Chinese New Year Goodies

Collage goodies! & some other stuff... The good luck mandarin orange was from Tiger Beer's stall and I bought the chocolate rats (now there's something I never thought I'd say in my life!) for my Mum and I since we were both born in the Year of the Rat. I picked up the free newspapers because I have a lot of Chinese art planned, and I love the idea of having genuine Chinese text for collage backgrounds, etc. I always worry about 'oriental' text stamps etc. - what language is it in, for a start, and what does it say?  I picked up some Chinese New Year cards, greetings paper and some good luck money envelopes for collage and art journalling. I also bought this page a day calendar with really lovely almost-tissue paper pages, and some stunning papercuts, red rural scenes and multi-colour butterflies.