Friday, January 20, 2012


Needless to say "All Things Kitchen" are high in my mind just now - although I'm also being forced into thinking about cupboard shelving, sinks and toilets which sort of brings it all back to reality somehow! 
I suppose it comes as no surprise that with my turn to set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers popping up a couple of weeks into the building work my dare igoes like this:which I've called
As we've just started work on remodelling some areas of our house, including knocking the Kitchen and Utility rooms into one space, kitchens, and all things Cookery are very much on my mind at the moment. So these are the things I'd like you to incorporate on your card this week. I'd like to see kitchen and cooking themes - but not just cupcakes, though of course you can add some of those into your design if you wish. We can't wait to see what you'll be cooking up for us this week, so please join in and have some "cheffy" fun with us this week.

As usual when it's my own challenge I struggled to come up with an idea for my own card.  decided I wanted to use this fab food mixer template that was one of the January 2011 Crafty Templates set and at first it was going to be a food mixer shaped card - I made the mixer to full size for the card then decided I didn't like it after all, and made a smaller one instead.  I thought a cheffy style apron would make a good background so made myself a Craft Robo template and cut it in card and paper from the "Stripey Stripes" Funky Hand download.  I found some clipart to use to make a few utensils and chef's hats, then made a £master chef" rosette for the corner.
14cm smooth white card blank, Bazzill card; White, Black, dull yellow,
Papers: "Stripey Stripes" Funky Hand download,  Bo Bunny "Cambridge"
Crafty Templates food mixer template (Jan 2011)
Craft Robo to cut Apron, Utensils, Chef's Hats, Lettering 
(happy to share these templates, contact me if you'd like a copy)
Memory Box Rosette die: cut down to make rosette of smaller circumference
Spellbinders Spikey Circles die
Inks: Yellow Ochre, Red, Black (Cats Eye), Platinum Planet (Dew Drop)

Now I'm going to have to think of something to do with a 14cm squarish food mixer now - it'll probably sit on my desk for a week or two then go in the bin!

Just before I go I've one more Funky Hand SteamFunk card to share.  I really love these papers!
I used:
Papers: Funky Hand SteamFunk download
Cogs. Cogs Border and Penny Farthing templates cut on Craft Robo (contact me if you'd like a copy of these)
Spellbinders photo corner die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, 
Large fancy metallic and Screw Head brads
Hand-folded rosette. Lots of inks and Krylon pen.

Well, I have some things on my to-do list that need doing today and as the plasterer is busy whisking up loads of plaster in the kitchen I don't feel at all guilty about spending the day sitting at my craft desk!   It's just like a giant Bamix he uses, really - so even he is getting into the Kitchenalia mood, hehe.
I hope you'll pop over to the Daring Cardmakers BLOG and see what the team have come up with  - I love all the things they've made this week and I hope you'll be inspired to join in with our challenge this week

Thanks for visiting today, please come back soon


Janice said...

Love your Kitchenalia. I think I may just have to have a go at this as it combines my two obsessions very nicely!

Kaz said...

Two gorgeous cards Kathy. I love the kitchen bits you've cut - so clever and the steampunk too xxx

Karen said...

WOW! these are fabulous Kathy! That penny farthing looks amazing! xxx

Kath said...

Great cards, Kathy. Love the steam punk one especially.

Angelnorth said...

Great cards! Love the retro feel of the mixer on the first and your steamfunk one looks fabulous!

tracy said...

i love the mixer kathy :)
those steamfunk papers are lovely:)

Hazel said...

Hope the work is progressing as well as it can. Such an appropriate challenge for you atm and a fab card - and I love the steampunk one too x

Traceyr said...

That kitchen card would be great for a foodie friend.

Love the cogs card too.

hahaha about the plasterer getting into the DCM spirit too.


Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Both gorgeous cards, I love the steam punk one especially
Lindsay xx

Jo said...

Your cards are fantastic! Thank you for a really fun challenge this week

Jo xx

Keilly said...

Love your 'master chef' card, such a fab challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Love the Kitchenalia - so appropriate :D

Steampunk one is brilliant - love steampunk.

Lisa xoxo

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Fabulous cards Kathy, and a great challenge. I particularly love that rosette x

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS cards!!