Friday, November 28, 2008


I've been missing, my blog has been missing a few entries, my days have been missing a few hours and my weeks have been missing a day or so. In general I am on the look out for a few spare hours each day! Let me know if you find any :)
I haven't done anything really exciting that has been taking up all my time, just working, sleeping and eating and trying to fit in some crafting but the working seems to have taken over slightly. I had to make the difficult decision to leave some of my creative teams as work is just so busy (and it should really come before my hobby in my priority list) and looks like it will be as busy for a little while yet.
I have managed to do some crafting and of course the spending and buying has continued :) so I have some bit and pieces to share
Sweet Shoppe Designs

Kay Miller Designs

The LilyPad/Kate Hadfield

Eva Kipler Designs

Funky Playground Designs

Well, I'm off to my bed now in preparation for some serious Christmas shopping tomorrow!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Those Calendars...

A few people have asked which digital kits we used to make our magnetic advent calendars that I shared a few days ago.

The snowman calendar was made using Little Joys, by Zoe Pearn it is available from Sweet Shoppe Designs

The red and green calendar was made using Homespun Holidays and GingerFellas from Nitwit Collections and Cinnamon Sticks, by Melissa Bennet from Sweet Shoppe Designs. I hope this information helps!!


The people at Papercrafts magazine have done it again and they just released another fantastic special edition that I *need* to buy, PaperCrafts Gourmet is full of projects based on the theme of food - and who doesn't like food??? Anyway, the lovely people over there at PaperCrafts are kindly sharing some delicious recipes with bloggers around the world
Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits
Alisa Bangerter
This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.

2 c. flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/4 c. milk
Chives (optional)

Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

Enjoy Halloween Tag
Designer: Alisa Bangerter
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"

1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.