Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Rocky Road @ the Christmas Craft and Crop

Thanks to everyone who came to the Christmas Craft and Crop on Saturday. We had a fantastic day with some amazing canvases and layouts being created. I'll try and post some images over the next few days.

In the meantime...I thought I'd post my Rocky Road recipe. This is seriously yummy - enjoy!!!!

Rocky Road

175g margarine
2 tablespoons golden syrup
200g plain chocolate
200g milk chocolate
1 pack chocolate digestives
1 pack rich tea biscuits
Handfuls of chopped cherries, maltesers, mini marshmallows
Icing sugar to decorate

Crush biscuits in a plastic bag
Tip into large mixing bowl and add cherries etc
Melt margarine, syrup and chocolate in a saucepan
Pour chocolate mixture into bowl and mix thoroughly to coat everything in chocolate.
Tip into large flat tin and cool in fridge
When set, empty out, cut into pieces and dust with icing sugar

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Christmas Canvas

Have a look at this gorgeous canvas made by Clare, a Scrap Happy regular. She has used the same sketch as I did for my 'Hannah' canvas - but with amazingly different results. I love the criss cross stitching  (using Bazzill in stitch'z) and the Sizzix Christmas tree.

Thank you Clare for letting me use it on my blog (and for the company whilst we made our canvases the other morning).

If you'd like to join the 'Scrap Canvas' class at the Christmas Craft and Crop do have a look here and drop me an email .

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Scrap Canvas

At last! I've finished this canvas of Hannah when she was 4 days old. This is one of my favourite baby photos ever - I love how tiny she appears on Andy's arm - and I also quickly learnt to love the fact that she was asleep (a bit of a rarity for baby Hannah!). My grand plan is to make one of each of the children to put up in our bedroom - and as this didn't take too long I might even manage it!

Supplies: paper - Fancy Pants, Creative Memories, The Girls Paperie; ribbon - RexHome; flowers - Prima; buttons - from an old pair of slippers; die-cuts - Sizzix 'tattered florals'; Bazzill in stitch'z;

I painted the canvas with some cheapy twinkly watercolours from the Works - I was going to use acrylics but I rather liked the sparkle from these paints and they seemed less heavy for a baby page. The rest of the layout is based on this sketch, minus the title and journaling:
I used my bazzill in stitch'z templates again to add some detail..and I'm really pleased with the result.

If you would like a chance to make your own canvas there will be a 'Scrap Canvas' class running from as part of the Scrap Happy Christmas Craft and Crop on 27th November. The 2-hour class starts at 11am and you can either come and scrap for the whole day or book for just the Scrap Canvas class. If you would like to know more please check out this page, or drop me an email .