Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Double D - The Kitchen is Where the Heart is!

Hello Friends!
It's time for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Team Darlene is hosting today and the theme is:
 
The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!

Here's the inspiration board I have created to help you get started . . 


This is going to be a fun challenge to see what you all come up with!

Don't Forget!
We are still celebrating our Birthday at Double D
and that means you have MULTIPLE chances to win!
You'll want to be sure to join in the fun!


While in search of the main prize for this challenge, I spotted this adorable Elizabeth Craft Apron die at the Dies R Us store.  My daughter LOVES these old time aprons so I couldn't help myself ... I not only ordered one for the challenge prize but ordered one for myself too!  LOL   I know what her birthday card will look like this year!  (In fact, maybe I'll save this card for the occasion).

The background paper for my card is from the Paper Studio 'The Blue Barn' paper pack purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I created the 'apron rack' by die cutting a scrap of white card stock using a Marianne Designs (LR0300) border die and used a blue zig marker to create the look of a hook for my apron to hang on.

The sentiment is from the internet (same as I used for the mood board).  I reduced it in size, printed it out then die cut the image and the navy blue matting using the Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched Nesting Squares.


I hope you'll come join in our celebration fun!    YOU could be the lucky winner of one of these two prizes from the Double D Challenge Blog
Die-Versions - Whispers - Happy Birthday To You 
AND be sure to pop over to the DT blogs ... some of the ladies are also sharing a prize on their blogs in honor of our birthday!


Challenges to share in:
Daisy Chain Challenge #15 - Use Something New (apron die)
Die Cut Divas January Challenge - Do/Use Something New (apron die)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!

As always . . .


35 comments:

vinita jain said...

Darlene, in love with this pretty creation! Its look like wall decor piece, love the quotation with the cute apron!

aussie aNNie said...

I am loving this Dar, a real beauty and the prize is stunning.xx [aNNie]

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Darlene
I have seen the challenge at Doble D
and right after that click your blog post
now you made me jealous
I want to buy that Apron DIES
so cuuutee
and your daughter will be happy to have this card on her Birthday
great sentiment you have too Darlene
and love that DP looks like wall paper on the Kitchen
Great card
see you maybe around sweet lady
Hugs
Monika

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, what a great card Darlene! I just love the country feel to this! When I moved out from my parents house as a teenager, my Mom sewed me an apron as part of my care package, it looked just like the one on your card. I still use that apron today! Just wonderful! hugs :)

Barbara said...

You are a very creative artist and I was wondering where you got the exact sentiment from the mood board. You crafty lady! Love this card and the cute apron. Great inspiration for this challenge.

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card, love the apron and the papers used, such lovely country feel!!

Martina Šedivá said...

Darlene, your card is very cutte and beautiful!

Vicki robertson said...

Beautiful card, Darlene! The background paper really reminds me of someone's comfy kitchen. Love that you used the sentiment from the mood board!

Beverly S. said...

Your card is so cute. I especially love that apron die and how you created your apron with gingham paper. Great job on this one. :)
Hope you are staying warm and getting lots of crafty work done. ;)

Lena said...

Your card brings pure joy at fond memories of times gone by. The background paper looks like the old wall paper of grandma's kitchen - you remember the grandma that wore an apron? :-) I must admit that I've never liked wearing aprons, but grew up with grandmas and mom using them. Love it, Darlene!
Have a wonderful day.
Lena
xxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that card you made and I really like that apron die. I don't have an apron die but a friend gave me a die cut of one so maybe I can use that for a card. It seems I don't have much on the order of kitchen images either. But looking for the supplies is part of the challenge too I guess. So I will keep searching.

Nancy said...

Oh, Darlene! What a fantastic card! I love everything about this one...it just looks like home! :o)

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you have put the apron on a hook and your pretty wallpaper and that coo kitchen sign. It looks just like the one on the mood board. lol

Conniecrafter said...

Love it, that background paper is so cool and perfect! Love the sentiment and your cute apron!

Petra L said...

Wow, what a lovely card. It's inviting to go to do some kitchenwork according your card.


Hugs, Petra

Donna Phelan said...

And the celebration continues, YAY! You and Diane are the heart of this Challenge Blog and I am thankful for you both! Love your card! That pretty red and white gingham apron is everything! Perfect sentiment for this wonderful Challenge! xo~

Birgit said...

Your card is so sweet and filled with homespun goodness! Love the gingham apron!!!

Diane said...

Fabulous kitchen card and love, love the apron you have created, and how the DS paper looks like wallpaper, VERY creative..love this my friend....a fun theme, too!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, you answered some questions... That's pretty darn clever how you did the sentiment! And that's the cutest paper! With the incredibly cute gingham apron it's just outstanding. It sounds like this is the perfect card for your daughter!

Ina Grehan said...

Fabulous array of dies used here Darlene. Simply awesome and so creative. Love it. thanks for sharing this beauty with us at HLS for our anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

laurie said...

I love this card Darlene! That apron is sooo cute. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Carol L said...

Oh my goodness, this reminds me of my sweet and dear PA Dutch grandmother who always hung her apron on a hook! I love the theme and how the background reminds me of vintage wallpaper! A very creative and fun challenge and I hope to find something I can use for this challenge :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Darlene, Your apron is so stinkin' cute!! I know your daughter is going to love this card! The gingham just draws your eye right to it and it steals the show!! Love playing along with the Double D challenges and these prizes are sure to please!!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Darlene this card is so pretty. Love the cute apron and gingham background.

maria f. said...

What a fabulous take on granny's old-fashioned kitchen. Love all the details.

Janis said...

Such a charming card, Darlene!! Love that apron and the country look to this kitchen. Fabulous!!
Congratulations and Happy BD to Double D Challenges!! Your challenges are some of my faves!!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

EdenLand Designs said...

Love this card!! The vintage touches are perfect, with what I've always called a "granny apron" <3
Susan Sudbury

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card Darlene! Love that sweet apron and the fun, vintage feel it has!! Great design!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa



Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, this is so stinkin' CUTE!!! First of all, I love that background paper. I have looked at that paper pack many times at Hobby Lobby. Now that I want it, it's probably no longer available....lol. And then that little apron......oh my gee!!! Totally sweet and so vintage. Just fabulous!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very nice card, that is a cute apron die
thanks for joining us at HLS.
Barb Housner (DT)

Kate said...

I absolutely love your card and in particular your vintage "plaque". Would it be possible for you to share this image on the challenge blog or your personal blog. My attempts to crop it from the photo inspiration were not very successful (very grainy) and as yet I haven't been able to find it.

Jana Forrest said...

Darlene you have created a card that just warms the heart! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

Rebecca Gillard said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love everything about it. Thank you for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

Pam Sebring said...

Super cute! I love the checkered apron!