Friday, December 18, 2015


Hello, friends! It's Karen with you today. As much as I adore Christmas and wintry crafting, I couldn't let another week go by without some butterfly love. ♥︎

My encouragement card features Pion Design's Alma's Sewing Room, a stunning collection that Pion has sadly moved to the retired list. If you love these papers as much as I, be sure to get some while you can.
The impossibly lovely blues and florals in this collection are perfect for a dreamy butterfly creation. Layers of Marie Therese and Aurelie Lace are topped with Sunflower Pearl Trim for sweet elegance. A Flatback Pearl String trims the bottom.
The butterfly is centered with Half Pearls and has Pearl Stamen for antennae. Its dark blue layers are from Glistening Season. The resin Prima Victorian Frame is covered in Picket Fence crackle paint, as this card is representative of soaring above brokenness. Aurelie Lace is tucked beneath the rolled corner, while a Melissa Frances decorative corner accents the opposite.
The Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are sprinkled with Glamour Dust and surrounded by heart stems. Although not evident by this picture, the interior is lined with a tonal floral design.

Sandy is graciously giving us a holiday break, so this is my last post until 2016. Joining LLC is the crafty highlight of my year. ♥︎ I wish you all a joyous Christmas, filled with sweet memories. :o)

Hugs and blessings,


  1. Hi Karen, you created a gorgeous card again. The paper looks beautiful, and the butterfly is wonderfully staged. Add to that the noble lace and the many small lovely details. I'm really excited.
    Hugs Petra x

  2. What an absolutely stunning, gorgeous card, Karen!! The butterfly looks amazing!! I love the pretty papers you used!! Each detail is perfect!! Wow!! This is spectacular!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a stunning design! Love the blue tones and all the details are full of beauty and love. Hugs, Wends x