Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Pumpkin Trick or Treats

Happy Halloween.......Just a quick post to say BOOOOOO........ Can't believe its Wednesday...Don't know where the weeks going. I have a new recipe to post this week...it's very American....Pumpkin & Chocolate Cupcakes!....anyway off to trick or treat now.....Tx

Friday, 26 October 2007

Cupcakes, Cookies & Causes





Well i've been cupcake, cookie & caused......today is 'wear pink day to show you care' for Breast cancer. My friend Lucy hosted a pink pamper night, where you had to wear pink, drink pink & think pink. There was mini mani & pedi's, raffles and a chance for us girlies to get together and gossip...and at the end of the evening the girls left with girlie gift bags with a thankyou card and 'cause' cookie.....Birthday cake to make tomorrow and off to a crop on Sunday!
will update over weekend.
Tx

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Think Pink and have the time of your life!

Bad Blogger!!!....nearly a week since i posted!...had a beautiful day at St Paul's with Gramps...the weather was lovely and we arrived just in time for the communion service which he loved. Will try and get some layouts done at the weekend of our times in London. Had my friends sister's 40th Birthday on Saturday which was lovely, we are all off to New York at the end of the month, so in honour of that here is the cake that i made for her!...........who wouldn't want a Tiffany or Bloomingdale's bag for their 40th!!!.....................
This Friday Lucy is hosting a Pink Pamper Night in aid of Breast Cancer......I'm making 'Causeabella' thank you cards, Pink ribbon cookies & cupcakes!!! for the Girlie Goodie bags!.............it's for a fantastic cause and I think there will be about 30 girls there wearing and drinking pink!..........I have watched a number of special people win and loose their battle with Cancer. Throughout it all, they battled with amazing strength and dignity. SO Special thoughts to Betty & Tracey and heartfelt love for my Nannie whom I miss every day. xxxx
Don't want to end on an unhappy note so found this quote in 'the pink cookbook'..............from the queen of glamour Audrey Hepburn " The most important thing to enjoy your life - to be happy that's all that matters."
Lots Of Love Tx

Ps Can you believe that its 20 years since we sung our hearts out and melted at this......................

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Brownie day!



Evening.....today amongst stamping & 'colouring' 30 'causeabella's' ready for next week's Breast cancer Pamper Night I've made some brownies. never made these before but was very impressed!...also been icing my friend Wendy's 40th Birthday cake.....currently under construction is a Bloomies Little Brown bag & a Tiffany bag!...to prepare her for our trip to New York next month.....I do feel for her, she has planned this lovely soiree on Saturday night and that will all go out the window now as the rugby final is on! she hasn't a hope in hells chance of avoiding it as her husband and sons social life revolves around the local Rugby club and Saracens!....Went to Justine's last night for dinner which was lovely. She will miss out on the Brownies as I'm off work for a few days...gramps & I are off to London tomorrow to St Paul's......
May pop back later......Tx

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

The holidays are coming....the holidays are coming!


As promised here is the coca cola cupcake recipe!
Cake:
200gm Plain flour
250gm Golden castor sugar ,1/2 tsp bicarb
1/4 tsp salt ,1 large egg ,125ml buttermilk (30gm yoghurt with 100ml semi-skimmed milk) ,1 tsp vanilla
125gm unsalted butter ,2tbsp cocoa powder ,175ml Coca cola
Icing:
225gm Icing sugar
30gm butter
3tbsp Coca Cola
1tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Cake:Preheat the oven to 180'/Gas 4. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, bicarb & salt. Beat the egg, buttermilk and vanilla in a measuring jug. in a saucepan melt the butter, cocoa,& Coca Cola, heat gently. Pour it into the dry ingredients,stir well with a wooden spoon and then add liquid ingredients. This mixture will be very wet. Pour ito cupcake cases.
Bake for approx 30minutes or until tester comes out clean. These cakes are quite wet so don't be alarmed.
Icing:In a saucepan combine the butter, Coca~Cola,and cocoa, stir over a low heat until the butter has melted. Remove from heat addthe vanilla and spoon in the sieved icing sugar. Icing will be spreadable but runny! Pour the icing over the cupcakes whilst they are still warm. (not too thick)Top with a gummy cola bottle! (optional)

WARNING These cupcakes are incredibly rich but very yummy!
Last night I went to my first scrapaholics crop, had a great time and everyone was really friendly...thanks to mandy & girls for making me & lucy welcome......don't think i will be back on tonight as Spooks is back..........mmmmm.....Tx

This is my cards for a 'Glitzy Handmade Card swap' on UKS... I need to say that I have had a complete confidence crisis with this. I have never participated in anything like this and i'm not sure that my work will be as good as the others....but here goes!

Monday, 15 October 2007

Tagged

Evening everyone.....I've been tagged!!!...from Sharon....well here are the rules:
1.Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs

Here goes!>>>>>>>>>
> I am a twin ~ I have a brother & we are as different as chalk and cheese!
> I love the season autumn, kicking leaves on the ground.
> My favourite two places in the world are my grandads garden and New York
> If I could go back in time I would live in the 1940's & 1950's
> My favourite flowers are sweet peas.
> I was 3months premature weighed 2lb when born and was wrapped in tin foil!
> I loathe feet!
Now the hard job of tagging 7 people!
* Lucy
* Deborah
* Monica
* Beckie
* Bex
* Vickie
* Caz
Apologies for not posting the recipe...will do tomorrow (oops today looking at the time!!)
Ps...can you guess i've started to think about Christmas....
Tx

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Cupcakes & Cards

Evening everyone......been busy(ish) trying to get my cards finished for the card swap but waiting for some bits in the post!...........but as there's been another postal strike this week its been a bit of a nightmare.aaahh!!! I did get chance to make a card for my friend who has announced that she is pregnant....... Lucy came to dinner Monday which was nice as it took the pressure off of the day as it was nannies birthday. George stayed at home so we had a girly child free night! She's now joined UKS so you will see her on the site. Her future mother-in-law has just filmed deal or no deal, we don't get to know what was in her RED box until its aired!
Did some cupcake baking this week..............Coca Cola cupcakes......will post recipe when i've finished my layout......mmmmm very sickly but hey "the holidays are coming"......how much do we love the coca cola christmas adverts!.....i'm progressing slowly with christmas ... have nearly finished the girls stockings for Justine, Chris & Lucy......the problem is i've walked round and found loads of things for me!.....including cupcake mini speakers how fab are they!......and several books, although don't think i can hold out much hope of containing myself before christmas! so my book library now contains a wish list! i have a really mad eclectic mix of books on my page!
well off now as Without a Trace is on soon!..............
Last night had a very late TV feast......Ugly Betty..Brothers & Sisters & Whatabout Brian!.......Holsten the dog in UB was fab!! soooo different from Justine's Holsten......Rob Lowe in B&S shirtless mmmmmmmmmmmmmm he so takes me back to my youth (About Last Night & St Elmos Fire!) and Brian.......
Tx

Monday, 8 October 2007

Thinking of you today.............x

Evening.....this is just a little post.....Today is my Nans birthday......its nearly three years since she passed away and there's not a day that i don't think about her or miss her..........nan and grandad gave me such a wonderful childhood and throughout my teen and early 20's when I lived with them they were great.....so happy birthday nan...thinking of you today ...lots of love Tx

I have posted a layout which was a challenge on UKS - layout had to include hidden journalling, letter to my nan in the handbag!

Friday, 5 October 2007

Cupcake Bella


Friday evening and another week gone!.......This week I've discovered watercolour pencils!!!and how am I loving these.....i had new stamps this week as well...more bellas!....which I've obviously played with my pencils.. struggled with the UKS challenge this week, and the house challenge is an even bigger struggle. Didn't get chance to make cupcakes this week, will make some at the weekend and save some for Just for the train. I love autumn and the weather today was lovely, beautiful crisp blue sky and a lovely sunset.....the trees are beginning to change colour and the conker tree at the end of my road is very fruitful! Its definitely welly weather...I have posted a couple of layouts that I didn't get chance to share this week....i hope that you like.
Just been to see Gramps, he's not been too good this week, he scalded his foot quite badly and he's quite down, but I'm trying to keep his spirits up.
I'm off now to get myself ready for Ugly Betty!!!!!!!!............yeh......
Luv & hugs
Tx
ps Spooks starts on 16th October.....how excited am I!!!

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Pumpkin Trick or Treats

Happy Halloween.......Just a quick post to say BOOOOOO........ Can't believe its Wednesday...Don't know where the weeks going. I have a new recipe to post this week...it's very American....Pumpkin & Chocolate Cupcakes!....anyway off to trick or treat now.....Tx

Friday, 26 October 2007

Cupcakes, Cookies & Causes





Well i've been cupcake, cookie & caused......today is 'wear pink day to show you care' for Breast cancer. My friend Lucy hosted a pink pamper night, where you had to wear pink, drink pink & think pink. There was mini mani & pedi's, raffles and a chance for us girlies to get together and gossip...and at the end of the evening the girls left with girlie gift bags with a thankyou card and 'cause' cookie.....Birthday cake to make tomorrow and off to a crop on Sunday!
will update over weekend.
Tx

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Think Pink and have the time of your life!

Bad Blogger!!!....nearly a week since i posted!...had a beautiful day at St Paul's with Gramps...the weather was lovely and we arrived just in time for the communion service which he loved. Will try and get some layouts done at the weekend of our times in London. Had my friends sister's 40th Birthday on Saturday which was lovely, we are all off to New York at the end of the month, so in honour of that here is the cake that i made for her!...........who wouldn't want a Tiffany or Bloomingdale's bag for their 40th!!!.....................
This Friday Lucy is hosting a Pink Pamper Night in aid of Breast Cancer......I'm making 'Causeabella' thank you cards, Pink ribbon cookies & cupcakes!!! for the Girlie Goodie bags!.............it's for a fantastic cause and I think there will be about 30 girls there wearing and drinking pink!..........I have watched a number of special people win and loose their battle with Cancer. Throughout it all, they battled with amazing strength and dignity. SO Special thoughts to Betty & Tracey and heartfelt love for my Nannie whom I miss every day. xxxx
Don't want to end on an unhappy note so found this quote in 'the pink cookbook'..............from the queen of glamour Audrey Hepburn " The most important thing to enjoy your life - to be happy that's all that matters."
Lots Of Love Tx

Ps Can you believe that its 20 years since we sung our hearts out and melted at this......................

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Brownie day!



Evening.....today amongst stamping & 'colouring' 30 'causeabella's' ready for next week's Breast cancer Pamper Night I've made some brownies. never made these before but was very impressed!...also been icing my friend Wendy's 40th Birthday cake.....currently under construction is a Bloomies Little Brown bag & a Tiffany bag!...to prepare her for our trip to New York next month.....I do feel for her, she has planned this lovely soiree on Saturday night and that will all go out the window now as the rugby final is on! she hasn't a hope in hells chance of avoiding it as her husband and sons social life revolves around the local Rugby club and Saracens!....Went to Justine's last night for dinner which was lovely. She will miss out on the Brownies as I'm off work for a few days...gramps & I are off to London tomorrow to St Paul's......
May pop back later......Tx

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

The holidays are coming....the holidays are coming!


As promised here is the coca cola cupcake recipe!
Cake:
200gm Plain flour
250gm Golden castor sugar ,1/2 tsp bicarb
1/4 tsp salt ,1 large egg ,125ml buttermilk (30gm yoghurt with 100ml semi-skimmed milk) ,1 tsp vanilla
125gm unsalted butter ,2tbsp cocoa powder ,175ml Coca cola
Icing:
225gm Icing sugar
30gm butter
3tbsp Coca Cola
1tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Cake:Preheat the oven to 180'/Gas 4. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, bicarb & salt. Beat the egg, buttermilk and vanilla in a measuring jug. in a saucepan melt the butter, cocoa,& Coca Cola, heat gently. Pour it into the dry ingredients,stir well with a wooden spoon and then add liquid ingredients. This mixture will be very wet. Pour ito cupcake cases.
Bake for approx 30minutes or until tester comes out clean. These cakes are quite wet so don't be alarmed.
Icing:In a saucepan combine the butter, Coca~Cola,and cocoa, stir over a low heat until the butter has melted. Remove from heat addthe vanilla and spoon in the sieved icing sugar. Icing will be spreadable but runny! Pour the icing over the cupcakes whilst they are still warm. (not too thick)Top with a gummy cola bottle! (optional)

WARNING These cupcakes are incredibly rich but very yummy!
Last night I went to my first scrapaholics crop, had a great time and everyone was really friendly...thanks to mandy & girls for making me & lucy welcome......don't think i will be back on tonight as Spooks is back..........mmmmm.....Tx

This is my cards for a 'Glitzy Handmade Card swap' on UKS... I need to say that I have had a complete confidence crisis with this. I have never participated in anything like this and i'm not sure that my work will be as good as the others....but here goes!

Monday, 15 October 2007

Tagged

Evening everyone.....I've been tagged!!!...from Sharon....well here are the rules:
1.Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs

Here goes!>>>>>>>>>
> I am a twin ~ I have a brother & we are as different as chalk and cheese!
> I love the season autumn, kicking leaves on the ground.
> My favourite two places in the world are my grandads garden and New York
> If I could go back in time I would live in the 1940's & 1950's
> My favourite flowers are sweet peas.
> I was 3months premature weighed 2lb when born and was wrapped in tin foil!
> I loathe feet!
Now the hard job of tagging 7 people!
* Lucy
* Deborah
* Monica
* Beckie
* Bex
* Vickie
* Caz
Apologies for not posting the recipe...will do tomorrow (oops today looking at the time!!)
Ps...can you guess i've started to think about Christmas....
Tx

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Cupcakes & Cards

Evening everyone......been busy(ish) trying to get my cards finished for the card swap but waiting for some bits in the post!...........but as there's been another postal strike this week its been a bit of a nightmare.aaahh!!! I did get chance to make a card for my friend who has announced that she is pregnant....... Lucy came to dinner Monday which was nice as it took the pressure off of the day as it was nannies birthday. George stayed at home so we had a girly child free night! She's now joined UKS so you will see her on the site. Her future mother-in-law has just filmed deal or no deal, we don't get to know what was in her RED box until its aired!
Did some cupcake baking this week..............Coca Cola cupcakes......will post recipe when i've finished my layout......mmmmm very sickly but hey "the holidays are coming"......how much do we love the coca cola christmas adverts!.....i'm progressing slowly with christmas ... have nearly finished the girls stockings for Justine, Chris & Lucy......the problem is i've walked round and found loads of things for me!.....including cupcake mini speakers how fab are they!......and several books, although don't think i can hold out much hope of containing myself before christmas! so my book library now contains a wish list! i have a really mad eclectic mix of books on my page!
well off now as Without a Trace is on soon!..............
Last night had a very late TV feast......Ugly Betty..Brothers & Sisters & Whatabout Brian!.......Holsten the dog in UB was fab!! soooo different from Justine's Holsten......Rob Lowe in B&S shirtless mmmmmmmmmmmmmm he so takes me back to my youth (About Last Night & St Elmos Fire!) and Brian.......
Tx

Monday, 8 October 2007

Thinking of you today.............x

Evening.....this is just a little post.....Today is my Nans birthday......its nearly three years since she passed away and there's not a day that i don't think about her or miss her..........nan and grandad gave me such a wonderful childhood and throughout my teen and early 20's when I lived with them they were great.....so happy birthday nan...thinking of you today ...lots of love Tx

I have posted a layout which was a challenge on UKS - layout had to include hidden journalling, letter to my nan in the handbag!

Friday, 5 October 2007

Cupcake Bella


Friday evening and another week gone!.......This week I've discovered watercolour pencils!!!and how am I loving these.....i had new stamps this week as well...more bellas!....which I've obviously played with my pencils.. struggled with the UKS challenge this week, and the house challenge is an even bigger struggle. Didn't get chance to make cupcakes this week, will make some at the weekend and save some for Just for the train. I love autumn and the weather today was lovely, beautiful crisp blue sky and a lovely sunset.....the trees are beginning to change colour and the conker tree at the end of my road is very fruitful! Its definitely welly weather...I have posted a couple of layouts that I didn't get chance to share this week....i hope that you like.
Just been to see Gramps, he's not been too good this week, he scalded his foot quite badly and he's quite down, but I'm trying to keep his spirits up.
I'm off now to get myself ready for Ugly Betty!!!!!!!!............yeh......
Luv & hugs
Tx
ps Spooks starts on 16th October.....how excited am I!!!