CYS ~ Celebrate the New Year!

Hi friends!

Happy Fri-Yay!
 I am just in awe of how fast this year is coming to an end ~
and before we know it,  it will be 2018!

For this month's Challenge Your Stash (CYS) card group,
our hostess, Maggie, asked us to create a New Year's themed card
without using any images of alcohol.
 The minute I saw the theme, I was super excited!
I literally squealed when I saw this Mama Elephant stamp set
during their release week and scooped it right up.
And then it sat and I didn't have the chance to use it ~
until I saw Maggie's New Year's theme.
It was hard to sit and wait but as they say ... all good things :)

 For my card, I wanted to stamp out a traditional Lion Dance scene
with the performers in various parts of the scene.
I colored them with prismacolor markers and due to vivid, bold colors,
I left the scene alone as to not crowd the card with other elements.
I let the card tell it's own story :)

 This is the inside of the card ↓

Fun facts!
 *The Chinese Lion Dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese/Asian culture
 in which performers mimic a lion's movements
 in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune. 
It's different from the Dragon Dance in that the Lion Dance only has 2 performers inside the costume whereas a Dragon would have many 
and they hold it up with sticks.

 *The Chinese lion dance is closely related to kung fu because they often perform stunts on tables and stacked wooden chairs!

*The Chinese New Year starts in February ~ on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

I'll enter this into:  ColourCrazy Challenge #51  ~ AG
PolkaDoodles - AG


  1. Fabulous card with a great theme! Love the bold colors!
    Happy New Year (Chinese and not :D )to you!

  2. Kelly, your card is just so fun... inside, too! Love the images! And your coloring... WOW! I also enjoyed reading a bit about the Lion Dance. Very informative. Thank you!

  3. Great, fun card, Kelly...thanks for the information about the Lion's dance.
    Wishing you a very good 2018!
    xxx Margreet

  4. So creative Kelly! Way to think outside the box - this makes for such a fun New
    Year card! Happy New Year!

  5. What a great new year card this is Kelly. Thank you for sharing interesting information with us too. Wishing you and your family a very happy 2018 and I look forward to visiting you throughout the coming year. Barbxx

  6. What a fabulous card Kelly - love the vibrant colours you have used

  7. cute and very beautiful Kelly
    Have a great 2018
    Gr Karin

  8. Fabulous fun card Kelly..Happy New Year

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. I love this amazing New Year's design, Kelly!! Cute, cute, cute!!

  10. This is great thank you simple and just what I was looking to do

  11. Great, fun card, Kelly...thanks for the information about the Lion's dance.