Monday, 16 February 2015

February Birthday Cards

 There's a few birthdays in the family during February, I already had the women's cards covered as I have plenty of girly birthday cards made up ready to's just men's cards that are awkward. Why are cards for men so difficult to make??

My Dad's birthday rolls up first so I thought I'd have a play with my new stamp set from February's card club. Really like the set and it's easy to make it look like a masculine card too.
I've used:
  • Celebrate Today stamp set
  • Balloon Framelits dies
  • Real Red ink
  • Marina Mist ink
  • Pacific Point ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Baked Brown Sugar ink
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Dimensionals
  • White cardstock
  • Yellow cardstock
  Then it was Baz's so I thought I'd use a humourous set from last years SU Sale-a-bration goodies.
 I've used:
  • Real Red cardstock
  • Baked Brown Sugar cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Real Red ink
  • Memento black ink
  • Baked Brown Sugar ink
  • See Ya Later stamp set
  • Decorative Dots embossing folder
 That's it for birthday cards this month but there'll be more Celebrate Today cards from this month's card club being shared soon.


Friday, 6 February 2015

White Chocolate Cashew Cookies

I've never tried a recipe from Lidl before but they shared a recipe the other week for white chocolate cashew cookies and they looked too good to not try. Really easy to make and they taste really good.
Here's how to make them yourself if you fancy a go too:
Ingredients (for approx. 25 cookies)
  • 200g butter
  • 125g sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 100g cashew nuts
  • 150g white chocolate
Whisk the butter, sugar and salt until creamy. Add the egg, flour and baking powder to the mix. Coarsely chop the cashew nuts and the chocolate, and add two thirds to the dough. Mix the ingredients together and use a tablespoon to make small circles of dough on baking paper on a tray. Cover with remaining nuts and chocolate then bake in a pre-heated oven at 175°C for approx. 15mins. Let them cool on a grid.


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Decopatch Penguin

 I said there would be more decopatch to come, low and behold there was a penguin that had to be done to join the many penguins in my study. The MDF Man wasn't at the latest craft show so I didn't manage to get any new things to decopatch, only left me this little penguin to work on.
 This penguin is made of papiermache, rather than mdf like all the recent projects have been, it was on sale in hobbycraft so had to be purchased. The paper was a bargain too, a giant roll for only £1 and there's loads left over so I will have to find myself something else to decopatch with it.
 I'm going to take a little break from decopatch for now to work on all the knitting projects I've got going/really want to get started on....oh and studying for the aircraft type course I'm on till the end of March.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Decopatch GHD box

Another decopatch project...this time I took the box from my new GHD's and decopatched it with a roll of turquoise flower print paper. The paper was only £1 from Hobbycraft and it covered the whole box and lid withn a teeny bit left over.
It's now my work in progress box beside my desk for cards I've started working on or stamped images that haven't yet found themself a card to go onto. Quick, simple and a great reuse of something that would have only been thrown into the recycling.