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Wednesday, 16 June 2010


Hi there, this is my latest creation. This is a recycled plate that i painted with white acrylic paint. Onto that i got Brett to add some hand prints which due to the lip on the plate were a bit hit and miss so i helped things along with a bit of free hand painting and hand/finger printing of my own and the end result you see below. 

I think this will make a nice addition to my Summer display in our front room or wherever it decides to settle :)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

All kinds of Creativity

I guess this kind of sums up things in this house. When i stop and think about it it's been a hive of creativity since the start of the year. Much as last year was. I have been growing seed potatoes. Never grown them before and read all sorts online before attempting these. Did what was advised and covered the sprouts each time they came out from under the soil until that was i ran out of soil, bearing in mind i have two containers like the one photographed below. I think they look so healthy but i guess that's no guarantee of what will come about after they flower but mark my word if they work i will be attempting a second crop :)

These are some sunflower seeds but not your normal yellow ones, can't remember their name but these are a dark dark red so fingers crossed when they come up they will be big, bright and strong :)

These are some sunflower seeds but not your normal yellow ones, can't remember their name but these are a dark dark red so fingers crossed when they come up they will be big, bright and strong :)

This has also been a productive baking year so far. Above is one of many flapjack sessions. Currants currants and more currants. I do love them. The flapjack never lasts long which i guess is a good reflection on my baking. I've done cakes, and cookies which I'm practising as you may have already read for Christmas.

Below is my latest pudding, made from my head, not literally but that's where the idea came from. The picture doesn't give much away but just to show you. I made two in one weekend which is another good advert for it and Brett (my four year old) ate it too :)

Here is the recipe

Waffle Surprise 4/6/10

Out of my head recipe!

Packet of sweet waffles, toast each one and lay in the bottom of a casserole dish.

Later mandarins on top of each waffle.

Add some juice over the fruit.

Pour custard over the entire casserole dish and any remaining juice on top of that.

Add whipping cream on my case whipped Elmlea over the top of the custard.

Refrigerate until time to eat.

Any this is another type of creativity but there is much less of this. The paints, Crayola washable paints after some while they wash off of skin and Brett like many kids does like to rub his hands in the paint and make a right mess so this creative time is a little limited sadly but he enjoys it when he gets the opportunity.

One thing is that you get a great sense of achievement from all these creative avenues especially when the compliments come too :)

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Two more additions to my Wedding Belles Collection. Simple, classic cards using Lili of the Valley die cut images.Soon to be added to Ivys Attic :)

Friday, 11 June 2010


This is my creation. I used Michelle Perketts 'Goldilocks' Digital stamp and some candy stripe papers, some coordinating card and some pink buttons. I coloured the digi using a small paint brush, water and felt tips pens. Not entirely happy with the result yet but getting there. A bit of distressing and hey presto :)

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

All in a mornings work :) Wedding Belles

This is the result of this mornings creative time this plus another almost finished festive jar and matching card. What it is to have the equivalent of a school day to yourself. Thoroughly enjoyed my craft time.This set is available to buy if i can bare to part with it lol :)

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The 'Ripple' effect

This little painting was inspired by many of my friends who have been donating their art to Ripple. This site has been set up especially by Kelly Light to help raise money in one of two ways...

'Each sketchcard on Kellys  blog is $10.00. The $10.00 is a donation to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Every penny is donated. The two Non-Profits that are benefiting areThe Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center'

Please stop by and take a look at all the wonderful art that has been created.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Litha issue of the Witches Digest

Just had to mention that the Litha issue of the Witches Digest is now available to pre-order and will contain my 'Summer' painting and one or two other pieces of my art :)

Festive Cookie run

So for the last few weeks i have been baking, quite a bit. Flapjacks, Cakes and Cookies. I have so enjoyed this time and the novelty hasn't worn off so i hope to continue the fun.The plan is come Christmas that i can make up batches of cookies as token gifts for people. I think in times when money is short something like this is simple but effective. So i like this recipe the only thing i change is that i use 100g of choc chips and 50g of coconut. I guess you could always use 150g of choc chips but as they come in 100g bags it's easier to buy two bags and have one over for next time. With this batch i made up the dough yesterday and put it in some grease proof paper and put it in the fridge for later but later ended up being this morning. I cut it into four pieces and rolled each piece out with yes you guessed it a rolling pin lol.Used this snowflake cutter and bobs your auntie lol. I think I'm all set now just need to find some nice reasonable bags to bag them up into come Christmas so if you have any ideas feel free to share. Thanks to Senta who as part of my Christmas present sent me Egg nog drop scone mix and boy was that tasty, you got the ball rolling and there is no stopping me now :) Oh yeah and the coconut is a must unless you don't like it, i swear it makes them. I have made them with currants too, not this recipe but in my experimenting!