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1/19/2014

Christmas Card Club - Anything to Do with Food

Happy Sunday afternoon, and the theme over at the Christmas Card Club was chosen by by Lizzie of  Verity Cards to be Anything to do with food. Now I don't cook a lot, and don't have any cooking or food themed stamps. (well, actually I do have some fruit stamps, but didn't know if that would work in a Christmas Club!) So off to search for an appropriate digital image, which I found at DeeDee's Digis. I thought perhaps this image of a sweet ole gran (Lovin' from My Oven) might fit the bill. The file comes with line art, and colored art as well. I chose to use the colored images, but I added in a bit more shading in places with copics. Then tried to think of how to make it fit the Club's Christmas goals.

Here's the card:

- S/B label 3 to diecut the image. Shaded with DI Pumice Stone, then very lightly with Barndoor red.

- S/B Lace Doily as a mat, using some Christmas paper from the stash.

- fussy cut the recipe book and cooking supplies, added onto the fold out tab with dimensional foam. Tab had been embossed with a Brenda Walton Holly Leaf motif & then strips of the same mat dp added for top & bottom trim.

- Elizabeth Craft diecut sentiment using the same dp as the mat.


- another fussy cut supplies image was adhered on the inside, and I tried to place it, so that it 'shadows' the popped up outside image. The verse will go on the inside of the card when this is ready to send out Christmas 2014!
Thanks for visiting this afternoon, so lovely to have you join me, and I hope the remaining day will be most pleasant where you may live. Hugs.



38 comments:

Benzi said...

Lovin' from the oven, for sure. I love that image and can just smell the scents coming from her kitchen. I love the recipe book cooking untensils. This is a wonderful card for Christmas 2014. Great start.

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The image is so sweet!! I love how it opens!! This is just fabulous, Mary!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Oh! Fabulous card.... Love the cutie image...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous job with the image Mary, and a great image at that, love the card and especially the style of it.
Great creation.

Kath x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Mary - l wonder if she is cooking up some tasty Mince Pies x Susan x

Karen Petitt said...

She is such a cute and adorable image Mary and fits Lizzie's challenge perfectly, she made me think of good old apple pie and that has made me want it now! Hope you have a lovely day xx

dutchess said...

Lovely image Mary...can just see her stirring the christmas pud!.....great card....xxxx

Gail said...

This is great!

Rita said...

Fabulous card Mary. the image is perfect for this challenge. Hugs Rita xxxx

Karen B said...

Such a great image Mary - perfect for this challenge. She looks like a kindly granny baking yummy goods for all her family.....

Karen x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

What a creative design, I like how it opens and the image is cute :) Hey congratulations on 200 followers! Take care, Shirleyx

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! This brings back memories of my Grandma! She was always in the kitchen and baked all the time. What sweet memories! A darling image and your shading gives it more depth. BTW, I saw you won at the Playground. Yippee!

aussie aNNie said...

Super card Mary, love the image...congrats on your followers too.xx

Hazel said...

Lovely card for Lizzie's CCC challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

Sue said...

This is a fab design Mary and what a beautiful image! its lovely great for the challenge huggles Sue xx

Mrs A. said...

Mary this is the tops. Love how the bottom half of the card opens up just like a farm house kitchen door.
Adorable image. hugs Mrs A.

Cornelia W said...

Great, I saw you linked up your card - don't worry about the date, no big deal! If you need to know about challenges to play in talk to me - I'm the "expert", haha....Love this card - puts a big smile on my face :D

Asha said...

Aaaaaw! What an adorable card, Mary. That image reminds me of the time I spent in the kitchen with my Nana baking Christmas goodies.... well, she baked while I took care of quality control! Aaaah, them good ol' days!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Carol L said...

Now there's a happy cook on your card! I love that smiling image of grandmom in the kitchen rolling out pie crust:) The opening for your card is very clever and the attention to detail is amazing! If I had the energy, I might be inclined to go bake a pie - but nah! I'll let it pass :)
Have a great evening :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Mary, what a fun and clever card! Your image is perfect for the challenge and you did a fabulous job on the design. Do I smell a pie baking?

jimlynn said...

A lot of fussy cutting on here and it all looks wonderful! Love the extra shading you did too. Love the way it opens up! SO VERY CUTE!!!!
Sadly, I have to cook but if I had my way, I wouldn't even boil water! Too much trouble. We need to come up with some type of pill that everyone could just take and be done with the meal! No grocery shopping, no cooking, and no cleaning up! LOL!
Lynn

Greta said...

So cute! Thanks for stopping by & leaving me a sweet comment--& for becoming a follower. Have a great week!

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a fabby card Mary ;0) Love that happy cook lady!
Have a lovely day,Hugs,Nessa xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Great card Mary. Love how the front opens. The jolly lady reminds me of Mrs Claus baking for Santa! Love and hugs Christine xx

scrappymo! said...

Great card, Mary! Grandma looks intent on her cookery and I love your hidden part.

Marilyn said...

Cute card! Love the design

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a sweet Christmas card. Love how you did the same image on the inside of the card, very clever Mary! Your coloring is super too, with the rustic, vintage look. Love it all!

Sandy said...

Wonderful card with a fantastic image. I cook a lot - and when you say food I answer what. I love this card Mary. Another warm and sunny day in the mountains. Not a cloud in sight!
Sandy xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is a sweet image. She looks like she is having a great time. Love the S/B frame you used.

Redanne said...

The image is brilliant and works so perfectly for a Christmas theme. It brought back wonderful memories for me too! Hugs, Anne x

Sheila H said...

Your sweet card is so pretty - your coloring is top notch. Yours is a good feeling card. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving kind comments.

Planetsusie said...

Hi Mary - for someone who had to search for an image for this theme - you have done a lovely job!!! I love how you have put the extra little bits on the fold out tab - what a great idea! Such a brilliant card.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Brenda said...

Momma Mary, how on earth did you get a picture of me slaving over making pies?!!! Looks just like me when I'm rolling pie dough. lol I love this card, so cute!! Love how you did some additional shading to the image and love how you cut parts of the image out and put on the "flap" of your card. This is just an adorable Christmas card! Hugs!!

Carol said...

Fabulous card Mary, great image and I love your design. Carol x

Erin Stephenson said...

Super love this one!!

Loll Thompson said...

Adorable! Love this image ... and your added shading really bring's her to life! :) Loll xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

How cute!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHCC challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x