I blame the excitement over the again-found love for patterned papers, aided by a small but irresistibly good, fresh supply of the aforementioned, that keeps me wanting to cut, snip and paste all day long. Ahhh.
Also, the challenges. How they come handy when I need to give my card a kick start! For long weeks I've been barely playing any, it doesn't seem to be the case any more either. I'm not doing heaps at a time, though, and thanks goodness. A rather good improvement in my books.
I happened to make a Christmas card. Wha...??? Never before such a folly would have happened to me. But, granted that I LOVE making Christmas cards, and that a really fun challenge blog appeared on the horizon, called Festive Friday, I thought why not?
A colour combo of red, white & silver is given for their first challenge, and apart from swapping silver for platinum and adding a small slate coloured accent, that's what I followed.
I cut a piece of Simple Stories DP for the base. The snowflake is a Hero Arts Dotted Snowflake stamp that I was actually quite giddy to use again. I did so only once, between the time I bought it and the festive season ended. Mind you, that card happened to grant me a Moxie Fab win, so I think I've got pretty little reason to whinge ;)
I embossed it with the Liquid Platinum EP from Ranger.
The sentiment comes from WPlus9 set, Poinsettia Patterns.
One more card, not 100% my style but nothing too disastrous I think either :)
It was fun to put together for sure. I combined Basic Grey paper/sticker from the Plumeria line, with a MME journaling card, and a heart cut with Spellbinders die. Plus a rhinestone and a staple for accents. I tried hard not to overdo this one, but I keep thinking it's boring...
I combined here the inspiration from ric#29 and a CTS#14 sketch below.
Now, for the biscuits. I haven't forgotten :)
It's not a biggie of a recipe, they're quick and easy to make and a fantastic treat for those who watch their calories. A relatively guilt-free snack that still packs a punch with flavour.
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup dried mixed fruit
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
4 tbsps (60g) margarine (Flora Light recommended for a healthier option)
1/2 cup skim milk
2 egg whites (I added whole eggs)
2 tsps extra sugar to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 200C (392F) fan forced.
Mix all dry ingredients except extra sugar. Combine together melted margarine & milk, add egg whites (eggs) and beat with fork until combined. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients, mix well. Coat baking tray with cooking spray , place large spoonfuls of mixture. Sprinkle extra sugar on top of each one. Bake for 20 minutes.
*Please note, that all measuring is given in Australian standards.
1 cup = 250ml
1 tsp = 5ml
1 tbsp = 20ml
Make sure you adjust your measures, if you use British or American standards. Thanks!
This recipe originally comes from "Symply too good to be true" book by Annette Sym.
Bon appetit and thanks for coming :)