Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Hello everybody, Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai to you!

For all my international readers who don't know what I'm talking about, Gong Xi Fa Cai can be translated as "May you have happiness and prosperity this coming year!". Literally, it simply means "congratulations on your prosperity".

(aren't these cupcakes adorable? I love the cherry blossom tree!)

This Thursday is the first day of the Chinese New Year and is a great occasion for Chinese all over the world. We return to our hometowns, meet up with 'long-lost' relatives, eat traditional food (and lots of cookies and Chinese New Year goodies!), and just enjoy this happy time with family (a little like how Christmas is celebrated in the West). Children are always the happiest because we (anyone unmarried, not just children) get to receive angpau! Angpau are red packets with money inside - many people's favorite part of Chinese New Year =D

I will be going to my auntie's house in Negeri Sembilan, so I may not be updating for some time but will still be crafting! 

In the meanwhile, here is a Chinese New Year treasury that my dear little paper clips have been featured in : 

Remember the Love Spiral Pop Up Card that I made a while back?
Well, seems like this is everyone's favorite so far! I've sold so many of this that I could probably make one in less than 3 hours. It's been featured in 3 treasuries so far and 10 people have hearted it on Etsy! I feel so happy whenever I look at the listing and see the 10 hearts =) 

Here are the treasuries, do drop by and share some love. 

Have a great Chinese New Year everyone!


  1. Me again - you can absolutely still participate in One World One Heart - it is open to entry until February 12th I think. Hugs, antonella :-)

  2. Gong Xi Fa Cai Yuenie.....your cupcakes are adorable.


  3. Thank you so much, Antonella! It sounds like a lot of fun, I think I might join if I have the time (my family's busy celebrating CNY right now.)

    Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too Cheryl! The cupcakes are actually not baked by me though =)


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