Saturday, 16 October 2010

Pencillines 4th Birthday

are 4 years old

To celebrate they're having some birthday celebrations.

The Sunday Creative ~ Prompt 16

The Sunday Creative
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Talk about thinking cap! I think I went through several.
Then today, I had two ideas jump out at me.
Went with just the one though, but the other
one was some wire spiral binding.

Here's a quilled spiral

Friday, 15 October 2010

Adapting A Recipe and a Foodie Tip For Ya

Hey guys, come on over, I've been baking and the kettle's on.

I present you with:
Goat's Cheese and Mixed Herb Scones

I used the recipe for sweet scones from The Pink Whisk,
omitted the sugar and added finely grated cheese,
 mixed herbs and white pepper.

They're really lovely (even if I do say so myself)
buttered with slightly warmed tomato slices.

And here's the tip:

If you want a tomato (whole or sliced, both work)
and it's still in the fridge, take it out, cut if/as required,
place on a baking tin (a piece of foil will work here too)
and put in the oven for a few minutes.

I'd already turned my oven off after baking and the
heat warmed my tomato slices making them
much sweeter and nicer to eat.

So there you have it, goat's cheese and herb
scones with warmed tomato slices.
Perfect for an autumn lunch  don't you think?

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Elle's Studio ~ Thankful Thursdays ~ 14th October

Today, I'm thankful for


Why? Because she knows how to put a smile on your face.

I've had a bad leg for almost 14 weeks now and can't leave the flat unless someone can drive me places. In all this time, I've seen very few people. Yesterday afternoon, my sister told my Mum of a conversation she'd had with her daughter.
It went something like this:

"Mum, when can I go to Auntie Sarah's?"
"I don't know because you know she's not well at the moment."
"Mum, I know she's got a bad leg,
but doesn't she want any company?"

Elise, my darling niece, you've hit the nail on the head. I'd absolutely love a visitor and can't wait to have you over here.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Scarlet Lime

Lori had been given a Scarlet Lime kit to give away to someone and of course I entered the draw. Wouldn't you have?
This is what the winner would get:

And the winner was


I'm looking forward to receiving my goodies.
Anyone want to come and craft with me when they arrive?
I'll even share them with you.

Top Tip Tuesday ~ No.6

Yep, the tips just keep on coming and
today's the day that I share one more with you.

Ages ago, I was looking for some wire/plastic mesh to use on a LO. All the craft ones were beyond my price range. Then, I spied some my ex had to ready do some bodywork on his car. I had the bits that were left over and I've never looked back.

At less than £2 per sheet, it's ideal for crafting with as it's easy to cut with scissors. You can use it as it is or ink (with whatever colour you fancy) and heat emboss which gives it a plastic feel. I love how it looks and how easy it is to work with. Why not pop to your car repair shop and get some. Better still, if you know someone who repairs cars, maybe you can get the offcuts.

The only thing to remember, is to lightly sand
the edges as they can be sharp if you don't.

Here are some examples of how I've used it
and I've used clear embossing powder for
most of these on top of coloured ink

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mesh matt is inked in red and held by brads:

mesh circle is inked in blue and glued behind the L:

mesh matt is inked in green and glued behind the flower

mesh wave is inked in white and held by brads

mesh matt is left as the original metal and stitched

mesh circles inked and embossed
in gold and black stuck with glue
(this is the top of an altered wooden box)