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Monday, July 11, 2011

MDUC challenge

A few weeks ago i had decided that challenges are for the birds and unless i didnt mind that i wasn't going to win i would enter, so this is one of those that i really feel pretty good about, especially since we are in the throes of buying our "very own house" the first property that will not be rented, and it has a brand new gourmet kitchen that i am looking forward to preparing meals in. 

I thought something that would be really nice would be a new key holder, you know you come in the door and where do you leave your keys so that you will know where to find them, this is one of those.
I had these little printers trays since i closed the shop nearly two years ago, collecting dust as i wasnt sure i would ever use them, voila i had a lightbulb moment.
i have used all the images from the yummy for your tummy collection, colored with copics.  the ribbon from the never ending stash, as are the pearls, the border punch that i used is an ek success punch, and the miniature ironing board i covered with the ribbon so it matched, the little iron i colored black with copics and then added some silver leaf pen for the underside so you can just see it.  I did the same to the rolling pin only adding the silver leaf pen to the handles.
since my new kitchen is gonna be black and white, i really didnt want to add too much color to this.
the charms are mostly from my stash and one or two from a BFF in the USA.  i added little cup hooks at the bottom of the printers tray where we could hang our keys when we come home.

I am gonna enter this into the challenge on MDUC since they are looking for projects for the kitchen on their challenge this week.


  1. Amazing Paola!! Great use of the printer trays xxx
    love Debbie xxx

  2. Absolutely stunning!!!!!! Would luv one of these in my kitchen hehe! You're just so talented my friend. This one's definately a winner. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  3. THUNK!!! That's the sound of my chin hitting the floor under my computer! This is amazing! All the little details are awesome, right down to the silver bottom on the iron!!! Your creativity always inspires me!
    Hugs dear heart,

  4. Hi Paola!
    Just commented on your other blog but came here to see how you made this little beauty.
    Again...this is a gorgeous creation and will look super in your new black and white kitchen.
    Hugs Maz

  5. Oh...I forgot to say that the ironboard is hysterically cute!! Oh...and do you REALLY cook? Or do you pretend to cook like me?!! I'm so impressed lady!! You rock, sistah! Pat

  6. wow, it's super cute Paola, love the BW color theme on the character
    Hugs from Indonesia,

  7. Stunning Creations. Love it so much.

  8. OMG all the little details are amazing, the clock, iron and ironing board, the charms, wow wow wow can you tell I love it! This is exquisite, thanks so so much for joining us at Magnolia Down Under and enjoy your new Gourmet Kitchen!

  9. Hi!
    I love the colours and embellishment. Beautifully crafted. That is sweet, thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Gry