Tuesday 2 June 2009

Last post for today!

I only hope this will be the last post for today and not for a month!

Here is a quick sneak peek at the cards you might make if you join me for a class this month....

Email me for details of my next class in your area, alternatively if you would like me to hold a class at your place let me know and we can sort it.

Happy stampin'.



Recipes, by request.....

Hello to all my scrapbooking friends.........

On Saturday I promised you all that I'd post my recipes for your favourite "naughty" treats! So here goes:

Orange and Sultana loaf

8oz SR flour

1/2 tsp bicarb of soda

1oz lard

1oz marg

4oz caster sugar

grated rind and juice of 1/2 orange

6oz sultanas

  1. Mix flour and bicarb, rub in fat (I only used butter!)

  2. Mix in sugar, orange rind and sultanas

  3. Make the juice of the 1/2 orange up to 1/4 pt with milk

  4. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well

  5. Place the mixture in a greased loaf tin (2lb - I use)

  6. Bake in a moderate oven, 160 c or gas mark 3 for about 1 1/2 hours.

I wish I had doubled the recipe and frozen the other for next months crop!

Nutty Flapjacks

4oz butter
1 tbl spoon golden syrup
4oz sugar
2oz oats
2oz SR flour
3oz crushed cornflakes

  1. Melt the butter and syrup, very gently (I microwave it)

  2. Mix the dry ingredients, pour on the butter mixture and mix well

  3. Spread evenly in a greased swiss roll tin and press down firmly

  4. Bake in a moderately hot oven 190 c or Gas 5 for 20 mins

  5. Cut into fingers whilst still warm and leave to cool in tin.

I always double this recipe, you need at least one and a half times it for a swiss roll tin in my opinion!

Happy baking.



Stampin' Up party at Babs

Hello to everyone I met last night, please feel free to read through my blog and take look back at a few card samples I have posted.

Here is a picture of the card we made between us, great team work, I thought.
Hope you all enjoy your new Stampin' Up stash when it arrives.

Happy crafting.


I'm back...........

Hi everyone,

It is ages since I blogged, I do apologise to my regular readers.

Let me get you all up-to-date.........

I think it was about 3 weeks ago when I was invited to attend a talk on "de-cluttering" and with only a month to go (at that time) before my girls returned home from university, I knew I had a serious amount of work to do!! As crafters, sometimes we tend to let our little hobby spread around the home and I had realised that whilst my little darlings were away from home, I had just put this there and that on top etc filling their bedrooms with stuff!! lol!!

I feel that by attending the talk, I gained energy to tackle the job and tackle it I have.........well started! lol

During the talk the speaker made me realise how much time we do actually have and how much more time we could have, to do the things we want, if we just did quickly and immediatley the jobs we need to get out of the way first. She also spoke of ways in which we waste our time, or more like it really, how we pass our time doing something which takes longer than we thought! This in mind, I realised that I did spend a lot of time "surfing the net" so I felt I should have a break for a month to see if I could just spend that time de-cluttering our home.

The result up to now is, that I am feeling a lot better about my girls coming home and that there will be space for their stuff (or most of it, they don't know it yet but they will be de-cluttering too!) Also I do feel less tired since a lot of stuff has gone and am looking forward to the time when I am up-to-date with it all.

If you are interested in finding out more about de-cluttering, email me and if we can get enough ladies together I might ask the speaker to spend a few hours with us.

I will post again later with requests from some of "my ladies".

Take care, happy de-cluttering and crafting.