Thursday, 18 November 2010

Warning! New Toy Alert!

It's that time of year when I question my family's sanity. It is well known thoughout our clan that my cullinary skills would send Gordon Ramsey over the edge. I alone could keep Barratt Homes in business with my brick-like offerings but the Annual Christmas cake challenge has come round again. A few years ago my MIL (one of the craziest women I know)  passed the tradition of supplying Xmas-Cakes-All-Round to me!!
I am, of course, using a recipe passed down, but this year I am removing the Gravy Browning from the instructions. In fact it was NEVER on the recipe but I was informed that said Gravy Browning could replace the Black Treacle that was listed..."it was good enough in my day...blah! blah blah!" I was given the GB about 3 years ago & even then it had passed its "Use-By-Date" by about 12 years!!! This year I'm using the real McCoy! I haven't, to my knowledge, killed anyone yet with my cooking (there's still time) but I always give recipients a selection box of Rennie & Loo Rolls for Xmas too!!
I will post Before & After snaps later today.
So onto todays card which is a fab snowman digi from Mo's Digital Pencil and my latest toy...Marianne Design Creatables Trendy Leaf / Flower cutty-out-gadget...all doused with PM's & Sakura glittery stuff & mounted with foam pads. The sentiment is silver but for some bizarre reason photographed gold...Random!!
Post Over...You can WAKE UP now!!

Entering it at -
Wild Orchid Challenge - Bue Christmas
The Stamp Man - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Sparkle
Pollycraft - Glittery Christmas
PaperPlay Challenge - Let it Snow (x3)
Little Paper Shop - Die-Cuts
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes


Sassy Cheryl said...

You only question it once a year? Interesting?! :)
Love your snowman card. Super cute! Can't wait to see the photos!

martina's kaartjes said...

Love your snowman !!! pretty
greetings, martina

Kathleen said...

Awe this is sweet love the colouring and the leaves. Thank you for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.

Tine said...

Hi Jane. Love your snowman but worry about your gravy browning!!!! Please use the treacle instead....LOL. Something must have been reflecting onto your silver sentiment to make it gold/copper, but it is pretty just the same. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Jóna said...

This is so great card Janey !!!!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it's ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers and Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Dana said...

Jane I love your snowman and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post! I just love your style of writing.. very personal and very entertaining. I literally lol'd when I read "Flower cutty-out-gadget"!! I just love it! Keep up the great cardmaking and blogging! You definately have a gift for both! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )

Faye said...

Thanks for making me smile today! Fab story. Love the cute card and the blingy leaves. I'm highjacking my parents internet! xxx

Marlene said...

You crack me up, m'lady!! I can imagine you passing out loo rolls! (Hey - does that mean what I think it does? Here - it's ass-wipe paper!)

LOVELY card, and I truly do mean that, despite the fact that I've got loo rolls on the brain!

Don't throw a brick...errr...cake at my head!

Barbara said...

I love your card design and the image is just too cute. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. Can you tell me what treacle is? Good luck on your cooking!!

Tracy said...

Fantastic job on the adorable snowman image! I won't give you any cooking advice because I don't know what treacle is, but I'll wish you luck on your baking. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

katesacraftybugger said...

Very nice card Jane , I love that snowman thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers - Kate

mrsk06 said...

Such a gorgeous creation! I love it!

Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad Xmas Sparkle challenge! Hugz Sal xx

Julie said...

Thanks for the good laugh! Your card is very pretty. Thanks for joining us at digi Doodle Shop's Best

Tracey said...

Glad you've been busy in the kitchen Jane :) This card is fabby & I love your new cutterout thingy's cut outs they look gorgeous!


WeirdCat said...

Great card, love the snow shapes, thank you for joining us this week at I♥Promarkers and Digi Doodles Best,
Ruth x

Lorraine said...

Ha, HA. Great post and a lovely card. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Lorraine said...

I repeat my previous post, lol and Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

stampingandstitching said...

This is super cute, Jane! Wonderful colouring, sparkle and details! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

My name is Wynneth said...

Your post really had me smiling :O) Great snowman card too. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Julie said...

Fab card, love the snowman and that Marianne die will have to go onto my shopping list! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Julie x

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