Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Have a great Day everyone. Hope the season is enjoyable for all. Thinking about the reason of the season makes me smile from ear to ear!!

Joy To The World, The Lord Is come.....

card recipe;
papermania and Stampin up {card}. DCWV {paper}. sizzix and PTI {dies}. Stickles. own supplies {felt and button}

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Last couple of days!

Last couple of days in the US!!

Have had a fantastic time here in the States.
Here's a couple of pics of my Michaels haul

Crafting goodies:

Cake making stuff:

Ahem... and the extra bag I had to buy to carry the extra goodies in, I got the boys and Adj small gifts too which needed extra space.

Monday, September 27, 2010

WTW - Tootin About Treat and Gift Holders

Fabby Treat Holder challenge. Loved the example and will making some soon but as I had some cookies to package up I made my Treat Holder bigger.

Used one of my fave anya stamps and coloured the hair using a technique from colour me copic,

I seem to have lost one of my circle nestie so had to use a smaller one which made the scallop frame too big.... hunph bet the nestie is hiding with my extended bigshot plate AND my gypsy to cricut lead BAHHHHH!!!!

As an aside, I love love LOVE copics but a lot of mine dried out and many are on their way out, with limited cash, earlier in the year I thought I'd try promarkers, now I had tried them in a shop but they didn't blend in to each other..... so I thought but I realised months later that I hadn't waited till the ink dried to see the finished results.... how silly did I feel??? very haaaaaaa
Can't believe all the deals I passed up at craft shows ahemmm.
Anyhoooo.... as I was saying, earlier in the year the promarker 5 sets were on a bargain offer and I thought "Why not try them??" so I did, now I love the results you get from them and have lots of colours but I still LOVE my copics... so I use them both.

I started to try different effects using both markers to compare.

Here's the "feathered hair" look:

copic on bigger piece, promarker on smaller. I must say, the copic "skin" colours are nicer than promarkers, I find PM's make skin look dull.

Daring Bakers!

The September 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Mandy of “What the Fruitcake?!” Mandy challenged everyone to make Decorated Sugar Cookies based on recipes from Peggy Porschen and The Joy of Baking.

I am sooooo happy I got to play this month, I have been MIA form the DB challenges because of my silly ankles, I was so happy to see sugar cookies are Septembers challenge!!

So erm..... It didn't go too well.. Firstly we are super strapped for cash this month and have no eggs in the house so I used one of the egg free recipes for the cookies and my own egg free recipe for the icing, No butter so used Margarine instead, no lemon juice so left it out. I also added a little marge to the icing because I didn't want the icing to set rock hard as the kiddies like softer icing.

I decided to make cookies at late o'clock... after 1am, and was tired - mistake number 1 -

I dont have an electric mixer so decided to warm butter... in the microwave... forgot it in there and it melted.... I decided to use the melted butter as it was the last bit... without letting it harden - mistake number 2-

Added the other ingredients but of course the butter made the dough toooo wet as it was liquid arrrggghhh!!! LOADS more flour needed I had already added almond essence I decided to add ground almonds to the mixture and stop it becoming tasteless with too much flour, also had to use more sugar - saved!! -

erm decided to work on some other projects while they were in oven.... forgot to set timer - mistake number 258 heee -.... yep over baked cookies... gahhhh!!! put second batch in oven.....

sooooo.... time to ice..... couldn't go wrong?? er.... yes it could, mixed red and yellow colouring to make orange.... more like salmon... add more yellow.... nice colour but more sorbet that bright.... decide I like the colour anyway.
Right.. time to ice, where's my piping stuff???!!! arrgghhhhhh ok, use greaseproof paper and roll... overfilled.... tired brain = shakey hands and UGLY iced cookies ugh!! Can't even tell they're pumpkin shaped can ya LOLOLOL

almost didn't upload them but here they are, I must say they do taste delish and kiddies certainly love them so I'm happy on that count :o) :
{{bah!! just noticed I forgot to turn my daylight lamp on before taking photo...... sorry about dark picture}}

Almond Sugar Cookies,
used pumpkins as my september theme as september means begining of autumn and change of seasonal produce, pumpkins defo mean that to me... reminds me of harvest time at school and church as a young girl lol

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Anniversary TGF!!

Hoping this post works as am using scheduling for the first time.

A BIG Happy Anniversary to TGF.
Here's my Teacher cards and chocs for the Blog Hop, The 2 middle boys chose the teachers they wanted cards for, simple designs for quick teacher 'Thanks'

Please excuse the poor photos as I cant get to remove the noise etc... I will try to replace with better pics later. Thanks for looking, I cant wait to Hop along and have a look at every one elses... Last time I found some great blogs which I submitted to in Bloglines/ followed.

I realised that the last few posts down are from last year's Blog Hop!! I cannot believe that I posted so little the last year..... I really did melt down there, Glad to be back Tho.

*Cardstock - Stampin Up, DCWV
Papers - Stampin Up, DCWV,
Flowers - American Craft, Prima, Die cuts
Bling - Papermania, kaisacraft(sp), pound shop(lol)
Pins, buttons, ribbons from stash pile
stickers (on choc tags) - paperchase
Pens - Promarkers, Copics

The Master List for the Blog Hop is HERE!!!!


I think the pictures aren't going on properly as they cant be clicked, and are small........ ugh!!!

*****EDITED again...... (am I the most ditzy blog hopper ever??)****

soooo... The pics are being odd, here's the individual pics hopefully they're bigger.

***yet another EDIT (rolls eyes)***
I only just this moment realised the boy stamp wasn't TCF, I put him in my TCF pack by mistakee.... so sorry!! I removed the individual card from this post.... ugh... I am such a hop novice.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

School's Out!!

Let the fun begin!!! LOL. The boys are so excited to be off! Jayz had his last day at his school ad will going to Juniours in Sept!! oooooo so exciting but oh where has the time gone? Kali was just going into the juniors!! Ugh!!! My babies are not babies anymore.... sigh!

Just seen the video "dodah" at the bottom is all messed up.... say due to some licensing issues the videos can't be played in this country... sooooo until I get around to changing or replacing no more vids!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

more blog candy

Found more candy... so much lovely goodies.... go along HERE to see Debbie's Birthday Candy

Friday, May 7, 2010

blog candy finds

just a couple of yummy blog candy i found while catching up on bloghopping:

create a critter cart I looooove this cart and it has to be my next get cart!

a PINK cuttlebug!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!

Here are the treats Adj got me. Such a lovey. He also cooked me a yummy meal and we cuddled up watching a few episodes of Life.

A Simple Card for Adj:

Stamp and Felt hearts- American crafts

A Card for Mummy:

Stamps - American crafts and Magnolia, Punch - Martha Stewart and Stampin up, Felt hearts - American crafts. Coloured with watercolour pencils and Copics.

I Hope everyone had a great day.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Design Team Call.

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Arrggggg!! Last year whizzed by at the end... soooooo mad and hectic but good too.

I had baaaad pc probs and stuff and an Animal Crossing "addiction" hmmmm any one got it and wanna wifi??

Gotta keep my Blog up to date more!