Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's Cookin'?

Hmmmm...well...that's a very good question!! And the answer is...if I'm cookin', then nothing fancy, that's for sure...or even particularly tasty!! My fave recipe? Another good question...do reservations count??


OK...enough silliness (it's all true!! LOL!)...it's Thursday and that means it's time for another fabby challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog!! Our "hostess with the mostess" once again this week is my sweet friend and cleverly talented Design Sister, Dawn!! And this week, Dawn thought it would be fun for us to use "our favorite recipe" as the theme!! But then, bless Dawn's heart, she took pity on me (the "non cook" of the group!) and modified the challenge theme to the following:

A Recipe for Friendship...

Take two people with common interests.
Mix together with love and understanding.
Stir in a sense of humor and a lot of compassion
Bake for a lifetime...and enjoy the fruits of your labor...
 knowing that you both have made a remarkable concoction that will last forever!

Soooooo...I've been just itching to use Mo's adorable little "What's Cookin'?" image...

...and this seemed the perfect challenge for this darling little cutie patootie!! (Although, I must tell you that some of my silly DT sistahs suggested I might want to make some kind of card depicting me ordering "take out"!! Very funny, girls!! bwahahaha!!) OK...here's my little card... 


I actually had a lot of fun with this one...well, I always have fun coloring Mo's images...but this one quickly became a "Shabby Chic" card when I decided to add a little Tim Holtz "Picket Fence" Distress Crackle Paint. I added it to the edges...flowers...and the fabulous metal filagree corner! Here's a close up of the corner...


I actually found some old cards that I cut apart and used as DPs...all color coordinated! I love 'em...but have no idea who makes 'em...sorry. I used the fun sketch from Wild Orchid Challenge...so I've decided to enter this little darlin' into their challenge too...pretty smart since I always use "goodies" from Wild Orchid Crafts! The filigree corner and flowers all came from WOC! PLUS...I won the random draw last week for some wonderful WOC craft supplies to add to my ever-growing collection...whooohoo! Here's a close-up of the Wild Orchids Craft flowers I used...


Here's a side view...this ribbon is from Stampin' Up...I just love using wide ribbon for my cards...really adds character, don'tcha think? I also used Copic sketch markers...and the sentiment is Magnolia.


And here's a close-up of these fun charms (they came from Charm Barn online store)...and the crystal and cute safety pin came from my local Michael's craft store...


And here's a peek at the inside...this darling sentiment is from Hero Arts...I've had it for ages...and am so tickled to finally be able to use it!

  
Sheesh...longest post in history! Thanks for hanging in there...now...pop on over to Mo's and see what my talented Design Teamies have come up with as inspiration for us all...


Then...get crackin' on your own masterpiece. Remember to use at least one Mo Manning image (there are so many digi images to choose from in Mo's online store...and she's creating new images all the time!!) Oh...and be sure follow Dawn's fun and clever "Recipe" to be eligible for this week's awesome prize of a free Mo Manning digi image of your choice! ...

Oops...I almost forgot...add GD after your name if you're interested in entering our Guest Designer "call" for the month of July!

So...that's it for me, kids. (I hear you breathing a collective sigh of relief! LOL!) Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit...and, as always, for your kind comments. Until next time...

21 comments:

Debbie said...

Holy Toledo!!! This is just over the top drop dead GORGEOUS!!! Love the accents, those charms are just perfect and how you used the safety pin to attach them is fantastic...and I LOVE that corner piece..looks like I'm shopping for some charms and corner pieces later... thanks as always for the inspiration

Hugs
Debbie

heidy said...

Wpw Pat what a brilliant card,Just love everything about it!
Hugs Heidy

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!!! Girlfriend, you are soooo damn talented!!! I love this little cutie and haven't gotten to color her up yet. But you have made her come alive with your amazing colorization of her. Yummy papers and flowers, and I love the shabby chic look to it! Absolutely stunning card, Pat!
hugs, Sharon

Dorcas said...

Wow Pat! THis is sooooo beautiful! I of course love your coloring but I just love the itty bitty charms (your very generous putting three on there, tell me, do you remove two after you take the picture? lol or is that just something I would do?)
Gorgeous gorgeous creation!

Gina L said...

This card made me smile. Love the charms and use of the crackle paint. Your coloring is wonderful. And don't feel alone...I hate to cook and I'm not much good at it, either. If we have pot luck occasions at work, the joke is that I'll bring the sodas. LOL

Christina C. said...

OMG, Pat, this is a total masterpiece....love, love this magnificent card!!!!! The image is darling and, oh my goodness, love your design and details....those charms are precious, the corners and flowers are luscious.....can I give you my address????????????hahahaha

Cathy said...

Pat, Pat, Pat....You have created such a gorgeous card. Your coloring is always beautiful aand perfect. The embellishments are the perfect touch. You Rock!!!

* √úla * said...

Beautiful card, Pat and great colors!
And as always, very nicely finished!
The details and the image are to be enjoyed!
I like it very much!
hugs Ula

Nicola said...

Truly stunning card Pat, love every inch of it, especially the charms, so sweet image and the sentiment inside - just brilliant! Love the way you always decorate your cards inside to such a high standard and thanks for your lovley comment you left me the other week on my tags, feel free to 'borrow' any time, I'm thrilled you liked them!
Love Nicola xxx

Cheryl said...

Oh Pat, I don't mind how long your posts are they are just so much fun to read( I wish I could do a better job with my own writing) your card is amazing as always. I love it.
Hugs Cheryl

Bernadet said...

wowwww Pat, this is gorgeous!!
Really love the cute girl, great coloring!!

Iulia said...

Hi, Pat!
You know, I was scrolling down your post and heard hubby over my shoulder exclaiming: "Wow, what a beautiful card!". Now, let me tell you that means a lot. He really has an eye for beautiful things...(hehe). And I must agree, your card is simply delightful. Who cares if the hand who made it cooks or not:)) It's awesome. The colors are soooo special and you have been so generous with all the additions: charms, WOC flowers and that crackled distressed corner...wow, all look awesome and add so much richness to this beauty.
Glad you took so many pictures so that we could admire everything closely. I prefer to post one big picture but I guess it's better with more and smaller from different angles.
Love it sweetie!~ have a lovely weekend!
Iulia

Betsy said...

Oh, I just love everything about this card ~ the colors, the charms, the shabby chic, etc, etc, etc. It's beautiful!!!!

Molecraft said...

Wow Pat, this is gorgeous, love everything about it, just perfect!
Helen x

Ribbon Girl said...

Great card - I like the colours and the image, very cute and the painted filigree corner looks just great. Mary G x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, i love the cute image, fab papers and colours too hugs pops x

Dawn B. said...

This is so precious. I wish I looked this cute when I cooked. I love the way you added all your little extras.. I think cooking is overrated but I still love it when I have time. It is just food after all..Great job.

Elaine L. said...

What a beauty this is, Pat! I love the soft colors, and your embellishments are wonderful!

Flowergirl said...

What a beautiful card, Love the colours you've used, and the little charms are adorable, like the way you've used the safety pin to attch them x
Wendy x

Bev said...

So pretty with wonderful detail. Thanks for joining WOC this week x

Sandy said...

These charms are to die for wonderful and so is your design -I have run out of adjectives to use on your cards. The flower arrangement is gorgeous. If you don't know what's cooking than I don't either. Love those corner thngys - I need to get me some. Where is Santa when I need him!
Love,
Sandy