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Monday, 8 May 2017
Yes it's been a while, blogger very kindly locked me out of my blog over a year ago, and I'd not really had time to concentrate on finding out why and rectifying the issue. But out of curiosity this morning I tried to log in and if you can see this, then it appears to be working again....
Lots of things have happened since I last blogged, but where to start?? So while I think about that, and check things are working properly, I'll TRY and load a card....
Snowdrop stamp from the Wildflowers set, from Clarity of course.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Yep late again...but I have been a busy girly.
So Groovi Tuesday then, I thought id show you a couple of panel designs, I love panels because they can combine a modern look with traditional or retro.
I felt I should be using all oranges and browns on these flowers, but the rebel in me said go for contemporary green, lilac, pink, so it doesn't look like it's come straight from 1975 in this one.
Change of shape and colours now...
This one is a little more retro, I like it!
Funky Henna Groovi border
Half Tone Groovi border
Henna Borders Groovi border
Hope you like them!
See you soon.
Sunday, 7 February 2016
It's been a busy week, so bloggy has been a bit quiet, I didn't want to miss a Sunday foody post though.
I mentioned last week id show you another pudding/dessert.
One of my fave puds has always been rice pudding, so I figured out a Slimming World friendly version.
I used 65g pudding rice
Couple of spoons of sweetener, depending on your taste
500ml of unsweetened almond milk
Sprinkle of nutmeg
Cook in the oven for an hour
Because I have unsweetened almond milk for my healthy A, I can have a full litre each day, otherwise I would have to syn the milk for the pud.
Nice with some fresh strawberries or try mixing in half pot of muller light yogurt.
Ok, I'll be back on Tuesday, I promise.
Thanks for stopping in.
Monday, 1 February 2016
There's a new challenge over at Fantasy Stampers challenge blog.
The theme is Love is in the air, here's my design team inspiration...
I struggled with this theme a bit, because I don't have anyone to send a valentines card to, so I mainly ignore it and pretend I think it's a waste of time and just a ploy to get us to spend money....I'm such a ray of sunshine!
But actually it doesn't have to be about valentines day does it, there's the love of life, love of good and true friends, family,the dog, chocolate!
I also love Mica powder on black card, and my Arty Heart and Leafy Swirl Claritystamps.
You have almost 2 weeks to join in the challenge, so pop over and see what the other design team members made to inspire you.
Thanks for stopping by.
Peace and LOVE!
Sunday, 31 January 2016
Better late than never eh?
I have quite a few pics of SW friendly food ideas to show you already, for today I chose some comfort food, you know when you need to feel you've eaten something naughty.
I can't eat this myself this week though because I'm on SP for a week,so only speed food and protein, if it works well then I'm in with a chance of reaching my 8 stone target on Thursday, I'd like that...
So I think I'll call this Comforting Fried Potatoes
I sliced some tinned new potatoes, celery, red onion and bacon, threw it in the frying pan with Frylight spray, added a sprinkle of paprika and chives. Fry for 5 minutes.
Add a good portion of sliced mushrooms and fry for a further 5 minutes to brown the spuds.
That's it, done!
I did tell you I only do easy food.
Next week I think we'll have another pudding dish.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, 29 January 2016
Thanks for popping in, it's time for Finish it Friday, except that I can't remember what week I'm on....
So, out of the little box of abandoned bits, I plucked these..
I thought the sprayed piece was too dark to stamp on, for my taste anyway, so I thought I'd just use it as a background piece, the poppies were done with gold texture paste, the apertures were left over from a class, and swirls just seem to multiply in my house!
And this is what I did, the red swirl was too big so I opted for the smaller cream one.
I resisted the urge to put some text on because I don't know what I'm gonna use it for yet.
That's it for me today, I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
As there was no Groovi Tuesday this week, we need a Workshop Wednesday instead, usually it will just be a little peek at a project I've done in a workshop, past or present, but as today is the first one we'll have a step by step...
Using Cobalt archival ink, stamp the lapwings in place, take note of where the big fella is at the bottom, cover the birds with masks. Put a border of low tac tape around all four sides and put a moon mask in place.
Prepare your Brayer with Clover adirondack ink
Brayer the sky, then the bottom area too, leave a nice band of white through the middle though.
Remove the moon mask and replace with the aperture part instead, gently add a little weathered wood ink along one side of the moon.
Remove all masks and masking tape.
Use a marker or pencil to add shade to the birds, note, I used an alcohol marker even though I stamped with archival, I was very very careful not to touch the stamped line art with the marker or it could make it bleed and ruin my pen.
Terrible shadow on this pic, sorry!
The finished one is a bit better, but I'll never be a photographer.
Thanks for stopping by, hopefully see you Friday for another piece of bodged artwork from heartbreak corner.
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Hi there, thanks for popping in.
I'm asked a lot on FB to post what I eat, so today instead of showing you one idea, I thought id show you a whole day.
So the day I chose started with breakfast, wierdly enough...
That little lot contains 1/2 a syn for the HECK Paprika sausages.
Potato skins stuffed with tomato, mushrooms, peppers, little fat free cottage cheese, topped with chives and grilled. Zero syns!
Sweet n Sour chicken, this is a syn free Slimming World recipe, it is seriously nice, I could have had boiled rice with it, but I just wanted to eat it on it's own.
So up to now I've had 1/2 a syn out of my allowance, which means I can eat alllllllll of this too...
And if I was hungry in between I can eat tons of fruit, muller light yogurt.
I can have plenty of tea and coffee if I use my milk allowance, couple of diet cokes, diet bitter lemon.
So that's my day! I feel full just looking at the pics.
Enjoy your Sunday.