Monthly Archives: February 2013

Valentine’s Cards

This card was made for a seven-year-old girl to give to her long-term boyfriend! The image is from Saturated Canary, coloured with Promarkers. The paper flowers were made with a Marianne Creatables die.

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I am entering this card in the Saturated Canary Chellenge – Colour Inspiration

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I made this card for my hubby. I used a freebie image I picked up from Melonheadz a whole ago, and Coloured it with pro markers. I put glossy accents on the little love birds and the heart.

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I am entering this card into the Melonheadz challenge – Valentines

Thanks for looking.
Dee x

PS My friend has borrowed my camera, so I’ve been taking pictures with my phone. I’m not happy with how the cards look in the photos, they’re better in real life, I swear!! 😀

Spring Cards

Two cards today.  The first has the image ‘Lonely Hearts’ from Sassy Cheryl, coloured with promarkers.  I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl: Back to Nature

Sketch Saturday: Week 245

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The next card has a cute image from Mo Manning, also coloured with promarkers.  I had another go at the distress inks here, leaving the circle nestie in place for a white border.  I’m not too sure about the results!

I am entering this card into Mo’s Digital Challenge – Anything Goes.

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Thanks for visiting, please have a look around and leave a comment.

Dee x

 

Jen’s Buns

This is a simple recipe for all-in-one buns that I got from my friend Jen. She got it from her Mam, (who does not like buns being called cupcakes!) and the recipe has changed a few times along the way!

Ingredients
150g butter (softened)
3/4 cup caster sugar (170g)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups flour (210g)
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk (60ml)

Method
Cream the butter and sugar together.
Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into another bowl. Add half of this into the first bowl and gently combine. Add half the milk and gently combine. Repeat with the rest of the flour mix & milk.

You can also take the lazy route and bung all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and whizz until combined.

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Fill bun cases to 3/4 full (12 large muffin-sized ones or 18 fairy cake size).
Bake for 5 mins at Gas mark 7 / 220 Deg C. then reduce the temperature to Gas mark 5 / 190 Deg C and bake until golden on top and spongy to the touch (another 15 mins for large buns, 10 mins for small).

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The last time I made these I made a hole in each (cooled) bun with a cupcake plunger and filled the hole with raspberry jam before topping with buttercream. Delicious!  (If you don’t have a cupcake plunger, you can use an apple corer or a teaspoon).

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Do give these a try, and leave a comment below when you do!

Dee x

50 Shades of Grey card

For all the Fifty fans. 😉

When I first saw this image by Saturated Canary I had to have it, even though I didn’t know what I would use it for!  Well it turns out, Valentine’s Day is perfect for it.

I coloured the image with Promarkers, and embellished the card with grey ribbon and black pearls.  I am entering this card into the I Love Promarkers Challenge – Love is All Around.

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You can see my 50 Shades inspired bookmark here.

And a fun blog post at the Den of Dilemmas ‘ 50 Shades of Paddy’ here.

 

Please feed my blog with comments. 🙂

Laters x