Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hooked on Craft Challenge #8 - Using Ribbon & Lace

Happy Monday, to all you little chickadees! Today, I am sharing my card based on our new challenge theme at
Hooked on CraftChallenges
. It's to create something using.....


This challenge will run from September 19th to October 1st. Think of the possibilities of lace in its many forms! Then, to add to the mix, think of all the possibilities for the gorgeous ribbon you've been buying! This is such a fun challenge! So easy, too!

For my project, I chose to use an Asian theme. I just love, love, love these little Geisha Bears! They are just so cute! I've been holding back using my Basic Grey Kioshi papers, and I'm glad I did! They were perfect with my theme! All of the products from Hooked on Craft are listed at the bottom of this post. Here's my image, take a looksee...


The little Geisha Bear has been cut out and elevated using pop dots to give some dimension. I used Copic markers to color the image. I thought the gorgeous purple rose, rosebuds, and berry stamen cluster were perfect companions to the image and color scheme. The stamen cluster has a lovely shine to it. The paper I use for my stamped images also has a sparkle to it. It's cool because it shows through the Copic coloration giving the colored areas a subtle sparkle. You can see it on her hair. I did use Kindy Glitz on her bow and the leaves on her dress. For the swirls, I used a Doohickey Die from Magnolia as well as an accent of Magnolia ribbon.

Let's take a look at the inside of the card!


I have fallen in love with the floral lace from Hooked on Craft! It comes in an assortment of colors and is the perfect width. I chose to keep the interior relatively flat for easier mailing. I had the gem tree in my stash and added a flower and leaves from Karen's store. The stamp in called Geisha Bear with Umbrella. What a cutie!

Here are some closer looks:


Look at that lovely purple lace! Is it gorgeous or what? The color was perfect with this card! Thank you, Karen. I love it! The stamp is my most favorite quote in the whole world. It's by Khalil Gibran and says, "It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." It was a gift from my dear, sweet cyberfriend, Rosie. Love you, Sweetie! Talk about intuition - she didn't know it was my favorite quote! Imagine my surprise when I saw it!


In this photo, you can see the second little Geisha Bear with Umbrella up close. She also has two colors of Kindy Glitz on her hair adornments, pink kimono trim, and bow. The camera didn't manage to pick it up. I love the lavender pearls and that perfect purple and white flower. They were the perfect finishing touches.

Well, if you've managed to make it this far, I'm challenging YOU to play along and join in the fun! Get out that ribbon and lace. Create a masterpiece - card, scrapbook page, other craft item, using that ribbon and lace! What a great opportunity to toss your hat into the ring to win a great price compliments of Karen at Hooked on Craft Challenges! This challenge, #8, will run from the 19th of September to the 1st of October. You've got time!

Here are the links to the fabulous supplies found at Hooked on Craft in case you missed any of the links above:

Flower Lace Ribbon -

Geisha Bear w/ Umbrella -

Geisha Bear -

Purple Pearls -

Lace Doily -

Purple Berry Head Stamen Bunch -

Purple Layered Flower -

Purple Mulberry Rose -

Small Purple Rosebuds -

Medium Leaf -

Other supplies include:

Basic Grey Kioshi papers and gem tree embellishment
Bazzill Cardstock
Magnolia Doo-Hickey Swirl die and heart tag die
Magnolia floral ribbon
Nestabilities dies
Go Kreate dies
Color Box Ink
Martha Stewart Border die
Close to My Heart sentiment stamp

Have a great week! I can't wait to see what you've created!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

1. The Crafty Pad ends 9/24 - Diamonds
2. Corrosive Challenges Blog #133 - punches and/or dies
3. Crafty Calendars Challenge - Let Sleeping Bears Lie
4. CES Challenges#54 - ends 9/24 - Embellish Me More
5. Designed2Delight Challenge Blog - ends 9/23 - Girls and Glitter
6. Card Making Mamas - Getting Punchy
7. Paperworks Company- ends 9/30 - distressing, lace, and pearls
8. WagsNWhiskers Rubber Stamps#63 - ends 9/30 - Lace
9. Crafty Ribbons Challenge#2 - ends 9/28 - Anything Goes
10. Cute Card Thursday #182 - ends 9/20 - Anything Goes


Sandy said...

Cute is punch Chris - oh my gosh - so much to see - how long did it take you to make this card? My favorite bear is that cutie on the inside. As you can see, I found your blog!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful. I love the paper and your color choices are


Regan said...

Adorable! Love your embellishment choices and the papers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Punches and/or Dies"!

Anonymous said...

How cute is this! Love the sweet images and all the detil, very pretty card inside and out
hugs Julie P

Kelly said...

wow great colors and a lot of fun in the card. beautiful

Dawn said...

Love it!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

cabio's craft corner said...

This card is so cute and adorable Chris. The front looks like a beautiful picture and great use of the Magnolia die cutter. Love the inside space for writing and that tree on the left is just as fun :o)

Kelly said...

Chris your card is amazing (as always!). I love the geisha bears and i adore all the bright colours you have used.
Kelly xxx

Lorraine said...

This is just beautiful. So much to look at. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Unknown said...

Gosh! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us @ Designed2Delight!

Barb Hardeman said...

So cute Chris...sweet image and pretty papers. Love the vine ribbon on the outside. You finished the inside perfectly!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Rosie said...

Oh my word, I LOVE this card!! Those bears are ADORABLE!! This card is a thing of beauty inside and out! I love the purple borders too..they are amazing. You definitely rocked this challenge! I see the quote and it's perfect for this card! Love ya girl! Rosie :)

Anonymous said...

Really stunning creation!! LOVE those papers and the beautiful colors!! Awesome job!! ;)

Sara said...

Wow, gorgeous creation! Love the inside of your card, thanks for playing along with ICS!

cathylynn said...

WOW Chris!! So many pretty things to look at with amazing details. Great work!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Fab use of lace and pearls. Thank you for playing with PWCO this month.

Unknown said...

Wow Chris this is gorgeous inside and out!!!!! Wow that little jewelled tree is awesome!!!!! What a fabulous job again!!!!!

Sonja said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp with fun!