Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chinese New Year blessings

Chinese New year is just round the corner and there are still so much things I needed to get done.  Somehow I am very very late this year and I have no help as my full time domestic helper Ju-an had been unwell and returned home.

So, while trying to do some spring cleaning, and going for my painting class, I made this chinese new year card for the girls. Qi is attending a conference in London so it is great that the two sisters could spend cny together.   I also sent a parcel of cny goodies together with the card, so they would not miss home too much.   Here is my card which is based on Peachy keen sketch challenge 44 with a twist - use monochromatic colour scheme.

Mandarin oranges are a must for chinese new year, as is the colour red, and the challenge called for a monochromatic colour so I decided to make a chinese new year card.

A closed up of the oranges, aren't they too cute for words?

 福 (fu) - blessings

吉祥如意 (ji xiang ru yi) - good fortune as one wishes (I need to practice writing my calligraphy more regularly)

Mandarin oranges 

Materials used :-

1.  Peachy keen stamps : Orange from PK 239 Faceless fruit set,  coloured with caran d'ache colour 
     pencils, face : PK-490 Everyday character face assortment (size : 1")
2.  Pattern paper : me & my BIG ideas, mambi color basics (red), waffle paper : Pacon, 
     cardstock : popular
3.  Fu punch, ribbon : Hong kong
4.  Spellbinders nestabilities 
5.  EK success punch

Thanks for dropping by :-)


  1. Lovely card Adeline. Love the mandarin oranges stamp :). Wow.. your calligraphy is great. I cant write small, I can only write the bigger letters..

  2. Very lovely, I hope you all have a great New Year!!! TFS, Cathryn67 <3

  3. Beautiful card...TFS
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  4. What a beautiful card! So original! Those PK mandarin oranges are adorable! Thanks for joining the challenge at PK and good luck!

  5. Oh how this card made my eyes pop Adeline!!!
    It's stunning! Your calligraphy is amazing and sets off this fabulous card a treat!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Peachy Keen. Good luck. xx
    p.s. Kong Hey Fat Choy!!