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Friday, 8 February 2013

Chinese New Year hop!




The very sweet and talented Em of Art From The Heart has organised this fabulous Chinese New Year blog hop!  Chinese New Year starts officially on Sunday 10 February but we decided to celebrate a little earlier to give you time to play with the FREE digis being given away!  And not only are there freebies, if you join in the hop you can win the BIG prize!  But I'll get on to that later cos I love to tease!

This is a long post, so settle in!  I have made two cards (as I do have a large Chinese family!) and here is my first make using the sweet Deasy Designs digi...


Oh he is soooo cute!!!  Both images and sentiment come in this digi set and I simply matched them up with Julie Billingsley Forevermore digi papers.

My second card (made for my parents) uses the very gorgeous Sparkle Creations Chinese New Year Rin...



I haven't done a tri-fold card for aaaages but think it worked quite well with these papers.  These are Crate Paper Pink Plum papers and I used the new CC Designs Cutters Cherry Blossoms die.  The ric rac ribbon is velvet so it gives it a touch of luxury and the border is used with a very old pair of Fiskars decorative edge scissors.  I have a whole set of these scissors that I don't use any more now I have my punches and dies - I really should give them away or use them!

Here's who you'll be hopping with us for a chance to win one of five fabulous prizes listed below:

Designers


Artists/Sponsors





~ Prizes Worth $230!!! ~

Celebrate with us by leaving a comment on all designer and artist/sponsor blogs! Pick up your free digis and cut files along the way and create something for a second chance to win.  If you create something for the Chinese New Year, please post your project using the InLinkz Tool on Emily Leiphart's post.  Here's what you could win:

Lucky 8 Prize Pack
$100+ Value



Sponsor Prizes
I told you it was packed! You have until Friday, February 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST to comment or enter your digital project for a chance to win one of the five fabulous prizes.  The winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced on Emily Leiphart's blog on Saturday, February 16th. Winners will have until Friday, February 22nd at 11:59 p.m. to claim their prize. Second chance winners, if any, will be redrawn and announced here on Saturday, February 23rd.

So you should have come here from the lovely Kryssi Ng and you now need to hop off to the equally lovely Miriam Prantner!


That's it for now - I'll be back later with my Make It Crafty Valentine's hop and Bellarific Friday posts!



104 comments:

Tiff said...

These are SOOOO cute! Love all the details!

Emily Leiphart said...

Mary, these are stunning! I knew you would blow me away with your colour and composition. Thank you so much for contributing your talent to this hop!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous cards Mary! The first one is a bit cheeky and the second so elegant and stylish and both fit the theme perfectly.

Tress said...

Mary, you've created another two fabulous cards! The first is cute and whimsical and the second is elegant and striking!

Susan Flynn said...

Two very different but brilliant cards Mary J! Happy New Year for Sunday xx

Jennifer said...

Gorgoues cards! The trii-fold card for your parents is simply beautiful. Funny I have the same "problem" with my biker of decorative edge scissors too. Happy New Year!

Lisa Petrella said...

AMAZING cards!!!! Your coloring is absolutely FANTASTIC!!! And I love the different papers and layers you incorporated into your cards! Happy New Year!

Kim Y. said...

Great details, Mary! Super cute cards!

Kris in Alaska said...

I'm just in love with that sssweet little ssssnake!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

gobeagirl said...

Oh Mary both your cards are just stunning! I love the first card as he is just cute and I think anytime you can make a snake look cute you must have talent. :O) I love the card you made for your parents as well. She is just gorgeous and so are the papers that you have used. I haven't made a tri-fold in forever as well and I just might have to make one this weekend. Hugs Lisa

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Sabine said...

Aw, your cards are so pretty! Love all the colors and your coloring is adorable.

walchowDesign said...

Such an elegant CNY cards, Mary! Wishing you and your family "Gong Xi Fa Cai"! thanks for the great inspiration!

Susie Sugar said...

These two are just fabulous , I love round cards and this one is just so cheeky !! Lol
And I love pink so both cards are winner for me !!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend Mary
Hugs Susie xx

Doreen said...

Absolutely gorgeous,fabulous colouring and details.xxx

Squirrel x said...

Both cards are totally fantastic hunny, but I own up, I love that little snake so much!! Hugs Sxx

cebelica said...

Ok, there's something I have to admit ... I hate snakes. I mean, really, really hate them. They scare me. But even so I find this little fella veeery cute. He's probably the only snake that could make me go all "awww". ;)
I think both of your cards are awesome! Hugs! xx

Jessi Fogan said...

Your Rin card is so sweet - I love how it folds! And OMG, that little snake...adorable - love the perfect colouring & the fabulous patterns & colours :)

irene said...

Love how you user the cute snake. And the card for your perents is gorgeous. Bye Irene

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! Such fabulous cards. I love both the images , your colouring is beautiful and the papers and layouts are just wonderful.
Sue xx

~amy~ said...

I simply LOVE all your fabulous details!

Tracey said...

These are both awesome card!!

heidy said...

What a fun image MaryJ!!
XXX Heidy

Pat K said...

WOW, so cute. I love these images - so beautifully coloured as always Mary. TFS, hugs,x

richardbreaks said...

Wow, the BIG popping colors and patterns are WONDERFUL!!!

Margie said...

All of your cards are just beautiful!!

Lizzy C said...

Fabulous cards! The circle card with the adorable snake is just too cute!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very cute cards. Thanks for sharing during the hop!

Farika Pramastij said...

woow... what a cute card! love your cards...

Annette said...

awesome cards...love the digi's from Deasy.. Happy Chinese New Year..

Dora said...

Mary, these are stunning.. especially love the fun snake and the bright colors but the other one is ever so pretty too. The image is so sweet, love it :) .. off to hop along :D Wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year xxx

Margo said...

Wow - these are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :)

Chitra Nair said...

Wish You a Very Happy New Year.
Such a pretty card and the snake is so cute..

Rachel Parys said...

These are too cool! I love the snake sticking out his tongue, and the colors of the papers on the second card are gorgeous!! Wonderful work!

coops said...

both so gorgeous mary.your designs are stunning and really fab images :D

xx coops xx

pcm said...

super fun cards!!!

Stacy B said...

I love the patterned papers you used on the tri-fold card. They are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

Sue D said...

Great cards--love the cute snake.

Shauna K said...

oh goodness, what fun cards!!! completely loving the LO of the lil snake card!

cardsbymo said...

Eeeek,both of your cards are so cute! I love the pinks and reds on your second card!

Dahliamemories CW said...

awesome coloring. Love your cards, especially the creative fold.

Sharla said...

Awesome cards, love the snake, he is adorable!!

Mary-Anne V said...

great cards...love the cute snake and the circular shape of the first. I love the use of the border scissors (easy to forget about them right?) to add detail to your last card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Your coloring always makes me feel unworthy! Gorgeous cards, I especially love the first one, love the shape and that cute snake!

Emily Keaton said...

Nice creations are totally fun :-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

That snake is too cute and I just LOVE the way your second card open ups! Stunning! Thank you!
Lisa

fabiola jaques said...

trop bien, fun et super joli! biz

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so cute and well created. Happy new year!

Hanneke said...

Such fun cards for Chinese New Year! I love the shapes of these cards, looks great! Hugs, Hanneke

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Mary, you strike again with your gorgeous creations! Love, love the cute snake and they scare me even if I was born in the year of the snake! Your tri-fold is fab darling. From my family to yours, Kung Hee Fat Choy!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards--I'm in love with that snake!

Sonia Y said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the trifold one,so colourful!! Very creative. Thanks for sharing!!

eva said...

aww, such an adorable little snake! so cute!

fun stamping said...

Fabulous cards - I especially like the snake card - it is just soooo cute - Happy New Year to you!

Sandra said...

that snake is so cute!
Love the second card - great fold.
Sandra ltb

frommycraftroom said...

Great cards. This snake is great. TFS.

Kristina B. said...

Great projects!!Thanks for sharing!

canadian_liner said...

Love this idea for a blog hop! Your Chinese lady with cherry blossoms is the cutest! Your parents will love the card. Gung Hay Fat Choi, Mary!

Lindsey said...

The more I see this snake, the more I like him -- and especially the way you've coloured him. :) The card for your parents is equally fabulous.

Amy Kolling said...

Mary.....you have made 2 beautiful cards! You color soo well.....:)

Lysa said...

I love that snake! Can't wait to get him printed and colored- I've been looking for a 'cute' snake just for this new years and he is just perfect!

Crafty Jenn said...

Beautiful creations! I'm sure your parents will love the trifold card!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Love the snake card! And your second card is so pretty and elegant. Your parents will love it

melania deasy said...

Mary, thank you so much for using my digi...it's so adorable and fun!! Lovee your second card too :)

marianne-g said...

Your tri-fold card is fantastic. Love the bright colors.

Marlena M. said...

Wow, I love your fancy fold card and sweet creation!

Isha Gupta said...

Love your cards teamie!!! As always adorable coloring:)
Happy New Year!!

Mimi said...

beautiful cards! that's an adorable snake!! and such a pretty tri-fold card! ;D

Chris said...

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome cards with us!!!

Sus said...

Amazing cards! Love Melania's snake!!!

Ruth said...

lovely cards!

Yvonne Morentin said...

awesome creation... love the colors...

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Donna Chartrand said...

Mary J...awesome! Very well done. Happy New Year. Enjoy.

Memories by Manda said...

O wow! That is some prize - what a lucky winner for who does win. Your cards are cool -the snake is cute and the pink card is very sweet :)

Brandy said...

These are the best cards yet! love the colors!

parker people said...

I simply adore that snake ! Love the cards !!!

m said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Love your cards! The snake image is so adorable!

Pamela Romero said...

That snake is tooo much! Very cute! and your little lady is adorable too. Very nice projects!

Olivia said...

Love the rich paper you used with the Sparkle Creations stamp. Great job and Happy New Year.

Monika Reeck said...

oh your coloring is amazing really great cards and happy Chinese New Year...

Glenda J said...

Wonderful cards! Especially love the colours on the circle card with that adorable snake. Great colouring too!

Two Crafty Catz said...

So cute and beautiful! Amazing colouring too!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Wow, you've got skillz Girl! I am always in awe of your TSG creations for our challenges and these projects are SO beautiful as well! Happy New Year! I hope the year of the snake will be a good one for you!
~ Meredith

stylesplenty said...

Love the color and details.

Chark said...

beautiful coloring on these!

Kathy Salazar said...

Thanks for sharing- even the extras ( not hop cards)- I do love the wedding card! The tri-fold is a great awakening for me- I too have not done one are aaaaages- maybe I will tonight :)

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful cards!

Lorraine said...

Hey Mary J - I'm trying to catch up on all of your beautiful creations! EEK how cute are these cards! Your coloring & designs are gorgeous as ever!

Flora said...

Pretty snake card, love the colors!!

Angie Ross said...
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Angie Ross said...

I love them both! What beautiful colors!

Maureen Morton said...

These cards a re so rich and wonderful! Love the tri-fold (need to remember to do that). You are amazing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful time and culture with us.

Poorvi said...

Your cards are sooo pretty, Mary! Love the gate fold.... :)
Happy New Year!

Thanh Vo said...

Just awesome coluring, Mary!! I especially love the papers you chose for Rin. Happy Chinese New Year; all the best in the year of the snake!

Karenladd said...

Wow these cards are spectacular! I LOVE that darling little snake card and the beautiful card you made for your parents!

Emily H said...

You are one busy girl! Fabulous cards!

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Super cute snake card!!! beautiful coloring on the second card

Barbara F said...

WOW! Great cards and great idea for a blog hop!! Happy New Year!!

Pamela said...

I just LOVE the way you color!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love your coloring!
DeniseB

jennifer mitten said...

So cute? Love that snake!

Tracy said...

They are both wonderful, but I REALLY like the snake. hee hee. Fun cards!

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