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Thursday, September 21, 2017

If you give a crafter a cookie - Challenge #78

Hi there,  here is a new challenge from 
With some yummy inspiration for challenge #78
Nice and bright clolours for this challenge

Come play along and join in.  Remember to use the COOKIE picture as inspiration!
(the theme, the color combos, the patterns...)
and you can create anything your heart desires.

Now here are the sponsors for this challenge.
And from me this time is a 'Thank you' card for the boy's teacher.  

 And on the inside I have allowed included a sentiment section

Hope you like it.  I can't wait to see what you created. 

Happy crafting
J




















Monday, September 18, 2017

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #129 - Childs play: A Fine Mess

Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #129 Child's Play
Team 2's inspirational creations are now available to check out for Challenge 129.


Thanks to those who took part in our  last challenge...
#128  Hey Dude


Remember this is another chance to win a fabulous prize,
simply enter your creations at the link provided at Lets Craft and Create. 

This month I have created a layout.
'A Fine Mess'


 I created the back ground with a couple of different scencils, 3 different mists and some glass glitter and 
 I used foam squares to mat the photo and then added some misc embellishments. 

 And yes the mud pool was amazing, the kid spent several hours playing. 
Hope you like it and that you are inspiredto create something amazing for this challenge. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lets Scrap Sketches - Challenge 9-15-17

Here is the second challenge for 'Lets Scrap Sketches'. 

Don't forget to have a look at all the other layouts from our design team.

Here is my layout:

 
using the following sketch. 
As you would have seen I used the left hand side of he skecth and then flipped it. 

I love the paper, and I hope you do too.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Remember to leave me a comment so I can come have a look. 



Happy crafting
J




Thursday, September 7, 2017

If you give a crafter and Cookie Challenge #77

Here is our first challenge for September from
Here is the yummy inspiration for challenge #77


Come play along and join in.  Remember to use the COOKIE picture as inspiration!
(the theme, the color combos, the patterns...)
and you can create anything your heart desires.

Now here are the sponsors for this challenge.

Kitty Bee Designs 

Imagine That, digi's

And here is my card in which I have used one of our sponsers images. 




 The inside has the image from Kitty Bees.

Hope you like it.  Can't wait to see your creations. 

Happy crafting 
J



Friday, September 1, 2017

Lets Scrap Sketches - 09-01-17

Woohoo first day of Spring here in New Zealand.  I am so looking forward to summer.

In the meantime here is the first September challenge for 'Lets Scrap Sketches'. 

Remember to have a look at all the other layouts from our design team.



Here is my layout:
 
using the following sketch. 

The photos allowed for an amazing number of colour options
and I pretty much used them all. 
Hope you like it. 


 

 Can't wait to see what you create. 

Happy crafting
J

Do-Al(l) Creatives September challenge - Autumn theme

Challenge number 9 for DO-AL(l) Creatives,

Another exciting challenge from Do- Al (l) Creatives blog
  
Theme for September:  Autumn(Let's drop leavesl)
Sponsor: bugaboostamps


I used the following sponsors image:  



And created a mini album. 

 The mini album will be filled with pictures from a weekend trip away 
There are 8 pages in the mini album and each photo has journaling on the back. 


Hope you like it.  Can't wait to see your creations. 

Happy crafting
J

Monday, August 28, 2017

Baking treats on Sunday

Here are a couple of my favourite recipes from the good old Kiwi Edmonds cook book:

Sunday baking treats for the kids

Peanut brownies: (in the middle)


Ingredients

125g butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1½ cups standard flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well.
3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa together and add to the creamed mixture. Add the peanuts, roughly chopped if you wish, and mix well.
4. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls, place on the prepared trays and press down with a floured fork.
5. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm and coloured on the base. Leave on the trays for 1–2 minutes then place on a wire rack to cool.


Afgans: (on the right)



Ingredients

200g butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
11/4 cups standard flour
1/4 cup cocoa
2 cups cornflakes
Chocolate Icing
24 walnuts (optional)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease or line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flour and cocoa. Stir into creamed mixture. Fold in cornflakes ( I used weetbix).
3. Spoon mounds of mixture onto the tray, gently pressing together.
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until set. When cold ice with chocolate icing and decorate with a walnut if wished.

Yum,  and yes it was all gone by the end of the day. 


Thursday, August 24, 2017

If you give a crafter a cookie - Challenge #76

Here is the second challenge for August from
Here is the yummy inspiration for challenge #76


Come play along and join in.  Remember to use the COOKIE picture as inspiration!
(the theme, the color combos, the patterns...)
and you can create anything your heart desires.

Now here are the sponsors for this challenge.


And now for my card for this challenge


and her a couple of close ups. 

I embossed the sentiment with a gold powder and made an envelope as well. 


Hope you like it.  Can't wait to see what you create. 

Happy crafting
J






Friday, August 18, 2017

Lets Craft and Create. - Challenge #128 - Hey Dude

Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #128 Hey Dude!
Team 2's inspirational creations are now available to check out for Challenge 128.


Thanks to those who took part in our  last challenge...
#127  JUST BEACHY&/or RED, WHITE & BLUE


Remember this is another chance to win a fabulous prize,
simply enter your creations at the link provided at Lets Craft and Create. 

This month I have made a birthday card.


My favourite card style, waterfall



Gosh,  I hope you like it as much as I do. 

Happy crafting. 

Remember leave a comment and I will come visit. 


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lets Scrap Sketches - 08-15-17

Here is the second layout for the month of August from 'Lets Scrap Sketches'. 

Remember to have a look at all the other layouts from our design team.

Also keep an eye out for the design team call for LSS coming in the next week or so.
My layout:  
'Oh to Travel'

Here is the sketch.
I would love to see what you are inspired to create.  Leave a message and will come visit.

Now for a couple of close ups. 
There is a little flap sectin with a couple more photos. 

 Two lots of tags for journalling


Hope you like the layout,  can't wait to see your creations. 

happy crafting
J