Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Much Happiness Card with Chinese Lanterns

(We're having heavy snow today. Being snowed in is a great time for papercrafting. But it also gives me a headache making it hard to think what to write. It's amazing that brain fog can allow creativity, but not words. I believe it has to do with my headache being on the left side, language side of the brain.)

Here is an Asian card using a sketch from Mark's Finest Paper SpeedyTV Oriental Sketch Challenge, paper lanterns from Graphic 45 "Bird Song" paper, and a long-retired CTMH stamp called "Kanji Phrases." The glitter gems are also from CTMH. I loved using the Marvelous Squares and Splendid Circles Spellbinders dies. The background designer paper is from an old DCWV paper pad, "Far East."

Thank you for visiting! May you be blessed as you craft and share your blessings with others!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Cards Galore Encore #2 - add gems/bling
Crafting from the Heart #6 - Anything goes/Use Red
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper challenge - anything goes with patterned paper
Crafts 4 Eternity #161 - Oriental Theme
Cuttlebug Mania - A Touch of Red
MFP SpeedyTV Oriental Sketch Challenge #22 - sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More February Challenge - Make It Sparkle
Polkadoodles wk. 5 - Anything Goes/Oriental


Scrapcat 1 said...

A very pretty card I love all the lanterns. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the heart, we hope to see you again next time. Tracy

Kerry said...

Super card. Thank you for joining in with our Touch of Red challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful Oriental card! Love the G45 Bird Song paper! Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Oriental Sketch With a Twist.

Jane said...

Absolutely a gorgeous card!!!
Thanks for joining us this week at MFP Oriental sketch challenge.

Avril Ann said...

Vickie, this is truly gorgeous, I love oriental and this is just perfect, thank you for playing along with us at Crafting from the Heart, best of luck xxx

Tina Henderson said...

Great card! I love the Asian feel of the whole thing. Thanks for playing at Crafting From The Heart, we hope to see you again soon.
Tina - DT member @ CFTH

brenda said...

A totally delightful Oriental inspired card for our Sparkle theme Vickie.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Karon said...

Fabulous card and great oriental theme! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

michele said...

Wonderful card Vickie! Thanks for playing along at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Kimbo said...

Those lanterns look so pretty. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

NGCARDS said...

A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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Scrappy Scatty said...

absolutly stunning
Thank you for joining us this week at Polkadoodles

Del said...

Lovely card, just perfect for the Chinese New Year! Great colouring! Thank you for joining us at the Craftss Galore Encore Add A Gem, Glitter etc Challenge #2 and Good Luck!

PoppyKCrafts said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for entering the Polkadoodles Challenge. Keeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x