Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Happy (Chinese) New Year

Well as it is Chinese New Year on the 23rd January I thought I would do a card reflecting that.  It is going to be the Year of the Dragon which I think sounds nicer than Year of the Rat which was in 2008 - no offence to the rat lovers of course.  I have a stamp with a dragon on it that I have never used so I thought it would be a good excuse reason to use it.


I have no idea where the stamp came from it is a wood mount stamp but there is no name on it.  I have a feeling I may have bought it from QVC years ago along with the papers and Chinese type coin.  I have a mould for the coins which I was messing around with last week and now I can't find it!! I was going to make one in a nice blue colour to match the card.  I think I might have binned it accidently mind you my craft room needs a good sort out as I can't find anything at the moment, oh dear.  The card is quite simple really and uncluttered.  I have used a Spellbinders motif either side of the image and used Nesties to cut and frame it.  I would like to enter the following challenges:

Craft your Passion - Mythical Creatures
Crafty Boots - New Beginnings
Just Some Lines - New Year
So Artful Inspiration Challenge - Year of the Dragon

Thanks so much for looking, I'll be back tomorrow with my first DT card to Digital Delights Challenge - take care xx

21 comments:

julie_woolston said...

Lovely Card Susan lovely stamped image.

Hugs Julie x

Doreen said...

Ooh I love this Susan,love the papers and a fabulous image.xxx

Carol said...

Fabulous card Susan, love the papers. Carol x

Janette said...

WOW Susan this is stunning, what a gorgeous card.xx

Crafty Daffy said...

Oh I love what you've done with the oreint theme and the dragon image is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Crafty Boots for our New Beginnings Challenge. xx Denise

Sylvia x said...

very stylish card Susan...love the oriental theme..

Sylvia xx

Vicky said...

Very beautiful Susan...and great colour choice too :o)

have a great evening...hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve your colours and LOve the coin Susan.
Chrissyxx
Be careful if you tidy up....A tidy spot means you won't be able to find anything at all lol.

Molecraft said...

Beautiful creation Susan!
Helen x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh Wow! I love this! So elegant and the colour is gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, fabulous card, the blue and white theme is so effective.

Thanks for joining in with the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, very CAS and elegant, super!!

Sharon said...

This card is perfect for the So Artful inspiration this fortnight!!! Thanks so much for joining us - I love the blue colours!!

coops said...

so stunning susan.i love your colours and design and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Tina said...

simply beautiful...thanks for sharing at just some lines

Tina
dt

Sue said...

Ooh I like this Susan! what a great stamp and I love those papers. Really gorgeous design!
Hugs Sue xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is so very pretty, thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

absolutely gorgeous! I luv dragons ~ was born year of in 76 :)

scrap joanny said...

great color great image - great elegant card -thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges- hugs Joanna

Emma H said...

I think the gold coin is fab - it really pops out. Beautiful card, I'm loving the blue and white combo! Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion this week!

Sandy said...

OMG!!!!! This is absolutely wonderful - I love it!!
sandy