21 June, 2014

Afternoon Baking

Decided it was an afternoon to do a little baking and decided to try my hand for the 2nd time at the delicious SHARLOTKA APPLE CAKE. It is the easiest & quickest cake to whip up for an afternoon tea with friends or a quick dessert to serve with cream or ice cream. "Sharlotka" a Russian version of an apple pie. 

3 Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Flour
4 Large Apples

Wash, peal and dice apples into one inch pieces.

Using a mixer, beat eggs with sugar, until it’s three times in volume.

Using a spatula, fold in flour by thirds; be very gentle with the dough, to not overmix it and lose the fluffiness.

Lay out the diced apples on the bottom of a 9 inch pan. Cover apples with cake batter, shake the pan a bit, to spread batter between each apple piece. 

Bake it at 180 for 40 minutes, check, using a wooden toothpick. If the cake is ready, the dough should not stick to the toothpick. Once the cake will cool off a little, turn it over with the bottom up and dust with some powdered sugar. 

Original recipe can be found here....enjoy.

My gorgeous cake stand and cake saucers come from Mr Price Home, years ago.
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15 March, 2014

Cards to go

I had to make 2 cards for 2 special occasions. One was for a party Amy was going to last weekend, and the other an Engagement card for a close friend's daughter. I did some layering with some of the elements on the cards.

Supplies used: AC White cardstock, Pebbles Felt Shapes, Glitz 6x6 PP - Sunshine in my Soul, Silhouette Cameo - Two Hearts

Supplies used: AC White cardstock, Crate Paper 6x6 PP - DIY Shop, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter, Random brown flower, Silhouette Cameo - Happy Birthday Card

Thanks for stopping by...

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11 March, 2014

New March Issue

Of Scrapbook Generation is now available online...awesome mag filled with ideas & tips.

Click here for the magazine, happy reading...
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23 February, 2014

Pagemaps Sketch & Jot Challenge

My cousin Nathalie asked me to join her and her Mauritian friends playing with the sketch challenge running for February at PageMaps, of course I can never resist a challenge and getting some creative time, especially when mine had disappeared for a while, but I am happy to think that this sketch might have kick-started my MOJO again...

So, decided to use my recent stash I got from Svetlana at Colorful Memories. I loved working with these Webster's Pages - Allison Kreft Recorded range, the papers are so fresh & funky.

This gorgeous site by Kim Archer who runs Jot Magazine was also having a challenge, which was to use the mood board below to inspire your project.

I twisted the sketch around and came up with this.

Supplies used: American Craft - White CS, Webster's Pages - Allison Kreft Recorded PP range, Kaisercraft Rob-ons - Family, Ranger Stickles - Platinum, Random Brown Sequins, Random Wooden Word Love Strip.

Thanks for stopping by...

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20 February, 2014

Love me some...

Cosmo Cricket, got a sweet message from Julie Comstock that I was the FB winner of the Giveaway she posted and I am so thrilled, as I totally love all their products, even if not easily accessible in South Africa.

Thank you once again, much appreciated and cannot wait to put them to use when they arrive...

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14 February, 2014

25 January, 2014

Studio Calico Fun

While CHA 2014 is all on the go and happening...Studio Calico are hosting fun challenges to part in it, so I decided nothing better than jumping in with 2 feet to get the creative juices flowing again.

Challenge 1 - Had to lift one of the members and I chose Stephanie Bryan, love her clean and fresh lines.

This was my LO

Supplies used: AC cardstock - white, Me and My Big Ideas Pocket Speciality Cards, Chic Tags - Good Tidings Rub-ons, Chic Tags - Good Tidings Clear Tags, Kraft Stickers, Prima Pearls, Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Brushed Pewter, SC Mister Huey's Mists - Gold, Extras are Washi Tape and pieces of PP scraps.

Challenge 2

Had to be inspired by this image and it's colours, so I made a birthday card and think it turned out just great.

Supplies used: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss PP, Doodlebug Twine, Sequins - random, Happy Birthday ribbon - random.

Thanks for stopping by...♥

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11 January, 2014


I am loving all the little sneaks happening all over on the Social media boards...
First up, how cute are these from Glitz Designs...

Then onto some Pink Paislee...

What do you think of these cute Cosmo Cricket goodies...I am in love!!!

I would love to hear what are some of your favs things from the new collections out there...♥

09 January, 2014

Forgot to share

I tried out for the Doodlebug Design DT recently, but did not make it. So I decided to show you the projects I made for my entry.

Supplies used: Doodlebug Design - Sweet Cakes collection.

Thanks for popping in to see...♥

08 January, 2014

Happy Mail Day

Finally got some of my gorgeous stash arriving here...

Due to our postal system taking long for things to get to us from overseas, my Citrus Twist December kit finally arrived and I am loving all the goodies in it...

Also received my Box from Stephanie (my oh so sweet friend in the US). It was a few things I ordered from Me and My Big Ideas and some Tim Holtz Distresser Daubers a while ago which she kept aside for me to post over Christmas time. She was so sweet to add in a few little extras...love you GF xxx

As I stated in my previous post, this year I plan on being more creative and getting my hobby back on track, as I have missed it so...!