Friday, 17 February 2012

2012 is the Year Of The Dragon

Hello and welcome .... as you know we are already into February of the year 2012!  oh my goodness it will be Christmas again soon (insert evil laugh here) ......

Did you know that this year, 2012, is the Year Of The Dragon?  What a fabulous year .. as I love Dragons .... it was not long ago that I actually found out I was born in the Year Of The Dragon also .. way back in 1976 .... (and to top it off I'm also a LEO!  ... what a combination!)

Do you know what year you are ... perhaps you are an Ox, or a Rabbit, maybe a Snake .....

Over at Stamping With The Dragon we have another challenge starting and the theme of this week is
The Year Of The Dragon (so you must have a dragon on your entry project please).

I have used one of the brand spanking new digi images called Rupert With Chinese Lantern can find it in the store here.

 I coloured Rupert in copic markers and on the lantern I used some spica to add some sparkle.  The red cardstock for the base card has a lovely texture .. but it doesn't show up on the photos.  I used a spellbinders die to do a gold insert and left the scalloped edge hanging out.

For my background I stamped a fireworks stamp in perfect medium (a clear slow drying stamp pad) and then brushed on some gold perfect pearls (gold shimmer powder .. I have heard that eye shadow words too .... haven't tried it myself though).

I have used two brads that I thought looked a bit like Chinese style coins ... I may be totally incorrect here and my apologies if I am .. but I remember years ago seeing things like this in Chinatown.

The ribbon is from my stash .. isn't it lovely! and the word "imagine" is a rub on from Kaisercraft.

Don't forget to head on over to Stamping With The Dragon (click on the header of this post) to see the gorgeous projects from the DT.

Enter your own project for a chance to win a prize .. can't wait to see what you create.

xoxoxoxoxo Happy Year Of The Dragon 
xoxoxox Carly

PS ... when you leave a comment I would love to know what "year" you are ... just for fun :)


  1. Oh so lovely is your card and such an adorable image too!:) Sandra H

  2. What a cute card! Carly, do I feel OLD! I graduated the year you were born! LOL

    I am a Leo too, but I am a "dog". My hubby is "horse" and according to their calendar we are matched perfectly! I couldn't agree more. :0)

    I think I'm going to have to pull out my dragon stamps and do a Year of the Dragon card too! :0)


  3. Wonderful coloring of Rupert and the brads do look like coins! Great work


  4. Love the scalloped edge on your card, Carly. Rupert really looks great!

  5. Great take on the challenge. Love it and how cool that you found out that your a dragon. LOL! Hate to say it but, Im an ox. Go figure. LOL!



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