Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I am beginning a 6x6 recipe scrapbook for my favourite recipes. I have three or four display folders bulging with recipes and I feel the need to organise the best ones in the one place. The first recipe I had to add to the collection is my Grandma's Prize Winning Chocolate cake. This is a family favourite and the only chocolate cake I make. My brother and sister and I were brought up on it and we love it.
I used Magnolia stamps for this card and DCWV "Sweet Stack" DP. I coloured with ink pads and aquapainter and decorated with gold kindy-glitz. (I got a bit carried away with the kindy-glitz!) I have included a close-up of the recipe in case you would like to make one yourself. It is baked in a moderate oven. (Don't forget to eat the mixture off the bowl before you wash it up...it is delicious!)
And here is a close up of Oops Tilda and the jar of chocolate. I tried to keep the card flat so it would fit easily into the scrapbook album without too much bulk. To be honest, I struggled with the colours a bit, trying to find bits and pieces to match. I had to make do with the blue and white striped ribbon, some twine and the two little flowers all from my stash. I am awaiting an order on flowers coming soon to me, once all those planes get back up and flying!
I used the machine to stitch around the edges and because of this it qualifies me to enter the "In Stitches" challenges at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog and Allsorts Challenge Blog.
Now all I need to do is get started on my other favourite recipes to add to the book. Thanks for dropping in to see me today.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I would like to play along with the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y is for Yellow
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
Thanks for visiting me...I hope you have a lovely day!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
|Birthday Card I received|
Tomorrow is your last chance to enter my candy draw...so pop on over here if you would like to be in the running to win!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I used my Cuttlebug to make the green bumpy background, some green tartan ribbon, and some cute little brithday balloons and a present to decorate. Colours are bashful Blue and Gable Green. I am also entering this card in the Creative Card Crew Challenge - Birthday Cards and Totally Gorgeous - texture.
I am loving being on holidays and blogging every day...I really dont want to go back to work next week...I would like to stay home every day forever. After my contract ends at the end of Term 2 I think I will just do a bit of casual teaching here and there. 11 weeks to go and counting!
If you have arrived at my blog through a direct link to this post feel free to scroll up and see my birthday candy on offer. It is my birthday today and I am lucky enough to be going to Mum's for lunch and then out for dinner tonight. I hope you have a super day today!
Thanks for visiting,
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The card stock is SU Real Red and Old Olive. The DPs are SU as is the ribbon and sentiment. Flowers are Prima (I just love these flowers and will have to but more of them asap). I coloured using ink pads, aqua painter, stampin write markers and pencil...a bit of a mixed effort for this card. I added some Kindy-Glitz to the flowers.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
I would like to join in the following three challenges:
My Time To Craft - Pretty Pearls
Stampavie and More - Butterflies
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Petals and Pearls
I am looking forward to more card-making and crafting today...I hope you are having a lovely day.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I received this Charming Blog Award from Kerryn last week. She has an amazing blog with beautiful creations and such cute pictures of her puppy dogs. If you are an animal lover you will especially love Kerryn's blog!
The translation is "Charming Blog" so I would like to pass this award onto some lovely blogging buddies I have out there in the blogging world who visit me often:
Lucinda @ Stampin Up with Lucinda
Amanda @ Blop Blop Blogger
Aussie Loz @ My free Time Filler
Chris @ Always About Colour
Leigh @ Cause I'm Me
Kez @ Kezzam
Annette @ My Pommie Purple Patch
Cheryl @ My Cardmaking Haven
Victoria @ Blue Jelly Too
Jeannie @ Dragonfly Journeys
Dont feel you have to post the award ladies if you dont have time, just know that I appreciate your friendship and your lovely comments that you leave me.