Friday, 5 February 2016

Chinese New Year & Puppy Love Tag

Hello, friends!It's Friday ... woohoo! I have a couple projects to show you. First up is a Chinese New Year card I made for a couple of friends. They've invited us over to join them in a Reunion Dinner. We're only too happy (and greedy!) to share in their festivities. We're taking a couple of bottles of something red  auspicious and rather delicious) to accompany this card featuring Clearly Besotted's Fabulous Fuchsia stamps and dies by.

I only have one small stamp set with an Oriental flavour. (Yes! I don't understand the lapse either!) The red lantern is from my orphan set is called Asian Gardens Additions by Waltzing Mouse. I gave it a golden glittery glow with Wink of Stella Gold Brush Tip Glitter and popped up the fuchsia  buds on some foam tape. There's the usual Wink of Stella Clear Brush Tip Glitter everywhere else, a few tiny gold bling and it's done.
CASology #183: Glitter
Time Out Challenge #49: Inspired by Words - Love Is A Flower You've Got To Let Grow
Addicted to CAS #80: Code Word - RED


Next is my offering for this fortnight's Tag You're It Challenge #40, inspired by Jen Mitchell's work of art. I'm working with Jen's colour combo and a some of her design elements including the heart, sentiment and pink twine. I layered 2 tags used a TCW Chicken Wire did some stencilling with TH Tattered Rose.

These adorable pups are from Lawn Fawn's Critters in The Dog Park.

Tag You're It #40: Jen Mitchell's tag
Lawnscaping #123: Sending Love
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Have A Heart

That's all from me today. We have a load of eating planned for the weekend. Hope yours will be just as fulfilling. (Did I mention that gluttony is a lifestyle choice for me?!). Thank you so much for stopping by!




  1. Hello Asha, a truly beautiful card for your friends and the image and red and gold colouring is gorgeous, and what a sweet little tag,love them both.
    Have a lovely celebration with your friends, Kate x

  2. Such a clever idea mixing the fuxias with the lanterns!!! Fabulous result, love it, it's very festive and happy!
    And LOVE soooo much the tag!! How cute are these two puppies in the pink heart!! And fun sentiment, just perfect! :D
    Hugs my friend, have a nice weekend!

  3. I like to do a little dance when I see you in the gallery at TO!! I love this card..almost CAS my friend. Love the 2 baby lanterns popped up. Have a fun meal and eat plenty (like I need to say that!)

  4. Two fantastic creations sweetie. Love the awesome New Year creation. I hope you had a great time. The second one is so cute.

  5. Your friends are going to be thrilled with this GORGEOUS red/gold fushia card you've created to paid with the "couple of bottles of something red, auspicious and rather delicious" (and if they're not, I'll certainly welcome said gifts at my place, as long as your companionship is part of the deal). Your tag: only toooo adorable! Both pups are darling, but I have a soft spot for mini this! So delighted to see sharing your creativity at Tag You're It!

  6. Fabulous card and tag Asha..Loz

  7. Love your happy new year card...really creative!

  8. Super cute card! I love how you colored the dogs! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  9. That is a beautiful Chinese New Year card and I love that cute tag with those adorable puppies!

  10. Asha wooooow your red/gold fushia card is really gr the chinese new year that stamp is for me to die for oh ooh I want to buy it but you know me as my contract on my old institut where I work was only until 31 December
    also I must not buy ne stamp till I get a new job ooh oooh
    I loovee your first card
    and the TAG
    uuuiii cuuuuteeeeee
    Love that puppy in love so so so cuuuteee
    you are great at flower card
    great at making tag+
    great at christmas card
    I think you are great in all card style and theme Asha
    I join too the glitter and red card..if you see my blog post from yesterday I share my drawers picture too
    see you soon my sweet friend
    Monika (TRY TO CATCH UP NOW :) hehehe :)))

  11. Asha this could not be any cutter than it already is.... so stinking cute! Even the sentiment is too cute! Great take on Jens tag!

  12. Well, the one oriental image you've got sure is a fab one, Asha! Its a striking clean design, the color choices are perfect with this theme.
    Cute little tag too, perfect for a dog lover, for Valentine of any other occasion.

  13. Gorgeous makes Asha love them. Hope you enjoyed your evening at your friends xx

  14. Oh man, I love that lantern! You did a beautiful job-- it looks just right! And of course the pups are adorbs!

  15. Asha love the way you combined stamps to make this super card! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  16. Really wonderful creations Asha!! Love the oriental theme with the red colors and your tag is darling!! :) HUGS

  17. Gorgeous card and fabulous tag! TFS

  18. Oh my goodness, your tag is just precious! I love the texture you've created with the chicken wire background and the pooches are just too cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Tag You're It!

  19. Love your beautiful lantern card and your doggy tag is so cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  20. Fabulous card and a super cute tag.

    Love and hugs

  21. Beautiful card. Your tag is adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Tag You're It! challenge.

  22. Cute the tag! Thanks for sharing at Tag You're It Challenge!

  23. OK first-love the oriental card with a hint of blue in the background and that lovely lantern that just pops. The tag is great! I love the pun saying:) I have been quite crippled up because our weather is going up and down. I haven't been able to make any cards and that has bummed me out

  24. Love those beautiful stamps on your card Asha which you brought to life so beautifully. That's a sweet tag. Happy Valentine's Day!

  25. Love how elegant your first card is and how cute the second is! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  26. WoW great card but your tag is adorable and so sweet. I love IT. Thanks for joining us over at tag You're IT.

  27. Came over to your blog to send some love for that adorable tag, and got wowed with the lantern card. Love your work, Asha! Always treated to wows! The tag is a great lead in the TYI challenge! Thanks for playing!

  28. Grin, those puppies are perfect! Many thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

  29. Your babies are adorable! I know how you love your dogs - just like me!! But wow the lantern on the flower stem - so stinkin clever! Hats off to you for thinking of this!


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