Thursday, 22 November 2007

Happy Thanksgiving.....................



Evening everyone.... "Happy Thanksgiving".....well as you all know I am off to New York at the weekend so thought I would share a couple of things with you...these are my Gift cards that I made the girls for our trip. They contain Starbucks Gift Cards with $10 dollars on ...not exactly Breakfast at Tiffany's!. But lots of lattes in our pockets.
Had a busy week with work, we had the Wonder Room party on Tuesday night which was headlined by Stevie Wonder (no pun intended!)...lots of celebrities and I was able to touch the Chanel No5 diamond necklace as worn by Nicole Kidman in the advert......yours exclusively for £495,000! absolutely stunning......off now to think about packing!
Tx...missed my train buddy this week as she is in Cuba.....how cold is she going to be when she comes home!!!

Sunday, 18 November 2007

isn't she lovely...........


Just introducing you to 'sugar nellie' Cupcake as you can seehaving a bit of a run on Cosmo Cricket papers!...busy today doing housework!!...no scrapping. off to make tea for me and the cat!.
Tx

Friday, 16 November 2007

tagged again!!!!


Thought I would share with you a recent layout of me!!!......for those that know me very well know that i'm a bit of a bookworm!...here i am meeting Patricia Cornwell at a private book reading along with bookabella!........happy friday everyone...Tx
Vickie has tagged me so here go's.....................
1. If you could have $100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Paper i have loads.....i look and stroke!
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose?
Oooooh....bellas/tilda's or ribbon.....mmmmmmm Ribbon!
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do? Struggling.....think it would be layouts.
4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home?
Scraproom.....definitely.
5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style? Stamps and ribbon!
Here are the rules…………..Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions……….make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging.
I am tagging:

Sunday, 11 November 2007

We will remember them ......

Remembrance Sunday...off to Church Parade my nephew is flag carrying for the cubs.
Thinking of all Servicemen today and giving Thanks. X

Saturday, 10 November 2007

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!

just a quick post to say hello and to showcase my new Tilda card.....
had a busy week...the grotto opened at work today and it has a train!! how fab is that. Karen & boys are coming up in December to see Santa. The lights were switched on in Oxford street on Wednesday so it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
Been to gramps today and Bruv and the kids were there which was nice. I got gramps's medals framed this week so took them back he was very pleased.
He's had a couple of bad turns this week, but he seemed brighter Saturday. This weekend starts an emotional few weeks for us now , leading up to the anniversary of loosing nan.....hope everyone has had a lovely Saturday..Tx

Sunday, 4 November 2007

NY layout

keeping with my autumnal theme....this my layout for this weeks challenge to get me in the NY mood....off in three weeks time and i'm beginning to get a little excited....been on a few websites; Pottery Barn, Dean & Deluca, Crate & Barrel...Tiffs..... and its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!!!..........hope everyone's had a lovely weekend ...my poor little cat is petrified of the fireworks, so will be really glad when they are finished.... happy Guy Fawkes.... T oxo....

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Double Chocolate & Pumpkin Cupcakes

Hi all....as promised here is the Double Chocolate & Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe.....as you can imagine this is very american.....but utterly scrumptious.....(ingredients together = same measurements not mixed!)
Cupcakes
1&1/2 Cup Plain flour, Light Brown castor sugar
2/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
2tsp baking powder, vanilla extract
1tsp sodium bicarb, white vinegar
1/2tsp salt
1 Cup plain low fat yogurt
1&3/4 cup canned pumpkin (15oz)
1/2 cup Unsalted butter
3 large eggs
Preheat oven to 190',Sift the Dry Ingredients and set aside In a separate bowl mix together the Wet Ingredients, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter & sugar until light and fluffy, Add eggs one at a time. Alternatively add the Wet & Dry mixtures to the Egg mixture, until all is combined.
Spoon mixture into cupcake cases (3/4 fill) Bake approximately for 25 minutes. When cupcakes are cool, spread with frosting.
Frosting
8oz softened cream cheese
1/4Cup unsalted butter (softened)
2 Cup icing sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8tsp ground cinnamon, nutmeg
Beat together cream cheese, butter, icing sugar, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg. Add to cooled cupcakes.
Enjoy!!.....Tx

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Happy Thanksgiving.....................



Evening everyone.... "Happy Thanksgiving".....well as you all know I am off to New York at the weekend so thought I would share a couple of things with you...these are my Gift cards that I made the girls for our trip. They contain Starbucks Gift Cards with $10 dollars on ...not exactly Breakfast at Tiffany's!. But lots of lattes in our pockets.
Had a busy week with work, we had the Wonder Room party on Tuesday night which was headlined by Stevie Wonder (no pun intended!)...lots of celebrities and I was able to touch the Chanel No5 diamond necklace as worn by Nicole Kidman in the advert......yours exclusively for £495,000! absolutely stunning......off now to think about packing!
Tx...missed my train buddy this week as she is in Cuba.....how cold is she going to be when she comes home!!!

Sunday, 18 November 2007

isn't she lovely...........


Just introducing you to 'sugar nellie' Cupcake as you can seehaving a bit of a run on Cosmo Cricket papers!...busy today doing housework!!...no scrapping. off to make tea for me and the cat!.
Tx

Friday, 16 November 2007

tagged again!!!!


Thought I would share with you a recent layout of me!!!......for those that know me very well know that i'm a bit of a bookworm!...here i am meeting Patricia Cornwell at a private book reading along with bookabella!........happy friday everyone...Tx
Vickie has tagged me so here go's.....................
1. If you could have $100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Paper i have loads.....i look and stroke!
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose?
Oooooh....bellas/tilda's or ribbon.....mmmmmmm Ribbon!
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do? Struggling.....think it would be layouts.
4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home?
Scraproom.....definitely.
5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style? Stamps and ribbon!
Here are the rules…………..Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions……….make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging.
I am tagging:

Sunday, 11 November 2007

We will remember them ......

Remembrance Sunday...off to Church Parade my nephew is flag carrying for the cubs.
Thinking of all Servicemen today and giving Thanks. X

Saturday, 10 November 2007

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!

just a quick post to say hello and to showcase my new Tilda card.....
had a busy week...the grotto opened at work today and it has a train!! how fab is that. Karen & boys are coming up in December to see Santa. The lights were switched on in Oxford street on Wednesday so it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
Been to gramps today and Bruv and the kids were there which was nice. I got gramps's medals framed this week so took them back he was very pleased.
He's had a couple of bad turns this week, but he seemed brighter Saturday. This weekend starts an emotional few weeks for us now , leading up to the anniversary of loosing nan.....hope everyone has had a lovely Saturday..Tx

Sunday, 4 November 2007

NY layout

keeping with my autumnal theme....this my layout for this weeks challenge to get me in the NY mood....off in three weeks time and i'm beginning to get a little excited....been on a few websites; Pottery Barn, Dean & Deluca, Crate & Barrel...Tiffs..... and its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!!!!..........hope everyone's had a lovely weekend ...my poor little cat is petrified of the fireworks, so will be really glad when they are finished.... happy Guy Fawkes.... T oxo....

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Double Chocolate & Pumpkin Cupcakes

Hi all....as promised here is the Double Chocolate & Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe.....as you can imagine this is very american.....but utterly scrumptious.....(ingredients together = same measurements not mixed!)
Cupcakes
1&1/2 Cup Plain flour, Light Brown castor sugar
2/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
2tsp baking powder, vanilla extract
1tsp sodium bicarb, white vinegar
1/2tsp salt
1 Cup plain low fat yogurt
1&3/4 cup canned pumpkin (15oz)
1/2 cup Unsalted butter
3 large eggs
Preheat oven to 190',Sift the Dry Ingredients and set aside In a separate bowl mix together the Wet Ingredients, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter & sugar until light and fluffy, Add eggs one at a time. Alternatively add the Wet & Dry mixtures to the Egg mixture, until all is combined.
Spoon mixture into cupcake cases (3/4 fill) Bake approximately for 25 minutes. When cupcakes are cool, spread with frosting.
Frosting
8oz softened cream cheese
1/4Cup unsalted butter (softened)
2 Cup icing sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8tsp ground cinnamon, nutmeg
Beat together cream cheese, butter, icing sugar, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg. Add to cooled cupcakes.
Enjoy!!.....Tx