Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sweet Sunday What's Cookin'?

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC119.

On our vacation in Portugal earlier this month we certainly did our fair share of eating at some wonderful restaurants. One of my favourites was a small restaurant in the village of Guia...just a couple of towns away from where we were staying. It's owned by a husband and wife...he works the front of the restaurant and she cooks all the delicious food. We didn't get a chance to meet her, but he was so welcoming and friendly. It felt more like we were old friends at his house for dinner rather than patrons at his restaurant. We went back there twice (I insisted...I needed another fix of Chicken Piri-Piri...a spicy grilled chicken dish...YUM!) and took this photograph the second time we were there. The owner has a wall of photographs people have sent him from all over the world and he asked us to send him this picture to add to the wall.

You just know I couldn't send a photo without including a card, so I made this kitchen themed one just for them.

I used What's Cookin'? from Taylored Expressions and some fun patterned papers from the Doodlebug Nifty Notions collection.

The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White. The apron was coloured with copics and the oven mitt is paper pieced. I used the oven mitt die from the Kitchen Accessories dies to cut out the oven mitt and layered it onto a green circle cut out with the smallest lacey circle Nestability. I added a little texture to the red square with my circles impression plate then stitched around the edge.

The scalloped eyelet border die along the left edge of the plaid paper softens it nicely and I added some green Twinkles for a little sparkle.

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now it's time to hop around and see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created.
Dana White - she's off this week
Jen Tapler
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

7 comments:

Lynn said...

What a sweet card to send along with your picture! The cheerful plaid designer paper, scallops and bling look fantastic with these cute TE images!

Jami said...

Karen they are going to LOVE receiving this special card along with the photo!!! So thoughtful!

Karen Giron said...

So cute Karen! They will love this and I am totally loving all those bright cheery colors!

Vicki B. said...

WOW, super cute card Karen! Love the picture of you guys! Portugal must have been amazing!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super duper cute!!!

Janet said...

super card and love the picture:) Sounds like ya had fun:)
hugs

Candace said...

Oh, CUTE, Karen! I just love those papers!