Wednesday, 18 February 2015


Hi Crafters,
It's been bright and sunny here for the past few days but still very cold and I can not wait for Spring to arrive. I'm fed up with the cold, how about you?
My card for today is made using some warm colours and the theme is Oriental.

Papers - Papermania ( very old stash)
Kimono Peel offs - (also very old stash)
Stamps - Papermania Oriental Treasure Lanterns
Lanterns coloured with Promarkers
Symbols are gold heat embossed
Beaded tassels (another old stash find)
Oriental coin
Cardz 4 Guyz - Oriental
Addicted To Stamps - #98 Embossing Dry/Heat
That Craft Place - Film Inspired - (Disney's Mulan)
Thanks for visiting this afternoon, I hope you have a lovely evening.
See you soon,


Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the oriental design & details.

Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I really love this card Lorraine I have had a love of the Oriental theme since I first started crafting, it was very popular then, I love the main image also the embellishments, this is one superb make.
lorraine x

Jacee said...

Beautiful work here Lorraine, I love this one, gorgeous!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

A beautiful oriental card Lorraine, love the colours....I think I got rid of all my peel offs and papers, perhaps I should have kept hold of them! Carol x

rachel said...

beautiful make lorraine. love that red - beautiful xx

Carol S. said...

Beautiful oriental card. Gorgeous image and embellishments. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Rita said...

Fabulous Oriental card Lorraine. I still have some of them too. Hugs Rita xxx

MaryH said...

Stunning! (I think I may have some of these kimono outline stickers - thanks for reminding me to look for them!) The brilliant scarlet coloring lets the gold just gleam and clever to heat emboss the embellies. The tassels made such a wonderful trim to complement your oriental theme. Very lovely card. TFS & Hugs

Darcy Schroeder said...

Wow, Rainey, this is just stunning!! I love it! Thanks for joining our challenge at Through the Craft Room Door!

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining at ATS: Embossing

Jane Willis said...

What a stunning card! I remember having those kimono peel offs too! I love unearthing very old stash, it feels like having brand new stuff. In fact one of the reasons I picked Oriental for the theme at Cardz 4 Guyz was because I was pretty sure a lot of us had some suitable stash gathering dust in the back of a cupboard somewhere! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with Cardz 4 Guyz

Christine said...

perfect card for your theme. So lovely
thanks for taking part in addicted to stamps challenge. Hope to see you soon

Brenda said...

Lorraine, this is a beautiful card. It's a perfect mix of Asian elements and color. Hoping things begin to warm up soon! Brenda

Ella's Design said...

Love the rich colour tones on this, Lorraine! The red is so vibrant and you've chosen fabulous embellishments to fit the theme beautifully! Hugs, Lisa x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Lorraine! Love the colour palette, so perfect with the touches of god and bronze! Love the tassel, what a great accent piece! hugs :)

Asha said...

Lovely card, Lorraine. Perfect for Chinese New Year!
hugs, Asha

Cazro said...

A stunning card, perfect for our challenge and to celebrate the Chinese New Year this evening. I love your use of the iconic colours and the oriental embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Amanda said...

Hi Rainey, Beautiful oriental card. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda

Linda said...

What a fab idea! Love how your design pulls all the elements together into a cohesive and beautiful design. Love it! :) xx

*Vicki* said...

This is really stunning!! Love the gold accents and design here!! Thanks for sharing this with us at ATSM!! :)

Gina Knott said...

Oh WOW , this is beautiful Lorraine! Love the colours and theme! The embellishments are gorgeous and fit so perfectly!
Gina xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorainne
Fabulous oriental card... I think oriental is coming back ... Must look my stamps out....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Mrs A. said...

Hi Lorraine you have made a gorgeous oriental themed card. Love the little peel off kimono. I think I might have some oriental bits and bobs in my stash too. Hugs Mrs A

Lexie said...

Beautifully elegant card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Joan said...

Stunning card! Love the red,gold and black and the beautiful tassel

Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz this week


Tracy said...

You nailed this theme for sure Lorraine. Love the kimono and the coin with the tassle. Lots of fun! Hugs!

Helen said...

Beautifully put together - a really great card.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

cuilliesocks said...

Gosh Lorraine, I missed this gorgeous card, love all the elements to it and your colours, hugs Kate x