Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chinese New Year Blog Hop!



Hi and welcome to Chinese New Year Blog Hop! If you arrived from Emily's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from Emily's Blog. I am so happy that you could join us. =)


The Year of the Snake officially begins on Sunday, February 10th, so be sure to wish all your Chinese friends longevity, happiness, wealth and good fortune during this two-week festival! When I was in Taiwan, we'd have a big meal with family on Chinese New Year's Eve (Feb 9th this year), after that we exchange red envelops with money. When I was a kid, that was the highlight of the whole festival since the content of the red envelops dictated how much shopping I could do during the festival! =) Now that I live in the States, hubby and I will probably have a quiet dinner with our two cat children and I'll be talking to my family on the phone to give them my greetings.


A few generous sponsors have created a few free digis especially for this blog hop and for my first card, I used images from Deasy Designs. Isn't that snake adorable? =) I arranged the lanterns, sentiment and Mr. Snake in my photo editing software, printed them on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock then colored them with Copic markers. It's a very simple design. The only embellishment are the washi streamers and I got the idea from this card by Lisa Spangler.


Angie Blom Designs created this darling image that I used on my second card. Fireworks and firecrackers are also a big part of the celebration for the Chinese New Year where I grew up. We usually hear it as soon as the clock struck midnight, it was said that the loud noise from the firecrackers would scare away the bad luck/spirits for the coming year.


This is once again a simple design with similar elements as my first card and also colored with Copic markers on PTI cardstock. I used a lot of red and some gold in both of my cards since both these colors gets used a lot during the festivities. They both symbolize wealth and good luck in the Chinese culture.

Here is who you'll be hopping with this week 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 below and leave another comment at Emily's Blog to let her know. Here is what you could win:

Lucky 8 Prize Pack
$100+ Value




Sponsor Prizes

Avocado Arts - 4 Stamp sets

Fresh Squeezed Stamps - 1 Stamp set

Mama Elephant - $20 gift certificate



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's blog on Saturday, February 16th. Winners will have until Friday, February 22nd at 11:59 p.m. to claim their prizes. Second chance winners, if any, will be redrawn and announced on Saturday, February 23rd.

Many thanks to our digi artists and sponsors for their contribution to this blog hop. We loved using the artists' drawings and we know you will, too. Thanks to all the generous sponsors for all the amazing prizes! A big thank you to the sweet Emily for organizing and putting this blog hop together. I am so happy and honored to be part of this fun hop. Thank you for making this happen, Emily!!! =)

Thank you so much for stopping by to celebrate with us! Now it's time to send you to Chunyuan Wu's Blog!!


Have fun hopping and thanks for stopping by!

supplies:
cardstock: (white, Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink
digital stamps: (lanterns, sentiment, snake) Deasy Designs, (girl with lanterns, sentiment) Angie Blom Designs
coloring medium: Copic
fiber: (gold embroidery floss) DMC
accent: (red button) Papertrey Ink
stickers: (red stripes, gold stripes Japanese washi tapes) mt Kamoi Kakoshi
card sizes: (snake card) 5 1/2" x 4", (girl with lantern card) 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

94 comments:

Tiff said...

Your cards are so much fun! Love the composition of both!

Emily Leiphart said...

Alice, you know I always oooh and aaah over your cards! You are amazing, not only with colouring but all the fine details. Thank you so much for contributing your talent to this hop!!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing your childhood memories of the Chinese New Year! I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year, my friend! AND congrats on your happy PC e-mails today!

Teresa Pham said...

What a cute card. The snake is adorable and the card is very CAS!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards! Love that little snake, really too cute (especially for being a snake!). Happy New Year!

Lisa Petrella said...

FANTASTIC cards! Love the layouts and your coloring!! Happy New Year!!! And thanks for sharing your memories and traditions!!!

Kim Y. said...

Your creation always amaze me, Alice! Wonderful card!

Kris in Alaska said...

That sssssnake issss ssssso sssstinking cute!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

irene said...

Really love the cute snake. Love the washi streaners. bye Irene

Sabine said...

Aw, how cute the snake is! Love your coloring!

walchowDesign said...

Great CNY card and your colorinng is perfect! wishing you and your family "Gong Xi Fa Cai"!

Mary J said...

They are both gorgeous, Alice - beautifully coloured as usual!

Jessi Fogan said...

Alice, these are both so sweet! I love the streamers and lanterns - and that adorable snake! And the perfect classic layout on the second card :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! I love those cute images so much and your colouring is fabulous.
I hope you have a good weekend Alice

Sue

~amy~ said...

Alice, love them both! Sooooo fun!

Tracey said...

Loving your cards Alice!!

Pat K said...

Gorgeous creations with fabulous colouring. hugs,x

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice cards...love the year of the snake card...what a cute image.

richardbreaks said...

Love that little snake! Great job on your cards!!

Farika Pramastij said...

what a cute snake! Love your cards :)

city said...

thanks for sharing...

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Aw, that snake card is so cute!! Luckily even though I am far away from my mom & brothers, I have cousins who live close by. So, I'll probably celebrating with them. Happy New Year!

Lizzy C said...

Love both your cards but I especially like the first one! That snake is so cute!

Margie said...

Beautiful coloring!!

Laura M. said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing :)

JJ Bolton said...

So much fun Alice! (That snake is too cute) Your cards are just perfect!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

great CAS cards!

Annette said...

wow great cards..love the digi's from Deasy...so fun.. Happy Chinese New Year

Dora said...

Your cards are so cute, love the fun snake and style of your card. Thank you for the chance to win, and wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year xxx

Margo said...

Very cute CAS cards! Great job! :)

Chitra Nair said...

Ohhhh Alice you are amazing... Always love your card.
Wish You a Very Happy New Year...

Sue D said...

Great cards--love that snake!

pcm said...

that is the cutest snake i have ever seen! your coloring is amazing!

Shauna K said...

these are fabulous!! love the LOs and that happy snake is just too cute!

cardsbymo said...

I love the banners you created for the lanterns to hang from! Too cute!

Sharla said...

Fun cards, that snake is adorable and I love the lanterns!

Dahliamemories CW said...

Gorgeous cards. Love your coloring.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards1 I love how you combined the images on the first card, that snake is just too cute!

Emily Keaton said...

These cards are totally cute!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you and yours! Love your coloring on both and that little snake is too cute!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Happy new year! Your cards are wonderful!

Hanneke said...

Such fun cards for Chinese New Year! Your coloring is lovely. Hugs, Hanneke

scrapn_momof2 said...

Love both of your cards Alice, but that has to be the CUTEST snake ever!!! Adorable!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Alice, cute snake and great coloring even though I'm scared by them. I was even born on the Year of the snake :-P Kung Hee Fat Choy!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards as always, Alice! The snake is just adorable! Here's wishing you good health and happiness for the New Year!

Sonia Y said...

Your cards are fun!! I feel like using my copics now : )

Meghan said...

I am not a lover of snakes for sure but your card is so cute!

BabyBokChoy said...

It is coming up!! Happy new year!!!

fun stamping said...

That snake card made me smile - I wish you a great Chinese New year.

Lindsey said...

These are wonderful cards! I never thought I would want a snake card till I saw this adorable image. :P Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

Cute! Happy New Year!
Sandra ltb

Kristina B. said...

Great Stuff, Thanks for sharing!

frommycraftroom said...

Great cards. TFS.

Amy Kolling said...

Happy new Year!!! Gorgeous coloring of those digis!!!!

Lysa said...

恭喜發財 Alice!

Your cards are too cute! Been looking for a "cute" snake just for this new years too!

We're having a big feast tomorrow at my parent's house- can't wait for all the delicious food! YUM :)

Crafty Jenn said...

You always make such great cards, Alice! Happy New Year!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Happy New Year! Love these images, especially the snake!

melania deasy said...

Alice, thank you so much for using my digi :) I always love your style! Happy New Year...

canadian_liner said...

Hello Alice, new to your blog, but I'll be back. Love this Chinese New Year blog hop! Sharing culture and traditions is such a great part of the paper-crafting community, and all the red and gold projects are so bold and cheerful! Happy New Year to you!

marianne-g said...

Lovely cards. Your coloring is fantastic.

Marlena M. said...

Your cards are so sweet Alice!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous cards Alice.I love your work. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Shirley N said...

Love your New Year cards, Alice--especially the first one. Love your designs and coloring on both!

Mimi said...

adorble cards!! i love the cute snake! ;D

Chris said...

Alice your card are just wonderful, I think the snake is my favorite!!!

Yvonne Morentin said...

awesome creation... love the colors...

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Memories by Manda said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Brandy said...

Great cards! can't wait to see more. What a fun hop!

Two Crafty Catz said...

So cute!!

Pamela Romero said...

Great cards! Colored so nicely. I love the blending. Happy New Year!

Olivia said...

Happy New Year....great CAS cards and lovely coloring.

Monika Reeck said...

Happy chinese new year Alice and cuuuteeee CAS card love this...I always love your card...biiig hugs

Glenda J said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy! These cards are amazing! Love them all. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are lovely! I think I too shall use gold, red and black when I have a chance to play along. Hope your year of the snake is off to a wonderful start! :)

stylesplenty said...

you card are great and simple.

Kathy Salazar said...

Cute snake card, I like the 2nd too but the lanterns on the first really caught my eye! Thanks for sharing!

Chark said...

Fun cards!

Cindy C. said...

Adorable cards! Especially the first one, the snake is too cute!!

Flora said...

Alice, wow I love the little snake you use in the card. Your design is very unique and whimsy too!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What great cards, happy Chinese New Year's!

Rose said...

happy Chinese New Year to you and hubby (and the fur babies too!) awesome coloring girl :)

Maureen Morton said...

I loved hearing your stories - memories of family are so important. And your cards are adorable! Love what you did with that cute snake! What a personality you gave him. Happy New Year!

Jennifer Jackson said...

So cute... love the little snake!

Poorvi said...

Wonderful cards, Alice! I especially love the cute snake... :)
Happy New Year!

Hattiepattie said...

Love all your cards! Happy Chinese New Year!

Thanh Vo said...

Gorgeous colouring on both your cards, Alice! Happy Chinese New Year; all the best in the year of the snake!

Karenladd said...

Loving all the amazing cards, and that sweet snake is the cutest!

Jess said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Emily H said...

Great cards! I love that snake. I was born in the year of the snake.

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Blessed new snake year!! Gongxi xinnian kuaile, Alice!

Barbara F said...

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

Pamela said...

I love how you colored Deasy's snake!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! That snake is so cute! Fabulous coloring!
DeniseB

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous cards. That goofy snake is fabulous.

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