Thursday, 31 October 2013

A card for a friend I can now share with you.

I have been dying to share this card with you. I made it for a friend in New York, she is a brit  working over there, so she appreciates good decorations and celebrations for high days and holidays.

The pumpkin and trick or treat stickers are from Tim Holtz, the paper with the small pumpkins is Night Fall / Night Light by American Crafts (which seems to have been discontinued) and the large pumpkin comes from Paper Pizazz.

I love using old music papers on any projects and being old they just seem to create a wonderful effect for Halloween. I pick up music scores really cheaply from boot fairs and charity shops.

Hope you all enjoyed the celebrations and chose to be treated instead of tricked!

Catch ya later! xx

Happy Halloween!

Looking forward to posting pictures of my two boys and their school pals having a little party here later today.

Catch ya later! xx

Monday, 28 October 2013

This and that with a bit of the other.

Just a bit of random ramblings - nothing new there. Even though the Bake Off is now finished I still am a committed baker and maker and today i found a spring form cake tin by George Wilkinson.It was 50% off in the sale at Asda so for £2.50 I thought it a steal! Always wanted one but bakeware can be so very expensive.

I have put up the Halloween decorations. I just put things out downstairs and always on the mantle piece.I still love the banner from when I made it last year and my spooky tags.

My boys will be having their little Halloween tea on Thursday so I will be busy carving my pumpkins on Wednesday daytime as we are out to our bonfire that night. Our own fireworks will be on early evening Sunday as we are having friends and family around for a love roast diner with all the trimmings. I normally put pumpkins outside but the weather is so wet at the moment I fear they would be spoilt, so the front window will have to suffice!  (These are my pumpkins from last year.)

On Wednesday I made the boys some lemon-flavoured cakes in flat-bottomed ice cream cones. I saw Anna Olsen do this at the same time as seeing her use an old-style ice cream scoop; this makes putting the mixture in the cones, and also paper cases, much easier. Here are the results.

My boys are not keen on cupcake swirls so we put icing and decorations on instead.

Well, that is about it for me for now. Busy few days coming up but still hope to share a few of my creating and baking items with you.

Catch ya later.xx