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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

TAG IT ON 30 - GUEST HOSTESS!

WOW, I was so thrilled to be asked to be a guest hostess for Frankie over at her TAG IT ON CHALLENGE this week!  I am still smiling hahaha.

The first thing that most people associate with the Orient is the Willow Pattern, but how many realise that it represents a beautiful love story....
....In ancient China a powerful nobleman lived in a palace with his beautiful daughter. The Palace was surrounded by gardens with fruit trees & a lovely willow. But the daughter fell in love with her father's humble clerk, against her father's wishes. The clerk was dismissed & they were forbidden to see each other. A zig-zag fence was built around the gardens so that the poor clerk could not enter. However the two lovers fled & escaped across a bridge, with her father chasing them. The lovers travelled to a distant land but the nobleman sent his men to kill them. When the Gods saw what was happening, they transformed the couple into a pair of lovebirds....

So this week asked everyone to dream about the Willow Pattern Story.  Here is my tag...



These stamps are actually the first ones I ever bought.  They are a boxed set by Kodomo Inc. and also include the two lovebirds.
 
I hope that you will have a go at this one, there is plenty of scope, just go by the story and of course you need to use at least one stamp!  HUGS XXX

16 comments:

Kaz said...

That's beautiful Karen, congrats on the guest DT xxx

June said...

Oh wow Karen thats so gorgeous, that plate is awesome !! fab colour and well i love it
by the way, i now give freebies on tuesdays and wednesdays at my other blog if you want them. Just thought i would mention it so you dont miss out http://dezinaworld.blogspot.com/
Hugs June xxxx

Anesha said...

Wonderful tag and congrats. Love the mini plate. Anesha

Hazel said...

Congrats on being guest DT - and such beautiful crafting - I love willow pattern - must try and do something for this x

Janice said...

oh isn't that cute. I love the willow pattern too Karen. I used to have a whole wall of blue & white plates on my dining room wall, but in the end I got fed up with the look. My SIL got the good ones.

Caroline said...

Its lovely Karen - love the little plate..x

Dragon said...

Oh sweetie you did us proud... Thanks for dreaming such a great tag.
Frankie
xx

Carol said...

Congrats on the DT place karen - lovely tag...love the embossing on the plate.

xx

Traceyr said...

Well done and rightfully deserved on the design team Karen.

Love this card and the little plate you have made is a wonderful touch.

:)

Gez said...

Your tag is gorgeous Karen. Well Done for making the GDT.XXX

blackdragon said...

Beautiful Karen.... and what a smashing dream you've choosen.
love lynx

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, congrats on guest hostessing! Beautiful tag, I love the beaded dangle and the "glazed" plate looks fab!

Kathy said...

Ooooh, well done karen - I hope you enjoy your Guest spot.

Your tag is lovely - I recall one of your CJs had an Oriental theme and I got the heebie jeebies about what to do for my page!

Margaret said...

Oh Karen, what a superb piece of work! beautiful colours and combination of elements, totally inspired, love it! Margaret

lisa said...

Congrats on your guest DT spot, Karen. It's lovely to see the tag challenge back again.
Your tag is gorgeous, I love the colours.
You've certainly set a challenge though!!! Will have to get my thinking cap on.

Lisax

Chris said...

Congrats on the guest DT luv... you deserve it. Love this gorgeous tag and the little plate is amazing!!
hugs
Chris xx