Saturday, January 25, 2020

Happy Year of the Rat

Happy New Year!  It's officially the beginning of the Year of the Rat, the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac and kicking off the Spring Festival in Asian countries, celebrating family and good fortune for the coming year.  This is the 3rd in the series Mitzi has drawn for AuroraWings, available HERE in png and HERE in jpg at  Also available on Etsy in png HERE.

As soon as I saw this image, though, I thought it would make a fabulous retirement card or congrats on a new job card, using either the sentiment "Congratulations on leaving the rat race. Happy retirement" OR "Congratulations on your new job. You've officially entered the rat race." I really think it's suitable for a male or female and quick and easy to color, too.
I used Copics and a sticker sentiment and corners and kept it CAS for a change.

I'm entering this in the DL.Art January Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #123 AG, Simon Says Wednesday Besotted with our Pets, Classic Design Challenge January 2020 AG, and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies January.


  1. Gorgeous card Donna :-) the image is fabulous and the colours and CAS design are just stunning!!! LOVE it!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at 2CCC. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Mia {My Blog}

  3. A Fabulous card Donna and wonderful ideas and inspiration.
    Faith x

  4. I do not like rats but your card is so beautiful that I love the rat.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Hester DT


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