Thursday, March 1, 2012

"In the Kitchen" - March Challenge at By the Cute and Girly

Hello from the warm, sunny northside of Dublin this morning.  You can feel the heat from the sun's rays this morning and there is a feeling of Spring everwhere.  Enough of the yap!  This month it is my turn to host the challenge at By the Cute and Girly and I have chosen "In the Kitchen" as the theme.

Whether it is big or small the kitchen is the heart of the home and the place where family and friends gather to eat, drink and relax.  So this month's crafty projects can be inspired by/feature baking, cooking, eating, drinking, anything at all to do with food and kitchen activities such as entertaining and celebrating.  

As always we have some great sponsors with fab prizes.

Prize 1: $20 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp

Prize 3: 3 digital images from Spesch Stamps

So hop on over to the challenge blog to see the Teams yummy creations, get some inspiration and please enter.
Here are my first set of projects suitable for spicing up your kitchen  decorations.  I have altered 2 wooden picture frames (from Poundland) by embellishing the frames with various dried herbs and spices.  I decided to leave the frames bare and natural for a change.  "Bake" and "Cook" were stamped and embossed for the center of the frame.  I used Clear Art Stamps Artsy alphabet for this.
In case you want to know...the "Bake" frame is decorated with Cinnamon sticks, Star Anise, Cardamon pods and Cloves.  The "Cook" frame has more Star Anise, Chillies, Bay leaves and pink peppercorns but you could use anything that's lurking in the back of the kitchen press.  No, I have never in my entire life used Star Anise for cooking...its purely for decorating with!  The one thing that I can't tell you is how wonderful this frame smells!  Any little blobs of glue were covered up with a shake of powdered cinnamon or clove and that folks is the recipe for an altered kitchen frame.
Happy Creating!
Ger x


  1. Love that you've decorated these with real herbs and spices they will look great in the kitchen.

    ** Kate **

  2. oh i love the Geradine- they look wonderful and i bet the smell nice too lol
    They will look fab hung in the kitchen
    Thanks for the heads up re the challenge
    Lisa x

  3. This looks absolutely superb. Love how you've made those frames to use in the kitchen. Such a fab idea. Bettina xx

  4. Super projects on your theme Geraldine. Will look amazing on the Kitchen wall and a talking point I'm sure. Carolxx


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