I'm here today with a little something for this fortnight's Crafty Cardmakers Challenge.
Our hostess this time is Josephine and she's chosen the theme "Autumn or Autumn Festivals - NOT Halloween.
Josephine says 'There are always so many Hallowe'en challenges around! So instead of creating a Hallowe'en card I would like to see something that depicts the Season of Autumn, or maybe Harvest Festival, Guy Fawkes, Diwali or some other festival that happens in the Autumn. If your theme is a lesser-known festival, please tell us about it in your post! But remember, this is not a Hallowe'en challenge!'
When my children were younger, we lived for 2 years in Kuala Lumpur. The children went to an International school where all cultures were celebrated, so I've chosen to make a little Diwali/Deepavali hanging.
I used some Marks & Spencer's Indian food packaging for the base, a large dangly earring (bought specifically for crafting, not for wearing!) and a colouring page I found on the internet.
Image is coloured with Promarkers, the gold miri card is punched with an EK Success punch, the sentiment is Sizzix 'Cute as a Button' die and all the little gold sparkly bits are waste from the punch.
The finished hanging ...
and here's a photo of my two little angels in 2004, dressed up to celebrate Deepavali. (My daughter is now 13 and is going to freak when she sees this!)