on my blog.
    Many hugs and blessing Petra

  2. Oh, my sweetest friend, what a stunning work of art this is!! It's dreamy and magical and I absolutely adore it!! The cracked castle looks amazing!! I want to live there!! I love the whimsical fairy with her bubbles of magic :) The laces are so gorgeous!! The flowers are beautiful!! Your attention to detail is perfection from the butterfly in the corner to the pearls to the pretty papers!! This is truly spectacular, Karen!! It just makes me happy to look at it!! I hope you and Ben have a wonderful, happy weekend filled with love and laughter!! Thinking of you my dearest friend and sending much love and big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This beautiful card brought a smile to my face. I love faeries and this one certainly makes the card magical! Cardmaking at a perfection! Thank you, my sweet friend, for your kind comment on my blog--I was touched by it. :)

  4. Another beautifully dimensional creation from you again today Karen. I love the Frantage on the chipboard shapes and the lovely flowers and details too. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

  5. Beautiful card and design! Everything looks so dreamy with the castle and fairy focal point! Very pretty flowers and laces you used for the embellishments! I love everything about this card! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  6. Hello karen so beautiful and what a pity this is going to be your last challenge but it sounds exciting for your leader hopefully all will be good for her................l just love the fairy and the castle the papers are gorgeous as are all of your elements the shape of your card which is mostly covered with the lovely lace trim is one of my favourite as always your creations are stunning................ sending lots of christmas wishes and all the very best for 2017 xx

  7. Karen, this is just stunning and so beautiful! The details and layers are just amazing!! I love the crackle castle...your work is just spectacular!
    Have a wonderful day and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Sherrie K

  8. Oh, another magical creation, Karen!! So beautiful and sweet is the fairy and castle with all the wonderful detail surrounding them!! Very pretty lace, flowers, and berries! Sweet butterflies and gems, too, for your fabulous project! Take care and have a blessed Merry Christmas, hugs!!

  9. Oh how BEAUTIFUL! Do you ever get tired of me saying that? LOL Gosh... I hope not! Your card is spectacular Karen and I LOVE the Crackle on the Castle and Fairy.... and such beauty with all the flowers & trim... and I always enjoy seeing your signature butterfly - LOVE it my sweet friend! Just wanted to POP in and Wish you a very Merry Christmas while I take a break from the crafting & blogging world - Many, many wonderful blessings to you in the New Year! Big Hugs sweet friend! :)


  10. Hi Karen,
    I love the pretty butterfly and fairy!!The distress crackle paint on the castle is awesome.The details of the pearls and flowers are so beautiful!Such a magical and beautiful creation my friend!
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  11. I too am so sorry to see LLC close. I hope this doesn't mean that we see less of your beautiful makes in blogland Karen. An absolute beauty of a card, made even more magical by the fairy and castle! You always use Wyncinanka gorgeously too. Nicola x

  12. Popping back Karen with warm wishes to you and yours for a very Merry Christmas. Nicola x

  13. Gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you!


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