Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Really Easy Recipe Challenge

If you're in the mood to make a card but don't want to have to follow a theme, color combo, or inspiration photo how about the easiest recipe challenge you're ever going to find.  This week Cooking It Up With Katie Challenge is to use your three favorite things.  Recipes don't get much easier than that.

The toughest part of this challenge for me was to limit it to three favorite things.  There's definitley more than three of my favorite things on this card but I'll just list the three.  My Favorite Things are paper piecing (the star), machine stitching and charms. 

This stamp makes me think of the 1940's and the Andrew Sisters (here's an old video of them belting out the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy ) so I  inked around the edges of the papers  and used tea dyed lace to get a vintage feel.

don't forget the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp -  My Favorite Things "Blue Without You"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Ranger "Antique Linen"
paper - Stampin' Up "Kraft" cs, "Patterns Pack II" dp and "Pawsitively Prints" dp
miscellaneous - copics; mini brads; lace; charm; twine; sewing machine; MFT "Oval Dainty Doily"

Here's the challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie #90 - Your 3 Favorite Things
Sugar Creek Hollow - Sketch and use a cute image in a vintage, shabby chic or primitive style
Ribbon Reel #22 - Weathered/ Distressed
Craft Your Passion #98 - Red, White and Blue
Stamptacular Sunday #152 - Charm Me
Crazy #107 - Use a die or punch
Craft Your Days Away #39 - Paper Piecing
Totally Gorjuss 119 - Lace
Crazy for Challenges C4C124 - Stripes and Polka Dots

Thanks for stopping by, your comments make my day.  I hope to see you play along with us at Cooking It Up with Katie's challenge to use your three favorite things.


  1. THIS is adorable!!! love that image and you are so right! I'm thinking Bette Midler too!
    so glad you entered this in Sugar Creek Hollow challenge - so hope to see you again (-:

  2. What a cute card!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges!!

  3. This is fabulous, love that image, and the decorated inside too. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  4. Love your gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this

  5. great card thank you for joining us at at stamptacular this week

  6. I really like the colors on this - especially the little bits of red.

  7. Cute card,Chris. Your image is darling and the red, white & blue color combo is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  8. Your card is stunning, Chris! Love all the gorgeous details! Hugs

  9. Beautiful job for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge. You have captured the sketch and even though you have used a cute image, you have still given it a vintage feel. Thanks for joining us.

  10. Love all the textures you have going on! FAB charm! Thanks for playing with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday.

  11. Beautiful card Chris, I just love the lace and the cute little star charm. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  12. Chris, this is fabulous! Gorgeous colours, sweet image, some lovely colouring and paper piecing and all the details - wow look at that lace!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight :)

  13. Lovely card the image is great lovely colors, Thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

    Hugs Winnie DT

  14. What a sweet card, love the colors :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

  15. so pretty & cool! LOVE this!


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