Monday, 9 July 2012

Chinese Wedding Dolls

We just came back from another wedding in Malaysia after a week long holiday at Paradise Koh Yao resort on an island off Phuket. I made this wedding card and 'Red Packet' with a Japanese and Chinese theme as the groom is half Japanese and half Chinese. I used the Hero Arts dolls and dressed them up in Basic Grey Serendipity. The flowers were overstamped with a Japanese script. This pattern was repeated in the Hero Arts Big Flowers and in the strips on the inside of the card and on the envelope. A red double happiness and Sakura flowers finished off the stamp nicely. Details of the card are below and photos from the wedding and our trip after that. For details of how to make the 'Red Packet' - see my previous blog.

Cardstock - Neenah Natural White and red cardstock
Paper - Basic Grey Serendipity
Stamps - Hero Arts LP146, CG290 and Kaisercraft Japanese script (I think)
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Others - Double Happiness Punch, Nestability Scalloped Square die, Kaisercraft pearls, Sakura punch

This was the second wedding reception as Makoto and Melissa live in Singapore and the first reception was the week before. We are friends of the groom's family and their hometown is in Muar, Malaysia, halfway between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. We were asked to participate in the traditional tea ceremony, held before the reception. Melissa wore a beautiful traditional Chinese wedding outfit during the ceremony. Afterwards, she got changed into a traditional white wedding dress.

This is my second trip to Muar, we only stayed for a day during our last visit two years ago. I got to see more of the city this trip and I loved walking around taking photos of all the old shop houses and signboards. Hope you enjoy some scenes from Muar. Sorry for the long blog, but I just had to share some of the lovely photos I took. 

A happy parcel awaited my return on the weekend. My winning prize from the Basic Grey Scraplift Challenge, result blogged on Basic Grey! I cannot wait to start crafting again!! Thanks Melanie for the great prize!!


  1. Hi Cecilia, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Thanks Chris for dropping by. I'll go and visit your blog.


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