I see the post title got you interested .... anyone who knows me personally will know that I'm no domestic goddess (too many other more creative things to keep me occupied!) so it will no doubt come as a bit of a surprise to see the photos below! Ah well, I wish I could lay total claim to it but ..... the photo truly owes more to my dear hubby (who DOES like to cook - thank heavens!) and to the person who sent me the recipe .... read on ...
Meanwhile, over at the Pan Pastels challenge blog, their new challenge (launched on Sunday) is: "To add some embossing" and I thought it was time I entered again as I've missed a good few challenges - sorry peeps, not sure how that happened. You don't HAVE to use Pan Pastels but the winner DOES get to win some of the little pots of gorgeousness!
- White C5, 300gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
- Purple mirri card and black card for matting and layering
- White card run through my Big Shot inside a scrummy floral embossing folder (not sure who's .. as it belonged to my mate Wynneth - thanks mate)
- I applied Versamark ink all over the embossed panel before applying Pan Pastels (using Sofft tools) in shades of green/pink/purple/silver/gold and red ..... and buffing with a cloth
- Spray and Sparkle iridescent sprayed over to A) be sure the chalk set and B) add lots of super twinkle
- My panel was then matted first on to purple mirri card and then black card using the 3/16" and 1/16" perfect layering rulers and my trusty craft knife!
- Imagine That sentiment stamped on to a snippet of white card and then cut out and matted on to a snippet of black card.
- Because I used an embossing folder I couldn't QUITE carry my design through to the inside and envelope (you wouldn't be able to write on it and the Post Office would have trouble too!) so I picked a stylised flower by Hampton Arts, stamped in Ranger Archival jet black instead!
Over at Merry Monday those inventive peeps on the Design Team have come up with BINGO!, so I might just have to have a go at this .... make a Christmas card using three elements you choose from side to side, top to bottom or diagonal - woo hoo!
Slept like a top last night - just as well as I'm sure that I would have been kept awake by the spider who was busy creating the spidey equivalent of "The Shard" around my bedroom light fitting! It wasn't there yesterday, honest! It'll be gone shortly - frankly, I'd be too embarrassed to leave it there! I do hope it's not one of those "giant" spiders we've been reading about!