Sunday, March 16, 2014

Domestic Goddess

1950's Retro

The other day, my son sent me some pictures of a 1953 Coke machine that he bought and rewired to use in his home...and told me this inspired him and his wife to design their kitchen in 50's Retro.  I don't know about you, but I love this style (even though it was before my time) and with all this talk of the 50's...Well, I just had to create a card.

I didn't have any intentions of entering this card in a challenge, but while I was browsing the internet I came across a new blog (to me) that had an active challenge theme of " 20th Century"!  You can create a project that is inspired by 20th century styles, a particular era or even a fond memory...the choices are endless.  So, if there is something that stands out to you, take some time and join in the fun over at the Craft-room challenge.

Now for my card.  I hope you like it.

     Coffee's On
For this card I used the following cartridge and measurements.  Suburbia-Vera (pg39), cut at 5 1/2", coffee pot (pg33), cut at 1", stove (pg50), cut at 3 3/4", Goddess (pg77), cut at 1/2" and domestic (pg82), cut at 3/4".
This card is 5"x 7"...Cherry patterned paper is cut at 4"x 4 7/8", Maroon paper is cut at 3 1/8"x 4 7/8" and is scored at every 1/8".  The Hunter Green strip is cut at 3/8"x 4 7/8 and the Brown strip is cut at  1/4"x 4 7/8".

For the little extras...I used Glossy Accents for the oven door to give it the look of glass and I placed pop dots on the upper have of the female image to give a little depth.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie



  1. Hi Kathie........Your card is fantastic and I love the Retro feel.....Its not so long ago that I visited an elderly lady who had one of these ovens in her kitchen ...and it still worked!!!! Wonderful diecuts, wallpaper and panelling, also love the apron on the domestic goddess herself !!

    Lovely to have you join in with us here at Craft Room Challenge and we hope to see you again

    Good Luck

    Annie x

    1. Hi Annie, Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave such lovely comments.
      I'm glad you like all the detailing and the card...and yes, I hope to take part in future challenges over at your great blog. You all are very talented over at CRC.

  2. Hello Kathie, so lovely retro kitchen card, great diecuts and wallpaper.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, hope to see you again;-))m

  3. Thank you for your kind comments...glad I found the Craft-Room Challenge blog and was able to take part in this cool challenge. Looking forward to future challenges as well with all of you.

  4. Fabulous I bet there is a food mixer just out of sight in that kitchen as well! Great design and tribute to the 1950's. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

    1. Haha...yep and it's the same color as the stove! Oh, and don't forget the matching Pyrex bowls.
      Thanks so much Zoe for stopping by and leaving kind words.