Monday, 27 January 2014

Happy Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year falls on February 1st. It's the year of the Horse. We've been invited by our dear friends to celebrate this auspicious day with them at their home in Oporto. There will be loads of lovely Chinese goodies. Yes, I am a greedy girl who is bursting with anticipation!

We'll  load up the wagon and head north bright and early on Saturday. Oporto is about 320km (200 miles) and we usually make the trip in a little 3 hours. Since there'll be unlimited feasting, I'll skip breakfast.... and oh, it's only polite a make a little card for them, right?

Here's a skinny tall card with  some gorgeous origami papers from my stash.
I've had these papers for ages.  They are so delicate and luxurious with the
gold accents... perfect for the Lunar New Year. I also added some vellum,
embossed with Swiss Dots folder. And since it's the New Year, there's lots of
bling and some red ribbon for good luck.

The lanterns and sentiment are from WMS Asian GardenAdditions set.  I stamped
the lanterns with Versacolor Cardinal; The black accents and sentiment with
Versafine Black Onyx. The lanterns were adhered with 3mm, 2mm and 1mm foam
tape. I inked the sentiment with TH Barn Door.  

Here's the inside. Just had to stamp another lantern!

I'm celebrating the Lunar New Year with these good folks:

Mojo Monday #330: Tall & Skinny Sketch - 3-1/5" x 6" card
Make It Monday #176: AG
Make My Monday: Eastern Promise
Eureka Stamps #74: AG
The Ribbon Girl: AG + Ribbon
The Squirrel & The Fox #62: Use Embellishments - ribbon & bling
Artistic Inspiration #76: Animal / AG - AG

It's the last week of the month...can you believe that?! The good news is: pay day is around the corner... and that's my silver lining! I hope you are filled with happy thoughts today too. Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Asha what a beautiful celebration card. Have a wonderful time with your friends x

  2. Wunderschöne Karten
    glg Gertrude

  3. sound like you have a fun weekend ahead! I love the vellum embossed with the dots, great little extra x

  4. Hope you have a fab time Asha, you made me hungry just reading this LOL fab card as well huggles Sue xxx

  5. What a fabulous card Asha and I am sure your hosts will love it. Do hope you have a safe journey and a wonderful time xx

  6. Oh how fun! I just love those little lanterns! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  7. Fantastic card Asha. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  8. It's a fabulous card, Asha, love the papers and those wonderful lanterns! TFS

  9. Outstanding!! Your friends will LOVE it!

    I'm jealous! : ) I love Chinese food too. Have a blast!


  10. Your card is beautiful Asha, have a wonderful time and safe journey.

  11. Beautiful Asha, the lanterns looks so cool with the embossed vellum and pretty paepr :)

  12. Your friends are going to be thrilled to bits with your card It is beautiful . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  13. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this delightful card. have a fun week end.
    Suzi B x

  14. I LOVE this! I miss celebrating CNY in Vancouver - it is such a bright & joyous time, and yum, all those treats....gorgeous origami papers!!

  15. This is quite a wonderful card! TFS!


  16. A gorgeous card. Love the colourful lanterns.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  17. Asha, This is marvelous! Wish I had good friends and an excuse to celebrate Chinese New Year. :-D Love the way the papers worked so well on this card. Really beautiful.

  18. This is so gorgeous sweetie, hope you didn't fill your tummy up too much with all that lovely food. I am only jealous. Lol!!!

  19. Great card, thank you for joining us this week at make my monday

  20. They will treasure this beautiful card! have a wonderful time. Visiting from MIM! Donna

  21. Beautiful card for your friends!!
    Sounds like you'll have a great time! Enjoy!!

  22. I LOVE this card!! The lanterns pop and the sewn border is great. Saw you on MIM!

  23. I'd like to go on that trip myself, it sounds like you're going to have a great time. Your card is perfect for the occasion, very oriental inspired! Like how you used vellum with bright colors, a wonderful version of the sketch!

  24. A really lovely card, gorgeous chinese lanterns - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  25. Beautiful card, thanks for entering it into the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.

  26. I can feel the Orient by your card. Great project! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Hugs, Maja

  27. Beautiful card, I love the vellum and stitching. Thank you for joining in at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  28. Beautiful colours thanks for joining our challenge this week at artistic inspirations.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt. x

  29. Very elegant card - love that strip of vellum.

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x


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