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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sweet Christmas

Hello, treasured friends! Thank you for the endless love and well-wishes. I remain in the midst of this healing journey, so I am not yet back as I'd like. With all of my heart, I pray to be soon!

I'm posting today on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog, sharing a wee bit of sweet Christmas. I have a beautiful stash of red WOC goodies which had sadly been neglected. They inspired this festive creation using darling papers from Pion Design's The Night Before Christmas. ♥️
I especially love the deep reds, which are perfectly rich for traditional holiday colors. The red bead berry sprays are delightful accents, while the cherry blossoms remind me of warm-centered poinsettias. (That's my excuse for using these sweet blossoms in a Christmas card.) ;) ♥️
The Cruise Beige vintage seam binding is centered with one of my favorite embellishments: Flat-back Pearls in a Diamond Circle. How stunning is the deep red, bursting with Christmas love.♥️ My sentiment is trimmed with the ever-versatile White Net Lace. The sweet scene is framed with a Wycinanka Blueberry Swirls chippie.
Oh the beauty of Wild Orchid Craft flowers.♥️ Some lovely pearl snowflakes are also nestled within.
My card base and coordinating filigree layer are from Sue Wilson's Delicate Garden set. Thank you for visiting and I wish you a blessed day!♥️

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  1. Gorgeous card Karen, love the beautiful flowers and touch of lace, pretty details. Hope you are doing well! xx

  2. My dear friend Karen, I hope that you will feel better and better every day. A lot of health and confidence should be your companion.
    Your christmas card is so fantastic. I love the vintage look and the traditional christmas colors. The flowers and laces are looking great. A stunning design as always.
    Be embraced and blessed by heart. Petra

  3. I am so sorry to hear you are still unwell. Prayers that you feel well soon. What a beautiful card you have created, Karen! I love the rich red color of the flowers highlighting the beautiful papers. Take care of yourself. Hope to see you back soon.

  4. This is absolutely stunning, my sweetest friend!! The papers are so beautiful!! I love the sweet image!! The laces and flowers are fabulous!! What a gorgeous Christmas card this is!! The details are all perfect!! Love, love it!! Karen, I pray every day that you heal and feel much, much better, my dear friend. Sending lots of love and hugs to you. Thinking of you always. Huge hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. This is gorgeous Karen! Super sweet papers and rich red tones throughout are simply beautiful!The flowers are gorgeous and the details are amazing! Sending prayers and hugs to you and hope you are feeling better soon my sweet friend!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

  6. Oh, Karen, this is a beautiful and festive card with all those rich red tones. Love all the beautiful flowers you use. I always tell myself that the sweet blossoms remind me of the Christmas rose, so I use them all the time on my Christmas cards. No excuse needed :-) Take care of yourself, sweet friend. Sending you hugs and prayers for quick healing.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  7. Oh goodness Karen this is a beautiful Holiday card! I love the deep reds in those flowers and I think nobody really needs an excuse to anything that WOC puts out!!! Your layering on top of that lace was just brilliant because it really is stunning to look at! Love the paper choice, gorgeous image and so wishing you lots of healing! Miss you my friend!

    1. Meant to say that nobody needs an excuse to USE anything that WOC puts out!

  8. Oh WOW!! BEAUTIFUL Karen! I'm lovin the deep rich red in those flowers and how the image just POPs along with them.... Beautiful Christmas card.... Hope you're doing well and praying your healing is going according to plan... Big Hugs! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, love it!
    Wendy xx

  10. Hi Karen,
    I love when you create anything with WOC products and a Christmas theme!It is just gorgeous!The white net lace, flat back pearl and WOC flowers add such beautiful details. Stunning job my friend!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs & prayers
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  11. Such a beautiful card Karen! I just love the gorgeous flowers you used! The lace and pearl accents look so pretty. Hope you are having a speedy recovery and doing well!

  12. Another amazing design Karen I love the traditional feel an perfect colours its all so beautiful Hope you are well Love and hugs Carole x

  13. Oh, I am SO happy to see you blogging again, Karen! (The only reason I knew this is because I saw your comment on a blog--I have a bad habit of not checking my blog list!) I am praying for a speedy and full recovery for you, sweet girl! Your Christmas card is so lovely! The image is adorable and your use of those cherry blossoms is perfect to give this a festive feel! So, so pretty! Hugs!

  14. That beautiful shape and paper set is utterly stunning Karen! I love the gorgeous pop of red against that soft green. It's absolutely beautiful hunny. Love it to bits! Love the beautiful berries in with the flowers too, so so pretty. I do love that diamante surrounded flat back red pearl too, it's such a beautiful cabochon. Perfect for this creation hun. I hope you're doing better these days hun and send love and well wishes your way. Thinking of you loads. Hugs, Wends xoxo


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