Sunday 16 June 2013


Hello everyone, I am sorry my picture is not to the usual standard but my photographer and editor is still in hospital as I prepare this page to be scheduled for 16th June for my choice of Kimono for your challenge this week at CD Sunday Challenges. I chose Kimono for I have always enjoyed making Oriental cards and there are many good Oriental CDs around to choose your images. Did you know that    "The kimono (着物) is a Japanese traditional garment worn by men, women and children. The word "kimono", which literally means a "thing to wear".  For my card the main image is from Joanna Sheen Oriental Dreams, which is matted onto black and gold card. The overlapping fans are from an Oriental set of stamps from See D stamps. The string of beads are a mixture of varied beads from my stash and some paper beads, which are so easy to make and very effective.  I found this You Tube video , if you want to give it a try.
I look forward to again visiting you to view your Kimono projects. Thanks for visiting me and for any comments you leave.


  1. Good to have you back Caz and with a lovely card. I like Oriental and not made any cards recently with this theme, so thanks for choosing Oriental for the challenge. Hope things are ok with Hubby.
    Christine xx

  2. Wonderful card.

    Love Chrissie x

  3. Good to see you back with us Caz. I love this card and the beautiful beads you've made and added down the side.

    Sue T x

  4. Glad to see you back Caz. Great theme this week. I too love those beads think my crafters would enjoy making these. Thank you for sharing the You tube link.

    Wynn x

  5. This is lovely Caz and I like your choice of theme for this week. I see you went for paper beads too! I like making these as they are easy do to and look very effective.
    Jocelyn x

  6. Hi Caz, Love Oriental cards and this is no exception.
    Hope DH is now on the road to recovery.
    Best wishes to you both.
    Avril xx

  7. great challenge Caz and a lovely card, the beads look lovely. thanks for the link too.
    sue-b xx

  8. What a lovely oriental card, I like the masculine feel
    Rosie x

  9. I love that you did a male card: the embellishments are great. Marina

  10. A really gorgeous card Caz and hoping all goes well with hubby and his op.
    Wishing him a speedy recovery.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  11. Hi Caz. Fabulous oriental card ... love all the embellishments! Hope your hubby is doing better and will be home soon. Loll xx

  12. Super card Caz and thanks for the added info about the origins of the word.
    Beryl xx

  13. A very elegant masculine card Caz. Super colours and your embellishments are fabulous. Hope your husband is on the mend. Michelle x

  14. Hi Caz. My sister and I used to spend hours making those beads. We used to use long triangles that my Mother had cut from wallpaper sample books.
    Glad to see you posting again.
    Carol xx

  15. Lovely card, just right for a masculine card.

  16. A fab card Caz, and I love your paper beads and colour combo

    Bev x