Monday, January 29, 2018

Kitchen Fun

The current challenge at Double D features a mood board with a great theme- Kitchens! I created an apron card with several layers of patterned paper.  Added ribbon ties and scrapbook utensils.  Printed the sentiment for the front and back of the card on my computer. 

Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Kitchen is the Heart of the Home   (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Layer It Up                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                        (

I love this sweet little image from Whimsy named "Penguin Light Me Up." Decided to use the image for a Valentine card by converting the Christmas lights into red heart lights. (I didn't have any red vellum, so I drew the hearts with a fine-line permanent marker on red plastic document folders.  They come in a pack of assorted colors and you can find them in office supply stores. They are often cheaper than colored vellum and are more translucent.  They are also easy to fussy-cut with a nice, sharp pair of scissors.)
Entered into: 
Whimsy Inspirations- #103 Anything Goes             (
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- Hearts             (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes   (
Art Impressions- Feel the Love                                   (

Had fun making this card using a wonderful image from The Paper Shelter named "Snowboarder Girl." The background is a photo cut from a magazine page that features winter sports. I liked the icicles along the top of the photo. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I had to put it to good use!  Colored the beautiful young snowboarder with Spectrum Nior. I added a close up so that you can see the wonderful details in this image. Added a bit of bling with Polar White Flower Soft mixed with micro-fine clear glitter.  The sentiment is a freebie from TLC Creations (
Entered into: 
The Paper Shelter- #323 Shades of Blue         (
Deep Ocean Challenge- Let It Snow                 (
Penny's Challenge- #364 Anything Goes         (
Sketch Saturday- Week #498                             ( 
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge            (


  1. Hi Kathy!
    Wow! You are one very talented lady!! These are fantastic! Your apron card is SUPER!! Your penguin is utterly adorable, and your Snowboarder Girl is unbelievable! Fantastic colouring, snow and icicles! Wonderful creations as usual! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Gorgeous Kathy, thanks again for joining in the challenge of Whimsy stamps challenge blog.
    Hugs Astrid (CDT)

  3. Fabulous apron card, what fun sentiments, too...all the cards are great...thank you for joining our kitchen challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Oh Kathy this apron is AMAZING!! What fun and love that sentiment ... too funny! GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kitchen is Where the Heart Is’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!
    P.S. Your other cards are fabulous too! Love the little penguin and the texture under the snowboard is awesome! Well done!!

  5. Love your apron card, that is just darling! Great papers and design....and make your own cake--what a hoot! lol Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  6. Love this apron card. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 364, Hazel DT - and also for my Patterned Paper January challenge – hope to see you again soon x

  7. Super cute card, Kathy! Love you apron design and the quote. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Kitchen" Challenge.

  8. How lovely!! Your chef-inspired creations are well done! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Layer It Up” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  9. Beautiful card. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our "Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!" challenge. Thanks for joining in to help
    Us celebrate ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

  10. Omgeeee that penguin is adorable!! Love your card design! Thanks for joining us over at Art Impressions!

  11. Great shape card.; Thank you very much for sharing with us at Crafthazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
    Hugs, Iwona

  12. Gorgeous work thank you for joining into our challenge at Whimsy Stamps challenge blog

    Michelle DT

  13. Love that penguin card! So cute! Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Sketch Saturday blog. Please come back for our next challenge.
    ~Jo, SS-DT

  14. Your apron is so cute and beautiful
    Dr Sonia

  15. Great job, this is super cute. thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog

  16. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our WHIMSY STAMPS challenge blog so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  17. Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at WHIMSY. Good luck hun and do come back again!

  18. Kathy these are wonderfully crafted and fits in perfect for our 17th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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