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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Kung Hei Fat Choy to all my blog buddies, here is a card for you! Being half Chinese (the other half being English and Portuguese), we always use this as a good excuse to eat lots of yummy Chinese food and be with family. Well, I've done plenty of both this weekend and wanted to share a little of it with you all for your continued encouraging and kind words.

This is the year of the Tiger, but I don't own anything crafty with a tiger in it, not even a cat! So decided to do this week's Flower Power challenge for Anyone for Anya. I've kept to the oriental theme by using my Sakura flower punches (Sakura is Japanese for the blossoms of the cherry tree). I also used my Derwent Colorsoft pencils to give Geisha Anya a softer look and do you like that strip of black? It's stiff, coarse, matted fibre - love how it gives the card such interesting texture.

I also used Taylor Expressions's sketch below to make sure I joined in with Taylor's 100th sketch celebration! I thought it would be ideal to showcase the delicate Sakura flowers.

Chinese New Year lasts for three days, so two more days of celebrations to go, woo hoo! (Goodness, I'm gonna have to go on a diet from Wednesday...)

Papers/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV Far East paper
Mediums: Memento black ink, Derwent Colorsoft, Sansol, Distress Inks Tea Dye
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Geisha Anya and sentiment
Accents: textured "ribbon" (got from Bunny Zoe's Crafts here), brad from stock
Tools: Nestabilities octagonal die, circle cutter


Lisa Jane said...

Kung Hei Fat Choy to you and your hubbie too - the only other chinese we know (and don't know how to spell )is Ni How, we think it means Hello! My partner has been making chinese lanterns at work with his residents to celebrate the New Year. We are both " Sheep".
I hope you had a great day and a couple more yet to come. I love your card.The image is so cute and i love the use of the fibres.
Enjoy the rest of the day -
Lisa ;)
I haven't got any cards done today ( i is valentines day after all ) so have to catch up next week

Pam W said...

Such a great job with the challenge. Love the texture of the design.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! Happy New Years! And this is my favorite Anya!

Sabina said...

Your card is awsome!! I like the paper you've used and also the black strip. Nice job!

Thanks a lot for joining us at Anyone for Anya challenge.

Hugs Sabina

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful, Mary!! Happy New Year!!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is fabulous, I adore the sketch, fantastic card....have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

yvonne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words. I've just had a bit of a nose around on your blog and your creations are wonderful!
I love your Keisha card, really pretty.
Good luck

Silli said...

wow Mary, I love the card so much, love the cute image and the colors... LOVE the flowers...Is this DIE cut??? Love it!!! Hugs and happy day!!1

Monique said...

Wonderful card!! Love the matching flowers :) and great coloring !! TFS.

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Very pretty, very stylish!! The beautiful papers and the sketch together are perfect for this image, well done!!

Love from AFA?!


Jenny said...

Very pretty card!! Love the colors!!

Krista Driessen said...

great card !!

Alice Wertz said...

lovely card!

Edna said...

I love this, nice to see something different out there, love the asian feel and the touches of black, nicely done!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! This is awesome Mary. I love the colour scheme you've used.


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