Sunday, January 1, 2012

Authentique. . . . Beautiful

I was so super excited when my package of new goodies arrived yesterday.  I got some beautiful Prima trims, Melissa Frances rub-ons and paper, and. . . . .the stuff I've been waiting for - the beautiful Authentique products I used on this card.  I bought more than what I used on this card, but here is my supply list for this card.

Authentique Patterned Papers from the Uncommon Line - Gifted (one side) and Special (both sides)
Authentique Icons from the Uncommon Line - Stamp Image
Wool Felt by Prairie Point Junction
Maya Road stick pins
Hand-made Scrunched Seam Binding
Papertrey Ink die-cuts
Melissa Frances rub-on
Machine Stitching

I'm entering this card in a few challenges.  You can learn all about the Authentique Blog, their challenges, inspirational tutorials, beautiful products and more by clicking on this link:

 I'm making every effort to win at Simon Says Stamp.  Here's another entry for the "big fish that keeps getting away". - Anything Goes

I love to play along at Pile It On.  They have great inspiration from their Design Team, great prizes, and a fun blog with awesome challenges.  Read about it here: - Anything Goes

Also, the challenge at Bearly Mine Challenges is always a fun one.  You can read all about their fun challenges by clicking right here: - Anything Goes

The other challenge I'm entering is entry #2 over at Diana's blog.  I was SO blessed to have found her amazing blog and to chat with her a bit.  Diana is an amazingly generous crafter.  I'm entering this THANK YOU card in one of her challenges as well.  Thanks, Diana, and Happy New Year.

I'm so glad you stopped by today.  Hope you had a safe and happy New Year's Eve.  I hope you love these Authentique products as much as I do, and also hope you will check out their blog and get some of their gorgeous products for yourself.

Have a blessed day!



  1. Stunning card Karen and such a pretty combination of elements! Happy New Year to you and your family, I hope 2012 will be a very crafty one for you :) Donna ♥ x

  2. This is so beautiful and delicate. Thank you for linking it up to the Thank you card challenge at my Thankful Thursday Challenge.
    Remember I have a blog hop going on today New years day. Happy New Year
    Join in it is a lot of fun.
    DIANA L.

  3. Such a lovely sweet card. Happy new year ! Hugs, Marion

  4. Wow Karen this card is stunningly beautiful. What gorgeous papers. A very Happy New Year to you and your family. Lee x

  5. This is exquisite! I just love all the patterns you've brought together! I just got your comment and popped right over! I love your site and your cards. I'll be you're newest follower in just a jiffy to! I'll be checking out the challenge blog as well! All my creations are to glorify the Lord Jesus and I am delighted to meet a sister in Christ!

  6. Hi Karen, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I have been a follower of yours for some time now. I must tell you though, the image on my LOTV Wedding Card is actually one of their die-cuts - so no colouring! They are brilliant for a quick card! I never thought I would say this but I do love them! Judy x

  7. Hi Karen - Lovely card! In response to your comment on Two Peas, you can find a quick tutorial here: Let me know if you have any further questions.

  8. What a gorgeous card. I particularly like the colors, stitching and ribbon.

  9. Beautiful card - love the vintage feel!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  10. Another beautiful card, I love the pretty DP's with your pretty details :)

  11. Just stunning Karen!! Love those papers!! Just gorgeous!! Good luck!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Happy New Year!


  12. Beautiful card.. love the dps. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine this time, good luck. hugs Jackie x

  13. BEAUTIFUL card!! (thanks for your SWEET PIO comments!! :) ) We LOVE having you join the fun!!
    Happy New Year!! Have a GREAT Day!

  14. Such a nice card. Thanks for all your amazing comments about pile it on! Have a great day- Kimberly

  15. karen, you are a sweetheart to speak so fond from the Pile It On! Team. We love your card!

    -- dalis
    PIO Owner

  16. A fabulous card made with lots of love by you! It's a pleasure to read your post too! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this time, hugs Samantha xx

  17. Karen,this is so pretty! I just got this stack and think it is so much fun to work with:) Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment. I am a new follower of yours and hope that you come back and follow me too:)

  18. Beautiful!
    Thank you for participating in Authentique Paper’s December Sketch Challenge!
    I hope you will join us again for the January Sketch Challenge:

    - Tifany DeGough
    {Authentique Paper DT Coordinator}