Wednesday, 21 September 2011


It's the second week of the calendar challenge over at The Craft Barn, and this week the theme is ... Red and Embossing

Background: Stampin Up Vintage Roller - Versafine Satin Red Ink
Geisha and symbol (Inkadinkado) stamped and embossed in black
Butterfly (Hero Arts) embossed in gold
Geisha coloured with Twinkling H2Os.

Love symbol for Valentine's Day

I went for the oriental theme, partly because I love oriental and partly because last weekend our community had a gala day to celebrate the centenary of Thomas Glover's death. Glover grew up in the suburb where I now live. He travelled to Japan when he was 17 and he went on to become one of the founders of the Mitsubishi Corporation.  There is also suggestion that his wife was the inspiration behind Madame Butterfly.

The highlights of the day for me were geishas performing a tea ceremony

and the children's parade and fabulous fireworks display ....

Apologies for the long post but I wanted to share the pics!

Suze xx


Valerie-Jael said...

What a lovely page, this is going to be a wonderful calendar! Hugs, Valerie

Rita said...

Suze, just to say Thank-You for sharing such wonderful pictures with us. I love things Japanese. Hugs Rita xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the calendar page Suze. I also like all things oriental. I would love to have been at the gala day, the photos look great. Dianne.

Aileen said...

Love your oriental page, Suze. You are so good at these. Brill photos too, looks like a lot of fun. x

trisha too said...

Such a nice page, Suze--the red is so striking, just the right touch for your Asian themed page!


Anonymous said...

Hi Suze. Fabulous work. Great to see where the ideas came from. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.
Regards Florence x

Vicky Hayes said...

Thank you sharing your photos Suze - it looks like a wonderful event! Your calendar page is gorgeous - just right for valentine's month. Vx

G Peplow said...

Hi Suze, Congrats on your win last week, gorgeous page:0) So glad you're joining in with the fun:0)
February lokks pretty amazing too.
This celebration is great! Lucky you to live in a community willing to celebrate, looks like it was brilliant, Gay xxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Suze
Your brought all the delights of the Orient to this calendar page.
Very special.
I have to say Thank You for always taking the time to visit my blog, it means so much to me.

Gio said...

Yor February page is very elegant!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully elegant :)
Thanks for playing with us again this week.

Scrapmate said...

Gorgeous oriental page.