Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Shades of Asia

The challenge this week on Dottie's wonderful world is 'around the world' - to give a foreign touch to our creations.

It was a good opportunity (or 'excuse'!) to get the 'Holly and Madison's world tour' download from Charmed cards and crafts - I used 'Holly in China'.

'Asia' is the topic this week on Wednesday Stamper (only just getting in on time), so I thought this is appropriate for that as well.

The colourss used are good for Color throwdown 67 soft sky, always artichoke, kraft, dusty durango

and for Diva coffee break designs 152: creamy caramel, ruby red, always artichoke and bravo burgundy

Papers are DCWV Far East - and as there are butterflies, it's good for Sophisticat 10: 'wings' and Flutter by Wednesday 82 - an open challenge to use a butterfly or fairy.

The challenge on this week's All that scraps was to use an older stamp set - one that perhaps has been neglected - well I bought a set of two sheets of HOTP stamps that included the Chinese writing I've used here - I haven't used this for a long time. I stamped with Brilliance pearlesscent crimson and embossed. The base card is from PDA. I lined the inside with another piece of the Far East paper so that it shows through the holes. The flower behind the Holly in China image was swiped with a stazon ink pad.

As I used my 'big bite' to punch the holes in between the scallops, I'm hoping this is OK for this week's the Digi Kitty Meow Monday: 'punch it!'


  1. your card is lovely Hazel, very pretty colors

  2. ooohhh very chic! LoVE it!
    Thanks for joining us at DW this week!

  3. Nice job with the color challenge! Thanks for playing with us!

    Thank you so much for joining us at sophisticats this week, hope to see you again soon.
    hugs lynx

  5. Great card, lovely way to use this stamp.
    Thanks for joining us at DW this week.
    Gunn :-D

  6. Love the butterfly background on this - very pretty!

  7. Hazel thisis utterly beautiful, love it, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  8. Beautifull card :) thanks for joining the ATS challenge this week :)
    hugs Ria

  9. Hazel thanks for your comments have been very very very busy yourself and its good to make time for yourself with your other concerns-wishing John well ...lovely cards BTW xx

  10. Well considering you were only making 'just the one' card, you've certainly got lots of challenges covered Hazel!!

    I love the girl on this card xx

  11. great card,thanks so much for joining us at sophsiticats this week love cheryl xxxx

  12. Such a beautiful card!! Love your coloring and your details!! Thanks for playing with Flutterby this last week!! HUGS

  13. Lovely card, great colours!

    Mel X

  14. Gorjus work Hazel. Thank you for joining in over at Sophisticats and hope to see you again soon.

    Love Karen x

  15. Oh Hazel that's gorgeous! I love the effect you've achieved on the image.Thanks for playing Honey.

  16. Very effective and beautiful card. xx

  17. Hazel, your card is just fab!, love the image you've chosen this week.
    Thanks for playing along with us in DW.
    Sheila xx

  18. Wow stunning card, just love it!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sophisticats this week.

    Jan x


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