Friday, March 1, 2013

The Doll's Festival - HINAMATSURI

Hi friends, Happy Friday! We have the Hinamatsuri(the Doll’s Festival )on 3rd of March in Japan. It’s also known as the Girl’s festival. It’s the traditional Japanese festival held to wish girls both good health and growth. Most families that have girls celebrate by displaying a set of beautifully dressed dolls.

みなさんこんにちは! まもなく日本では雛祭りの日ですね! 雛人形は飾られましたか? 実は私の誕生日は雛祭りの翌日でして、子供のころは雛祭りが終わるとなんだか祭りの後みたいな寂しい気分になってしまって「雛祭りの日に産まれたかった!」と本気で悩んだことがありました、子供らしい可愛い悩みだと思いませんか?笑 小さい頃の雛祭りの日は本当に楽しかった思い出のイメージなので今でも3月3日が来るとなんだかワクワクします。

そんなワクワク気分で作った和風なカードを今日は紹介させてください。マグノリアのJapanese Tildaのスタンプを使って作ったカードです。

Today I'd like to show you a card I made with this darling image Magnolia's Japanese Tilda. I've also used Washi (Traditional Japanese papers) and Mizuhiki. Mizuhiki is decorative Japanese cord made from twisted paper and silk.

和マグノリアということで、和紙と水引、そして和っぽいものを詰め込みました。本格的な水引細工にも憧れますが今回はラフに結んだだけです。水引は色も可愛いのでラッピングなどにも私はよく使います。「おめでとう」の文字は36 Subloさんで購入したひらがなハンコです。

I have coloured the gorgeous image with Distress Markers & Distress ink pads and added stickles to flowers.
フラワーはMagnoliaとDie-namics のダイを使って作成しました。
These flowers and leafs are die cut using Magnolia's DooHickey's Dies and Die-namics Dies.

Image - Japanese Tilda - Magnolia
Papers - Washi
Medium - Distress Markers, DI Pads
Dies - DooHickey's Dies  Rose leaf /  Leaf & Swirl, Die-namics DM165 Botanical Beauty / DM056 Rolled Daisy / DM005 Butterflies , Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Corner Deco E

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
You Me and Magnolia - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

水引を使ってこんなふうにラッピングしました。 I gift-wrapped  something with Mizuhiki.:)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and thank you for all the sweet comments you leave!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Yuri xx



  1. Gorgeous card Yuri !! WOW !! Tilda is lovely and your colouring and all those authentic details are fabulous ! :-) I love the box too :-)

    Beautiful photo's and explanation of the festival too TFS :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. wowww Yuri, this is allsome, what a great creation, thanks for joining in at YMAM( i become your follower xx)

  3. Those dolls look amazing and so does your card Yuri, I love Japanese Tilda you have coloured her perfectly I like the flowers and the black swirls
    Kevin xx

  4. Great card! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

  5. Your card is amazing! I just love you work! You are amazing crafter!

    Happy crafting!



Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Hugs, Yuri xx