Sunday, 1 June 2014

Cookies Make Everything Better!

I haven't blogged for a while, so here's a plate of homemade cookies to make it better and say a very solemn sorry!

I used the BBC's Goodfood basic cookie dough recipe, it's a really good bake and even I managed not to burn them! I used just a quick drizzle of vanilla glacé icing with yellow colouring, it really made all the difference to the overall flavour! The recipe didn't give a baking temperature so if you decide to give these a go, here is my baking details...

15 minutes (the recipe says 13 but they still seemed a bit raw)

Preheated 200C oven (the recipe didn't give a temperature but this works great)

I used vanilla in the dough and the icing, but other flavourings would probably work!

Thanks for visiting my blog, more posts to come! X


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Clarity Challenge 15- It's all about the words!

Here's my card for Its All About the Words, I used the butterfly stencil, gelli plate and word chains!


Check out the challenge Here, here, here or here!


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Clarity Challenge 14- Monochromatic

Here's my monochromatic card, I decided to do traditional black and white!

Sorry the post is so late!


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Totally Beads Competition Entry!

Hi! I love beading and Totally Beads is one of my favourite suppliers! The theme is Spring, so I decided to go for fresh green tones, then I got thinking about how the leaves are coming back and the trees are coming to life again so I chose to add some leaf and tree charms!


The Bracelet!

I threaded the beads and charms on Tigertail Wire and used one of those metal springy things that nobody really knows the name of at the bottom of the wire so the beads didn't fall of, I added a clasp and finished it of with crimp covers, these cover up the squashed crimp beads and just look like little silver/gold/bronze/champagne etc. beads, they really neaten up a piece and gives it a more professional finish.


The Earrings

These were fairly simple, I threaded a jade green bead onto an eyepin and created a loop at the top, before closing the loop up I added my charm because I hate extra loops were they can be avoided. I opened up the top loop slightly and added a silver dangly earring back and re-sealed the loop!


I loved making a set with a theme and I know I'll do it more often! I hope you like my project and be sure to check out the Totally Beads Facebook page were from the 1st of April you can vote on your favourite piece!

Good Luck to anybody who has entered!


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Something Sweet Magazine Project

The new(ish) magazine series Something Sweet is a great weekly mag that gives you all the info you need to make really easy and effective candy! I'm subscribed and am on issue 5, I love the cool projects and the free gifts I've had so far, chocolate and candy thermometers, sugar mice mold with cotton tails, heart mold with gold foils and box, squeeze bottles with 2 different nibs, mini gold cupcake cases, mini candy cup mold, pretty pink and gold round box and hydrangea cutter and embosser are really good quality! Here is my attempt at the first project, dark chocolate hearts!



Thanks for checking out my blog!


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Clarity Challenge 13- Flower Power

Here is my Clarity Stamp blog challenge piece, the theme is flower power! I used the spring bouquet,

clever urn and large sprig stamps! Check out what everyone else has been up to by clicking HERE!



Fairy Tale Book Mark


Hiya! This book mark was inspired by fairy tales and stories, I sectioned of equal sections of a blank white
piece of card with Post-Its and created backgrounds with brushes and
stamping on black silhouette stamps, when it was finished I matted it onto holographic card and added
birds with a black fine liner, I hope you like it!


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Claritystamp Blog Challenge 12

Welcome to my blog.

There's a new theme started over on the Claritystamp Challenge Blog, and I'm excited to say I'm now on the challenge design team!!!


The theme of the new challenge is

Love and Romance


Here is my project.


It's a chocolate box tag.

I painted with Gesso, then added a layer of crackle glaze followed by lilac paint.

The Claritystamp I used is the Arty Heart, I stamped and white embossed onto pink card, then cut it out and stuck it down.


I completed it with card candi, a bow and string.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my project, don't forget to head over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team is up to.

I'm sorry I haven't added any links, but I'm just learning to blog.

Amber x