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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Double D Challenge: Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

First order of business -- announcing the random winner of the prize I offered in our previous Double D Challenge.  As stated in my post, all challenge participants were eligible and I let random.org do the job.  Here you go:


Yogi (Art with Yogi), come on down!  Thanks for playing along with your very pretty card!

A reminder to everyone:  Be sure and check the Double D blog and all the designers' blogs for more winners.

This fortnight we're doing "Kitchen is the Heart of the Home", and the inspiration board is full of wonderful ideas.  There are so many ways to go I could hardly decide, so I ended up with a card that incorporates several parts of the board.




You can see the board below -- the aprons, the green cupboard, the wood plank in the lower left corner photo, the colander in the middle lower photo, the red here and there throughout.  I used a little bit of all of it.




Since we're still celebrating Double D's birthday month, there are two prizes for two random winners:





The stamp set I used is Power Poppy's Sage Advice.  Colored with Copics.  The apron is a Frantic Stamper die -- Kitchen Dress A2 Card Maker.  I used just the apron, the buttons, and the heart.  Stitched the sentiment panel onto the apron and added die cut ric rac.




There are so many cute team samples, you just have to check them out at the Double D blog.  Unbelievably fun stuff inspired by this challenge.  I can't wait to see yours!  More details below.  Have a good day!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Sage Advice  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Neenah white, Memory Box Dill, Bazzill Brown, scrap of old gingham paper, Snap Wood & Notebook Basics designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Frantic Stamper Kitchen Dress As Card Maker, Taylored Expression Ric Rac Borders, Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

35 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love the use of the power poppy stamp Leslie to go with this gorgeous card for our challenge, proud to be on the team with you.xx

Barbara said...

This Power Poppy stamp is one of my favorites and I have used it many times. Love your coloring on it and the background for the cute apron.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your card is lovely! I always love to see what you create. The design on this one is wonderful and you aced the challenge!

Darlene said...

WOW! I just LOVE this creation! The stamp set is perfect and your gingham apron is adorable! What a fabulous and happy card! You never cease to amaze & inspire me!! Thanks for offering up a prize in celebration of our milestone ... very generous of you!! Big Hugs and have a Happy Day!

Cindy Beach said...

Absolutely Cu-ute! SO beautifully designed and so many fun details to study. Love this, Leslie!

Margaret said...

What a lot of cuteness in this card. Love how you have put it all together. Isn't it great when you can pull from all the different vendors you have in your stash.

Yogi said...

cute card. I guess I better pull out some of my food stamps...
Thanks for picking my name with random org. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What an adorable card. I have this kitchen dress card set and I love it! We are shoveling out of 6" of snow, so this basket of flowers makes me feel happy.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh!! Leslie!!! what a gorgeous, amazing card. This Power Poppy set is beautiful but then again, like you said, all of them are.
Love the fresh colors of your colander full of aromatic herbs and your sweet Gingham apron is just the sweetest!!
We are so lucky Marcella will never retire her amazing stamp sets.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.
Going to take a look at the challenge, I have some fabulous stamp sets that would be perfect for it.
Big Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Pam Sparks said...

I love this Leslie! What a fabulous design from the inspiration photo! Definitely sit out for display card to treasure! Gorgeous coloring!

Kathy Krug said...

I love all the details in this card and how you used the mood board to pick up the green and wood and,of course,the gingham apron. The Power Poppy stamp is perfect forthis challenge. I would never thought to use it like you did.

Donna Ellis said...

Such a sweetness in your card. The soft blue gingham and rich herbal greens are a lovely combination, Leslie! (don't you love that rick rack and the buttons? and the cute checkered plant plates that match the apron?) Speaking of herbs, last night we had home made chicken pot pie. Not only was the chicken steeped in fresh herbal bouquets, but we chopped up both fresh and dried herbs for the pie. Mmmmmmm, yummy! We put lots of chopped celery in the pie with chunky carrot pieces and delightful baby peas. Can you tell I'm still happy with this bit of comfort food during our cold spell? Well, YOU brought it to mind with your fresh herbs LOL It's a darling card, Leslie! hugs, de

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so wonderfully done and certainly brings in the kitchen theme perfectly. I remember the apron was one of the most used tools in a kitchen. My Grandma and Mom both wore them. Now I seldom wear one unless I am trying to protect one of my better outfits.

Beverly S. said...

SO many pretty details to your card. I especially love your stamped image and your pretty gingham die cut. This card came together wonderfully. Hope you are staying warm and having long crafty days.

Vicki robertson said...

Fabulous card, Leslie! The green/blue combo is lovely. I love the barn wood background too! Where did you find that basket of herbs?

nancy littrell said...

I think the kitchen is the most important room in the house. It must be inviting,well organized with and island and not too big:-) I love my kitchen.

I love your sweet creative kitchen themed card, Leslie.

I especially love your stitched sentiment on your apron. TFS my friend. Hugs

Conniecrafter said...

such a cute card for this challenge, I just love that colander with all the plants, cute pattern for the apron!

Petra L said...

Such a lovely card.

Hugs, Petra

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I absolutely love that apron! So pretty! Your coloring is always perfect, love that image too with al of the herbs! Just fantastic!!!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Great card Leslie. Such detail, rick-rack, buttons, stitching and gingham. Then you added the colander with herbs and it just went from pretty to pretty awesome. I love the shine you put on the colander and I swear I could just reach right into the card and pick any one of those herbs.

Diane said...

WOW, what a fabulous card with all you have added, the apron is adorable and so perfect, the colander full of greenery..well perfection at it's best! I added that rick rack die to my wants but forgot to order it last time..lol...maybe next order! Sorry it took me so long to get here, but still am sick and am making myself make the rounds today, if you don't hear from me again that means I've 'croaked' (certainly hope not)lol, as I certainly feel like it, there is a 3 to 8 hour wait at the clinics, I just can't do that...have a great day!

Lynette said...

You always have just the perfect combination of elements on your cards, Leslie! Such a fun one today.

laurie said...

This is SO cute..love that gingham apron... and I love to cook,so I have lots of dies that would work for this challenge. Hope I get a chance to play along!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love the sweet gingham apron against the wood with the container of spices!! Great card for hospitality or house warming!! Such adorable details like the stitching and buttons and heart!! Gorgeously done!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is adorable. You incorporated so many from the Inspirational board. Super fun and adorable card.

Pauline said...

My oh my Leslie what a beautiful card. I love the blue gingham apron and how you co-ordinated the frames of the herbs to match. There is so much detail in your card, love it all. You did a wonderful job incorporating so many ideas from the inspiration board! Have a wonderful day!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a crisp and beautiful card Leslie. Love the layout with the apron and herbs in the pot - so very pretty.

SHartl said...

That checked apron is the cutest design and I love the cooking theme!

Janis said...

Love that beautiful colander of kitchen herbs!! Looks so great with the wonderful apron. Fabulous coloring and spectacular card!
<3 J

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Judy Woodland said...

You have nailed that mood board perfectly. What a darling apron, and that colander with the seed packets is wonderful. I love everything about this card!!

Ros Crawford said...

Holy moly! Girl this is right out of an illustrated book!! It's beautiful, vibrant and perfect in every way!

Carol L said...

What a fun card with the apron and wooden background, and all cooks need fresh herbs to cook with, right? An amazing kitchen-themed card!

Hannelie said...

Your cards make me smile. This is another beautiful design!

Pam Sebring said...

So very cute Leslie! I really like the blue gingham apron!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, I love this country card with the sweet apron and the darling colander of herbs. Your coloring is beautiful, and I love the layout with the wood DP. Beautifully done!! Hugs!

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