Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Cherry Wings Challenge #1

Me and my craft buddy decided to set up a monthly challenge. A way to keep our hobby going and an excuse to make more cards. As we are both very busy mums, I think we shall be able to cope with one challenge a month! Hee hee! animal smileys

So here you go, our very first challenge- make a Mid-Autumn Moon Festival theme card. First challenge set by my friend and... gosh! It is a difficult one. For those of you who are not familiar with the Moon Festival, here is a brief description from Wikipedia:

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, or in Chinese, Zhongqiu Jie (中秋節), is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people and Vietnamese people. In Malaysia and Singapore, it is also sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around mid or late September in the Gregorian calendar. It is a date that parallels the autumn and spring Equinoxes of the solar calendar, when the moon is supposedly at its fullest and roundest. Farmers celebrate the end of the summer harvesting season on this date. Traditionally, on this day, Chinese family members and friends will gather to admire the bright mid-autumn harvest moon, and eat moon cakes and pomeloes together.

There are several traditional stories that go with the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival such as Chang'e, the Chinese goddess of the moon, the kind Jade Rabbit who lives at the Moon Palace, and Houyi the Archer who shot down nine suns.

This will be a very interesting challenge. I will be updating and sharing our cards soon when we have completed them. If this challenge tickles your fancy, you are very welcome to join us. You have the entire September to complete this challenge. If you ever participate, please do leave me a message below, email me your card or send me a link of your blog. We will definitely love to see what you have come up with!

Better get brainstorming and come up with some ideas.

Talk to you all soon.

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