Monday, 29 July 2013

Card making by Numbers! - Crafty Cardmakers DT

Time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and this time the challenge has been set by  Elaine who has chosen the theme '1,2,3' -  so projects have to have - 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments  (and you must have the required elements in the required quantities to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot!).

Our sponsors this week are  THE PAPER SHELTER and SIR STAMPALOT

  So here is my DT card - using one of the fab images and co ordinating papers from the Paper Shelter - called 'Trattoria Chef'. He is all rotund and happy - just like I imagine chefs should be (after sampling all their own food!! LOL)

I printed him out a couple of times and decoupaged him for a bit of depth.
I stitched all the papers and printed out a 'menu'. The wordart in the centre of the menu was a freebie from TLC and I added a little scalloped edge cut with the leftover paper, a tiny bow and attached it with a tiny wooden peg.

I made two 'napkins' from scraps of paper and lace and popped a tiny pearl in the centre, a couple more pearls and a 'recipe' and spoons from my stash.
I continued the papers inside but have yet to put a greeting on it as I'm not sure if it needs one or not!

Challenges -
Craft Your Passion - 3D it
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Use a Digi
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking - do pop over and see the other projects from my DT buddies and have a great day whatever you're doing! x


  1. Hi Viv. This card is so adorable! I love all the little details. Thanks for sahring!

  2. Love this Viv. Love the image and all the extra bits such as the recipe, spoons and napkins. Brilliant.
    Caz x

  3. Brilliant card Viv, I like the fun image the papers and all the stitching.
    Kevin xx

  4. Viv what a fabulous fun card...just love your image and those little spoons...


  5. Wow this card is fantastic. I love the colors and the image is so fun.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  6. Fantabulous card!!! The stitching is AMAZING.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Join me for a Just Because Linky Party on August 1st.

  7. wow - love all the details on this amazing card.

  8. Fabulous card Viv! Wonderful attention to detail. Love the menu and napkins! Susan x

  9. Loving your fab fun card, Annette x

  10. Hi Viv thanks for calling and sending hugs xx
    Love the card, the papers and stitching are wonderful! love the image to, you could almost cuddle him couldn't you :)
    Fabulous embellies... Love it!
    Huge Hugs Mau xx
    will pop by as often as pos xx

  11. Fabulous and fun. Love the chef image and all the wonderful related details.
    Yvonne x

  12. Great card Viv love those papers and the colour
    jacqui xx

  13. Hi Viv
    Fabulous card...., love it...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  14. This is such a fun card with lots of fabulous details! The papers go so nicely with this trattoria theme. I like how you made a little menu and added folded napkins, and the stitching looks fantastic! Well done!

  15. Hi Viv

    This is a stunner!

    Love the colours and layout and all of those cute little embellishments you have added. Brilliant!

    Sorry I wasn't able to pop and do your ironing .. .. I still haven't finished mine yet!!! I keep adding to the pile!! Silly woman that I am!!!

    Hope all is good with you.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Brilliant card, love the gingham and the stitching :o)
    Jackie xx

  17. Brilliant card love all the little details and embellishments especially the napkins and menu and love all the stitching-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  18. Gorgeous card Viv, love it all, everything works so well together and the embellishing is soooo fab. xx Flora

  19. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Use a Digi’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  20. so stunnnin viv.i love the fun shape and your details and stitching are fabulous :D

    xx coops xx

  21. Absolutely love this card, Fabulous embellishments. Thanks for joining us here at Tammy's Scrapin Corner,
    Pam DT member.

  22. What a fab image. Love how you have stitched the papers, and the little spoons are just brilliant. Cxx

  23. Wow Viv, this is just fab. So much detail, I love the napkins! Xx

  24. What a very jolly card. You know what they say - never trust a thin chef! I love the menu - any of these please. X

  25. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

  26. Viv this looks amazing! gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at the paper shelter. Joey xx

  27. The little chef is so cute with his fork full of spaghetti and little round belly. The details on this card are wonderful, and I love that you went with pink instead of red... I wouldn't have thought of that. Awesome!

  28. Love that yummy looking meatball. Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you at this week's challenge.


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