Friday, 18 February 2011

Partying soon

We have recently been invited to a wedding evening reception by my hubby's cousin. His daughter will be married in April this year. I love weddings!! Another chance to dress up, party and have fun! Just can't wait! happy smileys

My friend Erin has recently recommend this Get Sketchy Card Challenge website. So I thought I would give their latest sketch #74 a go. Here is the sketch. A very simple sketch. 

So I have made this card for accepting their wedding invite. It is very difficult to photograph this card. I tried many times, without flash it is blur and with flash the shining pearlescent paper just reflects the light. This is as good as I can get.

I always find simple sketch/ designs difficult. I admire people who can make clean, simple but powerful cards. I hope you like this card. My hubby said it looks better than their wedding evening invitation. Not sure if it is true or he simply said that because he loves me!! free smileys

Bed time now. Sweet dreams!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Year of Rabbit

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

It will be the Year of the Rabbit this year. Just for fun, here is some information I found online for Rabbit year 2011:

"Chinese Horoscope for 2011

There are many famous people born in the year of The Rabbit such as Angelina Jolie, Albert Einstein, Tiger Woods and Frank Sinatra etc. As per 2011 Chinese horoscope, 2011 is going to be relatively calmer than the last year, both on the world scene, as well as on a personal level. Those people who are born in other compatible Chinese zodiac signs will also find 2011 very productive and fulfilling. These signs compatible with the rabbit are – the sheep, the dog and the pig. Those born under other signs might suffer, depending on how flexible they are in 2011. Those who can tactfully negotiate complex personal or business issues may also attain similar good luck enjoyed by rabbits and those compatible with them in 2011."

So here I am to share the card I made for my family:

Funnily enough... although I am Chinese, from Taiwan, I've never made an oriental card before. This is actually the first time! I think I have not done it too bad huh?! ^_^ I am pretty lucky to be fluent in Mandarin and know how to write Chinese characters. So I do not need to rely on using peel offs or stamps for Chinese words. I've used the traditional red and gold colours with a bit of black. Made a little firecracker and a gold tassel at the end. It looks like the firecraker is lit.... watch out, cover your ears and wait for them to go BANG!! ^_^ Hee hee!

Wish my family and my friends all the best for the coming year. Gong Xi Fa Chi!