Friday 25 January 2013

A touch of the Orient

Apparently, if you watch certain craft shows on tee vee, we're going back into the 'Oriental look' - that totally serves me right for throwing, yes throwing, out some oriental papers just last week :(

This is a card I rustled up yesterday:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square card stock

- Penny Black Stickeroos from the 'Unfolding' sheet

- totally perfectly matching backing paper (even if I say it meself) - from the Prima 'Firefly' paper stack

- green and maroon plain backing card behind the Stickeroos

- black Josy Rose nail heads

So it was really just a matter of picking, matching, cutting and sticking :)

I can see we're gonna have to have a Snippets Playground draw for some Stickeroos soon! I'm off to have a hunt on the internet to see what I can find :))



  1. Lovely card Di, must admit I never got the oriental bug, this is very classy though. Hugs, Amanda x

  2. Lovely card, Di. I shall have to look out my Robert Adams and Joanna Sheen CDRoms. I don't think I have anything else. There is a rule for all crafters/hoarders, the minute you throw something away, the next day is when you need it. We have all been there. However, why do we follow so- called trends, which are just the idea of someone else to make us part with more money. In 2013,we should set our own trends, which could be to use up whatever we have most of. You never know, the trendsetters might follow us. xx Maggie

  3. Ah. Snickeroos now your talking. Got some oriental bits that my Christmas swapper sent me. Well would you look at me I'm a trend setter without even knowing it. Just had an irresistible urge to sneak downstairs for some chock lit. Dun tell no one. Whilst the cats away..................
    Hugs Mrs a.

  4. Hi Di

    How can the head of the snippet playground admit to throwing papers away!!!

    Oh well .. .. they say confession is good for the soul! LOL!!!

    Loving your oriental card today. Gorgeous colours. I wish I could stamp how these Stickeroos look.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  5. How lovely card. The orient is so rich and your card is elegant and like a picture on the wall. Love it.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Hugs Tamara

  6. Gorgeous card Di. You always want the things you threw out yesterday,,,,that's why I'm not good at throwing out :-)
    A x

  7. Beautiful card Di. Oh well a new trend means more stash to hoard! But look at you already ahead of the trend

  8. Fabulous card Di, love the image.
    Caz x

  9. Fabulous Oriental make here Missus. So cleverly co-ordinated. I have a few oriental stamps, but rarely use them.

    Sarn xxx

  10. Hi Di, Another stunning card and l do like your oriental image and the layout and colour card is gorgeous.....always the case Di that you think you have done with get rid and them this comes along ......enjoy your weekend xx

  11. Don't often read other people's comments incase they have said what I was going to say, then I'm stumped for words (yes I am) but I have to say I agree with Maggie and seeing as how I have just gone another year older I am going to use what I want to and not feel that I have to follow the trend don't care if I am old fashioned.
    BUT this is a lovely card Di those Prima papers are lush and match so very well, love the idea of the black nail heads too.

    Kath x

  12. Ha, couldn't agree more, never throw it out is my motto! Lovely card, very Spring like on this wintery day! I emailed Paula on the 22nd, hopefully she's seen it!


  13. Ooooh - that is stunning... I love Oriental but never seem to be able to pull it of - especially not with the finesse of this one !!! :-)

    Thank you for the comments on my Blog - NO... not Rhodos... I live on Kalymnos ... not far away... the 'system' lies LoL :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxx

  14. Good grief Di, don't you know that you mustn't ever throw anything away lol?! I love this beautiful oriental number and the colours are spot on! Vicky x

  15. Pwettee Miss! Shhh! Don't tell anyone but I have some virgin Oriental stamps!! Maybe it is time to get them out - though they may be a lickle shy!

  16. Oh, Di, you didn't throw oriental papers away! Just when all things oriental are becoming trendy again. My gran used to say that if you kept something seven years it would be back in fashion ... she knew a thing or two did my old gran :)

    Seriously, lovely card. Lovely background and the blossom is beautiful.

    Clearly PB know that there is going to be an oriental revival. It always worries me that I've got the characters the right way up - think of the blushes if they were upside down. And you have to take it in faith that the characters stood for something nice!!

    Of to rustle up a Rudolph Day card now. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  17. Oops, forgot to mention I've added a Burns Night card to the snippets line-up. xx

  18. Ooer Di - I felt the blood draining from my face when I read you had thrown some papers out! I can't really believe it!!! LOL.

    Glad you had something left to make this gorgeous creation though. It really is lovely.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  19. Hi Di thanks for the comments on my blog love this card and yehhh go you and the splodgymat!!! LOL hugs hun xxx

  20. Who said? I think I'm going to start another blog called "" I can't be the only one wondering all these years who "they" are who tell us what's what and what's in and what's out. People could come to and tell me "what for"!!

    I sound all outraged, but truth is, I'm a sheep and if it's Asian "they" want, I just happen to have a few of those stamps I inherited from my neighbor who lived for a few years in Japan. I've never used them, but never had the heart to get rid of them, so maybe I will get to it now! I feel badly for you that you needed those paper so soon after you tossed them. Horrors.

    Among my PBS, tho, I don't have this lovely blossom and what a stunning card you've made with it, Di!!

  21. This is so pretty. I will be ready with my oriental stash for the trend to arrive!
    Linby x


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