Friday, April 11, 2014

Festive Friday #29

Hello my friends!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week!

It's time again for another challenge at Festive Friday!

I'm so sorry  that In linkz wasn't working properly last challenge. I hope that won't deter anyone from playing along with us this time around. I think we have  it all fixed now :)

Here is the gorgeous inspiration photo for this time around. Meredith picks out the most beautiful photos! I am finally giving some of my lovely WPlus9 stamps a good work out :)

Here is what I did with the inspiration:

All of the stitched panels are dies from Lil Inkers. I cut the arched window out of the white one with a die from Sizzix. The lacey border is an older stamp I have had for a long time from Recollections. I just recently rediscovered it and am loving it! Everything else is from WPlus9. 

I hope you will play along with us at Festive Friday!

You can also check out the amazing talent from the other design team members at Festive Friday!

Also, I added a few more ornaments to my Etsy Store. I have had a lot of people encouraging me to make some Springy ornaments and some for other holidays, not just Christmas, so that's what I'm doing :) I am loving using some bright and fun Spring colors and I'm looking forward to doing something cute for fall and Halloween too!

Here's what's new in the Store:

I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend!


Kay :)


  1. Your card is gorgeous. And I love the new ornaments.

  2. I just love looking at your beautiful card Kay! with the arched window - the lovely pine foliage and pretty lace stamping! (your ornaments are beautiful as well!)

  3. So stunning, Kay! Love the new ornaments too!

  4. I love your take on the inspiration photo, Kay! The window with the candles is so clever and your pine cones and greenery makes it all so festive! I also really love your elegant lace border...WOW!

    Thanks so much for sharing your new ornaments with us...The spring colors are perfect with your designs!

  5. I love this card Kay, The window with the candles is awesome, u perfectly recreated this amazing scene :) and ur ornaments are so stunning

  6. This is SO beautiful! I think I need to pull out this set and play along!

  7. Wow, wow, wow, Kay! I adore what you have done to create this beautiful card. I love the arched window and the candles flickering within it. The greenery and pinecones look wonderful and the lace edging adds the perfect touch. Then you go and add those gorgeous ornaments and I'm amazed all over again at your creativity! You are one remarkable crafter!

  8. What a gorgeous card!! Seriously, my heart skips a beat every time I visit your blog!!! The boughs and pinecones are incredible (perfectly stamped too!) and the lace border acting as the mantle - um, brilliant!! The new ornaments you added - ooooh, happy sigh...they are SO gorgeous and GUESS WHAT??!! I RECEIVED MINE YESTERDAY!!! And I don't even know where to begin! The details, the precision, the absolute beauty, the EVERYTHING!! I am SO thrilled to have this, Kay, and it will always be a special treasure for me!! And you know what else I LOVED - like LOOOOOOVED?!!! The card you included!!!! It is gorgeous!!!!! I was overjoyed and touched that you sent one of your amazing creations along!!! I have it sitting on my very special shelf reserved for only the most special home made cards! I see it every day and it just makes me smile all over!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! The only thing I would do differently next time is pay you more for postage!! I saw the stamps on the package and could not believe how much it cost you - I felt terrible! Highway robbery, I tell you!!! Thank you again SO much for such a special happy mail day!

  9. Very fun window card design.

    Hugs Diane

  10. stunningly beautiful, geniusly (is that a real word?) designed! LOVE the negative oval space and your lace border and those stitched dies? totally need those!! Great card!

  11. Kay, I’ve been sitting in stunned, jaw-dropped, awed silence for the past several minutes, gazing and admiring your beautiful card. The details of the inspiration photo are beautifully captured in your masterpiece: boughs and pinecones, the lace border, the candles with their delicate flames. Love, love and love! Exquisite, elegant, precise…visual harmony of the finest tuning! Your new additions to your store are also exquisite! I’m saving up to place an order for the summer, when/if we travel to the US (we’re in the midst of figuring out plans). If you’re able to send to our vacation rental, hopefully we’ll both save on shipping (and for me, the waiting time!! Three – four weeks to where I live…gahhhh. Too long!!). Happy sigh and mega-watt smile from visiting your site – and I’m heading back up to delight over the details for a while longer….Hugs~c

  12. A gorgeous take on the inspiration photo. I just love the colours.

  13. A lovely Christmas card with beautiful cut out window! Love the candles and pine boughs! And, stunning ornaments! The detail is amazing!


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