Sunday, August 30

Latest Layout

Well I have finally had the chance to use an embellishment that I have kept for some years. My granddaughter was only a baby when I covered a wing chair for her nursery. I had kept scraps of the fabric and made a miniature version for the chair with the intention of doing a layout about the event.

This month, Paperclipping gave me the ideal opportunity to use this embellishment. I had quite a few photos that I wanted to use so I chose to do a double page.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers, Irene

Tuesday, August 25

WOW, Blog Candy of Your Choice

I have to admit that this is a first for me. Where have you ever seen Blog Candy to the value of $150 and YOU get to choose where you would like to spend it? If you are looking for inspiration and a chance of winning this amazing candy than head on over to Stephanie's blog.
Congratulations Stephanie on your 25,000 blog visits. You must be doing something right.

Cheers, Irene

Monday, August 17

"Friends" Mini Tag Book

This is a little mini tag book that I made recently. I had a pile of tags that were hiding deep in one of my draws and I decided that it was time to do something with them..........anything. I matched up 5 pairs of similar shapes and after embossing them with my Cuttlebug and inking and stamping each tag, I then glued them together which have them a little more strength. I printed out some little sayings (I like to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint) adhered them to the tags added a few embellishments and threaded them onto a ball chain. I was quite happy with the result and my friend loved it.

Front Cover


Cheers, Irene

Saturday, August 15

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cookies

This morning I was baking a cake for DH and since the oven was still hot, I thought a batch of freshly baked cookies would be perfect with a nice hot cup of tea. I found this recipe on a Vegan site when my daughter came to visit. They proved such a hit with everyone that I kept the recipe. Today , however, I have modified the recipe as it called for real butter, eggs flour etc.

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cookies

2/3 cup castor sugar
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups of Self Raising Flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons lemon zest finely grated

In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg and beat until well combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to a soft dough. Place rounded teaspoonfuls onto a greased tray - I prefer to use baking paper - and bake at 170 c (my oven is fan forced) for about 12 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden.

When cool, store in a air tight container. They are delicious as is and will probably last only two or three days if you are lucky. For an extra zing, drizzle the cookies with a little icing. Add enough lemon juice to 1/2 cup of Pure Icing Sugar so that the mixture is a little runny. I found that pouring the icing into a zip lock bag and snipping off the corner works really well. Makes 2 dozen.

Monday, August 3

Made the Front Page of Creating Keepsakes

Well, technically I made the page from a free download at Creating Keepsakes. There are some very cool free downloads on this site and I couldn't resist having a play and getting "Published". LOL

Ross and I are celebrating out 41st Wedding Anniversary today and I thought "what a fun way to document this special day". We went to our favorite restaurant in Emu Park and had a lovely meal and a good bottle of wine. Ross went off to bed and I started playing around with this fun digital kit.

Cheers, Irene

Saturday, August 1

A New Layout

When I was down in Sydney, I took so many photos of my grandchildren, enough to keep me going until my next visit. This is Hamish and he was only a few days off turning 1 year old. He loves nothing better than playing with balls, balloons....anything that is round and moves. It has been a long time since I did an actual layout and it feels good.

Cheers, Irene
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