Monthly Archives: February 2015

Challenge 8 – Cakes and Chocolate

So this weekend I wasn’t feeling 100% – I wasnt ill so much as more tired and aching.  Anyway I decided to keep myself going with a bit of baking…

First I made “Chocolate Suprise Cake” … for these I used Merry Berrys Chocolate cake recipe; I then filled it Dr Oetker salted caramel cupcake centre.  I then made vanilla buttercream to ice the top and finished using some white chocolate chips and fudge pieces.

Cake 2 Cake

It was then hubbys time to get in the kitchen … we are planning to make our own Easter eggs this year so he wanted to have a practise … he attempted to make some salted caramel chocolate although it came out a bit more like a toffee as well as a dark chocolate egg and white chocolate speckled mini-eggs.

P1100215Choc Moulds  Chocolate halfEgg

I am quite impressed with the results and cant wait for us to make some more ready for Easter.

As Matt still had some of the Salted Caramel Syrup left I used what was left to make a Salted Caramel cake for work.  I then used the Salted Caramel Cupcake Suprise as a “Jam” in the middle and topped it with the butter-cream, chocolate drops and fudge pieces… hopefully the people at work will enjoy it tomorrow!

Cake

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Challenge 7 – Valentines Card

So today has defiantly been a busy day.  Another challenge – but this time a card.  Its that time of year where we are charged a fortune to show our loved ones we love them and care for them – something I believe we should be doing all year round! But with tradition I do make the hubby a valentines card.

For this card I used the following challenges for inspiration:

I used the following from my stash:

  • 8 x 8 White Card Blank
  • Hearts Paper (freebie from PDA Card and Craft)
  • 8 x 8 Capsule Spots and Stripes Bright paperstack (from Papermania)
  • Lilac Vellum
  • Hobbycraft Purple Heart Gems
  • Purple Ribbon (no idea where I Got this from)
  • Core’dinations Super Assortment Card Stock – embossed using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities: Hearts then sanded.
  • Do Craft Forever Love DieCut Sentiments
  • Rub Off Sentiments (Happy Valentines – no idea where I got these).
  • Ranger Starry Night Stickles

I hope you enjoy the card I created… and hopefully the hubby wont look at this post until after valentines day!

Valentines

Challenge 6 – Project Life

So last weekend Matt and I decided to take Sunday as an “Us” day and spend some quality time together.  As we are annual pass holders for The Wild Place we decided to take a trip up there.  A lot of the animals were not out and about because of the weather but I did manage to snap some very nice Wolf photos.  It just gives me the opportunity to capture some of the other animals at another time.  After we had got cold enough we decided to warm up at the Cinema and watch Kingsman a very funny film which we both enjoyed!

I decided to create a layout capturing our day – so chose to include images from Wild Place aswell as the poster for the film.  I had Design B for the left side set by my previous design – I chose a Design C for my right page.  I also used a couple of new project life mini-kits that I have recently brought:

  • Project Life DIY Shop
  •  Heidi Swapp – Colour Magic

I used some stamping ink and a sponge to colour the “Wild Place” letters and the stars card.

WP-P1 WP -P2

I look forward to my next page.

Challenge 5 – Project Life

Well a few weeks ago now I was sent to Cyprus with work and flown RAF Trooper and stayed at the Officers Mess.  Unfortunately this meant I was away from my hubby for a week – but he managed to keep himself occupied.  The majority of our time there was tied up with work unfortunately but Saturday morning before we flew home we did get the opportunity to go for a 6 mile hike along the cliffs – and managed to snap some gorgeous images.  I decided to use this trip as my second project life design.

I already had a Design B for the first page of the spread from my previous layout – I decided to match this with a second Design C page.   I then needed to select, print and layout my pictures and I then added some embellishments to finish.  I actually completed the majority of this design a couple of weeks ago and was just waiting for the Airplane wood veneer to arrive to finish it.   I hope you like the finished layout.

Cyprus 2 Cyprus-P1