Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just add Pink and Bling

Beyond Blue

Well, this was for the Just add ink challenge of just add blue....EST der!! Ir's 10 pm now and 1am tomorrow in the east, not to worry doesn't matter really. Just glad I got it done!! The waterfall card again. I'm going crazy for these as my l
kids would say.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Native yellow robin

Photo of a few day old robin chicks x 2. They do look a bit wierd, the big goggly black things are eyelids and eyed!!


Cakes for the grade ones for Miss I's 7th birthday, they were actually quite tasty, a recipe from my old school cook book...
1 cup SR flour
1cup sugar
2 tablespoos of cocoa
2 eggs
vanilla, a dash
1/2 cup milk
Mix all dry together first then add in the wet ( don't have to mix them together first, just add in as you go)and beat for 3 min with beaters.
Then add 125g melted butter and beat for another 2min.
patty pan the mix and bake for about 12-15 min in moderate oven

Joy at christmas

well to my one blogg follower thankyou for the lovely coments, Jodene!!
I'd better see what I can find.................I really should be getting my tax papers together, the accountant is coming to town this week!!
Thanx to Hazel King who taught me this ....The glitter on this card is made by mixing 1/2 heat & stick powder & 1/2 dazzling diamonds together. It sticks by heating after sprinkling onto versamarked area. I love this stuff now, used to not get how the heat and stick powder was supposed to be useful!!
Other stuff: Teeny Tiny Sentiments for the Merrey Christmas on the envelope. The leaf foliage stamp is from Great friend page 85 IB&C It has a Christmassy look I thought.
The paper is of course that lovely Newsprint and circle sentiment is from the Perfect Punches set on page 93.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chicken Liver Pate

500g chicken livers, trimmed of the sinew bits.
250 g butter
1/2 onion finely diced
clove of garlic
fresh thyme but dry is ok, also substitute sage or a little rosemary.
alcohol - 60ml I used Galway Port and Bacardi, that's what I had. I have used a Japanese vodka and that was ok too.
1/2 cup cream.

Saute onion and garlic in the butter until soft then add the livers and cook gently. When cooked turn the heat up a little and add the alcohol and cook until alcohol "cooks" off.
Add thyme and allow to cool a little before processing until smooth. My blender worked well. Add cream and blend again.
Pour into dishes, cover with cling plastic and refrigerate.
the original recipe is only 125g of butter, much better with 25o. Also, I used organic free range livers the first time and I must say that was the best ever flavoursome one I made!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scallop square punch

What a crooked photo. I made this card ages ago and just found it in a lost documents file!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Happy Birthday

All in the Family Stamp Set.
Colours are Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirohette, Kiwi Kiss, whisper white.
Tools: Scallop edge & corner rounder punches. Big shot polka dot embossing folder.
Stamped a background from one of the Circle Circus set then punched out with the square scallop punch. Bird is from the two stem punch. Hello from Hello Again (Spring/Summer mini)

Circus Circle and share a cup

Colours are: Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss & Soft Suede.

Heart to Heatr punch

Tangarine Tango: Patterns Designer Series Paper & ink
Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip & Whisper White.
Lots of tags die cut and wide oval & scallop edge punches.
Life Definitions stamp set.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Loads of Love

With the accessories of pressies, driver and sentiment.
Suede flower made by punching out 2 scallop circles then folding ind scrunching until each scallop splits in two. The four pieces become the petals by folding each into quarters. Adhere to another unscrunched scallop. Have an opening next to a fold, it sits better.

2 step bird punch

Speckled wing using shimmer powder and ink in a mini mister.
Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip & whisper White.
Manhattan Flower Textured Expressions embossing folder.
Happy Birthday from Vintage LAbels Sale-a-bration set.
Choc chip grossgrain ribbon.

Just add Ink #30

Circle Circus and wheels. The Scallop circles move like cogs. It was for a Just add Ink challenge which was just add wheels.

So Saffron, Soft Suede, Melon mambo with a hint of Old Olive. Topped with a clear brad and a hello from Tiny Tags. I got the idea from my lovely downline Jodie who I've cased this from. Hope she doesn't mind!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sydney Trip

I thought this girl was just fantastic.
One of the street entertainers in Sydney. We saw her the first day before the Stampin'Up! convention.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nuts and bolts

The much requested nuts and bolts recipe of reconstituted crappy foods that taste really good in this combination.

COMBINE in a large roasting pan:
675g cereal combination of nutrigrain, cheerios and honey chex
500g unsalted nuts ( I did use salted but I thought it was a bit too salty)
1 pack French onion soup
1pack Cream of chicken soup
1tblsp curry powder
2tspn dry mustard
2/3 cup warmed oil of your choice ( I used peanut)
for about an hour maybe longer. Before the onions brown too much but all the oil has absorbed.
Turn regularly to coat the cereal.

Monday, April 5, 2010

altered tin

I had this Glorious Green out and the Cameo Coral not far away from something the girls were doing. I liked the combination and even though the colour isn't in the paper I still liked it. Anyway, it was for the Just add ink challenge of "wild Card" do anything you like so I just kind of went OUT there. Not sure if I'll actually submit it.
I did like how the So Saffron label took the Life Definitions stamp perfectly. I then rolled out two more labels, in Coral and layered them behind, overlapping to make a larger one to mat the label on to.
Supplies: Washington Apple DSP. Vellum So Saffron, Cameo Coral and Glorious Green Cardstock.
Life Definitions Stamp set.
Tools: Big Shot, Sizzlits Lots of Tags, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Butterfly, scallop edge and Wide oval Punches

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Just add ink Challenge #11

Attempting to upload this card for a challenge at Just Add Ink JAI11 .... all new to me , 1st time ever uploading anything anywhere but this's comimg together, I think.......

Supplies- Tea Party DSP, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink Cardstock.
Big Shot-Top Note and Little Leaves Dies.
Tiny Tags Stamps punched out with Medium Jewellery Tag
Congratulations from a retired hostess set.


Chalking with Stampin' Pastels. they are so good for colour blending.
Stamps : Fresh Cuts p72. Warm Regards - retired hostess set. One of a Kind p95.
Ribbon- Blue Bayou

Having a great time making a few cards either for people asking how do something like chalking to a challenge I saw posted somewhere but didn't keep the was using pastel colours, a wild card, do anything you want...I will find that link...

Easter baskets

Lilly 8 had a great time making these after watching a Youtube Vid!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Top note die cut

More top note die cut cards. Using the Big Shot die cup & embossing machine.

Also a new little clear mount stamp and die cut leaves. The set is Tiny Tags. The new look slim line medium jewellery tag cuts out the hello tag.
Top note die cuts: the blue out of card stock and the congrats card from vellum.
Birthday card background uses the new embossing folder out in April.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

another view

getting ready for the girls craft day

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Summer Mini Catalogue

The Summer mini has one month to go along with the Sale-A -Bration promotion.

Get a free stamp set from this promotion when you spend $100 on any catalogued items. See links at the side of the blog.
Let me know if you would like to order.

Scallop Squares

Iv'e made these for a swap using Kaleidoscope DSP and the Polka dot ribbon as my inspiration. The design startted from a family friend's daughter who was babysitting and punched some scallop squares of images from an old catalogue and arranged them in the 4 grid pattern. Lilly copied and I cased hers a few differnt ways and here they are. It has been done a bit differently in an older post also. For the sentiments I either stamped from the Best yet or For Everything sets or rubbed on Chit Chat rub-ons. Card stock is Real Red, Tempting Turquoise,Yo-Yo Yellow Pink Passion and Elegant Eggplant. Oh, and a pearl from the Pretties Set.

View through the red door

I wanted to show the red door. See, Real Red and Old Olive my favourite colours! You can't see in the photos but the architraves etc are finished in gold, it looks really good. The walls, Lilly says are Very Vanilla and Whisper White ceilings.

Smoked Salmon Salad

Assemble -Salad Ingredients: Spinach and mixed salad leaves, cucumber, capsicum and carrot, bean shoots, snow pea sprouts and tomato.
Drizzle over Dressing ingredients: equal dashes of Soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, agave syrup or honey then a few drops of sesame oil.
Top with smoked salmon ans a side of pickled ginger.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sultana retrieval

The sultana came out today, fully plump, by way of a siblings finger. I don't think he could have breathed through that nostril!! Disgusting really but that is life sometimes! Sorry, no photo!

Hall of Fame

My Aunty and Uncle came for a visit with their Great Grandson.
This was from a day at the Mining Hall of fame, Museum. Goldpanning and relaxing. I love when they visit.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Performance after dinner

Tonight we had their version of Cinderella followed by a dance performance with a musical telling of how to eat healthy and keep hydrated. Meanwhile one little one has a sultana up his nose. I'll find the pic with the finger!!
I also found some card pics.Lil's is the happy birthday, I think it is really well done.

This one is with vellum punched with the wide oval punch. The edges are made by punching from cardstock with the wide oval and large oval punches then coating in Dazzling Diamonds.

scrap room before and after

This is the space in the shed that has been converted

Not the best pic but I found this on my camers so must post it since now is not a good time to take a new photo and I know someone is wanting to see how the room turned out. Gary did a great job!