Saturday, January 27, 2018

Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

I wanted to play along with the Double D challenge "Kitchen is the Heart of the Home" but it took me quite a while to come up with an idea because I don't have any appropriate kitchen/cooking stamps. Then I remembered that Alice (a sweet blogging friend from Italy) recently sent me this die-cut menu, and the card started there. I decided to go with a theme not only for the kitchen, but for the upcoming Superbowl next Sunday. I colored the embossed portions with a green tombow marker and a white gel pen, adding white Wink of Stella to the word MENU and outlining it with a silver marker. I computer generated the actual menu, and added mini brads in the colors of both teams playing. The vertical snippet was done with a Cuttlebug ef and sponged with Memento's potter's clay ink to resemble the football. I used a snippet of rust colored dimple-embossed cardstock along with a green punched border done with a retired SU! border punch. The images of pizza, hot wings and beer were free digital prints I found on the internet and printed and fussy cut. The brad in the top of the menu is from SU! and the Cocoa Mouse Football image is by Sweet n Sassy. I added a little crackle to the side with Brilliance Platinum Planet ink and a Kaisercraft crackle stencil. The little "party" clip at the top of the card was a purchase from QVC eons ago when they used to sell craft supplies.

Here is the inspiration board from Double D to inspire us to play along:

I guess food was my inspiration :)

If you're interested, I made a little recipe card with my recipe for hot n spicy taco pretzels which I often make for big sporting events like the Superbowl and World Series. If you enjoy hot, spicy foods, you will probably like these :)

I used a Cocoa Mouse image from Sweet n Sassy stamps for the image, and my name stamp was bought from an old online stamp store that is no longer in business. Click the photo to enlarge for easy reading.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great weekend whatever you're doing!



Darlene said...

This is AWESOME!! So glad you came up with an idea and could join us! The recipe sounds fabulous ... will have to give that a try! 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.

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cotnob said...

A super card Carol, I love your little menu and you have added lots of fun details.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh this is so cute Carol. I too liked the theme of the Double dare Challenge this time!!!
Dr Sonia

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well, I have indulged in those pretzels and I must say they are delish!!!! That was a clever take on the kitchen challenge..Nicely done!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card design and I must say the menu looks to be delicious!

Claire said...

Great idea for the challenge, I love the little mouse poking out from the ball and all the little embellishments you've incorporated. I really like watching the Super Bowl, if its broadcast here in the UK and if I can stay up til the small hours which I have done in the past, the atmosphere looks awesome x

scrAPpamondo said...

I'm so glad that you have had the choice to use that diecut menu and thanks for the spotlight :) You have made a great use of it, so creative!! (and I suppose that your favorite team of Superbowln has green and white colors, it's right? ;) )
It's fabulous that you have created the true menu on pc and your Tacos Pretzels recipe inside seems yummy (and very hot)!! I will try it :D
There are a lot of beautiful details to see in your card, you have worked so hard! Love especially the cute mouse and the embossed/inked stripe to the left that adds a lot of texture!
Hugs and have a lovely weekend!

Liz said...

What a fun card, so much detail and such a clever design. xx

Brenda said...

What a super fun card Carol!!! I love everything that is in this card and can't believe all you got on this card. lol I so miss that QVC doesn't sell crafty items anymore. Used to get some cool things from them. OMGoodness, I so love spicy foods, so will have to try this recipe of yours!!! Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

So cute and clever Carol. Something tells me your will be watching the Super Bowl! Smile. I know it will be on in our house...and my Daughter's house...she's been a bigger fan than her DAD!!!

aussie aNNie said...

This is just FABULOUS, LOVE LOVE LOVE.... [aNNie]
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}

Kathy Krug said...

This is so much fun. I love how you adapted the card for the Super Bowl and our challenge. Super Creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

Diane said...

'Super' (pun intended lol) fun and creative card!! Love it!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Daffodil Cards said...

A Brilliant idea and beautifully presented with fab images, LOVE it.

Leslie Miller said...

You aced the challenge! Very clever! I absolutely love how cute it is with the menu and recipe. Brilliant! Enjoy super bowl Sunday and thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is such a cool interpretation!!!
love the menu idea
Dr Sonia

Janice M said...

What a fun card?!! Love Cocoa and wish she'd make some new and different ones. Love the recipe card, those sure do sound like they'd have some heat to them for sure!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a sweet card! Love the colors and it has such a happy feel to it. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)