Friday, June 26, 2009

Tea Time Treat

The challenge at Paper Blooms this week is: Be Inspired

This topper is a water colour painted by my very dear friend Lorna, I have resized to fit my card she had cataracts in both eyes and has just come home from having the second one done yesterday, I cant tell you how old Lorna is she would kill me but I am always inspired by her beautiful art.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Something a bit different

I needed a picture for my bathroom and whilst out saw this beautiful tile in the sale bin it was just €2 and I had to have it.
My husband hollowed the middle out of a piece of board and made a ledge to fix it onto
I painted the frame with brown paint and let it dry, I then used a darker brown glaze and using a piece of scrunched up newspaper dabbed it over the lighter brown paint
I am more than pleased with it and it did not cost a fortune
Close up of finished frame paint tecnique

Cherries,Cherries & more Cherries

This year we have a bumper crop of cherries, we are lucky too because they are the delicious Black Morello Cherry and they are coming out my ears for want of a better term
I have bottled them,froze them,ate them, made Jam and Compote and then I remembered
this recipe its a favourite here in France

1lb cherries
2 level tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp red red wine or cherry kirsch
2 tbsp digestive biscuit crumbs

For the batter
2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks
3oz sugar
1oz cornflour
9oz double creme

Preheat oven to 220/425F gas 7
Combine cherries, sugar and wine, and place in oven for 5 mins until cherries are hot, drain the cherrries and cool.

Reduce oven to 180/350F/gas4

Whisk the eggs and egg yolks until light and frothy, add the sugar and whisk until blended Add the cornflour and cream and then set aside to rest. Mix the cherries with the biscuit crumb, put into ovenproof dish and then pour the batter over. Bake for 30- 35 mins until golden brown and firm

Leave to cool and then dust with icing sugar and serve with creme fraiche flavoured with cherry juice or icecream

Tip: add the juice to good wine vinagar to make a superb cherry vinegar

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wedding Silhouette

The challenge this week over at My Time to Craft is a fabulous sketch from Becky
Here is my take on it and if you would like to join in just click on the title
The papers and image are from Femme Fatale from Ooh La La Creations

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Egypt ~ Think Monday Think ATC

I just had to enter this challenge as my dad loved Egypt and it reminds me of him
Both the paper and Image are from Ooh La La Creations new cd Femme Fatale
I resized both the image and paper, printing the word Egypt on the paper before printing out

ATC's~ A bit of Bling for CCT

I am hooked on ATC's so these are my entries over at Cute Card Thursday just in time for the fabulous prize they have I'm keeping my fingers crossed

Q is for Quilt

This is for the challenge over at ABC such a fun challenge this week really enjoyed making this card
Papers: HOTP
Heart Punch