The very sweet and talented Em of Art From The Heart has organised this fabulous Chinese New Year blog hop! Chinese New Year starts officially on Sunday 10 February but we decided to celebrate a little earlier to give you time to play with the FREE digis being given away! And not only are there freebies, if you join in the hop you can win the BIG prize! But I'll get on to that later cos I love to tease!
This is a long post, so settle in! I have made two cards (as I do have a large Chinese family!) and here is my first make using the sweet Deasy Designs digi...
Oh he is soooo cute!!! Both images and sentiment come in this digi set and I simply matched them up with Julie Billingsley Forevermore digi papers.
My second card (made for my parents) uses the very gorgeous Sparkle Creations Chinese New Year Rin...
I haven't done a tri-fold card for aaaages but think it worked quite well with these papers. These are Crate Paper Pink Plum papers and I used the new CC Designs Cutters Cherry Blossoms die. The ric rac ribbon is velvet so it gives it a touch of luxury and the border is used with a very old pair of Fiskars decorative edge scissors. I have a whole set of these scissors that I don't use any more now I have my punches and dies - I really should give them away or use them!
Here's who you'll be hopping with us for a chance to win one of five fabulous prizes listed below:
~ Prizes Worth $230!!! ~
Celebrate with us by leaving a comment on all designer and artist/sponsor blogs! Pick up your free digis and cut files along the way and create something for a second chance to win. If you create something for the Chinese New Year, please post your project using the InLinkz Tool on Emily Leiphart's post. Here's what you could win:
Lucky 8 Prize Pack
Avocado Arts - 4 stamp sets
Fresh Squeezed Stamps - 1 stamp set
Mama Elephant - $20 gift certificate
So you should have come here from the lovely Kryssi Ng and you now need to hop off to the equally lovely Miriam Prantner!
That's it for now - I'll be back later with my Make It Crafty Valentine's hop and Bellarific Friday posts!