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Saturday, January 14, 2023

INK #281 New and/or Welcome

At Inkspirational we have a very fitting theme to start off the new year: Nw and/or Welcome.

My favorite cards to make - and to send - have always been Christmas cards. However, as my father was very ill in 2022 and passed away October 31, I found I had no joy in making Christmas cards.
So for 2023 I'm starting the year by making a Christmas card - new year and new possibilities, right? I have also used some new stash, some completely unused - like the paper pad with the topper and slim panel. I also used new but slightly used stash - like the Field Notes stamps by Tim Holtz - and the sentiment die, which I managed to use only on one card before Christmas.

Please head over to the challenge blog to see the my INK-teamies have made.  We have a new memeber and a returning one as well, I encourage you to head over and join the fun,

This card is also for:
As You Like It Challenge
-  Favorite Reason To Send a Card & Why (Christmas is my favorite season)
Krafty Chicks
-c#646 Christma
ABC Christmas - A for anything/B for Bear


meg said...

A beautiful image,papers and layout,creating a gorgeous traditional Christmas card,So sorry to read that your dad passed away in October

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and topper.Sorry to hear your Father passed away Pia.
Carol x

Melanie Hungerford said...

That's a beautiful card, it already gets me in the mood to make more Christmas cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely mix of patterns on your beautiful Christmas card Pia - so sorry for the loss last year of your dear dad - it's good to get an early start on your cards for this year! Julia xx

cm said...

Pia, sending you the biggest hugs. I understand how difficult it is to feel 'festive' when we've lost loved ones; the same thing happened to me when my father passed away in December, a few years ago. The Christmas season just doesn't feel the same, even now. That said...ohmystars! Your Christmas card here is gorgeous! The image, the combination of papers, the die cuts...truly stunning! You've really made the challenge theme shine with this work of art!

Donna said...

Your card is gorgeous Pia. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Sending hugs and prayers as you deal with this loss.

Marlena M. said...

Your card is exquisite Pia! I'm so sorry for your loss and I pray you and your family are able to heal this coming year. Creating is helpful and I'm glad you're able to make beautiful things~

papierelle said...

Wow your card is amazing!!! I like the design and the little details!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful card, Pia - just love all the elements you combined! Sympathies on your dad's passing - so tough with all the "firsts" without him!

Nonni said...

This is beautiful, Pia! I love the vintage/retro feel of this card, all the different patterns, all the details. Stunning look! I hope this year will be a very goof one for you and your family. Hugs Nonni xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x