24 January 2011

Happy Chinese New Year

Another year has passed, another new year draws closer....
Wait a minute, didn't we just have a new year?  Oh, right, this is Chinese new year, which is based on a different (lunar) calendar.

I love Chinese new year because, being single, I am the recipient of the lucky red envelopes that are (hopefully) filled with money.  And I say this every year - it's a good reason to stay unmarried!

There are lots of superstitions - or should that be traditions - surrounding Chinese new year. Things like cleaning the house beforehand to welcome good luck into the household, paying all debts (and no lending of money on the day) and having a new year feast that honours our ancestors.  Come to think of it, it's probably a good thing to have Chinese new year every day...

So here are some cards to celebrate the new year. The cards highlight the cute prosperity boy stamp from Hero Arts that I just had to get as soon as I saw it. It is perfect for a happy, prosperous new year.

Cardstock: Vanilla from Stampin' Up! 
Flocked paper: Doodlebug Design
Patterned paper: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Prosperity Smile by Hero Arts; happy new year (inside card) from Paddy's Market
Ink: Stampin' Up! and Tombow


  1. Omigod I love your craft blog!! Your cards are brilliant! I adore stationery & card making too! Can't sew or knit to save my life though..

  2. Super darling card! Love this! I think I have this stamp but have never used it before! Wishing you a very Happy Chinese New Year too! HUGS!

  3. Fabulousness. As are some of those traditions. I HANKER for more tradition!


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