Thursday, 19 January 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai

Chinese New Year falls on the 23rd January and it's going to be the Year of the Dragon.

Many of you know that I love all things oriental so I've made a tag with several challenges in mind:

The Craft Barn - Colour Wheel Tag Challenge (I've gone for complimentary colours)
Pan Pastel UK Challenge - Anything Goes
Gingersnap Creations - GC134 Spicy Supply Challenge - Ribbon
The Stamp Man Challenge - Use Red




Background - Antique Linen & Peeled Paint Distress Stains
Bamboo stamp (Inkadinkado) inked in Memento Bamboo Leaves
Dragon stamp (make unknown) inked in Versafine Satin Red
Sentiment - printed on PC
Chinese 'double happiness' ribbon & red satin ribbon
Small Chinese coin

So to all those who celebrate - "Gong Xi Fa Cai" (Gong See Fa Chai) - I believe the translation is "I wish that you will be prosperous".

Thanks for visiting.

Suze xx

23 comments:

Aileen said...

Beautiful tag Suze. I love your oriental "doings". I'm the year of the dragon, hope it's going to be a lucky year! x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Fab tag really like the image and the papers you have used.Thanks for joining us at PanPastel Uk this week.

Kerry DT Leader

Eileen said...

I love tags ... and this one is super.

I must have a go at one for the Chinese New Year myself! Great design, very attractive. Thanks for joining us at the PanPastel UK Challenge this week xx

Claire said...

Beautiful tag, I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK and good luck
Claire xx

Victoria said...

Wow, this is brilliant! I love the red with the green. Whenever I combine those, it always looks Christmassy whether I want it to or not! What an amazing dragon stamp - haven't seen that one before.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous tag,love the dragon. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Mynnette said...

What a fabulous tag!!! LOVE the sponging and the ribbons used! :)

craftattack said...

Great tag, love everything about it! And the same to you! Hugs, Valerie

craftattack said...

Great tag, love everything about it! And the same to you! Hugs, Valerie

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. Super tag. Great design and colours. Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence x

Von said...

Have a super weekend Suzi just love your dragon :)
Hong Boa Na Lai tehe
Von xxx

Dianne said...

great tag Suze, love the dragon. Dianne.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, love the asian theme.

Brenda Brown said...

Oh wow Suze, just love this design and colouring. A great Chinese New Year card. Thanks so much for linking it to the PanPastel UK 'Anything Goes' challenge this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jenni's Jems said...

This is really gorgeous, and love that dragon image! and the addition of the coin which I'm sure is to do with good luck is a nice touch x

Angela Weimer said...

A great card and fab image. Thanks for joining in The stamp Man Challenge and have a wonderful day. Angela

Dolly Daydreams said...

Superb ! I think your a bit of a fibber about not being good with colour, you certainly know what goes with what in my book !

Marie

Scrapmate said...

Great colour contrast & Fab tag.

Sue said...

Brilliant tag. Great colour combo and I love your coin embellishment. Sue.x

Gio said...

Gorgeous tag, I love the oriental style and the combo you used.

Laura said...

Lovely Tag!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous oriental tag!

Izzy@the Craft Barn said...

Beautiful tag and great colour combination. Thanks for playing with us.
Izzy