Saturday 30 January 2010

Spring Candy

Has on offer C.C Designs Sugarplum Spring *CANDY* Kit
How gorgeous is it ??? Have a hop over there to be in with a chance of winning this super cute prize. x

Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Heres my entry for the Passion for Promarkers week #36 challenge.

Which was Blossom and Pastel Green

Its the first time i've entered a challenge outside of our little card making group. So hope i manage to do this correctly

Ive used
Promarkers : Blossom and Pastel green on stamped image and flowers which were e-line plain white ones. I also used Burnt Sienna, cinnamon and Blush
Papers : Basic Grey, sugar rush (pink) and Honey & Hugs (green)
Card candy: from Craftwork cards and stamped tea message also from there
Ribbon was from my stash

Ben made cupcakes

Ben came home from school with a cookery book. They had visited the local comprehensive school to use their kitchens and make their own pizza. It has been an ongoing project involving finding out about favorite pizzas, designing and making a pizza box. Then finally cooking their pizza. The school gave them all a book to reward their efforts.
Heres Bens cakes that he made himself. All apart from putting them into and taking out of the oven.
Unfortunately they were not decorated..... They didnt last long enough to get that far LOL
He will be making these yummmmmmmmy cakes again :O) They were delicious. Well Done Ben ..... move over Gordon Ramsey ;O)

Country Cottage Pie with Cheesy mash

This week i decided that i would make this with instruction of NEGirl from Country Heart and Home blog.
I must admit i nearly did forget to take a photograph. Everyone pounced as soon as it came out of the oven. So here is the small bit that was left lol. I say left... it was only left until Ben managed to eat his in super record time then ask for more. I think i will be making this one again !!
I used red wine and 500ml of beef stock and served it with baked beans YUMMMY !!!

Tuesday 12 January 2010

MSE Tomsmums' challenge

Heres my entry for the KISS challenge.. Well Keep it simple ( susan) ;O)
I wanted to show how people new to card making. Are still able to produce a card with a card blank and abit of ribbon. The backing paper and sentiment were free in one of my card making mags, sorry i forget which one. The card is a large scalloped card from craftwork cards and i had the bronze/brown ribbon in my stash.
Thanks for setting the challenge Tomsmum x

Sunday 3 January 2010

Rainmacs' MSE sketch challenge

Dear Rainmac

Thankyou for setting this challenge, after all the drinkies on New Years Eve. I am so pleased that you didn't hit me with a swing card LOL....... Oooooh that was such a nightmare challenge LOL.

Here is my 'go' at the sketch challenge that you set

Of course it had to have a Tilda on it ;O)
Tilda, piano and candlestick is taken from the new Winter Stamp Club set. Embossed paper is from my cuttlebug stylized flowers and backing paper is from the New Basic Grey ' Sugar Rush' collection.
Love from Choccy xx

Happy New Year ...Are you ready for me 2010 ?

Well Christmas came and went.... I didnt get chance to blog what with one thing and another. I will catch up though and post about the fabby advent swap i did with Furrypig and Sylphraven..... Trees were trimmed,Mince Pies and lots of chocolate were eaten. Friends and family gathered and shared making happy memories. 2009 held lots of special moments and found new friends that really touched my heart. I had 2 full days out with dear friends and a couple of days in Telford. Now whilst these arent really big things to most people. After the last 3 years and my attack these were huge events to me. I made some true friends in 2009, i hope they will put up with my looniness ( is that a word ? ) in 2010 lol. Thanks gals xxx

2009 closed on a sad note.With my friend Alexs' mum passing away on the afternoon of New Years Eve. Ludda will be sadly missed by us all, she was a kind caring lady who always made us smile, she did say a few naughty things that really made us all giggle.... At the stroke of 12, we sent her two rockets and drank a toast to this wonderful woman.

2010 will be our year !! I often say that to my friend Jan who lives in Indianna, USA. Its been our new years chant since 2000. This year huh Jan ? Things will get better ;O) . Thankyou for being there for me over this last 10 years. Or maybe that should say putting up with me ;O) lol

So 2010..... Lets see what you have to offer.....