Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy New Year....again!

Happy 2017!

Christmas has come and gone.  We took the tree down yesterday, carefully packed away the ornaments and shifted the furniture back where it belongs.

Somehow nothing seemed very Christmasy this year.   That last month simply found me totally unprepared.  (And I'd started out the year so well!)  On Christmas Day it was 68 degrees right here in Kansas, with chances of thunderstorms and even a possible tornado.  It didn't snow.  It rained.  

We got our snow this past Wednesday, and yes it did get good and cold, too.  I went out to shovel before it was completely light outside, enjoying every breath of it.

A gift to myself this new year:  I want to get back to cardmaking and entering challenges.
Yesterday morning, I made this simple card...

I used a pre-folded white card.  First, I created a bit of background, using a sponge dauber and Summer Sky Tsukineko and Cornflower Hero Arts dye inks.
I stamped the tree Inkadinkado and the message in black and then added's a bit hard to see here.......
dots of white snow with a white gelly roll pen Sakura
I scored around the edges of the card just to add a little detail.  
Done!  And I love it.

This is my very first time to enter the CASology challenge.
Their first cue card of the year, for week 230 is:  Cold.
I was happily dreaming of cold, snowy days with mugs of chai as I made it.

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  1. Love how soft and pretty this is, Sarah. I especially love that sky you created with the dauber. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  2. Sarah, so glad you joined us for the first time at CASology! Happy New Year! I love this dreamy card, especially the snow you added on top of the trees and pretty sky. Thanks for playing along at CASology...I hope you'll be able to join us again!


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